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    VOLUME 10 | ISSUE 5 May 2012     

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HIGHLIGHTS

 

USU Alumni Spotlight - Ashley Murray Ashley Murray

Spotlight by Liz Wilson

Utah State's Alumni Association is an organization that enhances the experience of every Aggie, both during college and after. Since graduating, Ashley Murray has become one of the newest members of the Alumni Association. As a Sustaining Member, she has been able to discover the many benefits offered to her; benefits like networking opportunities and career counseling services. As a PR professional, Ashley said she understands how important networking with fellow Alumni can be.

As a hard working undergraduate, Ashley made the most of her on campus connections. "I was actively involved in PRSSA, campus events, SOAR, LDSSA, and the Cache County American Red Cross," said Ashley. While participating in all these organizations, Ashley somehow found time to get her degree in Journalism, with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Organizational Communications. Despite her current love for the field of Public Relations, Ashley wasn't always aware of it. She originally came to Utah State to be a part of the great Elementary Education Program, But after a few semesters Ashley realized that teaching wasn't exactly what she was looking for.

Ashley explained, "After exploring other degrees and departments, I stumbled upon JCOM and was intrigued to learn more about PR. I felt extremely drawn to the high level of opportunity and growth offered within this profession." Once she had decided on a program, Ashley received help from faculty and staff to understand the world of journalism and PR outside the classroom. "Troy Oldham had a great impact on me as a professor, explained Ashley, "I truly valued his career and life experiences in PR and Marketing. He was instrumental in connecting our textbook studies to real life examples."

After discovering a passion for PR, Ashley took her degree and ran with it. "I'm addicted to everything about Public Relations and the challenges it sets for those within its career boundaries," said Ashley. All aspects of the field of PR are now open for Ashley to try. Throughout her career she has worked in almost every vein of public relations. Some of her past work experiences include; working for a national marketing agency, large scale event planning, developing programs internationally and crisis communications for various clients.

Through a whole host of career experiences Ashley has truly become a master in her field. She is a shining example that some people do find a job they truly love. While Ashley is a fairly recent graduate, she learned quickly that she could not stop learning once she left school. She advised fellow Aggies that, "For success in any career, it is extremely valuable to continually learn and be up-to-date on current career practices and industry insights."

Today PR relies on networking through online mediums. Ashley explained that she graduated in 2006, before technology swept the field of public relations. Ashley was forced to learn how to effectively use these mediums without the help of college courses or textbooks. This shift in PR caused Ashley to take advantage of the learning skills she had developed at USU during this on the job training. "It's funny to think that my college career was before Facebook, Twitter, Skype and LinkedIn," Ashley said. "Now social media is such a vital tool in daily communication between organizations and the general public that businesses can no longer afford to neglect its influence."

The influence of LinkedIn, Facebook and other social sites has recently become part of Utah State and the Alumni Association as well. In taking a page out of the PR handbook, Ashley's connection to the Alumni Association can now extend to Twitter, LinkedIn and beyond. To become an expert in the world of networking and social media Ashley reveals that you don't have to have a PR degree. She and her fellow Aggies can follow the Alumni Association on Twitter or Facebook and many more social sites. The Alumni Association at USU continually tries to adapt and improve along with technology. Ashley Murray is a great example of an Aggie who knows how to learn what she needs to get ahead. As she said, "learning does not end at graduation, but only begins." Ashley is continuing to learn as she is pursuing further opportunities in the world of PR. She currently lives in Bountiful, Utah.

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USU Greats: Sharing the Roaded Landscape USU Greats

Most motorists can offer a deer-in-the-headlights story, in which they've been forced to hit the brakes, swerve or survey the damage of a sudden, white-knuckle encounter with wildlife in the roadway.

Utah State University researchers are exploring solutions to make the nation's four million miles of roaded landscape safer for all creatures - human and beast.

Wildlife-vehicle collisions account for an average of 200 human deaths in the United States each year, says Patricia Cramer, a research ecologist with USU's Department of Wildland Resources. Nonhuman vertebrates fare much worse. According to research published by Wildland Resources professor Michael Conover, more than a million die on American roads each day.

Beyond mortality, each mile of pavement signals destruction and fragmentation of wildlife habitat, Cramer says. For most animals, roads mean reduced access to water, food, mates and protective habitat.

"This is a much more complex problem than some roadkill here and there," she says. "Roads can impact critical ecological processes and influence the demographics and evolution of animals and plants."

Cramer and colleague John Bissonette, professor in the Department of Wildland Resources and unit leader with the U.S. Geological Survey Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, recently completed a three-year study to evaluate the use and effectiveness of wildlife crossings in the United States and Canada. The project, which includes the efforts of student researchers and team members from governmental agencies and other universities, was funded by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program of the National Academies of Science and Engineering's Transportation Research Board.

As part of the project, the researchers conducted an exhaustive survey of efforts by transportation and wildlife officials in the United States and Canada to determine what measures state and provincial agencies are conducting to mitigate wildlife-vehicle collisions.

FULL STORY

Read more Utah State University Greats here.

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The Alumni Association is now on Facebook The Alumni Association on Facebook

The Utah State University Alumni Association now has its own page on Facebook. Here you can find information specific to Utah State Alumni. Find out about upcoming events, read news, and view pictures from the past Buzzers.

To become a fan of the USU Alumni Association click here.

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Old to New, USU Switches to Harris Online Directory Switch from inCircle to Harris O.L.D.

Out with the old and in with the new. Utah State University Alumni Association has made a switch from using the online community inCircle to using Harris Connect's Online Directory as a way to help USU Alumni stay connected with the university and with each other. The Online Directory allows users to search for classmates, update their profile and their information with USU, stay up-to-date with upcoming Utah State events, and register for events easily with autofill registration options.

For more information on joining the Harris Online Directory click here.

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Featured Alumni Benefit - VehicleBenefits.com Featured Benefit

VehicleBenefits.com invites you to participate in this exclusive opportunity to receive great travel benefits everywhere you go.

  • Emergency Roadside Assistance (including)
    • Towing
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    • Flat Tire Services
    • Concierge Assistance
  • Vehicle Maintenance and Protection Program
  • Rental Car Discounts
  • Trip Routing

For more information click here and use promo code "goaggies"

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Nonresident Legacy Waiver Alumni Legacy Nonresident Waiver

Keep the Aggie tradition alive!

Did you earn a degree from USU? You can now send your child to Utah State and their out-of-state tuition differential will be waived. Stay connected through the next generation of Aggies. We'd love to have them here!

To qualify for the Nonresident Legacy Waiver, a future Aggie must:

* Be admitted to Utah State University.
* Have at least one parent who earned an associate degree or higher from Utah State University (verification required).
* Enroll at USU as a first-time student.

Time spent in Utah on the Alumni Legacy Nonresident Waiver cannot be counted towards establishing resident student status. If you would like to discuss other options, please email Tad Sorenson at tad.sorenson@usu.edu.

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Back to the Buzzer

Buzzer

1936: Spur, a national service organization for Sophmore girls

Buzzers are available online! Click here to go to the Buzzer Yearbooks Collection at the USU Digital Library.

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EVENT LISTINGS

 

Davis 5K Aggie Spring Run-Off Aggie Pre-Game

Join other Aggies from Davis County and the surrounding area for this family friendly event. With over 300 runners in 2011, we are looking forward to a successful 5K Family Fun Run in 2012.

  • Date: Saturday, May 12, 2012.
  • Time: Check-in and registration, 7:00-7:45 am. Fun Run begins at 8:00 am.
  • Location: Utah Botanical Center, 920 S 50 W, Kaysville Utah
  • Cost: $30 per family, $25 for individual, $20 for current student and alumnus
  • RSVP: Register online here

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Aggie Family Day at Lagoon Aggie Events

Come and join other Aggies at the 5th Annual Aggie Family Day at Lagoon. Everyone is invited to come to the Meadows Pavilion at 6 p.m. to meet other Aggies, enjoy FREE Aggie Ice Cream and to enter to win door prizes. Discounted tickets can be purchased through the USU Alumni Association and your tickets will be available at the USU Will-Call table at Lagoon on June 29. All individuals are admitted to Lagoon-A-Beach.

  • Date: Friday, June 29, 2012
  • Time: Park Hours, 11 am – 11 pm. Alumni Event, 6 pm at the Meadow Pavilion
  • Location: Lagoon Park, 375 North Lagoon Drive, Farmington Utah
  • Cost: $33.95, 4 years and older. $28.95, 3 years and younger. Children, 2 years and younger, are free to enter (no rides).
  • RSVP: Register online here

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USU Chorale Reunion: The Bill Ramsey Years Aggie Events

Do you remember the great experience of singing in the Chorale under the baton of Dr. Bill Ramsey? Join with your fellow chorale members for a reunion and the opportunity to sing together once again with Dr. Ramsey as conductor! We will meet for a Reunion Dinner and rehearsal, and then perform on Sunday evening at the traditional Alumni Band Concert on the Quad at Utah State University.

  • Date: Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29, 2012
  • Location: Utah State University campus, Logan, UT
  • RSVP: Register online here

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ALUMNI TRAVEL

Machu Picchu & The Wonders of the Rainforest: Aug 26 - Sept 4 , 2012 Machu Picchu

Is Machu Picchu on your list of "must see" destinations? Don't miss this opportunity to visit the fascinating land of Peru with visits to Lima, Puerto Maldonado, Cusco, and Machu Picchu. Discovered in 1911 by American Explorer Hiram Bingham, Machu Picchu is one of the most renowned examples of Incan architecture. Thrill to the sights and sounds of the Amazon Rain Forest, watch Red-bellied Macaws near Lake Sandoval (an area known for its abundant wildlife), or explore the ancient history that makes up this enchanting land. View the brochure for complete itinerary and pricing.

Click here to download the tour brochure.

Click here to download the tour registration form.

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Utah State vs. University of Wisconsin - Madison: September 13-16, 2012 Wisconsin

See the sights in Chicago and attend the Utah State vs. University of Wisconsin football game in Madison, WI.

Click here to download the tour brochure.

Click here to download the tour registration form.

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Italian Reflections Luxury Cruise: November 7-15, 2012 Photo by Margan Zajdowicz

Explore Europe from Athens to Barcelona.

Immerse yourself in Capri, with its stunning panoramas. Spend a day in Rome reveling in magnificent monuments from the Colosseum to the splendor of St. Peter's Basilica and Michelangelo's breathtaking frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Explore the fabled architecture of Renaissance Florence. See the sights and enjoy the views of historic old Marseille and visit the charming fishing port of Cassis. Pre-registration is going on now.

Click here to download the brochure.

Click here to download the registration form.

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Tahitian Jewels - Oceania Cruises: Jan 27 - Feb 7, 2013 Photo by Margan Zajdowicz

Savor the tropical splendor of emerald-green palms, white sand beaches, and brilliant turquoise waters as you sail aboard the luxurious Oceania Cruises Marina to the most stunning destinations in the South Pacific, the gorgeous Polynesian islands. Experience a cruise with the finest service, accommodations, and cuisine at sea, where every port of call is an island paradise. Admire multihued lagoons around Moorea, be engulfed by tropical splendor at Huahine, "The Garden Island," and discover the region's cultural heritage on beautiful Raiatea. Watch a sunset on romantic Bora Bora, and wander the black sand beaches of Nuku Hiva. Sail to Hiva Oa, artist Paul Gauguin's idyllic island home, and enchant your senses with colorful sea life on Rangiroa before returning to Papeete on the lovely island of Tahiti. Set adrift, catch the breeze, and discover Polynesia's most beautiful gems on this exceptional voyage.

Click here to download the brochure.

Click here to download the registration form.

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River Life along the waterways of Holland & Belgium: April 22-30, 2013Holland and Belgium

Join us in Holland and Belgium for nine days, cruising for seven nights aboard a state-of-the-art AMA Waterways vessel during the best time of year! Meet local residents during the exclusive Village Forum for a personal perspective of the Low Countries' modern life and cultural heritage. Expert-led excursions include private canal cruises in Amsterdam and Bruges, the windmills of Kinderdijk, expert-led excursions to the prestigious Rijksmuseum, world-class Kroller-Muller Museum, famous Keukenhof Gardens, medieval Antwerp and the impressive Delta Works. A Pre-Cruise Option in Amsterdam is offered. This comprehensive, all-inclusive itinerary--an exceptional value--is continually praised as the ideal Holland and Belgium experience. Details and pricing available soon.

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Antebellum South aboard the American Queen: May 10-19, 2013Louisiana

A voyage aboard the grand American Queen is a priceless experience in Americana, and this Mississippi River cruise through Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee brings an especially rich part of it to vivid life. Spend two nights among the cultural mosaic of New Orleans, then board an authentic steamboat bound for Memphis and discover the beauty of the river as you delve into the history, culture and epic grandeur of the pre-Civil War South. Tour the superb plantation known as Oak Alley and walk beneath its amazing canopy of oak trees three centuries old. Take in the many antebellum homes among scenic countryside in St. Francisville, and revel in antebellum splendor in Natchez, a glorious city rich with restored mansions. In Vicksburg, the "Red Carpet City of the South," view battle relics from the famous siege where Civil War generals Pemberton and Grant matched wits and wills. Stop in Helena, renowned as the home of King Biscuit Time - America's longest-running blues radio program, but its wonderfully preserved architecture offers traces of Helena's pre-civil war past. Arrive in Memphis and spend a day exploring its famed sights, from Elvis' Graceland to Beale Street, where the blues was born. Details and pricing available soon.

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European Tapestry - Oceania Cruises: June 12-20, 2013Portugal

Encounter some of the world's most evocative cities in Portugal, Spain and France as you weave your way through the colorful tapestry of Western Europe. Depart from Lisbon and travel north along the Atlantic coast aboard the elegant yet intimate Oceania Cruises Nautica. First is Oporto, Portugal, where an urban liveliness provides a modern sheen to the Renaissance architecture of the city's cathedral area and to the preserved medieval authenticity of its Barredo quarter. In Spain, visit La Coruna and its still-working 2nd-century Roman lighthouse, or take in Santiago de Compostela with its legendary cathedral marking a 9th-century pilgrimage route. In Bilbao, witness amazing modern and contemporary art at the thrillingly designed Guggenheim Museum. Complete your European tapestry with two days in Bordeaux, France, the city punctuated by Gothic churches, broad avenues and 18th-century mansions; and the region marked by famed vineyards and glorious chateau-dotted estates. Spend a day sailing along French shores and into the English Channel before arriving in England and the port of Dover.

Click here to download the brochure.

Click here to download the registration form.

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CONNECTIONS

 

USU Career Services Invites You to Connect with Students and Alumni Discover Career Success

As Utah State University (USU) graduates enter an uncertain job market, the advice of an alumnus provides valuable insight, encouragement, and networking opportunities.  In cooperation with the Alumni Association, you are invited to join Career Services' Student Alumni Mentor Network (SAMN), an exclusive network for USU alumni and current students.  By participating in SAMN you can:

  • Support students’ employment goals
  • Expand your own professional and social network by joining us on SAMN, Facebook, and LinkedIn
  • Invite your employer to recruit USU students and alumni for internship, entry-level and experienced positions

Please feel free to stop by when you are on campus.  The career coaches at Career Services are excited to facilitate your campus visit and professional career success.

Sincerely,

Donna Crow, Executive Director
Career Services & Student Success
University Inn, Rm. 102
435-797-7777
career.services@usu.edu

Connect with Career Services to:

- Hire USU students and graduates for internship and permanent positions.

- Share your career success as an alumni mentor.

- Connect with your career coach for personalized assistance in your career search.

Visit Career Services at:  www.usu.edu/career; (435) 797-7777; University Inn, 102.

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Utah State Flickr Group Flickr

New photos from the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl pre-game party and the halftime presentation honoring USU at the Wichita State men's basketball game have been added to the Utah State Flickr Group.

Show your Aggie pride by sharing your USU related pictures on the Utah State Flickr group!

Flickr is one of the best online photo management and sharing applications available. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.

Click here to view and add photos.

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Update Your Records Update Your Records (laptop photo courtesy of fotocromo)

Have you recently moved, changed your email address, or gotten married? Whatever the change might be, it's easy to keep your USU records current!

To update your records, simply complete the online form and we will make the necessary changes so you can continue to receive the Utah State University Magazine; invitations to our many alumni events; and information about our other exciting promotions and publications.

Click here to update your records.

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Have you received a recent promotion or participated in a community event? Do you ever wonder what other Aggies from your graduating class are up to?

Click here to add your own Class Note today!

Alumnus Notes

Beverly Wahl
BS '94

Highlight:

There have been many wonderful changes in my life since I graduated. My son graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Finance and a minor in Management System Information. I moved to Montana and married the most wonderful man Tom Wahl. I call him my "Cowboy" and we have been married for twelve years. I have two step-daughters who are attending college now in Kentucky. We have a lovely home located on five acres at the base of the Bridger Mountains where my cowboy and I enjoy sitting on our deck, having a glass of wine overlooking the Gallatin Valley and watching the sun go down. This is truly "The Last Best Place". I have been employed with JCCS Accounting for twelve years as an Administrative Assistant and enjoy working with our clients. I can honestly say that I use my degree in Psychology every day. My favorite memory while on campus was how beautiful campus was during the autumn season. I also enjoyed my Professors and my classmates. I have to give them many thanks as I could have not gotten through without their support and friendship. Go AGGIES!

 


Obituaries

This month's obituaries can be found here.


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ATHLETICS

Current Schedules

 

Utah State Football Holding Two Summer Camps Aggie Sports

Youth Camp And High School Camp Available

LOGAN, Utah - Under the direction of head coach Gary Andersen, Utah State's football coaching staff will be conducting two summer camps, including a youth camp and a high school camp.

There will be a Youth Camp on Monday, June 11, for kindergarten thru eighth grade. This camp is an excellent opportunity for the young player to learn the basics of football from the USU football staff. The $35 cost includes camp instruction, lunch, camp T-shirt and photo with Coach Andersen. Registration will be from 8-9 a.m. on Monday, June 11 in the Jim & Carol Laub Athletics-Academics Complex at the north end of Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium with camp running from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Aggie coaches will also conduct summer a high school camp Wednesday-Friday, June 13-15 for incoming 9th-12th graders, providing a quality experience for young men to learn and enjoy the game of football. The cost is $250 for overnight campers and $210 for commuter campers. A team rate of $225 per camper is available for teams with over 40 players. Campers will have an opportunity to develop their skills and understanding throughout the camp through various means of teaching. There will be individual instruction, team instruction, as well as the popular Goal Line Challenge, Lineman Competitions and 7-on-7 Scrimmages. Anyone who signs up for the High School Camp has the option of staying on campus or commuting. A $50 deposit is due by May 23.

For more information contact Zach Nyborg at (801) 879-5122 or zach.nyborg@usu.edu, or you can find registration forms online at: http://www.utahstateaggies.com/camps/ust-camps.html

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Utah State Golfer Chanse Godderidge Getting a `Second Chanse' after Defeating Cancer Aggie Sports

Godderidge will graduate from USU in May of 2012.

There's not one person in this world it hasn't affected - a grandparent or relative, mother or father, brother or sister, or daughter or son. Cancer has made itself known to every single individual in the world today, and more times than not the results have been terminal.

But there are success stories too. Some might even say miracles, of how a loved one defeated cancer. One such story involves a collegiate golfer at Utah State University named Chanse Godderidge, who for an extended period of time, wasn't sure he would ever get a `Second Chanse' with golf or life.

In 2005, as a 16-year-old junior in high school, Godderidge was focused on sports, golf and basketball. As the golf season wrapped up and he was preparing for basketball, he knew something was physically off. What he didn't know was how badly his life was about to be flipped upside down.

In early November 2005, Godderidge saw a local doctor and was instructed to go immediately to Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City. In less than 24 hours, he and his family received the grim diagnosis.

Godderidge had severe aplastic anemia, a disease that causes bone marrow to slow down its production of blood cells: the red blood cells that carry oxygen, the white blood cells that fight infection and the platelets that help clot blood and control bleeding.

"I didn't really know what to think," Godderidge said. "I knew something was wrong just because I'd felt so bad for so long, but I didn't know what it could be."

Without quick treatment, severe aplastic anemia can progress and become fatal. The two most common treatments are immunosuppressive therapy and a bone marrow transplant. Luckily, the disease has a much better prognosis today than it has in years past.

From that point on, Godderidge started making regular visits to the infusion center at Primary Children's and Logan Regional Hospital to receive transfusions of red blood cells and platelets. He was instructed to stay away from crowds and wear a mask to reduce the risk of acquiring serious infections he would not be able to fight because of the lack of white blood cells in his body.

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USU Gymnastics Signs Joanna Cuba

Aggie Sports

Becomes Fourth Member of Aggies' 2012 Signing Class

May 1, 2012

LOGAN, Utah - Utah State gymnastics head coach Jeff Richards has announced that Joanna Cuba has signed with USU to compete for the Aggies in the 2012-13 school year.

Cuba, a native of Georgetown, Texas, has signed a letter of intent with USU and will be in Logan in the fall of 2012.

"We're excited to add Joanna to our 2012 signing class," Richards said. "She is solid in all four events and will provide significant help in replacing our departed seniors Rebecca Holliday and Haley Hogan in the lineup. Along with our previous three signings, we will have a lot of depth and talent in all four events."

Competing for Acrotex Gymnastics in Georgetown under coach Daire O'Ceallag, Cuba earned fourth on bars and was ninth in the all-around at the 2012 Level 10 Regionals. At the 2012 Rose City Classic meet, Cuba was second in the all-around as well as second on vault, bars and floor. She earned four first-place finishes, including one with a 9.700 on beam. At the Level 9 Western Championships, Cuba was fifth in the all-around, including fourth on bars, after winning bars and placing second on floor and in the all-around at the Level 9 Regionals. The daughter of Mark Cuba, she is a senior at Georgetown High School.

Cuba joins three other gymnasts who signed with the Aggies in December, joining McKenzey Martinez from Kimberly, Idaho, Michelle Yasukochi from Carlsbad, Calif., and Hayley Sanzotti from Wheaton, Ill.

Fans can follow the USU Gymnastics' Twitter and Facebook pages - Twitter: www.twitter.com/USUGymnastics and Facebook: Utah State Gymnastics. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on Facebook at Utah State University Athletics.

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Utah State Athletics Unveils New Brand & Identity Program

The University worked with Nike in collaboration on a 15-month re-branding campaign that launched prior to the annual Blue-White Spring Football Game on April 28.

April 28, 2012

LOGAN, Utah - Today Utah State University Athletics Director Scott Barnes, along with distinguished Utah State Alumnus and Nike President Charlie Denson, introduced a program-wide athletics brand and identity program during a press conference on the Logan campus.

The University worked with Nike in collaboration on a 15-month re-branding campaign that launched prior to the annual Blue-White Spring Football Game on April 28. The entire athletics department will benefit from this partnership, which has been made possible by the longstanding association between Utah State Athletics and the Nike brand.

"After working with Nike over the past several months we are extremely pleased with the results," said Utah State Director of Athletics Scott Barnes. "This branding initiative is another important step in growing our overall athletic program. Our new marks and branding program brings a crisp, modern clarity and consistency to our brand while honoring our rich history. I want to thank Nike and especially Nike President and former USU football student-athlete Charlie Denson for his passion and commitment to this project."

During the unveiling, student-athletes representing the sports of football, men's and women's basketball, volleyball, women's soccer, cross country, softball and track and field modeled new uniforms that will debut during the 2012-2013 season. As part of the new program, all 16 of USU's varsity teams will receive new uniforms. These uniforms will highlight the use of consistent color across all sports and will feature new logos, lettering and numerals that are exclusive to the university. A manual outlining brand and identity standards and detailing the new design elements will be made available to licensees and university personnel following the event.

"Attending Utah State and playing for the Aggies was a great honor and very special time in my life," said Nike President Charlie Denson. "It's a privilege for me to be back here today with members of the athletic department to celebrate the long-standing traditions of Utah State, as well as to help unveil the new uniforms and kick-off another great season of sport here at the Logan campus."

Over the course of the identity development process, a strong focus was placed on respecting the historic traditions of Utah State, while representing the future direction of the university. Members of the Aggie community have played a significant role in the project; student-athletes, coaches, students, administrators and alumni all provided insights around the core values and attributes of Utah State, which are reflected in the elements of the new brand identity.

The strength of the visual elements will be matched by the collection of innovative performance products that have been developed for the 2012-2013 season. Aggie student-athletes will compete in lightweight uniforms designed for superior performance, ultimate moisture management and greater freedom of movement.

Representatives from Utah State Athletics and Nike were present at Saturday's event to provide additional comments on the scope and benefits of the brand and identity program. Merchandise bearing the elements of the new marks will be available for purchase following the Blue-White Spring Football Game, both on campus and at other licensed retailers in the Logan area.

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