Articles by: David Dodds

In addition to boasting the highest enrollment of new freshmen in three years, UND also announced recently that this year's class of new freshmen, as a group, tied the all-time high record for average high school GPA, at 3.55, first set by last year's class of new freshman. Photo by Shawna Schill.

UND moves enrollment needle forward for third year in row

September 28, 2021 at

University tallies include 9-percent uptick in new freshmen students compared with 2020 Census Day count

Pablo de Leon and the NDX-1 suit, the first suit he built at UND. UND archival image.

UND professor is NASA’s featured researcher for Hispanic Heritage Month

September 24, 2021 at

Space Studies Chair Pablo de León specializes in designing spacesuits and space habitats, which astronauts might use on the Moon or Mars 

The family of Frederick D. "Fritz" Pollard Jr. was present at UND on Friday, Sept. 17, to unveil a replica plaque that tells the Pollard Jr. story, including his connection to UND. Once completed, a permanent plaque for Pollard Jr. will be set at the former UND High Performance Center, a building that now bears his name. Pictured above are (left to right) DeAnna Carlson Zink, CEO of the UND Alumni Association & Foundation; Bill Chaves, UND Athletics Director; Fritz Pollard III, Meredith; Kenny and UND President Andy Armacost. UND photo.

A day for a legend: Athletics center formally named for Fritz Pollard Jr.

September 21, 2021 at

UND honors hall of famer, All American, and Olympic medalist alum who excelled on campus and in life

Team UND Forever

UND Forever team pedals for good cause in United Way Trike Wars 2021

September 16, 2021 at

Third-annual United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Area’s Trike Wars took place in Columbia Mall speedway (parking lot)

55th Annual Potato Bowl USA Week is upon us

55th Annual Potato Bowl USA Week is upon us

September 14, 2021 at

Fun at University Park on Thursday ushers in weekend parade and Fighting Hawks football; check out all the scheduled events

New UND students file into the area in front of the Chester Fritz Library for the traditional new freshmen photo, during Welcome Weekend 2021, Aug. 21, 2021. UND photo.

A good first-day showing

August 31, 2021 at

UND see increases in overall enrollment, as well as new freshmen and graduate students on Day 1

Watford City Meet the Armacosts

Meet the Armacosts: On the western edge

August 3, 2021 at

Andy and Kathy Armacost welcomed by alumni and friends in Minot, Watford City, Williston and New Town

Fort Berthold Reservation physician and councilwoman for the Three Affiliated Tribes Dr. Monica Mayer embraces UND First Lady Kathy Armacost, after presenting the First Lady and President Armacost with traditional star quilts as gifts during a visit by UND leaders to the Tribe's new Interpretive Center in New Town, N.D. on July 29, 2021. Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Mark Fox (at left) looks on with Dr. Don Warne, director of UND's Indians into Medicine program, in the foreground. Both Fox and Dr. Mayer are UND alumni. Photo by David Dodds.

Armacosts, SMHS Indigenous and Public Health professionals visit alumni leaders of the Three Affiliated Tribes

August 3, 2021 at

Potential areas of collaboration between the Tribes and University discussed, especially in health education and outreach

The home of Chad and Stacy Wachter, good friends of UND ( (left in photo with Andy and Kathy Armacost and Alumni CEO DeAnna Carlson Zink), was the perfect stage for the Capital City's "Meet the Armacosts" event on Tuesday, July 21. About 75 people flocked to the Wachter's residence, along the Missouri River. Photo by David Dodds, UND.

Meet the Armacosts: President Armacost and his wife, Kathy, welcomed in West

July 27, 2021 at

Andy and Kathy Armacost embraced by alumni and friends in Bismarck, Dickinson; next up: Watford City and Williston

With over 20 contributors and 60 selections, Backstories takes the reader from the East Coast’s Delmarva Peninsula to the American and Canadian Midwest, the Mexican-American border, to Hawaii and beyond and situate the kitchen across a range of cultural and historical contexts. Book cover design by Paul Forest.

From COVID to comfort

May 26, 2021 at

New book from UND Digital Press explores complex history of rural women and the kitchen

Photo by Mike Hess/UND Today.

A day ‘as lovely as a tree’

May 13, 2021 at

UND leaders grab shovels, plant trees to celebrate new Arbor Day Foundation ‘Tree Campus’ designation

UND’s University Council meets Tuesday April 27; topics include legislative and college updates

April 25, 2021 at

The University of North Dakota’s main governing body, University Council, will hold its spring meeting Tuesday, April 27, 3-4:30 p.m.Read More

Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Change-maker in the lab

March 17, 2021 at

Kelli Maddock turned her love of animals into a career thanks to the flexibility of an online master’s degree from UND

A Memorial for the ultimate Memorial

A Memorial for the ultimate Memorial

March 11, 2021 at

UND officials – past and present – reflect on history and importance of the University’s nearly century-old sports stadium

Shawna Noel Schill

UND: A Lifeline for Rural America

February 22, 2021 at

Rural health isn’t just another issue at the University of North Dakota. It’s a priority