Articles by: Kaylee Cusack

Betty Robin cuts the ribbon with her husband Si Robin for the grand opening of Robin Hall July 26, 2016. This weekend, UND will honor Betty and Si with an honorary degree for their work in supporting academics and facilties at the University. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Degrees above the rest

May 10, 2018 at

Benefactors of Robin Hall, UND’s newest aviation hub, to be granted honorary degrees at commencement

Alyssa Konickson, UND Alumni Association & Foundation director of communications, shows off an example of one of the new North Dakota license plates , marked with the Fighting Hawks logo. Image courtesy of Sam Melquist, AA&F.

Hawks on the highway

April 26, 2018 at

Fighting Hawks plates get license to fly to support UND Alumni Association & Foundation’s mission to serve students

Susan Marvin, Chair of Marvin Doors and Windows, has been a part of her family company's third-generation management team for more than 35 years. The company has now entered its fourth generation –  one of the few in the country to do so. Marvin delivered a powerful Hultberg Lectureship Series keynote address April 16 in the Gorecki Alumni Center. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Marvin touts business for purpose, not profit

April 19, 2018 at

Chair of Marvin Windows and Doors encourages community, family values in industry at 31st Hultberg salute to women leaders

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.

Forum addresses evolving face of campus

April 17, 2018 at

Head of UND facilities lays out full menu of University projects in construction, demolition and parking

Foerster, a native of Pisek, N.D., and a doctoral student in chemical engineering, is working to convert waste products from soybeans into high-value carbon fiber, which is stronger and more stiff than steel, yet lighter. It’s used in planes, cars, and even golf clubs. He took first place in the recent three Minute Thesis Competition at UND.  Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Three-minute victory in Vegas

April 17, 2018 at

UND research competition champ hits jackpot at regional communication contest in City of Lights

Miss America 2018 Cara Mund, the first-ever North Dakotan to wear the crown, was in UND's alumni house, the Gorecki Center, on Tuesday, for the UND Alumni Association & Foundation's Women for Philanthropy event. Image courtesy of Milo Smith.

Crown jewel of North Dakota

April 12, 2018 at

Cara Mund, state’s first Miss America, talks giving, gumption and government at Women for Philanthropy lunch

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum (middle) made a five-hour visit to the University of North Dakota campus on April 6, during which he heard UND’s plan to overcome higher education challenges to serve its students and the state. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Hello, Governor!

April 10, 2018 at

UND shows Governor Doug Burgum its plan for opportunity in a challenging higher education landscape

In the heart of Grand Forks, students, researchers and scholars are working as One UND to move society forward. The Flagship University of the Northern Plains is soaring as it serves as the chief opportunity engine for North Dakota, using the One UND Strategic Plan as its compass. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Strategic Plan for North Dakota

April 5, 2018 at

One UND Strategic Plan marks multiple milestones toward purpose of serving the state and its students

Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

University Avenue: Grand Forks’ New Main Street

April 5, 2018 at

City partners with UND to innovatively unite the community’s two ‘downtowns’

Scott Kennedy, A Town Hall Conversation on the Chinese Economy. Eye of the Hawk Lecture Series.      ( Jackie Lorentz photo/ UND Today)

Hawk’s-eye view on Chinese economy

April 5, 2018 at

Global economist Scott Kennedy discusses China’s role in innovation, North Dakota trade and higher education

Cari Campbell , UND associate professor of history, (left) moderates a panel on "art and politics" during the 49th Annual Writers Conference at UND. Campbell was joined on the panel by conference featured artists Marlon James, Lauren Markham and Nicholas Gallanin.  Photo by Paul Wesp/UND Today.

Truly literary – no lie

March 27, 2018 at

UND Writers Conference blends art, history and politics to inspire new generation of creators

Tera Buckley, assistant director of Marketing & Creative Services, said a slight hiccup in migrating UND's revamped website means the timeline to see souped up more- responsive site – a major item in UND’s Strategic Plan Goal Three aim of enrolling and retaining students – will be adjusted from the end of April to May 21. The date was chosen to avoid disrupting the wrap of the spring semester. Jackie Lorentz photo/ UND Today.

Revving up recruitment and retention

March 27, 2018 at

March Provost Forum touts positive progress with UND website updates and Starfish student success

UND already has a strong online foundation in a myriad academic disciplines. Now under a new agreement with online education giant Pearson, UND can quickly build a presence in other areas with explosive growth potential and do it in a way that promotes both existing and new programs. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Perfect partners for online growth

March 20, 2018 at

UND-Pearson agreement will deliver more online education opportunites in North Dakota and beyond

The 49th annual UND Writers Conference kicks off tomorrow at UND’s Memorial Union, featuring an 8 p.m. reading from David Grann, author of 2017’s critically acclaimed “Killers of the Flower Moon.” Marlon James, author of the 2015 Man Booker Prize-winning “A Brief History of Seven Killings,” will present on Thursday evening, and “The Far Away Brothers” author Lauren Markham will hold a Friday night reading.

Finding truth between the lines

March 20, 2018 at

History, journalism, politics and more entwine for this week’s 49th annual UND Writers Conference

During her visit to UND on Monday, Amy Whitney, the lone finalist to be the next direct of of the UND Center for Innovation, recognized the important role of mentoring programs, internships and experiential learning opportunities in creating a forward-looking educational environment. Photo by Tyler Ingham/UND Today.

Center for Innovation finalist outlines vision

March 20, 2018 at

Entrepreneurship programs head at Clark University (Worcester, Mass.) touts student training and community partnerships