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VIDEO: Welcome back!

President Armacost’s video message covers Writers Conference, Women’s History Month, COVID-19 protocols and more

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 role of literature. Also on March 24, UND will honor the life and legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Maxwell Anderson with a Literary Landmark. This will be the first such literary landmark in North Dakota.

March is Women’s History Month and a time to celebrate the accomplishments of women, not only on campus but throughout society. Armacost draws attention to Eddie Faye Gates, an historian of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and UND alum. It’s important to recognize women’s contributions and to work to make UND a more fair and equitable campus, he says.

UND is moving from pandemic to endemic mode with COVID-19, and he asks campus to expect an announcement on Wednesday, March 23, regarding COVID-19 protocols.

Armacost ends by encouraging the campus community to keep up their hard work and finish the semester strong.