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August 21

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On the Stage

When Presentation
9:45 am Performance by U of M Alumni Band
10:00 am U of M Trivia
Test your U of M knowledge to win backpacks, water bottles, sunglasses and more!
11:00 am The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota
Come see the raptors of Minnesota closer than you can see them anywhere else. Learn about why these birds are so important to our state, and a little about the amazing things they can do!
12:00 pm Performance by U-Tango Argentine Tango Club
Watch members of the University of Minnesota Argentine tango club dance to the traditional music of tango and the music of today. 
1:00 pm The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota
Come see the raptors of Minnesota closer than you can see them anywhere else. Learn about why these birds are so important to our state, and a little about the amazing things they can do!
2:00 pm Performance by U of M Alumni Band
3:00 pm U of M Trivia
Test your U of M knowledge to win backpacks, water bottles, sunglasses and more!
4:00 pm Performance by U of M Alumni Band

U of M Building Exhibitors

When Presentation
9am - 3pm College of Veterinary Medicine
Learn about our service, research, education, and innovations in human and animal health. Ask current students about preparing for a veterinary career or talk with veterinary professionals about maintaining a happy and healthy lifestyle for your pet.
9am - 9pm Solar Vehicle Project
A car that can travel on power from the sun may sound like science fiction, but it is a reality at the University of Minnesota. Come see a solar car built by University undergraduate students that finished second in the cross-country American Solar Challenge race last month. See the inner workings of the car and talk to members of the solar car team. Also hear about plans for the team's new two-seated car that will compete in the 2015 World Solar Challenge.
9am - 5pm Legislative Action Network

9am - 5pm Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Garden Trivia and Spin-the-Wheel fun.
9am - 9pm University of Minnesota Athletics
Fan engagement, ticket sales and appearances by players and coaches.
9am - 9pm Institute for Global Studies

The Institute for Global Studies (IGS) creates an environment for students and scholars at the University of Minnesota to investigate the sets of interrelated processes forming today's increasingly interdependent world. IGS provides a vibrant curriculum for students, brings together scholars from diverse disciplines, and works with the community to create partnerships examining global issues.

IGS is designated a comprehensive National Resource Center in International Studies by the United States Department of Education.

Come play Global Trivia,  meet faculty and students, and learn about affiliated research centers including Human Right, the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies, and the Immigration History Research Center.
noon - 4pm STUDENT LIFE: Meet The Wake Student Magazine!
Students from The Wake Student Magazine will be interacting with State Fair-goers through prize wheel giveaways, button-making, social media involvement, and distribution of their publication! Come learn about us!
3 - 9pm Lung Cancer Screening at University of Minnesota Cancer Care
Lung Cancer Screening at the University of Minnesota is the first and only program in the state recognized for meeting all the standards of a Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance. We use cutting-edge CT scans to look for signs of cancer. With this advanced technology, we are able to detect cancer before it even causes you any symptoms. Because testing for cancer can cause anxiety and requires exposure to a low dose of radiation, we only offer this to persons who are at increased risk for lung cancer. To find out if you should be screened for lung cancer, visit our booth in the University of Minnesota Building.