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Discover Aggies, teams, and a movie

Discover Aggies, teams, and a movie

The Aggie Shotgun Sports Team is one of four traveling teams competing this weekend. Coach Alan Taylor, center, takes the team to Brainard. (Courtesy photo)
The Aggie Shotgun Sports Team is one of four traveling teams competing this weekend. Coach Alan Taylor, center, takes the team to Brainard. (Courtesy photo)

By NCTA Associate Dean Jennifer McConville

Campus is starting to show the signs of Autumn. I think it is one of the most beautiful times of the year to welcome the changing colors of the trees and shrubs on campus.

On Tuesday we welcome campus visitors to our first Discovery Day of the Fall semester. Prospective students and their parents are registering for college preparation and will spend al day with us learning about academic programs, residence life, financial aid, collegiate activities through student clubs and teams, and can take their time strolling around campus.

Our Curtis community is generous with hospitality and welcoming our visitors. We appreciate the businesses and services which enable community guests to enjoy their stay.

Aggie teams in action

Last weekend it was three, and this weekend it will be four Aggie teams traveling for collegiate contests.

We are proud of the students for their dedication to academics and the enhanced opportunities to experience teamwork, leadership and travel.

We wish them safety on the road, and the best in their efforts for individual and team successes.

  •  Aggie Rodeo goes to Dickenson State University, Dickenson, North Dakota  
  •  Shotgun Sports Team travels to Brainard for Concordia College Sporting Clays
  •  Livestock Judging will be at the Flint Hills – MidAmerica Classic, Hutchinson, Kansas
  •  Ranch Horse Team heads to their first contest of the Fall semester at the Slidin’ Daze Classic in Elbert, Colorado

Family, friends and alumni often travel to some of these contests to cheer on the Aggie team. We appreciate everyone’s support of our NCTA students. Go Aggies!

Movie Night at The Green

Aggie students in a Human Relations class taught by Professor Eric Reed NCTA are being graded on class projects which require research, planning, education, marketing, and most of all, communication skills with our campus community.

A first event of the fall semester will be Wednesday, October 5 as a trio of students have planned a Western movie showing on the green space (old football field) south of Ag Hall.

Bianca Reyes, Cody Flint, and Heath Roberson have coordinated a donations to benefit a national group, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Students can bring a lawn chair, lawn blankets, or a seat on the tailgate of your pickup for an evening of fun, fellowship and goodwill. We’ll provide the popcorn and candy and drinks. (Alcohol is not permitted on campus).

Welcome to the signs of Fall, and to our guests coming to campus on Tuesday!

NCTA Events:

Sept. 26-27:  NCTA to College Fairs in Hastings, Kearney, Holdrege, McCook

Sept. 28-29: NCTA to College Fairs in North Platte, Lexington, Grand Island HS and NW

Sept. 28: NCTA Tree planting, public program, 4:30 p.m., NCTA Ed Center and campus

Sept. 30:  University of Nebraska Board of Regents meeting, Kearney

Sept. 30-Oct. 2: Aggie Rodeo, Dickenson State, Dickenson, N.D.

Sept. 30-Oct. 2:  Ranch Horse Team, Slidin’ Daze, Elbert, Colo.

Oct. 1-2:  Livestock Judging, Flint Hills/Mid-America Classic, Hutchinson, Kansas

Oct. 1-2:  Shotgun Sports, Concordia College, Oak Creek Sporting Clays, Brainard

Oct. 3-6:  NCTA to College Fairs at seven Lincoln high schools

Oct. 4:  NCTA Discovery Day, Ed Center

Oct. 5: NCTA at Southwest Nebraska Career and College Fair, 9-11 a.m., Cambridge High School

Oct. 5:  Student movie night, 7:30 p.m., Ag Hall green space

Part of the University of Nebraska system, the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is a two-year institution with a statewide mission of preparing students for successful careers in agriculture, veterinary technology and related industries. NCTA is known for its affordable tuition, high job-placement rate for its graduates, and for the success of student teams in competitive activities including crops judging, ranch horse events, livestock judging, shotgun sports, stock dog trials, and intercollegiate rodeo. The college is consistently ranked as one of the best two-year schools in the nation.

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