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Temple Grandin


Doctor of Animal Science, Professor at Colorado State University, bestselling author, autistic activist, and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior
MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014 | 1:00-4:00 P.M.
Wheeler Concert Hall - Music Building Casper College Campus


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The Casper College Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that Dr. Temple Grandin is the speaker for the 2014 Annual Doornbos Lecture Series. Dr. Grandin will speak from 1-4 p.m. on April 21, 2014. The event will be held in the Wheeler Concert Hall in the Music Building on the Casper College campus.

In 2010, Time Magazine listed Dr. Grandin as the 31st most influential person on earth. This will be an interesting afternoon for a diverse audience as Autism and Animal Science are her key areas of expertise. HBO’s acclaimed fact-based movie about Temple Grandin won 7 Emmy Awards and 15 nominations in 2010 and stars Claire Danes as Temple. [see below]

Dr. Grandin is a designer of livestock handling facilities and a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Facilities she has designed are located in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries. In North America, almost half of the cattle are handled in a center track restrainer system that she designed for meat plants. Curved chute and race systems she has designed for cattle are used worldwide and her writings on the flight zone and other principles of grazing animal behavior have helped many people to reduce stress on their animals during handling.

She has also developed an objective scoring system for assessing handling of cattle and pigs at meat plants. This scoring system is being used by many large corporations to improve animal welfare. Other areas of research are: cattle temperament, environmental enrichment for pigs, reducing dark cutters and bruises, bull fertility, training procedures, and effective stunning methods for cattle and pigs at meat plants.

Learn more about Dr. Grandin
| TED Talk | Time's Most Influential | HBO's Emmy-winning Movie | Dr. Grandin's Autism Website | Temple Grandin Website |

Col. Philip O. Doornbos, (1914-2007) spent 20 years at Casper College, both as business manager (1966-83), and as foundation director (1984-86). An Air Force veteran, he served in World War II and in the Korean War. He was shot down in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war he was assigned to Casper Army Air Base instructor. It was here in Casper that he met Dorothy Cotton, his future wife.

Col. Doornbos said he was extremely proud of the progress made by the college foundation during his tenure. He was particularly instrumental in encouraging gifts of oil and gas royalties and interest in nonproductive wells, which later benefited Casper College.

Casper College is very appreciative of Col. Doornbos for his interest in the well being and growth of this institute. 

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