Professor Who Helped Develop Tang Dies
Dr. D.K. “Chip”
Salunkhe, a leader and pioneer in the nutrition and food
science field, passed away in August at the age of 79.
Dr. Salunkhe came to Cache Valley from India and became
a founding member of USU’s Nutrition and Food Science
and Technology Department. He worked on developing foods
that would be suitable for astronauts during space flights.
In the early 1960’s, Dr. Salunkhe and a number of colleagues
began to research a way to change fruit juice into a powder
form. This research led to the development of Tang, the
famous drink mix that is still popular today.
Dr. Salunkhe retired as
an emeritus professor at USU in 1986. He authored more
than 500 scientific papers, 26 textbooks, and was recognized
as one of the Institute of Science Information’s most
Dr. Salunkhe’s obituary
can be found in the August 9, 2005 issue of The Herald
Named DSC President
Board of Regents selected Lee G. Caldwell as the 16th
president of Dixie State College (DSC). Caldwell earned
a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Utah
State University in 1972. Previous to this appointment,
he worked as Executive Vice President of Academics for
was selected from
a national search that considered 74 candidates from 31
states. He replaces retiring DSC President Robert D. Huddleston.
Huddleston will return to teach at Dixie in 2006.
Before coming to Dixie
State College, President Caldwell served on the administrations
of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Indiana University,
and the University of Utah. He also taught at the University
of Utah and Sam Houston State University.
Dynamics Lab Wins Major Contract
continues to solidify
its place on the forefront of space research. The Space
Dynamics Laboratory (SDL), a nonprofit research corporation
owned by USU, was awarded a University Affiliated Research
Center contract by the Missile Defense Agency. The contract
is worth up to $48 million dollars over five years. As
part of the contract, the SDL will maintain a relationship
with the Department of Defense for research, development,
and other activities.
For more information on
the Space Dynamics Laboratory, visit the SDL website at
to Lifetime Online
The Utah State University Alumni Association
is pleased to announce that becoming an Alumni Lifetime
Sustaining Member just got easier. The
Alumni Sustaining Membership website is now up and running.
To join, upgrade, or learn more visit http://sustainingmemberships.usu.edu.
alumni who become Lifetime Sustaining Members, or any
Annual Sustaining Members who upgrade to a Lifetime Membership,
can choose a great free gift.
up in this comfortable and WARM fleece jacket. The
navy blue jacket is fully lined with nylon and features
an adjustable waistband, two zippered front pockets,
utility pocket on left sleeve, and inner zippered
pocket. USU Alumni Association logo appears on front.
a taste of Cache Valley with this unique gift box
of Cache Valley favorites. Items included in the
box: Pepperidge Farm cookies (two kinds) and Goldfish
snacks, Cox Honey, Gossner Foods’ Cheese Curds and
shelf-stable flavored milk, Week’s Raspberry Jam,
Lower's Beef Jerky, Bluebird Candy Pecan Roll and
O'Aggie Bar, and Shaffer's Bakery Caramel Corn.
off your Aggie Pride with an Alumni Lifetime Member
embroidered wind jacket. This jacket was designed
for comfort with a water resistant microfiber outer
shell and a breathable, soft mesh lining. Color is
sand with navy trim.
time in Aggie style with a Relic brand watch. Details
include analog movement, dial imprints, leather strap,
water-resistant to 30m/165ft, USU Alumni Association
to the Buzzer
ROTC sets up a "big gun" overlooking the
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
Cache County Aggie Chapter
Cache County Golf Tournament BYOW (Bring
Your Own Wedge) at 6:00 p.m. on Old Main Hill. The cost
is $35/person or $140/team and includes golf, barbecue,
and Aggie ice cream. Cost for dinner only is $10/person.
For more information or to register call the USU Alumni
Center at (435)797-2055.
Salt Lake County Aggie Chapter
10, 2005 - USU vs. Utah Pregame
Party from 3:30-5:30
p.m. near the tennis complex southeast of Rice-Eccles
Weber County Aggie
20, 2005 - Golf Tournament
is a great way to help raise scholarship funds for students
to attend Utah State University. The Tournament will
be held at the Schneiters Riverside Golf Course in Ogden.
Come enjoy 18-holes of great golf! Tee off time is at
1:00 p.m., followed by a scrumptious barbecue dinner
hosted by USU alumni at 6:00 p.m. that day. Get your
reservations in now to ensure your tee time. Click
here to download a registration form.
Cost: $50/person which
includes golf, cart and barbecue. (Barbecue alone is
For more information, call Willie Duersch at (801)776-2209.
Save The Date
1, 2005 - Pregame
Tailgate party at the University of Idaho
8, 2005 - Homecoming
October 15, 2005 - Pregame
Tailgate party at Fresno State
22, 2005 - Idaho
Aggie Chapters Tailgate at Romney Stadium
12, 2005 - Pregame Tailgate
party at the University of Hawaii
More information on these events will be forthcoming.
Spencer Nelson Competes at Rocky
the former Aggie basketball star, joined with other NBA
hopefuls at the annual Rocky Mountain Revue in July. The
Revue is one of the NBA’s premier summer leagues and this
year featured Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, San Antonio,
and Seattle, in addition to the Jazz.
Nelson moved from the power
forward/center position he played at USU to the small
forward position for the Revue. Despite the change, the
former Aggie played well. Nelson tied for the highest
field-goal percentage overall with .571 on 8-14 shooting.
He was also the third highest rebounder on the team.
2005-06 Aggie Basketball Schedule
The Aggies begin
their first year of competition in the Western Athletic
Conference after playing in the Big West for the last
27 years. The team opens up with an exihibition game against
Occidental College on November 4.
For the complete schedule,
and Aggie Football -
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Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Hawaii and
the thrill of Aggie football at the same time.
The Alumni Association invites all Aggies to
join them for a five-night stay at the Pacific
Beach Hotel and cheer on the Aggies as they
battle the University of Hawaii Rainbows.
more information on upcoming alumni travel events,