Professor Who Helped Develop Tang Dies
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.
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 cited scientists.
Salunkhe’s obituary can be found in the August 9, 2005
issue of The Herald Journal.
Aggie Named DSC President
State 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.
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
Space Dynamics Lab Wins Major Contract
State University 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
more information on the Space Dynamics Laboratory, visit
the SDL website at www.sdl.usu.edu
Upgrade to Lifetime Online
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
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 valley
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
May 2005 –
Salt Lake County Aggie Chapter
20, 2005 – The Salt Lake County
Aggie Chapter presents “To Kill A Mockingbird” at
the Hale Center Theatre. The performance begins at 6:00
p.m. Cost: $25 per person
20, 2005 – Utah/SLC Chapter
Golf Tournament at Thanksgiving Point
July 30, 2005 –
Family Swim Party and Aggie Ice Cream
County Aggie Chapter
- Golf Tournament
This 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.
$50/person which includes golf, cart and barbecue. (Barbecue
alone is $15.00/person).
For more information, call Willie Duersch at (801)776-2209.
- Pregame Tailgate party at the University
October 8, 2005
October 15, 2005
- Pregame Tailgate party at Fresno State
October 22, 2005
- Idaho Aggie Chapters Tailgate at Romney Stadium
November 12, 2005
- Pregame Tailgate party at the University
More information on these events will be forthcoming.
Spencer Nelson Competes
at Rocky Mountain Revue
Nelson, 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.
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
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.
the complete schedule, click
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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,