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Aug. 9 video message from President Armacost

Beth Hellwig, interim vice president for student affairs, joins President Andy Armacost for this week’s video message. Standing together in the basement of the Memorial Union, ping-pong paddles at the ready, they share not only in their love for table tennis (Hellwig at one point competed in the Association of College and University Student Unions…

Campus News

Fall Semester plans regarding COVID-19

Dear Members of the UND Community, I hope you’ve had a great summer and are looking forward to the fall semester in a few weeks. We are watching the continued evolution of the virus that causes COVID-19 and the new variant, BA.5. It is reported that this is the most…


Sign-ups available for Picnic with the Prez until Aug. 15

President Andy and First Lady Kathy Armacost would like to meet you by welcoming all faculty and staff back to campus. Please join them on Thursday, August 18 between 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for a casual picnic on the lawn at University House, 1 Yale Drive. Register here by Monday, August…


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More Events


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)…


Bulletin Board

Leave donations sought for Linda Jenson, James Hallick and Chris Glenn

Sick and annual leave donations are sought for Linda Jenson and James Hallick, both academic building services technicians and for Chris Glenn, parking events coordinator, all within the Facilities department. Please return completed donation of leave forms to Misty Brustad,

In Remembrance

Remembering Diane Holweger

Diane Holweger, retired food service worker, Grand Forks, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. She was 74. Diane Renee Ramstad was born on July 28, 1947 in Hatton, ND, the fourth child to Sanford and Jean (Gulbrandson) Ramstad. She was raised in the Hatton…