Articles by: Connor Murphy

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 at

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 at

‘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 at

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 at

UND student body choosing favorite Fighting Hawks costume design through online voting

UND Rocket Team

This IS rocket science

April 24, 2018 at

UND student team has blast furthering school’s launching tradition at annual NASA event

When she first arrived on campus in 2013, UND Softball player and reigning Big Sky Pitcher of the Year Kaylin VanDomelen didn't know anyone else on the softball team. The Bend, Ore., native had never imagined ever living in North Dakota either..

Student-athlete of the Month: Kaylin VanDomelen

April 19, 2018 at

UND softballer, teaching major simply ‘VanDominant’ on the mound and from the batter’s box

Art Jones, UND director of art collections, established a connection that brought 1,400 original prints from famed French satirist and printmaker Honoré Daumier into the University’s possession.
On March 27, Jones opened a new exhibit at the Empire Arts Center in downtown Grand Forks, where the great works of Daumier are on full display. The exhibit, Honoré Daumier III: Law, Medicine, and Social Satire, runs through June 23. Photo by Art Jones/UND Today.

Daumier on display

April 19, 2018 at

UND Art Collections at the Empire Arts Center features more selections from famed satirist through June 23

UND anthroplogist Marcia Mikulak is celebrating a recent major victory in her long quest to reverse injustices that have been imposed upon the indigenous Xukuru community in Brazil. UND students (above) attending Mikulak’s field school became fully immersed in Xukuru culture, as were the wishes of Cacique Marcos Xukuru. When it came time to march, the Cacique asked that the students walk at the front — alongside the leaders of the indigenous nation. Image courtesy of Marcia Mikulak. Image courtesy of Marcia Mikulak.

Xukuru sunrise

April 17, 2018 at

UND anthropologist/social justice advocate Marcia Mikulak extols recent decision from inter-American court as victory for Brazilian indigenous community, reflects on role in making it happen

Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

The grand tour

April 10, 2018 at

Governor was big man on campus Friday as he got an up-close look at the present and future of UND

After attending the official 2017 gathering, or “meetup,” of new University Innovation Fellows, UND accounting student Atle Johansen was one of only 24 students asked to return to Silicon Valley in California and help lead the this year's event, hosted annually by Stanford University. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Opportunity knocks, again

April 10, 2018 at

UND student Atle Alexander Johansen makes second appearance at prestigious Stanford fellowship meetup in Silicon Valley

President Kennedy calls Merrifield Hall (above) “the most beautiful building on campus, a real architectural jewel.”
However, built in 1929 and nestled in the heart of campus, the liberal arts hub carries a heavy price tag in deferred maintenance costs and needs updates. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Smart investments for the future

April 5, 2018 at

UND finalizing priority funding requests for examination during the next Legislative session

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Passing the puck

March 29, 2018 at

Former Athletics boss Brian Faison transitions to advisor role for new AD, old friend and onetime conference foe Bill Chaves

Former Grand Forks Herald editor and publisher Mike Jacobs and wife, Suezette Bieri, a former longtime administrator at the UND Space Studies Department, stand at the front entrance of UND's Columbia Hall, headquarters of the College of Arts & Sciences, to which the couple recently contributed $1 million in direct support to students. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Alum couple says ‘thanks a million’

March 27, 2018 at

Former UND Space Studies administrator Suezette Bieri and legendary state journalist Mike Jacobs add to legacy of giving at alma mater

Cindy Juntunen, dean of the College of Education and Human Development, is securing funding for the Sisu Endowment. As a nod to Juntunen’s Finnish roots, the Sisu Endowment will help fund scholarships, programs and educational initiatives that support students from rural backgrounds and those who want to serve their communities. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

True grit – or is it ‘sisu’

March 27, 2018 at

New College of Education & Human Development endowment taps dean’s Finnish heritage

UND Director of Special Collections Curt Hanson is to attend the 2019 training program of the Archives Leadership Institute

A Marine and his sword

March 15, 2018 at

Ceremonial blade of first UND alum killed in World War II makes serendipitous journey back to UND