September 2000


Fossil fuel habit described as likely to reshape climate
09/21/00 Continued climate changes can be expected as unchecked carbon dioxide levels rise, causing global warming, according to a PBS documentary produced by Nova and Frontline in Summer 2000, and shown at USU as part of a natural resources seminar series. / By Natalie Larson

BURST OF COLOR: Fall has fallen with a vengeance in Logan Canyon, as evidenced by the foliage in Logan Canyon. / Photo by Dusty Decker

USU pairing with QuickTime to offer online course based on academic conference
09/20/00 The Utah State instructional technology department is combining efforts with Apple's QuickTime TV Learning Site and WebCT to offer interactive online courses based on educational events. / By Natalie Larson

Students make pitch for a president who knows their pain
09/08/00 The USU Presidential Search Committee has concluded meeting with constituents and now will use the criteria garnered -- including, presumably, students' often-repeated concerns about academics and tuition -- to select the five candidates to present to the Board of Regents. / By Natalie Larson


USU welcomes increased diversity in student body
09/27/00 The number of international students at Utah State has increased from 856 to 917 students from 82 countries, according to the statistics from Fall 2000 registration. / By Natalie Larson

Club climbs, backpacks, kayaks, snowboards . . . anything in the mountains
09/25/00 For people who don't have just one favorite hobby, activity or sport, but want to get involved, the Mountain Club is the way to go. The club ranges from simple day hikes to weekend backpacking trips, from beginning climbing clinics to extensive mountain climbs. The club also does mountain biking, snowboarding/skiing, kayaking and anything else you can do in the mountains. / By Dusty Decker

Constitution divinely inspired, LDS apostle says
09/19/00 Latter-day Saints believe that the Constitution was divinely inspired, Dallin Oaks told the valley's ninth annual commemoration of the Constitution. He explained, "I believe this inquiry will be of interest to persons of every religious faith, especially those who see the hand of God in the founding of our nation." / By Dusty Decker


You, too, can jump in the pool and try your hand at water polo. There's a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the HPER lobby. / Photo by Dusty Decker

Keep your head up and your 'eggbeater' going, and you might play water polo
One Monday morning I found myself cutting my lap swimming short to join a bunch of guys I didn't know for water polo practice. In the deep end of the pool I learned how to swivel my legs "eggbeater" style, an effective way to tread water for a long time. Next I tossed back and forth a bright yellow ball to one of the guys. Then things started to get medieval. / By Dusty Decker

USU soccer team tops Idaho
Utah State's women's soccer team opened up conference play with a 1-0 win over Idaho Thursday evening. The win was the second in a row for Utah State, bringing them to 3-5 on the season and 1-0 in conference play. / By USU athletic media relations

Volleyball team outlasts Cal Poly in five games, ending 20 years of frustration
Behind 25 kills from senior Melissa Schoepf and 23 kills from senior Amy Crosbie, Utah State remained unbeaten in the Big West Conference with a thrilling five-game win over Cal Poly by final scores of 12-15, 11-15, 15-4, 15-10, 15-9. Cal Poly hadn't lost to USU since 1980. / By USU athletic media relations

Utah State soccer falls to UTEP
Despite taking the lead early in the second period Utah State's womens soccer team could not pull off a win as it fell to Texas-El Paso, 2-1 Thursday night. Utah State is now 1-5 on the season and UTEP moves to 3-5 on the year. / By USU athletic media relations

Utah State to hold national anthem auditions
Utah State's athletic department will be hosting national anthem auditions to generate a pool of singers for the years upcoming athletic events. / By USU athletic media relations

Crosbie named national player of the week in volleyball
Amy Crosbie, a senior outside hitter on Utah State's volleyball team was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association/Sports Imports Division I National Player of the Week. / By USU athletic media relations

Soccer team beats Nevada, 4-0, for first season victory
Utah State recorded its first victory of the 2000 season by shutting out Nevada, 4-0, Sunday afternoon. The win brings the Aggies' record to 1-4 on the season, while Nevada falls to 2-4. / By USU athletic media relations

Volleyball team upsets No.10 Brigham Young
Behind the play of seniors Melissa Schoepf and Amy Crosbie, who rcorded 16 and 14 kills respectively, Utah State's volleyball team upset 10th-ranked Brigham Young at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum on Tuesday in three games by final scores of 15-13, 15-8, and 15-6. With the win, USU improved to 5-3 on the year, while BYU fell to 6-2. It is the first win for Utah State over BYU in volleyball since 1981. / By USU athletic media relations

Soccer team misses golden opportunities in loss to UNLV
The Aggies dominated play throughout the first half, outshooting the Rebels, 8-2, yet could not capitalize on the opportunities. The half ended scoreless; the game, however, was a 2-0 shutout by the Rebels. / By USU athletic media relations


Not a Dennis Miller fan, to say the least

Dennis is a bust. [see"Dennis Miller should spice up Monday Night Football"] We football fans don't need or want a comedian doing our MNF. You need a football "name" -- someone like [Mike] Ditka would be good. You had some good ones in the past and you let them go--please--Dennis has got to go!!

--John Muir, via e-mail


She needs wide open spaces, room to make her big mistake. Looking down from the ridge that USU student Dusty Decker and her roommate climbed, after getting lost east of Logan, you get a feel for wide and empty space. For an account of being lost in the wilderness, click the link below. / Photo by Dusty Decker

Utah State's back yard . . . my third home
Despite warnings from the woman at the ranger station that people often get lost in Cottonwood Canyon, we felt confident. The backcountry trailhead begins just before you get to Tony Grove Lake approximately 25 miles from Logan. We found the place inhabited by many horse trailers and nice people who said "hi" as we passed. One man warned, "you're going to get cold up there," but this did not concern me. I will admit the urge to borrow a horse and throw my pack on top of it was tempting, but we were fresh and ready for a Labor Day weekend adventure. / By Dusty Decker


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