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Tuition paying immediate dividends By SETH R. HAWKINS editor in chief
The price may have gone up, but the increased value of an education and degree from the College of Business will be well worth it and can already be seen, COB Dean Douglas D. Anderson said. After one semester with differential tuition in effect in the COB, Anderson said the money has already been put to use hiring new teachers, making improvements to the Business building and providing increased hands-on learning opportunities for COB students. “Our pledge is to make sure that we add more value than we add cost,” Anderson said. “Nobody likes to see costs go up. But if you know you’re getting greater value for your money, it’s something you can recognize in the long run as a very valuable investment.” A closer look at issues The investment affecting USU Anderson speaks of is what he terms the brand value of a USU degree. He said as the COB improves the quality of education, the value of a degree from USU will also improve. “There’s no question that these investments are making a stronger College of Business, and that means their degree is going to be worth more,” Anderson said. “That’s really why I think people understand why this is necessary. Because at the end of the day if your degree depreciates, then what have you got? This is absolutely essential to securing and building the value of the band of the College of Business at Utah State University. College of Business Senator Edward Norton said the increased brand value can be thought of like a degree from Harvard. “If you have a degree from Harvard, you can show that now and get a lot of credit and a lot of credibility toward that,” Norton said. “But in the long run, as I realized as the College of Business continues to improve and as I
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Differential tuition is being used to hire teachers, enhance students’ learning experiences and make improvements to the Business building. Statesman photo illustration
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Procter and Gamble facility to be built New Box Elder County facility to generate jobs, economy statewide
USU veterans share their experiences in the armed forces. Page 5
Sports Aggies throw game away in Ogden, suffer first loss of the season. Page 9
By ALISON BAUGH senior writer
After building facilities outside the United States for 30 years, Procter & Gamble has decided to return, this time in Box Elder County. Work on a new facility will begin in 2008 with completion expected in 2010. While the company didn’t have a contract with the state until the summer of 2007, they have been working with Economic Development Corporation of Utah since 2006 said Tauni Everett,
director of communications for EDCUtah. The facility will have a division of family care and will manufacture products for Charmin and Bounty, with Puffs Tissues at a later date, Everett said. P&G has estimated that about 300 jobs will be created at the beginning, with more to come. The jobs are expected to have wages of more than 200 percent of Box Elder County’s median, Everett said. “This is good all around,” Everett said. “Residents will make more in salaries, and the state will have more money to build infrastructures.”
“Utah can take pride in the fact P&G has chosen to locate its newest manufacturing plant here,” Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman said. “This decision by P&G again validates the dynamic economy which Utah and its citizens are experiencing.” Having worked with P&G for a few years, Everett said they were looking for somewhere they could build their best plant, their flagship. She said she believes it is the residents of Utah and Box Elder County that drew the company particularly to this site. “The people are very hard-working and industrious,” Everett said.
Opinion “Maybe instead of being outlandish, we could just board up the windows and wait the storm out. There are only two more possible losses for the football team. The Aggie men are going to get better. The Aggie women are going to get better.” Page 13
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The facility will be located near Corrinne, which also has facilities for Malt-O-Meal, West Liberty Foods and Wal-Mart distribution. “We are very excited about the beginning of this long-term relationship with the state of Utah and Box Elder County,” said Matthew Donthneir, human resources manager for the new site. “We anticipate great opportunities to leverage the local work force and culture, to provide superior products to our customers in the Western U.S. This is a partnership where we will both win big.” –firstname.lastname@example.org
Student wins gold in Special Olympics By LINDSAY ANDERSON staff writer
A USU special needs student won a gold medal in the 400-meter dash in the 2007 Summer Special Olympics World Games in Shanghai, China in October. “It was amazing,” Elizabeth Leatham said of her experience. “It was a really good experience to go somewhere that I’d never been before.” Leatham, a student involved with USU’s Project Postsecondary Education, Employment and Research, which is an organization focused on the interaction of special education students, said she was randomly selected, along with seven other athletes, to be chosen to participate in this year’s world games, which took place Oct. 2-11. Leatham said she participated and received a medal in During Aki Matsuri, a Japanese fall festival hosted by USU’s Japan Club, a girl tried to three events, taking fifth place in the long jump, fourth catch gold fish with a tissue paper net. Photo courtesy of Japan Club place in the relay race and first place in the 400-meter dash. Along with participating in her Special Olympic events, Leatham said she got to experience Chinese culture, including trying ethnic foods, watching Chinese dancers and participating in various Chinese art projects. Kerry Done, a post-high special education teacher who works with Leatham at Project PEER, said, “It is a good experience for them to see that everyone is the same everywhere you go in this great big world.” Leona Eli, USU exchange student major The Special Olympics World Games take place every By LINDSAY ANDERSON ing in economics and accounting, said the staff writer takoyaki was “really true to Japanese culture,” two years, the next being the winter games, to be held in Boise, Idaho, Leatham said. as well as the goldfish catching game, which The USU Japan Club held the Japanese fall involves a net made of tissue paper to catch the “If I get chosen again, I would like to go,” Leatham said. festival, Aki Matsuri, at the Lundstrom Center fish. The goal of the game is to catch as many Leatham is not the only student from Project PEER Saturday night. fish as possible before the tissue paper breaks. involved in Special Olympics programs. Throughout the night, there was face paint- Devin Rowley, president of the Japan Club, “I would say four to five of our students participate year ing, origami, goldfish catching, sword dancing said the club is not really formal. round,” Done said. and various Japanese foods available, includ “The program here in Utah is really well-run, and “We just throw on activities that anyone ing yaki imo (Japanese sweet potato), chocolate can come to and that bring Japanese culture well-funded, and the kids have a variety of opportunibananas, yakitori (chicken) and takoyaki (octopus balls). - See JAPAN, page 3 - See GOLD, page 3
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Highway Patrol has busy week during fall harvest
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Utah Highway Patrol troopers had a busy week, confiscating hundreds of pounds of marijuana as drug traffickers try to move the illegal fall harvest across the country. During a three-day span last week, UHP officers arrested 19 people and confiscated more than $2 million in drugs in Summit County alone. “Thursday night, they had four stops within four hours,” Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Steve Winward said. Interstate highways are popular routes to ship drugs, which are often disguised or hidden in an effort to throw off police during traffic stops. UHP is trying to keep as little contraband as possible from making it through Utah along Interstate 80. Officers trained specifically to search for drugs pulled over hundreds of vehicles for traffic violations between Tuesday and Friday. Sixteen of the stops resulted in 213 pounds of confiscated marijuana, 55 pounds of cocaine and about $11,000 in cash. The drugs were found in garbage bags, hidden in spare tires and in not-quite secret compartments. “One tried to mask the smell of the marijuana by putting it in containers of grease,” Winward said. “Drug transporters are getting more and more savvy and are trying to conceal drugs in compartments.”
Utah liquor laws to face possible changes SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – State liquor regulators are scheduled to discuss possible changes to ease some of Utah’s alcohol laws and hear public comments about new labeling for flavored malt beverages. Commissioner Bobbie Coray said loosening the state law that limits what can be served over the bar at a restaurant is on the agenda for the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission meeting Thursday, but will be postponed until commissioners can spend more time on it. “That should be something we discuss and do right,” Coray said. The so-called “Zion Curtain” law keeps servers from passing food and drinks to customers over the bar at restaurants licensed to serve liquor and wine. Customers who have ordered food can be served at their table. And bars are often lined with a clear, glass partition that does little to hide what is on the other side.
Broadway stage hands remained on strike for a second day, reaffirming their commitment Sunday to remain off the job until producers start acting “honorably” at the negotiating table. The workers are asking to get some respect when negotiating. AP photo
Broadway workers on strike over pay NEW YORK (AP) – It was a second day of dark Broadway theaters and disappointed audiences as striking stagehands reaffirmed their commitment Sunday to remain off the job until producers started acting “honorably” at the negotiating table. James J. Claffey Jr., president of Local One, said the League of American Theatres and Producers needs to make a “constructive” adjustment to its counter offers. “We want respect at the table,” he said at a somber news conference. “If there’s no respect, they will not see Local One at the table. The lack of respect is something we are not going to deal with.” Twenty-seven shows remained closed Sunday, the day after stagehands went on strike, shutting down such popular productions as “Wicked,” ‘’The Phantom of the Opera,” ‘’Hairspray,” ‘’Jersey Boys” and “Mamma Mia!” Among the shows canceled Sunday was a gala 10th-year anniversary performance of “The Lion King,” although a party celebrating the Disney musical’s decade-long run was still being held. Producers of “August: Osage County,” a play by Tracy Letts from Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company, said they may postpone its scheduled Nov. 20 opening. And the producers have offered to pay for the cast members’ return to Chicago during the work stoppage. Pickets again walked quietly in front of the struck theaters around Times Square, and few pedestrians were seen on normally crowded side streets in the area. Eight shows, which have separate
contracts with the union, remained open and did strong, often sold-out business on Saturday, a two-performance day. Among the attractions still running are “Young Frankenstein,” ‘’Mary Poppins,” ‘’Xanadu” and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” as well as four shows “Pygmalion,” ‘’The Ritz,” ‘’Mauritius” and “Cymbeline” — playing at nonprofit theaters. The same-day discount tickets booths in Times Square and at the South Street Seaport remained open, serving the Broadway shows unaffected by the walkout as well as all offBroadway productions, which were up and running. On Sunday, there were lines at the Times Square location, but it was not as crowded as usual. A sign said there were no Broadway shows available and suggested off-Broadway options. Perry Welch, in town from Seattle, was in line hoping to get tickets to “The Fantasticks” or “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” “We had tickets for ‘Rent,’ (but) that’s not going to happen,” he said. No new negotiations have been scheduled between the union and the league, and resumption of talks appears uncertain. Mayor Michael Bloomberg again offered his assistance on Sunday, saying “the city will do everything it can to help (reach an agreement).” But both sides are standing firm, however. “We’re fighting for our lives,” Claffey said at the news conference. “We’re fighting for the people out there, the middle class. A middle-class job we’re trying to protect.” On Saturday, Charlotte St. Martin’s
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BOSTON (AP) –The Roman Catholic priest accused of stalking talk show host Conan O’Brien was admitted to a hospital for evaluation Saturday after briefly going missing. The Rev. David Ajemian was reported missing by his father at about 3:15 p.m. after he had not been seen O’BRIEN for nearly three hours, police said in a statement. Police were told that Ajemian’s “mental health may be of concern.” He returned to his parents’ home in Boston at about 7 p.m. and voluntarily went to a hospital, police said. Ajemian, 46, was arrested in New York City while trying to enter a taping of “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” despite being warned to stay away by NBC security personnel, prosecutors said Wednesday. He is charged with aggravated stalking and harassment. A judge Friday found him fit to stand trial despite a psychological condition. Ajemian, who allegedly began writing O’Brien in September 2006, has been placed on leave by the Boston Archdiocese. He was removed in June from his last posting at St. Patrick Parish in Stoneham after two years. Ajemian attended Harvard University at the same time as O’Brien, but it is unclear whether the two crossed paths there. NEW YORK (AP) – If it weren’t for her mother, Alicia Keys might have a radically different image. Keys, who has a new album titled “As I Am,” says that when she was trying to choose a professional name she went through a dictionary and stopped on the word “wild.” She tells Newsweek in the magazine’s Nov. 19 issue that she asked her mother how Alicia Wild sounded to her. “She said “It sounds like you’re a stripper,’” Keys said. After that, she decided to use Keys.
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Campus celebrate diversity this week Briefs By USU Media Relations
Diversity Week is Nov. 12-16 at USU, and activities are under the direction of Sonny Bryant, vice president for diversity and organizations for the Associated Students of USU. Diversity Week is important to the students at USU, Bryant said. His office in the student government organization was established several years ago. One of the charges was to head an organized diversity week on campus, with a focus on cultural diversity. “We want to improve and promote the cultural experience of all students on campus,” he said. “The focus is on diversity, from ethnic background to sexual orientation to simply being an out-ofstate student.” With more than 100 clubs on campus, there is plenty of diversity, including the major multicultural student clubs, and many will contribute during Diversity Week. Music, lectures, food and plenty of dancing — both as observers and participants — are on the schedule. Major activities for Diversity Week begin Monday, with an event called the “Stir-Fry Seminar,” featuring Lee Mun Wah in the Eccles Conference Center, room 205-206. “I really like the approach taken by the guest speaker in the ‘Stir-Fry Seminar,’” Bryant said. “His approach works. He promotes dialogue while dealing with the areas of racism, diversity and understanding our differences.
He really promotes an environment that makes people comfortable having this dialogue. I hope everyone at USU takes advantage of this opportunity and attends the seminar. This workshop is designed for participation.” An overview of the workshop titles and times include: “Unlearning Racism,” 1-2:30 p.m., Eccles Conference Center, “Unlearning Racism,” 2:30-4 p.m., Eccles Conference Center, and “Conversation with Lee Mun Wah,” 4-5 p.m., refreshments served, Eccles Conference Center During the week, a series of international films will be shown as part of an International Film Festival. The first is Monday evening (Nov. 12). The South African film “Cape of Good Hope” screens at 7 p.m. in the Taggart Student Center Auditorium. Popcorn and drinks are available. Sample a variety of foods from around the world Tuesday, at the “World Sampler,” 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the TSC patio. Five booths will be operated by multicultural clubs — the Black Student, Polynesian Student and Latino Student unions, as well as the Asian American Student Council and the Native American Student Council. Cost is $3. The international film festival continues with a showing of “Curse of the Golden Flower,” a film from China. Get popcorn and drinks at the TSC Auditorium for the 7 p.m. screening. Wednesday is highlighted with presentations by the International Student Council from 12:30-1:30 p.m. with “Countries and Cultures,” in the TSC Auditorium. Students from China, India,
Africa and others will share information from their countries. Later that evening the Breaking Boundaries Dance Show is on tap from 7-9 p.m. in the TSC Stevenson Ballroom. Admission is $5. “This company was organized this semester,” Bryant said. “This will be a collaborative show that includes all of the dance clubs on campus. It will be a very cool program.” Among the campus dance clubs are the Big Band Swing Club, Salsa Club, Hip-Hop and others. Activities Thursday include a religious diversity panel in the TSC Sunburst Lounge from noon to 2 p.m. Various religious representatives from campus groups are involved. The international film festival continues that evening, with a film from Palestine, “Paradise Now.” The film begins at 7 p.m. in the TSC Center Colony Room. There will be popcorn and drinks. Friday is “International Dress Day,” and all students are encouraged to wear the cultural apparel from their home country. The Diversity Carnival takes place from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the TSC second floor. This event is a club exhibition, where many of USU’s clubs will have exhibits, games and information. USU students are encouraged to stop and learn more about the many clubs on campus. Music and dance exhibitions are presented in the Cultural Showcase from 2:30-4:15 p.m. in the Sunburst Lounge. The university’s 14th Annual Diversity Awards will be presented at 4:15 p.m. in the Sunburst Lounge.
This year’s recipients are Steven H. Hanks, John E. Ribera, Hector Mendiola, Ariel E. Rosario and Kelly Johnson. All are honored for their significant contributions to affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity. The popular Mr. and Ms. International Pageant takes place from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Taggart Student Center Ballroom and everyone is invited. This yearly event is hosted by the International Student Council. Admission is $3 and tickets are available at the TSC Service Center and in TSC room 311. The evening ends on a high note with the “Superhero Dance,” with activities throughout the Taggart Student Center. “This is really cool,” Bryant said. “You can dress up as your favorite superhero and dance the night away. Spread the word — this is going to be fun.” USU’s Diversity Week concludes Saturday in the TSC Sunburst Lounge with the fundraising event “Sham-Rock!” The final activity is sponsored by Kappa Delta, and all proceeds will go to Prevent Child-Abuse America. There will be two bands, Isaac Hayden and Reign Over Ruins. Admission is $5 and activities begin at 6 p.m. “As you can see, there is a lot going on during Diversity Week at USU,” Bryant said. “I encourage students to take advantage of what they can. I know many students work and have other responsibilities, but Diversity Week provides an opportunity for us to come together on campus to learn more about each other. It’s a time of respect and a time of fun.”
Japan: Club pushes involvement Box Elder County inmate -continued from page 1 apparently hangs self BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) – An inmate at the Box Elder County jail is dead after apparently hanging himself. The Box Elder County Sheriff’s office says the 26-year-old male used a bedsheet to hang himself in his cell shortly after a headcount Saturday night. The inmate’s name has not been released. Chief Deputy Kevin Potter says guards noticed the unconscious inmate when they were bringing another man to his cell. Efforts to resuscitate the inmate were not successful. Potter says the man had an extensive criminal record and was in jail on a probation violation.
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WHile playing Ninin Baori, students try natto, fermented soy beans. Photo courtesy of Japan Club
here,” he said. For musical entertainment, Jordan Davis, a senior majoring in Asian studies and international business, played the sanshin. Davis said the sanshin is an instrument “made of snake skin and three strings. It’s the smaller version of the samishen, what geisha play.” Davis recently returned from Okinawa, Japan, where he studied abroad, and he said it was there that he learned to play the sanshin. The Japan Club also introduced natto (fermented soy beans) to two students in a game
called Ninin Baori. The game involved going through a proxy morning in Japan, including eating the cultural breakfast of natto. Paul Larsen, senior majoring in Spanish and one of the students to try natto, said, “It’s great to be involved in cultural diversity and try great new things.” Students can get involved in the Japan Club by e-mailing email@example.com. Weekly club meetings are held Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. in the Japanese Tutoring Room, located in the Animal Science Building. –firstname.lastname@example.org
ties,” Done said. “Some of the students participate in three or four sports during the year.” Leatham said right now she is participating in basketball as part of the fall sports program. “I think this program is a wonderful opportunity,” Done said. Most people with special needs have physical health problems that limit their athletic abilities, Done said. “In a way, it’s leveling the playing field for them to have the same opportunities as their peers,” she said. “They are just with other people with the same kinds of challenges, so they can compete with one another and have that same opportunity in their lives.” Leatham said she had a great time, especially by meeting people and having fun with Elizabeth Leatham placed in them. –lindsay.anderson@aggiemail. the Special Olympics in China in October. usu.edu LINDSAY ANDERSON photo
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007
• USU police responded to an elevator alarm at the Mountain View Towers where a resident was stuck between the first and second floor. Police were able to re-boot the elevator and get the individual out. There was no further action taken. • USU Police received a report from a student who stated that she had been hit by a vehicle while she was walking through the Nutrition and Food Science parking lot on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 11:50 a.m. Police are attempting to find the driver of the vehicle. • USU Police received a report by phone of a theft in the Widtsoe Building. A cell phone was taken out of a book bag during class. This investigation is continuing. Friday, Nov. 9, 2007 • USU Police made contact with a driver who had driven on the sidewalk. A records check was initiated and it was determined that the driver had a warrant for his arrest. The driver was arrested and booked into the Cache County Jail for the failure to appear warrant.
• USU Police responded to an elevator alarm in the Aggie Terrace. No one was found needing assistance. Police later found out that a member of a cleaning crew had cleaned the elevator just prior to the alarm. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007
Contact USU Police at 797-1939 for non-emergencies. Anonymous reporting line: 797-5000 EMERGENCY NUMBER: 911 ing out of the Football Stadium. The keys were described as a black key pad with a gray key on it that said “Valet”. Police unlocked the vehicle for the driver. The driver located the spare key and was able to drive her vehicle. Later someone turned the keys into another police officer that was working at the football game. The keys will be mailed. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007
• A Logan City officer contacted complainant via phone following a delayed report of suspicious narcotics. The complainant stated they had observed two individauls smoking from a three-foot tall bong when they were walking to their appartment. The complainant did not know the individuals or where they lived. The officer instructed the complainant to call if they observed the individuals smoking from the bong again.
• A Logan City Police officer responded to CAPSA on the report of a missing person. An individual who was staying in the shelter left this morning and did not sign the check-out log. This person’s whereabouts are unknown, and a welfare check was requested. At this time, the person had not yet been located.
• Logan City Officers responded to the area of 200 S. 300 East on a domestic dispute. Officers arrived and contacted both parties involved. One of the adults was intoxicated which was contributing to the dispute and making the situation volatile. One adult male was arrested for intoxication.
• Logan City Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute in the area of 100 N. 100 West. Police arrived and found a woman and her husband arguing in an apartment building. Police arrested the male for domestic dispute related charges.
• USU Police responded to the Spectrum Parking Lot on a report of lost keys. The driver stated that she thought that she lost her keys while walk-
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Aging infrastructure the focus of seminar With the August collapse of Minneapolis’ I-35 Mississippi River bridge still fresh on people’s minds, “Aging Infrastructure, Ecosystem Restoration and the New Economy of Rivers” is the topic of the USU Water Initiative’s Nov. 13 seminar. Guest speaker is Martin Doyle, associate professor of geomorphology, Doyle stream ecology and environmental policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Doyle speaks Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Engineering building, room 101. His talk is free and open to all. Doyle’s research focuses on how the physical structure and processes of rivers affect stream ecology. “I am interested in how rivers physically adjust to natural and human-caused disturbances, the rate at which a river adjusts to a disturbance and how these adjustments affect local ecosystems,” he says. His studies have included the impact of dam removal and urbanization on waterways. The USU Water Initiative is an interdisciplinary collaboration of the university’s Utah Water Research Laboratory and the colleges of Agriculture, Business, Engineering, Natural Resources, Science and Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences. Established in 2003, the initiative fosters collegial sharing of water-related research and ideas throughout campus and the community. Parking for seminars is available in the university parking terraces at 850 E. 700 North and 700 E. 600 North. The USU campus is served by Logan Transit District Routes 1 and 4, with a bus stop at the Veterinary Science building on 700 North.
Student group offers apology for sting After a group of USU students performed a sting to highlight supposed illegal booting, the students are apologizing for their actions. Their apology is as follows: “Students Against Illegal Booting and Mr. Newswander are formally remitting their allegations that Cache Auto Booting Services and its affiliates have or are operating illegally. We hereby retract any comments whether written or oral that implies any misconduct, unlawfulness, illegal behavior, or any other negative light shown on Cache Auto Booting Service and its affiliates. After gleaning information from the City of Logan’s Attorney office, we understand that Cache Auto Booting Services and its affiliates did in fact secure oral permission to use the signage that was being debated. Students Against Illegal Booting and Mr. Newswander were unaware of this oral permission that was granted and were misguided by the plain text of the ordinance. Because Cache Auto Booting Services and its affiliates did secure oral permission, they were operating in good faith and should not be held responsible. We apologize to any parties that were negatively affected by libelous or slanderous statements.”
Weavings of War speaker at USU Tues. Jill Stein, a research associate with the Institute for Learning Innovation in Annapolis, Md., will deliver a free lecture on the Utah State University campus entitled “Threads of Continuity: Memory and Identity in Hmong Story Cloths and Chilean Arpilleras.” The presentation is Tuesday, Nov. 13, at noon in the USU Haight Alumni Center. The lecture is part of the USU Department of English Speakers Series and all are invited. Stein curated the exhibit “Threads of Resistance” in 2004 at the Mather’s Museum of World Cultures at Indiana University-Bloomington. The exhibit explored the ways in which women have used traditional textile skills to cope with war and violence and increase their political voice and economic status. Stein’s lecture is part of the ongoing programming for the “Weavings of War, Fabrics of Memory” exhibit, an exhibit of traditional global textiles depicting modern warfare. The exhibit will remain on display at the Thatcher-Young museum, 35 W. 100 South in Logan, through Nov. 27. For more information, contact Lisa Gabbert at 797-2721.
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Tuition: Costs to go up again in 2008
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show people that I’m a graduate from (USU), that credibility will be established too, where it will indeed benefit me.” At the heart of establishing this brand is the differential tuition that was put in effect starting this fall, where undergraduate students registered for any upper division COB course – 3000 level or above – were charged an additional $35 per credit hour, and graduate students paid out $75 per credit hour. These added costs will increase again in 2008 as undergraduate students will pay an additional $15 to the current differential tuition, paying $50 in all per credit hour. Differential tuition will also increase for graduate students over the next two years, rising to $125 per credit hour in 2008 and resting at $185 per credit hour in 2009. The COB is currently the only college at USU to employ differential tuition, but it is not the only business school in the country or even in the state to implement the program, Anderson said. “We are actually following a trend, not creating a trend,” Anderson said. “We are following a trend that has occurred throughout the United States and in the West where public institutions are starting to charge differential tuition for professional education in the university.” Anderson said USU’s differential tuition was modeled after the University of Utah’s, which was approved by the Board of Regents a year before USU petitioned for differential tuition. Though the differential tuition arrangements are similar, Anderson said USU’s is a better bang for the buck. “We’re trying to stay in proximity with the University of Utah but at a lower number than the University of Utah,” Anderson said. “We’re still price comparative against the U. It is absolutely essential for the support and growth of the college.” Even with a lower differential tuition, COB students are still looking at $35 per credit hour, a hefty price for some students. Norton said when he first heard of differential tuition it was hard to swallow the price tag, but he knew
it was going to be in his best interest in the long run. “Obviously any college student is searching for more money and cheaper things, no matter what they’re looking into,” Norton said. “But one thing that I know the dean’s done and also the Business Council this year has done, is provide more scholarship opportunities for the students to help eliminate as much as possible those financial concerns.” Anderson said the COB has tried to alleviate the raise in differential tuition through scholarships, particularly through the generosity of one Cache Valley couple, DeLoy and Lynette Hansen, who have donated $90,000 this year to provide 100 scholarships “specifically designed to help offset the impact of the differential tuition.” Anderson said the Hansens will continue to offer these scholarships and will pay out $100,000 next year. Jordan Davis, senior double majoring in international business and Asian studies, is a recipient of one of the Hansen scholarships. “Obviously as students, any increase is a scary thing,” Davis said. “I was able to get a scholarship for $200 to cover that rate.” In all, 240 students have received scholarships or some form of financial assistance to help pay for tuition, differential or not. Even with the increased tuition, Anderson said the COB has lost “virtually no students.” At a rate of $35 per credit hour, the differential tuition quickly adds up to provide significant dollars to the COB. If all 897 full-time undergraduate COB students at the junior or senior level – those students most likely to take upper division courses – were to take at least two upper division courses, $188,370 would be added to the COB per semester. There are also 353 part-time undergraduate students at the junior or senior level that will contribute to that as well. Anderson said the COB has already put this money to use. Seven new teachers were hired that are primarily focused on undergraduate teaching, providing a
benefit to the students paying differential tuition, Anderson said. “These are some of the very best. These are top teachers,” Anderson said. “Nobody can remember when we had such a great recruiting class and young new faculty, both in terms of numbers and in terms of quality.” While USU may have recruited some quality teachers, continuing to recruit and retain teachers comes with a heavy price tag, a problem that is plaguing the entire country, Anderson said. “We know that we simply have to do it to attract and retain the professors that we’re after,” Anderson said. “What we try to do is, we try to recruit at the median level in terms of salaries for new PhDs. We’re not going at the very top. We want to stay at the median because we feel that makes us competitive.” But while USU recruits between the 75th and 80th percentile, Anderson said it is difficult to retain teachers because “of salary compression and salary inversion that we’re struggling with and trying to address.” Anderson said fixing this problem will require increased assistance from the state Legislature. Another area which differential tuition has been put to use is in improvements to the aging Business building, Anderson said. ASUSU approved $10,000, and an additional $190,000 were contributed – partly from differential tuition – to remodel the auditorium on the main floor of the Business building, which Anderson said is the second-most used classroom space on campus. Anderson also said a significant $2 million renovation to the first three floors of the Business building will begin next summer. “Students are seeing immediate impact for the impact they’re making in the College of Business,” Anderson said. “We’re getting tremendous support. Everybody’s pulling in the same direction, and there’s a real sense of momentum around the college. Great things are happening.” –email@example.com
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Student veterans By RANAE BANGERTER staff writer
Looking for roadside bombs, supplying fresh water and helping children and Iraqi citizens were a few everyday tasks of USU veterans who served during Operation Iraqi Freedom from fall 2004 to fall 2005. Shane Mitchell, a member of the Idaho National Guard and a student at USU, joined when he was in high school before Sept. 11, 2001, not knowing what was ahead. “You don’t know what it’s going to be like,” said Mitchell, native of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Joining the military as a high school senior to get some college tuition money, Justin Moss, senior in speech communication, said he had no idea he would be serving in Iraq in just a few
short years. Moss was in the military for a few years before he was deployed to Iraq after serving nine years for Idaho. He worked with an officer he knew in Washington, D.C. for two years and said he learned many things about working with military intelligence. In Iraq, Moss worked in intelligence and didn’t interact much with the people, but he said from what he saw of them, they were afraid to stand up for themselves. “They liked us there and liked what we were doing, but they weren’t sure because by supporting us, they could have potentially died,” Moss said.
- See VETERANS, page 8
above: sam hicken, soldier in the U.S. Army, holds a young Iraqi girl who lived in the village where he was stationed. Hicken said while he was in Iraq he saw the lives of the people get better. photo courtesy Sam Hicken Left: during his time in Iraq, shane mitchell completes a medical visit in a remote village. He joined the Idaho National Guard when he was in high school. photo courtesy Shane Mitchell
Speech professor loves to travel By AMANDA MEARS staff writer
Most people will be lucky to even be walking without aid when they are 90 years old. But USU professor Harold Kinzer is not most people. Kinzer, associate professor of speech at USU, said he and his wife have set a lofty goal to hike Angel’s Landing, a peak in Zion National Park, when they are 90 years old. They hike it every year in order to prepare for their goal, and Kinzer said it is a hike he would recommend to everyone. “It’s an interesting climb,” Kinzer said. “Most people turn around before they get all the way up, but you need to see it.” In addition to hiking, Kinzer said he and his wife love to travel. In his office, lined with pictures of places across the globe, Kinzer said one of the most interesting places they have visited so far was Spain in the 1960s. “There was a terrible civil war in the ‘30s, and it was interesting to see the transformation as they moved to a constitutional monarchy,” he said. Kinzer said one of the reasons they travel is because he and his wife both enjoy history and looking for places with rich backgrounds. Europe, he said, is one place they particularly enjoy traveling to because of it’s history. However, Kinzer said he could not pick a favorite place to travel, as he has found something wonderful and unique about each vacation spot. “I would have to say my favorite place is always the last place we visited,” Kinzer said. “Or I suppose the next place we are going.” Besides being his favorite
travel companion, he said his wife has also been one of the most influential people in his life because of her spirit of adventure. “There are so many spheres of influence in my life, but one I will always cite is my wife,” Kinzer said. “We challenge each other to keep exploring.” Kinzer said he first became
interested in speech studies when he was a member of the debate team. After graduating from the University of South Dakota, he said he had a tough decision to make: what to be when he “grew up.” He first considered a military career and
- See KINZER, page 8
WINTER SPORTS WERE DEPICTED AROUND THE WORLD and in Utah during the Warren Miller “Playground” film which played in the Kent Concert Hall, Nov. 8 and 9. TYLER LARSON photo
Winter sports film played at Kent Concert Hall on big screen By RYAN CLARK staff writer
HAROLD KINZER, SPEECH PROFESSOR, said he and his wife challenge each other to explore. He said one of the most interesting places he visited was Spain in the ’60s. CAMERON PETERSON photo
The annual high-flying, cliff-jumping, extreme winter sports movie was held Nov. 8 and 9 at the Kent Concert Hall. The film shown, “Playground,” featured professional athletes from around the world who travel to exclusive places across the globe, like Cordova, Alaska; Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Utah and many places in between. This film has been a tradition in Logan that keeps bringing snow sport enthusiasts back every year. “Once again, the fires of my heart have been rekindled
for the passion of skiing,” said Mike Hill, Warren Miller faithful and junior in architecture. Craig Hibbard, senior in accounting, said, “I get a tingling feeling up my spine that makes me want to go out and buy a season pass and skip all my classes during ski season. (The movie) helps bring a sense of excitement for winter in the air that is often felt by others as drudgery.” Gary Nate, the host and director photographer who has been filming and working for Warren Miller for nearly 30 years, talked about how the film’s popularity has grown in Logan. “I love Logan, it’s like going
home,” he said. “We started here with about 200 people, and we are now around 3,200 people.” He said he finds Utah one of the top winter sports locations in the world, although the best ski terrain he said he has encountered was Valdez, Alaska. Many in attendance cheered as Utah was featured in the film, with a highlight being Brigham Young University students riding a water weenie down a slope in Provo. For more information about Warren Miller movies, go to warrenmiller.com -firstname.lastname@example.org. edu
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Monday, Nov. 12, 2007
Stress that drives students down By TONNIE DIXON staff writer
Even though there is not a medical diagnosis for student burnout, Dr. Jim Davis from the Health and Wellness Center said he can see students increase in stress and decrease production. DEBRA HAWKINS photo
By COURTNIE PACKER senior writer
Korean student believes in ghosts Utah Statesman: Where are you from?
Aggies around the
Stephan Kim South Korea Senior Civil Engineering
Stephan Kim: South Korea. But I was actually born in the United States, but I moved back to South Korea and live there for awhile.
other guys around here. I had a chance to make a lot of friends.
US: How long did you live there?
US: What is one thing you dislike about USU?
SK: Fourteen years, about half my life.
SK: I wish it was, I guess it was a little bigger, the campus. I like everything, but I think it’s too relaxed. Everything is just kind of slow. I wish there was something more to do. I mean, I love outdoors and I play lots of sports, but other than that, don’t know, every weekend is the same, pretty much.
US: How did you end up coming back? SK: Pretty much right after I was born in D.C. we moved back to Korea, and when I was about 15 years old, my dad had a chance to come back and come here and do some kind of research with the civil engineering department, and that is why we came to Logan. I started to go to Logan High and I figured why not just stay here? US: What is one thing you like about USU? SK: Everyone is really nice. If you go to other schools’ Web site you can find there are so many different kind of minorities. For example, University of California in Irvine has 50 percent of Asian students, and I guess I just prefer an environment around here because there are not a lot of international students. There are a lot, but I get a lot of chances to talk to
Stress can be good, as it motivates students to do and accomplish daily tasks of living, said Dr. Jim Davis, director of the Student Health and Wellness Center. “From a doctor’s point of view, student burnout doesn’t exist,” Davis said. “There isn’t a diagnosis of burnout. It’s not that we don’t see it, and it’s not that we don’t recognize it as burnout. What we do see is an increase in stress and a decrease in performance.” USU staff psychologist Mark Nafziger said the body is like a bank account. Students are constantly spending and not putting money back into their bank accounts. Davis said personality characteristics are related to the tendency to burn out. People with type A personalities – the driven, hard, obsessed individuals – tend to burn out faster than laid-back individuals, Davis said. Depression, stress, adjustment disorder and acute anxiety disorder are some of the diagnoses seen in the Student Health and
Wellness Center that can cause burnout, Davis said. “Most times we’re talking about things that are psychological rather than physical,” he said. “Certainly physical symptoms will occur, such as fatigue, restlessness, insomnia, appetite changes, weight loss and maybe eating disorders. “Anxiety disorder is our number eight diagnosis (at the Student Health and Wellness Center). Depression is our number one.” Nafziger said burnout can lead to depression or depression can lead to burnout. The number one reason nationally that students miss class, Davis said, is because of stress. Cramming for a test the night before doesn’t help, he said. It doesn’t help short-term or longterm memory. Jade Knowles, senior majoring in operations management, said he hadn’t attended classes for six days because he had lost all interest. “I’m running out of fuel,” Knowles said. One of the ways Knowles said he has learned to cope with stress
is to reward himself every once in a while. “You work hard, you play hard,” he said. Natalie Archibald, senior in public relations, said she always over-schedules herself in her daily activities. “I never have enough time to do what I schedule,” Archibald said. Visualizing, meditating and writing down what stresses her out are a few ways Archibald said this class has broadened her outlook on the many ways to deal with stress and avoid burning out. “Eating the right foods and getting enough sleep can keep your stress level down too,” she said. “Everything intuitively would tell you that the more you attend class and the more you study, the better you ought to do, but the opposite is true,” Davis said. “Having a social life is actually important so that you don’t burn out.” Nafziger said students can save themselves grief by thinking realistically so they can perform the way they want to academically and have time for other parts in
life. “I think where people really get themselves into trouble sometimes is they just think, ‘Well these are all good things to do. These are all things I wanna do, so I’m not going to prioritize and I’m not going to choose. I’m just gonna try to do everything,’” Nafziger said. “We have stopped teaching students how to prioritize,” Davis said. “Some things are more important than others. Being able to look at a series of things and decide which one has the most inherent importance. The number one stressor of college students nationally is relationship issues.” The key, Davis said, is to keep healthy – be well-fed, well-rested, well-hydrated and in peak performance, like an athlete. Exercise is a de-stressor, Davis said. Also, brain foods, such as fruit or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, are good complex carbohydrates for a diet, he said. Preparation, meeting deadlines and breaking assignments into small success prone packets will also eliminate stress, Davis said. - T.Dixon@aggiemail.usu.edu
Male group raises awareness about rape
STEPHAN KIM, SAID HIS parents went with him on his honeymoon. DEBRA HAWKINS photo
By BRITTNY GOODSELL JONES assistant features editor
US: What are your hobbies? SK: I play golf and soccer. US: Do you like going to USU hockey games? SK: Oh yeah, it’s fun. I think that’s one of my favorite teams, either hockey or basketball. I went to football once and I didn’t really, yeah. US: Do you believe in ghosts? SK: Yeah, I guess somewhat. Actually, in Korea there are so many ghost stories so you have to believe in it, I guess. I heard,
- See KIM, page 8
One in four college women have been victims of rape or attempted rape in their lifetime. With such a high statistic, some college males are trying to make a stand and put a stop to the act. One in Four is an all-male, sexual assault prevention program aimed at reducing sexual violence against women. According to the organization’s Web site, www.oneinfourusa. org, One in Four’s mission is to eventually end rape and sexual assault in the United States through groundbreaking research and superior educational programming. Rachel Brighton, Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information coordinator, said USU is one of 30 chapters that concentrates on preventing rape and sexual assault. Members of One in Four educate students on campus about rape, how to prevent it, and how it is harmful to those involved. Derek Marrelli, membership vice president of the organization, said educating young men on campus is an important step in preventing rape and sexual assault. “We try to make the point that we are someone that a girl can go to for help or just for someone to talk to,” Marrelli said. “We focus mainly on talking to the young men on our campus by presenting to them a presentation called ‘The Men’s Program.’ This presentation helps men know how women truly feel after being raped.” One in Four’s Web site reported that ‘The Men’s Program’ has been shown to significantly decrease men’s belief in rape myths and significantly lower men’s self-reported likelihood of raping. Among “high risk” men, 75 percent of them report a lower likelihood of raping after seeing the program, the Web site states. Brighton said she describes The Men’s Program as a way men can distinguish themselves as friends to those who have been victimized of a sexual assault. “Essentially, as the organization goes out to present, they go as helpers,” she said. “Most men are good guys, and research shows that most of them will be very respectful in sexual situations.” The men’s program contains a 55-minute multimedia presentation in which many objectives are covered, Brighton said. At the beginning of the presentation, rape and sexual assault are defined, she said. Following the basics, a short video presentation is shown, describing a maleon-male rape situation. Brighton said what happens in this video is a unique circumstance of a sexually assaulted victim. “The video we show is of a police officer relaying the story of another officer who was assaulted by some criminals,”
she said. “What you get out of the video is a unique scenario of what is going on from the point of view of a sexually assaulted victim.” Marrelli said watching the video is beneficial because it can really trigger a guy’s emotions. “By showing the male-on-male rape,” he said, “it is one of the only ways a guy can truly know how it feels for the woman who is raped.” Following the video, parallels are drawn between the video and experiences a survivor may encounter, Brighton said. “It makes it easier to relate to victims if you can see yourself as a victim of sexual assault,” she said. “This video is a great example because it gives a parallel between the police officer and women who are often sexually assaulted.”
The final stages of the presentation, she said, suggest other ways men can help rape victims and allow them the opportunity to discuss any questions they may have regarding rape and sexual assault. “We talk about what these men can do when a friend or a loved one comes to them after being a victim of a sexual assault,” Brighton said. “The police are not the first person they go to after being victimized. It will be someone they consider a friend.” USU’s chapter has already done two of these presentations this semester, but Marrelli said he hopes many more will want to hear their presentation. “We will be doing a presentation to both the hockey team and the basketball team,” he said. “Basically though, we will go to
any group that wants to hear the presentation.” Marrelli said any guy interested in preventing rape and sexual violence is encouraged to join One in Four. “This is a really touchy subject that many guys do not like to talk about,” he said. But Marrelli said if someone is interested, especially if they are good at public speaking, they should contact him or Brighton. For more information on the program, contact the SAAVI Office, located in the Health and Wellness Center, or call Rachel Brighton at 797-1510. “Sexual violence is not such a common thing,” Brighton said. “We’re working in hopes that one day it will go away all together.” -email@example.com. edu
Members of one-in-four gather and discuss rape. The mission of the group is to eventually end rape and sexual assault in the United States. TYLER LARSON photo
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Kim: Senior in civil engineering said he loves the movie “Cool Runnings”
-continued from page 7 I really doubt it, but I heard one of my friends talking about that his roommates went to Ogden and they had this one kind of cemetery, and this one guy took everyone around and he called out a ghost, or something like that, from the graveyard. And he was saying they come back and they were all freaked out about it. I don’t know if I can trust that. US: Do you like to read? SK: It depends. I like all the fantasies and the comic books. US: If you could describe your-
self in three words, what would you say? SK: That’s a good question. Indecisive, outgoing and athletic. US: How did you meet your wife? SK: We met here. She came here as an exchange student. We were just hanging out at this one Korean girl’s house, started talking, yeah. Got married like three months ago. US: You guys are newlyweds then.
SK: Supposed to be. If we weren’t going to school then we could probably enjoy it more. US: What do you miss the most about South Korea? SK: The food and parents, my family. US: Do you have a favorite movie. SK: Yes, “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Cool Runnings.” We watched it yesterday. We hadn’t seen it in a long time, and I went over to
my friend’s house and they had it, so I said we’re watching it. US: Do you have a motto or theme for life? SK: Think positive in everything. Whatever happens, happens. US: Back to your dating era, have you had a horrible date you want to share with USU student body? SK: I can’t recall a really horrible one, but I can recall some of my friends’ horrible dates. It was a dance party, you know
the high school one, and what happened at the dance is she totally ditched him, and she just disappeared. So, I was with my date and all he did was come over to me and dance around us and we asked what was going on, and he said ‘I lost my date,’ so we looked around for her and she was in the bathroom talking to her friend the whole time, throughout the whole dance. US: Would you ever go to a nudist beach? SK: I don’t know. I’ll just go with I don’t know.
US: Did you go on a honeymoon? SK: I guess you could call it a honeymoon. Our parents came out for our wedding, so we all went to the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas.
US: Was it awkward taking your parents on your honeymoon? SK: I don’t mind. I don’t see them very much. We are going to get married again in Korea, so over there we will probably have a real honeymoon then. -firstname.lastname@example.org
Veterans: USU students learn lessons in Iraq
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Mitchell, who is seeking a dual major in human resource management and law and constitutional studies, worked primarily with intelligence and in the control center, flying unmanned aerial vehicles (a remote control airplane with a camera) to keep track of where people were and to see if people were breaking curfew. In Iraq, people needed to keep the curfew because the insurgents would plant roadside bombs at night, he said. Oil pipes were woven underneath the whole city, and Mitchell said they would arrive upon huge oil spills, and he didn’t know if it was from the ground or if it was just leaking. One night while patrolling, he said they were two blocks from a bomb set off on the pipeline. “It was the biggest fire I have ever seen,” Mitchell said. Even with the danger of roadside bombers, he said where they were was really calm compared to other places. “I think you learn to not take for granted the things that we have in America when you’re in Iraq,” Mitchell said. “The cities weren’t real great. They were dirty and they smelled bad.”
There’s a huge gap between the U.S. and Iraq, Mitchell said, as there was the city and then there were mud huts where he was. “It’s really a different place,” said Sam Hicken, junior in buisness finance who served in Iraq. “Obviously it’s a different culture and a different set of beliefs, but the biggest thing is they were set so far back technology-wise.” Everything looked like it had been built amazingly well up until the 1970s and then stopped when Saddam came in, Hicken said. “They had overpasses and highways and stuff, but they had just not been maintained,” he said. “Like the bridges and the overpasses and the buildings were all kind of dilapidated, but you knew that at one time they were all really top-notch things.” Hicken’s duties included delivering food, mail and water; cleaning roadways; looking for roadside bombs and interacting with Iraqi people. “It was good to work with them because I actually got to see where they lived,” Hicken said. “And it really hit me that we were doing a good thing for them to actually see how they had been treated under Saddam.”
shane mitchell, soldier in the U.S. Army, flies a Raven UAV (unmanned Aerial Vehicle) in Iraq which kept track of where people are and to see if they are breaking curfew. photo courtesy Shane Mitchell
When Hicken first arrived, very little power was in the city, and the citizens had to turn it off at night, he said. No one was assigned to collect trash, so it was just thrown out in the street. He said the sewage systems were completely destroyed, so there was sewage running down the streets. For 11 months, Hicken’s group of 15 men, along with local Iraqis, helped build up the public works until they were fixed. “By the time we left, the city was running with power all night long and all day long, and they had a bunch of new fresh water plants and hospitals,” Hicken said. “There was like 23 hospitals that were built.” “It’s been a good experience,” Moss said. “It definitely has become a part of who I am, and I’ll never regret joining. There have been parts of it that have been not fun, going to Iraq and trainings and stuff, but overall it has helped me become who I am and become more disciplined.” Although Moss said he learned many great things from his experience in Iraq, the biggest thing he learned was he wasn’t going to stay in the military. After he finishes his degree in May, he said he plans on leaving the military and beginning law school. When he was deployed, he had to leave behind a pregnant wife and his 1 1/2-year-old daughter. He missed his son’s birth, and when he arrived home, it took a while for his son to get used to him and for him to get used to his
son. “I missed the first year of his life,” Moss said. Mitchell said being deployed to Iraq was good for him at the time because he was single and it wasn’t that hard. But now married, he said it would be hard for him to be called back to service, but he would go if it was necessary. Hicken also agreed, saying, “If I have to go again, I have to go again. It does suck to be away from the United States, but in the end, you’re helping people, and we’re here to help each other on this planet.” The war is something that never should have started. Moss said, but people need to stick through it now. He also encouraged others to join the military for the right reasons. “If you’re going to join the military, don’t join for the college money,” Moss said. “Join the military because you have a sense of duty and patriotism for your country and because you want to serve your country and do something good.” Hicken said people in the U.S. take their freedoms for granted, and they need to appreciate it and use it to help others. “You don’t have to worry about rockets landing on you. You don’t have to worry about your power being cut off, not having the basic necessities of life, whereas those people don’t have it,” he said. “I mean, what’s wrong with trying to help those people?” -email@example.com
Kinzer: Professor loves to explore -continued from page 5 then a career in public health, but he eventually decided to attend graduate school instead. After graduating with a doctorate from Ohio State, Kinzer said he began teaching and has never looked back since. “This is cliche, but I enjoy working with students. It’s a lot of fun,” Kinzer said. “It keeps me young and is a lot better than being a prison guard.” Kinzer has been a professor at USU for 33 years and said he firmly believes public speaking is an essential skill for college students to learn. “One thing I tell students is that public speaking will help you write, communicate and work well with people,” Kinzer said. “Whatever you do, it’s critical.” After years of observing students and working with them, Kinzer said he has two pieces of advice to pass on. “I would tell students that
while you’re here, you need to get engaged with your professors,” Kinzer said. “I think that’s critical.” Secondly, Kinzer said he would tell students instead of focusing on job, they should try to focus on what else they can do at USU that will introduce them to new experiences. He said with so many resources around them, like the Study Abroad program, students need to take advantage of it and get a well-balanced education. “If you think that completing 120 credits makes you educated, that’s sad,” Kinzer said. Kinzer said he will retire next year with mixed emotions. While he is looking forward to traveling, Kinzer said he will miss working with the students. “I’ve enjoyed every moment,” Kinzer said. -firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 12, 2007
Ags turn game over at Weber TouchBase Rams pick up
Carroll 3-point basket. Carroll was held to 14 points on 3-of-11 shooting for the game. Weber State, over the next nine The master lost to the student. plus minutes, used Aggie turnovers The father was defeated by the and good post play to go on a 24-8 son. run to take a commanding 71-62 People can call it what they want, lead with just under two minutes but Utah State Head Coach Stew to play. Morrill was beaten by one of his “We started making stupid fouls own Saturday night, when Utah and stupid mistakes,” USU point State lost to Weber State 78-71 at guard Kris Clark said. “Things that the Dee Events Center in Ogden, are going to have to change.” Utah. Weber State is coached by Morrill attributed the run to Randy Rahe, who formerly was an poor defense. Whether it was in the assistant coach under Morrill for post or letting guards drive to the 13 years. basket, the Aggies weren’t playing Rahe learned good defense, he said. a thing or two “They kept throwing the ball to the from Morrill, as post, we couldn’t stop Weber State’s tough them,” Morrill said. defense forced the USU 71 “They kept taking us Aggies into many Weber St. 78 off the dribble and we turnovers that couldn’t stop them.” would inevitably Forward Stephen DuCharme was lead to the Wildcat win. one of many Aggie defenders try “We just got a little fortunate ing to stop Weber State big men tonight,” Rahe said. “We were on Arturas Valeika and Steve Panos. our home court tonight and pulled The duo scored 28 points and one out.” pulled down 14 rebounds for the Some of that fortune came in the form of 23 turnovers by Utah State. Wildcats “They shot 60 percent in the secWeber State, on the other hand, ond half, the majority of it was post turned the ball over just 13 times. play,” DuCharme said. “They got “It’s tough to win a basketball good post play.” game when you turn it over 23 DuCharme and fellow Aggie big times and let your opponent shoot man Gary Wilkinson fared well for 60 percent in the second half,” Utah State, as they scored 13 and 21 Morrill said. points, respectively. In the first half, Utah State had Down nine with 1:50 left, Utah 11 turnovers compared to eight by State made one last push at the Weber State. The second half only Wildcats. got worse for the Aggies as they Backup point guard Desmond added 12 more turnovers, while Weber State committed only five in Stephens cut the lead to seven after being fouled on a 3-point attempt the last 20 minutes. “We just got our rear end kicked,” and converting on 2-of-3 free throws. A missed shot by Weber Morrill said. “They completely outplayed us in the second half.” State put the ball back in Stephens’ After going in to the second half hands, where he was fouled again with a three-point lead at 37-34, Utah State stretched the lead to - See TURNOVERS, page 12 54-47 with 10:35 left on a Jaycee By SAM BRYNER senior writer
win No. 1
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce found the old magic, teaming with Marc Bulger on Sunday to give perviously winless St. Louis a surprising 37-29 victory over a New Orleans Saints squad that hadn’t lost in a month. Bulger finished with 302 yards and short touchdown passes to Bruce and Drew Bennett. Steven Jackson, recovering from a back injury, rushed for a short touchdown and even threw a 2-yard halfback pass to Randy McMichael for a score.
The Top 25 teams in the AP college football poll through Nov. 10 (first-place votes):
The Top 25 teams in the AP college football poll through Nov. 10 (first-place votes):
RANK 1. LSU (40) 2. Oregon (22) 3. Oklahoma 4. Kansas 5. West Virginia 6. Missouri 7. Ohio St. 8. Georgia 9. Arizona St. 10. Virginia Tech 11. Southern Cal 12. Texas 13. Hawaii 14. Florida 15. Clemson 16. Virginia 17. Boise St. 18. Boston College 19. Tennessee 20. Illinois 21. Cincinnati 22. Kentucky 23. Michigan 24. Wisconsin 25. Connecticut
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PTS 1,590 1,574 1,471 1,439 1,340 1,336 1,184 1,130 1,122 1,013 924 859 827 814 613 539 533 527 488 390 305 283 237 182 127
PVS 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 10 9 11 12 15 14 17 20 23 19 8 22 24 13 16
RANK 1. LSU (40) 2. Oregon (22) 3. Oklahoma 4. Kansas 5. West Virginia 6. Missouri 7. Ohio St. 8. Georgia 9. Arizona St. 10. Virginia Tech 11. Southern Cal 12. Texas 13. Hawaii 14. Florida 15. Clemson 16. Virginia 17. Boise St. 18. Boston College 19. Tennessee 20. Illinois 21. Cincinnati 22. Kentucky 23. Michigan 24. Wisconsin 25. Connecticut
Others receiving votes:
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Aggies lose by one to Pacific on Friday
PTS 1,590 1,574 1,471 1,439 1,340 1,336 1,184 1,130 1,122 1,013 924 859 827 814 613 539 533 527 488 390 305 283 237 182 127
PVS 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 10 9 11 12 15 14 17 20 23 19 8 22 24 13 16
Others receiving votes: Penn St. 98, Auburn 72, BYU 56, South Florida 21, California 18, Mississippi St. 6, Arkansas 4, Air Force 2, Alabama 1 AP
USU soccer knocked out of tournament in 2 overtimes, 1-0
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defense.” By ERIN WADSWORTH Clinching a first-half lead of 31-30, the staff writer Aggies banked 17 rebounds before hitting the midway point, but it was the Tigers’ 19 The University of the Pacific Tigers clawed rebounds that allowed them to keep up. Four their way to a 67-66 victory over the Aggies in Aggie players hit double figures on the night, the Spectrum Friday. including senior guard Taylor Richards with Tied at 66 with five seconds left to play, 18 points. Tiger sophomore wing Jake Kelly stepped USU found it difficult to stop the Tiger up to the free-throw line. It was her second scoring run, and scoring wasn’t the problem attempt that sealed the Tiger win by one. for the Aggies, junior guard Danyelle Snelgro Kelly, along with teammates junior forward said. Snelgro went 12-of-12 from the freeJanea Young and freshman forward Andrea throw line in the second half, making up the Swanson, banked 13 points apiece to add to majority of her 14-point game finish. the Tiger victory. USU let confidence waver “We practice them enough,” Snelgro said. toward the conclusion of the game, and the “We shoot tons of free throws, it was no game gave them the need to grow to be a surprise that we knocked them down. We’ve self-assured team, Head Coach Raegan Pebley been doing pretty good this whole week of said. finishing our free throws and keeping us in “We got some layups, we just missed the the game.” primary break layup,” Pebley said. The Aggies came out “I think, in the end, you’ve got to pumped for second-half find other ways. You’ve got to get play, going on a 10-6 run rebounds to push our primary to bring the lead to 43-36. USU 66 break. I think our kids let it kind of The show belonged to the get into our head a little bit early.” P acific 67 Tigers after that, as they Senior forward Jenny Gross hooked the score in their scored early in the first quarter favor with a 49-45 lead with less than 10 minfor the Aggies, giving them their initial lead. utes to play. Gross concluded with 10 points, but the With time running out, the Aggies rallied Tigers were able to match USU’s scoring. to narrow the Tiger lead. Tying the score at Defensive holes caused the Aggies to allow 66 with less than 20 seconds to play, there the Tigers to score nine 3-pointers in the was no time to continue exchanging baskets. game, Pebley said. Momentum was hard to Following Kelly’s final free throw, the Aggies keep in the game, which is one of the prinbrought the ball down the court, looking to ciples the team will need to sharpen up on, score. senior guard Taylor Richards said. In the end, USU couldn’t pull off the win. “We just are getting a little impatient,” “I’ve been telling my team, ‘You’ve got to Pebley said. “We’re athletic enough, I feel, to put two ends together,’” Pebley said. “It’s contain anybody if we stay patient with our
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Jenny Gross (12) splits two Pacific defenders in the Aggies’ 67-66 loss Friday night in the Spectrum. DEBRA HAWKINS photo
definitely a growing process for us. It’s a good game situation to be in at the beginning of the season.” Despite a disheartening loss, the Aggies will view this experience as a jumping-off point, nothing to dwell on, Richards said. But she added that getting so close to the win and not pulling it off is hard, so the team will pull together to make the loss a positive objective. “As hurtful as it is to lose like that, it’s going to be a learning tool for us also,” Richards said. “At this point in the season, even playing them last year, this is a better start for us.” USU ended with a 31.6 field-goal percentage, compared to the Tiger’s 45.1 percent. The loss didn’t come at the end of the second half, as many decisions throughout the game played a factor in the Aggie defeat, Richards said. “We played like we didn’t want to lose instead of playing to win,” Snelgro said. Next up for the Aggies is a trip to Portland, Ore., to face off against Portland State University Nov. 16 and the University of Portland Nov. 18. They return to the Spectrum Nov. 24 to host Utah Valley. -email@example.com
After outscoring opponents 21-3 in the past four games, the USU soccer team was knocked out of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament by one goal in double overtime by Hawaii – the only goal of the game. The match wasn’t the highscoring shootout USU Head Coach Heather Cairns said she expected going into the game. In fact, both teams finished the game with only seven shots on goal, but all that really mattered was the game-winning shot 39 seconds into double overtime by UH defender Koren Takeyama. Taking a cross from the left wing, Takeyama nailed a powerful shot from a tight angle 20 yards out to put the ball past USU goalkeeper Ali Griffin. The goal marked Takeyama’s first goal of the season, adding herself to the ever-expanding list of scorers for the Rainbow Wahine. “It was a really even match and both teams had opportunities to win the game,” Cairns said. “Both goalkeepers came up big, and Hawaii took their chance and put the ball in.” Though USU never found the back of the net, it wasn’t from a lack of trying. Junior forward Candice Clark, who has been the
catalyst to the Aggies’ success in the tournament, had six of the seven USU shots on goal, including one close shot in the final 10 seconds of regulation play that was barely thwarted by UH goalkeeper Nicole McClure. Freshman standout forward Lauren Hansen, the leading scorer for the Aggies this season, was limited to just one shot on goal. Senior forward Abby Hunt, playing in the final game of her USU career, fired off three shots with one on goal but couldn’t get anything to land. With the high level of competition and Hawaii itching to avenge a 3-2 loss in Logan on Oct. 26, USU stuck with the starters through most of the game, only substituting in two players. Griffin tallied six saves on the day. With the loss, USU was eliminated from the WAC Tournament, propelling Hawaii to the final match Sunday, where the Rainbow Wahine defeated Fresno State 1-0, winning their first-ever WAC title and earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. USU finished the 2007 season with a 10-11-0 record to tie last season’s 10-win season – the most wins ever for the USU soccer program. In conference play, the Aggies finished 5-2. -firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, Nov. 12, 2007
Not a storybook ending 52-point beat down by Boise State on Senior Day pushes Aggie record to 0-10 By SAMMY HISLOP sports editor
Frustration spewed forth in the fourth quarter Saturday for the Utah State football team. The main reason for it was a 45-0 deficit the Aggies had against the Boise State Broncos with about 10 minutes remaining in the game. After Aggie quarterback Jase McCormick had thrown his first interception, the Aggies uncharacteristically committed what would be the first of four personal foul penalties. The Broncos took advantage, scored another touchdown and slammed the Aggies down to 0-10 on the season with a 52-0 victory. Boise State improved to 9-1 overall and 6-1 in Western Athletic Conference play. Aggie sophomore safety James Brindley said the loss after loss after loss pattern is getting to some of the players. “Yeah, I think so,” Brindley said. Leon Jackson III has a punt blocked by Boise State’s Ellis Powers (18) in the Aggies’ 52-0 “You could tell at the end when those loss Saturday at Romney Stadium to the Broncos. Ia Falo picked up the block and ran it in for a personal fouls came in. Usually we don’t do that. I think people are starttouchdown in the first quarter to give BSU a 14-0 lead. CAMERON PETERSON photo ing to get frustrated and took it out at the wrong time.” Added Aggie Head Coach Brent Guy, “I’m extremely disappointed with the whole thing. I don’t think we played well at all. I thought it was •The Broncos have won their last seven games against our worst performance. Towards the end it was very disappointing, and we the Aggies with a combined score of 338-150. • The punt block was the first the Aggies have allowed are not going to do that. We are going to do what is called, we are going to in the past three years. play hard and clean, and we are not •The Aggie defense allowed more than 400 yards of going to play and have personal fouls and embarrass Utah State like we did total offense for the sixth time this season. today.” •The Aggies have had a field goal blocked in their past The Broncos hadn’t had a road shutthree games. out since 1976, when they beat Idaho State.
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They started the game in the preopportunity again. There’s nothing cise way the Aggies did not want them you can do about it — just go out to. With at least half the crowd in there and have fun.” orange and blue cheering for them, The Broncos would score 14 in the they took their first drive down the second and third quarters and seven field for a touchdown in 10 plays. The in the final frame. Aggies got the ball back, gained six The other statistical differences yards on three downs and then had between the Broncos and Aggies are staggering. a Leon Jackson III punt blocked by BSU had 484 yards of total offense Ellis Powers and ran in by Ia Falo for to USU’s 236; 26 first downs to USU’s another touchdown. 11; 28-of-32 passes to USU’s 12-of-24; The Aggie offense then began to click. Midway through the next drive, three interceptions (all thrown by McCormick) to USU’s zero. Jackson completed a 26-yard pass to “I felt like we were wide receiver Otis out-coached, outplayed Nielson. Utah State during the entire game,” got as close as the Guy said. “They are a Bronco 26-yard line. USU 0 very good football team. The Broncos’ Orlando the best football Scandrick then Boise St. 52 It’s team we have seen since blocked a 42-yard Oklahoma from top to field goal attempt by bottom, including special teams. They USU’s Peter Caldwell. took advantage of every opportunity.” The Broncos got a field goal on Jackson ran off the field limping their next drive. It’s safe to say the Aggies’ 15 seniors after taking a hard hit in the end zone late in the third quarter. Guy said it weren’t looking for this type of start was an ankle injury he suffered, but to Senior Day. he did not know the seriousness of it. In his final game at Romney Stadium, Utah State moneyman/wide Junior backup quarterback Sean Setzer replaced Jackson on the ensureceiver/return specialist Kevin Robinson didn’t catch a pass (the first ing drive, completing a two-yard pass. time in 16 games he hasn’t had at least McCormick was inserted on the final one reception), had -3 return yards on three drives of the game, throwing an interception on each. punts and 83 on kickoffs. He ended with a net of 77 all-purpose yards — a Robinson rejected the assertion that this loss was the knockout punch season-low mark for a man who was for an Aggie team that has only two second in the nation in that statistic games remaining. coming into the game. “We’re going to fight like we always “I was just remembering the good do,” Robinson said. “We’ve still got times I’ve had with these guys and the mentality that when we’re out just trying to make more memories,” there we’re going to win the game. Robinson said. “At the end of the We’ll go out there next week and we’re game I was just out there having fun going to fight.” and joking around with my buddies, - email@example.com because I’m never going to get this
Pair of 8th place finishes for Aggie cross country By JACKSON OLSEN staff writer
first-place runner Lopez Lomong from Northern Arizona. The men’s team came into the meet seeded No. 7, but also finished in eighth place. All seven of the teams finishing in front of the Aggie men were ranked in the top 30 in the country. “You can’t really argue too much about that,” Gensel said. “You’ve got to be happy when they run that well.” Wold’s performance was backed by impressive showings from freshmen Nick Bolinder, who placed 46th with a time of 32:16.2, and Chio Lopez, who finished in 32:29.3. Lopez, who was named the WAC Freshman of the Year, placed 50th. It was the University of Colorado that claimed the regional crown, with the University of TexasEl Paso and Northern Arizona coming in at second and third place. With the top two teams from all nine regions going to nationals and only 13 other at-large bids, the season is over for Utah State. The women’s team will lose seniors Egan, Dorius and Becky Bostwick, while the men’s team is not graduating a single member of the team. “I’m happy with the results,” Gensel said. “They ran their hearts out, and I’m proud of them for the great season they had.” - firstname.lastname@example.org
Close, but no cigar. That’s the all-too-familiar phrase describing USU men’s and women’s cross country outing to the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships Saturday. Both teams finished in the top 10 but fell short of qualifying for nationals. The Aggie women were led by senior Amy Egan, who finished 33rd overall against runners from 17 other schools. The women were the No. 10 seed coming into the meet, held at Schneiter’s Riverside Golf Course in Ogden, but finished in eighth place to cap off one of their strongest performances of the season. “Our women improved,” Head Coach Gregg Gensel said. “They ran better as a team than I expected them to.” Egan finished the 6K course with a time of 21:57.1. Senior Stacie Dorius wasn’t far behind, finishing at 22:11.07 to take 40th overall. The two seniors led the team, as they have all season, and finished within three minutes of first-place runner Sally Kipyego of Texas Tech University. It was Colorado State, however, that ended up taking home first place, followed closely by Northern Arizona and Brigham Young University, who took second and third place, respectively. Three other Aggies finished within a minute of Egan’s team-best time – junior Caroline Berry, freshman Alicia Holt and junior Vanessa Gledhill. While the women’s eighth-place finish didn’t buy them a ticket to nationals, it was enough to get the best of in-state rival University of Utah and conference rival University of Nevada, both of which had beaten USU earlier in the season. On the men’s side, the Aggies were led by junior Seth Wold, who finished 39th overall against runners from 15 other schools. Wold, who was named the Western Athletic Conference OF THE AGGIE MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY run at the Men’s Athlete of the Year, MEMBERS Western Athletic Conference Championships Oct. 27. The men, who won the finished the 10K race WAC title, took eight place at regional. The runners from left to right are: freshwith a time of 31:53.8, man Chio Lopez, sophomore Jason Holt, freshman Steve Strickland and freshman just two minutes behind Nick Bolinder. TYLER LARSON photo
Monday, Nov. 12, 2007
Hockey drops 2 over weekend By G. CHRISTOPHER TERRY staff writer
The San Jose State Spartans roared back with a big third period to beat the Aggies 5-3 after USU led 3-1 at one point. It was the second Friday in a row that rookie goalie Dan Cornelius has had to watch from the bench an insurance goal go in after being pulled for an extra attacker. Cornelius finished with 35 saves. “It kind of surprised us that they came back so strong after having a 3-1 lead,” center William “Swede” Winsa said. “San Jose is not a bad team. They can score, and they showed us that.” Winsa opened up a 1-0 lead for USU in the first. After San Jose’s Mickey Rhodes tied it early in the second, Ryan Osterheldt and Ben Tikka scored for the Aggies to give them a seemingly secure lead heading into the final period. “We pretty much had the puck in the zone the whole time” during the first two periods, Tikka said. Then, in the decisive third, “we came out flatfooted, and we weren’t as focused as we should have been.” In a game with only 11 penalties total on both teams, three goals were scored short-handed: Winsa’s, Rhodes’ and the third period tie-breaker by San Jose’s Jeff Mattern. Tikka blamed the third period barrage of Spartan goals on mental and defensive breakdowns. “We were walking all over them,” Tikka said. “We should have popped more in. We had so many chances and we just got frustrated. Personally me, I need to step it up.” Winsa blamed a lack of intensity for the loss.
“We’ve had this problem all semester,” he said. “For some reason we’ve got some guys who don’t want to show up and play all 60 minutes.” San Jose has now won two in a row in the Eccles Ice Arena in this fashion, storming back from a deficit and taking it from the Aggies. Last year, at least, USU had a scapegoat and could blame the collapse on penalties. No such luck this time, as the only two penalties called in the third period were on San Jose. Jeremy Madigan had two assists to lead USU. Robert Sutherland, Maciej Michalek and Kent Arsenault each had one. Five different players scored goals for San Jose. A fed-up Winsa called his team out for the third-period fade-out, saying, “If you don’t want to skate, that’s fine, but don’t bitch about it later. There are no shortcuts. Blood, sweat and tears.” DENVER UNIVERSITY 6, USU 2 Denver jumped to a 1-0 lead before a minute had elapsed in the first period, grabbing control of the game that they would not relinquish, and ended up winning 6-2. Alex Cooper waited for USU’s Greg Finatti to commit, then flipped the puck over the sprawled-out Finatti from the side to give DU the early lead. Fans who might have left the game disappointed by the score were treated to a pleasant surprise late in the third period: a violent hockey fight between USU’s Arsenault and DU’s Matthew Bonorowski, which put everyone in the stands back in good spirits. It was a chippy game from the start, with 31 combined penalties assessed by the end. Denver was playing to avenge a 2-0 loss to the Aggies earlier
this season, while Utah State seemed to be boiling over with impotent rage. Playing with just 10 skaters, on their third game in three nights, the Pioneers were clearly the aggressors and kept the puck deep in USU’s zone. Finatti said Denver’s trapping defense was very effective against USU. Every time an Aggie skater got deep into the Denver zone, the puck was poked or jarred loose, and the Pioneers were on the rush again. Finatti was shelled with 48 shots on goal, twice as many as the 24 Denver’s Dean Klemenz faced. “When I heard they only had 10 guys, I said this is our best opportunity to beat them. We just didn’t show up,” Winsa said. “We didn’t move our feet. They got into our heads because a lot of our players got frustrated because they only had 10 guys and they out-skated us.” A burst of scoring in the second period opened a 4-0 Denver lead. The Aggies used two power-play goals by Walter Voisard and Jay McFadden to close it to 4-2, but the USU rally was short-lived. With 41 seconds to go in the second, Denver’s Greg Brill sniped the five-hole of Finatti while rushing up-ice on a power play, giving the visitors a commanding 5-2 lead. When Denver’s diminutive center Keenan Kriznowski got a little free using his stick between Arsenault’s legs late in the third, USU’s leading scorer had had enough. He turned and slashed Kriznowski to the ice, drawing a crowd of Denver jerseys. Numerous Aggies, notably Ryan Osterheldt, came to Arsenault’s aid, creating enough distractions that the referees let Arsenault and Bonorowski have at it. The fight “was just a little stress reliever for me,” Arsenault said. “It was probably the best thing that could have
Aggie center Walter Voisard (10) tries to go through a BYU defender during a match Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Eccles Ice Arena. TYLER LARSON photo
happened.” For quite some time, there was no action as Arsenault and Bonorowski were tied up, grappling and fighting to keep their balance. Finatti was standing a few feet away, waving to Klemenz to come down and fight. Then Arsenault popped Bonorowski’s helmet off with an elbow and got his right hand free, and the crowd went nuts as Arsenault launched a series of big windmill punches at Bonorowski’s face. “I’m not supposed to be the one fighting,” Arsenault said, “but at the same time, the boys probably realized that this is what it’s coming to, our scorer is out there fighting. I got so frustrated that I just said, ‘F*** it, I’m fighting.’ I was happy it happened. Nothing else good happened this game, so why not give the fans something?” The fight will cost Arsenault a one-game disqualification against Santa Clara next weekend, as well as a few ounces of blood drawn when
Bonorowski hit Arsenault over the eye with “a little stiff-armed bump.” Robert Sutherland had a great vantage point from his spot on the bench. “The fight was great,” he said. “They both got in really good shots. Kent won it with a big uppercut and some overhands. Great hockey fight. They left it out on the ice. After the fight, they both said good job.” The Aggies are now searching for answers as they try to save their season; the weekend’s twin debacles leave USU with a 6-8-1 record. Quoting from the Martin Scorcese film “The Departed,” Arsenault said guys on the team must now decide, “Do you want to be a hockey player or do you want to look like a hockey player?” With time ticking down in the semester, Arsenault said Coach Jerry Crossley and his staff will be adopting a stringent disciplinarian approach. -email@example.com
Colts lose their second straight Chargers 23, Colts 21
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Peyton Manning was poised to turn one of his worst games into one of his most memorable. Then Adam Vinatieri missed a 29-yard field goal attempt with 1:31 left, and the Chargers held on. Manning, who set a Colts franchise record with six interceptions, had driven them to the Chargers 12. Vinatieri, who had won two Super Bowls for New England with last-second kicks, pushed his kick just wide right. Darren Sproles, San Diego’s speedy return man, brought back the opening kickoff 89 yards for his first NFL touchdown. Then he ran back a punt 45 yards for his second score later in the first quarter.
But the Colts (7-2) scored two touchdowns and a 2-point conversion in 23 seconds early in the fourth quarter to pull to 23-21. Cornerback Antonio Cromartie celebrated his first NFL start by picking off Manning three times as San Diego (5-4) took over sole possession of first place in the anemic AFC West. Broncos 27, Chiefs 11 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Backup Selvin Young rushed for 109 yards and the Broncos (45) scored two touchdowns in a 9second span of the third quarter. The Chiefs (4-5) replaced shakenup, turnover-prone Damon Huard with second-year quarterback Brodie Croyle.
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Aggie center Gary Wilkinson shoots over Weber State’s Tyler Billings. Wilkinson led all Aggie scorers with 21 points. He also collected eight rebounds, a block and a steal in his 31 minutes Saturday night. Wilkinson is a transfer from Salt Lake Community College. TYLER LARSON photo
and made both free throws to cut the lead down to five with 1:02 left in the game. After a Weber State timeout, Utah State’s strategy was to foul the Wildcats as soon as possible and make them shoot free throws. Valeika converted on 1-of-2 free throws for Weber State, and then on the offensive end of the court, DuCharme tipped in a missed shot to make the score 72-68 for Weber State with 43 seconds left to play. Things got interesting when Weber State guard Dezmon Harris missed on two straight free throws to keep the Aggie chances alive. Once again, Stephens took the ball to the basket and was fouled and converted on two free throws to cut Weber’s lead to two, 72-70, with 35 seconds to play. That was as close as the Aggies would get. A turnover, called intentional foul on Jaycee Carroll and successful free throws by Weber State, thwarted the Aggies’ chances at pulling off the comeback. “They did a nice job, they deserved to win,” Morrill said. -firstname.lastname@example.org
Kansas and Oregon get wins Sunday LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Mario Chalmers had 23 points — and two of his team’s four missed dunks — and a ragged No. 4 Kansas beat a plucky Missouri-Kansas City 85-62 Sunday night. The Jayhawks (2-0) spent much of the night missing free throws and blowing assignments and led the Kangaroos (0-1) only 62-52 when Jeremiah Hartsook hit a short jumper midway through the second half. Chalmers responded by hitting an open 3-pointer, his fourth of the night. But the Kangaroos, playing their first game under new head coach Matt Brown, refused to go quietly. As the Kangaroos hung around and cut the lead to 67-55 on Dane Brumagin’s 3-pointer, visions of Oral Roberts’ 78-71 upset of then-No. 3 Kansas in the Jayhawks’ second game last season came to mind. But Darnell Jackson made a short shot and after Chalmers missed his second dunk, Jackson hit again, and then followed Hartsook’s 3-pointer with another bucket. With 4:20 left, Chalmers made a 3-pointer for a 76-58 lead, then connected again from beyond the arc. No. 12 Oregon 80, Pacific 64 EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Tajuan Porter scored 28 points and Malik Hairston added 20 points to help Oregon defeat Pacific in the World Vision Invitational tournament. Maarty Leunen had 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Bryce Taylor also scored 10 points for the Ducks (2-0). Porter went 10-for-15 from the field with five 3- pointers, while Oregon shot 48 percent from the field overall and made 10-for-21 3-pointers. Pacific (1-1) shot 43 percent from the field but only 31 percent from the 3-point line (8-for-26) and turned the ball over 17 times to the Ducks’ eight. No. 14 Gonzaga 77, Montana 54
By DAVID BAKER assistant sports editor
So go the posts, so go the Aggies. At least that was true Saturday night against the Weber State Wildcats. Early on in the game, USU fell behind as much as seven points. The Wildcats were able to build the lead with good post play from senior Arturas Valeika and sophomore Steve Panos. Only eight minutes in, the Weber duo was outplaying Aggie big men Stephen DuCharme and Gary Wilkinson, outscoring them 9-5 and winning the rebounding battle 7-2. After a Utah State timeout at 8:52 in the first half, the USU bigs caught fire. DuCharme and Wilkinson sparked a 15-5 Aggie run that saw Utah State capture its first lead of the game, 30-29, with about 3:30 left in the half. The two posts went on to score 15 of the Aggies’ last 20 points of the half. Wilkinson lead USU with 13 first-half points. DuCharme ended the half with nine points on perfect 4-of-4 shooting from the field. Things would be a little different in the second half. Valeika and Panos were a big part of the Weber State charge in the second half that erased a sevenpoint Aggie lead and gave the Wildcats a win in their season opener. Valeika, a 6-foot-9-inch center from Vilnius, Lithuania, ended the game with a double-double, 15 points and 12 boards, on 5-of-7 shooting from the field and 5-of-8 on free throw attempts. Panos added 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting. USU Head Coach Stew Morrill said the Aggie post defense “is just a sieve right now.” Coupled with the poor defense, the Aggie big men disappeared in the last part of the second half. Early on, with USU still holding onto a comfortable lead, the offense was running smoothly through the posts. Although Wilkinson finished with a team-high 21 on the night, he failed to score in the last sevenplus minutes of the game, but he did record two turnovers. DuCharme also only had two points down the stretch. Each team finished with 26 points in the paint. “With us, the big thing, we hold them to 40 percent, 30 percent, whatever, we beat them outright. Defensively, we just couldn’t do it,” DuCharme said. FREE THROW DISPARITY Weber State shot 16 more free throws than USU. In a seven-point win, they had eight more points off of those free throws. “I’m not allowed to say anything to the media about the officiating, but the only thing I will say is the officiating didn’t cost us the game,” Morrill said. “Weber State kicked our butt, that’s the reality of it. To hide behind officiating, yeah they missed some calls, but we’ve got no business doing that. We just got our rear end kicked, the officials had nothing to do with it.” Although he didn’t comment on it after the game, he was noticeably upset by several of the calls, most of all by an intentional foul call with less than a minute left in the game that gave Weber State free throws and possession back, icing the
game for the Wildcats. For the first half, it didn’t look like the free throw disparity would hurt the Aggies. Weber State shot only 46.2 percent from the line in the first half. The second half would be a different story. Weber State made 11 free throws in a row over a stretch in the second half, and finished the game 25-of-39 for 64.1 percent. “I thought it was going to cost us the game, but the kids stepped up and made them when we needed to,” Weber State Head Coach Randy Rahe said. CARROLL’S NIGHT The Wildcats were able to keep a handle on senior guard Jaycee Carroll Saturday night. “(Carroll) is an absolute nightmare to prepare for,” Rahe said. Whatever the preparations were, they seemed to work. Carroll ended the game with 14 points on three 3-pointers and 5-of-6 shooting from the free-throw line. He only shot 3-of-11 from the field, all of the makes coming from a 3-of-6 performance from beyond the arc. Carroll and Rahe have a unique connection. Rahe helped bring Carroll to Utah State when he was in Logan. “I love Jaycee Carroll,” Rahe said. “Other than one game a year, I hope he has nothing but tremendous success.” THREE GAMES, FOUR DAYS Utah State got one day of rest, Sunday, before they take the court Monday against Montana Western in a preliminary game of the South Padre Island Invitational. The Aggies look to rebound from a 1-1 opening weekend at home in the Spectrum. Even with all the sloppy play, including the 23 turnovers at Weber State Saturday night, Morrill wasn’t going to punish his team with a practice on their only off day in a three-games-in-four-nights stretch. “That’d be really stupid,” Morrill said of practicing on Sunday. “I’m stupid, I’m mad, but I’m not that stupid or mad. We’ve got three games in four days. If I go in there and just grind them down, that’s not going to do us any good.” Whether the Aggies are tired or not, USU senior point guard Kris Clark doesn’t see it as an excuse for a lack of energy. “(The energy) has got to be there, especially coming off a loss,” Clark said. “Tired or not, that’s the mental part of basketball right there.” Utah State’s jam-packed November schedule, where the Aggies’ longest break between games is only three days, also still looms for a team that Morrill said has a long way to go before they will be a very good basketball team. But with little practice time in between games, how will they improve? “We’ve got so many games coming up and so little time to get better, I guess we’re going to have to get better playing games,” Morrill said. They will have another opportunity at 7:05 Monday night in the Spectrum. -email@example.com
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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Freshman Austin Daye scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help Gonzaga open its season by beating Montana. Gonzaga (1-0) largely smothered the Montana offense, and coach Mark Few was able to give plenty of minutes to his bench players. Montana (1-1), expected to be one of the top contenders in the Big Sky Conference, got into a hole early because of poor shooting and never threatened after that. The Bulldogs made 53 percent of their field goals and 15 of 21 free throws. Montana made just 30 percent of its shots, including 5 of 22 3pointers. Gonzaga also dominated the rebounding 4029. The Grizzlies were led by Matt Martin’s 18 points. Daye, a 6-foot-10 forward from Irvine, Calif., is the son of former UCLA and NBA player Darren Daye. He made 8 of 13 field goals. No. 22 Pittsburgh 69, Saint Louis 58 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Levance Fields and freshman DeJuan Blair each scored 16 points to help Pittsburgh hand Rick Majerus his first loss as
Oregon’s Tajuan Porter (12) shoots over Pacific’s Michael Kirby (20) during the final minutes of a college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Sunday, Nov. 11. Porter had a team-high 28 points as Oregon beat Pacific 80-64. AP Photo
coach of the Billikens. Blair also grabbed a game-high eight rebounds. The Panthers (3-0) completed a sweep of three games at the Hispanic College Fund Basketball Challenge. Sam Young, the tournament’s MVP, added 12 points for Pittsburgh, which hosted the fourteam, round-robin exempt tournament, played over the past three days. The Panthers, smaller and quicker this season while playing in their first season without 7-footer Aaron Gray, a second-round NBA draft pick of the Chicago Bulls, couldn’t break free from Saint Louis in the first half and led 27-21 at halftime. But Pittsburgh wore down the Billikens (2-1) in the second half and built a 15-point lead before holding on to start a season 3-0 for the 10th consecutive time. No. 23 Stanford 67, UC Santa Barbara 48
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Goods scored 10 straight points during one first-half stretch and finished with 23, and Stanford beat UC Santa Barbara to win the Basketball Travelers Classic. Goods also grabbed six rebounds, and Robin Lopez added 12 points, two blocks and two steals for the unbeaten Cardinal, off to their first 3-0 start since beginning 26-0 in 2003-04. Santa Barbara fell to 2-1. No. 25 Kansas State 76, Pittsburg State 66 MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Michael Beasley scored 30 points, most of them during a critical second-half run, and Kansas State escaped an upset. The freshman forward also had 14 rebounds, posting his second double double in as many games. He had 32 points and a Big 12 Conference-record 24 rebounds in the Wildcats’ victory over Sacramento State on Friday night. Beasley scored 16 points over the final 9 minutes Sunday, leading Kansas State (2-0) on a 26-9 spurt to close the game and avoid a loss to the Division II Gorillas.
UsU head coach Stew Morrill has a heated discussion with an official Saturday night at the Dee Events Center in Ogden. The Aggies shot 16 fewer free throws than the Wildcats in their 78-71 loss to Weber State. Morrill blamed the loss on turnovers and a lack of defense, not officiating. TYLER LARSON photo
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A horrible weekend to be an Aggie
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hey’ve always got to kick you when you’re down. It wasn’t enough that Utah State’s women’s soccer team had to lose in double overtime to Hawaii by one goal. It wasn’t bad enough the women’s basketball team had to lose by one point to Pacific on a last second free throw on Friday night. And it wasn’t enough to have the hockey team drop two matches at home over the weekend. But it didn’t end there. The sports gods still had to pile it on the Aggies. And leave it to the football team to break the loseby-one trend. They went out in a much more cruel, evil fashion — a 52 point drumming by the Boise State Broncos on Saturday in front of a sea of orange. At least the athletics department got a boost from the 18,864 fans that paid to watch Boise State, the No. 17 team in the nation this week, play, because we assume very few were there to watch the Aggies. But the biggest of all the crushing blows was the men’s basketball team’s loss at Weber State. The one, shining hope for USU athletics gets beaten for the first time in the last seven times the Aggies and Wildcats shared a court and a ball. After a sloppy, Britney-Spears-without-make-up ugly win over Southern Utah University Friday night, some wise, sage-like Aggie fans may have seen it coming. But haven’t Aggie fans had to endure enough? Haven’t we had to sit through heart-wrenching defeats on a Saturday-by-Saturday basis? What price do we have to pay? We could start ritually sacrificing BYU fans to appease the temperamental sports gods. That may prove to be a flawed plan, though. The pleasure involved in such a glorious act would possibly cost us the benefit of appeasement, because the absence of pain signifies the absence of gain. Maybe instead of being outlandish, we could just board up the windows and wait the storm out. There are only two more possible losses for the football team. The Aggie men are going to be better. The Aggie women are going to be better. So pray for strength. Pray for courage. And pray for the Aggies. And if all else fails, just go with the BYU fan thing.
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So I am now dating outside my religion. Though it represents a church of which I am not a member, my new flirtation is Deseret Industries. You drive up, they smile, they take your stuff and ask you if you want a receipt. The people who work there actually seem to enjoy it so much that they wear the clothes sold there. I know some of it will end up in the landfill or shipped off in containers bound for Somalia, but it feels friendly. I leave with a smile, wondering who might be waking up to the tones of my old clock radio or skateboarding with my old MP3 player plugged into their ears. And truth be known, one of the main reasons I give stuff to the DI is that it makes room for stuff I want to buy from the DI. It is sort of like the fourth law of thermodynamics of stuff – it is neither created nor destroyed, it only moves from one place to another. Dennis Hinkamp works for USU Extension Communications and would like to thank all those who bought his cast offs and in return thanks you for all your detritus he has accumulated. Comments and questions can be sent to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. edu.
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Signs were existent in teacher-student case
LEXINGTON, Neb. (AP) – Back in August, the rumor around Lexington Middle School was that 25-year-old math teacher Kelsey Peterson had a boyfriend a 13-year-old former student. People had complained to administrators three months earlier that Peterson spent too much time hanging out with the kids. When new complaints reached administrators linking her to the student in August, her principal gave her a verbal warning, but that was it. “We did not put an investigator on her and watch her,” said district Superintendent Todd Chessmore, who has ordered all school and district employees to not speak with reporters. “We did not see this as something except for something we needed to deal with in a very informal manner.” A couple of months later, after a confrontation with Chessmore, Peterson and the boy took off. Going missing for a week, they were eventually picked up by a Mexican police officer in Baja California. The boy said in an interview with The Associated Press later that he and the teacher had sex twice. She cried when they were parted. Now Peterson is in federal custody and expected to face federal charges of crossing state lines to have sex with a minor, an offense punishable by 10 years to life in prison and a $250,000 fine. Experts who study sexual misconduct by teach- Kelsey Peterson, a 25-year-old teacher, ers says district officials should have seen a bad had a 13-year-old boyfriend who was a student. AP photo situation when they first fielded complaints, and yard and was popular as a student and a teacher. done more. People who know Peterson say her daughter “If a school district has reason to give warning, was born when Peterson was a junior at Lexington you conduct an investigation,” said Robert Shoop, High. Her then-boyfriend was the father, but the director of Kansas State University’s Cargill Center pair broke up and he eventually moved to Texas. for Ethical Leadership. “You don’t just say ‘Be a good person,’ and then go about your business as if “She had a good Christian upbringing,” said Julie Rosentreader, 25, who went to middle school nothing has ever happened. You have to pay attenwith Peterson. tion to what’s going on.” Peterson’s daughter was believed to be with Wayne Promisel, a retired Virginia detective her parents in nearby Gothenburg, Neb. Multiple who has investigated many sex abuse cases, said if attempts by the AP to contact them were unsucthe district had enough reason to put Peterson on cessful. administrative leave and start an investigation, it should have called police before calling the teacher. The boy became Peterson’s math student in 2005, though their association continued after she “If you’re that committed to realize that you taught him. think there’s something afoot, that’s when you ... The boy told the AP that Peterson helped him call in the locals to bring objectivity to it,” Promisel through a tough time earlier this year by listening said. “Law enforcement is there 24/7, 365 and they and writing to him while he was at the Nebraska don’t turn away complaints, especially when kids Boys Ranch in western Nebraska, a home for at-risk are involved.” youth. The boy said he went to the home after try The case comes at a time when lawmakers and ing to run away from his home in Lexington. governors in seven states and Congress are express He described her as his best friend not his girling renewed interest in the issue of sexual misconfriend and said he could tell her anything. duct by teachers following an investigation by the According to police, letters found in Peterson’s AP that concluded last month. apartment sent by the boy from the home said he The AP found that states took action against still loved his “Baby Gurl,” longed to have her hold the licenses of 2,570 educators from 2001 through him and that the relationship was not just about 2005 following allegations of sexual misbehavior, the sex. and that investigators and academics who study the The AP had previously named the boy but later problem believe it is badly underreported. There removed his name because the most recent charges are about 3 million public school teachers nationallege he was the victim of a sex crime. wide. The Peterson case has similarities to many of the Though the letters didn’t surface until police began investigating in October, rumors swirled incidents that the AP examined. The student was school hallways that the two were in a relationship troubled, the teacher popular. She was trusted in in August. the community and viewed as “cool” by students, But complaints the school received weren’t who would gather at her classroom and at her enough to make Chessmore think that Peterson home. Authorities, when rumors started, decided might be having sex with a student, and a verbal not to immediately pull the teacher from the classwarning from the principal seemed to solve the room. problem, the superintendent said. “Rumors are gold,” said Mary Jo McGrath, a The boy said Peterson told him to stay away, California attorney who has worked on teacher sexual abuse cases for three decades. “Rumors truly but they began talking again a month later and Peterson eventually suggested the trip. will light the way to tangible evidence of what’s The boy said he went along with the plan going on.” because he wanted to get away from his problems Shoop said the circumstances of the case point in Lexington. He told Peterson that he wanted to toward a certain type of teacher who commits visit his birthplace in Penjamo, a small town in abuse: one with a poor sense of boundaries and the central Mexican state of Guanajuato, where his ethics, who allows the relationship with a student father lives. to go beyond that of a close mentor. “These people do a tremendous amount of harm He was last seen in Lexington on Oct. 26. One day earlier, Chessmore had told Peterson he to children, but oftentimes the adult says that they was putting her on paid leave and investigating didn’t do anything wrong, that it’s true love and new complaints from school staff of her relationthat people just don’t understand,” Shoop said. “The female or the male who quote ‘falls in love’ ship with the boy. Chessmore said those complaints were more serious than ever, raising suspicions that with a child doesn’t have an understanding that Peterson and the boy were having sex. they’re actually raping and exploiting this child.” Chessmore said he and Peterson had a brief Neighbors, former classmates, students and conversation in which he told her not to return to Chessmore say Peterson coached sports, played basketball with her 8-year-old daughter in her front the school, and she walked out the door. Chessmore would not say what Peterson said.
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State actions in sexual misconduct cases 2001-2005
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Most sexual cases result in certification revoked Revoked 62%
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Rise in punishment for sexual misconduct 649
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- Young Professionals social at Hamilton’s Steakhouse, 5:30 to 7 p.m. - International Film Festival, Diversity Week activity, 7 to 9 p.m. - Department of music event, Caine Chamber Ensembles, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall. - Stir-Fry Seminar presents Lee Mun Wah in “Unlearning Racism,” 1 to 2:30 p.m., 2:30 to 4 p.m., Eccles Conference Center Room 205. Refreshments will be served. - Study Abroad photo display contest, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., TSC second floor. - X-BOX challenge, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunburst Lounge.
- Techniques in animal cell culture and scale-up strategies training program, all day, Biotechnology building. - Professional Employees Association – Executive Committee Meeting, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., TSC. - USU water initiative seminar – aging infrastructure, ecosystem restoration, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Engineering building. - International film festival, diversity week activity, 7 to 9 p.m., TSC Auditorium. - Word sampler, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., $3 a plate.
- Techniques in animal cell culture and scale-up strategies training program, all day, Biotechnology building. - WGRI fall brown bag presentation, 12 to 1 p.m., TSC. - International student presentation – Diversity Week activity, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. - Academic Olympiad, 1 to 2 p.m., TSC International Lounge. - Ecology Center seminar series, 6 to 7 p.m., Natural Resources Building. - CMSL Paris Piano Trio, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall. - USU College Republicans meeting, 8 to 9 p.m., MerrillCazier Library. - Breaking Boundaries Dance Show, 7 to 9 p.m., TSC Ballroom, $3 students/$public
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Donate dental floss
Operation Clean Teeth: Collecting dental floss, mouth wash and toothpaste to send to Iraq and Afghanistan. Donation boxes will be in the library and business building. There will also be a table setup in TSC on Wednesday to collect items and spare change.
DESA presents: Silent Thanksgiving Dinner, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m. Aggie Facilities Center (near ORC and Aggie Village). Non-members $5. E-mail DESA with questions email@example.com
Coffee social Team Recycle will be holding a coffee and hot chocolate social out on the NR Patio from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Nov. 15 to help promote recycling on America REcycle Day. Please help us recycle by bringing your own mug/cup Run to South America 5K Run. Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. Starting line: Willow Park 419 W. 700 South Registration $10-Free T-shirt with entry.
Common Ground Outdoor Adventures will be hiking Logan Canyon on Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. Common Ground provides outdoor recreation for youth and adults with disabilities. Adaptive equipment is provided so all physical abilities can be accommodated. Call 713-0288 sign up.
• Monday, Nov. 12: Come learn about Study Abroad and volunteer opportunities in Chile. Macarena Moya from PUCV- Valparaiso, Chile, a USU partner institution, will speak about these opportunities in Chile. Nov. 12, 1 to 3 p.m. in ECC 303. • Wednesday, Nov. 14: Please join us for an open house and reception in the TSC in the West Colony Room, 1:30–3:30 p.m. Meet and mingle with program leaders, past participants, and those interested in Study Abroad programs. • Nov. 12-16: Photo contest voting. 10 a.m.– 2 p.m., TSC 2nd floor. Also learn more about study abroad opportunities and ENTER your name for a PRIZE DRAWING!
More to remember ... • Registration for Spring Semester 2008 is now open. Go online at
WISE.ldsces.org to enroll. Click on Logan, Register for Classes and then click “CHANGE TERM“ and select Spring 2008. • Friday, Nov. 16, Religion in Life with Brad Wilcox at 11:30 a.m. in the Cultural Hall. • Attention International Students, free trip to see the Christmas lights at Temple Square with dinner and hot chocolate. Please contact Vinh vinh.tran@ usu.edu or Mandy amvilla@ cc.usu.edu or 435-841 9271 if you have any questions It is requested that you reserve your spot by November 20. • Girl Scouts, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Stokes Nature Center invites all girl scouts tocomplete their Eco Explorer badge. This elective course costs $5 per scout. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. SNC is located in Logan Canyon, east of Logan, Utah, on HWY 89. To register, call 435-7553239 or visit www.logannature. org. • Announcing Auditions for Beauty and the Beast. At The Old Barn Community Theatre Auditions will be held on Friday, November 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the theatre. www.oldbarn. org
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