VOLUME 1 » ISSUE
In This Issue:
1) FRONT PAGE
2) EVENT LISTINGS
4) CONTACT INFORMATION
Alumni Spotlight - Michael K. Simpson
Congressman and alumnus
Michael (Mike) K. Simpson is using his grassroots background
to bring about needed changes in the Idaho legislature. Currently
serving his third term in the House of Representatives for
Idahoís Second Congressional District, Mike was appointed to
the House Appropriations Committee in 2003. He is on
three subcommittees: Energy and Water Development; Veterans
Affairs, Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies;
and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education. These
three subcommittees have jurisdiction over some of Idahoís
most important institutions and services, including the INEEL,
education, healthcare, veterans, water development, and the
His political career began in 1980, when he was elected to the
Blackfoot City Council. In 1984, he was elected to the Idaho
Legislature where he served until 1998. His positions included
Majority Caucus Chairman and Assistant Majority Leader in the
Idaho House of Representatives, along with Speaker of the House
from 1992 to 1998. Mike is a member of the Idaho Republican Party
Hall of Fame.
Simpson was born in Burley, Idaho on September 8, 1950, and raised
in Blackfoot where he spent his summers moving irrigation pipe.
He graduated from Utah State University and Washington University
School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduation,
he joined his father and uncle at the family dental practice
Mike is an avid golfer, sporting a handicap of six. He is a fervent
reader and enjoys painting outdoor and nature scenes using graphite
pencil, watercolors and oils. He has been married to his wife
Kathy for 32 years.
Researchers at the
University of Idaho and USU cloned a mule, the first cloned animal
from the horse family on May 4. Researchers hope the mule will
help them understand cancer cells. A second cloned mule was born
two weeks after announcing the birth of the first.
Schultz Wood, Alumni Association Vice President
A new vice president for the Utah State Alumni Association was voted
into office on May 14 and resumed office July 1, 2003. Kellie
Schultz Wood ('81) has been to Aggie events with friends but she's
jumping into full participation by taking on the job of vice president
of the Alumni Association. She brings a strong background in
finance, a love for USU and a sense of civic involvement to her new
As Financial Manager of
the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Utah, she
oversees the administrative duties of collection and investment of
the court's funds as well as the budget and procurement functions. Prior
to her present job, she has worked in political campaign finance
and as a corporate trust officer. In the Junior League of Salt
Lake City since 1987, she has served as president and on the board
of directors and the community advisory board. While a student
at Utah State University she was involved as president of ASUSU Women's
Association and as a member of Pi Sigma Alpha (political science
honor association) and Chi Omega Sorority.† She is married to Bob
Wood and resides in Salt Lake City.
Eating at the Bird"
Many remember this historic
landmark on campus, located at the corner of 800 East and 700 North. This
picture was taken from the 1951 Buzzer.
What have you 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, a new wife or husband, or maybe a new baby.† We'll post your
information on a new Class Notes section of the Online Community coming
in August. Just send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appeal from The Department of Nutrition & Food
DONíT WANT YOUR MONEY. WE WANT YOUR KIDS.
your child dream of working as a biologist, chemist, or engineer? †Let
us help him or her realize that goal through a rewarding career in
Food Science. †Our BS-level graduates enjoy high starting salaries
(over $40,000/yr!), excellent placement opportunities, and great
geographical flexibility in their profession. †To get more information
on an exciting career in Food Science, visit us online at www.usu.edu/nfs/foodscience/,
or call (435) 797-2126. †
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.
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
prior to August 1 and $75 after. Per foursome, the cost is $250
prior to August 1 and $300 after. Cost 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.
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. 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
Bring your 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. Enjoy
discount rides, catered food (hamburgers, hotdog's, drinks) and an
auction and raffle. All proceeds support scholarships.
Don't forget the Aggie
Vegas Weekend. You can join fellow Aggies for dinner
or golf on July 26th. All proceeds go to scholarships. To
register or make dinner reservations, call Utah State Alumni Relations
at (800) 291-2586.
Do Well at NCAA Track and Field Championships
Four Aggies qualified for the NCAA Track and Field Championships held
June 11-14 in Sacramento, California. All four placed among the
top 25 in the nation in their events. Top USU finisher was Neil
Warr who came in 15th in the javelin throw. Joel Johnson placed
17th in the decathlon. Freshman Kelli Burton was third among
freshmen in the shot put and 24th overall. Another 24th place
was earned by Ryan Bruhn in the hammer throw.
Takes First at USA Championships
Hammer thrower James Parker ('01) took first place in his event at
the 2003 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Palo Alto,
Calif., May 27-28. Parker won the event with a toss of 73.04 meters
(239.07 feet). The win entitles him to attend the World Championships
this summer in Paris but he must make the world standard of 252 feet.
He will have several national and international meets to make the distance
and qualify for the World Meet. The Layton, Utah native was a
nine-time All-American at USU, including a four-time Big West Champion
in the hammer throw.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy this weekend in Arizona which includes round-trip airfare
from Salt Lake City, 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.
October 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.
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.† Prices available
July 1, 2003.
May 12-21, 2004 - (rescheduled from September 2003)
To find more information, visit www.usu.edu/alumni/china.html or
contact Scott Olson at (435) 797-2055.
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.