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    VOLUME 8 | ISSUE 7 July 2010     

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HIGHLIGHTS

USU Alumni Spotlight - The StewartsTom & Kathy Stewart

Tom and Kathy Stewart give new meaning to the phrase, “Once an Aggie, Always an Aggie”. For the Stewarts, their Utah State experience has influenced many aspects of their lives. Today, they are making a difference in the lives of Aggies everywhere.

Fond memories from her childhood brought Kathy to Utah State. Growing up, Kathy would often come to Logan to stay with her aunt and uncle during the summer. One of her favorite family activities was to go get an ice cream cone at the Aggie Ice Cream store. Tom came to Utah State to play Aggie basketball after being recruited out of Santa Rosa Junior College by USU Coach Ladell Anderson. Some of Tom’s fondest memories of Utah State include walking from Bullen Hall to an early morning class in the winter and playing basketball in the old Nelson Field House.

USU offered the Stewarts opportunities to form lifelong friendships and associate with dedicated professors, who motivated and challenged them to succeed. Tom and Kathy both made a particularly important friendship while attending Utah State—they met each other. When Tom decided to propose, he picked the perfect spot—the USU quad. How’s that for being True Aggies?

As students, they were both involved in Greek Life, he as a member of SAE fraternity and she as a member of Chi Omega Sorority. In 1968, Kathy graduated with her bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Tom followed shortly after, earning his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1969. Several years later, Kathy returned to USU to obtain her master’s degree in special education.

The athletic skills Tom honed as an Aggie transferred well to his career as a coach and athletic director. He spent most of the 80s as the Assistant Basketball Coach right here at USU, and also served as the Assistant Athletics Director for a portion of that time. In the world outside of Aggie Athletics, Tom continued to excel, serving as the Assistant Athletics Director at the University of Utah from 1988-1992. Tom eventually left Utah to take the position of Head Athletics Director at Weber State University. He has also coached high school basketball in Washington, Oregon, and Utah. In addition to his professional positions, Tom has actively participated in the Lions, Elks, Jaycees, and Kiwanis organizations.

After working as an educator and school administrator for over 15 years, Kathy transferred to the insurance industry and was appointed as a State Farm Agent in 1984. Kathy quickly moved up the ranks, serving as an Agency Manager and then Agency Director in Utah and Colorado. She was eventually named Agency Vice President for the Mid-Atlantic Zone in 2001. While her career has varied from teaching fifth graders to managing clients’ insurance needs, Kathy says, “For me, the key to my professional success was the fact that I always loved what I was doing.” Kathy retired from State Farm in 2006.  

Tom and Kathy recognize the value of an education. As Tom puts it, “There is not a better investment in life than an education, and Utah State University continues to be one of the best places to achieve that education.” The Stewarts are also conscious of the rising cost of higher education and have made it a priority to help students achieve their full potential.

Through their established endowment, the Stewarts award two Thomas A. & Kathleen Stewart Scholarships every year to two students in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. Kathy says the student recipients are very appreciative, and she and Tom always find it rewarding to hear from them directly.  In her words, “We're just glad we can help.” Kathy also currently serves on the University’s Foundation Board.

Tom sums up his dedication to Utah State this way, “My experience and education at Utah State University gave me the foundation for so many of my lifetime accomplishments.” Over the years, Tom and Kathy have lived in over nine states and traveled widely. They currently reside in Austin, TX. The Stewarts have been married for over 42 years and are the parents of three children and grandparents of two.

Not only will Tom and Kathy always be Aggies, their influence will continue to be felt through their efforts to help others become Aggies and receive the lifelong gift of a college education.

Spotlight by Clarissa Fidler

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Alumni Print Directory - Add a Photo and Essay!Add a photo and essay to the print directory!

Over the past month alumni have received postcards, emails and/or phone calls from Harris Connect asking for updated contact information. We appreciate everyone who has taken the time to update their information.

Not only does updating your information help us create the Utah State University Alumni Today print directory, it also assists the Utah State University Office of Advancement in its efforts to gather and maintain the most accurate and up-to-date alumni records possible.

Alumni have the option of adding personalized information to two sections of the alumni directory:

1) Through the Years - This section allows alumni to upload a photo to include in the publication.

2) Class Year/Biographical Section - This section allows alumni to upload a "What's Been Happening" personal essay of up to 300 words or 1600 characters.

After you have called or been contacted by a Harris Connect representative, you will receive an email containing a specific link along with a personal user id and password. Visit the link and upload your personalized information to have it included in the alumni directory.

Click here for photo & essay examples  

Click here for answers to FAQ

For more information about the Alumni Directory Project, please visit http://www.usu.edu/alumni/printdirectory/

There is no obligation to add a photo and/or essay or to purchase a copy of the print directory.

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Weber County Aggie Scholarship Golf Tournament Weber County Aggie Scholarship Golf Tournament

Join fellow Aggies for the Weber County Aggie Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Ogden Golf & Country Club. Click here to download an informational brochure.

Date: Monday, September 20, 2010

Time: Registration - 8:00 am; Shotgun Start - 9:00 am; Luncheon & Awards - 2:00 pm

Location: Ogden Golf & Country Club - Click here for a map and directions

Cost: Best Ball Tournament Participants - Individual $110; Team $440;
Scramble Participants (non-qualifier) - Individual $100; Team $400

RSVP: By September 13th. Online registration coming soon!

The winning team from the Best Ball Tournament will represent Utah State University at the Acura Alumni Team Championship in Pinehurst, NC from November 5-7, 2010.

Visit the Weber County Chapter webpage for complete details.

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Featured Alumni Benefit - Savings Connection Featured Benefit

There are a variety of benefits available exclusively to USU Alumni Association Sustaining Members. For the month of July, discover the benefit of Savings Connection.

Savings Connection provides discounts and exclusive deals for over 150 online stores, hotels, and more. Log in to Savings Connection to use discounts at places like Target.com. Kohls.com, 1-800-Contacts, Best Western, and Disney World.

Going Somewhere? You can find guaranteed low rates on flights, hotels, car rentals and more. Even better, you can book your vacation conveniently online through Savings Connection Travel Services.

Get the best rates and save up to 20% on reservations at hotels like Holiday Inn and Howard Johnson Inn.

Celebrate any occasion with colorful bouquets from Teleflora and save 15% off your purchase.

Order your contacts from 1-800-CONTACTS and receive $10 off a $100 purchase.

Gear up for the summer! Save 15% off at Sport’s Authority.

Buy a $25 gift certificate to The Beehive Grill for only $10 when you purchase it through restaurant.com

Print off grocery coupons directly from the Savings Connection website to use for your everyday shopping needs.

Visit the Savings Connection website to explore all of the available discounts!

(Activation code required for first time users. Click here to request the code.)

Click here for more USU Alumni and Sustaining Member benefits.

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New Utah State Flickr GroupFlickr

Show your Aggie pride by sharing your USU related pictures on our new Utah State Flickr group!

Flickr is one of the best online photo management and sharing applications available. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.

Click here to view and add photos.

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Help Us Reach 4,500 "A" Plates 'A' Plate

Help us reach the goal of 4,500 plates in the state of Utah! Click here to purchase an "A" plate today.

The Alumni Association has sponsored the "A" plate program since 2000. This program has one financial purpose: to provide scholarships to legacy students. Click here to learn more about the "A" plate program.

Current Number of "A" Plates: 4,435

So far in 2010, the total money raised from "A" plate sales is $43,325.

The total scholarship dollars provided is $640,435.

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Update Your Records Update Your Records (laptop photo courtesy of fotocromo)

Have you recently moved, changed your email address, or gotten married? Whatever the change might be, it's easy to keep your USU records current!

To update your records, simply complete the online form and we will make the necessary changes so you can continue to receive the Utah State University Magazine; invitations to our many alumni events; and information about our other exciting promotions and publications.

Click here to update your records.

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Alumni Legacy Nonresident Scholarship Aggie Legacy Nonresident Scholarship

Keep the tradition alive! Did you earn a degree from USU? You can now send your child to Utah State and their out-of-state tuition differential will be waived. Stay connected through the next generation of Aggies. We'd love to have them here!

To qualify for the Alumni Legacy Nonresident Scholarship, a future Aggie must:

* Be admitted to Utah State University.
* Have at least one parent who earned an associate degree or higher from Utah State University (verification required).
* Enroll at USU as a first-time student to the Utah system of higher education.

Time spent in Utah on the Alumni Legacy Nonresident Scholarship cannot be counted towards establishing resident student status. However, the waiver will be available to your student until he or she completes their degree(s).

If you have any questions, please email Corey Mikkelsen at corey.mikkelsen@usu.edu or call the Admissions Office at (800) 488-8108.

USU is excited to offer this opportunity for alumni to keep the great Aggie Tradition alive!

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Back to the Buzzer

Buzzer

1963 Sigma Phi Epsilon brothers in an impromptu all-fraternity waterfight.

Buzzers are now available online! Click here to go to the Buzzer Yearbooks Collection at the USU Digital Library.

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EVENT LISTINGS

Seattle Alumni Event Seattle Event

Come to an exciting event hosted by the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business and USU Alumni Association. Network with fellow Aggies from the Seattle Area, meet current business students, and learn about what's happening at Utah State University and the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. A light dinner will be served.

Click here for an informational flyer.

Date: Monday, July 19, 2010

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Location: The Loft at Washington Square in Bellevue, WA

Cost: Free

RSVP: Click here to register online

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Alumni Band Summer Concerts Alumni Band

Among the true tests of summer in Cache Valley—even in a season when the very arrival of summer was in question—is the return of the Utah State University Alumni Band and its concert series.

Concerts will be held on the USU Quad at 7:00 pm on July 11, 18, 25 and August 1.

The Alumni Band concert tradition was launched in 1963 by USU music department faculty member Max Dalby. Since then, concerts have been held at a variety of venues, indoor and out, and have developed a loyal following, including members of the band itself, said current director and USU music department faculty member Nicholas Morrison.

Each concert follows the format of a band-in-the-park concert of 80-90 years ago. The USU concerts feature a mix of marches, popular music and classical offerings. Guest soloists — both vocal and instrumental — are often on the program. And a variety of conductors are featured. The program also includes the “Intermission Feature,” where smaller groups or ensembles are invited by Morrison to perform.

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Celebrate America Show Celebrate America Show

Come to the 11th Annual Celebrate America Show for a chance to see the amazing, velvet-voiced Celebrate America Singers, with the distinguished Larry Smith Orchestra, and the acclaimed (Rockettes-style) Dancers.

They will perform such timeless favorites as In the Mood, Pennsylvania 6-5000, and I’ve Got A Gal in Kalamazoo. Don't miss what promises to be the best show ever!

Click here to visit the Celebrate America Show website for complete details.

Date: Wednesday-Saturday, September 8-11, 2010

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: USU Taggart Student Center Ballroom

Cost: $27-55 per person

RSVP: Purchase tickets from USU's Caine School of the Arts Box Office by calling 435-797-8022 or online at http://csaboxoffice.usu.edu/

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USU vs. San Diego State Pre-Game Party Save the Date

Save the Date!

The first Pre-Game Party of the 2010 Football Season will be held at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA on Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

Check the Pre-Game Parties Page for more information coming soon!

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USU Homecoming 2010 Save the Date

Save the Date!

Utah State's Homecoming weekend will be held October 21-23, 2010.

The Homecoming football game will be played against Hawaii on Saturday, October 23 at Romney Stadium at 3:00 pm.

More information on activities and other Homecoming-related events will appear in future e-newsletters.

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CHAPTER EVENTS

Utah County Swim Party Utah County Swim Party

Take advantage of the summer weather by joining Utah County Aggies at Scera Pool in Orem for an awesome swim party!

Date: Friday, July 16, 2010

Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

Location: Scera Pool - 701 South State Street, Orem, UT

Cost: $15 per family

RSVP: By July 15th - Click here to register online (Payment at the door ONLY)

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Weber County Car ShowWeber County Car Show

Come enjoy the annual Weber County Car Show! Winners in the fifteen categories for trophies will be featured in the Ogden Pioneer Days Parade. Entry fee includes Aggie Ice Cream, Pioneer Day Rodeo tickets, Aggie t-shirt (first 100 people), door prizes, and much more.

Date: Saturday, July 17, 2010

Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Liberty Park - 751 21st St, Ogden, UT 84401

Entry Fee: $20 (day of show); $10 (cars for sale)

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Weber County Aggie Scholarship Golf Tournament Weber County Golf Tournament

Join fellow Aggies for the Weber County Aggie Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Ogden Golf & Country Club.

Click here to download an informational brochure.

Date: Monday, September 20, 2010

Time: Registration - 8:00 am; Shotgun Start - 9:00 am; Luncheon & Awards - 2:00 pm

Location: Ogden Golf & Country Club - Click here for a map and directions

Cost: Best Ball Tournament Participants - Individual $110; Team $440;
Scramble Participants (non-qualifier) - Individual $100; Team $400

RSVP: By September 13th. Online registration coming soon!

The winning team from the Best Ball Tournament will represent Utah State University at the Acura Alumni Team Championship in Pinehurst, NC from November 5-7, 2010.

Visit the Weber County Chapter webpage for complete details.

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CONNECTIONS

Alumni in Politics: From Old Main Hill to Capitol Hill Senator Harry Reid '61

Utah State University may seem a long way from world capitals like Washington, D.C., but over the years, it’s proven itself a reliable way to get there.

A rural Nevada boy named Harry Reid liked what he saw at USU, and used his political science and history double major to vault him into a successful career in the United States Senate. Now he’s the Senate Majority Leader, occupying arguably the most influential seat in the entire legislative branch. And he’s not the only one. Students from a wide variety of departments and majors — not just political science — leave USU’s campus equipped for leadership in the world ahead.

The university’s political internship program plays a pivotal role in that success. The program places an astounding 50 to 60 students in various positions each year, including about 35 in Washington. In addition to class credit, student interns receive actual policy experience. In our nation’s capital, they work alongside high-profile decision-makers. On the local level, they perform vital tasks and swiftly ascend the ladder. Aggies stand out in work for elected officials, think tanks, and non-profit organizations alike. In each capacity, they establish valuable contacts, giving them the leg up on future career opportunities. It’s no surprise then, that USU political interns lead all Utah schools in actual job placement. Capitol Hill isn’t so far away after all.

Story by Jeff Carr

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Merit Citation - Don Logan Alumni Merit Citation

Don Logan is in his 27th season with the Las Vegas professional baseball franchise, the Las Vegas 51s. He began his career with the franchise in 1984 as an account executive, but rapidly advanced his way to being named General Manager in 1991. In January 2000, Don was named President of the organization and has become one of the most respected names in sports in the Las Vegas area. He has received the Pacific Coast League’s Executive of the Year Award and the Larry MacPhail Promotional Trophy. Don is currently serving as vice president of the Pacific Coast League, chairing the executive committee that oversees the operations of the league. 

In addition to his obvious interest in baseball, Don is involved in many community projects, including serving on the Board of Trustees for the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame; the Board of Directors for the Muscular Dystrophy Association; and the Advisory Board A.L.S. He also finds time to be involved with the Boys and Girls Club and is a board member for the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas. A native of Tonopah, Nevada, Don majored in Speech at Utah State University, earning his bachelor’s degree in 1981.

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USU Greats - Top Programs In The Nation USU Greats - Top Programs In The Nation

USU’s top-20 education programs, internationally recognized music faculty and accounting students who consistently rank in the top 10 for passing the CPA exam on their first try are just a few of the reasons USU’s academics and creative arts are among the best.

Three areas of study that have received special recognition include:

- Special Education & Rehabilitation

- Music

- Accounting

Special Education & Rehabilitation

Both programs in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation again ranked in the top 20 in the U.S. News & World Report Annual Survey of Graduate Programs in the United States. The department produces more special education licenses than any program in the state, and Master of Rehabilitation Counseling graduates have a 94% first-time pass rate on the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor exam (almost 20% higher than the national average).

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Discover Career Success Discover Career Success

“My internship with Obelis in Brussels, Belgium offered an exceptional environment for gaining international business experience. It changed the way I see the world of business by involving me with clients, products, and services from all over the globe. It truly gave me a global vision.”

Jesse Randall
’09 BA, Economics and Finance

Connect with Career Services to:

- Hire USU students and graduates for internship and permanent positions.

- Share your career success as an alumni mentor.

- Connect with your career coach for personalized assistance in your career search.

Visit Career Services at:  www.usu.edu/career; (435) 797-7777; University Inn, 102.

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Tips from Liberty Mutual, USU Alumni Association Affinity PartnerLiberty Mutual

Smart Plays for Summer Sports

Liberty Mutual’s Responsible Sports program recognizes the importance of educating youth who participate in summer sports about conditioning, hydration, nutrition, equipment and injury prevention. Taking the following precautions will help protect their health and well-being.

Conditioning: Before participating in organized sports, it’s important to see a doctor for a complete physical examination to determine your child’s fitness level.

Hydration: Although they rarely think about it until they’re thirsty, young people need continuous fluid replacement before, during and after practice, games and competitions. Buy several re-usable water bottles, and make it a habit to give one to your children as they leave the house and when you pick them up after practice.

Nutrition: Children need three balanced meals and snacks in between to fuel their activities, even on days without practice or games.

Equipment: Protective gear—such as helmets, pads and face masks— should be worn as appropriate and be free of cracks, rips and tears.

Injuries: If you’re attending a practice or game, it’s smart to bring along your own first aid kit, since preoccupied coaches often forget. Also consider getting certified in CPR, as you never know what kind of health emergencies might arise.

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Travel Opportunities

Wonders of China Tour: November 4-18, 2010 Wonders of China Tour

China is a vast land of history, beauty, and people. Join the Alumni Association in visiting the cities of Guilin, Xi’an, and Beijing. Pick a package based on your preference to visit one, two, or all three cities. Some of the highlights include: seeing the eighth world wonder - terracotta warriors, hiking on the Great Wall of China, and visiting Olympic venues!

Click here to download a brochure with complete details.

Prices (airfare included):
Guilin/Xi’an/Beijing: $2,199
Xi’an/Beijing: $1,599
Beijing Only: $1,099

Visit the Travel Page for more information.

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Civil War Battlefields with Dr. F. Ross Peterson: April 2011 Photo by Margan Zajdowicz

Next April, join USU Alumni and Dr. F. Ross Peterson on a tour of Civil War Battlefields and much more. Highlights include visiting the Washington, DC area; Gettysburg; and Colonial Williamsburg.

A native of Montpelier, Idaho, and a graduate of USU with a PhD from Washington State University, Dr. Peterson taught history for 33 years at USU. In 2004 he became President of Deep Springs College in California. He has returned to Utah State University where he currently serves as Vice President for Advancement. Dr. Peterson established a distinguished reputation as a teacher, scholar, and historical guide. He has led many tours to Civil War battlefields, the nation’s capital and numerous other historical areas. Each of his tours features great stories, amazing facts, humor, wonderful interaction with the sites, and a commitment to the history of the nation.

More information to come!

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Young Alumni River Trip: Summer 2011 Photo by Fernando Weberich

An adventure for every member of the family!

Next summer join with other young alumni (40 years of age and under), family, and friends for an exciting river trip.

This event is sure to be one of the highlights of your summer.

More information to come!

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Discover Mozambique: November 2011Photo Courtesty of The Carr Family

Discover the country of Mozambique. Spend 6 nights at Gorongosa National Park and 2 nights at a local resort.

One Aggie family from Idaho Falls, ID is busy making a difference in Mozambique. Brothers Ken, Steve, and Greg Carr have all become major contributors to the restoration of Gorongosa National Park. In 1999, Greg founded The Carr Foundation---a non-profit organization dedicated to "the environment, human rights, and the arts". The Carr Foundation has partnered with the Government of Mozambique to rebuild, restore, and preserve the 4,000 square kilometer park.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience Mozambique and Gorongosa National Park. More information to come!

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Class Notes Class Notes

Have you received a recent promotion or participated in a community event? Do you ever wonder what other Aggies from your graduating class are up to?

Sent By Notes
Jack Sheltmire
Graduation: 1968
Highlight:
Jack Sheltmire, who has directed the Center for Environmental and Outdoor Education at SUNY Cortland since 2000, will retire on June 30, 2010.
Jamilyn Manning-White
Graduation: 2006
Highlight:
Jamilyn Manning-White was recently chosen as one of 38 singers from more than 600 applicants to participate in Glimmerglass Opera's Young American Artists Program.
Greg Jeppesen
Graduation: 2001
Highlight:
Greg W. Jeppesen, CPA, has been promoted to Audit and Business Advisory Services Manager for Tanner LC, a professional audit, tax and consulting firm located in Salt Lake City.

Click here to add your own Class Note today!

Read all of the recent Class Notes to find out what's going on in the lives of successful Aggie Alumni everywhere!

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ATHLETICS

Current Schedules

 

USU 2010 Football Season Tickets On Sale NowSeason Tickets on Sale Now!

Utah State 2010 football season tickets are now available and fans can purchase these tickets over the phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or 435-797-0305, or in person at the USU Ticket Office at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Season tickets are also available on-line at www.utahstateaggies.com.

General admission season ticket packages start at just $60 for a Jr. Aggie (eighth grade and under) or $110.00 for an adult. A family of five can purchase a Family Plan (two adults, three Jr. Aggies, eighth grade and under) for only $330 for all six USU home games. All orders will be charged one $10 season processing fee.

Utah State has six home games in 2010, including a nationally-televised game on the ESPN network for the second-straight season, as the USU-BYU game on Friday, Oct. 1 will be televised by ESPN. USU's home-opener will kick off against Idaho State on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. (MT).

The Aggies will also host Fresno State on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. (MT) in USU's Western Athletic Conference opener. Utah State also hosts WAC foes Hawai'i on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. (MT) in USU's Homecoming game, along with New Mexico State on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. (MT) and Idaho on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. (MT).

For more ticket information, contact the USU Ticket Office at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, or by phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 (1-888-878-2831) or (435) 797-0305.

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Utah State's Erin Stratton Earns Academic All-American Accolades Erin Stratton

Utah State women's track and field student-athlete Erin Stratton was named to the third-team 2009-10 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America® Women's Track and Field and Cross Country Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and announced Thursday.

Stratton, a senior from Aurora, Colo., (Smoky Hill HS) has a 3.98 grade-point average in exercise science. During her USU career, she was a five-time Western Athletic Conference Indoor Champion in the 1,500m (2008), mile (2009), 3,000m (2009) and distance medley (2009, 2010). In all, she earned first-team all-WAC honors a total of 10 times and academic all-WAC honors eight times during her USU career.

"It's an honor, and it feels really good to be rewarded for being both a student and an athlete and for all the time and hard work that goes into both," Stratton said.

Stratton was the recipient of the Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in December of 2009 with a bachelor's degree in exercise science and a minor in psychology. She was the valedictorian of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department with a 3.98 cumulative grade point average. Stratton is currently taking graduate courses to prepare for her master's in physician assistant studies.

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USU Ranks Among Most Economically Efficient Athletic Departments in the Nation USU Athletics

For the second year in a row, Utah State has been nationally recognized as one of the most efficient Athletic Departments in the nation as it placed third for the Excellence in Management Cup, presented by Texas A&M's Laboratory for the Study of Intercollegiate Athletics (LSIA) it was announced Wednesday, July 7. USU won the national championship in 2009.

The purpose of the Excellence in Management Cup is to determine which athletic departments win the most championships while at the same time have the lowest expenses. Kent State won the national championship in 2010, followed by Western Kentucky, Utah State, Central Michigan and Middle Tennessee.

"I take great pride in the continued accomplishments of our student-athletes and coaches," said USU Director of Athletics Scott Barnes. "Finishing third nationally out of over 120 institutions confirms their dedication and talent. This award is one measure of the wonderful return on investment that our university community, students and stakeholders receive in exchange for their support of Aggie Athletics."

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108 USU Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-WAC Honors All-WAC Honors

The Western Athletic Conference announced its spring all-academic teams on Tuesday, along with its academic all-freshman/transfer teams, and Utah State had 108 student-athletes recognized as 47 earned all-academic team honors, while 61 more were named to the academic all-freshman/transfer team.

Utah State's 47 academic honorees from its spring sports were the most in the league as Fresno State and Idaho tied for second with 40, followed by New Mexico State (33), Louisiana Tech (31), Nevada (30), Boise State (27), Hawai'i (20), and San Jose State (18).

Utah State also had the most individuals honored in men's outdoor track and field (16) and women's outdoor track and field (15), while men's golf tied for top honors in that sport with three student-athletes honored.

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