CommencementPresident of the University of North Dakota

Recognition / Support

  • October 5, 2018: Bismarck Tribune - Funding future success at UND, NDSU - see editorial
  • September 20, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Mayor Mike Brown: A great week in ND's 'best college town' - see Op Ed
  • September 16, 2018: Fargo Forum - Editorial: Funding research can give ND a brighter future - see editorial
  • August 12, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Our view: Kennedy and Bresciani could truly make history, but the hard work lies ahead - see editorial
  • July 13, 2018: Grand Forkd Herald - Our view: More research dollars should be considered - see editorial
  • December 31, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - A year of change: UND president Mark Kennedy the Herald's 2017 Person of the Year - see article
  • November 15, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - Letter: UND has blueprint for bright future - see opinion piece
  • September 13, 2017: UND Today - UND among Top 25 Leaders in Innovation - see article
  • September 12, 2017: Bismarck Tribune - UND among top 25 ‘most innovative’ in U.S. News ranking - see article
  • May 11, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - Editorial: Why UND's strategic plan deserves attention - see editorial
  • October 15, 2016: Grand Forks Herald - Our Opinion - UND Future is Bright - see editorial

Commencement Addresses

  • August 4, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Mark Kennedy: Life is a game of addition - see speech
  • August 3, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - UND's Mark Kennedy encourages grads to add others to their lives during summer graduation - see article
  • May 15, 2018: UND Today - Leaders in Action on center stage - see video
  • May 13, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Lux et Lex: Illuminating, defining tomorrow - see speech
  • May 12, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - 'Keep learning': UND’s Mark Kennedy advises graduates to commit to lifelong learning - see article
  • December 16, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - Kennedy to UND grads: 'May the force be with you' - see article
  • December 16, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - From Jedi to Leaders in Action - see article
  • May 16, 2017: UND Today - Crossing the finish line - see article
  • May 13, 3017: Fargo Forum - Kennedy tells graduates to embrace technology - see article
  • January 10, 2017: UND Today - Reach for the stars - see article
  • December 17, 2016: Grand Forks Herald - UND president implores grads to shoot for the stars - see article

One UND Strategic Plan

  • Successfully Implementing
  • November 8, 2018: UND Today - Celebration time - see article
  • October 25, 2018: UND Today - Go big or go home - see article
  • September 27, 2018: UND Today - Big plans for One UND and beyond - see article
  • July 10, 2018: UND Today - Year’s worth of thriving – not just surviving - see article
  • May 8, 2018: UND Today - Making the case - see article
  • May 1, 2017: UND Today - Embracing change - see article
  • April 5, 2018: UND Today - Strategic Plan for North Dakota - see article
  • February 1, 2018: UND Today - Strategic Plan only a click away - see article
  • January 9, 2018: UND Today - Forum focuses on fiscal health - see article
  • December 5, 2017: UND Today - Growing research, fostering inclusion - see article
  • November 30, 2017: UND Today - North Dakota’s opportunity engine picks up steam - see article
  • November 14, 2018: UND Today - Opportunity drivers - see article
  • October 12, 2017: UND Today - Charted path - see article
  • August 31, 2017: UND Today - A year of good things, with more to come - see article
  • July 14, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND strategic plan rollout gains momentum through summer - see article
  • July 7, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND President Mark Kennedy gets it: Improved completion rates need to be the priority in higher education - see article
  • June 27, 2017: UND Today - Perfect Pairs - see article
  • June 20, 2017: UND Today - Naming names - see article
  • June 6, 2017 - UND Today - Building One UND ‘dream teams’ - see article
  • May 30, 2017: UND Today - Turning soil on the Strategic Plan - see article
  • Reaching Consensus
  • May 10, 2018: UND Today - Mission complete - see article
  • December 29, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND finalizing new mission statement - see article
  • Decembeer 14, 2017: UND Today - On a mission - see article
  • May 11, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - Editorial: Why UND's strategic plan deserves attention - see editorial
  • May 11, 2017: UND Today - One UND Strategic Plan Rollout - see video
  • May 9, 2017: UND Today - A plan for change - see article
  • May 9, 2017: UND Today - ‘We need to invest in UND’ - see article
  • May 5, 2017: Bismarck Tribune - UND strategic plan unveil describes changing state of higher ed - see article
  • May 5, 2017: KVRR TV - Leaders of UND Hope to Move Forward with a New Strategic Plan - see TV segment
  • November 10, 2016: UND Today - Core values bring us closer to OneUND - see article
  • October 27, 2016: UND Today - Setting the course - see article
  • September 10, 2016 - Grand Forks Herald - How UND can ride the digitization wave - see opinion piece
  • August 25, 2016: Grand Forks Herald - UND launches strategic planning process with first meeting - see article
  • August 24, 2016: Grand Forks Herald - UND's Mark Kennedy names strategic planning committee - see article

Goal One: Provide a Strong Undergraduate Liberal Arts Foundation

  • High Impact Practices - Internships, Service Learning, Study Abroad, Undergraduate Research, Writing Intensive
  • July 25, 2017: UND Today - HIP to learning - see article
  •  - Internships
  • August 4, 2018: UND Today - Intern experience - see article
  • March 1, 2018: UND Today - Take this job — and love it! - see video
  • January 30, 2018: UND Today - Opportunity knocks with ‘InternGF’ - see article
  • January 25, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - UND, Economic Development Corp. launch internship program - see article
  • August 1, 2017: UND Today - Intern of integration - see article
  •  - Service Learning
  • October 4, 2018: UND Today - Shifting paradigm on physical abuse - see article
  • September 18, 2018: UND Today - Peace be with UND - see article
  • June 5, 2018: UND Today - Back on their feet - see article
  • May 22, 2018: UND Today - Nachos for a cause - see article
  • May 10, 2018: UND Today - The Big sweep - see video
  • November 22, 2016: UND Today - Fixing for a feast - see article
  •  - Study Abroad
  • October 2, 2018: UND Today - Stove-top diplomacy - see article
  • September 18, 2018: UND Today - Peace be with UND - see article
  • May 22, 2018: - UND Today - UND’s Gerla takes students back in time - see article
  • March 12, 2018: SI News - Social sciences international trip fosters global perspective - see article
  • March 8, 2018: UND Today - Thinking globally, acting locally - see article
  •  - Undergraduate Research
  • October 9, 2018: UND Today - On the leading edge - see article
  • July 31, 2018: UND Today - Hawkish on energy - see article
  • July 12, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Energy Hawks research group brings together students from many different majors - see article
  • March 1, 2018: UND Today - Growing the STEM - see article
  • November 16, 2017: UND Today - Riders on the storm - see article
  • August 29, 2017: UND Today - High-flying chemistry - see article
  • May 23, 2017: UND Today - ‘BIG’ idea fosters big solution - see article
  • January 17, 2017: UND Today - What’s the B.I.G. idea? - see article
  • Active Learning / Experiential Programs
  • September 11, 2018: UND Today - Connected in care - see article
  • June 19, 2018: UND Today - Time to ‘evolve’ Grand Forks - see article
  • June 19, 2018: UND Today - Representing with flying colors - see article
  • May 29, 2018: UND Today - Go, car, go! - see article
  • May 29, 2018: UND Today - Top guns - see article
  • May 22, 2018: UND Today - Demystifying Mars without leaving home - see article
  • May 1, 2018: UND Today - Drilling down for a win - see article
  • April 24, 2018: UND Today - This IS rocket science - see article
  • August 24, 2017: UND Today - UND on the move - see article
  • July 18, 2017: UND Today - New math - see article
  • July 11, 2017: UND Today - Academy of transformation - see article
  • May 2, 2107: UND Today - Pillars of university strength - see article
  • March 30, 2017: UND Today - New window on teaching - see article
  • December 13, 2016: UND Today - Digital distinction - see article
  • November 22, 2016: UND Today - High-tech training - see article
  • Promoting the Arts and Humanities
  • October 4, 2018: UND Today - Robots with a good beat - see article
  • September 25, 2018: UND Today - Shakespeare’s ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ opens tonight at Burtness - see article
  • September 20, 2018: UND Today - Brought into frame - see article
  • July 12, 2018; Grand Forks Herald - Viewpoint: Honors Program poised for expansion - see Op Ed
  • May 3, 2018: UND Today - Honors on the rise - see article
  • April 26, 2018: UND Today - Flit and fury of the flute - see video
  • February 8, 2018: UND Today - Liberal arts’ next chapter - see article
  • December 7, 2017: UND Today - Oh, the Humanities! - see article
  • November 30, 2017: UND Today - Cheech chats Chicano Art at UND - see video
  • November 14, 2017: UND Today - Different side of Cheech - see article
  • November 9, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - Comedian Cheech Marin brings Chicano art lesson to UND - see article
  • November 9, 2017: UND Today - Off to see the Wizard (First Lady made witches hat) - see article
  • August 2, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - For the first time in 18 years, UND marching band will have new uniforms - see coverage
  • March 3, 2017: Dakota Student - The Creative Impulse - see article
  • February 28, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - Keeping it local: New UND art exhibit showcases North Dakota work - see article
  • February 21, 2017: UND Today - Presidential Palette - see article

Goal Two: Increase Retention and Graduation Rates

  • October 9, 2018: UND Today - Mapping the future - see article
  • July 23, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - UND nursing students get 100 percent pass rate on NCLEX exam - see article
  • July 10, 2018: UND Today - Freshmen get early start - see article
  • March 27, 2018: UND Today - Revving up recruitment and retention - see article
  • March 1, 2018: UND Today - Degree: planned - see article
  • August 29, 2017: UND Today - Growing the graduate student experience - see article
  • August 23, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - Higher education leaders want to boost grad rates - see article
  • August 6, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND cuts credit hours needed for graduation (to 120) - see article
  • July 18, 2107: UND Today - A better flow - see article

Goal Three: Deliver More Educational Opportunity Online and On-Campus

  • Great Value
  • January 27, 2018: Pittsburgh Post Gazette - University of Pittsburgh student board endorses effort to trim textbook expenses (cites UND as leader in OER) - see article
  • December 18, 2018: Valley News - $1 million federal grant helping fund STEM undergraduate scholarships at UND - see article
  • September 8, 2017: Dickinson Press - ND colleges affordable, but strive for education that matches investment - see article
  • High Demand Degrees and Certificates
  • August 10, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Cybersecurity top priority for North Dakota University System - see article
  • December 22, 2017: US News & World Report - Agency Recruiting University of North Dakota Pilots Early - see article
  • December 14, 2017: UND Today - Headed for the border - see article
  • August 15, 2017: UND Today - Robots rock - see article
  • July 31, 2018: UND Today - Bigger data, better health - see article
  • July 25, 2017: UND Today - Another first in flight for Odegard School - see article
  • July 4, 2017: UND Today - Cybersecurity push - see article
  • July 4, 2017: UND Today - Computer science makes its move - see article
  • August 23, 2016: Bismarck Tribune - More than 200 students enroll in unmanned aircraft program at University of North Dakota, and Kennedy wants bigger footprint - see article
  • Online Programs
  • August 14, 2018: UND Today - Forward facing - see article
  • July 17, 2018: UND Today - UND professor equips America’s next generation of data defenders - see article
  • June 26, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Online education important to UND, the state, Mark Kennedy says - see article
  • June 7, 2018: UND Today - On the right track - see article
  • May 29, 2018: UND Today - UND forensic psychology program best in country - see article
  • March 20, 2018: UND Today - Perfect partners for online growth - see article
  • March 1, 2018: UND Today - UND online: a welcome port in a storm - see article
  • January 15, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - UND rises in online ranking - see article
  • January 9, 2018: UND Today - Ascending the online ranks - see article
  • December 15, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND seeks partnership for online courses - see article
  • August 31, 2017: UND Today - Online and onward - see article
  • Marketing and Recruiting
  • September 18, 2018: UND Today - Class above - see article
  • September 4, 2018: UND Today - Energizing recruitment - see article
  • August 21, 2018: UND Today - Meet the Class of 2022 - see article
  • July 31, 2018: UND Today - Early engineers - see video
  • July 19, 2018: Williston Herald - Drone camp in Tioga preps for third year - see article
  • May 15, 2018: UND Today - New website launches May 21 - see article
  • March 27, 2018: UND Today - Revving up recruitment and retention - see article
  • January 30, 2018: UND Today - Standing out in a ‘sea of sameness’ - see article
  • September 28, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - Our View: Marketing at UND is exactly what's needed - see editorial
  • September 21, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND sees freshman gain, overall loss for fall enrollment numbers - see article
  • August 21, 2017: UND Today - Leaders in recruitment - see article
  • July 11, 2017: UND Today - Sun sets on past — rises with new UND conversation - see article
  • June 27, 2017: Bismarck Tribune - ‘Leaders in Action’: UND chooses new branding slogan - see article
  • June 27, 2017: UND Today - UND shapes ‘Leaders in Action’ - see article
  • April 18, 2017: UND Today - Getting back 'on brand' - see article
  • March 21, 2017: UND Today - Brands of confusion - see article
  • March 14, 2017: UND Today - A pitch for marketing - see article
  • February 7, 2017: UND Today - Reboot to recruit - see article
  • December 13, 2016: UND Today - Marketing and retention = revenue - see article

Goal Four: Bolster Research and Economic Development

  • October 29, 2018: Prairie Business - The multiplier effect: How university research can generate statewide economic growth - see article
  • October 16, 2018: UND Today - Research for the State - watch video
  • October 9, 2018: UND Today - Pitch Perfect - see article
  • September 27, 2018: UND Today - Road to ‘R1’: More than a status symbol - see article
  • August 9, 2018: KVRR TV - NDSU, UND Investing in More Research - see article
  • June 12, 2018: UND Today - Funding research in tight times - see article
  • April 17, 2018: UND Today - Three-minute victory in Vegas - see article
  • April 4, 2018: UND Today - Igniting opportunity - see article
  • March 13, 2018: UND Today - Seeds sown, research grown - see article
  • February 6, 2018: UND Today - Research on the record - see article
  • February1, 2018: UND Today - Rapid-fire research - see article
  • January 12, 2018: UND Today - Postdocs on lock - see article
  • November 28, 2018: UND Today - ‘Scholarly Commons’ yields world of possibilities - see article
  • November 14, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND event works toward 'grand challenges' enshrined in strategic plan - see article
  • July 20, 2017: Bismarck Tribune - Mark Kennedy: ‘Connective tissue’ key for UND’s future - see article
  • April 25, 2017: UND Today - A plan for discovery - see article
  • March 7, 2017: UND Today - Grand day for grads - see article
  • October 5, 2016: UND Today - $2 million allocation - see article
  • Commercialization - Startups
  • October 16, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Battery maker plans factory in Grand Forks - see article
  • October 11, 2018: UND Today - Flying farther in business innovation - see article
  • Unmanned / Autonomous
  • September 5, 2018: CNN Tech - A North Dakota golf course is dropping burgers from a drone - see article
  • August 17, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Local UAS industry noticing more employees and high economic impact - see article
  • August 14, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Grand Forks UAS site secures permission to fly beyond the line of sight - see article
  • August 6, 2018: Commercial UAV News - Bipartisan Effort in Congress Prioritize the Integration of Drones into National Airspace - see article
  • June 5, 2018: UND Today - Kennedy: research universities key to staying ahead of unmanned curve - see article
  • January, 2018: Department of Defense - North Dakota: The Silicon Valley of Drones - see article
  • November 21, 2017: UND Today - Partnerships on the ‘RIAS’ - see article
  • September 14, 2017: UND Today - Askelson named interim executive director of RIAS - see article
  • August 24, 2017: UND Today - Rising above the autonomous world - see article
  • August 22, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - North Dakota is 'unmatched' in UAS capabilities - see coverage
  • June 13, 2017: UND Today - The perfect UAS ecosystem - see article
  • May 15, 2107: The Roanoke Times - Editorial: The race for drone research - see editorial
  • February 22, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND rolls out plans for integrated drone institute - see article
  • February 21, 2017: UND Today - Unmanned unleashed - see article
  • February 14, 2017: UND Today - Next step: NEXUS ND - see article
  • June 30, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND's unmanned aircraft systems center will report to university president - see article
  • Aerospace / Space
  • October 25, 2018 - KSDK - Students complete space mission - see article
  • September 14, 2018: WDAY TV - UND researchers use plankton to help man get to Mars - view coverage
  • August 29, 2018: Science - Asteroid miners could use Earth’s atmosphere to catch space rocks - see article
  • July 30, 2018: Daily Beast - NASA’s Space-Suit Drama Could Delay Our Trip to the Moon - see article
  • December 12, 2017: UND Today - Frosty ambition - see article
  • November 16, 2017: WDAZ TV - Did you know they are designing an out-of-this-world Mars space suit at UND? Check it out - see coverage
  • November 16, 2017: UND Today - Building the better airport — UND’s Kenville knows - see article
  • November 12, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - North Dakota has potential to tap federal drone integration program - see article
  • July 4, 2017: UND Today - Space station takes shape - see article
  • May 23, 2017: UND Today - Wake up and fly right - see article
  • November 8, 2017: UND Today - First in flight - see article
  • Big Data
  • September 27, 2018: UND Today - Big Data, the next big thing - see article
  • July 31, 2018: UND Today - Bigger data, better health - see article
  • July 24, 2018: UND Today - Wired and local - see article
  • October 5, 2016: UND Today - Big data - see article
  • Health Challenges
  • October 18, 2018: UND Today - Patents pending aplenty - see article
  • September 27, 2018: UND Today - Reaping the fruits of seeds sown - see article
  • September 11, 2018: Prairie Public Radio - UND, NDSU, USD and hospitals in the Dakotas working with a new research grant on cancer - hear coverage
  • September 11, 2018: UND Today - Geiger gets $2.25M for epilepsy-related research - see article
  • August 30, 2018: UND Today - SMHS nets $20.3M cancer research grant - see article
  • March 22, 2018: UND Today - Squashing the superbugs - see article
  • December 12, 2018: UND Today - More than a gut feeling - see article
  • November 30, 2017: UND Today - To ‘the next level’ of cancer research - see article
  • January 24, 2017: UND Today - NIH funds UND study of early formation of cancer-causing viruses - see article
  • November 3, 2016: UND Today - Building human infrastructure - see article
  • Energy Security and Environmental Sustainability
  • October 23, 2018: UND Today - Bakken game changer? - see article
  • September 18, 2018: USA Today - State to Research Underground Storage of Excess Natural Gas - see article
  • September 16, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - ND researchers to study underground storage of natural gas - see article
  • September 10, 2018: Williston Herald - Booster shot for C02 research - see article
  • September 6, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - UND's EERC gets grant for enhanced oil recovery research - see article
  • July 8, 2018: Chemical & Engineering News - From coal, a new source of rare earths - see article
  • June 21, 2018: UND Today - iPIPE: Taking a bite out of leaks - see article
  • March 29, 2018: UND Today - Power to the pedal - see article
  • March 22, 2018: UND Today - Making connections - see article
  • March 22, 2018: UND Today - Catch and decrease - see article
  • March 13, 2018: UND Today - Harnessing value by keeping it local - see release
  • February 5, 2018: Sen. Hoeven Release - $2.5 Million in Funding for UND's Energy and Environmental Research Center - see release
  • October 17, 2017: UND Today - Virtual view - see article
  • May 23, 2017: UND Today - ‘BIG’ idea fosters big solution - see article
  • April 11, 2017: UND Today - Picking up steam - see article
  • December 7, 2016: UND Today - Pushing the envelope on global warming - see article
  • September 15, 2016: UND Today - Core investment - see article
  • Rural Health and Social Challenges
  • September 6, 2018: UND Today - Access multiplied - see article
  • September 2, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - New grant will help professionals at UND, across the western plains - see release
  • July 17, 2018: Bismarck  Tribune - UND workshop addresses rural issues - see article
  • July 6, 2018: UND Today - Access multiplied - see article
  • May 22, 2018: UND Today - Telepsychiatry — making the connection - see article
  • February 4, 2018: Bismarck Tribune - Sanford Health to host opioid education event - see article
  • January 23, 2018: UND Today - Investing in intervention - see article
  • November 16, 2017: UND Today - ‘Speed dating’ for research - see article
  • June 27, 2017: UND Today - On the offensive against opioids - see article
  • January 26, 2017: UND Today - ‘In it together’ — UND responds to opioid crisis - see article
  • October 5, 2016: UND Today - Amphetamines threat - see article

Goal Five: Foster a Welcoming, Safe and Inclusive Campus Climate

  • October 18, 2018: UND Today - Gray again honored for work with Native peoples - see article
  • October 4, 2018: UND Today - ‘LEAP’ forward for Lakota language - see article
  • October 4, 2018: UND Today - Setting the expectation - see article
  • October 4, 2018: UND Today - Shifting paradigm on physical abuse - see article
  • October 2, 2018: UND Today - Putting it all on the line - see article
  • September 20, 2018: UND Today - Voices of strength - see article
  • September 13, 2018: UND Today - Walk of the immigrants - see video
  • July 29, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Resources for sexual assault victims expands at UND - see article
  • July 24, 2018: UND Today - Survey says — campus climate safe, welcoming - see article
  • July 19, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - UND survey shows students feel safe on campus - see article
  • June 26, 2018: UND Today - Maximum impact - see article
  • June 19, 2018: UND Today - Building a flock of healers - see article
  • June 12, 2018: UND Today - Widening the vision - see article
  • May 1, 2018: UND Today - Pageantry on the Plains - see video
  • April 24, 2018: UND Today - Strategic merger - see article
  • April 17, 2018: UND Today - Xukuru sunrise - see article
  • January 16, 2018: UND Today - MLK's Capstone Holiday (Kennedy's speech) - see article
  • January 16, 2018: UND Today - Dream in Action: MLK celebration at UND - see article
  • January 16, 2018: UND Today - The big picture - see article
  • January 15, 2018: Grand Forkts Herald - Hundreds gather at UND to discuss equality on MLK Day - see article
  • January 12, 2018: UND Today - CVIC at home at UND - see article
  • December 31, 2017: Fargo Forum - Award-winning documentary aims to recruit, retain American Indian nurses - see article
  • November 28, 2017: UND Today - ‘Part of the community’ - see article
  • November 14, 2017: UND Today - A story untold too long - see article
  • November 2, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - Herman Stern -- a great N.D. story - see opinion piece
  • October 25, 2017: Dakota Student - Take Back the Night - see article
  • October 24, 2017 - UND Today - Solemn reflection, on the line - see article
  • August 22, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - Bringing many together as 'One UND' - see opinion piece
  • July 7, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND plan: Keep, grow star students - see opinion piece
  • January 31, 2017: UND Today - Second Eye of the Hawk Lectures Series - Beyond 'politeness and niceness' - see article
  • October 7, 2016: Washington Post - University of North Dakota, citing First Amendment, won’t punish students for blackface Snapchat photos - see article
  • September 30, 2016: University Letter - President Kennedy asks AVP for Diversity and Inclusion to establish a Diversity Council - see article
  • September 26, 2016: Washington Post - ‘Inexcusable’: Students’ photos, one in blackface, trigger backlash and university investigation - see article
  • September 21, 2016: Grand Forks Herald - STEVE HUNEGS: UND builds strong cross-cultural relationships - see opinion piece

Goal Six: Meet Educational Needs of Active Duty Military Personnel, Veterans and Their Families

  • September 13, 2018: UND Today - UND remembers - see article
  • September 6, 2018: UND Today - Military-friendly UND? It’s in the cards - see article
  • December 14, 2017: WDAZ TV - UND partners with Air Force to help airmen get degrees - see coverage
  • December 12, 2107: UND Today - Soldier in the court - see article
  • December 5, 2017: UND Today - A space of their own - see article
  • November 30, 2017: UND Today - Soldiers team with Med School for realistic training - see article
  • October 12, 2017: UND Today - Serving those who serve - see article
  • August 31, 2017: UND Today - Online and onward - see article
  • August 8, 2017: UND Today - Friends in flight - see article

Goal Seven: Actively Engage Alumni and Donors

  • September 20, 2018: UND Today - In their own words - see article
  • September 20, 2018: WDAZ TV - Phil Jackson headlines five Sioux Award recipients - see article
  • September 20, 2018: UND Today - $3M gift set in ‘Stone’ - see article
  • September 19, 2018: USA Today - UND Gets $3M Gift to Transform Original President's Home - see article
  • September 19, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Gershmans donate $3 million for restoration of historic UND building - see article
  • September 18, 2018: UND Today - $3M gift set in ‘Stone’ - see article
  • September 13, 2018: UND Today - UND Accounting has secret admirer - see article
  • September 13, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Anonymous donor gives $1M to UND accounting department - see article
  • August 30, 2018: UND Today - Creating the future - see article
  • August 29, 2018: UND Today - Turning tragedy into legacy - see article
  • August 28, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Support for UND Alumni Foundation stays strong - see article
  • July 10, 2018: UND Today - On Target with UND - see article
  • June 26, 2018: UND Today - Maximum impact - see article
  • May 10, 2018: UND Today - Degrees above the rest - see article
  • March 27, 2018: UND Today - Alum couple says ‘thanks a million’ - see article
  • February 8, 2018: WDAZ TV - Giving Hearts Day: UND gives away scholarships - see coverage
  • January 30, 2018 - UND Today - Billionaire’s advice - see article
  • December 27, 2017 - Grand Forks Herald - Law school oasis: Law students in the Dakotas enjoy decent job prospects, comparatively low debt - see article
  • December 7, 2017 - UND Today - Currency from the crowd - see article
  • October 5, 2017: UND Today - Helping students soar - see article
  • October 3, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND announces $1.5 million aviation scholarship fund - see article
  • August 24, 2017: UND Today - Igniting the future - see article
  • August 22, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND Foundation sees $40M in donations for fiscal year - see article
  • July 27, 2107: Grand Forks Herald - UND on the Road - see article
  • July 11, 2017: UND Today - Twins win with UND - see article

Building Strong Leadership Team

  • October 30, 2018: UND Today - UND’s newest agents of passion - see article
  • September 4, 2018: UND Today - Energizing recruitment - see article
  • August 29, 2018: UND Today - Rundquist brings art and science to new role - see article
  • August 28, 2018: UND Today - All about making connections - see article
  • August 14, 2018: UND Today - Spark for collaboration - see article
  • August 6, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - UND names interim dean for arts and sciences - see article
  • July 24, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - UND hires VP for marketing and communications - see article
  • July 24, 2018: UND Today - Linder named VP for Marketing & Communications - see article
  • July 17, 2018: USA Today - State Chief Justice to Help Lead Search for Law School Dean - see article
  • July 13, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Debbie Storrs to take on senior vice provost role full-time at UND - see article
  • May 6, 2018: UND Today - Myers tapped for interim School of Law dean - see article
  • May 3, 2018: UND Today - UND chooses leaders for College of Business & Public Administration and Center for Innovation - see article
  • April 3, 2018: UND Today - Shivers named next Vice President for Finance & Operations/Chief Operating Officer - see article
  • January 16, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - UND looking to fill key leadership roles - see article
  • January 18, 2018: UND Today - Raves for Chaves - see article
  • January 14, 2018: UND Today - UND hires Bill Chaves of Eastern Washington as school's next athletic director - see article
  • November 17, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND names VP for diversity, student affairs - see article
  • November 14, 2017: UND Today - Halgren takes the helm - see article

Engaging the Community and State

  • October 16, 2018: UND Today - Opioid antidote - see article
  • September 25, 2018: UND Today - It’s a celebration! - watch video
  • September 11, 2018: UND Today - Seat at the table - see article
  • August 28, 2018: UND Today - Getting to know you, Grand Forks - see video
  • August 27, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Pride and produce: Harvest time for N.D. State Penitentiary garden - see article
  • August 21, 2018: UND Today - Taste of North Dakota - see article
  • June 28, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Our view: Fast-track UND banners downtown - see editorial
  • June 19, 2018: UND Today - Time to ‘evolve’ Grand Forks - see article
  • April 26, 2016: UND Today - Hungry to learn - see article
  • May 10, 2018: UND Today - Main Street GF — challenge accepted -see article
  • April 20, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - 'Main Street Grand Forks Challenge' announced by UND, nonprofit - see article
  • January 25, 2018: UND Today - Serving and learning – pro bono - see article
  • December 14, 2017: UND Today - A holiday blast - see article
  • December 5, 2017: UND Today - Help from above - see video
  • November 16, 2017: UND Today - Catching up with friends - see article
  • September 28, 2017 - UND Today - Brighter skies ahead - see article
  • September 26, 2017 - Grand Forks Herald - UND focus is on leadership, innovation, President Mark Kennedy says - see article
  • August 21, 2017; UND Today - Countryside connections - see article
  • August 20, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND heads west by bus and balloon - see article
  • August 14, 2017: Knox News Radio - UND Bus Tour Underway - see article
  • September 21, 2016: University Letter - In harmony: Business community 'Wakes up to UND' - see article
  • September 20, 2016: Grand Forks Herald - UND President asks campus to put past conflicts behind them - see article
  • September 7, 2016: WDAY TV - ND towns get to know new UND president Mark Kennedy - see TV segment
  • August 31, 2016: University Letter - Rolling in UND style: New faculty and administrator bus tour highlights - see article
  • July 7, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - New UND president hosts first 'Coffee with Kennedy' - see article

Making the Case for Higher Education with State and Federal Leaders

  • October 25, 2018: Valley News - AL CARLSON: Using the Legacy Fund to Fund the University Research Initiative - view coverage
  • October 16, 2018: UND Today - Research for the State - watch video
  • October 9, 2018: UND Today - Pitch Perfect - see article
  • September 18, 2018: Prairie Public Radio - Group pushes for more research dollars at NDSU and UND - listen / see article
  • September 12, 2018: WDAY TV - Moving beyond 'oil and soil': UND, NDSU presidents seek state support for research efforts - see coverage
  • August 26, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - North Dakota leaders weigh in on research money proposal for higher ed - see article
  • August 12, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Our view: Kennedy and Bresciani could truly make history, but the hard work lies ahead - see editorial
  • August 10, 2018: WDAY TV - UND, NDSU Presidents discuss research impact on community - see coverage
  • August 9, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - UND, NDSU presidents come together to seek research funding universities - see article
  • August 9, 2018: Valley News Live - NDSU and UND Presidents discuss more research funding for both universities - see article
  • July 8, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Kennedy says UND must stay 'nimble,' 'transformative' with potential cuts looming - see article
  • June 12, 2018: UND Today - Funding research in tight times - see article
  • May 8, 2018: UND Today - Preparing for takeoff - see article
  • January 18, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - In Grand Forks visit, Burgum presses for 'vibrant, healthy communities' - see article
  • December 22, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Prepping Athletic Donors  - see editorial
  • November 16, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND eyes tax plan's effects on higher education - see article
  • November 7, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - Higher education leaders waiting to see what Gov. Burgum's task force brings - see article
  • October 10, 2017: UND Today - By the book: shaping the future - see article
  • March 12, 2017: Fargo Forum - States benefit from having more college graduates - see opinion piece
  • March 7, 2017: UND Today - UND takes message to the house - see article
  • January 18,2017: Grand Forks Herald - Leaders speak to economic drivers of higher education - see article
  • January 17, 2017: UND Today - Seizing the future now - see article
  • January 16, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - Latest budget would deepen higher ed reductions - see article
  • January 12, 2107: UND Today - More than ‘oil and soil’ - see article
  • January 12, 2107: UND Today - UND: Talent pool generator for North Dakota - see article
  • December 1, 2016: UND Today - Making the case for UND - see article

Building Partnerships

  • October 26, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Our view: New plant (Johnson Controls) comes with many benefits - see article
  • October 25, 2018: UND Today - Powering the future - See article
  • October 25, 2018: UND Today - New ‘Sun’ rises - see article
  • August 20, 2018: UND Today - Delta loves UND — and it shows - see article
  • August 23, 2018: WDAZ TV - Graduation to cockpit: UND partners with Delta - see article
  • June 12, 2018: UND Today - United we fly - see article
  • May 8, 2018: GovConWife - Boeing Subsidiary Deploys More UAS Software Platforms for UND Degree Program - see article
  • December 22, 2017: US News & World Report - Agency Recruiting University of North Dakota Pilots Early - see article
  • December 14, 2017: UND Today - Headed for the border - see article

Honoring Faculty and Staff Excellence

  • November 8, 2018: UND Today - Foster–ing success - see article
  • September 25, 2018: UND Today - From throat ache to heartache - see article
  • September 4, 2018: UND Today - UND’s Buettner is national anesthesia program director of the year - see article
  • July 31, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Longtime UND counselor Jim Murphy remembered as a 'life changer' - see article
  • June 5, 2018: UND Today - Like a surgeon - see article
  • May 22, 2018: UND Today - UND’s Gerla takes students back in time - see article
  • April 26, 2018: UND Today - Kubátová named Chester Fritz professor - see article
  • April 17, 2018: UND Today - Remembering the ‘Dean,’ Jerry Hamerlik - see article
  • March 22, 2018: UND Today - Elite company - see article
  • December 7, 2017: UND Today - ‘Search for perfection’ - see article
  • December 5, 2017: UND Today - Oceans of color - see article
  • October 26, 2017: UND Today - From nest to the skies - see article
  • October 26, 2017 - Bismarck Tribune - Leon Osborne dies at 63 - see article
  • September 26, 2017 - Presidential Medal to Sarah Nissen - see video
  • August 15, 2017: UND Today - All creatures small and smaller - see article
  • May 16, 2017: UND Today - The ‘distinguished’ Dr. Combs - see article
  • May 9, 2017: UND Today - Presidential praise - see article
  • February 28, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND to keep existing tenure procedures after SBHE policy revision - see article

Revitalizing the Campus

  • October 26, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Our view: New plant comes with many benefits - see article
  • October 25, 2018: UND Today - Powering the future - See article
  • September 19, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Gershmans donate $3 million for restoration of historic UND building - see article
  • September 11, 2018: UND Today - New leases on life - see article
  • September 3, 2018: UND Today - Lights, camera, action — one button away - see article
  • August 28, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Our view: HPC2 looms as definite need at UND - see editorial
  • April 17, 2018: UND Today - Forum addresses evolving face of campus - see article
  • April 5, 2018: UND Today - Smart investments for the future - see article
  • April 5, 2018: UND Today - University Avenue: Grand Forks’ New Main Street - see article
  • January 31, 2018: KNOX Radio - UND Banners - see coverage
  • January 30, 2018: Prairie Public Radio - UND to replace its steam plant, won't be asking for state appropriation - see / hear coverage
  • January 22, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Taking a Gamble: Future renovation plans could phase out home of UND business school - see article
  • January 20, 2018: Bismarck Tribune - Proposal would convert UND’s Hyslop to STEM facility - see article
  • January 19, 2018: WDAZ TV - UND's strategic planning - see coverage
  • January 16, 2018: UND Today - Masters of planning - see article
  • January 3, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Update of Chester Fritz library part of larger university plan - see article
  • November 9, 2017: UND Today - ‘Good bones’ all part of master plan - see article
  • October 18, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND exploring major overhaul of steam plant infrastructure - see article
  • August 23, 3017: Grand Forks Herald - Part of UND campus road to be closed to vehicles - see article
  • July 17, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND demolitions to begin Wednesday - see article
  • April 28, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND demolitions could be completed for fall term - see article
  • March 3, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - Road to renewal: UND eyes renovation projects to change look of campus corridor - see article
  • January 26, 2017: UND Today - Coulee to Columbia - see article
  • January 25, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND announces intent to demolish campus buildings - see article
  • October 18, 2016: UND Today - Front door of Collaboration - see article

Supporting Athletics as Front Porch of the University

  • September 25, 2018: UND Today - Fighting Hawk takes the field - see article
  • September 22, 2018 - WDAZ TV - UND shows off first official mascot - see article
  • August 28, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Our view: HPC2 looms as definite need at UND - see editorial
  • May 22, 2018: UND Today - Head of the class - see article
  • May 3, 2018: UND Today - And ‘Z’ winner is! - see article
  • May 1, 2018: UND Today - Mascot designs put to vote - see article
  • February 8, 2018: WDAZ TV - UND student-athletes continue to succeed in the classroom - see coverage
  • January 31, 2018: Valley News Live - UND adding a new mascot, the first since the Bleacher Creature - see coverage
  • January 18, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - Our view: Some advice for UND's new AD - see editorial
  • January 14, 2018: Grand Forks Herald - UND hires Bill Chaves of Eastern Washington as school's next athletic director - see article
  • November 21, 2017: UND Today - Dressed for success - see article
  • November 20, 2017: KFGO - University of North Dakota, adidas partner on multi-year agreement - see coverage
  • November 19, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND touts gameday updgrades - see article
  • November 10, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - Our view: Game day at Alerus sees improvements - see editorial
  • October 19, 2017: UND Today - Faison bids fond farewell - see article
  • October 17, 2017: Fargo Forum - National search underway for next UND AD as names surface - see article
  • October 17, 2017: College Hockey News - North Dakota AD Faison Announces Retirement - see article
  • September 13, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - Our view: President's Cup shows UND did it right in '16-17 - see editorial
  • September 12, 2017: UND Today - School(s) spirit - see article
  • September 7, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND ramping up branding at the Alerus Center - see article
  • September 5, 2017: UND Today - All hail the mighty spud - see article
  • August 23, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND sells nearly 1,200 new football season tickets as season opener looms - see article
  • August 1, 2017: UND Today - Moving forward together - see article
  • July 31, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - Opinion: Environment at UND games needs a boost - see editorial
  • July 24, 2017: WDAY - UND committee wants football experience to be best in the FCS - see article
  • July 19, 2017: WDAZ - UND looking to enhance game day experience for football fans - see coverage
  • July 18, 2017: UND Today - Fan-tastic experience - see article
  • July 17, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND wins Big Sky's Presidents' Cup for first time ever - see article
  • April 9, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND president: College sports are expensive, but it's worth it - see interview
  • March 14, 2017: UND Today - Dance card full - see article
  • March 7, 2017: UND Today - Big Sky grand slam - see article
  • January 31, 2017: UND Today - Conference changes - it's academic - see article
  • January 26, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND officially makes the move to the Summit League, Missouri Valley Football Conference - see article
  • November 15, 2016: UND Today - We are the champions - see article
  • July 1, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - Kennedy: UND will stick with name, logo - see article

Attracting Insightful Speakers

  • November 8, 2018: UND Today - ‘Hawkish’ affairs between U.S. and China  - see article
  • October 4, 2018: UND Today - Setting the expectation - see article
  • September 13, 2018: UND Today - Walk of the immigrants - see video
  • May 15, 2018: UND Today - Brent Sanford details journey to serve - see article
  • April 24, 2018: UND Today - Standing Rock and media through history’s lens - see article
  • April 17, 2018: UND Today - ‘Homerun’ topic at Eye of the Hawk - see video
  • April 4, 2018: UND Today - Hawk’s-eye view on Chinese economy - see article
  • November 9, 2017: UND Today - Fake news, real talk - see article
  • November 7, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - NPR journalist Liasson: U.S. in 'stress test' - see article
  • October 24, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - Duhamel added to excitement over weekend - see editorial
  • October 3, 2017: UND Today - Eye of the Fed - see video
  • September 29, 2017: Minnesota Public Radio - Business executive Susan Marvin on values and purpose - hear speech
  • September 26, 2017: UND Today - Dollars and sense - see article
  • September 25, 2017: Wall Street Journal - Fed’s Kashkari Again Says Raising Rates A Mistake Given Weak Inflation - see article
  • September 7, 2017: UND Today - Going Global - see article
  • July 18, 2017: UND Today - Australian Consul-General discusses energy research at UND - see article
  • January 24, 2017: UND Today - Kickoff of Eye of the Hawk Lectures Series - Engaging China - see article
  • January 18, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND lecture series opens with international connections - see article
  • January 17, 2017: UND Today - First ‘Eye of the Hawk’ events set to soar - see article

First Lady Debbie Kennedy

  • August 21, 2017: UND Today - Welcome, Class of 2021! - see article
  • August 19, 2107: Convocation speech - see video
  • July 18, 2017: UND Today - Getting into character - see video
  • June 13, 2017: UND Today - Shakespeare on the Red - see article
  • December 19, 2016: Fargo Forum / GF Hearld - All the world's a stage for UND's first lady - see article
  • October 3, 2016: Grand Forks Herald - Welcome to UND, first lady Debbie Kennedy  - see article

Accommodating Reduced State Funding

  • May 10, 2017 - Grand Forks Herald - University of North Dakota proposes tuition hikes, including 9 percent increase at law school - see article
  • March 30, 2017 - UND Today - Painful step - see article
  • March 29, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - Emotions aside, UND's remaining programs are in better position - see article
  • March 28, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND should make cuts with basketball support in mind - see article
  • March 13, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - Editorial: UND sports cuts are tragic, but understandable - see editorial
  • March 10, 2017: Grand Forks Herald - UND releases budget cut proposals - see article
  • March 10, 2017: UND Today - Tough decisions to position for the future - see article
  • February 16, 2017: Fargo Forum - Three top UND administrators to leave positions as part of budget cuts - see article
  • February 16, 2017: UND Today - Starting from the top - see article
  • February 9, 2017: UND Today - Deeper Analysis to get it right - see article
  • February 9, 2017: UND Today -Finding efficiency through centralization - see article
  • February 2, 2017: UND Today - Investing in priorities - see article
  • January 31, 2017: UND Today - Riding the rapids to smoother currents - see article

Inaugural

  • October 15, 2016: Grand Forks Herald - Our Opinion - UND Future is Bright - see editorial
  • October 15, 2016: Grand Forks Herald - UND President Mark Kennedy: 'New Frontiers' at UND - see article
  • October 14, 2016: Dakota Student - Camelot on Campus - see article
  • October 13, 2016: UND Today - New Leader, New Frontier - see article
  • October 13, 2016: UND Today - JFK Revisited - see article
  • October 10, 2016: WDAZ TV - Bringing UND together is newly inaugurated president's top priority - see TV segment
  • October 10, 2016: Fargo Forum - In Inauguration, Kennedy calls on UND to unite - see article

Advocating for Collaboration

  • October 11, 2016: UND Today - Legacy of collaboration - see article
  • August 31, 2016: Grand Forks Herald - One UND: The lesson of the Varsity Gentlemen - see article
  • August 18, 2016: Dickinson Press - UND president Kennedy works to be collaborative in budget process - see article
  • July 23, 2016: Grand Forks Herald - Our Opinion: Kennedy's humor, clarity are welcome - see editorial
  • July 23, 2016: Grand Forks Herald - UND's President Mark Kennedy talks collaboration with NDSU, role of liberal arts - see article
  • July 1, 2016: Grand Forks Herald - Mark Kennedy aims to be a collaborative leader as UND's president - see article
  • March 15, 2016: Fargo Forum - Mark Kennedy named next president of University of North Dakota - see article