The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) is a public, baccalaureate, coeducational institution and one of five statewide campuses of the University of Minnesota system.

As a four-year, public university with an enrollment of more than 1,800 students (approximately 900 on campus and 900 online), UMC proudly carries on a tradition of a century of educational service to Northwestern Minnesota. Since its establishment as an institution of higher learning in 1966 and its transition to offering baccalaureate degree programs in 1993, UMC has been a small campus offering big University of Minnesota degrees. UMC equips all students and faculty with laptop computers; provides individual attention and mentorship; and offers an active, hands-on approach to teaching and learning that puts students ahead of the competition!

At the end of 2016, the agreement was signed between the University of Minnesota Crookston (USA) and WIUU. Nowdays our students, faculty and staff can participate in joint programs and exchange programs with our new partner. Looking forward to the first joint projects!

University Minnesota Crookston in Kiev

Collaboration with the University of Minnesota, Crookston

This April we met with a delegation from the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

Introducing our guests:

Kristina Gray, Adjunct Writing Instructor, 1998-2000 Fulbright Scholar in Kyiv, Ukraine. For combined 15 years have lived and taught English courses in Philippines, China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. Author of several historical books with Arcadia Press about hometown of Crookston, Minnesota and also writes newspaper articles on local history.

Dr. Wieland has been working at the University of Minnesota Crookston Campus for eight years, teaching in area of Economics and Finance for 25 years.  She has served on a number of committees over the eight years and is currently a member of the Award Committee Advisory Board in Diversity at UMC.  Dr. Wieland has an interest in teaching and research in the areas of Social Finance, Finance, Financial Markets, Socially Responsible Investing, Micro Finance and teaching methodology.  Dr. Wieland also enjoys fine art, and has recently developed an interest in bee keeping.

Michelle Christopherson, M.A is the Director of Admissions at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Christopherson has served on a number of committees over her last 17 years at the U of M Crookston.  She is responsible for campus recruitment, campus leadership in enrollment management, non-traditional and online student support services, outreach activities, and rural economic development.

Mrs. Kristina Gray – Academic Writing and Critical Thinking – Your Way to Success

The lecture “Academic Writing and Critical Thinking – Your Way to Success” by Kristina Gray, Adjunct Writing Instructor, 1998-2000 Fulbright Scholar in Kyiv, Ukraine, author of several historical books with Arcadia Press about hometown of Crookston, Minnesota and also writes newspaper articles on local history, was a part of Intro to Entrepreneurship Course at WIUU.

That’s our student’s life!

Today we are talking with Michelle Christopherson,  the Director of Admissions at the University of Minnesota Crookston.Christopherson has served on a number of committees over her last 17 years at the U of M Crookston.  She is responsible for campus recruitment, campus leadership in enrollment management, non-traditional and online student support services, outreach activities, and rural economic development.

There are many opportunities for international students at the University of Minnesota.

Joint Programs at WIUU-UMC – your way to success!

Business Education in the United States

Lecture by Dr. Oxana Wieland “Financial Literacy – Your first step to a successful career” for WIUU’s students.

Dr. Wieland has an interest in teaching and research in the areas of Social Finance, Finance, Financial Markets, Socially Responsible Investing, Micro Finance and teaching methodology.  Dr. Wieland also enjoys fine art, and has recently developed an interest in bee keeping.

Partnership in action

WIUU’s instructors and Kristina Gray, Oxana Wieland and Michelle Christopherson (University of Minnesota) take a part in a meeting  with Strengthening Academic Integrity in Ukraine Project.

Kristina Gray, Adjunct Writing Instructor, presents her point of view on some educational problems.

An Ukraine Easter tradition.

Our guests from University of Minnesota (Crookston) try to create pysankas with WIUU’s students and instructors.

Easter is coming!