Leaders in Action

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

Marilyn’s got spirit

Marilyn’s got spirit

June 27, 2017

Longtime local journalist and all-around die-hard UND backer Marilyn Hagerty surprised with Spirit Award

Amid the fast pace of a student athlete's schedule, Stephanie Clarke graduated this spring from UND as a double major in psychology and criminal justice. On top of that, she’ll be the first in her family to hang a college diploma on the wall. Photo courtesy of UND Athletics.

First to cross finish line

May 30, 2017

First-generation college student Stephanie Clarke finds UND success in the classroom and on the track

Though Forsberg actually graduated from UND with a degree in Air Traffic Control, he attributes a great deal of his success to entrepreneurship classes he took along the way. Those classes and a chance meeting gave him the confidence to invent a product that clearing the air in coffee shops around the region. Photo courtesy of Averi Haugesaug.

Breath of fresh air

May 30, 2017

UND alumnus brews up a business venture after a bout with coffee breath

Cody Soderstrom, a computer science major at UND, starts off his new gig as an intern  for the City of Grand Forks with a clean slate.  Photo Tyler Ingham.

Interns in turn

May 23, 2017

UND enters third summer of partnership with the City of Grand Forks to provide real world work experiences for students

Balancing act

Balancing act

May 23, 2017

UND men’s tennis player Matt Hokanson describes daily routine of a Division I student athlete, juggling sport and academics

Colin Combs, chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at UND's School of Medicine & Health Sciences, accepts congratulations from UND President Mark Kennedy and Dr. Josh Wynne, dean of the medical schools, after Combs was surprised with honor of being UND's newest Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor -- the highest academic honor UND can bestow.  Photo by Tyler Ingham.

The ‘distinguished’ Dr. Combs

May 16, 2017

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences biomedical researcher surprised with latest Chester Fritz professorship award