Fit Kids? Team, Co-Led By UND Kinesiologist Grant Tomkinson, Gives American Children Low Marks On Global Fitness-Level Report Card

An international research team co-led from the University of North Dakota and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) studied the aerobic fitness levels of children and youth across 50 countries. The results were just published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. “If all the kids in the world were to line up for…
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Bicycling 4,000 Miles For Cancer

When you spend a summer riding a bicycle across the U.S., you learn to appreciate the little things. This was the case for University of North Dakota sophomore Mariah Salfer, a junior from Sleepy Eye, Minn., studying medical laboratory science. She recently returned from The “4k for Cancer,” a cross-country bike ride hosted by the…
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Cup O’ Joe With Mark: UND’s President Kennedy Visits Local Communities

University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy enjoyed his coffee breaks with the people of North Dakota this week. The first-year president, on the job since July 1, hit Main Street on Wednesday and Thursday and ventured into local coffee shops in communities up and down the Red River Valley. From Edinburg to Casselton, Kennedy,…
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UND Aviation Professor Receives Award For Work With UAS

The forefront of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) utilization in law enforcement isn’t based in another country or in states such as California or New York. It’s right here in Grand Forks, led by professors with the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota. And now one of those professors…
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On The Job: UND Students, City Of Grand Forks Benefit From Internships

For City of Grand Forks Finance Director Maureen Storstad and Budget Officer Mike Vatnsdal, formulating the Mayor’s annual city budget is a time-consuming process. This year, the City’s Finance Department decided to partner with UND for the second consecutive year by taking on an extra hand in the budgeting process. Intern and fourth-year UND College…
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