UND Memorial Union’s Demolition to Be Completed This Week

Officials say the new building should be open by May 2021

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND expects to have the demolition of its Memorial Union done by the end of this week. Director of Construction Management Brian Larson says that means construction workers will get started on the new building immediately after. Students voted to build a new Memorial Union during the last academic year. Larson says it’s on track to…

Allegiant Hosts Three West Fargo Graduates After Awarding Them Aviation Scholarships

Reece, Seth and Kylee were all awarded $2,500 by Allegiant

LAS VEGAS, NV — A pilot shortage is expected in the country in the near future as more and more pilots face retirement. Allegiant wants to do something about that. The deep-discount airline has awarded its first Allegiant Careers in Aviation Scholarships to just six high school graduates. Three of them attended a program at Sheyenne High School. KVRR’S TJ…

Committee Passes Hoeven’s Air Traffic Control Shortage Bill

WASHINGTON – The Senate Commerce Committee passes a bill introduced by North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven to address an Air Traffic Controller shortage. The measure would allow the FAA to prioritize hiring veterans and graduates of FAA Certified Collegiate Training Initiative schools like the University of North Dakota. Hoeven says those schools have a higher retention rate during ATC qualification training….

UND Grad Rolls Out One-of-a-Kind Plane at Fargo Airsho, Makes Aviation History

Jeff Boerboon flew his first plane at the university in 1988

FARGO, N.D. — It was the sounds of plane engines roaring and the different sizes and shapes of the planes at an airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin that made Jeff Boerboon start thinking more like a pilot. “A lot of these airshow pilots, we were influenced at a very young age to watch this crazy stunt flying and thought ‘wow that’s…

Chairman Wants Better Succession Planning For College & University Presidents

The search for a new president at UND is the fifth one since Nick Hacker was named to the board in 2015

BISMARCK, ND — The new chairman of the North Dakota Board of Higher education says one of his goals is to help address succession planning of college and university presidents. The search for a new president at UND is the fifth one since Nick Hacker was named to the board in 2015. He says he would like to see shorter…

F-M Metro’s High School Seniors Ready to Take On New Challenge After Graduation

Fargo North, Fargo South, Davies, DGF, Moorhead, West Fargo and Sheyenne High Schools all graduated

  FARGO, N.D. — The nostalgia is beginning to set in. “It was kind of unreal. It hasn’t really hit me yet that we’re going to be moving out. It was weird, especially seeing the people technically for the last time,” said Emily Durow, who will study medical lab sciences at UND in the fall.  Plenty of high school’s ick factors…

UND Hires Northern State’s Sather to Coach Men’s Basketball

Sather spent nine years at NSU

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND Athletics) — University of North Dakota Director of Athletics Bill Chaves announced the hiring of Paul Sather Thursday to fill the head men’s basketball post. Sather comes to UND following a very successful stint at Northern State (Aberdeen, S.D.) where he was back-to-back conference coach of the year, leading the Wolves to the NCAA Division II…

UND Volleyball Promotes Tiffin to Replace Pryor as Head Coach

In December, Jeremiah Tiffin was brought in as an associate head coach

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND Athletics) – University of North Dakota Athletics Director Bill Chaves announced Jeremiah Tiffin as the Head Coach of the Fighting Hawks volleyball program on Wednesday. Tiffin – the 13th Head Coach in the program’s 44-year history – came to UND in December as Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator, helping recruit the Fighting Hawks six signees in…

Aviation Industry Sees Rapidly Growing Demand for Pilots

UND hopes to get people interested in aviation early on

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — If you think there have more delayed or canceled flights over the past few years, there are several reasons for that. “It’s not just the pilot shortage, it’s even the number of routes, size of airplanes that are being used today, so there’s multiple factors that are being looked at,” Jeremy Roesler, chief flight instructor at UND,…

UND Flying Team Wins 17th National Championship

This is the first time they've won first since 2010

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The UND Flying Team brings home some hardware after winning the National Championship at a flying competition. The five–day National Intercollegiate Flying Association competition consists of both ground and air events, from aircraft recognition to navigation to landing tests. This year’s competition was in Madison, Wis. This is UND’s 17th National Championship. Team members say practicing for…