News Release

International Recruitment Visit to the Ukraine

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

As part of an international recruitment collaboration with Wisconsin International University Ukraine (WIUU), a delegation from the University of Minnesota Crookston including Director of Admissions Michelle Christopherson, Assistant Professor Oxana Wieland, and Teaching Specialist Kristina Gray, is visiting Kiev, Oxana Wieland and Michelle ChristophersonUkraine.

While there, they led a seminar on academic integrity and the basis of creative and research writing for students and faculty staff. They also represented the U of M Crookston at the annual international specialized fair “Education and Career 2017” and the fair of foreign educational institutions “Education Abroad.”

Additionally, part of the collaboration with WIUU will involve the development of an articulation agreement and memorandum of understanding specific to increasing the diversity of the U of M Crookston’s international student population. Education Abroad Career Fair organizers include Society “Znannya” (Knowledge) of Ukraine with support and participation of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine.

The fair is also supported by the European Union, Embassy of France, Embassy of Canada, Trade Department of the Embassy of Austria, Embassy of Israel, as well as Campus France, DAAD, British Council, Goethe Institute, and representation of “Rossotrudnichestvo” in Ukraine.

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 34 bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 40 areas of emphasis on campus as well as 14 degree programs entirely online.  These degrees are offered 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

In the photo, left to right, are Oxana Wieland and Michelle Christopherson


Elizabeth Tollefson

University Relations