Articles by: Connor Murphy

UND Provost Tom DiLorenzo (left) and Evolve Grand Forks’ Executive Director Collin Hanson (right) presented certificates to the challenge winners in attendance of June 13’s Main Street GF Challenge launch. The ceremony recognized the student winners and their ideas for enhancing the community. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Time to ‘evolve’ Grand Forks

June 19, 2018

Launch of UND-partnered Main Street GF Challenge brings students and community leaders together

Speaking to an audience at the Fargo Civic Center, UND President Mark Kennedy made his case for statewide research investment concerning UAS development. While other states have the means, North Dakota has the collaborative spirit, according to Kennedy. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Kennedy: research universities key to staying ahead of unmanned curve

June 5, 2018

UND President among featured speakers at regional Drone Focus Conference in Fargo

Cooper Pallasch and Steven Kinney

Top guns

May 29, 2018

UND Aerospace home to top two best student pilots in the nation after national flight/safety competition

Foster credits her passion and motivation for her success as both an athlete and pilot. Since arriving at UND as a track and field walk-on, Foster has pursued a degree in commercial aviation as a helicopter pilot. Image courtesy of North Dakota Athletics

Student-athlete of the Month: Kyley Foster

May 29, 2018

Big Sky pole vaulting champion elevates her game on the filed and in her chopper as commercial aviation major

UND Marketing & Creative Services Web specialist Matt Schill conducts training on the new UND website for University employees. The new website is set to launch May 21. Photo by Tyler Ingham/UND Today.

New website launches May 21

May 15, 2018

Updated front door for UND targets prospective students, is mobile friendly and ‘visually stunning’

North Dakota Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford delivers the annual Frank Wenstrom Lecture recently. He used the occasion as an opportunity to tell his story of public service, one that’s interwoven in business, governance and family legacy. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Brent Sanford details journey to serve

May 15, 2018

State’s 38th lieutenant governor and UND alum delivers annual Wenstrom Lecture after whirlwind day

Collin Hanson, executive director for Evolve Grand Forks and a 2016 UND graduate, worked with a network of public and private partners to create the Main Street GF Challenge. The aim of the project is to empower younger community members to act on the visions they have for the Grand Forks community. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Main Street GF — challenge accepted

May 10, 2018

‘Main Street GF Challenge’ answers governor’s call to action by recruiting next-gen innovators, other schools watching

Online polls closed Wednesday evening after staying open for two days. More than 2,300 students voted for what they found to be the best look. It’s an important milestone in a months-long process to bring UND’s new logo and branding to life. Image courtesy of UND Marketing & Creative Services.

And ‘Z’ winner is!

May 3, 2018

More than 2,300 students took to online balloting for their favorite Fighting Hawks mascot design

UND Student Body President Erik Hanson reviews design options for a new Fighting Hawk mascot. UND students are currently voting for their favorite design version for a Fighting Hawks costume to be "hatched" next fall. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Mascot designs put to vote

May 1, 2018

UND student body choosing favorite Fighting Hawks costume design through online voting

UND Rocket Team

This IS rocket science

April 24, 2018

UND student team has blast furthering school’s launching tradition at annual NASA event

When she first arrived on campus in 2013, UND Softball player and reigning Big Sky Pitcher of the Year Kaylin VanDomelen didn't know anyone else on the softball team. The Bend, Ore., native had never imagined ever living in North Dakota either..

Student-athlete of the Month: Kaylin VanDomelen

April 19, 2018

UND softballer, teaching major simply ‘VanDominant’ on the mound and from the batter’s box

Art Jones, UND director of art collections, established a connection that brought 1,400 original prints from famed French satirist and printmaker Honoré Daumier into the University’s possession.
On March 27, Jones opened a new exhibit at the Empire Arts Center in downtown Grand Forks, where the great works of Daumier are on full display. The exhibit, Honoré Daumier III: Law, Medicine, and Social Satire, runs through June 23. Photo by Art Jones/UND Today.

Daumier on display

April 19, 2018

UND Art Collections at the Empire Arts Center features more selections from famed satirist through June 23

UND anthroplogist Marcia Mikulak is celebrating a recent major victory in her long quest to reverse injustices that have been imposed upon the indigenous Xukuru community in Brazil. UND students (above) attending Mikulak’s field school became fully immersed in Xukuru culture, as were the wishes of Cacique Marcos Xukuru. When it came time to march, the Cacique asked that the students walk at the front — alongside the leaders of the indigenous nation. Image courtesy of Marcia Mikulak. Image courtesy of Marcia Mikulak.

Xukuru sunrise

April 17, 2018

UND anthropologist/social justice advocate Marcia Mikulak extols recent decision from inter-American court as victory for Brazilian indigenous community, reflects on role in making it happen

Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

The grand tour

April 10, 2018

Governor was big man on campus Friday as he got an up-close look at the present and future of UND

After attending the official 2017 gathering, or “meetup,” of new University Innovation Fellows, UND accounting student Atle Johansen was one of only 24 students asked to return to Silicon Valley in California and help lead the this year's event, hosted annually by Stanford University. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Opportunity knocks, again

April 10, 2018

UND student Atle Alexander Johansen makes second appearance at prestigious Stanford fellowship meetup in Silicon Valley