Archive for May, 2017

The Strategic Plan was publicly launched on May 5, following months of collaborative meetings, research and evolution. Instead of slowing for the summer, execution begins immediately—with the assembly of an implementation team that will include captains for every Strategic Plan goal, trained project managers to keep those goals aligned and on track and support members who will generate ideas, further refine action steps and ultimately make the plan a reality.

Turning soil on the Strategic Plan

May 30, 2017

UND Strategic Plan assembles goal captains, project managers and implementation team members to execute campus strategy

Anne Walker, UND associate dean of teacher education & student services, is freshly back from a two-and-a-half week expedition to Saudi Arabia. She was invited by the Saudi’s Ministry of Education to serve as an English Language Specialist after the U.S. State Department recommended her as a consultant and teacher trainer. Photo courtesy of Anne Walker.

A teaching evolution

May 30, 2017

UND Associate Dean of Teacher Education & Student Services brings English teaching expertise to Saudi Arabia

UND President Kennedy leads the charge across campus for "Walk at Work" day at UND on Friday, May 26. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Walking the walk

May 30, 2017

President leads dozens on mile trek across campus and back again to recognize health, wellness and UND’s commitment to fighting cancer

Amid the fast pace of a student athlete's schedule, Stephanie Clarke graduated this spring from UND as a double major in psychology and criminal justice. On top of that, she’ll be the first in her family to hang a college diploma on the wall. Photo courtesy of UND Athletics.

First to cross finish line

May 30, 2017

First-generation college student Stephanie Clarke finds UND success in the classroom and on the track

Though Forsberg actually graduated from UND with a degree in Air Traffic Control, he attributes a great deal of his success to entrepreneurship classes he took along the way. Those classes and a chance meeting gave him the confidence to invent a product that clearing the air in coffee shops around the region. Photo courtesy of Averi Haugesaug.

Breath of fresh air

May 30, 2017

UND alumnus brews up a business venture after a bout with coffee breath

In the spotlight

In the spotlight

May 30, 2017

UND hosts first-ever undergrad research showcase, featuring student scholarly activity across the spectrum of majors

UND Assistant Professor of Aviation Nick Wilson (left) and UND Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Kouhyar Tavakolian show off components of their patent-pending "Smartsealz" communication headset, which contain embedded technology that monitors aircraft operational signals and pilot brain activity for signs of mechanical problems and pilot mental fatigue. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Wake up and fly right

May 23, 2017

Aviation and engineering researchers combine forces on patent-pending technology to make skies safer

Cody Soderstrom, a computer science major at UND, starts off his new gig as an intern  for the City of Grand Forks with a clean slate.  Photo Tyler Ingham.

Interns in turn

May 23, 2017

UND enters third summer of partnership with the City of Grand Forks to provide real world work experiences for students

North Dakota-Manitoba Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries symposium keynote speaker Stephanie Baltzer Kom, head of technical services for the North Dakota State Historical Society Archives, urged fellow librarians and research specialists to start building partnerships and strong collaborations with each other. This year
symposium was hosted by UND. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Libraries: Called to collaborate

May 23, 2017

Regional meeting of academic libraries shares collaborative efforts in open resources, student outreach and digitization

University judges listen intently to project pitches at a recent Big Ideas Gym (BIG) presentation at the College of Engineering & Mines. The BIG program encourges UND engineering students and others to come up to innovative solutions to global problems. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

‘BIG’ idea fosters big solution

May 23, 2017

Distill Nation wins final engineering challenge, delivering a viable project to purify water more cheaply

Balancing act

Balancing act

May 23, 2017

UND men’s tennis player Matt Hokanson describes daily routine of a Division I student athlete, juggling sport and academics

UND President Mark Kennedy's new book zeroes in on how political, regulatory, media and activists can shape – or shift – business practices. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Kennedy’s new book takes on ‘Shapeholders’

May 16, 2017

Released May 9, latest work by UND President is a how-to on engaging activists in an Age of Activism

Tajreed Rich, a Minneapolis native, celebrates his degree from UND at the school's general commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13, at the Alerus Center. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Crossing the finish line

May 16, 2017

Thousands of friends and family watch as their UND graduates cross the commencement state on Saturday and Sunday

Colin Combs, chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at UND's School of Medicine & Health Sciences, accepts congratulations from UND President Mark Kennedy and Dr. Josh Wynne, dean of the medical schools, after Combs was surprised with honor of being UND's newest Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor -- the highest academic honor UND can bestow.  Photo by Tyler Ingham.

The ‘distinguished’ Dr. Combs

May 16, 2017

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences biomedical researcher surprised with latest Chester Fritz professorship award

Donations from the EERC employees are stacked in preparation for delivery to the Northlands Rescue Mission. The effort was spearheaded by the EERC’s Social Cause committee, which is a group of employees that volunteer within the community. The committee selects a charity each year and raises money, donates goods or volunteers their time at that organization.  Photo courtesy of EERC.

EERC on a mission for the Mission

May 16, 2017

Research center collects more than $10,000 in supplies for Northlands shelter