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Summer 2015

On Best Days and Turning Truly Big Ships

The Energized Journey of President Stan Albrecht, a Decade In

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The Rutkowski family

Never Be the Same

Aria Rutkowski's time with her family was too short; the pull she had on her nurses maybe too profound. Now, Utah STate University is realizing - once again - it will likely never be the same ... because of Aria, because of her nurses and because of an exceptional family who cherished them both.


Michael Royer

Coming Up Rubies

USU student Michael Royer chases 'the best day ever' as heir apparent to the nation's oldest heli-skiing outfit. Assistan professor and past TEDxUSU speaker Matthew D. LaPlante is offering us all a chance to climb in the chopper, buckle up, and float along on Royer's life-shifting ride.


USU Footbal player Kevin Curtis

A Team

There are six inductees headed to Utah State University Athletics Hall of Fame this September and in a recent interview, one of them actually said, "I'm probably the least athletic person that will ever be inducted into an athletic hall of fame."