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UND Logo/Nickname Committee To Meet

Posted on 2/25/2009

For Immediate Release:For More Information Contact:
Feb. 25, 2009Debra A. Anderson, Director of Public Affairs
North Dakota University System
Phone: 701.328.2962
E-mail: debra.a.anderson@ndus.edu


UND Logo/Nickname Committee To Meet


BISMARCK, N.D. - The University of North Dakota Logo/Nickname Committee will hold its first meeting via conference call Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, at 3:30 p.m.

Committee members were named by Bill Goetz, chancellor of the North Dakota University System. Their work will conclude with a report to the chancellor for the purpose of informing his recommendation to the State Board of Higher Education on resolution of the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo issue. The SBHE will vote to retain or discontinue use of the nickname and logo, according to the settlement terms of a lawsuit between the National Collegiate Athletic Association and UND.

Grant Shaft, SBHE member, will chair the committee. A list of committee members follows:
  • Ryan Bernstein: Legal counsel, Office of Gov. Hoeven
  • Bob Boyd: UND vice president, student and outreach services
  • Steve Burian: UND alumnus
  • John Chaske: Enrolled member, Spirit Lake Tribe
  • Pam Gulleson: State director, Office of Sen. Dorgan
  • Jody Hodgeson: General manager, Ralph Engelstad Arena
  • Tom Iron: Enrolled member, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
  • Erich Longie: Enrolled member, Spirit Lake Tribe
  • Jeremy Lunde: UND law student
  • Celeste Melander: UND student



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