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  • January 14, 2022
    Students named to the fall semester 2021 Chancellor's List were announced recently by the Office of the Registrar. The U of M Crookston is one of the most respected career-oriented, technology-based universities in the nation.
  • January 14, 2022
    CROOKSTON, Minn. - Students named to the fall semester 2021 Dean's List were announced recently by the Office of the Registrar. The U of M Crookston is one of the most respected career-oriented, technology-based universities in the nation.
  • January 13, 2022
    CROOKSTON, Minn. - This spring, the Northern Great Plains Youth Institute returns to the University of Minnesota Crookston to present high school students a fantastic opportunity to put their talents and knowledge towards global crises. Presented by the World Food Prize Foundation, students from all over the midwest come together to address food security and agricultural issues, partake in hands-on scientific activities and discover new ways to make a difference in Minnesota and around the world. What better location to host other than a university with a legacy in education and agriculture, enter UMN Crookston.
  • January 11, 2022
    The University of Minnesota Crookston will host the 46th annual Ag Arama event on the last Saturday of January, as they do every year. An important school tradition since 1975, back when UMN Crookston was a two-year institution, the idea of Ag Arama was to get students to come back to campus for a second semester instead of staying home to work on their respectable farms.
  • December 22, 2021
    UMN Crookston invites the community, both on campus and off in a series of learning communities.
  • December 20, 2021
    Jason Brantner, recently retired from the Northwest Research and Outreach Center, The Frank W. Veden Charitable Trust and Lyle Westrom, Ph.D. and faculty member emeriti were honored last month at the annual Torch & Shield recognition.
  • December 10, 2021
    Marvin Windows and Door Company is a manufacturer in Warroad, Minn. In the early 2000s, the company teamed up with the University of Minnesota Crookston to give their employees an opportunity to take online courses and get a degree from the university. Marvin Windows offered scholarships to employees who were interested in the opportunity and covered a majority of the expenses related to tuition, books, and other fees. There are a number of people at the company who have a degree from UMN Crookston because of this partnership, and one of them is Jerem Haack.
  • December 10, 2021
    In the fall of 1990, Linda Bunde began her journey as a Trojan at the University of Minnesota Crookston. After attending the University of North Dakota for two years in pursuit of a degree in social work, Bunde’s friend, Kevin Nunn, encouraged her to apply for the fashion merchandising program at the UMN Crookston. She met with Don Cavalier, former director of counseling and career services, and after having a positive interaction with him, she knew this school was exactly what she was looking for. The small class size was appealing to Bunde, and her “passion for fashion” thrived in the business management/retail merchandising program.
  • December 10, 2021
    In the fall of 1962, a native of Crookston, Minn., left home and moved into the dorms to attend the Northwest School of Agriculture (NWSA). Lyle Nelson was a young farmer who helped on his family farm. His father told him he should go to school to expand his knowledge of farming to help the farm become more successful.
  • December 10, 2021
    A new, friendly face on the University of Minnesota Crookston campus this year is that of Anas Al Fattal, Ph.D. As an assistant professor of marketing teaching both on-campus and online courses, Al Fattal provides a unique perspective about the marketing field with his international roots. Al Fattal was born in Morocco and raised in Syria. He learned English in middle school with the help of his parents’ language school. During his collegiate studies, he lived in the United Kingdom and later moved to Oman and the United States. He previously worked at California State University, San Bernardino for two years before accepting this teaching position in Crookston. Al Fattal currently resides in Grand Forks, North Dakota with his wife and two daughters, and he enjoys the small-town atmosphere this area has to offer.
  • December 10, 2021
    International students will always have a place to call home at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Coming from China, and later a junior college in California, Silas Xia was welcomed to campus and has continued to grow and adapt to his environment. His time at school in China was difficult. He would spend three to four hours per night trying to finish an intense workload. He knew coming to America would provide him with a great education while giving him the free time to enjoy being a college student and focus on basketball, too. He was recruited to play basketball at UMN Crookston in 2019. He was attracted to the University of Minnesota degree and the availability of his major, software engineering, as well as his desired minor, sport and recreation management.
  • December 8, 2021
    First Community Credit Union (FCCU) is the fall semester Maroon and Gold winner. “Congratulations to Dana and her team! We have had a great response in showing our colors of maroon and gold. Over the last three months we have visited over thirty Crookston businesses,” said Michelle Christopherson, Director of Outreach and Engagement.
  • December 6, 2021
    The University of Minnesota Crookston will hold a session to discuss the John Martin Socha murals on Thursday, December 9 at 7 p.m. in Bede Ballroom. The discussion will be facilitated by Sandra McNichol of the Crookston Community. The format will be a talking circle approach, a process that draws on indigenous ways of teaching and for which she is trained and certified.
  • November 30, 2021
    Where the wind blows on the rolling plains of her family farm and ranch in Aberdeen, S.D. is where you will find the friendly, outgoing, and an even more established, Adrianne Schaunaman, recently crowned Miss Rodeo South Dakota 2022. She is the 22-year-old daughter of Chad and Mysty Schaunaman, to whom Adrienne credits numerous times throughout our interview for getting her involved in equestrian at a very young age. Although, it didn’t take her long to find a deep passion for the sport soon after. Adrianne, now 22 years old, is a 2020 graduate of Colby Community College in Colby, Kan. There she studied equine science, equine production and management, and art as an honor student. However, she couldn’t seem to stay away as she was also a part of the collegiate rodeo and equestrian team and involved in livestock judging in her remaining time.
  • November 29, 2021
    The Department of Employment and Economic Development announced that the University of Minnesota Crookston’s Veden Center for Rural Economic Development is a recipient of the Small Business Partnership Grant Program.
  • November 17, 2021
    For UMN Crookston student Madison Olson, a senior majoring in early childhood education and elementary education at UMN Crookston, 4-H has been a long time passion.
  • November 16, 2021
    University of Minnesota Crookston Professor John Loegering was recognized with The Wildlife Society’s Publication Award for a journal article entitled “Population Trends in Vermivora Warblers Are Linked to Strong Migratory Connectivity”.
  • November 15, 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.
  • November 15, 2021
    November Letter from Director of Outreach and Engagement Michelle Christopherson
  • November 10, 2021
    Join UMN Crookston Concert and Lectures for a free concert. Concert and Lectures, the Sons of Norway along with the Northwest Regional Arts Council are hosting the O’Neil Family Band, November 16, in Bede Ballroom located in the Sargeant Student Center from 7-8p.m.
  • November 2, 2021
    The students in Associate Professor Eric Castle’s HORT 3040: Landscape Installation and Maintenance class obtained hands-on experience this fall on the University of Minnesota Crookston campus.
  • October 28, 2021
    The Torch & Shield Award recognizes individuals who have provided leadership and who have aided in the development of the University of Minnesota Crookston, Northwest Research and Outreach Center (NWROC), and Extension.
  • October 27, 2021
    The University of Minnesota Crookston will hold an official dedication of Gary Senske Court at Lysaker Gymnasium Tuesday, November 23.
  • October 26, 2021
    Ben Olander, Staples, Minn. and UMN Crookston sophomore, studying Agronomy says Ag is everywhere. “As a member of society I can’t help but notice Ag in everything I do,” says Olander.
  • October 22, 2021
    In this feature, UMN Crookston alumnus Dana Jonsson highlights a number of positive experiences and qualities she gained during her time as a business management and marketing student at the University of Minnesota Crookston.