September 2011 Archives
Crookston Student Association (CSA) cleaned their Adopt-A-Highway on Sunday, September 25. A retreat was held earlier in the day and the board worked together to form committees and get to know each other better.
Left photo from (l to r): Kayla Bellrichard, Danny Lee, Brooke Novak, Alisha Aasness, Alexmai Addo, Issac Osei, and Michelle Boateng
Right photo (l to r): CSA Advisors Lisa Samuelson and Kevin Thompson
Coronation was held Thursday, September 29 in Kiehle Auditorium. Candidates were introduced by Brooke Novak and Alisha Aasness.
Reigning over Homecoming 2011 are: Queen Katelyn Zins a senior from Starbuck, Minn., majoring in communication and King Austin Czichotzki, a senior from Barnesville, Minn., majoring in communication; Princess Alexmai Addo, a freshman from Minneapolis, Minn., major undetermined; and Prince Brant Moore, a sophomore from Inver Grove Heights majoring in business management.
In the photo, seated, left to right: Queen Katelyn Zins and King Austin Czichotzki. Standing: Princess Alexmai Addo and Prince Brant Moore.
Enjoy all the homecoming events!
The first fall semester Sustainability Supper is Thursday, Sept. 29, supper in Brown Dining at 5:00 p.m., with a program and discussion starting at 5:30 p.m. in Youngquist Auditorium of the Ag Research Center.
UMC Faculty, Staff, Students and community folks are invited to the first Sustainability Supper of the fall semester at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, September 29 in Youngquist Auditorium. Our program will be to discuss what's going on system-wide as far as sustainability, how our campus is doing, how individuals can get involved, and what goals we can set for our campus this next year.
Remember, supper is provided in Brown Dining at 5:00 p.m. but let Ben Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you're coming, by Thursday morning, September 29. We will dine together and migrate over to Youngquist for our program and discussions.
In an effort to increase fire safety awareness and train UMC students, faculty, and staff on the proper use of fire extinguishers, the Department of Environmental Health & Safety and the Crookston Fire Department will provide portable fire extinguisher training on Wednesday, September 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Sargeant Student Center.
Training will utilize a state-of-the-art system purchased by the University of Minnesota for use on all campuses that provides live fire extinguisher training in a controlled setting and is also environmentally safe.
Feel free to stop by and participate.
Alpha Eta Rho (APH), UMC's aviation fraternity, served their annual pancake breakfast, on Sunday, September, 25, 2011 at the Crookston Municipal Airport, two and 1/2 miles north of the UMC campus on Highway 75.
Photos (l to R): Pancake flippers Chris Anderson, Anton Young and Dereck Bean; A crowd of happy eaters; Overhead view of the Crookston Municipial Airport with planes
Sponsored by Alpha Eta Rho International Aviation Fraternity (AHP) and Crookston Aviation. Photos by Mike Vivion.
PRINCESS: Alexmai Addo, Ebony Livingston, Kayla Bellrichard, Whitney Lian, Joanie Melichar
PRINCE: Brant Moore, Ben Genereux, Jonique Andrews, Kasey Okke, Michael Laurich
QUEEN: Jackie Dullinger, Katelyn Zins, Michelle Boateng, Amanda Swann; Holly Wrzos
KING: Austin Czichotzki, Anton Young, Tony Taylor, Klint Mahne, Trent Nyhus
You can view the candidate photos on Facebook You may need to LIKE the UMC Facebook page.
They are also viewable on the UMC Homecoming Facebook page
You are encouraged to LIKE the University of Minnesota - Official, and the University of Minnesota, Homecoming Facebook pages!
Sponsored by S.P.A.C.E.
Homecoming Banner Contest
Offices, departments, and colleagues can get together to create a UMC Spirit Banner to be judged by the UMC Community on Friday, September 30 in the Northern Lights Lounge of the Sargeant Student Center.
There will be two categories; student club and department. Winning department will win a pizza party for up to 15 people.
>3 ft by 5 ft
>Must not be made with wood, metal or glitter
>Must be submitted to Leadership Room by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 29 with sponsoring department name on back
>Must register with Brooke Novak at email@example.com to be entered on the ballot
Homecoming Dates are Sept. 26 - October 1
Homecoming Theme is Golden Eagle Empire (Roman/Gladiator)
Homecoming Football opponent is the University of Mary (Marauders)
Sponsored by S.P.A.C.E.
Join members of Alpha Eta Rho, the University of Minnesota, Crookston's aviation fraternity, for their annual pancake breakfast, where they will be serving pancakes, eggs, sausages, coffee, and orange juice.
Date/Time: Sunday, September 25, 2011, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Crookston Municipal Airport, two and 1/2 miles north of the UMC campus on Highway 75.
Cost: Advance $6; at door: $8; kids ages 4-12: $3; ages 3 and younger: FREE!
Free breakfast for any Pilot in Command.
Sponsored by Alpha Eta Rho International Aviation Fraternity (AHP) and Crookston Aviation
President Kaler's inauguration will be available for you to watch on your computer online by clicking on the link below.
Keep in the swing this fall with the 9th Annual Carl Spackler Open to be held on Friday, September 23, 2011, at Minakwa Golf Course, at 3 p.m. Registration for the 9-hole, 4-person scramble is $20 per person or $80 per team and includes golf, food, and prizes. For more information about the tournament, contact Kristie Walker at 218-281-8116.
If interested, $50 hole sponsorships also are available by contacting Walker. Golf carts may be reserved through Minakwa if needed.
The Carl Spackler Open is open to all and proceeds will be used to assist students in the Turf Club at the U of M, Crookston to attend regional and national educational conferences.
Ricky Hall, assistant vice-president, and other staff from the Office of Equity and Diversity on the Twin Cities campus were on the Crookston campus Thursday, September 15. They lead a thought-provoking discussion/workshop on diversity entitled "Diversity Is Everybody's Everyday Work: Leveraging Diversity to Achieve Excellence."
This interactive discussion was held as a Thursday Commons event in Bede Ballroom.
Student clubs and organizations are encouraged to enter units in the 2011 Homecoming Parade, set for Saturday, October 1, at 10:30 a.m. Three $50 prizes will be awarded to the parade units judged as "Best Use of Homecoming Theme," "Best Crowd Pleaser," and "Most Creative." The theme is "Golden Eagle Empire."
Parade entry forms, available from the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 218-281-8439, are due by Thursday, September 29. Faculty and staff are also encouraged to enter parade units. For more information about Homecoming, refer to www.umcrookston.edu/homecoming, and remember to like the Homecoming Facebook page at www.facebook.com/umcrookston.homecoming.
The class prepared the site for the new concrete slab by forming, installing and compacting material for a uniform base, and installing reinforcement to increase the concrete's tensile strength.
The class is taught by Kent Freberg, assistant professor, agriculture and natural resources.
Photos (l to r): Students with shovels and concrete rakes are placing the concrete. Concrete is being struck off by using a vibrating screed. The class standing by their finished project.
Senate candidates are: Jordan Melbye, Derrick Redd, Hannah Reysen, Emily Goff, Brant Moore, Boma Afonya, Chunhui Liu (Ray), Lindsey Homelvig, Kayla Bellrichard, Selina Moran, Jessica Girgen, Isaac Osei, Alexmai Addo, May Nabirye, and Irwin Sylvah.
When: Thursday and Friday, September 15 and 16, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Northern Lights Lounge, Sargeant Student Center
Students, please take a few moments and nominate candidates for the Homecoming Court this Monday and Tuesday via the attached link. There will NOT be in person nominations, so this is your only opportunity to nominate candidates.
Sponsored by S.P.A.C.E.
Regal will be wandering the campus hallways every Friday sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. looking for students, faculty and staff wearing Maroon & Gold. Regal will be carrying a basket of Hersey Kisses and offer a kiss to everyone seen wearing Maroom & Gold. There will be six (6) Golden Eagle Kisses mixed amongst the regular silver kisses. The six lucky spirited individuals who randomly pick a Golden Eagle Kiss will receive a $5 gift certificate from the UMC Bookstore. The Bookstore will also offer these students a 20% discount when they redeem these gift certificates. This school spirit initiative will begin Friday, September 9, 2011 and run through December 2, 2011. Weekly winners will have their pictures posted on the campus' digital displays during the following week.
In another Maroon & Gold Friday initiative, the UMC Bookstore will give students, faculty and staff 20% off all purchases (with some exclusions, i.e. textbooks) made on Fridays if they are wearing Maroon & Gold. This offer will also be available through December 2, 2011. These individuals will also have their name entered into a drawing for a large prize (i.e. I-Pod). The drawing will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2011. The winner will be announced and posted on the campus digital displays.
The UMC Campus Community continues its participation in the Otter Tail Power Company Campus Energy Challenge. The goal is to reduce electrical energy consumption on campus through conservation and behavior change. To achieve that goal everyone must be willing to make an effort every day.
Many changes are already in place to save energy including old lighting replaced with new more efficient lighting, meters that accurately record energy use, and variable frequency drivers (VFD's) on large motors in ventilation systems, just to name a few. These steps all help, but it is vital for everyone on campus to be aware of their energy use and to try to be as efficient as possible. Energy conservation is everyone's issue.
The efforts to conserve energy must not be the responsibility of only the students living in the residence halls. It will take a concerted effort by all students, staff, and faculty to achieve our goal. Discussion of energy use in classes, turning off lights when leaving any room including classrooms, lowering thermostats over the weekend and other unoccupied hours, unplugging phone chargers when not in use, and many other small things will make a real difference.
Your continued participation in the Otter Tail Campus Energy Challenge is appreciated. Together we can demonstrate that the University of Minnesota, Crookston is a leader in energy conservation and sustainability in the community and surrounding region.
Applications are available until Wednesday, September 7, at the Sargeant Student Center Information Desk
Any questions? -- Contact Senator for Elections and Special Events, Anthonette Sims at firstname.lastname@example.org
Crookston Student Association President
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