Articles by: Jan Orvik

UND President Mark Kennedy takes a moment to help members of UND’s Mortar Board prepare thousands of Thanksgiving dinner baskets for delivery to local families in need on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the UND Transportation Building. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Fixing for a feast

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For the past 37 years, UND’s Mortar Board has been providing thousands of Thanksgiving meals for local families in need

Reggie Tarr, a UND social work alumnus who is the resettlement services site supervisor for New Americans at Lutheran Social Services in Grand Forks, was recently honored at a White House Cermoney for his efforts to refugees resettle in Grand Forks and the surrounding area. Tarr is a former refugee who came to the United States from Liberia. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Warm-hearted greeter

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UND Social Work alumnus and former refugee Reggie Tarr recognized by White House for resettlement work in region

UND Mechanical Engineering Professor George Bibel was recently consulted by the Government Accountability Office, an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for the U.S. Congress, as a subject matter expert in a report on new rules mandating electronic brakes on crude-oil trains. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Of planes, trains and things that fall down

November 15, 2016 at

UND’s Master of Disaster, George Bibel, tapped by GAO to be subject matter expert on new rules for oil train brakes

Will Gosnold takes the first reading on the gravity meter

Hands-on history

November 10, 2016 at

Geophysics class might be on to something when it comes to rumored Prohibition-era bootlegger tunnels in East Grand Forks

Jonathan Geiger

Building human infrastructure

November 3, 2016 at

UND’s Geiger part of new $20M health NIH grant to grow research and nurture new researchers in rural states

Closing the drinking divide

Closing the drinking divide

November 1, 2016 at

Research by UND’s Sharon and Richard Wilsnack, on diminishing differences in men and women’s alcohol habits, featured in ‘The Atlantic’

UND Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs leads a brain-storming session for the University’s Strategic Planning Process. Betting is co-chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, with Dana Harsell, chair of the University Senate. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Setting the course

October 27, 2016 at

Strategic planning moves forward on campus with the aim of making UND the premier flagship University on the Northern Plains

The UND Admissions Legacy Open House, now in its second year, drew about 2,000 prospective students and their families to campus last weekend. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Selling the dream

October 25, 2016 at

UND plays host to 2,000 prospective students and their families over two days last week

UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences Dean Dr. Joshua Wynne says “were it not for the strong support of the Legislature” the new SMHS building on campus would not have been possible today. Wynne spoke at the recent ribbon-cutting for the new SMHS headquarters on Friday, Oct. 14.

Dedicated to health

October 18, 2016 at

Investing in the future, partnerships will leave lasting legacy

Hesham El-Rewini, dean of the UND College of Engineering and Mines, expresses thanks to private donors and public leaders who shared the College’s vision to bring a Collaborative Energy Complex to UND.

Front door to collaboration

October 18, 2016 at

Power of collaboration drives One UND, Energy U

Minnesota Twins President Dave St. Peter, a UND alum, accepts his Sioux Award from DeAnna Carlson Zink, CEO of the UND Alumni Association and Foundation. The Sioux Award is the highest award that can be given to UND alumni.

Lives of achievement

October 18, 2016 at

Minnesota Twins President St. Peter headlines a distinguished list of Sioux Award, Young Alumni recognitions for 2016

North Dakota State Board of Higher Education President Kathleen Neset and NDUS Chancellor Hagerott bestow the chain of office on UND President Mark Kennedy on Monday, Oct. 10, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
As One UND, we will continue to advance new frontiers.

New leader, new frontiers

October 13, 2016 at

Mark Kennedy inaugurated as UND’s 12th president, sets bold course for future

Julie LeFever, director of the Wilson M. Laird Core and Sample Library on the UND campus, stands in the newly expanded area of the library, during a Monday, Sept. 26 ribbon-cutting ceremony. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Core investment

September 30, 2016 at

State unveils newly expanded Wilson M. Laird Core and Sample Library on campus.

UND President Mark Kennedy addresses the local business community at the 11th annual Wake up to UND event on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Memorial Union Ballroom. Photo by Shawna Schill.

One UND

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Business community ‘Wakes up to UND’ as President Kennedy lays out plans and goals to improve University, promote unity.