U of M, Crookston Empty Bowls Project Hosts Glaze-a-thon on Saturday, April 17, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crookston High School Art Room

Everyone is invited to a special 'Glaze-a-thon" on Saturday, April 17, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place at the Crookston High School art room in an effort to glaze some 200 bowls for the Empty Bowls project coordinated by Lisa Loegering, assistant director of service learning at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. A dinner will be held in the fall at the U of M, Crookston using the bowls with proceeds benefiting the Crookston area food shelf. Everyone is welcome to come to the Glaze-a-thon to decorate a bowl.

Abowl-a-thon.jpg "bowl-a-thon" was held in late March when the efforts of Sonia Spaeth, art instructor at the University of Minnesota, Crookston, CHS art teacher Gary Stegman, and local potter Jenn Steinbrink, owner of the Krazy Kiln, helped lead the creation of the bowls in an effort to raise hunger awareness. It doesn't matter if you were a part of the effort to create a bowl or not, you are welcome to come and decorate one.
Assisting Loegering in coordinating the event is Freshman Katya Zepeda. As recipient of a $1,000 Carter Academic Service Entrepreneur (CASE) grant, Zepeda wrote her grant proposal with Loegering's help specifically for an Empty Bowls Dinner on the Crookston Campus.

For more information on the glaze-a-thon or the Empty Bowls Project at the U of M, Crookston, contact Loegering at 218-281- 8526.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers more than 25 bachelor's degree programs and 50 concentrations, including several online degrees, in agriculture and natural resources; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,300 undergraduates, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

Contact: Lisa Loegering, assistant director, service learning, 218-2818526 (loege005@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)