Articles by: Connor Murphy

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.

Flying farther in business innovation

October 11, 2018

New federal grant, with state match, establishes University Center for Autonomous Systems Innovation at UND

Pitch perfect

Pitch perfect

October 9, 2018

UND and NDSU presidents made stops across western North Dakota making the case for combined research block grant

In May, Anne Walker and Michele Iiams traveled to the Moringa Community School of Trades in rural Ghana, Africa to assist teaching in English and math, respectively. They also brought components from a mechanical engineering senior design project that would help the school cook and can food more efficiently. Image courtesy of Anne Walker. Image courtesy of Anne Walker.

Stove-top diplomacy

October 2, 2018

UND Colleges of Engineering and Education team up to assist rural, African trade school with novel invention

Fighting Hawk takes the field

Fighting Hawk takes the field

September 25, 2018

First official mascot in University’s history touched down before UND Homecoming matchup

UND ‘thinks bigger’ with ND Digital Atlas

UND ‘thinks bigger’ with ND Digital Atlas

September 25, 2018

Evolving interactive state map and history book – all in one – launches following years of research

UND Art Collections Manager and Curator Sarah Heitkamp holds Balloon Shadows, a pastel piece created by Jackie McElroy-Edwards in 1982. The piece is one of 25 uniquely framed by Heitkamp’s Art Collections team for an upcoming exhibit of McElroy-Edwards’ work. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Brought into frame

September 20, 2018

UND Art Collections to exhibit works by former faculty member Jackie McElroy-Edwards in downtown gallery

Kathryn Kester, executive director for Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals, was one of many community organizers making a 750-foot Longest Table possible. The event brings people together to have conversations about the community; last Wednesday over 700 people showed up downtown, including many from UND. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Seat at the table

September 11, 2018

UND-City relationship top of mind as community organizers bring ‘Longest Table’ to Grand Forks

Lents — a master certified flight instructor and assistant professor and collegiate aerobatics coach at UND — placed fifth overall among the world’s best pilots. Image courtesy of Mike Lents.

High flying on a hair-raising stage

September 6, 2018

UND aerobatics pilot Mike Lents earns top marks for Team USA. in silver-medal finish at World championships

“The veteran services office made these by working with veteran students about what they’d want faculty to know,” Lawdermilt told UND Today. “It’s a way to create awareness and have the students’ voices heard.”
It’s by these merits, actively pursuing Goal No. 6 of the One UND Strategic Plan, that UND gained membership in the military education Collaborative. Word spread about Lawdermilt’s tip cards; soon several people came to ask if they could have one. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Military-friendly UND? It’s in the cards

September 6, 2018

UND efforts to improve higher ed for veterans put it at forefront of setting national standards

Delta-UND Career Pathways Program

Delta loves UND — and it shows

August 28, 2018

Another major airline career pathway program gives UND students more options to become mainline pilots

Pres. Kennedy image: During his address at the 12th Annual UAS Summit & Expo, UND President Mark Kennedy outlined three vital inheritances for North Dakota to embrace in maintaining its status as a UAS leader. Kennedy continues to stress the importance of investing in research universities as economic engines capable of diversifying the regional economy. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Seize the skies

August 23, 2018

UND President Mark Kennedy sees now as carpe diem moment for North Dakota if it wants to stay ahead the UAS research and development pack

Amy Whitney (left) and Amy Henley (right) recently got together to talk about their new roles as well as the potential for future collaboration between the Center for Innovation and College of Business & Public Administration. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Spark for collaboration

August 14, 2018

New Center for Innovation director and College of Business & Public Administration dean arrive at UND

Cadet Casey Toavs receives his first set of wings from Maj. Michael Allen upon graduating from the Air Force Junior ROTC Flight Academy. He and nine other cadets spent their summer at UND earning their private pilot's license. Photo by Connor Murphy/ UND Today.

Fresh wings

August 7, 2018

Junior cadet graduates soar at new Air Force Junior ROTC Flight Academy

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Big voice on campus

July 31, 2018

Education professor moonlights as the voice of UND’s ceremonies and sporting events

Since February, UND Hockey alum Derrick LaPoint has operated as President/CEO of Downtown Moorhead Inc. – a nonprofit with a mission to encourage downtown growth more comparable to their North Dakota neighbors. Having previously worked with the City of Fargo in their downtown operations, LaPoint has spent months learning what makes Moorhead unique and perhaps more poised for economic development. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

On the Job with Derrick LaPoint

July 17, 2018

UND Hockey alum is a man on a mission to revitalize downtown Moorhead, Minn.