State University President Kermit Hall is stepping down
after four years at USU. President Hall served as Utah
State’s 14th president. Hall leaves to become president
of the State University of Albany in New York. He begins
his new job on February 1.
replacement for President Hall will be named sometime
in the next few weeks.
more information on President Kermit Hall’s impact at
USU, visit www.usu.edu/featurestories/pklhall.
Utah State University owes much to Delores Wheeler and
Gossner Foods for their continued support of this community
and the university. December basketball at USU always
brings to mind the Gossner Foods Holiday Classic. Delores
Wheeler, president of Gossner Foods, began sponsoring
the tournament 11 years ago to provide a fun family event
during the holidays. Utah State remained undefeated in
its own tournament (22-0) this year by defeating South
Carolina State in the first round and Loyola Marymount
in the championship game.
Foods has been a family tradition since 1966 with three
hundred farm families throughout Utah and Southeast Idaho,
along with hundreds of employees, contributing to this
cheese empire. Gossner Foods is one of the largest
cheese producers in the United States, specializing in
Swiss, Muenster, Baby Swiss, and Mini-Horn cheeses with
a full packaging line of all cheeses.
a new product offering has brought increased fame to Gossner
Foods. Ultra-high temperature shelf-stable milk does not
need to be refrigerated until it's opened. Gossner’s milk
is also very popular. If you see Spiderman and Spongebob
milk, as well as Hershey’s, you know it’s Gossner’s. This
milk goes to nearly every U.S. military base on the planet,
to schools nationwide, and is on grocery store shelves
in Puerto Rico, Guam, the Philippines and Russia. Gossners
has also been active in various disaster relief efforts,
including Armenia after the country's devastating earthquake,
the victims of the hurricane in Florida, and most recently,
the victims of the tsunami.
Ice Cream Packaging Survey
Aggie Ice Cream partnered with Utah State Public Relations
and Marketing, Carnegie Communications and the USU Alumni
Association to achieve increased student and alumni involvement
in creating a new look for Aggie Ice Cream. We'd like
to get your opinion and feedback on Aggie Ice Cream.
In the following online survey, you can vote between
two new looks for Aggie Ice Cream packaging. There
are also six questions about Aggie Ice Cream. This
survey is only for the use of Aggie Ice Cream and will
not be used for anything else. At the end of the survey,
you will get a coupon for a free scoop of ice cream. Thanks
for your help.
here to fill out the survey and collect your free ice
some Aggie Ice Cream, but can’t get to the store? No problem!
Now you can order famous Aggie Ice Cream online. To place
an order, visit www.usu.edu/aggieicecream.
the first time ever, the USU Alumni Association has produced
a large full color Aggie calendar for the 2005 year.
Featuring beautiful pictures of campus and Cache Valley,
as well as historical photos from USU Special Collections,
this project is part of a three year commitment as a gift
to Alumni Association Sustaining Members. For
information on other benefits of membership . . .
Extension Challenges You to "RATE YOUR PLATE"
five class cooking series could help you avoid, and help
others in dealing with, diabetes. The class begins on
Tuesday, February 8 and continues Feb. 15, 22, Mar. 1,
and May 3, 2005 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Curriculum focuses
cooking, portion control, meal planning, and making sure
your dinner plate is rated 50-50. A healthy lifestyle
learning experience is waiting for anyone wanting to improve
their quality of life through proper meal preparation.
Participants will learn to prepare their own meals for
sampling while networking with others. Class fees are
$45/person or $65/couple which includes two hemoglobin
A1C blood tests (value of more than $75),
curriculum, food samples and fabulous door prizes.
into the USU Extension office (1181 N Fairgrounds Drive,
Ogden) to purchase a gift wrapped "Diabetes Class"
Gift Certificate or register by calling (801)399-8200.
Spaces are limited. Registration deadline is February
Miller, MS, USU Extension Educator, (801)399-8200
West Basketball Tournament
your calendars for the upcoming Big West Basketball Tournament.
The tournament will take place in Anaheim, CA on March
11-13. Travel packages are available through Columbus
WEST BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT PACKAGES FROM $299!
air fare Salt Lake City to Los Angeles
from airport to hotel
or four nights accommodations
airline and hotel taxes
Inn Main Gate From $299 for 3 nights and $335 for 4 nights
Anaheim Hotel* From $359 for 3 nights and $415 for 4 nights
* Official hotel of USU Alumni Association
Other hotels and Disney passes also available upon
For more information and to book, contact Columbus
Travel at (800)373-3328 and ask for the Big West Basketball
Back to the Buzzer
students try their hand at snowshoeing on Old Main
Hill in 1964
State University Alumni Relations sponsors many exciting
events throughout the year. To keep informed about the
most current ones, visit www.usu.edu/alumni/events.html
Check out the
Classnotes section of the alumni website. Included
are recent postings. Please feel free to add some
of your own. Click here
to view the Classnotes web page.
to view the Obituaries section of the alumni website
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Cache County Aggie Chapter
– USU vs. Idaho Basketball Pre-Game Party.
The Cache County Aggie Chapter will once again host a
Pre-Game Event at Hamilton's Restaurant. The event will
be held prior to the USU-Idaho Basketball Game on March
4. A Soup and Salad bar will be available for $10 per
person from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. (prior to the 7 p.m. start
of the game).
May 2005 –
Los Angeles County Aggie Chapter
11, 2005 - Golf Tournament Scholarship Fundraiser
in Anaheim, CA.
Contact the USU Alumni Association at 797-2055 for more
Orange County Aggie Chapter
19, 2005 - USU vs. Cal State Fullerton Pre-Game Barbeque
Contact the USU Alumni Association at 797-2055 for more
Salt Lake County Aggie Chapter
– Aggie Night at the Utah Grizzlies Hockey
Center, 3200 S. Decker Lake Dr. West Valley City
are $20 and include Pre
Game Meal, Entry into Game, one free ticket for drawing.
Grand Prize: Grizzlies apparel. Dinner is at 6:00
p.m. Game time is 7:00 p.m. For tickets, call
(800)291-2586 by January 17.
20, 2005 – “To Kill A Mockingbird”
at the Hale Center Theatre
20, 2005 – Utah/SLC Chapter
Golf Tournament at Thanksgiving Point
July 30, 2005 –
Family Swim Party and Aggie Ice Cream
Utah County Aggie
11, 2005 –
The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Utah County
Courthouse Ballroom in Provo. In addition to dinner,
Doug Brinley, author of Between Husband and Wife,
will be a special guest speaker. Tickets are $30 per
couple, with all proceeds going towards USU Utah County
Space is limited! Please RSVP to the USU Extension Office
at 851-8470 or email@example.com by February 1.
June 20, 2005 –
Utah/SLC Chapter Golf Tournament at
July 16, 2005 –
Aggie Family Swim Night at the Scera
More information on these events will be forthcoming.
Aggie Football Coaching Staff Coming
Utah State University Head Coach Brent Guy is wasting
no time getting his house in order. Two new assistants
have been named.
Jeff Copp both played under and worked with Coach
Guy in the past. Copp was a defensive end for Boise State
when Guy was a defensive coordinator there. Following
that, Copp worked as a graduate assistant at Arizona State,
again under Guy. Most recently, Copp coached defensive
ends at Idaho State last year.
Former Aggie defensive end Danilo Robinson is
the latest assistant to be hired. He lettered during the
1993-1996 seasons, including two seasons with Guy on the
USU staff. Robinson was twice selected to the second-team
all-Big West squad and also served as team captain. His
coaching career includes five years at Navy and most recently
coaching linebackers at Louisiana-Munroe.
with these new additions, Tom McMahon and John Rushing
will retain their positions.
This will be McMahon’s tenth year with the USU
football program. He has coached the defensive lineman
since 2001 after earlier being in charge of the linebackers.
McMahon will retain his duties as recruiting coordinator
and will officially be named to a coaching position later.
Rushing joined the USU program in 2003 and coached
an Aggie secondary that is ranked 44th in the nation in
passing yards allowed. He spent two years as a graduate
assistant at Boise State when Brent Guy was the defensive
Big Blue Club Golf Tournament
Big Blue Club invites all Aggies to join them for the
Big Blue Club Golf Tournament. The event will take place
on February 28 in Mesquite, NV at the beautiful Falcon
Ridge Golf Course. Tee-off is set for 10:00 a.m.
more information, get in touch with Kathy Rigby at (435)797-BLUE
New Radio Station for Aggie Sports
State basketball has found a new home in Salt Lake City.
The USU athletics department and Sports Radio 1280 The
Zone announced that all Aggie games will be broadcast
on 1280 AM for the remainder of the 2005 season.
KVNU (610 AM) will continue to broadcast the games, which
are also available in Logan on 94.5 FM as well as on translator
stations in the state of Utah, including: 98.3 FM (Salt
Lake City), 106.3 FM (Ogden), 104.7 FM (Utah County),
102.3 FM (Bear Lake) and 105.5 FM (Randolph).
As always, Al Lewis handles play-by-play for all Utah
State games home and away, while former Aggie coach and
athletics director Rod Tueller provides analysis for home
for the latest news and information
about Aggie Athletics.
aboard the Coral Princess to visit
the ports of Limon, Grand Cayman, Belize and
Cozumel and marvel at the wondrous Panama
Canal on the 10-day adventure.
Enjoy the excitement of Branson, Missouri while
seeing shows by Andy Williams, the Sons of the
Pioneers, the Osmonds and more. An optional
extension is also offered, visiting the historical
sites of Nauvoo (extension dates: May 15-18,
29-August 9, 2005
This 7 day cruise departs Copenhagen, Denmark
and visits Norwegian ports including Flam, Bergen,
and Oslo while also sailing the beautiful fjords.
more information on upcoming alumni travel events,