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Archive for April, 2012

Journalism prof known as quirky, dedicated, passionate, inspirational

Monday, April 30th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | 2 Comments »

By Kristi Ottley LOGAN—USU alumna and longtime journalism professor Nancy Williams is an adviser, a cheerleader, a professor, a confidante, a friend, and a mentor to many students in the journalism and communication department, and those roles don’t end after ...

History edges JCOM for 2012 top teaching department award

Sunday, April 29th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on History edges JCOM for 2012 top teaching department award

By Allie Jeppson LOGAN—Every year, Utah State University seeks out its most accomplished departments to find just one to honor with the Departmental Teaching Excellence Award (DTEA). This year, the Department of History took the cake. “We’re flattered and pleased and not ...

Astronomer warns of ‘Death from the Skies’ in Science lecture

Sunday, April 29th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Astronomer warns of ‘Death from the Skies’ in Science lecture

Story & Photos by Mary Stocking LOGAN—Dr. Philip Plait is known by many titles: astronomer, writer, blogger, speaker, comedian, anti-science crusher, and “The Bad Astronomer.” Plait appeared at Utah State this week to talk about “Death from the Skies.” Plait was on ...

Commencement 2012: Aggies have less debt than national average

Sunday, April 29th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Kristi Ottley LOGAN—Graduation from college is an exciting time for most seniors as they celebrate their accomplishments and prepare for what they hope is a bright and successful future. But not all college students get to bask in the joy of ...

Aggies team up with Nike to launch new ‘look’—uniforms, bull, logo

Sunday, April 29th, 2012 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Aggies team up with Nike to launch new ‘look’—uniforms, bull, logo

By Rebecca Holliday LOGAN—Over a year of planning and collaboration with Nike came together this weekend as Utah State revealed its new look. USU has been working with Nike since last year to rebrand Utah State Athletics. The university paraded out its ...

Young couple finishes restoration of historic Hyde Park house

Friday, April 27th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Young couple finishes restoration of historic Hyde Park house

Story and photo by Shannon McCleve HYDE PARK -- Remodeling a kitchen can be bad. Doing a bathroom could have its problems, but try restoring an entire house. David and Abby Clyde have been restoring their historic home in Hyde Park. It ...

‘Great Shakeout’ drill went well at Utah State, coordinator says

Friday, April 27th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on ‘Great Shakeout’ drill went well at Utah State, coordinator says

Story and photo by Shannon McCleve LOGAN -- No one really thinks it will happen to them, but are you prepared if we have a major earthquake in Logan? In a statewide drill to help people prepare for what they would ...

Wellsville residents’ opinions divided on proposed truck stop

Friday, April 27th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Wellsville residents’ opinions divided on proposed truck stop

By Jimena Herrero WELLSVILLE -- Nearly a year after Steve Kyriopoulos first filed an application to build his All-American Auto Plaza, the topic continues to divide Wellsville residents. The Planning Commission held a public hearing Wednesday night to allow public input ...

Community choir will perform Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ Sunday

Friday, April 27th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Community choir will perform Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ Sunday

By Sean O’Sullivan LOGAN –- Sunday evening Elisabeth Evans will lead an interfaith choir in a performance of Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” a Mass cantata (musical liturgy) that celebrates God and Christ. The performance, at 6 p.m. at Logan's First Presbyterian Church, is ...

HNC Weekly News Roundup

Monday, April 23rd, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on HNC Weekly News Roundup

News about Cache Valley and USU from the Department of Journalism & Communication LOGAN—All the Local News from Northern Utah: Fight nears over damming Oneida Narrows on the Bear River northeast of Preston. USU dominates student journalism awards in the ...

JCOM honors Class of 2012, outstanding students; awards scholarships

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

LOGAN—The Department of Journalism & Communication at Utah State University honored its best and brightest Friday in ceremonies to name its outstanding students of the year, and to award more than $31,000 in scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year. Departing from ...

Decision nears on proposed Oneida Narrows dam, but fight not over yet

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

By Allie Jeppson PRESTON, Idaho—For years, a war over water has been raging as efforts to dam one of Idaho’s most beloved recreational areas continue. For almost eight years, it has been the mission of Idaho’s Twin Lakes Canal Co. (TLCC) to ...

USU honors its athletes, teams of the year at USTARS dinner

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 Posted in Sports | 1 Comment »

Story & Photos by Rebecca Holliday LOGAN—More than 150 USU student-athletes, trainers and staff gathered at the annual USTARS Awards Banquet, hosted by the Utah State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) on behalf of the Athletics Department so student-athletes can recognize their ...

Cancer foes generate hope doing laps all night for Relay For Life

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

Story & Photo by Rebecca Holliday LOGAN—The lights went out in the Nelson Field House at 10 p.m., but the place was still busy as a quiet calm settled in and people walked the track in near silence, lit by the ...

Mendon historian loves to discover and share the past

Saturday, April 21st, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Mendon historian loves to discover and share the past

Story and photo by Josh Ruggles MENDON -- Rodney Sorensen has lived in Mendon most of his life; he is passionate about the place and its rich history. And he happens to be one of the foremost historians of this small ...

New names in Nibley: City manager Zook and municipal judge Cook

Friday, April 20th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on New names in Nibley: City manager Zook and municipal judge Cook

By Tmera Bradley NIBLEY -- The City Council voted unanimously Thursday to approve David Zook as city manager and Trevor Cook as judge of the city's justice court. After 15 years, Larry Anhder is retiring as city manager and Zook is taking ...

Hyrum city promises help for home owners in Wapiti Bluff subdivision

Friday, April 20th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

'Some of the repairs we just won’t be able to do, we just don’t have the budget for it. But we’ll look at it and decide what we can do to help.' - Mayor Dean Howard By Tara Alvey HYRUM -- Thursday ...

Wellsville turns down request for commercial rezone

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Wellsville turns down request for commercial rezone

By Jimena Herrero WELLSVILLE -- The City Council voted Wednesday night against amending the Land Use Map to allow properties to be rezoned from residential areas to commercial. The Planning Commission had recommended the rezoning, and on Wednesday night the council ...

Aggie TV News for April 19, 2012

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Aggie TV News for April 19, 2012

LOGAN—Rockin’ Dick Clark dies at 82. Logan city may close Willow Park Zoo—where will the critters go? Local party politics from the Cache County GOP convention: In local politics, individuals really matter. Proposed truck stop in Wellsville has neighbors up ...

USU journalists dominate annual regional Mark of Excellence Awards

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on USU journalists dominate annual regional Mark of Excellence Awards

DENVER—Utah 4-year college journalists dominated this year’s Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence Award competition, collecting more than half the honors awarded to colleges and universities across the four-state region. Of the 83 prizes for the best student journalism ...