U of M, Crookston to host annual Ox Cart Days Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 on the Campus Mall

The University of Minnesota, Crookston will host its annual Ice Cream Social on ICSocialPoster2011v2.jpgWednesday, August 17 to kick off the 2011 Ox Cart Days celebration. The social will take place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on the Campus Mall and will provide free ice cream and musical performances by The Valley Fiddlers. The event will also feature a reading, recipe demonstration, and book signing by Cooking Up the Good Life cookbook author, Susan Thurston, which will begin at 3 p.m.

The UMC bookstore will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a special t-shirt on sale for $6.99 and tickets for the Minnesota State Fair will be offered at a reduced price. There will also be free balloons available for children.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 26 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and nearly 40 concentrations, including seven online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,450 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, 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: Jordan Melbye, communications assistant, University Relations, 218-281-8446 (melby085@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)