UMC Ag Industries Club cropped.jpgThe UMC Ag Industries Club visited several agricultural manufacturing facilities including John Deere's seeding group in Valley City, ND; BobCat Manufacturing in Gwinner, ND;  AGCO in Jackson, Minn.; and Raven Industries in Sioux Falls, SD.  The club enjoyed a stop in Watertown, ND, visiting the Terry Redlin Art Museum on the return trip. 

Pictured above is the Ag Industries Club posing for a picture in the new "Intivity" Center at the AGCO tractor and Ag Chem manufacturing plant in Jackson, Minn.

1. Attend the UMC Health and Wellness Expo Tuesday, April 8, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

2. Visit at least 16 booths in the Northern Lights and the International Lounges AND at least two stations up in Bede Ballroom (ZUMBA, T25, Massage etc).

3. Have your expo card punched at each booth/station you visit.

4. Take your completed card to the Nothern Lights Lounge to be entered into the drawing.

See you there and GOOD LUCK!
NACTAdanceApr4-2014.jpgYour $5 cover charge will help fund UMC's team travel to compete in the annual North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Judging Conference. This year the conference will be hosted by Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. 

The dance will be held Friday, April 4, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Crookston American Legions, downtown Crookston. 

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.

LittleShop2014.jpgBook and lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken
Saturday, April 5; Sunday, April 6; Monday, April 7; Tuesday, April 8
7:30 p.m. nightly
Kiehle Auditorium
Admission: FREE for UMC students with UCard ID, $5 adults, $3 students and children


Alex Cornwell
Alissa Hernandez
Jessi Kappes
Tyler Lowthian
Liz Massie
Joanie Melichar
Johnnie Pauly
Ryan Rynda
Mitch Sledge
Jessie Stone
Brock Wood

Produced by special arrangement with Music Theater International

Help with Food Drive "Scouting for Food" March 24-28

scoutingforfood2014.jpgUMC's Rotaract Club is assisting the local Boy Scouts with a food drive for area food banks. Please place non-perishable food items such as canned goods; cereal, pancake or muffin mix; pasta, rice, or beans; or paper products in the box provided at the UMC Library or the Eagles Nest from Monday, March 24, through Friday, March 28. 

Members of the Rotaract Club will go door-to-door in campus residence halls on Thursday, March 27, between 8 and 10 p.m. to collect foods items as well. You may leave food items outside your door for pick-up. Please add a note or post-it to say that food is for the food drive. All collected items will go to the local food bank.

UMC Rotaract and the Boy Scouts thank you for your generosity.

Eagle logo.jpgPlease consider joining the Crookston Student Association on a daytrip to the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul this Thursday, March 27 for "Support the U Day". 

Chancellor Wood wants to thank everyone who attended last year in support of the University and UMC. The President and the Regents were extremely impressed by the large UMC student turn-out for this event, which served as an excellent reminder of our active student population and the importance of the Wellness Center project to our campus.

As you know, after many years of effort, we are getting very close to making the dream of a Wellness Center a reality for our students, but we could use your continued assistance and enthusiasm. The bus is limited to the first 50 people who register so please sign-up as soon as possible to guarantee your seat. Thank you again for all of your support of the Wellness Center, our campus and the University. We sincerely hope that we are again able to send a full bus down to St. Paul this Thursday.

Below you will find the link to register for Support the U Day.

If you have additional questions regarding the event on Thursday please contact Justin Goodroad, Vice-President, Crookston Student Association at

UMC Students Experience Alternative Spring Break in Spain

Spain trip comp.jpgFive UMC Students are on their alternative Spring Break to Salamanca, Spain. The students and staff include: Ryan Bart, Jessica Stone, Justin Bennek, Anthony Fish, Megan Luxford, and Lynne Mullins, faculty advisor.

The students are taking Global Seminar 3000 in Spain as an alternative international spring break vs. going to Florida on a more traditional break.

They are taking 20 hours of language training, staying with host families, and taking in Spanish culture. This includes, learning how to dance, taking tours of Madrid and Toledo, horse back riding, going to a bull farm, and of course eating great food from the country.

They are doing this for one UMC upper level credit and are guided by Lynne Mullins, assistant professor, Liberal Arts and Education Department.

Go Team UMC! A Successful Faculty/Staff Scholarship Drive

Team UMC group.jpgIt is all about students! The closing ceremony for TEAM UMC and the faculty/staff scholarship fund drive wrapped up on Thursday with a TEAM UMC photo.
These are just some of the 78 members of Team UMC who helped endow the Faculty Staff Fund Drive Scholarship in just 16 days. Way to go for the gold, TEAM UMC!

College Quiz Bowl Winners for 2014

Quiz Bowl Winner comp.jpgCollege Quiz Bowl was held on Tuesday, March 11 in Bede Ballroom and it was a hotly contested competition.

Taking first place was "The Fellowship of the Ring" with team members: 1st Team (l to r)- Abby Griffin, Lexi Salonek, Michael Laurich and Laura Gabrielson. They defeated "The Underdogs" by five points in overtime. 2nd Team (l to r)--Josh Wickstrom, Tiffany Hullinsky, Ronny Jaeckel and Bryan Harvey

After two rounds there was a four-way tie for first place. Two teams tied for first and two teams tied for third place. 

In an eight minute overtime shoot out "Knowledge is Power" was able to grab 3rd place from "The AAC Team", who finished in 4th place. "Knowledge of Power" team members (l to r)--Nathan Harthoorn, Tim Adenyi, Isaac Osei and Kevin Myers.  Members of the "AAC Team" were (l to r)--Rowenna Filmore, Sarah Morris, Kenzie Church and Tomas Parker.

College Quiz Bowl was sponsored by the Sargeant Student Center. Thank you to all the participants. Thank you also to Adam Hoff, Brant Moore, Saif Khan and Ashley Hoffman for their assistance in making the event a success.