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Chili challenge a hit

Chili challenge a hit

November 3, 2016

UND students put on a brave face and iron stomach as they spice it up at Wilkerson Commons

Back row (standing) from left to right: Joni Tweeten (Clinical Instructor), Hannah Hagen, Erika Jensen, Gabrielle Lipelt, Lt. Don Rasmuson (UND Police), and Samantha Johnoff. Front row from left to right: Cameron Cuthbert, Paige Melin, Kayle Julin, Ashley Bolsis, and Cheyenne Thorne. Photo by Richard Larson.

Drop in the bucket

November 3, 2016

UND Nursing students take back unused, expired meds while educating on prescription drug abuse

The course textbook merely provides background material to guide class discussions on current events in UND Associate Professor of Political Science Bo Wood’s “Political Behavior” class. The discussions among drive the learning, he says. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Model behavior

November 1, 2016

UND political scientist encourages in-class debate among students as a way to understand current state of politics and varying ideologies of others

Nicole Allen, director of open education for Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) has travelled the world, to more than 200 institutions, to explain why Open Educational Resources are critical for higher education. She spoke at a North Dakota University System event at UND on Oct. 27.

Summit of savings

November 1, 2016

UND displays its Open Education Resources leadership as host of NDUS summit on textbook alternatives for students

Closing the drinking divide

Closing the drinking divide

November 1, 2016

Research by UND’s Sharon and Richard Wilsnack, on diminishing differences in men and women’s alcohol habits, featured in ‘The Atlantic’

Erin Walcek Averett, associate professor archaeology at Creighton University, is a co-editor of the newest release from UND’s Digital Press, Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future: The Potential of Digital Archaeology. Jody Michael Gordon (Wentworth Institute of Technology) and Derek Counts (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) also serve as editors. The publisher is UND’s William Caraher. Photo courtesy of Erin Walcek Averett.

Unearthing the data

November 1, 2016

UND’s Digital Press bolsters its role as a leading Open Access publisher with release of newest work break-neck technological advances in archaeology

UND American Indian Student Services (AISS) Center

Soups on!

November 1, 2016

Throughout November, UND’s American Indian Center is helping the campus celebrate First Nation’s Month with a rich and flavorful flair

UND Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs leads a brain-storming session for the University’s Strategic Planning Process. Betting is co-chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, with Dana Harsell, chair of the University Senate. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Setting the course

October 27, 2016

Strategic planning moves forward on campus with the aim of making UND the premier flagship University on the Northern Plains

UND accounting student and standout volleyball player Chelsea Moser sorts coats that have been donated for delivery to children on the Spirit Lake Reservation in North Dakota. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Warmer side of accounting

October 27, 2016

UND business students collect hundreds of coats for American Indian kids as part of class that preaches service, blends ethics with cold-hard numbers

UND Professor and musicologist Gary Towne takes part in a panel discussion during the most recent rendition of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Ah! Talks, this one, titled “Music of the Spheres: the integral logic of music, mathematics, physics, musicology and biology.” The panel talked about the importance of a broad interdisciplinary education. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Seeking well-rounded learners

October 27, 2016

UND AH! Talks: ‘Music of the Spheres’ panel sheds light on the importance of engaging multiple disciplinary perspectives

Tyler Larson

‘One UND’ family

October 27, 2016

Prospective UND student fights off cancer, finds network of support already established at future school

From left to right, Steve Burian, UND alum and co-founder of Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.; Steve McNally, a general manager with Hess Corp.; UND President Mark Kennedy, UND College of Engineering and Mines Dean Hesham El-Rewini and Bob Solberg, a UND alum and former executive with Texaco, cut the ribbon on UND’s new Collaborative Energy Complex on Friday, Oct. 14.

Donors delight in Collaborative Energy Complex dedication

October 27, 2016

College of Engineering and Mines, along with private and public sector partners, celebrate completion of new addition during Homecoming Week

:  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.

Opening minds to OER

October 25, 2016

UND estimates it’s saved students as much as $1.6M in textbook expenses through Open Education Resources initiative; summit set for Thursday

Leon Osborne (center), with his wife, Kathy, and son, John, enjoy a laugh during a tribute event for the Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at UND. More than 100 people attended the event for Osborne to celebrate his career and accomplishments. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Feet on the ground, head in the clouds

October 25, 2016

Friends and colleagues take time to celebrate career and accomplishments of Leon Osborne, the so-called ‘People’s Weatherman’ from UND

Today, UND alumna Sally Smith is CEO of Buffalo Wild Wings, which Business Insider named 2015’s fastest growing chain restaurant in the United States. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Evolution of a CEO

October 25, 2016

Grand Forks native and UND alumna Sally Smith advises aspiring business students to be curious and never stop learning