"We would like NCTA students who want to continue their studies to seriously consider the Institute of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and to experience first-hand the welcoming environment on campus," said University President James B. Milliken. "I believe NCTA holds the keys for doing great things for Nebraska's rural economy."
President Milliken initiated the concept to encourage NCTA students to attend the University in order to gain a broader agricultural and economic knowledge that they might carry back to their homes, often in the rural areas of Nebraska.
"Our college in Curtis has 272 students and tends to attract young people who want a small college experience," said Weldon Sleight, Dean of NCTA. "I believe they gain confidence here, and after two years have the skills necessary for a larger campus."
The NCTA Day at CASNR event will begin with noon lunch in the Arboretum area on East Campus where NCTA students can visit with UNL faculty, staff and students, members of the University Board of Regents and Milliken. The afternoon features tours and information sessions in the Animal Science Building to familiarize students with various CASNR offerings, specifically Veterinary Science, Biological Systems Engineering, Agronomy/Horticulture, and Agricultural Economics/Agribusiness. Individual advising sessions also are available for personalized student advice.
"We are excited to have the NCTA students on East Campus to visit with CASNR students and faculty," said Steve Waller, Dean of CASNR. "Hosting NCTA Day is a wonderful chance for us to showcase opportunities for students who are completing their degrees at NCTA, and considering continuing their education in agricultural sciences or natural resources."
The day's activities will culminate with ice cream from the East Campus Dairy Store, dinner, and attendance at the UNL Rodeo at the Lancaster County Event Center.
For additional information contact:
Mary Kay Roth