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VIDEOS: President Armacost talks Legislature, Time Out Week

New videos cover Commencement season as well as this week’s activities and celebrations

Two separate videos make for today’s biweekly campus address from President Armacost.

The first video features the president outside the North Dakota Capitol as he covers several events happening on campus as spring emerges and Commencement nears.

Armacost also anticipates the conclusion of the 80-day legislative session, saying that a Town Hall meeting scheduled for May 3 will address developments from the Legislature that impact UND.

For his second video (above), Armacost focuses on Time Out Week, a chance for reflection and a celebration of Native American culture for everyone on campus. On Friday and Saturday, the annual Wacipi, or powwow, will welcome people to campus from tribal nations across the region. This event showcases the art and regalia of groups competing in traditional dances, Armacost notes. All are welcome to attend.

The Wacipi will be held in the Hyslop Sports Center on Friday evening and Saturday, and events for Time Out Week can be found on the UND Events Calendar.

This week is also the 50th anniversary of the UND Indians into Medicine Program, otherwise known as INMED. Armacost remarks that it’s an important milestone for a program that has made contributions to tribal nations and society in the past half-century. Events are scheduled throughout the week, including a graduate recognition ceremony on Thursday in the School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

Armacost then announces that Keith Malaterre has been named director for the University’s American Indian Center. The directorship has been vacant for a number of years, Armacost says, and Malaterre’s leadership will help restore the center’s status and vibrancy on campus.