Designing Cozy Spaces to Inspire Your Inner Hygge

Americans spend more than 90% of their time indoors, and these spaces can impact our moods. As you settle into winter, Abby Hopkins ’23 shares tips on interior design to inspire feelings of coziness.

A President for Today, a University for the Future

NDSU President Dave Cook has been on the job only a few months, but he has a mission to transform the University so that it may be successful today and well into the future.


For the Love of Music

Jo Ann Miller ’74 has spent more than 30 years exploring music and directing NDSU singers as they develop their craft. She...

Cooking to Reconnect

Five German-Russian recipes that will help you slow down, warm up, and rethink winter.

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The Secret Lives of Writers

Writing is often done in isolation, but NDSU's Center for Writers opens doors and invites students to the table.

Get Out and Grow

Quinn Nowacki '23 has a passion for plants that's been growing since she was 16. Now she's majoring in horticulture and shares...

Painting is Breathing

Jessica Wachter, accomplished artist, grew up between the Badlands and the prairie. Returning home has inspired her to embrace the vastness in her art.

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Fall 2022

Cover photo by Ann Arbor Miller

NDSU benefactor John Wold ’66 had the opportunity to travel abroad, and it changed his career trajectory. Now, he and his wife, Susan, are investing in current NDSU students through the John and Susan Wold International Study Endowment.

Bison Athletics Features

Ticket to the NFL

Athletic scholarships are awarded to student-athletes with the drive and passion to succeed, like pro Bison Easton Stick and Trey Lance. Meet...

Making an Assist

Two photos in the home of Dale Peppel ’53 help tell the story of the role basketball played in shaping his childhood...

NDSU Foundation Field Trips

Story Archive

Painting Is Breathing

Jessica Wachter '09, accomplished artist, grew up between the Badlands and the prairie. Returning home has inspired her to embrace the vastness...

NDSU’s Next Big Move

In 2021, NDSU earned recognition as one of the top research institutions in the country, but what does R1 status mean for...

Facing the Unknown

Senior years are full of unknowns, but COVID-19 brought unprecedented challenges to new graduates. For Gwen Toay '20, it led to an...

A Journey to Inclusivity

In the U.S., more than 25% of adults have some degree of disability. NDSU professor Kwangsoo Park is conducting research to create...

Q&A with the Cooks

NDSU President Dave Cook and Dr. Katie Cook meet with NDSU alumni and friends. They discuss their academic journeys, how parenthood influences...

2022 NDSU Foundation Award Honorees

From Zimbabwe to NDSU and Beyond

From Zimbabwe to NDSU and Beyond The Henry L. Bolley Academic Achievement Award honors individuals who have attained noted achievements in the...

50 Years of Passion for NDSU

50 Years of Passion for NDSU The Heritage Award recognizes alumni who have provided outstanding volunteer service for the benefit of NDSU....

John Wold

Forever a Bison

Forever a Bison The Service Award recognizes individuals who have played a vital role as volunteer fundraisers. Story by Micaela Gerhardt |...

Impact Stories

More Than Winning

At NDSU, Mike Vipond was the recipient of a track scholarship, so he knows just how important donor support can...

Supporting Future Innovators

Sadiyo Hassan (2022, Computer Engineering) learned about NDSU’s opportunities in STEM while she was a high schooler in West Fargo....

More Than a Scholarship

Alex Meyer (Class of 2020, Apparel, Retail, Merchandising and Design), recipient of several scholarships in the College of Human Sciences...

More Than a Mission

Ciara Houser (Class of 2019, Spanish) took the opportunities she was given at NDSU to find the perfect career that...