Explore the Language and Culture of India and China at the U of M Crookston; Language and culture camps begin on Mon., June 9, 2014

Explore the language and culture of India and/or China at the University of Minnesota Crookston beginning on Monday, June 9, 2014, during two exciting camp opportunities. 

From Monday through Friday June 9-13, from 10 a.m. to noon each day, children in grades 6-8 can learn about the ancient civilization of India as well as modern Indian culture and language through the exploration of a different topic in each of the daily sessions. The registration fee is $50 per participant for all five days (or $15 per participant for single-day registration). For details about each of the topics covered, visit www.umcrookston.edu/camps. The registration deadline is Saturday, May 31. For more information, contact Venugopal Mukku, Ph.D., at 218-281-8097 or mukku002@crk.umn.edu. Students should check in for the camp at the Sargeant Student Center.

In the afternoon, a Chinese Language camp designed to introduce children in kindergarten through 6th grade to Chinese language and culture, will run from 1 to 3 p.m., from June 9-12 (Monday through Thursday).  Attendees will spend time learning language, practicing calligraphy, and learning more about China. Cost is $40 per student and takes place in 4 Hill Hall. Scholarships are available. Contact Chunhui Wang, Ph.D., at wang4854@unm.edu, or Mingzhu Liu at liux3238@umn.edu for more information or visit www.umcrookston.edu/camps. 

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 20 minors, and 36 concentrations on campus--as well as 13 degrees online--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, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)