Archive for December, 2016

Happy holidays, from Mark and Debbie Kennedy

Happy holidays, from Mark and Debbie Kennedy

December 20, 2016

UND President and First Lady extend holiday greetings to the University Community and beyond

(left to right) Patricia Reed, an acquisitions specialist at the Chester Fritz Library and chair of the UND Staff Senate Community Relations Committee, works with Pam Henderson, Staff Senate chair, and representatives from the local Community Violence Intervention Center and Grand Forks Public Health’s Social Detox Center to sort through tubs of household goods and personal products that were donated by the UND community over several weeks. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

‘Tubs’ effort going strong in seventh year

December 15, 2016

Carloads of household supplies and other personal products delivered Wednesday to local CVIC, thanks to UND Staff Senate drive and generosity throughout campus

With a little help from some friends, UND Communication Program lecturer Chuck Haga, a retired Grand Forks Herald and Minneapolis Star Tribune writer, is reviving a scholarship named after the late UND alumnus Robert J. Hagen, one of Haga’s former colleagues at The Strib. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Legacy of alum, vet newshound lives on

December 15, 2016

UND journalism lecturer Chuck Haga honors former colleague by reviving Communication scholarship for next-gen reporters

UND College of Education and Human Development students, Kayla Dembek and Chyna Lynner, both from Minot, N.D., have been volunteering to teach English to New Americans through Global Friends Coalition, an organization that helps refugees adjust to the Grand Forks community. Photos courtesy of Kayla Dembek and Chyna Lynner

UND students help New Americans embrace change

December 15, 2016

Chyna Lynner and Kayla Dembek put their teaching skills to the test as volunteer instructors for local English Language Learner program

UND President Mark Kennedy entertains UND staff and faculty at the first UND Winter Party at the Chester Fritz Auditorium on campus.

Winter wing ding

December 15, 2016

UND held its first Winter Party to celebrate staff and faculty’s successes throughout the year and to provide an opportunity to come together as one UND

Anna Haberlack, a UND students in the College of Education & Human Development and Twin Cities native, is surrounded by students at Winship Elementary in Grand Forks. Winship is considered an English Language Learner magnet school, which means quite a few of its students originated from non-English-speaking regions around the world. Photo courtesy of Anna Haberlack.

A warmer welcome

December 15, 2016

UND elementary education student raises funds to buy winter gear for young New American arrivals in Grand Forks

UND senior mathematics major Kaylee Schell (left), Minot, N.D., was one of dozens of students filling UND’s Memorial Union for the Essential Studies Capstone Showcase on Thursday, Dec. 8 at the UND Memorial Union. The event features research by juniors and seniors in Capstone classes, which act as final projects or “mini-theses” for undergraduates. Photo by Richard Larson/UND Today

Finding the ‘essential’ meaning

December 15, 2016

UND Capstones encourage UND students to transcend gen-ed mindset to make connections to their majors, future careers

Sol Jensen, UND assistant vice president of Enrollment Services, says the more UND can grow its enrollment, the more revenue the University will have to lessen the impacts of likely budget reductions in the next biennium and beyond. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Marketing and retention = revenue

December 13, 2016

In a time of economic uncertainty, UND invests to grow enrollment and help students succeed to strengthen bottom line

UND President Mark Kennedy (standing at right) surprises UND Assistant Professor of English Sheila Liming with a $500 commendatory grant from the North Dakota University System to assist her in effort to incorporate technology into her classroom curriculum. UND Associate Professor of English Crystal Alberts is seated in the foreground. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Digital distinction

December 13, 2016

UND Assistant Professor Sheila Liming surprised with state grant, recognizing her innovative use of technology in the English classroom

Hannah Balderas, a psychology and pre-med students and UND American Indian Science and Engineering Society chapter secretary, had an eventful time at the AISES national conference recently, as she was elected to serve as a junior member of the National AISES Board of Directors. Photo by Shawna Schill.

History of impact

December 13, 2016

UND student organization, AISES, making waves on national level when it comes to putting American Indians into STEM fields

UND Ph.D. alumnus Stephen Greiman doing field work in the Yukon, Canada in 2014. The work was part of a study of small mammals and their parasites in the Arctic. Photo courtesy of Stephen Greiman.

No fluke…UND parasite pro named tops in field

December 13, 2016

Stephen Greiman earns biology Ph.D. in 2015, wins prestigious ‘New Investigator’ award in 2016 — in presence of Nobel Prize winner

It’s a Winter WUNDerland!

It’s a Winter WUNDerland!

December 13, 2016

UND alumni and sponsors gather for a magical evening to support the University’s Concert Choir

In this centerspread photo taken from the November issue of National Geographic magazine, photographer Phillip Toledano captures UND Space Studies Associate Professor Pablo de León wearing the space suit he designed and constructed at UND in the “regolith chamber” at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Best of 2016

December 9, 2016

Image of UND space engineer Pablo de León in November issue of National Geographic ranked among that publication’s top photos of the year

Cassie Gerhardt, UND associate dean of students and alumna, recently received a national distinguished service award from the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors at a conference in Boston. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Always Homecoming for Cassie Gerhardt

December 9, 2016

Recognized nationally, UND’s associate dean of students boasts passion for UND ‘round the clock

UND medical student Mylan Panteah, from Navajo Nation in New Mexico, was recently awarded the Alan Allery Graduate Research Award from the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Exception to the rule

December 9, 2016

UND medical student Mylan Panteah excels at his studies and research at the same time