Football Searches for New Head Coach
of athletics Randy Spetman announced that this will
be Mick Dennehy’s last season as head coach of the USU
Football team. Dennehy will continue to coach the team
in its remaining two games. He has one year remaining
on his contract, which the university will honor.
This is Dennehy’s fifth
season with the Aggies after coming here from coaching
at the University of Montana. During his tenure at USU,
he has a record of 18-36, with a 2-7 mark so far this
year. Dennehy’s best season was in 2000, his first at
USU, when the Aggies went 5-6 and finished in second
place behind Boise State in the Big West Conference.
After receiving word
of the decision, Head Coach Mick Dennehy released the
"(Utah State director
of athletics) Randy Spetman has an incredibly tough
job with his biggest priority being the building of
facilities. I completely understand his decision and
only wish that I could have done more to help him with
this major undertaking.
Sheila and I have thoroughly
enjoyed our relationship with Utah State University
and the people of Cache Valley. Coming to work every
day was a pleasure because of the quality of the people
we had an opportunity to work with. I would especially
like to thank the coaches and the players for all of
For the many records
we set on the field and the tremendous amount of improvement
the kids have made academically and off the field, we
struggled in the bottom line and wins and losses are
important. In the end, we didn't win enough.
I would like to wish
Utah State University the best in the future."
A search committee has
been formed to find a new coach. There is no word yet
on Dennehy’s replacement.
of Business Establishes $1.25 Million Chair
College of Business recently established its first endowed
chair as part of the college’s efforts to enhance its
national reputation. The creation of the George
S. Eccles chair was made possible by the donation of
$1.25 million from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles
Foundation. This gift is the largest of its kind
in the history of the College of Business.
According to Dean Caryn
Beck-Dudley, the endowed chair position will help improve
programs in the college at every level. The chair
will generate annual support for an outstanding faculty
member and help attract people of national prominence.
These benefits will be responsible in no small
part to the name attached to the new position.
George S. Eccles was
renowned throughout the nation in the areas of business
and banking. With his help, prominent speakers
from around the world were invited to visit Utah State
University as part of the Partners in Business program.
Today, the College of Business is housed in the
George S. Eccles Business Building.
The USU College of Business
stands as the oldest business school in the West and
one of the oldest in the nation.
Alumni Benefit Added
Association added a new benefit for all Sustaining Members.
Join now and take advantage of the many benefits and
services that membership brings!
Alumni Travel Benefits
offers a condominium rental program featuring World
Class resorts in over 80 countries for $349 a week!
Also available are discounts for brand name rental cars
and hotels. UATB is an independent, leisure travel
benefit program for alumni, faculty and staff.
View all the membership benefits at www.usu.edu/alumni/services.html.
To become a Sustaining Member, go to www.usu.edu/alumni/sustain.html.
Pride in Iraq
Dunton sent this email to the Alumni Association after
the “Aggie Pride in Iraq” story was published in last
month’s Aggie Insights. With his permission,
we reprint the email for all alumni.
"I have received
many emails on the story of the 115th EN GP also, thank
you so much for helping us get the story out.
I am currently home on leave for 15 days and what most
people want to know is what is really happening in Iraq.
I tell everyone that what they see on TV is what
is happening but it is not the only thing that is happening.
It is so strange to be in the land of plenty,
but also very nice. We are continuing to work
on our highway project and numerous Iraqi police stations
as well as more schools.
Thanks again for helping
us share our story.
Note: LTC Dunton returned
to Iraq early in November.
receiving positive feedback, we will include continuous
updates in our newsletters. If you have news from
other Aggie soldiers and would like to share it, please
send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
to the Buzzer
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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
We invite you to check out the new Classnotes section
of the alumni website. Included are some recent
postings. Please feel free to add some of your
own. Click here to view
the Classnotes web page.
Click here to view the
Obituaries section of the alumni website.
This is a new project to keep alumni informed.
If you are aware of related news please send your information
Cache County Aggie Chapter
Cache County Aggie Chapter will be hosting a Pre-Game
Event at Hamilton's Steak and Seafood Restaurant. The
event will be held prior to the USU-University of Utah
Basketball Game on December 4. A Soup and Salad bar
will be available for $10 per person from 1 p.m. until
3 p.m. prior to the 4 p.m. start of the game.
More information will be available in future issues
of Aggie Insights.
Eastern Idaho Aggie Chapter/Liberty
The Eastern Idaho
Alumni Chapter and Liberty Mutual invite all Aggies to
join them on the Aggie Basketball Express. The destination
is the USU vs. BYU basketball game on Wednesday, December
1, in the Dee Glenn Smith Spectrum in Logan, Utah.
The cost is $29.00 per person and includes a pre-game
dinner, a chartered bus ride to the game, a game ticket,
and Aggie ice cream. There will also be a raffle
and door prizes on the bus.
The bus leaves from the
Fred Meyer parking lot (1555 Northgate Mile) in Idaho
Falls at 4:00 p.m. Seating is limited! For
more information, contact Nate Blanchard at (203)680-5039
or Cheri Hart at (208)535-0574.
Salt Lake County Aggie Chapter
– Utah Grizzlies game
– “To Kill A Mockingbird” at the Hale
20, 2005 – Utah/SLC Chapter
Golf Tournament at Thanksgiving Point
August 2005 –
Family Swim and Aggie Ice Cream Night
Utah County Aggie Chapter
– Ice Cream Social and USU vs. BYU
11, 2005 –
Sweetheart Dinner at the Utah County
June 20, 2005 –
Utah/SLC Chapter Golf Tournament at
July 16, 2005 –
Aggie Family Swim Night at the Scera
More information on these events will be forthcoming.