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DeAnna Carlson Zink, CEO of the UND Alumni Association and Foundation,Carlson Zink told lawmakers that, with the state’s support, there are more potential donors poised to give to the project.. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Meeting the challenge

January 12, 2017 at

UND leverages North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Fund matching grants for donor support and expanded student experiences

UND President Mark Kennedy presides over his first commencement ceremony for the University on Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Reach for the stars

January 10, 2017 at

UND President Mark Kennedy goes a bit ‘rogue’ in first commencement address with inspirational and intergalactic twists

The Force be with you

The Force be with you

January 10, 2017 at

UND President Mark Kennedy takes graduates on an intergalactic ride into hyper drive in Star Wars-themed first commencement address

Oh, what a year!

Oh, what a year!

January 3, 2017 at

A look back at great transitions, grand openings and championship moments in the classroom and on the field at North Dakota’s Flagship U

Happy holidays, from Mark and Debbie Kennedy

Happy holidays, from Mark and Debbie Kennedy

December 20, 2016 at

UND President and First Lady extend holiday greetings to the University Community and beyond

(left to right) Patricia Reed, an acquisitions specialist at the Chester Fritz Library and chair of the UND Staff Senate Community Relations Committee, works with Pam Henderson, Staff Senate chair, and representatives from the local Community Violence Intervention Center and Grand Forks Public Health’s Social Detox Center to sort through tubs of household goods and personal products that were donated by the UND community over several weeks. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

‘Tubs’ effort going strong in seventh year

December 15, 2016 at

Carloads of household supplies and other personal products delivered Wednesday to local CVIC, thanks to UND Staff Senate drive and generosity throughout campus

UND President Mark Kennedy entertains UND staff and faculty at the first UND Winter Party at the Chester Fritz Auditorium on campus.

Winter wing ding

December 15, 2016 at

UND held its first Winter Party to celebrate staff and faculty’s successes throughout the year and to provide an opportunity to come together as one UND

Sol Jensen, UND assistant vice president of Enrollment Services, says the more UND can grow its enrollment, the more revenue the University will have to lessen the impacts of likely budget reductions in the next biennium and beyond. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Marketing and retention = revenue

December 13, 2016 at

In a time of economic uncertainty, UND invests to grow enrollment and help students succeed to strengthen bottom line

Tim O’Keefe, executive director of the UND School of Entrepreneurship, has served as a program sponsor for all six UND’s University Innovation Fellowship recipients, including this semester’s trio: (left to right) Brian Porter, Waconia Minn., Alexander Johansen, Drammen, Norway, and  Jonathan Puhl, Le Mars, Iowa. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Growing young innovators

December 9, 2016 at

New class of UND University Innovation Fellows develops student-driven platform to spread entrepreneurial spirit to others

Transfer students become part of ‘OneUND’

Transfer students become part of ‘OneUND’

December 9, 2016 at

See how UND makes it a smooth transition onto campus for incoming transfer students on orientation day

UND student LaJuan Willis interacts with the crowd that took part in the University’s first-ever Teach-in on racism and diversity. Willis’ presentation on Friday, Dec. 2, was part of a session titled Lies Are Quick, The Truth Is Slow: Free Speech Just Isn’t Enough, held in The Loading Dock area of the Memorial Union. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Fanning the flame for positive change

December 7, 2016 at

UND Teach-in looks to sustain conversation on racism and diversity

Members of the UND men’s hockey team raise their sticks in a salute to the “home” crowd at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Saturday, Dec. 3, after a hard-fought 4-3 victory over the Boston College Eagles in the National Collegiate Hockey Association’s College Hockey Showdown. As a member of the NCHC, UND was considered the home team for the event, which drew thousands of Fighting Hawks fans to the Big Apple. Photo by Russ Hons/UND Atletics.

Three-ring frenzy (and more)

December 7, 2016 at

UND Athletics keeps busy, and smiling, with three appearances on the national stage this weekend in volleyball, football and men’s hockey

Prohibition tunnel – or not? Part 2

Prohibition tunnel – or not? Part 2

December 7, 2016 at

A UND Geophysics class has been working for weeks to demystify a buried legend from the Prohibition Era. What did they find?

Debbie Storrs and Jeff Weatherly

Budgeting 101: Sooner rather than later

December 1, 2016 at

Arts & Sciences’ quick reaction to Legislature-mandated cuts allowed it to support and protect priorities

The College of Engineering & Mines, led by Dean Hesham El Rewini, has seen unparalleled success over the last 10 years, nearly doubling enrollment. Of the 2,000 additional UND students in the last 10 years, 1,200 of those have enrolled in engineering programs. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Growth in the face of cuts

December 1, 2016 at

Engineering & Mines generating more revenue, programs through strategic planning and engaging external sources