August 2009 Archives

Evergreen Hall Construction Activity

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Soil Leveling, Sidewalk Pouring and Blacktopping Lot E are all progressing at Evergreen Hall. The area is taking shape! 

LeClair Practice Football Field Dedicated August 28, 2009

+LeClair Field 2767.jpg The football practice field at the University of Minnesota, Crookston was named in honor of Alumnus James "Jim" LeClair on Friday, August 28, 2009. The Jim LeClair Practice Field is located just east of Evergreen Hall, the new residence hall on the Crookston campus.


LeClair, ex. '70, enrolled at the U of M, Crookston in the fall of 1968, and as a student-athlete, he excelled in football. He was captain of the 1969 football team that finished second in the conference and was named for a second consecutive year to the Minnesota State Junior College All-Conference Team. In 1970 he transferred to the University of North Dakota (UND), where he played two more seasons of collegiate football.
In 1972, LeClair was drafted by the National Football League's Cincinnati Bengals where he played twelve seasons. He finished his fourteen-year career with the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League.  Following his professional football career LeClair has been a successful coach, businessman, entrepreneur, and civic leader.  In 1999, Le Clair was inducted into the National College Football Hall of Fame, South Bend, Indiana.  He was inducted into the UND Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985 and into the U of M, Crookston Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999.

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Phishing Scam Trying to Steal Your Private Information

Campus community,

If you happen to receive an e-mail requesting that you confirm your U of M webmail account information (e.g. user name and password), please DO NOT respond and delete the message.  This is a phishing scam to collect your private information.

The University will never ask that you confirm your password and/or private information through e-mail.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact me or the UMC Computer Helpdesk at 218-281-8000


Jeff Sperling, Director
Technology Support Services
University of Minnesota, Crookston

The Golden Eagle Has Landed!

Golden Eagle Guide 2701.jpgThe Golden Eagle Guides are here!

Stop by the Sargeant Student Center with your blue voucher to pick up your copy of the 2009-2010 Golden Eagle Guide.

Returning students: Golden Eagle Guides can be purchased at the UMC Bookstore!

Sara Kaiser
Student Experience and Parent Coordinator

U of M, Crookston Students Participate In Record Numbers

+Cathedral Playground.jpgAs part of New Student Orientation, a record 254 students participated in Meet Crookston Through Service Saturday morning.  Students helped teachers prepare classrooms, libraries, and playgrounds at Washington, Highland, and Cathedral schools.  They cleared downed trees from the Mt. St. Benedict ski trails, weeded the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) gardens, cleaned kennels and walked dogs at the Humane Society, assisted with the Habitat for Humanity House, and assisted the city of Crookston and other agencies with painting and tree trimming. 

The event was followed by a Reflection Dinner in the evening, where U of M, Crookston students learned much about their new community.

The photo shows UMC students working at the Cathedral Playground.

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+106 Class Photo.jpgAmy Brown (far right, center row) and Cory Detloff (front row, third from left) recently graduated from the State of North Dakota's 106th Law Enforcement Training Academy in Bismark, ND in early August.  Brown, a UMC Law Enforcement and Natural Resource Aviation graduate has assumed her duties as a Game Warden/Pilot with the North Dakota Department of Game and Fish.  Detloff, a UMC Natural Resource Law Enforcement and Agricultural Education major has assumed his duties as a Game Warden for North Dakota Game and Fish. 

The Academy ran for eight weeks, covering North Dakota statutes, law enforcement skills, investigative techniques, etc.  Prospective sheriff's deputies, highway patrol personnel, corrections officers, and game wardens, attend the same academy.

SOS Leaders Welcome YOU to UMC

+SOS Leaders down 2348.jpgU of M, Crookston is excited to welcome the class of 2013! New Student Orientation officially kicks off on Friday, August 21.

We are so glad you're here!

View the Orientation Schedule

The 2009 SOS Orientation Leaders are ready to welcome you to campus.

Green Family Being Honored by RRV Sugarbeet Museum

+The Greens.jpgThe Red River Valley Sugarbeet Museum of Crookston will be honoring Green family of St. Thomas, N.D., this fall. The Green family was recently featured in the Crookston Oxcart Days parade with five generations in attendance. In the photo are Northwest School of Agriculture Alumna, Johanna (Nabben) Green, who graduated in the Class of 1923; she is sitting in the front seat on the passenger's side.

In the back seat, behind Johanna, is the newest member of the Green family, eight-day-old Jack, held by his mother Melissa Green, and next to her is her son, Samuel. Sitting beside Samuel is Manvel Green, a 1948 graduate of the Northwest School.

George and, Johanna Green, raised their first crop of beets in 1928.
Their son, Robert Green, and grandson, Nathan (married to Melissa), are currently operating the farm. Robert presently serves as a member the American Crystal Sugar Company Board of Directors.

As summer winds down, things are ramping up on the campus of the University of Minnesota, Crookston. While a number of faculty and staff have worked throughout the summer, all faculty and staff officially return on Monday, August 17, to prepare for fall semester classes, which begin Tuesday, August 25.  The week prior to the beginning of classes has come to be known as "Opening Week," and this time is typically filled with course preparation, various meetings, information sessions, and workshops.

The full schedule of events for the week is available online:  Opening Week Agenda 2009.pdf

Welcome to the University of Minnesota, Crookston!

The University of Minnesota, Crookston welcomes visitors to the campus.

Centennial with students

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.

Student-Athletes Return

As we near the beginning of a brand new academic year, it is time to welcome back all student-athletes. We look forward to having you back on campus and wish each of you a successful Thumbnail image for UMCGoldenEagle.pngseason!

Check out all the excitement taking place this fall by visiting the Web site of the Golden Eagles.

Go, Golden Eagles!

Ox Cart Days Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social on Friday, August 14

Graphic Ox Cart Days2.pngWith Ox Cart Days right around the corner, it can only mean one thing - the University of Minnesota, Crookston will be hosting the annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social! Join us for free ice cream, music, prizes, and family fun on Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, from 3 to 5 p.m. near the Peterson Gazebo on the Campus Mall.

Music will be provided from 3 - 4 p.m. by the Valley Fiddlers under the direction of Val Buchmeier, orchestra director at the Crookston High School. Along with the Valley Fiddlers will be a musical performance by The Woodpicks from 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

The Bookstore will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a special t-shirt on sale for $6.99 and tickets for the Minnesota State Fair will be offered at a reduced price. Visitors can browse a wide array of books and other apparel available at the store. Free balloons and tattoos will also be available at the Bookstore for children.

Come and enjoy the fun!