TV News Anchor Terry Dullum to Address Spring Convocation at the U of M, Crookston on Thurs., Mar. 3, 2011

The Crookston Student Association (CSA), the student governing body at the University of terry_dullum.jpgMinnesota, Crookston, has invited Terry Dullum, anchor and producer of "WDAZ News at 5" as the keynote speaker for spring convocation scheduled for Thursday, March 3, 2011. Convocation will be held in the Kiehle Auditorium beginning at noon and the public is invited to attend the special recognition.
Dullum, a lifelong reporter, has covered more than 3,000 news stories during his more than 30 years at WDAZ-TV in Grand Forks.  While the North Dakota native is an army veteran and past graduate of the University of North Dakota, he can still remember his beginnings in a one-room schoolhouse. As the anchor and producer of "WDAZ News at 5," he anchors the newscast weeknights on Channel 8.  For 15 years, The Dullum File, his popular commentary, was showcased Friday evenings on WDAZ and WDAY-TV in Fargo.  He also blogs at - a commentary about current events and other items of interest.

A tradition dating back to the founding of the Crookston campus, convocation is an opportunity to recognize student academic and athletic achievements. During convocation, Chancellor Charles H. Casey will present plaques to the students achieving a 4.0 grade point average. Senior Shawn Friedland, president of CSA, will serve as the event's emcee.

For information, contact Lisa Sameulson at 218-281-8507.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and more than 40 concentrations, including several online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,400 undergraduates from more than 25 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

Contact: Lisa Samuelson, director, student activities, 218-281-8507 (; Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (