Hip-Hop Violinist Josh Vietti to Perform Wednesday, March 4

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Hip-hop/pop violinist Josh Vietti will perform at UMC on Wednesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. While Vietti is generally billed as a "hip-hop violinist," he also incorporates classical, gospel, country, pop and jazz into his performances and is highly interactive with the audience. When he was seven years old, Vietti received a violin scholarship with virtuoso Mischa Lefkowitz of the LA Philharmonic and studied with him for over ten years. In 2011 he performed live on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Since then, he has performed at hundreds of colleges across the country and has opened for artists such as Earth Wind and Fire, Ne-Yo, Justin Moore, B.o.B., Fantasia, and Fabolous. This event is sponsored by S.P.A.C.E. (Student Programming and Activities for Campus Entertainment).

Learn more at www.joshvietti.com

Sponsored by S.P.A.C.E. (Student Programming and Activities for Campus Entertainment).


WBBvsConcordiaStP.jpgIt was an exciting game when in the last six seconds UMC's team found themselves one point behind after leading for most of the game. With one second left, Concordia's Anika Whiting would foul UMC's Alexa Thielman, sending UMC into the bonus and to the charity stripe. Thielman would come through in the biggest moments, making both shots and gaining her 1,000th point on the line. The game ended in victory for UMC at 63-62. The third-seed Golden Eagles now move on to the quarterfinals of the NSIC/Sanford Health Tournament to face Minnesota State University, Mankato on Saturday, February 28, at 2:30 p.m. at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. Congratulations! 

Watch the exciting end to the game at WDAZ News: http://z.umn.edu/txj.


NSICWBBTournament02-25-2015-2.jpgThe Golden Eagle Women's Basketball Team will be the No. 3 seed in the NSIC North for the NSIC/Sanford Health Tournament game on Wednesday, February 25, at 6 p.m. in Lysaker Gymnasium, UMC Sports Center. This marks the first time any UMC athletics team has hosted a home playoff game since joining the NSIC. The Golden Eagles will face the No. 6 seed Golden Bears of Concordia University, St. Paul. 


Admission is free for UMC students presenting their UCard ID, $2 for other students, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (65 and older), and free for children age 5 and under.

Black History Month Events Set for February 19 and 23

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"Discover York" Thursday, February 19, Noon and 7 p.m.

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The African-American man known as York was a slave and member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. His story, as portrayed by A. Hasan Davis, is the centerpiece of "Discover York," set for Thursday, February 19, at Noon in Bede Ballroom with an encore performance at 7 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium.  The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Programs.

Davis, a motivational speaker, historical performer, and juvenile justice advocate, holds a Juris Doctor and served as commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice.

Tickets Available Now for March International Dinner Series

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The International Dinner Series is a longstanding tradition at the U of M Crookston and highlights the culture and cuisine of selected countries annually. The 2015 series highlights the countries of India, Korea, and Brazil on March 2, March 9, and March 23, respectively, with the annual International Dinner and Festival set for Wednesday, April 1. All dinners begin at 6 p.m. in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center. Tickets are available in advance only!

Series Tickets

Tickets will be sold Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays through February 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the entrance of Sahlstrom Conference Center.  Remember there are a limited number of tickets.

 - Advanced tickets for the entire series for Adults: $60.00
 - Advanced tickets for the entire series for Child (12 and under): $50.00
 - Advanced tickets for the entire series for UMC students, College in the High School with no meal plan: $ $35.00
 - Advanced tickets for the entire series for UMC students living on campus who have a meal plan (does not include Eagle Bucks): Swipe of 4 meal plans plus an extra $3.00 for final show

TABLE RATES per show: One table holding 8 or 9 people: $120.00 (April 1st Dinner) one table holding 9 people $150.00 (pick your table; March shows only)

Student Groups who want to sponsor students attending the event: For student going there will be charged $12:50 at the door for the March Meals or $15.00 at the final dinner. If you sponsor a table the rate is less expensive.


Individual Dinner Tickets

 - Adults wanting individual tickets $15.00 for the meals in March & $20.00 for the Final International Festival 
 - Child individual tickets $12.50 for each meal in March and $15.00 for the Final International Festival.

 - Students wanting individual tickets who have a meal plan: You can use your meal plan but for the final International Dinner, you will be charged an additional $3.00
 - Students who do not have a Meal Plan: $8.00 per meal in March and $10.00 for the final International Dinner


All tickets must be paid in full and tickets will remain on sale until we run out.

Questions? Contact Rae French at 218-281-8339.


Monday, March 2, India -  "Monsoon Musings"
6 p.m. in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center
Dr. Saravana Balaraman will give a presentation about monsoons in India, and his wife, Gayathri, will perform a dance, honoring little Krishna, an infant god.  The meal will feature authentic Indian cuisine.

Monday, March 9, Korea - "East Meets West from Business to Culture"
6 p.m. in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center
Student Sumin Gwak will speak about the major differences between America and Korea.  Student Peter Park will sing with the UMC Choir that evening.  The menu for the night will feature bibimbap and other Korean favorites.

Monday, March 23, "Mapping Brazil"
6 p.m. in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center
Brazilian student Gabriela Carneiro de Sousa will serve as the host for the evening. Aline de Souza will speak about the unknown sides of Brazil and Livia de Avevedo Lopes will perform with the UMC music department.  The meal will be a Brazilian spread.  

Wednesday, April 1 - Annual International Dinner and Festival
5 p.m. International Displays throughout Sargeant Student Center
6 p.m. Dinner in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center
The dinner will feature food from various countries followed by a program of international songs, dance, instruments, and more performed by current international and multicultural students.

The Upgrade Set for April 10-20, 2015

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The Upgrade of the U of M's PeopleSoft systems is planned for April. The systems interruption, or cutover period, when PeopleSoft and related systems will be unavailable or view-only, is expected to begin on April 10 and last approximately 10 days. Many activities need to happen between now and then, including additional testing, business process changes, and cutover preparation. Additionally, these new dates will affect registration across the U of M system. Please note changes to class registration dates


Here are ways to prepare for this transition:   

>>  Visit www.upgrade.umn.edu  for more information.

>>  Find training at The Upgrade's Education & Training page.

>>  Get support from your network of Advance Team members.

>>  Sign up for The Upgrade Newsletter.

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Chloe Hilliard is a larger than life comedian--that's because she's 6'1" and rocks a killer afro.  Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in a large Hasidic Jewish neighborhood, Chloe has spun her unique experiences into side splitting laughs. She recently made her national TV debut on NBC's smash hit "Last Comic Standing" and has appeared on AXSTV's "Gotham Comedy Live."

Once you know how to tell a story you're set for life. As a journalist-turn-comedian, Chloe entertains with her wit and ability to find the humor in everything. For the last ten years she's been a culture/entertainment journalist writing for The Village Voice, Essence, Vibe, King, and The Source. Most recently, she was the Editorial Director ofLoop21.com, which focuses on politics, culture, and entertainment from a hip perspective.

Prior to Loop 21, Chloe served as the Managing Editor/Social Media Manager for VIBE, a leading urban entertainment magazine and website. She has also been a staff writer for The Village Voice, America's largest weekly newspaper. There, she chronicled lesbian thugs, BET's transformation and eminent domain in Brooklyn. Chloe is also a former News Editor at The Source. For her expertise on Hip Hop culture she's appeared on CNN Headline News, ABC News, Our World with Black Enterprise and C-Span. Her work also has been featured in Best African American Essays: 2009.

Learn more at chloehilliard.com.

The performance is free and open to the public. Sponsored by S.P.A.C.E.
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Today the Northern Lights Lounge welcomes musician Levi Stephens from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Swing by, stop in, and enjoy the sound of a talented performer whose influences and renderings span numerous musical genres.

Discovering Levi Stephens' music is like enjoying a surprisingly great meal at the local cafe you've passed a thousand times before finally deciding to stop in. You thought you knew what you were getting into, but this is something more. It's refreshing -- a pleasant surprise. His music goes far beyond the confines of R&B and seamlessly melds a variety of genres, from soul to rock to gospel to folk while always remaining honest, clever, and conversational.

Learn more at: www.levistephens.com/music

Sponsored by S.P.A.C.E.

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Schedule for Saturday, January 31, in UTOC 

8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - Animal Science Showmanship Contests

                  Novice             Experienced
8:30 a.m.    Dairy                 Swine
9:15 a.m.    Beef                  English Horse Showmanship
10:00 a.m.  English Horse     Sheep Showmanship
10:45 a.m.  Swine                Western Horse Showmanship
11:30 a.m.  Western Horse    Dairy Showmanship
12:15 a.m.  Sheep                Beef
1:00 p.m.    No Novice          Lamb Lead
1:15 p.m.    No Novice          Poultry

9:00 a.m.-Noon - Ag Industries Show

1:30 p.m. Round Robin Showmanship
2:00 p.m. Alumni Showmanship

2:30 p.m. - National Anthem and Coronation of 2014 Ag-Arama Royalty
3:00 p.m. - Awards and Sweepstakes Presentation

An alumni reception will begin a 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Crookston Ealges followed by the Ag Arama Dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. also at the Crookston Eagles.