USU Music Professor Dies
Dalby spent his life sharing the gift of music with all
those around him. The long-time USU faculty member passed
away on March 20, 2005 at the age of 84. He is survived
by his wife, Marjorie, 9 children, 27 grandchildren, and
15 great-grandchildren. Max had previously been married
Marler until her death in 1992.
Max Dalby received a bachelor’s
from Brigham Young University, a master’s from San Diego
State University, and Ed.D from Utah State University.
He performed the clarinet with the Utah Symphony during
the symphony’s early years and conducted the 249th Army
Ground Forces Band in the Canal Zone, Panama. Throughout
his life, he served in numerous professional organizations
and as conductor, clinician and adjudicator in 25 states,
Canada, and Europe.
But it is for his years
as an educator that many will remember Dalby. He joined
USU as a faculty member in 1957. During his time at Utah
State, he served as coordinator of music education, director
of bands, head of the music department, conductor of the
USU Symphony Orchestra, co-founder and conductor of the
Cache Chamber Orchestra, and founder and conductor of
the USU Alumni Band. In addition, Dalby gave thousands
of private music lessons throughout his teaching career.
For his years of service, he received the USU Distinguished
Service Award in 1989 and was named Alumnus of the Year
Contributions can be given
to the Max. F. Dalby Endowment Fund in care of the USU
Music Department, 4015 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-4015.
USU Board of Trustees Chairman Named
Shipley begins his tenure as chairman of the USU Board
of Trustees this summer. Shipley (BS – History ’68, MA
– History ’69) is the former president and CEO of Shipley
Associates, which he founded in 1972. For his professional
accomplishments, Shipley was named Utah’s Small Business
Person of the Year in 1992.
He has also been involved
in improving education in Utah. Shipley is an Old Main
Sustaining Member, has served on the HASS Deans Advancement
Council, and is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi fraternity.
In addition, he and his wife, Joyce, established the Lyle
Shipley Scholarship Endowment Fund for graduates of Preston
Shipley has been a member
of the board since 2003. He will replace former Lt. Gov.
Gayle McKeachnie as chairman.
Continues Aggie Family Tradition
(BS – English ’05) concluded his college career at USU’s
113th Commencement Ceremony and joins a long line of Aggie
graduates in his family. Both Mitch’s parents, Brent and
Ellen Davis, are USU grads, along with his brother, both
sets of grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts and uncles,
and cousins. But the Aggie that Mitch is most often associated
with is his late great-grandfather, E. G. Peterson.
E. G. Peterson served as
President of Utah State Agricultural College from 1916-1945.
During his 29-year tenure, President Peterson lived in
a small model farmhouse located on Old Main Hill. Today,
this farmhouse is the David B. Haight Alumni Center, the
same building that Mitch has worked in since coming to
USU in 1998.
“It’s been great to have
the opportunity to work in the same house my great-grandfather
lived,” Mitch explains. “As a matter of fact, my grandfather
was born in one of the offices right down the hall.”
Mitch has enjoyed his time
working for the USU Alumni Association, where he writes
the monthly newsletter, Aggie Insights . He plans
to leave soon to pursue other career opportunities, but
his family’s Aggie tradition continues. Mitch’s younger
brother, Spencer, is currently an Engineering student
at Utah State.
New Lifetime Sustaining
The Utah State
University Alumni Association is pleased to announce an
exciting new offer. All alumni who become Lifetime Sustaining
Members, or any Sustaining Members who upgrade to a Lifetime
Membership, can choose a great free gift.
up in this comfortable and WARM fleece jacket. The
navy blue jacket is fully lined with nylon and features
an adjustable waistband, two zippered front pockets,
utility pocket on left sleeve, and inner zippered
pocket. USU Alumni Association logo appears on front.
a taste of Cache Valley with this unique gift box
of Cache Valley favorites. Items included in the
box: Pepperidge Farm cookies (two kinds) and Goldfish
snacks, Cox Honey, Gossner Foods’ Cheese Curds and
shelf-stable flavored milk, Week’s Raspberry Jam,
Lower's Beef Jerky, Bluebird Candy Pecan Roll and
O'Aggie Bar, and Shaffer's Bakery Caramel Corn.
off your Aggie Pride with an Alumni Lifetime Member
embroidered wind jacket. This jacket was designed
for comfort with a water resistant microfiber outer
shell and a breathable, soft mesh lining. Color is
sand with navy trim.
time in Aggie style with a Relic brand watch. Details
include analog movement, dial imprints, leather strap,
water-resistant to 30m/165ft, USU Alumni Association
For more information about
joining the Alumni Association or upgrading your current
membership, contact the USU Alumni Association at (435)797-2055,
(800)291-2586, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stadium Construction Update
on a multi-phased campaign to renovate Romney Stadium
is underway with the creation of a new entrance to the
south side of the stadium. The first phase is one of four
scheduled over the next couple of years with the total
cost of the campaign expected to reach $28M.
Despite the unseasonably
wet and cold weather the contractor of the project has
had to deal with this spring, Phase I of the campaign
is on target and will be finished by the season opener
on September 3. Phase I includes a new concession area,
restroom facility upgrades, ticket office, a plaza with
wider concourses and eight “huge” pillars.
Phase II of the campaign
is expected to begin after the final home football game
this season and be finished for the 2006 season. The second
phase includes removing the existing press box and replacing
it with a new, three story facility complete with skyboxes,
club seating, elevators and press area.
Phases III – a complex
in the north end zone that would house USU’s sports medicine,
strength and conditioning, equipment room, football offices
and new locker rooms, and Phase IV – a Hall of Fame on
the south concourse, are scheduled to begin once the funding
is in place. The majority of the funding for the campaign
is coming through private donations and gifts.
To learn more about the
Romney Stadium campaign, visit www.romneystadium.com.
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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
Lyric Repertory Company Summer Schedule
Old Lyric Repertory Company announces a new summer line-up
of shows. Enjoy fantastic performances of “Cat On a Hot
Tin Roof”, “Arsenic and Old Lace”, “The Fantastics”, and
“You Can’t Take It With You”. For information on show
times, tickets, and box office locations, visit www.usu.edu/lyric
or call (435)797-1500.
Cache County Aggie Chapter
- June 10 , 2005 –
Cache County Golf Tournament on Old Main
Hill. The Tournament is rescheduled for September
23, 2005. More information will be available
at a later date.
Eastern Idaho Aggie Chapter
27, 2005 - President's Visit
at the Museum of Idaho
in Idaho Falls
Portland Aggie Chapter
2, 2005 - Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo
Salt Lake County Aggie Chapter
20, 2005 – Utah/SLC Chapter
Golf Tournament at Thanksgiving Point
10, 2005 - USU vs. Utah Pregame
Summit County Aggie Chapter
30, 2005 - Aggie Swim Party from
6-9 p.m. at the South Summit Aquatic Center
Utah County Aggie
June 20, 2005
– Utah/SLC Chapter Golf Tournament at
July 15, 2005
– Aggie Family Swim Night at the Scera
Weber County Aggie
9, 2005 - Aggie Day at the Mall
from 10-2 p.m. at the Newgate Mall
July 16, 2005 - Aggie Car Show
August 20, 2005 - Golf
More information on these events will be forthcoming.