February 2013 Archives

FREE Cholesterol Screening for UMC Students TODAY!

Regal cut out.jpgWhat: Cholesterol Screening
When: Wednesday, February 27
Time: 11:30AM to 1:00PM
Where: Sargeant Student Center, Northern Lights Lounge
Free for Students! All others, only $6.00

In celebration of Black History Month, The Black Student Association and Student Health have collaborated to bring you these health facts to improve your life!

Did You Know? 
 > Only 12.6% of UMC students consume fruits and vegetables five or more times a day
 > Psychological distress such as anxiety, depression, and anger/hostility have been found to contribute to the development of hypertension in young adults.

CRES Brings Jill Blashack Strahan to Campus

Strahan composite.jpgTastefully Simple Founder and CEO Jill Blashack Strahan spoke on campus on Tuesday as part of the Center for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies (CRES) Speaker Series.

Jill Blashack Strahan is the founder of Tastefully Simple, a direct sales company based out of Alexandria, Minnesota. She is one of the nation's leading female entrepreneurs and has been named one of the top CEOs in the nation by Inc., Pink, and Fast Company magazines. In her presentation titled, Small Beginning and Big Dreams, Jill shared three success factors for entrepreneurs and her straight-forward philosophy for building a multi-million dollar business.

In the photos, (L to R): Jill Blashak Strahan presenting in Kiehle Auditorium; Kevin Cooper, director CRES, Fadel Naassana, Sean Rozell, Strahan, Hannah Reysen, and Rachel Lundbohm, assistant director CRES; Strahan signing copies of her book after the presentation.

Tyler Lowthian and Kayla Bellrichard are 2013 SnoDaze Royalty

SnoDaze Royalty frame.jpgOne female and one male student were crowned the 2013 SnoPrince and SnoPrincess at Friday's basketball game. They were awarded the Regal Spirit Award and each received a $100.00 scholarship towards their education at the University of Minnesota, Crookston

Royalty (L to R): SnoPrince Tyler Lowthian and SnoPrincess Kayla Bellrichard

The Regal Spirit Award:
The Regal Spirit Award given to two students (one male, one female) who demonstrate high INVOLVEMENT, create positive EXPERIENCES throughout the UMC community, IMPACT student life at the University of Minnesota, Crookston and enhance the Golden  Eagle SPIRIT. Unlike other awards, the Regal Spirit Award recognizes those students who make contributions to the University through participation in student organizations, Golden Eagle traditions and University events.

Tastefully Simple Founder and CEO Jill Blashack Strahan will speak at the University of Minnesota, Crookston on Tuesday, February 26, as part of an entrepreneurship speakers' series sponsored by the Center for Rural Entrepreneurial Studies (CRES). Her presentation entitled Small Beginnings--Big Dreams will take place at noon in the Kiehle Auditorium. The event is free and the public is welcome.

Following the presentation, Blashack Strahan will be available to sign her book, Simply Shine: Stories That Stirred the Fire.  In the book, she shares her inspirational journey with Tastefully Simple. The books will be available for purchase that day.

International Dinner Series Tickets are on Sale

International Dinner Ticket Sales.jpgTravel the world and never leave campus during the popular International Dinner Series at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. Dinners in the 2013 series feature Egypt, Canada, and Africa and are scheduled for March 4, 11, 25, and April 3.

All dinners begin at 6 p.m. in Bede Ballroom, Sargeant Student Center. Tickets for the dinner series are available by contacting Rae French at 218-281-8339 (rfrench@umn.edu). Adult tickets are $15 per evening or $50 for the entire series. Children under 10 years of age are $10 per evening or $35 for the entire series. Tickets are limited.

In the photo, left to right, are Sujan Pradhan, Ivy Guan, and Mary Boateng

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SOS Leaders are GREAT. Sign Up Today!

2012_8-24_Orientation.jpgSOS Leader Applications are available at the Student Center Info Desk, or the Office of Student Experience, 145G Sargeant Student Center.

Information tables, February 20, 26 and 27, 2013

If you have questions, please contact:
   Alysa Tulibaski,
   Phone: 218-281-8570

Deadline is Monday, March 4 by 4:30 p.m.

Weather Delay at the U of M, Crookston

Weather conditions will delay the opening of the U of M Crookston today, Tuesday, February 19, 2013. The schedule will begin with regular 10 a.m. classes. Campus offices and the Children's Center will open at 10 a.m. 

U of M, Crookston and Children's Center Closed Due to Weather

Due to weather conditions, the U of M Crookston will remain closed for the entire day today, Monday, February 18, 2013.

Campus offices and the Children's Center WILL NOT open at 10 a.m.

Hort Club Valentine's Flower Sale

Valentine Plant Sale.jpgCome to the Horticulture Club's Valentine's Day Sale!

When: Wednesday Feb. 13, 11AM to 2PM, and Thursday, Feb. 14, 9AM to 3PM
Where: Sargeant Student Center

The Horticulture Club will be selling great Valentine's Day items:
   1 rose vase $8.00
   2 rose vase $12.00
   3 rose vase $16.00
   Mixed flowers arrangements $20.00
   Single stem carnations $2.00

Photo (l to r): Justin Goodroad, Ashlynn Hartung and Sarah Lanners

John Loegering and Jenny DuBay Recognized by TWS

Awards-MnTWS--20130206-014-thumb-250x187-146650.jpgAssociate Professor John Loegering and Senior Jenny DuBay, Apple Valley, Minn., were recently recognized at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Chapter of the Wildlife Society (TWS). Loegering, was honored with the Service to Chapter Award and DuBay with the Bob Fedeler Memorial Award.

The Service to Chapter Award is presented for exceptional service and commitment to the Minnesota chapter (that is a quote from the bylaws). Loegering was recognized for his long-term leadership on the executive board, his commitment as webmaster for the chapter since 2000, and his continuing work with digital communication with the membership. Loegering was president of the Minnesota Chapter in 2009.

"Jenny consistently has been one of the most active students in our Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society and Natural Resources Club," says Loegering. "She is involved in or leading most of the activities in both clubs. Her enthusiasm and willingness to serve naturally draws other students into action instead of sitting on the sidelines! Jenny clearly excels in all of the criteria for the Fedeler award."

In the photo Jenny DuBay (left) is presented with the Fedeler Award by John Loegering.

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NSLS Cookie-Gram Valentine Fundraiser!

Cookie Gram 0393.jpgUMC's Chapter of the National Society of Leadership & Success (NSLS) is selling Cookie-Grams for Valentines Day!

Please consider purchasing 1 cookie for $2 or 2 cookies for $3 to send to a special person, or to your favorite professor, advisor, or staff member in appreciation! Cookies are sugar cookies in the shape of a heart w/ frosting.

Stop by our table in the Student Center this Monday and Tuesday of this week from 9:00-3:00 p.m.

Cookie-Grams must be personally picked up on Thursday, February 14 by 3:00 p.m. or they will be donated to the ECDC children's center at UMC.

Thank you for your support!
The UMC National Society of Leadership & Success Chapter

Photo: Cayla Bendel in the Student Center


The Chinese American Association of Minnesota (CAAM) Chinese Dance Theater will celebrate the culture of China with a dance performance at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. The dance theater will perform on Saturday, February 9, 2013, in Kiehle Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the performance starting at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door at $5 for adults, $3 for children and high school students, and $1 for students at the U of M, Crookston with their ID.

Preceding the dance performance, a workshop will be held for all ages from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in Bede Ballroom and the International Lounge both located in the Sargeant Student Center. The workshop will feature demonstrations of martial arts, a tea ceremony, art display, lantern making, and more. The workshop is free. An option for dinner is also available in Brown Dining Room at 5 p.m. for $7.67. Activities are designed for families with children of all ages.

Music on Monday to feature So Long Solo, February 11

The Music on Monday Series will feature So Long Solo on Monday, February 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Northern Lights Lounge, Sargeant Student Center. 
For many years, the members of this Kansas City duo wove their stories a mere 45 minutes apart, never knowing that the other existed.  Mark had spent the past five years writing and performing under his pseudonym, theothermarkmiller, taking him from the Midwest to a year-long artist in residency in Tokyo, Japan.  Meanwhile, Heather finished her music degree, moved to Uganda and South America to serve orphans and volunteer, and at last "settled" back home in Lawrence, Kansas, where she developed her flute studio.  Then fate intervened on the back of a canceled open-mic and a boutique coffee shop.
Three years later they emerge with 30,000 miles logged on coast-to-coast tour (as former band theothermarkmiller), an energized fanbase, and a future that looks brighter than the new rings on their fingers.  Collectively, they have headlined over 150 shows, and shared shows with many notable bands including Stars Go Dim, Andrea Hamilton, Blake Aaron Guthrie, The Bergamot, Melissa Rapp, and more.  
Check them out online at www.solongsolo.com, and then stop by on Monday to hear them live - for free!

Planned Power Outages on Friday Afternoon, February 8

Please be advised that today, Friday, February 8, certain areas on campus will be experiencing short term durations of electric power being curtailed to the following buildings as Facilities & Operations staff perform some needed repairs to the distribution system:
1. Owen Hall and Hill Hall starting at 2 p.m. with plans to be back up by 3:30 p.m.
2. UTOC, Dowell, Sahlstrom Conference Center, and the Sargent Student Center starting at 3:30 p.m. and concluding around 5 p.m. Sahlstrom CC and the Sargeant SC will experience very little interruption as these buildings are served by back up emergency generators. UTOC and Dowell will experience alternating periods of complete loss of power as needed repairs are made.

Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in this matter.

UMC Students at "Support the U Day"

Deb Kiel.jpgAt the Minnesota State Capitol -- Representative Deb Kiel and University of Minnesota, Crookston students and staff share some Golden Eagle spirit!

To see more photos, log into UMC's official facebook page.

"Support the U Day" is Thursday, February 7

Support the U v2.jpgSchedule of Events:
Thursday, February 7, 2013
   12:15PM -- Rally in the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda 
12:45PM -- FREE Lunch in the State Capitol Great Hall
   1:00PM-3:00PM -- Meetings with Elected Officials

The purpose of this event is to communicate the importance of the University of Minnesota to our leaders at the state level.

This day is critical for every student who attends the U. We will have the unique opportunity to advocate for a tuition freeze and increased state support to maintain the quality of our University. This is an AWESOME opportunity to tell legislators to support our proposal for a NEW WELLNESS CENTER!


Everyone who attends will receive a FREE LUNCH & T-SHIRT. Transportation is provided to and from each U of M campus to the Capitol. 

Emily Campbell, UMC Freshman, is 2013 American Honey Princess

Emily Campbell.jpgThe American Beekeeping Federation is proud to announce that Emily Campbell was selected as the 2013 American Honey Princess at the North American Beekeeping Conference in Hershey, PA in January. Campbell is the 19-year-old daughter of Becky Zenke of Aitkin, Minn., and of Erich Campbell of Holton, Kan., and the granddaughter of Robert and Irma Rom of Aitkin, Minn.  She is a freshman at the University of Minnesota, Crookston, where she is pursuing a degree in large animal veterinary medicine.  Campbell is a first generation beekeeper, keeping bees as a hobby.   

Prior to being selected as the American Honey Princess, Campbell served as the 2012 Minnesota Honey Queen.  In this role, she promoted the honey industry at fairs, festivals, and farmers' markets, via media interviews, and in schools.

Campbell will spend the next year promoting the beekeeping industry throughout the United States in a wide variety of venues.

Students Present Flags to the UMC Campus

Flag Dedication composite.jpgTwo U of M, Crookston students presented the campus with flags from their home tribal communities at a special ceremony on Thursday, January 31. 

Addie O'Neil, a senior majoring in agricultural education, presented the flag of the Lower Sioux Indian Community in Morton, Minnesota, and Steve Allard, Jr., a senior majoring in natural resources, presented the flag of the Turtle Mountain Ojibwe Nation in Belcourt, North Dakota. 

The flags were added to the many international flags displayed in the International Lounge of the Sargeant Student Center. Chancellor Fred Wood enthusiastically accepted the flags and commented on the importance and value of inclusiveness and the sharing of cultures in higher education.

Photos l to r: Addie O'Neil and Steve Allard, Jr., hold Lower Sioux Indian Community flag; Steve Allard with the Turtle Mountain Ojibwe Nation flag; Chancellor Wood spoke to the assembled group in the International Lounge. Additional photos will be posted on UMC''s facebook page.