UND represented at the Winter Olympics

February 24, 2014

The University of North Dakota had 12 current students and alumni competing or serving as support staff for Olympic teams from four countries at the Winter Olympics in Sochi this year: USA, Canada, Finland and Germany.  Eighty-eight countries participated in the Winter Games.  UND had a greater representation than 53 of those countries.

The University of North Dakota is in the beginning stages of a Program and Support Service Prioritization process.  This effort, which aligns with our Exceptional UND roadmap, will result in a redesign of UND’s budgeting model in order to create a process for allocating University resources more effectively.  The process, which will be developed by two task forces — one to examine academic programs and another to examine support functions — will help UND better understand its strengths and weaknesses as it position’s itself for the future.

Two University of North Dakota professors, Tami Carmichael, director of Integrated Studies, and Ryan Zerr, professor of mathematics, both faculty in UND’s College of Arts & Sciences, have been named STIRS (Scientific Thinking and Integrative Reasoning Skills) scholars by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).  UND is the only university to have two STIRS scholars.