Scholarship recipients were recently named by the University of Minnesota Crookston for the
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 prestigious Sather Scholarship. Recipients of the Sather Scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year are Justin Cameron, a sophomore from Fisher, Minn., majoring in agronomy with an emphasis in crop production; Emmett LaCoursiere, a senior from Red Lake Falls, Minn., majoring in animal science with a pre-veterinary medicine emphasis; and Kalli Peterson, a senior from Hallock, Minn., double majoring in early childhood education and elementary education. 

Students receiving the Russell O. and Inez Sather Memorial Scholarship must be advanced standing students maintaining at least a 3.0 grade point average and a high school graduate of Polk, Norman, Red Lake, Pennington, Marshall, Mahnomen, Clearwater, Roseau, or Kittson counties. Applicants were required to write an essay describing a person who has had a major impact on their life. Scholarship recipients are chosen by a committee including Ardell Knudsvig, chair; Adam Maruska; Carl Moland; Judy Neppel; and Lori Wagner.

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Dr. Russell Sather began serving as an internist with the Northwestern Clinic in Crookston in 1937. He was called to active duty during World War II from 1942 until 1946 and returned to Crookston in 1947 where he continued to practice until 1985. The scholarship was established in 1986.

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 31 
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bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 36 concentrations on campus as well as 14 degree programs entirely online.  These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.


In the photos:
Top, right: Kalli Peterson
Middle, left: Justin Cameron
Bottom, right: Emmett LaCoursiere

Contact: Elizabeth Tollefson, University Relations, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)

Gardening season is almost here and you can help grow the new Riverside Community 
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Garden in Crookston by sharing perennials. Community members with perennials they are dividing may share them for use in the Riverside Community Garden. Collection will be held on Friday, May 1 through Sunday, May 3. The collection drop-off site is located on the east side of the old park building at 520 Albert Street and available any time of day. 

The Riverside Community Garden is located in the 400 block of Riverside Drive near the Crookston Community Pool. The community garden contains 8 raised beds, 2 wheelchair accessible beds, a butterfly garden, perennial garden, corn patch, and more. Sponsorships for raised garden beds are available in the garden for individuals, families, or even clubs. 

Sponsoring a raised bed allows you to grow your own produce. Options include reserving a full-sized bed measuring 10 feet x 5 feet or choose a bed half that size. Signs will be located in the garden to recognize the sponsorships.

These raised garden beds are available on a first come first serve basis. Spaces are available to those interested in raising perennials as well. To sponsor a plot, call and leave a message stating your name, interest in sponsoring a garden plot, and phone number where you can be reached. Contact DeAndra O'Connell in the Center for Sustainability at the University of Minnesota Crookston at 218-281-8128.

The Riverside Community Garden project is part of Crookston's new designation as a Minnesota GreenStep City. Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program to help cities achieve their sustainability and quality-of-life goals. These actions are tailored to all Minnesota cities, focus on cost savings and energy use reduction, and encourage civic innovation.

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 31 bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 36 concentrations on campus as well as 14 degree programs entirely online.  These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

In the photo, students stand near the campus garden with its abundant produce. 

Contact: Elizabeth Tollefson, University Relations, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)

The University of Minnesota Crookston Choir will perform a spring concert on Sunday, May 3, 2015. The performance, under the direction of Associate Professor George French, will be held at 3 p.m. in the Kiehle Auditorium. There is no admission charge.
 
The concert will include a wide variety of music including religious and popular tunes. 

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 31 bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 36 concentrations on campus as well as 14 degree programs entirely online.  These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

Contact: Elizabeth Tollefson, University Relations, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)

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