Temple Grandin to Speak at CSU, Chico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 01-27-2012

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
530-898-4260
Dave Daley, associate dean                                                                    
College of Agriculture
530-898-5844

The Chico State Young Cattlemen’s Association, Butte County Farm Bureau, and College of Agriculture will host internationally respected animal behaviorist Temple Grandin at the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium on the California State University, Chico campus on Wednesday Feb. 15, 2012.

Temple GrandinA professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University, Grandin is a highly sought after speaker, lecturing around the world on autism and livestock handling.  Grandin gained worldwide fame as well as seven Emmy awards and a Golden Globe for the 2010 HBO biopic based on her life, “Temple Grandin.” She was also named a “Hero” in TIME Magazine’s 2010 list of 100 “Most Influential People in the World.”

Grandin will provide two separate lectures on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the BMU.  She will speak on “Animal Agriculture and Animal Rights: What the Future Holds” from 9 to 10:15 a.m., followed by “Taking in Pictures: My Life with Autism” from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. There will be time devoted to questions, book signing and a chance to personally meet Grandin after each lecture.

*Tickets must be purchased in person at the College of Agriculture office, located in Plumas Hall 317 or at the University Farm Office on Hegan Lane. Tickets are sold separately for each lecture, and the price is $5 for students with campus I.D. and $10 for staff, faculty and the general public. Seating is limited to 300 per lecture.

For more information please contact Dave Daley, associate dean of the College of Agriculture, at ddaley@csuchico.edu.

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*Please note tickets for both lectures are now sold out (2-2-2012).