Category Archives: University of North Dakota

Lake lecture highlights importance of student advocacy

A recent visiting professor touched on a topic of growing importance recently during a lecture and panel at the University of North Dakota. Peter Lake, the Charles A. Dana chair and director of the Center for Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law, recently provided an in-depth explanation for the change… Read More »

Presidential searches move forward

Committee narrows Dickinson State University presidential search to 10 candidates The Dickinson State University presidential search committee met in Dickinson recentlyto narrow the list of 47 candidates to 10. “The committee was able to look through a great group of qualified candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds,” DSU presidential search committee chair Kari Reichert… Read More »

Tenure helps programs grow

Three professors reflect on programs, achievements The security to teach the very best content without pressure to compromise is one of the highest-sought and hardest-won benefits any educator can earn. Knowing that your professional role is secure can free an individual to focus on skill development, team building, research and myriad other tasks necessary to… Read More »

University of North Dakota Campus Successes – April

UND Engineering joins White House initiative: President Obama recently announced that UND College of Engineering and Mines is among a group of U.S. schools leading a new education initiative to prepare undergraduates to solve “Grand Challenges”—complex yet achievable goals to improve national and international health, security, sustainability and quality of life in the 21st century. UND President, First… Read More »

Collaboration Conversations Help Serve the Bakken Region

The University of North Dakota (UND) and Williston State College (WSC) are embarking on conversations that could result in a much closer alignment between the two institutions. High employee turnover, limited resources, and rapidly expanding needs in the local community have hyper-taxed the ability of the WSC campus to maintain stable, consistent, effective operations. In… Read More »

University of North Dakota Campus Successes – March

UND’s Lori Reesor Receives National NASPA Award: University of North Dakota Vice President for Student Affairs Lori Reesor is the 2015 recipient of the Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).  The Fred Turner Award for Outstanding Service, a national award, is given annually to a student… Read More »

University of North Dakota Campus Successes

UND reaffirmed as a top school in community engagement by Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching: The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recently reaffirmed the University of North Dakota’s Campus Engagement classification, securing its place among the 361 across the country and the only North Dakota college or university with such a… Read More »

University of North Dakota Legislative Priorities

UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Building – The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences building is on budget and on time to open in Fall 2016.  The North Dakota University System is asking the North Dakota Legislature for $62 million to fund the second portion of the School of… Read More »

UND student engineering team wins national UAS competition

$1 million impact gift supports UND engineering college’s Collaborative Energy Complex The University of North Dakota College of Engineering and Mines announced a $1 million impact gift to support its Collaborative Energy Complex.  UND alums Robert and Kristine Solberg used matched dollars from the North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Fund. UND student engineering team wins… Read More »

Predictive Analytics Reporting: Using technology to help students succeed

With over 40,000 students with their own experiences and education, it can be difficult to believe there are any commonalities among them. However, at the core, every person is just a person, every student just a student. And, every one of them with the same goal – get a valuable higher education. To help North… Read More »

UND president, others honored by NASPA

UND President, Others Honored by NASPA University of North Dakota President Robert Kelley was awarded Presidential Excellence Award at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) IV-West Conference Nov. 11-13.  Other UND folks honored included Lori Reesor, Vice President for Student Affairs, Deborah Worley, assistant professor of educational leadership, and Amanda Heubach, a graduate… Read More »

UND opens a student services center, breaks ground for a UAS building, lays brick for the UND School of Law

UND opens a student services center, breaks ground for a UAS building, lays brick for the UND School of Law During Homecoming Week, the University of North Dakota cut the ribbon on a new One-Stop Student Services Center, broke ground for a new UND Aerospace building, Robin Hall, which focuses on the growing Unmanned Aircraft… Read More »

UND’s Jane Croeker awarded Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service

UND’s Jane Croeker awarded Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service Jane Croeker, director of health and wellness promotion at the University of North Dakota, recently received North Dakota Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service for efforts to improve the quality of life and health of UND staff, faculty and students. The award was… Read More »

UND Receives $16.8 Million National Institutes of Health Grant

UND Receives $16.8 million NIH grant The National Institutes of Health granted $16.8 million to Professor Donald Sens, Ph.D., in the Department of Pathology at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The five-year grant renews the NIH’s longstanding investment in the work by Sens that began in 2001.   UND… Read More »

UND breaks ground for new School of Medicine and Health Sciences building

  The University of North Dakota broke ground for the new $122 million School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) building Thursday, June 12, 3 p.m.  Taking part in the groundbreaking with UND President Robert Kelley and UND Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences Joshua… Read More »

Alumni Spotlight: UND Grad Generously Gives Back

Linda (Olson) Pancrantz, ’76, grew up in Grand Forks and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UND, graduating with honors. She also attended Executive Development programs at the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Today, Pancratz is Chairman and CEO… Read More »

UND named one of the top 10 best online graduate business programs for veterans

UND breaks ground for new School of Medicine and Health Sciences building The University of North Dakota broke ground for the new $122 million School of Medicine and Health Sciences building June 12.  The 325,000-gross-square-foot facility will incorporate, for the first time under one roof, all of the School’s departments, some of which have had… Read More »

UND granted full continued accreditation

UND granted full continued accreditation by HLC Following an extensive three-year self-study program and a campus visit from peer reviewers in October, the University of North Dakota this spring was granted full continued accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The next visit will be 2023-24.  UND has been continuously accredited… Read More »

Estate gift supports UND Writers Conference

Estate gift supports UND Writers Conference – Beginning in 2015, the University of North Dakota Writers Conference will benefit from an annual commitment of $35,000, thanks to an estate gift from the late Alice Carlson and the efforts of the UND Alumni Association and Foundation.  Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Tom DiLorenzo announced the funding during… Read More »