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ASUSU 2011-12 budget set at $900,000 By DAN SMITH news senior writer
Student satisfaction with ASUSU events remains a question to be answered for 2011-12 programming vice president Zach Larsen and adviser Kevin Webb. Larsen and Webb have constructed a survey regarding recent campus events, Larsen said. “One of the questions we asked was, ‘Would you rather pay for a higher-end act to come, or a lesser one but be able to get in for free?’” Larsen said. “For the most part, it’s split down the middle in that category.” He said a third option was included under the question that allows respon-
dents to say, “It depends on the event.” multiple smaller events as opposed to The HOWL, for example, is an event one big one. This way, Larsen said the students seem willing to pay for, goal to pique more students’ interests he said, as will hopefully be “One of the questions we met. opposed to Poetry and a asked was, ‘Would you Beverage. Dollars and rather pay for a higher“There really end act to come, or a less- Sense is that medium that we need to er one but be able to get Administrators in for free?’” find,” Larsen of the Student said. “A bigger– Zach Larsen, Involvement name event, and Leadership obviously, the 2011-12 programming vice president Center (SILC) delsurvey shows egate the annual that people are willing to pay for it.” budget for various ASUSU departments, He also said Marie Squires, the arts which consist of student involvement, and lectures director, is looking to do programmers, legislators, senators and
others. Interim Director Linda Zimmerman said she wants everyone to know that following the controversy with funding the B.J. Novak performance, the dealings of the SILC are completely transparent. Each year the budget numbers fluctuate based on how the university is faring with the economy, as well as levels of student enrollment and student activity fees, Zimmerman said. Activities and programming are projected to have roughly $170,000 to work with for the upcoming academic year. “It all depends on the funding too, what the HOWL makes and what they’ve got planned,” Zimmerman
USU Recycling collects e-waste
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Aggie Fest Wednesday
7 p.m. - Comedy show featuring Pete Lee in the TSC Ballroom
7 p.m. - Interactive showing of “Back to the Future” on Old Main Hill
By ARIANNA REES staff writer
In an Earth Day effort to promote sustainability and protect the environment, USU Recycling encouraged all Cache Valley residents to drop off their old electronic devices at either Romney Stadium or the Quad on Friday. Following this effort, USU Recycling employees are still collecting old cellphones, computers, televisions, printers and other devices to be recycled. The goal is to raise environmental awareness and provide the public with more disposal options, said Kevin Phillips, manager of resource recovery at USU. “Every year USU Recycling tries to do something out of the ordinary,” he said. “We do not normally collect computers from the public, because it is quite expensive to make sure they’re recycled correctly. But, once a year on Earth Day, we try to offer that as a public service as best we can.” In a 2009 report conducted by “60 Minutes,” it was noted that an estimated 130,000 computers are disposed of daily and 100 million cellphones annually, and because such devices are often donated to aid in foreign countries, problems arise from lack of knowledge and safety procedures. Phillips referred to reported incidents where African children, the recipients of old computers, were ignorant of the devices’ uses and damaged them in campfires, which inflicted various forms of cancer and diseases on the children due to the hazardous material components. USU Recycling partnered with the Salt Lake City branch of Simply Mac, who offered to dispose of and pay for the items if USU found the means to transport them to Salt Lake City. Since Simply Mac has offered their services, Phillips said it
said. “This year they’re planning lots of events for the End of Year bash, so they’ve saved quite a bit of money to bring in different groups for that.” The 2009-10 numbers in comparison with projections for 2011-12 show that the activities director should have $30,000 more to work with, according to year-to-date ASUSU financial reports. Combined funding for the arts and lectures director and traditions director stayed the same at around $105,000. “Each director we have is different from year to year,” Zimmerman said. “They have their budgets and they have
STUDENTS WILL GATHER again on 700 North, Friday, April 29, to watch Sean Kingston perform live. Throughout the day various bands will play and vendors will line the street. CARL. R. WILSON photo
3-8 p.m. - Band performances on 700 North 8 p.m. - 700 North street naming 8:30 p.m. - Sean Kingston performs on 700 North 9:45 p.m. - Street dance party
Street concert will welcome Sean Kingston By MEGAN BAINUM staff writer
Musical artist Sean Kingston will perform Friday night to end the 2010-11 school year and cap off a three-day string of events before the stress of finals settles in. The event has been in the planning stages since December, said Tom Atwood, ASUSU programming VP, and the specific details of the event have made for a busy few months. He said planning it has been time-consuming to make sure “everything is carefully executed” during the week. It has been a collaborative effort, Atwood said, between the USU Bookstore, Admissions and officers in ASUSU. USU
President Stan Albrecht and Logan City Mayor Randy Watts were also involved in regards to the street renaming, he said. “Everyone has been on board to make this end of year bash happen, they all reached out to their respective social networks to make it all come together,” he said. The renaming of 700 North and showcasing the local talent, such as Profetic and Battle School, is what Atwood said he is most excited about. At 8 p.m. on Friday, before Kingston takes the stage, Albrecht will be at the ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the new name for 700 North. The name has not been disclosed, but Atwood said it was chosen from different suggestions from students.
“There was about five different options that students suggested and what we decided seems like it is the general consensus with want the students wanted,” Atwood said. Chase Casillas, activities director, said students should be excited about the renaming of the street because it is another thing that adds to Aggie pride. “The city turned it over to us so we can have events like this, it is very exciting,” he said. “Students should be proud, it’s another thing you can add, another paramount to the university. We have the Spectrum, we have the football stadium, and now we have our own street.”
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Organization pulls scholarship funds from Libyan USU students By LIS STEWART staff writer
DESTRUCTION THAT HAS RESULTED from the civil war outbreak in Libya is only one of the devastating effects of the conflict. USU’s Libyan students are also feeling the impact because their scholarships will be frozen as of May 31. The organization that is putting these students through school no longer has the funding to support them. AP photo
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USU student Abeer Alakari is one of 2,500 Libyan students attending college in North America on a Libyan scholarship that is now stuck in diplomatic financial limbo. Caught between a civil war in her home country and international sanctions on Libya’s leader, Alakari and all other Libyan students were told there will be no money available through their scholarship program after May 31. “Just thinking about that right now, I am completely paralyzed about what I’m going to do,” Alakari said. Alakari’s scholarship, funded by the Libyan government, pays for tuition, living expenses and medical insurance. She has no idea whether there will be money to support her and her family after next month. Alakari has an F-1 visa and therefore is
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allowed to work in the U.S., but her husband, an F-2 visa holder, cannot. She was told there is no way a person with an F-2 visa can work. “I would really appreciate it if the U.S. government would take a step – like, to do humanitarian actions – for the families who are living in the U.S.,” she said, “(and) give permission for F-2 visas to work.” The United States froze $30 billion of Libyan assets at the end of February, less than two weeks after the uprising in Libya started and leader Moammar Gadhafi retaliated violently against the rebels. The United Nations and European Union also passed similar sanctions. This doubtlessly tightened the financial reins of Gadhafi’s regime, but it also indirectly affected the Libyan students studying at universities and colleges in the United States and Canada. Because of safety risks and no-fly
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ClarifyCorrect A photo caption in the Friday April 22 issue of The Utah Statesman stated that a hookah bar held on the TSC Patio was organized by the USU Wellness Center. The Wellness Center was a sponsor of the marijuana discussion panel held that day but not of the hookah bar, which was organized by students.
Nat’lBriefs Wyo. skiers buried in avalanche found dead JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – A Grand Teton National Park official says the bodies of two skiers missing in Wyoming have been found buried in 15 feet of snow. Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says investigators believe the two skiers were in their tents and inside their sleeping bags when they were swept up in an avalanche last weekend. Skaggs says rescuers found the bodies of 27-year-old Walker Pannell Kuhl and 31-year-old Gregory Seftick Sunday after a six-day search. Skaggs says Kuhl was from Salt Lake City, and Seftick was a Minnesota native who lived in Columbia Falls.
Chinese Christians detained on Easter BEIJING (AP) – Chinese police detained at least 30 Christians belonging to an unregistered Beijing church as the congregation gathered Sunday for an Easter service, a church member said. Police stopped the worshippers from the unregistered Shouwang church as they gathered near a public plaza in the city’s university district, then bused them to a local police station. The Associated Press saw about a dozen people taken away but a church member said at least 30 were detained. Shouwang members have been trying to meet at the plaza in Beijing’s Haidian district every Sunday since the congregation was evicted from its usual rented place of worship three weeks ago, but they have been detained or put under house arrest each time. Lu Jia, a Shouwang member who was under house arrest from
Saturday night until Sunday afternoon, said by telephone that he and his wife held a half-hour service at home using a sermon their pastor uploaded to the Internet. “Before hand, I went out and told the men guarding my door that I didn’t want to argue with them but I had to tell them that what they were doing was illegal, that it violated my right to believe, to practice my faith,” Lu said. “Then we had a short service reading the sermon together and selections from the Bible.” Lu said all of the church’s pastors and leaders were under house arrest and 30 Shouwang members were detained when they arrived at the designated meeting place. Lu and others were planning to go to the police station to try to negotiate their release, he said. While China’s Constitution guarantees freedom of religion,
Christians are required to worship in churches run by statecontrolled organizations – the Three-Self Patriotic Movement for Protestants and the Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association for Catholics. However, more than 60 million Christians are believed to worship in unregistered “house” churches, compared to about 20 million in the state churches, according to scholars and church activists. The growth of house churches has accelerated in recent years, producing larger congregations that are far more conspicuous than the small groups of friends and neighbors that used to worship in private homes that gave the movement its name. Their expansion and growing influence have unsettled China’s rulers, always suspicious of any independent social group that could challenge Communist authority.
Pope urges diplomacy in his Easter message
VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Benedict XVI offered an Easter prayer Sunday for diplomacy to prevail over warfare in Libya and for citizens of the Middle East to build a new society based on respect. He also called on Europeans to welcome refugees from North Africa. “In heaven, all is peace and gladness. But, alas, all is not so on earth!” the pope lamented as he delivered the traditional “Urbi et Orbi” message from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica to a crowd of more than 100,000 that overflowed from St. Peter’s Square. “In the current conflict in Libya, may diplomacy and dialogue replace arms, and may those who suffer as a result of the conflict be given access to humanitarian aid,” he said.
LateNiteHumor Top 10 Signs You Are Headed For Summer School – Tuesday, June 7, 2005 10. You failed the Pledge of Allegiance. 9. You take notes with the eraser end of the pencil. 8. You identify more than half of the state capitals as “Funkytown.” 7. Principal’s final words before summer break: “See you tomorrow.” 6. For your civics class project, you brought in several photos of Honda Civics. 5. Whenever you enter the room, your family stops talking about Disneyland. 4. Your history report was on President Martin Sheen. 3. In your physics final, you keep referring to “gravity” as “gravy.” 2. Latest report card includes several G’s. 1. You threw a phone at the principal.
THIS IMAGE TAKEN FROM SURVEILLANCE VIDEO provided by the FBI shows a person of interest sought in a fire and the planting of a pipe bomb and two propane tanks near a food court at the Southwest Plaza Mall in Littleton, Colo. AP photo
Colo. mall fire suspect was freed from prison The FBI said Sunday that agents are looking for Earl Albert Moore after Wednesday’s fire at Southwest Plaza Mall, about two miles from Columbine High School, where 13 people were killed 12 years ago. Federal Bureau of Prisons records show that Moore, 65, was released from prison April 13. FBI spokesman Dave Joly said Moore served time in a Georgia federal prison. Federal court records show that Moore pleaded guilty in May 2005 to robbing a bank in Crab Orchard, W.Va., of $2,546. A judge sentenced Moore to between 15 and 19 years in prison, but a federal appeals court in 2006 ruled his stiff sentence was “unreasonable” and Moore’s sentence was reduced to seven years. Authorities said they discovered a pipe bomb and two propane tanks in a hallway of the mall’s food court after firefighters responded to a fire. The explosives, which did not detonate, were found after the fire in the hallway prompted an evacuation of the mall. No one was injured. Moore has an extensive criminal record and should be considered dangerous, federal officials said. Colorado Bureau of
Investigation records shows several arrests dating to 1984. He was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs, theft, and possession of burglary tools. Court records show that an arrest warrant had been issued for Moore in September 2004, six months before the West Virginia bank robbery, for his failure to appear at a court hearing related to a burglary case. Moore has used at least seven aliases that include variations of the names Earl Albert Buchannan, Donald Charles Morelli and Gary Steele, according to state arrest records. Investigators have exhausted all leads locally and have put out an alert to every FBI office the country, FBI spokesman Dave Joly said. “Last time we knew where he was locally was around noon Wednesday at the mall,” he said, referring to the previously released surveillance photos showing a man believed to be Moore in a hallway accessible only to employees and the suspect carrying a plastic shopping bag while riding an escalator. Other photos show a man believed to be Moore riding a public bus leaving the mall the night before the fire.
A CHINESE PLAIN CLOTHES OFFICER CHECKS his walkie-talkie while on duty in an area where members of a unregistered church planned to hold Easter service in Beijing Sunday, April 24. Police stopped worshippers from gathering Sunday at a public plaza in the city’s university district. AP photo
Spring brings fundraising frenzy for GOP
NEW YORK (AP) – Mitt Romney is organizing a phone bank fundraiser in Las Vegas next month. Tim Pawlenty is holding regular “friendraising” meetings in big-money California and elsewhere. Haley Barbour hunkers down soon with finance operatives in cash-rich New York and other lucrative places. Republican presidential hopefuls are in the midst of a fundraising frenzy as they seek to raise campaign cash and assemble influential donor networks. As the 2012 campaign ramps up, the contenders are under pressure to show they can bring in the dough before the slower summer season begins. “Money is hardly the only indication of a candidate’s potential, but it’s an important indication,” said Lew Eisenberg, a Romney fundraiser. For now, the candidates are skipping many public appearances. Instead, they’re scurrying between private meetings and dialing phone lists to persuade donors to come aboard. They’re trying to prove that they are savvy money collectors and ready to challenge President Barack Obama, a record-breaking fundraiser who could raise as much as $1 billion. They also need to raise enough money to pay for full-fledged campaigns in early voting states such as Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. Of those who have taken initial steps toward formal campaigns, Romney arguably has moved the quickest. He’s secured pledges from top supporters to raise as much as $25,000 apiece. He’s been meeting potential donors individually and in small groups, leading up to a major “phone day” event May 16. Pawlenty has been introducing himself to the Republican finance crowd at meetings that his aides describe as “friendraisers.” Barbour, who’s expected to join the field as early as this coming week, has met with potential donors while traveling to early voting states. He has an extensive fundraising network from his political and lobbying careers. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won the 2008 Iowa caucuses but little else, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, are well-known national figures who may have an easier time raising cash than others if they decide to get in the race. Donald Trump, the real estate developer and reality show host, has said he will announce his plans in June.
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Class aims to ease students’ fears about graduation and job hunting By CATHERINE MEIDELL news editor
At this time in the semester students are not only forced to think about graduation, but about the pressures of finding a job that matches the skills learned in their major, said Brett Cheney, a junior majoring in entrepreneurship. Cheney is one of about 30 students who were enrolled in a no-credit class titled “Great Work Great Career,” after Stephen R. Covey’s book published in 2009. Covey partnered with USU as a tenured professor in the Jon M. Hunstman School of Business. With about a year left until graduation, he said he has observed the way this nine-week course has influenced students who are unsure what their majors will allow them to do careerwise, especially those majors that have been deemed less marketable. “For me, I realized that I have qualities that other people don’t,” Cheney said, “and I felt that this class will help me better show those qualities to potential employers.” This program is hopefully going to turn a negative into a positive, said Bryce Smalley, a student and facilitator of the class. After Sen. Howard Stephenson’s claim in February that students are working toward “degrees to nowhere,” many students were
disheartened, but this program can help those students realize that they can be marketable if they learn how to sell themselves effectively. USU students must pay a $100 fee to participate in the class, said Lynne Pettit, a business professor who got the ball rolling on the project about a year ago. This fee includes Covey’s book and access to the affiliated online program. “This is a critical time for this program,” Pettit said. “The job market is getting extremely competitive. The number of jobs available has gone down.” Lydia Brown, a senior in human resources, will begin her job hunt upon her graduation May 7, but she said she isn’t too worried about landing a job because she knows how to market herself well. While taking this class she realized potential employees should not go into their careers simply wanting a job, but should want to make a contribution to that company, she said. “They have needs to hire employees to fill those needs,” Brown said. “Employees should want to make a difference with what that company is doing.” The class is not only taught by professors like Pettit, but by three student interns as well, and they are opening the classes up to students of
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all disciplines on campus. One of the first lessons learned, Chensey said, is defining each individuals’ unique contributions based on their talents and knoweldge. “Its about combining their talents, their passions, their overall desires,” Cheney said. “Along with that, a lot of stuff what you learn in this class is common knowledge but not commonly practiced.” One example of a tip taught in the class is to research the company’s purpose and goals before attending an interview with them, he said, and simply doing this will make the chances of being hired much greater because the company will know the applicant is clear about what he or she could contribute. “Basically, they can say I can solve your problem, and learn how to do that without being arrogant,” Pettit said. Smalley said he encourages students who feel unsure about what to do with their liberal arts majors to come to a brief meeting in Room 211 of the business building on April 29. There will be an information meeting about the curriculum and its benefits. USU’s history department has committed to sponsor six of its students to enroll in the class.
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will be easier to host electronics collections on a yearly basis. Lisa Tobias, the education coordinator of USU Recycling, said, “Usually Logan recycling takes electronics, and also the dump takes them. We don’t usually because it costs money for them to be disposed of. Since this is all free, that’s why we’re trying to promote it.” Phillips said that electronics waste (e-waste) is the biggest challenge across America because of the sheer volume of the e-waste that’s hitting the markets. Since most people have electronics, he said, the problem is much larger. He said there are many environmental health and safety problems that result from computers in particular that aren’t recycled or disposed of properly. Computer monitors, like television screens, contain lead and are considered hazardous waste. A further danger, said Phillips, is when computers are thrown in the garbage and left alone. “That beats the heck out of me,” he said. “I don’t know what people are doing with their old computers. I hope they’re not putting them in the trash can, but maybe they are.” Phillips said many corporations that have created the problems are now taking responsibility for them, but that, he said, is useless without the public realizing the benefits of ALEX STEELE, A GRADUATE STUDENT in mechanical engineering, and Patrick Ball, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, drop recycling their electronics. their old cell phones into USU Recycling’s electronics bin. There are 100 “There has been pressure for commillion cell phones disposed of yearly and 130,000 computers disposed of puter companies to step up, and finalevery day. BRECK BYINGTON photo
ly, Mac has,” he said. “It’s a shame if they step up and do this and we as the public act like we don’t care.” He added that recycling electronics hasn’t really caught on to the public, but that if it did, it would make a world of a difference. Utah State already mines minerals and collects precious metals when recycling computers, he said, and USU Recycling recycles about 25 percent of the university’s main waste stream. He added that other sustainability efforts are happening all over campus; an example is in the field south of the Spectrum where a giant water tank is being placed. It will circulate water through campus during the summer and save approximately $100,000 a year from electricity bills, he said. Any efforts the public can make to help the environment would make a large difference, Tobias said. With students moving away from campus for the summer or graduating, Tobias said, now is the time for USU students to help out the environment by taking their old cellphones and other devices to the Recycling Center. “There are a lot of things the university is trying to do to decrease its footprint on the environment,” Phillips said, “and this is one little part that we can do.” Items will be collected at the Recycling Center until Thursday, April 28. – firstname.lastname@example.org
Freeze: Three students’ USU funding uncertain due to Libyan conflict -continued from page 1 zone, going back to Libya is not an option for Alakari and the other Libyan students. To Alakari, an even better option would be to unfreeze the Libyan funds. That money belongs to the Libyan people, not Gadhafi, she said. Freezing Libyan scholarships is a victory for Gadhafi because his actions in the country are also controlling the Libyans who live abroad. “It doesn’t make sense to me that the money is frozen, you are not allowed to work, and you cannot go back now,” she said. Alakari is a graduate student studying second language teaching. Even though she can work, she does not expect to be able to do much because she has a family to take care of, classes to finish and a thesis to write. “Imagine the frustration that (the students) have now, because they know that there won’t be any money after May,” Alakari said. “You know, I feel guilty talking about money when there are people dying in my country, but I want to explain this situation.” For these students, the problem lies not only in how to get financial help, but where it comes from. The scholarship does not come from the university.
The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) administers the Libyan students’ sponsorships in Canada and the U.S. on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research (MOESR), and all actions are done with Libyan money. In an April 20 e-mail, CBIE director of U.S. operations Kemale Pinar said, “CBIE recently obtained a license from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control to allow CBIE to issue monthly living allowance payments to students and tuition payments to insatitutions.” However, in a message to Libyan students posted April 21, on CBIE’s U.S. website, it states there are “sanction-related technical difficulties” in regards to future tuition payments. “CBIE is working diligently in cooperation with the MOESR and the financial institutions to ensure these technical difficulties are addressed,” the message states. It also states there are no funds from the Libyan government to cover monthly living allowances after May, and there is not a sufficient amount of money to pay for health coverage at this time. There are three Libyan students at USU, including Alakari. The Office of International
Utah State University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry welcomes renowned chemist Jon Clardy of Harvard Medical School to campus Thursday, April 28, as guest speaker for the 2011 Richard Olsen Lecture Series. Clardy, who is the Hsien Wu and Daisy Yen Wu Professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard University, presents“Discovering New Molecules in Nature.” He speaks at 4:30 p.m. in Widtsoe Hall, room 007. His talk is free and open to all. Clardy joined Harvard Medical School in 2002. His primary research focus is small, biologically active molecules, especially those from natural sources. Clardy studies bacterial symbionts as a way to discover new molecules and place them in an evolutionary/ecological context, small molecules that govern developmental decisions in bacteria and new approaches to controlling – and possibly eradicating – malaria.
Students and Scholars at the university said they are doing all they can to assist the Libyan students and their families with housing and much needed items, but there is only so much they can do. Vice President for Student Services James Morales said the university has to work with these students on a case-by-case basis because each has a different graduation date and personal circumstances, and he is currently working with one of the students. For now, the best Alakari can do is wait for change as she reads reports on the news about the violence in Libya, and sees familiar faces while watching coverage of the Libyan conflict on television news. “They say that ‘We are safe,’ and ‘We are good,’ but you know I don’t trust that anymore because they cannot talk and I sense that,” Alakari said of phone calls to her family. “You can know when they are really safe and when they are just telling you that to make you feel more comfortable.” – email@example.com
The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services and the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University announced that Sylvia Munsen is joining the university as the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair for Elementary Arts Education. In this position, Munsen will develop the skills of those who teach arts to elementary students, teaching university students how to incorporate music, dance, drama and visual arts into the core curriculum of English, science, math and social studies. Munsen was introduced at a special event April 15 that honored arts advocate Beverley Taylor Sorenson for her many contributions made to arts and education in the state of Utah. The event featured an arts program including elementary- and high schoolaged student performances, the USU Chorale and a student artwork display. Beth Foley, dean of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, said Sorenson deserves special recognition for helping to return arts education to Utah classrooms through her philanthropy and her work with the state legislature, educators and business and community leaders. “Mrs. Sorenson has long recognized that the arts, including music, dance, theater and visual arts, play a vital role in supplementing the academic experiences of children and helping them to integrate learning across the curriculum,” Foley said.
USU applauds teaching fellows The 2011 Utah State University Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Fellows were honored recently at a banquet in the David B. Haight Alumni Center. The Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Fellows for 2011 are: Miriam Fellows, agriculture education, College of Agriculture; Erik N. Olson, double major: printmaking and art history, double minor: classics-Latin, Caine College of the of Arts; Derek Kent, marketing, Jon M. Huntsman School of Business; Chalese Buttars, communication disorders, Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services; Allia Abu-Ramaileh, environmental engineering, College of Engineering; Rebecca Richards, English, College of Humanities and Social Sciences; Hannah Moore, fisheries and aquatic sciences, College of Natural Resources; Claire Adams, public health: industrial hygiene and biology, College of Science; Sara Hegsted, COMD, speech-language pathology concentration, Honors Program; and Carlie Stevens, secondary education (English teaching), Library and Instructional Support.
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Bash: Pres. Albrecht will announce 700 North’s new name -continued from page 1 This event is the first event Casillas said he knows of where all the officers and members of ASUSU have planned it together, and because of this the planning has gone smoothly. The end of year bash will start Wednesday night with a comedy show featuring student talent and main performer Pete Lee. Lee has been featured on Comedy Central and Last Comic Standing, and the show will be in the International Lounge at 7 p.m. Thursday there will be a showing of Back to the Future on Old Main hill at 7 p.m. Students should expect to have “bits of surprises here and there” because the show will be interactive. The movie, which was also shown at an event last year, will be moved to the TSC ballroom in case of bad weather. “The movie goes along with the theme of the weekend, and I think everyone just loves that movie,” Casillas said. Friday is the main day of the weekend celebration and will have what Atwood calls a festival-type feel throughout the
day, with local vendors and booths lining 700 North. “It is going to be like Day on the Quad, just transferred to the street,” Atwood said. The day has been dubbed “Aggie Fest,” Casillas said, where students will be able to “get their party on before finals.” The entertainment with local bands, including Falk, Battle School, Til We Have Faces, Profetic and The Fictionist will begin at 3 p.m. and continue on throughout the afternoon. After Kingston performs, there will be a dance party with DJ Marcus Wing on the street until midnight to end the night, Casillas said. ASUSU and others involved wanted to make sure the end of year event actually felt like a bash, Casillas said. He said last year ASUSU finished out the year with an extra $20,000, and those involved this year didn’t think it was fair to have students pay their fees and then not get to attend as many events because their money wasn’t spent. He said the funds are
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coming from the money they made back from the Howl and Mardi Gras as well as the Government Relations Council. “We didn’t want to waste the money because all the rest of the money not spent goes to Capital and Support rather than staying in activities,” he said. “That is also why we made it free, as a big thank you.” Brent Crosby, executive VP, said his role was securing the funding for the “once in a lifetime event” and students should be excited. He said being a part of the street renaming is being a part of USU history. Crosby said he is confident the event will appeal to most audiences on campus. He said Kingston was chosen because they felt like he would appeal to more students and give more of a variety from the other musical talents that have come to school. “I feel that this year programming has reached new levels and I feel like this bash will set the bar even higher,” he said. ALLIE HENDRIX, A FRESHMAN majoring in English, awes passersby
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Survey: Programming VP reaches out to students to get their input on next year’s festivities -continued from page 1 the option to do whatever they want and their committee and volunteers choose.” Larsen said he views his job as being about making the students happy and not so much about doing what he wants. The final numbers for the 2010-11 academic year will not be available until this summer, said SILC business manager Lynne Singleton. Even then, she said, there is such a massive amount of data that some of the final totals are subject to change. The Biggest Event of the Year The HOWL is the biggest event ASUSU programming organizes on an annual basis, Webb said. From the money generated through HOWL ticket sales, ASUSU Programming is able to add funding to all of its other events, he said. In 2006, they stopped selling advance tickets to non-students, Webb said, which is when ASUSU programmers began putting a lot more focus on student satisfaction. All of the profit from the HOWL goes directly into the programming budget in order to fund the rest of the year’s events. “We decided that we should be putting more money into the HOWL to make it a better event,” Webb said.
He said the HOWL generated about $50,000 in profit last year. Without that kind of money, Webb said, student fees would be $3 or $4 more each year. Zimmerman said next year the number of people that will be allowed in at the HOWL will be capped around 6,000. Last year there were close to 7,000 attendees. “There’s always stuff you can do better,” Webb said. “Every individual is different, every council is different, I think that this year has been phenomenal in the fact that they tried.” Putting USU on the Map Webb said the vision recently elected ASUSU vice presidents and directors has already begun to impress him. One of the goals of the events that programmers organize is to put USU on the map in order to benefit student enrollment and retention. Webb said he is excited for next year because there are two new ideas already in the works. He said students can look forward to a cinema series and a once-monthly, low-budget event similar to Poetry and a Beverage. “We’re going to have a comedian or a small band, just fun, little things so there’s more stuff for
the students to do,” Webb said. “Because the biggest complaint we got is, ‘You’re bringing in these big-name acts but there’s only three of them all year,’ so we’re trying to move money around and really understand what students want.” He said the Admissions office has sponsored a few of the events that went on this year, which is proof that event planning is a benefit to the university. “Overall it’s been a really good year,” Webb said. “The name recognition for the university with the big–name acts, the bands – whatever your personal opinion is of bringing B.J. Novak or big-name bands – it, in a sense, does put Utah State on the map.” This year has been polarizing, Webb said. There have been both negative and positive responses to the survey he and Larsen have sent out, he said. Following the Money Zimmerman said, citing the 2011-12 projected ASUSU financial report, increases in student fees reflect a $30,000 increase for activities and personnel. She also said The Utah Statesman has been granted an additional $1 per student, per year. After the numbers are tallied at the end of each
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year and it is decided whether each ASUSU department has profited or ended up “in the red,” a goal amount of $58,000 is flushed out and put into a Capital and Support fund. Other monies are also appropriated to the Academic Opportunity Fund (AOF). “The purpose of the Academic Opportunity Fund is to provide financial support to undergraduate students,” according to the statutes of the AOF allocation committee, “who have been accepted or invited by a reputable organization to present a scholastic achievement or participate in an academic competition.” Both of these funds are excellent resources for students, Zimmerman said. The recent bouncy ball drop was partially funded by money appropriated from Capital and Support, as well as money from the science council and physics students. Zimmerman said she and the other administrators in her office only deal with money appropriated by student fees. For some of the larger events, a number of groups with vested interests will pull together to make something happen, she said.
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The nooks and crannies of USU By GENEVIEVE DRAPER staff writer
from her family. She’d never had school in English, and expected to hate it but actually loved it. Saine said when her dad built their house in Finland, she became interested in the profession. “I helped him pick things out for the house,” Saine said. “And I knew I wanted to do it.” Saine’s classmates, like senior Jessica Watts from Salt Lake City, Utah, had similar experiences that got them interested in the major. “My dad was an architect,” Watts said. “I loved design, but instead of designing the exterior, I wanted to do the interior.” Senior Kylee Groskreutz from Draper, Utah, said there are many people who do not understand the demands of interior design.
As finals start rearing their ugly heads, students begin the arduous last round of studies. Several students said the best places to study on campus are usually in the locations where they get the least amount of traffic. “I do most of my studying on campus. It’s convenient and close to home,” said Michael Otteson, a senior in history, philosophy and religious studies. Matt Fife, a junior history student, said although he has studied off campus at Cafe Ibis, Starbucks and Hastings, the small tables make it harder to study there, particularly when studying with a group of friends. Many students agree that finding a place alone is one of the best study tips. Fife was hesitant to reveal his favorite place of study, because he likes the presence of only a few people. “I can’t study in halls because I people watch and can’t get any homework done,” said Nick Lee, a sophomore in mechanical engineering. Lee said though he prefers to study by a window, if he has to study for a couple of hours, a basement is best because he doesn’t notice the hours passing. Lauren Brown, a sophomore in radiology, was discovered studying in the basement of the library at the desks located on the south end. Brown said she likes that there are so few students studying in the basement. She values the seclusion this gives. But she said the basement has other advantages. “I study better at night and I feel like it is darker down here,” Brown said. Many campus buildings have areas with couches and tables. The basement of Old Main, where the Honors office is located, not only has couches and tables, but also vending machines and a microwave. Accounting sophomore Kaila Dunn said the business building also has a nice basement to study in. “I like to study in the business building basement because it is less trafficked. Makes for a nice, quiet study on the couches,” Dunn said. Fife said many buildings have lounge areas to study. One he discovered is on the third floor the engineering building. Because many buildings do have areas with couches, if traditional study locations have suddenly become infused with newcomers, exploring a new building on campus may be the answer. Now that it is spring, an alternative to sequestered basements can be found in the great outdoors. Megan Hurst, a junior in international studies, said she likes spring semester because she can finally study outside. “I like to study in Adam’s Park. If I need the Internet I choose the Quad,” Hurst said. Although Hurst said she has not used wireless printing, the open access computer labs do have
- See DESIGN, page 7
- See STUDY, page 6
THE INTERIOR DESIGN PROGRAM is ending their year with an exhibit in the Twain Tippetts Exhibition Hall. This is a way for students to show off the projects they have spent hours working on. ARMEN HOVSEPYAN photo
Designing America’s interior By MARIAH NOBLE staff writer
Everyone has different tastes when it comes to style. Some prefer bright, bold colors while others prefer toned-down patterns. But it takes professionals to create spaces that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional. That is where USU’s interior design students come in. Of the 60 freshman who will apply for the program this year, 20 will be offered spots as sophomores in the studio. These students will spend the next three years taking classes together and spending hundreds of hours on projects. During their last semester here, they’ll be able to show off their hard work by putting on the annual senior exhibit. Steve Mansfield, a lecturer in the program and licensed architect, said spending so much time together unites the
students. “Each year as sophomores they meet as total strangers,” Mansfield said. “By the end of their junior year they’ve become best friends. Then by the time they’re seniors they’re a family.” Though many interior design students are from Utah and the surrounding states, some come from far away places to join this “family.” Linnea Saine, senior in interior design, came four years ago from her home in Helsinki, Finland, to be a part of this design program. “I was looking at schools in the states,” Saine said. “This one was on the cheaper side, and I’d heard they have a really good program. There’s only one interior design program in Finland, and only about 2 percent of the people who apply get into it.” Saine said it was hard to live away
Take a stroll on Logan’s hiking trails The river trail follows the river on the opposite side of the highway. On the river trail, one may stop by the Stokes Nature Center to learn more about Logan Canyon as he or she hikes As the school year winds down, deadlines toward Second Dam. are either here or just passing, finals are loom“My favorite trail is the Richard’s Hollow ing and the sun is finally coming out to warm trail which leads down to Blacksmith Fork. If the cold, dreary landscape. This time of year, you are looking for waterfalls and pretty scenes, stress seems to increase, but luckily Bear River go there,” Russo said. “The best is to hike in, Mountains and Cache Valley National Forest spend the night and then hike out the next day.” are only minutes away from campus. Hiking is The Tony Grove area up the canyon is full of not only a great way to forget about finals for a hiking, cross-country skiing and fishing. while but also a way to experi“You can do the Tony Grove ence something that is unique to area but I usually snow-mobile USU. up there, I’m not sure about “My favorLogan Canyon offers hikhiking this time of year,” Russo ite trail is the ing trails that are only minutes said. Richard’s Hollow up the canyon. As one sets out From UtahAvalancheCenter. to experience these trails, one trail which org, the April 22 forecast from resource is the Logan Ranger the Tony Grove Snotel reports leads down to District Visitor Center, located that there is still 144 inches Blacksmith Fork. at the mouth of Logan Canyon. of snow up at the station. The If you are lookThe building itself isn’t nice change of altitude from 4,465 ing for waterto look at, but the information feet in Logan to 8,400 feet at inside can help those wishing to falls and pretty Tony Grove tends to keep snow experience these hiking trails. lasting into the spring and sumscenes, go The Visitor Center offers free mer months. there.” pamphlets of information on “You can do the lower eleva– Mert Russo, tion trails now, but you should hikes in the canyon and the Cache Valley National Forest. parks and recreation probably wait another month or “The Stokes Nature Center so for the higher elevation trails and river trail is used all the like Tony Grove. One thing time,” Utah State Parks and though, you shouldn’t hike on Recreation Ranger Mert Russo said. “The Wind muddy trails because it rips up the trail, so Caves are also really popular.” make sure it has dried out,” Russo said. The Wind Cave trail is almost four miles The Outdoor Recreation Program (ORP), round trip. The trail leads to a “delicate triple located on campus next to the stadium, proarch and natural cave near the top of the China vides snowshoeing equipment, cross-country Wall geologic formation on the north side of the skis, alpine-touring skis, telemark skis and even canyon,” stated the Cache Valley Hiking Trail avalanche probes and kits at reduced cost to Guide, printed by the Cache Valley Visitors students. The ORP also rents backpacks, tents Bureau. and sleeping bags to allow students to go camp“The river trail is a nice easy nature hike,” ing without needing their own gear. Russo said. “There are a bunch of cross-country trails By ALEXANDER VAN OENE staff writer
AS THE WEATHER warms up, many students are itching to get outside and hike. There are a variety of trails around Logan for hiking, and some offer spots for camping. BRECK BYINGTON photo
that you can do. A popular beginner trail is Green Canyon,” said Paul Reinhardt, ORP shop attendant. Located on the eastern mountainside of North Logan, the Green Canyon area is one of the groomed areas designed for cross country skiing. “The problem you have right now in spring is the avalanches,” Reinhardt said. With the
snow melting during the day and freezing at night, the mountain is dangerous to hike and ski on without prior knowledge. “We have a heating and freezing cycle that makes the snow brittle and leaves slabs that can fall which makes it very dangeous,” he said.
- See HIKING, page 6
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Bringing in spring with healthy soup Though Staff sometimes An the weathGuy XXXX er may be apple deceiving, springtime is a day here. One of my favorite things about Randi Martin spring are the fresh new vegetables that brave the cold and somehow find a way to peak their heads out of the thawing ground. When I see pointy asparagus tops lining the produce section of the grocery store, I know that it will soon be time to say goodbye to the snow flurries of winter. Soon the farmersâ€™ market will be bustling with even more tasty vegetables that will help keep us healthy, wealthy and wise. In honor of these dear vegetables, here is a treasure of a recipe that I found in Yoga Journalâ€™s June 2010 issue. Although this is a summer vegetable soup, I think itâ€™s great for springtime. It is fresh and delightful, but also warm and hearty â€“ the perfect companion for a rainy day. Butter Bean and Summer Vegetable soup 1 can lima beans 2 medium-sized yellow onions 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 red bell pepper 1 28 oz. can of peeled tomatoes 6 oz. green beans 8 oz. summer squash 6 oz. spinach 6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves 1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste
Chop up onions and saute them in a tablespoon of olive oil, cook them on low heat until they are soft and beginning to color. While the onions are cooling, char the red pepper in a broiler or a toaster oven until the skin blisters. Put the pepper in a paper bag for 2 minutes to sweat, then slip off the skin. Stem and seed the pepper and then cut into 1/2 inch pieces. In a large soup pot, bring 5 cups of water to a simmer. Add in the chopped green beans and a dash of salt. Cook for 5 minutes, then add diced summer squash, rinsed spinach, bell pepper, tomatoes and sauteed onions. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. While that is simmering, saute the garlic in olive oil for 2-3 minutes or until the garlic begins to color. Add the garlic to the vegetables along with the basil, oregano and drained lima beans. Add more water if desired. Bring the soup back to a simmer and add lemon juice and pepper to taste. And there you have it. I like to serve it in a big bowl with toasted crusty bread from Crumb Brothers. The beauty of this soup is that it takes all of the natural flavors from the vegetable to create a delicious broth with no hidden ingredients. Itâ€™s also a great immune system booster if you are getting the springtime sniffles. Enjoy! â€“ email@example.com
SPRING SHOWERS BRINGS hearty vegetables, and the perfect use for them is in soup. This butter bean vegetable soup is full of ingredients to give your body an immune boost. MCCLATCHY TRIBUNE photo
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to do so can be found at the university website. Other students also enjoy the studying options spring has brought. Lee said he wants to study by the amphitheater on Old Main hill now that the weather is warmer. He went there to write a poem for an English class and said the view of the valley helped his writing. Erin Hobley, a junior in landscape architecture and environmental plan-
TSC fountains because one can move around the variety of seating there. However, some students caution the use of the outdoors to study. â€œI never study outside because I just fall asleep when out there,â€? said Ryan Howell, a senior history student. He prefers the seclusion of the fourth floor of the library. Discovering someplace new to hit the books may be a nice diversion as finals
stressed, be in the library around the stairs at 10 p.m. on Wednesday of finals week. In previous years this has been the location of the â€œFinals Week Howlâ€?, where students let go of stress for a supposed 10 minutes of howling.
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WITH FINALS APPROACHING, many students are trying to find the best places to study. Most students say finding an area that is deserted and quiet is ideal for study time. CARL R. WILSON photo
Hiking: Multiple trails are available -continued from page 5 The ORP offers classes on avalanche safety and rents beacon kits, but most of the classes have already occurred this year. â€œAs far as hiking goes a great summer trail is the Jardine Juniper trail,â€? Reinhardt said, â€œright now a good trail is the river trail.â€? City trails are also an option, like The Bonneville Shoreline Trail just west of campus, a hiking trail only 2 miles long and has already thawed out. â€œI enjoyed the Bonneville Shoreline trail as a nice day hike for the casual hiker. It is by far the easiest way to get views of Cache Valley and even clear views up to Idaho on a good day,â€? said Joseph Virgil, a sophomore in recreation resource management. â€œThe major drawback for the trail is at times it can be crowded, not only by hikers but dogs as well.â€? He said, â€œWhat makes hiking so important is not just the physical activity of it but the ability to get away from the busy everyday life that drives us up the walls at times. There is also a spiritual aspect to being among nature that can never be replicated by man-made amusement.â€? â€“ firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information... â€˘ Logan Ranger District Visitor Center â€“ located at 1500 E. US Hwy. 89 or call 1435-755-3620. â€˘ Outdoor Recreation Program â€“ www.usu.edu/orp for gear rental, classes, and programs sponsored by USU. â€˘ Local cross-country skiing â€“ www.nordicunited.org for trails and programs in Logan. â€˘ City trails â€“ http://www. loganutah.org/parks_and_rec/
Monday, April 25, 2011
Soccer player comes from a weird hometown By NATASHA BODILY staff writer
Utah Statesman: If you could choose any career, what would you choose and why? Jessica Freeman: I would design buildings. US: If you had to live in a foreign country for a year, where would you live? JF: I would live in Ireland because I’ve seen pictures and it seems really pretty. US: If you could spend a day with anyone, who would it be and why? JF: George Clooney, he is just too hot even though he’s old. It’s no fair that guys get hotter as they age and it’s downhill for women. US: Would your rather live in a big city, a small town or a deserted island? JF: Is there food on the deserted island? If there is I’d pick that one. US: What is your favorite sport and why? JF: Soccer, because it’s the perfect sport. It has the perfect combination of athleticism and skill. I played when I was younger and do intramurals now. US: What was your most embarrassing moment in class? JF: It was during an assembly; they were calling the soccer team down. I started to walk down the bleachers and tripped down all the bleachers in front of the whole school and busted some ligaments. It was awful. I was this cocky sophomore; I learned my lesson. US: What has been your favorite part of going to USU? JF: The outdoor recreation possibilities. That is why I decided to come here. I like hiking, snowboarding, camping. But I’m a fake outdoorsy person, when I go camping I go in a camper. I will not eat camp food forever unless it’s dutch oven or something. US: How would you become famous? JF: I can’t decide between solving a huge crime case or becoming a rock
really what it is.
Caught on Campus Jessica Freeman junior biology Kuna, Idaho star. I kinda think the crime case would be cool because you get tired of all the famous people who become famous for stupid reasons. I’d like to help someone and be known for that. I’m a big “Bones” and “CSI” fan. US: How many siblings do you have? Do you have a favorite? I know you’re not supposed to, but everybody does. JF: Three sisters, my directly younger sister is my favorite because she doesn’t care what anyone thinks and she does whatever she wants all the time. I would be embarrassed to do half the things she does. She’s a 4.0 student, but does whatever she wants. She’s 16. She’s like a punk, but doesn’t get in trouble for it. US: Why did you choose your major? JF: Because I like learning about how life worked; it seemed the most applicable. If I could study anything, I would like to learn about things that happen to me. US: What do you plan to do with it? JF: I either would like to work for conservation forestry or I’d like to teach. I’d like to teach high school AP biology. US: Why do you say your hometown is weird? JF: It’s a weird town because, I don’t mean to hate on it, but it has more bars than maybe people. It’s the biggest hick town and has a ton of bars. And when you come from there, you feel backwards anywhere else. You go down Main Street and you’ve got a post office, a gas station and bars. That’s
US: Describe your best kiss. JF: I was waiting all day. I liked this guy and was waiting for him to kiss me. I waited from like 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for him to kiss me. I knew he wanted to, but I wasn’t going to do it. It was good, but awful. I just hated waiting. And then once he kissed me, I just left. US: Describe your worst kiss. JF: I had this boyfriend who always tasted like meatloaf even when he had brushed his teeth. He kissed me once and burped in my mouth. We broke up eventually. I don’t understand how he always tasted like meatloaf – I don’t even like meatloaf. Maybe if I liked meatloaf it would have been different. US: What type of guy are you looking for? JF: I like the manly man, I like a beard, kinda the lumberjack type. I’m not extremely girly, so if I had a guy who took a ton of time to get ready, I would go crazy. US: What is the first thing you notice about your sex of interest? JF: I’m really a hair person; I look at hair and beards. I really like beards, I don’t know why. I once broke up with a boyfriend because he couldn’t grow a beard or chest hair. We went hot-tubbing and he didn’t have chest hair. I don’t know why it bothered me, but it did. US: What would you do with a million dollars? JF: I would make more money and then I would just give people money for school because I hate paying for school. US: What is one thing you would change about the past? JF: I don’t believe in changing the past. I guess maybe I would have known which major to pick right away. But then again, I wouldn’t have done a lot of things I’ve done that have got me where I am. US: What is something unique about you that most people wouldn’t know?
IF JESSICA FREEMAN was given a million dollars, she would give away money for others to pay for school. She said this is because she hates paying for school. NATASHA BODILY photo
JF: I hate Styrofoam. I can’t handle it. The sound of it makes me want to die inside, I really can’t handle it. My mom used to wrap my Christmas presents in Styrofoam so I wouldn’t peak. Now she has to unwrap it for me. I work in the hub and they use Styrofoam so I’ll put on gloves before I touch it. US: Has a teacher or professor ever profoundly impacted your life? JF: I had a humanities teacher named Professor Sherlock. He taught me that you should question everything. Even if it is true, you should question it and you shouldn’t be scared of that. I was raised LDS and a lot of people don’t want to question their religion because they are scared it could be wrong. But if you really want to believe it, you should question. US: Who is your greatest mentor and why? JF: Probably my AP biology teacher
from high school. She broke all stereotypes for a typical biology teacher. I was so scared of her, she was like a body builder and had short hair. If she ran after me, I would run screaming. But the point is that she loved what she did and had fun doing it. US: Are you closer with your mom or dad and why? JF: Probably closer to my mom because my dad and I are a lot alike and we butt heads sometimes. My mom describes us as reckless, so he always thinks I’m going to get hurt. He made a lot of the same mistakes that I do. Like I mess around in school and stuff. US: What is the best book you have ever read, why? JF: “Les Miserables,” it was a really good story of how someone can be a really goo d person and do a bad thing. – email@example.com
Design: Students endure late nights -continued from page 5 “There are misconceptions that we just pick ates a closeness within the major that you can’t paint,” Groskreutz said. “But it’s so much more always find in other departments. than that. I’ll be working for an architect in “Our department is just so close with the Salt Lake after graduation, and because of this professors and each other,” Groskreutz said. major, I know building codes and construction “We rely on each other, help each other and it’s documents. It’s basically like being an architect a nice little community.” without a degree in architecture.” Groskreutz said before she came she didn’t Andrea Jones, a senior from Weston, Idaho, realize how time-consuming it would be. said the senior exhibit currently on display in “It’s a great sacrifice in time and energy,” the Twain Tippetts Exhibition Hall has been Groskreutz said. “We spend nights and days in helpful to demonstrate how much work intethe studio and the professors do too. You have rior design is. Her family was to love it. Otherwise you won’t able to visit the gallery, and she last.” “At the time felt it helped them get a better Mansfield said he loves when I came, grasp on her major. working with the students and Utah State was “Some family members bringing technical skills that don’t understand what we do,” the only accred- make them employable. Jones said. “I’ve shown them a “I love seeing the level of ited program in few things here and there, but the state. It’s so joy and satisfaction when it’s nice to let them come to they accomplish something much superior the exhibit and see how time they thought was impossible,” here. There’s a consuming it was. I like that it Mansfield said. “Not only is it different qualshows what all we do – not just demanding time-wise, but it’s ity to the propick out paint colors or throw an expensive major, too. They’re pillows on couches.” required to buy their own lapgram, and the Groskreutz said the exhibit higher standards tops and do internships that shows the versatility of the appealed to me.” often are not paid.” senior students. He said the end of the year is “We have pretty pictures, always a bittersweet time. – Rebeccah Hardman, but it all goes down to the “I’m glad to see them sucinterior design senior ceed, but I will miss them after basics,” Groskreutz said. “The floor plan, the space plan, funcgraduation,” Mansfield said. tionality – it’s more than just Groskreutz agreed that it’s eye-candy.” hard to leave. Rebeccah Hardman, a senior in interior “I won’t mind not having homework and design from Ogden, Utah, started working sleepovers in the studio,” Groskreutz said. with design in high school. She already earned “But it’ll be hard not being with the people I’ve her associate degree in interior design at known for all these years. I’m so glad I chose Weber State, but said she came to USU for this. It’s been the best thing for me and opens more. so many doors.” “At the time when I came, Utah State was Watts said the major has prepared her for the only accredited program in the state,” the future. Hardman said. “It’s so much superior here. “It’s made me more hard-working,” Watts There’s a different quality to the program, and said. “I’ve learned time-management and to be the higher standards appealed to me.” self-motivated. It’s not really about grades. It’s Saine said sometimes she gets discouraged about your portfolio and if you’ll get a job. It as she does work in the major but seeing promakes us more well-rounded.” gression is motivating. Hardman said the people majoring in this “Just looking back and seeing how much do it because they love it, not because of the you’ve progressed helps,” Saine said. “There are money. times when you get really involved in projects “You don’t get a ton of financial pay, and it’s and you start hating everything you do, but a lot of work,” Hardman said. “My family told looking back gives you that much needed kick.” me I picked the hardest job, but it’s an amazing Groskreutz said the time spent together cre- career.”
you wake up early,
make the long walk to class,
up hill, both ways,
in the snow,
and get to class only to find
a paper on the door saying that
CLASS IS CANCELED?!?
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Big plays aplenty in footballâ€™s Blue-White Spring Game Freshman QB Hart, top defense dominate scrimmage By TAVIN STUCKI staff writer
Romney stadium was a house divided Saturday as the Utah State football team split into two squads for the annual Blue-White Spring Game. Quarterbacks Adam Kennedy and Alex Hart showcased their talents in competition to win the starting spot for the 2011 season as the Blue beat the White 33-7 on Merlin Olsen Field. Both quarterbacks stood out as playmakers, combining for 484 yards through the air and three touchdowns. Kennedy said he is looking forward to playing strong in the
fall. â€œI think that everyone can see how explosive the offense can clearly be,â€? Kennedy said. Kennedy and Hart threw one interception apiece. USU head coach Gary Andersen said some of the big plays on offense were positives and isnâ€™t sure who outplayed who today. â€œThere were some ups and downs in both of those spots for those two young men,â€? Andersen said. â€œWe will look at the film and evaluate it hard.â€? While he has not yet named a starting quarterback, Andersen said the decision will be made no later than a week and a half into the fall. â€œWe will let them compete
for the spot a little bit in the fall,â€? Andersen said. â€œWe will continue to let them battle it out throughout the summer. That should help them. We will see what kind of leadership they have.â€? Both quarterbacks had 19 completions, but Hart proved to be slightly more efficient with two touchdowns and 261 yards in 27 attempts while Kennedy had one touchdown as he tossed for 223 yards in 33 attempts. Hart said the competition for the starting role is great to have. â€œIf they were to name a starter right off the bat we would get lackadaisical, so itâ€™s good to push us both,â€? Hart said. â€œIt will push us a lot more and will get
us that much better and I think itâ€™s good not to name a starter yet.â€? On the receiving end there were several who stood out as playmakers for the Aggies. Senior Eric Moats had seven catches for 118 yards including one 42-yard touchdown pass for the White. Martin led all receivers with 11 catches for 145 yards for the Blue. Travis Reynolds caught a 15-yard Kennedy pass in the end zone for a touchdown. Freshman tight end Keegan Andersen caught a 36yard touchdown pass from Hart to cap off an 84-yard scoring
- See SPRING, page 10
UTAH STATE FOOTBALL concluded their spring season with the annual Blue-White Spring Game Saturday. The No. 1 defense for the Blue team allowed just seven points in the scrimmage while freshman quarterback Alex Hart dominated offensively, throwing for 261 yards with two touchdowns. TODD JONES and STERLING BOIN photos
High-scoring weekend for softball outdone by higher-scoring Bulldogs By MEREDITH KINNEY staff writer
Mother Nature allowing, the Utah State softball team headed to the diamond to take on the Bulldogs of Fresno State. The weather held out but the Aggies couldnâ€™t capitalize as they dropped all three games in the series. This weekendâ€™s games in Logan mark just the fourth time the Aggies have played at home all season. The first game of Fridayâ€™s doubleheader found the Aggies struggling to put together a comeback in the seventh inning but ultimately fell 5-3 to the Bulldogs. Fresno State tallied the first runs of the game in third inning when Bulldog pitcher Michelle Moses hit a grand slam to give Fresno State a four-run lead. The Aggies got out of the inning with no more damage but struggled to spark their offense. Utah State got its first hit of the game two innings later when freshman Allison Lenzora singled to break up the no hitter. The Bulldogs added one more run in the top of the sixth to bring the Fresno State lead to 5-0. Utah State finally got some help from its offense in the seventh inning. The Aggie defense played strong in the top of the inning. Then in the bottom half, USUâ€™s Shasta Tyteca led off with a solo home run over the left field wall. After Tytecaâ€™s homerun, Utah State quickly loaded the bases. Freshman Kassy Uchida hit an RBI single to left field to bring in Lenzora. Senior Joreigh Landers stepped up to the plate and hit a sacrifice fly deep into the outfield that scored Megan McDonald to bring the score to 5-3.
The Aggies rally was cut short by Moses, who pitched two consecutive strikeouts to end the game. Sophomore pitcher Mandy Harmon had seven strikeouts in four innings of work. â€œWe have every opportunity in the world until the last out,â€? Millsap-Kalaba said. â€œAnythingâ€™s possible and thatâ€™s the greatest thing about this sport.â€? In the second game of Fridayâ€™s double header the Aggies found themselves playing catch up from the second inning when Fresno State again had a four-run inning. The Bulldogs again scored in the fourth inning when Moses hit her second home run of the day, this time a 2run shot. Fresno State would score once more in the top of the fifth on another home-run from Moses. The Aggies only run of the game came in the bottom of the seventh when Kelley Kaneshiro blasted a solo run home run for her ninth of the season. Utah State couldnâ€™t use the momentum Kaneshiro provided and fell 7-1. If Utah State struggled to get their offense going in the first two games, their defense was the problem in the third. The Aggies had six errors in the game, much higher than the one and zero error games they played on Friday. The final game of the series found Utah State fighting to catch up after just the first inning. The Bulldogs had a big first inning scoring seven runs in the top half of the inning. The Aggies rebounded and scored four runs in the bottom half of the first off of a single from McDonald and a Fresno State throwing error
- See OUT-HIT, page 10
Womenâ€™s rugby put into their place by alumni By RHETT WILKINSON staff writer
SOPHOMORE PITCHER MANDY HARMON delivers a pitch during last weekendâ€™s three-game set against Fresno State. Harmon appeared in all three games, getting losses in two of them. CARL R. WILSON photo
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Itâ€™s one thing to face a team with years of experience ahead of you. Itâ€™s something else entirely to face the same team with half a team who has played just one game at a given level of the sport. That was precisely the task facing the USU womenâ€™s rugby team Saturday afternoon at the west HPER field â€“ and the result was one to be expected. Behind three tries from 2010 USU graduate Lindsey Rowberry, the USU Womenâ€™s Rugby Alumni Team, comprised of many semi-professionals from the Salt Lake City-based Salt City Slugs, throttled a depleted group of current Aggies, 48-14. USU (7-4-4) was missing three top players in Jessica
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Sprinters lead way for track and field at Cal Berkeley improve her time in the 400meter hurdles with a 1:00.04. Senior Ashlee Cannon took second with a solid time of 13.83. The time is her fastest of the season. Cannon was part of the womenâ€™s 4x100-meter relay with Aubrie Haymore, Mercedes Blackwood and Bailee Whitworth, which took third place in 47.17. Whitworth ran a promising time of 12.18 to qualify for the finals of the 100-meter dash. She finished in sixth place in the finals. She also placed third in the 200meter with a time of 24.65. Senior Katelyn Heiner took fourth place in the 400-meter with 54.88. Tanner Hunt also took fourth in the 400-meter with a 48.78. Jason Holt continued his mid-distance domination, running his second consecutive sub-1:50 800-meter in 1:49.67. James Allred was close behind in fourth with a 1:50.44.
By MIKE REES staff writer
The sprinters led the way for the Aggies during the Cal Brutus Open and Invitational in sunny Berkeley, Calif. Senior Armahd Lewis raised his standing in the Utah State record books to third place with his first place run in the 100-meter of 10.41. Lewis also won the 200-meter in 21.29. Both times are personal bests for Lewis. Close behind Lewis in the sprints were sophomore Silas Pimentel (10.65) in third place, and senior Mike Pyrtle (10.68). Pimentel finished second in the 200-meter in 21.35, while Jeff Alley joined top five in 22.11. The menâ€™s 4x100meter relay, consisting of Lewis, Pimentel, Alley and freshman Tanner Hunt, also took home first, clocking a 40.88. Kylie Hirschi continued to
Mercer Owen also ran, placing third in a different section in 1:51.58. Hirschi won the womenâ€™s 800-meter in 2:09.58, which is the fourth-fastest time in the WAC this season. AJ Boully ran a personal best in the 400meter hurdles, placing second in 54.62. Spencer Hall won his first event of the season, taking the discus with a throw of 160â€™ 5â€?. Joe Canavan threw a 51â€™8â€? to finish fourth in the shotput. Spela Hus and Shannon Prince both took third in the shotput (46â€™ 8â€?) and discus (158â€™ 9â€?), respectively. Elsewhere in the field events, Clint Silcock got back over seven feet, jumping 7â€™ 0.5â€? to finish in the second spot. Damian Szade landed himself in the top three in the triple jump with a jump of 44â€™ 0.75â€?. Bri Campbell tied for fourth place in the high jump with 5â€™ 4.25â€?. Not to be outdone, the
distance squad brought home the hardware as well. Steve Atinkson and Aaron Clements finished first and second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9:05.74 and 9:10.64. Kim Quinn took top honors in the 5,000meter in 16:48.89, while Daniel Howell took fifth place in the same event on the menâ€™s side in 14:26.98. Kaylee Campbell and Stephanie Burt took second and third in the steeplechase in 11:30.68 and 11:44.35. Meanwhile, back in Utah, Chari Hawkins led a small contingent of Utah State athletes and took home first place in the heptathlon at the Robison Invitational in Provo with an overall score of 5159. Next up for the Aggies is the Boise State Border Clash on April 30. â€“ firstname.lastname@example.org. UTAH STATE SPRINTERS Silas Pimentel (left) and Mike Pyrtle go head-to-head during USUâ€™s home track and field edu meet on April 16. STERLING BOIN photo
Rugby: Ex-USU players dominate Out-hit: 12 runs still not enough -continued from page 9
-continued from page 9 Rich, Vanessa Avila-Esparza and Rheannon King, all of whom were in Montana at the Grizzly Invitational, an event where regional club teams evaluate the play of top womenâ€™s collegiate players. Additionally, two other players were missing due to injury or no-show, head coach Hannah Turner said. It was the continuation of a stretch that saw the Aggies field five players for just their second-ever collegiate match, the first coming last week, as late fill-ins for previous injuries. â€œWhen you throw (the new players) in against our alumni who have been playing for five-plus, 10-plus years, and theyâ€™ve been playing for a couple weeks, the balance isnâ€™t really there,â€? Turner said. It was an assessment the matchâ€™s leading scorer didnâ€™t completely subscribe to. â€œHaving those other players probably would have helped them a little with the experience, but I donâ€™t think three players shouldnâ€™t make that much of a difference in the game,â€? Rowberry said. â€œWe still would have won by a couple tries.â€? Following the alumni performance, Rowberryâ€™s stance is a difficult one to dispute. Despite consecutive failed extra-point attempts, the alumni asserted themselves early with two scores in the first 12 minutes of the contest, the first coming from Rowberry in the fourth minute as she split the Aggie defense by slicing up the middle of the pitch for the early 5-0 lead. Momentum shifted in the 14th minute when the alumni fumbled inches from yet another try. The miscue was returned by the Aggies to midfield before senior Ashley Clark scampered down the right sideline to cut the alumni lead to 10-7. That was as close as the Aggies would find themselves. Two more tries from the alumni squad rocketed them to a 24-7 advantage by the time the 25-minute stanza was complete. The second score came from Rowberry. USU had attempted a desperate chip kick just shy of midfield after there were no options to pitch the ball backward to perpetuate
the play. After the alumni team fielded the quarter-field Garry Owen, Rowberry promptly took a teammateâ€™s lateral and jaunted untouched down her own sideline shortly before the half came to a close. Rowberry added another try in just the second minute of the second half to provide her team with a commanding 31-7 advantage. Junior Kylee Griffin recovered her own fumble in the try zone following a chip kick to slash her teamâ€™s deficit to 17, but the alumni added tries in the 17th, 22nd and 24th minutes to keep the distance. Several on the alumni side, including head coach Brooke Lambert, said tackling issues most plagued the Aggies. â€œPart of the reason why we won big is because we have faster, bigger girls, but Utah State also wasnâ€™t tackling very well,â€? said the 2008 graduate. â€œThat definitely played a factor for us, being able to break the tackles and continue with our runs. Iâ€™ve seen (USU) have better days, for sure.â€? The part-time Slug couldnâ€™t help but say experience also played a large role in the alumniâ€™s blowout. â€œWe have a lot of experience on the field,â€? Lambert said. â€œMost of us have been playing since weâ€™ve gotten to college, and there are still several that continue to play still. Utah Stateâ€™s still a pretty young team.â€œ Despite the lopsided defeat, Turner said the game did provide a positive springboard for when the 2011-12 edition of the team debuts in the fall semester. â€œToday, more than anything, with this being all the alumni here, we were able to focus on camaraderie and sportsmanship and those things that will bring all those girls back in the fall,â€? she said. â€œWe hope not to lose them over the summer and hope to build relationships that can carry us further.â€? â€“ email@example.com
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that advanced McDonald to third. Shelby Tyteca came in after the first to pitch for the Aggies and faced the seven run deficit. â€œYou just have to come in with a lot of intensity and come in with the mindset that no one else is going to score,â€? Tyteca said . The Aggies held strong though the second but struggled again in the third give up five runs to the bulldogs four of which came from a grand slam off the bat of Nicole Angene. The Aggiesâ€™ defensive struggles continued through the inning. In the bottom half of the
third the Aggies added one more run to bring the score to 12-5. The USU offense was jump started in the fifth when Tina Ferguson hit a three-run homer that drilled a car on its way out of the park. Fergusonâ€™s 3-run shot put the Aggies at just a four run deficit heading into the sixth. Feeding off the motivation the Aggies kept fighting until the final out of the game. â€œSome girls clutched up for us and did what they needed to do. Tina got her three-run shot and that was huge,â€? Utah State head coach Carissa Millsap-Kalaba said.
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Spring: QB race still undecided -continued from page 9 drive. Moats, a transfer from the Air Force Academy in 2008, also commented on the quarterback race. â€œI think that they both did really well,â€? Moats said. â€œThey are shuffling in there with different linemen, different receivers, different backs every other series but Alex and Adam both did a really good job. It is going to be tough come summertime to pick one to be the go-to-guy in the fall.â€? Andersen held no blitz back as he tested the two potential generals. Nine players recorded a total of 13 sacks on defense, swarming to ball carriers from their new 3-4 formation. Andersen said he got what he was looking for, despite holding out several key players such as senior linebacker Kyle Gallagher and WAC leading-tackler Bobby Wagner to protect them from injury. â€œWith the Blues being the first team and the Whites being the second team you would think it would be a lopsided match-up and it was,â€? Andersen said. â€œIf you sit down and look at it there were about 15 or 16 kids that did not play today. It is a great opportunity to see, whether itâ€™s Blue or White, to see some young men that havenâ€™t played a lot of football in those real live situations.â€? Freshman linebacker Parker Hausknecht led either team with three sacks. Sophomore linebacker Jake Doughty led the Blue with eight tackles and two sacks. Senior safety Walter McClenton of the Blue picked off a Kennedy pass and returned it 30
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After a sixth inning in which neither team scored, both teams came out strong in the seventh. The Bulldogs added three more runs in the top of the inning. Utah State answered with four runs including a home run from Krista Bava but the Aggies were unable to overcome Fresno Stateâ€™s lead and fell 16-12. With the losses this weekend, the Aggies fall to 4-10 in Western Athletic Conference play. Utah State softball will take the field again Tuesday against the University of Utah in Logan.
yards for a touchdown. â€œOverall as a defense I felt like we had a pretty good day,â€? McClenton said. â€œWe were swarming to the ball today against the offense and according to some of the other safeties on the White side, they felt like they had a good scrimmage as well.â€? Andersen said the field goal kicking took a major step backwards. Sophomore kicker Nick Diaz missed two extra point attempts and redshirt freshman placekicker Jaron Bentude missed two field goals from the left hash. â€œThe kicking game is a huge concern for all of us right now,â€? Andersen said. â€œBottom line is, weâ€™ll go out and work to recruit a kicker at this point.â€? With the conclusion of spring practices, the Aggies will enter summer conditioning and training camp. USU will travel to Alabama for the first game of the season, taking on the defending national champion Auburn Tigers on Saturday, Sept. 3. The first home game will be against Weber State on Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. â€“ firstname.lastname@example.org Scan here with your smartphone to see extra photos of Saturdays Blue-White football game
Top in-state high school big man to join USU basketball program for 2011-12 BY USU ATHLETICS
Utah State menâ€™s basketball coach Stew Morrill announced Friday that in-state standout David Collette has agreed to join the Aggie basketball program beginning in the 2011-12 season. Collette, a 6-8, 220-pound forward from Murray (Utah) High School earned first-team all-state honors from both the Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune as a prep senior as he averaged 22.4 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game, while shooting 60.5 percent from the field (201-332), 64.2 percent from the free throw line (106-165) and 33.3 percent from three-point range (7-21). Collette was also named the 5ARegion 2 Most Valuable Player as a senior as voted on by the coaches. â€œDavid has a bright future as a basketball player and we are delighted that he will be part of our program,â€? said Morrill. â€œHe is very athletic with good skills and as he matures we know he will continue our tradition of quality big men from the state of Utah. â€œDavid is an excellent student and high-character young man who has been taught all the right things at home. He is a wonderful addition to Utah State Basketball.â€? As a senior, Collette helped led Murray
High School to a 20-4 record and a co-Region 2 Championship. During the year, Collette scored in double-figures in all 23 games he played in, including sixteen 20-point games and four 30point games, to go along with 10 double-doubles. Collette scored a career-high 33 points twice during his senior year against Cyprus High School during the regular season and Brighton High School in the state tournament. His career-high rebound game was 15 against Spanish Fork High School, while he posted a career-high six blocked shots against Granger High School. â€œI think David is the best Division I senior recruit in the state this year,â€? said Jason Workman, Murray High Schoolâ€™s head coach. â€œHe is a very versatile post player in that he can shoot from the perimeter and he runs the floor very well. David fits into the mold the type of post players Utah State has had in the past and I think he will really surprise a lot of people at the Division I level.â€? Collette earned third-team all-state honors as a junior at Murray High School as he led his team with nearly 18 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. â€œI chose Utah State because of its quality basketball program,â€? said Collette. â€œI really like Coach Morrill and his coaching style. â€œHis staff knows how to use their big men and I know they will develop my skills.â€?
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ne of the drawbacks to elected office is the inevitable subjection to the wrath of public opinion. Included among that public, and probably with the loudest voice of opinion, is the media, which will oftentimes also be the most influential voice of support or dissent toward public officers and their decisions made on behalf of entire student bodies. Another drawback is that often, the issues that upset the most people will receive the most attention from the media in response to any and all public outcry, while tremendous successes, great administrative decisions and well-executed programming events will usually receive one mention and rarely be talked of again. Despite the criticisms, controversies, differing opinions or whatever other critiques the past year’s ASUSU officers may have heard or dealt with, the year was an incredible step toward much bigger things for Utah State University. In sports terminology, USU has been swinging for the fences this past year, with a handful of home runs, despite an occasional strikeout. USU has felt much more like a big-time college campus this past year rather than the small-town agricultural school we actually are. Major credit is due to those responsible, while plenty of pressure is now on the officers succeeding those people. If the staggering increase in voter turnout for this year’s ASUSU elections is any indication, a lot more students were willing to have their voice heard this year compared to prior elections, and it would also appear that a lot more students believe strongly in what appears to be a promising group of elected officers. Sure, it’s only just more than a week into the new regime, but so far so good. If the transparency that members of ASUSU and their advisers demonstrated in sharing their new budget structure – see story on page 1 – is any indication of how they plan to operate all year, then the 2011-12 ASUSU officers will likely do wonders in involving and representing the USU student body in a very good way. The voter turnout is one indication that people are caring more and more about being involved in decisions, whether it be their own decisions or electing others to make decisions. If ASUSU is going to welcome outside input with open arms while making information of their own dealings readily available to whomever desires, then the follow-up to what has been a monumentally eventful year looks to be in good hands.
Really guys, really? This past week we ran into Bright not one, but two opportuniBlue ties for people to become True Aggies. I have to say Dot I find this tradition kind of charming despite the huge crowd of cheering onlookers and shenanigans on the A. The problem I ran into this particular time occurred when two of my good friends, who have been dating for a few months and who are genuinely one of the cutest couples I’ve seen in some time, decided to hop up for a peck on the lips like so many couples before them have. These two eagerly got into line and were among some of the earlier people to join in the festivities that evening. Only problem is that when they got up to kiss, they were booed and jeered at, the crowd began shouting unpleasant things at these two … now why was this? Oh yeah, because they’re boys. All of their other behavior was the same as anyone else’s and they kept it short and sweet as opposed to some of the get-a-room-inspiring activities of others, but simply because they happened not to fit some people’s idea of a good match people felt it was their right to be cruel and unkind. Now, I’ve heard some say “That’s fine, they just don’t need to parade it in my face.” Why on earth not? Everyone else out there was parading their behavior. I know many in this area don’t feel they can personally embrace people who do have a heterosexual orientation, but the thing is you could have been quiet. You didn’t have to actively be rude. I just have a quick series of questions. First, who do you think you are? It’s not your place to decide what’s right for other people. It’s not affecting you, it’s a personal matter that doesn’t impact you in any way, shape or form.
- See TRUE, page 12
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ForumLetters Buying the grade To the editor: Today I became aware that a yoga class is allowing students to excuse their absences by donating to charity – USU has become lesser for this. Now, I know yoga barely counts as a class anyway and I won’t go into the argument of whether classes like yoga should even count toward a college degree, but let’s face it, plenty of classes offer extra credit for “charitable donations” – same problem, different name. The fact is, certain professors in the Huntsman School of Business routinely offer credit to students willing to buy it in the form of donations to the SEED charity. In one class, students who successfully raised $1,000 for SEED during a class project were excused from the final. In other classes, students have been awarded extra credit, specifically for the mere act of donating money to SEED. I want to pause and ask the members of the USU society, where is your pride? You seniors, in a few short weeks will don your robes and receive the degree awarded to you by Utah State University. When
you do, look to your left, look to your right, realize that the person you are standing next to could be receiving that degree because they bought their grade. The fact that the money goes to charity is no excuse. Your achievement is being subverted, fight for it! USU is a college, not a glorified charity. Faculty! Shame on you! You are taking blatant advantage of your students and exploiting your ability to determine their grades! It is my most sincere hope that on Wednesday, there is a letter in this paper telling me that this degradation of USU as a place of higher education is not a practice, but instead the occasional folly of a misguided professor. I hope that letter will tell me professors do not consistently offer spurious extra credit for money and unrelated academic exercises. But if that letter tries to claim that the amount of extra credit bought by money is trivial, too trivial to warrant outrage, then I will tell you right now, it is NOT trivial. Any time the honest achievement of a single student is subverted, it is NOT trivial. If USU has any pride, it will prohibit any act that allows students to cheat “the system,” whether justified by faculty or not. Patrick Macala
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Student loan misconception To the editor: I am writing about an article on the front page of the Utah Statesman of Friday April 22, titled “School loans become number-one debt source.” One of the reasons why student loans have outpaced credit card debt is that most students have just left the nest of home; they do not have the experience of paying off debt to know why not to take on debt. Another reason why students take on more debt through student loans is because they do not have the knowledge to know that bankruptcy court will not remove the debt. I think that the article should have at least mentioned the fact about bankruptcy court will not eliminate student loan debt. Paul Rew Wednesday April 27 will be the last Views and Opinion section of the 2010-11 academic year. Any letters intended for publication must be received no later than Tuesday April 26.
Experience the religions of others I want to of why this act was so significant. In this Faith and ing try something moment, God came down to show humanity Reason a little differthat he suffered with them. ent this week. Judaism gave me an understanding of the Rather than Sabbath that amounted to more than the day talk at you for on which I wasn’t allowed to play with friends 700 words I or go to the store as a child. I learned of the would like to meaning and purpose behind the day from invite you to the religion which created it. I understood experience why disconnect from the things of the world something. The semester will soon be coming was so important to truly transcend the mateto a close, and with it may come a welcome rial world. chunk of free time you did not previously The following are two brief introductions have. You will no doubt want to find worth- to two local religions which I had the pleasure while and interesting things to of exploring, along with their do with this time, and I have just websites. the thing: The exploration of “My suggestion The first local religion I looked other religions. into was St. Thomas Aquinas may seem dull For some of you my sugges- at surface level. Roman Catholic Church, which tion may seem dull at a surface I found to be surprisingly close level. Your thoughts may have Your thoughts to the Mormonism with which turned to restless and agoniz- may have turned I am familiar, whether they will ingly dull sermons your mother to restless and admit it or not. They no doubt made you sit through as a child. have their differences, but there Perhaps you are perfectly happy agonizingly dull is at least one similarity for every with your current religion and sermons your difference. There is a central see no value in looking into mother made you figure of authority in both relianother, but bear with me for gions. Mormons are led by the sit through as a a few more paragraphs. I did President of the Church of Jesus this last summer and it was one child.” Christ of Latter Day Saints, and of the most interesting experiRoman Catholics by the Pope. ences I have had to date. Both practice sacramental rituals When I began my exploration of other reli- of great importance to their respective memgions, I too was perfectly comfortable with my bers, they share a reverence for the institutions religion of choice, and my journey only made of family and marriage, and they both claim to me more appreciative of my personal beliefs be the true church of Jesus Christ. This is a and the beliefs of others. For example, I had good place to start for those who don’t want never been deeply exposed to a traditional to stray too far from home, although even Christian understanding of the atoning sacri- here one is likely to feel they are in a foreign fice of Jesus Christ. I discovered for Christians environment at times. For more information it wasn’t just the Son of God who died to save the souls of fallen humanity, but God himself in the form of the Son. I gained an understand- - See VISIT, page 12
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about Roman Catholicism from a local source, please visit http://sta.thischurch. org/. My personal favorite church visit this past year was to St. John’s Episcopal Church in historic downtown Logan. The rector Susan Springer welcomes all individuals with open arms and a kind smile. The chapel is graced with wonderful imagery, including beautiful stained glass windows which add an aesthetic element to the religious experience. The Episcopal Church explains itself as both catholic and protestant in that they view themselves as a part of the larger Christian community, and share practices similar to that of the Roman Catholic Church, but protestant in that they are recognized as such by the Roman Catholic Church. Unlike the LDS and Roman Catholic Churches,
the Episcopal Church ordains women to the priesthood, which may be an experience for some in itself to see a woman in a leadership role traditionally held by men. For more information about the Episcopal Church from a local source, please visit http://www.stjohnschurch1. qwestoffice.net/. These are only two of many religious institutions one can take the time to explore this summer season. Those who will be in areas such as Ogden and Salt Lake City will have even more options than would be found in Cache Valley, such as Cathedrals and Synagogues. Regardless of where you find yourself, I once again encourage you to broaden your horizons and experience something new by seeing just how those with faiths different than yours worship, practice, and view
this existence in general. You will likely find unexpected similarities as you go about, as well as a newfound understanding and appreciation for the different theologies and practices you encounter. Here are the websites of just a few local religions for those of you who will be in Cache Valley this summer:
• First Presbyterian Church of Logan: www.firstpreslogan.org • Prince of Peace Lutheran Church: www.princeopeace. org/ • Cache Valley Unitarian Universalists: www.cvuu.org/ • Logan Islamic Center: http://www.loganisc.org/
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Second, how dare you? the male gender. What if those two were Did you know that the majority of LGBTQ together in the same way as the boys were? youth will stay home from school at least While they may have just been doing so for one day this year because they will be too attention, the potential that they were in afraid of what will happen to them if they a committed relationship should probably go? It’s bullying and a society be considered before some that allows it that have led to chauvinistic idiot deems it so many suicides among kids “What I mean appropriate to yell out, “Can who identify differently than to address is I get between you?” what is considered the norm. the pair of I’ve recently encountered I’m certainly not of the opinion a political figure far away that just because someone dies girls who later from me on the spectrum of for a cause it becomes right. jumped onto the political shadings who I love This, however, isn’t so much a A and instead when it comes to social issues cause as a call for the respect of encounterlike these. of others and an allowance for “We have homophobes in ing a social people’s dignity. our party. That’s disgusting to Furthermore, I feel that it is tirade they were me.” That’s a quote from none only appropriate that we look cheered, wolfother than former Republican into the fact that our view of senator from Wyoming Alan sexuality and its being allowed whistled and Simpson. Clearly human digin our society changes so dras- cat-called ...” nity is something that can tically with gender. What I cross party delineations, I just mean to address is the pair wish it was something that we of girls who later jumped onto the A and could all agree to all the time. instead of encountering a social tirade they were cheered, wolf-whistled and cat-called Anna Jane Harris is a junior majoring in because we as a society have decided that political science. She can be reached at sort of behavior is attractive to members of firstname.lastname@example.org.
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April 25 Today is Monday, April 25, 2011. Todayâ€™s issue of The Utah Statesman is published especially for Kevin Moultrie, a junior majoring in political science from Morgan, Utah.
Almanac Today in History: In 1859 at Port Said, Egypt, ground is broken for the Suez Canal, an artificial waterway intended to stretch 101 miles across the isthmus of Suez and connect the Mediterranean and the Red seas.
Weather High: 52Â° Low: 36Â° Skies: A.m. showers.
- No Test Week - Math and Stats Tutoring, TSC, all day - Womenâ€™s Tennis vs. Idaho, 2 p.m. - Interior Design Senior Exhibit, Tippetts, 10-4 p.m. - U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiersâ€™ Chorus, Kent Conert Hall
The Registrarâ€™s Office would like to remind everyone that Aril 25-29 is no test week. Also, April 25 is the $10 graduation fee deadline for summer 2011 session. April 29 is the tuition and fee payment deadline for summer 2011 session.
Strange Brewâ€˘Peter Deering
April 28 - No Test Week - Interior Design Seniro Exhibit, Tippetts, 10-4 p.m. - Online Webinar, 12 p.m. - Willow Planting Event, Swaner EcoCenter, 12:30 p.m. - Meditation Club, TSC, 1:30 p.m. - Presentation on Haiti, 2:30 p.m. - Interior Design Speaker, Performance Hall, 4 p.m. - Mexico Service Trip Meeting, 5:30 p.m. - Music Theater West Auditions for Annie, 6 p.m. - Reuse, Reduce, Recycle Auction, 6 p.m.
Music Theatre West is holding auditions for their September production of Annie on April 27 (for the role of Annie and the orphans) and 28 (for all other roles). Prepare a one-minute song and come dressed to dance! Auditions begin at 6:00 pm both evenings. For more info visit musictheatrewest.org. Come to Winnie the Pooh at Come to the Symphony 7:30 p.m. April 28-30 with a 2 p.m. Orchestra Concerto Evening matinee on April 30 at the Caine April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Lyric Theatre in Logan. Tickets are Concert Hall. Tickets are $8 gen- $10 for adults and $3 for youth 3eral admission and free for USU 13. students w/ID. On Saturday, April 30, the Logan University 7th stake will be hosting a community garage sale Aggie Special Olympics will at Leeâ€™s Marketplace in Logan (600 be hosting their annual games East 1400 North) from 7 a.m. to April 30. Come support your 12 p.m. All money raised will go local heroes as they battle for toward the Church of Jesus Christ gold. of Latter-day Saintâ€™s humanitarian fund to support the victims of the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. Tickets are available for Stokes Donations are accepted the week Nature Centerâ€™s fundraiser hon- before the event at the church at oring former board members 1490 North 400 East from 5-9 p.m. Chris Sands & Barbara Farris, and the morning of the event, or held on April 29 at 6:30 p.m. the morning of the event, before it at The Italian Place. There will begins. Everyone is encouraged to be appetizers, music, a raffle, come donate items and/or purchase and other opportunities to items at the garage sale. contribute to SNCâ€™s school & Come enjoy A Choral Concert community nature education April 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the USU programs. Tickets are $40 and Performance Hall. Tickets are $8 can be purchased by calling general admission and free for USU 435-755-3239 or online at www. students w/ID. logannature.org. Local easy listening group â€œ City Heat,â€? featuring Bill Gabriel on guitar, performs each Wednesday Come to Mexico this summer! at 6:30 p.m. at Pier 49 San We build houses for the poor, Francisco Style Sourdough Pizza, stay in a secure location, eat located on 1200 South across the amazing home-made Mexican street north of Maceys. Everyone is food, and car-pool down welcome. together. Cost for students, just Valley Dance Ensemble pres$275+gas and non-students ents an evening of contemporary $475+gas. No experience necdance featuring original choreograessary, come join in the fun! phy April 30. Tickets are $12 adults, Information meeting Wed. $6 students/children, $25 family. April 27 5:30 in the hub. Dates Available at the Eccles Theatre box of the trips are May 7-15, June office, 752-0026 or online at www. 11-18, July 9-18, Aug.6-13. For cachearts.org. Family friendly. more information email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- No Test Week - Healthy Relationship Workshop, TSC, 9 a.m. - Interior Design Senior Exhibit, Tippetts, 10-4 p.m. - Jay of Depression Workshop, TSC, 11a.m. - Sofball, at home, 3 p.m. - Undergad Research Symposium, NR Bldg. 3 p.m. - CIL Short Course, ESLC Auditorium, 5:30 p.m.
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