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    VOLUME 8 | ISSUE 10 October 2010     

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HIGHLIGHTS

USU Alumni Spotlight - Konrad Mathesius Konrad

Diverse doesn’t begin to describe Konrad Mathesius – a man who has lived in Tajikistan, Germany, Spain, Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, and the United States. Not to mention, dual citizenship in the United States and Australia. Even his Facebook photo albums reek of culture, travel, and experience. Oh, and he’s only 26 years old.

Growing up in Logan, UT, Konrad always had an itch to see the world. Although he packed his worn-in Aggie sweatshirt with his belongings, Konrad didn’t expect his Utah State roots to follow him in his world travels.  However, we don’t say “Once an Aggie, Always an Aggie” without reason.  

After graduating from Logan high school, Konrad spent a year doing an exchange program in Germany before officially enrolling at Utah State in 2004. While on campus he spent a great amount of time befriending scores of international students. Even still, Konrad craved to experience new adventures and different societies through international travel. That soon came in the form of a scholarship to spend a year studying abroad in Yokohama, Japan. It was at a small-scale punk concert in Tokyo that Konrad first heard, “nice sweatshirt” in reference to, as he put it, the ‘UTAH STATE’ emblazoned across his chest.

A year later, Konrad returned to Utah State and graduated in 2006 with his bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in Asian studies. After a short training program, Konrad taught English in the South Korean countryside for six months before moving to Australia. There he attended Australian National University, where he graduated with a master’s degree in political science in 2009.

Upon returning overseas, Konrad said, “The sweatshirt attracted similar attention to that in Japan.” To his surprise, he was experiencing the first hand the adage that “Aggies are everywhere”. Everywhere from Seville to North Korea, people would frequently remark “nice sweatshirt” or “You’re from Logan?!” Unprepared for this type of recognition and response, Konrad mentioned, “ I began to feel like a member of a brotherhood that I had never really asked to be in.”

Perspective and time often enrich our previous experiences. After having lived in numerous places around the world, Utah State was looking like a good place to be. Konrad shared his feelings about USU, “Our University is underrated. Our professors and staff work hard to open up competitive opportunities. Our departments provide the necessary skills and training to develop students in a variety of fields. The extra-curricular is equally impressive: our enthusiasm for Aggie basketball is unmatched and there is always something going on over the weekends. For all of this, our tuition is very reasonable.” His hometown also gained favorable light in his eyes. After all, in Logan, “usually the greatest danger with leaving your bike out is it getting rained on.”

Last year, Konrad moved to Urumqi, China to teach English. During his stay, ethnic riots broke out causing Konrad to lose his job. Undeterred by this perceivable misfortune, he hopped on his bike and began to ride west to Istanbul. On the way, he paused to pass three weeks in Iran before continuing his travels via the Orient Express. Why not, right? Currently, Konrad is living in Dushanbe, Tajikistan working as an intern for the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia.

A well-seasoned traveler and international resident, Konrad is only at the start of his journey. Even though he only returns to his hometown for occasional visits, his view of Logan and Utah State University have evolved. In reference to a recent trip home to Utah, Konrad encompassed his new outlook with these words, “Completely satisfied with the opportunities it has given me, I snuggle down into my washed out and well-worn Utah State sweatshirt, I’m going home.” No matter where he resides in the future, Konrad will forever be an Aggie.

Spotlight by Clarissa Fidler

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*Aggie Homecoming Weekend*USU Homecoming 2010

Register online now for all of the Aggie Homecoming Weekend activities including the Football Game, All Aggie Homecoming Reception and Pre-game Party!

Click here to see who's coming!

Homecoming online registration will close on Wednesday October 20th at 5:00 p.m. MST.

Join us for many of our favorite Aggie traditions such as True Aggie Night, the Homecoming Dance and Homecoming Parade at this year's Aggie Homecoming Weekend: October 22-23. We will be including some of last year's most popular events as well as some new events that are sure to become favorites.

Visit the Homecoming website at: http://www.usu.edu/homecoming for complete details.

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Featured Alumni Benefit - USU Alumni Print StorePrint Store

Featured BenefitIt’s time to celebrate the grand opening of the USU Alumni Association Print Store Website!

Ordering personalized occasion cards, announcements or thank you notes is as easy as a few clicks. With your purchase from the store a portion of the proceeds will benefit the USU Alumni Association.

Celebrate the grand opening and save 10% off your order through November 30 by entering GRAND10 at checkout.

Show your pride today at:  www.usualumniprintstore.com.

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Old Main Society Honored Significant Alumni Old Main Society

The Utah State University Old Main Society recognized individuals with three of its most prestigious awards Saturday, Oct. 9, during annual Old Main Society activities on campus.

The university honored Fred and Sharon Hunsaker with the Spirit of Old Main award. Gene and Ruth Miller received the Spirit of Old Main Emeriti award. And, Paul and Rebecca Parkinson were honored with the Spirit of Old Main-New Generation award.

The Spirit of Old Main Award is bestowed for lifetime achievements and loyalty to the university. A new award given this year was the Spirit of Old Main Emeriti Award, which honors faculty or staff of the university who have also shown exemplary dedication and contribution. The Spirit of Old Main-New Generation award is given to a person or couple who the university recognizes as the “next generation” of Aggies.

The Old Main Society was established in 1967 to recognize alumni and friends whose support makes possible the fulfillment of Utah State’s mission. Membership represents the pinnacle of recognition for those who express their belief in the institution through significant philanthropic support.

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2010 Senior Gift Dedicated Bike Rack

On Tuesday, October 05, a dedication ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of the new covered bike rack north of the Natural Resources building. The bike rack was donated by USU facilities and the 2010 Senior Gift. Tessa Goodall, the 2011 Student Giving Chair, conducted the event and spoke of the importance of giving “your gift and leaving your legacy at the University that gave you such a good experience and education”.

Nat Frazer, the Dean of Natural Resources and also the Chair of the Sustainability Council, stated, “This new covered bike rack is a symbol of the future! It represents preserving air quality by riding our bikes and making one’s self more sustainable by being more healthy.”

Adam Christensen, a USU Senior and the Program Coordinator for Aggie Blue Bikes, also said some inspiring words.  “Now, one covered bike parking rack is hardly an accommodation, nor is it enough to leverage a culture of sustainable transportation, but it is a start.  The vision is caught, and that is good news!”

Thanks to Amber Neil, the 2010 Student Giving Chair, for overseeing the Senior Gift Program last year, and Jordy Guth along with the rest of the USU Facilities Staff.  A speical thanks to all of the seniors of 2010 that donated!  Your gift is much appreciated and being put to good use.

For more information about the Senior Gift program visit www.usu.edu/seniorgift.

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USU Admissions Office Open Houses & ReceptionsAdmsissions

The USU Admissions Office bringing a taste of Utah State University to you... literally! Apply online before you come, and bring your transcript and ACT or SAT scores to the open house. If you qualify, you will be awarded an academic scholarship on the spot. Enjoy some famous Aggie Ice Cream while you mingle with current students, faculty, and alumni. We can't wait to see you there! Go Aggies!!!

Learn about majors in all eight colleges.

Apply for admission and bring complete transcripts.

Receive any academic scholarship you qualify for on the spot.

Talk with experts on housing, financial aid, honors, and student life.

Win some Utah State gear.

Enjoy some Famous Aggie Ice Cream!

Visit www.usu.edu/admissions/openhouse/ for dates and details.

Open Houses

  • Utah
  • Idaho
  • Wyoming
  • Nevada

Receptions

  • Illinois
  • Colorado
  • California

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Sustaining Members Discount for Aggie Athletics Events - Updated!

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Nothing is better than being in the stands cheering for your Aggies! Discount tickets are available for these select USU athletics events. To receive the sustaining member discounts, you must show your sustaining member card when you purchase your tickets. To purchase tickets online, request the codes here. Online codes will be emailed after sustaining membership is verified. May not be combined with any other offer. Subject to availability.

◊ $10 general admission football tickets for the 11/6 vs. New Mexico State home game

◊ $10 game tickets for men’s basketball home games:

◊ 11/27 vs. Northeastern

◊ 12/21 vs. Idaho State

◊ 50% discount on all women’s athletics tickets or 50% off women’s sport pass during the 2010-2011 Season.

For details and game times, visit www.utahstateaggies.com or call the Ticket Office at (888) 878-2831.

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Back to the Buzzer

Buzzer

USU Song Leaders and Cheerleaders in the 1964 Homecoming Parade.

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

Aggie Homecoming Weekend 2010

Utah State's Homecoming weekend is October 22-23, 2010.

Come back to campus and join us for many of your favorite Aggie traditions such as the Homecoming Parade, True Aggie Night, and the Homecoming Dance. The Homecoming football game will be played against Hawaii on Saturday, October 23 at Romney Stadium at 3:00 pm.

Click here to see who's coming!

Visit the Homecoming website to find out more!

Click here to register online.

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All Aggie Homecoming Reception

A new event added to this year's schedule is the All Aggie Homecoming Reception on Friday evening. This is the meeting place for all Aggies!  Join us for food, entertainment and a no-host bar at Hamilton’s Steak & Seafood. Come reunite with classmates and meet this year’s Homecoming honorees, then hit the town and visit your favorite Logan hang-outs.

2010 Homecoming honorees:
Alumni of the Year - Gary & Marjorie Anderson & Margaret Anderson
Distinguished Young Alumna - Ms. Joey Blanch
Grand Marshals - 1960 & 1961 Football Teams

Date: October 22, 2010 - Friday

Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Location: Hamilton's Steak & Seafood, 2427 N. Main Street, Logan  Map

Cost: $15 per person and $12 for children 12 yrs and younger

 

Dignitaries' Breakfast

Enjoy a pleasant breakfast held in honor of our Homecoming Grand Marshal, Alumni of the Year, and the Distinguished Young Alumna

Date: October 23, 2010 - Saturday

Time: 7:45 am

Location: Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom of the Taggart Student Center

Cost: $15.00 per person

 

Homecoming Parade

Everyone loves a parade!  Join us for this time-honored tradition on Main Street in Logan.

Date: October 23, 2010 - Saturday

Time: 10:00 am

Location: 100 South to 800 North, Main Street, Logan

Parade Entries: On-campus entries are FREE before October 8, $25 after.
Off-campus entries are $25 before October 8, $50 after. 

Registration: Register online here.

 

Pre-Game Party

Everyone will enjoy this fun Pre-Game Party sponsored by the Young Alumni Association. The central meeting spot for all those coming to the game including the Aggie Spirit Squad, Multicultural Alumni, Young Alumni, Golden Aggies and more! Activities available for all ages and are FREE

Date: October 23, 2010 - Saturday

Time: 12:30 pm

Location: West Parking Lot of Romney Stadium---a central meeting spot for everyone coming to the game

Cost: Tickets to the food concession area are $6 per person in advance, $8 at the pre-game party.

 

Football Game vs. Hawaii

Cheer on the Aggies at the Homecoming Football Game as they take on the Rainbow Warriors of the University of Hawaii in Romney Stadium. Be sure to wear your Aggie Blue & Fighting White!

Date: October 23, 2010 - Saturday

Time: 3:05 pm

Location: Romney Stadium  Map

Cost: General Admission tickets are $17 through the ticket office at 1-888-USTATE-1 or at the stadium on game day.

 

For complete details, visit the Homecoming website: www.usu.edu/homecoming.

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Tooele County Aggie Benefit Night with Dr. Stephen R. Covey Dr. Stephen R. Covey

Join other Aggies and community members for dinner, silent auction, merit citation award, Keynote Speech, and Aggie Ice Cream. Proceeds will go towards the USU Scholarship Fund, which will assist deserving students from Tooele County.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of the acclaimed book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" and co-founder of Franklin Covey International, will address the topic "Leadership is a Choice, not a Position!"

Date: November 4, 2010 - Thursday

Time:

5:30-6:00 pm Silent Auction Preview
6:00-7:15 pm Dinner with Dr. Covey and
                    Merit Citation Award - Terry Linares, School District Superintendent
7:15 pm Seating starts for Keynote Speech
7:30 pm Keynote Speech & Aggie Ice Cream

Location: Tooele Community Learning Center, 211 South Tooele Blvd., Tooele (behind the USU Regional Campus - Tooele, access from 1100 West and 200 North)

Cost:
Dinner, keynote speech & Aggie ice cream: $35
          Keynote speech & Aggie ice cream: $10 ($12 at the door)

RSVP: By October 27. Register online here.

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Phoenix Aggie Family BBQPhoenix BBQ

Come and enjoy an Aggie Family BBQ! We will be holding a raffle for Aggie prizes at 12:15 pm. All money from the raffle goes directly to the Arizona Chapter Scholarship Fund.

Date: November 13, 2010

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Riverview Park, Ramada #1 - 2100 W 8th St in Mesa, near Dobson and the 202 (convenient parking in the north parking lot)

Cost: $5 per person or $20 per family - Includes hamburgers, hot dogs, and Aggie Ice Cream.

RSVP: By November 8. Online registration coming soon!

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Tip-off Parties - Save the DateSave the Date

Mark your calendars for the first tip-off parties of the 2010-2011 basketball season!

USU Men's Basketball vs. Denver

Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Game Time: 7:05 p.m. MT

 

USU Men's Basketball vs. Georgetown

Date: Saturday, December 4, 2010

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CONNECTIONS

Alumni Print Directory - Available in November USU Alumni Print Directory

The Utah State University Alumni Today print directory will be released this November.

This comprehensive volume will include current names and academic information, as well as business, professional, residential and family information for consenting alumni. The new 2010 edition will also list alumni by geographic location with a career category for networking purposes. The print directory also includes photos uploaded by alumni in a Through the Years section and a What's Been Happening essay by alumni who opt to include biographical information.

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

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The Youngtimers Alumni Reunion Youngtimers 1968

THE YOUNGTIMERS were a sensational singing group similar to The 5th Dimension that Utah State University created in 1966 to travel to high schools throughout Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming, to acquaint students with and encourage them to attend Utah State. They were directed by Richard Watkins and Jackie Fullmer.

After hearing THE YOUNGTIMERS perform at Sun Valley in the Summer of 1968, Paul Harvey commented on his news show that "The Youngtimers have the mountains ringing with their singing." Signing a contract with a New York agent, THE YOUNGTIMERS performed concerts at military bases, colleges, and universities from Washington state in the West to Vermont and New Jersey in the East and to Louisiana and Texas in the South, with many shows in between in the Midwest states. In the Fall of 1969 THE YOUNGTIMERS sacrificed a quarter of their education to represent the University on a USO tour to Greenland, Iceland, Labrador, and New Foundland.

On September 18th, 2010, prior to the USU vs. Fresno State football game, 40 years since they last performed together, members of THE YOUNGTIMERS Jan Benson, Mike Christiansen, Katherine Mather Christiansen, Ellen Rasmuson Collins, Clark England, Marie Skidmore England, Kathy Stock Gosnell, Roger Jones, Sharyl Hill Malouf, Ken Riches, Judy Allen Skidmore, Fred Thompson, Mary Frances Elwood Toone, Dennis Yeates,and directors Richard Watkins and Jackie Fullmer, met at the David Haight Alumni Center for a reception and luncheon.

Pictured: The Youngtimers, 1968


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Aggie-to-Aggie RecapAggie to Aggie

Aggies from the Salt Lake Area were able to reconnect during this year's first Aggie-to-Aggie Luncheon. On September 17, these Aggie professionals gathered to share some Aggie Ice Cream and ideas about how to further their careers. The speaker for this event was business owner Jason Budge. He graduated from Utah State in 2002 and is now the owner of Shelf Reliance, a company that specializes in food storage, storage rotation, and emergency preparedness products.

Budge told several antidotes about his adventures as a business owner including the story of The Infamous Blimp, a marketing scheme gone awry. The main theme of his presentation was to inspire his fellow Aggies. He gave advice on how to be successful, whatever your venture may be. Budge encouraged those in attendance to put full effort into everything they pursue.

He echoed F. Enzio Busche�s advice, "Be not so much concerned about what you do, but do what you do with all your heart, might, and strength. In thoroughness is satisfaction." The Luncheon was a success as the Aggies who came enjoyed networking with one another and gaining insights on how to be happy with their success. The next Aggie-to-Aggie event will be in February, sponsored by the Young Alumni . If you would like to be involved or for more information contact Young Alumni Presidents, Jon and Michelle Dunfield.

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Merit Citations

Gwen Haws - Award Presented on September 16, 2010Gwen Haws

A native of Honeyville, Utah, Gwen Hunsaker Haws is a woman who loves the written word and has spent over 60 years in publishing. While attending Utah State University, she developed her talents for writing and publishing through involvement in various campus organizations. Gwen was the associate editor for Student Life and editor of the Scribble, an English Department periodical for student writing. While earning her degree in Journalism, Gwen also encouraged other students to distinguish themselves in writing while serving as president of Lambda Rho, a women’s journalism honorary society. Her academic pursuits at Utah State led her to many prestigious jobs in the field of educational publishing.

After graduating in 1943 Gwen used her talents to aid the U.S military during World War II by editing a U.S. Navy base publication from 1943-45. Following her job with the military Gwen went on to hold editorial positions with the University of Minnesota, Iowa State University and Cornell University. She returned to her alma mater to earn her master’s degree in Communications in 1965, and then Gwen and her husband, Austin, moved to Bolivia where she taught journalism and English at the American School of La Paz. In 1971 Gwen came back to her alma mater to work as University Editor and director of Publication Design and Production. After retiring from Utah State in 1987, Gwen founded her own publishing company. Gwen’s talents in publication also led her to write a book entitled “History of Abraham Hunsaker and his Family,” and her current publication pursuits have led her to compile three family ancestral history books. Gwen attributes her success to her love for writing and recording historical events.


Ajit Sivansankaran Nair - Award Presented on September 17, 2010Ajit Nair

Ajit Nair is a man whose success in business has earned him notice around the world. As a native of Mumbai, the financial and commercial capital of India, Ajit was able to see firsthand what great business savvy can achieve. Living in a city of economic prosperity, it’s no wonder that Ajit developed a love for business. After graduating from Bombay University with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, he set his sights on information technology. He completed his education at Utah State University, earning his masters degree in Business Administration in 1996. From then on, his business expertise and information experience helped him become hugely successful in the field of information technology.

In 1998, Ajit founded Aces International as a systems integration firm. The company flourished under Ajit’s management and received international notice. A few years later Ajit sold the company to begin another, ProV International. Since its founding, ProV International has grown phenomenally and earned Ajit many awards and recognitions. In 2006 he was honored as the Best Management Information Systems and Information Technology Executive at the International Business Awards and was a finalist for the Best Executive Award at the American Business Awards. As an experienced businessman, Ajit remains dedicated to providing superior information technology and excellent customer service to companies around the world. ProV International conducts business in India, the Philippines and the United Kingdom and his business pursuits have also led him to be an active member of The Indus Entrepreneurs a group of successful Indian entrepreneurs who focus on ideas to grow businesses and contribute back to their communities. He has been successful in giving back to the community during his extensive philanthropic efforts, focusing recently on orphanages in his native India. As a Utah State alumnus, Mr. Nair tries to hire as many fellow graduates as possible as a way to give back to his alma mater.


Arsalan and Sholeh Dadkhah - Award Presented on September 24, 2010Dadkhahs

Arsalan and Sholeh Dadkhah are two Utah State alumni who give credit to the university and continue to show their Aggie pride. Arsalan Dadkhah is a Doctor of engineering, a degree he earned at Utah State. His achievements in the field of engineering have shed a good light on the university and himself. He began his academic career by earning a Bachelors of Science degree from Iran College of Science and Technology. As a student of engineering he chose to attend Utah State University for both his masters and PhD. With his doctorate he eventually became the president and owner of D-Max engineering Inc.

While helping Southern Californians with water quality and environmental services, his wife, Sholeh helps the San Diego community in another way. Sholeh also attended Utah State for its Masters program. She graduated in Special Education. Her expertise in the field of special education led her to a career in physical therapy. Her education at Utah State proved to be benefit to her local community as well. Arsalan and Sholeh both are members of the Association of Iranian American Professionals. And both have served as President of its board of directors. The Dadkhah’s continue to make Utah State a part of their lives by hosting alumni events and making the effort to visit
the university as well.

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Discover Career Success Discover Career Success

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

Five Tips for Online Safety

The Internet is fertile territory for criminals who devise devious methods to exploit unsuspecting Web users. But by taking these five important precautions, you can keep your finances and personal information safe.

  1. Guard your private data. Don’t transmit social security, credit card or bank account routing numbers via email. Make purchases only over secure Web sites, indicated by a lock icon on your browser’s status bar or a URL beginning with “https.” Reconsider doing business with a company lacking a privacy policy.
  2. Use passwords effectively. Don’t share them or keep them in plain view. Avoid common words, and names and birthdays of family and friends. Use a combination of letters and numbers in both upper and lower case. Change your password every 90 days and consider using a different password for each of your online accounts.
  3. Secure your browser and email applications. Check the Tools or Options menus for built-in security and privacy features. Regularly update security software patches. Filter spam out of your email inbox. Never open an attachment in an email from an unknown sender.
  4. Install protective software. Turn on automatic update to download the most recent virus “antidotes.” Put up a firewall that blocks hackers from tampering with your information.
  5. Beware of “phishing.” Never respond to an email requiring that you update or validate account information under threat of dire consequences. No legitimate company would make this request. Instead, forward the email to spam@uce.gov and report it to the company being impersonated.

For more information, please visit us at www.libertymutual.com/usualumni. © 2009 Liberty Mutual Group.  All rights reserved.

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Share Photos with the Utah State Flickr Group

Show your Aggie pride by sharing your USU related pictures on the Utah State Flickr group! We recently added pictures from USU vs. BYU game!

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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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

Did you earn a degree from USU? Keep the tradition alive! 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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Civil War Battlefields with Dr. F. Ross Peterson: April 9-15, 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 much more!

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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Explore Gorongosa National Park: September 2011Photo Courtesty of The Carr Family

Explore Gorongosa National Park in beautiful Mozambique!

One Aggie family from Idaho Falls, ID is busy making a difference in Mozambique. Brothers Ken, Steve, and Greg Carr have 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 Gorongosa National Park.

Click here for a brochure with complete details and itinerary.

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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?

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 2010 Football Guide

 

Utah State Has Possession Of The Old Wagon Wheel Wagon Wheel

Trophy Returns To Logan After Aggies' 31-16 Win Over BYU Friday

For the first time since 1993, Utah State has possession of the Old Wagon Wheel, as the traveling trophy returned to Logan on Tuesday and was presented to the team after practice.

Since 1948 the winner of the in-state game takes home a wagon wheel that records the winner of the each game. The wagon wheel has been in BYU's possession since 1994, as Friday's 31-16 Aggie victory over the Cougars was USU's first win in the series since 1993, snapping a 10-game losing skid to BYU. The Cougars now lead the all-time series, 43-34-4. The wheel has plaques with the score from each USU-BYU game since 1948 around the rim.

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Utah State Men's Basketball to Have at Least Seven Games Televised on ESPN During the 2010-11 Season Basketball

USU will appear on ESPN2 three times, ESPNU three times and ESPN Regional once during the regular season.

The Western Athletic Conference announced its 2010-11 men's basketball ESPN television schedule Tuesday and Utah State will be one of its most featured teams as it will appear on the ESPN family of networks a minimum of seven times throughout the season.

Among its seven games on the ESPN family of networks, three will be on ESPN2 including one in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum when Utah State hosts Nevada on Wednesday, Feb. 2. USU will also have two road games on ESPN2 as it plays at Idaho and New Mexico State on Wednesday, Feb. 9 and Wednesday, Mar. 3, respectively. All games on ESPN2 will begin at 9 p.m. (MT).

Utah State will also have three of its games televised on ESPNU as it plays at Georgetown on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. (MT), at Nevada on Saturday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. (MT) and hosts New Mexico State on Saturday, Jan. 22 at 9 p.m. USU's other regular season appearance on ESPN will be a regional broadcast from Louisiana Tech on Saturday, Mar. 5 at 5 p.m. (MT).

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Utah State Gymnastics Announces 2011 Schedule gymnastics

Utah State head gymnastics coach Jeff Richards released the Aggies' 2011 schedule, which consists of 11 regular-season meets with five at home.

USU, which is entering its sixth season in the Western Athletic Conference, will face each of its five conference foes at least once, as well as each in-state opponent at least once. The Aggies will face opponents from five different conferences, but the farthest they will travel during the regular season is Sacramento, Calif. and Boise, Idaho.

"We are glad to be keeping our schedule regional this season," Richards said, noting that the team traveled to New Hampshire and Central Michigan last season.

Utah State will face four teams ranked in the top 25 of last season's final Troester/Women's Gymnastics National Poll, in No. 6 Utah, No. 17 Southern Utah, No. 18 Boise State, No. 20 Arizona and No. 24 Iowa State.

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