Articles by: Jan Orvik

High tech, high touch

High tech, high touch

February 14, 2019 at

New digital tools to help recruit students and enhance their overall campus experience

UND saw one of its largest Winter Commencement classes graduate in December, thanks to series of strategic barrier busting moves that have students dancing out the door degrees in hand.

Doing the graduation dance

February 7, 2019 at

Strategic efforts, and a little fun along the way, helping students secure degrees earlier Students often dance for joy asRead More

UND Chief Information Officer Madhavi Marasinghe stands in the Data Center on the UND campus. Starting September 15, Marasinghe says a new centralized unit will connect UND's IT staff and functions of CILT’s information technology support team with Administrative Services Technology. The teaching enhancement and education technology arm of CILT will be integrated into the new Teaching Transformation and Development Academy known as  TTaDA. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Embracing technology

February 7, 2019 at

CIO lays out tech upgrades to keep campus cyber safe, bolster research and enhance student experiences

UND adds new faculty

UND adds new faculty

January 31, 2019 at

Six new members of the University community talk about their first impressions

Johnson echoed Kennedy in saying UND can help the state transition to capturing jobs the new age of automation will create through research, innovation and education. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Positioning UND – and state – to swim

January 29, 2019 at

Latest Provost Forum touches on legislative testimony, budget planning and HR evaluations

He has just published the sixth and final book in the series, “Radio Frequency Cell Site Engineering Made Easy.” The books have been well-received, and he’s been contacted by other publishers. Now he’s helping his students publish as well. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

UND professor helped launch wireless age

January 29, 2019 at

Dedicated teacher Saleh Faruque now busy publishing popular how-to series on radio frequencies

The University will issue a request for proposals (RFP) next month for residential and retail dining plans in the new Memorial Union and across campus. The goal is to offer food options that attract people to the University, aid in recruitment, and entice more students to live on campus. All options will be considered, including forming a public-private partnership with an external vendor. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Options on the table

January 22, 2019 at

Plans in the works to use food to draw people to campus

Foerster, a native of Pisek, N.D., and a doctoral student in chemical engineering, is working to convert waste products from soybeans into high-value carbon fiber, which is stronger and more stiff than steel, yet lighter. It’s used in planes, cars, and even golf clubs. He took first place in the recent three Minute Thesis Competition at UND.  Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Like ‘Ted Talks’ for theses

January 17, 2019 at

UND ‘3MT’ national finalist Ian Forester set bar high; now new crop of students ready for next competition Jan. 23 

Johnathan Judd, a UND School of Law graduate, was recently sworn in as the mayor of Moorhead, Minn. Judd's election was preceded by years of community involvement and service. Photo by Dima Williams/UND Today.

Empowering voice

January 15, 2019 at

UND School of Law grad elected first African-American mayor of Moorhead, Minn.

A’maize’ing scholar

A’maize’ing scholar

December 18, 2018 at

Dale Brunelle is first American Indian to earn doctorate in biology

In recognition of her work, Brown-Borg has just been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for distinguished contributions to the biology of aging.

One for the ages

December 13, 2018 at

UND’s Holly Brown-Borg, an expert in human lifes pan, joins elite company with one of science’s highest honors

In her first semester at UND, the psychology faculty member has received an early career research award from the National Institutes of Health, been nominated for a teaching excellence award, and has found joy in working with her students.

Whirlwind semester

December 6, 2018 at

First-year faculty member RaeAnn Anderson receives early career grant, nominated for teaching award

It’s part of a planned campus renaissance. The University is also working with alumni, private donors and other funding sources to build a new College of Business & Public Administration, renovate the Chester Fritz Library and Stone House, and add to the High Performance Center.

Leaving a legacy

November 27, 2018 at

UND students vote to fund new Memorial Union on campus as early as 2021

Greater things ahead

Greater things ahead

November 13, 2018 at

Leaders at latest Provost Forum tout marketing, research and legislative relations work

Promise kept

Promise kept

November 8, 2018 at

Grad student’s tributes to UND soldiers who perished in 1918 flu pandemic coincides with WWI armistice centennial