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International Week Activities Planned at UMN Crookston

By Cassandra Morthera on
Thursday, November 8, 2018

International Education Week is November 12 through 16, 2018, and several events are planned at the University of Minnesota Crookston. The public is especially invited to attend the following International Week activities:

On Monday, November 12, campus cuisine will feature Food from the Four Corners of the Globe from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Brown Dining Room. Cost for the meal is $8. Parking is free and recommended in Lot A.

Tuesday, November 13, will give UMN and Crookston community members a chance to visit with international students at Coffee with Friends. Everyone is welcome to come and learn about the cultures represented in the UMN Crookston student body, as well as learn about their language. Parking is free and recommended in Lot A.

Throughout the week students, faculty, staff, and others can take part in creating the “New Beginnings Mandala” in the International Lounge, Sargeant Student Center. A special mandala ceremony will be held on Friday, November 16, at noon in the International Lounge.

This is a time to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. As mentioned in the International Week Website, this celebration is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. It promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. Read more in the following website

For more information, contact Rae French at 218-281-8339 or

About UMN Crookston

One of five campuses that comprise the University of Minnesota System, the University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 35 bachelor's degree programs and 25 minors on campus as well as 16 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. Visit

About UMN

The University of Minnesota System, with campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and the Twin Cities, is driven by a singular vision of excellence. We are proud of our land-grant mission of world-class education, groundbreaking research, and community-engaged outreach, and we are unified in our drive to serve Minnesota.


Cassandra Morthera

University Relations


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