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With 38 doctoral hoodings in 38 years, UND Education Professor Kathy Gershman (left) capped her career by hooding Stacey Borboa-Peterson, UND’s current director of Multicultural Student Services, during the University of North Dakota’s winter commencement in December. Gershman now looks forward to retirement from UND. Photo by Richard Larson.

Capping a career

January 10, 2017

UND Education & Human Development Professor Kathy Gershman set to retire after hooding 38th doctoral student in 38 years at 2016 winter commencement

Cindy Juntunen, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology and Community Services, has led the CEHD as interim dean since last February. She officially began her new role as full dean of the College on Monday, Jan. 2, according to the UND Provost. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Juntunen lays out fresh vision as dean of Education College

January 10, 2017

Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology and Community Services to serve appointment through the summer of 2018

Haley Amoth, a first-year medical student at UND and Langdon, N.D., native, shows off her engraved stethoscope that was donated to her by Dr. Heidi Bittner of Devils Lake, N.D.,  part of The SMHS’ “Adopt a Medical Student,” now in its sixth year. The program pairs donors — mostly physicians — with first-year medical students, who receive the engraved stethoscopes soon after they begin their studies. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Scope of connectedness

December 15, 2016

UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ stethoscope donation program rich in symbolism and practicality

With a little help from some friends, UND Communication Program lecturer Chuck Haga, a retired Grand Forks Herald and Minneapolis Star Tribune writer, is reviving a scholarship named after the late UND alumnus Robert J. Hagen, one of Haga’s former colleagues at The Strib. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Legacy of alum, vet newshound lives on

December 15, 2016

UND journalism lecturer Chuck Haga honors former colleague by reviving Communication scholarship for next-gen reporters

UND President Mark Kennedy (standing at right) surprises UND Assistant Professor of English Sheila Liming with a $500 commendatory grant from the North Dakota University System to assist her in effort to incorporate technology into her classroom curriculum. UND Associate Professor of English Crystal Alberts is seated in the foreground. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Digital distinction

December 13, 2016

UND Assistant Professor Sheila Liming surprised with state grant, recognizing her innovative use of technology in the English classroom

Cassie Gerhardt, UND associate dean of students and alumna, recently received a national distinguished service award from the Association of Fraternity and Sorority Advisors at a conference in Boston. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Always Homecoming for Cassie Gerhardt

December 9, 2016

Recognized nationally, UND’s associate dean of students boasts passion for UND ‘round the clock

UND medical student Mylan Panteah, from Navajo Nation in New Mexico, was recently awarded the Alan Allery Graduate Research Award from the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Exception to the rule

December 9, 2016

UND medical student Mylan Panteah excels at his studies and research at the same time

UND alumnus and literary legend Thomas McGrath (second from left) takes part in a noon-hour panel discussion during the 1985 UND Writers Conference. The panel was led by UND English Professor Sherrie O’Donnell (at left).

Literary legend celebrated

November 29, 2016

Friends, colleagues and son of UND alum Thomas McGrath gather to fete renowned author’s 100th birthday

UND President Mark Kennedy takes a moment to help members of UND’s Mortar Board prepare thousands of Thanksgiving dinner baskets for delivery to local families in need on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the UND Transportation Building. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Fixing for a feast

November 22, 2016

For the past 37 years, UND’s Mortar Board has been providing thousands of Thanksgiving meals for local families in need

The 2016 UND Volleyball squad pose for a team photo shortly after securing its first-ever berth in the 64-team NCAA Division I national tournament. The Fight Hawks defeated the Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks in straight sets Saturday night at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in its quest to become the Big Sky Conference and Tournament champion. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Dance for two

November 22, 2016

UND volleyball and football make Division I school history on consecutive days as each is selected for spots in the NCAA post-season

Part of that success is of UND’s Recruitment/Retention of American Indians into Nursing (RAIN) program is that it’s a home away from home for its students and alums, according to Elle Hoselton (left), a RAIN alumna who, like Sonya Anderson (right), came back to UND to mentor students in the program. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Let it RAIN

November 22, 2016

UND program that recruits and educates majority of state’s American Indian nurses thrives with nurturing family atmosphere

Sagini “Jared” Keengwe goes over instructions with UND students during one of his classes on campus. The UND Professor of Teaching and Learning recently was named a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow and will depart in June for Uganda to mentor scholars there on academic writing and publishing. UND Today photo.

Born to teach

November 22, 2016

UND professor receives Carnegie fellowship to travel to Uganda to mentor others in academic writing for publication

Kelsi Hatzenbuhler, a native of Mandan, N.D., is a First-Generation student at UND, considering pursuit of a degree in counselling psychology. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Coffee and connections

November 17, 2016

UND’s new 1stG initiative is making a difference by offering resources and mentorship for First-Generation students

Reggie Tarr, a UND social work alumnus who is the resettlement services site supervisor for New Americans at Lutheran Social Services in Grand Forks, was recently honored at a White House Cermoney for his efforts to refugees resettle in Grand Forks and the surrounding area. Tarr is a former refugee who came to the United States from Liberia. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Warm-hearted greeter

November 17, 2016

UND Social Work alumnus and former refugee Reggie Tarr recognized by White House for resettlement work in region

Smells like science

Smells like science

November 17, 2016

UND Chemistry undergrads host local young scientists for a day of fun and safety lessons in the lab