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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

12:30 AM Speaker Mary (Noe') Sass - free and open to the public
10:00 AM Blood Drive Sign-Up Table
12:00 PM Soup and Substance: The Ethics of Hunting
12:00 PM Weight Watchers at Work - Open House
01:00 PM First Wednesday Emergency Systems Test Day
06:30 PM UMCAA Board Meeting
07:00 PM W.O.W. - Comedy Magician and 'Balloon Freak' John Cassidy

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We need Blood Donors! Can YOU Give the Gift of Life?

Blood Drive v3.jpgThe #1 reason blood donors say they give is because they "want to help others." Help others by giving blood. We still have over half of the times open for our first blood drive.

Sign up between 10:00 - 2:00, Mon - Fri this week in the Sargeant Student Center.

UMC's Blood Drive is Monday, Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m. -3:15 p.m., Bede Ballroom

Lions Club and Enactus members will be available to assist you.
Or go to,  enter sponsor code umc
Stacey Grunewald, RN
UMC Student Health

What's on Wednesday? Comedy Magician and "Balloon Freak" John Cassidy


What's on Wednesday?  John Cassidy, October 1, at 7:00 p.m., Kiehle Auditorium
John Cassidy is a professional comedian, magician, and balloon artist who holds several Guinness World Records for balloon sculpting speed. His records include Most Balloon Sculptures Completed in One Hour and Most Balloon Sculptures completed in One Minute.

He has appeared numerous times on television as either a stand-up comedian, magician or as a Guinness Book of Records celebrity. He has been a guest on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Martha Stewart Living, The Weakest Link, NBC's Today Show, Live With Regis and Kelly, and the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon four times.
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UMC Celebrates International Day of Non-Violence Thurs., Oct. 2


In celebration of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday, also recognized in his honor as the International Day of Non-Violence by the United Nations, a series of events commemorating his life will take place on Thursday, October 2. These events are free and open to all. 

From 3:30 to 4 p.m. in the Northern Lights Lounge, Sargeant Student Center, Associate Professor Venu Mukku will give a presentation on the life of Gandhi. Refreshments will be served from 4 to 4:30 p.m. 

A panel discussion will be held in the Northern Lights Lounge from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the topic "Gandhian values and their relevance to modern society" moderated by Lora Hollowell, director, Diversity and Multicultural Programs. 

The day will conclude with the showing of the movie "Gandhi" from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium. Free pizza and refreshments will be served in the Rotunda at intermission of the film.

Welcome to the University of Minnesota Crookston!

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If you would like to explore the possibility of attending U of M Crookston, please visit the Admissions Office located in 170 Owen Hall, or check out our Admissions Web page.

To schedule a campus tour, please call   1-800-UMC-MINN (1-800-862-6466) or 218-281-8569.

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