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UND President Mark Kennedy (left) congratulates UND alumnus Matt Dunlevy, president and CEO of SkySkopes, on the growing success of his company. SkySkopes is the first FAA approved and fully insured UAS business in North Dakota. Photo courtesy of Matt Dunlevy.

More than ‘oil and soil’

January 12, 2017

UND expertise in unmanned systems, data analysis could help North Dakota diversity economy

UND President Mark Kennedy says UND can play a key role in helping to produce skilled employees for occupations and industries that are experiencing critical workforce shortages. Photo by Shawna Schill.

UND: Talent pool generator for North Dakota

January 12, 2017

University in prime position to reverse workforce shortages and help state’s economy grow

UND Director of Facilities and Maintenance Mark Johnson shows off an renovated classroom, with new desks that allow for easier collaboration among students. The work was part of a $7 million project that began in August.  Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Revamp and repair

January 12, 2017

UND chips away at $500 million in deferred maintenance challenge with planned renovations to O’Kelly and Merrifield Halls

DeAnna Carlson Zink, CEO of the UND Alumni Association and Foundation, addresses members of University of North Dakota Caucus during a meeting Tuesday at the Heritage Center in Bismarck. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Meeting the challenge

January 12, 2017

UND leverages North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Fund matching grants for donor support and expanded student experiences

UND: Building an Even Greater North Dakota

UND: Building an Even Greater North Dakota

January 12, 2017

President Mark Kennedy and other University Leaders visit with members of the UND Causus and Legislators in Bismarck

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