Pendleton Round-Up University
401 – The Final Series
Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.
Hamley’s Slickfork Saloon – Free to all
Pendleton Round-Up University is an educational program which explores the deeper cultural relevance of Round-Up and western-style living. It promotes community awareness of Round-Up's rich legacy, authentic traditions and legendary status in the world of rodeo. In it's fourth, and final year, the 401 Series will be taught on-campus at Hamley's Slickfork Saloon. An optional $10 meal is available and the historic bar will be tended.
March 5 - In Good & Bad Times the Show Went On Professor Patricia Dawson
Learn about Round-Up’s Golden Years during the roaring 20’s and the economic struggles of the following Depression years. The heroic efforts of leaders like Collins, Frazier, Ritner, McNary, Boylen and Strand kept this world famous rodeo upright and shaped its historic future.
March 12 - Having Safe Six - Security Professor John Trumbo
The Safe Six work together to make sure the fun stays fun for 50,000 Round-Up Guests. This class looks deep behind scenes into security provided by the City, Tribal, State, and Federal agencies, with contracted providers, plus volunteers. Let Retired Sheriff John Trumbo and Chief Stuart Roberts arrest your attention in pursuit of planning, which is the key.
March 26 - Rodeo Livestock Welfare Dr. Doug Corey, DVM
From feed to scoop an army of professionals and volunteers provide round-the-clock care of livestock athletes to Let ‘er Buck! Meet Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame inductee, Dr. Doug Corey DVM, who chairs the PRCA’s Livestock Welfare Committee and has played a leading role in developing it’s guidelines and policies. Dr. Corey is the nation’s foremost authority on this topic.
April 2 - The Pendleton Experience Professor Butch Thurman
Why is the Pendleton Round-Up a pilgrimage for family and world media. Yes, it is the most beautiful and authentic, but there is more. . . National radio commentator and columnist Butch Thurman will interview PRCA’s 2013 Announcer of the Year, Wayne Brooks, to discuss why the Round-Up is on everyone’s bucket list.