Articles by: Tom Dennis

In addition to its other accomplishments, UND in 2021 registered the highest enrollment of new freshmen in three years. UND archival photo.

Strategic growth in an uncertain time: UND in 2021

December 21, 2021 at

Across a challenging 2021, UND has emerged a stronger and better place, as a look back at UND Today stories shows

Grant Tomkinson, associate professor of kinesiology and public health education at UND, poses with a Velotron cycle, which he uses to test people for different kinds of exercise physiology.  Tomkinson recently published an international study that says kids' fitness levels are declining across the globe, leading to health problems later in life. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Study: In coaches’ eyes, ‘mental game’ makes standout basketball players stand out

December 16, 2021 at

Players, take note: To your coaches, what matters most is your attitude, says UND’s Grant Tomkinson, senior author of the study

A Special Session to remember

A Special Session to remember

December 14, 2021 at

North Dakota lawmakers approve multiple high-impact projects for UND, to the lasting benefit of students, Grand Forks and the state

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., speaks at a press conference at UND announcing $5 million in new funding for a project to develop an augmented-reality system for Army Humvees. To the right, a UND drone and a Humvee are on display. Photo by David Dodds/UND Today.

For Army Humvee operators, a ‘Heads Up’ windshield display

November 23, 2021 at

New $5 million contract between UND, Applied Research Associates and DoD advances project to next level, Sen. John Hoeven says at press conference

Hard work, rewarded

Hard work, rewarded

November 23, 2021 at

National Scholarship Ceremony recognizes nine high-achieving students from UND

Dr. Kay Miller Temple, a physician/journalist who is a web writer for the Rural Health Information hub, holds a stethoscope as well as a notebook and pen, the tools of her two trades. Photo by Tom Dennis/UND Today.

Still giving back

November 18, 2021 at

Dr. Kay Miller Temple uses her unique background to reach national audience through UND’s Center for Rural Health

A tribute to Norm Skalicky

A tribute to Norm Skalicky

November 16, 2021 at

The business executive and benefactor shared his fortune with many — including his alma mater, UND

VIDEO: Student & Family Town Hall

VIDEO: Student & Family Town Hall

November 9, 2021 at

Campus leaders answer questions about vaccine mandates, student conduct at hockey games and pronoun use, among other topics

Dr. Donald Warne, Associate Dean of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences and director of the University's Public Health and Indians Into Medicine programs, testifies before the Food and Nutrition Subcommittee of the U.S. U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry, Nov. 2, 2021. Web screenshot.

UND researcher: American Indians’ health disparities often rooted in nutritional disparities

November 4, 2021 at

But evidence-based, tribally specific solutions can help address both disparities, Dr. Don Warne tells Senate subcommittee 

Image courtesy of UND Theatre Arts.

Coming to Burtness Theater: ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

November 2, 2021 at

Theater will stage Oscar Wilde’s most enduringly popular play on Nov. 11-13 and 18-20

Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Dazzling Union, state-of-the-art Library, new era at UND

October 26, 2021 at

With ceremonies marking Chester Fritz Library’s Grand Reopening and Memorial Union’s Dedication, new chapter in UND’s history begins

Standing in front of the Legacy Wall in UND's Robin Hall are (from left) Robert Kraus, dean of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at UND; UND benefactors Clay Lacy, Si Robin and Scott Patterson; and Andy Armacost, president of the University of North Dakota. Photo by Tom Dennis/UND Today.

UND Aerospace receives $2 million in donations for scholarships

October 26, 2021 at

Immediate gift of $1 million plus $1 million estate gift will benefit aviation students far into future

Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Video, photos show highlights of UND’s Homecoming 2021

October 26, 2021 at

‘I couldn’t be prouder of UND,’ said President Andy Armacost as he took part in one of many celebrations of Homecoming Week 2021

Pachelbel’s Leadership in D

Pachelbel’s Leadership in D

October 21, 2021 at

Leaders can find inspiration from many sources, including a musical piece made famous at weddings, says President Armacost to students at UND’s Morrison Leadership Seminar

Photo by Mike Hess/UND Today.

Meeting the UAS workforce challenge

October 19, 2021 at

At the UAS Summit & Expo, top executives including NDUS Chancellor Mark Hagerott gave their recruiting-and-retention ideas