Animal Sciences
Newsletter 2009


Greetings from Purdue Animal Sciences

Faculty Highlights: Lay's Leader of USDA-ARS Livestock Behavior Research Nennich Focuses Research on Improving Feed Management Bidwell Focuses Studies on Callipyge Sheep Muscle Growth

Undergraduate Student Update: 2008 Undergraduate Scholarship Awards Orr Leads Book-Harmon Leadership Seminar

Undergraduate Student Activities: Animal Sciences Ambassador Update Horse Industry Tour Provides Educational Immersion Smithfield Internship Provides Food Safety and Quality Skills Lancaster Wins Silver in Paralympics Purdue Dairy Challenge First at 7th Annual NAIDC Animal Welfare Judging First in Intercollegiate Contest at MSU Dairy Judging Team Competes in Three National Contests Livestock Judging Team Update Block and Bridle Holds First Swine Showmanship Contest Dairy Club Attends American Dairy Science Conference Heifer Chapter Plans Domestic Heifer Project Trip ICAN New Club to Join Purdue Helping Paws Bettering the Lives of Animals in Need

Graduate Student Update: Graduate Student Association Highlights Graduate Student Awards Pittman Recognized in Dublin for Sow Motivation Poster Johnson Runner up in Embryo Transfer Society Presentation

Faculty & Staff News: Faculty and Staff Awards Faculty Promotions Administrative Professional, Clerical and Service Staff Honored for Years of Service New Faculty and Staff Staff Departures Staff Deaths Alumni Deaths

International Participation: Faculty and Staff International Participation and Projects

Alumni and Friends Update: 2007 Distinguished Animal Sciences Alumni Awards 2008 Distinguished Animal Sciences Alumni Awards 2008 Distinguished Agricultural Alumni Award 2008 Indiana Livestock Breeders Hall of Fame Honorees Miller Inducted into CSREES Hall of Fame in Washington Alumni Update

Support for Animal Sciences: Supporting Animal Sciences

Let's Communicate: ANSC Contact Information Send Us Your Animal Sciences Alumni Updates!

Purdue Animal Welfare Judging Team
Purdue's Animal Welfare Judging Team placed first at the Intercollegiate Judging Contest held in November in Michigan
Read more about the team


The Newsletter Student Editor is Ariel Case. The Newsletter Committee members include Chair, Donna Lofgren, Jennifer Crodian, Barry Delks, Pat Jonas, Mickey Latour, Diane Patterson, Monica Pittman, and Phil Reid.

We hope this Newsletter will increase your enthusiasm and ignite your pride in the exciting research, extension, and educational programs taking place in Purdue Animal Sciences. It is designed to provide information to our many alumni, students, staff, and special friends. We would be delighted if you would send us your updates.


April 18-19


April 25

Purdue Beef Unit Golden Girls Showcase and Production Sale

May 1

Deadline for 2009 Distinguished ANSC Alumni Nominations

May 16

College of Agriculture Graduation

August 7-23

Indiana State Fair

August 7

Purdue Day at the State Fair

October 3

Purdue Homecoming and Animal Sciences Reunion

November 13

2009 Distinguished Animal Sciences Alumni Award Program

February 6, 2010

Ag Alumni Fish Fry

For additional calendar dates, see the Animal Sciences Event Calendar at

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