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2010 Robins Awards honor the best of USU By CATHERINE MEIDELL assistant news editor

The legacy of Bill. E Robins, USU student graduate from 1948, was carried on through the Robins Awards ceremony, where 20 influential students, professors and other employees were recognized and awarded for their dedication to USU over the course of their affiliation. Most coveted of all awards announced in Saturday’s ceremony was the Bill E. Robins Memorial Award, which was awarded to Dani Babbel, a senior in geography and anthropology. Upon receiving the award, Babbel said her five years at USU could not have been spent better because of the service, academic and research opportunities she engaged in. She said her five years at USU has left her feeling that they couldn’t have been spent better. The award was presented to Babbel by USU’s president, Stan Albrecht, who said she has been previously recognized by multiple JIM CANGELOSI, MATH PROFESSOR, gives a few remarks after receiving the 2009-2010 Professor of the Year at the departments for her research and Robins Awards Saturday. The awards honor those who have shown dedication to the university. PETE P. SMITHSUTH photo work as a scholar. Additional awards included Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, by members of USU’s Greek chapters. and anthropology major major Professor of the Year and 16 others. “The past three years, I’ve been Each awarded individual was selected on the Robins Awards committee, Achievements: 2010 College of Achievements: ASUSU Academic from three or more nominees, all of so I know what the Robins Award Natural Resources Scholar of the Year, Senate President, Outstanding who were recognized before the winembodies and for me, to be nominate 2010 College of Natural Resources Student Leader Award, Dedicated ner was announced. Entertainment is huge,” said graduate student Ben Undergraduate Researcher of the Year, Service Award, student representative selections of opera music, a capella Croshaw, ASUSU academic senate 2009 Outstanding Anthropology in 24 USU committees group “Sonos” and a performance president and Man of the Year for the Senior, 2009 Helen O’Cannon Honors of Sweeney Todd’s “The Best Pies in 2009-2010 school year. Scholarship, 2009 Hoopes Lillywhite Woman of the Year: Josie Olsen, London” broke up the award presenThe 2009-2010 Robins Awards Scholarship graduate student, human environtations. Hosting the event was Chase recipients are as follows: ments major Casillas, junior English major and Man of the Year: Ben Croshaw, USU radio personality. Winners of the Bill E. Robins Memorial Award: graduate student, instructional Achievements: ASUSU Senator for awards were given trophies presented Dani Babbel, senior, geography technology and learning sciences the College of HASS, Koch Scholars

program participant, member of the Industrial Designers Society of America and American Society of Interior Designers, board member for the Sparrow Alliance and Union Bilingual Preschool, completion of master’s degree in one year Organization of the Year: Val R. Christensen Service Center Achievements: Mentor programs, such as Best Buddies and the Special Olympics Team, Stuff a Bus project, collected 13,000 pounds of food, Week of Welcome blood donations yielded 1,400 units of blood, Haiti disaster relief projects raised $20,000 Male Athlete of the Year: Brian McKenna, track and cross country team Achievements: WAC athlete of the year, first-team all-WAC, school record in the 5,000 meter run at 14:20.09 Female Athlete of the Year: Kim Quinn, track and cross country team Achievements: WAC female athlete of the year, set indoor record for 10,000 meter run at 35:29.82 Talent of the Year: Jennifer Ewell, senior, graphic design major Achievements: Work with the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, created all promotional and advertising

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Aggie Cat Society helps campus’ feral cats Move-out sale to By ADAM WARD staff writer

The Aggie Cat Society met last Tuesday night to discuss what their plans were for controlling the feral cat population both on campus and throughout Cache Valley. The meeting stressed the need for more volunteers to help feed the cats on campus, as well as neighborhood volunteers in the Bridger and Woodruff areas to conduct community education on responsible ownership of cats. The National Humane Society estimates that the numbers of feral cats runs into the tens of millions. They live in every environment that humans can live in, whether it’s urban, rural or metropolitan areas. Ilona Jappinen, a former USU professor, estimated that the feral cat population in Cache Valley most likely runs in the thousands, with more than 55 feral cats on the USU campus. The current policy in most areas of the U.S. is to capture and euthanize all feral cats. However, many areas have started a capture and spay or neuter release program to help control the population of feral cats. Many of MORE THAN 55 FERAL CATS roam campus, estimated Ilona Jappinen, a former USU profesthese areas have seen great success with this sor. The Aggie Cat Society is looking for volunteers to feed the felines on campus. STATESMAN photo method, some of them seeing 100 percent drops in the feral cat population. adult feral cats have an average lifespan of help the 55 feral cats on campus survive. Logan City is still using a capture and only two years, compared to the house cat Volunteers feed the cats at the stations at 5 euthanize approach to feral cats and spent lifespan of 12 to 20 years. Much of the feral p.m. every day, and it takes about 45 minmore than $39,000 last year capturing and utes. The society is looking for anyone who euthanizing feral cats. Despite the high costs, cat population in the Cache Valley stemmed from people abandoning their cats when they can do it at least once a week. there has not been a noticeable drop in the move or when they are simply sick of taking Everyone is welcome to see some of the population, because when one cat leaves an care of them. cats on campus. It is easiest to go outside the environment, another one usually enters. Jappinen said, “Abandoning your cat is Junction at 5 p.m., where about 12 cats come Without spaying or neutering feral cats, there akin to murdering it. The cat will eventually every night. To volunteer, donate money is essentially no way to control the populahave a very unpleasant death.” or find more information on the Aggie Cat tion. The Aggie Cat Society is calling upon Society, visit www.usu.edu/aggiecats. Feral cats in environments that aren’t volunteers to feed the feral cat population – adam.ward@aggiemail.usu.edu managed live a painful life. There is a 75 at USU. There are six feeding stations to percent mortality rate for feral kittens, and

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benefit CAPSA, Aggie Recyclers By MITCH FIGGAT staff writer

Aggie Recyclers and CAPSA (Community Abuse Prevention Service Agency) will be beginning a month-long project starting April 27 until May 21. They will be collecting all kinds of materials from oncampus housing and residence halls, including Aggie Village, that will be sold in a two-day garage sale. Sam Abbot, co-president of Aggie Recyclers, called the sale “a great last effort for their recycling effort during the current school year and a positive way to generate needed funds for their projects planned for the next school year. “We get a lot of stuff every year, an unprocessable amount of things, like tons of clothes, sets of dishes and other kitchen stuff.” Abbot said there will be two to four bins in the lounge rooms of residence halls for people to put clothes, kitchen items, food and other household items. Collectors will come and grab the items once a day. However, during Finals Week, they will collect twice a day. Abbot said the items will be taken to the Recycling Center. Anyone can volunteer to help with the sorting and processing, Abbot said, noting that this is a great way to fulfill service hours. “It is actually really fun to sort through the stuff,” he said. “There is a high flow of totally bomber, never-seen-before clothing styles there. This can be, as it was for me last year, a great baptism into women’s clothing for any male who is in need of that knowledge.” After the sorting is complete, the Recyclers will

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Oil leak threatens Gulf

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – It could take hours or it could take months to stop a 42,000-gallon-a-day oil leak polluting the Gulf of Mexico at the site of a wrecked drilling platform. Whether the environmental threat grows many times bigger depends on whether the LOS ANGELES (AP) – Nobody oil company can turn the well comcould say people walk all over Mel pletely off. Brooks. Until now. Crews are using robot submarines The comedian, actor and pro- to activate valves at the well head in ducer who hopes of cutting off the leak, which gave the world threatens the Gulf Coast’s fragile eco“Blazing system of shrimp, fish, birds and coral. Saddles,� If the effort fails, they’ll have to start ‘’Young drilling again. Frankenstein� The submarine work will take 24 and “The to 36 hours, Doug Suttles, chief operProducers� ating officer for BP Exploration and got a star Production, said Sunday afternoon. Friday on the “I should emphasize this is a highly BROOKS Hollywood complex operation being performed at Walk of Fame. 5,000 feet below the surface and it may Brooks received the 2,406th not be successful,� he said. star during a ceremony in front Oil continued to leak nearly a mile of the Egyptian Theatre. His son, underwater Sunday at the site where Max, and friend, Carl Reiner, the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded attended. on Tuesday. Eleven workers are missBrooks, who’s 83, has won ing and presumed dead. Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards.

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CAIRO (AP) – Clashes in Darfur between Arab nomads and south Sudan’s army along MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) the country’s volatile north– President Barack Obama made south border have left dozens a pilgrimage Sunday to Billy dead and more wounded, Graham’s mountainside home, con- Sudanese officials said cluding his North Carolina vacaSunday. tion with his first meeting with the The violence comes amid ailing evangelist who has counseled rising tensions between Arab commanders in chief since Dwight nomads in the area and a Eisenhower. growing contingent of soldiers The 48-year-old president made from the neighboring souththe short drive to Montreat from ern province, officials said. Asheville, where he spent the week- The area is particularly tense end, to see the 91-year-old Graham as much of Sudan’s northand son Franklin, also an evangesouth border has yet to be list.

Thursday, April 22, 2010 Top 10 Features Of The New Madden NFL 11 Video Game 10. You can play it on Xbox, Playstation, Wii and some microwave ovens. 9. It comes with a coupon for free ACL or MCL surgery. 8. Everyone’s named “Ochocinco.� 7. Electronic pants let you feel every groin pull. 6. Between possessions, Peyton is shooting commercials. 5. In the last two minutes of the half, Donkey Kong throws barrels at you. 4. Whenever he drops a pass, Terrell Owens cries. 3. They boosted the gigabytes or pixels or some crazy stuff like that. 2. I guarantee playing this game will make you an NFL player within 3 months! 1. I’m on the cover – what more could you possibly need to know?

A BOAT WITH AN OIL BOOM tries to contain spilled oil from the explosion and collapse of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, approximately seven miles from where the rig sunk, on Friday, April 23, in this aerial photo taken in the Gulf of Mexico more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana’s tip. AP photo

out much of the sand there. “Katrina did kick it pretty good, but they have been growing back,� said Greg Thornton, the 52-year-old owner of Horn Island and Due South Charters in Biloxi. He takes fishing parties out

to the islands. Looking at wind patterns on his computer, which showed favorable conditions until Thursday, Thornton held out hope that the oil could be contained.

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For the second consecutive day, high waves prevented boats and equipment from going out to clean the spill. Airplanes sprayed chemicals to break up the oil. The spill initially appeared to be easily manageable after the oil rig sank Thursday about 50 miles off the Louisiana coast, but it has turned into a more serious environmental problem. Officials on Saturday discovered the leak, which is spewing as much as 1,000 barrels – or 42,000 gallons – of oil each day. The oil spill has been growing – officials said the oily sheen on the surface of the gulf covered about 600 square miles Sunday. The environmental damage would be especially serious if it reaches land. The spill was still about 70 miles from the mainland, but only about 30 miles from an important chain of barrier islands known as the Chandeleurs. The islands, part of a national wildlife refuge, are an important nesting ground for pelicans and other sea birds. They have been under serious threat since Hurricane Katrina washed

demarcated ahead of next year’s crucial referendum when southerners will vote on whether to secede from the Arab dominated north. Abdullah Massar, a presidential adviser from the Arab tribe involved in the clashes, said local tribal officials reported more than 50 Arab nomads were killed in the fighting with soldiers from the southern Sudan’s People Liberation Army. The fighting began Thursday and was still going on Sunday, he said. Massar blamed a group

of southern army troops that he called a “militia.� He said southern soldiers have been mobilizing along the border areas and venturing into south Darfur, harassing the local nomads from the Rezeigat tribe in the Balbala area. “The soldiers attacked a local’s house and a water well deep in southern Darfur,� he said. “The number of people killed is huge. This is an army with modern weapons against nomads who graze their cattle in the area.� South Sudan military offi-

cials could not be immediately reached for comment. The Arab nomads move along the border region to find fields for their livestock to graze on. Southern pastures are generally greener during the summer. Massar said tension has been building up for the past two years as the southern army tries to impose its control over the area. South Darfur deputy governor Farah Mustafa confirmed the clashes but said a committee in the area has yet to

determine casualty figures. He said a meeting is scheduled Monday between tribal leaders to try to resolve the dispute. “The problem is the area belongs to south Darfur,� Mustafa said. The referendum on southern secession is a key feature of the 2005 north-south peace deal that ended more than 20 years of civil war that left 2 million people dead, and many more displaced. The agreement also allowed the oil-rich south to maintain a separate army, the SPLA.

Tornadoes rip through southern states

HILLCREST BAPTIST CHURCH member Carolyn Porter speaks of the total destruction that befell the Yazoo City, Miss., structure Sunday, April 25. AP photo

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) – One prayed to God under a communion table as his church was blown to pieces around him. Another was on the phone with a

meteorologist when the tornado threw him against a cinderblock wall that held just long enough to save his life. A coroner nearly became a victim himself when the twister flipped his truck four

times; later he went out in his hospital gown to help identify bodies. At least 10 people were killed when the tornado ripped through the rural Mississippi countryside and two deaths in Alabama have been blamed on storms there. It’s the stories told by survivors on Sunday that show how much higher the toll could have been. Dale Thrasher, 60, had been alone in Hillcrest Baptist Church when the tornado hit Saturday, ripping away wood and metal until all that was left was rubble, Thrasher and the table he had climbed under as he prayed for protection. “The whole building caved in,� he said. “But me and that table were still there.� Sunday was sunny and breezy as Thrasher and other members of the Yazoo City church dug through the debris and pulled out a few chairs and other items. One found a hymnal opened to the song, “Till the Storm

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Forum to discuss issues facing China All are invited to the Chinese Club and Amnesty International’s open forum Tuesday. The forum will feature guest speaker Shannon Peterson, USU economics and finance professor, who will speak about human rights and economic development in China at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, in the business building, Room 317. Peterson’s speech will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Event planners are hoping to have a good turnout and discussion on these issues. The event is open to anyone.

Ceramics Guild plans spring sale

FOUR FLAG FOOTBALL TEAMS battled Saturday in the HURD Bowl, a single-elimination tournament. The teams were made up of students and were each coached by a member of the USU football team and coaching staff. The tournament was held just before the USU football team’s spring game. PATRICK ODEN photo

Sale: Funds raised pay for activities such as USU’s Earth Day -continued from page 1 hold a large garage sale to vend off all that was collected during the monthlong collection period. Abbot said that by selling used items, factories reduce production of “newly processed, unneeded stuff” and landfills are unburdened of reusable items. Also, the garage sale will

raise funds for the Recyclers’ agenda next year, he said. “These funds pay for activities, such as the recent Earth Day activities, bands that play at activities, transportation and all their program activities,” Abbot said. One big program that the garage

sale will help fund immensely, Abbot said, is the Campus Composting program, which reuses organic waste collected on campus. He said next school year there may be bins for organic waste. “This organic waste will be turned naturally into compost that could be

PoliceBlotter Saturday, April 17

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• USU Police observed an individual drinking alcohol at True Aggie Night. Police verified that the individual was of age to possess alcohol. Police warned the individual if he was found drinking alcohol in public again he would be arrested.

• USU Police responded to a fire alarm at the sculpture lab. The alarm was activated by a unknown source. Police have been dispatched to several false fire alarms in this building that are caused by the heat from the sun. The alarm was silenced and reset without any further problems.

• USU Police observed an individual who appeared to be under 21 years old drinking from a beer can. Police contacted the individual and verified that he was legally able to possess alcohol. Police advised the individual that he could not drink alcohol in public. The individual dumped out the alcohol and said he understood. • USU Police assisted Logan City Police in locating a juvenile who ran away. • Police impounded a large black lab that did not have any collar or tag to identify it. The lab was taken to the Cache Humane Society. The owner later came to the Public Safety Office to pay the impound fee and responded to the Cache Humane Society to claim his dog. No further action was taken. • Police responded to a report of suspicious activity in the Engineering Building. Police found a vending machine that was not secured. The owner was contacted about the problem. Nothing was found to be missing. • USU Police assisted Logan City Police on a traffic accident in the area of 1400 North and 900 East. A female was treated at the scene for abrasions from airbag deployment. Sunday, April 18 • USU Police assisted Logan City Police on a suspicious vehicle parked in the gravel pit near 1200 East and 1400 North. Police arrived in the area and were unable to find any vehicle in the gravel pit. Police stayed in the area until Logan City Police arrived, and they were advised of what had been observed. No further action taken. • Police responded to the parking lot east of Summit Hall on several individuals drinking alcohol. Police arrested two individuals for minor in possession violations and the third individual was arrested for supplying alcohol knowingly to the minors. All three were cited and then released. • Police responded to the northeast sidewalk of the Lundstrom Student Center on a dead black cat in the area. The cat was removed from the area and discarded. There was no further action taken.

• USU Police responded to the Mountain View soccer field for an injured person. Medical personnel treated and transported the individual to the Logan Regional Hospital. Tuesday, April 20 • USU Police received a report of a vehicle accident near the Quad. The complainant stated that he backed into a garbage can. Police investigated the incident. • USU Police received a complaint against a display near the Tanner Fountain. Police investigated and found that the display was approved through Student Services for Colleges for Cancer, which is leading up to the university’s Relay for Life.

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Contact USU Police at 797-1939 for non-emergencies. Anonymous reporting line: 797-5000 EMERGENCY NUMBER: 911 • USU Police responded to a suspicious item in a parking lot at 1100 East US-89. A yellow and gold purse was found hanging on a side mirror of a vehicle. The purse had been rummaged through and appeared to have been in the weeds for a while. Police are investigating. • USU Police responded to the north side of the Military Science building on a traffic complaint. Complainant informed the police that a yellow school bus was interfering with traffic while it was parked. Police made contact with the driver and had him move the bus to a location where it wouldn’t block traffic. The bus was moved without any further problems. Thursday, April 22 • USU Police responded to a one-car accident in front of the Big Blue Terrace. A student had a medical issue and passed out while driving his car. The car crashed into the front of the Visitor Information Center. The student sustained minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to the Logan Regional Hospital.

• USU Police assisted USU Transportation Services with a complaint of tour buses blocking USU bus stops.

• Police made contact with a vehicle that was driving on the sidewalk. Police issued a warning to the driver and informed him of the correct procedures if he needed to drive on the sidewalk again.

• USU Police responded to the west side of the Fieldhouse on a report of a school bus hitting a traffic sign. The accident was investigated.

• Police responded to a suspicious e-mail that a USU employee received from a past employee. Police are investigating at this time.

• USU Police responded to Richards Hall on a fire alarm. This alarm was caused by a resident using a hair straightener too close to a smoke detector. The alarm was silenced and reset.

• USU Police responded to Mountain View Tower on a elevator alarm. This alarm was caused by a resident putting his feet up on the elevator doors causing the elevator to stop between floors. Police are reviewing this case to see if charges will be filed.

• USU Police responded to the Stadium West parking lot for a report of a reckless driver. USU Police made contact with a vehicle in the lot and the driver was given a warning for his driving. • USU Police responded to Richards Hall for a fire alarm. The alarm was set off by someone pulling a pull station. The pull station was fixed and the system was rest. Wednesday, April 21 • USU Police responded to the Student Living Center for a report of fireworks in the area. USU Police did not find any fireworks being lit in the area. No further action was taken by police.

Friday, April 23 • USU Police are assisting an individual with a vehicle that he sold to another individual that is driving the vehicle on the previous owner’s plates. The vehicle has several outstanding parking citations and they are being sent to the registered owner, which is not the new owner. Police are investigating. • USU Police responded to the Mountain View Tower for a report of a student being disruptive. The student was contacted and the problem was resolved with a warning. No further action was taken by police. -Compiled by Rachel A. Christensen

Students in USU’s Ceramics Guild plan a spring sale with prices that won’t bust the student piggy bank. Proceeds of the sale support the guild and its activities. The USU Ceramics Guild Spring Sale begins Thursday, April 29, at 5 p.m. and continues through Saturday, May 1. Friday and Saturday sale hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The sale is held on the guild’s home turf – the ceramic studio, Fine Arts Visual, Room 123. Everyone is invited to join the guild members at an opening reception Thursday evening, where refreshments will be provided. Guild members have worked to create beautiful, hand-made pottery for the sale. Prices begin at $8. Cash and checks are accepted. For information, contact USU’s ceramics program in the department of art, 797-3566, or e-mail guild member Michiko Zaharias at michiko.z@aggiemail.usu.edu.

Students encouraged to buy next year’s parking permits now Parking and Transportation Services at USU encourages students to save money by purchasing next year’s parking permit now. Parking permit rates increase by 4 percent each year, but if a 2010-2011 permit is purchased prior to July 1, the price will not include the 4 percent increase. Also, everyone who purchases a permit before that time will be entered into a drawing for an iPod. Permits can be purchased online or at the Parking Office located at 840 E. 1250 North from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Permits purchased online will be mailed to the address specified by the student. Permits available for purchase are Student Blue, Aggie Terrace Commuter and Yellow.

Student awarded graduate fellowship Nearly every weekday for the past four years, USU student Cody Tramp has shown up at a biology lab before 7:30 a.m. to work on varied research projects. And he rarely took a break on weekends, said biology professor Dennis Welker. “Frankly, Cody has demonstrated greater motivation, attention to detail and desire than many of the graduate students who have worked with me,” Welker said. Tramp, who graduates this May capping off a stellar undergraduate career, is the recipient of a 2010-11 Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship. Offered by one of the nation’s oldest honor societies and awarded to only 57 grad school-bound seniors each year, the honor includes a $5,000 award toward the recipient’s first year of graduate study. “I’m excited about the award and excited to get started,” said Tramp, who will pursue graduate study at USU, albeit in a new discipline.

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Award: USU honors faculty, students and others -continued from page 1 materials for the art department including brochures, posters, postcards, fliers and playbills Achievement of the Year: Lance Larsen, senior, economics and finance major Achievements: Huntsman Scholars Mentor Council President, Val R. Christensen programming board, Blood Battle chair Val R. Christensen Service Award: David Knighton, senior, nutrition and food sciences major and pre-med student Achievements: Val R. Christensen Student Center vice president, organized fiveweek Biggest Loser contest and facilitated service projects such as the Blood Battle, Stuff a Bus, Sub for Santa and the USU Service Learning Scholar

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Professor of the Year: Jim Cangelosi, professor of mathematics Achievements: Spent 27 years at USU, strives to create classroom environments where students feel free to discuss and question, also works to create a classroom atmosphere where students are never afraid of being embarrassed or having their self worth judged

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Graduate Teaching Assistant of the Year: Jessica Munns, graduate student, mathematics and statistics

Scholar of the Year: Angela Dixon, senior, biological engineering

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Behind Blue Mint By ALISON OSTLER staff writer Have you ever looked down at your delicious cone of fresh Aggie Ice Cream and wondered, “How on earth do you make something this amazing?” The secret is surprisingly simple: locally produced dairy from USU cows, the freshest ingredients and lots of hard work from USU Students and Aggie Ice Cream workers. From the Caine Dairy Farm to the factory to your refrigerator, the whole ice-cream making process takes

place right here in Cache Valley. Every few days, milk is sent out from the dairy by milk truck to the Aggie Ice Cream factory, where USU students help with pasteurizing, homogenizing, compressing, mixing and packaging the milk until it becomes the ice cream you see at the store. It’s a long process, but all would agree it is well worth the effort. And because it’s made here at USU around two to three times per week, freshness is guaranteed with every scoop. Aggie Ice Cream has been producing delicious ice cream since 1888 and is continuing the tradition of producing ice cream and providing education for students. Enjoy the visual tour that encompasses the process of making Aggie Ice Cream.

USU STUDENT ANN SNOW, top left, pours the flavoring into the ice cream mix to make prailine pecan ice cream. Milk is aged for a day. After ingredients such as sugar, cream and emulsifiers are added, the ice cream is ready for flavoring. Middle: A machine pours the ice cream into containers called stacks. Right: Doug Palmer operates a machine that packages the Aggie Ice

A YOUNG CALF, top left, pokes his head over a cage at the George B. Caine Dairy in Wellsville. More than 200 cows are raised at the USUowned and operated facility for research and dairy production. A machine, top right, milks a dairy cow. Cows at the dairy are milked twice a day, amounting to around 10,000 pounds of milk produced each day. After the cow is milked, the milk is cooled and trucked to the processing laboratory at the Aggie Ice Cream factory. Bottom right: A machine used to pasteurize the milk.

Cream into pint-sized containers. Bottom left: An Aggie Ice Cream employee stocks the packaged ice cream in a deep freezer, where they will be stored before distribution. Bottom Right: Brittany Settles serves a scoop of Aggie Blue Mint at the Aggie Ice Cream store.

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By JESS WALLACE staff writer

Service is an invaluable part of student life here on campus. The influence of USU’s clubs is felt all over the world, as students donate time, money and energy for the well-being of others. Aggies for Africa is one such a club, an organization dedicated to giving all kinds of different aid in Africa. “The purpose of the club is to raise funds and awareness for and about various issues in Africa, ranging from kidnapped child soldiers in Uganda to young Malian girls not being able to go to school,” said Dawnica Lauritzen, Aggies for Africa’s president. “We generally meet monthly to plan our fundraisers and touch base with everyone who is volunteering.” Last year a separate club, the Invisible Children Club, joined forces with and became a part of Aggies for Africa. They brought with them a rather large following of volunteers and an awareness of a unique problem on the rise in Africa. According to the club’s website, www.invisiblechildren.com, the invisible children are child soldiers who are taken from their families at young ages and trained in combat for the warlord Joseph Kony. “Invisible Children is a humanitarian organization dedicated to working with people affected by Africa’s longest running war,” Invisible Children’s mission statement stated. “We

focus on improving the quality of life for the most vulnerable members of the community and raising up future leaders through providing access to quality education, enhancing learning environments and creating innovative economic opportunities within communities across northern Uganda.” The Invisible Children’s organization does most of its work through media exposure. It’s made several documentaries and exposé-type films to make more people aware and ready to support the cause. “We have screened their documentaries at the school several times,” Lauritzen said, “and hosted fundraisers and events for their organization. We have written letters to legislators several times, as well, about issues raised by invisible children.” In addition to raising awareness and providing education for former child soldiers, Aggies for Africa works hard to build schools for under privileged girls. “For the past two years we’ve been raising money for a nonprofit organization called Mali Rising,” Lauritzen said. “They build middle schools in Ouelessebougou, Mali, where educational facilities are few and far in between, and the girls are usually the ones nominated to stay home and not attend school. It costs $50,000 to build one of these amazing schools, and we have been working hard to raise as many funds as possible for Mali Rising.” The most important thing to remember about these types of clubs is that they are only as good as the amount of people

they have contributing. Aggies for Africa is always looking for more volunteers, which has been made incredibly simple. Student just need to e-mail aggiesforafrica@gmail.com or stop by the Service Center on the third floor of the Taggart Student Center. If students cannot volunteer, they can donate $10 for a T-shirt and help raise funds and awareness by wearing the shirt. “What the club needs most is volunteers who are willing to help with a fundraiser or even just tell their friends to attend our events,” Lauritzen said. “We just hosted a threeon-three basketball tournament and a mini-golf night that were loads of fun. We always send out invites to everyone on the Facebook group, which is easy to find, named Aggies for Africa. It’s an extremely easy way to stay in the loop.” Any student out there can become more involved in charity aid for Africa. USU has amazing student groups available to do some good in the world and this is one of them. Volunteer today and change a life, generation and society. “While leading Aggies for Africa this last year,” Lauritzen said, “I’ve come to realize that these students genuinely want to make a difference. You just need to give them a way to do so. And if you can have fun while you’re at it, then it’s all the better. Another thing I’ve learned is that simply inviting a few friends to a charity event can make a difference in someone’s life across the world.” – jess.wallace@aggiemail.usu.edu

Sharing the office with unusual friends Professor adorns office with variety of animals By BENJAMIN WOOD assistant features editor

Daryll DeWald, department head of biology at USU, shares his office space with an 8-foot tall polar bear. The office, located on the north side of the Biology and Natural Resources (BNR) building, is lined with windows, and DeWald said Matilda, the bear, draws many unsuspecting onlookers. “When students will come by, they stop and point,” DeWald said. “I just wave.” Matilda has been a feature of the biology department head’s office, off and on, for more than a decade. Former department head Butch Brody found the bear in a storage room of the BNR and brought it to his office. “It was so dirty I couldn’t tell if it was a polar bear or a brown bear,” Brody said. After Brody’s term as department head, the bear was given to the Natural Resources building, only to be reclaimed by DeWald soon after being appointed head of biology four years ago. “There was a flurry of e-mails about how the bear had been stolen from NR,” Dewald said. Credit for killing the bear, however, belongs to Lester C. Essig, a

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DEPARTMENT HEAD OF BIOLOGY Daryll DeWald stands next to 8-foot tall Matilda. The polar bear was shot with a bow and arrow by a former USU professor. PETE P. SMITHSUTH photo


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Living up to potential gives meaning to student’s life could ride it, too. No one would mess with you if you had a tiger.

By ALISON OSTLER staff writer

Utah Statesman: How long have you been slacklining? Greg Wilson: I’ve been doing it for about two years. It’s really a lot of fun. I like to bring my homework with me as I’m slacklining, so I can do homework and if I get too stressed from it, I can just slackline to relieve the stress. It’s great. US: What are some of your other hobbies, besides slacklining? GW: I like mountain biking, extreme unicycling – jumping over stairs on my unicycle and riding high, narrow curbs, things like that. I also like snowboarding, guitar, writing songs and building things.

US: Do you speak any languages? GW: I speak Cebuano, which is a language they speak in the Philippines. I learned it when I served an LDS mission there. US: What was the last movie you saw and how did you like it? GW: The last movie I saw was “Avatar.” I really liked it a lot. I liked how it puts you into a different world.

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US: Do you ever unicycle on campus? GW: Only when no one is around. I usually do it in the afternoon when everyone has gone home. US: What’s your favorite class? GW: My optimization class – it’s part of my major. US: What is the most bizarre dream you have ever had? GW: I had a dream that my parents were stolen and put into another dimension, and I had to go through different dimensions to save them. It was pretty crazy. US: What’s your biggest pet peeve? GW: When people talk bad about other people and criticize other people. Also, when people eat with their mouths open and you can hear it. US: Are you a Facebooker? GW: I have an account, and I check it once in a while, but I never really post anything. I mostly use it as a way to keep up with friends who don’t live in Logan. US: What was your favorite show you liked to watch growing up? GW: The “Andy Griffiths” show – loved that show. That and “Roadrunner.” US: Why did you choose to go to USU? GW: Well, the school has a good engineering program, which was what I was going to go into, and plus I got a full-ride scholarship. You can’t really argue with those two things. Plus, it just felt right. I love Logan. US: What kind of car do you drive? What’s your dream car? GW: I drive a Honda Civic. My dream car would be a Range Rover. US: If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be? GW: If I could have any animal and it wouldn’t kill me, I’d have a tiger. It would be sweet if I

US: What is your favorite song at the moment? GW: “Hallelujah” by the Canadian Tenors.

US: Do you have any phobias? GW: I’ve always been kind of afraid of heights, which is weird because I’m always finding the highest thing that I can jump off of. US: What would you want your last meal to be? GW: I’d have a medium-rare steak with mashed potatoes on the side and apple pie for dessert. US: For you, what is the most attractive quality in a girl? GW: Well, looks definitely set a girl apart, but her integrity and spirituality is what makes me actually talk to them. There are a lot of pretty girls, but when they have integrity I rarely pass up the opportunity to talk to them – it’s like I’m drawn to them. US: If you were stuck on a desert island and could only have one person there with you, who would you want it to be? GW: Probably my dad. I could see that as actually being kind of fun. We like to talk a lot and we go camping a lot. Plus, I trust him with my life more than anyone else. US: What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? GW: My dad gave me some good advice about maximizing my potential in life. He read me a poem called “Invictus” by William Earnest Henley and it really hit home for me. I learned from his advice that we can either set goals to really make a difference or just sit on the sidelines. So now every day I set goals so I can maximize my potential. I’m always trying to excel in ways that don’t seem possible and make them possible, which is why I do things like slacklining and unicycling. I take a goal that seems challenging and then accomplish it. US: What are your plans for the summer? GW: I’m staying here in Logan and do research here at USU for the physics department. Hopefully, I can do some fun things like mountain biking over the summer, too. US: What makes you happy? GW: Knowing that I’m living the life that I’m supposed to live. Living up to my potential. –alison.ostler@aggiemail.usu.edu

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he background of this journey starts a few years ago when I was at a middle of two ways where I was either stepping up to a higher position in my career or quitting the job and pursuing a Ph.D. The second choice seems like the best option because I think an education is the best insurance to prepare myself for the complexity of the future. So, it made me work harder to prepare for all prerequisite tests, like TOEFL and GRE, which are the great barriers for many international students. Fortunately, I passed those tests, but I also wanted to get a scholarship. I was also very lucky to meet with my current adviser, a good friend of my former adviser. I contacted him a few times before he gave me an opportunity to study and work with him as a research assistant at USU, and that was how this journey began. After receiving the official letter from USU, I spent a month in preparation, including applying for a visa, returning my apartment to the landlord, buying winter clothes, as I have been told about winter in Logan, (they were not helpful and I had to buy new ones) and packing all personal stuff. You can imagine a luggage half full of spice, chili powder, fish sauce and instant noodle, given that I would miss Thai food. I was wrong again: All oriental things â&#x20AC;&#x201C; even items from various countries â&#x20AC;&#x201C; can

be found in Salt Lake City. Finally, I safely arrived in Logan. The trip took almost 30 hours. It took me almost three days to recover from jet lag and a few more days to settle down. In the first summer, I found that Logan is a nice place and people are also generous, as they say â&#x20AC;&#x153;hiâ&#x20AC;? and smile almost everywhere. This reminds me about the lullaby novel that one kid falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world. Moreover, the USU football and basketball games are few things that make me feel that I belong here. However, an academic life is not that easy. To see the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dr.â&#x20AC;? in front of your name is not a simple task: you need to sit and work on many tasks, be independent, learn from your mistakes, get things done in an effective and timely manner. It may sum up to many years to achieve it. If you want to get a Ph.D., I can give you three keywords: patience, patience and patience. Someone says that to get it, you need to badly want it. You may get stuck, tired and discouraged, but for me this is the way that I chose, and I really want it. Sarawut Jansuwan is a Study Abroad student attending USU. For more information on how you can go abroad, visit the Study Abroad Office on the third floor of the TSC Room 311.

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ince itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beginning, the fashion industry has been predominately a womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world. Women have it all. Hundreds of styles, colors, accessories and designers to choose from. There are countless fashion magazines to draw inspiration from, and during the various fashion weeks, the focus is always on womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ready-to-wear or couture lines. However, in the past few years things have started to change. Being a fashion forward man has become acceptable. Keeping up with new trends, and taking time and care in the way you look is no longer a crime (unless you take longer than your girlfriend to get ready). Men today have more options than just a plain T-shirt and jeans. So why not take advantage of it? Yes, fashion can be a frightening world filled with patterns and colors, and although many guys would like to be a bit more daring with their wardrobe, where to begin? You could always pick up a copy of the latest GQ to assist you in your fashion journey â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but what would the â&#x20AC;&#x153;brosâ&#x20AC;? think? Next thing you know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be accused of showering daily (the horror). Lucky for you, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve compiled some basic rules and style tips that even a styleilliterate man can follow. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right Aggie men. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to ditch your sweats and flip-flops and try on something different. No longer must you be subject to wearing pajama bottoms every day of the week. These are eight styles to swap your sweats for: Fitted Blazer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A great fitted blazer can take any look to the next level. Try pairing it with great fitting jeans (you know, the kind that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fit around your knees) and a classic T-shirt. A fitted blazer not only looks put together and manly, but also very fashion forward. Wear it with a great pair of canvas sneakers or boat shoes for a more casual look. Skinny Jeans â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t knock them until you try them. A lot of guys have preconceived notions of skinny jeans and how they look on men, but the truth is theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re pretty flattering on most guys. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feel comfortable going skinny, try a straight leg instead. Straight or skinny leg pants create a straight line making you look taller. V-neck Sweater â&#x20AC;&#x201C;This classic sweater that can be dressed up or down. V-neck sweaters are great for layering, and they look much better than a bleach-stained hoodie. Try wearing it under a blazer or military jacket. You can also wear it over a simple T-shirt for a more casual look. Sneakers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Not to be confused with run-

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ning or basketball shoes (leave those at the gym). A pair of simple sneakers cannot only be paired with countless outfits, but they also look a lot more grown-up than walking around in dirty gym shoes. Try a pair of navy chucks, a classic boat shoe or a simple slip on. Sneakers should always be simple and classic. Patterns (unless very subtle) will look childish. Slim Tie â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Slim ties look a lot more modern and sleek than traditional ties and can be dressed up or down. Wear it with a fitted suit or with a button down shirt and a nice pair of pants or jeans. Avoid ultra skinny ties; they tend to look more ridiculous than fashion forward. Classic Coat â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ski jackets are great ... when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re skiing. A lot of guys think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appropriate to wear these type of coats with just about any outfit, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a good look. A classic coat (e.g. a pea coat or a trench) looks grown-up and timeless. Most classic coats come in neutral colors, and you can dress it up or down and still look great. Patterns â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pinstripes, plaid, houndstooth, herringbone, etc. OK, so those arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t styles, but patterns are a great way to add some interest to an outfit. Always make sure the pattern is subtle to avoid a clownish look. If the piece is bright, make sure the pattern on it is subtle. Accessories â&#x20AC;&#x201C; No, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not suggesting you go out and buy a man purse. Try adding a nice watch, belt or sunglasses to an outfit to see what a difference it makes. Accessories make you look put together, and they give your outfit a personal touch. When shopping always keep a few things in mind: first, look for fit. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a medium, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wear an extra-large. Unless you recently lost weight via Subway or youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a rap artist, baggy clothes are not acceptable. Second, play with colors. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2010, can we get past the color phobia? There is no such thing as boy or girl colors. Third, invest in classic pieces. Great pea coats or V-neck sweaters are items you can splurge on because theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re versatile and timeless. And last but not least, look for styles that work for you. Just because neon is â&#x20AC;&#x153;inâ&#x20AC;? doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean you have to wear it (in fact, nobody should). And remember, confidence is always your best (and manliest) accessory. Questions or comments can be left for Jimena Herrero at aggietownsquare.com

Profile: Personality found in decor -continued from page 6 former USU professor and World War II veteran who shot the bear with a bow and arrow when he was 14 in the icy waters of James Bay, Canada. Essigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s autobiographical account of the event appeared in the May 1940 issue of Outdoor Life magazine, a copy of which remains with Matilda in the biology department head office. Brody said that one day when he was department head, he noticed a group of people outside on the sidewalk, looking at the bear. The group turned out to be Essigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s children and, after visiting with Brody and Matilda, they sent a copy of the magazine to the department. Matilda is not the only animal in DeWaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office, however. Above the door is a stuffed bird and a fossilized fish sits on the bookshelf behind DeWaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desk. DeWald, a father of three, is an outdoors man and said he enjoys camping, fishing and hunting â&#x20AC;&#x201C; although he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see himself ever getting a bear of his own. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just barely smart enough not to shoot a polar bear with a bow,â&#x20AC;? DeWald said. DeWald has a high respect for bears and has encountered a number of them in the wild. One such experience, he said, was â&#x20AC;&#x153;just about as frightening an experience as youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have.â&#x20AC;? DeWald came to USU 14 years ago as an assistant professor, after attending Texas A&M and UC San Diego. Now, as department head, he oversees a program with 800 undergraduate and 60 graduate students. Many of his students have worked with him in his lab, researching breast cancer metastasis and plant stress physiology.

DeWald is also involved in a number of other labs on campus and projects with USTAR. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how he pulls off what he pulls off,â&#x20AC;? said Yvonne Kobe, academic adviser for biology. Even while wearing his many hats on campus, DeWald said he tries to keep interaction open with his students. He knows many of the graduate students personally and continues to teach a couple of small courses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In that way I get to be a professor,â&#x20AC;? DeWald said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really enjoy the students and having that connection.â&#x20AC;? Kobe said DeWald offers many opportunities to students through his lab projects and is willing to talk to students, faculty and staff. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is a very approachable person,â&#x20AC;? Kobe said. DeWald has also remained involved in the community. He coached soccer for 11 years and now sits on the board of a local soccer league. As for Matilda, the bear has become an icon of the biology apartment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That bear is a connection of a lot of people over time,â&#x20AC;? DeWald said. Still, not everything about the bear is strictly professional. Matilda can be quite festive and normally during this time of year she stands adorned in cap and gown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Until the last couple of years, she would wear all sorts of holiday apparel,â&#x20AC;? DeWald said. Brody said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been all sorts of crazy stuff with that bear.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; b.c.wood@aggiemail.usu.edu



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Aggie offense finishes spring flying high By ADAM NETTINA staff writer

Diondre Borel and Stanley Morrison shined for the Aggie offense on Saturday, as Utah State wrapped up a month long of spring practices before 3,000 fans on a beautiful afternoon at Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium. Playing in USU’s annual Blue and White spring game, Borel was an effective 9-14 through the air, with four touchdown passes and no interceptions. Receiver Stanley Morrison led all rushers with three carries for 88 yards and a score, while also snagging three catches and a touchdown for the Aggie offense, which finished the afternoon’s action with 460 total yards and eight touchdowns (seven passing, one rushing). The afternoon encapsulated USU’s springtime offensive improvement, which continued even without the presence of second team all-WAC running Robert Turbin in the lineup. “Everybody came out and made plays,” Aggie quarterback Borel said. “Coach has been emphasizing to just keep it going to the last spring practice and spring game and to carry it on to the next time we get on the field.” Borel continued, saying, “The offense is progressing in certain areas, making big plays and catching the ball and moving down the field. The offensive line and everybody has improved.” The senior quarterback’s play in the spring game was no surprise for Aggie fans, who’ve come to expect the dual-threat signal caller to provide plenty of highlight reel moments. Yet the biggest surprise for the Aggie offense this season has been Morrison, who, after leading USU in all major receiving categories in 2010, has quietly stepped up to assume not only a leadership role on the offense, but an all-purpose role as a playmaking threat. “A year ago I thought Stanley could really run,” said USU head coach Gary Andersen, who was coaching his second spring game with the Aggies. “He had great speed, but what we see now is someone that is making people miss, and he can catch the ball over the middle and I see him as a tremendous leader on this football team.” With the loss of Turbin to an ACL injury this offseason, USU coordinator Dave Baldwin has been forced to come up with more and more innovative ways to work in the run game for the Aggie offense. Senior running backs Michael Smith and Derrvin Speight have proved effective for most of the spring, but on Saturday it was Morrison who showed off that he, too, can be counted on to run the ball for the Aggies in the fall. Lining up at the quarterback position to take a direct snap in the increasingly popular “wildcat” look that Arkansas made famous several years ago, Morrison raced 63 yards for a touchdown on USU’s first offensive possession

on Saturday, showing off superior vision and quickness while outracing the Aggie defense. For Morrison, who played quarterback in high school, the chance to contribute in multiple facets of the offense has not only been gratifying, but fun as well. “We’re just having fun out there,” Morrison said. “When you get the ball, you’ve just got to make a play. So when I get the ball, I just come in and make a play. That’s my job.” “I always play loose out there,” added the junior. “I come out here to have fun.” While the play of Morrison took center stage on Saturday, Utah State had plenty of players on both sides of the ball who stood out. Receiver Matt Austin cemented his place in the lineup after a solid spring, leading all Aggie receivers with two catches for 44 yards and a touchdown. Lightning quick JUCO wide receiver transfer Xavier Martin caught a 12-yard touchdown from senior quarterback Jeff Fisher for the second team offense, while senior running back Derrvin Speight took a 39-yard pass from Borel to the house to finish off the afternoon’s scoring fest. In all, USU’s first team offense clearly got the better of their second team defensive counterparts, with Borel leading the unit to no fewer than five scores. Borel’s improved play this offseason has come from a number of factors, including a renewed effort to develop a “pass first” mentality in his second full year in coach Baldwin’s read-heavy offense. On Saturday, however, Borel testified to the importance of an often overlooked aspect of USU’s offense – the big guys up front. “I feel like they are working hard,” Borel said of the line. “To switch positions is tough and they are working hard. Our center, Tyler Larsen, is stepping his game up. I don’t feel like we are going to miss a beat going into the season. I feel like the offensive line was blocking great today.” After the spring game, coach Andersen singled out his new center, who is taking over for departed senior and former all-WAC performer Brennan McFadden. “Tyler Larsen has started from the first day of spring camp and he’s done a tremendous job,” he said. “He’s a very good football player and he’s very smart. His ability to grasp the offense and handle the protections and everything else he’s done have been very impressive.” It wasn’t all smiles for the Aggies on Saturday. While the defense saw several solid performances by members of the first-team unit (including an eight-tackle day from senior Maxim Dinka), they were unable to come up with the turnovers that Andersen’s pressure-oriented defense thrives upon. “If there was a disappointment on the day, it was the one defense,” Andersen said. “We had an opportunity to get some more turnovers on defense, and, except the snaps, we got one turn-

WIDE RECEIVER XAVIER MARTIN pulls down a touchdown pass during Saturday’s spring football scrimmage. Martin, junior college transfer to the USU program, had two catches for a total of 14 yards while rushing for five yards on two carries as well. PATRICK ODEN photo

over. That’s not enough for what we want. We want more turnovers from our defense.” Andersen has seen consistent improvement from the defense all spring, including better play from the defensive line in its ability to generate pressure. Saying that the defensive line is much farther along than where it was at last year, Andersen referenced the unit’s need to continually improve as USU approaches its September opener with the Oklahoma Sooners. “Defensive line is better, but we can’t think we’ve arrived there by any stretch of the imagination,” he said. “We’ve done a great job there, but we still have a long ways to go.” Despite the play of the defense on Saturday, Andersen said the spring season was an over-

whelming success and referenced the back-andforth nature of the 15 practice sessions as an example for how the increased competition level in year two has improved the overall makeup of his team. “The consistent effort and the way these kids played for 15 practices, I can’t look at one thing of a scrimmage or one practice at a time. I have to look at it as a whole,” Andersen said. “Last year it was completely one-sided when the offense dominated. Throughout the spring practices there has been give and take on both the offense and the defenses. I think that shows progress. Time will tell.” – adam.nettina@aggiemail.usu.edu

Softball takes two out of three from Spartans over weekend

PITCHER KATE GREENOUGH delivers a pitch during the Aggies’ weekend series against the Spartans of San Jose State. Greenough started two games and logged victories in each of them. CARL WILSON photo

By TYLER HUSKINSON and LANDON HEMSLEY

Friday The Utah State Aggies softball team split a doubleheader against the San Jose State Spartans on Friday, April 22, on Johnson Field. The Aggies won the first game, 4-2, and lost the second, 2-1. The Western Athletic Conference victory snapped an eight-game losing streak. “They were both good games,” said Aggie head coach Carissa Millsap-Kalaba. “They were competitive and challenging. They were gut wrenching, but at the same time those kind of games are a lot of fun. It’s a test to see where you are.” Senior pitcher Kate Greenough pitched a brilliant game in part one of the doubleheader. Greenough struck out a season-high nine batters, walked five batters and allowed two earned runs on five hits in seven innings of work. Millsap-Kalaba said she was pleased with Greenough’s performance on many levels. “She did a really good job in regards to mixing up the speeds, throwing where they didn’t think they were going to hit,” MillsapKalaba said. “She pitched very smart. She went for accuracy. Kate today really showed that she’s a senior and showed her maturity on the mound.” However, Greenough couldn’t take the credit. “Simone Hubbard called the pitches today and she did a fantastic

job, and I give my credit to Simone,” Greenough said. “She did a great job mixing up batters, keeping them off balance. It really showed. A lot of called strikes, which means they were surprised.” Freshman second baseman Tina Ferguson proved to be the hero in game one, hitting a walk off threerun homer with two outs in the bottom of the seventh. Ferguson knocked out her sixth home run of the season and her third of the week. San Jose State scored first with two runs in the top of the third inning. Greenough got the first two outs of the inning, then Alyssa Sulay started the rally, reaching on a fielder’s choice and stole second. Aggie catcher Hubbard committed an error, allowing Sulay to advance to third. Greenough walked the next two batters to load the bases. Spartans Brittany McConnell came through with a two-out single to left center to score two. Utah State got one run back in the bottom of the fifth inning when senior center fielder Nicole (Rupp) Tindall led off the inning with a walk and moved to second on a ground out by junior left fielder Megan McDonald. Junior right fielder Joreigh Landers knocked Tindall home to cut the lead in half with a single, her 10th RBI of the season. After the first Aggie batter of the seventh inning grounded out, Tindall kept the Aggies alive with a single to right field. Then with two outs and Tindall still on first, Landers added a single of her own to put two runners on with two

outs, and the Ags trailing by one. Ferguson then hit the decisive blow with a three-run home run to center field. The home run was her sixth of the season and the third of the week. The Aggies received a scare in the top of the fifth when Greenough got a rocket comeback shot off her ankle. The team trainer and Greenough took time to make sure she was fit to continue pitching. Greenough finished off the inning, striking out the side. “I was really mad at first and then I think that was an adrenaline thing and then I just realized that my team was playing great behind me and they were doing the things they needed to do,” Greenough said. “If I have to pitch two more innings with a bum ankle, that’s the least I can do. Freshman Shelby Tyteca pitched a strong game as well in part two of the the doubleheader. Tyteca walked two, struck out two and allowed no earned runs. However, the Aggie infielders struggled, committing four errors that led to two Spartan runs. “Shelby pitched really well, holding them at bay,” Millsap-Kalaba said. “In the second game we had four errors which didn’t help our cause considering that two of those errors they (Spartans) scored runs on.” San Jose State, once again, scored first, plating two in the third inning, the same inning that the Spartans

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Utah State track and field had a record-breaking weekend at the Cal Brutus Hamilton Invitational track meet in Berkeley, Calif. The two-day track meet, which started last Friday, had many quality teams from California, Washington, Arizona and Nevada. The Aggie women had a great weekend that included 10 top five finishes. On Friday, senior Elaine Connolly finished third in the 800m with a time of 2:10.65. Junior Lindsey Spencer also did well with a second-place finish in the hammer throw, with a distance of 180-00 feet. Freshman Bailee Whitworth started the Aggies off on the right foot Saturday morning, with a fifth-place finish in the open 100m, with a time of 12.30. She also ran

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the 400m hurdles on Friday, senior Nick Karren finished first, with a time of 50.70. Freshman Briton Page finished fifth in the open 800m with a time of 1:52.10. Senior Clint Silcock jumped for a height of 7-01.75, which placed him in second. He jumped the same height as both the first- and third-place jumpers, but he had one more miss than first place and was given second by criteria. Junior pole vaulter Max Hansen cleared a height of 16-01.25 and placed fourth in that event. Sophomore Jaymin Vickers placed fourth in the javelin throw, with a distance of 57.81m. Rounding out the Friday night’s events was an impressive performance by senior Steve Strickland in the 3000m steeplechase. Strickland tabbed first place and crossed the finish with a time of 8:42.97, which is just over .2 seconds off of USU’s school record, which was posted by Strickland last season. His

time is currently the fastest in the WAC and also the second fastest time in the country to date. Freshman teammate Daniel Howell also competed in the event, finishing fourth with a time of 8:59.84. Saturday’s action was kicked off by a couple of blazing fast times posted by Utah State’s sprinters. Junior Armahd Lewis set a personal record and placed second in the 100m open, with a time of 10.71. Lewis also finished fourth in the 200m, with a time of 22.07. Junior teammate Mike Pyrtle finished in third place in the 100m invite, with a time of 10.47. Senior Dylan Nielson finished with a time of 14.58 and finished fifth in the 110m hurdles. Both Nielson and Lewis participated on the men’s 4x100m relay team, which was the climax of the weekend’s completion. Running the other two legs of the race were freshman Matt Maughan and sophomore Jeff Alley. The relay team tabbed first in the

event, clocking in with a time of 40.38. The time is not only the fastest in the WAC this season, but also broke a USU school record, which was 40.40 seconds and set in 2002. The 4x400m relay team, which included Jeff Alley, senior Jason Holt, freshman Tyler Killpack and senior Nick Karren, finished second with a time of 3:14.17. The Aggie’s field team rounded out the great performances on Saturday. Sophomore Joe Canavan placed second in the shot put, with a distance of 55-02.75. Freshman Spencer Hall placed second in the discus, throwing for a distance of 165-01. Sophomore teammate Daniel Cruz also competed in the discus, throwing for a distance of 158-11 and placing fifth. Utah State will conclude its regular season action this weekend when it travels to Idaho to compete in the Boise State Border Clash on Saturday, May 1. – t.g.s@aggiemail.usu.edu

Baseball sweeps weekend in Montana By DAN FAWSON staff writer

They won. That’s really all that matters. The Utah State club baseball team completed an all-important threegame series sweep over the Montana State Bobcats last weekend. They had to make a six-hour trip to Bozemam, Mo., endure bitter cold and listen as some, well, “colorful religious comments”were hurled their way by opposing fans, but they won. Mission accomplished. The Aggies collected closer-than-expected wins of 7-5 and 12-7 Saturday evening, followed with a 16-5 thrashing of the Bobcats Sunday morning and set the stage for a Conference Championshipdeciding three-game series at Weber State this weekend. The team admitted it could have played better Saturday, but said travel and weather may have contributed to the flat start. “It takes six hours to drive there (from Logan), and we got there an hour and half before game time,” pitcheroutfielder Ryan Doyle said, noting it took the team a while to get loose. “It took us forever to get going,” third baseman and outfielder Brad Singer said. “It was freezing cold.” The fact that the Bobcats went into Saturday’s doubleheader with only one conference win to their credit may have also accounted for what

Singer called a “lackadasical” attitude from the team. “We might have been overlooking them a little bit because we knew they were at the bottom of the league,” Doyle said. He probably summed up USU’s series sweep best when he said, “We didn’t play our best, but we played good enough to win.” Jesse Kunz, Nolan Billings and Doyle collected wins on the mound for Utah State, which extended its current winning steak to eight games. The Aggies toughest test came during game two of the series, when they found themselves trailing 7-2 in the top of the sixth inning. With two outs, the Aggies mounted a furious rally, started by an RBI double off the bat of Singer. The team then proceeded to load the bases, setting the stage for what may have been the most electric moment of the conference season, a game-tying grand slam, courtesy of third baseman Justin Vaneck. Zack Gunn and Doyle then followed with a pair of singles and eventually accounted for the game-winning runs when they were driven in by a double from Billings. “It seems like when we get two outs, that’s when we get going,” Singer said. Vaneck, Billings and outfielder Eudy Sanchez are all new to the team this season, and as witnessed by their weekend performances, have been instrumental in getting

the team back to regionals this season. Doyle said Vaneck has been a huge addition for the Aggies and is one of the best players on the team. He also noted how Billings’ increased production at the plate has been a welcomed addition to an already-potent lineup. “His bat has been great for us,” Doyle said. “He started off the season pretty slow, but ever since conference play he’s been hitting the ball really well.” Sanchez, a native of the Dominican Republic, collected a number of hits over the weekend and has quickly established himself as one of the team’s best hitters. Having played only half the season, Sanchez has already hit three home runs and entered the Montana State series batting an astounding .484. “We love Eudy,” Singer said and noted how much the team has benefited from having Sanchez at the bottom of the lineup. “This year with him down there – it’s been a lot stronger. It’s been a more complete team.” Heading into the final weekend of the regular season, the Aggies sit two games behind Weber State in the conference standings. A series sweep will give USU the Northern Pacific Conference-East championship crown, a title the Wildcats haven’t had to truly battle for in quite some time. “This is the first opportunity we’ve had to win the

conference championship,” Doyle said of his time at Utah State. “Usually, Weber pretty much runs away with the conference, but we’ve been hanging pretty tough. This is the first time that’s actually happened for us.” The Aggies have yet to face the Wildcats this season, but have traditionally played tough against their in-state rival. They gave Weber its only loss of last season and are confident they will be successful again if they put together three complete games. “In order to beat them, we’re just going to have to play good defense,” Doyle said. “We’re going to pitch well – we’ve pitched well all season. We’re going to hit the ball – we’ve hit the ball well all season. We’re just going to need to eliminate mental mistakes that have been costing us.” Regardless of whether the team earns the sweep and collect the conference title, the Aggies have already clinched a top-two finish in the conference standings and, by so doing, have secured a spot in the North Pacific Regional Tournament. While advancing to regionals has been a goal the team has carried with it since the beginning of last fall season, this group is not content with a top-two finish. “I want a sweep,” Singer said. “I want that conference championship.” – dan.fawson@aggiemail.usu.edu

Brindley signs with NFL’s Seahawks By ADAM NETTINA staff writer

The NFL draft concluded on Saturday, and while he didn’t hear his name called, former Utah State free safety James Brindley was among the first payers contacted by the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday afternoon. The Seahawks offered Brindley a priority free agent contract, giving the twotime Academic all-WAC performer the opportunity to continue his football career at the NFL level. Brindley will join several former Aggies – including

tight end Chris Cooley and receiver Kevin Curtis – in the NFL ranks. “It’s very exciting. It’s one step closer to a dream come true,” said Brindley, who finished ninth in the WAC and 91st in the FBS in tackles with 7.8 per game in 2009. “I’ve been talking to a few teams all week, but the Seahawks’ coaches have been calling and texting me a lot and showed the most interest. Before the draft was over, my agent called and said it was a done deal that I was going to Seattle.” Brindley was one of 15 players to sign as a free agent with the Seahawks, who also took safeties Earl Thomas

(Texas) in the first round and Kam Chancellor (Virginia Tech) in the fifth round of the draft. Brindley, who finished his career with nine career interceptions for USU, will travel to Seattle to participate in minicamp with the Seahawks next week. Former Aggie kicker Chris Ulinski has received an invitation to try out with the Cleveland Browns. Aggie center Brennan McFadden – also a former all-WAC performer – was picked by the Cleveland Browns late Sunday afternoon as a free agent. – adam.nettina@aggiemail.usu.edu

Golf finishes 16th at PING Cougar Classic BY USU ATHLETICS

Utah State’s Tanner Higham fired a final round 68 to finish tied for 24th-place with a one-over par 217 at the BYU hosted PING Cougar Classic held here over the weekend. As a team, Utah State finished in 16th-place with a 29-over 893 (299-312282).

Colorado State won the tournament with a 14-under 850 (285-284-281), while Nevada’s Jared Becher took medalist honors with a 10under 206 (71-66-69). Higham, a freshman from Shelley, Idaho, shot a fourunder 68 during his final 18 holes to finish at one over 217 for the tournament as carded rounds of 75 and

74 on Friday. Junior Tyson McFarland (Rexburg, Idaho) was Utah State’s next best finisher as he tied for 68th with a 10-over 226 (74-7973). Fellow junior Chanse Godderidge (Smithfield, Utah) tied for 70th as he shot an 11-over 227 (78-81-68), and junior Benjamin Schilleman (Layton, Utah) tied for 75th as he finished with a 12-over

228 (77-78-73). Senior Thad Truman (Blackfoot, Idaho) was USU’s final competitor and finished tied for 86th with a 17-over 233 (73-86-74). Utah State will return to action on Monday, May 3 when it participates in the Western Athletic Conference Championships held at the Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson, Nev.


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ome two weeks, Cache Valley’s population will drop some 20 percent. In other cities around the nation, local business owners will be shaking in their boots with the possibility, but not here. Logan is a special place. During the school year, the city is pumped full of life by the student body of USU and in the summer by the summer seniors. Countless Greyhound, LeBus and Peter Pan buses flow through Sardine Canyon. Destination: Utah State University. Cargo: Snowbirds. Each bus is packed with elderly men and women looking for a good time and while many students may be thinking, “Why on Earth would you come to Logan for a good time?” The truth is, the summers here are pretty amazing. Surrounded by world-class hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing (which I doubt the seniors partake in), horseback riding and golf courses, Cache Valley has something for just about everyone. As someone who has taken summer classes on campus without knowing about the summer citizens, I’ll warn you, it can be startling. With hundreds of people looking to escape the blazing heat of places like St. George and Phoenix the valley doesn’t slow down as much as you may expect. Each summer citizen has 75 or more years of stories they are always willing to share with an eager young mind. If you haven’t taken summer classes before, let me just say you should. The same high-quality teachers teaching the same high-quality material in a much more relaxed fashion. After a couple hours of class, grab a bike or a canoe from the ORC and make your way up Green Canyon for a ride or to Porcupine Dam for a relaxed afternoon of fishing in the sun. After you don’t catch anything head over to Sizzler and sit with a group of seniors. I guarantee you, you will be treated like a rock star, and although you may have to repeat things a couple times, you’re guaranteed a great evening. Summers in Logan are beautiful, from the people to the mountains. The weather is almost always amazing (there’s never a day of inversion). While the vibe of summer in a college town like Logan may be different, it is in no way any duller.

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rowing up in Texas, family was everything to me. I loved having brothers and that bubbled over to my college experience. When I arrived to USU, I wound up on the door step of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house. For three years I have had the privilege of being part of a legacy, an international brotherhood or family. Also, I spent eight years as an active member of the LDS church, having made many long-lasting friendships, and many of these people I would call family. Here at Utah State we have an issue of understanding between the Greek system and members of the LDS church. This issue has affected the quality of my friendships and, at times, my happiness. The world of the LDS church and the Greek society on campus has seen its share of mutual success, but lately it’s been a lot more separation. These two organizations have some major stark differences, but from someone who has been able to be part of both organizations, I can honestly say there are many similarities between the two. I believe when we stop trying to look at the differences, we can realize and see the good in both. Before I dive too deep in this, let me make two things very clear. I’m going to be mainly talking from my Greek experience with Pi Kappa Alpha, out of respect for the different houses and their practices. Also,

though I was a practicing member of the LDS church, I will not be sharing any of its ritual practices. That being said, I do believe that you can find agreeance from the Greek houses on what I am about to write. First and foremost, the decision to join a fraternity or sorority is not one that is made in haste. This is a life-changing decision, likewise with joining the LDS church. Once you have met the obligations, taken the oaths and fulfilled the requirements to become a member of either organization, you have made a commitment for life. There is an education process that you go through. You learn what it means to be a member in full faith. Comparatively the stakes are different in becoming a member of the LDS church as becoming a member of Pike; however, both greatly changed and impacted my life because of the learning period. I have been told that pledging is a way to harass new members. On the contrary, it was the time I grew to respect and honor my fraternity. I had a big brother who was there for me and shared with me his experience, just as I had when I took the discussions for the LDS church. The missionaries and the members acted as guides and friends. Another big topic of conversation I have had has been the one about what goes on in our ritual meeting. The simplest answer I have is that you have no more right to know what goes on in our private ceremo-

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ave you ever been to TSC 325A? Have you ever called 797-1726? Have you ever e-mailed senate@aggiemail.usu.edu? Chances are, many of you reading this have not and, therefore, may not know much about the Academic Senate of the Associated Students of Utah State University. More specifically, the role of the Academic Senate president within this governing student body. My name is Ben Croshaw, and I have been serving as the ASUSU Academic Senate president for the 2009-2010 academic year. As president, I serve the students, representing the student vote on more than 20 committees, majority of which I sit as a sole student representative among faculty, department heads and USU central administration. My direct involvement with students occurs during my weekly meetings with the ASUSU Academic Senate, consisting of all college student senators, the administrative assistant and myself serving as the chair. I feel that my biggest influence this year has been felt among the student officers of the Academic Senate. During fall semester, we enacted legislation that was initiated as a student concern. Several students approached me throughout the semester with concerns about the library operating hours during dead week and Finals Week. Working with several senators, including Todd Redmon, the current science senator and the Library Advisory Committee, this student-led initiative became a resolution to extend the operating hours of the library during dead week and Finals Week. The dean of the libraries is in full support of such an initiative, and with equal support from President Albrecht and Provost Coward, the library is now open to students extended hours during this crucial study time. I bring up this example to show how important student support is for the student officer. The student officer literally represents those that voted for him or her in daily interactions with various faculty members. Because of this, students should feel empowered to voice their concerns to student officers, and create change. Currently, the Academic Senate is in review of other student concerns, such as allowing more textbooks to be on reserve from the library, creating more consistent standards for language testing across campus and languages, and working toward redefining the Computer Information Literacy General Education Requirement. I remind you that each of these came from student-led initiatives. The most recent, that dealing with the Computer Information Literacy requirement, was a student officer tie-breaking vote represented from the Academic Senate. Aside from enacting legislation, the Academic Senate was also responsible for allocating $20,000 this year to fund undergraduate research through the ASUSU Academic Opportunity Fund. Nearly nies as I would to walk into a private endowment session at the Logan temple. I can tell you what it’s not. It’s not a time for hazing or anything that could be considered the like. There are no freaky weird things that go on. For me it was an amazing experience of acceptance and understanding. I felt somewhat similar going through the sessions of the temple, a sense of belonging, being part of something, a family. The reality is that after you join either organization, you become involved. For members of Pike, you get involved in your house in a chair position, you get involved on campus and you serve the community in charitable ways. You also continue learning about Pi Kappa Alpha and

CROSHAW every applicant who filed paperwork was able to receive funding that aided in their travel or conference expenses. For the first time in its history, The Academic Opportunity Fund aided in international research, offering assistance to one student as she presented work in London, England, early fall semester. Overall, 65 students were awarded money to present at conferences throughout the United States. Most recently, the ASUSU Academic Senate awarded 10 freshmen the ASUSU Sophomore Scholarship. This scholarship serves to help students who have demonstrated excellence in academics as well as extracurricular involvement during their freshman year who hadn’t previously received financial assistance through the university. As president, I oversaw the application process, including defining a purpose of the scholarship, scholarship requirements and qualifications, and awarding procedures. This year has afforded many opportunities for student concerns to be voiced and responded to. Unlike the college senators, who are voted upon by students within their respective college, the Academic Senate president is voted into office by a campuswide student vote. This year has allowed me to interact with students from every college at Utah State University, and represent a student vote through countless pieces of legislation. On Friday, April 16, the ASUSU Inauguration will take place, in which my replacement, Tanner Wright, will be sworn into office. It has been a pleasure for me to serve as the Academic Senate resident, and I encourage each of you to pursue opportunities for student involvement and leadership. Feel free to contact the Academic Senate for more information regarding college councils and other opportunities.

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Softball: Seniors go out with a win -continued from page 9 scored in the first game. Both runs were unearned. Sulay reached on an error by shortstop Rachel Evans. She came around to score on a double to left by Kelli Fangonilo. With two outs, Fangonilo scored on an error by USU second baseman Ferguson to give San Jose State the 2-0 lead. The Aggies cut the lead to 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning. Redshirt sophomore third baseman Kelley Kaneshiro doubled to right with one out in the inning. She moved to third on a single to right by Hubbard to put runners on the corners. Tindall followed with USU’s third-straight single to right to plate Kaneshiro and cut the lead to 2-1. That was as close as USU would get, as Hubbard was thrown out at third on the play and McDonald grounded out to end the inning. “We are doing what we need to do. We are just falling up short,” Millsap-Kalaba said. – ty.d.hus@aggiemail.usu.edu Saturday USU came into Saturday’s senior day matchup knowing that a win would go a long way to get the Aggies closer to a WAC postseason berth. The Aggies won 2-1, but until the last pitch, the outcome was in doubt. Enter Tina Ferguson. With one out on the board in the bottom of the seventh inning, Ferguson came up to bat. Just previous, SJSU had prevented the Aggies from placing a runner in scoring position. Simone Hubbard was thrown out at second when Nicole Tindall tried for the sacrifice bunt. Rather than making the play at first, SJSU’s catcher, Brittany McConnell, went for the force out at second and snagged Hubbard, but Tindall made it safely to first. Ferguson hit a walk-off single off the first pitch straight up the middle to center field. At the worst possible moment for SJSU, Stephanie Ziemann mishandled the ball in center field and gave the speedy Tindall more time to round the bases from first. Tindall beat the throw with time to spare, scoring the winning run. The Aggies got their 18th win for the season and moved to a 5-11 WAC record – two solid games ahead of Nevada for sixth place with three games remaining on the WAC schedule.

“Tina came up clutch for us,” USU head coach Carissa Millsap-Kabala said. “Nicole’s speed is undoubtedly quick, so it was definitely a good win.” Until this week, Ferguson had been struggling at the plate. In this last week, she has a .642 batting average and has batted in 12 runs at her spot near the bottom of the lineup. It’s safe to say that the Webster’s Dictionary should include the name Tina Ferguson in its definition for the word “clutch.” “I wasn’t at the first of the year,” Ferguson said of her batting, “so I’m glad I could end well. I’m just really glad to help my team out.” Ferguson said having the opportunity to make big plays excites her. She said, “I thrive off that. I’m glad I could come through.” Not a step behind Ferguson was senior Aggie pitcher Kate Greenough. Greenough faced 29 batters on the day and pitched seven strikeouts. She also allowed a mere four hits and a single, solitary earned run. Greenough walked four batters but got the strikouts when they mattered most. When Utah State was making its offensive comeback, Greenough was deadly from the circle. Three of Greenough’s seven K’s came in the final two innings of play, two of them in the seventh. Fatigue was simply not an issue for Greenough. “I really didn’t get tired at all,” Greenough said. “It was just the adrenaline that kept me going. Someone would makes a good play behind you, and that pushes you to do so much better to help them out. I don’t think you get tired until you come in, sit down and get a drink of water, but then you go back out and do it again. We only had one game today, so go all out and get it done.” On the other side of the ball, Greenough’s counterpart had an equally fantastic day, excepting the final two innings. SJSU’s Amanda Pridmore pitched 6.3 innings, allowed five hits, two runs – one of which was earned – walked one batter and six strikeouts on the afternoon in a losing effort. Next up for USU is the University of Utah. The Utes will visit Logan Monday afternoon to take on this resurgent Aggie squad that has won four of its last five games. – la.hem@aggiemail.usu.edu

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For more info, see www.a-bay-usu. com.

Roomies

Rommate needed

Female Shared Room: Summer Semester. Contract covers the months of May through August. Rent is $300 for the entire summer plus a $150 deposit and utilities. Apartment complex is called Anderson Apartments. It is a two bedroom, basement apartment with a full kitchen. It is located at 709 E 900 N (two blocks from campus). If interested, contact the manager (Rosemary) at 435-752-8943 and ask about Pollie Hibbard’s contract.

Apartments

in payments with $100 discount avail. Internet Included. Call Jake, 435-7706387. Live in a HOME not a complex!! Female Contract. Private room, storage, yard, and shared garage. NS, NP. Utilities and Gas PAID! Near USU and Bus route, 490 E. Canyon road. $275/month. (435) 881-4823. Summer Female Private Room! I need to sell my summer contract for Brooklane Apts (669 E 900 N). Private room, large closet, spacious living space, close to campus, great roommates, on-site laundry. Summer spots are full except for this one! Move in May 10. $475 for ENTIRE summer. Call me! (435) 851-6743

Apartments for Rent

Private Male Contract w/Garage parking. Located 1/2 mile from campus. Private room w/walk-in-closet. Rent is $250/ month for the summer and $350/month for the school year. This includes utilities, satellite TV w/DVR & big screen TV, high-speed wireless internet. Fully furnished including kitchen. Bedroom has twin bed, desk, and shelves. There is also a washer and dryer in the basement and A/C. Garage space is available for a car or small truck or SUV. Scenic views with lots of wildlife. blair.j@aggiemail. usu.edu Afton Apartments. Private Bedroom/Bathroom. 564 E 400 N. Fall/Spring $2500

Your landlord’s not treating you right? We will. www.catalystrentals.com Come live at the Island next year! Island Inn Apts on Canyon Road. www.islandinnapts.com 435-752-2073. Summer Only Onsite Apartment Managers. Island Inn Apts. Submit application online www.islandinnapts.com for Onsite managers to Summer Citizens. Great deal on rent. 435-752-2073 ask for Larry. Brentwood & Lynwood Summer Specials! Bring ad for discount! 1.5 blocks from campus, full bathroom in each bedroom, washer/dryer, furnished, cable, internet.

Call 755-3181

COBBLE CREEK APARTMENTS is now accepting rental applications for the 2010-2011 school year. Please visit our web site at www.cobblecreekapartments.com. You may also call 435-7536376 for more information.

Brooklane Apartments For Rent. Only $475 for summer contract. Private bedrooms, Internet, self-cleaning ovens, dishwashers, etc. NS,ND,NP. Discount summer/ school year contract. See at 645 E. 900 N. in Logan or call 753-7227.

Cambridge Court Apartments is now renting shared and private rooms for the 2010/2011 school year. Indoor Pool and Hot Tub, Social Center, FREE HEAT, close to campus! Call 435.753.8288 or 435.760.5464 or visit our website www. cambridgecourt.net

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Autos for Sale

Great Jeep For Summer and all year ($7,500 OBO) Im getting married next month and have too many toys. This 1999 Jeep Wrangler is in top shape, has 76,000 miles, new clutch, well taken care of. Sporting a 2” lift, 32x11.50 AT tires, 15” Micky Thompson Classic II aluminum rims, new Bushwacker Extended Pocket Flairs, 4.10 Gears, Rear Speaker Bar. Fun To take top and doors


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TimeOut A collection of student-produced & syndicated comics, puzzles, fun stuff ... and more FREE classified ads!.

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team player, hard worker, and have a good sense of humor. The pay rate is based on experience and ability. To apply, please call (435-755-2999) or email Lindsay@cosmocricket.com. Miscellaneous4 Sale Misc. Beautuful Wedding Dress! Beautiful modest wedding dress for sale! Short sleeves, perfect for summer wedding. Has detailed embroidery on train, sleeves, and front of dress. Free veil included if desired. Altered from a size 4 to approximately a size 5. Originally $540, now only $350!!! Email crispycritter86@hotmail.com for pictures or for additional information, or to arrange a time to come over and try it on. Will dry clean once sale is finalized. Happy wedding planning! Selling your formal dresses? Looking to buy prom,brides maid and wedding dresses for dress rental shop. Must look new, no tares or stains and come from a non smoking environment. For more questions email delma39@aol.com or call 208-313-1501

Email me to set up a time, slots are going fast! See www.runphoto.tk or runphoto. blogspot.com for some of my work.

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StatesmanBack Burner -MFA Exhibition, Chase Fine Arts Center, all day. -BFA Show, Twain Tippetts Hall, noon. -CSA Open House, Environmental Center, 5 p.m. -Rogers and Hammerstein, Chase Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

Today is Monday, April 26, 2010. Today’s issue of The Utah Statesman is published especially for Jedidiah Stewart, senior in parks and recreation, from Weston, Idaho.

Tuesday

-MFA Exhibition, Chase Fine Arts Center, all day. -BFA Show, Twain Tippetts Hall, noon. -Softball vs. Weber State, 2 p.m. -The Joy of Depression, TSC, 4 p.m. -Human Rights and Economic Development, BUS 317, 7 p.m. -Rogers and Hammerstein, Chase Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

Today in History: In 1955, the world s worst nuclear accident to date occurs at the Chernobyl nuclear plant near Kiev in Ukraine. The full toll from this disaster is still being tallied, but experts believe that thousands of people died and as many as 70,000 suffered severe poisoning. In addition, a large area of land may not be livable for as much as 150 years.

Wednesday

April 28 -Design Review Display, Morgan Theatre, all day. -MFA Exhibition, Chase Fine Arts Center, all day. -BFA Show, Twain Tippetts Hall, noon. -USU Ecology Series, NR 105, 6 p.m. -Donkey Basketball, Logan High, 7 p.m. -Do Not Hit Golf Balls into Mexico, Caine Lyric Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Weather Tuesday’s Weather High: 74° Low: 41° Cloudy and windy

The Registrar’s Office would like to remind everyone that April 26-30 is No Test Week. Final examinations are May 3-7 and Commencement will take place May 7-8.

Cram Jam on May 3-May 5 starting at 11 a.m. until food is gone in the Institute Gym. Monday is pancakes, Tuesday is Chili and Wednesday is pizza. Tau Beta Sigma (National Honorary Band Sorority) is having a profit share with Texas Roadhouse on April 26 from 4-10 p.m. 10 percent of your bill will go to support Tau Beta Sigma if you mention their name! Donkey Basketball! Come watch members from the College of Ag and Greek Life attempt to play basketball while riding donkeys! 7 p.m. at Logan High School April 28. $6 for students. All proceed benefit USU Relay for Life. Registration is currently underway for the Art Camp which will be held June 7-17 and Aug. 2-12 at the Bullen Center in Logan. Art Camp gives children ages 5-11 the opportunity to explore their creativity. Register by calling 435753-2970 or visit www.avaarts.org. If students are looking for a summer job, informational meetings are held regularly on campus. Call Janelle at 505-363-7916 or Cody at 575-650-3421 for information on specific days. Summer LSAT and GRE prep course from June 15 to July 22. Tuesday and Thursdays: LSAT 4-6 p.m. GRE 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Old Main 119. Call 797-0462 to find out more.

Undergrad deadline April 26 is the deadline to submit transcript designation for Undergraduate Research Scholar. Submit electronically using the form found at http:// research.usu.edu/undergrad/ htm.

China lecture

April 27

Almanac

You need to know....

Human Rights and Economic Development in China will hold a lecture on April 27 at 7 p.m. in BUS 317. The guest speaker will be Dr. Shannon Peterson from the economics and finance department. Followed by videos and discussion.

Spanish forum

Spanish Ambassadors Forum will be held April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in BUS 317. Practice Spanish and have fun while developing your language skills. This forum is completely free and open to anyone, so feel free to bring your friends.

CSA open house

CSA Open House. CSA Utah and Slow Food Utah will host an open house on April 26 from 5-7 p.m. at the Logan City Environmental Center. Presentations will be made by all of our local CSA providers and sign-ups will be available.

Moderately Confused • Stahler

Institute choir

More FYI listings, Interactive Calendar and Comics at

The Logan LDS Institute presents the Latter-Day Voices and the Logan Institute Choir in their annual Spring Presentation, “The Restoration: A Beginning” on April 30 and May 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Logan Institute. There is no cost, but tickets are encouraged and available at the Institute Bookstore.

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