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Opinions split following high profile performance By CATHERINE MEIDELL news editor

Now that B.J. Novak’s routine has come and gone, and $35,730 has been subtracted from event funding, the question remains whether or not the money spent – which comes from student fees – yielded a successful event. Financial Overview Of the 2,168 seats available in the Kent Concert Hall, 1,469 tickets were

sold, roughly two-thirds, to individuals across Utah, who traveled to Logan in order to see B.J. Novak, a writer and actor for the popular NBC television show “The Office,” perform his comedic routine. USU designated $75,000 for arts and lectures for the 2010-11 school year. ASUSU arts and lectures director Skyler Parkhurst, along with the events committee, decided to spend $51,000 of that sum to bring Novak to USU. Parkhurst was appointed to his position by ASUSU Programming VP Tom Atwood. In an attempt to make a portion of the money back,

all who wished to attend the event had to purchase a ticket – USU students paid $10 and the public paid $20. Ticket office sales from the event totaled $15,270, less than one-third the cost of hosting the performance. Parkhurst said he believes there is a sum of money not included in the ticket office’s total because ASUSU sold a few hundred tickets in other ways. Kayla Harris, 2009-10 ASUSU programming vice president, said programming originally believed they could make $40,000 back from

the event. However, she said considering the limited amount of seating available and the cost of tickets, only $32,000 was possible. “If you are going to spend that much money, spend it on something every student can attend,” Harris said. “I’d rather watch ‘The Office’ on my Netflix account for $8 per month.” Parkhurst said he felt it was a good idea to invest in the show, though the bill was steep, and he wanted to make sure the funding available was used entirely because last year $35,000 was not spent. Any

remaining funding does not roll over into the next year and is dispersed in other projects and programs throughout USU via a general fund. “We realized that even if no one bought a ticket, well, we’d still spend as much as last year on the rest of the events. We were pretty sure it would be successful so we did take the chance, and not spending all the money is cheating the students,” Parkhurst said. Atwood said the money spent on

- See PROGRAMS, page 3

ASUSU discusses changes in book return process By JESSICA SWEAT staff writer

USU bookstore representatives David Parkinson and John Mortensen approached ASUSU with a proposal to e-mail students about buy-back pricing for textbooks at the ASUSU Executive Council meeting Nov. 9. He said the bookstore has been working with the campus IT department on a feature to inform students of pricing and other information for selling back their used books. The function is possible now because of bookstore’s recent purchase of a system that includes a customer relations database. This means about 24,000 students would receive an e-mail from the bookstore regarding the books associated with classes the student is enrolled in. The e-mails will be sent out one to two days prior to buy-backs beginning, which begins Dec. 9 this year. “We are pretty close to functionality of this new service,” Parkinson said. If the feature is ready, e-mails would be sent Dec. 8. Mortensen said this will help money come back to the university and keep students purchasing through the bookstore, which ultimately helps keep student prices low. The council also initiated detailed discussion of ASUSU election bylaws. After meeting with advisers, public relations director Lacey Nagao brought the potential legislation

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POLICE ARE CUTTING LOCKS off of bikes that are not driven home at the end of the day. Some students have been forced to lock their bikes to trees because other students are leaving their bikes in the racks for extended periods of time. CARL R. WILSON photo

Officers end misuse of bike racks By BLAZE BULLOCK staff writer

Many students riding their bikes to school have been forced to chain their bikes to trees, said Capt. Steve Milne of the USU Police Department. The cause for this is that many students locked their bikes in the racks at the beginning of the semester and just left them there for months, Milne said. This leaves no spots for those that ride their

bikes to campus every day and need a spot to temporarily secure their bicycle. “A lot of students are coming up and leaving their bikes in the bike rack for a long period of time. Not just for the day,” Milne said. “So other people that ride their bike up just for the day, there’s no place to lock their bikes in the bike racks. Then they start chaining them to the guardrails and to the trees and stuff like that.” According to Utah State University pol-

icy, locking bikes to structures other than approved bicycle racks is prohibited. The policy also states that if bikes are locked to other structures then the bicycles will be impounded. Sgt. Travis Dunn of the USUPD said there were about 100 bikes that had just been left in the bike racks. Each of the bicycles that had been left

- See LOCKS, page 4

Gloomy weather increases depression cases in students By MEGAN BAINUM assistant news editor

SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER symptoms can be seen in up to 20 percent of adults and occurs between November and February. Seasonal depression stems from regular depression, and can be difficult to identify. ALISON OSTLER photo

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Seasonal affective disorder, more commonly known as seasonal depression, can effect up to 5 percent of adults and up to 20 percent can have some symptoms, but psychologists say there is more to seasonal depression than feeling sad between November and February. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is more a part of regular depression, rather than being a disorder all on its own, said Mark Nafziger, a psychologist working in the counseling and psychological services department at USU. He said it is difficult to identify cases of pure SAD because usually if someone claims they get depressed in the winter, there are usually depressive tendencies the rest of the year and it’s just that winter is an added stressor in their lives, so symptoms can become more severe. Thorana Nelson, who works in the mar-

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riage and family therapy clinic, said seasonal depression has become too big of a deal in society and people are making it out to be more than it actually is. “People expect to get it now so they do, there are so many factors that go into SAD that most people don’t understand,” Nelson said. Nafziger said, “I have seen very few cases I would consider pure seasonal depression where they are perfectly fine the rest of the year and really depressed between November and February. However, there have certainly been people that I would say tend to get depressed in the winter time each year.” However, David Stein, a professor and psychologist, said SAD is very real and is a subtype of major depressive disorder. He said there are certain factors that have to happen before someone will be diagnosed with SAD. A

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Smart testifies about day she was found SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Elizabeth Smart took the stand at her alleged kidnapper’s trial for a second day Tuesday, telling jurors she was too scared to speak up when a detective tried to question her in a public library months

Study finds link in texting and risky behavior

ATLANTA (AP) – Teens who text 120 times a day or more are more likely to have had sex or used alcohol and drugs than kids who don’t send as many messages, according to provocative new research. The study’s authors aren’t suggesting that “hyper-texting” leads to sex, drinking or drugs, but say it’s startling to see an apparent link between excessive messaging and that kind of risky behavior. The study concludes that a significant number of teens are very susceptible to peer pressure and also have permissive or absent parents, said Dr. Scott Frank, the study’s lead author. “If parents are monitoring their kids’ texting and social networking, they’re probably monitoring other activities as well,” said Frank.

Feds to reopen Mich. man’s asylum case DETROIT (AP) – An attorney says the federal government has agreed to reopen the case of an asylum seeker from war torn Yugoslavia facing deportation because he was 40 minutes late to a 1995 immigration hearing. Carrie Pastor Cardinale, an attorney for Anton Camaj, said Tuesday the Justice Department will let Camaj argue he deserves asylum. Cardinale says the government’s decision was made before a federal appeals court said Monday it wouldn’t intervene, even though it believes Camaj suffered a “miscarriage of justice.” Camaj was late to the 1995 hearing because he was confused about the location.

ELIZABETH SMART leaves the Frank E. Moss Federal Courthouse Monday, Nov. 8 after testifying about her 2002 kidnapping. AP photo

before she was finally freed. Smart spent nearly six hours testifying in a steady voice before a rapt audience in U.S. District Court. She told jurors Brian David Mitchell raped her almost daily and forced her to drink, use drugs and view pornography. When she tried to flee, Mitchell and his wife caught her and told her an angel would cut her down with a sword if she ever tried it again. Mitchell is accused of kidnapping her from her bed in June 2002. His attorneys say the homeless street preacher was influenced by a worsening mental illness and religious beliefs that made him think he was doing what God wanted. Smart testified Tuesday that when police finally found her in March 2003, wearing a wig and sunglasses and walking along a suburban Salt Lake City street with Mitchell and his wife, she told them she was Augustine Marshall, the daughter of traveling preachers. Smart, now 23, said that was the story Mitchell had instructed her to tell if ever the three were approached. Police separated them and peppered Smart with questions. “I was very scared. I knew the threats that I had been told for nine months,” said Smart, who was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police car. “I thought maybe at the same time that this is it. This is it, this is over.”

Smart also told jurors about a missed chance to tell police what had happened when a detective approached her at the Salt Lake City library in the early fall, a few months after she was kidnapped. She was wearing a robe and a veil that covered her face, and the detective asked if he could look under it. “He said he was looking for Elizabeth Smart,” Smart said. Under the table, Mitchell’s now-estranged wife, Wanda Eileen Barzee, squeezed her leg, a sign that Smart should remain quiet. Mitchell refused to let the detective talk to her, saying it was not allowed in their religion and only her husband would ever see her face. The detective pressed. “He asked if he could be a part of our religion for a day, just so he could see my face, just so he could go back and say, ‘No it wasn’t Elizabeth Smart’,” she said. Mitchell calmly refused, and the detective gave up and left. “I was mad at myself, that I didn’t say anything,” she said. “I felt terrible that the detective hadn’t pushed harder and had just walked away.” Afterward, Mitchell sped up plans to move the trio away from Utah, so Smart would not be discovered. They spent the summer in California before hitchhiking back to Utah the day before she was found.

The three pitched a tent in a campground about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City, after getting a ride from a truck driver. “The tent was set up and I was raped for the last time,” Smart said. She also told jurors that soon after she was kidnapped, Mitchell tried to abduct her cousin from another part of Salt Lake City. The attempt was thwarted when Mitchell tried to get through a window but awakened the sleeping household. The following day, Mitchell forced Smart to metaphorically sever any remaining ties with her family by burning the red pajamas she had been wearing the night she was taken. Smart said she dropped the pajamas into a campfire and watched them burn. Afterward, she found in the ashes a safety pin that she had used to keep the neck of the pajamas closed. She fastened it to a small piece of rubber from her tennis shoes and hid it. “I didn’t want to let go of my family, of my life,” she said. Mitchell, 57, faces life in prison if he is convicted of kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor across state lines with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. Barzee pleaded guilty to kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor across state lines and is serving 15 years in federal prison.

Obama reaches out to Muslims in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – In claim to be leaders of any religion. rorists and combating violent extrem- every election. You go through ups the Muslim nation that was his boyThis is not a task for America alone.” ism.” and downs. But the journey is worthhood home, President Barack Obama Seeking to cement relations with Noting that the path from colonial while.” acknowledged Wednesday that U.S. fast-growing Asian trading partners, rule to democracy had been a rocky On the Middle East, Obama also relations are still frayed with the Obama also paid tribute to the ecoone, Obama said, “Of course, democmentioned the difficult path toward Islamic world despite his best efforts nomic dynamism of the region at a racy is messy.” getting the peace process between at repair. He urged all sides to look time of global financial stress. And, just over a week after seeIsrael and the Palestinians back on beyond “suspicion and mistrust” to “America has a stake in Indonesia ing his own Democratic Party suffer course. “We have faced false starts forge common ground against terror- that is growing, with prosperity bruising midterm election defeats and setbacks,” Obama said. “There ism. that is broadly shared among the in the U.S. Congress, Obama added: should be no illusions that peace and Forcefully returning to a theme he Indonesian people – because a rising “Not everyone likes the results of security will come easy.” sounded last year in visits to Turkey middle class here means new markets and Egypt, Obama said: “I have for our goods, just as America is a made it clear that America is not and market for yours,” he said. never will be at war with Islam. ... The speech came ahead of a meetPHOENIX (AP) – An Arizona Those who want to build must not ing of the Group of 20 major ecoman accused of hurling oranges cede ground to terrorists who seek to nomic powers that begins Wednesday at parked planes was caught reddestroy.” evening in Seoul, South Korea, a seshanded after police found him in Beaming with pride, Obama sion expected to be marked by trade an orange grove smelling of spray delivered perhaps the most intensely tensions between the U.S. and major paint. personal speech of his presidency, exporting nations such as China and The Arizona Republic says Brian speaking phrases in Indonesian to a Germany. Henio was booked on suspicion of cheering crowd of young people who Reaching out to the Islamic world, possession of a vapor releasing sub- claimed him as their own. Obama said efforts to build trust and stance, possession of drug parapher“Let me begin with a simple statepeace are showing promise but are nalia and trespassing. ment: Indonesia is part of me,” he still clearly incomplete. Police say officers responding said in Indonesian during a morning “Relations between the United to a disturbance call at Falcon Field speech at the University of Indonesia. States and Muslim nations have been municipal airport in Mesa found the He praised the world’s most popu- frayed over many years. As president, 33-year-old man in the grove next to lous Muslim nation for standing its I have made it a priority to begin to the airport, holding a green jug to PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang ground against “violent extremism” repair these relations,” Obama said. Yudhoyono finish a joint news conference at the Istana Merdeka in Jakarta, his lips. and said: “All of us must defeat alObama praised Indonesia for havIndonesia, Tuesday. AP Photo Officers say they recognized the Qaida and its affiliates, who have no ing “made progress in rooting out tersmell of spray paint and noticed paint on Henio’s upper lip. Police say Henio admitted to sniffing spray paint. He also admitted to throwing oranges at the SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco is Accountability International. person. planes, and said he didn’t know why poised to become the first major American city to A similar ordinance has already been approved As it was being drafted, amended and discussed it was a big deal. prohibit fast food restaurants from including toys in California’s Santa Clara County, where it affected over several months, Corporate Accountability ran with children’s meals that do not meet nutritional about a dozen restaurants. a local newspaper advertisement signed by physiguidelines. The industry, which favors self-regulation, says cians, community activists and small restaurants The measure passed on a preliminary vote by there is no evidence that San Francisco’s law will that called on Board of Supervisors swing voter Top 10 Reasons Amar’e Stoudemire the city’s Board of Supervisors last week, and is halt the expanse of children’s waistlines and the Bevan Dufty to support the measure. Is Excited To Play Basketball In New expected to win final passage Tuesday with enough diseases associated with obesity. Dufty eventually did so, saying San Francisco York – Oct. 29, 2010 votes to survive a likely veto by Mayor Gavin McDonald’s and Burger King Corp. are among should not wait for the federal government to act Newsom. 17 major food and beverage marketers who have and should serve as an example to other cities. 10. Working at Madison Square The ordinance, which would go into effect in signed on to the Children’s Food and Beverage “I don’t care how much they say, ‘It’s San Garden gets me free tickets to the Cat December of next year, prohibits toy giveaways in Advertising Initiative, a self-regulation effort run Francisco, they’re whacked out there, it doesn’t matShow. fast food children’s meals that have more than 640 by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. ter,’ the reality is they’re taking notice,” Dufty said. 9. It’s only 60 miles from Trenton. milligrams of sodium, 600 calories or 35 percent McDonald’s says its meals advertised to children Fast-food restaurants spent $161 million 8. Finally get the chance to use my of their calories from fat. The law also would limit meet government nutritional standards, limiting advertising to children under 12 and an estiYiddish. saturated fats and trans fats and require fruits or total calories to 600 per meal and capping fats and mated $360 million on toys distributed with their 7. I really enjoy traffic. vegetables to be served with each meal with a toy. sugars. The company also agreed to curtail advermeals in 2006, according to a 2008 Federal Trade 6. There’s no better workout than The legislation is a big victory for activists and tising in schools and promote healthy lifestyles in Commission report. running for your life in Central Park. public health advocates who have charged food all marketing efforts directed at children. Marlene Schwartz, deputy director of Yale 5. If I played in Miami, I’d never get marketers with being complicit in the country’s “McDonald’s remains committed to responsible University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, to touch the damn ball. growing childhood obesity rates. They hope other marketing practices, including advertising and pro- said fast food advertising aimed at children has 4. New York is just as fabulous as it looked on “Sex and the City!” cities and counties nationwide will follow their motional campaigns for our youngest customers,” increased since self-regulation efforts began. 3. I think Willis Reed is coming back. lead. McDonald’s senior vice president for marketing, “They’re only really promoting it halfheart2. Maybe someone will tell me what “This will be a sign to the fast-food industry Neil Golden, said in a statement to The Associated edly,” said Schwartz of healthier food options. San the hell a “Knick” is. that it’s time to phase out its predatory marketPress. Francisco’s law “is making the restaurants practice 1. It’s the home of my favorite show, ing to children at large,” said Deborah Lapidus, McDonald’s sent several senior executives and what they preach.” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” a senior organizer with Boston-based Corporate others to San Francisco to oppose the measure in

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Students and professors take runway by storm By RHETT WILKINSON staff writer

A dress created from chair parts and lamps, illuminated at the flip of a switch and designed by USU students and two professors of interior design, took home some serious hardware at the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Fashion Remix 2010 Show Oct. 21 in Salt Lake City. The luminous dress, named “The Age of Innocence” by the team, was a product of more than six months’ design and assembly. The unorthodox dress merited both the Best-in-Show and People’s Choice awards at the event. Fashion Remix was attended by 45 Utah State students, according to USU interior design lecturer Susie Tibbits. The proceeds made from the show are to be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The team was compiled by USU assistant professor Darrin Brooks and operated under the name of “Darrin Brooks Associates” in order to receive entrance and professional credibility, despite being a university-based crew, said Brooks. A main purpose of the competition was to display the teams’ ability to create a dress based on items not typically used as clothing. The items were provided by various companies throughout the state. Darrin Brooks Associates was allied with Humanscale, a company that typically manufacturers accessories for systems furniture. The team competed against 23 professional architectural and interior design firms in taking home two of the four primary awards. The “Fire and Ice” dress, created by Interiors West, allied with Forbo, won “Most Innovative Use of Hard Material,” while “La Sirene De La Mar,” a product of Architectural Nexus and Regency Royale, won “Most Innovative Use of Soft Material.” After competing but taking home no awards last year, members of the team were ecstatic that their creativity and hard work were recognized as they dominated the event.

“It was an amazing feeling to win both (main awards),” Brooks said. “The judges loved the simplicity of our design. It was crisp, clean and cuttingedge.” The cutting-edge style, particularly because the lamps’ lights illuminated the dress while on stage, was the key to earning the credentials, said senior Nekku Saine, who modeled the dress. “The (audience) was so intrigued by the lights,” said Saine, a native of Finland. “The judges said we really embraced the materials that we had.” Saine stunned the audience by turning on the lights and illuminating the dress while she was on the catwalk. Once she had walked about halfway onto the runway, the show’s technicians, on command, turned off the auditorium lights so that Saine could flip a switch on the side of the dress and give its entire bottom half a glow that shocked and impressed the crowd in a moment that graduate student Adam Nelson, one of the team members, described as “super dramatic.” USU IIDA chapter president Beccah Hardman said the support provided by the Utah State students at the event were critical at that moment, as they cheered the aesthetic twist. “The enthusiasm from the students as she went down the runway was so important,” said the senior. “It was beautiful design all the way around, especially on the runway. It was magnificent and (the lights) were definitely the element that put us over the top. There was nothing like that in the show this year, or last year.” Although the bright side of “Age of Innocence,” described by Hardman as “Marie Antoinette in a modern way,” put the team far above the competition, the beauty didn’t come without its share of pain. “The dress hurt to wear,” said Saine, who had to wear the dress for six straight hours the day of the show after having worn it the previous day in rehearsal. She also traveled to Salt Lake from Logan several times to practice walking on the runway. “It was digging into my waist. Once I wore it for a long time, it became uncomfortable. But once I saw other

people cheering, and appreciate our work, that made it worth it,” she said. “(The dress) was extremely heavy,” Hardman said. “(Saine) was a trooper.” The final outcome of a project, begun in April, bore little resemblance to what was originally conceived. “Our sketch in June didn’t look like the final design at all,” Tibbits said. “We knew it would be far beyond what anyone else was going to do. Designwise, we knew the lamps could be used to make it very creative. But lighting (the dress) put it over the top.” “There wasn’t a lot of luck involved,” said Nelson, who was recruited to the team primarily for applying the lights to the dress’ assembly.

Nelson said one would have to travel to Denver to find an accurate comparison of the level of competition they faced. “A lot of skill and hard work took home the win,” he said. Tibbits said the success was worth the sacrifices. “(Fashion Remix) was this extracurricular thing that we didn’t think we had time for, but we did it anyway, because we felt like it was important,” she said. “Winning made all the long nights and weekends worth it.” Further photos and news of the competition can be viewed atwww. fashionremixslc.wordpress.com. – rhett.wilkinson@aggiemail.usu.edu

NEKKU SEINE, a USU senior, modeled a dress created by a group of four students and two professors that is illuminated by the flip of a switch. Photo courtesy Andrea Hanks

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The Reactions “I feel like I’m getting the short end of the stick where we still had to pay money, and lost the majority of our budget to a low-level comedian,” said Grayson Creer, an undeclared freshman. With more than 17,000 students who attend classes at USU’s Logan campus, and less than 10 percent of this population attending the event, some students question whether the big loss in the arts and lectures budget was worth it. Out of the 1,469 people who attended the event, not all of them were USU students. Twenty-one people

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C.S. Lewis scholar to speak Thursday Well-known C.S. Lewis scholar Dr. Christopher Mitchell will present “Out of the Shadowlands: the Spiritual Journey of C.S. Lewis” Thursday at 7 p.m. on the USU campus. The event will take place in WIDT 007. Dr. Mitchell’s presentation is open to the public and is free of cost. Dr. Mitchell holds a position as director of the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. Mitchell is known for his study of C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia and Mere Christianity. Mitchell’s work includes contributions to over ten scholarly books, publication in journals including The Canadian C.S. Lewis Journal and Christianity and the Arts and presentations at universities worldwide. “Out of the Shadowlands: the Spiritual Journey of C.S. Lewis” is co-sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian University Students and the Christian Faculty Association. For more information, please contact: Rob Gunn at 435-770-2661 or rob.gunn@uscm.org.

Donahue returns for performance

Programs: Coordinators say event went as planned Novak’s performance will not hinder the number of activities arts and lectures will be able to do, because half of their budget is still intact. They are now planning spring semester activities, which will include an appearance by NBA Jazz legend Jeff Hornacek. It will be a free event to students and the general public, Atwood said.

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were selected to meet Novak after the show – 14 talk on stage?” Harris said. “A comedian act was of them contest winners. not a good idea. I just think it’s poor program“The B.J. Novak event accomplished exactly ming.” what we intended it to, that is: increase the She said she has observed the programming quality of entertainment on execution and believes it has campus and draw publicity to been one-sided, and the com“If you are going the university,” Atwood said. do not keep the interto spend that much mittees “High quality, memorable ests and needs of the entire money, spend it on events, with well-known artstudent body in mind. something every ists, create lasting memories in addition to attracting stustudent can attend. Meet-and-greet dents from other universities. I’d rather watch This has a positive effect on Novak’s manager told pro‘The Office’ on my university recruiting efforts.” gramming staff that 25 people Harris said even if the event Netflix account for total could meet the comedian had sold out, only 8 percent of $8 per month.” backstage, Parkhurst said, and the student population would were selected. He said out of Kayla Harris, 21 have been able to attend, and the 21, 14 were awarded with – prior Programming VP the VIP access after winning a for $51,000, the event was not worth it. contest. “What if you were sitting in the way back? The additional seven people who were allowed Who wants to pay $25 to watch one little guy to meet Novak included Parkhurst’s younger brother, who helped plan the event, as well as two other friends who Parkhurst said contributed to the event. He also allowed a friend and her cousin to meet Novak because he had promised them the opportunity several weeks before. “It’s not like she is my favorite person, she came to me early and asked, I said yes. When I make a promise I intend to keep it,” Parkhurst said. When Parkhurst was asked how the girl received entrance backstage to meet Novak, he replied she was there as a reporter when she was not. He later said, “I didn’t mean that. I’m sorry.” Ian Anderson, the cousin of a USU student who does not attend school in Logan, was promised he could meet Novak and was able to go backstage and talk with him for a brief period of time. He said no matter who was allowed to meet Novak, someone would have been upset. “It’s hard to draw the line somewhere, and no matter where you put it, someone on that line is going to feel that it was wrong or that it was right,” Anderson said. “Granted, maybe Skyler made the wrong decision, but it’s not like he brought every one of his friends in, but there were some.” Parkhurst said, “It’s not like we had this elaborate scheme to have this sweet party with my friends.” Parkhurst said the list of backstage guests was unofficial and written in crayon. Many students who wanted autographs from Novak were turned away following the show.

25 PEOPLE WERE ALLOWED to meet B.J. Novak after his performance. 21 were chosen and many were turned away. CARL R. WILSON photo

– catherine.meidell@aggiemail.usu.edu

Back by popular demand, the Caine College of the Arts presents the return of Grammy Award-winning guitarist Pat Donohue. “Pat is an amazing guitarist and one of the most popular entertainers to visit Utah State University,” said Mike Christiansen, music professor and director of guitar program at the Caine College of the Arts. “His performances have excited audiences nationally, and we are proud to bring him back.” His music is admired by professional musicians as well as the nonmusicians throughout the world. From swing to jazz to bottleneck blues to folk, Donohue plays it all with a flourish of artistry and melodic inspiration, Christiansen said. “With a music range from the sublime, to the impossible to the hilarious,” Christiansen said. “It’s inspirational.” The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in Performance Hall at Utah State University. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $5 for USU students with ID. Tickets can be purchased at the Caine College of the Arts Box Office in the Chase Fine Arts Center, Room 139-B, or at the Caine College of the Arts Dean’s Office Box Office, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased online or by phone at 435-797-8022.

Seminar presents bone marrow study The Utah State University Veterinary Diagnostics and Infectious Disease USTAR team is hosting a seminar by Nicole Meissner-Pearson on her research involving bone marrow failure. The seminar is Monday, Nov. 8, at 10:30 a.m., in the Merrill Cazier Library, Room 154, on the university campus. The seminar is free and open to the campus community. A mixer will immediately follow. Meissner-Pearson is an assistant research professor in the department of veterinary molecular biology at Montana State University. She received an MD from the University of Wurzburg Medical School, Germany, and conducted her post-doctoral research at Humboldt University of Berlin, Institute for Laboratory Medicine. Her research focuses on understanding the role of preventing bone marrow failure during the systemic responses to Pneumocystis-lung infection and analyzing response to other fungal infections. The Utah Science Technology and Research initiative (USTAR) is a long-term, state-funded investment to strengthen Utah’s “knowledge economy” and generate high-paying jobs.

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changes to the executive council for a vote. The changes discussed included an increase of candidates’ grade point average to a 3.0, ethical concerns, laptop and wireless-capable device usage, and residence hall calls during elections. The council decided to keep the current grade point average, a cumulative 2.5. The council voted to move the information on the ethics portion of elections to the beginning of election information packets. Also, ASUSU and student services employees will not be allowed to publicly endorse any candidate while on the job. It was said that employees should encourage students to make an informed vote. The council also passed a

rule against slandering or bribing other candidates. Policy regarding the visiting of student residences or “residence hall calls” was changed so candidates may no longer enter the homes of students unless invited in. Students who do not want candidates entering their residence will be able to download a “stop” sign that will inform the candidate they have already voted or wish to not be bothered. If any student is alone, a candidate may not enter the residence. Also, candidates may now request an escort while campaigning. The usage of laptops and other wireless Internet-capable devices by a candidate’s “A”-frame, or on-campus display, was heavily

debated, and votes by the council regarding this manner were not unanimous. Some council members felt that voting at a candidate’s station is unethical and led to students being bullied and pressured. “It’s better to have quality votes than a quantity of votes,” Nagao said. Concerns about voter turnout took precedence over the idea of eliminating “A”-frame voting and implementing voting booths across campus instead. Some council members said having people vote, at “A”-frames or elsewhere, was better than not having them vote at all. The meeting also saw the beginning of discussion for a possible reconstruction of com-

SAD: Seasonal depression affects more women than men -continued from page 1 person has to have recurring episodes for two years and it is directly related to weather change, not other outside sources. “Depression often occurs in episodes but this pattern is predominant during a seasonal change,” Stein said. Joey McKnight, a public relations major, believes he suffers from SAD to some extent because of how different winters are in Cache Valley compared to his home town in North Carolina. “We never got snow,” McKnight said, “schools would close down at the threat of snow. It never got nearly as cold as it does here.” It is his third winter here in Utah and McKnight said as far as snow is concerned he has gotten use to it, but still has problem with the dreariness of the valley. “When there is no sun for so long it is depressing. It is very doom and gloom,” McKnight said. “Whenever we go through cloudy weather it feels like the world is closing in on you.” Nafziger said it is all about the source of where the depression comes from that sets it apart from regular depression. There are environmental sources like stress, doing poorly in school or difficulties in relationships, and there are biological sources that can come from having family members who have depression. Nafziger said usually what affects most people are the environmental sources. He said something relatively small can happen but because it isn’t dealt with, it can grow into something more serious. He said the problem with SAD is that is can cause a “snowballing effect”. “Sometimes what I see here is people become unmotivated to get out of bed or do any work in the winter time and after a few weeks of that they are now behind on school and are possibly facing failing or having to drop the class. This then leads to even more stress which can increase depressive symptoms,” Nafziger said. McKnight said he notices a change in his demeanor as a student during spring semester when the weather outside is still cloudy and dark. “I definitely notice a change, going to classes is a lot harder and I have a hard time focusing. I take between two and four hot showers a day to stay warm and go tanning a lot just to get some light, I have noticed that helps,” McKnight said. Nafziger said whatever the causes of depression, after a month or longer it starts to change brain chemicals. “Biologically based depression isn’t the only form that can change brain chemicals. If you have something really difficult or painful that happens to you, that sadness is coming from the social environment but it effects your brain chemicals if it goes untreated,” Nafziger said. He said the minority of people are depressed biologically. People who have more vulnerability are more likely to become depressed. Nafziger said to “look in your family and see if there are people who suffer from depression, treated or not, and if so, you may be more vulnerable to stress than the average person.”

pensation for ASUSU positions for next year. Executive Vice President Brent Crosby said ASUSU is dealing with an $80,000 deficit, roughly the same size as this year’s arts and lectures budget. The council discussed ways of cutting costs and eliminating overspending, such as capping the amount of tuition paid to each ASUSU position, eliminating the Graduate Studies Senator from the Executive Council and the benefits of scholarships versus stipends.

– jessie.a.sweat@aggiemail.usu.edu

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Nafziger said talking to someone can be very beneficial because many times, there are underlying causes of depression that intensify during the winter months. “It is more common that there is a vulnerability that is there and then the seasonal component makes it worse,” Nafziger said. “If a person feels like it is really serious they should come in and talk to someone, we sometimes prescribe them medication that can help.” Stein said as soon as someone experiences a “loss of pleasure” and once that mood starts to take over school or “when you isolate yourself from your friends and regular activities or turn to alcohol or prescription medication, that is the time when you should seek help.” Nafziger said depression is one of the more common categories he deals with in the student counseling services and a lot of different situations can cause symptoms of depression, but “once it starts having a negative impact on your life then it is identified as an actual disorder.” Nafziger said all the symptoms of SAD are the same as depression. “Feelings of fatigue, difficult concentrating, difficulties with sleep – either insomnia or sleeping too much – are all symptoms,” Nafziger said. “The more severe the depression, the more symptoms can arise, such as losing appetite or having an increase in appetite which could then lead to either weight gain or weight loss.” The methods of treating SAD are also similar to those used for other forms of depression. Nafziger said any kind of physical activity, aerobic exercises and “doing all the things you normally like to do and what you find enjoyable,” are all effective and useful. Another treatment doctors and psychologists recommend is light therapy. “Exposing yourself to light is one of the main things you can do if you feel like you suffer from seasonal depression,” Nafziger said. “There are full-spectrum lights you can buy that they say is equivalent to what you would get through a good-sized window on a spring day.” He also said just going outside for a few hours and “exposing your eyes to sunshine can be very beneficial.” He said to make sure to not wear sunglasses because the eyes are how the effects of light get through to your brain. Nafziger found that SAD is two to three times more likely in women than in men, which he said makes sense because regular depression is two times more likely to affect women than men. Stein added that young adults have more of a significant problem with SAD than adults do.

in the campus racks for an extended period of time was tagged, Dunn said. The tags said the bike locks would be cut and the bikes would be impounded after seven days if they weren’t removed or registered. Dunn said he allowed the bikes to be there for two weeks instead of one in order to give the students the time they needed. Of the 100 bikes tagged, only five were left in the racks at the end of the 14 days, Dunn said.The fee to retrieve a bike that has been impounded is $25 for the first time and $50 for the second time. Dunn is in charge of handling student bike registrations and said he wouldn’t charge students who come to pick up one of these bikes if they register the bicycle. Milne said he wants students to know they shouldn’t be leaving their bicycles in the racks for storage purposes. “Don’t use the bike racks as a storage,” Milne said. “Use them if you’re up there for the day. That’s what they’re there for.” Dunn said he’d rather people throw their bikes in a dumpster or give them to Aggie Blue Bikes if they don’t want their bikes anymore. “Just don’t leave them abandoned for us to deal with,” Dunn said. “We deal with hundreds of abandoned bicycles every year.” Milne and Dunn said in order to avoid impounding a lot of bikes, they’re encouraging students to register their bikes. Students can register their bikes at the USUPD for free. Students that live in campus housing are now required to register their bikes when they move in, Milne said. Students who register their bikes will be given a sticker to put on their bikes. Milne said registered bikes that are left in the racks on campus won’t be impounded like unregistered bikes. Instead, the owner of the bicycle will be called and asked to remove the bike at no expense. Dunn said if bikes are found blocking the sidewalks, the USUPD will cut the locks and impound the bikes. “They’re breaking policy that way and it’s endangering people’s lives,” Dunn said. “If there’s a fire and we evacuate the building and there’s a bike in the way, it’s not a good thing.”

– megan.b@aggiemail.usu.edu

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IDAHO SENIOR KELSEY TAYLOR’S spike is rejected by the Aggie defense in Saturday night’s five-set loss to the Vandals. Allison Walker led the way for the Vandals with 27 kills, playing especially well down the stretch to spur Idaho to a decisive fifth-set comeback. With the loss, USU falls to 18-8 overall and 6-7 in WAC play. They will play two more game before the WAC tournament, including a home game against Nevada this Thursday at 7 p.m. STERLING BOIN photo

Aggie hitters come up short By MARK ISRAELSEN staff writer

In Saturday’s volleyball showdown, it took all five sets to determine a winner; all five sets, and then a little bit more. Tied 2-2 in a pivotal WAC game against Idaho (12-11, 7-5 WAC), the Utah State volleyball team (18-8, 6-7 WAC) staved off four match points in the fifth set – and had two match points of their own – before eventually falling 21-19 in that final set. “That was a huge match,” Aggie head coach Grayson DuBose said. “We had a chance to solidify third place (in the WAC), but we didn’t capitalize on it. Individually we had some nice performances, but collectively we couldn’t get it done.” Right from the start Idaho came out aggressively and for most of the first set the Vandals had the lead. After starting strong behind outside hitter Allison Walker, who finished with a match-high 27 kills, the Vandals continued to press their lead and went up 24-20 against the Aggies to set up game point. USU refused to give in, though, and came roaring back with

six straight points to win the first set For much of the first three sets, it 26-24. seemed like there were more downs “We’ve done that a lot this year,” than ups, as USU was playing from junior Liz McArthur said. “Sometimes behind for much of the time, a trend it just takes us to get behind and for DuBose would like to reverse. them to be game point before we really “I hate coming from behind,” realize that the set is DuBose said. “It’s hard almost over.” “When we’d get to come back, you have The Aggies, however, in those ruts, to expend a bunch of couldn’t carry over any energy and when you do it was us makmomentum from their that, the tendency is to ing errors and us say, ‘OK, now we’re even, dramatic win as they struggled and dropped not playing our we can relax a little bit,’ the next two sets. Idaho best. Our passing and then, boom, they’re jumped out to an early ahead again.” definitely broke 15-9 lead in the second The Aggies must set and never looked back down throughhave taken DuBose’s as they went on to win out the game so words to heart, because 25-19, fueled again by we had ups and when they came out Allison Walker’s eight in the fourth set, they kills. USU was tougher in downs” looked like a different Liz McAthur, team. Utah State and the third set as the scoring went back and forth, junior McArthur in particular, but Idaho was again able came out firing and early to pull out the win, 25-21. on used a couple runs to put them up “They’re a really good team,” 14-8, before cruising to a 25-16 win. McArthur said. “But when we’d get in McArthur had nine kills in the fourth those ruts, it was us making errors and set alone, two more than she had in the us not playing our best. Our passing first three sets combined. definitely broke down throughout the USU and Idaho headed to a decidgame so we had ups and downs.” ing fifth set. In the fifth, Idaho jumped

out to an early 4-0 lead only to have the Aggies respond and tie it at 5-5. After trading points, Utah State made a run and pushed their lead to 12-9 before Idaho had a rally of their own to take the lead back, 13-12. With the Spectrum rocking, the Aggies fought off their first match point to tie it at 15. The Vandals continued to pressure USU, but the Aggies continued to find a way to avoid losing. A Utah State rally gave them the advantage at 18-17, but it wasn’t enough as Idaho stormed back with a 4-1 run to give them the set and match victory. “We were two pretty evenly matched teams,” DuBose said. “For us it just comes down to the little things, like not getting a block, or missing a couple digs, and all those little things matter in getting even with them.” With the loss, Utah State falls to 18-8 overall and 6-7 in WAC play. The Aggies now look to make a final push for the WAC tournament, starting Nov. 12 when they take on Nevada at home in what will be the last home game of the season.

Utah State junior linebacker Bobby Wagner has been named the Verizon Western Athletic Conference Defensive Player of Week, it was announced Monday by the conference office. Wagner, a junior from Ontario, Calif (Colony HS), tied a career-high and WAC season-best with 17 tackles (six solo, 11 assists) in USU’s 27-22 win over New Mexico State on Saturday, and added half a tackle for loss on a thirddown play. His 17 tackles tied his earlier mark of 17 stops in the Fresno State game and are the second most in the WAC this season. Wagner now has three of the WAC’s top eight tackle outings with his 15 at LA Tech. Saturday’s 17-stop performance was Wagner’s sixth double-digit tackle game this season and the 13th of his career. It is Utah State’s first weekly WAC honor this season, and the first since Robert Turbin garnered the offensive accolade on Nov. 30, 2009. Wagner is the first Aggie player to earn the defensive honor since Ben Calderwood on Dec. 1, 2008. Wagner’s honor is just Utah State’s ninth WAC weekly award in the Aggies’ six seasons in the league, and is the fourth defensive award collected, joining Calderwood’s Oct. 9, 2006 and Dec. 1, 2008 honors as well as Paul Igboeli’s Nov. 3, 2008 honors. Wagner leads Utah State to his home state of California for the second time this season, taking on San Jose State on Saturday, Nov. 13. The matchup between the Aggies and the Spartans is slated for a 6 p.m. (MT) kickoff and will not be televised. USU returns home to host Idaho in the Aggies’ home finale on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. (MT). Utah State closes out the regular-season at Boise State on Saturday, Dec. 4. Fans can follow the Aggie football program at twitter. com/USUFootball and through the USU football blog at usufootball.wordpress.com. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on facebook at Utah State University Athletics.

– mark.israelsen@aggiemail.usu.edu

USU women put the hurt on Montana ing a shutout in the hour-long game and taking advantage of opportunities to score. The next game was against Utah Valley University and this game was a closer one. The Aggies gained the early lead, going up 7-0 with a try -- like a touchdown in The USU women’s club rugby team took to the field Nov. 6 football except worth five points -- and a conversion, which and played an astonishing three games against Montana, Utah is like an extra point kick except it’s worth two points and is Valley and a team comprised of Idaho State and Weber State kicked from any point along a vertical line from where the try players. was scored. “This was by far the most demanding day our “Little pushed The Aggies let the lead slip away with a try, girls have had so far. Three games in one day is conversion and field goal by UVU to fall 10-7. The definitely not normal,” said head coach Hannah through and was Aggies hadn’t given up, though, and in the final Turner. always willing to minutes drove down the field and scored a try USU won the first two games but lost the last go back in. She and conversion to win the game 14-10. game against the team from Idaho and Weber “It’s amazing that they were able to State. Reannon King and Jessica Little were the played heads-up exert themselves so well and I’m very standouts for the Aggies on the field with their and definitely proud of how they played,” Turner tough play. said. “Little pushed through and was always willing had the team’s The Aggies, tired and to go back in. She played heads-up and definitely best interest in bruised, then had to play had the team’s best interest in mind. King was another game, and were mind.” the leading scorer and she played very well in the Hannah Turner, beaten by the Weber backline,” Turner said. State/Idaho State Rugby head coach team by a score The first game the Aggies played was against USU vs. San Montana, and the Utah State players came out of 50-15. swinging with a 29-0 win in the game. The team’s While the defensive play was rock solid against the Grizzlies after pitchscore might seem By JACE MILLER staff writer

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Aggie club team handles UVU in tournament By MIKE REES staff writer

USU DEFENSIVE LINEMAN CASEY DAVIS (92) FIGHTS off a block to make a tackle on New Mexico State running back Seth Smith (20) during Saturday’s 27-22 win. With the win, Utah State picks up its first WAC victory of the season. The Aggies will look to win back-to-back games for the first time in the Gary Andersen era when they travel to San Jose State this Saturday, The Spartans are 1-8 this season, their only win coming against Southern Utah. TODD JONES photo

WAC power poll: Week 11 With teams entering the final stretch of the season, the conference race is about to get a whole lot more interesting. Boise, Nevada, and Hawaii are all locks for the preseason, but will Fresno State be able to sustain enough momentum to make a bowl game? After losing to Hawaii last month, is Nevada poised for a late season run and upset of Boise State? We should get more clues after this Saturday, but for now, here’s where I rate the nine WAC teams: Boise State (8-0, 4-0): While Texas Christian made a strong case as a national championship caliber team with their 47-7 win at Utah, the Broncos posted an equally impressive beatdown of Hawaii. The Warriors may have been hot coming into the game, but that was before they met Kellen Moore and his 507-yard passing performance. Boise State’s offense gets a lot of props – and rightly so – but how about the defense? Consider for a minute that by holding the Warriors to just 196 yards, Boise State held Hawaii to its lowest offensive output in 12 years! Makes you scared to think what’s going to happen when the Aggies head up to smurf turf at the end of the year. Nevada (8-1, 3-1): Think Colin Kaepernick and the Wolf Pack were down for the count after last month’s loss to Hawaii? Think again. The Wolf Pack showed they’re more than just a running team by dismantling Idaho’s defense, with Kaepernick throwing for 320 yards and five touchdowns. The team’s 844 total yards in the game set a school record, and was the highest offensive output by a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) team since 2004. Fast ascending in the rankings, don’t think Nevada is ready to surrender command of the WAC to Boise State quite yet. They get Boise St. at home Nov. 26, but will first have to dispatch Fresno State this weekend. Hawaii (7-3, 5-1): Tough to drop the Warriors here considering that they beat Nevada in week seven, but Hawaii just looked out of sync against Boise State. For the time being, the Warriors’ win against Nevada looks more like a case of catching the Wolf Pack on a down night. Still, despite allowing seven sacks on Saturday, Hawaii’s offense is a well-oiled machine, and the team isn’t completely out of the discussion for winning the conference. Should Boise State fall against Nevada in late November, the Warriors would likely win the WAC outright. With a remaining schedule that features three teams with a combined four wins, the Warriors should find much calmer seas in the weeks to come. Fresno State (6-2, 4-1): Congratulations to the Bulldogs, who became bowl eligible with their thrilling 40-34 at Louisiana Tech last Saturday. Running back Robbie Rouse showed he’s fully back from an early season injury by rushing for an almost unheard-of 286 yards against the Tech defense, while the Bulldog defense proved to be just strong enough to deflect a Louisiana Tech offense that finally found a groove in recent weeks. While

the team has won three straight, they do have a daunting final four games, starting with Nevada this weekend and ending with Illinois. Louisiana Tech (3-6, 2-3): The Bulldogs got off to a fast start by jumping out to a 14-0 lead on Fresno State, but ultimately it was Sonny Dykes’ defense which denied Louisiana Tech the chance of upsetting Fresno State. The Bulldog defense was gashed by Fresno’s running game, and while the offense was steady, it has yet to find a play-maker. Tech should pick up wins over the next two weeks against New Mexico State and San Jose State, but the team will need to upset Nevada on Dec. 4 if they’re going to become bowl eligible. Idaho (4-5, 1-3): While Nevada’s offense had a lot to do with Idaho’s 63-17 loss on Saturday, I’ve got to be honest with you. I don’t think the Vandals could hold Logan High to under 20. Given the team’s onesided offensive attack, the Vandals will be hard-pressed to make a bowl game with four games left, especially since they must play Boise State. Not only has the Vandal offensive line struggled, but the offense has just been too inconsistent, despite the fact that quarterback Nathan Enderle has big-time pro potential. Utah State (3-6, 1-4): The Aggies picked up their first conference win of the season, but it wasn’t without drama. USU was actually outgained by New Mexico State, with the southern Aggies picking up some 50 yards more than USU. While running back Derrvin Speight and linebacker Bobby Wagner had big games for USU, Diondre Borel played only OK in the win, while beating an otherwise hapless NMSU team isn’t anything to write home about. Still, Logan’s own showed the ability to come from behind in Saturday’s win, and have two winnable games over the next two weeks.

Many people know about the Utah State women’s volleyball team, with its talented, record-breaking players. And although the number is growing, fewer people know about the men’s club volleyball team, which competes with other club teams from universities in and around the state. The men opened their season at home in the HPER this last weekend against club teams from the University of Utah and Utah Valley University. Also competing in the tournament was the Utah State Alumni team and a club team from Utah County of elite high school players. The men’s volleyball team was split into an A team and a B team, opening tournament play against Utah Valley’s B team and the Utah State Alumni, respectively. The B team lost their match against the more experienced alumni team, and then went on to lose to the UVU B team in the consolation bracket. The A team, seeded number three going into tournament play, handled sixth seeded UVU-B to move on to face the Alumni. While they did give up two games against the Alumni, failing to avenge the B team’s loss, they had the opportunity for a rematch with UVU-B, which had just beat the Aggies’ B team. The A team strung together two solid games of 25-20 and 25-12 to knock the UVU Wolverines out of the consolation bracket and get a little revenge on behalf of their B team brethren. The consolation championship game against the University of Utah saw two of the hardest fought matches of the whole tournament go Utah’s way in the end. The first set saw the score tied 11 times, although Utah State maintained a slight edge for much of the contest, until a few consecutive errors at the end. In the second set, Utah was in the driver’s seat for most of the way, with Utah State relatively close on their

heels midway through when the score was 13-7. Utah then picked up momentum and went on a 10-5 run to make it 23-12, before sealing the deal at 25-14. Utah State’s performance earned them fourth place in the tournament. Utah State’s Alumni team danced all the way to the championship game versus the Utah County Elites. They lost two grudge matches to the talented high-school age club players, who were crowned tournament champions. Coach Shantell Durrant, senior middle blocker for the Aggie women’s volleyball team, was optimistic about the outlook for her team. “I’m happy with how we played this early in the season,” Durrant said. “It’s nice to play against another school’s team, since we’ve just been playing against ourselves lately. Near the end we just started getting tired and it didn’t end up the way we wanted.” For Durrant and the team, this tournament served as a learning experience and a springboard into the rest of the season. Upcoming tournaments for the men include a trip to the University of Utah this upcoming Friday and Saturday, followed by another tournament at Southern Utah the next week. “We played well,” libero Jared Minson said after the consolation championship. “Right now we’re kind of working some of the kinks out.” The amount of volleyball experience accrued by much of the team is sure to hasten the sharpening of the Aggie ax. Minson said he has been playing volleyball for about eight years, along with teammate Miles Maynes, who has been playing for a similar amount of time. A-team member Jeff Merrell has been playing volleyball since he was 11 years old. Look for these spike-hungry Aggies to make waves across the state this season. – mike.rees@aggiemail.usu. edu

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New Mexico State (2-7): No matter how bad things get for New Mexico State, at least the Aggies can say they aren’t as bad as San Jose State. To be perfectly fair, NMSU is finally on its way up, and seems to have found a reliable quarterback in 6-foot-3 junior Matt Christian. His 48.1 completion percentage might be God-awful, but at least his five touchdowns to no interceptions during the last three games gives Aggie fans hope for the future. San Jose State (1-8, 0-4): The nation’s most inept offense got a much needed bye week this past weekend, and will look to upset Gary Andersen’s Aggies in San Jose this Saturday. The team has shown flashes of promise this season, but until quarterback Jordan Le Secla can find some reliable play-makers, the team isn’t likely to be competitive. Got beef with my picks? Think I missed the mark? We want to hear from you. Drop me a line at adam.nettina@aggiemail.usu.edu. DERON WILLIAMS GOES up for a dunk in Utah’s 109107 double-overtime win against the L.A. Clippers. The Jazz defeated Miami last night 116-114 in overtime. TODD JONES PHOTO


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Weber State will be first test The beginning is joining the dark side up in Logan. finally upon us. If his 10-point, four rebound averThe View age in playing reserve minutes We’ve seen the little tastes of action during the two exhibition games is from from the blue and any indication, Grim’s two years in Section F Logan most definitely will not be white game, the first game action versus described as dismal. Laval and the slightly Lastly, there is the point guard refined product of the position, which doesn’t seem to team against Grand be carrying too much of a need Canyon. for any kind of scoring punch given the We’ve seen that Tai Wesley is even weapons that this team has in its arsenal. more of the unstoppable force that we As the old saying goes though, it’s better remembered. We’ve seen that Brockeith to have it and not need it, than to need Pane looks like he is going to live up to it and not have it. Pane has shown that every bit of the hype generated around he can be a major threat in essentially all him over the past year. We’ve seen that aspects of the game as the starting point Brady Jardine is more than ready to play guard, but freshman James Walker has not starters, with a double-double in each of looked at all bad himself. the exhibition games. Seeing his first action at the college Questions remain about things such as level, Walker busted out an impressive Nate Bendall’s foot injury, and the impact effort that consisted of six points, seven that will have on the season, but given the assists, two rebounds and two steals. All stellar play of Pane and Jardine thus far, of that was while committing just one this year’s team appears to be plenty capa- turnover. In the team’s second game, ble of picking up where they left off a year against Grand Canyon, Walker scored ago. My bet is still on them going plenty three, assisted three and rebounded three above and beyond last year’s success. for another solid effort. All of this from a Despite Jardine going from superstar player sure to progress as the season goes off the bench to the team’s starting power on. forward, my bet is on this year’s bench Also waiting to make its impact on being among the best the head coach the team from somewhere outside of Stew Morrill has had in his tenure at Utah the starting lineup is none other than State. the 4,000 students who will pack the Leading that charge is the other super- Dee Glen Smith Spectrum for every USU star off the bench from a year ago, Brian home game. The exhibition games were a Green. True to form, Green shot exactly nice tune-up to the season, but now it is 50 percent from behind the 3-point line in time to bring back the same intensity from the two exhibition games so far, equaling the crowd that got the USU student body the same percentage he shot a year ago. mentioned among the nation’s elite a year Aside from shooting alone, Green’s game ago. just looks more polished and more refined There are several aspects of Utah State after another offseason of work. that stand out and excel on a national Down low there are two players, level. The basketball crowd very well could Matt Formisano and Morgan Grim, in be leading that charge. the mix to fill in for Wesley and Jardine. Like I said, the beginning is finally upon With Formisano, you know what you’re us. We’ve gotten our taste of what is to going to get. There’s nothing flashy about come, but Saturday it is finally here. Formisano’s game, but it’ll bring solid defense, above-average rebounding and Matt Sonnenberg is a senior majoring in some decent scoring presence, all while print journalism. Matt is an avid fan of being relatively mistake-free. Aggie athletics and can be found on the Grim, on the other hand, is a wild card. front row of every home football and After being highly recruited out of high basketball game. He can also be reached school, he played through two dismal at matt.sonn@aggiemail.usu.edu. years at the University of Utah before

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Canadian wins 8.98 million dollars in world poker title LAS VEGAS (AP) – Quebec poker professional Jonathan Duhamel said he worked a series of bad jobs before getting into cards and making his living online at tables with $5 and $10 minimums. Now – if he wants – he might never have to work again. Duhamel won the World Series of Poker title and $8.94 million on Monday night, becoming the first Canadian to take down the no-limit Texas Hold ‘em main event in Las Vegas. “It is surreal. I could never dream of that. It’s so huge – so big – it’s a dream come true for me,” Duhamel said after winning the gold bracelet. “I don’t know what to think right now, I don’t even know what I feel. It’s just – it’s amazing.” Duhamel, who said poker has been his primary income for the past two years, was spending the night partying like a high roller with 125 friends and family in an unrentable suite at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Many in his group donned Montreal Canadiens jerseys in an ode to their hometown and national pastime. The Sin City suite reserved for celebrities and gamblers who easily lose tens of thousands of dollars in a single blackjack hand is a far cry from the Montreal suburbs, where the French speaking, NHL-loving Canadian said he plays hockey several times a week and hones his poker skills online.

“I was aggressive on the final table, so I wanted to mix it up a little bit,” he said. “I didn’t fold at all, but I limped a little bit just to try to confuse him and have a good balance in my game.” It didn’t hurt that Duhamel started the night with a big chip lead and put away John Racener before the 24-year old tournament specialist could pick up good cards. With many of poker’s biggest names watching, Duhamel took the last of Racener’s chips after 43 hands. Racener was never better than a 4-1 underdog in chips in a session that lasted just over an hour – the finale for a tournament that started July 5 with 7,319 players paying $10,000 to enter. On the last hand, Duhamel pushed Racener all-in and Racener called with a suited king-eight of diamonds. But Duhamel had an unsuited acejack, giving him a 60 percent shot to win. A flop of two fours and a nine helped neither player; and Racener didn’t improve with a six on the turn and a five on the river. Duhamel won the hand – and the tournament – with an ace high. “The only thing that I was thinking for the past four months was to be sure that my game is sharp and that I play good on the final table,” Duhamel said. Racener won $5.55 million for second place, never finding real traction in the biggest

heads-up card match of his life. Racener said his only good hand was pocket queens and he didn’t pick up anything besides that better than an ace-deuce. “I could never get anything going,” he said. “It was unfortunate and he played it well.” Duhamel, who left the Universite du Quebec a Montreal during his second year studying finance, said he doesn’t know how he’ll spend most of his winnings, but pledged $100,000 to a foundation for kids in Montreal. Duhamel worked a series of odd jobs before playing poker full-time, mostly in cash games. The score was Duhamel’s third cash in more than a dozen tournaments at the summer series, a 57-event spectacle that attracts bigtime rounders, wealthy amateurs and smaller tournament winners. But Monday’s win – worth $8,944,310 – dwarfs the $43,000 he won in three earlier events this year. Duhamel hopes that money and the prestige of being a champion will help take his young career even further. “I’m going to be playing all those big tournaments and try to make other big scores,” he said. “I’ll be there next year in the World Series and try to do my best again.”

Rugby: Women shine -continued from page 5 ities and skill. The Utah State team had already played in two games beforehand and each game had two 30-minute halves. After playing two solid hours of physically demanding rugby, one can hardly expect any team not to be dead tired. Football players only play for a total of 60 minutes in a game and will never play more than one game per day. These tough, impressive rugby athletes played three. Two Aggies also went out for eight minutes apiece for dangerous tackles when they tackled other players around the neck. Penalties in rugby are similar to those in hockey because when a team has a player penalized, the team has to play one person down. As if this weren’t enough, injuries further plagued the team in the final game as many in the starting lineup were unable to play. This may have been a daunting task, but instead of throwing in the towel and asking for a forfeit, the USU team fought back. “Even though we lost the game, we were able to score and keep our heads up. No one asked me to call the game or pull them out. They only came out when injuries forced them to,” Turner said. These rugby athletes play in the only full-contact female sport in collegiate sports. The team plays again this Nov. 13 at home against state rival BYU at 11 a.m. on the HPER field. “Today was a good day to play because we got our frustrations out and learned a lot. I’m confident for our game next Saturday (against BYU),” Turner said. – jace.miller@aggiemail.usu.edu

UTAH STATE RUGBY PLAYERS tackle an opponent from Utah Valley University. The Aggies played three games on Saturday, defeating both Montana and Utah Valley, before losing to a combined team from Weber State and Idaho State. Utah State will next take on Brigham Young this Saturday at 1 p.m. on the HPER field. ARMEN HOVSEPYAN photo


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Students remember life of USU bowling coach By TAM ROUNDS staff writer

Craig Lofthouse, bowling instructor and coach of USU’s bowling team club, was laid to rest Monday at the Paradise Cemetery. Around 150 friends and family braved the snow and wind to honor and remember him. An estimated 1,000 people attended a viewing at the mortuary the day before. According to Brian Olsen, president of the USU bowling club, the numbers are a testament to the life Lofthouse lived. “Craig was always selfless. He spent countless numbers of hours, money out of his own pocket and time to help us,” Olsen said. Lofthouse began teaching and coaching at USU eight years ago. Utah State did not have a bowling team for many years until he revived the program. He coached the local junior league, the Pin Smashers, for about 17 years. Olsen said Lofthouse never missed one of their tournaments and he was rigorous in practice to prepare them well. Lofthouse spent his own money and vacation time to be able to coach them away at tournaments. He also said when out of town, he never missed a chance to take a trip to Trader Joe’s, where he stocked up on trail mix and nuts. USU bowling team member Chris Tryon said he will miss Lofthouse’s patience and wisdom. “I am probably the most stubborn, thick-headed one on the college team and his patience with me was just so humbling,” Tryon said. “Every time I picked up a bowling

ball he’d always be there with what I needed to hear and whether I wanted to hear it or not, it was right.” Olsen said if they threw the ball wrong, Lofthouse rarely criticized, he just gave a smirk that told it all. Charles Tyler, who co-ran the junior league with Lofthouse, said that was typical of his coaching style. “His theory was to teach and try different things with them, then let them go and make their own mistakes,” he said. “There is only so much that you can teach before they have to go on their own. Then you wait until they are ready to ask for help.” Tyler said he will miss his friend and partner in coaching the juniors and he strives to have the same effect on the youth that Lofthouse did. “Not only did he teach bowling but he taught things about life, too, that you can hold onto,” he said. Michael Gibbs, president of the local men’s association for bowling, worked side by side with Lofthouse to put tournaments together and to manage the adult leagues. Gibbs said his own children benefited from Lofthouse’s coaching. “I remember one tournament when my son was sicker than a dog,” he said. “Between turns, he was throwing up in the bathroom. Craig was there, cheering him on throughout saying ‘You can do it.’ My son ended up having the highest shot and Craig was high-fiveing him at the win.” Tyler said, “He was all about the kids, always looking for ways to help the youth.” Tyler said Lofthouse also umpired for Little League softball and baseball and coached girl’s soccer. Lofthouse also helped his daughters, Casey Jo

CRAIG LOFTHOUSE, second from left, stands with members of the USU bowling club. Lofthouse, who passed away Nov. 3, was a bowling instructor and the coach of USU’s bowling club. photo courtesy USU BOWLING TEAM CLUB

(Rowley) and Maddie Jo, raise sheep and horses for 4-H. He loved raising and training horses and had four of his own. Lofthouse’s life was cut short due to complications from a fall from a horse. The accident occurred Oct. 22 while he was riding with his daughter. According to Rowley, his horse got spooked and reared up. Horse and rider came down together and Lofthouse’s pelvis was shattered upon impact. Rowley, a nurse, performed CPR before paramedics arrived. He was transported by helicopter to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden where they performed surgery to repair

the injury. He was recovering in a rehabilitation facility in Brigham City when he passed away Nov. 3 at age 52. Lofthouse was a Cache Valley native. He graduated from Logan High, where he participated in football and wrestling. He attended USU on a scholarship for wrestling in the late 1970s. Lofthouse’s friends said his love of sports has remained constant throughout his life. When not participating himself, he enjoyed watching them. His favorite football team was the Buffalo Bills. He also loved the rodeo and often traveled to Las Vegas to see the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA)

finals. “If a football game and a rodeo were on at the same time, Lofthouse got his way and the rodeo was on the TV at the bowling alley,” Tyler said. Olsen said, “You knew he was at the alley if a liter of Mountain Dew was lying around. If you saw a Mountain Dew on a lane you knew which lane he was on.” Olsen said Lofthouse wanted to put together a collegiate bowling tournament to be hosted by USU. Olsen plans to organize the event and will name the tournament the Craig Lofthouse Memorial Collegiate Shoot-Out. Gibbs is working on creating a junior

league scholarship in his name. At the graveside service on Monday, they played one of Lofthouse’s favorite songs, Chris LeDoux’s “Tougher than the Rest”. Olsen said the song represented him well. Olsen, Tryon, Tyler and Gibbs all said when they first met him he seemed gruff, “like a grizzly bear.” As they came to know him they appreciated how much he cared for others, especially youth. “With the exception of my dad, there is nobody that has shown me the love as Coach did,” Olsen said.

– tam.r@aggiemail.usu.edu

A place of meditation and spiritual guidance

THE HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH is located at 581 N. 700 East. Two services are held each Sunday along with a Bible study group each Wednesday. ALISON OSTLER photo

Religious centers offer quiet place for students By GENEVIEVE DRAPER staff writer

Four religious centers adjacent to campus offer USU students a place to go for spiritual guidance, social activities and a quiet place to study and meditate. “I think it’s great for the students. Lots of people are hungry for a different perspective and not sure where to find it,” said Whitney Ferwerda, a senior in interdisciplinary studies and student representative for the Faith and Fellowship Center. Faith and Fellowship Center The Faith and Fellowship Center is located at 1315 E. 700 North. Different groups use the facilities throughout the week, said Lauri Muller, program director. An interfaith service is held Sundays at 4 p.m., conducted by interfaith minister Rev. Hannah Thomsen. The services explore different faiths and their traditions. The center is supported by congregations throughout the valley, particularly the First Protestant Church, the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, and the St. John’s Episcopal Church. “The center is an alternative opportunity for students to get involved in a faith-based connection,” Muller said. While the center is open to community groups, Muller said it also provides a variety of activities for students, which are intentionally diversified with fellowship, service and activities that provide something for everyone. Dinner is also provided twice a month to students. The center is surrounded by a peace garden and has picnic tables and a fire pit. Muller said the goal is for the center to be somewhere to go, a place where students can come and meditate on the grounds. Inside, there are couches and a TV if students just want a place to study.

Ferwerda said she helps with the activities such as the dinners, and most enjoys the relaxing atmosphere of the center. Students interested in becoming involved can call 435-753-0002. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church The Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 581 N. 700 East, across the street from the Aggie Parking Terrace. Services are every Sunday at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Students are welcome to both services, but the later one tends to be more student oriented, with guitars accompanying the contemporary Christian music “It’s a really good played on the second way not only to and third Sundays of ineract with other each month. “I really like work- Christians, but ing with people who also to grow in my have the questions relationship with and want to talk God and meet about them, what spiritual needs.” God said and what he meant, the impact Andrew Marquette, for their lives,” said sophomore, aerospace Pastor Scott Holder, engineering who has served at Holy Trinity for nine and a half years and said he enjoys the association with the university. Carrie Holder coordinates the student programs. She said there is a strong foundation of student support from the congregation, which provides dinner about twice a month. The dinners are often accompanied by a short thought and discussion, and other fun activities are organized throughout the semester, giving students a chance for social interactions. Carrie said the enthusiasm of the students is the most rewarding part of working with the campus.

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Resources available to keep students safe while on campus Campus safety has been an issue since the beginning of campuses. Along with other factors, many students choose their school based on campus crime rates and safety. Utah State University Police Capt. Steve Milne said USU doesn’t have a large number of stranger assaults or criminal mischief, such as destruction of property. “Theft is by far the biggest problem at Utah State, particularly thefts of opportunity,” he said. “It takes two minutes of someone not paying attention”. Milne said students should write down the serial number and item description of all bikes and electronic items, because that is the best way to track down stolen property. He also said it is a good idea for students to lock their doors every time they go somewhere, even for a couple of minutes. Other crimes that occur on almost any college campus are forms of sexual assault. Though there is not a large number of sexual assault cases on USU’s campus, some have been reported. According to the 2009 Annual Police Report, 10 on-campus assaults were reported that year, compared to five in 2005. However, during the last academic year, 21 rapes were reported to SAAVI (Sexual Assault and AntiViolence Information). Milne said most of the time, a victim is sexually assaulted by someone they know, whether it is an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend, or someone in one of their classes. According to the SAAVI website, one in four college women have experienced a rape or attempted rape, and nation-wide, one-third of college men reported they would rape a woman if they knew they would not get caught. Milne said many people

choose not to report cases of sexual assault for various reasons but he encourages everyone to do so. The 2009 Annual Police Report states that assaults most commonly occur on Thursday and Sunday, between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. and from 4-6 p.m. According to the SAAVI website, college students are most vulnerable to rape during the first few weeks of their freshman and sophomore years. SAAVI coordinator and certified social worker Monica Heiner said students should also make sure they know who they’re sleeping with. “Make sure that your sexual interactions are in a formed relationship. Keep your boundaries intact and your communication open in your relationship,” Heiner said. “Students should also be careful about alcohol use, date rape drugs and should be aware of who they accept drinks from.” State law says no one can give consent to anything if they’re under the influence of alcohol or drugs. “Students should be aware of this law,” Heiner said. She said anyone can press charges against people if they consented while under the influence. Utah State has some issues with underage drinking and illegal substance use, but the MIPs (minor in possession) and DUIs (driving under the influence) are substantially lower than the rates of other campuses, Milne said. However, in 2009, 51 percent of all arrests by campus police were alcohol related. Tanille Turner, a junior majoring in liberal arts, said: “I carry pepper spray with me all the time. When I’m walking home or to my car and it’s late at night, I hold my car key in between my fingers, so I can use it if I need.” If students do not wish to report a crime to USU police, they can contact the USU Counseling Center, the USU Affirmative Action

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EMERGENCY TOWERS ARE located across campus and are available for students in need. In 2009, 10 on-campus assaults were reported. BRECK BYINGTON photo

Office, any dean’s office, the vice president for Student Services, SAAVI or a member of the Housing staff. Students can learn more about crime prevention by taking classes offered by Utah State, which can be found at the public safety website. If students feel in danger, there are resources available to them. Students can call 911, or the USU police at 435-797-1939. If a student is on campus, they can locate a light post with an emergency button that goes

Religion: Offering students refuge -continued from page 8 “Students have a certain amount of joy in the faith that sometimes we lose as adults,” Carrie said. A Bible study group is affiliated with Risen, a non-denominational Christian group, but also coordinates with Holder. Andrew Marquette, a sophomore in aerospace engineering, facilitates the group. He said most attendees are Christian, but not necessarily Lutheran. They usually meet Wednesdays at 5 p.m., and though small, the group provides a spiritual uplift midweek, Marquette said. Currently, Marquette said he structures the group around a Bible study book by Max Lucado, but the time is also used to address the “touchy-feely questions.” “I think what the study group has done, it’s given me a good bonding time with other people,” Marquette said. “It’s a really good way not only to interact with other Christians, but also to grow in my relationship with God and meet spiritual needs. I love it.” Those interested in joining should email a.marquette@aggiemail.usu.edu. St. Jerome Catholic Newman Center The St. Jerome Catholic Newman Center is located at 795 N. and 800 East. Newman Centers are located at non-Catholic universities around the world to provide Catholic ministry centers. They are named for John Henry Newman, a 19th-century Catholic convert, said Harrison Kleiner, adjunct professor of philosophy. “They are inspired by Cardinal Newman’s work which encouraged a robust synthesis between the life of faith and academic study,” Kleiner said. “Following that tradition, the USU Newman center strives to be a place where students can come for social, spiritual, and intellectual growth.” Mass is held at the St. Jerome Chapel, where the center is housed, every Sunday at 6 p.m. The center features a social hall with Ping pong, foosball and pool. For a quiet place to

There are exactly 104 tiles on my ceiling. Trust me, I checked four times. Just a few There is a picture of my laughs roommate on our wall, and I swear on my life he looks just like Russell Crowe at the right angle. I found a funny group called Balloon Shop on YouTube, and I’ve thought of at least six different ways I could rearrange the clothes hanging in my closet. I have a deadline in an hour, and all I have written is this paragraph. I haven’t eaten all day, but I won’t go into the kitchen in fear I’ll get caught up watching ESPNNEWS and completely forget this column exists, making for a very upset features editor. So, I choose to sit in my chair, listen to the Shins and try my hardest to think of something funny to put on paper. An interesting phenomenon, writer’s block. It’s the bloody mistress of every columnist; it just won’t go away – a lot like Phil Brickma, that annoying manager in “Rookie of the Year.” This is the dark side of the world of a columnist. People often ask me how I do my job – what it takes to be as successful in the world of humor writing as I am. I start off by saying I wouldn’t necessarily consider myself “successful.” More than anything I’d view myself to be capable, salvageable or most likely pudgy. From there I take time to really analyze the overall bells and whistles of my trade. Quite honestly I’ve found it really comes about in three steps. Think of something funny. Write it down. Consider getting fried chicken. In the grand scheme of things that’s what it all boils down to. Not exactly rocket surgery, is it? But then I have hours like these, my brain functioning at about the efficiency of an eggplant. I couldn’t think of something funny to jot down if it killed me. I careen through my mind a thousand times. The only thing with any possible merit is this picture in my head of Mr. Peanut dancing to “Virtual Insanity” by Jamiroquai on stilts, but I’m not exactly sure how to stretch that into 600 words. I jot through my day, my weekend, memories of my childhood, past “Access Hollywood” episodes, I even examine my roommate waking up in the morning. Nothing is coming to me. Once I’ve made my mark commenting on Slurpees and sandwiches at KFC I’m fresh out of hilarity-laden ammo. I make a quick trip to the kitchen for a drink of water, where one of my buddies asks me if I remember the show “Rocket Power.” I laugh out loud, grab a brownie and attempt, with my friend, to do that “woogity woogity woogity” handshake Otto and Twister did on that show. Maybe now my creative juices can start flowing. While sitting lifeless again at my desk, I realize I’ve learned two valuable lessons. First, write ideas down and you’ll never be stuck on topics to write about. Second, in the event of a fire I’m supposed to meet outside by that weird black statue thing by the library with the rest of the people who live in my building. That makes me chuckle. The concept of large-group emergency plans is quite funny. Holy crap. I just found my topic. It’s clever, it’s original

pray, the St. Jerome Chapel is open 24 hours a day. Either in the TSC or by the fountains on the TSC patio, the Newman Center hosts an informal “conversation table” each week, this semester on Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. Kleiner sits at this table and welcomes questions from both Catholic and non-Catholic students. LDS Institute Located just west of the TSC, the LDS Institute currently has about 6,700 students taking 230 different classes that are offered from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. This flexible scheduling is to help students balance Institute classes with their university schedule, said director Wayne Dymock. Students can get involved with programs ranging from choirs to weekly devotionals called “Religion in Life” featuring both prominent and local church members. There are also weekly activities planned by the Institute Women Association, Institute Men Association and Married Student Association as well as Friday night activities open to all students. “We have a lot of students say this is kind of an oasis from the stresses of school, a respite. It is a valuable place where they can come and get that uplift and reassurance,” Dymock said. Those who are not members of the LDS faith are also welcome, and about 40 non-members are taking classes there this semester. A class on world religions is usually offered, and is generally well-received, Dymock said. Historically, he said the Logan Institute is the oldest Institute in the LDS church and was the largest Institute program for many years. The Institute tries to work with the University as well as other religious organizations. Dymock said they have worked with the Wheaten College in Chicago as well as the Bible Institute of Los Angeles. – genevieve.draper@aggiemail.usu.edu

straight to USU police dispatch. Students can also call USU police 24 hours a day for an escort to their car or apartment, as long as it is on campus. Students who are a victim of sexual assault or rape can contact SAAVI at 435-7971510 or CAPSA (Community Abuse Prevention Services Agency) at 435-753-2500. Students can also contact the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline. – tessa.karrington@aggiemail. usu.edu

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Enjoy your Thanksgiving with a twist on old favorites This year for Thanksgiving I’ve been wanting to branch out and try some new twists on old favorites. If you want to do the same, even if it’s just in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, here are some interesting recipes I’ve tried and liked, using traditional seasonal ingredients in a fresh and delicious way.

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Yeast-Raised Cornbread Rolls Even though these are more like rolls than cornbread, they are still great with a dollop of honey butter on top. 4 cups flour 1 1/2 cups cornmeal 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 package (2 3/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast 1 cup warm water 1/4 cup olive oil 3 tablespoons honey 2 eggs 2 cups corn (if using frozen, defrost to room temperature) – Whisk together the four, cornmeal and salt.

PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE, Ruby Pears and Yeast-Raised Cornbread Rolls are three recipes that use traditional seasonal ingredients. JENNELLE CLARK photo

– In a separate bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Add about 2/3 of the flour cornmeal mixture. Then add the olive oil, honey, eggs and corn and mix using an electric hand mixer.

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon vanilla

– Drain pears and place them, cut side up, in an 8-inch baking dish.

For the Topping: 1 cup miniature marshmallows 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 cup sour cream

– As the dough comes together, add more of the flour cornmeal mixture a little bit at a time until you get a soft dough that isn’t too sticky. (You may not end up using all of the flour cornmeal mixture). – Dump the dough out onto a floured countertop and knead for 3-5 minutes. – Gather the dough into a ball and rub with a little olive oil. Place the ball in a lightly greased bowl, cover and let it sit in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. – Once the dough has risen, dump it out onto the counter and use a knife to cut it into equal sized pieces. An easy way to do this is to keep cutting it in half until you have 18 equal sized pieces. – Shape each piece into a ball and place them into greased muffin tins. Cover and let rise another hour. – Bake them at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes, until rolls are golden. Serve with honey butter. Ruby Pears This recipe combines two seasonal ingredients, cranberries and pears, in a delicious alternative to the old jiggly can of cranberry. 2 (15 oz.) cans pears 1 (14 oz.) can whole berry cranberry sauce 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice

– In a medium saucepan combine cranberry sauce, sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon and cook, stirring often, until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is heated through. – Spoon over the pears, and bake at 350 degrees for 2530 minutes, until hot. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingerbread Crust and Marshmallow Sour Cream Topping This sophisticated dessert is refreshing in a sea of plain pumpkin pies this time of year. For the Crust: 1 cup gingersnap cookie crumbs 1/2 cup pecans, toasted 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon ginger 2 tablespoons butter, melted For the Filling: 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, at room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 3/4 cup canned pumpkin 2 eggs 1 1/2 tablespoons flour 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon ginger 1/8 teaspoon gloves dash of salt

Aggie health club gives back By NIKKI LIVES staff writer

The Aggie Health service club focuses on service opportunities emphasizing health, said Jackie Neid, director of Aggie Health. According to the USU Service Center website, Aggie Health is a service organization which provides health-focused volunteer opportunities for students on campus and in the community. The club provides service through clinics, educational opportunities and supporting health oriented organizations, projects and events. Neid, a junior majoring in nutrition and food science, said, “Aggie Health works with bigger service agencies like Intermountain Donor Services and Friends For Sight.” In collaboration with Intermountain Donor Services, Danielle Schwarz, a junior majoring in psychology, said the Aggie Health club used a committee of volunteers who wanted to participate in health fairs to educate about donating organs and tissue. According to Schwarz, who is on the Aggie Health council, Aggie Health also works with a non-profit organization, Friends for Sight, that gives free eye exams and glaucoma screenings at high schools and senior citizen health fairs. “The first thing I did with Aggie Health was working with Friends for Sight to do the glaucoma screenings and that’s what got me excited about the club,” Tim Bikman, a junior majoring in business administration, said. “We give senior citizens free eye exams so they know whether or not they will pass at the DMV when they go to get their license renewed.” Bikman was the director of Aggie Health last year and said the club has done many other health-related activities. “Aggie Health has set up booths at the USU health fair to raise awareness about diabetes and we have also done volunteer work,” Bikman said. The club volunteered at a 5K run at a local high school during red ribbon week to raise awareness about drug abuse. Bikman said they work on smaller events in the fall, like the health fairs, but their biggest event is in spring semester. Last year, Aggie Health set up an on-campus competition based on TV’s “The

Biggest Loser” and according to Neid, it was a big success. “Right now we’re working hard on getting things set up for the Biggest Loser competition in the spring,” Neid said. “If you’ve ever seen the television show, it isn’t anything like it.” Neid said the competition on campus lasts about nine weeks. Last year, Aggie Health had about 20 participants who lost an average of 15.5 lbs. Some also saw up to a six-inch decrease in their waist size and everyone saw reduced cholesterol levels. Neid said they have activities twice a week for contestants during the competition. One activity is exercise-based and the other is an educational or inspirational speaker to aid contestants in their weight loss journey. “We provide a lot of different types of weight loss activities. Last year, we had the ROTC and Sports Academy each set up an activity for the contestants,” Neid said. The Biggest Loser isn’t just about weight loss, Neid said. The competition sets up a point system and contestants get points for coming to the activities, listening to speakers and participating in a nutrition assessment, as well as points for their weight loss. “We try to focus on a positive lifestyle change,” Bikman said. He said the competition helps contestants to focus on exercising a lot, eating healthier, getting enough sleep and other things that contribute to being healthier, physically and mentally. The Aggie Health club works with psychological and medical professionals to help their contestants, Bikman said. “We also have a blood panel that checks HDLs and LDLs,” Bikman said. HDLs and LDLs are good and bad cholesterol levels. Neid said the biggest loser competition is taking applications now, which can be picked up from the service center. Applications are due Dec. 6 and contestants are chosen based on their applications. The Aggie Health service club meets on the third floor of the TSC, Mondays at 3 p.m. Schwarz said they are mostly working on planning their competition for spring right now, but anyone is welcome to come find out about upcoming health events and help volunteer. – nikki.lives6@aggiemail.usu.edu

– To make the crust, combine the cookies, pecans, brown sugar and ginger in a blender or food processor until well ground. Remove and add butter. Spread in the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-inch round pan. Bake at 350 degrees until set, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

– To make the filling, beat the cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the pumpkin and beat well. Beat the eggs in one at a time, mixing well after each one. Add flour, spices and salt and beat just to blend. Stir in the vanilla. – Pour filling into the cooled crust. Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until the middle is set and it’s just starting to crack. Allow to cool for 1 hour before refrigerating overnight, uncovered.

– To make the topping, combine the marshmallows and milk in a small saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla. Let mixture cool to room temperature and then fold in the sour cream. – Spread over the chilled cheesecake and refrigerate until topping is set, about 1 hour. – jenn.nelle@gmail.com

Job: Seeking help from readers -continued from page 9 and it gives me a great reason to make fun of the movie “Backdraft.” This puppy is solid gold. But then again, I already spent a good page and a half on the useless banter of the last hour of my day, and I have a study session in 15 minutes. So this will have to do. Moral of the story: we columnists need

your help. We have our e-mails at the bottom of these things for a reason; if you give us something good to write about we’ll darn sure put it in our thought basket. We might even send you cupcakes, but don’t bet on it. – steve.schwartzman@aggiemail.usu.edu

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very day we walk amongst a crowd of faces we forget seconds after passing. We rarely contemplate their roots, their motivations or the indirect impact they may have in our lives. What do we think when we walk past a man or woman dressed in a camouflage suit or an uncreased collared shirt and a service cap, always complimented with perfectly polished shoes? Our colleagues who serve in the armed forces do stand out on campus, but the way the military impacts them and their families’ lives is often forgotten. Chances are, every person on campus knows at least one person who has protected or does protect our country, whether it be in the Marines, Navy, Air Force, Army, National Guard or Coast Guard. Is the man wearing combat boots who sits in the third row of biology the same man that left his new wife for six months to serve in Afghanistan? Do enough people recognize that this man’s sacrifices are one of the reasons Logan sleeps soundly at night? Every day USU students are flying to the Middle East, suspending their schooling and saying goodbye to their families, friends and homes. We live among veterans, many of whom are in their early 20s, still trying to figure out what they want to do with the rest of their lives. Many of our professors have served as well. Perhaps we do not verbally express our appreciation to those in the armed forces that we see because we cannot comprehend what they experience during an average day, whether they are on active duty or inactive. Every year, USU has a celebration to honor those veterans in our area. We would like to urge everyone to support the men and women in uniform who support our community and our country every day Supporting veterans can be as easy as acknowledging their service: extending your hand, looking them in the eye and saying “thank you.” Give someone who is missing a deployed loved one some company. Donations to soldiers overseas are easy to become involved in. Making an effort to commemorate Veteran’s Day our lives is a simply task, but first, we simply must remember that veterans are largely the reason why we often feel peace in our surroundings and have hope for more peace in our country.

End the gridlock by ending the filibuster Two weeks ago there was Opposition a brilliant opinion piece in the Statesman explaining how the Research Republican takeover of the House of Representatives will lead to gridlock and stagnation. The issue I have, however, is that this is not how things have to be. I believe that there is a way to end the gridlock between the Republican and Democrats. Next year, the Senate will reconvene with 53 Democrats and 47 Republicans. Even though Democrats control the majority in the Senate, Republicans are poised to force the government to a dead stop through the use of the filibuster. The filibuster is a parliamentary procedure that prevents a bill or motion to be voted upon by extending debate indefinitely. An example would be the recent health care bill. The Republicans used a filibuster to delay the bill for months, causing the Democrats to compromise heavily – such as dropping the public insurance option – and leaving a bill that didn’t satisfy anyone. But there’s been a growing voice in the Senate to end the filibuster. Using the so-called “Constitutional Option,” also known as the “Nuclear Option,” a simple majority in the Senate can change the rules to eliminate the filibuster outright. The right of the Senate to change their rules comes from Article I, Section V of the Constitution, which states that “Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings.” Based on the Supreme Court ruling United States v. Ballin (1892), changes to Senate rules need only a simple majority – 51 votes. This is how we eliminate the filibuster. The Democrats next session will open discussion to change the Senate rules. The proposal to eliminate the filibuster will be then put on the table for debate. The Republicans cannot filibuster this proposal because in order to fulfill their constitutional duties, the Senate must be able to, well, determine their own rules. If the Republicans try to do so anyways, the chair can rule against the filibuster and move on to allow a majority vote to amending the rules. Only then can the filibuster be eliminated once and for all. The Constitutional Option is not a new proposal and has been used by both parties before. Richard Nixon – Republican – and Robert Byrd – Democrat – both argued in favor of this option. In 1917 the threat of using the Constitutional Option forced the compromise to allow cloture, the ability to end a filibuster, to exist. In 1975 the threat again lead to changing cloture from two-thirds of the Senate (67 Votes) to three-fifths

Justin Hinh

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ForumLetters Start your own organization To the editor: USU already has many student organizations, but it could still use more. Student organizations are a great way to meet new people with similar interests, and a great way to gain leadership experience that looks good on a resume.

The more organizations the University has, the more leadership opportunities there are for students. And do you know what looks even better on a resume than “President of Club Whatever”? “Founder of Club Whatever”. I invite anybody reading this to find an organization they are interested in, and try to get a chapter started at USU. For example, Learn To Be is an organization that lets

Letters to the editor • A public forum college students tutor younger children over the internet. By going to learntobe.org you can learn more about it and set up a chapter at USU. There are even websites like dosomething.org that are giving away $250 startup grants to new clubs with ideas for charitable projects. David Willis

Remembering days of unspoken ideas It is the summer after our third year at the University Faculty of Szeged, Hungary. About two dozen of us are hudVoices dled together in a small, unadorned room with whitewashed walls. Massive chunks of the paint are missing, creating a unique map of an undiscovered world. We sit on the edges chatter freezes. We all look of squeaky metal bunk beds in his direction. Somebody you would see in World War laughs a little uncomfortII military barracks, four on ably, but then somebody one wall and four on the yells out from the coropposite wall of the rectan- ner, “C’mon, don’t tell me gular room. The middle of you’ve read it. It’s blackeach bed sags like a fishing listed. Everything worth net after a successful draw. reading is blacklisted. That We are the catch. We sucks, man.” The silence are mostly unaware of deepens. Somebody slaps a mosquito on his forearm. our being the “Bloodsucker!” catch, having he says a little a grand time, “We all knew than c o m p l e t e l y that somewhere louder necessary. The absorbed in a debate. We there was a long air fills with laughter again. argue about list of black“Do we the quality of listed books we have more the food, the didn’t wever beer?” yells out quality of our somebody else, education, the talk about. We state of our lived ‘Fahrenheit and a commotion ensues as country and 451.’” those in the how much we back try to should be getclimb over outting paid for preparing high stretched limbs to get to the school students for their stash. The general chatter history college exams. At picks up again. “Have you the end of high school, all read it?” I turn to George, students take the state-prescribed matriculation exam the future independent hisin the main subjects: math, torian perching next to me. literature, history and a lan- He smiles. “We all want to have read guage. To advance to colit,” he says and I leave it at lege, students take subjectthat. We’ll talk later. specific entrance exams at In 1948, the Hungarian their prospective university, elections were fixed – a unique to the institution. The average college accep- widely unreleased fact at tance ratio is 5:1. In history, the time, among many others – to help the Communist 9:1. So, we, seasoned college Party into power, and that’s students, quiz the next gen- how things remained for 40 eration on all imaginable years. The above event haphistorical facts and teach pened somewhere in the the young ones how to think middle, in 1976. We grew up as historians. Because we reading between the lines, know. This particular night, understanding most things we end up giggling about from half-finished sentenchow naive our charge is. es, cognizant of what we One voice rises above the knew had been filtered by the State. It was taught to us chatter. “I mean, they don’t even that for our own good, we know about Big Brother,” were not being subjected to says a gaunt, bespectacled petit bourgeois, individualyoung man. The general istic filth like Bram Stoker’s

Susan Nyikos

“Dracula,” or to its sub-par cousins like “Tarzan” – one of my father’s favorites – which were called tarp novels from being sold for a few fillérs at the market, spread out on huge tarps before the Second World War. These books were simply not published for a few decades, though we would not face persecution or jail for suspicion of possession. There was, however, a very different group of books that could easily make the owner disappear: “1984”, “Animal Farm”, “Doctor Zhivago”, “The Bible”, and any and all of Solzhenitsyn’s books, for instance. Many Hungarian authors either defected to the West or translated classics. The older, the safer: the “Odyssey” and the “Iliad” proved to pass the political correctness filter. We all knew that somewhere there was a long list of blacklisted books we didn’t ever talk about. We lived “Fahrenheit 451.” I did hold a smuggled copy of “1984” in my hands one day, and with my heart pounding in my throat, read as much as I could on the spot before the owner, George, ripped it from my hand and shoved it under his mattress. His roommate was returning from town, a nice young man with a permanent smile on his face, whom we all knew was a rat. As much as we considered ourselves the future intelligentsia in that crowded room in Szeged, Hungary, we, hired to cultivate young critical minds to become brave thinkers, did not have access to knowledge deemed potentially dangerous to the mainstream culture. We were taught to feel and act collectively, so we grappled – in silence – with our own questions: What were we supposed to teach, then? What were we teaching to the next generation? Susan Nyikos is a lecturer in the english department.

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For love of the game and of the country I was flipping the channels today, searching for a good football game to watch in the morning. I had some downtime and wanted to spend it well, so football, I figured, was the way to go. I had a lot of good choices – Illinois at Michigan, Iowa at Indiana, UNLV at BYU – the list went on. However, I came across a game between two teams I admire deeply, and though the match-up wasn’t any paper’s headline, or a touted “game to watch� by any network, it was a game I just couldn’t pass up. I found my game on the CBS Sports channel – Air Force at Army. There’s something special about watching a service academy play football. There’s the speedy option offenses that Army, Navy and Air Force all trademark and run to perfection. There’s the deep traditions, preserved by the great match-ups between them and the tremendous players who emerge from them. There’s the crowds of cadets, midshipmen, and pilots clad in their respective uniforms, cheering their academies on and doing

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Kenion Harvey push-ups for each point scored in celebration. However, all of these do not compare to the most special fact – that those men we watch, playing the game they love, are the future protectors of our country and our flag. It is what separates these proud teams from the rest of the nation. We watch Utah State, Utah, BYU or whomever we pledge our fanship, and we wonder where they are headed after their careers in college are over. They’ll have the opportunity to go back home if they wish, and pursue many different careers. Some may even go on to the next level, and get to play professional football. What we sometimes forget to realize is that the brave men who strap on their helmets for the academies will go on to something different. When we watch Army, Navy or Air Force play, we aren’t watching future pro stars, though many of their players certainly have the talent. We’re instead watching our future soldiers, our future military leaders, and

our future protectors. We’re watching our future front-liners, our future captains, and our future guardians – on land, at sea and in the sky. We’re watching more than a football team. We’re watching the pride of our country, and the reason we still fly our flag proudly today. I come from a family who has seen many of its members serve this country, in war and in peace. I am thankful to come from a family like that, and am proud of their service and those who served with them. Thus, I can’t help but be a huge supporter of the service academy teams. I can’t help but be proud to watch these men in their endeavors, and begin their journeys and transformations from students to soldiers. Some may call it a fanship, and it certainly is in a sense. However, I call it an appreciation. I call it respect. When the whistle sounded at the end of the Air Force/ Army game, the two teams came together on the field and congratulated each other. It was a convincing Air Force win, but you wouldn’t know it by the two teams banding together as one after the game. They stood together, side by side, listening to their alma maters as brothers. They stood together, side by side, as our country’s best. You wouldn’t see that

from Illinois/Michigan. You wouldn’t feel the importance of such a moment from Iowa/ Indiana. No other game this weekend would have ever evoked any feelings of pride like Air Force/Army. So, I urge all of you to remember just who is taking the field when a service academy plays. These are not your ordinary blue-chip prospects, not your ordinary award contenders, and nor your ordinary letter men. They are, instead, your soldiers. Your guardians. Your protectors. They are the pride of your country. With Veteran’s Day approaching Thursday, I’d like to propose a challenge. On Saturday, Nov. 13, Army faces off against Kent State. Navy will take on Central Michigan, and Air Force will go up against New Mexico. Take some time on Saturday to try and watch one of those games, or at least check on their scores. For this upcoming week especially, let’s show support for our service academies, as a show of thanks for their sacrifices and their hard work for our country. It doesn’t have to be all day, just take whatever time you can to see how our boys are doing – because they are giving all of their time for us. Kenion Harvey is a freshman in political science.

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of the Senate (60 Votes). The filibuster is a tool that can be used for both good and evil. It has allowed the minority power to prevent the majority power from going rogue. It has traditionally been used to keep people in check and even the threat of a filibuster forces the majority to compromise with the minority. But lately with the amount of hyper-partisanship in Washington, the filibuster has been used not to ensure the minority voice but as a tool for obstruction. I believe that the filibuster must be eliminated once and for all. Not because the Democrats currently hold the Senate, but because I believe that the government is able to produce better legislation with only a majority vote. Without the insane requirement of a supermajority – 60 Votes – senators can focus more on passing quality legislation. Not just focusing solely on passing legislation at all. Because both parties will end up controlling the Senate sometime in the future, there is balance. But the window of opportunity for ending the filibuster is narrow. Proponents of the Constitutional Option and experts agree. They,

as well as I, believe that changes to the rules can only occur at the beginning of a session. If the rules change in the middle, I believe that is highly abusive of the majority party and should not be allowed. With the next two years of government looking like gridlock and stagnation, I believe ending the filibuster is a productive step. We must eliminate partisan procedural rules used now only for obstructing the will of the majority party. If we do not, the next two years will be just as bitter as the last two. If you want more in-depth analysis about the midterm election, political science professors Dr. Cann and Dr. Lyons will be holding an election briefing Wednesday in Old Main 121 at 3:30 p.m. They will explain what happened last week and what we as students should expect. This would be a great opportunity to begin stepping into Politics as well as an opportunity to meet me and shake my hand.

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Dr. Christopher Mitchell, a wellknown CS Lewis scholar, will present “Out of the Shadowlands: the Spiritual Journey of CS Lewis.” The event will take place on Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. in WIDT 007. This event is free to the public and all are welcome to attend.

- Meditation Club, TSC 335, 12 p.m. - ARC Workshop, TSC 315, 3:30 p.m. - Ecology Seminar, NR 105, 6 p.m. - Monty Python Night, Old Main 121, 7 p.m.

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Dive-In Movie! Nov. 12 from 6-9 p.m. at the Sports Academy, come watch “How to Train your Dragon” from the pool! If swimmings not your fancy, enjoy all the amenities of the sports academy from working out to racquetball! There will be food, a raffle, and plenty of fun. Join us to help support the seed program and have a blast doing it! Tickets are $4 in advance There is a fundraiser for the and $5 at the door. All proceeds go National Foundation for to the USU SEED Program. Transplants (NFT) on Nov. 13, A Benefit Concert to help col2010 at 9 a.m. It is a 3 on 3 baslect cans of food for the S.N.A.C ketball tournament and anyone program. We will have a couple of is welcome to sign up! There is local bands, Travis Chambers and a $30 per team fee. All proceeds will go to NFT. Tee shirt included! the Blend and In State. The event will Any other donations are welcome! be held from 7-10 p.m. on Nov. 11 at Sign ups will be on Nov. 3, 4, and Lundstrom Student Living Center. Entry Fee: 1 can of food or $1 (bring 5 in the TSC all day. extra cans for raffle tickets). The annual Aggie Appreciation Day for Veteran’s will be Nov. 11 Phi Alpha Theta is sponsoring from 12 to 1 p.m. outside the TSC Monty Python Night with introduction by Dr. Norm Jones. Don’t near the flagpole. At 7:30 p.m. the miss this classic event! Nov. 10 at American Festival Chorus and USU 7:00 p.m. in Old Main 121. Food Symphony Orchestra will present a tribute to veterans. will be served. Ecology Center Seminar on Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. in NR 105 entitled How does Natural History become Math Anxiety Workshop Nov. science, and what can it tell us about 10 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in TSC climate change. Also on Nov. 11 at 3 335. You do not have to register to attend. For additional informa- p.m. in ENGR 101 about the effects tion, please contact the Academic of climate change at high altitude on phenology, frost frequency, plant Resource Center at (435) 797demography and pollinators. 1128. The Cache Community Food Pantry is in desperate need of both food and cash donations for the International Education Week: Study Abroad Photo Contest vot- upcoming holiday season. Items needed right now are traditional ing will take place Nov. 15 - 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the TSC Thanksgiving products such as 2nd floor in front of the ballroom. canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, olives, and stuffing mix in addiCome vote for your favorites! tion to other staples that families need throughout the year. On Nov. 13 from 10-12. Cache County USU Study Abroad Information Community Food Pantry is located Session: Learn more about a at 359 S. Main in Logan. semester of study or a summer Aggie Special Olympics leadership institute at our partner school, Far East University, locat- Dodgeball tournement. All proceed ed in the outskirts of Seoul, South go towards the Special Olympics team. The event will be held in the Korea. Study in English! Nov. 11 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in University HPER on Nov. 13. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the games Inn, Room 511. begining at 10 a.m. Prizes will be raffled. For more info and for pre registration go to dball2010.com

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- Women’s Basketball vs. Dixie State, 4 p.m. - Dive-In Movie, Sports Academy, 6 p.m. - Women’s Volleyball vs. Nevada, 7 p.m. - Martha Graham Dance Company, Ellen Eccles, 7:30 p.m. - Tip Toe into Asia, TSC, 7:30 p.m. - Why Sound Concert, 8 p.m. - The Antics Comedy Improv, Logan Arthouse, 10:30 p.m.

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