Department of Art gets involved in National Volunteer Week

April 23rd, 2013 Comments Off on Department of Art gets involved in National Volunteer Week

On April 27, students can volunteer to help paint a mural at the Boys and Girls Club of Columbus from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

MSU is hosting several events across campus this week as part of National Volunteer Week.

There are several art-related events planned, and the Department of Art needs your help!

April 27: One Million Bones Weekend Event, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – 4th floor of South Hall, Mississippi State University Campus
One Million Bones is a national nonprofit organization that seeks to raise awareness about humanitarian crises around the world. This volunteer opportunity entails making clay bones that will generate $1 for each bone made. The money generated will be sent back to areas with ongoing crises in Central Africa and the Middle East. The bones themselves will be placed at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in the spring of 2013. The goal for the state of Mississippi is to produce 7,000 bones. For more information, contact Antoinette Jenkins at or the Maroon Volunteer Center at

April 27: Mural Project at the Boys & Girls Club of Columbus, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Students will assist with filling the paint for a mural at the center. This is a fun way to relieve the stress of finals week. The Columbus club is located at 1815 14th Ave, North, Columbus, MS  39759. Email Joyce Ellenwood ( or Lori Neuenfeldt ( for more information.
If you can’t make it to either event, make a difference by donating some new or reusable art supplies to the Department of Art. Boxes are located in the front entrances of Freeman, Briscoe, Stafford and at the Visual Arts Center Gallery. Email Lori Neuenfeldt for more information.
Make art, make a difference!

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