CASNR Week Offers Up 'There's No Horizon for a Husker' Theme

April 3, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. — "There's No Horizon for a Husker" is the theme for this year's celebration of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources April 11-21.

Students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members are all invited to join the annual celebration, said Stephanie Smolek, a senior agricultural journalism and animal science major from Battle Creek and the chair of publicity for the CASNR Week Program Council.

"CASNR week is about celebrating the accomplishments of students and faculty in the college," Smolek said.

CASNR Week kicks off April 13 with the 5 K Fun Run, the Burr Hall Bull Fry and the Tractor Museum Display.  

The Fun Run is open to all students, faculty and staff, and community, and will begin at 9 a.m. on the East Campus Loop. Sign up until April 8 at or at 8 a.m. the day of the race at the East Campus Loop. The limit will be 200 runners.

The Burr Hall Bull Fry is a benefit for Kathy Bartek. Bartek is fighting Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS and Lou Gehrig's disease. Food and games are the highlight with all proceeds to support Bartek.

The Tractor Museum will have a small tractor show. Visitors will be directed to the Tractor Museum, which will be open during the day.

The CASNR Week Recognition Banquet will be April 14. This banquet is for all CASNR faculty, staff and students. Keynote speaker will be Clayton Anderson, retired NASA astronaut from Ashland.

Other highlights include:

– The Love Hall Chili Feed will be from 6-8 p.m. on April 11.

– The Alpha Gamma Rho and Sigma Alpha barbecue will be April 18 starting at 5 p.m.

All events are free and at the Nebraska East Union on UNL's East Campus, unless otherwise noted. A full schedule of events follows:

April 11 – 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Love Hall Chili Feed, Love Memorial Hall

April 12 - 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Bull-A-Thon Team Bowling, Nebraska East Union Bowling Alley

April 13 – 8:30 a.m., registration, 9 a.m. 5 K Fun Run, East Campus Loop

April 13 – 4-8 p.m., Burr Hall Bull Fry, all proceeds to Kathy Bartek, outside of Burr Hall

April 13 – 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tractor Museum Display, East Campus Loop

April 14 – 4 p.m., Student Involvement Reception; 4 p.m.; 5 p.m., CASNR Week Recognition Banquet

April 15 – 9 a.m.-3 p.m., CASNR Week Blood Drive sponsored by Nebraska Community Blood Bank, Mobile parked on East Campus Loop

April 16 – 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Lunch on the Lawn

April 16 – 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Community Night, free carnival for children

April 17 – Noon-1 p.m., CASNR Club Adviser Luncheon

April 17 – 5 p.m., Engler Agribusiness Quick Pitch competition

April 18 – Noon-1 p.m., Undergraduate TA Luncheon

April 18 – 5 p.m., Alpha Gamma Rho and Sigma Alpha Barbeque, location TBD

April 18 – 7:30 p.m., UNL Rodeo, Lancaster Event Center, college night, students get in for $8 with a valid student ID, performance sponsored by Tilted Kilt

April 19 - 7:30 p.m., UNL Rodeo, Lancaster Event Center, performance sponsored by Rainy Lake Stables
April 20 – 1:30 p.m., UNL Rodeo, Lancaster Event Center, Noon, Kids Day, children 12 and under get in free
April 20 - 7:30 p.m., UNL Rodeo, Lancaster Event Center, performance sponsored by Husker Auto Group

April 21 - 1:30 p.m., UNL Rodeo, Lancaster Event Center, veteran's day, veterans/military with ID & senior citizens (60+) get in for $8
Rodeo tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, ages 6-12 are $5, ages 5 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Fort Western Outfitters and online at  

For more information about CASNR Week, contact Susan Voss, CASNR student development and events coordinator at 402-472-0609.

CASNR is in the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Susan Voss
Student Development and Events Coordinator
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Sandi Alswager Karstens
IANR News Service