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Discovering UND’s future: UND’s strategic plan will be driven by University community

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Jim Mochoruk and Lynette Krenelka encountered a “delightful problem” when they agreed to co-chair UND’s strategic plan committee.They had more volunteers than they could accommodate.“The response has been truly overwhelming,” said Mochoruk, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of History, about the number of people who wanted to be involved in crafting UND’s new strategic plan. “We […]

June 14 video from President Armacost

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Summer greetings President Armacost offers summer greetings, and hopes the peace of summer has settled in as the campus takes a breather and prepares for the fall semester. He notes that today, Tuesday, June 14, is Primary Day in North Dakota and hopes everyone has expressed their voice at the ballot box. He offers a […]

Video from President Armacost

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In this video, President Armacost again congratulates the Class of 2022 and their families. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s important to recognize the mental health needs of the campus, and UND is committed to providing the resources that the University community needs. As we look back on Memorial Day and its tradition of […]

UND celebrates Pride Month with week of events

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Pride Month is celebrated nationally in the United States in June to honor and recognize the accomplishment of LGBTQIA+ people. The month traces its roots back to the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a turning point that changed LGBTQ+ activism in the fight for equality. Pride Month serves as time to reflect on our history and honor […]

May 13 video message from President Armacost and Provost Link

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A week of celebration President Armacost is joined by Provost Link as UND celebrates commencements and the accomplishments of students and faculty. It’s one of his favorite weeks of the year, Armacost says, as we recognize the more than 2,000 graduates who are going out to make their mark on the world. Commencements for the […]

U.S. Space Force chief to give main address at UND Commencement May 14

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Food Network star Molly Yeh to join accounting hall of famer Henry Herr and economic strategist Delore Zimmerman in receiving honorary degrees; Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors will be recognized Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, chief of space operations for the U.S. Space Force, will give the main address at UND commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May […]

U.S. Space Force chief to give main address at UND Commencement May 14

Categories: Spotlight

Food Network star Molly Yeh to join accounting hall of famer Henry Herr and economic strategist Delore Zimmerman in receiving honorary degrees; Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors will be recognized Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, chief of space operations for the U.S. Space Force, will give the main address at UND commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May […]

Video message from President Armacost

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President Armacost thanks those who took part in the faculty staff town hall meeting on Wednesday, April 27. He notes a turning point, with fewer questions about COVID-19 and more about life on campus. He discusses activities on campus, including recognition ceremonies for graduates, and says he’s honored to have been invited to take part. […]

Video from President Armacost: Inviting involvement in UND’s new strategic plan

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President Armacost is joined by guests Lynette Krenelka and Jim Mochoruk, co-chairs of UND’s strategic planning initiative, in this video. Krenelka says she’s been impressed by the number of people who want to be involved in the strategic planning process, and said they are finding ways to make sure everyone’s voices will be heard. Mochoruk […]

Finalists will interview April 19-21 for Vice President for Student Affairs position

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Three finalists have been invited to campus to interview for Vice President for Student Affairs position. An interview schedule for each candidate is available online. Open forums are set for April 18-21. The schedule follows. Cynthia Aguilar, Tuesday, April 19, 3:30 p.m., Education 113 James Williams, Wednesday, April 20, 3:30 p.m., Education 113 Gary Dukes, […]

April 5 video message from President Armacost

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In his video, President Armacost begins with some announcements: The 50th Time Out Wacipi Powwow will take place Friday and Saturday at Hyslop Sports Center, and he looks forward to welcoming members of tribal communities to campus. The National Collegiate Drone Racing Championship is set for Saturday and Sunday at the Pollard Athletic Center. The […]

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

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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

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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 […]

March 7 Video message from President Armacost

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President Armacost begins by congratulating the UND Law Trial Team, which just won the regional tournament and will travel to Texas for the national competition. He recognizes Athletic Director Bill Chaves for his work supporting student athletes, noting that he has extended Chaves’ contract to 2026. Armacost also encourages campus to celebrate Women’s History Month […]