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2) EVENT LISTINGS
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Alumni Spotlight - Jim Laub
month, meet Jim
Laub, President/CEO and owner of Cache Valley Electric
Company. Jim directs this privately owned and operated
company that specializes in commercial and industrial
electrical construction. CVE was started in 1915 by
Jim’s grandfather, Henry F. Laub. The corporate headquarters
for this nationally recognized construction firm, which
employs 600 plus employees, remains in Logan, Utah
with offices and projects spread across the United
1974, Jim started at Cache Valley Electric as a project
estimator/manager working under the direction of his
father, Jack Laub, who was President and CEO from 1959
to 1982. Jim continued as a project estimator/manager
and was eventually promoted to the role of Vice President
of Operations. Now, Jim oversees and directs projects
nationally and internationally with annual revenues
in excess of $80M. He was recognized by Ernst & Young
with the Entrepreneur of the year award in 1999 and
has been ranked as one of the Top 50 electrical contractors
in the nation the past six years by Engineering News
actively serves on many boards throughout the community. In
1989, he was appointed as a member of the Utah State
University Board of Trustees and actively served until
1997. Additionally, he has served on the Sunshine
Terrace Board of Directors as Vice President and Chairman
of the Development Committee. The Laub family has
been a long time supporter of Utah State University
and is credited for the recently constructed training
facility that was built on the Logan campus for the
students and athletes attending USU.
graduated from Utah State University in 1974 with a
Bachelors of Science degree. He continued his education
at Arizona State University. Jim currently resides
in Logan, Utah with his wife Carol (Balls) and two
sons Mark and Eric.
Lyric Repertory Company
Lyric Repertory Company (OLRC) is the professional summer
theatre program offered by Utah State University's Department
of Theatre Arts and the College of Humanities, Arts, and
Social Sciences. The OLRC is currently wrapping up
its 37th season, producing five shows playing in repertory
from June 12 through August 9. The Caine Lyric Theatre in
downtown Logan (28 West Center St.) comes alive with actors,
technicians and patrons for each summer of live theatre. Pricing
and ticket information for next season is available by calling
(435) 797-0305 or visiting www.usu.edu/lyric.
You can also purchase tickets at the Smith Spectrum ticket
office on the Utah State campus (7600 Old Main Hill, Logan).
vs. University of Utah Football Pre-game Party
Join in the fun as we celebrate the kickoff of the 2003 football
season at the USU vs. University of Utah Pre-game Party Thursday,
August 28, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Cost of the event is $15 per
person and includes dinner, free parking, and round-trip shuttle
to Rice Eccles Stadium. The party takes place at the Jewish
Community Center, 2 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City and
is being sponsored by the USU Alumni Association. Please
RSVP to 800-291-2586 or (435) 797-2055 by Aug. 25. Purchase
game tickets at 1-888-USTATE1. More
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complete package to the USU vs. Utah game has just been added.
Catch a bus from Cache Valley with other Aggies, attend the
pre-game party, and get into the game all for only $55 per person.
Price incudes round trip bus fare, tailgate dinner, round-trip
shuttle to the game, and game ticket. This is a great
price! RSVP to USU Athletics at 797-2583 by August 25.
Out-of-State Football Tailgates
Scheduled times for the out-of-state football tailgates this
fall (sponsored by USU Alumni Relations and Athletics) are now
set. The cost of each tailgate will be $15. If you
live in any of these areas or you're planning to attend one
of the games, join in the fun and good food at this year's tailgates.
Please RSVP to the Alumni Office at 797-2055 or 800-291-2586
two weeks prior to the selected game(s). For game tickets
call the USU ticket office at 1-888-USTATE1.
Sept. 6, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m., Wick Alumni Center, full breakfast buffet, Lincoln,
NE. Game time 11:30 a.m. CST.
Arizona State University
Sept. 13, 4:00 -6:00 p.m., Tempe Mission Palms Hotel. Game time 7:00 p.m.
University of New Mexico
Oct. 4, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., University Stadium, Albuquerque, NM (catered by Rudy's
Bar-B-Q). Game time 6:00 p.m. MST.
University of North Texas
Oct. 18, noon - 2:00 p.m., Fouts Field (football stadium), Denton, TX (catered
by Metzler's BBQ). Game time 3:00 p.m. CST.
University of Idaho
Nov. 22, noon - 2:00 p.m., Best Western University Inn, Moscow, ID. Game
time 3:00 p.m. MST.
September 12-14, 2003
Enjoy this weekend in Arizona which includes round-trip
airfare from Salt Lake City, two nights accommodations at
the luxurious Tempe Mission Palms hotel, pre-game party
and game ticket as the Aggies take on Arizona State. Package
price is $469.00 per person. Land only packages also available
for $219.00 per person. Also
available are Friday night (Sept. 12) tickets to see the
Arizona Diamondbacks take on the Colorado Rockies.
These are great seats on the lower level, first base side
for only $17 a ticket. This is your opportunity to
watch a Major League Baseball game for a really great price!
to the Buzzer
The Utah State University
Student Union Building in 1953
Campus Bluebird highlighted in last month's Back to the Buzzer
section was at the corner of 600 North and 800 East, not 700
North, as listed.
July, Aggie alumna, Paula Huff Bryant stopped by
the Alumni House
with husband LtCol. Mark Bryant. Paula has co-authored
(Paula Huff & Tom Wharton) a book any outdoor enthusiast
would treasure. Hiking Utah's Summits is
a hiking guide that includes interesting stories about
the highest peak in each of the state's 29 counties. This
book guides you on a journey of exploration across
the entire state of Utah. We agree with Paula,
our alumni are first rate!
Tim Lefens, a USU alumnus, has been gaining national
media attention with the establishment of Art Realization Technologies
(A.R.T.). A.R.T. is a nonprofit company started in 1995,
that creates technologies and art programs that let disabled
artists explore painting, photography, and sculpture. It creates
systems that enable creative self-expression of people with
the most severe physical challenges. Lefens has written
a book about his journey called, "Flying Colors: The Story of
a Remarkable Group of Artists and the Transcendent Power of
Art." The high quality of the art has been recognized through
numerous exhibits and awards. It has been selected by
Reader's Digest for both a magazine excerpt and a condensed
book offering. To find out more about the book, view a
CBS video, or for purchase information: http://www.artrealization.org
of the Class of 1953 recently met to reunite, recall, and
rekindle friendships from 50 years ago. Activities
included campus tours, lectures, and a theater performance
in addition to laughing, visiting, and remembering old
times. The 50-year reunion is held each summer in honor
of those entering the ranks of "Golden Aggies".
Remember to let us know what you've been up to lately. Help
us let your fellow alumni know. You can use e-mail to send
us information on a promotion, a new job, or noteworthy info.
on other Aggies. We'll post your information on a new Class
Notes section of the Online Community available soon. Just
send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Utah State University
Alumni Relations sponsors many exciting events throughout
the year. To keep informed about the most current ones, visit www.usu.edu/alumni/events.html often.
Davis County Aggie Scholarship Golf Tournament is August 29 at
Eaglewood golf course. The fourth annual tournament gets under
way at noon with check-in and lunch at North Canyon Park Pavilion,
3900 South Bountiful Blvd. The shotgun start for the four-man
scramble is 1:00 p.m. at Eaglewood, 1110 Eaglewood Drive in North
Salt Lake. Registration is $65 per person. Per foursome,
the cost is $300. The price includes green fees, cart, luncheon
and awards ceremony snack. Deadline for registering is August
15. Hole sponsorships are available at $300 with hole and foursome
sponsorships at $400. Anyone interested in a hole sponsorship
or in making a product or service donation should contact Patty
Halaufia at 800-291-2586. All proceeds will be used
to provide scholarships for Davis County students attending USU.
an enchanting evening with the Aggies as we sail around San
Diego Harbor on a private luxury yacht, the Newport Hornblower.
The schedule is Saturday, August 16 on San Diego Bay.
The ship departs at 7:00 p.m. and the cost is $40 per person.
Dress is nice business casual. Hors d’oeuvres,
a light dinner and a beverage are included. A cash bar is available.
Space is limited so reserve your tickets today by calling 800-291-2586
or via email at email@example.com.
Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the San Diego
Chapter Madge G. Evans Memorial Scholarship fund. For
more information and directions, visit San
Diego Chapter webpage.
Eastern Idaho Chapter
family and join in the fun of Eastern Idaho Aggie Family Night
on Thursday, August 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Riot
Zone in Rigby. Special guests will be USU Women's Head
Basketball Coach, Reagan Scott Pebley and Men's Assistant Basketball
Coach, Randy Rahe. Enjoy discount rides, catered food
(hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks), free Aggie ice cream, an auction,
and a raffle. All proceeds support scholarships. To
get to The Riot Zone take Hwy. 20 to N. Rigby Exit then west
to Frontage Road. Everyone will gather at the picnic
shelter behind the ticket booth.
Tooele County Aggie Chapter
Family Pool Party is being sponsored on Saturday, August
16, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Deseret Peak Pool. All
Aggies will receive a 50% discount to the pool ($2 per swimmer).
Look for the Aggie banner and tent at the pool to pick up your
discount pass. Enter to win great prizes, meet fellow
Aggies in Tooele County, and enjoy free Aggie ice cream.
For more information contact the USU Alumni Office at 800-291-2586.
Night at the Stingers
The new Wasatch
Front Young Alumni Group invites all Utah State University young
alumni to Aggie Night at the Stingers on Thursday, August 21,
Franklin Covey Field,
77 West 1300 South, Salt Lake City. The evening will include
dinner in a private tent at 5:30 p.m., followed by the game
at 7p.m. Tickets are $15.00 and includes dinner and great
seats at the game (children 2 and under are free). For
tickets call the Alumni Office at 1-800-291-2586, 435-797-2053,
or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are
limited so reserve yours early!
Cache County Aggie Chapter
Cache County Aggie Chapter Scholarship Fund while enjoying great
food, music, door prizes, and hourly pinata busts at Cafe Sabor,
600 West Center, Logan. The time is Monday, September
8, 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. on the Cafe Sabor patio (enter through
the north gate). The cost is $8 per person, $5 for children
under 5. Fajita bar includes chicken and beef with all
the fixings, rice, beans, chips, salsa and drinks.
Las Vegas Review
the recent Aggie Vegas Weekend with a golf tournament and dinner
on July 26. This inaugural event was very well attended
and will now become an annual fundraiser open to Aggies everywhere.
Helping to raise thousands in scholarship dollars were Las Vegas
Aggie Chapter Board members Al Faccinto, Jr., Neil Whitaker,
and Paul Workman (shown below).
Utah State University's Athletics Department is hosting
a 10-year reunion for the 1993 Las Vegas Bowl Championship
team on September 26 & 27. The weekend will commence
on Friday, September 26, with a social at the Copper Mill
restaurant beginning at 6:00 p.m. followed by a banquet
at 7:00 p.m. The weekend will feature former Aggie head
football coach, Charlie Weatherbie, bringing his University
of Louisiana-Monroe squad into Logan to face the Aggies
at 6:00 p.m. in Romney Stadium. Weatherbie was the Aggies'
head coach during the 1993 season. For more information
on the 10-year reunion call (435) 797-1325.
Athletics Hires Joli Hatch
Utah State University recently announced the hiring of Joli
Hatch as the new Director of Annual Giving for the athletics
department. In her new capacity, Hatch will assume the position
of Executive Director over the Big Blue Club and oversee the
fund drive, golf tournaments and special events.
A native of Vernal, Utah, Hatch arrived at USU from UNLV where
she served as the Director of Development for Intercollegiate
Athletics. In addition, Hatch also was the Administrative Coordinator
for the UNLV football program and was on the UNLV Athletic Hall
of Fame Board.
Check out utahstateaggies.com for
the latest news and information about Aggie Athletics. If
you would like to receive electronic updates from Athletics,
e-mail Ken Beazer at email@example.com.
25- November 2, 2003
Sail aboard the Pacific Princess as she visits the enchanting island of
Tahiti. Ports include Papeete, Huahine, Raiatea, Bora Bora, and Moorea.
Prices begin at $1895.00 per person, double occupancy, and include cruise,
airfare and all taxes and fees.
May 12-21, 2004 - (rescheduled from September 2003)
find more information, visit www.usu.edu/alumni/china.html or
contact Scott Olson at (435) 797-2055.
Empire of the Incas
March 17-24, 2004
This exciting tour includes visits to Lima, Cozco,
the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Manu National Reserve
and the Amazon.
Don't miss the spectacular sights of London, Oxford, Stratford Upon Avon,
Bath, Stonehenge, and more. Exact dates and pricing will be available
at a later date.