University Letter

UND's faculty and staff newsletter

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Tom Dennis

UND will hold 50th Time Out Wacipi Powwow April 8, 9

Categories: Spotlight

The University of North Dakota will hold its 50th Time Out Wacipi Powwow on Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9 at the Hyslop Sports Center. Admission is free and is open to all. A Wacipi (powwow) is a celebration of life featuring dancing and singing, highlighting cultural traditions, values, and contributions that Indigenous people […]

Welcome back! March 22 video from President Armacost

Categories: Spotlight

In his video, President Armacost welcomes everyone back to campus from Spring Break. He congratulates the University community on receiving the American Council on Education Transformation Award, which recognizes UND’s partnership with the community. UND is hosting the 53rd annual Writers Conference March 24-26, which invites noted authors and poets to campus and celebrates the […]

Jan. 12 Faculty & Staff Town Hall will discuss spring semester

Categories: Spotlight

President Armacost will lead a Town Hall for UND faculty and staff to answer questions about the spring semester. The Town Hall is set for noon on Wednesday, Jan. 12, over Zoom. The login information is below. Webinar ID:        959 7190 9538 Passcode:            639832 You may also add it to your calendar.  

UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines dean search begins

Categories: Announcements

UND is seeking applications and nominations for dean of the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines. The full position description is available. Applications received by Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 are assured consideration. The UND College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines Dean Search Committee is being assisted by Harris Search Associates. Applications should include a letter […]

Remembering Donald P. Kohns

Categories: In Remembrance

Donald P. Kohns of East Grand Forks, professor emeritus of marketing and a former DECA advisor at UND, died Sunday, December 12, 2021 at the age of 87 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. He was raised on a farm in Iowa. After graduating from Immaculate Conception High School in Cherokee, Iowa, he earned a Bachelor […]

Leave donations sought for Shawn McMillan, Gordon Severinson and Athena Bratton

Categories: Bulletin Board

Sick and annual leave donations are sought for: • Shawn McMillan – Journeyman Painter, Facilities Management • Gordon Severinson – Journeyman Carpenter/Asbestos Worker, Facilities Management •  Athena Bratton – Academic Building Services Technician, Facilities Management Please return completed Donation of Leave forms to Misty Brustad at Forms can be found at All donations are kept […]

Inauguration of President Armacost is Oct. 5

Categories: Spotlight

On Monday, Oct. 5, the greater UND community will celebrate the inauguration of Andrew P. Armacost as the 13th president of the University of North Dakota. The private ceremony installing Armacost as the University president will take place at 2 p.m. on the UND campus. Although not open to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions, […]

Rescheduled UND Writers Conference starts this week

Categories: Events

Although the 51st Annual UND Writers Conference, “The Working Classes,” was cancelled for the first time in its 50-year history, the event has been rescheduled as a series of Thursday evening readings/panel discussions. The series kicks off this Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. and will continue almost every Thursday through Thanksgiving. They are free […]

Stand up and be counted!

Categories: Announcements

All members of the UND community should make sure they respond to the U.S. 2020 Census, as soon as possible. Sept. 30 is the deadline to complete the 2020 Census. And even if a person is in student housing or living off campus, he or she counts as a Grand Forks resident. What matters is […]

Columbia Road Overpass repair work to begin

Categories: Announcements

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, contractors will begin repair of the Columbia Road Overpass in Grand Forks. The project will repair the finger joint on the north side of the overpass, which buckled earlier this summer. Traffic has been restricted to one lane in either direction since engineers detected the buckling. During periods of the repair […]

Rural Health Research Gateway receives federal funding

Categories: Announcements

Rural Health Research Gateway, an online library of rural research, recently received funding of $135,000, from the Health Resources & Services Administration. Gateway is an online library providing access to research and findings of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)-funded Rural Health Research Centers (RHRC), from 1997-present. The Gateway web site can be […]

Remembering David Gipp

Categories: In Remembrance

David Gipp, a UND graduate who become a giant of the Tribal College movement and who led United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck for 37 years, died on Friday, Sept. 11, at his home and with family members present. Gipp passed away after a long illness. An enrolled citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, […]