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Mar
Monday
05
Big Ten Ag Alumni Reception, Washington DC
Start Time: 6:00 PM
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National Press Club

B1G Ag Alumni Reception

Monday, March 5, 2018 
6-8 p.m. 

National Press Club
529 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20045 
(Metro Center Stop, 13th St. Exit) 

In the spirit of institutional cooperation, the Big Ten schools with agricultural programs are again gathering our alumni and friends in the Washington, D.C. area for a special event at the National Press Club. Now in its eighth year, the reception has been a great success with alumni and friends networking across institutions and enjoying one another’s company. We look forward to seeing everyone again (and some new faces)!

Please join us for a reception and enjoy the fellowship of alumni and friends from the colleges of agricultural sciences and natural resources representing the Big Ten. Reconnect with college deans, administrators, faculty and staff from your alma mater. Learn how our colleges are working cooperatively on behalf of land-grant institutions.

Cost is $25 per person and includes and open bar and a buffet of favorite savories. Register by Monday, February 26. 

For assistance, contact the Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources External Relations office at 517-355-0284, or email kreed@msu.edu.

For directions, visit www.press.org/about/visit-us 

Mar
Friday
09
Explore ACES
All Day Event
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ACES LIAC

Imagine your future by attending Explore ACES. Find out what academic and career opportunities await you at the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)!

This year's Explore ACES will be more hands-on and interactive than ever before. ALL AGES are welcome to join us for a variety of activities on Friday, March 9th. On Saturday, March 10th, we invite admitted students and high school juniors interested in Agricultural Education; Agricultural Communication; Natural Resource and Environmental Sciences; Food Science and Human Nutrition; or Animal Sciences to spend the day learning about their major or major of interest.

Mar
Saturday
17
U of I Spring Break
All Day Event
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University of Illinois

U of I Spring Break

Mar
Tuesday
20
ACES in Places: The Maschhoffs
Start Time: 5:30 PM
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7475 IL-127

The College of ACES Alumni Association invites you to join us for an ACES in Places event in Carlyle, IL.

Share your Illini Spirit at The Maschhoffs in Carlyle, IL. You will enjoy dinner and hear from staff at The Maschhoffs about their current research and development programs and ties to the College of ACES. 

Special guests include:

  • Dean Kim Kidwell, College of ACES Dean
  • Rodney Johnson, Department Head of Animal Sciences

We hope you will join us for an evening to network and celebrate agriculture with the College of ACES.

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Time: 
5:30 PM                       Registration
6:00 PM                       Welcome
6:15 PM                       Dinner  - Catered by “A Fine Swine”
6:45 PM                       Program
8:15 PM                       Wrap Up

Address:
The Maschhoffs
7475 IL-127
Carlyle, IL  62231

Cost: $15.00

Registration Deadline:  Tuesday, March 13, 2018

We look forward to seeing you!

Apr
Monday
09
Award of Merit Luncheon
Start Time: 11:30 AM
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I-Hotel and Conference Center

Join the College of ACES Alumni Association in recognition of outstanding ACES Alumni who have made a significant impact in their careers and their communities at the 2018 ACES Award of Merit Luncheon.

The 2018 ACES Award of Merit Winners include:

Sam R. Eathington
B.S. ’91, M.S. ’92, Ph.D. ’95 Agronomy of Chesterfield, MO
Chief Scientist, The Climate Corporation 

Eric H. Jackson
B.S. ’83 Ag Economics of Minneapolis, MN
Chief Executive of Pipeline Foods 

David W. Mies
B.S. ’70 Ag Sciences, M.S. ’71 Plant Breeding of Mahomet, IL
Consultant Global Plant Breeding

Donald L. Moffitt
B.S. ’69 Ag Education of Gilson, IL
Retired Assistant Director, Illinois Department of Agriculture
Retired, Illinois State Representative

John G. Reifsteck 
B.S. ’77 Ag Economics of Champaign, IL
Chairman of the Board and President, GROWMARK, Inc.

The ACES Award of Merit Luncheon will be held:

Date:  Monday, April 9, 2018 

Location:  I-Hotel & Conference Center, Chancellors Ballroom 

Time:  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Cost:  $30.00

Charter Members of the Round Barn Society will also be pinned if they have not been recognized yet.

Deadline: April 2, 2018

Apr
Friday
13
U of I Mom's Weekend
All Day Event
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University of Illinois

Mom's Weekend

Apr
Friday
20
An Illinois Legacy Continues
Home Economics: Family, Consumer and Health Sciences - Start Time: 11:00 AM
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1101 S Goodwin Ave

Join us as we celebrate the Child Development Laboratory 75th Anniversary &
Home Economics Alumni Association 45th Anniversary 

Reminisce and interact with students.  Meet college leadership and hear from departmental and Child Development lab faculty.

11:00-11:30 am – Arrival - Heritage Room, ACES LIAC

11:30-11:45 am – Welcome – Dr. Kimberlee Kidwell, Dean College of ACES

11:45-12:30 pm – Lunch by LA Gourmet

12:30-1:00 pm – Introductions

  • Dr. Susan Silverberg Koerner, Department Head, Human Development and Family Studies
  • Dr. Shelly Nickols-Richardson, Department Head, Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Dr. Brent McBride, Director, The Child Development Laboratory

1:15-2:15 pm – Tour of Bevier Hall Food Laboratories

2:30-3:30 pm – Tour of Doris Christopher Hall

3:45-4:45 pm – Tour of The Child Development Laboratory

5:00-5:15 pm – High Tea – Bevier Commons
**all participants will rotate through all tours**

5:30 pm – Optional:  Spice Box Dining Experience 
(Additional registration required, please call 217-333-6520 for seating.)

Date:  Friday, April 20, 2018 

Location: ACES Library, Information & Alumni Center, Heritage Room
                 1101 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801

Time:  11:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Cost:  $15.00

Registration Deadline: April 12, 2018

An email will follow for those registered the week of the event with final details.

May
Saturday
12
U of I Commencement
Home Economics: Family, Consumer and Health Sciences - All Day Event
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University of Illinois

U of I Commencement

May
Sunday
13
ACES Tassel Turn
Home Economics: Family, Consumer and Health Sciences - Start Time: 2:00 PM
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Memorial Stadium, Colonnades Club

It's time to celebrate! We are pleased to invite graduates and their families to a complimentary reception at Memorial Stadium's Colonnades Club. The ACES Alumni Association along with the ACES administrators, faculty and staff will be on hand to congratulate the College of ACES graduates and their families as well as welcome them to the ACES Alumni Association!

Graduates, please wear your cap and gown. Great photo opportunities await you at Memorial Stadium! Premiere access to the columns and field view will be moments you won't want to miss!

May
Sunday
13
ACES Commencement
Home Economics: Family, Consumer and Health Sciences - Start Time: 5:30 PM
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State Farm Center

May 2018 Convocation

ACES Convocation:
Sunday, May 13, 2018
5:30 pm State Farm Center
Line-up at 4:15 pm: Enter through tunnel off of Fourth Street, East Side of State Farm Center.

ACES Tassel Turn Reception - For the graduates and their familes, hosted by the ACES Alumni Association, will be held before the Graduation Ceremony from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Colonnades Club in Memorial Stadium. Registration is required. Register for ACES Tassel Turn Reception.

May
Monday
14
ACES Alumni Board of Directors Meeting
Home Economics: Family, Consumer and Health Sciences - Start Time: 10:00 AM
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ACES LIAC

Board Meeting

May
Tuesday
15
ACES Young Alumni, Family Spirit, and Career Achievement Award Nominations Due
Home Economics: Family, Consumer and Health Sciences - All Day Event
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ACES LIAC

ACES Young Alumni, Family Spirit and Career Achievement Award Nominations are due to the ACES Alumni Association.

Jul
Thursday
12
ACES Family Academies
Home Economics: Family, Consumer and Health Sciences - All Day Event
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1101 S Goodwin Ave

Save the Date! More details to come! 

Nov
Friday
02
U of I Dad's Weekend
Home Economics: Family, Consumer and Health Sciences - All Day Event
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University of Illinois

Dad's Weekend