Excels at NASA Means Business Compeition
legacy as one of the nationís top space technology schools
continues to grow. Recently, Jeff Kwong, Ashley Cox, Skylar
Cox, Megan Mitchell, and Steve von Niederhausern entered
the NASA Means Business competition. With only five people,
the USU team was the smallest to enter and was considered
an underdog. Yet, the USU team, in only its first year
in the competition, placed among the top five teams in
For the competition, each
team created new ways to advertise and market NASA to
the general public. This year, the focus was on the International
Space Stationís role as a stepping stone to Mars and future
exploration. Each team was charged with developing a promotional
and team outreach plan, as well as producing two 30- or
The NASA Means Business
competition is only the most recent achievement for USU.
The university also won NASAís Great Moonbuggy Race, which
challenged students to build and race a buggy designed
to work on other planets.
areas are a common sight these days on the Utah State
University campus. Several major projects are currently
underway. Here is an update and photo
gallery of the progress.
The new Recital Hall will
be located next to the Chase Fine Arts Center, replacing
some of the previous parking lot. The 20,000-square foot
hall will feature an intimate seating arrangement for
approximately 400 patrons, and will rival international
halls in acoustical, architectural and landscaping details
upon its completion in December 2005.
The new living/learning
community and parking structure is beginning to take shape
where the old heating plant and David B. Haight Alumni
Center parking lot used to stand. The six-building complex
will house over 500 students and be located atop a new
603-car parking structure.
The libraries at Utah State
are another example of improving and adding space for
learning and research. Construction is proceeding on the
Merrill-Cazier Library. This expansion will replace the
aging Merrill Library, scheduled to come down in the spring
of 2006, and will be considered the intellectual center
Campus Announces $2.5 Million Expansion
a $2.5 million dollar grant from the Economic Development
Administration, USUís Innovation Campus will see major
growth in the future. USU President Stan Albrecht was
on hand to announce the construction of Innovation Campusí
Grand Avenue. The development will take place near 1600
North between 600 and 800 East in North Logan.
Currently, the Innovation
Campus is home to more than 50 research and development
companies, USU departments, and government agencies. With
the planned expansion, the Campusí total building space
will increase almost ten-fold to accommodate up to 8,000
For more on the expansion,
visit the Innovation
Featured Sustaining Membership Benefit
our attempt to constantly increase the value of membership
to our Alumni Sustaining Members, we will be featuring
new and exclusive benefits in our alumni newsletter. As
always, all of the benefits may be found at www.usu.edu/alumni/services.html.
monthís featured benefit comes from University Alumni
Travel Benefits (UATB). UATB
offers a condominium rental program featuring world-class
resorts in over 80 countries for $349 a week! Newly added
in July and ongoing are discounts for select hotels, with
savings ranging from 15-20%. Also for a limited time,
UATB will be offering "Last Call" on
the webpage which offers even more deeply discounted inventory
at selected destinations. The rates run from $199-$299
per week in Acapulco, Baja, Cancun, parts of the Caribbean,
Southwest Florida, and Puerto Vallarta. Visit
for more information.
to the Buzzer
BYU player eats turf as the Aggies roll to victory
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
- June 10 , 2005 Ė
Cache County Golf Tournament on Old Main
Hill. The Tournament is rescheduled for September
23, 2005. More information will be available
at a later date.
Eastern Idaho Aggie Chapter
27, 2005 - President's Visit
at the Museum of Idaho Space Exhibit
in Idaho Falls. The evening begins with a 6:00 p.m. Social
and Light Buffet followed by the Program at 7:00 p.m.
Cost is $25 per person.
Salt Lake County Aggie Chapter
10, 2005 - USU vs. Utah Pregame
Party from 3:30-5:00
p.m. at the Wells Fargo Building in downtown Salt Lake
Summit County Aggie Chapter
30, 2005 - Aggie Swim Party from
5:30-9:00 p.m. at the South Summit Aquatic Center. Dinner
begins at 5:30 p.m. with an Auction and Raffle at 6:30,
followed by swimming and rock climbing at 7:00 p.m. Cost
is $10 per family.
Utah County Aggie Chapter
July 15, 2005
Ė Aggie Family Swim Night from 6:30-8:00
p.m. at the Scera Pool, 701 S. State Street, Orem. Free
Aggie ice cream is available to the first 600 people.
Cost is $10 per family.
Weber County Aggie
July 16, 2005 - Aggie Car Show
year the "Aggie Car Show" is one of the main
features of Ogdenís Pioneer Days Celebration. It is
being held on July 16th at the Liberty Park, 751 21st
Street, in Ogden. The Weber County Alumni office is
asking local car enthusiasts to show off their cars
or trucks to raise scholarship money for deserving students
who would like to attend Utah State University. A college
education is invaluable and we want to give students
from Utah support by generating funds for scholarships.
for the public starts at 10:00 a.m. and they will be
able to cast their vote for the "Peopleís Choice" Trophy
given to their favorite Aggie Car Show entry. Car entry
fees are $15 for each car or truck ($20/day of the show)
and includes dash plaque, Ogden Pioneer Days Rodeo Tickets,
famous Aggie ice cream, and an Aggie t-shirt (first
100 pre-registered). Car entry is at 9:00 am on July
16th. For more information, visit the Weber
County Aggie Chapter website or contact Scott or
Trudy Young at (801) 399-8200.
August 20, 2005 - Golf
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
1:00pm, followed by a scrumptious barbecue dinner hosted
by the USU Alumni at 6:00pm 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 776-2209.
More information on these events will be forthcoming.