Articles by: Connor Murphy

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

President Kennedy calls Merrifield Hall (above) “the most beautiful building on campus, a real architectural jewel.”
However, built in 1929 and nestled in the heart of campus, the liberal arts hub carries a heavy price tag in deferred maintenance costs and needs updates. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Smart investments for the future

April 5, 2018

UND finalizing priority funding requests for examination during the next Legislative session

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Passing the puck

March 29, 2018

Former Athletics boss Brian Faison transitions to advisor role for new AD, old friend and onetime conference foe Bill Chaves

Former Grand Forks Herald editor and publisher Mike Jacobs and wife, Suezette Bieri, a former longtime administrator at the UND Space Studies Department, stand at the front entrance of UND's Columbia Hall, headquarters of the College of Arts & Sciences, to which the couple recently contributed $1 million in direct support to students. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Alum couple says ‘thanks a million’

March 27, 2018

Former UND Space Studies administrator Suezette Bieri and legendary state journalist Mike Jacobs add to legacy of giving at alma mater

Cindy Juntunen, dean of the College of Education and Human Development, is securing funding for the Sisu Endowment. As a nod to Juntunen’s Finnish roots, the Sisu Endowment will help fund scholarships, programs and educational initiatives that support students from rural backgrounds and those who want to serve their communities. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

True grit – or is it ‘sisu’

March 27, 2018

New College of Education & Human Development endowment taps dean’s Finnish heritage

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A Marine and his sword

March 15, 2018

Ceremonial blade of first UND alum killed in World War II makes serendipitous journey back to UND

Sophomore Catherine Klein of UND’s Women’s Soccer won the Big Sky Conference’s Goalkeeper of the Year award for her 2017 performance – including an 18-save game that tied a school record. With her elementary education degree, she plans to earn her master’s in special education from UND. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Student-athlete of the Month: Catherine Klein

March 13, 2018

Big Sky Goalkeeper of the Year strives for excellence on the pitch while pursuing degrees to help others with special needs

For the last four of five years, Professor of Trumpet Ronnie Ingle's five-student ensemble has advanced to the live semifinals for the National Trumpet Competition. The ensemble, from left to right: Michael Morrisey, Maddie Ardelean, Dawson Domke, Christiena Taralson, and Gilson Silva.

Tooting their own horn

March 6, 2018

March Madness again for UND’s Trumpet Ensemble after reaching collegiate brass’s Big Dance for 2018

Kit Johnson, an expert on immigration law, was chosen to be a faculty lecturer by a UND committee of Chester Fritz Distinguished professors. Photo by Kit Johnson/UND Today.

Immigration on the mind

March 1, 2018

UND Faculty Lecturer Kit Johnson highlights peculiarities and potentials of immigration law

Since 2011, U.S. Navy Lt. Majellen "Coco" Changcoco has been working on her online civil engineering degree from UND from many different ports around the world. While doing so, she melded her work-life experiences with her educational pursuit. Image courtesy of Majellen Changcoco.

UND online: a welcome port in a storm

March 1, 2018

Navy civil engineer sailing toward career goals while building bridges along the way