Articles by: Kaylee Cusack

steam plant, night, lights, summer, 2013

Full steam ahead … almost

March 15, 2018 at

UND signs predevelopment agreement for potential new steam plant in different location

Vice President for Research and Economic Development Grant McGimpsey has a plan for research excellence at UND but the hunt for external federal funding is challenging and highly competitive among the country’s research universities.  Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Seeds sown, research grown

March 13, 2018 at

Seed funding programs provide nearly $3 million to propel UND research community efforts

Casey Kohs (right), a master's student in English, explains her research, “Out of the Woods,” during Graduate Research Achievement Day 2018. She was one of more than 150 graduate students sharing their research, scholarship and creative activity. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today

Graduate student gravitas

March 8, 2018 at

GRAD 2018 fosters interdisciplinary collaboration & communication, showcases research enterprise

The first Potato Bowl USA football game took place on Sept. 24, 1966 between UND and Idaho State. It was billed as a battle between two of the largest potato-growing regions in the United States: Idaho and the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota. UND stomped Idaho State 41-0 in that first meeting. UND holds an impressive 39-12 Potato Bowl record, dating back to that first game.

Making the mascot

March 6, 2018 at

Student-led Mascot Committee named, begins process of shaping new Fighting Hawks ‘head of hype’

UND student leaders recently signed a contract – in alliance with North Dakota State University  – with Civitas’ Degree Map, an online system through which students and their advisors can input particular degree goals, restrictions and requirements to create a flexible roadmap to a timely graduation.  Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Degree: planned

March 1, 2018 at

New degree planner software takes the guesswork out of charting a path to timely UND graduation

UND President Mark Kennedy dropped by the Spirit Week “Pay It Forward” table on Wednesday afternoon. One of the table attendants, UND Student Ambassador Allie Harvey (left), was notified just a couple of hours later that she had been randomly chosen for a $5,000 Spirit Week/Giving Hearts Day scholarship. Photo courtesy of Sam Melquist/UND Alumni Association & Foundation.

5 days of philanthropic ‘Thanks’

February 27, 2018 at

Six more students awarded $5,000 donor-supported scholarships during UND Spirit Week

Kelli Dean-Hendricks and Nicole Gannucci are part of the UND's Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC).  Jackie Lorentz photo/ UND Today

Female cadets indicate ROTC ‘about face’

February 20, 2018 at

UND alum and ROTC commander uses adventure and engagement to recruit larger diverse class

Stephanie Walker, Dean of Libraries & Information Resources, demonstrates how the MagicBox works. The display unit for art, artifacts, rare books, and physical objects will allow the user to touch the screen and page through books, and steam video. The MagicBox will have a Grand Opening of the first digital exhibit of Elwyn B. Robinson's History of North Dakota: A Multimedia Exhibit Wednesday, February 21, from 4-6p.m. at the Chester Fritz Library.         (Jackie Lorentz photo/ UND Today)

‘MagicBox’ reveals future of history

February 20, 2018 at

UND library’s cutting-edge multimedia display features digitized work of famed North Dakota historian; public open house set for Wednesday

For Cort Zimbrick, it was love at first sight on the UND quad, when freshman Carol Hilber caught his eye on the way to class. Decades later, they’re thanking their University for an undergraduate experience that will forever be close to their hearts. Images courtesy of Cort and Carol Zimbrick.

Match made at UND

February 13, 2018 at

UND alum sweethearts find love on campus, return the favor with a financial gift

UND Alumni Association & Foundation CEO DeAnna Carlson Zink (middle) presents Jace Dukart (left) and Shelby Stoltz (right) with their Giving Hearts Day scholarship checks, made possible by donor gifts and a match from Dakota Medical Foundation. Image courtesy of Sam Melquist/UND Alumni Association & Foundation.

Overflowing with support

February 13, 2018 at

UND donors use Giving Hearts Day to pump up more than a dozen major student scholarships

Kyle Thorson, a UND Business College alum and owner of the on-campus Archives Coffee House, is teaming up with UND and the Alumni Association & Foundation to help sponsor Spirit Week – five days of events (Feb. 19-23) showing students the impact of donor support and how they can find ways to say ‘thanks.’  Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Grounds for giving

February 13, 2018 at

UND business alum shares sense of philanthropy – and coffee – to support UND Spirit Week

Anne Kelsch, faculty and staff development director of the Teaching Transformation and Development Academy at UND, with others on campus will be convening reading groups centered on creating a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation.  Photo by Connor Murphy/ UND Today

Liberal arts’ next chapter

February 8, 2018 at

Reading groups now forming to show faculty and staff how they fit into the Strategic Plan’s first goal

Professor Alena Kubatova (right)_ Anastasia Artemyteva study Plymer_lignin

Research on the record

February 6, 2018 at

UND division creates better system of reporting and directing research investments

At UND Aerospace Community Day, visitors of all ages got to try out UND's aircraft training devices. Shown is one of the Piper Archer trainers on the first floor of Ryan Hall. Archival image.

All eyes on the skies

February 6, 2018 at

All eyes skyward at John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Science Community Day with new generations dreaming of futures in aviation

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.

Strategic Plan only a click away

February 1, 2018 at

UND launches one-stop online resource for One UND Strategic Plan highlights