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Feb. 20 Open House for Educational Leadership Doctoral Program offered in Fargo

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The UND Department of Educational Leadership (EDL) will host an informational open house on Wednesday, February 20, for PreK-12 and higher education administrators interested in earning their doctorates in educational leadership. The open house will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Enterprise 110 Room in the Skills & Technology Training Center at 1305 19thAvenue North in Fargo.

The part-time Educational Leadership Doctoral Program will be offered face-to-face in Fargo beginning fall 2013. Doctoral students will meet periodically on the weekends and use online technology to complete supplemental coursework.

The EDL Doctoral Program with an Emphasis in PreK-12 Education prepares individuals for positions as principals, superintendents, and other upper-level administrator roles.

The EDL Doctoral Program with an Emphasis in Higher Education prepares individuals for prominent administrative positions in academic affairs, student affairs, and other leadership positions in higher education.

If you are interested in the EDL doctoral program offered in Fargo, please attend the February 20 open house. EDL faculty members will be available to discuss curriculum, admissions requirements, and how the Fargo off-campus program will work.

For more information about the EDL doctoral program and the February 20 open house, visit http://distance.UND.edu/degree/?id=edldoctorate or call 1.800.CALL.UND or 701.777.3000.


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February 13, 2013 at 7:33 am

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Mike shares his “freshman recruiter” experiences

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Hello from the road.

As David Konerza mentioned in his last blog, recruitment season for The Graduate School is indeed in full swing. Since the McNair Heartland Research Conference in Kansas City, Missouri my travels have taken me to Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Michigan.

Throughout my visits to Purdue, The College of St. Scholastica, Bemidji State, Winona State, St. John’s, Creighton, Michigan State, and the University of Michigan, I have chatted with lots of interested students. Ranging from freshman to seniors, all of them seem to have explored the graduate programs that UND offers before they approached me, and that lead to well thought-out questions, most of which revolved around the all of the research opportunities available at UND. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the conversations I have had with all of the students and appreciate their enthusiasm in seeking graduate education.

As far as traveling itself goes, I have to say that driving through Minnesota has been the best so far. The colors of the changing leaves make the many miles covered enjoyable. This is definitely true of the trees covering the bluffs near Winona. Although the changing foliage was quite the spectacle, the best view I’ve had goes to Lake Superior in Duluth. After my visit to The College of St. Scholastica, I trekked to the top of Enger Tower. From here I could see an amazing view of the city and harbor.

Check back soon to learn more about our recruitment travels. Next week I will be traveling to Utah and will be sure to have more to share!

Mike Hinschberger, Graduate Recruitment Associate

View from Enger Tower

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October 18, 2011 at 10:34 am

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A busy week on the road for TGS.

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Fall is the busiest time of the year for graduate fairs around the country and this is one of our favorite times to meet and talk with students interested in pursuing a graduate education. Over the past few years, with the added benefit of dedicated recruitment staff, The Graduate School has been able to extend its reach to places further afield and maximize the time on the road for visits.

This week is no exception! In fact, four staff will be traveling in different directions to schools in five states. So if you are attending fairs at Michigan State, U of Michigan, Mount Marty, Dickinson State, Briar Cliff, U of Wisconsin or U of MN, make sure to stop by our table and say hi. You can also find our complete schedule here for other upcoming visits.

Sorry for the quick post – but we’ve got to hit the road!

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October 10, 2011 at 9:30 am

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A Midsummer McNair Conference

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Last weekend, the 17th Annual McNair Research Conference was hosted by The University at Buffalo in Niagara Falls, NY. This event was a great tune-up for the upcoming 2011-12 travel season for The Graduate School at the University of North Dakota.

Throughout the conference on Friday and Saturday I had many conversations with some truly amazing students. Representing many degree interests including Engineering, Communications, and Counseling Psychology, the students at this conference were bound together by their common interest in research. I talked to so many of these students about UND’s ties to the McNair Scholars program as well as some of the research opportunities available. These students were particularly interest to learn that unlike many research institutions around the country, UND has not suffered the same cutbacks.

Niagara Falls

The spectacle of the Falls

Once the conference wrapped on Saturday evening, I had the opportunity to do a little bit of exploring. I made my way down to the Falls and was in awe at the magnificent view before me. After sending a couple of hours exploring Niagara Falls National Park it was time to find some local food. I was on my way to a local Thai restaurant when I struck up a conversation with a local hot dog vendor. After our short visit, I was convinced to try a Niagara Dog instead. It was fantastic. In fact, I found myself back at the hot dog stand an hour later ready for seconds (side note: I don’t typically like hot dogs!). If you ever find yourself in Niagara Falls, I strongly recommend the hot dog stand at the corner of Old Falls St. and 3rd St.

Niagara Rapids

The rapids at Niagara

Yes, this conference was a great way to kick off The Graduate School’s Fall recruitment season!

by David Konerza
Graduate Recruitment Specialist 

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July 21, 2011 at 8:04 am

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Home again, home again.

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Over 200! What does this number refer to? It’s the number of excellent prospective graduate students I’ve had the pleasure of talking with over the last month. My travels for The Graduate School at UND have included Graduate Fairs at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the University of Minnesota, Dickinson State and the University of Mary in Bismarck, to name a few. I also had the opportunity to attend the Minnesota Professional Educator’s Conference last month in St. Paul and squeezed in a short, but rewarding visit with McNair Scholars at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. And what’s up with this cup of coffee, you say? In keeping with our challenge of finding the “best cup of coffee” on our travels, I must concede that Linda Baeza Porter’s cup of joe WAS exceptional (I know; I was there!) But I’m submitting my nomination for a freshly brewed cup of coffee enjoyed at home on a Saturday morning, after a rich and successful week of travel. Pair that up with a New York Times and I’m a happy camper!

Home brewed


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November 9, 2010 at 7:15 pm

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Our new recruiter hits the road.

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What a great week it was, as I made my way through the first few days of recruiting while on “the road”.  The weather was beautiful with gorgeous fall foliage, beautiful countryside and wonderful people.
From the Purdue Big Ten Grad Fair, to the charming college communities of Cornell and Luther College and finally to the bustling campus of the University of Northern Iowa, I was genuinely impressed with the number of committed and dedicated students who have such a passion for their disciplines and a keen interest in The Graduate School at the University of North Dakota.
I’ve included a picture of our set up at Purdue; Linda Baeza Porter and I fielded questions from about 45 prospective graduate students.  It was a great day and went by all too quickly!
Ilene Odegard

Great location at the fair!

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October 4, 2010 at 9:31 am

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A new recruitment season and a new challenge – Best Cup.

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The Graduate School is on the road once again, visiting Graduate Fairs and meeting with students who are interesting in finding a great graduate program. One of the highly anticipated events is Purdue’s Big Ten Conference which we attended yesterday. It was a beautiful day in West Lafayette and the Big Ten Conference was amazing.  So many great students from all over the country and many schools from UCLA TO UConn. We felt quite special being ensconced across from Yale University.   The caliber of the students here is phenomenal and we so enjoyed talking with them.  Physics was the hit of the day, I had to run out and print off more fact sheets.   We even talked to a student who wanted to study ancient history in the Mediterranean.
So, given that this was the first day of the recruiting season and last year the ongoing blog was about the best hamburger, I officially throw down the guauntlet for the best cup of coffee.   To start the challenge off right I give you a double shot cafe creme brullee from Grey Coffee house.   Not only was this espresso perfection in smoothness sweetness and boldness, notice the lovely pattern the barrista made with the foam.   How in the world?  It was almost too pretty to drink.   Accompanied by a warm crepe stuffed with mariniated egglplant home dried tomatoes and basil with incredible goat feta cheese. It was one of the finest breakfasts I have ever had.
Tomorrow on the road to Iowa for Ilene and home for me.   Thank you Purdue for all of your pleasures.

Big Ten Cup

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September 28, 2010 at 7:51 am

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