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Media Advisory: Paur Lecture at UND to feature Chuck Black ’10, 2023 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest winner

Wildlife artist will speak on ‘Conservation Storytelling and the Power of Art’ at noon on Friday, April 26

What: UND’s annual Glenn Allen Paur Lecture

Who: Wildlife artist and UND wildlife biology alum Chuck Black, winner of the 2023 Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest. Black’s topic is ‘Conservation Storytelling and the Power of Art’

When: Friday, April 26, at noon; reception will precede Black’s lecture at 11:00 a.m. Free parking will be offered at the ramp adjacent to the Memorial Union beginning at 10 a.m.

Where: Memorial Union Family Ballroom

Background: Black won the Federal Duck Stamp Art Contest for his painting of a northern pintail duck. The artwork will be made into the 2024-25 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp or “duck stamp.” The $25 stamp is required of all waterfowl hunters nationwide, and the proceeds of the sales help pay for wetland management programs.

Glenn Allen Paur was a Pisek, N.D., native who graduated with fisheries and wildlife management degree from UND, where he served as president of the Fisheries and Wildlife Biology Club and was a member of the Wildlife Society. Paur died in a 1978 boating accident on Leech Lake, Minn, where he was helping a UND professor with his research. Following Paur’s death, his family established both the Glenn Allen Paur Lecture and the Glenn Allen Paur Memorial Scholarship, and the UND chapter of The Wildlife Society hosts the annual lecture series in Paur’s honor.

Media Contact: Tracy Backstrom,, 701-777-6240