New Ag events scheduled for Alumni Weekend this fall
The Purdue Boilermakers will take on the Fighting Illini from Illinois for the Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 22. But the game is just one of many events that make up Purdue's Homecoming week, which includes a blood drive, pep rally and night parade. Come to West Lafayette to cheer on the Boilermakers and be sure to stop by the Purdue Mall to celebrate "Purdue Traditions: Bringing Boilermakers Home," the family-friendly celebration prior to the football game. Stage performances, children's activities and food vendors complement the activity tents hosted by each college on campus. Visit the College of Agriculture tent to see what's new in our research, extension and teaching efforts.
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Alumni Weekend 2011 features an exciting lineup of activities. The central celebration will be focused on the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1961. But this year's event also includes the annual Alumni Leaders Conference. All alumni are invited to participate in the conference and in all of the celebration events.
The College of Agriculture will host two activities during the weekend. On Friday, Sept. 16, all ag alumni are invited to join the Class of 1961 for a lunch with Dean Jay Akridge in the gallery of Pfendler Hall at 11:30 a.m. Pre–registration is required with the Ag Alumni office.
At 2:30 p.m. Sept. 16, the College of Agriculture is partnering with the College of Health and Human Sciences to host a special Alumni Weekend "Food Connection" program at Ross–Ade Pavilion. Levy Restaurants, the catering operators at Ross Ade Stadium, are providing chefs and preparing food from local farmers and producers. Levy will use students from Purdue's Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) to assist the chefs. Students from the Indiana Farm Bureau Collegiate Chapter at Purdue will be facilitating the event, working with the farmer producers to source the foods, and hosting alumni on the day of the event. The farmer/producers will be on hand to discuss their products. Displays will highlight research from the Colleges of Agriculture and Health and Human Sciences relating to the foods being served. Alumni will get to sample all the foods and vote on their favorite recipes as well as see the Ross–Ade press box game–day setup.
There is no cost to attend either event, but those wanting to attend must register in advance by contacting the Purdue Ag Alumni Association office at (765) 494–8593 or e–mailing Donya Lester at email@example.com.
Alumni Weekend is coordinated by the Purdue Alumni Association. For details on other activities, including registration for tours, the celebration dinner and group football tickets for one low price of $20, visit the Purdue Alumni website, www.purduealumni.org/events/alumni-weekend.