Archive for July, 2017

UND’s ScanEagle instructor crew gathers for a photo during a May 2017 flight. Left to right: Erin Roesler, Trey Langaas, Paul Snyder, James Moe, and Alex Volberding. Photo courtesy of Paul Snyder.

Another first in flight for Odegard School

July 25, 2017

University of North Dakota UAS degree first to be accredited under newly formed criteria

The Strinden Center, former home of the Alumni Association, is one of seven buildings being demolished on the UND campus this summer to reduce costs. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Making way for the future

July 25, 2017

Aging buildings fall to wrecking ball in effort to spruce up campus core, knock down costs

Loren Liepold, technical director for UND Theatre Arts, leads students through a hands-on set-building exercise. It's just one example of the high-impact practices UND wants to foster. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

HIP to learning

July 25, 2017

UND College of Arts & Sciences educators attend institute on high-impact learning practices

Manager of Sustainability and Energy in UND Facilities Management, Michael Nord, works to boost campus recycling awareness and save energy by focusing on building automation, energy efficiency, and getting the most from heating and cooling dollars. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

New recycling guru talks trash

July 25, 2017

Michael Nord: Choosing sustainability strategies over the garbage can makes cents

Drones enhance student research

Drones enhance student research

July 25, 2017

The College of Engineering & Mines has partnered with Grand Sky and SkySkopes in an effort to enrich the student learning experience

Creating a fantastic Fighting Hawks football game-day experience is the goal of a newly launched 31-person committee of alumni from across the nation.

Fan-tastic experience

July 18, 2017

Group focuses on forming ‘awesome atmosphere’ for Fighting Hawks football

UND One-Stop is just as the name implies -- a first stop for students and families to ask questions about financial aid and billing. One-Stop, Student Account Services and Student Financial Aid have spearheaded two process improvement projects that will help them better utilize student data and enhance their staff collaboration.  Photo by Tyler Ingham.

A better flow

July 18, 2017

Units come together to leverage services and better aid students with financial aid

Math Graduate Teaching Assistant Jarod Olson leads his summer pre-calculus focus group through a real-world math problem. Olson helped develop a new new curriculum that will be integrated when UND’s Math Active Learning Lab (MALL) opens in O’Kelly Hall this fall. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

New math

July 18, 2017

UND uses summer classes to test novel way of teaching through Math Active Learning Lab

UND Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations and Research Joshua Hunter (middle) and his graduate student Cherie Graves (right) have teamed up with University Children's Learning Center Director Dawnita Nilles (left) for a research project centered on outdoor learning. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Natural growth

July 18, 2017

UND education researchers partner with local children’s center to study benefits of outdoor learning

UND President Mark Kennedy meets with Australian Consul-General Michael Wood and Australian Political-Economic Officer Holly Jenkins during the Consul-General’s recent visit to UND’s College of Engineering & Mines and the Energy & Environmental Research Center on July 12. UND Engineering Dean Hesham El-Rewini sits to Kennedy’s left, while Michael Mann, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and executive director of the Institute for Energy Studies; and EERC CEO Tom Erickson are seated on the President’s left.  Photo by Kari Suedel.

Australian Consul-General discusses energy research at UND

July 18, 2017

Visit to College of Engineering & Mines and EERC coordinated by North Dakota Trade Office

Getting into character

Getting into character

July 18, 2017

UND First Lady Debbie Kennedy’s costume designs brought recent Shakespeare in the Park performances to life

The setting sun descends upon the western edge of campus,where a new sense of enthusiasm is illuminating the UND college experience, thanks to enhanced communication efforts and a new solid sense of direction for the University.  UND Archival Photo.

Sun sets on past — rises with new UND conversation

July 11, 2017

Clear direction for University of North Dakota drives renewed positive perception

It was fond farewells all around for Leigh Jeanotte, longtime UND director of American Indian Student Services, on Monday, June 26. Jeanotte said good-bye to colleagues and other friends as he prepared for retirement after 43 years at UND. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Decades of dedication

July 11, 2017

Leigh Jeanotte and dozens of others leave UND a better place as they retire or participate in buyouts

UND Provost Tom DiLorenzo leads discussion among a new UND group knonw as TTADA , which will pull together the units now known as the Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies, the Office of Instructional Development, Office of Extended Learning and Learning & Development, as well as Joan Hawthorne, director of assessment and regional accreditation. The academy is the result of yearlong discussions between the units and the Provost's Office.

Academy of transformation

July 11, 2017

TTADA (Tadah!) sounds magical but its goal to spread enhanced teaching expertise is anything but smoke and mirrors

UND President Mark Kennedy and T.C. Bear get ready for the start of the Twins’ game against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday, July 7.

Twins win with UND

July 11, 2017

Fighting Hawks’ green and white mixed nicely with the colors of Minnesota’s Major Leaguers for UND Night at Target Field