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  • September 21, 2021
    Every year thousands of American entrepreneurs start their own small businesses. From tech startups to clothing designers to tutoring services, new companies are started by resourceful people who make the choice to become their own bosses.
  • September 20, 2021
    The year was 2001. Hector Santellanes is trying to make what some might call a difficult decision: Should he go back to school? He did, and little did he know that it would be one of the smartest decisions he would ever make. At first, his main goal was to get an education so he could eventually hold some type of managerial position, but it did not take long for the hands-on learning opportunities at the University of Minnesota Crookston to open up multiple doors that lead to the inspired businessperson and entrepreneur Hector is today.
  • September 20, 2021
    The alumni reunion of the Northwest School of Agriculture (NWSA) was held Thursday, August 19. Classmates and friends gathered to reconnect and honor outstanding alumni from the NWSA with the Top Aggie award.
  • September 14, 2021
    A common misconception for many young college students, whether they found their desired career path with ease or are still unsure of what skills they can offer the job force is that an accounting degree will land you one position, a CPA (certified public accountant)
  • September 14, 2021
    The Office of the Registrar at the University of Minnesota Crookston recently announced its list of summer 2021 graduates.
  • September 13, 2021
    U.S. News and World Report announced today that the University of Minnesota Crookston is ranked as the top institution among Midwest Public Regional Colleges for 2022. The campus has ranked in the top four consecutively for 26 years, and has been ranked the number one Public Regional College in the Midwest for three-consecutive years.
  • September 8, 2021
    The University of Minnesota Crookston has been awarded a $4,000 dollar grant award from the Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) to be used for two scholarships.
  • September 7, 2021
    We have many exciting things happening on campus as we welcome students, faculty and staff back. If you have visited campus over the past 2-3 weeks, I know that you have felt the renewed positive energy on campus as students are engaging in a more fully in-person collegiate experience.
  • September 7, 2021
    Michelle Christopherson, Director of Outreach and Engagement will lead the University of Minnesota Crookston Teambackers.
  • August 31, 2021
    UMN Crookston international students representing Korea, China, Nepal, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Morocco, Canada, Pakistan and India attended the Chautauqua and French-Canadian/Metis Festival, which was held August 27-29 at Old Crossing and Treaty Park in Huot, Minn.
  • August 3, 2021
    UMN Crookston is partnering with the Crookston Ox Cart Days festival committee in giving away three golden tickets and Golden Eagle athletic passes during the Community S’mores event Friday, August 20 at 5 p.m. at Downtown Square during Ox Cart Days.
  • August 3, 2021
    To make a long story short, and easier to grasp, there is one significant difference that separates software engineering and computer science. A difference that lies within the occupation itself: software! When thinking of computer science, the main focus is the hardware of the computer. Things such as computing (obviously), analysis, data storage and applications, etc. However, software engineering contains more of the ‘fine-tuning’ aspects of computer science and technology. For instance, the internal programming and operating information known as software. As a software engineer, the goal is to design, maintain, test and produce the software that is used by computer scientists. To say the least, they are two sides of the same coin, one profession would be less useful without the other. Software engineers, such as those who attend University of Minnesota Crookston, use the analysis and outlines of computer scientists that allows them to develop seamless frameworks and software programs.
  • August 2, 2021
    University of Minnesota Crookston alumna Vanessa Robbins gave back to her alma mater for everything it gave her by providing two pieces of art that will be displayed on campus in the Office of Admissions.
  • August 2, 2021
    “I am excited to share that Mark Huglen, Ph.D. has accepted the role of Acting Division Head for Business, Arts, and Education beginning August 2,” said Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, John Hoffman, Ph.D. Hoffman said while the title “Division Head” follows University of Minnesota naming conventions for the Crookston campus, the scale and scope of responsibilities reflect those of an academic dean at campuses of similar size and complexity.
  • July 30, 2021
    Real. Hands on. Ready. At the University of Minnesota Crookston, those words make up the motto of the Exercise Science and Wellness program. UMN Crookston offers a unique experience that many students at other colleges and universities are deprived of; experiential learning. When it comes to exercise science and physiology, you will rarely find yourself at a desk.
  • July 29, 2021
    The equine arena in the University Teaching and Outreach Center (UTOC) on the University of Minnesota Crookston Campus has been named the Charles H. Casey Equine Arena in honor of the former Chancellor and U of M Regent.
  • July 28, 2021
    The Northwest Research and Outreach Center along with the Office of Outreach & Engagement at the University of Minnesota Crookston will host the annual Ox Cart Days Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, August 18, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the University Teaching and Outreach Center (UTOC) Lot J (rain site: Northern Lights Lounge, Sargeant Student Center).
  • July 28, 2021
    The University of Minnesota Crookston prides itself on preparing students to be career ready once they walk across the stage with their University of Minnesota diploma.
  • July 21, 2021
    Together, UMN Crookston and the Northwest Research and Outreach Center (NWROC) will honor thirty-five faculty and staff who have departed the campus just prior and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • July 20, 2021
    North Dakota State University Greenhouse Manager, Julie Hochhalter, 2001, said her training at UMN Crookston has been a tremendous help in her current position. “I graduated in 2001 with a degree in plant industries management, horticulture and have been managing the Jack Dalrymple Agriculture Research Complex since it opened in 2010,” said Hochhalter.
  • July 20, 2021
    UMC Teambackers held their 31st annual UMC Teambackers Golf Classic presented by Altru at Minakwa Golf Course in Crookston Friday, July 16, 2021. The event was to raise money for athletic scholarships at UMN Crookston. UMC Teambackers made more than $5,500 in the raffle and over $11,000 from the golf tournament.
  • July 19, 2021
    Northwest Minnesota high school students from Crookston, Grand Rapids, Ada and Barnesville attended the annual Minnesota Youth Institute, where students partner with U of M Crookston to get a global perspective on important challenges and connect with other students throughout Minnesota to improve food security and fight the battle on world hunger. However, due to COVID-19, the Northern Great Plains Youth Institute at the University of Minnesota Crookston was postponed, but with this being a scholarship event, it had no problem drawing the interest of many. Students were fortunate enough to participate in the Twin Cities virtual event hosted in May. This year’s Minnesota Youth Institute, while virtual, was a collaboration within participating campuses throughout the U of M system, including an admired effort from Crookston.
  • July 19, 2021
    The Northwest School of Agriculture (NWSA) Alumni Association welcomes alumni back to the University of Minnesota Crookston campus Thursday, August 19, 2021, for their annual reunion. This year's reunion is an all-school reunion and all alumni of the Northwest School of Agriculture are encouraged to attend. For information or to register for the alumni reunion, contact Angelika Huglen in the Office of University and Alumni Relations at 218-281-8401.
  • July 13, 2021
    Grace Guyette, UMN Crookston natural resource management senior from Osakis, Minn., says she has the best of both worlds. Guyette, 27,, a transfer student who is older than average, says by combining her nursing degree with the knowledge she is gaining in natural resource management at UMN Crookston that the real, hands-on, ready means she will be ready to go when she graduates in December.
  • July 12, 2021
    UMN Crookston has been offering degrees in golf and turf management for over 20 years. Individuals in this program certainly score a hole-in-one when it comes to the variety of opportunities, internships, and careers offered by over 400 golf courses throughout Minnesota and over 15,000 courses nationwide. The variety in this industry is rewarding and both Brady Nolan and Mark Michalski’s achievements display this.