Service Held for Accident Victims
service for the eight Utah State University students and
one instructor killed in a van accident in September was
held on Monday, November 7, 2005. All university classes
and most offices closed down from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. to
allow students and faculty to attend the service held
in the Spectrum.
President Albrecht opened
the service which was attended by the victims’ families.
Also speaking were Interim Provost Noelle Cockett and
L. Tom Perry, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Music
for the memorial was provided by the Mormon Tabernacle
Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square.
A video of the memorial
service is available to view online at the Utah
State University homepage. A special memorial song
is also available for download.
Being Accepted in Honor of Victims
In the wake
of an accident which claimed the lives of eight USU students
and one instructor, a number of memorial funds have been
established to accept donations. The university has set
up a fund to help support the families of the accident
victims as well as a memorial scholarship fund. To learn
more about these funds, and to donate, visit www.usu.edu/mourning/donations.cfm.
In addition, Jenny Weller
of North Ogden established the “USU Accident Survivors
Fund” to help the accident’s two survivors, Jared Nelson
and Robert Peterson. Donations to this fund can be made
at any America First Credit Union or either of the two
Alliance Credit Union branches in Ogden.
USU Provost Named
a nationwide search that began in February, USU has named
the new provost. Raymond Thomas Coward, the former dean
of the College of Health and Human Development at Penn
State University, will serve as the new provost and executive
vice president. This position makes Coward the chief academic
officer at Utah State and second in command to the president.
This change is in response to former USU Provost Stan
Albrecht becoming USU president. Noelle Cockett has been
serving as interim provost and will return to her duties
as dean of the College of Agricultural on January 2, 2006.
Coward began his career
in academics as an 8th grade biology teacher in Princeton,
N.J. He served as a professor or administrator at several
institutions around the country, including the University
of New Hampshire, University of Florida, University of
Vermont, Purdue University, and most recently at Penn
Provost Coward will move
to Logan with his wife, Andrea. The couple has two children
currently attending school in Florida and Georgia.
Shows Off USU Artists
As a professor
of art, Harrison Groutage spent three decades sharing
his love of art with students at Utah State University.
In March 2005, Kim Larkin and USU grad Dee Malan opened
the Groutage Gallery in the Sugarhouse area of Salt Lake
City to honor the artist’s work. In addition to showcasing
Groutage, the gallery also features works by retired USU
professor Adrian Van Suchtelen, and former Groutage students,
including guest artist Steve Kropp and artist-in-residence
For more information about
the gallery, visit www.groutagegallery.com.
If you or your loved ones are interested in knowing more
about the new Medicare-D program then join the USU Alumni
Association at a special information seminar. Open enrollment
for the program begins November 15, 2005. Twelve-year
Senior Insurance and Medicare Specialist Jon Christopher
will cover everything you need to know about the new drug
benefit program. If you or your loved ones are over 65
years of age, you need this information.
here for a list of seminar days and times. There are
a limited number of seats available, so please call 800.884.6138
to reserve your place.
The Utah State
University Bookstore invites all Alumni Sustaining Members
to the USU Bookstore's PRIVATE Christmas Sale, Thursday,
December 1, 2005, from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Save 20%
or more on Aggie Gear for the whole family, with more
great savings available throughout the Bookstore.
We will close our doors
to the public at 5:00 and re-open at 5:30 for invited
guests only. Remember to bring your Alumni Sustaining
Membership Card for admission to this exclusive event.
Gift wrapping will be available
that evening for a nominal fee. The discounts are only
available in store that evening. Validation for the parking
terrace will be available with a purchase of $5 or more.
A Special USU Service Project
holiday season is fast approaching and the Associated
Students of Utah State University would like to invite
all Aggies to help make the season a little brighter for
the less fortunate. “Stuff a Bus” aims to collect toys,
canned food, and money for families in Cache Valley. The
service drive will begin November 14 and run through December
2, 2005. A bus will be parked on campus on November 30,
and in the Wal-Mart parking lot for students and community
members to fill. For those living outside the valley who
want to help out, donations can be made by check payable
to: V.R.C. Service Center. The address
to send donations is:
TSC 332 B,
0105 Old Main Hill
If you have any questions,
Calendar Thank You
you to all of those who submitted photos for the upcoming
alumni calendar. The winners will be announced in an upcoming
issue of Aggie Insights.
to the Buzzer
shot of "the barn" in 1961
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
Save The Date
11, 2005 - Pregame Tailgate
party at the Polynesian Cultural Center
Harvest Boutique at the USU Tooele Campus
More information on these events will be forthcoming.