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Delegation from Zhejiang Economic and Trade Polytechnic in Hangzhou, China, Visits the U of M, Crookston on Thursday, March 13, 2008
March 12, 2008

Contact: Krista Lemos, director of communications, 218-281-8438 (; Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (

Crookston, Minn. (March 11, 2008) – The University of Minnesota, Crookston will host a delegation from China on Thursday, March 13, 2008. The visit from President Li Shuming of Zhejiang Economic & Trade Polytechnic, a partner university in Hangzhou, China, includes the signing of a formal agreement to establish a joint English as a Second Language (ESL) program. The signing will take place about 10:45 a.m. in the Student Center Bede Ballroom.


The ESL program will be designed and directed by the U of M, Crookston and supervised by regular visits and faculty in-service programs provided by the Crookston campus. 


Prior to coming to the Crookston campus, the delegation visited with U of M administration and Crookston campus leadership on the Twin Cities campus to discuss details of the U of M, Crookston and ZJETP partnership.


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