Articles by: David Dodds

Aaron Kennedy

Currency from the crowd

December 7, 2017

UND groups are tapping into novel fund-raising with a social flair to augment tight budgets

UND Volleyball players react to a kill against the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the first round of the NCAA National Tournament in 2016 in Minneapolis. The Fighting Hawks are preparing for a rematch with Minnesota on Friday night.  Image courtesy of UND Athletics.

Déjà vu in Dinkytown

November 30, 2017

Fighting Hawks Volleyball carries more aggressive mindset into national tournament rematch with Gophers

North Dakota Fighting Hawks’ basketball was represented in the NCAA National Tournaments and the Women's National Invitational Tournament. Both squads are beginning the work needed to duplicate those efforts down the road this year and beyond.

Of fast cars and UND hoops

November 16, 2017

Men and women raring to get going at home, starting this weekend, after motoring through ‘16-‘17 campaigns

Lt. Col. Jason Murphy's 20-plus year military path has taken him around the world on a full circle back to UND, where he currently serves as commander of the University's Reserve Officer Training Corps battalion. Image courtesy of  Lt. Col. Jason Murphy.

‘Welcome back, Colonel Murphy’

November 9, 2017

UND Army ROTC commander talks Veterans Day, leadership and return to alma mater

For the past 22 years, the Clothesline Project, as it’s known, has been a powerful staple on campus during these weeks of action, chock full of awareness activities and devoted to violence and sexual assault prevention. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Solemn reflection, on the line

October 24, 2017

In a deliberate twist on tradition, UND begins ‘It’s on Us’ week of action with rally and march

The rivalry is renewed this weekend on the ice at Ralph Engelstad Arena, as the Minnesota Golden Gophers return to Grand Forks for the first time since 2012. Photo courtesy of Kory Wallen/UND Athletic Archives.

Welcome back, ‘Gophs’

October 19, 2017

Packed sports weekend highlighted by long awaited Top 10 match-up of college hockey’s biggest rivals

Tucker Poolman, now a pro with the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL, excelled on the ice and in the classroom at UND. The Within a matter of weeks last spring, the All-American defensemen from East Grand Forks signed his pro contract and graduated with a degree in business administration after only three years at UND. Photo by Jonathan Kozub.

Pipeline to a degree

October 12, 2017

UND Hockey may be an NHL factory but its academic culture is producing more than just pro prospects

UND alumnus and former baseball player Andrew Gudmunson, 30, reportedly was one of 500-plus people who were seriously wounded early Monday morning by a lone gunman, who assailed country music concertgoers with a shower of bullets from high above in the Mandalay Bay Casino on the Vegas Strip.

Prayers for ‘Goody’

October 3, 2017

Former coaches react to tragic news of injury to UND dual-sport alum in Las Vegas shooting

UND Pride of the North Marching Band sousaphonist Seth Skjervheim stands with his dad, Don, and mom, Kathy, recently during a UND Fighting Hawks fooball game. Seth recently donated bone marrow to an anonymous man stricken with leukemia.  He then returned to UND to perform with the band only days after the donation. Image courtesy of the Pride of the North Marching Band.

Hero’s march

September 28, 2017

Pride of the North Band’s Seth Skjervheim runs the field mere days after donating bone marrow to anonymous recipient

Colin Combs, a UND Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences, had the honor of giving the first talk of the 2017-18 season. The topic was on his research efforts to understand various aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. Photo by Susan Caraher.

Faculty Lecture Series makes a bold comeback

September 28, 2017

Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Colin Combs delivers first presentation since 2012 to full house

Mark Askelson, a UND alumnus, brings a wealth of relevant knowledge and experience to his new position as interim executive director of the Research Institute for Autonomous Systems. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Askelson named interim executive director of RIAS

September 14, 2017

UND alumnus and atmospheric Sciences faculty member specializes in UAS integration research

UND President Mark Kennedy and First Lady Debbie Kennedy played the role of good hosts to members of their former school's volleyball squad on Friday, Sept. 8. After the UND Fighting Hawks defeated the George Washington University Colonials 3-0, the First Couple took time for a photo with coaches and players from both teams. Debbie Kennedy wore a Colonials jacket over her UND green shirt to signify her and her husbanc's connection to both schools. The Kennedy's came to UND from GW in Washington, D.C.  Photo by Russ Hons, UND Athletics.

School(s) spirit

September 12, 2017

President and First Lady sport dueling colors in show of support for current and former favorite universities

Delzer, in her Mapleton, N.D. third-grade classroom, graduated from UND with a double major in elementary education and early childhood education in 2008. She also earned her master’s degree in elementary education from UND in 2014. Photo produced and featured in the New York Times, Sept. 2 edition.

Top teacher alum featured in New York Times to speak at UND

September 7, 2017

Kayla Delzer, whose classroom philosophies have become standard worldwide, holds two degrees from the College of Education & Human Development

The first Potato Bowl USA football game took place on Sept. 24, 1966 between UND and Idaho State. It was billed as a battle between two of the largest potato-growing regions in the United States: Idaho and the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota. UND stomped Idaho State 41-0 in that first meeting. UND holds an impressive 39-12 Potato Bowl record, dating back to that first game.

All hail the mighty spud

September 5, 2017

It’s fun, food, football and more this week as the UND joins the community for the 52nd Annual Potato Bowl USA celebration

During a Tuesday address to the University Council, UND President Mark Kennedy reviewed a long list of University successes of the past year and plans for the future, using the seven goals of the new One UND Strategic Plan as a framework. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

A year of good things, with more to come

August 31, 2017

In latest University Council address, Kennedy lauds resiliency and spirit of campus in face of challenges