College of Education and Human Development honors four outstanding alumni
A retired superintendent, a school president, a winning hockey coach and, a mental health consultant and veteran will receive alumni achievement awards tonight! Read more here.
SMHS Sports Medicine alum Randee Garberg and others put training to good use
Quick action saves man’s life. Read the story here.
Cruise the Mediterranean with the UND Alumni Association
Our travel partner, GoNext, is offering 2-for-1 cruise fares and free airfare for those who book by May 27. The Oct. 28-Nov. 5 Oceania Cruise will make stops in Barcelona, Monte Carlo and Rome.
Also, the booking deadline for Ireland (Sept. 23-Oct. 1, 2011) has been extended to June 15.
The deadline to book the Mayan Mystique tour (Feb. 26-Mar. 7, 2012) is June 1.
The Passage to Chile & Peru cruise (January 21-February 2, 2012) booking window has been extended to July 29. UND Alumni Association and Foundation Executive Vice President Tim O’Keefe and his wife, Becky, will host the cruise.
Click here for more information on all the travel opportunities available to UND alumni or call 800.842.9023.
Take advantage of N.D. tax credit
Do you pay taxes in North Dakota? Do you have a desire to make an enduring impact at UND? The North Dakota legislature has made it even more enticing to consider making a gift to an endowment through the UND Foundation. With a gift of at least $5,000 to an endowment, you could benefit from a federal tax deduction AND an additional 40 percent credit on your North Dakota state income tax. For a donor in a 28 percent federal tax bracket, a $5,000 gift would cost just $1,600 after tax savings. There are three ways to give to an endowment: create an endowment, support an existing named endowment, or benefit one of the Exceptional UND endowments. For more information, click here. We encourage you to contact a gift planner or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dru Sjodin Memorial Scholarship awarded
The seventh annual Dru Sjodin Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Grace Torguson of Plymouth, Minn. Read about it on the UND Foundation website.
National politicians to congratulate the Class of 2011
U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, Sen. Kent Conrad, and former Rep. Earl Pomeroy will give the addresses at UND’s three commencement ceremonies this May. See the story here.
Check out the latest updates from Nursing, Nutrition & Dietetics!
The April online newsletter is now available here.
Frank Low Research Day is a success
Read about the winners of the best poster awards here.
UND receives $2.9 million grant for West Nile virus research
The Department of Energy grant allows UND to continue work to develop treatments and diagnostic products that use goose antibodies to fight the West Nile virus. Read more here.
K-12 educators: Take action this summer to enhance student learning this fall!
Visit educators.UND.edu for a listing of upcoming workshops and online courses to enrich your teaching skills and earn professional development credits.
• Differentiation for Today’s Classrooms: Assessment (RTI) Educational Design (UdD), and Student
Diversity – 1 PD credit, Grand Forks, July 14-15
• Emerging Technologies and Best Practice Instruction – 2 PD credits, Langdon/Online, May 31-June 14
Online courses include:
• A Framework for Teaching (Charlotte Danielson’s) – 1 PD credit
• Creating the Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Success – 1 PD credit
• Discover Your Strengths for Teachers – 1 PD credit
To register for these learning opportunities from UND Professional Development for Educators, visit educators.UND.edu or call 1.800.CALL.UND
2011 Sioux-Per Gala in pictures
Check out photos from the 2011 Sioux-Per Gala, which supports Impact Scholarships for UND student-athletes. If you missed the event but would like to contribute, give now on our secure website.
Fighting Sioux football season tickets are on sale NOW!
See all six games for as low as $40. Purchase your tickets this year to lock in your price for 2012; UND’s first year in the Big Sky Conference. Visit FightingSioux.com or call 877.91.SIOUX today for more information. Go Sioux!
Sioux Caravan coming to a town near you
The 2011 Sioux Caravan, hosted by Midcontinent Communications, is hitting the road. Enjoy a free hot dog meal with your favorite Fighting Sioux athletes and get autographs. Admission is completely FREE. Seating is limited. No ticket needed. See below for dates and locations. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event starts at 6:30 p.m. for all locations. See you there!
May 17: Bismarck (Kelly Inn - 1800 N. 12th St.)
May 18: Moorhead, Minn. (Hjemkomst Center, 202 First Ave. N.)
May 19: Grafton, N.D. (Grafton Armory Auditorium, 309 Hill Ave.)
May 23: Crookston, Minn. (Crookston Sports Center, 801 Fischer Ave.)
2011 Sioux-Per Swings scheduled
Mark your calendars for the 2011 Sioux-Per Swing Tour sponsored by Sanford Health and hosted by UND Athletics and the UND Alumni Association.
Thursday, June 9: Park River.
Monday, June 13: Twin Cities.
Monday, June 20: Fargo.
Thursday, July 14: Grand Forks.
Thursday, July 21: Detroit Lakes