Arts & Culture

In his speech to honor Martin Luther King Jr., on Monday, UND President Mark Kennedy said MLK Day is much more than about ensuring that African Americans can sit anywhere they want on the bus, or that those of any background can sit on that bus or even that those of all backgrounds deserve equal treatment under all laws.

MLK’s capstone holiday

January 16, 2018

UND President Mark Kennedy delivers moving address in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In the wake of transition at UND's American Indian Student Services, rather than focusing on organizational structure, UND Vice President of Student Affais & Diversity Cara Halgren said she and her staff have been spending a lot of time looking at academics and services, how they fit into the strategic plan (Goal No. 5, fostering an inclusive campus climate), and how they could be improved. That includes retention and recruitment.  UND Archival image.

The big picture

January 16, 2018

UND looks to best serve American Indian students through implementation of strategic plan

UND Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion Donald Poochigian was an active researcher and publisher throughout his career, with an extensive vita. He presented papers at conferences around the world and was a recognized international scholar. The recently retired Poochigian died Dec. 28, in his native California. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

A passionate scholar

January 9, 2018

University community remembers Donald Poochigian

UND Winter WUNDerland Concert 2017

Winter WUNDerland

December 12, 2017

UND Department of Music shares season’s greetings in support of Concert Choir

Gary Towne

‘Search for perfection’

December 7, 2017

UND music professor broadens authority in new text about fine arts in Western culture

William Caraher and Bret Weber, UND associate professors of history and social work, respectively, have released the latest edition of a growing library of co-authored books about life in the oil-laden Bakken area of western North Dakota. (Above) Weber and Caraher are center in a photo taken in 2015 in the heart of the Bakken Oil Formation, with fellow Bakken researchers, John Holmgren, faculty member at Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania;  Aaron Hoffman, a student at Franklin & Marshall College, Richard Rothaus, North Dakota University System vice chancellor; and Kostis Kourelis, from Franklin & Marshall College. Image courtesy of John Holmgren.

A tourist guide to the Bakken

December 5, 2017

New book offers 10 tours of oilfields and insider information

Cheech chats Chicano Art at UND

Cheech chats Chicano Art at UND

November 30, 2017

Comedy film star, arts aficionado shows more serious side during recent visit to campus

Talking turkey

Talking turkey

November 21, 2017

University of North Dakota students talk about what they look forward to at Thanksgiving.

UND President Mark Kennedy visits with attendees of the annual Thanksgiving dinner for retirees event, held recently in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Pictured left to right, are Kay Roch, Larry Roch, Richard Olson, Jan Olson. Special to UND Today by Richard Larson.

Catching up with friends

November 16, 2017

UND’s annual Thanksgiving dinner of retirees draws about 250 for feast and fellowship

Cinematic comedy star Cheech Marin and his renowned Chicano art collection took center stage in UND's Hughes Fine Arts Center’s Campbell Recital Hall on Thursday, Nov. 9.  Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Different side of Cheech

November 14, 2017

Impassioned arts collector of 1980s cinematic fame offers more serious take on Chicano culture, perspective

Panelists for the premiere of "The Mission of Herman Stern" (left to right) Carl Oberholtzer, co-producer and historical contributor for the documentary;  Art Philips, the film’s director and manager of Video Arts Studios; and Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas; talks about the life and actions of late North Dakota businessman Herman Stern, who saved 125 Jewish people from certain death in Nazi Germany. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

A story untold too long

November 14, 2017

UND groups help bring premiere of ‘The Mission of Herman Stern’ to Grand Forks’ Empire Arts Center

The timeless musical, Wizard of Oz, runs at UND’s Burtness Theatre, starting at 7:30 p.m., from Nov. 9-11 and 16-18, with special guest appearances and a splash of community and campus collaborations.  Image courtesy of UND Theatre Arts.

Off to see the Wizard

November 9, 2017

Theatre Arts newest production of Frank L. Baum’s classic, ‘Oz,’ is a community-wide endeavor

Farmed comic actor Cheech Marin will present a lecture at 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, at UND, about his expansive collection of so-called Chicano art, and his advocacy for minority artists, at the Campbell Recital Hall within the Hughes Fine Arts Center on campus. Image courtesy of Patrick McMullan.

UND welcomes Cheech Marin for Chicano art lecture

November 2, 2017

Famed comedian — one half of mad-cap duo Cheech and Chong — has nation’s largest private collection devoted to Mexican-American heritage

Cultural connections through Accounting

Cultural connections through Accounting

November 2, 2017

Mike Hendrickson’s ‘Ethics and Self Responsibility’ course bring out human side of numbers-crunching

For the past 22 years, the Clothesline Project, as it’s known, has been a powerful staple on campus during these weeks of action, chock full of awareness activities and devoted to violence and sexual assault prevention. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Solemn reflection, on the line

October 24, 2017

In a deliberate twist on tradition, UND begins ‘It’s on Us’ week of action with rally and march