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President Armacost to lead off 18:83 Speaker Series today

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A new weekly speaker series from UND Student Involvement will first feature UND President Andrew Armacost at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Memorial Union’s first-floor Social Stairs. The 18:83 Speaker Series – named for UND’s founding year and the length of its talks – will host University and community leaders in a […]

Aug. 22 video message from President Armacost

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For his first video address of the semester, President Andrew Armacost interviews one of UND’s newest faculty members. Fresh off the annual New UND Faculty & Administrators Bus Tour, a multi-day tour of North Dakota, Tennessee native Lee Ann Williams shares her impressions of the Peace Garden State. An incoming Clinical Assistant Professor and Director […]

Aug. 8 video message from President Armacost

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President Andrew Armacost welcomes two guests on his latest video address to campus: the incoming presidents of the University and Staff Senates. Sarah Robinson, clinical associate professor of communication sciences and disorders, and Mike Wozniak, coordinator of leadership and programming for Student Involvement & Parent Programs, join Armacost to talk about implementing the University’s strategic […]

Summer commencement ceremony set for Friday

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More than 500 students are eligible to receive degrees at the University of North Dakota’s summer commencement ceremony at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. As many as 242 undergraduates and 275 master’s students and Ph.D. candidates are expected to graduate. UND President Andrew Armacost will preside over the ceremony, […]

July 25 video message from President Armacost

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This week’s video message is a “touch-base at the mid-point of summer” with President Andrew Armacost. More than 1,500 new students have recently been on campus for orientation activities, and even more have visited as parents and family members of those new students, Armacost says. The president offers his thanks to the Division of Student […]

Thirteen UND scholars’ articles read more than 340,000 times in 220 countries

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More than a year has gone by since UND entered into a partnership with the nonprofit publication The Conversation, and readers around the world have favorably reacted to articles authored by University faculty members—not to mention the “outstanding” experiences faculty reported of working with the publication. Thirteen UND scholars have published with The Conversation over the last year, and […]

Search committee named for College of Education & Human Development dean

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UND School of Law Dean Brian Pappas will chair a national search for the next dean of the College of Education & Human Development. The announcement was made by Eric Link, UND provost and vice president for academic affairs. He expects to name the new dean by Jan. 1, 2024, or soon thereafter. Cindy Juntunen […]

Michael Dodge named interim director of Honors Program

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University of North Dakota Vice Provost Karyn Plumm has selected Michael Dodge to serve as interim director of UND’s Honors Program. Currently, Dodge serves as an associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Space Studies within the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. “I’m pleased to announce the appointment of […]

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June 19 video message from President Armacost

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In his most recent video update to the UND campus, President Armacost comes to us from the offices and spaces of Student Diversity & Inclusion in the Memorial Union to talk about the Juneteenth holiday and celebrations of Pride at UND. President Armacost highlights June 19 as Juneteenth, what many consider to be the “second […]

June 13 video message from President Armacost

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UND President Andrew Armacost is joined by Sara Kaiser, director of the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities, to discuss accessibility on UND’s campus for this week’s video message. Of note, the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities will soon be changing its name to Community Standards & Accessibility for Students, Kaiser says. The change […]

May 31 video message from President Armacost

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President Andrew Armacost wishes all a “Happy Summer” in his latest video message. Two weeks out from UND’s commencement ceremonies, Armacost reflects on the inspiring message delivered by North Dakota Poet Laureate Denise Lajimodiere during her keynote speech. Armacost also remarks on a recent National Science Foundation grant awarded to Julia Zhao, Chester Fritz Distinguished […]

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Lajimodiere’s commencement address inspires graduates

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Denise Lajimodiere

North Dakota Poet Laureate Denise Lajimodiere was the keynote speaker for UND’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 13. The following is her speech in full. Footage of this speech is available on YouTube, where full commencement broadcasts are posted. Lajimodiere’s speech starts at 37:47 during the Undergraduate Degrees Ceremony. *** Boozhoo! Aaniin! Good morning (afternoon)! […]