Animal Sciences
Newsletter 2011


Greetings from Purdue University Animal Sciences

Faculty Highlights: Cabot researches embryo development using pig embryo as experimental model Ajuwon awaits new animal science research facility Applegate researches ways to reduce impact of poultry industry

Undergraduate Student Update: 2010 Undergraduate Scholarship Awards Two Book-Harmon Leadership Seminars Held in 2010

Undergraduate Student Activities: Animal Sciences Ambassador Update Two Dairy Judging Team Seniors Compete at the World Dairy Expo Livestock Judging Team Members Successful at Stockman Contest Dairy Challenge Team Wins Gold at Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge Pork Interest Group Introduces Industry, Career Opportunities Block & Bridle Club Raises Money With New Fundraisers and Sales Dairy Club Prepares for Heifer Sale

Graduate Student Update: Graduate Student Association Highlights Graduate Student Awards

Faculty & Staff News: Faculty and Staff Awards Faculty and Staff News and Updates Faculty and Staff International Participation and Projects

Alumni Awards: 2010 Distinguished Animal Sciences Alumni Awards 2010 Distinguished Agricultural Alumni Award 2010 Indiana Livestock Breeders Hall of Fame Honorees Certificate of Distinction from Purdue Ag Alumni Association

Alumni and Friends Update: Alumni Updates

Support for Animal Sciences: Supporting Animal Sciences

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

A herdsman drives cattle down a rural Romanian road
A herdsman drives cattle down a rural Romanian road. A group of twenty-four Purdue undergraduates participated in a four-week service-learning course partnered with Heifer International-Romania on a sustainable development project in rural Romania.


The Newsletter Student Editor is Ariel Case. The Newsletter Committee members include Chairs, Donna Lofgren and Phil Reid, Layi Adeola, Pat Jonas, Diane Patterson, and Lea Pereira.

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 29

Deadline for 2011 Distinguished ANSC Alumni Nominations

May 15

College of Agriculture Graduation

August 5-21

Indiana State Fair

August 12

Purdue Day at the State Fair

October 22

Purdue Homecoming

November 11

2011 Distinguished Animal Sciences Alumni Award Program

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

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