Friday, October 11, 2013

Alumni Weekly Update

Here are the 5 top USU news stories that Alumni should know!

1. USU Wins National Bike Challenge University Division

Utah State University won first place in the college/university division of the National Bike Challenge and placed seventh overall out of more than 7,000 workplaces logging miles.

Two hundred and twenty-six USU students and employees registered for the competition, rode 91,075 miles and burned an estimated 1,284,624 calories. Approximately half the miles were for transportation, saving 41,473 lbs. CO2 and $13,168.

a group of USU bicycle riders

2. USU Alumnus is new lieutenant governor of Utah. 

Utah Govenor Gary Herbert’s announced choice for lieutenant governor was a “serious,” standout, straight-A student at Utah State University who participated in research with faculty, according to one professor who knew him then. Read more

USU alum Spencer Cox is Utah's new lieutenant governor

3. USU Agribusiness Team Wins Big in Chicago 
The team took top honors at the Food Distribution Research Society's Student Food Marketing Challenge.

USU Agribusiness team with its award

4. Students rallying to save Caine College of the Arts Courtyard
USU’s Caine College of the Arts has big plans for the Kent Concert Hall Courtyard. It will become a construction zone by Monday, preventing students access to the hall through the main entrance — but for some students, inconvenience is not the issue.

CCA courtyard

5. Aggie Duo Sets Guinness World Record
Not many people can say they’re number one in the world in something, but that doesn’t apply to Casey Williams and Mike Price. The duo wrote themselves into the record books by setting a Guinness World Record for fastest three-legged mile with a time of 7 minutes and 50 seconds on Saturday [Oct. 5] at the Utah State track.

Mike Price and Casey Williams in 3-legged race at USU

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