Articles by: Connor Murphy

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 at

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 at

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 at

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 at

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 at

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 at

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 at

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 at

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 at

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

The timeless musical, Wizard of Oz, runs at UND’s Burtness Theatre, starting at 7:30 p.m., from Nov. 9-11 and 16-18, with special guest appearances and a splash of community and campus collaborations.  Image courtesy of UND Theatre Arts.

Off to see the Wizard

November 9, 2017 at

Theatre Arts newest production of Frank L. Baum’s classic, ‘Oz,’ is a community-wide endeavor

Mary Feller

Focus on first

November 7, 2017 at

UND event observes first annual national celebration of first-generation students and alumni

Farmed comic actor Cheech Marin will present a lecture at 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, at UND, about his expansive collection of so-called Chicano art, and his advocacy for minority artists, at the Campbell Recital Hall within the Hughes Fine Arts Center on campus. Image courtesy of Patrick McMullan.

UND welcomes Cheech Marin for Chicano art lecture

November 2, 2017 at

Famed comedian — one half of mad-cap duo Cheech and Chong — has nation’s largest private collection devoted to Mexican-American heritage

Cultural connections through Accounting

Cultural connections through Accounting

November 2, 2017 at

Mike Hendrickson’s ‘Ethics and Self Responsibility’ course bring out human side of numbers-crunching

UND Wildlife Ecologist Susan Ellis-Felege (middle) receives a special certificate for her part as a presenter in the 2016-17 University Faculty Lecture Series. She is joined in the photo by College of Arts & Sciences' Dean Debbie Storrs and UND President Mark Kennedy. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

From nest to the skies

October 26, 2017 at

Wildlife Ecologist Susan Ellis-Felege presents her research at latest Faculty Lecture—showing science at its most active

Glenn James Jarrett, grandson of UND Athletics legend Glenn "Red" Jarrett, holds one of his grandfather's leather football helmets, during a dedication ceremony that put the elder Jarrett's name on the entrance of the school's High Performance Center. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today. 

Officials from the University of North Dakota Athletic Department and Alumni 
Association and Foundation held a a special ceremony Oct. 20, 2017 to honor Glenn "Red" Jarrett at the High Performance Center in the dedication of "Glenn Red Jarrett Way". 

Glenn James Jarrett holds one of his grandfathers Glenn Red Jarrett's leather football helmets in front of a photo of his grandfather in a UND Football uniform. (Note not wearing the same helmet).

Green at heart but ‘Red’ is the ‘Way’

October 24, 2017 at

UND dedicates entrance of High Performance Center in honor of one of school’s pioneering great athletes