Articles by: Kaylee Cusack

UND One-Stop is just as the name implies -- a first stop for students and families to ask questions about financial aid and billing. One-Stop, Student Account Services and Student Financial Aid have spearheaded two process improvement projects that will help them better utilize student data and enhance their staff collaboration.  Photo by Tyler Ingham.

A better flow

July 18, 2017

Units come together to leverage services and better aid students with financial aid

Math Graduate Teaching Assistant Jarod Olson leads his summer pre-calculus focus group through a real-world math problem. Olson helped develop a new new curriculum that will be integrated when UND’s Math Active Learning Lab (MALL) opens in O’Kelly Hall this fall. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

New math

July 18, 2017

UND uses summer classes to test novel way of teaching through Math Active Learning Lab

UND Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations and Research Joshua Hunter (middle) and his graduate student Cherie Graves (right) have teamed up with University Children's Learning Center Director Dawnita Nilles (left) for a research project centered on outdoor learning. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Natural growth

July 18, 2017

UND education researchers partner with local children’s center to study benefits of outdoor learning

The setting sun descends upon the western edge of campus,where a new sense of enthusiasm is illuminating the UND college experience, thanks to enhanced communication efforts and a new solid sense of direction for the University.  UND Archival Photo.

Sun sets on past — rises with new UND conversation

July 11, 2017

Clear direction for University of North Dakota drives renewed positive perception

UND Provost Tom DiLorenzo leads discussion among a new UND group knonw as TTADA , which will pull together the units now known as the Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies, the Office of Instructional Development, Office of Extended Learning and Learning & Development, as well as Joan Hawthorne, director of assessment and regional accreditation. The academy is the result of yearlong discussions between the units and the Provost's Office.

Academy of transformation

July 11, 2017

TTADA (Tadah!) sounds magical but its goal to spread enhanced teaching expertise is anything but smoke and mirrors

After months of brand research, stakeholder surveys and focus groups, the UND is moving forward with a brand identity that will revolve around the tagline "Leaders in Action." Photo by Shawna Schill.

UND shapes ‘Leaders in Action’

June 27, 2017

New brand identity chosen, work underway to share the message

Famed author Salmon Rushdie (left), was the headliner for the 2008 UND Writers Conference, the Upper Midwest's signature literary event now in its 49th year, recently was funded for a fifth-straight year by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Writers Conference: Funds found, funds kept?

June 27, 2017

Fifth NEA grant, secured by UND’s Crystal Alberts for the Upper Great Plains’ signature literary event, threatened by federal budget cuts

Angelique Foster, associate executive assistant to the UND president, kicks off an initial meeting of goal captains and project managers for implementation of the new One UND strategic plan  on June 20. Photo by Richard Larson.

Perfect pairs

June 27, 2017

One UND Strategic Plan goal captains and project managers prep for partnerships

UND’s Strategic Plan implementation teams have been named for each of the plan’s seven goals. These teams, comprised of UND faculty and staff, will work together throughout the summer and beyond to execute their respective goal’s action items—and help UND become the chief opportunity engine for North Dakota.

Naming names

June 20, 2017

Teams identified and assembled to guide and execute One UND Strategic Plan

Stephanie Murry, North Dakota Shakespeare Producing Artist Director, is bringing professional theatre to Grand Forks with an outdoor production of "Romeo and Juliet" June 13-18 in Town Square Park. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Shakespeare on the Red

June 13, 2017

Thespians to stage classical theatre along Grand Forks Greenway — with support from UND, community and First Lady Debbie Kennedy

UND President Mark Kennedy recently got together with UND's One UND Stategic Plan goal captains and support unit reps to choose implementation teams -- one for each of the plan's goals -- in an NFL-style players draft.

Building One UND ‘dream teams’

June 6, 2017

Draft day has Strategic Plan goal captains discussing power picks for strong implementation groups

The Strategic Plan was publicly launched on May 5, following months of collaborative meetings, research and evolution. Instead of slowing for the summer, execution begins immediately—with the assembly of an implementation team that will include captains for every Strategic Plan goal, trained project managers to keep those goals aligned and on track and support members who will generate ideas, further refine action steps and ultimately make the plan a reality.

Turning soil on the Strategic Plan

May 30, 2017

UND Strategic Plan assembles goal captains, project managers and implementation team members to execute campus strategy

Anne Walker, UND associate dean of teacher education & student services, is freshly back from a two-and-a-half week expedition to Saudi Arabia. She was invited by the Saudi’s Ministry of Education to serve as an English Language Specialist after the U.S. State Department recommended her as a consultant and teacher trainer. Photo courtesy of Anne Walker.

A teaching evolution

May 30, 2017

UND Associate Dean of Teacher Education & Student Services brings English teaching expertise to Saudi Arabia

Amid the fast pace of a student athlete's schedule, Stephanie Clarke graduated this spring from UND as a double major in psychology and criminal justice. On top of that, she’ll be the first in her family to hang a college diploma on the wall. Photo courtesy of UND Athletics.

First to cross finish line

May 30, 2017

First-generation college student Stephanie Clarke finds UND success in the classroom and on the track

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