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ON CAMPUS: Temporary law library open

The temporary Law Library and other Law School offices are officially open at UND.

The school’s $11 million Law School renovation and construction project has displaced faculty to Strinden, Twamley, Carnegie and Dakota Halls, but that hasn’t stopped anyone from doing their jobs, according to spokesman Rob Carolin.

The Law Library, some of which has been temporarily relocated to 501 feet of shelf space in Strinden hall, is now open and serving the public from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays. Some books are being stored at other locations around campus, but can be accessed through Strinden.

“People can come to Strinden and if they request any books that are in a secondary location, a librarian will get it for them,” Rhonda Schwartz, the director of UND’s Law Library, said. Some requests could take up to one business day.

Administrative and admission offices in Twamley Hall are also open.

The Law School has been fenced off and asbestos is still being removed from within. Carolin said work in parts of the building will begin later in July.

“It’s definitely starting to look like a project,” he said.

Photos and updates of the construction and renovation will be posted to a Flickr account that can be accessed, along with other updates on the project, through the Law School’s website at

Other news

  • A group of UND scientists recently received a National Science Foundation grant for $380,000 over three years. The grant will be used to introduce students to the design criteria of mission-critical systems and give them hands-on experience working on a real mission-critical cyber-physical system. Principal investigators on the grant are Ron Marsh and David Whalen.
  • UND’s College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines will receive a continuation of $350,000 in federal funds through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Nursing Workforce Diversity program. The money will go toward providing student stipends or scholarships for accelerated nursing degree programs, pre-entry preparation, advanced education preparation and retention to combat the shortage of health care professionals in rural areas of the state.
  • Park University, which has a campus center on the Grand Forks Air Force Base, has been named a Best Value School by University Research and Review.
  • The UND Police Department has started a Twitter account to stay better connected with the community. The handle is @UNDPoliceDept. The account will not be monitored constantly and people are still encouraged to report crimes by calling 911.
  • The University of Minnesota-Crookston Teambacker Golf Classicwill be held at 10 a.m. July 19 at the Minakwa Golf Club in Crookston. The five-person scramble will benefit the Golden Eagle athletic scholarships at UMC. Registration is $95 per person and covers green fees, meal, Mulligans and games and is due by Friday. Those interested should contact John Hughes at (218) 281-8437 for more details.
  • The Fargo-Moorhead Icelandic Klub is offering two $750 scholarships. Applicants must be college students nearing the end of a program or be participating in a study abroad Snorri Program in 2015. All applicants must also have Icelandic heritage and be graduates of a North Dakota or Minnesota high school. The deadline for application is Oct. 15. To apply, call (701) 672-4183

More info: Share higher education news at; include “Higher ed notebook” in the subject heading. To see more regional higher education news, visit the websites of UNDUniversity of Minnesota-Crookston,Northland Community and Technical CollegeMayville State University andLake Region State College. Herald Staff Writer Dani Meyer contributed to this column. 

Anna Burleson

Anna Burleson is the higher education reporter for The Grand Forks Herald. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of South Dakota's Mass Communication program and is originally from Watertown, S.D. Contact her with story ideas or tips by phone, email or Twitter, all of which are listed below. Examples of her work can be accessed here.

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