Articles by: Kaylee Cusack

Dale Morrison, who had held executive positions at several Fortune 500 companies over the years,  addresses a crowd at a recently UND leadership summit that bears his name. He is a UND College of Business & Public Administration alumnus and co-founder of the private equity firm TriPointe Capital Partners. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Shape of leadership

April 25, 2017

UND student trailblazers engage with alumni and community leaders during Morrison Leadership Summit

UND Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences Archana Dhasarathy explains her work with epigenetics at a recent forum that delved into the "Discovery," one of three pillars, in UND's draft Strategic Plan. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

A plan for discovery

April 25, 2017

UND community gets an updated look at research goals of nearly-finalized Strategic Plan

(Left to right) Andrew Allen joins Greg Syrup and Kevin Lunke as teh current leadership team behind the Dakota Venture Group—the first and only fully student-run venture fund in the nation. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Real money, real results

April 25, 2017

UND student-run Dakota Venture Group celebrates 10 years of developing the state’s next private equity leaders

UND Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Services Sol Jensen was explaining the importance of UND branding research that will reach full culmination by early June at the most recent budget forum on April 14. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Getting back ‘on brand’

April 18, 2017

UND marketing team rolls out survey and focus group results that will guide University branding efforts

UND biologist Vasyl Tkach and team studies shrews (above) in the arctic as an indicator of changes in climate and ecology. Their research was featured in the most recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Arctic Report Card.

Earth Week: The ‘shrewd’ facts

April 18, 2017

UND parasitologist’s research gains international attention as part of NOAA’s latest Arctic Report Card

UND graduate student Mona Sohrabi conducts biomedical research in Dr. Colin Combs' lab in the School of Medicine & Health Sciences' Department of Biomedical Sciences. UND archival photo.

Research funding relapse

April 11, 2017

Proposed cut to the National Institutes of Health would have negative effect on biomedical research, health and economy of North Dakota

Laura Block, Chief Financial Officer for the UND Alumni Association & Foundation, said the Foundation is working with the University to determine priorities—currently being shaped in UND’s Strategic Plan. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Gifted at UND

April 11, 2017

UND Foundation Chief Financial Officer answers campus questions about charitable giving in a time of budget challenges

Bremer Financial Corporation CEO Jeanne Crain was the keynote speaker of the 30th Anniversary Hultberg Lectureship Series, a celebration of successful CoBPA alumnae. Since it began in 1988, the series has invited more than 100 female graduates back to campus to share their experiences. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Leading lady

April 6, 2017

Bremer President and CEO and UND graduate Jeanne Crain spreads message of purposeful leadership to campus community

UND Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences Gretchen Mullendore is one of 13 UND faculty members who have been approved for developmental leave opportunities in the coming academic year. The first part of her sabbatical will allow her to spend three months at Texas A&M University as a visiting scientist. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

In search of ‘intellectual souvenirs’

April 6, 2017

UND Atmospheric Sciences researcher is one of many faces temporarily leaving campus to bring back advanced work and knowledge

UND Chief Information Officer Madhavi Marasinghe stands in the Data Center on the UND campus.  Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Tech in check

April 4, 2017

UND’s new chief information officer Madhavi Marasinghe discusses campus technology challenges, strategies and opportunities

UND Director of International Programs Katie Davidson says she and her team are working with admissions to pilot a pre-registration process for international students who don’t arrive on campus until a week before classes begin. Davidson led off the latest budget forum meeting on Wednesday, March 29, with UND Provost Tom DiLorenzo. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Global opportunities

April 4, 2017

UND Provost welcomes special guests to weekly budget forum for updates on international programs, student government and information technology

Veteran ABC News correspondent John Quinones proudly holds a UND hockey jersey given to him Monday night by  Delta Gamma after his speak at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Monday. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Veteran newsman shares career insights

March 28, 2017

ABC correspondent and “What Would You Do?” host Quiñones details humble roots and rise to network stardom — with doses of education and ethics along the way

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen (right) answers a question at a panel discussion Wednesday, March 22, at the 2017 Writers Conference.  The event was held in the Memorial Union Ballroom.  Also participating in the panel were poet Mai Der Vang (center) and moderator Paul Sum (left).  Sum is a UND professor of political science and public administration. Photo by Richard Larson.

Unchained voices

March 28, 2017

UND Writers Conference shares diverse stories of finding community and identity in America

As part of his latest UND budget update, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Tom DiLorenzo took a moment to open the floor to share success stories and strategies that different units on campus have been using to keep forward momentum in the current budget situation. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

New ways of thinking

March 23, 2017

Weekly budget forum celebrates successes and examines new methods of handling budget challenges

Left to right: UND students Evan Marian, Ayla Rubenstein and Atle Alexander. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Volunteering together

March 23, 2017

UND students from all areas of campus come together to build community based on giving back