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Michael McGinniss receives State Bar Association Distinguished Service Award

Categories: Honors

Michael S. McGinniss, Dean of the UND School of Law, received the Distinguished Service Award from the State Bar Association of North Dakota. Doug Bahr, president of the State Bar Association of North Dakota and a North Dakota district court judge, presented the award to Dean McGinniss at the Association’s Annual Meeting during the Law […]

UND Flying Team takes honors at 2022 National SAFECON competition

Categories: Featured, Honors

The University of North Dakota Flying Team took second place overall at the 2022 National Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) contest – the first in-person event since UND’s championship run in 2019. This year’s meet was hosted by The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. At SAFECON, UND has placed first or second 32 […]

Dennis Caine publishes two articles on growth plate injuries in youth sports

Categories: Honors

Dennis Caine, professor emeritus of Kinesiology and Public Health, co-authored two articles in the April 2022 issue of Sports Medicine, a top-tier sports medicine journal which bridges the gap between science and practice in the promotion of exercise and health, and in the scientific assessment, study and understanding of sports performance. Reflecting international collaboration, co-authors […]

Air Force ROTC Honor Societies win national awards, elected to national staff for 2022-23

Categories: Honors

In April, at the Arnold Air Society and Silver Wings National Conclave in Washington, D.C., UND’s respective chapters of those two national organizations won multiple awards for their work over the past year. Additionally, UND’s Major Thomas J. Clifford AAS squadron was elected to lead the National Staff for the professional, honorary and service organization, […]

College of Education & Human Development

UND named top school in Education, while launching two new programs for K-12 educators

Categories: Honors

College of Education & Human Development, a research-backed site that ranks accredited online master’s degrees across the county, has named the University of North Dakota as one of 2022’s best schools for earning a master’s degree in teaching online. “Our goal was to find the master’s programs that are making online learning a priority,” said Kyle Darland, co-founder of […]

School of Medicine & Health Sciences announces faculty and student awards

Categories: Honors

The School of Medicine & Health Sciences presented a number of awards to its graduating medical students and the School’s faculty and other community volunteers during its Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 7, including the Dean’s Special Recognition Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Faculty. Of the roughly 1,700 physicians in North Dakota, more than 1,300 have […]

May 10 Staff Recognition ceremony recognized employees for years of service

Categories: Honors

A number of staff members were recognized for their years of service at the annual Staff Recognition Ceremony on May 10. Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost 5 Years Tracy Backstrom, Shane Johnson, Trevis Ekberg, Dalfred John, James Moe, Nicholas Dyrstad-Cincotta, Yong Hou, Angela Olson, Rachel Behm, Harmony Bercier, Ardith Marsette, Angela Novak, Jennifer […]

Staff recognized in 2021 for years of service

Categories: Honors

The following staff achieved milestone years of service in 2021. There was no staff recognition ceremony due to the pandemic. Division of Academic Affairs & Provost 5 Years Kirsten Gudgeon, Aaron Fettig, Vonnie Stadstad, Shelby Nemeth, Marissa Saad, Paul Smith, Wendy Klug, Gregory Syrup, Robert Pawloski, Avery Davies, Frank Swiontek, Heather Wages, Becca Jacobson, Carl […]

Staff recognized in 2020 for years of service

Categories: Honors

The following staff members achieved milestone years of service in 2020. There was no ceremony due to the pandemic. Academic Affairs & Provost Division 5 Years Yuqiang Wang, Matthew Hillestad, Lindsay Archer, Taylor Miesel, Nicholas Rubbert, Jenelle Stadstad, Christopher Warner, Nicole Dvorak, Kate Oachs, David Kleppe, Anna Leddige, Heather Lotysz, Elle Hoselton, Cynthia Leppke, Kirsten […]

Alyssa La Deaux named Student Employee Supervisor of the Year

Categories: Honors

Student Employment is pleased to recognize Alyssa La Deaux as the UND 2022 Student Employee Supervisor of the Year. This award was established to recognize the impact student employee supervisors have on the development of our students and community. Nominations are judged based on how a nominee mentors students, and acts as an example of […]

UND receives Innovation Award for work on Open Educational Resources

Categories: Honors

UND has been honored for its innovative use of Open Educational Resources, classroom materials that improve access and affordability for students. UND received the 2022 Colleagues’ Choice Innovation Award from the Western Academic Leadership Forum at the Forum’s annual meeting in Portland, Ore., earlier this month. The Forum is a membership organization for provosts, academic […]

Jonathan Puhl named one of leaders for University Innovation Fellows meeting

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Jonathan Puhl, digital media instructional designer at TTaDA, was chosen by the University Innovation Fellows program to serve as one of 19 event leaders for the program’s Silicon Valley Meetup, which took place March 18-22, 2022. These 19 Fellows were hand-selected out of an international community of more than 2,600 Fellows for the impact they […]

Alexandra Sickler named UND School of Law Archie Unterseher Endowed Professor

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The University of North Dakota School of Law is proud to announce the Archie Unterseher Endowed Professorship title to Alexandra Sickler, a tenured professor of law. Established through an endowment created by the Oxbow Foundation of Minneapolis, this is now the largest endowed professorship at the UND School of Law. This position honors a professor […]

UND Wind Ensemble performed at festival in Chicago

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The University of North Dakota Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. James Popejoy, recently presented a featured performance at the 2022 Percy Grainger Wind Band Festival. Selected through a juried process, the Wind Ensemble performed in Symphony Hall, home of the famed Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The Wind Ensemble’s repertoire included Fanfare for the Centennial […]

Sara Bjerke named to North Dakota Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame

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The North Dakota Athletic Trainers Association has named Sara Bjerke, assistant professor of athletic training in the Department of Sports Medicine at UND’s School of Medicine & Health Sciences, as their Hall of Fame inductee for 2022. “I am humbled and honored to be inducted into the North Dakota Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame,” […]