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Join President Kennedy for the Strategic Plan launch

May 4, 2017

UND President Mark Kennedy invites all to the launch of the One UND Strategic Plan. Here’s an early glimpse of what to expect.

Students in Robin David's (above) Honors class extended an already successful "Resilient Youth Program" into East Grand Forks Public Schools, where no New American tutoring program existed. The program has been so popular that the school had to seek more space for students.  Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Volunteers to ambassadors

May 4, 2017

UND Honors students learn about experiences of New Americans by serving in local school

Chandler Hall, the oldest building at the University of North Dakota, will soon meet its end. But, according to University facility planners, the old building still has some time before it meets the wrecking ball. UND archival photo.

Ol’ Chandler prepares to check out – but not before others

May 4, 2017

Facilities: UND’s oldest building likely to be torn down in the summer 2018

In April, UND Wellness & Health Promotion was ranked No. 1 by College Magazine in helping students reach their fitness goals.

Wellness on top

May 4, 2017

UND Rec Center and health promotion programs consistently make short lists for best around

May the Fourth be with U…ND

May the Fourth be with U…ND

May 4, 2017

Which Star Wars character are you? Here’s how University of North Dakota students answered the question on May the 4th.

UND student Ryan Gorman (washing windows) has been coming back for a few years to help the Grand Forks residents Florence and Roger Syvertsons during The Big Event. Gorman and fellow students, Chris Brown (left on roof) and Mark Wiche, make sure they ask for the Syvertsons by name when signing up for the Big Event. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

‘Do work’ — they did

May 2, 2017

Festive atmosphere greets 900 volunteers — mainly students, but also including faculty and staff — for this year’s Big Event community service effort

At the most recent forum for the new University Strategic Plan, Associate Professor of Languages Melissa Gjellstad (pictured) and English Professor Rebecca Weaver-Hightower explained strategies for meeting the pillar’s first goal—providing a strong liberal arts foundation. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Pillars of University strength

May 2, 2017

Strategic Planning Committee members wrap up campus budget fora with discussion of Learning and Engagement

Derek Sporbert, director of TRIO programs at UND, recently visited the the nation's capital to meet with North Dakota's congressional delegation to advocate for college access for residents throughout North Dakota, especially rural students.  Tyler Ingham.

Trump’s ‘skinny budget’ proposes cuts to TRIO programs

May 2, 2017

If implemented, the federal slicing could lead to reduced access to education

Shared science

Shared science

May 2, 2017

North Dakota Academy of Science convenes at UND for annual meeting, supporting cross-state collaboration among students and faculty

Pomp and pageantry of the Powwow

Pomp and pageantry of the Powwow

May 2, 2017

UND played host to the 47th Annual Timeout Week and Timeout Wacipi in April, and honored longtime Director of American Indian Student Services Leigh Jeannotte.

Mark Trahant, the Charles R. Johnson Endowed Professor of Journalsim in UND's Communication Program, has been elected to be a member of the American Academy
 of Arts and Sciences—one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious societies of leaders from academia, the arts, business and public affairs. It’s an honor no other representative of UND—or even the state of North Dakota—has received. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

‘Mark’ of excellence

April 27, 2017

UND Charles R. Johnson Endowed Professor of Journalism Mark Trahant joins prestigious 2017 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

(Left to Right) Bailey Bubach, faculty and professional advisor for petroleum engineering from Grand Forks; Rehan Ali Mohammed, petroleum engineering master’s student from Hyderabad, India; Maram Al-Sayaghi, a chemical engineering doctoral student from Sana’a, Yemen; and Mehdi Ostadhassan, assistant professor of petroleum engineering, a native of Iran. Photo by Richard Larson.

Q&A: Four from four

April 27, 2017

What members of UND’s Muslim community want others to know

UND's team of international visa experts stand ready to help students and faculty with a more streamlined application process after changes were implemented by the Divison of Academic Affairs. (Left to Right) International Center Director Katie Davidson, Assistant Director of the International Center Amy Senger, Academic Affairs Officer Shannon Mikula, Academic Affairs Administrative Associate  Casey Hoffman and Kevin Kuntz, a tax specialist in the UND Payroll Office. Photo by Jackie Lorentz.

Vis-à-vis with UND’s visa pros

April 27, 2017

UND Division of Academic Affairs streamlines appliation processes for international students and faculty

Longtime UND Center for Innovation Director Bruce Gjovig (left) shows off a UAS platform used by SkySkopes, one of  26 UAS-related startup businesses that call the Center for Innovation home. Gjovig is joined by SkySkopes CFO Dan Daffinrud (center) and the company's CEO, Matt Dunlevy. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Funneling the UAS flock

April 27, 2017

Growing number of UAS-related companies use UND Center for Innovation for coaching and collaboration

Retiring UND Center for Innovation Director Bruce Gjovig says he'll miss working with students them most when he officially leaves his post this month.  Photo by Shawna Schill.

UND’s resident entrepreneur Bruce Gjovig bids farewell

April 27, 2017

Center for Innovation founder retiring but says he’ll remain close by