UND brings personnel on bus tour to western ND

GRAND FORKS – The University of North Dakota will be “On the Road Again” as Interim President Joshua Wynne leads new faculty and administrators on a bus tour across the state of North Dakota. Each year, since 1990, UND’s newcomers have traveled to see the state firsthand.

Stops on this year’s tour westward include Grafton, Devils Lake, Minot, Velva, New Town, Watford City, Tioga, Rugby and Lakota.

Along the way, the newest members of UND’s family will meet fellow educators, alumni and incoming students.

Walkthroughs of the Marvin Windows plant in Grafton and Leading Edge Equipment in Devils Lake start the trip on Monday. The UND group will stop at 3 p.m. at the Scandinavian Heritage Park in Minot and tour and have dinner at Black Butte Acres near Velva at 5:30 p.m.

A tour stop is set for 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Three Affiliated Tribes Museum and Earth Lodge Village, New Town. The bus will travel to Watford City, where Daniel Stenberg of McKenzie County Economic Development will meet with the UND representatives at 11:15 a.m. Lunch with UND alumni will take place at noon in the McKenzie County Healthcare System hospital in Watford City.

Following a tour of Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s North Unit, the UND staff will return to Minot to tour and have dinner at Minot State University with President Steve Shirley.

Breakfast with incoming UND students and their parents will take place Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at Minot Country Club. At 10:30 a.m., the group will tour Neset Consulting in Tioga and receive an energy briefing from Kathy Neset.

The bus will take a travel break at 2:45 p.m. at Rockin’ Relics in Rugby. A community reception and supper will be held at the Lakota library at 5:30 p.m. before the bus returns to Grand Forks.