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UND President Mark Kennedy presides over his first commencement ceremony for the University on Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Reach for the stars

January 10, 2017

UND President Mark Kennedy goes a bit ‘rogue’ in first commencement address with inspirational and intergalactic twists

With 38 doctoral hoodings in 38 years, UND Education Professor Kathy Gershman (left) capped her career by hooding Stacey Borboa-Peterson, UND’s current director of Multicultural Student Services, during the University of North Dakota’s winter commencement in December. Gershman now looks forward to retirement from UND. Photo by Richard Larson.

Capping a career

January 10, 2017

UND Education & Human Development Professor Kathy Gershman set to retire after hooding 38th doctoral student in 38 years at 2016 winter commencement

Cindy Juntunen, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology and Community Services, has led the CEHD as interim dean since last February. She officially began her new role as full dean of the College on Monday, Jan. 2, according to the UND Provost. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Juntunen lays out fresh vision as dean of Education College

January 10, 2017

Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology and Community Services to serve appointment through the summer of 2018

UND’s Jacque Gray is very well known in American Indian and government circles as a powerful advocate — and researcher — in issues related to native aging, elder abuse and other troubling health disparities in Indian country. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Squelching the silent scourge

January 10, 2017

UND’s Jacque Gray finding path to relieve the challenge of documenting and preventing elder abuse in American Indian communities

The Force be with you

The Force be with you

January 10, 2017

UND President Mark Kennedy takes graduates on an intergalactic ride into hyper drive in Star Wars-themed first commencement address

Oh, what a year!

Oh, what a year!

January 3, 2017

A look back at great transitions, grand openings and championship moments in the classroom and on the field at North Dakota’s Flagship U

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

Haley Amoth, a first-year medical student at UND and Langdon, N.D., native, shows off her engraved stethoscope that was donated to her by Dr. Heidi Bittner of Devils Lake, N.D.,  part of The SMHS’ “Adopt a Medical Student,” now in its sixth year. The program pairs donors — mostly physicians — with first-year medical students, who receive the engraved stethoscopes soon after they begin their studies. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Scope of connectedness

December 15, 2016

UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ stethoscope donation program rich in symbolism and practicality

(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