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Jessop, Allen chosen as deans for new colleges By MEGAN BAINUM staff writer

Professors John C. Allen and Craig Jessop have been named the deans for the two new colleges brought about by the splitting of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Allen will lead the college that includes the humanities and social science disciplines, which has yet to be officially named, and Jessop will head the new Caine College of the Arts. Both Jessop and Allen were unanimously chosen for their “academic excellence, interpersonal integrity and dedication to students,” said Raymond Coward, executive vice president and provost. “Allen is a highly regarded academic scholar with previous experience in college administration, and Jessop is a world-renown artist and conductor with extraordinary contacts throughout the entertainment business,” Coward said. “I’m excited about it,” Allen said about being appointed the new dean. “I see an opportunity to refocus on what the college does. We are a great college of liberal arts, and I want to lead the university in that.” Jessop said he has been blessed with many opportunities and experiences around the world, which have helped prepare him for the job. “It is a honor to now give back to USU – it’s students, faculties and staffs – and to share together this great opportunity of creating a new college,” Jessop said. USU President Stan Albrecht had created two search and screening

JOHN ALLEN, LEFT, AND CRAIG JESSOP, RIGHT, have been chosen to take dean positions for the new humanities and social sciences college and the Caine College of the Arts, respectively. CODY GOCHNOUR and PETE P. SMITHSUTH photos

committees, Coward said, to oversee the recruitment of the new deans. Those committees created a job description and solicited candidates for the position. They then screened the pool of candidates and recommended individuals who should be interviewed to the president. Candidates for both positions were

interviewed on campus and met with a wide range of faculty, staff and students. After these interviews concluded, evaluations of the candidates were solicited and collected. The dean of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, Carol Strong, headed the search for the new Caine College of

the Arts dean and said, “The committee was unanimous in its recommendation to the president, and the members are very excited about Dr. Jessop’s leadership of this new college.” Now that the deans have been named, the task of organizing the colleges has begun. Allen said three

Professor honored for clinical work By APRIL ASHLAND staff writer

Professor Vicki Simonsmeier won an award from the Utah Speech and Hearing Association (USHA) for her clinical work at USU. Simonsmeier said she had no idea she had even been nominated for the award, much less received it. Simonsmeier said The Louis M. Dicarlo Award is prestigious and is given to one person who has demonstrated improvement in clinical work over the past six years. “I laughed, since it was a friend of mine who told me. I didn’t believe it,” Simonsmeier said. “It means a lot when it comes from your peers. It’s comfortable.” Simonsmeier won the state version of the award and has been submitted as a finalist for the national award. She said she received a package in the mail with paperwork and other information for the award. She said she was awarded for her work the past six years, namely for three different things: a feeding clinic, social language groups and training groups in Washington. Simonsmeier said her specialty is in pediatric neurogenics, and she didn’t really choose her specialty, but that it chose her. She went overseas when she received her undergraduate degree to work in New Zealand and ended up working with children with cerebral palsy. She said she was always surprised by what the children were able to do. “Children, despite the limits of their body, you see what they can do. It’s what I’m really passionate about,” she said. Simonsmeier came to USU in February 2000, and she said when she drove into Logan the morning before her interview, she told herself she didn’t think Logan was for her, but that changed. “After my interview, I just kept saying, ‘I

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want to be here. I want this job,’” she said. “Even though we in the department may disagree professionally, we can still get along. There’s such a degree of comraderie here.” USU’s feeding clinic is a unique experience for students, she said, because they get to work hands on with children and parents. “Students get to work not only with parents, but also occupational therapists with the medical side of things, and really get a view of how it

all works,” Simonsmeier said. “It’s didactic, but also very hands on.” The social language groups Simonsmeier has been working on are to help children relate to their peers. She said most children can relate well with the adults who are in teachers mode, but not so much with the kids on the play-

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USU’s Special Collections creating oral history of Cache By BLAZE BULLOCK staff writer

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PROFESSOR VICKI SIMONSMEIER, who won an award form the Utah Speech and Hearing Association, specializes in pediatric neurogenics. Simonsmeier said she was surprised when she was notified of her state award. Simonsmeier, who has been at USU since 2000, said USU’s feeding clinic is a unique experience for students who work hands on with children and parents. JESSE WALKER photo


things are the most important on his to-do list right now. First is separating the budget between his college and the Caine College of Arts. A name for the other new college is in the works, he said. An e-mail will be sent out to faculty for nominations and from there a couple rounds of e-mails will help narrow down the search. Allen said he is hoping to have a name chosen by July. Along with budgets and finding a new name, a focus group that consists of faculty and students is getting together to discuss what they would like to see in Allen’s new college. “What is the core education we want our students to have?” Allen asked. “By having focus groups, we, as teachers, can ask that question and apply what the students want to see in the future.” Jessop said his first priority is working out where everyone in his office will be. “The biggest initial challenge will be to simply establish a new dean’s office and staff,” Jessop said. “The departments are strong and vital, and we need to be ready to serve their needs as the fall semester begins.” Coward said one challenge both colleges will have to face is the economic situation that is affecting the university. “We are well aware of the financial challenges that the colleges will face in the early years of their existence,” Coward said. “This is why we are so pleased that we have been able to identify two senior, experienced

The Special Collections division of the Merrill-Cazier Library is making an oral history about Latino culture in the area. The project began in 2007 and 45 interviews have been conducted so far, said Randy Williams, folklore curator and USU oral history specialist. Thirty-seven of the interviews were done in Spanish. Williams is working to translate the 45 interviews into English and Spanish so that more people can understand them. Every year or two, Special Collections conducts oral histories, Williams said. Williams has done oral histories on projects involving experiences of Utah War Veterans and many others. Williams and Elisaida Mendez, doctoral student in psychology, launched the project together. Jorge Rodas also helped with the project. The Latino oral history received a Human Ties Award in 2009, Williams said. Mendez said she co-directed the project with Williams and that together, they trained people to do the interviews. Williams said the reason for the project was to gather and preserve the history and heritage of Logan. Williams said she noticed years ago that Special Collections lacked information

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Celebs&People LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy have taken to Twitter to announce their breakup. The two actors each tweeted Tuesday that they have ended their relationship after five years. Publicists for Carrey and CARREY McCarthy confirmed the split. The 48-year-old Carrey says on the social networking Web site that he wishes her “the very best!” The 37-year-old McCarthy tweeted that she “will always keep Jim as a leading man in my heart.” Both say they were grateful for the time they spent together.

NewsBriefs One dead after fight over skimpy outfit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A woman who called 911 after a fatal shooting at an Easter party told a police dispatcher she shot a relative after she retrieved a gun to prove a point and it went off. The woman told the dispatcher that she shot her niece, apparently referring to a 19-year-old woman killed during a fight that police say started over a skimpy Easter outfit – jean shorts and a green T-shirt tied up around her midriff. “I just shot my niece,” the woman says calmly at the beginning of the 33-second call released to The Associated Press on Tuesday. “I didn’t mean to do it,” the woman said. “We was arguing, I tried to get my gun to prove a point, they got the rifle with me and it went off.”

LateNiteHumor Top 10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Waiting In Line For The iPad 10. ”What the hell is it?” 9. ”Will this make Steve Jobs notice me?” 8. ”Really, what the hell is it?” 7. ”Is it kosher for Passover?” 6. ”Should I wear my Spock ears?” 5. ”Wasn’t I saving this money for a hot tub time machine?” 4. ”What? Ricky Martin’s gay?” 3. ”Is it a bad sign no one can explain what the hell it is?” 2. ”Will there be hot tattooed women in the line?” (Jesse James only) 1. ”Can’t Apple invent something that will wait in line for me?”

Polygamous towns misusing public funds? SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Government officials in twin polygamous communities along the Utah-Arizona border were served Tuesday with search warrants seeking evidence on suspected misuse of public funds, authorities said. The warrants allege City Manager David Darger and Fire Chief Jake Barlow in Colorado City, Ariz., personally benefited or took money for their own use from the fire department “by false pretenses and/or without authority of law,” sometime between Aug. 1, 2004 and Feb. 1, 2010. “There’s an investigation being conducted by the county attorney’s office at this time for a possible misuse of public funds and fraudulent schemes at the Fire Department and possibly the city government,” Mohave County Sheriff Tom Sheahan told The Associated Press. No one was arrested or charged. Darger, who also serves as secretary-treasurer of the Fire Department, was out of town Tuesday and could not be reached for comment. Barlow declined to comment but expressed concern over the records being taken. “The Fire Department wants to do the very best they can for the citizens and wants to help them,” Barlow said. “Now all of their records are being exposed – we have protected medical histories on thousands of patients – all in the name of the county attorney’s office investigation.” The twin communities of Colorado City and Hildale, Utah, are home to members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, an embattled religious sect that follows Warren Jeffs, a church leader serving prison time after being convicted of rape as an accomplice in the marriage of a 14-year-old follower to her 19-year-old cousin. Management of the twin towns and the FLDS have

SHERIFF’S OFFICERS AND other Arizona government officials remove items from the Colorado City Fire Department in Colorado City, Ariz. on Tuesday, April 6, as local officials, center, record videos of the process. Government agencies in twin polygamous communities along the Utah-Arizona border were served Tuesday with search warrants seeking evidence on suspected misuse of public funds, authorities said. AP photo

been under increasing scrutiny since 2005, following allegations of an increase in underage marriages and misuse of a church property trust. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona said warrants were served at three fire stations and the private residences of Darger and Barlow in Colorado City. Another warrant was served at a fire station in Hildale. Investigators were looking for documents and computers files, including financial records. Sheahan said officers had to forcibly enter one home after residents refused requests from police to open the

doors. Salt Lake City attorney Rod Parker, who represents the FLDS, said he had not yet seen the warrants and was unclear about the scope of information being sought. Barlow said the Colorado City Fire District covers a 225 square-mile area along the Utah-Arizona border and serves Hildale through an interlocal agreement. The district has about six fill-time staff members and 100 volunteers, including firefighters and paramedics. Barlow said the district budget for 2009 was about $1.5 million.

Mine owner accused of putting safety second JULIAN, W.Va. (AP) – The coal mine rocked by an explosion that killed at least 25 workers in the nation’s deadliest mining disaster since 1984 had been cited for 600 violations in less than a year and a half, some of them for not properly ventilating methane – the highly combustible gas suspected in the blast. The disaster at the Upper Big Branch mine has focused attention on the business and safety practices of the owner, Massey Energy, a powerful and politi-

cally connected company in Appalachia known for producing big profits, as well as big piles of safety and environmental violations and big damage awards for grieving widows. “There are mines in this country who have operated safely for 20 years,” said J. Davitt McAteer, head of the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration in the Clinton administration. “There are mines who take precautions ahead of time. There are mines who spend the

money and manpower to do it.” He added: “Those mines haven’t been blown up.” Four other miners were missing and feared dead underground in Monday’s blast, believed to have been caused by a buildup of methane, a naturally occurring gas that is odorless and colorless. Last year alone, MSHA cited Upper Big Branch for 495 violations and proposed $911,802 in fines. Production more than tripled during that period,

according to federal records. So far this year, the agency has found 105 violations at the mine. Upper Big Branch is one of Massey’s biggest underground mines, with more than 200 employees, and it is not uncommon for big coal mines to amass hundreds of violations a year – and to contest many of them, as Massey does. But most big mines don’t have as many serious infractions as Upper Big Branch, industry experts said.

Utah resident to scale Everest, scatter ashes KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) – A record-setting Nepalese Sherpa flew to Mount Everest on Tuesday to prepare to ascend the world’s highest mountain once again and scatter the ashes of its most celebrated climber, Sir Edmund Hillary. Apa, who with 19 successful climbs holds the record for the most trips to the summit, flew from the Nepalese capital of Katmandu to Lukla, where he will begin yet another trek up Everest – this time to deposit the remaining ashes of the legendary Hillary and clean up the peak. Some of Hillary’s ashes were scattered into the sea off New Zealand by his family soon after his death in 2008. “I have three goals during my 20th climb of Everest. I will be taking and scattering the ashes of Edmund Hillary at the summit, clean up the mountain and promote Nepal as tourism destination,” said the 49-year-old Apa, who like most Sherpas goes by one name. Apa and his fellow climbers – 17 other Sherpas and 12 Westerners – plan to collect 15,400 pounds (7,000

kilograms) of garbage, a growing environmental problem on the Himalayan peak. They plan to pay porters to help bring down the refuse. Apa first climbed the 29,035-foot (8,850-meter) mountain in 1989 and has repeated the feat almost every year since. His closest rival is fellow Sherpa guide Chhewang Nima, who has made 15 trips to the summit. Apa and his team plan to scale the summit in May, when the weather is most favorable. Climbers generally have a window of a few days to attempt to reach the summit before weather turns treacherous. He said he also wants to promote Nepal’s campaign to attract half a million tourists in 2011, as the country recovers from years of instability and communist insurgency. Apa grew up in the foothills of Everest and began carrying equipment and supplies for trekkers and mountaineers at age 12. He moved to the United States in 2006 and lives in the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper.

NEPALESE SHERPA GUIDE APA, who holds the record for the most conquests of Mount Everest, displays a Buddha statue which he will be carrying with him on his next expedition to the peak, during a press conference in Katmandu, Nepal, Thursday, April 1. The 49-year-old guide will make his 20th climb this spring and scatter the ashes of Edmund Hillary, one of the first men to reach the 29,035-foot (8,850-meter) mountain top nearly six decades ago. AP photo














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ASUSU passes $1,000 Earth Day bill Briefs Campus & Community

By CHELSEY GENSEL news senior writer

A bill granting $1,000 to be used for USU’s Earth Day celebration, one of four bills discussed at ASUSU’s Executive Council meeting April 7, caused a particularly heated discussion between the officers before it was ultimately passed with a vote of six in favor, one opposed and two abstaining. The bill refers to the Day on the Quad-style event to be held April 22 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., with plans in the works for a benefit concert that evening, said John Rentschler, natural resources senator. Many council members said they felt ASUSU should make an effort to show support of the event by granting the request for funds, which would be used for operational costs such as chairs, microphones, advertising and the purchase of reusable totes and food to be distributed at the event. Executive Vice President Spencer Lee said the bill was not specific enough because it didn’t indicate how much money would be needed for each of the expenditures. “I think we should support Earth Day,” Lee said. “I’m not against going green, but I don’t feel that this is the only good option to support the event.” ASUSU President Tyler Tolson said

he feels the event will attract a large free time slot, noon to 1:30 p.m. on number of students who may not Tuesdays and Thursdays, would go ordinarily attend ASUSU-sponsored into effect August 30, 2011. events, and several other officers The bill was passed quickly after agreed that the use of the money was comments of “love it” from Lee, and a good representation of students’ “I think it’s absolutely genius” from interests. Graduate Student Senate President They also emphasized that USU Rick Kelly. President Stan Albrecht will be Another bill authorizing $4,350 speaking at the event and encourtoward the purchase of three aged one another to show support “Presidio Litter” trash cans was tabled by attending or pending further participating. information to be Another bill, presented at next “I’m not against which was passed week’s meeting. going green, but I from first to The bill states that don’t feel that this second reading because Facilities item but had yet and USU students is the only good to reach a final have expressed option to support vote, creates a a need for addithe event.” time slot during tional trash cans, which no classes using money from will be scheduled Capital – Spencer Lee, ASUSU’s so that students and Support fund ASUSU executive vice would enable the can attend events such as daytime president purchase of more convocation, lecdurable trash tures, meetings cans. and other “supplemental educational The bill also states that after opportunities.” reviewing the proposal, the uniThe bill states that because stuversity’s administration agreed to dent fees largely fund such activities, purchase double the number of trash students should be able to attend cans ASUSU buys, bringing the them. It also points out that it would total to nine additional trash cans. make it more feasible for students They would be placed at predeterto attend events professors may mined locations around campus by offer credit for attending. The classFacilities.

Kelly suggested the possibility of similar bins designated for recycling in place of or in conjunction with the trash cans, because students will often throw recyclable materials in with trash if a recycling bin is not readily accessible. Rentschler said he feels passing the bill would undermine the efforts of the Aggie Recyclers and other such organizations working toward sustainability on campus. Both agreed that the new trash cans were a good idea but that a recycling option would be ideal. A bill allocating $4,000 to install running water at the Student Organic Farm was also passed to a second reading item and will be voted upon next week. Next week’s meeting will also include a discussion on the ASUSU budget, which the council will recommend to the incoming council for approval. The council agreed to reconsider the bill after the bill’s sponsor and cosponsor, Tolson and Administrative Assistant Nate Robinson, respectively, research the possibilities of incorporating recycling into the proposal. Revised charters for the traditions director and the administrative assistant were passed to second reading items for a vote next week, while a final version of the student advocate’s charter was passed. – chelsey.gensel@aggiemail.usu.edu

Finding the Light at the End of the Tunnel

Faculty, staff give back to university More than 800 USU employees gave back $520,000 to the university last year, used to help students pay tuition and travel to special educational events, upgrade classrooms and labs and purchase additional library resources. April is Family Fund Month, the annual spring campaign among USU faculty and staff to raise charitable gifts for the university. “This year our students especially need help,” said campaign co-chair Carol Strong. Current payroll donors are also encouraged to increase the amount of their monthly gifts during April. In addition to the personal satisfaction that comes through contributing, there is a practical reason for employees to give. “When deciding whether to support USU,” Strong said, “some major potential donors base their decisions in part on how many of our own employees give. Faculty and staff giving sends a signal that our own people, who know us best, consider USU a good investment.” Employees can find more information and make donations at www.usu.edu/familyfund. Gifts may also be taken directly to the Development office, Room 106 in Old Main.

ISC Banquet gives guests taste of world The International Student Council invites everyone to the Annual International Banquet April 10 for performances from across the globe, a night of culture and cuisine from new lands. The event Saturday will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Taggart Student Center Ballroom. The cost is $12 for students or $15 for faculty and community members. Tickets can be purchased in the Ticket Office (TSC 212), the Office of International Students and Scholars (TSC 313) or at the door of the event. The menu will include things from pastelon de platano maduro (layered plantains with beef) to madeleine de fraise (strawberry shortcake). Guests will get to see performances from around the world. For more information, call 7972764 or e-mail isc@aggiemail.usu. edu. – rac.ch@aggiemail.usu.edu

Fraternity supports ’10 Relay for Life JON ADAMS, political science and sociology major, reads a display about racism Tuesday at the Light at the End of the Tunnel event in the Eccles Conference Center. The event, which was put on the resident assistants of South Campus, was what Sarah DuPaix, resident assistant, called a “tunnel of oppression.” A tunnel of oppression is something that other schools have done, DuPaix said, and this was USU’s first year trying it. The event took months to plan, and coordinators hope to make this into a USU tradition. The “tunnel” consisted of several rooms, divided by black sheets, which highlighted some form of oppression, such as racism, physical limitations or government-enforced oppression. DuPaix said the point of the tunnel was to “help people realize bad things are still happening. She said history shown instances of oppression and while most people are able to recognize these events as harmful, oppression is not just a thing of the past. According to a press release, coordinators also wanted to show how “individuals can make a difference in our individual communities and at Utah State University.” MARK VUONG photo

Project: USU collecting Latino community’s oral history -continued from page 1 about Latinos in the local community. people understand something.” “It’s for student at Utah State,” Williams said. Williams said the Special Collections division “It’s for family members of is always adding to the collecthe people interviewed. It’s tion. for somebody 60, 50, 80, 100 “We never stop adding “It’s for somebody years from now who wants to to a collection,” Williams said. 60, 50, 80, 100 understand what 2007-2010 “We might stop actively pursuyears from now who Utah, culturally, was like.” ing doing the oral history comAccording to the Folk wants to understand ponent of it because we need to Collection 38 document, “The continue to add to our collecwhat 2007-2010 Latino/a Voices Project began tions with different voices.” Utah, culturally, as a way to better understand Williams said she’s was like.” and acknowledge the local, been doing various oral history state and national story for projects at USU since 2001. the largest minority group in The project helps – Randy Williams, people understand Cache Valley.” what it was folklore curator and USU like for Latino people in Logan Williams further explained the reasoning for the Latino oral history specialist years ago, Mendez said. oral history. “It revealed the strug“Why do any of us preserve gles that some have undergone something?” Williams asked. in their pursuit of a better “You want to give it to somebody else to teach them future in the context of work, school and personal about a period of time in your life. You’re helping life,” Mendez said. “These recorded interviews are

a valuable resource for future generations to know about their ancestors and for researchers who would want to examine and analyze life patterns or peculiarities of Latino contributors to society.” Williams said she and Mendez are looking for help from the community. Williams said she wants “anything that is also telling this story of the Latino community in Utah, especially northern Utah.” The oral history interviews can be read and listened to online, Williams said. Some of the interviews also have pictures. The interviews can be found online at library. usu.edu/folklo/folkarchive/FolkColl38.html or at Special Collections in the basement of the MerrillCazier Library, Room 305. Williams said she is pleased with the way the project turned out and hopes to be able to continue to add to it with the help of the community. Williams also said that if people have information about the Latino culture in Cache Valley, they should go to Special Collections. – blaze.bullock@aggiemail.usu.edu

USU’s Delta Sigma Phi fraternity will be hosting a Rubik’s Cube-themed event April 10 at 10 p.m. in support of its Relay for Life team. People throughout the nation participate in Relay for Life to fight back against cancer and raise awareness and funding for cancer research. The fraternity’s team will be participating in Relay for Life April 24, where it will take turns running or walking around a track for 24 hours. Attendees of the Delta Sigma Phi get-together are not required to donate money to attend the event, but donations are appreciated. The event will take place at the Delta Sigma Phi house located at 837 N. 800 East and will include a live DJ. There is a Rubik’s Cube theme and anyone who wants to attend is encouraged to wear one of the colors found on a Rubik’s cube: red, yellow, blue, white and green. During the event, attendees will try to solve a Rubik’s Cube before they leave. Depending on weather conditions, the Delta Sigma Phi’s outdoor volleyball court will be open to play on. For further information regarding the event contact Josh St. JohnSellers at 713-5243. – catherine.meidell@aggiemail.usu. edu

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National Alcohol Screening Day Thursday to educate the Aggies By MITCH FIGGAT staff writer

The USU Health Services, in conjunction with the Counseling and Psychological Services Center, will host multiple activities April 8 in the TSC Ballroom for Nation Alcohol Screening Day. There will be activities outside the Ballroom, such as relay races with beer goggles, while inside the ballroom will be a movie during which participants can take a confidential survey on alcohol use. Counselors will be available to talk to and answer questions about risky behavior and how to help a friend who is possibly participating in risky behavior. Michelle Swaner and Cammie Hanson, both seniors in the community health major and interns for USU Health Services, explained what was meant by “risky behavior.” “It really depends on how much you

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drink and how often,” Swaner said. “Do you feel guilty when you do drink? Are others affected negatively by your drinking?” Hanson said, “What we can teach people here is to know their limits, to help people find a line of responsibility while they drink.” To which Swaner added, “We are not telling people to not drink or that they should if they avoid risky behavior, but if someone has made up their mind that they make the choice to do it responsibly.” Swaner said there is often a window in the freshman, sophomore or junior year of college in which a student who drinks can “pass through a period of high-risk drinking.” Swaner said high-risk drinking is not necessarily a high health risk. However, it is associated with impairment problems such as violence in relationships, work or school problems, trouble with the law and sexual assaults.

“Seventy-five percent of all sexual assaults are associated with alcohol,” Swaner said. Ryan Barfuss, a prevention specialist at the Student Health and Wellness Center, said, “In reality, high-risk drinking affects all of us, whether it be by highering insurance or tuition costs. There are not many people that are immune to the costs of others’ high-risk behavior. So it is not enough to just say, ‘Drinking is someone else’s problem, not mine.’” Those that do fill out the confidential survey and feel that they should speak to a counselor can do so at the event. They will be shown the resources that are available on campus to help them through the highrisk window. Hanson said, “Even if we identify two or three students who display high-risk behavior, we have done a lot of good to those two or three people.” – mfiggat@gmail.com

Board brings Palin to CA By ADAM ASHTON McClatchy Newspapers

MODESTO, Calif. – The president of the nonprofit group bringing Sarah Palin to California State University, Stanislaus, donated $18,600 in support of her and Republican presidential candidate John McCain two years ago. University President Hamid Shirvani, the nonprofit’s chairman, liked Barack Obama. He gave $2,300 to the Democratic presidential nominee. The donations reflect a range of political views on the university foundation’s 28-member board of directors. That board has been criticized by students and faculty over the past week for hiring Palin – one of the right’s most polarizing and popular leaders – to speak at the university’s 50th anniversary celebration and fundraiser June 25. Because it’s a private group, the foundation is not subject to California open government laws that would compel a public school to disclose Palin’s speaking fee. Typically, the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate charges $100,000. State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, wants to force the foundation to disclose the number. So does a pair of open government

advocacy groups. Foundation President Matt Swanson, a Turlock, Calif., agricultural businessman, gave the most cash to Republicans in the 2008 election. Besides the money that went to political action committees backing McCain and Palin, he gave $12,700 to other GOP candidates, according to the Federal Election Commission. Orange County pharmaceutical entrepreneur Milan Panic steered the most money to Democrats among the board members. He gave $33,100 to PACs that helped Obama, $23,900 to the Democratic National Committee and $6,900 to Hillary Clinton for the 2008 election. Others who gave to the 2008 presidential candidates include Modesto, Calif., land-use attorney George Petrulakis ($7,300 to different McCain committees), Fresno, Calif., developer Darius Assemi ($4,600 to Obama) and Hilmar Cheese co-founder Bill Ahlem ($1,150 to McCain). Most current board members did not return calls for this story. Swanson did not respond to phone calls or an e-mail. Shirvani was traveling and unavailable for comment, a university spokeswoman said. A former foundation board member said politics do not drive the board’s decisions.

Award: Prof to compete at national level -continued from page 1 ground or at church. “We have kids in small groups, usually between 3 and 5, and work on social skills. The parents watch, so they can help as well,” Simonsmeier said. The American SpeechLanguage-Hearing Foundation puts out a newsletter calling for nominations for the national version of the award Simonsmeier received, and it reads, “Each state association is asked to select one individual from within the state to receive an award for dem-

onstrated contributions to the advancement of knowledge in clinical practice in audiology or speech-language pathology within the last six years. That individual named by the state association will receive a certificate from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation and will be named the 2010 State Clinical Achievement Award Winner.” The foundation then picks a winner from all the state clinical winners, and the winner is notified in the fall. The winner of the overall

award receives a $1,500 grant for his or her work. Simonsmeier said that if she wins the overall award, she would put the money back into the feeding clinic. She said it would make it so families didn’t have to pay. “We don’t turn anyone away, so the money would help us buy specialized bottles, cups, etc. that most families wouldn’t be able to afford,” she said. – april.ashland@aggiemail.usu. edu

Deans: New deans will face challenges -continued from page 1 leaders who will guide these units successfully through these challenging times.” Despite economic troubles, both the new deans and other faculty members are optimistic about what is to come. Coward said the Caine College of the Arts is expected to establish itself as one of the premier programs in the Intermountain West, building on existing strong programs, while the college comprising of the humanities and social sciences is expected to “articulate a clear, robust future for itself as a scholarly community.” Allen said the main thing he wants right now is to let the students know he has an open-door policy and wants to be able to interact with the students as the college is being created. “I enjoy engaging with students. It keeps me young. I may not look it, but I still see myself through the eyes of a 25-year-old,” Allen said. “I want to be remembered as someone who listened, who took information students gave me and acted on it.” Allen has been in many positions that have prepared him for this appointment. He has been a director and executive director in universities and nonprofit organizations. He has also had the opportunity to work in a dean’s office, so he has seen, firsthand, how things are run. He has been a faculty member and said he understands what it is like and wants to create a

relationship with faculty members so they will feel comfortable about approaching him with problems. He said he has also trained mediators and knows a lot about conflict management so he is hoping that will help him when it comes to dealing with conflicts among faculty. “I want to continually convince faculty I am here for them,” Allen said. “That is why I took this job.” Jessop also hopes to be able to connect with his staff and work together in building the new college. “My first order of business is meet and get acquainted with each member of the faculty and staff for the Caine College of the Arts,” Jessop said, “to visit with each of them individually and collectively to assess our strengths and the areas where we can improve.” The Caine College of the Arts includes the department of music, theatre arts, art, the interior design program and the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art. Programs that make up the humanities and social sciences college include the departments of languages, philosophy and speech communication; history; journalism and communication; political science; sociology, social work and anthropology; English; military science and the Intensive English Language Institute. – megan.b@aggiemail.usu.edu

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Life on the wild side By STOREE POWELL features senior writer

“I had to take the lymph nodes out of the first deer that came in. I cut across the front of the neck, back to the spine, tilted the head back, got a hold of the nodes with tweezers and ripped them out,” Dustin Lamoreaux said. As a senior wildlife science major and president of the Wildlife Society Club, Lamoreaux has spent some time volunteering at Utah deer check stations, just one of the many things the WLS Club does. The Wildlife Society Club is a student chapter of the national professional organization and has been around for 50 years, according to Lamoreaux. The mission of the Wildlife Society, according to http://joomla.wildlife.org, is “to work to ensure that wildlife and their habitats are conserved through management actions that take into careful consideration relevant scientific information.” Elizabeth Goss, senior conservation and restoration ecology major, said the group is committed to a world where humans and wildlife co-exist. Even though the members come from diverse backgrounds, wildlife science major Carrie Jamieson said, “I think we can all agree on animal ethics: responsible stewardship, co-existing between man and animal even though I am the far end of the spectrum as a ‘bunny hugger.’” So why the lymph node removal from the deer? Frank Howe, faculty adviser for the club, said the state has voluntary check stations run by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to see how well the deer population is doing, “just like a human population, but we can’t do a census.” “It shows how many deer are being harvested, how many hunters are successful harvesting deer and the age structure of the deer across the state,” Howe said. Jason Carlisle, senior wildlife science major, said hunters bring the deer they’ve shot to the station where they measure the

THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY worked with bison in the Henrie Mountains in Southern Utah in January. The club worked at a docking station, taking blood samples and gathering data on the animals. photo courtesy WILDLIFE SOCIETY

deer’s antlers, teeth-ware to figure the age, the fat of their brisket, which is an indicator of how healthy they are, and test for chronic wasting disease, also known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathy. It took Howe five years to be able to say that “and now that I can say it, I must use it,” he said. The lymph nodes are tested by the state for CWD, according to Carlisle. “You put the lymph nodes in a little baggy and put a barcode on the bag and tear off a corresponding number for the hunter so they can find out later online if the deer they got was infected with the disease,” Carlisle said. Lamoreaux said of his first removal experience, “Usually the deer is pretty bled out by the time they get it there. It was really cool. I

got them on my first shot, so I was proud. It was definitely graphic though.” In all seriousness, the disease, Lamoreaux said, is caused by a prion, which is an imitation of a protein, and it affects the nervous systems and degenerates the brain, like mad cow disease. So checking on the deer’s wellbeing is crucial. Another service the club is doing for Utah is working on WOW, Wild Over Wood ducks, with the Utah Waterfowl Alliance, Bridgerland Audubon Society and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. The project, according to Carlisle, chair of WOW, started last year with the purpose of increasing wood ducks in Cache Valley. The club helped place nest boxes around Cache Valley and will monitor the progress of the duck living there.

Jen Christopherson, junior resource management major, created a poster of the project for the student showcase of student research week at USU. “We are in the first stages of working with the wood ducks, so we’ve set out boxes, nesting cavities for the ducks, because there are not a lot of places for them in Cache Valley,” Christopherson said. Jamieson said, “We are figuring out the ideal nest box location (in a tree or on the ground) and material (wood or plastic).” Ducks and deer aren’t the end of the list for this club. Carlisle said, “We do academic competitions every year, called student conclaves. It is a wildlife quiz bowl, and is basically like wildlife Jeopardy on steroids.” The national organization puts the event on, giving students a chance to network with professionals and show off what they’ve learned, according to Jamieson. The quiz bowl team consists of four persons. This year’s Western Conclave team was Carlisle, Lamoreaux, Jamieson and Justin Hicken, a sophomore in environmental studies. The four competed March 12-16 in Texas, taking third place. The questions are not as easy as shooting a sitting duck. Lamoreaux said he was glad they didn’t receive one of the questions another team did: “Where do whooping cranes spend the winter?” Jamieson, the conclave chair person, said the regional specific questions can be tough. “They may ask you about circadian rhythm to specific mating patterns of a certain bird. It is like they cram four years worth of college into one quiz bowl,” Jamieson said. Other questions, Lamoreaux said, are general concepts in genetics, ecology and biology. To prepare, a class was set up as a special project and the team met two days a week for a few hours as a study hall. Despite the intense preparation, the conference is beneficial, according to Jamieson. “It opens so many doors, it is not just a showing off of your knowledge, but it shows

- See DUCKS, page 7

Three honored for lifetime achievements By COURTNIE PACKER features editor

They have served in the role of advocate, mentor and activist in the community. Now, three women will be honored with the USU Women Over 65 Achievement Award this Wednesday. USU’s Women Center has acknowledged the accomplishments, activities and civic dedication of women over 65 for the past 25 years. In a press release, Michelle Bogdan, director of the Women’s Resource Center,


said, “These women have shown us by their actions in the community, academy and business how to create a better world for all women.” Jeannine Huenemann, an advisory board member, said the women are nominated by their peers and colleagues. Based on the women’s achievement, the Women’s Center then chooses the women it feels best deserve the honor. “One of the best closing lines from a nominee was, ‘I have been waiting for years for this particular person to turn 65 just so I could nominate her,’” Huenemann said. “It


was just a great closing line for a nomination.” When choosing from the list of nominees, Huenemann said the center looks for women who have a consistent long-term relationship of improving the world around them. These women have participated in multiple activities, held numerous positions and helped many around them, whether it be in the USU community or a broader community. Huenemann said some women even work internationally. Huenemann said the award has a distinction in the community because it is a recog-

nition of lifetime achievement. “A lot of times awards will be specific events such as you are a good researcher or you’re good at this or that,” she said. “But this is looking at the whole person. They are giving to their community and a variety of different things all at once.” The honorees, Carolyn Barcus, JoAn Criddle and Marilynne Glatfelter, are three of more than 100 women who have been awarded, Huenemann said.

- See AWARD, page 6



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Taking back the kitchen and all about it.

Cheese? Yes, please. When I was a little girl, I hated cheese. In fact, I distinctly remember crying because my mom was making pizza for dinner and the thought of all that gooey, melted cheese was enough to make me gag. Then one day my friend convinced me to try string cheese by insisting that it didn’t taste like “normal” cheese. He was right, and since then I have developed a strong love for almost every kind of cheese. But what is “normal” cheese? And how many different kinds of cheese are there? I think what most people probably think of when they think cheese is mild cheddar. Another common one is mozzarella, most likely made popular by the favorite childhood snack string cheese and the fact that it’s the main cheese used on pizza. (What I bet you didn’t know is that the secret ingredient most pizza restaurants use is smoked provolone cheese mixed with mozzarella.) If these two kinds of cheese are the only ones you know of, I challenge you to broaden your cheese scope with these delicious recipes. Pear Gorgonzola Pasta Gorgonzola is a crumbly bleu cheese that can be found in little containers near the dips and other fancy cheeses in your grocery store. It may seem pricey, but it’s so strong that you only use a tiny bit at a time. You can keep it in your freezer and it’ll last pretty much forever. This recipe also uses Parmesan cheese. For best results use the kind that is relatively freshly grated, as opposed to the sprinkle kind that comes in the green plastic bottles. 8 ounces pasta (penne or bowtie work well) 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 3 tablespoons crumbled gorgonzola cheese 1 large pear, peeled and chopped (put it in a bowl and brush it with lemon juice to prevent browning) 1/3 cup of cream (more or less depending on preference) – In a medium pot, bring about six cups of water to a boil. – Add the pasta and boil eight to 11 minutes, until soft. Drain. – Add the butter and cheeses and stir until melted. You may need to put the pot back on the stove to get everything to melt. If you do, keep the temperature on low to prevent the cheese from burning to the bottom of the pan.

– Add the cream, a little at a time, until you reach a good thickness. – Gently stir in pear pieces. – Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Quesadilla Supremo These quesadillas use muenster cheese in addition to the “normal” stuff. You can get it by the slice at the deli or by the block in the regular cheese section. Muenster cheese has a delicious mild, unique flavor. It’s also good on sandwiches. Tortillas (the ones that come uncooked are the best) black beans pinto beans corn fresh lime juice cheddar cheese muenster cheese avocado cilantro (optional) You can make this recipe in any quantity. I usually do about 1 1/2 cups black beans, 1 1/2 cups pinto beans and 1 cup corn.

Barcus earned both a master’s and a doctor of education degree from USU. She began her career as a mental health specialist for the Indian Health Services and later worked with the same organization as a service unit director. Barcus returned to USU in the 1980s when she joined the psychology department as an adjunct professor and Navajo Student Advisor. Barcus has been involved with the American Indian Support Project of USU. She became the director of the program in 1991 and still holds the position. Criddle began her education at USU. She quit school after marriage to provide for her husband’s financial aid. After raising five children, she returned to school for a bachelor’s degree in child and family behavioral science from Sacramento City College. She continued her education in the area of counseling at Sacramento State University. Criddle’s interest in caring for others led her to author four books. Two of them are about her experiences with a Cambodian refugee family she helped sponsor while living in Davis, Calif. Glatfelter began her education at Knox

College and received a bachelor’s degree in English. She followed this by earning a master’s degree from Indiana University and a doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota. Glatfelter was hired as the first female therapist in the USU Counseling Center. During this time, she became a founding member of the Women’s Center and served on its advisory board for many years. Huenneman said the event is a reception and a celebration all in one. The evening will consist of a ceremony introducing the three women and each woman will give a five- to eight-minute talk. Afterwards, everyone is invited to stay and talk. “I think there is a consistency to it that we don’t often look at. We often look at people and say that they are good at their career but we don’t stop and say, ‘What is your lifetime commitment to other women?’ That is what makes this unique,” Huenneman said. The ceremony will be Wednesday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Taggart Student Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. – courtnie.packer@aggiemail.usu.edu

Street Speak What is the craziest thing you would do for $20? “I would do the Scotsman naked in Michael Ballam’s creative arts class.”

– Just combine it in a medium skillet and heat until it gets warm. – Add a big squeeze of lime juice to the mixture.

– Courtney Anderson, sophomore, English education

– Meanwhile, start cooking your tortilla (or if you use the precooked kind, you can just warm it up) and sprinkle both kinds of cheese onto half of it.

“I would snowboard with my broke neck.” – Janelle Purser, senior, management and human resources

– Let it cook just until the cheeses melt. – Cover the melted cheese in the bean and corn mixture and fold the tortilla in half. – Flip to cook and warm both sides. – Serve topped with sliced avocado and garnish with cilantro (optional). Jennelle Clark is a junior in psychology. Questions or comments can be sent to her at jenn. nelle@gmail.com.

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A trip down memory lane H

ave you ever been people-watching? You can’t – Running around in the front yard with my dad. I was 2. help but grow pensive as you look at the external (Ariel Tayson) shell of someone’s life as he or she is, say, studying at the library, conversing with someone on the phone – Going to dinner at a restaurant with my family. I was 2 in a crowded place or picking his or her nose next to you or 3. (Spencer Flitton) in the car. What are they thinking? What are their aspirations? – I was in a car seat at the start of a really long trip, and What makes them angry, happy, sad, trouI remembered I was uncomfortable and bled, stressed or excited? How would they didn’t want to go. I was 3. (Anonymous) describe themselves? If you’ve never come Those young, across these thoughts on the conveyor – I was 3, and I was riding a two-wheeler formative years belt of your consciousness, that’s probably bicycle without training wheels. (Quinn have massive fine. Jensen) But for those of you who have, this might repercussions, be especially of interest to you. In the And now, finally, it is time for my first development of a human, memories and both good and memory. My mom remembers this, and retention of thought come in usually right she confirms that I was about 2 and a bad, on the around the time when language skills are half years old when this occurred. I was personality of a developing. Those young, formative years outside playing in the yard, with my mom have massive repercussions, both good and person. tending to the flower garden nearby. bad, on the personality of that person. Suddenly a large, red pickup truck pulled And so I’d like to go back. Way back. up to the street corner next to our house. A Back to your very first memory. Your very man stepped out, flicked a cigarette to the first. The first thing you can possibly think of. And that’s ground and spit on the hot asphalt. He grunted at me, where we’ll dwell for a bit. then bent down and began checking his tire pressure. So first, I’d like you to lay down the newspaper, look I crossed the street, walked over to his truck, looked at up and to your right and think for a bit. What is your first it, then with a guttural roar, picked it up and flung it into memory? the air. It soared into the horizon with terrible velocity and hit the side of the mountains near my home with a distant puff of smoke. *This space has been allotted for thinking time* Needless to say, the man was astonished. My mother screamed and ran to pick me up. I smiled as the man dropped to his knees, sobbing. I’ve only gotten stronger I’ve been asking a lot of people this question, and since then. have gotten a ton of awesome answers. Some have been So that was my first memory, there you have it. It’s funny, some normal and some really fascinating. The vast nothing grand or flashy, just a day in the life of James amount of them have something to do with either some Rasmussen, really. new experience, such as moving into a new home, someThanks for all of you who volunteered your first memthing to do with the outdoors or their family most often ory, aka everyone I was sitting next to at the library last their mother or father. So here’s a collection of very first night. It was weird, I know, but thanks. And if you’d like memories: to share your own first memory, go right ahead and share it with the person sitting next to you. I’m sure they’d love – Sitting on a biscuit tin when I was 3 years old. (Spencer to hear about it. Bassett) – Walking outdoors and seeing my brother in the yard. I was 2 years old. (Jessica Sahely) – We had just moved into a new house, and my dad grabbed the video camera and filmed me doing a tour of the house. I was 2. (Kayley Johnson)

Questions or comments can be sent to James Rasmussen at jamesrasmus@ googlemail.com.

– I was angry at my sister, so I went to my room and bit myself until I bled, then ran to my mom and blamed it on my sister. (Mickell Mckinnon)

THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY is working on WOW, Wild Over Wood ducks. The project started with the purpose of increasing wood ducks in Cache Valley. CATHERINE URIE photo

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how the students are studying and the level of their studies,” Jamieson said. “Also, you learn about professionals, programs, make friends, summer jobs, internships and establish a first name basis with people you would have never met.” A payoff for Craig Fackrell, senior in wildlife science and last year’s club president, was receiving a $1,500 scholarship from the Utah State Chapter of The Wildlife Society. It was awarded at the 2009 state TWS meeting, which was held at Bryce Canyon during the week of Spring Break. Fackrell said he wrote a four-page essay on “the state of wildlife management in 2009.” One of challenges for the club, according to Carlisle, is the stigmas. “We embrace diversity, but it is hard to brave the stigma of being a ‘duck hunter’ or ‘gopher choker,’” he said. Lamoreaux agreed, saying, “I enjoy hunting and tree-hugging. Just because I hunt doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy tree-hugging. I’m a multidimensional wildlifer.” Carlisle said the group is working on breaking down the stigmas by being involved with the students. The club participates in the annual College of Natural Resources Week, and plans to be part of a service day on April 17 with other clubs. “I think what is so great about this society is that even though we all come from different backgrounds, the society has so much variety. You can still come together because of one purpose,” Goss said. Students interested in getting involved with the club can drop by the club office (NR112), e-mail nradvise@usu.edu, or call 435-797-1270. – storee.powell@aggiemail.usu.edu

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The Entrepreneur Club planned on Galvanic Design bringing 25 tons of snow to the field east of Old Main for Tuesday’s E-Week Rail Jam. Mother Nature decided her way was easier. Galvanic only needed shovels. Skiers and snowboarders from USU and around Utah showed the student body and the judges their skills during the four-and-one-half-hour party near the business building. Fifty competitors dished out the $25 entrance fee, most of which went to rider insurance, for a chance to win cash, skis, snowboards, shirts and other prizes. “The reason we wanted Galvanic Design here for E-Week was because they’re made up of a bunch of students from Oregon State University that were entrepreneurs themselves,” said Jordan Staples, VP of marketing for the Entrepreneur Club. “They wanted to start a cool thing to share with other people, so they started the Rail Jam. They tour campuses across the west with their setup, promoting entrepreneurship and always - See JAM, page 9 Connor Jones photo

Running back position looking to stay strong without Turbin kind of played a role last year so it’s not like it’s new to them. They’re not starry-eyed. I think they’ve responded well. They look fast and that shows me they’re working hard in the They said the season would be over before weight room and taking care of their business. it ever begins. I think they’ve all been responding well.” They said the team was still young and Responding to Turbin’s injury is just what unproven, and that an injury to its best player the doctor ordered for the Aggies, who, after would be an event from which even the most a record-setting year of offense in 2009, were innovative of coaching staffs would be unable being picked as one of the “surprise teams” to to recover from. watch in 2010 by many pundits and analysts They said the backups – whom they in the national media. While the team’s 45 wouldn’t even bother mentioning by name – weren’t up to par, and that the loss of second returning lettermen played a big role in those projections, most college football columnists team all-WAC running back Robert Turbin were quick to cite star would doom the Aggies’ running back Robert previously bright outlook “Running backs are the Turbin as the main reafor the 2010 season. stars of the team, so son for jumping on the They – the national despite every other posiUSU bandwagon. Yet columnists, armchair when Turbin, who ran tion, we need to lead pundits and far-away for 1,296 yards and 13 bloggers – have obvithe team and make the scores last season, tore ously never met Michael plays.” his ACL in offseason Smith, Derrvin Speight – Michael Smith, workouts, many of those and Kerwynn Williams. senior running back same pundits were quick Call them the replaceto sour on the Aggies. ments. Call them a threeAs spring approached, headed monster. Even call them by a singular name, mistaking their many questioned who would step up for the lightning quick-speed and open field jukes for injured Turbin, who will miss all of spring practice and possibly a large part of the seathat of the same player. But whatever you call them, recognize that after two weeks of spring son as he continues to rehab his knee. The answer may not have been apparent to those practice, Utah State’s trio of former backup around the WAC and around the country, but running backs are far from anonymous, and through the first half of the spring season all three are turning heads and impressing USU’s coaching staff is confident that their skeptics in Logan. “They’ve been doing a good job,” USU run- previously unheralded – but not untalented – trio of backs will keep the offense firing on ning backs’ coach Ilaisa Tuiaki said. “They all By ADAM NETTINA staff writer

all cylinders. “With Turbin out, it gives us the ability to let these three guys show a little more,” said USU offensive coordinator Dave Baldwin. “Michael Smith has become the leader. He’s showed tremendous leadership and he’s a tough kid and he came on at the end of last season. Derrvin Speight has filled in and has done a great job. He’s competing and he wants to win the job, so there is great competition between those two.” Smith and Speight are currently listed as the starters at running back on the USU depth chart, with both players getting reps with the first team through the opening stages of spring ball. Smith, in particular, has shown tremendous promise throughout his Aggie career, and wowed onlookers this offseason when he ran a blazing 4.24 second 40-yard dash. A back known for his quickness and vision, Smith rushed for 290 yards and four scores a year ago, even gaining 100 yards in USU’s homecoming win against Southern Utah. With three years of experience behind him, Smith has taken it upon himself to not only fill in for Turbin, but to establish himself as the team’s offensive leader. “I have to step up,” Smith said. “Like Robert tells us, running backs are the stars of this team, so despite every other position, we need to lead the team and make the plays. When somebody needs somebody to talk to, we need to talk to them. We need pick up and uplift the team.” Not to be outdone, senior Derrvin Speight has high hopes for the spring as well. The team’s leading rusher in 2007, Speight echoed

DERRVIN SPEIGHT runs the ball during last season’s game against San Jose State. Speight, one of 45 returning lettermen, is fighting for the starting running back position. TODD JONES photo

- See RUNNINGBACKS, page 9


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Jam: E-Club gives students reason to skip class -continued from page 8 bringing a great time.” Jamie Duby, the only woman skier, took home the first-place prize for women skiing: $50 and a bag full of swag. USU junior graphic design major Jessica Nichols topped the women’s boarding competition, earning her $75. Kiri Binnersiem left the competition halfway through the final heat with a possible torn ACL but earned second place for $50. Another Aggie junior, Megan Heinz, dual major in accounting and finance, finished out the women’s podium coming out even, earning her $25 entrance fee back. John Kutcher earned a new pair of skis and $100 for his skills in the men’s ski section, while Sam Hurst and Tyson Cox earned $75 and $50 for second and third place, respectively. The men’s snowboard heat was a close competition with Jordan Morse taking the firstplace prize of a new snowboard and $100. Morse was followed by Christian Hobush and Tanner Nielson with $75 and $50 respectively. Staples said he was happy

with the event and hopes that Rail Jam will set a precedent for other events on campus. “It was definitely the coolest club event I’ve seen since I’ve been here at Utah State,” Heinz said. Staples said, “It’s cool to have all these riders and thousands of students cycling through to see the event. We wanted to show students what Entrepreneur Club was all about. We’re not some boring business club. Entrepreneurship is all about whatever passion drives you. It’s an amazing thing and it’s super fun to be a part of.” Connor Jones is the sports editor, a senior majoring in public relations from Park City, Utah, Connor loves any outdoor activity ... but as you can see Rail Jamming isn’t really his thing. He can be reached at c.h.j@aggiemail.usu. edu.


A different point of view


o say it has been a struggle in refraining from writing about the Butler Bulldogs each of the past two weeks would be an understatement. I made a slight mention last week, but for the most part, I didn’t want to jinx them or sell them short by prematurely congratulating them on making it as far as they did in the NCAA tournament. Turns out they were about an inch away from being the champions on Monday night. To cap off their incredible tournament run, they look to return all but 2.9 points per game of scoring from this team going into next season. Running around different Internet sources and forums, the hottest topic of debate surrounding Utah State is the question of how and why are the Aggies not primed for a tournament run like Butler just had? The go-to criticism for most is scheduling. The idea from many is that with a tougher preseason schedule, Utah State might suffer a loss or two to quality opponents, but in turn be more equipped and prepared to face another quality opponent by the time March rolls around. While there might be some merit to that argument, it is not the magical cure to USU’s NCAA tournament losing streak that many critics talk it up to be. If an example is needed of that, look no farther than the rest of the Western Athletic Conference. Most every other WAC team has a couple games on its schedule each year that they have little to no hope of winning, but it should get them ready to beat up on other teams for the rest of the year, right? For the most part, however, those other WAC teams still were unable to hang with Utah State this season as the Aggies outscored WAC opponents by an average of 14.5 points per game with an overall WAC record of 18-3 in 2010. The way a team like Utah State elevates to reach the status of teams like Butler, Xavier or Gonzaga is by doing exactly what USU has been doing. The Aggies win conference championships, have steadily been gaining more and more national recognition, consistently appear in the NCAA Tournament and in-turn have seen an increase in the caliber of players that head coach Stew Morrill has been able to recruit to the USU program. Becoming a Butler does not happen overnight. It didn’t happen that way for Butler, and it won’t happen for Utah State. There are countless factors that play into a mid-major program advancing in the NCAA Tournament. What if USU hadn’t had to match-up against a player who was a year away from being the NBA’s Rookie of the Year in 2006? What if Jared Quayle



and Tai Wesley had not been in foul trouble against Marquette a year ago? What if Utah State hadn’t gone ice-cold while Texas A&M was red-hot? Those are just the recent questions too, while overlooking the 2003 team that nearly knocked off a Kansas squad that went on to play in the national championship game. If any of these things goes a bit more in Utah State’s favor, they are right there in the conversation of the nation’s top midmajors rather than facing questions about what is wrong and where the direction of the program is going. USU’s road is just proving to be a bit tougher than some of the others, but just like the Butler’s and Gonzaga’s of the world had to do, the Aggies will continue to produce results in the season, while steadily increasing the talent level in Logan until eventually a few national juggernauts fall by Utah State’s hand in March. If there was ever a need for encouragement, it would be the incoming recruiting class for next season that includes the top big-man recruit in the state of Utah this past season and two top-flight point guards to aid in replacing Jared Quayle. Junior college transfer Brockeith Pane and freshman-to-be James Walker were both rated a 92 overall by ESPN.com’s college basketball recruiting section. In context, the only other player in the WAC to receive a rating of 92 or higher any time in the past three years was 2010 WAC Player of the Year Luke Babbitt, who was rated a 96 out of high school. Safe to say, the Aggies are reloading very strongly at their only position that is in need of reloading. It is still a work in progress, but there is no doubt that Utah State is indeed progressing. There will still be tough losses, cold nights of shooting, and any other imaginable things that don’t go Utah State’s way over the years, but at the end of the day Morrill knows what he is doing. Something tells me it will be sooner, rather than later, that the list of mid-major elites will include Butler, Gonzaga, Xavier and Utah State.

Matt Sonnenberg is a junior majoring in print journalism. Matt is an avid fan of Aggie athletics and can be found on the front row of every home football and basketball game. He can also be reached at matt. sonn@aggiemail. usu.edu.

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Women’s tennis squeaks by with W By KAYLA CLARK staff writer

USU women claimed their second match in a row yesterday at the Logan Sports Academy. They faced off with Northern Arizona University at noon, and slid by with the win, 4-3. “We knew it was going to be a close match going into it,” head coach Christian Wright said. “But I think we could have done better and played a little harder. I am happy with the outcome, but we could have tried harder.” Wright said tennis is an extremely mental sport, and the players need to stay positive to win a match. “I always tell the girls to have a good attitude, no matter the conditions,” Wright said. “We talk about only controlling the things you have control over and staying positive. Every player has something that didn’t go their way, or something they can be upset about. You can’t let it affect you.” He commends the girls for helping one another with their attitudes: “They have nicknames

for each other and always have fun.” The Ags took the doubles point with wins at the No. 1 and 2 positions. Senior Hayley Swenson and freshman Jaclyn West, at the No. 1 spot, took a 8-5 victory over Orsi Golovics and Malia Wahinepio. This win improved Swenson and West to an 11-4 season record in doubles. Freshman Kristina Voytsekhovich and junior Taylor Perry secured the doubles point at the No. 2 position, with a victory over the Lumberjack’s Nicole Perez and Aimee Oki, 85. At No. 3, sophomore Monica Abella and senior Brittney Watts fell to NAU’s Edit Suhajda and Yui Hasegawa, 8-0. Wright mentioned that Northern Arizona was at a slight advantage over USU, regardless of not having homecourt advantage. “They’re used to an even higher elevation than Logan, and so physically the match was probably easier for them,” Wright said. “We enjoy having matches at home. It helps us slip into our comfort zone.” Singles action went half and half for the Aggies, who

only won at the first three positions. Swenson, at No. 1, battled through three sets to beat Suhajda, 6-0, 2-6, 6-3. West came next, sealing the win and defeating NAU’s Orsi Golovic. West cut it close, as well, playing three sets to win, 5-7, 6-2, 6-3. “Jackie was under a lot of pressure at this point,” Wright said. “She had done the mental math and knew the match was riding on her. She stayed tough, though, and really came through.” Voytsekhovich, at No. 3, beat Aimee Oki, 6-4, 6-2. Abella fell, 6-3, 6-3, to the Lumberjack’s Malia Wahinepio at No. 4, and Perry was defeated by NAU’S Nichole Perez, 6-1, 6-1, Watts dropped the No. 6 point in the final singles match, losing to Yumi Hasegawa, 6-3, 6-1. The Ags now hold an 8-7 record on the regular season, and a 1-1 WAC record. The team hopes to improve that record this weekend, when it faces off with three conference teams: Fresno State, New Mexico State and Nevada. All matches are in Las Cruces, N.M. – kayla.clark@aggiemail.usu.edu

Runningbacks: Last year’s bench this year’s starters -continued from page 8 Smith, and said that he and his fellow running back will be looking to provide home-run hitting ability for the Aggie offense this fall. “I’m just approaching it as filling that void that (Turbin) left,” Speight said of the “second” chance brought on by Turbin’s injury. “He was a big part of our offense last year, and me and Mike just have to step up. We’re senior running backs and it’s our last go around in college football. We’re just trying to do as much as we can for the offense and be big-play contributors.” Both Speight and Smith dismissed talk that they’ll be unable to duplicate the production of Turbin, whose 18 total touchdowns a season ago set a single season school record. With regards to utilizing the backs, coach Tuiaki said that very little has changed and given Smith and Speight’s experience, the position coach is confident that USU’s offense will be just as explosive even without the presence of their star rusher. “It stays the same,” Tuiaki said. “They are good runners, good pass blockers, and they’ve bought into the idea of being tough guys and all of that. As far as what you get – you get something a little different because Robert is a different player than some of these guys – but I think they’re all still good players. They’ve got a lot of potential and they bring a lot to the table. Plays are the same, expectations are the same, and the execution is the same.” Smith and Speight may 1-2 on the depth chart coming out of March, but another player who is expected to see action at running back as the spring rolls on is sophomore Kerrwynn Williams. Williams, who at 5-foot-9, 185 pounds possesses outstanding speed and cutback ability, has already caught the eye of the USU coaching staff. While he may lack the thumping power of a Robert Turbin, Williams brings a unique style of ‘slashing’ that fits in perfectly with USU’s spread offense. “He’s got tremendous speed,” Baldwin said. “If you get him one on one with a linebacker that is what we want. Is he an ‘I-back’ who can

run it down your thought? Well, no, but that’s not what we are anyways. We are a spread offense, and it fits his abilities.” As for Turbin, don’t count him out for 2010 quite yet. Despite early reports that he would likely miss the entire 2010 season, USU’s coaching staff is now projecting the junior from Fremont, Calif., to be ready for action sometime by late September. Having Turbin back and at full speed for the meat of the WAC conference schedule could give USU’s offense a major spark, although Baldwin made it clear that once Turbin does return, he will have to earn his place in the lineup. “I plan to have him back,” Baldwin said of Turbin. “By game three I think he’ll be back and ready to play, but Robert has to come in and win it. These guys are competitive.” Coach Tuiaki echoed Baldwin, saying, “I don’t know if (Turbin) will be back for Oklahoma, but he’ll definitely be back for a big part of the season.” For their part, USU’s former backups aren’t ready to proclaim themselves the replacements, at least not without a fight. As seniors, both Smith and Speight are intent to fight for carries with or without a healthy Turbin present, and say that the spirit of competition can only improve the already dangerous Aggie offense. “I’m still going to fight for the carries,” Speight said. “The job is up for grabs, and me and Mike are two seniors. We can’t look at it as its (Turbin’s) spot. We’ve got to push each other and make each other get better.” With so many options at the running back position and so much talent, perhaps the question isn’t which running back will surpass the all-telling 1000 yard rushing mark in 2009, but rather which running back won’t. “Let’s get three one thousand yard rusher and I’ll be happy,” Baldwin said half-jokingly. And with that kind of an attitude, who needs replacements anyway? – adam.nettina@aggiemail.usu.edu


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Butler, Duke create USU lacrosse beats Gonzaga 12-11 an instant classic INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Minute by minute, second by second, the NCAA title game got better and better. Then came the final four seconds – four ticks of the clock that produced one of the most dramatic finishes to one of the most memorable games college basketball has ever seen. “I’ve been fortunate enough to be in eight national championship games, and this was a classic,” said Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, who has won four of those games. “This was the toughest and the best one.” Butler had two chances to win it Monday night – one on a 15-foot fadeaway, another on a desperation halfcourt shot at the buzzer. Both shots clanked cruelly off the rim. Near misses. Duke held off the upstart Bulldogs 61-59, ending the small school’s search for the perfect, Hollywood ending. And though the sad, tired looks on the faces of the Butler players may not have told the story, when people look back on this magical night in sports – in a day, a year, a decade or more – it

will be hard to say there really was a loser. “We came up one possession short in a game with about 145 possessions,” said Butler’s 33-year-old coach, Brad Stevens. “It’s hard to stomach when you’re on the wrong end of that.” Even before the game, there were signs that this could be a good one. The storylines were right. There was Butler, enrollment 4,200, the team that practices at the fieldhouse where “Hoosiers” was shot. The Bulldogs, playing six miles from campus, were on the verge of creating a sequel to the movie, based on real life, in which the tiny Indiana school goes against the big boys and comes out a winner. There was Duke, the uber-successful team that much of America loves to hate – good this year, but not overwhelming, a team that made it every bit as far on grit as it did on raw talent. For 39 minutes, 56 seconds, nobody backed down. There were seven ties, 15 lead changes and, amazingly, neither team built a lead of more than six.

GORDON HAYWARD OF Butler (20) shoots over Brian Zoubek of Duke (55), but misses in the final seconds of the NCAA Final Four championship game at Lucas Oil Stadiuim in Indianapolis, Ind, Monday, April 5. Statesman photo



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ometime soon, you’ll be on the train or in a trendy restaurant and you will behold the ethereal glow of Apple’s new iPad. Someone will be caressing its cool glass skin. Flaunting ownership of the most prized techno-bauble since, well, the wondrous iPhone a few years back. You, like us, may be envious. Tempted to reach for the holy grail. You’ll wonder if the machine can live up to the hype. The technorati, however, aren’t grappling with questions that plague ordinary consumers. They’re not beset by doubts about whether they really need this sleek new tablet computer. They’re not waiting until the next iteration, with 3G capability. They don’t care if their iPhone and iPod Touch and MacBook already do almost as much as, if not more, than this 1.5-pound, 9.7-inch-colorscreened aluminum-andglass wonder. They don’t fret about the starting price of $499. Or the absence of a built-in camera or a USB

port. Or anything else. They want it. They wanted it as soon as Apple chief Steve Jobs introduced it in January. Some probably tried to pull strings and get their hands on it long before the official rollout on Saturday. Hundreds of thousands of these people preordered the machine. They’re known in marketing parlance as “first adopters.” Hail, intrepid consumers! Your desire for the iPad, stoked by Apple’s pitchperfect marketing, is just what this economy needs. Consumer confidence was recently pegged by the Conference Board at an improving but still abysmal 52.5 – that’s about 40 points below where it should be in a humming economy. iPad fever could help turn things around. Nothing like a shiny new machine to jolt Americans back to their natural state of perpetual shopping mania. Another boost: The critics’ reviews are rolling in, and they are exuberant. Only time – and sales figures – will tell if they are

irrationally so. Our guess: You’ll have one of these things sooner than you think. Some critics say the iPad may kill the laptop. That it could revolutionize communications. That it could reveal what happened before the Big Bang. OK, we made up that last part. But we hope the machine lives up to expectations as the Next Big Thing. Specifically, we hope for a bump in one corner of the media world: the newspaper corner. We’ll be watching to see if newspapers can seize the opportunity – and most important, a chunk of the income stream from all those people who will read papers that are formatted for Apple’s new product. If the iPad begets the iPaper, we’ll be very happy. Jobs has pulled off more than a few amazing feats in his career. Why not one more?

politics are formed by philosophy, and for many people in the U.S. and Utah, that philosophy is born from theology. Environmental views in religion have been around as long as the belief that nature is ordered. Most people used a pantheism where all active

physical things had spirits and gods driving them. In more complex societies like ancient Egypt, the gods were hierarchal, but environmental concerns always focused around punishment and reward. Doing the wrong thing invoked the wrath of deities, resulting in

droughts, famine, disease and societal decay, while doing right provided bounty. This view might seem primitive to modern scientific eyes, but after nine months in Iraq,

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ntil March I hadn’t been in southern Utah for about 20 years, when my father and I visited during a summer vacation. He and I spent most of our time in Arches National Park, and it was quite an experience to drive there again on my own. Arches is like Mars close up, with red rock rising like another life form from the ground, appearing too organic to be stone. One of those arches is a sort of state logo, Delicate Arch. The hike up to see this beauty is tough for some but worth the effort. I reached the top of the cliffside and sat on a boulder to absorb the view. It was late in the afternoon, with sunlight at full intensity radiating beau-

tifully off the orange and red rock surface. It was like stepping inside the pristine world of a painting. The kids running wild near the cliff’s edge, wanting photos in the middle of the arch, were annoying but I wasn’t too upset. They were there to see this lovely place too. My experience there was very emotional and spiritual. It’s one I hope to share with my great grandchildren when they visit Arches. I also realize many would prefer to see that place destroyed for various reasons. Some are rather nobly trying to get at the resources found in the area to fill the needs of our country. Environmentalism is a huge political issue in our time, but

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under punishing sun, I certainly give it validity. Monotheisms under Abraham and others kept the total control of nature. 1 Genesis 26 of the King James Bible states, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” Man has dominion in the Judeochristian view, but not just rule. According to scholars like Rashi and John Paul II, the language of the rest of Genesis suggests this dominion is a matter of stewardship. God of the books of Moses isn’t afraid to punish violently, so the punishment of older traditions remained and stayed in Judaism and Christianity until the Protestant movement into North America, where it shifted into more of a dominance form. Nature in its pristine state was viewed as idle and therefore an evil that had to be corrected. The evil emphasis has faded recently, but the mindset hasn’t. Many in developed nations seem to have ditched the stewardship for pure utility. A canyon only matters for the gas we can get out of it, a river is just a place to get fish

and dump waste. Many environmentalist claims which use religion aren’t much better. Al Gore, the sort of media prophet for modern environmentalism, claims we should reduce damaging affects of industry by creating more industry and more dangerous products. New Age religions, like some neo paganism, have popped up claiming to be based off ancient and “better” peoples such as Native Americans. They’re usually just rebellious ego trips for insecure people. So it looks like modern man is stuck between pure industrialism and blind merchandizing from egocentrics. Sitting on the sandstone boulders near Delicate Arch, I wondered about this problem. The world is becoming overpopulated, rivers are poisoned by runoff, SOMETHING came out of the sky and made my car white. I’m glad some people are making an effort, but fancy light bulbs and cheap kitchen utensils with recycling logos in neon green aren’t going to fix anything. I also don’t think we should just throw away our progress to live like cavemen. It’s natural for humans to create and invent, but we’re dependent on our environment to live. The punishments of old ways and the scripture of current faiths had reasons, mainly to ensure mod-

eration in culture. Breeding like rabbits then burning up all the resources is no way to survive as a society, and I don’t really think that “God will provide” is a suitable long-term outlook. What I think is that environmental concerns are important parts of any successful faith because it concerns relationships with what is beyond us in the universe. As believers, it’s part of our duty to promote health in our faith, in our culture and in our natural surroundings. This is the point of stewardship, not to merely control but to care for and preserve. Nature can take care of itself a lot of the time, and we are merely mortals, but that doesn’t mean our role and impact should just be ignored.

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Sherlock Holmes PG-13 Daily 6:45, 9:20 No 9:20 on Sunday

Daily 9:45 No 9:45 on Sunday

Alvin & the Chipmunks The Squeakquel PG Daily 12:00, 2:10

Tooth Fairy PG

Blindside PG-13

When in Rome PG-13


Daily 11:45, 2:00, 5:00 Daily 12:45, 4:15, 7:00

Valentine’s Day PG-13 Daily 9:30 NO 9:30 on Sunday

Dear John PG-13 Daily 12:15, 2:30 5:05, 7:15

C134-09 Laboratory Technician minimum $7.25 C208-96 Tutor $7.25/hr C233-10 Biological Technician $8/hr C240-10 Marshalese Interpreter $10/hr C249-10 Occupational Therapist based on experience C245-10 Research Assistant $8-$12/hr negotiable C203-06 Manager

Apartments Apartments for Rent Darwin Housing Contract Fall ‘10 -Spring ‘11 Looking to sell my contract! Female shared room apartment. Really close to campus, right on Darwin (right behind institute building). $1,200 a semester plus utilities and shared internet expenses. Very spacious, split-level, 3 additional roommates. Large bedrooms and bathrooms. Parking pass available. Great deal and location! Shared and private bedrooms available. Pine View Apartments is now renting shared and private bedrooms for the 2010-11 school year. Call 435-752-9325 or 435-753-6274 or visit our Web site at www.pineviewllc.com for more information.


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

Baby Carrier Canopies. Only $10 or $20, many choices. Cute fleece, flannel. See at 76 East 400 North. Storage. Moving? Need Storage? Storage units starting at $25 per month. Visit www.CacheValleyStorage.com or call 435-755-5052 for info.

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

Tutoring & Instruction Tutoring Ukulele Tutor Available. Aloha! Own a ukulele and don’t know how to play it? Or would like to own one but for know would just like to learn how to play? My name is Marc Fuentes and I love to play the ukulele. I have played this instrument for five years, and I have other musical instrument experience with the piano, sax, and clarinet going back to the mid90s. I love to teach and help people (my major is Financial Counseling). I charge $20 per half hour (charge negotiable if you can prove your economic burden). Call me to set up an appointment. Don’t worry about bringing your own ukulele because I have two. I’ll provide you with learning materials and tips. All you have to do is show up with a positive and motivated attitude! Hope to year from you all soon! (435-813-2486; 435-890-9822 -- just leave a message if I don’t pickup) Mahalo nui loa!

Cleaning Services Services Cleaning You’re busy, let us do the cleaning. Need your deposit back? Don’t want to hassle with having to clean during finals? Then give Scott Zhang Cleaners a call. One hour($30) from us will get most apartments 90 percent finished. Call 801-458-3378 or email weizhangscott@ hotmail.com for details. You have better things to do than clean.

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1225 N 200 E (Behind Home Depot) • HOW TO TRAIN A DRAGON* (PG) 12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:00, 9:10

• HOT TUB TIME MACHINE* (R) 12:55, 3:00, 5:05, 7:10, 9:15





535 W 100 N, Providence



12:45, 3:00, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45


4 7

12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30



12:40, 2:50, 5:00, 7:10, 9:20 • ALICE IN WONDERLAND* (PG) 12:45, 3:00, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45 • DIARY of a WIMPY KID* (PG) 1:05, 3:05, 5:05, 7:05, 9:05

12:40, 2:50, 5:00, 7:10, 9:20





12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30


12:50, 2:55, 5:00, 7:05, 9:10










12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:00, 9:10 • REPO MEN* (R) 1:20, 4:00, 6:45, 9:25 • BOUNTY HUNTER* (PG-13) 12:40, 2:55, 5:10, 7:25, 9:40


Complete the grid so that each ring and each pair of adjacent segments contains the numbers 1 to 8.

12:35, 2:50, 5:05, 7:20, 9:35



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2450 N Main Street PERCY JACKSON (PG) 4:00, 6:30 Fri/Sat 9:20 HOW TO TRAIN A DRAGON (PG) 4:20, 6:40 Fri/Sat 8:50 GREEN ZONE (R) 4:05, 7:00 Fri/Sat 9:15 REMEMBER ME (PG-13) 4:15, 6:55, Fri/Sat 9:25 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID (PG) 4:10, 6:50 Fri/Sat 9:30

Today’s Issue

Page 14

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

StatesmanBack Burner


No more drops

April 7

-Interior Design Senior Exhibit, Twain

Today is Wednesday, April 7, 2010. Today’s issue of The Utah Statesman is published especially for Kennan Nuehring, freshman in speech communication, from Vacaville, Calif.

Almanac Today in History: In 1994, Rwandan armed forces kill 10 Belgian peacekeeping officers in a successful effort to discourage international intervention in their genocide that had begun only hours earlier. In less than three months, Hutu extremists who controlled Rwanda murdered an estimated 800,000 innocent civilian Tutsis in the worst episode of genocide since World War II.

Weather Thursday’s Weather High: 57° Low: 33° Mostly clear

Tippetts Hall, all day. -Walk A Mile in Her Shoes, TSC Patio, 10 a.m. -Softball vs. Hawaii, 1 p.m. -Men’s tennis at Weber State, 1 p.m. -USU Guitar Club, True Aggie Cafe, 6 p.m. -Capitalism: A Love Story, Main 117, 6 p.m. -Peter Breinholt concert, Kent Concert Hall, 7 p.m. -Big band jazz concert, Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m.


April 8 Tippetts Hall, all day. -Track at UCLA Invitational, all day. -National Alcohol Screening Day, TSC, 10 a.m. -Weight Watcher’s at Work, TSC, 11:45 a.m.

Brain Waves • B. Streeter

The Registrar’s Office would like to remind everyone that from April 6 - May 7 no dropping of classes permitted. Fall 2010 priority registration is April 19-23.

The honors program is pleased to present a lecture given by Dr. Stephen Watt, professor of English, theater and drama from Indiana University to be held on April 12 at 3:30 p.m. in Main 207. Relay for Life Thinking about cutting your College Against Cancer Relay hair soon? Wait! The Val R. for Life will be held on April Christensen Service Center is 23-24 in the Nelson Fieldhouse. hosting the second annual Aggie Join a team online at relayfor- Lock hair donating even April 8 life.orf/utahstateuniversityut. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Climb for a Cure on April 10 at the Rock Haus. Donations On April 8, the USU Health will be given to the Cache Valley Services and Counseling Cancer Treatment and Research Center will be promoting the Clinic. Hosted by Arnold Air National Alcohol Screening Society. There will be a $5 Event in the TSC Ballroom entrance fee. Climbing shoes can from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. be rented. Religion in Life will be held April 9 at 11:30 a.m. in The 35th annual Last Lecture the Institute Cultural Hall. will be April 13 at 2:30 p.m. The speaker will be Elder Kent in the TSC West Ballroom. Richards who is a member of the The lecture will be given by quorum of the seventy. Dr. Charles Swenson, profesIMA Stop Light Dance will sor of electrical and computer be held on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. in engineering and director of the the Institute. Signal your availcenter for space engineering. ability by wearing green if you are single, yellow if it is complicated, and red if are in a relationApril 9 is Entrepreneur Day. ship and dance the night away. Come learn how to change the Lunch for a Buck on April world from successful entre12 in between the TSC and preneurs. E-Day will be held in Institute. Two slices of pizza for the Eccles Conference Center $1. Come hungry, leave happy. form 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Peter Breinholt and Falk will be performing on April 7 in the Cardboard homes Kent Concert Hall. Tickets are Lend a hand: party on the $10, $8 for students. Proceeds Quad on April 10 at 2 p.m. will benefit the SEED program. Bring an article of used clothUSU lacrosse vs. U of U on ing to donate to Somebody’s April 14 at 7 p.m. in Romney Attic and receive cardboard Stadium (use North entrance). $3 boxes to compete in the per person. “Homeless Awareness” house Spring Meltdown 2k10 mega building contest. dance party featuring DJ Jeffery B and DJ Cool Hand Luke on April 10 at 10 p.m. at Hamilton’s. Cover charge: $8, or $15 VIP. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross.

Alcohol event

35th Last Lecture

-Interior design senior exhibit, Twain

Moderately Confused • Stahler



April 9 -Interior design senior exhibit, Twain

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Tippetts Hall, all day. -Track at UCLA Invitational, All Day -Women’s tennis at New Mexico State, 1 p.m. -Softball at Fresno State, 7 p.m. -USU Opera Theatre, Cain Lyric Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

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