Uscholarship-piggybank.jpgMC students are encouraged to apply for UMC's specialty scholarships. The application deadline is February 15, and the online application will remain open through 4 p.m. on that date. There are numerous scholarships available to both new students and returning students, who must be enrolled full-time to receive these scholarships. 

The online application form is linked from

More information about specific scholarships is available at

Job and Internship Fair Wed., Jan. 28

The 13th Annual Winter Job and Internship Fair will be held on Wednesday, January 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Bede Ballroom. Approximately 40 employers are expected to attend, as are representatives from eight graduate schools. All are welcome. Admission is free. This event is sponsored by UMC Career Development and Counseling Services. Learn more at (includes listing of employers and grad schools scheduled to attend).



Students, Submit Your Videos for a Chance to Win $100 prizes

Showcase what you love about UMC in a short video!  There are separate contests for domestic students and international students.  

Each contest has three categories:

1. Show and tell us about your major and the faculty who teach.
2. Show and tell us what "Small Campus. Big Degree." means to you.
3. Show and tell us what you like best about UMC--what are your favorite places or activities or who are your favorite people?

First place prize: $100 for each category in each contest (a gift card for the UMC Bookstore). Second and third place prizes will also be awarded. Additional grand prize for best overall video:  lunch with Chancellor Wood.

Contest rules:   Videos should be no more than two minutes and preferably around one minute each.  Students may submit a video in any or all of the three categories.  

By submitting a video entry, those involved (the student submitting the video and anyone speaking in that video) give UMC permission to use the video for promotional purposes and to post the video on official campus social media and other websites. 

It is expected most videos will be shot with cell phones rather than professional equipment.  Judging will be based on video impact, quality, and length. International videos can be in native language, English, or combination of both.

Videos should be uploaded to students' University YouTube accounts.

How to upload videos for UMC video contest:

1. Go to - in upper right corner sign in to YouTube using your University google account
2. In upper right corner choose upload.
3. Change Public to Private, and add as "Share to" e-mail address like this 
4. You will receive a confirmation e-mail that video was received.

Entries may be submitted now through Noon on Monday, February 2. Winners will be announced no later than Friday, February 6.

Sponsored by UMC Admissions and University Relations.

BrianMiller2015.jpgBrian Miller's act combines magic, comedy, mind reading, puzzles, games, and live music into a one-man, vaudeville-inspired variety show. He also uses "guitar looping technology" to create his own backing tracks, live in front of the audience. Miller has twice been recognized as one of America's "Best Small Venue Performers" by Campus Activities Magazine (2013, 2014). 

See the incredible teaser video, and join us on Wednesday, January 14, at 7 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium for an evening of amazing variety! (Some are convinced that he actually has super powers!) Sponsored by S.P.A.C.E., the event is free! 

The Upgrade, originally planned to launch in mid-February, is now expected to launch in March or April. Announcement of the new implementation dates is expected by January 28. The delay will allow for the resolution of issues uncovered in testing and integrating the 2015 tax updates from Oracle. Final end-to-end testing will take a few weeks. When determining timing for such a large program, several factors are considered, from payroll periods to student registration to grant processes and more. For more information about the Upgrade, go to


Dining Services Schedule Over Holiday Break

Brown Dining Room - Will close after dinner (7 p.m.) on Thursday, Dec. 18, and reopen on Monday, Jan. 12.

Evergreen Grill - Will close at midnight on Thursday, Dec. 18, and reopen Sunday, Jan. 11, at 6 p.m. for normal business. 

Eagles Nest - Will be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on December 22, 23, 29, and 30.  The Eagles Nest will be closed for the holidays on Dec. 24, 25, an 31 as well as Jan. 1 and 2. It will reopen on Monday morning, Jan. 5.  There will be modified hours of operation (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) on Jan. 5-9. Normal operating hours will restart on Monday, Jan. 12.
The Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award recognizes a Red River Valley native or resident who has actively impacted their community by promoting diversity, multiculturalism, equality, and human rights through demonstrated leadership, service, and advocacy on behalf of underrepresented populations and diverse individuals. This award will be presented at the Celebration Program on Monday, January 19, 2015, at 11 a.m. in Kiehle Auditorium. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Programs, 218-281-8580. Please submit nominations postmarked by January 3, 2015.

You may also take part in the planned events on Monday, January 19, 2015, in several other ways:
1. Perform a dance, song, instrumental selection, poem, reading, act, or something else during the Celebration Program at UMC, either by yourself or with other students. 
2. Lead or support a student club in preparing a banner to display during the Unity Walk. 
3. Take part in a community service project that day.

Download the registration form to take part in the event: MLK Celebration Program Registration Form 2015  

If you would like to participate, please submit your completed form to by Monday, January 12, 2015.

Heating Issues Today, Friday, December 12

Due to the need to replace a part in the heating system, the steam heat will be shut down from 7:30 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m. in the following buildings: Sahlstrom Conference Center, Dowell Hall, Dowell Annex, Kiehle Building, the Early Childhood Development Center, Skyberg Residence Hall, Lysaker Gymnasium and the Sports Center.

Everything should be up and running again by 11 a.m.  Facilities & Operations staff apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Mitten Tree is UP in the International Lounge!

Mitten Tree-100 dpi  2837.jpgUMC Mitten Tree benefits children served by Care and Share (C&S)

If you are interested in donating a gift to a child served by our local homeless shelter, the mittens are now on the tree located in the International Lounge. The C&S has asked the we donate pajamas and books or board games.

Gift Limit of $20

Please bring unwrapped gifts to the Info Desk by Monday, December 15.

If you are interested in purchasing a gift from the mitten tree, please make sure to sign out which mitten you have at the Sargeant Student Center INFORMATION DESK so that we can track which gifts have been returned. Thank you!