Nation & World

Lents — a master certified flight instructor and assistant professor and collegiate aerobatics coach at UND — placed fifth overall among the world’s best pilots. Image courtesy of Mike Lents.

High flying on a hair-raising stage

September 6, 2018

UND aerobatics pilot Mike Lents earns top marks for Team USA. in silver-medal finish at World championships

Thomasine Heitkamp, a proessor in the College of Nursing & Professional Development, focuses on addiction and prevention. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Access multiplied

September 6, 2018

$3.8-million grant to UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines aims to expand mental health services in rural America

“The veteran services office made these by working with veteran students about what they’d want faculty to know,” Lawdermilt told UND Today. “It’s a way to create awareness and have the students’ voices heard.”
It’s by these merits, actively pursuing Goal No. 6 of the One UND Strategic Plan, that UND gained membership in the military education Collaborative. Word spread about Lawdermilt’s tip cards; soon several people came to ask if they could have one. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Military-friendly UND? It’s in the cards

September 6, 2018

UND efforts to improve higher ed for veterans put it at forefront of setting national standards

Drive and motivation

Drive and motivation

September 3, 2018

Big city psychology student from California finds her passion in psychology at UND

Delta-UND Career Pathways Program

Delta loves UND — and it shows

August 28, 2018

Another major airline career pathway program gives UND students more options to become mainline pilots

Cadet Casey Toavs receives his first set of wings from Maj. Michael Allen upon graduating from the Air Force Junior ROTC Flight Academy. He and nine other cadets spent their summer at UND earning their private pilot's license. Photo by Connor Murphy/ UND Today.

Fresh wings

August 7, 2018

Junior cadet graduates soar at new Air Force Junior ROTC Flight Academy

Sunita Thapa

Bigger data, better health

July 31, 2018

M.P.H. Program grads Suita Thapa and Michael Mudgett mine data big and small in an effort to inform healthy policy for the entire country

Mayor of San Diego suburb finds ‘aha moments’ with UND

Mayor of San Diego suburb finds ‘aha moments’ with UND

July 17, 2018

California mayor gains valuable analytics tools through UND’s MSAE program

Michael Storandt, a second-year medical student at UND, went to the Special Olympics USA Games as a coach of the Unified Flag Football team for North Dakota. A volunteer for the past seven years, Storandt was also selected to lead the Coaches’ Oath during the Opening Ceremony. Occurring once every four years, Storandt was humbled to be selected for the on-stage role. Image courtesy of Kaia Watkins.

Living the oath on national stage

July 10, 2018

UND medical student delivers Coaches’ Oath at nationally televised Special Olympics opening ceremony

For nearly 35 years, Arne Brekke has led the effort to collect copies of bygdeboker, Norwegian compilations of local genealogical, cultural and geographical information. The collection recently surpassed 1,600 volumes at UND's Department of Special Collections. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Remembering Arne Brekke

July 10, 2018

Legacy of indefatigable teacher, genealogist and tour guide built on treasure trove of bygdebøker at UND’s Chester Fritz Library

UND Associate History Professor Cynthia Prescott has spent years creating walking tours and gathering information about pioneer monuments, She  is now sharing her work via an app, web site and forthcoming book.

Monumental task

June 26, 2018

UND professor’s new project brings America’s stone and bronzed history to life across the West

(Left to right) )Robert Kunze, Brennan Granger, Steve Martin, Sanford Fogg and Tom Zeidlik stand behind the ACES II ejection seat donated by retired Air Force Lt. Col. Stephen Granger with the help of his son, Brennan. Granger was allowed to keep the seat after it saved his life in 2005, which he eventually passed to Brennan when he came to UND. Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

‘Thrust you can trust’

June 26, 2018

UND Aerospace’s one-of-a-kind gift — an F-16 jet’s ejection seat that saved life of student’s father

Phil Gerla (front) and Carlos Alba (back) in the Sara Park slot canyon. Photo by Sidike Abudureyimu.

UND’s Gerla takes students back in time

May 22, 2018

Geology & Geological Engineering professor makes textbooks come alive with experiential learning in Mojave Desert

Menath earned the degree while serving full-time in the Air Force. He requested to be stationed in Grand Forks after an officer recommended the D.A. program offered by the UND history department.  Photo by Connor Murphy/UND Today.

Revolutionary outlook

May 10, 2018

Combat pilot earns history doctorate by connecting dots between modern War on Terror and America’s fight for independence

UND anthroplogist Marcia Mikulak is celebrating a recent major victory in her long quest to reverse injustices that have been imposed upon the indigenous Xukuru community in Brazil. UND students (above) attending Mikulak’s field school became fully immersed in Xukuru culture, as were the wishes of Cacique Marcos Xukuru. When it came time to march, the Cacique asked that the students walk at the front — alongside the leaders of the indigenous nation. Image courtesy of Marcia Mikulak. Image courtesy of Marcia Mikulak.

Xukuru sunrise

April 17, 2018

UND anthropologist/social justice advocate Marcia Mikulak extols recent decision from inter-American court as victory for Brazilian indigenous community, reflects on role in making it happen