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UMN Crookston celebrates Lunar New Year

By Michelle Christopherson, Director of Outreach and Engagement on
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

CROOKSTON, Minn. (February 17, 2021) - UMN Crookston faculty, staff and students rang in the Year of the Ox at 8 a.m. last Friday over Zoom with our international and overseas partners including alumni, staff and partnering institutions in China.  “It was a trip down Memory Lane for all staff and alumni,” said Rae French, International Programs and Learning Abroad Coordinator.

On campus our international students put up an impressive installation of the Spring Festival.  Those who showed up were rewarded with traditional lunar new year goodies, such as candy and pineapple cake.  They had their fortunes told, watched fireworks on virtual reality, and learned how to tie a longevity knot!  May the calm and patient nature of the ox bring about a bountiful harvest in 2021 to all.

Left to right, French, Elina Vlasova - Ukraine, Roseiline Kanssole- Burkina Faso , Rena Sakai -Japan and Yuan Song - China



Shawn Smith

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