News Release

Chancellor November message to the community

By Chancellor Mary Holz-Clause on
Monday, November 14, 2022

chancellor holz-clause with regal at the hockey game

One snow day and a late start was a quick way to end our seasonal fall weather. We were lucky enough to wrap up our fall athletic season before jumping right into the next. Our Golden Eagles volleyball team celebrated their last match with a five-set thrilling victory on senior day over MSU Moorhead, women’s cross country finished 16th at the NSIC championship and continue to grow the program, men’s cross country notched some personal records and season bests, our soccer team had nine exciting home matches this season and added some wins on the board, women’s golf put up some of their best rounds in program history, men’s golf had one of their best tournament placings in seven years, and our trap team finished sixth in the nation. Besides their fall sports, our student-athletes have excelled in the classroom as well with an overall 3.2 GPA. These are all great accomplishments and we’re very proud.

Our winter sports and activities, including men’s club hockey, equestrian western and jumping seat, and men’s and women’s basketball, have already hit the ice, arena, and gymnasium. Check out their schedules and come be a part of the fan section.  

We’re also hosting three great fall events this week - a fall music concert November 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium with the student-community band and UMC Choir directed by TJ Chapman and Dr. George French, respectively, a pickleball tournament November 19 and 20 in the Wellness Center, and open ride night November 20 from 3-6 p.m. at the University Teaching & Outreach Center Charles H. Casey Equine Arena. These events are open to the public. 

Recently, UMN Crookston was named an Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University. The national designation acknowledges public research universities working with public and private sector partners to support economic development through a variety of activities, including innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, talent and workforce development, and community development. We’re one of only about 100 universities in the U.S. who have received this designation, one of the few in rural areas, and most likely the smallest campus in the U.S. A special shout out to faculty and staff members Mitch Berg, Macey Buker, Rachel Lundbohm, Rob Proulx, and Teresa Spaeth who successfully led our campus to the designation status.

Stay up to date with UMN Crookston news by following our website www.umcrookston.edu and our social media. Check out our events calendar for events you’d be interested in. We love to see the community on campus. 

Chancellor Mary Holz-Clause

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