19 September 2011


Almost 200 students, staff and alumni celebrated the end of the academic year at the Agriculture Ball on Wednesday 26 October in MacLaurin Hall.
A high quality evening: black tie glamour and amazing dance moves. And that's just from Alex and Stephen!

The highlight of the evening was a Fourth Year Roast (a tribute to fourth years in the form of a presentation of comedic insults, praise and witty anecdotes) by Professors Jeff Amthor and Stephen Cattle and Dr Tihomir Ancev. Fourth years responded with equally salacious comments about their teachers and mentors.

The Dean acknowledged the hard work of all staff and students during the year, and made special mention of the following recipients of the Dean's Certificates of Appreciation:

Associate Professor Balwant Singh - outstanding research achievement
Professor Stephen Cattle - outstanding teaching
Brendan Malone - outstanding postgraduate research
Prue Winkler - outstanding academic support

Good luck in your exams. And farewell Fourth Years!


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A Night To Remember

Your years of study are an important part of your life as are the many friendships built with fellow students and staff.

To celebrate the end of the academic year the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Professor Mark Adams, warmly invites all students, staff, and alumni, to attend the

Agriculture Ball 2011

On: Wednesday 26 October 2011

At: 6.30pm - 11pm, with pre-dinner drinks at 6.30pm

In: MacLaurin Hall

Cost: $85pp (meal and drinks)

Dress code: Black Tie

You are welcome to bring a guest.

Farewell To Fourth Years

Student's are the life-blood of any university and the University of Sydney's are no exception.

A special part of the evening will be a fond farewell, and celebration, of our final year (4th year) students. Don't miss the good-humoured 'roast' from academic staff to fourth years, and vice versa!

Just because our final years will finish their degree, it doesn't mean that they will lose touch with the Faculty and University community.

Our special guests will be members of the Agriculture Alumni Association (USAAA), who will outline easy ways to keep in touch.

'With our global online alumni networks, and newsletters, and SAM magazine, you are just a click away from keeping up-to-date about the Faculty,' says President, Michael Whiteley,

'wherever our graduates are in the world they can still connect with their University'.


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Contact: Ms Skaidy Gulbis

Phone: 02 8627 1006

Email: 152928330f4e64003323563f1a13372d5d0c523a5b29545a1a5716