Leaders in Action

UND announced the formation of a search committee this week – led by Cindy Juntunen, Dean of the College of Education and Human Development – to find a new dean for the CoBPA. The helmsperson will replace Margaret Williams, who left the post this spring. UND's CoBPA was rated 216 out of 250 ranked schools in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Undergraduate Business Programs, making it the only ranked program in the state.

Building on business excellence

September 19, 2017

UND College of Business and Public Administration launches dean search amid year of successes

Can a differences in finger length predict athletic ability? UND Professor Grant Tomkinson (above middle) recently set out to find out. He conducted separate research studies with his master’s degree student, Makailah Dyer (right), former UND Fighting Hawks women’s basketball standout, and his son, Jordan, a senior and basketball player at Sacred Heart School in East Grand Forks. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

It’s all in the hands

September 19, 2017

World-renowned UND kinisiologist Grant Tomkinson joins grad student and own son in published studies linking finger length to strength, athleticism

Mark Askelson, a UND alumnus, brings a wealth of relevant knowledge and experience to his new position as interim executive director of the Research Institute for Autonomous Systems. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Askelson named interim executive director of RIAS

September 14, 2017

UND alumnus and atmospheric Sciences faculty member specializes in UAS integration research

UND among Top 25 Leaders in Innovation

UND among Top 25 Leaders in Innovation

September 13, 2017

University surges in U.S. News & World Report ‘Best Colleges’ rankings, joining Harvard, Stanford and MIT in at least one category

Mat Cox, who earns top grades in the classroom and is a leaders in the football field, will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in May. By May 2019, he plans to earn his master’s degree in civil engineering from UND. Photo by Shawna Schill.

UND Student-Athlete of the Month: Mat Cox

September 7, 2017

Olympia, Wash., native, and Fighting Hawks offensive lineman engineering two degrees in six years

Delzer, in her Mapleton, N.D. third-grade classroom, graduated from UND with a double major in elementary education and early childhood education in 2008. She also earned her master’s degree in elementary education from UND in 2014. Photo produced and featured in the New York Times, Sept. 2 edition.

Top teacher alum featured in New York Times to speak at UND

September 7, 2017

Kayla Delzer, whose classroom philosophies have become standard worldwide, holds two degrees from the College of Education & Human Development

Welcome, students

Welcome, students

September 5, 2017

Student from across UND — and the nation– are welcomed as the big, bright Class of 2021.

Driven to learn

Driven to learn

August 15, 2017

Christopher Walden earns Ph.D., starts medical school three days later

Stephanie Walker, UND director of libraries and information resources (OER), looks to technology to bring power of Open Educational Resources to University students and faculty. UND estimates already it has saved students as much 1.6 million in text book cost through OER. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Champions of change

August 15, 2017

UND Dean of Libraries authors chapter on changing the culture surrounding Open Educational Resources

Law professor and higher education policy expert  Peter Lake visited UND on July 31 to speak on higher education, free speech and academic freedom.  He said the rise of the advocacy and consumer culture has shifted student beliefs. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Disruptive times

August 1, 2017

Higher ed futurist focuses on navigating change while hitting on hot-button issues of the day

UND Assistant Professor of Sociology Frank White teaches "Drugs and Society" to a packed classroom each semester. The class size has grown through topic interest and Frank's signature teaching style.  Photo by Shawna Schill.

Master of engagement

August 1, 2017

Frank White, known for teaching prowess, making a difference on campus, in the region and across nation

It was fond farewells all around for Leigh Jeanotte, longtime UND director of American Indian Student Services, on Monday, June 26. Jeanotte said good-bye to colleagues and other friends as he prepared for retirement after 43 years at UND. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Decades of dedication

July 11, 2017

Leigh Jeanotte and dozens of others leave UND a better place as they retire or participate in buyouts

EERC programmer Saurabh Chimote was recently recognized as the UND, state and regional Student Employee Supervisor of the Year. Photo courtesy of EERC.

Superior supervisor

July 4, 2017

EERC programmer named UND, State and Midwest student employee supervisor of the year

After months of brand research, stakeholder surveys and focus groups, the UND is moving forward with a brand identity that will revolve around the tagline "Leaders in Action." Photo by Shawna Schill.

UND shapes ‘Leaders in Action’

June 27, 2017

New brand identity chosen, work underway to share the message

Janelle Kilgore, director of financial aid, has been named interim executive director of financial aid and admissions. She assumed the duties of Sol Jenson, former assistant vice president for enrollment services, who left UND recently for a position at Northern Illinois University. In her new role, Kilgore will oversee financial aid and admissions. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Meet Janelle Kilgore

June 27, 2017

Financial aid director adds to her busy portfolio, taking admissions responsibilities on an interim basis