Articles by: Connor Murphy

Cadets from this year's crew of AFJROTC Flight Academy participants look to the skies for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds' routine above the Fargo AirSho. Image courtesy of Beth Bjerke.

Flight Academy takes cadets to new heights

August 6, 2019 at

AFJROTC brings second round of junior cadets to UND Aerospace for intensive training

UND Interim President Joshua Wynne shared the floor with local business and community leaders last week at Minnkota Power Cooperative. The University's leader seeks debate and discussion in order to develop consensus among the broader community. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Wynne addresses business community

August 6, 2019 at

President opens up about leadership style, support for One UND Strategic Plan and future of online education

University and project leaders helped turn dirt at 3000 University Avenue last Wednesday, celebrating the return of ATO's chapter house to its original site. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

ATO returns to 3000 University Ave

July 30, 2019 at

Groundbreaking ceremony marks fraternity’s comeback on original site, where it was third Greek house on campus

UND Interim President Joshua Wynne helped welcome Aviation Accreditation Board International to UND last Tuesday. Wynne recognized UND Aerospace for its leadership in meeting professional standards of the aviation industry. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

UND welcomes international accreditation group

July 23, 2019 at

Aviation body meets on campus for first time since group’s founding under John Odegard

Clark Gebhard, shift supervisor with UND Flight Operations' maintenance wing, helps oversee the crews inspecting 1,200-plus aircraft per year. Their mission to keep safe planes available for student-pilots keeps the maintenance hangar open nearly 18 hours a day, seven days a week. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Support of excellence

July 9, 2019 at

UND flight operations, maintenance technicians continue to meet demand of nation’s top flight school

Luana Liang (left) and Kyle Finseth are two of 11 UND students attending summer classes at Korea Aerospace University for three weeks, in July. They'll be earning credits toward courses needed for graduation without missing crucial flight training. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Korean connections by air

June 25, 2019 at

Aerospace University summer program draws record UND enrollment through value of credits, cultural exchange

Three UND students—Maura Ferguson, Carter Razink and Anisa Holwerda (not pictured)—have been selected for the 2019 Main Street GF Challenge. Their ideas for improving Grand Forks earned a $5,000 prize and support from the entrepreneurial community. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Back for the Challenge

June 18, 2019 at

Evolve Grand Forks, UND and local partners prepared to launch new round of Grand Forks-focused projects

Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

President Mark Kennedy: career in review

June 11, 2019 at

Year-by-year reflection of a tenure of transformation for the University and its leader

The UND Flying Team earned championship number 17 this past week at SAFECON 2019. The week-long convention and competition puts collegiate pilots to the ultimate test. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Tops in flight again

May 21, 2019 at

UND earns first place for first time since 2010, marks 17th national championship in NIFA competition

Jake Mattison (left) and Andy Conlon look over plans to improve signage downtown. They both work in City Hall after working for the City of Grand Forks as interns during their time at UND. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Careers close by

May 21, 2019 at

UND students bring sharp skills to City projects through lasting internship program

Expanding out of the Center for Innovation at UND, SkySkopes, Inc., has situated itself as an important player in the regional energy industry, in the last two years. Image courtesy of SkySkopes, Inc.

Forging the future

May 7, 2019 at

Center for Innovation startup expands throughout Midwest with new vision for UAS applications

Carly Gullickson was worried her academic goals would prevent her from studying abroad, but the Global Student Teaching program allowed her to complete the student teaching portion of her program across the world. Image courtesy of Carly Gullickson.

Lessons from the Kiwi

May 7, 2019 at

UND student teachers discover education a world away in unique study abroad program

Alex Turner (front) leads brothers of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity to their downtown work site during Saturday's Big Event. Students and volunteers went to places across the community to help with spring cleanup. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Big turnout for ‘Big Event’

April 30, 2019 at

UND volunteers “Do Work” on biggest Saturday of spring semester

Flanked by Dean of UND Aerospace Paul Lindseth and Air Traffic Organization's Deputy Chief Tim Arel, U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., discussed his recent introduction of bipartisan legislation that would reform the air traffic controller hiring practices of the Federal Aviation Administration. Photo by Connor Muprhy/UND Today.

In seach of the ‘best and brightest’

April 25, 2019 at

Hoeven brings FAA to UND to discuss air traffic control hiring regulations, legislation designed to change them

Before coming to UND to pursue a Ph.D. in Educational Foundations & Research, Runnels spent years serving deaf education in Africa. He'll travel to Tanzania this summer to enhance his fluency in the Swahili language. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Global fluency

April 25, 2019 at

UND doctoral student, Fulbright researcher heading back to Africa for 2019 Critical Language Scholarship