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Town hall talks Blue Goes Green funds BY LIS STEWART staff writer

Blue Goes Green officia-� tors encouraged students from different majors across campus to apply for the sustainability grant at a town hall in the Hub on Wednesday. Two student housing employees who attended said they found the ques-� tion and answer session useful for a grant they plan to apply for this spring. Rene Hernandez, Residence Hall Association events coordi-� nator, and Wendy Sticht, a resident assistant, want the funding to educate and encourage sustain-� ability in campus housing. “People talk about recy-� cling, reducing, reusing — those three principles, right?� Hernandez said. “For some reason, for me, sustainability always meant more.� Members of the panel included past grant recipi-� ents, who answered ques-� tions on the application process and gave tips for those interested in apply-� ing. Chris Binder’s said think of a project you are passionate about and find people to help you accom-� plish it. “You don’t just fill out

HENRY EASTERLING mediates during an open forum in the Hub. Blue Goes Green addressed students regarding the sustainablity grant Wednesday. CURTIS RIPPLINGER photo

some paper and get some money and it’s over,� said Binder, a landscape archi-� tecture grad student who was awarded two grants last fall. “You’re going to be involved for at least six months with whatever project you choose, and

if you’re not passionate about it, you’re not going to be all that successful.� Binder’s grant projects both involve bicycles. “I’m a cyclist,� he said. “Even in the winter, I ride my bike to school.� Blue Goes Green award-�

ed a grant to Binder and a group of students who want to put in a bicycle rack on the east side of the TSC. Binder said working in a group was helpful because writing the grant application was a lot of work. Having group mem-�

bers from different majors added value to their appli-� cation, he said. Ron Christiansen, whose group’s project was awarded money last spring, recommended grant applicants take advantage of campus

resources. “No matter what you’re doing, you’re going to find somebody that cares about what you’re doing,� Christiansen said. Christiansen, an engi-�

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Psychological Services helps students with Crisis on Faith BY ASHLYN TUCKER staff writer

On Monday evening, the USU Counseling and Psychological Services center held their first-�ever work-� shop designed to help people who are struggling with reli-� gion and spirituality. The workshop was the first of a five-�part sequence entitled “Successfully Navigating a Crisis of Faith.� The other four parts of the series are to be held over the next four weeks. Twenty-�four students, faculty members and indi-� viduals from the community attended the workshop, and most actively participated in the discussion. According to the event summary on the USU events calendar, topics to be discussed during the five-� week sequence include the relationship between faith and doubt, the common stages of faith and belief, the interplay between morality, religion and spirituality, coping with distress and harmonizing belief with

THE USU COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES offered the first of a five-part series workshop Monday to help students suffering through crises of faith in their affiliations. SAMANTHA BEHL photo illustration

intellect. John Dehlin, a fourth-� year Ph.D. student studying psychology and the present-� er of the workshop, said it was designed for people who

need some support with a very sensitive aspect of their lives. “Facing a crisis in faith often makes people feel stuck,� he said. “We are here

mostly to support people where they are and help get them unstuck.� The workshop focused primarily on identity and emphasized the journey

rather than an end. “I really don’t like the term ‘crisis.’ We want to help participants see their crisis as a gift,� Dehlin said. “It’s OK to never reach a final

state.� Another purpose of the workshop was to normalize the idea of having a crisis of faith. During the workshop, attendees were invited to supplement the presentation with examples from their own lives. The participants were able to see other people facing similar challenges. Ian MacFarlane, a pred-� octoral intern studying psy-� chology, assisted in the pre-� sentation of the workshop. He said in Utah, where the vast majority of the popula-� tion is religious, it is often taboo to talk about religious beliefs and especially the lack thereof. “A lot of people don’t have someone to talk to or don’t know how to handle it,� he said. MacFarlane went on to say that he and Dehlin want to help people navigate through their spiritual struggles without favoring a specific outcome or destina-� tion.

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ASUSU gains formal RHA voice BY ADDISON M.T. HALL staff writer

The Regional Housing Association held a general meeting Wednesday with rep-� resentatives from each area of campus housing, members of USU Dining Services and for the first time, a representa-� tive of the ASUSU Executive Council. During the meeting the south campus area was MEMBERS OF THE RHA COUNCIL collaborate and discuss agenda items during a awarded $150 for an activity meeting with ASUSU. SAMANTHA BEHL photo in March pertaining to all

students on campus. Kenny Fryar-�Ludwig and Analee Scoresby, two repre-� sentatives of the south cam-� pus housing area, requested the money to help fund a “Speak Easy� party on cam-� pus. “It is a 1920’s bar party where we’ll be serving mocktail drinks and where everyone shows up in 1920’s costumes,� Scoresby said. “There’s music, dancing, poker. Basically it’s just a fun party where people can hang

out on a Friday night.� Scoresby said the activ-� ity was not only meant to be entertaining but also educational for all those who attend. “While they’re having fun, we’re actually teaching them something,� Scoresby said. “The things that they’re able to learn is how to take per-� sonal responsibility for their safety; to be aware of their surroundings in social situa-�

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Snowmen line up for Gallery Walk BY ANDY PIERUCCI staff writer

The first Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland Snowman Gallery Walk took place 6-�8 p.m. Tuesday at the Haight Alumni Center. The winning snowman was Snow Toro, a giant Aggie blue bunny made by the USU Utaku, a club designed to explore Japanese pop culture and its activities. Activities chairman of the Student Alumni Association executive board Britnee Bromley coordinated the event, which included more than 23 different clubs and organizations from around campus. Bromley said the partici-� pants come from lots of walks of life to enjoy the winter weather. “It’s cold outside and it’s going to be for awhile, so let’s embrace it and have some fun,� Bromley said. “That’s why we decided to start the Winter Wonderland Snowman Gallery Walk, that, and to get the different clubs and organizations together to socialize. We all have some-� thing to give.� Many different clubs and organizations decided to brave the cold and build snowmen. “The snowmen were cre-�

SNOWMEN CREATED BY VARIOUS CAMPUS GROUPS line the Haight Alumni Center for the Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland Gallery Walk. DELAYNE LOCKE photo

ated to reflect the goals, values and interests of the different groups,� Bromley said. The snowmen lived up to the hopes of the creators of the Walk. “We sent letters to every

club and organization on campus, inviting them to join in the event,� said Doug Fiefia, a member of the Student Alumni Association. “We got a great response. I’m really happy with the turnout. We’ve

got the Greeks, the A-�Team, LDSSA and many other clubs. Hopefully next year we can get even more.� Ryan Taylor, a member of the Alpha Tau Omega frater-� nity, said he and his group

spent an hour and a half mak-� ing their snowman, Otis. Otis was a snowman doing a headstand while reading the Bible, was one of the many snowmen found on the path outside the Alumni Center.

Others included a menacing Mr. T replete with sideburns, a giant Aggie blue bunny snowman and a snowman and snowwoman couple leaning in for a kiss. Most of the snowmen could be identified with the groups who created them by the poses they were in or the accessories ordaining them. Regardless, signs were placed in front of each one with the name of the club and a brief description of their handy work. Students and members of the community wandered around a path lit with strands of white light outside of the Alumni Center, viewing the results of the different groups. Those who had already voted for their favorite snow-� men sat around tables sipping hot chocolate, eating dough-� nuts and socializing. A large table was set up with a list of the different snowman, where the winner was decided. The grand prize, a Winter Wonderland prize package, and a Snowman Champions Trophy were on the table next to the ballots. Also included in the grand prize was a movie night at the Alumni Center. At 7:30 p.m., the votes were counted and Snow Toro was named the winner. –

Arm wrestlers to compete in Ed Week tournament BY KATRIEL WILKES staff writer

Education Week will kick off Monday with the Aggie Arm Wrestling Tournament in the International Lounge. The tournament will begin at 11: 30 p.m. and end at 2 p.m. Any student who wants to participate can sign up at the HPER office until Monday. The entry fee is $5 dollars, and all of the money will be donated to a scholarship fund for a student the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. “There will also be super matches between the football players, cheerleaders, and Big Blue will go against someone too,� said Laken Kennington, the HPER representative on the stu-� dent council of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human

Resources. There will be three brackets for men: light-� weight, middleweight, and heavyweight. The weights competing in each bracket will be determined at the event. Women will also have a bracket. The first prizewinner of the each of the competi-� tions will receive $100. Second place will receive $50 and third place will receive $25. This is the first Aggie Arm Wrestling Tourney at Utah State. “We hope it becomes a tradition,� Kennington said. The theme of Education Week is “Elevated.� “Our college is so widespread,� said Ashley Sorenson, student council president for the college. “We have everybody from educators to pre-�med stu-� dents, so we got to togeth-� er and chose ‘Elevated,’

because we want to be ele-� vated in body, mind and service — it encompasses all of it.� There will be a week-� long service project to incorporate the theme. Students can donate school supplies to chil-� dren who live at the base of Mt. Everest. “Everything they have has to get backpacked to them,� Sorenson said. The school supplies can be dropped off at boxes located in the HPER, the Education building and the Lillywhite building. There will also be boxes at all the week’s events. On Tuesday, hot cocoa will be served between the HPER and Education building at 11:30 a.m. Students can also participate in the Utah State University Spelling Bee at 7 p.m. in the TSC International Lounge. The next day the International Lounge will

STUDENTS BRAVE THE COLD outside the Education Building on campus. Education Week kicks off Monday with events throughout the week. JESSICA FIFE photo

be filled at 11:30 a.m. with the USU version of “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?� “All the events are held in the TSC, so all the stu-� dents can join in,� said

Mike Rees, education senator. Ultimately, Rees said the goal is to promote the Emma Eccles Jones College. The college is nationally renowned

for its Early Childhood Education Program, Special Education Program and Education Program.

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GREEN: Bikes, Student Organic Farm could expand with grant money From page 1 neering student, said though his group does not write a lot, they were able to complete the application with help from the English department writing fellows and the lead technical writer at the Space Dynamics Laboratory. The Student Organic Farm was able to expand with extra funding provided by a Blue Goes Green grant last spring, said Amanda Hawks, an agriculture student and panel member. Hawks said those working with the farm were able to purchase equipment to grow more food and transport it to sell. The farm was more successful last year

because of the grant, she said. “The grant also gave us a lot more focus on sustainability,� she said. The Blue Goes Green grant is funded by a three dollar student fee passed by students in February 2011. Though the grant was controversial at first, stu-� dents are more accepting of it, Henry Easterling, an intern in the Student Sustainability Office who led the town hall, said. “Honestly, even in a couple of years it’s become a widely accepted and acknowl-� edged thing,� Easterling said. Easterling said it was surprising the fee passed. Students were concerned about

the fee being used wisely, he said. The Blue Goes Green Student Grant Committee looks for projects students can access and are achievable, Roslynn Brain, a sustainability specialist for the USU extension who sits on the commit-� tee, said. She also looks for projects that align with the university’s commitment to be climate neutral by 2050 when examining the applications. The committee comprises students from all eight colleges, a staff member of the Student Sustainability Office, Brain and a representative from Facilities. Facilities often assists the grant award-� ees and provides matching funds, which


students should not be afraid to ask for, Brain said. For Hernandez and Sticht, the Housing employees who want to encourage sus-� tainability, the grant process is still in the planning stages. However, the idea of teaching others to take care of the planet could turn into a grant if the committee accepts their application. “There’s so many people living on this earth, and there’s so many people who aren’t doing anything to help, so why not help as much as we can?� Sticht said.

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THE RHA COUNCIL holds the general council meeting for housing on campus along with dining services and an ASUSU representative. SAMANTHA BEHL photo

ASUSU: Party bid proposal highlights RHA meeting From page 1 tions like parties especially where there’s drinks, whether that be alcohol or not.� Scoresby said the type of influ-� ence students experience at parties from alcohol and drug use is often overlooked in Utah culture. She said the “Speak Easy� party

would help students learn how to cope with this type of situation. Fryar-�Ludwig said the south campus area has done this type of event for the past six years but this year decided to join with campus dining services to make a better experience for the students. He said the $150 from the RHA fund will help cover any extra catering

costs as well as costs from using the Artist’s Block Cafe in the Fine Arts Center. “Our event money that we’re going to be hopefully receiving from you guys tonight will be applied to the remaining balance,� Fryar-�Ludwig said to the council. “When we’re done paying for the invoice from Dining, any extra

money will be returned to the RHA bid.� Matthew Anderson, the RHA advisor, said the funds would come out of the RHA activity bud-� get, which is paid into by fundrais-� ing activities such as a four-�day-� long dance festival held annually. –

WEEK: Arm wrestling, psych professor highlight Ed Week From page 2 “We also have a number of nationally-�recognized profes-� sors,� Sorenson said. Thursday will feature of those professors, Dr. Richard Gordon, who teaches sports psychology at USU. “He is one of the better speakers on campus,� Rees said. Gordon is a professional sports psychologist who has

traveled with the US Olympic ski team and been on the PGA tour with professional golfers. “This will be one of those hidden gem speeches we have here on campus this year,� Rees said. He will be speaking on how to “elevate� one’s career and life in the TSC Ballroom at 6 p.m. The week will end with a Scholarship Benefit Concert

in the Ballroom at 7 p.m. The bands Military Genius, Children of the North, Filthy and the McNastys and Little Barefoot will be featured. Admission at the door is $1. All money raised during Education Week will be put toward a scholarship for a stu-� dent in the college. “It will go to student who really needs it,� Sorenson said. The fundraising is new this

year. “As senator, I wrote it into my charter, so every education senator after me is expected to continue raising money for a scholarship,� Rees said. T-�shirts will be on sale during the week featuring Education Week’s theme. All the proceeds will also go to the scholarship fund. –

FAITH: Campus is ideal place for faith-�finding workshop From page 1 “We don’t want to favor or put down any specific religion or spiritual beliefs,� he said. Dehlin said religion is a very important part of most peoples’ lives whether they know it or not, and the emotional turmoil a spiri-� tual crisis brings can lead to other complica-� tions. “It can lead to depression, anxiety and even physical illness,� Dehlin said. MacFarlane said good psychologists and therapists often ask their patients about religion because it tells them a lot about the person. “Religious beliefs are potential sources for great conflict or great strength,� MacFarlane said. Besides wanting to help people facing spiri-� tual hardships, Dehlin also said his interest in the effects a crisis of faith has on individu-� als led him to study psychology and eventu-� ally develop the “Successfully Navigating a Crisis of Faith� series. “One of the reasons I got into psychology is that I feel that a lot of people struggle with the idea of faith,� he said. Dehlin said holding the workshop on a col-� lege campus is ideal. “College is a natural time to be learning and questioning,� he said. –

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Egyptian exhibit takes over museum

An in-�depth look at the life and times of the ancient peoples who lived on the Nile River is the topic at the year’s-�opening event at Utah State University’s Museum of Anthropology. As part of its Saturdays at the Museum series, activities were offered Saturday, Jan. 26, at the museum. The Egyptians built some of the greatest wonders known to man and became one of the most powerful civi-� lizations of the ancient world, museum organizers said. Guests at the museum can learn more about the culture and traditions of this fascinating region. Throughout the day young guests can learn to write messages in hieroglyph-� ics. In addition to the Saturdays at the Museum activity series with its 10 a.m.-�4 p.m. hours, community mem-� bers and USU students alike can visit the museum during its standard oper-� ating hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-�5 p.m. Funding for Saturday events is pro-� vided by a grant from the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services. More information about the IMLS is available online. The USU Museum of Anthropology is on the USU campus in the south turret of the historic Old Main build-� ing, Room 252. Admission is free. For Saturday activities, free parking is available in the adjacent lot, south of the building.

Arts College shows documentary series

CRISIS ON FAITH helped students normalize the idea of having a crisis of faith. SAMANTHA BEHL photo illustration

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Utah State University’s Science Unwrapped emerges from winter break Friday to present “Explore to Conserve: A Russian Adventure.� USU physicist Jeff Hazboun recounts his National Geographic-�sponsored kayaking trek to Russia’s far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula to explore pristine, yet imperiled, salmon habitat. Hazboun, a doctoral student in theo-� retical physics, seasoned wildlife biolo-� gist and extreme kayaker, speaks at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium of the Eccles Science Learning Center. Hosted by USU’s College of Science, his talk is free and open to all ages. Extending roughly north-�south from Russia’s far eastern tip, the 777-�mile-� long peninsula is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the east and the Sea of Okhotsk on the west. Teeming with some of the world’s densest popula-� tions of salmon and brown bear, the peninsula is also home to more than 160 volcanoes, many of them active. The event is the first of three presen-� tations in Science Unwrapped’s spring 2013 “Water� series. Free refreshments and hands-�on learning activities follow Hazboun’s talk.

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Utah State University’s Caine College of the Arts presents “Helen Whitney’s Life in Film: A Documentary Series� Jan. 28-�31 in the Performance Hall on USU’s Logan campus, sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. “Helen Whitney’s Life in Film: A Documentary Series� runs Jan. 28-�31 in the Performance Hall. Each night’s event begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Jan. 28 — Living Portrait Introduction and an overview of Helen Whitney’s Life in Film. Jan. 29 — The Outsiders The lives of gay men and women, the mentally ill, McCarthy Era victims. Jan. 30 — Faith and Doubt On the road with John Paul II. Jan. 31 — Spiritual Landscapes Inside Mormonism, a three-�year journey resulting in a four-�hour PBS series — The Mormons.

ClarifyCorrect The policy of The Utah Statesman is to correct any error made as soon as possible. If you find something you would like clarified or find in error, please contact the editor at 797-�1742, statesman@aggiemail. or come in to TSC 105. Compiled from staff and media reports

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Sculpture students create work of art

463*)77366=3-',-79>9/-6-+,8%2(7):)2advanced sculpture students created the the installation project “Vertical Experiment,� above. The project consists of several hundred wooden sticks hanging from panels and is on display in the Chase Fine Arts Building. SAMANTHA BEHL photo

BY KIEL REID staff writer

What do sculptors do when they get together on the weekends? They talk about sculpting, and it was from one of these casual gatherings that Ryoichi Suzuki, assistant professor of sculpture for the Caine College of the Arts, and seven of his advanced sculp-� ture students came up with their idea for an installation project. What started out as an idea to create something,

turned into a huge project that took almost 320 man hours to create. The instal-� lation itself consists of indi-� vidual four foot by four foot panels suspended from the ceiling, 10 and a half feet off the ground, with 100 individual wooden sticks hanging from each panel. The sticks have been cut to varied lengths, ranging from two to seven feet tall and hung in a progressing pattern — from shortest to tallest — and have been spaced two inches apart. The installation has been

designed to make full use of the gallery it will hang in, allowing visitors to walk about the piece and experi-� ence it from different angles and see how light passes in between the mass of hang-� ing sticks. “You get the effect like when you’re driving past a corn field and it changes as you go,� said Myles Howell, a senior majoring in art. The piece has been named “Vertical Experiment� because of the unpredict-� ability of the piece as a whole.

“Until we hang all of them we are guessing,� Suzuki said. “We can see, with them individually hang-� ing, but with this design we don’t know until we hang the whole thing if it will work.� Every aspect of the piece has been an experiment for Suzuki and his students. At one point, when trying to decide what materials to use, they considered using curled metal shavings. However, wood won out in

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Preschool on campus proves positive BY HAILEE HOUSLEY staff writer

The Adele and Dale Young Child Development Laboratory is providing an educational experience for young children so they can explore, be cre-� ative and not just look for praise. The preschool stays up to date with all the newest research. They create activities for the chil-� dren to cultivate things like creativity, critical thinking and problem solving skills. “Some of our philosophies that we use is that children learn through play and they learn through explora-� tion,� said Camille Gilbert, a graduate student majoring in family, consumer and human development with an emphasis in early childhood. “So in our preschool we don’t provide models for them. Like in art, we don’t say, ‘Ok here, make this,’ we just provide mate-� rials and then let them explore and cre-� ate.� Gilbert said allowing the kids to play and explore helps them become more creative and better critical thinkers while at the same time helping their problem solving skills. “Creativity is big,� Gilbert said. “We try to promote critical thinking and problem solving skills, so we just try to provide activities that help the children learn these, but also the other part of it is I’m teaching a teacher how to set up those activities, so it is kind of like a two fold.� Teachers are trained on proper meth-� ods for communicating with children. “We teach them how to have good, appropriate language with the chil-� dren,� Gilbert said. “We ask lots of questions. We try to not say good job. Like sometimes when I say good job to a child, it kind of just ends there, so they think that they’re finished. It kind of stops the child’s creativity. It stops what they are doing, so instead of that, as teachers we try to ask questions like, ‘So what are you doing?’ so they can

Mobile pet care service prospers BY MADISEN MILLER staff writer

here and they are really focusing on those children’s needs, and what they are going to be interested in in their learning. We can support that and keep them engaged in building their knowl-� edge.� Because the lab is training student teachers, they have rooms with two-� way mirrors which allow the director and assistant directors to observe each class. The mirror allows the directors to point out to the student teachers things that could have been overlooked in the typical classroom environment. “We can point out things, even silly little things,� Olsen said. “Like you know the children need to wash their hands after they wipe their nose. We catch that. Sometimes when you are in the classroom, just the intensity of everything that is going on, it’s hard to remember. It’s hard to remember everything that you are supposed to do.�

When asking a college student what their five-� year plan entails, one might hear about graduat-� ing, applying to graduate school and finding employment in a certain field. But Shawn Nielsen, a senior in interdisciplinary studies, is following a road less taken. Nielsen launched a business last June with his wife Alyssa. Alyssa is the business executive and Shawn is the self-�proclaimed CFO. Their enter-� prise: mobile pet grooming. “‘Alyssa’s Doggie Do’s’ is the first of its kind in Cache Valley,� Alyssa said. “I drive in front of people’s homes and pick up their dog from the front step, groom them and about an hour later drop them off.� Alyssa first became interested in starting her own mobile pet salon when she realized the demand for grooming services. “I went to pet grooming school in Colorado Springs and they were everywhere over there,� she said. “There were 38 different pet mobile grooming businesses in the area and they were all booked solid. There were none here in Logan.� Alyssa said the greatest difficulty of a new business venture is finding a customer base. “The demand is there. The market is just hard to break into, especially here in Cache Valley,� she said. “People do what they always have done. It’s not until someone hears that your product works, and then it catches on pretty quick.� In the beginning, the couple didn’t have the assets to start the company. Shawn said he bought a dilapidated brown trailer through KSL and with the help of relatives and friends per-� formed extensive renovation on it. He received construction help with the trailer from Andrew Hastings, one of Shawn’s close friends and a junior majoring in business administration. “We had to put in a lot of sweat equity, espe-� cially in building the trailer,� Hastings said. “We had to rip out the original framing, rewire the whole thing, put insulation in and install new


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8,)%()0)%2((%0)=392+ Child Development Laboratory provides a unique educational opportunity for the children who attend and the student teachers involved. SAMANTHA BEHL photo

talk about it but keep going if they have other ideas.� The student teachers are being trained while they teach the preschool-� ers. “We train teachers how to have posi-� tive interactions,� Gilbert said. “It is not just like them watching, it’s like them helping the children explore. It’s not just a bunch of children playing with the teacher. It’s like they’re there to help the kids learn the best way.� Student teachers can have a big influ-� ence on the kids and are encouraged to take advantage of teaching opportuni-� ties. “When we are working with the teachers we want them to understand how powerful they are in the class-� room, how much influence they have over the children, and we want them to make sure that they get every opportu-� nity that they can to help the children develop,� said lab director Kaelin Olsen. “We want them to avoid missed opportunities so that they are really

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GROOMING: Logan market prime for sales

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paneling and equipment. They ended up repainting the outside too, with Alyssa’s logo on it.� Hastings said they went to pick up the trailer in the Salt Lake area, but it was in terrible condition. The previous owners didn’t have the trailer lights working so they spent hours in the Autozone parking lot trying to fix a mess, Hastings said. “We couldn’t get it to work so we drove back to Logan 9XEL7XEXI9RMZIVWMX]ˆ0SKER9XELˆwww.utahstatesman with one left blinker and a few working tail lights,� he said, “We were worried we’d get pulled over on the way home. Luckily, the Logan police force wasn’t on patrol.� Despite the cost of renovation for the trailer, Shawn said the start-�up costs for the company were not overwhelming. “We didn’t even take out a bank loan,� he said. “Mostly we just borrowed it from relatives. It’s already almost paid off. It would be, too, if it weren’t our main source of income.� Alyssa said her stepfather loaned them most of the money. “At first, he was kind of skeptical because he didn’t know if I would do well,� she said. “But I started it out of his basement before we got the trailer and he saw how quickly I got clients and kept them, and the overhead for our busi-� ness is really pretty low. It doesn’t cost us a lot. We were able to do almost everything by ourselves.� Shawn said the couple is creative with their marketing scheme as well. “We’ve focused a lot on free marketing,� he said. “I can just go leave the trailer next to a park or out on the street for a couple days if Alyssa doesn’t have appointments.� Last July, the couple marched in a local Fourth of July parade with the Doggie Do’s trailer in tow. Alyssa handed out flyers, sold specialty doggie accessories and scheduled appointments with new clients. Shawn said there is no need to be elaborate when it ALYSSA NIELSEN LAUNCHED THE FIRST first mobile pet grooming service in Cache Valley with her husband Shawn. Photo courtesy of Alyssa Nielsen comes to a business and marketing scheme. He said hard work and drive are all people need to be successful entre-� preneurs. Hastings, a budding entrepreneur himself, said passion is also important. “Skills can definitely be learned,� he said. “The other thing would be a problem-�solving mindset. You can always find a solution to a problem.� The entrepreneurs mentioned difficulties they have experienced while balancing student life and new business ventures. “Balancing work, schedules and homework is hard,� Hastings said. “You lose a lot of sleep. R and D can be frus-� trating. You run into unforeseen problems.� Alyssa said one of the most appealing aspects of start-� ing her own business was being able to be her own boss. Hastings said he loved working with his family. “One of the best things about entrepreneurship is that you work closely with friends and family and you have the good times and hard times together,� he said. “It’s defi-� nitely a team effort, and I don’t want to work for someone else.� –

WOOD: Project provided challenges throughout construction process

From page 4 the end. “Wood was one our first ideas, because we knew we had wood available,� said Mijka Butts, a senior majoring in art. “But then we wanted to toss up other ideas. So we took a couple of trips to the dump, just to see the variety of materials we could use. But in the end we still just went with the wood.� Once they had decided to use wood, they needed to work together on a design. Eventually inspiration came from a similar installation, where an artist used hun-� dreds of yardsticks and hung them in a progressive pat-� tern from the ceiling. The building process came with its share of trial and error as well. They started out using a lightweight foam board as their panels to hang the sticks from, but because of the weight of the sticks, the panels would

bow from the force pulling down. After that, the artists decided to go with flat squares of plywood, which proved to be much more sturdy. Once the panels and sticks were assembled, then came the challenge of how to install and hang them. Originally they had planned to hang them with rope, but after a three-�hour testing session decided to use a differ-� ent method. “We took four panels in,� Howell said. “We spent three hours trying to hang them level so that they actually matched up — it was a headache. The problem with that was the rope would stretch from the weight, and you would have to tie a knot and hope that the knot would stay where it was tied.� In the end they decided to install the panels with chain. “The whole process has been trial and error, all the way through,� said Suzuki.

Even with all the headaches and the stress of building the piece, the lessons that Suzuki’s students have learned are ones that he could never teach them in a typical classroom environment. “It felt like I was an equal part of something,� Butts said. “It was a good, enriching experience. It helped me be able to see and accept differences in other people as well — not just on an artist’s level but on a people level too.� “I want people to walk into the gallery and have a feel-� ing of amazement that this had been done.� said Howell. “Vertical Experiment� is scheduled to open on Monday, February 4 and will be open until Friday, February 8 in Gallery 102 in the Chase Fine Arts Building. –

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DEVELOPMENT: Affecting futures From page 4 With the preschool is connected to USU, Olsen said there are advantages that might not be available otherwise, and the chil-� dren benefit from it. “We are very fortunate to be here at the university,� Olsen said. “We are able to get a lot of different things for the children and students are willing to put in amazing amounts of time and energy to develop curriculum that is cool and different, and unique for the children and really think through some of the different processes so that they can learn and grow. All of those things are really helpful.� “I think that it is a really important time in a child’s life right before they go to kin-� dergarten,� Gilbert said. “So I think it just gives them a good opportunity to explore and gain knowledge in more creative ways

than the normal preschools.� Passion for teaching and seeing the chil-� dren learn is part of why Gilbert chose her profession. “I like working with parents and fami-� lies, and I feel like when the little kids come to the preschool it is like their own place,� she said. “They have their own place to play, learn, be creative and have ownership of it.� The preschool has a long waiting list of people eager to get their children into the school. “You should get your kids on the list pretty early,� Gilbert said. “Before they turn one, put them on the list.� –

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Clubs seek more funds BY MARK HOPKINS staff writer

In the past several years, Utah State has seen many athletic clubs have success both regionally and nation-â&#x20AC;? ally. Ranging from baseball to hockey to tennis, these teams have brought both awards and recognition to the university. As with any program, however, these clubs need financial sup-â&#x20AC;? port, and university funding limits are being reached. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year our season roughly cost about $17,000,â&#x20AC;? said baseball club president Garrett Schiffman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We received private donations from donors. Each player was required to pay club dues and then we received some money from the school.â&#x20AC;? Campus Recreation covers 14 officially recognized ath-â&#x20AC;? letic clubs. Assistant director Scott Wamsley is in charge of fund distribution. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Basically weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got $51,000 that we can allocate to all these different clubs,â&#x20AC;? said Wamsley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They receive funding based on their need and what they bring in in dues.â&#x20AC;? The money comes from a

portion of general student fees, with the rest of needed funds coming from player pockets and sponsors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Baseball this year received $4,000 from us,â&#x20AC;? Wamsley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are a couple of other teams that receive more.â&#x20AC;? Schiffman said this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s baseball player fees were $125 for fall semester and $400 for spring. Fees cover team travel, hotels and one meal a trip. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We raised them a little bit up from last year just because of the success we had,â&#x20AC;? he said. The baseball team has been very pleased with the support Campus Recreation has given them, Schiffman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen the increase of funds come from differ-â&#x20AC;? ent areas, especially within the Campus Rec. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been really nice,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been real grateful to help us and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been real grateful for their help and support because thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no way weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be able to do it without them.â&#x20AC;? The tennis club on the other hand has not been allowed to receive athletic funding due to a previous agreement between Campus

1)1&)673*8,)'09&&%7)&%008)%1 celebrate a scoring play during a game last season. The team raised money to compete in the national tournament in Georgia in June 2012 and brought home a national championship. File photo

Recreation and the athletic department, which already has menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ten-â&#x20AC;? nis teams. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have an ongoing agreement with the athletic department that we will not sponsor or have any club teams the same as they have over in their department, and they will not have any in their department that we

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Biggest issue is we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be affiliated with Campus Rec because thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a varsity team,â&#x20AC;? Sheffield said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s priority to fund the clubs within. Since our department, Campus Rec, is unwilling to take us on, we have to go to CSCO.â&#x20AC;? Clubs may apply for

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have in ours,â&#x20AC;? Wamsley said. Due to the agreement, the tennis club is instead affiliated with the Council of Student Clubs and Organizations, the same as all non-â&#x20AC;?athletic clubs at the university. Mike Sheffield, president of the tennis club, said funding has been dif-â&#x20AC;? ficult and has limited the advancement of the club.

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Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no rest for the weary: or in this case, the Utah State menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team. After back-â&#x20AC;?to-â&#x20AC;?back home losses, the Aggies hit the road for the first two games of a three-â&#x20AC;?game stint away from the Spectrum starting Thursday at the University of Idaho, followed by a trip to Seattle Saturday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously these teams both played us very well at home,â&#x20AC;? said head coach Stew Morrill. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had to make a spectacular shot to beat Idaho and Seattle was in the game the whole way, so we know that we have a big challenge going to their courts, Idaho is probably as efficient an offensive team as we have in the WAC. They are shooting high-â&#x20AC;? percentages. They have a lot of offensive weapons.â&#x20AC;? Leading the attack for the 8-â&#x20AC;?11 Vandals is Kyle Barone. The senior from California is coming off back-â&#x20AC;?to-â&#x20AC;?back double-â&#x20AC;? double performances in which he scored 27 and 25 points and pulled down 16 rebounds in each contest. He averages 16.7 points per game â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 18.0 in conference games â&#x20AC;&#x201C; on the season, which is

second-â&#x20AC;?best in the WAC. In Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s win over UTSA, Barone had a nearly perfect night statistically after going 10-â&#x20AC;?for-â&#x20AC;?10 from the field and 5-â&#x20AC;?of-â&#x20AC;?6 from the free throw line. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unbelievable weekend last weekend, just unbelievable,â&#x20AC;? Morrill said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He is a guy that has been a starter since he was a freshman. Every year he has got-â&#x20AC;? ten better. He is really hard to deal with down low, he is athletic and strong, he has a very good touch and he is averaging 12 boards in league. He is a first-â&#x20AC;? team all-â&#x20AC;?league guy without ques-â&#x20AC;? tion. We have got to help some on him and we have got to do a good job when we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help.â&#x20AC;? As a team, Idaho is in the top of the conference in both field goal and free throw percentage with 77.5 and 49.5, respectively, and is second in 3-â&#x20AC;?point per-â&#x20AC;? centage with 37.0, right behind Denver. Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tipoff between the Aggies and Vandals is scheduled for 8 p.m. in the Cowan Spectrum at the Kibbie Dome, after which Utah State will head for Seattle. The Redhawks are currently 6-â&#x20AC;?13 overall and just 1-â&#x20AC;?8 in conference play but are ranked

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If you google Moscow, Idaho and pull up the images, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see a handful of photos of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Welcome to Moscowâ&#x20AC;? sign, surrounded by a myriad of images of farm-â&#x20AC;? land. No wonder there are 36 Greek organizations at U of I. What the heck are stu-â&#x20AC;? dents supposed to do otherwise? Did we mention that it was nicknamed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hog Heavenâ&#x20AC;? in itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early days? USU 67, Idaho 59 New Mexico State (13-â&#x20AC;?8, 7-â&#x20AC;?2 WAC) at Texas State (7-â&#x20AC;?14, 3-â&#x20AC;?6 WAC)

trouble with the law after beating up fellow student. Apparently talking to a girl in the presence of a player is frowned upon.

the Pioneers will come better prepared than the natives.

Imagine what will happen if the Bobcats implement their courtship and mat-â&#x20AC;? ing rituals.

San Jose State (9-â&#x20AC;?11, 3-â&#x20AC;?6 WAC) at Seattle (6-â&#x20AC;?13, 1-â&#x20AC;?8 WAC)

NMSU 74, Texas St. 58 Denver (11-â&#x20AC;?8, 7-â&#x20AC;?2 WAC) at UTSA (5-â&#x20AC;?14, 1-â&#x20AC;?8 WAC) Remember the Alamo? Yeah, neither do the Pioneers. While the U.S. was fighting the Mexican-â&#x20AC;? American war all over Texas from 1846-â&#x20AC;?1848, the Pioneers were trek-â&#x20AC;? king west. They looked right past everyone and everything down there, including the Roadrunners.

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Denver 77, UTSA 66

The Seattle University mascot is the Redhawk. The official city bird is the Blue Heron. Confused? So are we. But then we thought about the fact that the city hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had a basket-â&#x20AC;? ball team since 2008, or the year after the Redhawks won their only conference title in school history. The good news? The Sonics might be back next season. The bad news? That wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help the Redhawks.

GERMANY NATIVE SVEN POSLUSNY serves during match play last season. Poslusny is one of many international students playing sports at USU. File photo

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seventh in the nation in rebounds per game with 42.0. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also 37th nationally in assists with 15.5 per game. Clarence Trent and Deshaun Sunderhaus both average double fig-â&#x20AC;? ures for Seattle with 11.8 and 10.6 points per game, respectively. For the Aggies, Morrill said USUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s toughest chal-â&#x20AC;?

But after what happened at the Alamo, you can bet

lenge will be maintaining stamina for the full 40 minutes for the duration of the trip. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trying to keep our guys fresh with our limit-â&#x20AC;? ed numbers and trying to prepare for the games is a bit of a challenge because we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be in the practice court for very long and yet we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to go into the games not prepared for what we are going to see,â&#x20AC;? Morrill

SJSU 56, Seattle 54

said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are trying to shorten practice because we have no subs and it has kind of been that way for awhile, but it is worse obviously now. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re try-â&#x20AC;? ing to shorten practice and stay as fresh as we can, stay injury free and all those kinds of things.â&#x20AC;?

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Growing up in another coun-â&#x20AC;? try, Utah State tennis players Sven Poslusny and Fredrik Peterson and basketball player Cristal Turner wanted a chance to play sports in the United States. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really have that in Europe,â&#x20AC;? Turner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You basically have to choose between school and playing professionally.â&#x20AC;? Turner grew up in Maidstone, England and had to make the choice of educa-â&#x20AC;? tion over basketball when she was 16. She made the decision to pursue an education. For Poslusny, he knew at least two years before he gradu-â&#x20AC;? ated high school he wanted to come to the U.S. for college. â&#x20AC;&#x153;College sports donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exist in Europe,â&#x20AC;? Poslusny said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what I wanted to do here in the United States, get a degree and play tennis on a high level. Everything in Europe is a club sport, has nothing to do with the univer-â&#x20AC;? sity. So if you study in Europe, you basically are a full-â&#x20AC;?time student and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have time to compete on a high level.â&#x20AC;?

Poslusny, who hails from Lorrach, Germany, chose Utah State over several other universities after putting a video on YouTube for recruit-â&#x20AC;? ing purposes. It was the level of competition the Western Athletic Conference provided that ultimately drew him to Logan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The WAC is really tough for tennis,â&#x20AC;? Poslusny said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every university was ranked except for Utah State so I knew I was going to have real-â&#x20AC;? ly good matches. So I came because I knew that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have a really competitive conference and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why I decided to go to Utah State.â&#x20AC;? Playing sports in school is not only possible in the United States, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s much cheaper as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here you have a team, you have practice every day, you have weights, you have condi-â&#x20AC;? tioning and everything is cov-â&#x20AC;? ered by the school, whereas in Germany or in Europe, you have to pay everything on your own and that would just cost a fortune, too much,â&#x20AC;? Poslusny said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything is sponsored by the school, all the trips, traveling, gear. Everything would cost money in Germany.â&#x20AC;? Aside from making it pos-â&#x20AC;? sible for international athletes to play their beloved sport and attend school at the same time, Poslusny and Peterson both agree playing tennis in the U.S. is much more enjoy-â&#x20AC;? able. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel like the atmosphere is unbelievable here,â&#x20AC;? Poslusny said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mat-â&#x20AC;? ter what sport it is, I feel like Americans care more about it. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re more competitive, maybe not competitive, but enthusiastic. There are high school games on TV. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see that in Europe. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all professional. High school doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even exist. There are no high school sports or college sports, so everything here is taken more serious.â&#x20AC;? From living in the United States for three years,

Peterson feels like sports are a part of the society. Events like Homecoming and football games USU alumni attend donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exist in Europe. Peterson said stu-â&#x20AC;? dents who attend American universities have a stronger connection to their alma mater. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All of the alumni still care for their school,â&#x20AC;? Peterson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll go cheer on teams. When you are done with your university in Europe you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any connection to your school. No sports, nothing.â&#x20AC;? The students in American universities, and especially at Utah State, have a life-â&#x20AC;?long commitment to their school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They might like their school during the time theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re studying, but they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any reason to go back except to see the facilities,â&#x20AC;? Peterson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing going on, no sports, no big events.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have people that are cheering for you,â&#x20AC;? Poslusny said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People come from all over the place. Parents from Salt Lake come to watch their kids play and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an hour and a half away. That wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen in Germany unless it was a really big thing, defi-â&#x20AC;? nitely not for high school or some college.â&#x20AC;? Coming to the United States for college allowed these athletes to have an expe-â&#x20AC;? rience unlike any other. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nowhere else where this opportunity exists,â&#x20AC;? Peterson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know any other country that has the sport as a part of the school.â&#x20AC;? Poslusny advises other ath-â&#x20AC;? letes out of the country to do exactly what he, Peterson and Turner did. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best idea,â&#x20AC;? Poslusny said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you want to study and keep on playing, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best idea. Since no other country in the world has it, it is the best thing.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Twitter: @daniellekmanley

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CLUBS: Money limited despite success From page 7 ing from CSCO multiple times throughout the school year, but Sheffield said he has received very little support. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the last three years, the university has given us a total of $200,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year our club spent over $6,000 and will again this year. So $200 compared to $6,000 is not much.â&#x20AC;? Members of the club pay dues of $35 each semester. Sheffield said while he rec-â&#x20AC;? ognizes it is substantially less than other sports, it does not cover the same expenses other club fees typically do, such as travel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They would have a point that our members donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pay as much as some of the other club team members do,â&#x20AC;? Sheffield said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But at the same time, as long as youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re paying more and receiving more from the university, it costs more.â&#x20AC;? Wamsley said the agree-â&#x20AC;? ment with the athletic depart-â&#x20AC;? ment has been mainly based on the confusion between varsity and club teams, diffi-â&#x20AC;? culty in finding sponsors and the amount of available space. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It comes down to money, space and that agreement that we have with athletics,â&#x20AC;? said Wamsley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Until we have more facilities, more funding, 14 teams is about where weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re

going to stay at this point.â&#x20AC;? Sheffield said he would love to seek sponsors, but the agreement once again pre-â&#x20AC;? vents him from doing so. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They tell me I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go and get sponsors,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anybody sponsoring us is someone not sponsoring the varsity team. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll barely give us any money, we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go elsewhere to get money. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of frustrating.â&#x20AC;? While the club usually breaks even, last year after regionals is when Sheffield was really upset. The team placed second and qualified for nationals but was unable to attend due to financial rea-â&#x20AC;? sons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last year we were good enough and qualified to go to the national tournament, but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, just because we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have enough money,â&#x20AC;? Sheffield said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fellow stu-â&#x20AC;? dents couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pay enough, so we had to opt out. This year we hope itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the case, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up in the air.â&#x20AC;? Sheffield put in a request for funds Jan. 23, and Saturday the tennis club was granted $400 from the uni-â&#x20AC;? versity. Baseball was in a similar predicament last season but was able to raise enough money through sponsors and players to attend, and eventu-â&#x20AC;? ally win, the national tourna-â&#x20AC;? ment.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our World Series trip to Georgia was an estimated $28-â&#x20AC;?29,000 trip,â&#x20AC;? Schiffman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where we saw a lot of support from the uni-â&#x20AC;? versity, which was really nice, and we also saw a lot of sup-â&#x20AC;? port from the community.â&#x20AC;? Wamsley said the situation before nationals is not unfa-â&#x20AC;? miliar. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If a club advances to regionals or nationals, we try to help out as much as we can,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last couple of years weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a lot of clubs that have gone to regionals or nationals, so we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been able to give all of them a lot, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been able to give them a little bit.â&#x20AC;? The tricky part is find-â&#x20AC;? ing money and sponsors in the short time between end of season and nationals, Wamsley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hockey, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll probably qualify because of our rank-â&#x20AC;? ing,â&#x20AC;? said Wamsley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That gives them only three and a half weeks to come up with approximately $25,000 to go to St. Louis.â&#x20AC;? Schiffman said for all teams, any additional fund-â&#x20AC;? ing is always welcomed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every dollar counts,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If anybody can donate a dollar to the baseball team, we would appreciate it.â&#x20AC;?



Consider this: The Kansas City Chiefs, the NFLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worst team this season, had six players selected to the Pro Bowl last weekend. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth-most in the league and more than any NFC team. The NFC won 62-35 by virtue of allowing two late AFC touchdowns in the 4th quarter. Maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just me, but that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sound like a game worth playing. Especially when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being played between conference championships and the Super Bowl. Members of the Super Bowl teams donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t participate anymore to avoid injury, thereby excluding some of the most talented players in the league. It used to be the Pro Bowl was a credential and an honor, a reward for players performing at a high level. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve all heard someone say something like, â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was a 5-time Pro Bowl selectionâ&#x20AC;? in an attempt to boost a playerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; validity. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not how it is anymore. Ergo, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no need for it anymore.

There has been talk this week about the significance of the Pro-Bowl and if it should stay. Obviously it should. Why wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the NFL have a game to show off the best? Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re talking about NFL, the largest and most lucrative league in America. Of course that league should have a game honoring the players that make it enjoyable. Think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not enjoyable? Maybe you or your friends think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s insignificant, but then why do so many people watch it? 9.9 million people watched it this year, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a down year for the bowl. It had 2 million more viewers than the NHL all star game, 7 million more than the NBA all star game and 9.4 million more than the MLS all star game. Yet not enough people watch? The Pro-Bowl highlights the players that bring in fans, inspire young players, and dominate their opponents. Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite sport needs an all-star game.

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Returning to F Tavin Stucki Show me a Scotsman

When I was hired to be the Statesman sports editor at the end of my freshman year, I was ecstatic to prove myself as an worthy competitor for the bigshot professional reporters from the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News. I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t anything more than an arrogant beginner who lucked out into a great opportunity that I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t deserve. Needless to say, I let the power go to my head a little and selected myself to be the beat writer for the two highprofile sports, meaning I spent all of the games in the working press area. It was the same inflated ego and chip on my shoulder that persuaded me to accept my current spot as news editor here. I will always miss working at the sports desk, but I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize how much I missed cheering from section F in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s embarrassing to admit, but I forgot how to be a fan. I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

remember any of the hand signals, like Marcel Davisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oâ&#x20AC;? or Jarred Shawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chainsaw action. I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember when to chant â&#x20AC;&#x153;stupidâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;you suck.â&#x20AC;? I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember when to slap the chair in front of me to the beat of Ozzyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crazy Train.â&#x20AC;? I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember any of the foul shot distractions I learned at the final Big West Conference Tournament in Anaheim, the year USU won it all and freshman Jaycee Carroll was the tournament MVP. As a life-long Aggie fan, the only two things I remembered was the words to the fight song and Scotsman. I forgot how cold it was to sit in the frigid January air, the breeze biting at my increasingly chapped lips. I forgot the tingling in my legs after sitting crosslegged for too long in the foyer with the rest of the Section Fâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ers. I forgot the rush of adrenaline as I raced through the gate and down the stairs as the blood raced through my heart and into my veins. I forgot what it was like to scream at the opposing bench until I sang contrabass Sunday morning because I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use any other vocal chords. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still arrogant, still have a chip on my shoulder and am still a beginner, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to go back to

the press table. Maybe after I make the mistake of graduating. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tavin Stucki is in his third year at Utah State, majoring in journalism. He is an avid Aggie fan and has been since birth. Follow him on Twitter at @StuckiAggies and send any comments to



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Snowman gallery breaks winter blues Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s be honest. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ski or snowboard and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like basketball games, Logan winters are pretty boring. We think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great students can take time out from the rigors of academia to lose themselves in the creativity of snowmen building. We need more activities like the An Editorial Opinion Snowman Gallery Walk that come along every once in awhile to divert our attention from the winter blahs and mundane homework assignments. Think of all the out-of-state kids from California who have never seen snow. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to teach everyone how fun snow can be, instead of being that gross, slushy stuff that makes everyone revert to their 16-year-old self when it covers the roads. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why we think building snowmen on campus is so great; we can be creative and distracted from our homework at the same time, all while being hip and not flowing with the mainstream crowd. The only thing we can think of that might be better is if someone â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or a group of someones â&#x20AC;&#x201D; took it a step farther and created an impromptu Calvin and Hobbes-esque display at the doors of the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum or on the turf in Romney Stadium.

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Can the government snoop in your inbox? The following editorial appeared in Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Washington Post: Ever sent an embarrassing email? Ever gotten one youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather that others not see? Read this editorial if you use Gmail. Or if you have a Dropbox account. Or if you back up any of your files to Google Drive, Appleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s iCloud or any other remote drive that A look at what you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hold in your others are saying hand. Though some argue that the Fourth Amendment overrides it, a federal statute allows law enforcement agents to view material on these and many other common electronic storage services without a warrant, as long as that material is at least 180 days old. The paper credit card applications and car insurance solicitations that clog your mailbox enjoy stiff privacy protections. Highly sensitive e-mails do not. Google just reported that it received 8,438 government requests for XVHUGDWDLQWKHODVWKDOIRIWKHODZ¡VIOLPV\SULYDF\ protections should not comfort anyone. The story of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) is an archetypal example of technological reality vastly outpacing Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to adapt. When Congress wrote the law in 1986, its provisions made some sense. Few Americans used email at all, and the e-mail services that existed stored messages for only as long as it took users to download and read them â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not in perpetuity, as many do now. Ubiquitous cloud computing â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in which people store their documents and other files not on their computing devices but on a server somewhere else â&#x20AC;&#x201D; was also a far-off dream. Now many Americans spend hardly a waking hour without using one of these services. (This includes journalists: The Newspaper Association of America, to which The Post belongs, is part of the Digital Due Process Coalition, which is lobbying for reform.) Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., ECPAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s author, has made updating the law such a priority that he remained chairman of the Judiciary Committee this year rather than attempt to take the Appropriations Committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gavel. Last November, he managed to pass out of his committee an ECPA amendment that would have removed the 180-day rule, requiring law enforcement agents to obtain search warrants based on probable cause before reading through electronic communications. But lawmakers failed to advance the measure before Congress adjourned this month, so Mr. Leahy must now start over. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strange enough that ECPA has survived unamended for this long; it would be senseless for it to persist any longer. Mr. Leahyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amendment included exceptions to the warrant rule in certain emergency situations, such as kidnappings, dulling the argument that his new requirements would be too burdensome on law enforcement. Yet Mr. Leahy does not have a Republican cosponsor to help him shepherd it through Congress, nor has the White House spoken up. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said that â&#x20AC;&#x153;ECPA is something that Congress should look at closely.â&#x20AC;? We hope that careful inspection will lead him and his GOP colleagues to conclude that reform is embarrassingly overdue.

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ForumLetters Sculptures need rearranging To the editor: Last November, I noticed something horrible had happened. There the new grass in front of the Ag building was minding its own business doing what it does best â&#x20AC;&#x201D; photosynthesis â&#x20AC;&#x201D; when suddenly, without warning, a giant dollop of white mass landed in front of the Ag building as if from Utahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest seagull. At first I dismissed it as nothing, until I realized that seagulls werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hanging around in November. Then it became known to me that this was â&#x20AC;&#x153;a work of art.â&#x20AC;? My mistake, so I carried on. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get me wrong, I love art. Many of my closest acquaintances are within the College of the Arts, and I happen to consider myself an artistic person. However, it would seem that the majority of my fellow students within the College of Agriculture are not quite as appreciative as I am. One thing is for certain, it definitely has an effect on the mind of the viewer. What went through most of the Ag studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; heads when they saw it were definitely â&#x20AC;&#x153;whispers in silenceâ&#x20AC;? and bewilder-

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ment. Most of them reflected on the art piece with profound questions like â&#x20AC;&#x153;What the shell is that?â&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is that supposed to be a sideways horseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hind end?â&#x20AC;? and many other colorful questions that should not be printed in a family-friendly news column. Some words may have been edited from the original quotes. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re dealing with cowboy language. In one class, a professor took a poll as to what the sculpture looks like most. The options were toothpaste, a cloud, or Angelina Jolieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lips. The truth is, it really is an impressive piece of art, but the audience that has been chosen is the wrong one. The majority of Ag students â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to say all, because there are several granola, animal-loving hippies in our college, and we welcome you â&#x20AC;&#x201D; just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really â&#x20AC;&#x153;getâ&#x20AC;? art, and a crash course education such as this one isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the best segue to obtain open-mindedness about art. Start slowly. Speak slowly too, if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re some hick from Tooele County. Such art, like the bronze display just a few yards away, has shapes and curves that are familiar to them. Then you can ramp it up to other things, like the sculptures of the George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, which

are shapes they understand and sparks an emotion within them â&#x20AC;&#x201D; many Ag students are deeply patriotic. Then you can move on to other things, like the hands embracing to the south of the TSC. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open to interpretation, and suddenly step by step art starts to take on meaning. When I say step by step, I literally mean I want the weird art to start as you get farther and farther away from the Ag building. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean to disrespect Professor Ryoichi Suzuki and any of the art students who helped. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure they are very proud of their work. I know every art student sees the entire campus as their canvas, but to be honest, it isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to get fully appreciated all over campus. Nobody fully understands the â&#x20AC;&#x153;crashed helicopterâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;the French Friesâ&#x20AC;? in front of the library either, least of all the Ag students. Sure, we may take over campus with our displays during Ag Week, and there may be an occasional cow on the Quad for reasons only beknownst to us, but at least we move the tractors off campus once Ag week is over.

not remember much of anything we learned in the classroom. Can you name five things you learned in a class you took even last semester? I certainly cannot. I had an epiphany one day when I was stressing about a time-consuming assignment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The professor already knows all the stuff I am writing, so why am I even doing this assignment?â&#x20AC;? I thought. It was then that I realized that the professor had not given the assignment for herself. She had assigned it for me! The assignment was designed to help me learn the material. It would not impact her if I turned in the assignment or not. I started doing the assignment to learn the material and not just for the grade. From that point on, I began to think less about grades and more about learning. Employers donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care about your grade. They do care about the kind of person that you are. Employers do not care about the mindless facts you memorize in college. They care about your ability to think. Being able to critically analyze a problem is the real reason they hire you. They want us to have an education, not just a degree. Are you a sophomore or junior that just goes from class to work to home? If so, you are missing the best part of your education. A diploma is just an expen-

sive piece of paper if we do not have the experiences to back it up. There are hidden gems of opportunity here that I implore you to explore. These programs are really what make our education better than those who attend Harvard or Stanford. Check out my.huntsman. for fantastic business school opportunities. Consider a paid SEED internship in Africa. For just a little bit more money, you can take your required business classes during the summer as part of the Go Global Study Abroad. Are you unsure what you want to do with your major? Actual students started the Career Exploration trips to NYC and Washington D.C. to answer that question. Now the program has expanded to Seattle, Chicago, and Salt Lake. From internships to scholarships to attending Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Convocations and school events, there is so much more to your education than just class. You really are missing out if you do not take advantage of clubs and organizations on campus. If you have any questions or want more information on Business programs, email me at I would love to help you take ownership of your education.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink; you can put a man through school but you cannot make teach him to think.â&#x20AC;? I have spent twelve semesters here at Utah State, and if I could do it again, I would have taken advantage of some of the opportunities that are readily available. The advice I give to my sister, my friends, and my peers is, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Own your education!â&#x20AC;? There is much more to getting an education than just going to class. Especially if you are a freshman, sophomore, or junior I implore you, as one student to another, seize the opportunities here. As a new student here I was vastly unaware of the importance of these nonclassroom activities. My impression was that I just needed to show up to class and eventually I would graduate. I went from home to school to work. Some wiser individuals showed me that classes are only half of the experience here. In fact, five years out, we probably will

Jeff Parker is the academic senator for the Huntsman School of Business.

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ACROSS 1 Net help pages, briefly 5 County counterpart, in Canterbury 10 Boring 14 Longtime Stern rival 15 Little bits 16 Baltic capital 17 New Orleans team confused? 20 __ Who 21 Little bits 22 Silly 23 Musical quality 25 Chooses 26 New York team punished? 31 Fail to mention 32 Picky eaters of rhyme 33 Different 36 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Networkâ&#x20AC;? director 38 Old West mil. force 39 Andrea Bocelli, e.g. 41 Half a fly 42 More than a sobber 45 Small or large 46 Indianapolis team stymied? 48 Loads to clean 51 Person in a sentence, say 52 Convention pinon 53 Heroic poems 56 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homelandâ&#x20AC;? airer, briefly 59 San Diego team upset? 62 Hardly friendly 63 Go on and on 64 Take on 65 Golf rarities 66 Fur fortunemaker 67 Football positions DOWN 1 Punch source 2 Indian nursemaid 3 Being alone with oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thoughts


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Today is Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issue of The Utah Statesman is published especially for Jordan Smith, a sophomore from Somonauk, Ill., majoring in wildlife science.

Almanac Today in History: On Jan. 31, 1606, Guy Fawkes jumped to his death moments before his execution for treason. On the eve of a general parliamentary session sched-â&#x20AC;? uled for Nov. 5, 1605, a justice of the peace found Fawkes lurking in a cellar of the Parliament building. In his interrogation, Fawkes revealed that he was a participant in an English Catholic conspiracy organized by Robert Catesby to annihilate Englandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s entire Protestant government.

Weather High: 30° Low: 19° Skies: Flurries and a few snow showers throughout the day. Chance of snow 30 percent.

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 Drops Show as W on Transcript  Classes Added by Petition Only (Charged $100 Late-â&#x20AC;?Add fee per class)  Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basketball vs. Idaho, Spectrum 7-â&#x20AC;?9 p.m. Group Meditation, TSC 12-â&#x20AC;?1 p.m.  Principalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Panel, ENG 101 6-â&#x20AC;?7 p.m.  Health Fair, TSC International Lounge 10-â&#x20AC;?3 p.m.  An Exhibition by USU Emeritus Professors, Twain Tippetts Exhibition Hall 10-â&#x20AC;?5 p.m.

FridayFeb 1  Blind Hollow Student Trip, ORC 10-â&#x20AC;?6 p.m.  Science Unwrapped-â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Explore to Conserve: A Russian Kayaking Adventure,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ESLC 7-â&#x20AC;?8 p.m.  Logan Out Loud Benefit Show, TSC Ballroom 7-â&#x20AC;?9:30 p.m.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Industrial Ethosâ&#x20AC;? photography exhibit opening reception, Nora Elles Harrison Museum of Art, 5-â&#x20AC;?7 p.m.  Hockey vs. Weber State, Eccles Ice Center, 7-â&#x20AC;?10 p.m.

SaturdayFeb 2  Blind Hollow Student Trip, ORC 10-â&#x20AC;?6 p.m.  Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basketball vs. Seattle, Dee Glen Smith Spectrum 7-â&#x20AC;?9 p.m.

MondayFeb 4  Navigating a Crisis of Faith Workshop, TSC 310B 4:30-â&#x20AC;?6 p.m.  Ping Pong Tournament, TSC Ballroom 6-â&#x20AC;?10 p.m.  Arm wrestling competition, HPER Building foyer, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

TuesdayFeb 5  Stress Management and Wellness Workshop, TSC 11-â&#x20AC;?12:30 p.m.


USU Campus Recreation, Facilities, and Blue Goes Green Grant money are jointly supporting the development of a campus Open Space and Rec Plan. Students will have opportunities to contribute to the vision through focus groups and surveys. Although the focus groups have not been scheduled yet, students can stay updated through our Facebook page. https://www. Spend the day trying new winter activ-â&#x20AC;? ities or compete in a snowball biathlon. Visit stateparks.utah/gov/parks/hyrum for more details. Senior University is a 10-â&#x20AC;?week program taught by various professors for Cache Valley senior citizens ages 62+. It is held every Wednesday from 2:00 -â&#x20AC;? 2:50 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the TSC, room 336 (the Senate Chambers). There is a $10 fee for the entire program. Contact Kelsey Kushlan at 801-â&#x20AC;?897-â&#x20AC;?8623 or kelsey.kush-â&#x20AC;? for more information. Club M.ed is hosting a Principal Panel for all Secondary Education students Jan. 31, 6-â&#x20AC;?7 p.m. in ENGR 101. Administrators from our community will be available to talk about what they look for when hiring and discuss any questions you might have while you enjoy some free food. Logan Out Loud, improv comedy group, is hosting a benefit fundraiser for a student who was in a motorcycle accident. Come laugh and support a great cause on Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in the TSC Ballroom. Admissions is $5 at the door. Cache Valley resident Chris Dunkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one-â&#x20AC;?man show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Industrial Ethosâ&#x20AC;? opens Feb. 1 at 5 p.m. Dunkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fascination with industrial culture is apparent in his photography by capturing the beauty and strength of architecture and machinery. Sherid Peterson will perform at Pier 49 on Feb. 1 from 6-â&#x20AC;?8 p.m. Sheridâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music is always a crowd favorite. Everyone is wel-â&#x20AC;? come, there is no cover charge. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to invite you all to attend the Celebration of Black History Month on Feb. 2 in TSC Ballroom at 7 p.m. Performances by Logan Canyon Winds

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(USUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s faculty woodwind quintet), the Caine Quintet (USUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s student woodwind quintet), and the Black Student Union Step Team. We are excited to offer this event free of charge and open to the public. Families are welcome. See the attached poster, share with your friends, and hope to see you there. Live Music at Caffe Ibis featuring Hoodoo from 12-â&#x20AC;?2 p.m. on Feb. 2. Hoodoo is a folky, acoustic band with songs inspired by the beauty of Logan and Utahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outdoors. The word Hoodoo is the name of a type of rock formation found in Southern Utah and also refers to an African American and Native American folk magic. Artists that Hoodoo have been described similar to are Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver and Sufjan Stevens. Acoustic/Folk at 52 Federal Ave in Logan. Acoustic oldies group â&#x20AC;&#x153;Relicâ&#x20AC;? will per-â&#x20AC;? form live from 6-â&#x20AC;?8 p.m. at Pier 49. This is a great sounding group. Preview them at reli-â&#x20AC;?

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