Arts & Culture

On Oct. 16, UND History Professor Eric Burin and The Digital Press at UND released "Protesting on Bended Knee: Race, Dissent, and Patriotism in 21st Century America, a compilation of essays edited by Burin that dissects the bold yet controversial demonstrations championed by former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, a onetime star signal caller for the San Francisco 49ers. Image courtesy of the NFL.

‘Protesting on Bended Knee’

October 18, 2018

UND’s Eric Burin and The Digital Press release history’s ‘first draft’ on bold, controversial stance against injustice

Family Weekend

Family affair

October 11, 2018

Family Weekend serves up huge Fighting Hawks sports contests, fun on-campus activities for students and love ones

Saudi Arabian Culture Night

Taste of Saudi Arabia

October 11, 2018

Culture Nights at UND provide unique platform for international, culinary exchanges

Top brass

Top brass

October 9, 2018

Christiena Taralson, member of the UND Trumpet Ensemble, reflects on humble beginnings after big national win

Walker, along with Cheryl Hunter, chair of the Department of Teaching, Leadership & Professional Practice, recently secured a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to bring its first cohort of 14 students to campus to train teachers in the Lakota language and earn their degree in elementary and secondary education. Graduates will teach elementary and secondary learners at tribal and reservation schools in North Dakota and South Dakota.

‘LEAP’ forward for Lakota language

October 4, 2018

UND College of Education lands $1.4 M federal grant to prepare next generation of teachers in indigenous linguistics

Troy Rogers (above, at UND) is a composer roboticist. He heeds his fascination for sound by devising various machines that make music. “There is nothing new about this fusion of high technology and [music],” said Rogers, as he talked about centuries-old Hellenistic automated water organs and Arabic wax cylinders that capture movement.  Photo by Dima Williams/UND Today.

Robots with a good beat

October 4, 2018

UND Music hosts expert composer roboticist for interdisciplinary workshop on mechanical music

Shakespeare’s ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ opens tonight at Burtness

Shakespeare’s ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ opens tonight at Burtness

September 25, 2018

Love and a bit of darkness are in the air for UND Theatre Arts’ first production of the year

A vintage, undated black-and-white photo of the J. LLoyd Stone Alumni Center (formerly the Oxford House, the first President's home on campus) during the holidays. The old house will be the recipient of a $3-million gift from the Hal and Kathleen Gershman family to renovate it into a new engagement center for graduate and international students. The gift also will be eligible for a state matching grant.

$3M gift set in ‘Stone’

September 20, 2018

Gershman Family donation poses new use for first President’s House as engagement center for grad, international students

UND Art Collections Manager and Curator Sarah Heitkamp holds Balloon Shadows, a pastel piece created by Jackie McElroy-Edwards in 1982. The piece is one of 25 uniquely framed by Heitkamp’s Art Collections team for an upcoming exhibit of McElroy-Edwards’ work. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Brought into frame

September 20, 2018

UND Art Collections to exhibit works by former faculty member Jackie McElroy-Edwards in downtown gallery

Friends of UND Hockey are a dedicated breed of fanatic, but the members of REA Suite 220 take it to another level, The group has been raisi9ng thousands each year to help fun UND student-athletes summer school education, in memory of one of their own, Todd Larson, who passed away. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Honoring fallen fan by helping the team

September 13, 2018

Annual UND Fan Fest lets UND Hockey embrace its faithful, and for four years, REA’s Suite 220 has been returning the salute

Kathryn Kester, executive director for Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals, was one of many community organizers making a 750-foot Longest Table possible. The event brings people together to have conversations about the community; last Wednesday over 700 people showed up downtown, including many from UND. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Seat at the table

September 11, 2018

UND-City relationship top of mind as community organizers bring ‘Longest Table’ to Grand Forks

Diggin’ Disney

Diggin’ Disney

September 6, 2018

How much do you know about the Happiest Place on Earth? UND students test their knowledge at recent Trivia Takeover

Just minutes before Thursday night's home opener against the Mississippi State Delta Devils, a mob of UND freshmen are expected to burst onto the Alerus Center turf in a mass show of support for their Fighting Hawks football team. The “Freshmen Run,” as it’s being dubbed, is an idea of the UND Game Day Experience Committee. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

‘Freshmen Run’ to debut at Fighting Hawks football opener

August 28, 2018

Organizers hope new tradition develops around student body dash across field

UND President Mark Kennedy makes is way up and down the aisles of the rolling UND "Leaders in Action" bus during a recent tour across the southern part of North Dakota. Kennedy and First Lady Debbie Kennedy host the trip every year for new faculty and administrators so they can get to know their new home state. Photo by Peter Johnson/UND Today.

Taste of North Dakota

August 21, 2018

President Kennedy: Annual bus tour reveals statewide impacts of the University of North Dakota

New UND Today staff writer Dimitria Williams, a native of Bulgaria who has been living in the United States, for several years. takes time to interview Carrington, N.D. area farmer, Jim Harmon, during an early stop on UND's annual New Faculty and Administrators Bus Tour of North Dakota. Williams was one of about two dozen new staff, faculty and spouses  who got their first looks at the state on the bus tour. Photo by David Dodds/UND Today.

North Dakota and UND through new eyes

August 21, 2018

Bulgaria native, Dimitria Wiilliams, ‘UND Today’s’ newest staff writer, shares what it’s like to traverse the state for first time