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Alumni Spotlight -
to the U.S. Department of Justice, Utah State alumna,
Diane Stuart, has
been named the Director of the Office on Violence
Against Women. Ms. Stuart was appointed by
President Bush in 2001 and confirmed by the U.S.
Senate in 2003. As
Director, Ms. Stuart serves as the Department of
Justice liaison with Federal and State governments,
as with international governments, on matters concerning
violence against women. She oversees an annual
budget of almost $400 million, as well as the successful
administration of ten discretionary grant programs
and one formula grant program. She works closely
on policy issues with professional organizations,
national associations, and other constituent groups
emphasis on the crimes of domestic violence, sexual
assault, and stalking. Ms. Stuart is the founder
and chair of the Federal Interagency Coordinating
Board on Violence Against Women, which she created
and facilitate coordination amongst Federal agencies
on violence against women issues. Ms. Stuart
is a highly sought-after national speaker on domestic
violence, sexual assault, and stalking and has addressed
numerous local, state, and national groups across
the country and internationally.
addition to having served on numerous violence against
women councils and organizations in Utah, she was the
primary spokesperson for the leadership group of the National
Advisory Council on Violence Against Women and also served
on the Woman's Advisory Council for Senator Orrin G. Hatch.
Ms. Stuart has been a guest lecturer at the University
of Utah at Salt Lake and an instructor at Utah State University.
She served in executive advisory positions for the Utah
Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the Utah Domestic
Violence Advisory Council.
Stuart received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology
from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master of Science
degree in family and human development from Utah State
Family Day is a great time to visit Utah
State University. Whether you're interested in viewing
the College of Science insect collection or learning hunter
safety from the College of Natural Resources, this day will
be fun and educational for the whole family. USU's Wright
Flyer, provided by the College of Engineering, is also scheduled
to be on the Quad. Join the Alumni Association on Saturday,
September 27 th from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. on the Quad at Utah
University. Lunch will be available for $1.00 per person
and discounted tickets will be sold for $5.00 each to see the
football Aggies take on the Indians of Louisiana-Monroe (game
time is 6:00 p.m. ). Bring the family and enjoy this traditional
pre-game party provided by the Alumni Association. Purchase
game tickets at 1-888-USTATE1.
tradition of Homecoming continues at Utah State University this
fall with the golf tournament, dance, parade and great Aggie
football. Now Forever: Living the Aggie Tradition
is this year's theme. Join us on Friday, October
10th for the golf tournament at Logan River Golf Course and
the Homecoming Dance that evening in the Taggart Student Center.
Saturday, October 11th begins with the parade at 10:00 a.m.
on Main Street, the Alumni/Big Blue Club tailgate at 4:00 p.m.,
and Aggie football against the Wyoming Cowboys at 6:00 p.m.
in Romney Stadium. Call 1-800-291-2586 for more information
on these exciting Homecoming activities and remember, wear your
Aggie blue to the game!
Academic Achievement Award
State University was awarded a $20,000 prize for NCAA Academic
Achievement from USA Today. Utah State ranked second in
the nation in Division I-A for graduation rate increase, sixth
for having a graduation rate above student body rate and twelfth
in overall freshman athlete graduation rate. Rankings
are determined by federal graduation-rate forms used by schools
in Divisions I and II. The forms are for freshmen who
entered in fall 1996 and had six years to graduate. Each
school offering athletic scholarships is required to complete
these forms annually. In Division I, Ivy League schools and
service academies are exempt because they don't offer athletic
aid. There are 325 Division I and 270 Division II schools.
Division III schools cannot provide scholarships but were asked
to voluntarily participate in this survey. ( USA Today, 09/02/03)
to the Buzzer
Utah State University
Cheerleaders in 1951
Lake City Airport Billboards
images of Utah State's backlit dioramas are now being displayed
in the concourses at Salt Lake City International Airport.
Along with this move, an all-new www.usu.edu
is set to launch in the near future. Both the billboards
and the website are part of a comprehensive new marketing strategy
created by the Utah State University Public Relations and Marketing
Football Tailgate and Weekend
September 12-14, 2003
Hundreds of Aggies will gather this weekend in Arizona
to watch the USU football team match up with the Arizona
State Sun Devils. One travel group is being sponsored
by Alumni Relations and includes round-trip airfare from
Salt Lake City, two nights accommodations at the luxurious
Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, a pre-game party and game tickets.
Those traveling on their own are invited to join other
Aggies at the tailgate prior to the game on Saturday,
September 13. The pre-game party will be located
at 60 East 5th Street, (Tempe Mission Palms Hotel) from
4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Great food, prizes, and entertainment
will be available. Luncheon only for adults is $10.
Children 12 and under are free. Call 1-800-291-2586
to make your reservations today.
with a Love of Saint Bernards
Palmblad, professor emeritus of biology (taught 1966-1997),
has received the National Breeder Achievement Award from the
Saint Bernard Club of America six of the nine years it has
been awarded. Since his kennels' first litter in 1972,
171 of the puppies produced there havewon top place at the
National Specialty Show for Saint Bernards. Ten have received
the honor so far this year. Dogs he has kept have won two national
Best of Breed awards and two Opposite Sex Awards.
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.
D.C. Aggie Chapter
Young Aggie Alumni Social is
being sponsored on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 from 6:00 to
8:00 p.m. Located at Buffalo Billiards, 1330 19th
Street N.W., Washington D.C. (take the Red Line to Dupont Circle),
this event is free to all attendees or grads from USU in the
past 10 years. Relax, socialize, eat, and network with
other D.C. area young Aggies. For more information, contact
Michelle Merrill at (703) 369-0834. R.S.V.P. to the Alumni
Office at 1-800-291-2586.
Catch the 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)
Drops First Game of the Season
Utah State's women's volleyball team lost its first match
of the season to Montana State at the Mizuno/Holiday Inn
Classic in Bozeman, Mont. on Saturday in five games.
tied her career-high in this game with 26 kills in the
match. The Aggies will now travel
to Honolulu, Hawaii this weekend to participate in the
2003 Sprint Hawaii Invitational. USU will face #2 Hawaii
on Fri., Sept. 12 at 10:30 p.m. (MST) and then meet either
#4 Stanford or Weber State on Sat., Sept. 13. The losers
of the first two matches will play at 8 p.m. (MST), while
the winners will meet at 10:30 p.m. (MST)
for the latest news and information about Aggie Athletics.
If you would like to receive electronic updates from Athletics,
e-mail Joli Hatch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Peru: 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
begin at $2299.00 per person, double occupancy.
find more information visit www.usu.edu/alumni/peru.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.