Archive for August, 2018

DeAnna Carlson Zink, CEO of the University of North Dakota Alumni Association & Foundation, takes the stage recently for her annual State of the Foundation address, she cradles her 16-month-old grandson, William. Image courtesy of Sam Melquist/UND Alumni Association & Foundation.

Creating the future

August 30, 2018 at

Alumni CEO DeAnna Carlson Zink highlights support for student scholarships and faculty needs in annual address

UND President Mark Kennedy addresses recent Aviation Department vote in an open letter.

President Kennedy: Open Letter to Aviation Department

August 30, 2018 at

President Kennedy addresses recent Aviation Department vote

Newly named Arts & Science Dean Brad Rundquist recently took over the College from former dean, Debbie Storrs, who was named UND Senior Vice Provost. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Rundquist brings art and science to new role

August 29, 2018 at

News reporter, editor, scientist and administrator — new Arts & Sciences interim dean has done it all

This year, UND Law students Kate Drechsel and Ashley Bukowski led an effort to honor their professor, Julia Ernst and her family, who had tragically lost her 14-year-old son, Shuwang, in a drowning accident the previous summer. The Class of 2018 created the Shuwang Ernst Clement Memorial Scholarship endowment, which will be awarded each year to a first-year law student, with preference to students who reflect Shuwang’s compassion for others, and who will enhance diversity within the UND School of Law. Image courtesy of the UND Alumni Association & Foundation.

Turning tragedy into legacy

August 29, 2018 at

UND School of Law graduating class dedicates gift to professor’s family following heartbreaking loss

In her new role as senior vice provost, Debbie Storrs, formerly dean of the UND College of Arts & Sciences, aims to improve student success and retention while helping students avoid the pitfalls she had as a first-generation college student. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

All about making connections

August 28, 2018 at

Helping students always Goal No. 1 for UND Senior Vice Provost Debbie Storrs

Just minutes before Thursday night's home opener against the Mississippi State Delta Devils, a mob of UND freshmen are expected to burst onto the Alerus Center turf in a mass show of support for their Fighting Hawks football team. The “Freshmen Run,” as it’s being dubbed, is an idea of the UND Game Day Experience Committee. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

‘Freshmen Run’ to debut at Fighting Hawks football opener

August 28, 2018 at

Organizers hope new tradition develops around student body dash across field

Delta-UND Career Pathways Program

Delta loves UND — and it shows

August 28, 2018 at

Another major airline career pathway program gives UND students more options to become mainline pilots

Brittany Egeland and Ethan Plemel both passed on the first try and will be employed by Mayo in the cardiovascular surgery and heart transplant ICU. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Coming up aces

August 28, 2018 at

UND Nursing achieves 100-percent pass rate on national exam

Getting to know you, Grand Forks

Getting to know you, Grand Forks

August 28, 2018 at

Annual Campus/Community Expo is a chance for UND students to connect with local businesses

Pres. Kennedy image: During his address at the 12th Annual UAS Summit & Expo, UND President Mark Kennedy outlined three vital inheritances for North Dakota to embrace in maintaining its status as a UAS leader. Kennedy continues to stress the importance of investing in research universities as economic engines capable of diversifying the regional economy. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Seize the skies

August 23, 2018 at

UND President Mark Kennedy sees now as carpe diem moment for North Dakota if it wants to stay ahead the UAS research and development pack

UND's 2018 first-day fall enrollment tally includes the best-prepared cohort of new freshmen to date, includng the most UND Presidential Scholars in the University's history, more than 160 Honors Program students (a significant increase), and has higher overall high school grade point averages than any previous class. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Class acts: first day yields encouraging trends

August 23, 2018 at

Analysis: UND enrolls most academically prepared freshmen class, sees uptick in transfer students thanks to new programs

UND alumnus, Dr. Jon Solberg on the barren arctic ice cap of Greenland. Solberg, a native of Stanley, N.D., served as lead physician on a recent expedition across the massive and frigid island. Image courtesy of Dr. Jon Solberg.

On top of the world

August 23, 2018 at

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences alum finds adventure as lead physician on expedition across Greenland’s ice cap

Using technology worthy of a high-tech Hollywood movie, Space Studies graduate student Sophie Orr is studying how to prevent motion-related injury in astronauts working in space, with a longterm goal of using the research to build a better, more efficient spacesuit. Image courtesy of Juan Pedraza.

Capturing the moment

August 23, 2018 at

UND grad student, Kinisiology Department use Hollywood-eque technology to design better spacesuit

Grad student gala

Grad student gala

August 23, 2018 at

UND rolls out welcome mat for new and returning students in the School of Graduate Studies

UND President Mark Kennedy and First Lady Debbie Kennedy take time for a photo op with the entire UND incoming  freshman class -- The Class of 2022. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Meet the Class of 2022

August 21, 2018 at

Here are some fun ‘facts’ (some verified) about UND’s newest crop of freshmen