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What to Expect
As an alumnus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we would like to cordially invite you to attend the Department of Animal Science Alumni Weekend on April 17 & 18, 2020.
We have a tremendous set of events planned for the entire weekend. We hope that you will plan to be in Lincoln that weekend to celebrate with us.
Block & Bridle Honors Banquet
friday, April 17, 5:00 p.m. - The Quilt Center
Friday’s events will culminate with the Block and Bridle Honors Banquet where we will recognize the achievements of our undergraduate students as well as recognize the newest Block and Bridle Honoree. For more information on past honorees, click here.
This weekend of events is all made possible because of alumni like you. We are forever grateful for the time and effort you put into our program and we are excited to celebrate many accomplishments and friendships as a part of this weekend.
Please call 402-472-3571 to register for the weekend’s events.
Old Timers Judging Contest
Saturday, April 18, 9:30 a.m. - Animal Science Complex
We will kick-off events on Saturday morning with an Old Timers Judging Contest open to anyone interested. The event will involve both meats and livestock judging and will be a great way to test your skills.
Tailgate in the Animal Science Commons to follow the Old Timers Judging Contest. A shuttle service will be provided to and from the Spring Football Game.
Alumni & Friends Reunion
Social Hour, Cash Bar & Heavy Horsd'oeuvres
Saturday, April 18, 5:00-6:00 p.m. - Nebraska Club
Reconnect with old friends and interact with new ones during the social hour while partaking in some heavy Horsd'oeuvres.
saturday, April 18, 6:00 p.m. - Nebraska Club
We will recognize an Undergraduate of Distinction, Graduate of Distinction, and a Distinguished Service award aimed to recognize those alumni and friends that have achieved and supported our Department in an amazing way. Nominations are being accepted until January 24, 2020.
Recognition of Judging Teams
saturday, April 18, 7:00 p.m. - Nebraska Club
As a part of this event, we want to pay special tribute to our judging team alumni. Thus for the first time, we are asking all alumni who participated on a judging team in a year ending in “10” (2010, 2000, 1990, 1980, 1970, 1960, etc.) to come back for special recognition. All alumni from any year are encouraged to attend as well, and we hope that this new format allows for our teams to reconnect every 10 years. You’ll also be introduced to our most recent judging teams during this event.
As a part of Saturday evening’s festivities, we will unveil plans for the R.B. Warren Judging Team Travel Endowment which will help to support all our competitive teams with operating costs throughout the year.
Live and Silent Auction
saturday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. - Nebraska Club (Bid from 5:00-7:00 p.m.)
An outstanding offering of silent auction items, as well as select high-profile live auction items will be available for your purchase, with proceeds benefiting the flood victims through the Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation. Proceeds from the R.B. Warren auction items will go toward the R.B. and Doris Warren Livestock Judging Support Fund.
"Bulls Worth Waiting For" Sale
Saturday, April 11, 1:00 p.m. Classroom B101 - Animal Science Complex
This year the bull sale will take place one week prior to the Alumni Reunion Weekend. Please joins us for our annual
Bulls Worth Waiting For sale starting at 1:00 p.m.. We will be offering 40 Husker Red, Husker Black, and Angus bulls. Lunch will be provided.