Help Save a Life. Donate Blood on Monday, April 27.

United Blood Services will be on campus on Monday, April 27, for the blood drive. Help save a life; sign up through April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Northern Lights Lounge. Everyone who donates blood during the month of April will be automatically entered in a $200 FREE FUEL GIVEAWAY!!



The Upgrade Is Now Live

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The newly upgraded systems have launched and are available as of Monday, April 20, at 7:00 a.m. This upgrade has involved thousands of hours of design, development, testing, and overall planning. Expect systems to be slow in the first few days as they pull in each new user's profile information, so please be patient.

Congratulations to the following students who were elected to leadership positions in the Crookston Student Association for the 2015-2016 academic year. A special thank you to all those candidates who ran for positions as well as to everyone who voted. The remaining four Senator positions and SSCC Representative will be selected during the first few weeks of fall semester so please consider applying if eligible. 

President Tareyn Stomberg
Vice-President Delaney Kohorst
Secretary Cassie Hagg
Senator Bailey Wolf
Senator David Melichar
Senator Joe Fey
Senator Ndidiamaka Kerr
Senator Mitchell Barthel

Treasurer pending appointment
Regent's Representative pending appointment

Make-A-Wish Dunk Tank was held on Tuesday, April 14

Dunk Tank organizers.jpgHave you ever wanted an opportunity to dunk a teacher or coach? Well here was your chance, for a good cause, an event to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. All you had to do is bring some money and your throwing arm!

Who you could dunk: Scott Leckie, Coach Fritze, Coach Alianiello, and Coach Anderson.

The event Hosts (not in order): AJ Wallace, Delaney McIntyre, Anthony Peterson, Colton Haight, David Anaya, Dalton Parks, and Alexis Khoshaba (not present due to softball).

Register for the Pi Run Today! Run on Saturday, April 25

The fifth annual Pi Run is scheduled for Saturday, April 25. The race will start at Highland Elementary (801 Central Ave N). Check-in and registration begin at 8:30 a.m. The fun run for kids starts at 9:30 a.m., and the 5K/10K starts at 10 a.m. 

Entry fees are only $15 for UMC students! Register online at theirrationalrace.com

The Pi Run is hosted by the University of Minnesota Crookston's First Year Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta. Proceeds from this event will support the renovation of the Carnegie Public Library in Crookston. 

Why Pi? Pi is the constant that relates a circle's diameter to its circumference. It is more interesting to say you ran 3.14 miles instead of the usual 5K or 3.1 miles and the  10K race is actually 6.28 miles (2 times Pi miles). We also have a Kids Run we call a Slice of Pi. 

UMC Wildlife Quiz Bowl Team Wins Championship


The UMC Wildlife Quiz Bowl Team, comprised of students  (pictured above left to right) Renee Tomala, Michael McMahon, Bailey Yliniemi, and Megan Betcher, earned the championship trophy for the competition at the Student Conclave of the North Central Section of The Wildlife Society, held March 27-29 at the Audubon Center of the North Woods in Sandstone, Minn. UMC's team competed against teams from nine other universities representing eight Midwestern states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin). UMC's team won the competition with the last question against Michigan Tech. Congratulations!

Students, Are You Prepared for the Upgrade?


The upcoming upgrade of the University's core technology systems will affect all students. The way you register for classes, apply for financial aid, pay bills, and more will change when the Upgrade is complete (scheduled April 20). We are all ready to help you through the change.


Prepare for a systems interruption

Many systems you use will be unavailable or view-only April 10-20. See this complete list of what is/is not available during the systems interruption. Key dates and deadlines are available at upgrade.umn.edu/student.


·        If you are expecting financial aid that you have not yet received, please contact Financial Aid right away.

·        If you will have charges due with the April 4 bill, make a plan for how you will pay it. The online payment system will be unavailable beginning 4:30 p.m. on April 8. We recommend paying online prior to that date.

·        Make sure your Parent/Guest Access is set-up the way you want it before 4:30 p.m. on April 8.


Become familiar with the new and upgraded systems

When the Upgrade is complete, the systems you use will be new or upgraded--including a new MyU.

·        Take a look at the new MyU. The new MyU is where you will register, view financial aid, pay bills and more.

·        Learn how you'll take care of common tasks by checking out these step-by-step instructions.

·        If you're a student worker who submits your timesheet on paper, be sure you know how to submit your work hours online.  Workstudy students will continue to use paper time sheets through the end of this semester.


Departments are ready for the Upgrade. Staff are prepared to answer any questions you have about the systems interruption or how things will work in the new and upgraded systems. Webpages will be updated with new information. Until then, you can check out upgrade.umn.edu/student for more information and resources.