April 2022

Designing the Skyline

Winston Churchill said, “We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us.” For architects Ann and Dan Noble, shaping a skyline is a humbling responsibility, so they’re doing more to better serve people in the spaces they design.

Finding Meaning Meets Main Street

Dr. Clay Routledge spent two decades researching meaning in life. Now, he’s taking his research beyond the lab to improve communities.

The NDSU Experiment

How Brianna Maddock ’22 went from Davenport, a small town of fewer than 300 people, to Aldevron, a cutting-edge biotechnology company that employs nearly 1,000.

A College Catalyzed by Philanthropy

The College of Business is a microcosm of the In Our Hands campaign success. Scott Beaulier’s hiring as dean aligned with the start of the campaign; benefactors rallied around his vision for what it means to study business at NDSU and began investing.

Backing the Teams

For more than 70 years, NDSU Team Makers has been leading the fundraising effort to enhance the student-athlete experience.

About the Cover

The cover photo was shot by Ann Arbor Miller in the Diederich Atrium of the McGovern Alumni Center on Feb. 28, 2022, and features current NDSU students, benefactors and NDSU Foundation Trustees, and NDSU faculty and staff.