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Feb. 20 video message from President Armacost

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Who is UND’s new Vice President for Research & Economic Development? What’s fascinating about parasites, and how does that lead to meeting an Australian crocodile head-on? The answer to the first question is Scott Snyder, who officially joined UND last month and is now appearing in this week’s video message with President Andrew Armacost. For […]

Founders Day is Thursday, Feb. 15

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The University of North Dakota will mark its 141st anniversary at its annual Founders Day banquet Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. There will be a social at 5:15 p.m., and the banquet will begin at 6 p.m. The program will feature a welcome from President Andy Armacost, who will emcee the event, and […]

Feb. 6 video message from President Armacost

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For his latest video message to campus, President Andrew Armacost is joined by Sarah Prout, vice president of Marketing & Communications for the UND Alumni Association & Foundation. Thursday, Feb. 8, is Giving Hearts Day – an annual, 24-hour day of giving that benefits regional charities and nonprofit organizations. Established in 2008 by the Dakota Medical […]

Founders Day is Feb. 15, tickets on sale

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The 2024 Founders Day banquet will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Memorial Union Ballroom, and tickets are now available. Founders Day marks the anniversary of the signing of the Dakota Territory legislation establishing the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. The official birthday of UND was first celebrated […]

Jan. 23 video message from President Armacost

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For this week’s video message, President Armacost is on location at the UND Student Government offices in the Memorial Union – a gathering place that embodies UND’s sense of community, he says. And with him to talk about that are UND’s Student Body leaders, President Ella Nelson and Vice President Connor Ferguson. The duo recently […]

Five finalists for Dean of College of Education & Human Development will visit UND Jan. 18, 22-25

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Five finalists have been invited to visit campus for the College of Education & Human Development deanship at the University of North Dakota. The finalist selected for the position will replace the College’s previous permanent dean, Cindy Juntunen, who became Associate Provost/Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at California State University, Monterey Bay, in September […]

Jan. 9 video message from President Armacost

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President Andrew Armacost wishes Happy New Year to the UND community in his first video message of 2024, and he’s joined by Chelsea Mellenthin, director of Career Engagement for Student Academic Services & Career Engagement. Armacost and Mellenthin are seated in UND’s new Experiential Learning Center, located on the first floor of McCannel Hall. The Experiential […]

Happy Holidays from UND

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Greetings, As we come to the end of another busy year, we want to extend our warmest wishes to you all. We are grateful for the meaningful connections we share with you and hope you enjoy this special time with family and friends. In the spirit of gratitude, we want to thank Ella Nelson and […]

Dec. 12 video message from President Armacost

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President Andrew Armacost hosts Shane Schellpfeffer, director of institutional effectiveness and accreditation, for an update on UND’s reaffirmation of accreditation in this week’s video message to campus. Armacost asks Schellpfeffer, who has been on the job since July, several questions about the process. This comprehensive, campuswide evaluation occurs every 10 years on behalf of the […]

Winter Commencement ceremonies are Dec. 14, 15

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Nearly 900 students will be eligible to cross the stage during 2023’s Winter Commencement ceremonies at the University of North Dakota, with UND President Andy Armacost presiding. Ceremonies on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 14 and 15, will take place at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. The Professional & Graduate Degrees Ceremony is Thursday at 3 p.m., […]

Merie Kirby named director of Honors Program

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Merie Kirby has been appointed to the position of director of the Honors Program at UND. The appointment was made by Karyn Plumm, UND’s vice provost of undergraduate studies and student success. Kirby has been with the UND Honors Program since 2012, most recently as a teaching associate professor. In that capacity, she has taught […]

Veterans Day

Veterans Day Ceremony is Saturday, Nov. 11

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Veterans Day

Join the University of North Dakota, UND ROTC, and the UND Alumni Association & Foundation for a Veterans Day Ceremony starting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, as we come together to honor those who have served our country in war or peacetime. This event is free and open to all ages. The ceremony […]

Oct. 31 video message from President Armacost

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In today’s video message to campus, UND President Andrew Armacost talks with Angie Carpenter, director of Special Student Populations. Carpenter’s office takes care of “all things military” for UND, including veterans’ services, services for active-duty and reserve servicemembers, and UND’s Army and Air Force ROTC programs. The Veteran & Military Services Office is in McCannel […]