May 2012 Archives

Come to the Final UMC Plant Sale this Friday

Bedding Plant.jpgLast Plant Sale of the Season!
  
When: Friday, May 25
   Time: From 9:00am - 3:00pm
   Where: UMC Horticulture Greenhouse

New inventory featuring the beautiful Grounds leftover plants and new hanging baskets.

All other plants will be "dirt" cheap!

U of M, Crookston 2012 Commencement Photos are Online

2012_5-5_Commencement 0565.jpgThe 2012 Commencement Photo Gallery Photo Album has been posted, in addition to the Commencement Video.

Photos can be downloaded. Please follow the directions on the photo gallery page.

Commencement Page

Photo Gallery Page

UMC Faculty and Staff Awards Presented at Program

F-S Awards.jpgThe annual Faculty and Staff Day Program was held Tuesday, May 8, in Bede Ballroom.  Faculty and staff from all units across campus attended the luncheon and program that followed.  The theme for the day was "We're from Everywhere," and faculty and staff commemorated their heritage by donning clothing representing some part of their heritage. Hosting the event were Rachel Lundbohm, instructor in the Business Department, and Kristie Jerde, assistant director of residential life.

Kenneth Johnson, MBA, instructor, Business Department, was presented with the Distinguished Teaching Award.  Donna Larson, accountant, Business Affairs Office, received the Distinguished Civil Service/Bargaining Unit Award.  Two individuals received the Distinguished Professional & Administrative Award: Melissa Dingmann, MEd, director, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, and Kenneth Bulie, JD, CPA, lecturer, Business Department. 

The Outstanding Service Learning Faculty Award was presented to ADawn Melbye, MEd, instructor, Agriculture and Natural Resources Department, and the Outstanding Community Service Award went to Jamie Fagerholt, MBA, tutor and testing coordinator, Academic Assistance Center.  Rachel Lundbohm, MBA, instructor, Business Department, was recognized for her Presidents Civic Engagement Stewardship Award from the Minnesota Campus Compact. 

Jim Schaar, MDiv, lecturer, Liberal Arts and Education Department, was recognized with the Support Award for Students with Disabilities.

In the photos at top: Kenneth Johnson, Donna Larson, Melissa Dingmann, Kenneth Bulie, ADawn Melbye, Jamie Fagerholt, Rachel Lundbohm, and Jim Schaar.

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Reception Held for Recent Doctorate Recipients

Doctoral Reception.jpgThe campus community joined Chancellor Casey and the offices of Human Resources, Admissions, and the Business Department in congratulating the following individuals who completed their doctorates this semester:

Les Johnson - Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota
Amber Schultz - Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota
Lacole Hook - Ph.D. in Sport Management from the University of Kansas

These individuals have completed all their requirements and have already been awarded the degree or will receive it at graduation ceremonies this May.

A reception was held their honor on Monday, May 7, in the Prairie Room

Photo (l to r): Lacole Hook, Les Johnson, Amber Schultz, and Chancellor Charles H. Casey

Please Complete Your Chancellor Candidate Evaluations

logo_umc.jpgI would like to encourage everyone to complete the chancellor evaluation surveys which are linked off the search committee webpage: http://www1.crk.umn.edu/chancellorsearch/  The committee is sincerely interested in your input.

For those who tried filling them out between midnight last night and 9:00 a.m. this morning, I apologize for them not being open during that time. The survey ending time was mistakenly set to 12 a.m. instead of 12 p.m.  That has been corrected and the evaluation surveys should now be working. As a result of that difficulty, we will extend the survey times through 3:00 p.m. this afternoon.

Bill Peterson

University of Minnesota, Crookston
Office of the Registrar

The deadline for submitting final grades is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9. 

The web link is titled "Grade Reporting" and can be accessed from UMC's webhome at: http://www.umcrookston.edu/.

Select  "Faculty & Staff", and then select "Grade Reporting".

The University's final exam policy states:
Final grade due date. Final grades will be submitted to the Registrar no later than three business days following the date of the scheduled final examination (whether or not there is actually a final examination given).

Ken Myers
Registrar / Associate Professor
218-281-8200

Commencement Photo buttonized.jpgThe University of Minnesota, Crookston has made arrangements with a photo studio to take photos of the UMC Graduates at the May 5, 2012, UMC Commencement.

What: Pre-ceremony Graduation Photos
When: Saturday, May 5, 2012
Posed Photos: 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Where: 107 Sahlstrom Conference Center

Posed photos will be taken from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in 107 Sahlstrom Conference Center. The photographer will take posed photos before the ceremony of the graduate, and the graduate with family and/or friends.

You are encouraged have the posed photo taken. There is no charge, or sitting fee, to take the posed photo. The only thing the photographer needs is your name to take the photo. The only charge is if photos are ordered.

All graduates will be photographed as they walk across the stage to receive their diploma. About two weeks after graduation, the photo studio will send the photo previews to the graduate's address on record with the UMC Registrar's Office.

UMC Post Office Summer Services for Students and Grads

UMC Post Office Summer Services Attention, all students. Make arrangements to continue receiving official mail.

Post Office.jpgStudents who ARE graduating from UMC this May or are not returning to UMC in the Fall must do the following:

1. Go to the UMC Post Office, or contact Ken Mendez with forwarding address information.  Please have an address that you have access to, to ensure that you receive your forwarded mail.
2. Return their Post Office Box Key to the Information Desk.

Students who are NOT graduating and who will be returning in the fall but would like to have their mail forwarded over the summer must do the following:
1. Go to the UMC Post Office, or contact Ken Mendez with forwarding address information. Please have an address that you have access to, to ensure that you receive your forwarded mail.
2. Retain their Post Office Box Key over the summer. Mails that can be forwarded are the following types of mail: First Class Mail, Paid Magazine Subscriptions, and Newspapers.

Students that will be on campus/in Crookston over the summer must notify the UMC Post Office and your mail will be put in your P. O. Box.  Packages for students that will be on campus over the summer will still be taken to the Info Desk and you will be notified by e-mail for pickup. If you have any questions please contact Ken Mendez or Lisa Samuelson.

Thank you,
Ken Mendez, UMC Mailroom, 127C Sargeant Student Center, (218) 281-8329,  e-mail: mende089@umn.edu

UMC Chancellor Candidate Presentation by Fred E. Wood

Fred E Wood.jpgCandidate for Chancellor: FRED E. WOOD
Present Position: Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of California-Davis
Date: Friday, May 4, 2012
Public Forum: 9-10:00 a.m.
Where: Bede Ballroom CDE, Sargeant Student Center

During their public interviews, each candidate will participate in a public forum during which they will deliver a presentation titled, "Opportunities and Challenges Facing University of Minnesota, Crookston." These forums will provide an opportunity for the greater University community to meet and hear from the candidates. The public forums will be recorded so that anyone who is unable to attend one or more of the sessions may still have an opportunity to view the candidate presentations. The presentations will be posted on the Chancellor search web site soon after the presentations are held.

For your convenience, we have posted the candidate vitas, the position profile, and evaluation forms on the search web site. (http://www1.crk.umn.edu/chancellorsearch/).

We invite all members of the University community to review the candidate materials, to attend or view the public forums for each candidate, and to provide feedback on the individual candidates by completing the online evaluation form on the search web site.

Karla V Hughes.jpgCandidate for Chancellor: KARLA V. HUGHES
Present Position: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Morehead State University
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012
Public Forum: 9-10:00 a.m.
Where: Bede Ballroom CDE, Sargeant Student Center

During their public interviews, each candidate will participate in a public forum during which they will deliver a presentation titled, "Opportunities and Challenges Facing University of Minnesota, Crookston." These forums will provide an opportunity for the greater University community to meet and hear from the candidates. The public forums will be recorded so that anyone who is unable to attend one or more of the sessions may still have an opportunity to view the candidate presentations. The presentations will be posted on the Chancellor search web site soon after the presentations are held.

For your convenience, we have posted the candidate vitas, the position profile, and evaluation forms on the search web site. (http://www1.crk.umn.edu/chancellorsearch/).

We invite all members of the University community to review the candidate materials, to attend or view the public forums for each candidate, and to provide feedback on the individual candidates by completing the online evaluation form on the search web site.

2012 Student Awards Photo Gallery Available Online

Student Awards composite.jpg"Celebration of Achievement" was the theme for the annual student awards program and reception held April 19, 2012, at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. Students were recognized for outstanding achievement and service by faculty and staff.

Link to photos. The photos are available for viewing or downloading

Official news release link

Computer Return Day for Students is Today, May 4

Computer buttonize.jpgStudents, as you know this is a roll over year which means you will all be receiving new computers in the Fall. This also means that UMC computers are to be returned to the UMC Help Desk no later then 4 p.m., May 4, 2012.
 
Just the same as previous computer roll over years, you may keep your computer ONLY if you are taking summer courses or doing an internship. I will be sending out a link for you to sign in and accept the terms next week. This needs to be done BEFORE you leave campus, if it is not done before 4 p.m. on May 4, you will be charged a $50 late fee and a weekly $31.25 charge there after.
 
If you are NOT taking summer courses or doing an internship your computer will need to be returned.
 
If you are working on campus, in SIFE or studying abroad and need an extension on keeping your computer you also need to let me know BEFORE May 4. After that date you will be charged a late fee.
 
Please let me know if you have any questions.
 
Thank you, 

Thea Holen, UMC Help Desk Manager, tholen@umn.edu, 218-281-8366