Articles by: David Dodds

Colonel Benjamin Spencer (right) from the Grand Forks Air Force Base flies a small UAS in the UAS Flight Testing Lab in Robin Hall as Associate Dean of UND Aerospace Beth Bjerke (middle) and Assistant Professor of Aviation Philip Brandt (left) watch. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Friends in flight

August 8, 2017

Odegard School, GFAFB leaders hope to build on existing legacy of collaboration

UND coach and Athletic Department staff members gathered on May 1 for a special dinner at the home of President Mark Kennedy and First Lady Debbie Kennedy (pictured center) to celebrate a previous academic year filled with conference championships and two national tournament appearances on the heels of a national championship in men’s hockey in 2015-16. Among the coaches present that night: Chris Logan, soccer; Kevin Galbraith, track& field; Dick Clay, cross country; Katie Martinson, women’s golf, Mark Pryor, volleyball, Travis Brewster, women’s basketball; Brian Jones, men’s basketball; Jordan Stevens, softball and Brad Berry, hockey. Head Football Coach Kyle “Bubba” Schweigert, who was interviewed for this story, was not present because he was on a recruiting trip. Photo courtesy of the Office of the UND President.

Moving forward together

August 1, 2017

Fighting Hawks coaches embrace higher expectations as champion culture re-emerges on campus

The Strinden Center, former home of the Alumni Association, is one of seven buildings being demolished on the UND campus this summer to reduce costs. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Making way for the future

July 25, 2017

Aging buildings fall to wrecking ball in effort to spruce up campus core, knock down costs

UND President Mark Kennedy meets with Australian Consul-General Michael Wood and Australian Political-Economic Officer Holly Jenkins during the Consul-General’s recent visit to UND’s College of Engineering & Mines and the Energy & Environmental Research Center on July 12. UND Engineering Dean Hesham El-Rewini sits to Kennedy’s left, while Michael Mann, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and executive director of the Institute for Energy Studies; and EERC CEO Tom Erickson are seated on the President’s left.  Photo by Kari Suedel.

Australian Consul-General discusses energy research at UND

July 18, 2017

Visit to College of Engineering & Mines and EERC coordinated by North Dakota Trade Office

UND President Mark Kennedy and T.C. Bear get ready for the start of the Twins’ game against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday, July 7.

Twins win with UND

July 11, 2017

Fighting Hawks’ green and white mixed nicely with the colors of Minnesota’s Major Leaguers for UND Night at Target Field

Jenna Annable (far left) joins her UND Frozen Force teammates Dana Atkins, Emma Kischel  anc Dakotah Osborn as they start out today in the 2017 all-female Air Race Classic, a 2,600-miles, three-day aviation derby from Maryland to New Mexico. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Do you know the way to Santa Fe?

June 20, 2017

UND’s Frozen Force flying team certainly does; they’re en route today as part of the 2017 Air Race Classic

UND President Kennedy leads the charge across campus for "Walk at Work" day at UND on Friday, May 26. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Walking the walk

May 30, 2017

President leads dozens on mile trek across campus and back again to recognize health, wellness and UND’s commitment to fighting cancer

UND Assistant Professor of Aviation Nick Wilson (left) and UND Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Kouhyar Tavakolian show off components of their patent-pending "Smartsealz" communication headset, which contain embedded technology that monitors aircraft operational signals and pilot brain activity for signs of mechanical problems and pilot mental fatigue. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Wake up and fly right

May 23, 2017

Aviation and engineering researchers combine forces on patent-pending technology to make skies safer

This week, UND forwarded to the State Board of Higher Education proposed tuition rates for 2017-18 that adheres to the 4-perecent ceiling mandate for in-state undergraduates and extends that same rate of increase to nonresident undergrads as well. The Board will consider UND’s proposals, along with those from the other North Dakota University System institutions, at its May 15 meeting in Bismarck. UND archival photo.

‘We need to invest in UND’

May 9, 2017

UND finds sympathetic voices among student leaders regarding proposed tuition rate hikes

Jan Strinden helps her husband, Earl, with the unveling of a new street sign at the corner of University Avenue and Strinden Road (formerly a section of Stanford Road). The road was renamed in the couple's honor for their years of dedication to the alumni of UND. Photo by Richard Larson.

Sign of legends

May 9, 2017

Ambassadors and longtime servants to UND alumni Earl and Jan Strinden get street named in their honor

UND President Mark Kennedy presented the President's Medal to UND Vice President for Student Affairs Laurie Betting (left) and Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration Dana Harsell, following the roll out of the University’s new “One UND” Strategic Plan before a packed house in the Lecture Bowl of the Memorial Union. Betting and Harsell served as co-chairs of the Strategic Planning Committee. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Presidential praise

May 9, 2017

‘One UND’ Strategic Planning Committee co-chairs Betting and Harsell surprised with University medal

In April, UND Wellness & Health Promotion was ranked No. 1 by College Magazine in helping students reach their fitness goals.

Wellness on top

May 4, 2017

UND Rec Center and health promotion programs consistently make short lists for best around

Tracy Charboneau (left) and Challsey Scallon, UND College of Nursing & Professional Discipline alumnae and veterans of the Recruitment and Retention of American Indians into Nursing program, or RAIN for short, recently pulled off a big idea when they cut the ribbon on a brand new $1.2 million wellness center  dedicated to helping those on teh Spirit Lake Sioux reservation stricken with Type I and II diabetes. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Home-grown health

April 20, 2017

UND Nursing and RAIN program alums renovate former school bus garage into diabetes wellness center on Spirit Lake reservation

Davis, executive director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, talks openly about the abuse he’s endured from both sides of the DAPL divide. A descendant of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Davis has served the state of North Dakota throughout the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) saga, trying to find any sort of common ground or opportunity for dialogue between sides.  Photo by Richard Larson.

Between a ‘Cannonball’ and a hard place

April 20, 2017

American Indian leaders on both sides of DAPL fight come together at UND Law School event to talk frankly about resistance, resilience and reconciliation

John Cariani has been featured in Broadway plays, network television programs and films as well as being an accomplished playwright.  His most well-known work for stage is "Almost, Maine" – one of the most widely produced plays in America in the past decade.

Broadway and screen actor Cariani coming to UND

April 20, 2017

Public conversation and acting workshops set for May 1-2 at Burtness Theatre