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Voting for ASUSU officers begins Tuesday They must also be prepared to

By CATHERINE MEIDELL and make decisions concerning the MEGAN BAINUM proposed student recreation news editor, assistant news editor center.

With 2011 ASUSU election officially beginning Tuesday, Feb. 22, candidates and their campaign teams are getting the word out across campus that the race is about to begin. USU President Stan Albrecht said, “These leaders are going to do things that will affect the lives of every student. Voting is (the students’) chance to really express him or herself. If we do not exercise the right to vote, we are not exercising the voice that is granted to us.” James Morales, vice president for student services, said voting is a chance to practice democracy that students should take full advantage of. He said students need to vote for candidates that share the same goals because officers have a direct impact on what happens with the university. “The fact that these officers make decisions that effect the entire university is reason enough for students to vote. The ASUSU president is on the board of trustees and has a vote in everything ranging from parking to faculty salaries,” Morales said. ASUSU PR Director Lacey Nagao said the biggest thing students should care about is the fact that ASUSU officers have a direct say in where students’ money goes. “As we have seen this year, ASUSU decides on what events come to campus and what legislation gets passed. These things directly or indirectly affect every student. If you aren’t voting, you can’t complain about things that happen because you never got your voice out there,” Nagao said. Albrecht said this year the candidates who win would have heavy responsibilities, including continuation on creating a quality academic atmosphere with pending budget cuts.

“I think we have had a great relationship with the student executive council,” Albrecht said. “I think it’s about a relationship of trust as we work together on legislative issues, tuition issues and other policy related things. We’ve been really fortunate with those in student office positions, and I think we have attracted students who reflect this value of trust.” Morales said one of the most important issues officers will face will be “maintaining and improving the quality of Utah State.” He said the student recreation center will continue to be a key initiative as well as the possible new Ph.D. vet program. He said there will always be something important come up every year for ASUSU WITH 2011 ASUSU ELECTIONS ON their way, the seats in the Senate Chambers, pictured above, will soon be home to new faces. ALLISON OSTLER photo officers and it gives student government a chance to listen to students. Primary campaigning will begin promptly at 7 a.m. on USU’s campus along the sidewalks located between the Quad and the Taggart Student Center, and dispersed throughout the rest of campus. Candidates will display their campaign logos and be available to speak with students who pass by on their way to class. Nagao said students should become actively involved in meeting the candidates and seeing what each can bring to the table. She said students should look for someone who brings new ideas to the table, and who can follow through with their plans. Morales agreed saying a lot of people can “talk the talk” but not all can “walk the walk.” “We need people who are able to carry through with their visions and promises. A lot of people make promises, espe-

ASUSU 2011 Election Schedule

Elections Set-up Primary Campaigning Primary Elections Primary Debate Statesman VP Debate Primary Announcement Final Campaigning Final Elections Final Debate Election’s Party/Dance Final Announcement

Monday 2 p.m. Tuesday 7 a.m. Tuesday-Wednesday Tuesday 1 p.m. TSC HUB Wednesday 12:30 p.m. TSC Aud. Wednesday 4 p.m. TSC HUB Wednesday 4:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday Thursday 1 p.m. TSC HUB Thursday 8-11 p.m. Friday 5 p.m. TSC HUB

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Bill created from Tier Green fee goes to vote II tuition postponed

which the fee will be attached will plateau at 12 credits. “The fee is both ideal and the last resort,” Sustainability council has proposed stusaid Jacob Buckner, student sustainabildents pay a fee – 25 cents per credit ity council director. “We hour – to be voted upon in the 2011 tried all the other options ASUSU elections. The fee’s purpose “The disadvanbecause we didn’t want to is to “save dollars and enrich per- tages of this ask for a student fee if we sonal health, the health of others, are low. I mean, didn’t need it. We explored as well as the natural environother things including Tier it’s three dolment,” according to the submitted II tuition and weren’t able lars for full-time to get funding from any fee proposal. students. We “The disadvantages of this other source.” are not trying are low. I mean, it’s three dollars He said the reason for full-time students,” said John to make people why the student fee is ideal Rentschler, a sustainability council change.” is because students will be member who originally initiated – John Rentschler, relied on more to head susthe fee proposal. “We are not trytainability initiatives and Sustainability Council projects. ing to make people change, but member think maybe we can influence them The fund cultito change some habits over time.” vated from the Blue Goes If passed, the fee would take Green fee would be similar effect Fall 2011 and would not be impleto the Academic Opportunity fund, which is mented during summer semester. The fee will be continuous until its five-year evalu- See BALLOT, page 3 ation, and the number of credit hours with

By CATHERINE MEIDELL news editor

By ROUCHELLE BROCKMAN staff writer

The ASUSU executive council postponed making a decision about a bill that would allot $30,000 to student clubs and organizations at their Wednesday meeting. The ASUSU discretionary fund for clubs and organizations would create a fund from Tier II tuition money that could disperse up to $30,000 to student clubs and organizations annually. Tier II tuition comes from students’ tuition rather than state and federal funding. The state dictates how Tier I tuition is spent, but Tier II funds are spent at the student leaders’ and university president’s discretion. The bill was postponed due to concerns about additional hours and responsibilities for the ASUSU executive council and advisers, and to clarify whether this fund would be available to distance education students and

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students at regional campuses. According to the bill, a member of ASUSU must co-sponsor an event held by any student clubs or organizations and an adviser must be present for liability reasons. The advisers expressed concern that this bill would add more hours to their already full-time positions. Kevin Webb, an ASUSU adviser, said he supports what the bill aims to accomplish but wants the council to discuss it further. “We need to fine-tune the purposes of the fund so the advisers don’t have to stay on campus longer,” said Kaho Fiefia, ASUSU diversity vice president and one of the bill’s sponsors. Rachael Anderson, ASUSU extension representative, said she wanted to know if students at regional campuses or in the distance edu-

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Magical circus acts come to USU Artists create scenes and stories, earthbound and in mid-air, through the art of juggling, dance and aerial performance as the Finnish contemporary circus group Circo Aereo performs Monday, Feb. 21, at Utah State University Kent Concert Hall. “With skilled magical cameos, four Circo Aereo performers will create a half-circus, half-cabaret arrangement using music, props and costume changes for an unforgettable fantasy experience,” said Kristi Chester, publicity manager for Baylin Artists. Circo Aereo will perform acts from its 2010-11 tour “Espresso: European New Circus for the 21st Century.” Since 1996, Circo Aereo has performed at several renowned festivals and theaters in 30 countries around the world. The performance at USU begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Concert Hall in the Chase Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $8-$15 for reserved seating.

Drama performance depicts prison system “Our Country’s Good,” a historic drama about the lives of English convicts in 18th century Australia is presented by Utah State University’s Caine College of the Arts Feb. 17-19 and 23-26. The play-within-a-play showcases the class system in the convict camp and discusses themes such as sexuality, punishment, the judicial system and the idea that it is possible for ‘theater to be a humanizing force.’ Theatre arts department faculty member and costume designer Nancy Hills agrees. “This play is all about the humanizing and extraordinary effect art can have on people even in the most difficult of situations,” Hills said. An interesting aspect of the play is its tie to reality, said Hills. The real-life characters spent nearly nine months travelling by sea from England to establish Botany Bay. Because the play is a dramatic depiction of the relationships between convicts and officers and contains mild language and sexual references, it is not recommended for youth age 16 and younger. “Our Country’s Good” takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. in the Morgan Theatre of USU’s Chase Fine Arts Center Feb. 17-19 and 23-26. Tickets are $13 for reserved seating, $11 for USU faculty and staff and non-USU students and free for USU students.

Vaccine scientists come to Logan Utah State University’s Center for Integrated BioSystems welcomes 16 scientists from around the world to a course in vaccine manufacturing. This program is part of the World Health Organization’s initiative to train developing countries in influenza vaccine manufacturing techniques in an effort to fight a global flu pandemic. Funding for this program comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority. Two USU faculty members, Kamal Rashid and Bart Tarbet, combine their expertise in bioprocess/biotechnology education and vaccine development to train visiting scientists on techniques in vaccine production, purification and scale-up strategies. These scientists will be in Logan for three weeks, beginning Feb. 21, to participate in a combination of science-supported instruction and hands-on laboratory training in practice sessions before returning to their home countries.

-Compiled from staff and media reports

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USU falling short in RecycleMania By LIS STEWART staff writer

Brigham Young University recycles a higher percentage of materials per person than Utah State University, but Aggies produce less trash, according to early data submitted in the national RecycleMania competition. The competition, which runs Feb. 6 through April 2, is between 630 schools from 49 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. Colleges and universities are competing in nine categories to see who can recycle the most on a per capita basis, or per person. Other categories include reducing waste and seeing who can recycle the most of that waste percentage-wise. Lisa Tobias, education recycling coordinator for USU’s recycling center, said although USU is a part of the national competition, she is focusing on beating BYU and the University of Utah this year. “So far we’re losing,” Tobias said. According to data submitted to RecycleMania’s website two weeks prior to the competition, USU generated 1.36 pounds of recycling per person in that two weeks, and BYU recycled more than double that number. The University of Utah’s data was unavailable on the competition’s website. Despite recycling less than other schools, USU is doing well at reducing waste. BYU reported 10.47 pounds of waste per person in the early reporting period, and USU reported 6.71 pounds per person. The university is producing about 10,000-20,000 pounds less trash a week than last year, Tobias said. This year, the Recyclemania planners added a new competition. In addition to competing for Grand Champion or leader in one of the other recycling or waste reduction categories, schools could submit a one minute video about recycling. RecycleMania will judge the 10 best videos and post them on Facebook March 11-April 4. The video with the most “likes” wins $500 and a prize package. “We have a pretty good chance of winning,” Tobias said of the video she helped make for the competition. “It’s pretty cute.” Tobias is still coming up with creative ways and slogans to get students to recycle more. She’s handing out pins that say “Nice Trash” to promote recycling, and posters are on the Aggie Shuttles that read, “Oh say, can you recycle?” “I thought about making posters to go on the bins in the Institute that say, ‘Did you CTR today?

USU IS FALLING BEHIND Brigham Young University and University of Utah in the national RecycleMania competition. The competition is between 630 schools and will run until April 2. ARMEN HOVSEPYAN photo

Choose to recycle,’” she said. The Recycle Olympics will be held in the Fieldhouse on March 18. Tobias said activities will probably include newspaper basketball, a hockey game of cardboard sticks with a can as the puck, flag football, and a relay race. Dorms play a part in RecycleMania by competing against each other, Tobias said. Apartments under each resident assistant are competing against each other for a catered dinner. They can participate in various recycling activities to earn points. Volunteering at the recycling center is worth 10 points, and five points is rewarded for every time a recycling bin is filled and emptied. Tobias said there will be photographers to catch students in the act of recycling. Those who get their pictures taken will be entered for a chance to win prizes. Pictures will be posted April 24 and 25 in the TSC. “I’m trying to find some volunteers to be paparazzi,” Tobias said. A separate competition is going on at the same time as RecycleMania between Pine View, Old Farm, and Oakridge apartments. Heather Jones and Amelia Hodges, both juniors in biology and members of the sustainability council, said they

wanted to do a competition for some of the 800 East apartments since most students live off campus. The winning apartment complex gets a dance party, where prize drawings will be held. Hodges said repetition is an important way to get in the habit of recycling, and it’s a habit many students are still learning. In doing research they discovered that many people did not know they have recycling bins outside their complex. “We’d talk to people and they’d be like, ‘Oh, that’s what the blue bin is,” Jones said. Recycling is simple, especially if students put a bin just for recycling by their garbage can, Jones said. “It’s super easy to say, ‘I just drank this Pepsi. I’m going to put it in the blue bin,” Hodges said. Knowing not just how to recycle, but what to recycle, is important as well. Hodges said Logan City donated magnets that detail what is recyclable for the apartments in the competition. Tobias said a lot of the items donated to the USU recycling center cannot be recycled. The best way to know whether a container is recyclable is to look for the recycle symbol, Tobias said. – la.stewart@aggiemail.usu.edu

Senate filibuster defeats DREAM act By MIKE BURNHAM staff writer

If a college degree wouldn’t help you get a job, and you weren’t allowed to apply for student loans to help you pay for that degree, would you still want one? For many students across Utah, these are real questions that need to be addressed. The DREAM Act, which was most recently defeated by a senate filibuster on Dec. 18, 2010, would have provided otherwise-deportable aliens that graduated from U.S. high schools and have lived in the U.S. for five continuous years, the opportunity to receive a college education and enter the U.S. labor force with permanent residency. Similar bills have been introduced multiple times since 2001, but all have been defeated. Yet, students all around the nation, and here at Utah State, still maintain hope that congress will one day give them a shot at their future. Lupe Tellez, president of the Latino Student Union, said most who would be affected by the DREAM act were brought here when they were younger, and have to live with the consequences of decisions that were made for them. “They can’t go to school, they can’t get a job, unless they do it illegally,” Tellez said. She said many don’t speak Spanish and know no other home than the U.S. Issues regarding illegal immigration have been of particular concern to Utah because of its estimated population of 110,000 unauthorized immigrants, most of which are of Latino heritage,

according to the PEW research center. Isael Torres, treasurer of the Latino Student Union, said some of the main criticism of the bill was that it would reward illegal action and encourage unauthorized immigration. “It’s really easy to use the racism card, but that’s not quite it,” he said. “I do understand that the country is concerned about immigration, but I don’t think anyone in their right mind or with a heart can say that it’s right to single people out based on something that they had no control over.” Freddy Novoa, sophomore in psychology and president of Voices for Planned Parenthood, said the argu-

ment that it would encourage illegal immigration doesn’t hold much water. His parents immigrated to southern California to find work. “People who come here come to work, not to go to school,” he said. “They think education is unnecessary because there are already so many opportunities in America.” He said the only thing that would encourage illegal immigration is a change in labor laws, not in education. Yet his optimism for the DREAM act may not be the same as his colleagues in the Latino Student Union, who recently called Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch’s office and left a string of messages voicing their support for the

legislation. “The problem of immigration as a whole needs to be resolved first,” Novoa said. “It’s the bigger issue.” Bill Furlong, a professor of international relations, said the DREAM act could have a positive impact in multiple ways. “These are innocent kids,” said Furlong, referencing the fact that many were brought over before they could make their own decisions. “A lot of Hispanics can’t finish high school or get good jobs and then get into drugs or gangs. The DREAM act was an attempt to give these kids a real option for a good future.” Furlong also said the bill would have a positive impact on U.S. relations with the Mexican government, which follows U.S. immigration policies closely. “You can’t just say we’re going to ship them back to their home,” Furlong said. “What home? They don’t have another one. They’ve grown up here, they speak English, they went to high school here.” While he is in favor of the DREAM act, he has no hope that it will be passed in the near future due to the Republican majority in the house. “I don’t see any real immigration reform going through congress in the next six years,” he said. “A statewide DREAM act is possible though, and if it’s possible in Utah, it’s possible in a lot of places.”

Activists rally at the Capitol on Monday, Feb. 7. The protesters are against what they view as anti-immigrant policies. State police estimated about 300 people participated in the rally. AP photo

– mike.burnham@gmail.com

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cially during campaigning, but you want somebody who follows through,” Morales said. Advancing the university is an important initiative, Albrecht said, and with every new group of student body officers, new issues become important. However, budget cuts will need to remain important until it financial conditions improve. “There were students who were concerned about student advisers, student transfers, it has always been interesting to see the issues that kind of emerge,” Albrecht said. Morales said one main thing student should look for during elections week is how well candidates follow the rules. He said if students don’t follow the rules campaigning, they aren’t going to be a

good asset to the ASUSU team. “High integrity starts with campaigning,” Morales said. “Look for students who follow campaign rules, if they are willing to abide by those rules it will be a clear indicator that they will follow the rules of the university in office.” Candidates will be subject in multiple public forums throughout the week, including the primary and final debates held on Feb. 22 and 24 respectively at 1 p.m. in the Hub. In addition, a candidate forum will be held with the Greek community on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. in the TSC Auditorium. The Utah Statesman will also facilitate a debate between those running for executive VP positions Feb. 23 at 12:30 p.m. in the TSC Auditorium.

“The impact of the election can be long lasting. It really is worth it for everyone to take some time and cast their ballot,” Morales said. – catherine.meidell@aggiemail.usu.edu, – megan.b@aggiemail.usu.edu


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grant-driven. When a student crafts a future is always uncertain and time is project that empowers sustainability on important.” USU’s campus and the idea is approved, With the current student demothey can be granted money from the graphic, the most difficult thing to do Blue Goes Green fund to fuel the projis ask them to look into the future and ect, Rentschler said. help them see He said this allows the “If the fee doesn’t where the world students to “cut the red is headed if conpass, we will push even servation is not tape” and the money will never be “hidden in a dark harder and begin our made an imperacampaign even sooner tive part of one’s corner.” Blue Goes Green fund- with more education daily routine. ing could also go toward Armstrong and more publicity.” work study jobs on camsaid from what he – Brad Armstrong has observed, the pus as well as AmeriCorps Sustainability council co-coordi- majority of stuinternships, Vista internnator dents see the fee ships and credit-based internships for students as a step in the who are active in sustainright direction. ability on and off campus. “Generally people are well-inten“We see food composting, a stronger tioned and slightly apathetic,” Buckner recycling program, and other projects said. “A lot of people believe this is a that need to be attended to sooner than good, necessary fee, but don’t put effort later,” said Brad Armstrong, sustainabil- into (sustainability).” ity council co-coordinator. “We have the Buckner said students mainly lack ability to accomplish our goals now. The knowledge and motivation when it

comes to living sustainably. He said with the fee, he envisions USU will become a leader in Utah universities’ sustainable living movements, and will become a school other universities can model their conservation programs after. USU’s student sustainability council researched many other universities’ sustainability programs, and received many of their organizational and structural ideas from the University of Utah and other west coast schools, Buckner said. “If the fee doesn’t pass, we will push even harder and begin our campaign even sooner with more education and more publicity,” Armstrong said. In order to vote for or against the implementation of the Blue Goes Green student fee, students can login into www.usu.edu/asusu using their “A” number and password. Voting will be JAMES RASMUSSEN SPOKE ABOUT the benefits of the open beginning Feb. 22 at 7 a.m. – catherine.meidell@aggiemail.usu.edu

Blue goes Green fee at an event held Thursday night at the Quadside Cafe. The fee would create a fund for students and organizations who have ideas they want to implement that have to do with sustainability as well as work study opportunities on campus. STERLING BOIN photo

Event: Candidates are required to audit amount spent on their campaign -continued from page 1 cation program would be able to apply for these funds and if money for the fund would come from their tuition as well. Tyler Tolson, ASUSU president and the bill’s other sponsor, said he did not have an answer to the first question at that time. Keenan Neuhring, ASUSU administrative assistant, said they would need to look into whether or not students’ tuition at regional campuses contributes to the same tier II tuition fund as the main campus. Tolson also said this fund’s affect on ASUSU’s budget and increase in tuition would be minuscule. “It amounts to about a dollar per student,” Neuhring said, “assuming that regional campuses pay into the same Tier II tuition pot that we do at the main campus.” The diversities and organizations council currently has $10,000 annually to give to over 100 clubs and other student organizations. Fiefia said this year the council has not been able to give any organizations the full amount they requested. He also said funds have dwindled to the point that “if every active club asked for money we could give them 10 cents.” While clubs and organizations on campus can request

funds from other sources, like the Capital and Support Fund – which is primarily for structural projects – the discretionary fund would be solely for clubs and organizations. Fiefia said USU does not emphasize student clubs and organizations as much as some other universities in the state do. “(The fund) will provide greater opportunity for students to put on events and for students to attend those events,” Tolson said. He said he is confident the bill will pass, they just need to “work out the kinks.” The bill will likely be reconsidered next week. ASUSU executive council also decided to include a clause informing students where they can find budget information on the ASUSU website. This decision was made in response to a concern voiced by a student. “We need better transparency,” said Brent Crosby, ASUSU executive vice president. The council decided against posting all of their budget information online because there is “just so much informa-

tion and we would constantly be updating it,” said Student Advocate Daniel Ricks. “It would be a logistical nightmare.” Their website will include the contact information for Lynne Singleton, ASUSU executive secretary, who will be able to answer budget questions. ASUSU executive council also decided to allow candidates to use coupons in this year’s ASUSU elections campaigns and that the coupon amounts will not be included in the candidates’ audits. Candidates will be required to audit the amount they spend on paper and printing for the coupons but will not be required to audit the dollar amounts for the coupons. Candidates for executive positions are allowed to spend $400 on their campaigns and candidates for senate positions are allowed to spend $200.

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ASUSU Primary Elections underway Candidates list qualifications, ideas for voters’ consideration

The following sketches were written by the candidates shown, as received by The Utah Statesman according to provisions and deadlines set by the ASUSU Elections Committee. Where no profile was provided, only the name appears.Only those offices with more than two candidates require a primary runoff before final elections.

ASUSUELECTIONS Student Body President

Erik Mikkelsen

Class Rank: Junior Hometown: Bunkerville, Nev. Major: Human Resource Management Years at USU: 2.5 Qualifications: • President: Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity • A-Team: Fall 2009 to present • Aggie Blue Fall Leadership Facilitator Goals • Put Students First • Reach out to students who want to get involved but don’t know how • Recognize organizations to make them more visible • Ensure that budget matters are dealt with Responsibly • Integrate diversity into organizations and decision making Campaign Platform “As president I will put students first. I will continue the positive things that are currently being done and revitalize ASUSU to make USU a better place for all of us.”

Keenan Nuehring

Class Rank: Sophomore Hometown: River Heights, Utah Major: Speech Communications and Political Science Years at USU: 3 Qualifications: • ASUSU Executive Council MemberI am the current Administrative Assistant. This means that I sit as a member of both the Executive Council and the Academic Senate. • I work personally every day with the student body president on initiatives and legislation to help better the lives of the student body and throughout this last year I have really come to understand the serious dedication and hard-work that is necessary to successfully be in this capacity. • I have also built trust and great relationships with Administration • President’s Cabinet Chair- I sit as the head of the President’s personal cabinet, working to complete initiatives throughout the school year • Aggie B.L.U.E. Fall Leadership Chair and Speaker • Planned and Spoke at a leadership conference designed to teach leadership to incoming freshmen and other students. • Started the Start. Stop. Continue campaign to get a better understanding of what the students want and need in the University. Goals • Continue the effort of building the new student recreation center (Aggie Rec Center) of which I have been a part of already. • Address current student issues with the Math Placement exam. Offer other options. Ask me about ideas. • Implement a “State of the Students Address,” making ASUSU Student Government more transparent and giving the students at large an opportunity in open forum to speak out about issues on campus to their student leader. • Explore Options with the “Common Hour.” If we need to keep it then setting it up for the following year to use it as a means of helping students to gain a competitive edge through career fairs, networking luncheons, and opportunities to earn certifications complimentary to their respective degrees. If we don’t keep it, then doing away with it promptly. • Student review board- a board of students and student leaders that choose several campus programs every year and put them under review with the possibility of terminating programs that no longer serve efficiently. Campaign Platform “I want to be President because I offer USU students a President that has experience working with students and administration and understands the hard work, integrity, and dedication necessary to get things done.”

Ben Williams

Class Rank: Junior Majors: Business Administration and Speech Communications

Years at USU: 2.5 Qualifications: • President’s Cabinet committee member 2009-2010 • A-Team member, SOAR program 20102012 • Aggie Service Scholar • Aggie Leadership Scholar • Week of Welcome Chair • Homecoming Chair • Service Center Core Council - PR Chair 2010-2011 • ASUSU recruitment team 2010-2011 • Mr. Business • Peer Mentor • Student Advisory Council Chair to VP James Morales • AggieBLUE facilitator Goals 1. Ensure the further fiscally responsible development of the Student Recreation Center. 2. Increase transparency of ASUSU • Work with The Statesman and elected officers to publish articles • President will write once a month • All other Executive Council members will write 2-3 times per semester • Senators will write 1-2 times per semester 3. Work with USU Greek and Multicultural organizations • Improve Greek image to Student Body • Give organizations opportunities to invest in ASUSU activities • Reserve 2 spots for each in President’s Cabinet 4. Work for students to have a voiced opinion in reference to Differential Tuition • Give College Senators a seat in differential tuition meetings • Find alternative means to fund individual college’s activities Campaign Platform: “I plan to serve the students of Utah State University with the professionalism that this office deserves. ASUSU needs a strong leader who can produce consistent results and lead effectively.”

ASUSUELECTIONS Executive VP

Kirsten Frank

Executive VP Class Rank: Junior Hometown: Pleasant Grove, Utah Major: Law and Constitutional Studies Years at USU: 3 Qualifications: • True Blooded Aggie. • ASUSU Government Relations Council Chair • ASUSU President’s Cabinet Member • ASUSU HURD Service Committee Chair • Resolution of Commendation Award from Utah State University Board of Trustees • Researcher for CHART Right Dissemination Project • Assistant to Executive Director of the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools • Intern to Rep. C Frank and B.Winn, Utah State Capitol • Utah State House Conservative Caucus Analyst/ Facilitator, Utah State Capitol Goals • Help students to understand the importance of civic awareness by promoting political activism on campus. • Act as a liaison between our student body and the state legislature. • Ensure that the voice of our student body is heard on Capitol Hill by actively fighting against budget cuts and encouraging university growth. • Start a program that will reach out specifically to college freshman which will detail how their major relates to current events and the world around them. • Promote ASUSU and Student Events on campus by assisting the other Vice Presidents in event planning and advocating. • Make sure USU continues to be the best university in the entire state. Campaign Platform “To act as a dedicated voice of the Utah State University student body in relevant governmental affairs, and to show this state some serious freakin’ Aggie Pride.”

ASUSUELECTIONS Programming VP

Jackson Cozzens

Programming VP Class Rank: Junior Hometown: Sandy, Utah Major: Public Relations Years at USU: 2 Qualifications: I work for a company called BlueCache. Through it, I have had the opportunity to

meet hundreds of students, meet the owners of many local businesses, and work with various clubs and organizations. I have been mentored by two of the previous Programming VPs from USU, I helped to advertise for most of the activities that happened this year (Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, BJ Novak, The Howl), I have spent a lot of time talking with students for feedback from this year’s events and have great ideas on how to improve. Goals 1. Use the communication tools that are at my disposal to keep students informed about activities. 2. Focus on planning events that appeal different groups of students. 3. Further increase the prestige of USU by bringing high profile bands and speakers while still making the best use of student’s money that I will be a steward of. 4. Traditions week did not happen this year. I want to bring it back. 5. I want to make the Howl and Mardi Gras bigger and better. There is talk of putting a cap on attendance for these events that would cut the usual crowd in half. I want to keep that from happening. Campaign Platform: “I want to provide a more individualized experience for students and help everyone get involved that wishes to. Also, help everyone love their college experience as much as I have.”

Zach Larsen

Programming VP Class Rank: Senior Hometown: Ogden, Utah Major: Liberal Arts Years at USU: 3.5 Qualifications: • Study Abroad- Spent one year of college in Austria studying language and culture to further communication and cultural knowledge. • Member of Sigma Chi Fraternity holding offices of Recruitment Chair, Alumni Relations, Pledge Educator and Social Chair. Goals • Provide inclusive programs that attract a diverse student population. • Run programs efficiently to ensure that students value their experience. • Monitor programming budgets to maximize the value to the students and University • Implement new and exciting ideas such as different venues or activities for programs • Collect student opinions on event details (bands, activities, lectures etc.) through the use of polls Campaign Platform “Enrich the USU experience for all students in extra circular activities through participation, awareness, and organization.”

Goals • Extend personal office hours in order to help students discover which clubs best suit them. • Promote diversity by adding different culture’s artwork to our campus (sculptures, paintings, a mosaic wall, etc.). • Increase the communication between clubs assisting students to collaborate on events and other projects. • Unify and educate the student body with events that celebrate our diversity. Campaign Platform “I wish to utilize clubs and organizations on campus in order to help promote our diversity, giving every student a chance to make USU a place they call “home”.

Ritu Bisht

Diversity VP Hometown: Mumbai, India Major: Management Information System Years at USU: 3 Qualifications: • Culture Chair of Indian Student Association USU 2010-2011. • Participant of Tip-toe into Asia, Polynesian Show, International Education Week, Miss International Pageant and Organized Diwali, the biggest Indian festival celebrated on campus. • Akansha Children’s Literacy NGO Program Facilitator. Pune, India • Maher Women’s Literacy NGO Program Facilitator. Pune, India • Program Coordinator for HSBC Global Technology, Pune, India. • Cultural Chair for M.G.M College of Engineering and technology, Mumbai, India for 2 years Goals • Direct more funding to organizations for better variety of campus events. • Create Better Relations between Programming and Service Committees with the Diversity Council. • Improve CSCO with better communication between students and organizations. • Update and Execute the University Globalization Plan. • Create a Culture Connection Program with the Service Center. Campaign Platform “Diversity to me is different people, different cultures, ONE language. I’ll make sure we all experience the rich diversity we have on campus and become culturally educated during our stay at USU.”

Michael Brice

Diversity VP Class Rank: Sophomore Hometown: Rupert, Idaho Major: Aviation / Pilot Years at USU: 2 Qualifications: • Club representative for various diversity clubs • Marketing and public relations director for Diversity and Organizations council under this office • CSCO Co-director • Student Diversity awareness trainer Tyson Lloyd • Manager for Gold Canyon Mining Programming VP Goals Class Rank: Junior • Make USU a comfortable home for students Hometown: West Jordan, Utah that come here. Major: Intl Business and Spanish • Hold a global picnic, including as many stuYears at USU: 2 dents as possible. Qualifications: • Represent the International Student Council, • Event Planning and Access and Diversity center Directly as • International Business Relations part of the Diversity and Organizations counGoals cil. • Allocate events throughout school year • Endorse clubs with “Go clubbing” cam• Expand opportunities for students to paign. engage in more social events • More student art on campus. • More student competitions and rivalry Campaign Platform sponsored by USU • Activities that ”Make USU a welcoming place where every encourage service and school unity student can feel at home, and to give each stu• Increase outdoor activities for students dent ample opportunity to feel represented such using the ORP that we all belong, together.” Campaign Platform “I will create entertaining and fun Brooke Evans opportunities for students to be engaged Diversity VP in social events while studying at USU, Class Rank: Senior making USU the envy of other universi- Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah ties.” Major: French and Geography Years at USU: 4 Qualifications: ASUSUELECTIONS • USU Diversity Award 2010-2011 • Woman of the Year USU Robins Awards Diversity VP 2009 • Study abroad France/Ghana & backpacking through West Africa Jordan Allred • Aggies for Africa: Director Diversity VP • Executive council campus relations chair Class Rank: Senior • STAB Traditions Committee Hometown: Helena, Montana • Programming Committee Major: Broadcast Journalism and • Art and Lectures Committee Political Science • HASS Council Years at USU: 4 • Polynesian Student Union Qualifications: • Blue Goes Green Sustainability Council • Station Manager of Aggie Radio (three • Aggies Recyclers Club years) • French club officer • Participated in Aggies for Africa, Big • Invisible Children Club Brothers Big Sisters • Fair Trade and Human Rights club • Former Statesman writer • Former Resident Assistant (USU - See CANDIDATES, page 5 Housing)


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Candidates: Share goals before elections -continued from page 4 • Service Learning Scholar and Honors student Goals • To place our new International Students with buddies that are interested in their culture or language that will serve as a friend and someone to help them upon arrival to find their way around campus, find all that they would need to settle in (getting a cell phone, finding a bike etc.) The international buddy benefits by having someone that can help them with their language/cultural barrier, and the buddy benefits by learning more about the culture and language that they are interested in. (Having been an international student, I know how hard it can be to arrive in a city and not know where to start or how to settle in.) • The third floor shouldn’t be a foreign place. It is for students! We need to make the third floor more open and accessible to students. To put a microwave or more tables upstairs so people will go up and eat lunch or do their homework, and hang out. Let’s make the 3rd floor what it really should be, a place where ALL students should feel welcome. • In order to make the 3rd floor more accessible, Ambassadors or A team should include the third floor and the service center in their tours to make sure that all students are aware of the benefits and opportunities available on the third floor. The service opportunities and opportunities to start your own club or find a club that fits your interests. • Making all clubs on campus CISCO clubs will help clubs to find funding and to be able to collaborate with other clubs to put on events together and to make sure there are not competing or overlapping events. This will also give clubs opportunities to see other clubs with similar interests and find more opportunities for collaboration and involvement. • Many students are unaware of all of the ways to be involved, especially of what is available at the Access and Diversity Center with Educational Outreach, LGBTQA, Non-traditional student, multicultural, and veteran programs. I would love to see everyone have an equal opportunity to benefit from these services and enhance and fully benefit from their college experience. Campaign Platform “Two words: Be involved! Take ownership of your college experience. Make campus your own, make USU your home away from home, make sure your voice is heard! I’ll help ya.”

Dirk Henningsen

Diversity VP Class Rank: Senior Major: City/Regional Planning Years at USU: 4 Qualification: -past SBA President -Honor Student -El Ed teacher Goals 1. Serve all students and University. 2. Increase communication with organization. 3. Continue to improve social and technological tools. 4. Build up Diversity through example and leadership. 5. Grow Individually. Campaign Platform: Survey issues and work with other seek to understand, be understanding, and come up with common solutions.

Justin Zizumbo

Diversity VP Class Rank: Sophomore Hometown: Ogden, Utah Major: Social Work Years at USU: 2 Qualifications: • Active in Sigma Chi at USU for a year and half • Tribune Scholar • Currently the House Manager for the Gamma Kappa Chapter of Sigma Chi • Attended Greek Leadership Weekend • Currently the Public Relations and Activities Chair for Greek Council • Helped run our Derby Day fund-raising events for Sigma Chi including: a concert with the school of business, a Dance Marathon, etc. • I was raised in a Hispanic, Catholic family and grew up in a predominately LDS region, with friends that were LDS, Buddhist, Christian etc. I have been able to relate to a handful of different people and their religious and cultural beliefs. Goals • I would like to improve the awareness of the existing clubs and organizations that are available for the student body. • I want to build the relationship between existing clubs/ organizations in order for them to work together to get more done and better their own club. • I want students of all walks of life to feel welcome at USU despite their beliefs, culture, race, or sexual orientation and know that there is a spot for them to get involved on campus.

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• I want to make it known to the students about the potential to create their own clubs. • I want to be available to new or returning students so I can answer their questions about campus events, clubs and student involvement. Campaign Platform “I will increase the amount of student involvement on campus, including improving our current clubs, publicizing the options students have to get involved, and making myself available to all students.”

ASUSUELECTIONS Service VP

Tim Bikman

Service VP Class Rank: Junior Hometown: Rigby, ID Major: Business Administration Years at USU: 3 Qualifications: • Involved with the Val R. Christensen Service for three years • Volunteer for Aggie Health • Director of Aggie Health • On the service center council Goals • Develop a “Dream Fund” that would turn student’s great ideas into\reality • Create a stronger link between the service center and the access and multicultural center by sponsoring a banquet at the beginning of the year. At the banquet we would be able to collaborate and share resources and ideas. • Start a committee to make a long term plan for the service center. This would help create longevity of the service center and reach a higher potential. Campaign Platform “What’s a dollar worth to you? What about your education? Together we will produce social change by turning student’s great ideas into reality. This is the power of the USU student body!”

Sage Boman

Service VP Class rank: Junior Hometown: Major: Global Communications, Spanish Years at USU: Qualifications: • Active participant and voice for good on current LDS Institute Student Council • 3 years planning and recruiting for service activities in the LDS Students Association • Current President of “Religion in Life” (Conducts large weekly meeting with keynote speakers). On a weekly basis recruit and lead volunteers in the set up and clean up of 1,000-plus chairs Goals: Anti-Pornography Group. Better establish the “Fighters” group and make its presence known! Unite, educate and inform everyone who cares Create Inter-Faith Service Council. Provide a place for religious, service minded people to come together to serve others. Make it an enduring tradition so it will be here in 50 years. Place a “Think Service” button in side margin of Blackboard and USU.edu. Students will click button to affirm, “I helped someone today!” Keep and post running total of clicks. Maintain newness with a daily quote and occasional link to “youtube” clip. The icon will be concise and attractive to maintain professional integrity of USU. Work with and really listen to leaders and members of the many USU service clubs. ‘If it ain’t broke don’t fix it! Platform: “Service is the corrective lens that helps us see others in pure light. I will use USU. edu to inspire service as a Way of Life.”

Maddie Busteed

Service VP Class Rank: Sophomore Hometown: Sandy, Utah Major: International Business and Marketing Years at USU: 2 Qualifications: • Currently a director in the Service Center on the programming board • Current HURD Club President • Jon M. Huntsman School of Business Scholar • Member of the USU Student Involvement Recruitment Team • A part of the PALS Club, and the Best Buddies program through the Service Center • Member of the University A-Team 2010 • Student Body Officer 2009 Goals • Raise awareness of the Val R. Christensen Service Center on campus and community wide • Work and communicate with other uni-

versity organizations to unite everyone’s efforts to serve • Promote service throughout the university • Make the Service Center a place where every student feels welcome • Provide resources to everyone Campaign Platform “As Service Vice President, I will raise awareness of the service center on campus and community wide, I will communicate and work with other university organizations and promote service throughout the university.”

Tasha Jorgensen

Service VP Class Rank: Junior Home town: Provo, Utah Major: Psychology Years at USU: 3 Qualifications: • Current Service VP • Service Learning Scholar • Youth Mentor for PALS • Helped create Aggies Think. Care. Act. Student Initiative • Started Special Projects: where students can start their own program • Emergency Preparation Chair • Aggie Blue Fall Leadership Chair • A Director of United Campus Volunteers in the Val R. Christensen Service Center • Chair for Utah States Activities SLASH Committee • Organized USU Hope for Haiti “Dare to Care” event • Started a Community Hotline to help those in need in Cache Valley • Resident Assistant • Member of LDSSA Service Committee • Member of Activities Committee • Member of United Campus Volunteers • Volunteer for Special Olympics • Volunteer at Utah State Development Center Goals 1. Provide opportunities for students to create their own service initiatives 2. Increase leadership and service opportunities 3. Develop a long term plan for the Val R. Christensen Service Center 4. Connect with alumni and other organizations 5. Create a recruitment team and system for the Service Center Campaign Platform: “ My ultimate goal is for each student to have a quality experience with the Service Center that will lead to a commitment to participate in a lifetime of service.”

ASUSUELECTIONS Athletics VP

Ry Bay

Athletics VP Class Rank: Junior Major: Broadcasting Years at USU: 3 Qualifications: • 3 Years Working for The Spectrum Broadcasts • HURD Committee • 3 Year Spectrum Front Rower • Contributing Writer for The Refraction • Made Viral Aggie Basketball Videos that even ended up on ESPN Goals: • Get the Decibel Meter in The Spectrum working. • Bring the coaches shows back to campus. • Revolutionize the HURD to be something epic. • Establish a collective website for all USU Club Sports. Campaign Platform: “I want to take the special thing we have at USU and take it up a notch. To make Utah State Athletics a household name nationwide.”

Mike Woodfield

Athletics VP Goals • Increase popularity of all sporting events at USU. • Increase membership of the HURD. • Help bring a fun atmosphere to campus after games AKA after parties. • Have large school pep rallies. • On campus events with athletes Platform “I love Aggie Athletics so much. A huge part of the reason I love this school so much is because of the amazing atmosphere at the games. I hope to bring even more students to all of the athletic events that are held here. I want to help add to something that I think is already the best in the state.”

ASUSUELECTIONS Student Advocate

Rob Jepson Jason Russell

Student Advocate VP

Class Rank: Junior Hometown: Sandy. Utah Major: Marketing Years at USU: 2 Years Qualifications: • I served on the Student Fee Board during the 2010-2011 school year. I learned the intricacies of this board, and will be able to be an efficient steward of student funds as the chair of this board. • I served on the Student Voice Committee during the 2010-2011 school year. I learned the responsibilities and helped aid the Student Advocate with his duties. • I have been involved with helping a variety of clubs on campus set up fundraising opportunities through BlueCache. This allowed me to develop relationships with the different clubs and organizations on campus and meet hundreds of students. • I have and will continue to be mentored by two previous Student Advocates at this University. Goals: 1. Increase awareness of the Student Advocate and strengthen participation of the Ombudsman Program-which allows students to voice their comments, questions, and concerns to USU Administration. 2. Be a good steward of student funds in chairing the Student Fee Board. 3. Take full advantage of the Student Voice Committee which is responsible for surveys and student opinion polls. I want to know and represent student concerns in order to better aid in bringing about change. 4. Create and promote a known location both online and on campus for students to voice their concerns. 5. Utilize the ASUSU Website and USU App- to better represent and alert students of services available to them. Campaign Platform: “The last two years at Utah State I’ve prepared myself to run for the Student Advocate position. I hope with my experience I can bridge the gap between students and the University.”

Samuel White

Student Advocate Vice President Class Rank: Senior Hometown: Sacramento, Calif. Major: International Business and Economics Years at USU: 5 Qualifications: I have held offices such as scholarship chair and service chair in the Sigma Chi Fraternity. I’ve helped plan many different events; ranging from the week-long Derby Days (Sigma Chi’s annual philanthropy) to something as simple as a visit of 30 people to a nursing home to help out for a day. I also served on Greek Council as the secretary/scholarship chair for a semester. Goals: 1. Increase student awareness of the purpose of the Student Advocate VP, especially his/her role as Ombudsman for ASUSU. 2. Make sure that the student body understands how to go about voicing any concerns they may have with university policies, procedures, and decisions. 3. To increase the range and depth of data retrieved by the survey committee, along with increasing awareness of suggestion boards on campus. 4. Making sure that USU’s website is constantly updated so students are constantly aware of the important things that happen daily on campus; also to increase the user-friendliness of the website and it’s search functions. 5. Overall I want to make sure that the students have an easily accessible liaison to the University, whatever their need. Campaign Platform: “I want students to know that they are free to speak their mind, free to voice their concerns and their problems, knowing they will be heard.”

ASUSUELECTIONS Academic Senate Pres.

Carly Vandorhorst

Academic Senate President Class Rank: Sophomore Hometown: Eagle, Idaho Major: Family Consumer Sciences Education Years at USU: 2 Qualifications: • ASB President senior year of high school Goals • Promote multi-college activities • Help raise funding for sophomore scholarship • Encourage communication between each college’s senator • Help the senators to gain recognition • Allow colleges to better promote their assets Campaign Platform “I want to bring the colleges together and help the senators gain recognition by promoting multi-college activities.”

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Tanner Wright

Academic Senate President Class Rank: Junior Hometown: Detroit, Mich. Major: International Studies Years at USU: 3 Qualifications: • Current ASUSU Academic Senate President • Student Representative on Faculty Senate • Chair of the Classroom improvement Committee • Member of the 2010-2011 student fee board • Vice-President of Latter-day Voices Choir • Chair of The 2009 Homecoming Royalty Goals • Garner more funding for the Academic Opportunity Fund which helps student’s present research at various locations in the nation. • Increase the knowledge and increase the funding of the Sophomore Scholarship. • Make The Senate more widely known throughout the campus so that students know where to come to make a difference. • Help with the process in making more languages available to receive credit in at this university. • Remodel The Senate offices to create a more accessible atmosphere for students to come study and interact with their senators. Campaign Platform “As Academic Senate President, I will strive to create a more student friendly environment amongst the senate to encourage academic excellence at Utah State University”

ASUSUELECTIONS Ag Senator

Trevor Knudsen

Ag Senator Class Rank: Junior Hometown: Hyrum, Utah Major: Intl. Agribusiness/Spanish Years at USU: 3 Qualifications: • Have international experience in agriculture • Held various leadership positions while serving LDS mission • Has worked at USU Ag Experiment Station/USU Dairy Goals • Work with Ag Council to plan, carry out, and advertise activities happening within the College Of Agriculture. • Help incoming Ag students feel welcome in the college by working closely with the Ag Ambassadors. • Hold one College of Ag activity per month during the spring semester to increase the involvement and opportunities for students to get to know one another within the college. Continue to promote Ag month to help increase interest in, and awareness of what the College of Ag has to offer. • Make myself known and available to help students whenever possible. Campaign Platform “I will strive to increase and enhance student involvement within the College of Agriculture so as to improve the experience that my fellow students have here at USU.”

Jarvis T. Pace

Ag Senator Class Rank: Junior Home town: Spanish Fork Utah Major: Agricultural Education Years at USU: 3 Qualifications: • 2010-Present College of Agriculture Ambassador • 2010-2011 Alpha Tau Alpha University Representative • 2009-2010 Collegiate FFA Vice President • 2009-2010 Collegiate Young Farmers and Ranchers Treasurer • 2006-2007 Utah FFA Association Treasurer Goals: • Unify the different Clubs in the College of Agriculture by increased communication between the clubs. • One scholarship fundraiser per semester. • Continue to build upon the deeply rooted traditions in the College of Agriculture by learning from the past and making changes. • Promote Agriculture throughout the University being more actively involved in University’s activities. • Continue to serve the community by participating in different service projects throughout the year. Campaign Platform: “As College of Agriculture Senator I will maintain the standard of excellence that, through hard work and diligence, the College of Agriculture has accrued over time, by striving to accomplish my outlined goals.”

ASUSUELECTIONS Arts Senator

Alexa Hall

Arts Senator Hometown: Ogden, Utah

Class Rank: Senior Major: Art Education (emphasis in printmaking and art history) Year at USU: 4 Qualifications: Art Educator Art Historian BA in Art History Earning BFA in Printmaking Print Guild, Art Guild, Participator and appointed assistant to Art Week 2011 Goals: 1. Connect the university and community to the Caines College of the Arts to showcase what the school really has to offer. 2. Connect students to each other to benefit our future. 3. Connect the Caines College of the Arts to the rest of the university to build community and opportunities. 4. Connect students and professors of the College of the Arts to students and professors from different colleges to build knowledge, experience, and job opportunities. 5. Connect students to their own college to develop learning, utilize resources to their fullest, and motivate inspiration. Campaign Platform: “Our college has so much to offer the community and rest of the university, and we can accomplish that by connecting students, and connecting colleges to build opportunities for our future.”

Mary Jacobson

Arts Senator Class Rank: Junior Hometown: Salem, Utah Major: Music Therapy Qualifications • Music Therapy Presidency 2010-2011 • Caine Jazz Combo • USU Symphony • USU Jazz Orchestra • Arts college student for 3 years • Dedicated, hard-working, passionate about the college, and innovative Goals • Unite the new Caine College of the Arts: I want the students to know what this new college and these departments have to offer • Let our name and abilities be known • Provide a way for more scholarships • Involve the students in making decisions • Inform the students Campaign Platform: “This was our first year as our own college. We have great opportunities to start off right. Together we can be informed, involved, acknowledged, and united. So… Let’s Soar!”

Kristopher King

Arts Senator Class Rank: Sophomore Hometown: Brooklyn, New York Major: Vocal Performance Years at USU: 2 Qualifications: • Caine College of the Arts Student council with Dr. Craig Jessop to help improve student life. • Black Student Union Public Relations/ Recruitment Officer. • Multicultural Recruitment Council event coordinator. • ASUSU President’s Cabinet. Goals: 1. More advertising for Caine College of the Arts events. 2. Better communication between CCA and ASUSU. 3. Better representation for CCA students and staff. 4. Work with clubs that are independent through the arts. 5. Better organization with the Dean. Campaign Platform: “Organization is the success to entertainment. Without communication and trust, a relationship cannot go forth.”

Brady Mathews

Arts Senator Class Rank: Junior Hometown: Centerville, Utah Major: Interior Design Years at USU: 3.5 Qualifications: • USU Art Scholarship 2006-2007 • Utah State University Ambassador 2006-Present • College of HASS Deans Advisory Council 2009-2010 • Caine College of the Arts Deans Advisory Council, monthly planning with Dean Jessop to discuss issues within the college • Presidents Ambassador 2009-Present, duties involved hosting University dignitary, alumni and donor events, also act as a liasion between the students and Pres. Albrecht • ASUSU Traditions & Activities Event Chair and volunteer 2009-Present, planned, coordinated and facilitated the following events: Mardi Gras 2009, End of Year Bash 2009, Aggie BLUE Fall Leadership 2009, Mr. USU 2009 (chaired), HOWL 2009 (chaired), Mardi Gras 2010 (chaired), The Robins Awards 2010 (chaired) • ASUSU Outstanding Emerging Leader Award 2010 Goals • Increase unity within the college with a senator experienced in and passionate about each department • Enhance student interest & involvement in Arts week through student focused event planning, expanding advertisement, as well as ensuring individual department participation and recognition • Instigate the return of a declared Dance major within the college • Coordinate closely with the Arts & Lectures Director, teaming up on event planning and advertising • Create a discounted “Arts Pass” for students to purchase, granting them year long admission to events/performances within the college, instead of a comprehensive student body wide fee increase Campaign Platform Performed in six musicals.

Designed four sets. Eights years choir. Five years vocal lessons. Freelance artist. Graphic designer. Aspiring architect & designer. Senators represent- dont you deserve someone who understands what your department needs?

Ryan Riedel

Arts Senator Class Rank: Senior Major: Art (printing, painting & drawing) Years at USU: 4 Qualifications: • Active in the art department for the last 3 years. • Worked with the art guild and print guild. • An active participant with the art sales, print sales and ceramic sales. • Attendance at “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” “A Mid Summers Night Dream,” and “Sweeney Todd.” Goals • Continue helping art students showcase their work in the community • To allow students to drive their own performances, art and interior design projects so that when they graduate they can leave with a better practical understanding of what they are contributing to the arts. • Plans to start a fund that will allow for more artists and performers to visit the university to help broaden our student’s art education.

ASUSUELECTIONS Business Senator

Connor Child

Business Senator Class Rank: Junior Hometown: North Logan, Utah Major: Marketing & Economics Years at USU: 3 Qualifications: • Huntsman Scholars Program, ‘09-’11 • International travel experience with Huntsman School of Business • Writer for Huntsman Alumni Magazine and Huntsman Post • Lead Rhetoric Associate Goals: 1. Allow Business students to hear from their elected representative by writing in each month’s edition of the Huntsman Post. 2. Double the number of undergraduate research projects in the Huntsman School of Business. 3. Help students to become globally plugged in by working with the Huntsman School’s world-class global enrichment program. 4. Hold regular meetings and correspondence with the leaders of the different clubs in the Huntsman School to make sure their needs are being addressed. 5. Encourage students to let their school work for them by promoting career acceleration specialists, internship coordinators, faculty and staff mentors, etc. Campaign Platform: “I will publicly keep students wellinformed regarding what the Business Council and I have accomplished and what we are working on. Students will be able to hold me accountable.”

Michael Hendricks

Business Senator Class rank: Junior Hometown: Logan, Utah Major: Accounting Years at USU: 3 Qualifications: Volunteer with Impact Entrepreneurs, which is non-profit microfinance loan organization. I am currently in charge of bookkeeping, budgeting, and also planning and organizing fundraising events. Goals and Campaign Platform: If you want a better business school, you need a better business senator. 1. Foster good communication between administration and students to ensure that students understand how they can take full advantage of opportunities the Huntsman School of Business is creating for them. 2-.Create diverse networking opportunities among students and with business professionals especially through meaningful Dean’s Convocations. 3. Develop an excitement within the student body to get involved in clubs, Deans Convocations, Partners in Business, international internships, and to study abroad.

Melody Jensen

Business Senator Class Rank: Junior Hometown: Richmond, Utah Major: International Business and Economics Years at USU: 3 Qualifications: • Involved in many clubs such as Summer Study Abroad, Huntsman Scholars, Koch Scholars, Society for the Advancement of Ethical Leaders, and Society for International Business and Economic Development. Goals • Providing an easily accessible comments and suggestions box • Keeping students up to date about programs and events • Publicizing networking opportunities • Addressing student’s concerns about differential tuition • Adding social events to Business week Campaign Platform “To ‘dare mighty things,’ each student must SPEAK: let me help you take an active role in your business education to enhance your college experience and resume.”

McKell Lyman

Business Senator Class Rank: Junior Hometown: South Jordan, Utah Major: Accounting/Operations Management Years at USU: 3 Qualifications : As Vice President of Business Council the past two years, I have been very involved in many of the activities here at the Huntsman School of Business, including planning and carrying out

the past two Business Weeks. I have worked closely with the previous Business Senators and am prepared to handle all of the responsibilities that are included in this role. Goals: 1. Improve Faculty and Student partnerships through Undergraduate Student Research. 2. Increase Club Membership & Improve Communication. 3. Continue to improve Business Week. 4. Increase the awareness of Student Internships offered through Career Acceleration and work with students to gain actual experience in their field. 5. Increase Alumni/Student interaction through a new Alumni Mentor program. Campaign Platform: “I plan on helping each of you to find your niche here in the Huntsman School of Business while implementing new programs that will help you reach your goals.”

Scot Marsden

Business Senator Class Rank: Junior Hometown: Bountiful, Utah Major: Finance and Economics Years at USU: 2 Qualifications: • Vice President in Business Council - 2009 • Vice President in the Finance and Economics Club for 2 consecutive years – 2009-2010, 2010-2011 • USU Golden Key International Honour Society - 2009-2010, 2010-2011 Goals • Decrease online tuition costs for business classes • Create and implement a new Job Shadow/Networking Program • Increase student awareness of and participation in the Internship programs available • Promote interclub connectivity and communication • Increase student responsibility in achieving the 4 Huntsman School Pillars Campaign Platform “My goal is to create more professional opportunities for students by promoting and expanding the school’s internship program and club organizations and through the implementation of a new Job Shadow/Networking Program.”

Bryce Smalley

Business Senator Hometown: Morgan, Utah Major: Business Administration Years at USU: 2 Qualifications: • Served in presidencies and on Councils in the community, education, and faith based. • Current member Huntsman School of Business Council. • Written and oral communication skills developed through work and internship experience. Goals • Make Scholarship opportunities available for more students • Make opportunities in the Jon M. Huntsman School more visible and more accessible to students • Find an effective means of keeping students “in the know” all year round • Establishing a more effective means to communicate among students, clubs, faculty, administrations, will help students to be more involved and receive the most out of their time and energy Campaign Platform “The Jon M. Huntsman school is the most prestigious school on campus. Opportunities therein are second to none. Let me help you take advantage of your Huntsman Experience.”

ASUSUELECTIONS Education Senator

Becky Checketts

Education Senator Class Rank: Junior Hometown: Clearfield, Utah Major: Human Movement Science with an emphasis in Exercise Science Years at USU: 2 1/2 years Qualifications: 1. Currently service on the College of Education and Human Services Student Council 2. I am the Peer Advisor for the HPER Department 3. 3 years on the A-Team Goals: 1. Build pride within the College of Education. 2. Invite speakers to come and talk to the students about their careers in order to help students with career exploration and how to become more employable. 3. Make the College of Education a home away from home. 4. Provide opportunities for students to get involved with the school and their community. 5. Provide more opportunities for the students to get to know the faculty. Campaign Platform: “I am a proven student advocate for the College of Education, and will continue to be one. The college is a great place and students should know that.”

Morgan Parrish

Education Senator Class Rank: Sophomore Hometown: Sandy, Utah Major: Elementary Education Years at USU: 2 Qualifications: • FCCLA (Family, consumer, community leaders of America) officer • PLT (Peer leadership team) • Sterling Scholar for FCHD • Sandy Youth Court officer and a Council member • Homecoming chair • Served on the committee for Best Buddies for the past two years • Active participant of ASUSU. Goals • I want to make people proud of being part of the College of Education. We are the biggest college on campus and have

so many great departments. It’s time to show that off across campus. • Bring the different departments together by organizing grand parties, activities and having fun. Every student has something to offer. • Search for the problems and issues within each department and find solutions. By talking and listening to students and teachers I will know what is going on and what needs to be changed. • Organize the committees and organizations within the colleges and help them with their individual needs. • Speak for YOU! It’s your education, your college, and your life. I am just hear to make it a little better. Campaign Platform “Lookin’ to give you Moor. I will make you proud of being part of the College of Education, unify the departments, search for problems, listen, organize, and Speak for YOU!”

ASUSUELECTIONS Engineering Senator

Brandon Asay

Engineering Senator Class Rank: Sophmore Hometown: Lindon, UT Major: Civil Engineering Years at USU: 2 Qualifications: * Member of American Society of Civil Engineers since 2006 (ASCE) * Civil Engineering: Summer of 2010, Worked a summer internship with Professional Civil Engineers from Civil Science, LLC.; Performed various tasks associated with highway design. * Mechanical Engineering: Worked with Professional Mechanical Engineers of a Accident Reconstruction firm, Woolley Engineering Research Corp.; Conducted surveys, assisted with crash tests, designed and manufactured trial exhibits. Goals: 1. Expand out-of-class resources such as our tutoring and help interconnecting study groups. 2. Provide clubs with a way to publish activities and meetings that will expand involvement. 3. Give students adequate notification of state, national, and on-campus competitions and scholarship opportunities that are available. 4. Provide a wider availability of study materials like workbooks, current class textbooks, and solutions manuals as a resource in the college. 5. Invite professionals to visit our campus to provide a perspective of their career. Campaign Platform: As senator I will speak the voice of the hardest working college on campus. So whether you use TI or HP, VOTE FOR ME!

Riley Bradshaw

Engineering Senator Hometown: Payson, Utah Major: Civil Engineering Years at USU: 3 Qualifications: * Two years experience serving with Engineering Student Council (ECouncil) on PR committee and as ClubCoordinator * Personally worked with the past two Engineering Senators on community and College of Engineering projects. * Significant role coordinating with various Engineering Clubs for Engineering Socials, E-Week and the Tech Expo. * Served in various leadership roles in Religious and Community volunteer organizations. Goals * Promote awareness of opportunities for resume help, career planning, internships, and networking. * Provide means for incoming freshmen to determine early on the field of engineering that suits them best. * Use the future “Common Hour” to help students increase understanding of opportunities in “real-life” engineering. * Develop opportunities for undergraduate research. * Represent the Voice of Engineering students in ASUSU. Campaign Platform “I will strive to represent your voice in the ASUSU and College Administration. I’ll work hard behind the scenes to give you the best possible experience in the College of Engineering.”

Shane McGuire

Engineering Senator Class Rank: Sophomore Hometown: Highland, Utah Major: Mechanical Engineering Years at USU: 3 Qualifications * Activities Chairmember for Student Living Center Area Government 06-07 * President of the Italian Club * Team Leader of a summer sales team for Ecofirst Pest Control * Assistant to the President of the Italy Milan Mission Goals * Unite engineering students through more club involvement by fully publicize engineering clubs and providing students with a well organized database that explains each club and when meetings are held. * Develop the College of Engineering into a more “green” college. Eliminate excess paper waste. Sponsor some “green” activities. * Spend less money through fundraising and following a strict budget by sponsoring e-week and other activities to help lower our college’s costs and closely monitor weekly our available resources and the budget’s status. * Provide excellent resources and help to all Engineering Students Campaign Platform: “To seek to better the College of Engineering through the development of Green Engineering, club involvement, extra-curricular activities, and a well

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Erika Norton

College of HaSS Senator Class Rank: Junior Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah Major: Anthropology and International Studies Years at USU: 3 Qualifications: -HaSS Council Member -HaSS Week Chair -Student Fee board member -Aggies for Africa director -Student Alumni Association Traditions committee -Chi Omega Sorority Secretary, New Member Educator, PanHellenic Delegate -Student Traditions Activity Board member Goals: 1. Create unity in the college by organizing monthly activities and highlighting each department. 2. Define and brand the college by prompting the importance of the humanities and social sciences. 3. Create a comfortable climate where students can voice their concerns by creating a HaSS Facebook page where students can send their suggestions. Platform: “I will work to unite the College of HaSS to make it a recognizable college here at Utah State.”

Andy Rawlings

College of HaSS Senator Class Rank: Junior Hometown: Pleasant View, Utah Major: History Education Years at USU: 3 Qualifications: • Mr. Education in Mr. USU Pageant • 5th grade spelling bee champion for Lomond View Elementary • Traffic School Graduate 2005 • True Aggie • Scottsman Dog Eating Champion 2010 Goals • Make sure that every student in HASS recieves attention when they bring their problems to the HASS office. • Put all students who come to the HASS offices in a position to be successful and graduate on time. • Make students aware of the resources that HASS has to offer.

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Current President - Science Council 2010 Treasurer - Delta Sigma Phi Goals: 1. Science Museum -continued from page 11 Resource Library 2. Science 3. More Scholarships for Science Majors While I do encourage everybody that of doing Perhaps you hate every 4. Memorable and record setting things. Science Week Enact and propagate a newand Science has the time to attend the 5.debates, the thing justService wantevent to make everybod Campaign least you can do is look up their platformPlatform: else miserable. Vote for whoever wants t “To enrich the lives of students in the College of Science and to and see if you agree or disagree with any- double student fees, cut all athletics, an bring prestige to the College and our University.”

Campaign Platform “Having experienced lack of assistance from the HASS offices myself, if I’m elected, no one will be turned away from the help that the HASS offices have to offer.”

maintained budget to lower costs.”

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College of HaSS Senator Class Rank: Sophomore Hometown: Centerville, Utah Major: able Journalism network of mutuality, Years at USU: 2 tied in a single garment of thing. Because you are reading this article, start charging for wireless internet to offse Qualifications: Whatever must assume that you haveChris some Garff shred the cost of building an expensive parkin • destiny. Utah Statesman news andaffects sports staff Iwriter all indi- Committee of an opinion, assumeStudent that terrace in place of the quad. Of all thes Graduate Vice President • one Logandirectly, Institute affects LDSSA Leadership memberso I can further ASUSUELECTIONS Class Rank: Masters Student • rectly HASS Council member … anyone who lives you will not agree with at least one of the options, the worst possible choice woul Major: Instructional • inside USU College of Agriculture writer The most important the United StatesPublic can Relations candidates. thing is to be Technology to abstain fromGrad. voting. Senate VP and Learning Sciences • never USU women’s basketball scout team member be considered an outvote. If you haven’t been convinced to vot Qualifications: • Central campus area government member (2007-2008) sider.” Many students share the Current concern that yet, this next bit ought to seal the deal. VP of Instructional Goals: Presidents and citizens dostudent student elections are nothing more than you don’t Ivote, don’t have Technology Student Association. did myyou undergraduate workthe here righ at 1. Eliminate unnecessary or wasted fees through more effective indeedand define the “We the this Journalism. to voice Ian opinion. USUWhile in Broadcast have worked atComplaints USU for quite you some ma planning foresight of student events a glorified popularity contest. time and the ins and outs of the university, to talk to andentire how 2.people,” Assure HASS ambassadorscurrently don’t, while other andhasFebruary is athey is technically true,alllet us choose a know better have about anything onwho campus are to get things done. ly your fault. Anything ASUSU does tha USU colleges have great timedoto beambassadors. reminded definition of popular. The most popular Goals: 3.of Advocate for the buildings which house humanities majors like Ray their efforts. candidate is ideally the one whose stance may negatively affect you or your friend I would like to make sure that Graduate students have a voice and B. West to be renovated on the issues is the best for the most stufallson completely onthroughout your shoulders. Yo that means not just here main campus but the state at all 4. Be a voice for minorities to have a greater voice through USU media Peterson is currently dents. I do pretend to beofthe who fall into the category of the irresponsibl out one regional and distance education sites. (USURoss PR, Utah Statesman, Aggie Radio, etc.) and thatnot USU events are president of media universtudents. and disloyal. Any display of school spir Platform: greater vice publicized to larger outletsknows what’s best for the most “I can represent student listening 5. Advocate to keep the journalism in the communications sity advancement and willemphasis If everybody votes, however, we canonly only is ingraduate vain, as youthrough clearlyactively do not haveand th advocating through the proper channels. I will doThe my best major. assume the position of spe- assume that the best candidate forthose theneeds school’s best interest at heart. trut be a visible and easily approachable advocate for all USU graduate cial assistant to the presi- most people will win. If this to fails, consider may fall hard on the ears of the wicked students.” Erin Fleming dentSenator on April 1. my faith in democracy ruined. No pres- Next week gives you the chance to d Natural Resources ASUSUELECTIONS sure. Just don’t let me down.Cami Jones better. Fulfill the intent of a university an Class Rank: Junior Hear me out on what I amGraduate about toStudent say. invest your future. Vote, or die. Senate in V.P Hometown: Provo, Utah Nat. Resources Senatorperson Class Graduate Major: Fisheries and Aquatic Be selfish. A selfless wouldRank: just let Masters Scienceis a sophomore in compute Sciences the election process pass by Major: them and not in Political Tyler Barlow Years at USU: 4th Years at USU: 3 interfere. This does absolutely nothing for engineering. He can be reached at tyle Qualifications: Qualifications: the selfless. If you have a bone to pick with barlow@aggiemail.usu.edu Washington D.C. Internship • CNR Ambassador 2010-present the common hour, see what the candidates Logan’s First District Court Internship • Quinney Scholar 2009-present have toStudent say about it. If you don’t a B.J. USUwant Athletic Marketing Internship • Undergraduate Research Fellow and Honors 2008-present Chair: The Howl, Mardi Gras, End of Year Bash • Secretary for USU Country Swing Dancing club 2010-2011 Novak-type of event to hauntProgramming this campus ASUSU Athletics • Treasurer for ECOS student club 2009-2010 again next year, vote for a candidate deter- Secretary 09-10 Programming Chair 07-08, 09-10, 10-11 Goals mined to change the current,HURD wasteful way ASUSU Service Center Volunteer • Promote awareness among College of Natural Resources students of Member of Pi Sigma Alpha University opportunities available to enhance their education experiUSU Bachelor’s Graduated Cum Laude ence. www.a-bay-usu.com Member of USU Varsity Track and Field, and Softball • Promote University awareness of opportunities in the CNR that can Goals: enhance their education experience 1. Inform Graduate students of opportunities. • Continue to promote academic and extra-curricular opportunities 2. Better involve Graduate Students on Campus. within the College of Natural Resources to CNR students 3. Create more opportunities for Graduate Students to Present their Research. Blake Thomas 4. Representing the Voice of Graduate Students to the University. Natural Resources Senator 5. Recognized Graduate Students for their contribution to the Class Rank: Junior University and the Community. Hometown: Nelson County, Virginia Utah • Platform: www.utahstatesman.com Campaign Major: Environmental Studies Utah State University • Logan, Better representation for the Graduate Students’ at USU, making Years at USU: 3 every voice heard. Creating opportunities that benefit the students and Qualifications: C194-98 Undergrad Tas Things For LabsHappen! & PaC564-11 Ecology Field Assistant $8-12 their research. Making Volunteer at USU Student Organic Farm, Rockhill Creamery, and per Graders $8/hr C492-01 Fisheries Technician $9 p Utah Association of Conservation Districts. 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Film festival brings outdoor recreation to USU By MARIAH NOBLE staff writer

For the last 15 years, the Outdoor Recreation Program (ORP) has hosted the Banff Mountain Film Festival at Utah State, highlighting outdoor adventures, enriching passion for outdoor sports and funding a scholarship given to USU students. “For two hours you just sit, and you’re amazed by what people can do,” said Paul Jones, a senior majoring in psychology and a student employee at the ORP. “You’re blown away by what people are doing to push the limits. That’s what keeps me coming back every year.” The Banff Mountain Film Festival is a weeklong festival in Alberta, Canada, that goes on tour to various cities and campuses in North America, including USU’s. “This festival is the mountain culture equivalent of Sundance,” ORP coordinator Brian Shirley said. Kevin Kobe, director of campus recreation, first brought the festival to campus in 1995. “One of the main reasons I wanted to bring it here was to celebrate the mountain culture we have at Utah State and in Logan,” Kobe said. “Rarely do people who like back-country skiing and snowboarding and things like that get an opportunity to get together and celebrate these passions.” Shirley said in Canada the festival includes art, photography and films like those being shown here on campus. “For the tour they select the best films, everything from 30 second shorts to 60 minute features,” Shirley said. “They (the films) cover a range from human-interest documentary stories to advent, adrenaline type films to important issues.” “Students should understand that this is a unique opportunity to see films that they’ll probably never see again,” Kobe said. Hailey Summers is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering and employee of the ORP. She said the festival is exciting and new every year. ”Every year there are new films, new sports, new limits being pushed,” she said. Summers said the event is meant for people from all different groups. “It has everything from longboarding to base-jumping to kayaking, so it doesn’t really

matter. It’s for all adventure-seekers and thrillseekers,” she said. Kobe said the first year, the ORP rented the TSC auditorium but numbers proved too great to continue at that location. “We thought the student center auditorium would be a safe bet the first year because it was new,” Kobe said. “But what really happened was that it was packed to capacity the first night, and then all those people pulled their friends in for the second night.” He said they ended up turning several hundred people away. Now, he said, there are usually between 500 and 1,000 people who attend the event each night. Summers has attended the event for at least five years, and Jones has attended for three years. They agreed that the films are worth watching. “Amazing things are happening,” Jones said. “The Banff films are like a newspaper for the outdoors.” Summers also said the festival is good for spreading knowledge to people who want to learn about the outside world. “It’s good exposure because a lot of people don’t know what’s out there,” Summers said. “The films also tells stories about different cultures and spread awareness of other places.” Kobe said the event brings people together and forms a fabric of those who love the outdoors and sports. Shirley said student fees fund the festival, and proceeds from viewership fees fund the Lyon, Maas and Muegler Scholarship. “The scholarship is named after three victims of an avalanche a few years back,” Shirley said. “All three were committed outdoor educators whose lives were dedicated to it.” Kobe said you can see where the students were killed from campus, and the scholarship is a way to remember and honor them. “They were very passionate about outdoor pursuits,” Kobe said. “We keep their spirit alive by using the scholarship for people like them.” Shirley said the money is used as a way to get students trained in outdoor leadership. “The festival creates an opportunity for people to recognize how they connect with their environment,” Shirley said. “It helps students better connect with things they’re learning in

- See MOVIES, page 9

FILM BUFFS WAIT IN LINE for this year’s Banff Mountain Film Festival, which has come to USU for the last 15 years. Originating in Canada, the festival brings together both film lovers and outdoor recreation. STERLING BOIN photo

Students go from convicts to thespians in British play By KATE MARSHALL staff writer

The Utah State theater department is presenting the play “Our Country’s Good,” a Tony award-nominated play written by British playwright, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Feb. 18 at the Morgan Theater. Adrianne Moore, an associate director of theater at Utah State for 10 years and is the artistic director at Utah State. She attended the first production of the play in 1988 in London as an intern. She said, “I’ve wanted to direct this play ever since I saw it for the first time. I was delighted when the other professors and students accepted my proposal.” She said the professors strive to choose a wide variety of works to do for the year, from Shakespeare, to musicals, to historical works. According to Moore, the play depicts the British convicts and correction officers that were sent to the first penal colony created in Australia, who put on a production of a play called “The Recruiting Officer.” The whole story is based on a book, written

by Thomas Keneally, called “The Playmaker.” There are some fictional parts of the play, but all the characters depicted within it are based on actual convicts or soldiers that were assigned to the first penal colony and rehearsed together to perform a play. Wertenbaker was actually able to read the journals of the First Fleet members in order to portray them accurately. Moore said, “Lieutenant Ralph Clark actually did direct a production of the recruiting officer in the 1780s. The play is very interesting on a historical level.” Susan Ballif, associate director and a senior majoring in theater arts, said, “It’s been a really good experience. It’s not the play I wanted to do at first, but I’ve really come to enjoy the humor and the messages that are layered into the play.” Lance Rasmussen, a sophomore majoring in theater, is playing the part of Lieutenant Ralph Clark who directs the play within “Our Country’s Good” that the convicts rehearse for. He said, “It’s

- See THEATER, page 10

USU THEATER MAJORS PERFORM “Our Country’s Good,” a British play by Timerlake Werterbaker. The play about the first penal colony created in Australia has been nominated for a Tony award and has given students opportunities to work in their desired fields with their peers. ARMEN HOVSEPYAN photo

Rediscovering the ‘80s in a 21st century album Dear fans who are still stuck

‘80s: Staff in the Regrettably This week we decided Guy XXXX Yours, to review the new album

Alex van Oene and Taylor Wilson

“Zonoscope,” by Cut Copy because we are attending an ‘80s dance party next month. No, you are not invited.

Alex’s Shoulder-padded Thoughts: I have heard Cut Copy before. I had been moved by their ridiculously danceable revision of the 1980s. I had tasted the glitz and the glam that was suddenly re-coated with a sugarlaced veneer. This is one of the reasons I wanted to listen to “Zonoscope” by Cut Copy, the other was because I needed more of the similarly unique sound that I really liked. “Zonoscope” is really hard to explain why it is so good. If I was to tell you, “Hey, this band is so dope, braha! It’s like they took everything good from the ‘80s and made it into something incredible! It’s like the Cars mixed with the Bangles and David Bowie,” you would probably tell me, “You are ridiculous. I hated the ‘80s.” Then I would be like, “No way brochief! You have to listen to it!” Then you would retort, “I never read your dang old music review because you suck.” This dispute would go on until I played it and you realized you should have listened to me. Anyway, from the epic first track to the end, Cut Copy embodies a dead sound that was resurrected from the glory days of the ‘80s and met its younger son, indie-synth-pop, and from their father and son reunion, they made an amazing record. The synth sounds, even though they sound classic, are re-mastered through the modern looking glass. “Pharaohs and Pyramids,” an almost entirely synth-based song, carries a darkness at the beginning reminiscent of modern electronica but then blooms with the major chords that where pioneered in the ‘80s. Dan Whitford’s vocals sound like if The Cars had reunited and recorded with lots of reverb. “Take Me Over” feels as though the guitar part would have fit nicely alongside a Go-Go’s song or a Bangle’s song. The first half feels like a dance party that was perfectly DJ-ed. As though they could feel you getting tired of the glitz and glam, Cut Copy then switches gears and leaves the ‘80s for their own sound by the last half of the album. While it still keeps the spirit of the ‘80s with them, they travel off on their own. “This is All We’ve Got” reverbs beautifully and is reminiscent of MGMT’s “Congratulations” if “Congratulations” had more synthesizers. The only thing that even came close to tarnishing this album was the length. Every song just felt a little long, and due to the repetitiveness of the electronic sound it lost its flavor after a while. Even though the lyrics are catchy and the songs

- See REGRETTABLY, page 10


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‘Drive Angry – 3-D’

I have a feeling new movie “Hall Pass” is going to be a good one. With a cast of hilarious actors and actresses, funny lines and a humorous story, I personally can’t wait to enjoy this movie. The film features five guys who are given “hall passes” by their wives to do whatever they want to do. It is basically an excuse to be free for a week with no consequences. The idea behind the plot is that husbands think they could get hot young girls if it weren’t for their wives. In reality, the hot girls aren’t attracted to the old married men, and the wives know this and are letting the men discover it for themselves. The cast includes Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Alyssa Milano, Christina Applegate and Jenna Fischer. Wilson and Fischer star as the primary couple. Fischer is best known for her role as Pam in “The Office.” At the beginning of the trailer, Fischer and Owen are walking hand in hand discussing how to improve their marriage. A hot girl walks past and Owen’s character checks her out and Fischer gets upset. What a great way to start out a movie about a typical couple I will most likely be in the theater when this movie comes out to find out if it really is as good as it looks. Hopefully they didn’t use all the funny jokes in the trailer, and the movie will live up to the trailer!

Is there a such thing as an original storyline in Hollywood anymore? Even if there is, “Drive Angry” 3D is not one of them. After watching the trailer, I am left bewildered, reminiscing of better movies with similar story lines involving vengeful fathers (“Taken”) and sweet souped-up cars (“Fast and the Furious”). It seems as though Nicholas Cage is running out of action movies to appear in – his latest is merely a combination of “Gone in 60 Seconds” and “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” Now, I understand the touching aspect of a father trying to save his daughter, but it certainly loses the effect when the devil’s “second-hand man” is chasing Cage, trying to bring him back to Hell. Did I mention performs every “cool” special effect film makers have created? Blown-up cars, that thing the Matrix did with a slow motion bullet being fired, you name it, it is probably in this movie. Just when this trailer couldn’t get worse, lead actress Amber Heard enters, sporting a pair of daisy dukes, and claims, “I don’t pick up hitchhikers.” Right ... you just pick up middle-aged men with receding hairlines and crazy eyes. Smart girl. Horrible accent. Cage needs to start obtaining better movie roles, Heard needs to go back to wherever that accent is meant to be from, and Hollywood needs to realize the oddity of a father returning from Hell, not Heaven, to save his child. Even with such a fine arrangement of Camaros, Chevelles and Chargers, I highly doubt my wallet will “break loose” to see this movie.

– victoria.hepworth@aggiemail.usu.edu

– jessie.a.sweat@aggiemail.usu.edu

‘Hall Pass’

‘Of Gods and Men’

“Of Gods and Men” is not a movie for just anyone. First of all, it’s a foreign film, which means a different language, reading subtitles the whole movie, and a story much more powerful and even sometimes upsetting, than American movies. But the best thing about this movie is not that it’s based on a true story, or that it’s won a boat-load of awards, but simply that it is a foreign film. I’m a fan of foreign films. I feel like it gives me a chance to go into another culture. While the theme of this movie seems interesting, I am not too sure about this trailer. The basic plotline seems to feature a monastery, apparently somewhere in Algeria, in 1995. The military offers this monastery protection, which they don’t take, and someone tells them they need to leave. Every single monk decides, instead, to stay and see what happens. But what is going to happen? The trailer makes the watcher feel all the anticipation, but doesn’t really show any of what happens at this monastery. Why is this monastery so important? I have so many questions! Despite the fact that the trailer creates more questions in my mind than answers, and is fairly uncreative, I want to see this movie. And this is one I think will be as powerful on a tiny TV in a dorm as it will on the big scree. – april.ashland@aggiemail.usu.edu

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IN HIS NEW ROMANTIC COMEDY “Just Go With It,” Adam Sandler plays a bachelor using a fake wedding ring to get the girls. When he finds someone he might actually care about, he asks his friend, played by Jennifer Aniston, to pretend to be his ex-wife to explain the wedding ring in his bag.

Child actors steal the show in new Sandler and Aniston comedy At the beginning of Staff the film I was “Just Go Guy XXXX c o m p l e te l y With It”: Bconfused. It was the new Adam S a n d l e r movie, all right, but the start of the film was not revealed in any preview. I didn’t understand it. Bignosed Adam Sandler playing a character about to get married overhears his fiance making fun of him. The deal is off. Then it proceeded to the expected, previewed storyline. A plastic surgeon, Danny (Sandler), fully equipped with his new nose, pretends to be married in efforts to gain a new “bed prospect.” It seems to work until he meets Palmer, a hot 20-something elementary school teacher. He is completely smitten. Danny soon finds himself in a web of lies when Palmer finds his wedding band in his pants pocket. He doesn’t want to tell her the truth because according to best friend Katherine (Jennifer Aniston), he is a pig. He somehow convinces Katherine to pretend to be his ex-wife to prove that he is not in a committed relationship anymore. He finds himself traveling to Hawaii and spending excess amounts of money all in order to win the heart of Palmer. Long story short, he spends time getting to know the perfectly attractive, super-model figure of a woman and reality slaps him in the face. “Just Go With It” was nothing special. Was I entertained? Thoroughly. Was that partly because the guy sitting next to me repeated everything he found funny and said, “Oh, that is hilarious,” out loud? Yes. There were times where I thought how unrealistic and far-fetched the movie was. Would someone really go that far to win over just another hottie? According to Sandler, anything is possible. I guess that is the purpose of the entertainment business: To entertain, not necessarily

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tell a realistic story. Adam Sandler, with his own production company Happy Madison, typically plays the same goofy character with that potty-mouth humor. I was expecting a little of that outrageous humor Sandler is best known for but I was not expecting it to consume the movie. There were a few laughs I couldn’t help but slip out of my mouth, but Sandler is just a little much for me. The on-screen chemistry between Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston was convincing and fun to watch. I would hope it would be up to par, especially for actors who have had years of experience. Aniston lived up to her potential and proved to be a successful actress after her 10-year run on the hit TV show “Friends.” In fact, out of the cast she has gone the furthest in her career doing projects such as “The Switch,” “The Bounty Hunter” and “Love Happens.” Aniston has come a long way from her ‘90s Rachel character and proved to be fully committed to the role of Katherine. Another surprise to the film that was not shown in the previews was supporting actress Nicole Kidman. She plays an old college frenemy of Katherine’s. Adding to the pool of lies, Katherine makes up her own stories of success to impress her long lost sorority sister, Devlin. Kidman added a sweet flare to this rom-com playing a stuck-up rich girl, a nice surprise. I love seeing unexpected celebrity appearances. The children, on the other hand, are adorable and portrayed fatherless kids impeccably. Best supporting actor and actress go to, drum roll please, Bailee Madison and Griffin Gluck. Bailee has been in a few blockbusters like “Brothers” and “Bridge to Terabithia,” and Griffin is just starting out, but those two youngsters stole the show. I only wish they were onscreen more. The acting was great. The story-line? Original. Cheesiness factor: RED HOT! Overall, a decently fun movie, if you are an Adam Sandler fan. – Anike.pullens@aggiemail.usu.edu

better connect with things they’re learning in their courses.” Summers said the films submitted are high quality. “As far as a film that goes on tour every year, like the film that gives away a free ski pass, Banff dominates that,” Summers said. “There’s nothing like it.” She said she hasn’t ever submitted a film but respects those who do. “Some of my friends will joke about making a Banff film about our adventures,” Summers said, “but the Banff films are like professional films. There are very few amateur level films. To enter, you have to know what you’re doing.” Summers said there were 374 films initially entered in Canada. Eleven hours of footage are sent on tour, and people at the various tour sites have to select which films they feature. “Paul and I are the ones who chose the films this year,” Summers said. “I had a hard time cutting out films, cutting it down to 5 hours because I wanted to see all of them.” Shirley said that winners of the film festival receive cash awards, but many use it to fund future adventures. “If you’re successful at Banff, compa-

nies look to you to submit future videos,” Shirley said. “They fund your stuff (production and adventures) as well as pay you.” Shirley said the actual festival is sponsored by well-known companies, like North Face and National Geographic. He said people enjoy being able to contribute that artwork to the “greater good.” “The filmmakers have a passion for this place (the setting of various films) and let other people see it,” Shirley said. “By watching the films, others can better understand the value of these places and why it’s important that they remain.” Jones said he loves to see the “latest and newest limits people are pushing” in the videos. “It’s almost like you’re there with them celebrating what these people are doing by watching these crazy things,” Jones said. “It’s just a super fun time. I love it. I love going.” Summers said different films are shown through Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Kent Concert Hall. Tickets for students are $10 per night for students and $12 for non-students.

– m.noble@aggiemail.usu.edu


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Regrettably: Synth-pop not Taylor’s favorite, album disappoints -continued from page 8 have a structure that moves, the songs feel long. Of course, this might be a plus for all of you Daft Punkers out there that want to get into the groove of the song, but be warned: Your favorite moments may be surrounded by the recurring patterns. By the end, the songs seemed to drag on, especially the last track “Sun God” which is a 15-minuter with few highlights. Bottom Line: If you want to feel good and relive youthful experiences, listen to “Zonoscope.” I doubt you will be disappointed, but if you are, you probably don’t read this anyway. I give “Zonoscope” 8 hairsprayed poufs out of 10. Taylor’s review was written while in the bathtub drinking grape juice from a champagne glass: Although the ‘80s were a fantastic decade where lots of great pop songs emerged, I feel like Cut Copy is just trying to live in the shadow of their legacy. Instead of coming out and creating their own unique sound, the songs from “Zonoscope” are just way too long copies of the ‘80s classics. The opening track “Need You Now” was featured as a single of

the week on iTunes last Monday and the review area was cluttered with mixed reviews. Along with many others, I thought iTunes chose a terrible song for that week’s single. The song starts by just repeating the same two beat rhythm over and over again with barely any change at all, and when the lyrics finally come they do nothing but disappoint. The second track, “Take Me Over” did a better job of sparking my interest, but my interest was short-lived as the album progressed to more disappointments. From the entire 11-track album only two songs stuck out to me: “Take Me Over” and the seventh track, “This Is All We’ve Got.” “This Is All We’ve Got” stood out to me mostly because it was the song that sounded the least ‘80s and broke away from the annoying, repetitive synth lines they had been using in all the previous songs. Other than these two songs, the entire album “Zonoscope” was a disappointment to me. It might be because I’m more of a fan of the ‘70s and the ‘90s. It might be because synth-pop has always been my least favorite sub-genre of indie. It could also be that I’m growing tired of all the synth-pop music that is being released, but

over all, the entire album lacked. All the time we were listening to it, I kept having the desire to zone out the music or change it to something else. This album would fall in the same category as most hip hop: only good for dancing. To sum it all up, the album felt void of emotion, annoyingly long, predictable, incredibly repetitive and unoriginal. Call me a hater, but I’m fine with the direction the music of the world went, why bring back the past when it has lived its time, grown old and died? If I was to do Alex’s stupid number rating system, I would give the album a 4 out of 10, but I don’t do his stupid number rating system and never will do his stupid number rating system, so as a result, you will never know my rating of this album via number. Regrettably yours, Alex or Taylor – alexander.h.van_oene@aggiemail.usu.edu

A jazzy 1930s-esque night in the TSC Skyroom Theater: Students enjoy the work -continued from page 8

STUDENTS ENJOYED A NIGHT OF music and dancing at the seventh annual Jazz Night, Thursday, Feb. 17. The Skyroom was transformed into the Sky Club, where guys and dolls were serenaded by the USU Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra and a number of vocalists. BENJAMIN WOOD PHOTO

they can be better, even though the officers are convinced that they can’t change and crime is in their nature. Moore said that all the actors are double cast. In one scene an actor will play a convict, in the next they will play an officer. She said, “This allows them to realize both sides of the situation, and put themselves in the place of both parties.” Rasmussen said, “The thing I love about this play is that it’s all about theater, and the arts specifically being more than just entertainment. It helps the convicts regain their humanity, even though they’re being treated like nothing.” Moore said that the department gives a lot of great opportunities to the students to grow and learn in each production they put on. Auditions are open to any member of the community, and all students are invited to try out. But the program presents a chance to let students design the set, costumes, makeup, and lighting of the show. Rufus Zaejodaeus, a sophomore majoring in theater with an emphasis in set and costume design, was asked to design the set for the show. He said, “Every theater is different, and must fit the specific needs of director and the play. There is a very delicate balance in set design in which you need to support the actors and what happens on stage, and of course it must be safe.” He described the set of the show as being “atmospheric and abstract. Rather than depicting and actual landscape, it’s more of an emotional landscape.” He said he worked hard to create a set that gives the audience and actors a sense of depth in the performance because this play includes a lot of human cruelty and brutality, and is about emerging out of that through the arts. Ballif said, “I like this job. There are moments that are hard, but I have a great director I get to observe and learn from, and I have learned a lot in this process.” She said the production team for the show has been preparing for the show since last October. They cast the show, then presented a lot of the designs, talked about sketches, explored the characters before they started blocking, and figured out what they were expecting from each other. After all of this they were able to start blocking the show. She explained that blocking is where they decide how the actors move from point A to point B on the actual stage, but they leave it to the actors to figure out how to make that look organic. She said, “I’ve been really impressed with all the research they’ve done on their characters, since they were real people a couple hundred years ago. I’ve seen them grown and express themselves and become better actors throughout the rehearsal of this production.” Moore said, “I’ve really enjoyed working with the students here at Utah State, because they are so open, and will really try anything. I never get any hesitation from them to try new ideas. I can tell they’re all very hard working, and value their education.” Rasmussen said, “In the last while I’ve had some amazing opportunities here, and I can definitely be proud to be a part of this department. It’s exciting to see where the Caine College of the Arts is going, because there is a huge push to become so much better right now.” Moore said, “It’s very funny, and very moving. The arts have a really humanizing affect on people, and it’s great to see the story told of how these convicts have this really extraordinary, uplifting experience. The premise of the story is really delightful.” “Our Country’s Good” will play in the Morgan Theater at 7:30, and will be playing the 17th through the 19th, and the 23rd through the 26th. – kmarshall222@gmail.com

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A memorable game for all the weird reasons Volleyball hires new assistant

Two backboards shatter, Aggies score 100 points as part of wild night of basketball wanted was to avoid having By TYLER HUSKINSON only one game in a week in assistant sports editor back-to-back weeks. “That game served its There haven’t been purpose,” Morrill said. “We many crazier nights at the did not need to have two Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. weeks with one game, and Whether it was the fact that just be laboring in terms of the Aggies scored 100 points practice this time of year. for the first time It’s nice to have in five seasons a one-game “I looked at or the fact that week, but not senior forward the thing and it two weeks in a Tai Wesley broke was shattered. I row. As I told the backboard didn’t know what them before during halfto do. I felt bad. the game, every time warm-ups, basketball I felt like I was the Spectrum player ever, if in trouble. And was an allyou ask them around circus then I kinda cel- if they would Wednesday ebrated. It’s my want to play a night. first backboard game or pracBehind 20 tice, not one points and eight ever broken.” of them would rebounds from – Tai Wesley, want to pracWesley, and 20 USU forward tice.” points from To start senior guard the game, senior forward Brian Green, the Aggies Pooh Williams found Wesley crushed the NAIA Montana- down low for an easy layup Western Bulldogs, 100-66. that sparked an 11-2 run, USU jumped out to an early capped by a baseline dunk lead in the first half and from junior forward Brady never looked back, as they Jardine. The Bulldogs would had a stranglehold on the go on a 5-0 run to cut the Bulldogs for the entire 40 deficit to four points, but minutes. However, all Aggie the Aggies responded with a head coach Stew Morrill 20-3 run. Wesley got another

easy two points near the basket to spur the run and one of Green’s six 3-pointers capped the run with just less than seven minutes to play in the first half. “We wanted to just have fun,” Wesley said. “We wanted a game like that and that’s what we did tonight. We just went out and had fun. It was a circus, but it was a fun night.” The Aggies shot 56.9 percent from the field and 59.1 percent from 3-point land on the night. Wesley and Jardine each hit a 3-point basket, but it was controlled and within the offense. “I didn’t think we treated it as a non-Division I game, where we did a bunch of stupid stuff,” Morrill said. “We played within ourselves pretty well and a lot of guys got to play. Obviously we shot the ball pretty well.” Then things got a little bit crazy. During halftime warm-ups, Wesley has a tradition of getting at least two dunks down before the officials come out. On the second dunk, Wesley shat-

- See CENTURY, page 13

BY USU ATHLETICS

UTAH STATE FORWARD TAI WESLEY muscles toward the basket for two of his 20 points during Wednesday’s blowout win over Montana-Western. Wesley also added eight rebounds, three assists and a shattered backboard to his stat line. TODD JONES photo

Utah State’s head volleyball coach Grayson DuBose announced Thursday the hiring of Jeremiah Larsen as an assistant for the Aggies. Larsen replaces Tom Peterson who recently resigned to become head coach at Weber State University. Larsen comes to Utah State after spending the 2010 season at Missouri State where the Bears had a 20-10 record and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time in the last eight years. While at Missouri State, Larsen helped four of its student-athletes earn allMissouri Valley Conference honors in addition to one earning American Volleyball Coaches Association honorable mention All-American honors. “I am very excited to be a part of Utah State Volleyball,” said Larsen. “I have a lot of respect for what Grayson has established and I look forward to helping Utah State reach the goals

- See COACH, page 13

And for your evening’s halftime entertainment...

Tai Wesley flexes after shattering the backboard on a dunk during second half warm-ups. Freshman guard James Walker also took the spotlight for a bit as he performed the Dougie alone at center-court, drawing applause from fans in attendance. A pair of Montana-Western players also took the opportunity to get a photo taken with Wild Bill Sproat during the delay in action while a replacement backboard was installed.

Workers detach the shattered backboard from the basket standard and begin working to attach the replacement backboard. The replacement did not last long however, as one worker tightened the rim too tight, resulting in a second shattered backboard.

Junior guard Brockeith Pane takes the opportunity to pose with the second shattered backboard before it was removed in place of a whole different basket standard. As the delay in the game was elongated even further, Aggie and Bulldog players mingled amongst each other, even using the same basket for both teams to shoot on for second half warm-ups. The final thrill of a wild game for Utah State and Aggie fans came with just more than a minute to play when senior Matt Formisano hit a free throw to push the Aggies to 100 points. TODD JONES and STERLING BOIN photos


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Arsenault claims USU goals record while he and five others prepare for final home game

By MEREDITH KINNEY staff writer

206 goals. With one shot, Utah State captain Kent Arsenault shattered the all-time scoring record on Feb. 3 against Northern Arizona University. That goal sealed the game for the Aggies and capped off an impressive career for the senior. When Arsenault stepped onto USU ice as a freshman five years ago, he took note of the record and planned on breaking it before he was finished playing. “It’s something that I’ve been working on for five years,” Arsenault said. “To be able to accomplish it this year in front of a home crowd and in a big game is a special feeling. It’s definitely the way that I wanted to do it.” And with at least two games left in the Aggies’ season, there is still time for him to add padding to his record. Arsenault’s career at Utah State is one that many will remember for a long time. When he came to USU as a freshman, he dominated the ice so much so that the Aggies felt pressure to bring in other players of his caliber. “When he came in, we had to scramble and build a good base around him,” USU coach Jon Eccles said. This year has been no different. He has continued his dominance and is one point away from leading all players in the league this season. Arsenault has also led the Aggies to their current No. 2 ranking in the American Collegiate Hockey Association’s West region. Arsenault and the other Utah State seniors will play in their final home game Friday against the University of Utah. This year the team will graduate six players: Arsenault, Dave Wyman, Jay McFadden, Matt Ferris, Seth Armitage and Jeremy Madigan. This year marks the end of an era for Aggie hockey. Four of the seniors have been at Utah State for their entire careers and are part of a core that many hoped would never graduate. “It’s been five years of playing on the same rink for the

UTAH STATE’S KENT ARSENAULT slides the puck past the opposing goalie during a January game against BYU. Arsenault became Utah State’s all-time leader in goals scored with his 206th goal scored on Feb. 3 against Northern Arizona University. Along with five other seniors, Arsenault will be taking the ice for his final regular season home game Friday. CARL R. WILSON photo

same school. It’s going to be weird.” McFadden said. McFadden and Ferris have been playing hockey together since they were 15. For them, the senior game marks the end of a decade-long career together. Wyman and Armitage also have their history together. The two have shared the ice for seven years. Both Wyman and Armitage began their college play at Utah Valley University and then transferred to Utah State when their hockey team folded three years ago. When they joined the Aggies, they did so as bitter rivals to the USU squad, but quickly found their spots on the team. “Before they transferred we hated to play them,” Eccles said. “When we got the opportunity to have them on our team we realized how great of guys they are.” None of the Aggies are looking back at their careers just yet. With the end of the season quickly approaching, Utah State is busy preparing for their final games. This year, USU is hosting the regional tournament, and the Aggies are setting their expectations high. “It’s all or nothing at regionals this year,” Arsenault said.

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“Two games then we go to nationals and we feel like we should be able to do that.” After four years of losing in the first or second round of regionals, the Aggies are looking to make it to nationals this year. All of the players, especially the seniors, are feeling the pressure. “I think everyone one wants it, but the seniors who have been to regionals the past four years probably want it a little more and are going to push a little harder.” McFadden said. Utah State will have the advantage next week during the regional tournament as they will be playing in front of a home town crowd. The Aggie fans are something that all the seniors will remember from their time at USU. “The crowds that we got were always unbelievable,” Wyman said. Following Friday’s game against the Utes, USU will take the ice again next Friday to face Texas A&M when the regional tournament begins. – meredith.kinney@aggiemail.usu.edu

Gymnastics returns home to face BSU BY USU ATHLETICS

Utah State gymnastics will host 11th-ranked Boise State on Think Pink Night Friday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Friday is USU’s Think Pink Night, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness, and all fans wearing pink get free admission. After a four-meet road stretch, Friday marks USU’s first home meet since Jan. 14, and also marks the Aggies’ fourth-straight pink-themed meet, along with the quad at BYU on Jan. 29, duals at Southern Utah on Feb. 4 and Sacramento State on Feb. 11 and USU’s own “Think Pink” night Friday. Utah State returns to the friendly confines of the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum for the first time since Jan. 14, after being on the road for its last four meets. The four-meet road stretch is the Aggies’ longest since 1999. Overall, those are the only two fourmeet road stretches since at least 1992 and believed to be either tied for or the longest road stretches in the program’s 34-year history. With a 191.808 average, Utah State is No. 42 in the Troester/GymInfo Women’s Gymnastics National

Rankings and also has a 191.610 Regional Qualifying Score (RQS), while Boise State is No. 11 with a 195.215 average, the Broncos’ highest-ever ranking. USU is 1-9 overall with an 0-3 Western Athletics Conference mark while BSU has an overall record of 6-3 and is 2-0 in WAC action. Utah State ranks fourth in the WAC on all four events, registering a 48.221 average on vault, a 48.000 on bars, 47.263 on beam and a 48.325 on floor. Individually, senior Lyndsie Boone is ninth in the WAC and 19th in the region on vault with a 9.750 average. Boone also is USU’s top allarounder with a 38.275 average. Junior Nicole Simoneau is seventh in the WAC and 29th in the region on bars with a 9.725 average while fellow junior Haley Hogan is 10th in the conference and 33rd in the region on beam averaging a 9.594. Senior Jackie Dillon is 10th in the WAC and tied for 19th in the region on floor with a 9.746 average. Boise State holds a 195.215 average this week. Besides leading the WAC in all four events, the Broncose also rank No. 11 in the

nation as a team on vault (48.950), No. 14 on uneven bars (48.905), No. 14 on floor exercise (48.855) and No. 21 on balance beam (48.485). Individually, five Broncos sit in the nation’s top-100 ranked gymnasts in their respective events. Amy Glass moved from No. 2 in the nation last week, to No. 1 on beam this week holding a 9.875 average on the season to lead the country. Glass also holds a No. 8 ranking in the all-around (39.320), a No. 28 spot on vault (9.840), a No. 49 (tied) spot on floor (9.810) and is ranked No. 53 on bars (9.795). USU continues its twomeet homestand, hosting in-state foe Utah, currently ranked No. 3 in the country, in a Beehive State dual on Friday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. MT at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum. Fans can follow the Aggie gymnastics program at twitter.com/USUGymnastics, or on facebook at UtahStategymnastics Aggies. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/ USUAthletics or on facebook at Utah State University Athletics. Live results for Friday’s duel are available by clicking on the “Live Results” link at www.UtahStateAggies.com, the official web site of USU athletics. Fans can also watch the meet on Friday live online by clicking on the “Watch Live” link at www. UtahStateAggies.com, the official web site of USU athletics. Fans will have to register and pay a small fee to watch.


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Utah State softball signs six players for 2011 recruiting class BY USU ATHLETICS

Utah State softball head coach Carissa Millsap-Kalaba has announced that six players have signed to compete for the Aggies in the 2012 season. Joining the Aggies next fall in MillsapKalaba’s second recruiting class as USU head coach will be freshmen Nicole Arata, Hailey Froton, Amburlyn Orozco, Mariah Peterson, Taylor Serda and Bailee Tyteca. “We are excited for the six high school seniors that we signed in the early signing period. Every class gets a little stronger, faster and more versatile. It will make for a good competition amongst our returners,” Millsap-Kalaba said. Taylor Serda is an infielder from Wasco, Calif. (Wasco Union HS) and was coached by Sonia Wedel. Last season, Serda hit a stellar .391 with an on-base percentage of .461. She also added a slugging percentage of .560. She scored 20 runs and drove in 20 RBI. Serda also added 15 stolen bases her junior season. She earned all-league honors three times as well as earning honorable mention all-area honors. In 2010, her team placed second in the Central Section Valley Championship with an overall 20-10 record and an 8-2 league record. Serda has earned letters in both softball and basketball. She chose Utah State of the location and she wanted to be part of building a program under coach Millsap-Kalaba. Nicole Arata is an infielder from Ewa Beach, Hawaii (James Campbell HS) and was coached by David Perreira. Arata’s James UTAH STATE FORWARD BRADY JARDINE throws down a dunk for two of his 11 points in Wednesday’s game versus Montana-Western. It was one of several dunks on the evening that did not result in a shattered backboard. STERLING BOIN photo

Century: USU scores 100 in blowout -continued from page 11 tered the backboard, and chaos ensued. “It felt like something hit me in the face, and I thought I broke the back part or something like that,” Wesley said. “I looked at the thing and it was shattered. I didn’t know what to do. I felt bad. I felt like I was in trouble. And then I kinda celebrated. It’s my first backboard ever broken.” It was a first for Morrill as well. “I’ve never had a backboard broken in 25 years as a head coach, let alone two,” he said. “From all reports it wasn’t a hang-on-the-rimthrow-down dunk. The rim must have been ready to break.” The facilities crew also broke the replacement backboard as they tried to erect it, and a temporary practice standard had to be brought out. Despite the 45-minute delay, the Aggies didn’t miss a beat and came out firing in the second half. Williams hit a 3-pointer on the first Aggie possession of the second half and the Bulldogs never cut the lead

to below double digits. All 12 Aggie players recorded minutes in the game against the Bulldogs, and with the exception of junior guard Brockeith Pane, put at least one point on the board. Included in that scoring was freshman forward Brad Brown, who entered the game late in the second half following chants of his name from the crowd, and scored two points on a pair of free throws. Jardine finished with 11 points and four rebounds, while senior forward Nate Bendall narrowly missed a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds. The Aggies’ focus now turns toward the No. 23 St. Mary’s Gaels for the ESPN Bracketbuster on the road. “The St. Mary’s game should be a fun challenge for us,” Morrill said. “We’ve played three top 25 teams all on the road this year. This will be the third one. Obviously you’re the underdog. You’re up against it. They haven’t lost a home game. It’s a challenge, but I think our guys are excited about it and looking forward

to it.” While the Aggies were handling the Bulldogs, the St. Mary’s Gaels stumbled on the road in West Coast Conference play to last place San Diego, 74-66. Despite the loss, the Aggies know they will need to bring their best if they even want a chance to compete with the Gaels who have defeated the Aggies in each of the past two seasons. “We are obviously very familiar with them and the games we have had with them the last several years have been tough outings for us,” Morrill said. “The main thing for our guys is that they approach this game as an opportunity and are excited about getting to go compete. That is the way we need to approach it as a team.” Tip-off against the Gaels is slated for 7 p.m. on Saturday in Moraga, Calif. inside the McKeon Pavillion. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2. – ty.d.hus@aggiemail.usu.edu

Coach: DuBose finds new assistant -continued from page 11 they have set for the future.” Prior to his stint at Missouri State, Larsen spent three seasons (2007-09) as an assistant at Southeast Missouri State helping transform the Redhawks into one of the top defensive teams in the nation. In 2008, SEMO ranked 14th nationally in digs per set followed by a second-place ranking in 2008 with a 19.29 average. “I am looking forward to working with Jeremiah and continuing to build our program here at Utah State,” said DuBose. “Jeremiah is a wonderful volleyball coach and a better person, and he will fit seamlessly into our system and philosophy.” Larsen began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant at Utah Valley University and served as head coach at Brighton High School in Sandy, Utah. In 2006, Larsen guided Brighton to a 30-1 record, the Utah

5A state championship and a No. 9 national ranking according to PrepVolleyball.com. Following the 2006 season, Larsen was named the Utah Coach of the Year from the Salt Lake Tribune. Brighton compiled a 785 record in Larsen’s three seasons as head coach. In addition, he coached at the Summit Volleyball Club for three years, which ranked No. 15 in the nation (PrepVolleyball. com) in 2006. Larsen competed for four seasons and lettered two years as a setter/libero at Brigham Young University. He was a member of the 2001 NCAA Division I and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Championship teams. Larsen received his undergraduate degree in sociology at BYU in 2006.

Campbell squad were 2010 Division I State Champions. Her junior season she hit .481 with 38 hits and 37 runs scored. She drove in 31 runs with six home runs. In 2010, she was named the Impact Player en route to the state title. In 2008, her high school career batting average is .492 with a .917 fielding percentage. She chose Utah State because Utah is a beautiful state and one of the best accredited business schools along with the softball program. Bailee Tyteca is a utility player from Farmington, Utah (Viewmont HS) and is the third Tyteca to play softball at Utah State. Shasta is currently a senior utility player, while Shelbi is a sophomore pitcher. She was a twoyear letterwinner at Viewmont High School and was coached by Brad Jones. Tyteca received honorable mention all-state her junior year. She helped her team place 2nd in the 5A State Tournament in 2009. “Taylor Serda, Nicole Arata and Bailee Tyteca are gung-ho infielders with a good amount of versatility and athleticism. We will look for all three to make an impact,” Millsap-Kalaba said. Hailey Froton is an outfielder from Temecula, Calif. (Temecula Valley HS). A four-year letterwinner at Temecula Valley High School, Froton was coached by Bud Kane. Her junior year batting average was .313 with 16 RBI. She scored 15 runs and added two triples. Froton’s on base percentage was .343 and slugging percentage was .485. She collected first-team all-league, all-league scholastic team, second-team all league and team offensive MVP honor. As a freshman she hit .384 with 22 runs scored. She chose Utah State

because of the campus, softball team, location and education opportunities. Amburlyn Orozco is an outfielder from Kingsburg, Calif. (Kingsburg HS). She is a threeyear letterwinner at Kingsburg and was coached by Cristal Brown. She was nominated firstteam all-league in 2009 along with offensive MVP. She and her team were JV league champions in 2008, varsity league champions in 2009 and 2010 and Fowler Easter Classic champions in 2009. Orozco chose Utah State because she felt right at home in Logan. “Hailey Froton and Amburlyn Orozco will add some speed and help maintain some true grit to our outfield with the loss of two of our seniors,” said Millsap-Kalaba. Mariah Peterson is a pitcher/ infielder from Monument, Colo. (Lewis Palmer HS). She was fouryear letterwinner at Lewis Palmer High School and was coached by Crystal Krebs. Peterson had a batting average her senior year of .347. Her senior year, she ended the season with a 0.69 ERA and 11.5 strikeouts per game. At the plate, she hit .347 with 37 RBI. As a junior, her batting average was .433 with a RBI total of 31. She received academic all-state honors and was awarded first-team allstate her junior and senior years. She was nominated all-area her sophomore, junior and senior years and was named team MVP sophomore, junior and senior years. She helped her team place first in the Colorado Springs Metro League. “Mariah Peterson is a fantastic pitcher from Colorado and will give us some depth in the circle,” Millsap-Kalaba said.

Women’s tennis travels to UNLV BY USU ATHLETICS

Utah State women’s tennis team heads to Las Vegas, Nev. in hopes of capturing their third and fourth wins of the season. The Aggies will face the UNLV Rebels on Friday at 2 p.m. and take on the UC Riverside Highlanders Saturday at 10 a.m. The Aggies will look to senior Hailey Swenson to lead them against the No. 35 ranked Rebels, who are the second ranked team the Aggies have faced this year. Utah State had no matches last week and its last action was against Portland State Feb. 5, in which the Aggies defeated the Vikings, 6-1. Prior to the match with Portland State, the Aggies faced then No. 38 ranked Boise State. The lone Aggie to capture a point was senior Hailey Swenson, who stole the show by trailing 7-1 in the tie-breaking

third-set before rallying for an 11-9 win. UNLV comes into the match with Utah State with a 4-1 record, with the lone loss of the season for the Rebels coming against Oklahoma. The Rebels are led by freshman Lucia Batta, who is the No. 68 ranked singles player in the country. The Aggies will be looking to upset the Rebels and avenge the 7-0 loss they suffered last year at the racquets of the Rebels. Following the match Friday with UNLV, Utah State will battle UC Riverside on Saturday, Feb. 19. The Highlanders come into the week with a 3-1 record, the Highlanders are scheduled to play three matches in the next three days. The solo loss for the Highlanders was delivered by No. 57 San Diego State Aztecs. Since that loss the Highlanders are 3-0. USU will look to even the score with UCR as the Highlanders defeated the Aggies last year in a nail bitter, 4-3.


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SpecialFeatures

Friday, Feb. 18, 2011

Hittin’ the slopes How one Utah State student makes the most of the long cold Cache Valley winter

By STERLING BOIN staff photographer

M

ost people schedule their spring semester around their classes, deciding when they can go to work or hit the gym based on whether or not they have a class or a heavy homework load. A select few students, such as Kevin Clifford, on the other hand, plan their classes around ski days. When Kevin and many other “ski bums” went to register for classes at the end of last semester, they were not thinking about when they wanted to get up for class in the morning or how to organize their class load, but rather how many vertical feet they could rack up in the coming season. Now that the semester is on its way, Kevin gets through the MWF classes – often waking up at sunrise to get to his earliest class – just to catch the next big storm or get in an extra park run. To most students, skiing every Tuesday and Thursday wouldn’t be worth taking classes at 7:30 in the morning and two-and-a-half hour classes in the evening, but to Kevin it translates to two extra days of skiing a week. Kevin’s average Thursday starts at 6:30 a.m. with rolling out of bed and eating some breakfast before heading out to his 7:30 microeconomics class. After class, Kevin goes back to his dorm where he gets back in bed until 10:30. Then, everyone who wants to go skiing that day assembles and heads to the car. Around noon the car full of ski enthusiasts pulls into the parking lot of Beaver Mountain. Within 10 minutes of arriving, Kevin is getting another colorful sticker attached to the back of his season pass. As he gets on the lift, he counts up how many he has amassed so far and announces that it’s his

22nd day skiing Beaver this season. What he doesn’t say is that over the breaks for Thanksgiving and winter, he skied an additional 20-something days on his home mountain Sierra at Tahoe. Forty days of skiing seems like a lot for a season, but there are still two months to go until Beaver closes. Finally at the top of the mountain, Kevin turns on his iPod to his ski playlist, which consists of mostly oldies and classic rock with a Shakira or Lil’ Wayne song thrown in. With everything else blocked out, Kevin takes his first runs, always warming up with a powder run or a nice groomer. Then, depending on the conditions, its park or powder for the rest of the day. With only a quick break for a lunch consisting of saltines and cookies, Kevin skis till the lifts stop running at 4:00. As soon as Kevin gets back, he showers, pops a bag of popcorn for dinner and runs to Intro to Islam, an evening class he said was the most interesting of the limited classes that were available. With his schedule filled with classes and ski days, finding a job that helps him pay for food, gas and a season pass was impossible. A month into fall semester, Kevin had all but given up looking for a part-time job when a friend of Kevin’s told him about the Biomat Plasma donations. Earning 55 dollars a week, Kevin managed to save up for a season pass and enough gas money to bring his car from California for the spring semester. I asked Kevin, with a possible 60-day season in his future, what he thought about skiing over 50 days a season for the next three years of his college career he replied with one word: “DOWN.”

STUDY AND SNOW: Kevin Clifford enjoys his

lunch of saltines and cookies (top right), carves through top of Utah powder (left) and studies for a class before heading up the mountain. STERLING BOIN photos

– sterlingboin@gmail.com

FLYING AND DRIVING: Clifford makes a pit stop to fill up on gas (above). He funds his ski days by selling plasma and has gone to Beaver 20 times already this season. STERLING BOIN photos


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Feb. 18 Today is Friday, Feb. 18, 2011. Today’s issue of The Utah Statesman is published especially for Thomas Forsythe, a freshman majoring in psychology from Richfield, Utah.

Almanac Today in History: In 2001, Dale Earnhardt Sr., considered one of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history, dies at the age of 49 in a last-lap crash at the 43rd Daytona 500 in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Weather High: 42° Low: 24° Skies: Morning snow showers.

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Feb. 21 is Presidents day. Attend Monday class schedule on Tuesday Feb. 22.

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle (RRR) Auction held weekly on Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. 244 S Main. Live auctioneer, food vendors, and lots of goods to be sold and fun to be had. Please stop by early and browse the auction and sign up to be a bidder! A concert, “Center Stage: Music by Women Composers” presented by women musicians of USU and Dr. Cindy Dewey as part of Women’s History Month on Feb. 18. The event is free and open to all. Performance Hall 7:30 p.m. The USU Wind Orchestra and Symphonic Band present their annual winter concert. Performance will be in the Kent Concert Hall Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for general admission and free for USU students. Annual Spring Book Sale. From beach reading to scholarly texts, there’s something for everyone. All books only 25 cents, only three days. Sale starts 9 a.m. March 2, continues during regular library hours, and ends 5pm Friday, March 4. Come to the Atrium of the MerrillCazier Library, and find something to entertain, feed, or boggle your mind from our diverse selection. On Feb 23, from 6-8, the College of Engineering is hosting a Community Open House in the Engineering Building. Apollo 13 Flight Controller Sy Liebergot will speak at 6:30. View displays and demonstrations from the clubs and departments in the College of Engineering. Stokes Nature Center invites curious toddlers, ages 2-3, to join them for Parent Tot from 10-11 a.m. on Feb. 18th. The program fee is $3 ($2.50 for SNC members). Snowflake Science, a free program for all ages, will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Feb 19. Participants will learn all about snowflakes, including how they form and why they make different shapes. For more information, please call 435-7553239 or visit www.logannature.org.

- Design Star Sign-ups Due, Family Life Building - Recent Alumni Exhibit, Tippetts Gallery - Men’s Tennis vs. Portland State, Sports Academy, Noon - ICS 200.b (FEMA), Library 204, 9 a.m. - Dean’s Convocation, Eccles Business Building, 1:30 p.m. - Areíto Fundraising Dinner, TSC Ballroom, 7 p.m. - Deaf Education Conference, ESLC Auditorium, 7 p.m. - Women’s Gymnastics vs. Boise State, Spectrum, 7 p.m. - Jazz Night at Sky Club, Skyroomm 7 p.m. - Center Stage: Music by Women Composers, Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m. - Men’s Hockey vs. Utah, 7 p.m. - Brian Regan Comedy Show, Eccles Theatre, 8 p.m.

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USU’s So You Think You Can Dance Competition will be held on Feb. 24 in the TSC Ballroom! Cash prize for the winner and Celebrity Judge.

Feb. 19 - DESA 18th Annual Winter Workshop, Eccles Science Auditorium - Recent Alumni Exhibit, Tippetts Gallery - How Sweet It Is: The History of Chocolate 10 a.m. - Roller Hockey, 10 a.m. - Men’s Tennis vs. Nevada, Sports Academy, noon - Men’s Rugby vs. ISU, HPER Field, 1 p.m. - Deaf Education Conference, ESLC Auditorium, 7 p.m. - Jazz Night at Sky Club, Skyroom 7 p.m. - Chinese New Year Banquet 2011, TSC Ballroom, 6 p.m. - Men’s Basketball ESPN Bracketbuster at St. Mary’s, 7:05 p.m. - Stonecircle Celtic Concert, TSC Auditorium, 7:30 - Concert @ Why Sound, 8 p.m.Ballroom, 6 p.m. - Concert @ Why Sound, 8 p.m.

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Our Country’s Good theater production on Feb. 17-19 and 23-26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Morgan Theatre. A historic drama about the lives of English convicts in 18th century Australia.

Jazz Night

Tickets on sale for the 7th annual Jazz Night at the Sky Club. Enjoy a night of Jazz music and great food. Tickets are $46. Overnight packages for two available. Event will be held Feb. 17-19 in the Skyroom. For more information about Jazz Night at the Sky Club contact Ann Marie Wallace at (435) 770-4963.

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New Year banquet The CSSA will host a Chinese New Year Banquet on Feb.19 at 6 p.m. Authentic Chinese Dinner will be served along with great entertainment! Tickets are now available at TSC Card Office.

Men’s Rugby

Come support your USU MEN’S RUGBY team as they take on ISU Saturday, February 19 at 1pm. Practices are at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the field house, come learn and play in the same week no experience needed.

Election set up

ASUSU Election Set-Up Feb. 21 from 12-4 p.m. Primary Elections campaigning begins Feb. 22 at 7:00 a.m. Primary elections run until the 23rd. Primary winners will be announced on the 23rd at 4 p.m. in the TSC Hub.

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