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Follow Alumna's Space Launch
Karen Nyberg, '94, will blast off May 28 for an extended stay at the International Space Station. She spent Mother's Day in Russia with her son and husband, fellow astronaut Doug Hurley (read the story in Parenting Magazine).
UND Alumni Association & Foundation Executive VP/CEO Tim O'Keefe has been invited by Nyberg to attend the launch from Kazakhstan. During his trip, look for tweets from Tim @UNDTimOKeefe. He'll also be hosting a blog and posting pictures at www.undalumni.org/NybergLaunch.
You can also follow Karen on Twitter @AstroKarenN.
Good luck to our out-of-this-world alumna!
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Head of UND Alumni Association & Foundation to retire
After 11 years as Executive Vice President and CEO of the UND Alumni Association & Foundation, Tim O’Keefe has announced he will retire on March 31, 2014.
O’Keefe, in partnership with UND leadership, led the University through North Dakota Spirit | The Campaign for UND, which has already surpassed its $300 million goal.
Read more here.
Alumni Association Annual Meeting
The UND Alumni Association & Foundation cordially invites you to attend the UND Alumni Association & Foundation Annual Meeting.
Thursday, June 13
Gorecki Alumni Center
3501 University Ave
The agenda will include a report on the past year along with the election of new directors (all alumni are voting members of the Association - proxies are not permitted).
A social with complimentary light refreshments to follow.
Event contact: Brooke Conlin
Mark your calendars for Homecoming 2013: Oct. 7-12
Room blocks for Alumni are starting to be created, we will keep you posted as further contracts develop.
Sleep Inn & Suites
1350 S 42nd Street
Block Name: UND Homecoming
Week & Weekend Rate: $119.00
Spring Hill Suites
2837 S 42nd Street
Block Name: UND Homecoming 2013
Week & Weekend Rate: $139.00
1175 42 Street S
Block name: UND Homecoming
Studio Suites: $129
One bedroom suites: $149
Welcome back to the UND alumni who recently enjoyed the Mediterranean Marvels cruise! Thinking of taking a UND Alumni tour but want to know the insider tips? Contact any of the travelers below for their testimonials.
Andrew Bjerke, '01
Laura Block, ’81, '10
Tim O’Keefe, '71
DeAnna Carlson Zink, '86
UND Physician Assistant Alumni and Friends Reception
Monday, May 27
In conjunction with the AAPA Annual Conference
Renaissance Washington DC
999 9th Street NW
(Less than a block from Convention Center)
Hors d’oeuvres will be served with a cash bar.
RSVP by May 1 to Kristen Peterson, Kristen.firstname.lastname@example.org, (701) 777-4305, or online.
UND is Returning to Seattle
Reconnect with fellow UND alumni and UND leadership as we enjoy the sweeping views of Elliot Bay and the Seattle Skyline. The new dean for the College of Education and Human Development, Bob Hill, will be joining the event, as will the outgoing dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Kathleen Tiemann. This is a great chance to say hi to both of them!
Tuesday, June 4
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Program begins at 6:30 p.m.)
Salty’s on Alki Beach
1936 Harbor Ave SW, West Seattle
RSVP by May 28
Sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Education & Human Development, College of Engineering & Mines, and the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.
UND Athletic Training Alumni and Friends Reception
Wednesday, June 26
In conjunction with the NATA Annual Meeting
Rí Rá Irish Pub,
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas
Hors d’oeuvres will be served with a cash bar.
RSVP by June 1 to Kristen Peterson, email@example.com, (701) 777-4305, or online.
TKE-Alpha Sigma Chapter Reunion
Brothers from mid-60s to mid-70s.
For info, click here.
UND Visa card
Congrats to all new graduates! As a UND alum, you have access to the UND Visa Signature® Card. This card not only gives you great benefits and rewards, but every purchase you make also directly benefits the UND Alumni Association! Click here to learn more.
Income for you, support for UND
Are you looking for a way to support the University of North Dakota's passionate students, innovative programs, inspirational educators, or extraordinary places? Have you ever considered a trust? A trust is a great way for you to benefit UND while also enjoying income for yourself. Trusts can be set up for a specific time period or for the rest of your life, and can be made through a gift of appreciated property -- with no capital gains tax. Plus, if you're a North Dakota taxpayer, you can enjoy a 40% tax credit on trusts of five years or longer.
To learn more about establishing a trust, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 701.777.2611 or 800.543.8764.
For more ideas about how you can leave a legacy, click here.
Endowment Named for Former Education Dean
Dr. Dan Rice stepped down as Dean of the College of Education and Human Development in July. Help us honor him with the Daniel R. Rice Educational Leadership Scholarship Endowment! Two anonymous donors have pledged $7,000 to the fund. $25,000 is needed to establish a scholarship endowment. Click here for more information.
2013 General Commencement Ceremony
About 1,700 students joined the UND alumni ranks over the weekend. Watch the video here.
Petroleum Engineering graduates first four students
UND’s Jeanotte recognized with distinguished alumni honor
UND team in robotic competition at Kennedy Space Center
Join the UND team at the Fourth Annual Lunabotics Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center May 20-24. Find out more about the competition here.
NASA is hosting its Fourth Annual Lunabotics Mining Competition at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex May 20-24, 2013, and a team from the University of North Dakota is expected to compete. We hope that the alumni will come out to cheer them on and support their efforts if they are in the Orlando area!
These science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students are our future scientists, astronauts, engineers, physicists, and entrepreneurs. We invite you and members of your organization to visit the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to marvel as the Lunabots mine “moon dirt” in a race against the clock.
This year is shaping up to be better than ever with new challenges and a new team member. Luna (as in Luna*Bot) joined the team and created the Luna Worldwide Challenge. She’s been busy traveling the world with the teams and even has her own Facebook page. See what she’s been up to at https://www.facebook.com/theLunaBot.
Follow Lunabotics on the web - www.nasa.gov/lunabotics, on Facebook - www.facebook.com/Lunabotics, and on Twitter – https://twitter.com/NASAlunabotics. For information about the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and ticket prices, please visit www.kennedyspacecenter.com/index.asp.
Get fit this summer!
Alumni can get a membership deal to the UND Wellness Center during the summer months. Find out more here.
Doctor of Medicine Class of 2013 Award Winners
A bright future for health care in North Dakota
UND student wins national Society of Professional Journalists award
Ralph Engelstad Arena Ball Hockey Classic
Gather your friends and family for the first ever ball hockey tournament at Ralph Engelstad Arena May 31-June 2. We’re taking out the ice and putting in six cross court rinks in the main and Olympic arenas for the tournament action. Divisions range from youth through adult and mixed teams are welcome! Get more information and register your team at www.reahockeyacademy.com. Don’t want to play in the tournament? No worries, we have something for you too. There will be a kick-off concert on the Plaza Friday night as well as family activities on the concourse throughout the weekend.
Doctorate in Educational Leadership offered in Fargo
Interested in earning your Doctorate in Educational Leadership, but don’t live near Grand Forks? Beginning Fall 2013, UND will offer the part-time doctoral program in Fargo for individuals interested in administrative or scholarly positions in PreK-12 schools and higher education. Space is limited. Apply today!
New UND ceramics course to be taught by Dan Van Tassell, artist in residence
Want to spark your creativity using clay? Enroll in UND’s Introduction to Ceramics course taught by Dan Van Tassell, UND artist in residence. Learn basic techniques for making functional and sculptural objects using hand and potter’s wheel methods to create your own works of art!
• Dates: June 6 – Aug. 1
• Length: 8 Weeks (Thursdays)
• Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
• Location: UND Hughes Fine Arts Center
• Cost: UND Employees and Affiliates - $225; General Public - $250
Space is limited, register by May 23, 2013, at UND.edu/learning or call 1.800.CALL.UND. For more information, contact Patricia Young at patricia.young@UND.edu.
2013 UND Champions Golf Tour dates
Mark your calendar to be a part of the 2013 UND Champions Golf Tour with proceeds benefitting student-athlete scholarships. If you or someone you know may be interested in joining the local volunteer committee or participating via sponsorship please contact Katie Horob.
Dates and locations include:
Thursday, June 6 – Park River, ND @ Hillcrest Country Club
Monday, June 17 – Fargo, ND @ Oxbow Golf & Country Club
Thursday, July 18 – Detroit Lakes, MN @ Detroit Lakes Country Club
DATE CHANGE! NOW Tuesday, Aug. 13 – Bismarck, ND @ Hawktree Country Club
Monday, Aug. 26 – Grand Forks, ND @ King’s Walk Golf Course
July 20 is UND Track and Cross Country Alumni Day at Target Field
The UND Track & Field and Cross Country programs will host an alumni reunion, with one lucky individual selected to throw out the first pitch. Find out more here.
Check out the last UND Sports TV show this Friday to see footage from "A Night of Champions: UND Athletics Auction & Gala" and/or go to www.undalumni.org/gala to see event photos.
The creditor and issuer of the UND Visa Card is U.S. Bank National Association ND, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.