UND to celebrate Spirit Week Feb. 25-March 2

The University of North Dakota Alumni Association & Foundation, along with the  campus community, alumni and friends of the University, will celebrate Spirit Week, beginning Monday, Feb. 25, with an array of activities on campus.

Spirit Week on the UND campus coincides this year with UND’s annual anniversary celebration called Founders Day, the day legislation was passed that allowed for UND to be set in Grand Fork. Founders Day at UND is Feb. 28.

Spirit Week, Feb. 25-March 2, is a time when alumni, current students and the entire campus community come together to celebrate the University with a weeklong series of fun and interesting activities and events.

So come out and celebrate all that friends and alumni of UND do for the school with their  TIME.  TALENT.  TREASURE.

The events, listed below, are open to the public.

Monday, Feb. 25

  • Student Spirit Award Winners Announced North Dakota Spirit is visionary. UND prepares students to participate in a global community, and those passionate students deserve to be recognized. The Student Spirit Award honors two students who demonstrate leadership in service, philanthropy, community involvement and academics.
  • Spirit Art Showcase (11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Gorecki Alumni Center)Support the artists of the Spirit Art Auction at a preview event. Each has submitted their artistic interpretation of North Dakota Spirit through a variety of mediums for display at the Gorecki Alumni Center. All art will be auctioned on Tuesday.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

  • Spirit Art Silent Auction (5 – 8 p.m., Gorecki Alumni Center), Support the North Dakota Spirit of creativity by joining us for a silent auction of artwork produced by UND’s students, faculty, alumni, and friends.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

  • Spirit Headquarters (11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Memorial Union Lobby) Visit with UND Student Ambassadors at Spirit Headquarters to learn more about how you can show your North Dakota Spirit. Play games, win prizes and enjoy free refreshments.

Thursday, Feb. 28

  • State of the Alumni Association & Foundation Address (11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Gorecki Alumni Center) The UND Alumni Association & Foundation’s Executive Vice President & CEO, Tim O’Keefe, reports on the state of UND’s primary fundraising arm. A luncheon to follow the presentation. RSVP to brookec@undalumni.net.
  • Founder’s Day Dinner (5:15 p.m. Social, 6 p.m. Dinner, Memorial Union Ballroom) North Dakota Spirit is UND, where an innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial spirit prepares graduates to become tomorrow’s leaders in North Dakota and beyond. Learn more about the people who created the UND of today at the annual Founder’s Day Dinner.
  • Spirit Headquarters (11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Memorial Union Lobby) Visit with UND Student Ambassadors at Spirit Headquarters to learn more about how you can show your North Dakota Spirit. Play games, win prizes and enjoy free refreshments.
  • Student Spirit-a-thon (Time and location determined by participating colleges and departments.) UND is a product of the generosity of many. Students are reminded of this with factoid signs throughout campus. They’re all encouraged to pause to reflect on their experience and thank our generous investors in writing at a variety of Spirit-a-thon booths.

Friday, March 1

  • UND Fan Luncheon (Noon, Alerus Center, $10) Join fellow UND supporters in showing their North Dakota Spirit at the UND Fan Luncheon. Hear from the coaches, student-athletes, and community members who make UND Athletics special.
  • Gorecki Center Chat: Dennis Bounds, ’74, Seattle’s King TV News Co-Anchor (3:30 – 5 p.m., Gorecki Alumni Center) Dennis Bounds, a 1974 graduate of UND and co-anchor of the top-rated KING 5 News at 5, 6:30, 10 and 11 p.m. in Seattle, will visit with UND’s Studio One Director, Monte Koshel about his journey in the communication and journalism field. Dennis shares his expertise and time in conjunction with UND’s Spirit Week. Over the course of his extensive career in television news he has worked at stations throughout the nation. Dennis is involved with his community in the areas of education and the Special Olympics. A brief social and refreshments will follow the conversation.
  • Text2Pledge, Can you imagine a UND hockey, basketball or football game without the beat of the Pride of the North Band? With the Text2Pledge program, you can support one of UND’s most beloved traditions. Your Text2Pledge of $5 or more helps to cover travel, uniform and equipment expenses. Learn more at spirit.UND.edu.
  • UND Men’s Hockey vs. Bemidji State (7:37 p.m., Ralph Engelstad Arena) Show your North Dakota Spirit by cheering on the UND men’s hockey team!

Saturday, March 2

  • UND Hockey Pre-Party (5:00 p.m., Gorecki Alumni Center) Enjoy the game amidst the camaraderie of fellow fans. Refreshments provided, cash bar available. Free will Text2Pledge donation encouraged. Convenient parking and shuttle to the game.
  • UND Men’s Hockey Vs. Bemidji State (7:07 p.m., Ralph Engelstad Arena) Show your North Dakota Spirit by cheering on the UND men’s hockey team!

Contact:
Sarah Kotelnicki
Director of Alumni Relations
701.777.2633 or sarahk@undalumni.net

 

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