Articles by: Kaylee Cusack

Cody Soderstrom, a computer science major at UND, starts off his new gig as an intern  for the City of Grand Forks with a clean slate.  Photo Tyler Ingham.

Interns in turn

May 23, 2017

UND enters third summer of partnership with the City of Grand Forks to provide real world work experiences for students

North Dakota-Manitoba Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries symposium keynote speaker Stephanie Baltzer Kom, head of technical services for the North Dakota State Historical Society Archives, urged fellow librarians and research specialists to start building partnerships and strong collaborations with each other. This year
symposium was hosted by UND. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Libraries: Called to collaborate

May 23, 2017

Regional meeting of academic libraries shares collaborative efforts in open resources, student outreach and digitization

Frank Swiontek (right center), UND interim associate director for Institutional Effectiveness, discusses University data with analyst Dana Morehouse. David Flynn, chair of the UND Department of Economics and Finance; and Sean Cleary and John Mitzel, both data analysts, join them at the work table. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Data-driven decisions

May 11, 2017

UND Office of Institutional Effectiveness uses data chops to guide Strategic Plan, clean up data, and enhance student success

UND President Mark Kennedy leads the unveiling of UND's  new "One UND" Strategic Plan on Friday, May 5, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. Photo by Shawna Schill.

A plan for change

May 9, 2017

UND President Mark Kennedy formally launches much-anticipated Strategic Plan

At the most recent forum for the new University Strategic Plan, Associate Professor of Languages Melissa Gjellstad (pictured) and English Professor Rebecca Weaver-Hightower explained strategies for meeting the pillar’s first goal—providing a strong liberal arts foundation. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Pillars of University strength

May 2, 2017

Strategic Planning Committee members wrap up campus budget fora with discussion of Learning and Engagement

Shared science

Shared science

May 2, 2017

North Dakota Academy of Science convenes at UND for annual meeting, supporting cross-state collaboration among students and faculty

Mark Trahant, the Charles R. Johnson Endowed Professor of Journalsim in UND's Communication Program, has been elected to be a member of the American Academy
 of Arts and Sciences—one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious societies of leaders from academia, the arts, business and public affairs. It’s an honor no other representative of UND—or even the state of North Dakota—has received. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

‘Mark’ of excellence

April 27, 2017

UND Charles R. Johnson Endowed Professor of Journalism Mark Trahant joins prestigious 2017 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Longtime UND Center for Innovation Director Bruce Gjovig (left) shows off a UAS platform used by SkySkopes, one of  26 UAS-related startup businesses that call the Center for Innovation home. Gjovig is joined by SkySkopes CFO Dan Daffinrud (center) and the company's CEO, Matt Dunlevy. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Funneling the UAS flock

April 27, 2017

Growing number of UAS-related companies use UND Center for Innovation for coaching and collaboration

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