Articles by: David Dodds

From left to right: UND Assistant Chief Flight Instructor and coach Erin Roesler, Monique McAnnally, Dakotah Osborn, and Jenna Annable stand in front of ‘Evelyn’, the Piper Archer aircraft they will use in 2018’s Air Race Classic. Missing from the group photo is Emily Hartley, the team’s ground coordinator, as she was completing her certification as a UND flight instructor. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Representing with flying colors

June 19, 2018

UND’s newest team of women aviators ready to take on the field in 2,400-mile Air Race Classic

United Airlines/UND Career Pathway Program

United we fly

June 12, 2018

New pact provides defined steps for UND students to get waiting jobs at major airline, regional partners

Ray Richards

Ray Richards’ legacy endures

June 7, 2018

Sale of land donated by UND alumnus to sustain men’s golf program, spur investment in HPC phase 2

Psychology Department-Marketing Shoot. 
Psychology Students working in Northern Prairie Community Clinic with people acting as clients. Signed released for minors.

UND forensic psychology program best in country

May 29, 2018

College rankers continue to tout UND for its quality academics and affordability in online education

Vice President for Research and Economic Development Grant McGimpsey has a plan for research excellence at UND but the hunt for external federal funding is challenging and highly competitive among the country’s research universities.  Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

McGimpsey announces shift in career

May 15, 2018

UND VP for Research & Economic Development eyes retirement, says he’ll leave post in December

It was a day of achievements for the freshly minted second lieutenant. However, over the span of five years as a student-soldier in UND’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corps, there were days that either milestone could have been considered a longshot. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Lieutenant, at last

May 15, 2018

UND ROTC cadet commander makes the grade after inauspicious beginning to military career

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., held a meeting on Friday with leaders of the Grand Forks area aviation community, including from UND Aerospace, to discuss ways UND and others can help allieviate the current industry-wide pilot shortage. Image courtesy of Beth Bjerke.

Preparing for takeoff

May 8, 2018

Sen. Hoeven: UND, regional aviation partners are solution factory for industry-wide pilot shortage

About 75 people attended a special tribute ceremony on Friday to honor Lieutenant Harold Holden Sayre and his heroic legacy, on the grounds of the 110-year-old Sayre Hall. The majestic old building was renamed in Sayre’s honor about a year after his death. A group of UND studens is working with facilities to document the history behind Sayre Hall before it is torn down this summer. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Harnessing history before it’s gone

May 8, 2018

UND Students’ class project a key part of Sayre Hall/Wesley College documentation effort

Amy B. Henley, currently executive director of MBA Programs at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, has been named the new dean of the UND College of Business & Public Administration (CoBPA), and Amy Whitney, who now serves as director of innovation and entrepreneurship at Massachusetts’s Clark University, will join the University as the next director of the Center for Innovation, according to DiLorenzo.

UND chooses leaders for College of Business & Public Administration and Center for Innovation

May 3, 2018

Amy B. Henley picked for business dean and Amy Whitney accepts top job at entrepreneurship hub

UND Honors students convene for class in newly renovated classroom space at Columbia Hall. The classroom updates are part of $150,000 investments for Honors. Photo by Tyler Ingham/UND Today.

Honors on the rise

May 3, 2018

Program for high-achieving students announces new tracks, interim leader, new faculty and growing freshman class

Today, President Mark Kennedy plans to expand on UND’s unique revenue positioning within the University System as well as other important state decisions that will have an impact on the University, during the annual meeting of the University Council, at 3 p.m., in Room 7 of the Education Building. UND archival photo.

Embracing change

May 1, 2018

VPFO: UND better positioned to adapt to new round of fiscal austerity thanks to strategic plan

Kristi Orkerlund (left) and Orlynn Rosassen (left) stand in the new Food Pantry in the UND Memorial Union located in 314C. Kristi holds a box of personal care items that students can also pickup. Olrynn holds a Swipe it Forward card that will be able to be used for meals.    (Jackie Lorentz photo / UND Today).

Hungry to learn

April 26, 2018

New food pantry for students is just one way UND is stepping up to combat food insecurity on campus

UND President Mark Kennedy (left) and Provost Tom DiLorenzo surprised Chemistry Professor Alena Kubatova with the honor of being the newest UND  Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor on Tuesday. The Chester Fritz Distinguished Professorship, UND highest academic honor, was established with an endowment gift from the late University benefactor Chester Fritz. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Kubátová named Chester Fritz professor

April 26, 2018

Chemistry prof receives UND’s highest academic honor in surprise announcement

Award-winning American Indian journalist Jenni Monet was one of the first reporters on the ground to document Standing Rock’s protests of an oil pipeline that cut through the Standing Rock reservation, destined to intersect with the Missouri River, an important source of drinking water for the tribe. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Standing Rock and media through history’s lens

April 24, 2018

UND professor assembles diverse lineup for behind-the-scenes look at pipeline dispute turned national debate

Jed M. Shivers, UND's newly named vice president for finance & operations/chief operating officer, comes to UND from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, N.Y.), where he has served associate dean for finance and administration for the last 11 years.  Prior to that he spent 24 years at Medical Schools in such places as the University of California San Francisco, Yale University, University of Miami and Stanford University. Image courtesy of Jed Shivers.

Shivers named next Vice President for Finance & Operations/Chief Operating Officer

April 3, 2018

Associate dean at Bronx, N.Y.-based Albert Einstein College of Medicine hopes to start new UND role as early as May 15