Travelers to give presentation on Ireland at MSU
Travelers from the Minot State University study-abroad program will open the fall season of the Northwest Art Center Lecture Series with "Luck o' the MSU Student: Travels in Ireland," Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Aleshire Theater, MSU.
This past summer MSU faculty member Andrea Donovan led a group of students to Galway, Cork, and Dublin, Ireland. Travelers Anthony Anderson, Stephanie Deutsch, Brittany Papp, and Erica Reeve will join Donovan to recap the trip in pictures and anecdotes.
Information also will be provided on the 2013 MSU study abroad trip to Scandinavia, which will include a side trip to Russia and Estonia.
The lecture is free and open to the public. An informal reception will follow the presentation. Parking on the MSU campus is unrestricted after 5 p.m.
The Northwest Art Center Lecture Series is funded in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Third-graders can join national cabbage contest
Elementary third grade teachers can sign up for the free National Bonnie Plants Third Grade Cabbage Program at (wwwbonniecabbageprogram.com)
Teachers will distribute 2-inch cabbage plants, with instructions, to students to carry home and grow. At the end of the growing season, teachers select a class winner, based on size, appearance and maturity, and that submission is entered into a state scholarship drawing. The state winners are randomly selected by each state's Director of Agriculture and Bonnie Plants awards a $1,000 scholarship for education to one student in each state.
The cabbages used for the third grade program are Oversized Cross, which is known for producing giant, oversized cabbage heads. This makes the growing process exciting for the children. The biggest cabbage grown in the contest weighed in at 65 pounds.