CASNR Week opens with 5K run, bull fry

CASNR Week events open with a 5K Fun Run on April 13. (University Communications file photo)
CASNR Week events open with a 5K Fun Run on April 13. (University Communications file photo)

"There's No Horizon for a Husker" is the theme for this year's celebration of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

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 5K 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. Registration closed April 8, however day-of-the-race registration will be offered until the event limit of 200 racers is reached.

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.

All events are free and at the East Union, unless otherwise noted. A full schedule of events follows:

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.

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