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'CAAS Week' is September 16-20

Thursday, Sep. 12, 2013

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Day on the Patio
Get those shish kabobs at Day on the Patio Sept. 17, one of the many activities during CAAS week at USU.

The College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Week, or CAAS Week, is Monday, Sept. 16 through Friday, Sept. 20.


Formerly known as Ag Week, this year’s events focus on the week’s theme of “Get to Know CAAS” and feature each department within the college.


A special event this year is a country swing dancing fundraiser for Dallin Wengert, a CAAS student seriously injured in a car accident in May. Still recovering from his injuries, all proceeds from the event will benefit Dallin and his wife, Amy. The public is invited to attend this event.


A listing of the week’s activities follows.


Monday, September 16

Technology Expo, 11:30 a.m. on the Quad

From robots to airplanes, this event showcases all that makes CAAS such a high-tech college.


Recycled Fashion Show, 7 p.m., TSC Stevenson Ballroom

A staple of CAAS Week, this event will feature the latest in fashion made completely out of recycled material.


Tuesday, September 17

Day on the Patio, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., AGRS Patio

Another staple of CAAS Week, this event highlights all of the clubs in the college. The popular and delicious shish kabobs will also be on sale at the event.


The Magic of Food and Fitness, 7 p.m., TSC Stevenson Ballroom

New to CAAS week, this event includes a professional magician and Zumba.


Wednesday, September 18

Utah’s Climate Symphony, 11:30 a.m., AGRS 101

USU’s resident climate expert will speak about everything that makes Utah’s climate so unique during this Common Hour lecture.


Thursday, September 19

Awards and Honors Banquet

An invitation-only event to recognize the college’s numerous donors and scholarship recipients.


Friday, September 20

Tractor Parade

A parade of, what else, tractors will cruise down Aggie Boulevard during this popular and long-established CAAS Week event.


National Parking Day

CAAS’s landscape architecture students will transform parking spaces into temporary public parks to draw attention to the need for more open space.


Dallin Wengert Fundraiser — Country Swing Dancing

All funds raised from this public event will go to Dallin Wengert, a CAAS student seriously injured in a car accident in May. The event is free, however there is a suggested donation of $2 per person.


Related link:

USU College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences


Contact: Tiffany Adams, 435-797-7406, tiffany.adams@usu.edu

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