Articles by: Connor Murphy

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

David Tack

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.

Michael Storandt, a second-year medical student at UND, went to the Special Olympics USA Games as a coach of the Unified Flag Football team for North Dakota. A volunteer for the past seven years, Storandt was also selected to lead the Coaches’ Oath during the Opening Ceremony. Occurring once every four years, Storandt was humbled to be selected for the on-stage role. Image courtesy of Kaia Watkins.

Living the oath on national stage

July 10, 2018

UND medical student delivers Coaches’ Oath at nationally televised Special Olympics opening ceremony

(Left to right) )Robert Kunze, Brennan Granger, Steve Martin, Sanford Fogg and Tom Zeidlik stand behind the ACES II ejection seat donated by retired Air Force Lt. Col. Stephen Granger with the help of his son, Brennan. Granger was allowed to keep the seat after it saved his life in 2005, which he eventually passed to Brennan when he came to UND. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

‘Thrust you can trust’

June 26, 2018

UND Aerospace’s one-of-a-kind gift — an F-16 jet’s ejection seat that saved life of student’s father

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