UDairy Creamery to hold annual Alumni Weekend ice cream flavor contest

April 2, 2014 under CANR News

UDairy creamery flavor contestIn honor of Alumni Weekend at the University of Delaware, the UDairy Creamery is featuring its annual ice cream flavor contest.

The contest will determine the 2014 limited edition “Dela-bration” flavor that members of the campus community can create.

UD alumni, employees and students have the opportunity to submit flavor ideas they think should make up “Dela-bration,” the official ice cream of Alumni Weekend.

The winning flavor will be available to taste and purchase during Alumni Weekend.

The new flavor will also be announced at the Alumni Weekend Lunch with the YoUDee mascots on June 7 on The Green.

In addition to free access to Alumni Weekend activities, the creator of the winning flavor will also receive an UDairy Creamery prize pack.

Last year’s winning flavor was submitted by Gretchen Wolfe, of the Class of 2001, and featured vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips, almonds, chocolate covered pretzels and dark chocolate fudge.

Her description read, “This flavor symbolizes the cycle of a UD student becoming an alumnus. Students start as a blank slate (vanilla), go ‘nuts’ (almonds), get wrapped up in studies (pretzels), find out how sweet life can be (fudge), and then leave a little bit of themselves behind on campus (the chocolate chips).”

Entrants are encouraged to consider varieties of flavor combinations for their “Dela-bration” flavor submission — Neapolitan or chocolate swirl, brownies or ginger snaps, or fruit or fudge? They can let their imaginations run free and enter for a chance to win free access for them and a guest to all Alumni Weekend activities from June 6-8.

Submit ideas online at this site or pick up an entry form at UDairy Creamery, located off of South College Avenue at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources on the north side of the Fred Rust Ice Arena.

UD Alumni Weekend

Held the first weekend after Commencement each year, Alumni Weekend is a tradition that is growing in popularity and in size.

The weekend encourages alumni, friends, and families to return to campus and celebrate the qualities that make UD unique. It also provides an opportunity to reconnect with friends and professors and to witness the remarkable changes at the University over the past few years.

More than 5,300 Blue Hens and friends attended in 2013, participating in activities such as Mug Night, the Blue Hen 5K, reunions, President Patrick Harker’s State of the University address, the R&B Lounge and the Alumni Wall of Fame Ceremony. More information is available at the Alumni Weekend website.

UDairy Creamery

The UDairy Creamery, established in 2008, produces premium ice cream made with the milk from the cows on the farm at UD’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Founded on science, sustainability and entrepreneurship, the UDairy Creamery encourages discovery learning, with UD students involved in every aspect of making and selling ice cream “from the cow to the cone.” Get more information at the UDairy Creamery website.

This article can also be viewed on UDaily.

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Alumni Weekend UDairy ice cream flavor contest announced

March 19, 2013 under CANR News

UDairy Creamery to hold alumni weekend ice cream flavor contestThe University of Delaware’s UDairy Creamery is coming out with a new ice cream flavor in honor of Alumni Weekend and members of the campus community get to decide what it will be.

All UD alumni, employees and students can submit ideas for flavors and ingredients they think should make up “Dela-bration,” the official ice cream of Alumni Weekend.

Participants can submit ideas online or pick up an entry form at the UDairy Creamery, located off of South College Avenue near Townsend Hall, just north of the Fred Rust Ice Arena.

Entrants can decide what ingredients and flavors they think the new ice cream should include — chocolate or vanilla, candy or cookies, fruit or fudge. They are encouraged to get creative and enter for a chance to win free access for them and a guest to all Alumni Weekend activities from May 31-June 2.

The new flavor will be announced by UD President Patrick Harker at the Alumni Weekend lunch with the YoUDee mascots on June 1 on The Green.

In addition to free access to Alumni Weekend activities, the creator of the winning flavor will also receive a UDairy Creamery prize pack and an invitation to join the president on stage during the unveiling.

The new flavor will be available to taste and purchase during Alumni Weekend’s UDairy Creamery tours, scheduled Saturday, June 1, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Registration for the tours will be available in early April at just $5 per person.

UD Alumni Weekend

Held the first weekend after Commencement each year, Alumni Weekend is a tradition that is growing in popularity and in size.

More than 3,900 Blue Hens and friends attended in 2012, participating in activities such as Mug Night, the Blue Hen 5K, President Harker’s State of the University address and the Alumni Wall of Fame ceremony.

UDairy Creamery

The UDairy Creamery, established in 2008, produces premium ice cream made with the milk from the cows on the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources farm.

Founded on science, sustainability and entrepreneurship, the creamery encourages discovery learning, with UD students involved in every aspect of making and selling ice cream “from the cow to the cone.”

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Alumni Weekend Registration Open

March 7, 2012 under CANR News, Events

Online registration for the fourth annual UD Alumni Weekend is now open at the UD Alumni Weekend website.  This event, held June 1-3 and hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations, is the University’s premier alumni event, and more than 3,500 alumni and friends are expected to return to campus for a weekend to connect with the University and fellow Blue Hens.

Event highlights include Friday’s college receptions, the Mug Night Dela-bration, the Brunch on The Green, the President’s State of the University, the Alumni Wall of Fame induction ceremony and reunion parties for the classes of 1962, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002 and 2007. In addition, attendees will be able to stay overnight at the Independence Complex residence halls for a very affordable rate.

Alumni are encouraged to register today to take advantage of “Early Hen” pricing — $5 off for Friday’s Mug Night Dela-bration. While “Early Hen” pricing ends on Tuesday, May 1, online registration for Alumni Weekend will be open until Tuesday, May 29.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is hosting a special reception for its alumni on Friday night prior to Mug Night and is sponsoring several Saturday workshops.  Visit the website for details.

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CANR alumni honored on UD Wall of Fame

June 20, 2011 under CANR News, Events

At the Alumni Wall of Fame induction ceremony are (seated, from left) Patricia Orris Robertson, Rita Mariani Landgraf, Nancy Karibjanian and Suzanne McMahon Sears; and (standing, from left) Alumni Association President Alan Brayman, Edgar N. Johnson Jr., Theresa Catherine Adams Masek, who spoke on behalf of her late father Leon W. Adams Sr., Douglas Blonsky and UD President Patrick T. Harker. Not present were John E. Eckerson, James H. Miller and John W. Morgan III.

Two CANR alumni were among ten University of Delaware alumni who were honored for their exceptional achievements by being inducted into the Alumni Wall of Fame in a ceremony on June 4, 2011 as part of Alumni Weekend festivities. Leon W. Adams Sr. earned his bachelor’s degree in agriculture in 1941. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, he returned to Delaware, eventually opening an insurance agency in Newark. In 1986, he earned the industry’s highest honor, “Agent of the Year” by the Travelers Insurance. He was a lifelong supporter of the University and Blue Hen football. Mr. Adams died in 2009. Douglas Blonsky earned his bachelor’s degree in plant science from UD in 1981. Since 2004, he has served as president of New York City’s Central Park Conservancy, with official oversight of the park’s day-to-day operations and maintenance, including $350 million in capital projects. Under his leadership, a number of noteworthy restoration projects have been completed at the park. He serves as host to UD students and faculty visiting Central Park and has returned to campus several times to meet with students.

Learn more about the honorees by reading the full UDaily article posted online.

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Alumni Weekend June 3-5

May 18, 2011 under CANR News, Events

The University’s third annual Alumni Weekend is just around the corner, June 3-5. From college receptions, to a 5K, the ever popular Mug Night and special reunion events, to events sponsored by each college and a picnic on the green, the weekend is sure to be a great place to reconnect with former students, classmates and friends.

The college has already SOLD OUT of its three behind the scenes UDairy Creamery tours/tastings on Saturday, but the Creamery will be open and anyone showing their Alumni Weekend badge will receive a discount that weekend.

Ten UD alumni (2 from CANR) will be inducted into the UD Wall of Fame at a ceremony on Saturday.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources specifically welcomes you to the college’s Alumni Reception on Friday night from 6-8pm at Kildare’s Irish Pub on Main Street in Newark.  The reception is free, but you must pre-register.

Registration for faculty members wishing to attend any portion of Alumni Weekend is available at www.UDconnection.com/faculty.  Alumni, staff, and friends can register at www.udel.edu/alumniweekend.

We hope to see you there!

 

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