Story Archive

Arts & Culture

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...

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.

Business & Entrepreneurship

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.

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...

Dieumerci Christel '21

Program Spotlight: NDSU Nice Center

North Dakota State University's Nice Center, founded in Jan. 2019 and funded by philanthropy through the In Our Hands Campaign, supports students'...

Investing in a Better Way of Life

Investing in a Better Way of Life The Partner in Excellence Award recognizes a corporation, foundation, or organization that has given significant...

Enduring Opportunities

Beginning in fall 2021, all incoming first-generation students enrolled in the College of Business at North Dakota State University will be awarded...

Campus & Community

President Fast Facts

Since its founding as North Dakota Agricultural College in 1890, 15 presidents have paved the way for excellence at NDSU.

Voices of NDSU

Members of the NDSU community share what homecoming — the game, the week, the feeling — means to them.

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...

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...

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...

In Our Hands Legacy Challenge | North Dakota State University

Legacies At Work

The In Our Hands Legacy Challenge offered immediate matching funds in support of NDSU for those who documented estate gifts, which inspired...

The Rural Dilemma

Rural schools struggle to keep teachers. NDSU's Teacher Leadership Academies are changing that.

Prakash Mathew, at the 2014 ESPN College GameDay in Fargo, ND

A Way Forward Through Philanthropy

Prakash Mathew, Dr. Thomas Riley, and Dr. James Jorgenson each served — in varying faculty and administrative roles — as diligent and...

Leveraging Their Legacy

For Keith '75 and Cathy '77 Peltier, establishing a planned gift with the North Dakota State University Foundation was the natural next...

Health Sciences

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...

Sierra Nguyen '23

Three Women United by One Scholarship

NDSU professors with different experiences shouldering the cost of college unite to help NDSU students like Sierra Nguyen do "the next big...

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 |...

Meet the Faculty: Dr. Lokesh Narayanan

In 1997, a photograph emerged of one extraordinary mouse sitting inside a petri dish on a white laboratory table. Like most mice,...

Aldevron Tower

North Dakota State University is at the heart of the Aldevron's origin story. The Fargo-based biotechnology company focused on gene therapy research...

Research, Design, & Innovation

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...

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...

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...

Designing with a Global Perspective

Designing with a Global Perspective The Alumni Achievement Award recognizes alumni who have attained outstanding professional accomplishments. Story by Nicole Thom-Arens |...

Enhancing Lives Through Design

Enhancing Lives Through Design The Horizon Award recognizes alumni who have graduated within the past 15 years and have attained great success...

Meet the Faculty: Dr. Lokesh Narayanan

In 1997, a photograph emerged of one extraordinary mouse sitting inside a petri dish on a white laboratory table. Like most mice,...

From NDSU to the Moon

In October 1957, Sputnik, the world's first artificial satellite, began orbiting Earth. As it raced overhead, Americans listened to radio broadcasts of...

Common Ground

Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls are so integrated into the design of the ordinary world that, when working properly, they most...

Athletics

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...

Backing the Teams

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

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...

Where Champions Are Made

For NDSU student-athletes, the clock never stops. Jalen Bussey '23, a Bison running back, spent his summer on campus. Every Monday, Tuesday,...

Bison Benevolence

Robert (Bob) '64, '70 and Suzanne '64 Lervick have always felt a special connection to Bison Athletics. Bob, a Life Trustee at...

Playing Through the Fourth Quarter

Steve Stephens' ('69, '71) NDSU experience helped prepare him for a lifetime of accomplishments and adventure. The qualities he gained as a...

Better Together

Shane '92 and Mary '94 Wendel met as student-athletes competing in track and field at North Dakota State University. Shane ran the...

A Privilege to Play

Edie Boyer '89 hardly remembers a time in her life without sports. Growing up, she and her three brothers and two sisters...

NDSU Foundation Award Recipients

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 |...

Designing with a Global Perspective

Designing with a Global Perspective The Alumni Achievement Award recognizes alumni who have attained outstanding professional accomplishments. Story by Nicole Thom-Arens |...

Enhancing Lives Through Design

Enhancing Lives Through Design The Horizon Award recognizes alumni who have graduated within the past 15 years and have attained great success...

Investing in a Better Way of Life

Investing in a Better Way of Life The Partner in Excellence Award recognizes a corporation, foundation, or organization that has given significant...

NDSU Foundation 2021 Award Recipients

The NDSU Foundation strives to recognize excellence through award opportunities and programs. Meet the 2021 Award Recipients: Alex Gore and Lance Cayko,...

President Fast Facts

Since its founding as North Dakota Agricultural College in 1890, 15 presidents have paved the way for excellence at NDSU.

Voices of NDSU

Members of the NDSU community share what homecoming — the game, the week, the feeling — means to them.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Sierra Nguyen '23

Three Women United by One Scholarship

NDSU professors with different experiences shouldering the cost of college unite to help NDSU students like Sierra Nguyen do "the next big...

In Our Hands Legacy Challenge | North Dakota State University

Legacies At Work

The In Our Hands Legacy Challenge offered immediate matching funds in support of NDSU for those who documented estate gifts, which inspired...

The Rural Dilemma

Rural schools struggle to keep teachers. NDSU's Teacher Leadership Academies are changing that.

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...

Where Champions Are Made

For NDSU student-athletes, the clock never stops. Jalen Bussey '23, a Bison running back, spent his summer on campus. Every Monday, Tuesday,...

Dieumerci Christel '21

Program Spotlight: NDSU Nice Center

North Dakota State University's Nice Center, founded in Jan. 2019 and funded by philanthropy through the In Our Hands Campaign, supports students'...

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 |...

Designing with a Global Perspective

Designing with a Global Perspective The Alumni Achievement Award recognizes alumni who have attained outstanding professional accomplishments. Story by Nicole Thom-Arens |...

Enhancing Lives Through Design

Enhancing Lives Through Design The Horizon Award recognizes alumni who have graduated within the past 15 years and have attained great success...

Investing in a Better Way of Life

Investing in a Better Way of Life The Partner in Excellence Award recognizes a corporation, foundation, or organization that has given significant...

NDSU Foundation 2021 Award Recipients

The NDSU Foundation strives to recognize excellence through award opportunities and programs. Meet the 2021 Award Recipients: Alex Gore and Lance Cayko,...

Meet the Faculty: Dr. Lokesh Narayanan

In 1997, a photograph emerged of one extraordinary mouse sitting inside a petri dish on a white laboratory table. Like most mice,...

Bison Benevolence

Robert (Bob) '64, '70 and Suzanne '64 Lervick have always felt a special connection to Bison Athletics. Bob, a Life Trustee at...

Enduring Opportunities

Beginning in fall 2021, all incoming first-generation students enrolled in the College of Business at North Dakota State University will be awarded...

Playing Through the Fourth Quarter

Steve Stephens' ('69, '71) NDSU experience helped prepare him for a lifetime of accomplishments and adventure. The qualities he gained as a...

Better Together

Shane '92 and Mary '94 Wendel met as student-athletes competing in track and field at North Dakota State University. Shane ran the...

A Privilege to Play

Edie Boyer '89 hardly remembers a time in her life without sports. Growing up, she and her three brothers and two sisters...

Prakash Mathew, at the 2014 ESPN College GameDay in Fargo, ND

A Way Forward Through Philanthropy

Prakash Mathew, Dr. Thomas Riley, and Dr. James Jorgenson each served — in varying faculty and administrative roles — as diligent and...

From NDSU to the Moon

In October 1957, Sputnik, the world's first artificial satellite, began orbiting Earth. As it raced overhead, Americans listened to radio broadcasts of...

Common Ground

Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls are so integrated into the design of the ordinary world that, when working properly, they most...

Leveraging Their Legacy

For Keith '75 and Cathy '77 Peltier, establishing a planned gift with the North Dakota State University Foundation was the natural next...

Aldevron Tower

North Dakota State University is at the heart of the Aldevron's origin story. The Fargo-based biotechnology company focused on gene therapy research...