Articles by: Connor Murphy

Edwin Edpalina stands next to his poster presentation at the NAGC’s 64th Annual Convention in Charlottesville, NC. In auditioning the entire elementary school, he discovered about 20 percent of children had fully developed tonal perception. Image courtesy of Edwin Edpalina.

Knack for giftedness

February 15, 2018

National award-winning teacher inspires high-achieving children’s choir on Standing Rock Indian Reservation

The Rozmai Ukranian Dance Company from Folklorama in Winnipeg are one of the featured dancers from Folklorama at Feast of Nations.  Photo by Jackie Lorentz photo/ UND Today.

Feat of ‘Feast’

February 13, 2018

Another collage of culture draws over 1,000 attendees to annual community celebration

UND alumna Virginia DuBowy

Giving back now and for years to come

February 8, 2018

Pioneering alumna joins husband in setting up scholarships for aspiring female leaders in fisheries and wildlife biology

Keith Lund

Opportunity knocks with ‘InternGF’

January 30, 2018

Joint University-EDC initiative provides experiential connections to UND students, ready talent pool for local businesses

Eric Gefroh, a member of UND's Student Government leadership team, addresses members of a mascot task force recently. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Fighting Hawks mascot in the works

January 25, 2018

Student-led group in early stages of process to create a Fighting Hawks mascot

Keller Karlstrom, a senior studying Human Resources Management and Nonprofit Administration, holds the Student Leader of the Year Award. This national award represents years of work in volunteering and developing nonprofits around the Grand Forks area with his student group. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Ascending the leadership ladder

January 25, 2018

UND senior named Student Leaders of the Year at nonprofit alliance’s national conference in Kansas City

James Popejoy, conductor the festival’s Honor Band and director of bands at UND, rehearses with his 125-piece group on Saturday. The rehearsals are a time of musical growth for the students participating — something he regards as, “quite electric!” Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Musical magic on center stage

January 23, 2018

Best of the best young musicians in region get even better at annual UND honor festival

UND biology student Susy Ngale sings the song "Rise Up, as a tribute to the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., during an MLK Day observance held Monday at the UND Gorecki Alumni Center. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Dream in Action: MLK celebration at UND

January 16, 2018

Campus, community leaders recognize lasting legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., through words, art and a call to action

As a freshman, she played the first 27 games, including a start, before suffering a season-ending knee injury. She still earned a spot on the All-Academic Big Sky team as well as her first collegiate letter. Strand has pursued a bachelor’s in psychology for pre-physical therapy. She sees the psychological background as helpful for those dealing with the mental strain of a long recovery process. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Student-athlete of the Month: Bailey Strand

January 12, 2018

UND Women’s Basketball starter turns recovery experience into academic inspiration

Dylan Diede, originally of Glen Ullin, N.D., grades papers in Gamble Hall as part of his duties as a graduate assistant. Diede is one of the few students in his field taking advantage of the applied economics combined program, allowing him to take both undergraduate and graduate credits. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

A matter of degrees

December 14, 2017

Top business student to receive master’s before bachelor’s with help of combined program, quirk in commencement scheduling

Dale Kadelbach, UND’s landscaping supervisor, explains the effects of taking down campus’s diseased elm trees in front of the Chester Fritz Library. Two disease-resistant saplings are already in place, with more on the way to replace other trees coming down over winter break. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.


December 12, 2017

Campus beautification driving effort to remove diseased trees over winter break, replacement planting set for spring

A student receives tutoring in the recently-opened Veteran Student Lounge in McCannel Hall. The Veteran & Nontraditional Student Services office has spent the past year in the midst of a remodel, including the creation of the lounge. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today

A space of their own

December 5, 2017

New Veteran & Nontraditional Student Services Office offers a unique lounges for those who served

UND sophomore hockey standout Ludvig Hoff excels on the ice and in the classroom as the Norway native continues to adjust to life in a new country.  Image courtesy of UND Athletics.

Student-Athlete of the Month: Ludvig Hoff

November 28, 2017

First-ever Norwegian to suit up for UND excels on ice and in classroom as graphic design student

Cinematic comedy star Cheech Marin and his renowned Chicano art collection took center stage in UND's Hughes Fine Arts Center’s Campbell Recital Hall on Thursday, Nov. 9.  Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Different side of Cheech

November 14, 2017

Impassioned arts collector of 1980s cinematic fame offers more serious take on Chicano culture, perspective

Panelists for the premiere of "The Mission of Herman Stern" (left to right) Carl Oberholtzer, co-producer and historical contributor for the documentary;  Art Philips, the film’s director and manager of Video Arts Studios; and Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas; talks about the life and actions of late North Dakota businessman Herman Stern, who saved 125 Jewish people from certain death in Nazi Germany. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

A story untold too long

November 14, 2017

UND groups help bring premiere of ‘The Mission of Herman Stern’ to Grand Forks’ Empire Arts Center