CASNR Helps Prospective Students Experience the Power of Red

East Campus pillars at enterance

Sept. 8, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. — High school and transfer students can learn about the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the Experience the Power of Red Open House on Oct. 18.

The open house, held on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus, gives students the chance to hear about the college’s 30 academic programs and two pre-professional programs, said Laura Frey, UNL college relations director. They can also meet current UNL faculty, staff and students.

“They get to explore career opportunities and just become familiar with UNL in general,” she said.

The open house will begin at 9 a.m. with refreshments and a browsing session, when students can get a brief introduction to each department in the college. Following a welcome at 10 a.m., students and parents will attend academic sessions that offer more in-depth information about each academic program. The event finishes with lunch and a scholarship drawing at 12:45 p.m. Optional tours of both UNL campuses start at 2 p.m.

Academic interest areas featured at the open house include agribusiness/agricultural economics; agricultural education/agricultural and environmental sciences communication/hospitality, restaurant and tourism management; agronomy; animal science; applied science; biochemistry; food science and technology; food technology for companion animals; forensic science; grazing livestock systems; horticulture; insect science; mechanized systems management/agricultural engineering/biological systems engineering; microbiology; natural resources, including applied climate science, environmental restoration science, environmental studies, fisheries and wildlife, grassland ecology and management, natural resources and environmental economics and water science; PGA golf management; plant biology; turfgrass and landscape management; veterinary science; and the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship program.

For more information or to register, visit

Laura Frey
College Relations Director
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Sandi Alswager Karstens
IANR News Service

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