Articles by: Jan Orvik

Cara Hagren, a UND alum and currently the interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Diversity, recently had the interim tag removed from her title and now holds the position permanently. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Halgren takes the helm

November 14, 2017 at

Cara Halgren has interim tag removed as she follows a calling to become new permanent VP for Student Affairs and Diversity

Advisors of the One UND Strategic Plan ship commander and UND President Mark Kennedy – including the President’s Cabinet, Strategic Plan goal captains and student representation – were called together Sept. 25 for a final review of the full project charter. The document defines the objectives and scope of the plan and contains a framework for analysis of the plan’s costs, resources and risks.

‘Good bones’ all part of master plan

November 9, 2017 at

Campus planners look to pull University together, preserve legacy of structures to meet current and future needs

VandeWalle (center) said a business law course he took as an undergraduate at UND sparked his passion for the legal profession. UND Today archival photo.

Making the case

November 7, 2017 at

North Dakota Supreme Court justices hear cases at UND School of Law, judge student competition

l-r; Cross-campus collaboration with research being done with Brad Rundquist (Georgraphy) Cristina Oncea and Gary Schwartz (both Papulation Health) are researching radon exposure and the incidence of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) in North Dakota. Radon exposure causes about half the instances of lung cancer in the U.S.   (Jackie Lorentz photo/ UND Today)

Radon on the radar

October 31, 2017 at

UND Geography and the School of Medicine & Health Sciences team up to study cancer-causing possibilities of hidden gas prevalent in North Dakota

This year, UND's annual Admissions Fall Open House, which takes place the third week of October during the North Dakota and Minnesota Education Association school break, hosted more than 2,000 prospective students and their family members Oct. 19 and 20. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Rolling out the red carpet

October 31, 2017 at

Annual fall open house, unique to UND, draws more than 2,000 prospective students and family members

This latest mission features two new research modules for plant production and extravehicular activities, funded with a new NASA grant of $750,000. It began in September 2015 and is scheduled to end in August 2018.

One small step

October 19, 2017 at

UND Space Studies students confined to Lunar-Mars Habitat for 14 days in one-of-a-kind NASA-funded research mission

Hess/Drilling Systems Drilling Simulator Lab

Virtual view

October 17, 2017 at

New laboratories from private industry partner Hess/Drilling Systems bring the Bakken to UND petroleum engineering students

In addition to researching comics and graphic novels, UND Education Professor Marcus Weaver-Hightower, who describes himself as a decent artist, also writes them. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Not just for kids

October 16, 2017 at

UND Education professor finds comics and graphic novels can help young and old alike learn

Elizabeth Fenn, who chaired the history department at the University of Colorado-Boulder and is on research leave from there, is a graduate of Duke and Yale Universities, and spent eight years working as an auto mechanic before returning to Yale to complete her doctorate.  Photo by Jan Orvik.

At the heart of the world

October 12, 2017 at

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Elizabeth Fenn enthralls UND-hosted conference with tales of Mandan people

Chris Jacobs

In memoriam: Chris Jacobs

October 10, 2017 at

Campus and community mourns loss of UND educator, filmmaker and all-around good man

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.

By the book: shaping the future

October 10, 2017 at

Campus groups pick apart President Kennedy’s newest publication to see if best practices in business translate to higher education

Helping students soar

Helping students soar

October 5, 2017 at

New $1.5-million scholarship endowment honors late UND Aerospace benefactor James Ray

Alivia Fraase, a junior from Fargo, is double-majoring in elementary education and early childhood education, with a minor in special education. As a volleyball defensive specialist, she had 583 digs last year, the second-most in UND history, and has been integral in UND’s NCAA-leading 19 wins, as of Thursday. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Student-Athlete of the Month: Alivia Fraase

October 5, 2017 at

Fargo, native and star libero finds perfect match as she digs in to Education double major

Kristen Stenehjem is a second-year medical student at UND who just completed a prestigious fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. She is among four women in her family with strong ties to the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

A family tradition

October 3, 2017 at

Four Stenehjem women have strong ties to UND Medicine

UND President Mark Kennedy told a crowd of community and campus leaders at his annual Wake up to UND talk that, with its strong stratetic plan and marketing, UND can succeed and grow, despite the ever growing challenges facing higher education. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Brighter skies ahead

September 28, 2017 at

UND’s innovative spirit and working together will ensure success, said President Kennedy at annual ‘Wake Up’ talk