Solar Eclipse Viewing Today!

SEDiagram1c.jpgToday is the solar eclipse and if you want to view the eclipse through a small telescope (with a solar filter) or use some solar glasses, I will be set up at the south entrance of Kiehle Building from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. unless there are people who want to view, then I will stay longer.

Maximum point of the eclipse is about 5:25 p.m.

The next solar eclipse viewable from the U.S. is not until 2017, and it will be a total solar eclipse viewable from Nebraska, we will see a partial eclipse here.

Tricia A. Young
Teaching Specialist
Math, Science and Technology Dept.

P.E.A.C.E. Alliance Social is Today

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Chancellor Wood (right) recently signed a proclamation in support of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW) Programs on the UMC campus. He is pictured with CSA President Justin Goodroad (left) and CSA Vice President Emily Campbell (center). A series of activities and events is planned throughout the week to help students think about their choices in regards to alcohol and the possible resulting outcomes. Activities are free and include:

  • Monday, October 20 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Awareness Booth, Sargeant Student Center
  • Tuesday through Friday -  crashed Minnesota State Patrol car - near south entrance of Sargeant Student Center - all day
  • Tuesday, October 21 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - DWI Blood Alcohol Activities, Sargeant Student Center
  • Wednesday, October 22 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Driving Course with 'Drunk' Goggles, Campus Mall
  • Thursday, October 23 - 7 p.m. - Guest speaker Gary Lindsey of RiverView Recovery Center, "Effects of Alcohol on the Developing Brain," Kiehle Auditorium
  • Friday, October 24 - 1 p.m. - Games and Goggles with Tasty Food, Evergreen Hall Play Field

Welcome to the University of Minnesota Crookston!

Welcome to UMC 2011+ copy.jpgThe University of Minnesota Crookston welcomes visitors to the campus

If you would like to explore the possibility of attending U of M Crookston, please visit the Admissions Office located in 170 Owen Hall, or check out our Admissions Web page.

To schedule a campus tour, please call   1-800-UMC-MINN (1-800-862-6466) or 218-281-8569.

Homecoming Coronation is Tonight!

HC 2014 Candidates composite.jpg2014 UMC Homecoming Royalty are: Queen Candidates (top row, l to r): Laura Gabrielson, Mikala Guidinger, Ebony Livingston, Joanie Melichar and Natalie Tym. King Candidates (bottom row, l to r): Kevin Bunde, Marcus Cheatham, Justin Goodroad, Tyler Lowthian and Tomas Parker. 

The King and Queen will be announced at Coronation Ceremonies held at 7:00 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium on Wednesday, October 15 which will be immediately followed by Comedian Pete Lee.

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre presents "Echos of Spain", a concert full of vibrant traditional flamenco dance, guitar and singing, and featuring an ensemble of critically acclaimed, masterful performers.  Inspired by the "Avante Garde" revolution in Paris in the early 1900's in which the glamour and fire of Spanish dance ignited the art scene, this performance will present songs, music and dances that echo the past while bringing forth contemporary spirit and virtuosity.  

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. U of M Crookston students (with ID) and children under 10 are admitted for free. 

Artistic Director, Susana di Palma directs master gypsy guitarist Chuscales, powerful flamenco singer Vicente Griego and dancers Jesus Munoz, Deborah Elias and Colette Illarde in an evening concert that you will not forget.

This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

"Paint the Town" at U of M Crookston Homecoming Events

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Click Link to UMC Homecoming Page for the schedule of the week. Plan to attend many 2014 Homecoming events!

Balloon Sale at UMC Bookstore.

Balloon Sale.jpgPop in and save at the UMC Bookstore Balloon Sale today through Saturday, October 4th.  Pick a maroon or gold balloon and save 20 - 80% on almost everything in the store, including campus fashions, supplies, general books & novelties!

Can't make the sale?

Shop online and save 20% off your entire purchase of eligible merchandise October 2, 3, & 4, 2014.

*One balloon per customer. Savings good on clothing, supplies and novelties. Discount will be applied to your entire eligible purchase. UMC Bookstore staff must pop your balloon at the register to receive a discount. No other discounts apply. No other merchandise may be added once the balloon is popped. Savings valid at the UMC Bookstore  October 2, 3 & 4 only. Sale excludes textbooks, college rings, electronics, computers, graduation items, software, gift cards and special orders.

We need Blood Donors! Can YOU Give the Gift of Life?

Blood Drive v3.jpgThe #1 reason blood donors say they give is because they "want to help others." Help others by giving blood. We still have over half of the times open for our first blood drive.

Sign up between 10:00 - 2:00, Mon - Fri this week in the Sargeant Student Center.

UMC's Blood Drive is Monday, Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m. -3:15 p.m., Bede Ballroom

Lions Club and Enactus members will be available to assist you.
Or go to,  enter sponsor code umc
Stacey Grunewald, RN
UMC Student Health


Special guest speaker Mary (Noe') Sass will tell her story of living through WWII through the eyes of a child on Tuesday, October 1, from 12:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Prairie Room, Sargeant Student Center.  An immigrant from Budapest, Hungary, she has survived the war, survived cancer, and in December 2013, she was chosen as one of the most inspirational people of Grand Forks, ND, by the Grand Forks Herald, who featured her in a cover story. 

Part of European American Heritage Month, this event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Programs. Hungarian food will also be served in Brown Dining Room that day over the lunch hour. Students may use their meal plan or pay cash; Faculty and staff cost is $5.50, and all others pay $7.80.