Articles by: Jan Orvik

Creating a fantastic Fighting Hawks football game-day experience is the goal of a newly launched 31-person committee of alumni from across the nation.

Fan-tastic experience

July 18, 2017 at

Group focuses on forming ‘awesome atmosphere’ for Fighting Hawks football

It was fond farewells all around for Leigh Jeanotte, longtime UND director of American Indian Student Services, on Monday, June 26. Jeanotte said good-bye to colleagues and other friends as he prepared for retirement after 43 years at UND. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Decades of dedication

July 11, 2017 at

Leigh Jeanotte and dozens of others leave UND a better place as they retire or participate in buyouts

EERC programmer Saurabh Chimote was recently recognized as the UND, state and regional Student Employee Supervisor of the Year. Photo courtesy of EERC.

Superior supervisor

July 4, 2017 at

EERC programmer named UND, State and Midwest student employee supervisor of the year

The UND Department of Computer Science made the move back to its original academic home, the College of Engineering and Mines, on July 1.  Despite the move, the department will remain in its current space, using classrooms and labs as currently assigned, however, all administrative aspects of running the department were transferred to tje College of Engineering on July 1. There will be no disruption of teaching or research activities that are currently planned.

Computer science makes its move

July 4, 2017 at

UND Department returns to traditional home in the College of Engineering and Mines

Janelle Kilgore, director of financial aid, has been named interim executive director of financial aid and admissions. She assumed the duties of Sol Jenson, former assistant vice president for enrollment services, who left UND recently for a position at Northern Illinois University. In her new role, Kilgore will oversee financial aid and admissions. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Meet Janelle Kilgore

June 27, 2017 at

Financial aid director adds to her busy portfolio, taking admissions responsibilities on an interim basis

Margot McGimpsey, special projects assist to the UND Provost; and Lisa Burger, assistant vice president for student academic services, show off their handiwork when it comes to process mapping for the One UND Strategic Plan. Both McGimpsey and Burger have been trained and have experience with process mapping. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

A strategic road map

June 20, 2017 at

Process mapping provides the way forward in implementing the One UND Strategic Plan

From astronomy and aviation textbooks to nursing and health care and everything in between, UND faculty had a productive year in 2016-17.

Author, author!

June 6, 2017 at

Faculty find balance between work, pleasure with new books that intersect personal interests and academics

UND senior Curtis Longtime Sleeping has been awarded a U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarship to study in Korea. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Gift for language, connection to culture

June 6, 2017 at

UND undergrad parlays love of words into prestigious communication scholarship

Award-winning special education student and UND doctoral student Matthew Myrold has developed the Edfiniti Mobile Assessment Platform, a tool that assists teachers and students monitor and improve behavior in the classroom while boosting academic success for K-12 students. Graphic courtesy of Matthew Myrold.

‘Edfiniti’ and beyond

June 6, 2017 at

Award-winning special education teacher and UND doctoral student develops K-12 teaching app that helps kids succeed

UND President Mark Kennedy's new book zeroes in on how political, regulatory, media and activists can shape – or shift – business practices. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Kennedy’s new book takes on ‘Shapeholders’

May 16, 2017 at

Released May 9, latest work by UND President is a how-to on engaging activists in an Age of Activism

Tajreed Rich, a Minneapolis native, celebrates his degree from UND at the school's general commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13, at the Alerus Center. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Crossing the finish line

May 16, 2017 at

Thousands of friends and family watch as their UND graduates cross the commencement state on Saturday and Sunday

Garrett Kovar (center with simulated baby), a unior at Red River High School, takes his turn making rounds at UND's School of Medicine and Health Sciences' 'A Day in the Life of a Medical Student. Photo by Richard Larson.

Medical students for a day

May 11, 2017 at

Area high schoolers get a taste of daily life at UND’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Students in Robin David's (above) Honors class extended an already successful "Resilient Youth Program" into East Grand Forks Public Schools, where no New American tutoring program existed. The program has been so popular that the school had to seek more space for students.  Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Volunteers to ambassadors

May 4, 2017 at

UND Honors students learn about experiences of New Americans by serving in local school

Derek Sporbert, director of TRIO programs at UND, recently visited the the nation's capital to meet with North Dakota's congressional delegation to advocate for college access for residents throughout North Dakota, especially rural students.  Tyler Ingham.

Trump’s ‘skinny budget’ proposes cuts to TRIO programs

May 2, 2017 at

If implemented, the federal slicing could lead to reduced access to education

(Left to Right) Bailey Bubach, faculty and professional advisor for petroleum engineering from Grand Forks; Rehan Ali Mohammed, petroleum engineering master’s student from Hyderabad, India; Maram Al-Sayaghi, a chemical engineering doctoral student from Sana’a, Yemen; and Mehdi Ostadhassan, assistant professor of petroleum engineering, a native of Iran. Photo by Richard Larson.

Q&A: Four from four

April 27, 2017 at

What members of UND’s Muslim community want others to know