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Commencement Addresses

  • 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

  • Overall Success
  • 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
  • August 31, 2017: UND Today - A year of good things, with more to come - see article
  • Implementation
  • 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 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
  • August 29, 2017: UND Today - High-flying chemistry - see article
  • August 1, 2017: UND Today - Intern of integration - see article
  • July 25, 2017: UND Today - HIP to learning - 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
  • November 22, 2016: UND Today - Fixing for a feast - see article
  • Active Learning
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • September 8, 2017: Dickinson Press - ND colleges affordable, but strive for education that matches investment - see article
  • High Demand Degrees and Certificates
  • August 15, 2017: UND Today - Robots rock - 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 31, 2017: UND Today - Online and onward - see article
  • Marketing and Recruiting
  • 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

  • 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 articlehttp://blogs.und.edu/und-today/2016/10/2-million-allocation/
  • Unmanned / Autonomous
  • 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
  • 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
  • October 5, 2016: UND Today - Big data - see article
  • Health Challenges
  • 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 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
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Engaging Alumni and Donors

  • 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

Attract Insightful Speakers

  • 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

Engaging the Community and State

  • 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

Honoring Faculty and Staff Excellence

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

Making the Case for Higher Education / Legislative Engagement

  • 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

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

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

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

  Photo (Jackie Lorentz) - With Dean Hesham Al-Rewini in new Collaborative Engineering Center