Animal Sciences
Newsletter 2010


Greetings from Purdue Univeristy Animal Sciences

Faculty Highlights: Donkin Researches Productivity, Liver Function in Dairy Nutrition Rostagno's Pre-Harvest Food Safety Research Affects Producers and Consumers Alike Lossie Plans to Develop Non-Profit Scientific Book Donation Organization

Undergraduate Student Update: 2009 Undergraduate Scholarship Awards Two Book-Harmon Leadership Seminars Held in 2009

Undergraduate Student Activities: Animal Sciences Ambassador Update Ambassadors Raise Funds for Student to Purchase Service Dog Livestock Team Wins All-East Intercollegiate Contest Dairy Judging Team Places High in National Competitions Team Wins at North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge Block and Bridle to Co-host MSU National Convention in October Helping Paws Participates in New Critterfest Event Zoo Club Visits Columbus Zoo and Conservation Center Western Equestrian Team Looks to Keep Riding Forward Dairy Club to Host Annual Boilermaker Heifer Sale Heifer International Travels to Heifer University in Arkansas

Graduate Student Update: Graduate Student Association Highlights Graduate Student Awards

Faculty & Staff News: Animal Sciences Department Head Alan Grant Leaves Purdue Faculty and Staff Awards Faculty News and Updates Faculty and Staff International Participation and Projects

Alumni and Friends Update: 2009 Distinguished Animal Sciences Alumni Awards 2009 Distinguished Agricultural Alumni Award 2009 Indiana Livestock Breeders Hall of Fame Honorees Alumni Updates

Support for Animal Sciences: Supporting Animal Sciences

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


The Newsletter Student Editor is Ariel Case. The Newsletter Committee members include Chairs, Donna Lofgren and Barry Delks, Pat Jonas, Diane Patterson, Monica Elmore, 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.


May 10

Deadline for 2010 Distinguished ANSC Alumni Nominations

May 16

College of Agriculture Graduation

August 6-22

Indiana State Fair

August 13

Purdue Day at the State Fair

October 16

Purdue Homecoming and Animal Sciences Reunion

October 26

Book-Harmon Forum

November 5

2010 Distinguished Animal Sciences Alumni Award Program

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

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