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l i 'i !.) ~- the Benedictine Sisters as misszon- ifirst unit of its permanent buildings, eration of a vast number of highly aries, educators and nurses in the l anticipating in the not too di'stant ',specialized educators in public and state of North Dakota. 'tfutm'e he continuation of its five private colleges and universities as million dollar building project, is Swell as a group of special consult- Building upon this pioneer fou~- now beginning the four year pro- ~ants. All of these well-qualified per- daLton and growing from its virile 'gram leading to the baccalaureate sons are highly enthusiastic about spirit a North Dakota Benedictine degree, the broad type of education en- com.munity was formed. In 1944. 142 Mary College is affiliated with vishmed in this plan.'" sisters came from St. Joseph, Minn. to Bismarck at the request of ~s Bishop, Vincent J. Ryan. for the development of Chmstmn education and social welfare in the upper Midwest. The group received approbat:cm of the Holy See as a diocesan com-- munirty in 1947 under the title el Benedictine Sisters of the Anmm- elation. BMV. and became a pon- tifical institute and a member ~; the Congregation of St. Benedict ;n 1957. From its beginnings in 1944 to 1956. growth in membership and works developed to such an extent that a college became a necessity. From 1956 to 1959 classes were held at St. Alexius hospital and at the temporary motherhouse. 304 Ave. A. West serving the needs of the Sisters a well a furnishing cer- tain academic courses to the nurs- ing school of St. Alexius hospital. This academic beginning was af- tiliated with the Catholic Univer- sity of America and approved by the State University of North Da- kota as a junior college. In the fall of 1959 the first per- manent unit of the priory and school built on Apple Creek. seven miles south of Bismarck. became the center of Mary func: tinning." PRESIENT STATUS Mary College, now occupying the the Catholic University of Amerie-~ Among these special consultantS. Washington. D. C. as a four year Sister Anne mentions: college, a:'antin~ deg,'ees ]n tthe areas of ~pneral education:, tcaelcr education, and nurse educrtion. A:~ a result of this alfiliation. Mary College ~raduates will be accepted as graduate students to pursue h'gh- 'er degrees in csserAially all othe,' univerities. The University of North Dakota. also. will accept transfer studenls flora Mary College at either the prebacealaureate or post-baccal- aureate level, dependent tit?oil aca- demic performance. From the North Dakota State Board of Nursing we have the fol- lowing statement: "The North Da- kotta State Board of Nursing ap- pfoved the tentative educational program m nursing offered by Mary College and considers tha~ graduates of the program will be eligible to write the state lieensir.g examination" Mary Callege is following basic- ally the Everette Curriculum with such adaptations as seem feasible for a Benedictine schc~ol serving a particular clientele in the upper midwest North Dakota where but one priw~te college is functioning. The Everette Plan was developed in the summer of 1956 at Everette, Washington, by a committee of Sis- ter Educatm's with the active coop- Dr. Russell Cooper. Assistantn i l)ean. College of Science. Literature and the Arts. University of Minn. 23 i Red Cross NamesSnortland Howard Snortland, director of finance and statistics, state depart- ment of pubhc Instruction, has been appointed to serve the Americm~ National Red Cross as regional fund chairman in an eight-county area of North Dakota, according to Donald E. Eagles of Fargo, national fund vice chairman. He will work with local Red Cross leaders in Burleigh, Emmons. Grant. Kidder, Logan, McIntosh, Morton and Sioux counties as a liason with the national organiza- tmn to asstst m pointing up the peacetime demands on Red Cross. the increased costs of services, and assisting where needed in ~planning h)eal campaigns. Snortland has served as State Capitol chairman and as a mem- ber of the board of directors of the Burleigh County Red Cross Chapter and also offers a varied expermnce with other welfare, educational and civic groups. TRAVELING FAST -- President Eisenhower (top) laughs heartily at a humorous remark made by Pope John XXlII during the Chief Executive's visit to the Vatican, Rome. The Pontiff holds an address he read. With the President are Lt. Col. Vernon Waiters, official interpreter, and Barbara Eisenhower, the President's daughter-in-law. Bottom, arriving in Ankara, Turkey, on the next stop of his ll-nation tour, Eisenhower is met by President Celal Bayar at the Esenboga Airport. Dee. 5, it was announced that ~e Mary Col lege to Open Department of Nursing Mary College, Apple Creek Road, Bismarck, the first women's col- lege in North Dakota, will open its dep~ment of nursing to lay women in the fall of 1960, according to Sister Anne, O. S. B. who is developing the administration of ~e college. Most Rev. Hilary B. Hacker, Bis- hop of Bismarck, will be the Chan- cellor of this new institution of higher learning. The incorporators were the officers of the Benedictine Sisters of tthe Annunciation. the sponsoring agency Sister Anne explains: "Mary College is a new educa- tional venture whose primary aim is the complete formation of the Christian woman. Its foundation stems from the 75-year activity of lie GETS HIS PORTRAIT AS GIFr--Durtng an ex- T Chief Executive, who is obviously Impressed. The change of gifts at his palace in Tehran, Shah [President, who spent over five hours in Tehran, Mohammed Reza Pahlevi of Iran bends down to found the snow-covered streets paved !with rttgs read the name of the painter on a portrait of in his honor. He addressed Iranian Parliament President Eisenhower presented to the vizit ng, and then flew to Greece on 1~ peace missmn. POPE CRrOtTE$ ~ U.S. CARDINAlS--Two Amerl- [ lion of his eievatton to Cardinal as a Papal rues- cans were nanlea Dy Pope John XXIII at a secret I senger watches. At right, the former Bishop of eonslstory in the V~flean to be Cardinals of the [ Fargo, N. D Archbishop A.Iois J. Mueneh (left), Itoman CatheH e nut.oh. At left, Archbishop[receives the news that he is now a Cardinal Albert Gregory Mze~ (left) of Chicago, at North I Priest at right and man in background are un- American College ~ome, reads official notlflca- lidentified, Fight new Cardinals were named. IKE SEES TILl MAHAt--Presldent Eisenhower and India's Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru are shown during a visit to one of the world's most dazzling sights, the Taj Mahal at Agra. Ike had breen greeted by cheering hundreds of thousands who lined the 10-mile road to the ancient city from the airport. After viewing the TaJ Mahal, IXe left for Iran, ~ext st~D on his 22~000-mile tour. THE PILOT WALKED AWAY--Emergency crewmen check the wreckage of a F84-F fighter plane afte~ it crashed at the Air National Guard Airport at Pomona. N.J. The pilot. First Lt. Lindsay N. Par sons, 27, of Trenton, N. J~ escaping uninjured, climbed out ot the craft and then walked away. IUDING HIGH-MaJ. $ohn Eisenhower and his wife, Barbara, take an elephant ride in a howdah during their stop in New Delhi, 'India. This occurred during their last day in the country, late~ leaving with President Elsenhower for Iran, the next stop on his 22o000-mlle goodwill tour. i