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June 28 video message from President Armacost

In a video made available to the campus community today, President Armacost shares news of two new agreements signed at UND, as well as two high-profile research awards. UND’s agreement with Grand Forks Air Force Base and the North Spark Defense Lab will provide opportunities for UND students, faculty and staff to be involved in…

Campus News

UND signs dual-degree partnership with Defiance College in Ohio

Thanks to a new dual-degree partnership, students at Defiance College in Ohio can earn both a math degree at Defiance and a Civil or Electrical Engineering degree from the University of North Dakota. The project takes advantage of UND’s long history of offering fully accredited online engineering degrees. Defiance College, a private college of…


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Faculty invited to take part in Summer Commencement on Aug. 5

UND faculty are invited to participate in the summer professional, graduate, and undergraduate degrees commencement ceremony on Friday, August 5, 3:00 p.m. at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Faculty members are required to wear academic regalia. Faculty can rent regalia at the following website: Customer #33000403000 Order # 4755363 Order deadline…


Sougata Roy receives $600,000 to study advanced manufacturing processes

Sougata Roy, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Naval Research to study advanced manufacturing processes. The award, which will provide funding over three years, comes as part of the DoD’s Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR)…


UND Dining Services wins Gold Award for catering menu

The catering menu for UND Dining Services won a Gold Award from their professional association. The online-accessible menu was created and released in 2020 under the guidance of Catering Manager Andrea Green and Catering Sales Coordinator, Beth Spitsberg, both pictured above. The menu was designed by the Marketing Manager for…

Bulletin Board

Monday, July 4, is holiday

Independence Day on Monday, July 4, will be observed as a holiday by the University. Only those employees designated by their supervisors are required to work on a holiday.

In Remembrance

Remembering Mary Dawn Howard

Mary Dawn Anna Howard, retired Dining Services worker, died Friday, June 24, 2022, in Altru Hospital. She was 84. Mary Dawn was born Oct. 6, 1937, in Grafton, N.D., the daughter of Leonard and Anna (Grube) Kemnitz. She grew up in Pembina attending a one-room schoolhouse in McArthur, N.D. She…