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October 2011
CALS Awards Banquet, October 13
Dean Finalists on YouTube
Red Tie Gala Supports Aid to Students, October 14
Celebrate Babcock Hall's 60th, October 14
Get Together at Dairy Expo Reception, October 5
Learn the Latest about Bioenergy, October 6

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Honored by CALS and WAA 

Pagel Diercks Jesse Ella
Honorees John Pagel, Stephen Diercks, Edward Jesse and Krishna Ella

High honors from CALS this year go to dairyman John Pagel (Honorary Recognition Award), potato producer Stephen Diercks BS'70 (Distinguished Alumni Award) and agricultural economist Edward Jesse PhD'70 (Distinguished Service Award). They will be celebrated at a banquet on Thursday, October 13 that also pays tribute to Krishna Ella PhD'93, a CALS alumnus who earlier this year received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the Wisconsin Alumni Association for his work in developing and providing affordable hepatitis vaccines. Click here to learn more about about John Pagel, Stephen Diercks and Edward Jesse and here to learn more about Krishna Ella.

Friends of the honorees and the college are cordially invited to attend the October 13 banquet (reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 7), which will be held at the Memorial Union. The registration deadline is Oct. 3. For more information, please contact Janis Simons at (608) 262-4930 or
Dean Finalists on YouTube
dean finalists
Dean finalists (left to right) James Moyer, Peter Hanson and Kathryn VandenBosch
Finalists for the CALS dean position visited campus and gave presentations to the public offering their vision of challenges and opportunities facing colleges of agriculture, followed by Q&A sessions with the audience. You can view presentations by Peter Hanson, James Moyer and Kathryn VandenBosch by clicking on their names or by visiting CALS' YouTube channel. Click here to read more about the candidates.

Red Tie Gala Celebrates WAA's 150th, Supports Student Financial Aid    

WAA 150th Here's your chance to dance to a live band, dine on gourmet heavy hors d'oeuvres, enjoy local beers and wines and "Sesquitini" cocktails, and mingle with classmates and alumni, special guests and Badger celebrities--all while raising up to $150,000 for the Great People Scholarship. The Red Tie Gala will be held at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery on Friday, October 14 from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $150, with half of the proceeds going to Great People. Register at

 Celebrate Babcock's 60th Anniversary 

Babcock Hall ice cream

It's been 60 years of delicious, all in the name of advancing food science. Come celebrate at Babcock Hall on Friday, October 14, 3-5:30 p.m. with wine and hors d'oeuvres, a welcome from food science department chair Scott Rankin and Center for Dairy Research director John Lucey, and tours and demonstrations of the new Food Applications and Ice Cream Lab. Please register by October 3.  

Get Together at Dairy Expo Reception 

Dairy ExpoEnjoy CALS fellowship and refreshments at a reception on Wednesday, October 5, 4-6 p.m. at the World Dairy Expo (Exhibition Hall, Monona Room). This is your opportunity to connect with alumni, students and friends, learn what's new at CALS and--employers, take note--hear about your options for recruiting our graduates. RSVP encouraged; please contact Maria McGinnis,, (608) 262-3460.

  Learn the Latest about Bioenergy 

bioenergy summit Come to the Fourth Annual Wisconsin Bioenergy Summit on Thursday, October 6 at Monona Terrace in Madison, with a focus this year on forging business/industry relationships. Virent Energy Systems CEO Lee Edwards will give the keynote address. More information and registration at
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