Articles by: Kaylee Cusack

UND Provost Tom DiLorenzo leads the discussion at the second campus budget forum, held on March 1. Photo by Richard Larson.

‘Stepping up’ to meet needs

March 7, 2017 at

Second UND budget forum sets tone of shared sacrifice and commitment to University vision

Lynette Krenelka,  (left) director of UND Extended Learning, and Anne Kelsh, (right) program director for Instructional Development, take part in a recent seminar, called called “Thinking Strategically: Planning for Online Degree & Certificate Program Development.”  It was the first session of a semester-long professional development series called “Enhancing and Expanding Student Learning in Changing and Challenging Times.” Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Enhanced learning in changing times

March 2, 2017 at

Collaborative seminar series sees changing campus environment as opportunity to enrich the student learning experience

UND Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost   Tom DiLorenzo leads the first of a series of budget forums for staff and faculty at UND. Photo  by Jackie Lorentz.

Budget forum reflections

February 28, 2017 at

First of many UND campus budget fora addresses questions and calls for teamwork and ideas

UND graduate student Tarek Elderini is using his robotics background from Egypt to collaborate with other engineering graduate students on their computer vision-based research under the supervision of faculty advisors Naima Kaabouch and Jeremiah Neubert. The research will be on display at Thursday's Graduate Research Achievement Day in the UND Memorial Union Ballroom. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

GRAD 2017 on display

February 28, 2017 at

UND’s revamped graduate research expo allows more opportunity for participation, collaboration and community outreach

Nick Satterlee, a UND commercial aviation student from O'Fallon, Ill., ran into a bit of a rough patch during his first semester, but support from those around him and a new notification software at UND called Starfish, helped him to regain his academic footing. Photo courtesy of Nick Satterlee.

Attention to retention

February 23, 2017 at

UND combines technology and personal connections to boost the number of first-time freshmen who stay

UND grad student Andrew Barnas holds a Post-it note, on which he illustrated his own research of a drone flying over the Candian habitat of snow geese and polar bears. Barnas put the 3-inch by 3-inch drawing on social media and it has since gone viral, with others piggybacking on his idea to share ideas of research with others in its simplest form. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Power of the ‘Post-it’

February 23, 2017 at

Art, science and communication collide as UND biology grad student’s Twitter hashtag trend goes viral

Robin Hall after sunset.  The building on western edge of the UND campus is the headquarters to the University's surging unmanned teaching and research enterprises. Photo by Richard Larson

Unmanned unleashed

February 21, 2017 at

UND brings together campus innovation and research in Institute for Unmanned and Autonomous Research

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.

Starting from the top

February 16, 2017 at

UND finding opportunities for administrative efficiency and savings amid campus-wide budget cuts

Besides being a pivotal piece in understanding UAS research data across campus, Computer Scientist Travis Desell says he and his students have collaborated with a number of departments for their big data and High Performance Computing research needs.  Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Next step: NexusND

February 14, 2017 at

UND to initiate Grand Challenges effort with $3 million investment in technology infrastructure and workforce

UND Student Body President Brandon Beyer (left) and UND Dean of Libraries and Information Resources Stephanie Walker are big proponent of Open Educational Resources, which already have saved UND students millions in text book cots. In September, the UND Student Senate passed a resolution in support of OER at UND. On Jan. 15, it put its money where its mouth was and unanimously passed a bill to allocate $75,000 dollars to the implementation of more OER on campus. That allocation was coupled with a $25,000 match from Provost DiLorenzo. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

More bucks for ‘open resources’

February 14, 2017 at

UND Student Senate throws financial weight behind open educational resources on campus

UND’s new mission statement was approved by the State Board of Higher Education on April 26.  UND archival photo.

Deeper analysis to get it right

February 9, 2017 at

UND deans given more time to work with Executive Council on budget proposals that support the University’s Strategic Plan

Since that time, UND’s administration has received a number of queries from faculty and staff members about a new VSIP at UND. Today’s announcement serves as UND’s intention to provide that opportunity to tenured faculty and staff members, effective Monday, ¬Dec. 3, 2018. The application period will end at 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time, on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. UND archival photo.

Finding efficiency through centralization

February 9, 2017 at

UND begins process of developing service center model for more effective campus services

A new push to invest in marketing at UND will target three key areas—a University branding study, upgrades to the look and functionality of the UND.edu website and a heavy push on digital advertising.  UND archival photo.

Reboot to recruit

February 7, 2017 at

UND plans $3 million in marketing initiatives to tell the University story, boost recruitment and heighten tuition revenue

President Mark Kennedy gives remarks at the start of the most recent Strategic Planning meeting Tuesday, Jan. 31, in Wilkerson Commons. Photo by Richard Larson.

Investing in priorities

February 2, 2017 at

UND’s Strategic Planning Committee forming campus goals to guide progress in a time of budget restraints

It's Groundhog Day! For the record, Punxsutawney Phil, this morning, saw his shadow and hustled back into his hole, signifying six more weeks of winter. How accurate are these furry forecasters?  UND experts weigh in.

Digging into Groundhog Day

February 2, 2017 at

UND experts in meteorology, wildlife biology and folklore weigh in on the science and tradition behind America’s most beloved weather holiday