Articles by: Connor Murphy

Coach Michael Lents (center) hoists two of the now-10 championships the UND Aerobatic Team has earned since 2008. After a brief slip into second place in 2017, UND is back on top. Flanking Lents are team members Andrew Hollingsworth (left) and Team Captain Alex Hunt. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Terrific Ten – champions once more

January 15, 2019 at

UND Aerobatic Team finds itself back on top, reestablishing winning tradition

Abi Nadeau Winsor, a 2014 accountancy graduate, recently passed away after a 10-month battle with brain cancer. To help fulfill one of her many goals, her closest friends established an accounting scholarship fund in her name. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Remembering Abi Nadeau Winsor

December 11, 2018 at

Accountancy alums create scholarship honoring life and contributions of inspirational 2014 grad

Steven Kueffer (left) and Peyton Cole received internships made possible by the InternGF program. The Grand Forks EDC, with seed money from UND, engaged with startups and member businesses to partially fund new internships. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Right at home in the ‘real world’

December 6, 2018 at

InternGF program puts UND students on the job, gets green light for year two

Participants in the Near-Space Balloon Competition, representing 10 different schools around the state, launch payloads on the tail of a high-altitude balloon, Saturday. It’s the culmination of months-long projects conducted by middle and high schools with the assistance of North Dakota Space Grant Consortium, who are based at UND. Two balloons carried student-made experiments almost 20 miles into the sky, past 99% of Earth’s atmosphere. Image courtesy of North Dakota Space Grant Consortium.

Science 20 miles high

November 20, 2018 at

UND hosts North Dakota Space Grant’s 8th annual Near-Space Balloon Competition for scientific youth

Tim Leonard (left), vice president of flight operations for FedEx Express, helps hold a $500,000 check awarded to UND through the FedEx Purple Runway Aviation Scholarship Program. UND is one of seven schools receiving funding to help students earn flight instruction ratings over the next five years. Also pictured, from left to right, are Aviation Department Chair Jim Higgins, Associate Dean Elizabeth Bjerke, Director of Aviation Industry Relations Kent Lovelace, Dean Paul Lindseth and Vice President of Development, Leadership Gifts Dan Muus. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

High standards hallmark pact with FedEx Express

November 20, 2018 at

Student-pilot scholarship program supports future flight instructors at nation’s top aviation schools

Giving it a twirl

Giving it a twirl

November 13, 2018 at

UND Nursing student and Navy vet Stephanie Paro adjusts to new surroundings in the classroom and on the parade field

Home sweet Bakken?

Home sweet Bakken?

November 13, 2018 at

Social Work’s Bret Weber to present housing research from Bakken oil patch at newt Faculty Lecture

UND Professor Assion Lawson-Body mentors Zsofia Barandi. Photo by Shawna Schill/UNDToday.

Recipe for success

November 6, 2018 at

UND’s MBA program sees spike in online enrollment after curriculum overhaul and expanded marketing efforts

Bev Libby, grandmother to UND Accountancy student Tyson Libby, came to the American Indian Center to speak about her culture and upbringing, as well as issues facing her community on the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota. Her presentation was part of an Indian Taco Night hosted by the Center and Accountancy 494 students, seven of whom make up a Truth & Reconciliation group under the guidance of executive-in-residence Mike Hendrickson. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Reconciliation through giving

November 1, 2018 at

Accountancy adds culture night to annual winter-coat drive, bringing awareness to plights of American Indians

Representatives from UND and Johnson Controls, Inc., along with Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown and State Sen. Ray Holmberg, throw the ceremonial dirt on a new steam plant project that will replace the century-old plant now located in the heart of campus. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Powering the future

October 25, 2018 at

World-renowned Johnson Controls and UND celebrate public-private partnership for new steam plant

It allows students to earn full-time employment prior to graduation and go straight to a national carrier after their time at UND, a break from the typical regional-to-major airline path. They’ll fly international routes and have eligibility to be captain after only two years on the job.
It also means that after UND, pilots will be on the flight deck of a Boeing 737 to start their careers. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

New ‘Sun’ rises

October 25, 2018 at

Sun Country Airlines and UND unveil unique career pathway pact to address flight instructor shortage

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 at

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

Pitch perfect

Pitch perfect

October 9, 2018 at

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 at

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 at

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