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International experiences bridge generational gaps as a current USU student and a USU alum find value in their pilgrimages across the Camino de Santiago in Spain.
A Tale of Two Summers

A Tale of Two Summers

International experiences bridge generational gaps as a current USU student and a USU alum find value in their pilgrimages across the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

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History
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Project Spotlight
This USU history grad student seeks to illuminate women’s contribution in past national conflicts. In recent years, the number of women enlisted in the United States military has increased dramatically.
Women at War

Women at War

This USU history grad student seeks to illuminate women’s contribution in past national conflicts. In recent years, the number of women enlisted in the United States military has increased dramatically.

Friends of Languages Campaign
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Following Mehdi Heravi's, legacy, CHaSS has created a campaign, called “Friends of Languages,” where patrons can donate to fund a world languages and cultures student’s international study opportunities.
Friends of Languages Launches at CHaSS

Friends of Languages Launches at CHaSS

Following Mehdi Heravi's, legacy, CHaSS has created a campaign, called “Friends of Languages,” where patrons can donate to fund a world languages and cultures student’s international study opportunities.

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LGBTQ
USU is hosting a private, virtual screening of the new documentary film Cured, a film covering the fight against the American Psychiatric Association to get them to remove homosexuality from their manual of mental illnesses.
Cured Screening and Q&A | USU

Cured Screening and Q&A

USU is hosting a private, virtual screening of the new documentary film Cured, a film covering the fight against the American Psychiatric Association to get them to remove homosexuality from their manual of mental illnesses.

Mountain West Center
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USU’s Mountain West Center for Regional Studies hosted its annual Bennion Teachers’ Workshop for the Perpetuation of Democratic Principles on June 21-25. This workshop was held virtually and featured discussions about racial injustice in the classroom.
2021 Bennion Teachers' Workshop

2021 Bennion Teachers' Workshop

USU’s Mountain West Center for Regional Studies hosted its annual Bennion Teachers’ Workshop for the Perpetuation of Democratic Principles on June 21-25. This workshop was held virtually and featured discussions about racial injustice in the classroom.

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News
Brian Champagne and Matthew LaPlante were recipients of multiple awards for television, radio and podcast reporting from the Utah Society of Professional Journalists.
Utah State’s ‘Hackademics’ Awarded for Their Journalism

Utah State’s ‘Hackademics’ Awarded for Their Journalism

Brian Champagne and Matthew LaPlante were recipients of multiple awards for television, radio and podcast reporting from the Utah Society of Professional Journalists.

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Political Science
Colin Flint
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Geopolitics
Colin Flint defines geopolitics as “the struggle over the control of geographical entities with an international and global dimension and the use of such geographical entities for political advantage.”
Understanding the Geo in Geopolitics

Understanding the Geo in Geopolitics

Colin Flint defines geopolitics as “the struggle over the control of geographical entities with an international and global dimension and the use of such geographical entities for political advantage.”

Brian McCuskey
Liberalis
News
Brian McCuskey, associate professor and associate department head of English at Utah State, recently published a book titled How Sherlock Pulled the Trick, which examines how a belief in spiritualism influenced the well-known Sherlock Holmes series.
How Sherlock Pulled the Trick

How Sherlock Pulled the Trick

Brian McCuskey, associate professor and associate department head of English at Utah State, recently published a book titled How Sherlock Pulled the Trick, which examines how a belief in spiritualism influenced the well-known Sherlock Holmes series.

News
Ancient Greek
Classics
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In partnership with Brigham Young University, Utah State University is offering a 7-week intensive course on the ancient Greek language.
Greek Summer Intensive Course

Greek Summer Intensive Course

In partnership with Brigham Young University, Utah State University is offering a 7-week intensive course on the ancient Greek language.

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Technical Communication and Rhetoric
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Rebecca Walton
Rebecca Walton, USU English associate professor in the technical communication and rhetoric program and associate dean in CHaSS, recently co-edited a book titled Equipping Technical Communicators for Social Justice Work: Theories, Methodologies, and Pedag
Equipping Technical Communicators for Social Justice Work

Equipping Technical Communicators for Social Justice Work

Rebecca Walton, USU English associate professor in the technical communication and rhetoric program and associate dean in CHaSS, recently co-edited a book titled Equipping Technical Communicators for Social Justice Work: Theories, Methodologies, and Pedag...

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sustainability
News
As the 2020-21 CHaSS sustainability intern, Madeleine Alder, then a junior in the Department of International Studies, created new resources to educate about methods of sustainable living and to promote what members of the CHaSS community were already doi
A More Sustainable CHaSS

A More Sustainable CHaSS

As the 2020-21 CHaSS sustainability intern, Madeleine Alder, then a junior in the Department of International Studies, created new resources to educate about methods of sustainable living and to promote what members of the CHaSS community were already doi...

Anthropology
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USU Eastern
News
In honor of Top of Utah Museum Week, which will take place Sept. 13-18, all USU main campus and USU Eastern museums, as well as the Cache Daughters of the Utah Pioneers (DUP) Museum, will offer free admission and special programming to patrons.
Museum Week at Logan Campus

Museum Week at Logan Campus

In honor of Top of Utah Museum Week, which will take place Sept. 13-18, all USU main campus and USU Eastern museums, as well as the Cache Daughters of the Utah Pioneers (DUP) Museum, will offer free admission and special programming to patrons.

UPR
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John Morris
utah public radio
Scholarship
Utah Public Radio (UPR) is hosting a fundraiser from July 26 through Aug. 6, 2021, to raise money for the new John W. Morris Scholarship. The scholarship will fund a paid student intern at UPR beginning fall 2021.
John Morris Scholarship Fundraiser

John Morris Scholarship Fundraiser

Utah Public Radio (UPR) is hosting a fundraiser from July 26 through Aug. 6, 2021, to raise money for the new John W. Morris Scholarship. The scholarship will fund a paid student intern at UPR beginning fall 2021.

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Department of Communication studies and Philosophy
Jen Peeples
Utah State University’s Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Communication is being split into two separate departments. Jennifer Peeples is taking the position of head of the Department of Communication Studies and Philosophy.
Jen Peeples - Head of the Department of Communication Studies & Philosophy

Jen Peeples - Head of the Department of Communication Studies & Philosophy

Utah State University’s Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Communication is being split into two separate departments. Jennifer Peeples is taking the position of head of the Department of Communication Studies and Philosophy.

Graduate Studies
Christopher Gonzalez
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Christopher González, full professor in Utah State University’s English literature program, is taking the position of associate dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at USU.
Christopher González - Associate Dean of Graduate Studies

Christopher González - Associate Dean of Graduate Studies

Christopher González, full professor in Utah State University’s English literature program, is taking the position of associate dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at USU.

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Religious Studies
Ravi Gupta
History
Ravi Gupta has taken over as department head of the Department of History in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Utah State University.
Ravi Gupta - New Head of the History Department

Ravi Gupta - New Head of the History Department

Ravi Gupta has taken over as department head of the Department of History in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Utah State University.

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English
Phebe Jensen
Phebe Jensen will become the permanent department head of the Utah State University Department of English on July 1.
Phebe Jensen - Head of USU's English Department

Phebe Jensen - Head of USU's English Department

Phebe Jensen will become the permanent department head of the Utah State University Department of English on July 1.

Journalism
Susan Polster
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Susan Polster has taken over as head of the Department of Journalism in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Polster earned her master’s degree from Utah State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming.
Susan Polster - New Head of the Journalism & Communication Department

Susan Polster - New Head of the Journalism & Communication Department

Susan Polster has taken over as head of the Department of Journalism in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Polster earned her master’s degree from Utah State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming.

Social Work
Communication Studies
Languages
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CHaSS
sociology
Philosophy
Anthropology
USU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHaSS) now offers eight academic departments. Four new departments became available July 1, 2021.
New CHaSS Departments

New CHaSS Departments

USU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHaSS) now offers eight academic departments. Four new departments became available July 1, 2021.

Political Science
Tony Peacock
Liberalis
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences political science program is gearing up to get things back to normal this fall.
The Future of the Political Science Department

The Future of the Political Science Department

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences political science program is gearing up to get things back to normal this fall.

Mountain West Center
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Anthropology
Molly Cannon has taken the place of director of the Mountain West Center, serving jointly as the director of the Museum of Anthropology. She has been at USU since 2010 and has previously worked on Mountain West Center projects.
Molly Cannon - New Director of the Mountain West Center

Molly Cannon - New Director of the Mountain West Center

Molly Cannon has taken the place of director of the Mountain West Center, serving jointly as the director of the Museum of Anthropology. She has been at USU since 2010 and has previously worked on Mountain West Center projects.

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Judson Finley
Anthropology
sociology
Utah State University’s Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology is being split into two separate departments with Judson Finley taking the place of department head for the new Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
Judson Finley and the Department of Sociology & Anthropology

Judson Finley and the Department of Sociology & Anthropology

Utah State University’s Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology is being split into two separate departments with Judson Finley taking the place of department head for the new Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Jess Lucero
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Social Work
Jess Lucero, associate professor in the College of Humanities and Social Science’s social work program, is taking the position of department head of the Department of Social Work.
Jess Lucero and the New Department of Social Work

Jess Lucero and the New Department of Social Work

Jess Lucero, associate professor in the College of Humanities and Social Science’s social work program, is taking the position of department head of the Department of Social Work.

World Languages and Cultures
David Richter
Languages
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Utah State University’s Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Communications Studies is being split into two separate departments. David Richter is taking on the department head position for the new Department of World Languages and Cultures.
David Richter Heads the Department of World Languages and Cultures

David Richter Heads the Department of World Languages and Cultures

Utah State University’s Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Communications Studies is being split into two separate departments. David Richter is taking on the department head position for the new Department of World Languages and Cultures.

Rebecca Walton
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Technical Communication and Rhetoric
Rebecca Walton, associate professor in Utah State University’s technical communication and rhetoric program, is taking the position of associate dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Rebecca Walton - New Associate Dean

Rebecca Walton - New Associate Dean

Rebecca Walton, associate professor in Utah State University’s technical communication and rhetoric program, is taking the position of associate dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Liberalis
Avery Edenfield
Jared-Jamal Alexander
LGBTQ
Avery Edenfield, an assistant professor of technical communications and Jared-Jamal Alexander, a USU CHaSS grad student, published a research paper which explores barriers to health care for individuals who are both African American and transgender.
Understanding Barriers To Health Care

Understanding Barriers To Health Care

Avery Edenfield, an assistant professor of technical communications and Jared-Jamal Alexander, a USU CHaSS grad student, published a research paper which explores barriers to health care for individuals who are both African American and transgender.

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Avery Edenfield
Faculty
Technical Communication Track
Avery Edenfield, USU assistant professor of technical communication and rhetoric in the Department of English, recently received an award for his research paper Queering Tactical Technical Communication: DIY HRT
Technical Communications Behind Hormone Therapy

Technical Communications Behind Hormone Therapy

Avery Edenfield, USU assistant professor of technical communication and rhetoric in the Department of English, recently received an award for his research paper Queering Tactical Technical Communication: DIY HRT

Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde
Liberalis
News
Sociology Track
faculty focus
LGBTQ
Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde, professor of sociology at Utah State, researches issues in intersectional population health and how structural systems of inequality affect the health outcomes of diverse social groups.
Considering Health Disparities Amongst LGBTQ+ Individuals

Considering Health Disparities Amongst LGBTQ+ Individuals

Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde, professor of sociology at Utah State, researches issues in intersectional population health and how structural systems of inequality affect the health outcomes of diverse social groups.

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sociology
Liberalis
Eric Reither
Scholarship
Eric Reither, a USU sociologist, has received a $2.1 million grant from the NIH to find links between sleep and weight gain
Sociologist's $2.1M Grant | CHaSS

Sociologist's $2.1M Grant

Eric Reither, a USU sociologist, has received a $2.1 million grant from the NIH to find links between sleep and weight gain

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Faculty
Chris Babits
LGBTQ
USU history professor Chris Babits’ forthcoming book, To Cure a Sinful Nation: A History of Conversion Therapy in the U.S., will explore the history and research behind conversion therapy in the LGBTQ+ community.
Sparking the Conversation About Conversion

Sparking the Conversation About Conversion

USU history professor Chris Babits’ forthcoming book, To Cure a Sinful Nation: A History of Conversion Therapy in the U.S., will explore the history and research behind conversion therapy in the LGBTQ+ community.

Mark Damen
Classics Track
Liberalis
Mark Damen, a professor of history at USU, is hosting a book club in June to discuss The Swerve, a Pulitzer Prize winning book by Stephen Greenblatt.
Classics Book Club

Classics Book Club

Mark Damen, a professor of history at USU, is hosting a book club in June to discuss The Swerve, a Pulitzer Prize winning book by Stephen Greenblatt.

Gender Studies
Center for Intersectional Gender Studies and Research
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Intersections
Intersections will offer a minors in Intersectional Gender Studies and Sexuality Studies as well as a certificate of study in Inclusive Leadership.
New Intersectional Gender Studies and Research Programs

New Intersectional Gender Studies and Research Programs

Intersections will offer a minors in Intersectional Gender Studies and Sexuality Studies as well as a certificate of study in Inclusive Leadership.

LGBTQ
Psychology
Anthropology
Religious Studies
Project Spotlight
Undergraduate
Cultural Anthropology
Interfaith
Liberalis
This spring, Palfreyman conducted an undergrad research project analyzing the dissonance that USU undergrad students feel between their religious values and their personal beliefs about queer sexual identities.
Where Individual and Religious Beliefs Differ

Where Individual and Religious Beliefs Differ

This spring, Palfreyman conducted an undergrad research project analyzing the dissonance that USU undergrad students feel between their religious values and their personal beliefs about queer sexual identities.

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sociology
Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde
Dr. Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde, assistant professor of sociology at Utah State University, has recently been named a Career Enhancement Fellow by the Institute for Citizens and Scholars.
Sociology Professor Granted Highly Acclaimed Fellowship

Sociology Professor Granted Highly Acclaimed Fellowship

Dr. Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde, assistant professor of sociology at Utah State University, has recently been named a Career Enhancement Fellow by the Institute for Citizens and Scholars.

Criminal Justice
Social Work
Liberalis
Recent demand for law enforcement officials who understand mental health has led USU administrators to create an interdisciplinary program that combines social work and criminal justice.
Social Work and Criminal Justice Interdisciplinary Degree

Social Work and Criminal Justice Interdisciplinary Degree

Recent demand for law enforcement officials who understand mental health has led USU administrators to create an interdisciplinary program that combines social work and criminal justice.

News
Shane Graham
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Langston Hughes
English
faculty focus
USU English Professor Edits Two Issues of Langston Hughes Review. I’ve known rivers: I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.
"The Negro Speaks of Rivers" Turns 100

"The Negro Speaks of Rivers" Turns 100

USU English Professor Edits Two Issues of Langston Hughes Review. I’ve known rivers: I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.

News
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Intensive English
inquiring minds
IELI
The Intensive English Language Institute enables students from around the world to pursue their dreams.
Mentoring International Students for Future Success

Mentoring International Students for Future Success

The Intensive English Language Institute enables students from around the world to pursue their dreams.

Liberalis
Anthropology
Molly Boeka Cannon
Susan Grayzel
History Track
News
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded two Utah State University CHaSS faculty members $99,891 for a two-year, community-facing project.
"Bringing War Home"

"Bringing War Home"

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded two Utah State University CHaSS faculty members $99,891 for a two-year, community-facing project.

News
Liberalis
History Track
The Utah State University history department has created a series of events in order to show off their impressive historic cookbook collection.
Eating the Past

Eating the Past

The Utah State University history department has created a series of events in order to show off their impressive historic cookbook collection.

Liberalis
LPCS
Department of Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies at Utah State University dissolves into two new departments.
Even More Departments in CHaSS

Even More Departments in CHaSS

Department of Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies at Utah State University dissolves into two new departments.

SSWA
Liberalis
Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology at Utah State University makes way for two new departments.
2 New CHaSS Departments

2 New CHaSS Departments

Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology at Utah State University makes way for two new departments.

bookshelf
Jennifer Sinor
Liberalis
Jennifer Sinor’s Essays on Loving a Broken World - In these essays Sinor takes us through the mountains, deserts, and rivers of the West and along with her travels to India.
Bookshelf: Sky Songs

Bookshelf: Sky Songs

Jennifer Sinor’s Essays on Loving a Broken World - In these essays Sinor takes us through the mountains, deserts, and rivers of the West and along with her travels to India.

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USU Uintah Basin
Uintah Basin
Liberalis
USU Uintah Basin’s professor of English, Alan Blackstock, in collaboration with Roman & Littlefield, Willa Cather, and E.M. Forester published a book titled Transatlantic Transcendentalism.
Bookshelf: Willa Cather and E.M Forester Transatlantic Transcendence

Bookshelf: Willa Cather and E.M Forester Transatlantic Transcendence

USU Uintah Basin’s professor of English, Alan Blackstock, in collaboration with Roman & Littlefield, Willa Cather, and E.M. Forester published a book titled Transatlantic Transcendentalism.

covid-19
Tim Curran
John Seiter
Liberalis
USU researchers examine how interpersonal communication has changed due to the COVD-19 pandemic and what that means for CDC guidelines.
Talking through a Pandemic

Talking through a Pandemic

USU researchers examine how interpersonal communication has changed due to the COVD-19 pandemic and what that means for CDC guidelines.

Liberalis
bookshelf
Amber Caron
USU fiction writing instructor Amber Caron shares her writing process foundations and offers insight into how to grow as a writer.
Amber Caron: Revision and History

Amber Caron: Revision and History

USU fiction writing instructor Amber Caron shares her writing process foundations and offers insight into how to grow as a writer.

Liberalis
Alumni
News
Professional Pathways
The Kite Sisters book More Than a Body reached #1 on Amazon’s Eating Disorder and Self-Help new release section and aims to help readers understand truths about their bodies.
Alumni Release Book to High Praise

Alumni Release Book to High Praise

The Kite Sisters book More Than a Body reached #1 on Amazon’s Eating Disorder and Self-Help new release section and aims to help readers understand truths about their bodies.

Honors
Liberalis
Tara Westover
Tara Westover, author of Educated A Memoir gives insight to honors writing class.
Tara Westover Zooms into Honors

Tara Westover Zooms into Honors

Tara Westover, author of Educated A Memoir gives insight to honors writing class.

Tom Mueller
Liberalis
covid-19
News
Sociology Track
Is the pandemic an urban or a rural problem? What about both? USU's Tom Mueller, Sociology, was part of a study to find out just that; What are the effects of the pandemic on rural areas of the United States.
Rural Pandemic

Rural Pandemic

Is the pandemic an urban or a rural problem? What about both? USU's Tom Mueller, Sociology, was part of a study to find out just that; What are the effects of the pandemic on rural areas of the United States.

Folklore Track
Graduate
Liberalis
Undergraduate
Digital Folklore Project
2020 had a lot of material for good memes so which one won the award for meme of the year?
Digital Folklore Project: Meme of the year

Digital Folklore Project: Meme of the year

2020 had a lot of material for good memes so which one won the award for meme of the year?

Avery Edenfield
Faculty
Liberalis
covid-19
News
LGBTQ
The essay, titled “Managing Gender Care in Precarity: Trans Communities Respond to COVID-19,” addresses the effects of the pandemic on health care precarity of trans people, especially those in gender transition.
Trans Healthcare During a Pandemic

Trans Healthcare During a Pandemic

The essay, titled “Managing Gender Care in Precarity: Trans Communities Respond to COVID-19,” addresses the effects of the pandemic on health care precarity of trans people, especially those in gender transition.

Philosophy Track
Michael Otteson
Ethics Track
News
Liberalis
Temporary Professor Michael Otteson has designed a new philosophy course that gives students the opportunity to make real-world decisions using skills developed in the class.
The Philosophy of Charity

The Philosophy of Charity

Temporary Professor Michael Otteson has designed a new philosophy course that gives students the opportunity to make real-world decisions using skills developed in the class.

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Center for Women and Gender
Center for Intersectional Gender Studies and Research
Faculty
Sociology Track
A study conducted concluded that there was a significant bias in Utah against women in the law career.
Women in Law

Women in Law

A study conducted concluded that there was a significant bias in Utah against women in the law career.

Hispanic Studies
Liberalis
J.P. Spicer-Escalante
Don't miss your chance to catch this exhibit done by Hispanic Studies Prof. J.P. Spicer-Escalante.
Capturing "Love in the Time of Coronavirus"

Capturing "Love in the Time of Coronavirus"

Don't miss your chance to catch this exhibit done by Hispanic Studies Prof. J.P. Spicer-Escalante.

sustainability
Sustainability Intern
Liberalis
The USU College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHaSS) is hosting its first Sustainability Intern for the 2020-2021 academic year.
CHaSS Sustainability

CHaSS Sustainability

The USU College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHaSS) is hosting its first Sustainability Intern for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Liberalis
Ekaterina Arshavskaya
IELI
News
Recently, service-learning projects have been becoming an important trend in higher education. Ekaterina Arshavskaya, PhD, associate professor, explains how it is used with exchange students.
Inquiring Minds: Service Learning

Inquiring Minds: Service Learning

Recently, service-learning projects have been becoming an important trend in higher education. Ekaterina Arshavskaya, PhD, associate professor, explains how it is used with exchange students.

Eddy Berry
population lab
Yun Kim Population Lab
Liberalis
The impacts of the group’s research have been many and varied. W4001’s researchers have shown that the rural population was shrinking for the first time on record, due to young adult outmigration, fewer births, and increased mortality.
Eddy Berry's work is part of an award-winning project

Eddy Berry's work is part of an award-winning project

The impacts of the group’s research have been many and varied. W4001’s researchers have shown that the rural population was shrinking for the first time on record, due to young adult outmigration, fewer births, and increased mortality.

Native American Summer Mentorship Program
Water Heritage
covid-19
COVID
Liberalis
The COVID-19 pandemic hasn't stopped students in the USU Native American Summer Mentorship Program (NASMP) from making the most of their summer.
Virtual Summer Mentorship

Virtual Summer Mentorship

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn't stopped students in the USU Native American Summer Mentorship Program (NASMP) from making the most of their summer.

Shane Graham
English
Liberalis
Faculty
Dr. Shane Graham, who was recently promoted to professor of English at USU, has just published Cultural Entanglements: Langston Hughes and the Rise of African and Caribbean Literature with the University of Virginia Press.
Bookshelf: Cultural Entanglements - Shane Graham

Bookshelf: Cultural Entanglements - Shane Graham

Dr. Shane Graham, who was recently promoted to professor of English at USU, has just published Cultural Entanglements: Langston Hughes and the Rise of African and Caribbean Literature with the University of Virginia Press.

chass awards
Liberalis
article
Events
Every year CHaSS honors some of our best and brightest students, faculty, and staff. This year is no different.
CHaSS Awards 2020

CHaSS Awards 2020

Every year CHaSS honors some of our best and brightest students, faculty, and staff. This year is no different.

News
Liberalis
chass awards
Every year CHaSS honors some of our best and brightest students, faculty, and staff. This year is no different.
CHaSS Awards 2020

CHaSS Awards 2020

Every year CHaSS honors some of our best and brightest students, faculty, and staff. This year is no different.

Jacob Freeman
Liberalis
Anthropology
In 2016, Jacob Freeman, assistant professor of Anthropology, asked a simple question: Do communities flourish more when composed of very smart people — or a more emphatic people.
Anthropologist: Successful communities need smart, and empathetic, members

Anthropologist: Successful communities need smart, and empathetic, members

In 2016, Jacob Freeman, assistant professor of Anthropology, asked a simple question: Do communities flourish more when composed of very smart people — or a more emphatic people.

CHaSS Reacts
Jason Gilmore
Liberalis
Dr. Jason Gilmore suggests that we react to today's chaos by looking outward and finding ways we can contribute to the global community of which we're all a part.
CHaSS Reacts: Jason Gilmore on finding your own role

CHaSS Reacts: Jason Gilmore on finding your own role

Dr. Jason Gilmore suggests that we react to today's chaos by looking outward and finding ways we can contribute to the global community of which we're all a part.

Liberalis
Jana Quadros
Language
CHaSS Reacts
In this video, DLI teacher Jana Quadros tells us about her challenges in maintaining students’ target language proficiency during the times of Covid-19.
CHaSS Reacts: DLI Teacher and Languages Grad student answers questions about life during the pandemic

CHaSS Reacts: DLI Teacher and Languages Grad student answers questions about life during the pandemic

In this video, DLI teacher Jana Quadros tells us about her challenges in maintaining students’ target language proficiency during the times of Covid-19.

News
Liberalis
Social Work
ISystems
Learn about the I-Systems Institute a new center at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at USU.
A Bridge to Self Discovery

A Bridge to Self Discovery

Learn about the I-Systems Institute a new center at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at USU.

RonNell Anderson Jones
Liberalis
Professional Pathways
Alum RonNell Andersen Jones gives advice on how to use your education to become a more productive professional and citizen.
Alumni Insight: With RonNell Andersen Jones

Alumni Insight: With RonNell Andersen Jones

Alum RonNell Andersen Jones gives advice on how to use your education to become a more productive professional and citizen.

News
Tom Worthen
Speech and debate
Liberalis
Political Science
Utah State University's longtime speech and debate coach turns in his stopwatch to retire
Tom Worthen: His Achievements are Undebatable

Tom Worthen: His Achievements are Undebatable

Utah State University's longtime speech and debate coach turns in his stopwatch to retire

bookshelf
Liberalis
Sharee Haggan
Professional Pathways
Alumni Sharee Haggan came back to give advice to students about making a meaningful network for a professional career.
Getting Expert Alumni Advice

Getting Expert Alumni Advice

Alumni Sharee Haggan came back to give advice to students about making a meaningful network for a professional career.

Graduate
Liberalis
History Track
Project Spotlight
Research
Classics
Utah State University grad student links modern medicine and obscure 17th century autopsy
A Wondrous and Hairy Disease

A Wondrous and Hairy Disease

Utah State University grad student links modern medicine and obscure 17th century autopsy

News
Liberalis
Arrington Chair
faculty focus
Religious Studies
Patrick Mason
New Arrington Chair of Mormon Scholars is a scholar of American religious history first.
A deep dive into the works of Patrick Mason

A deep dive into the works of Patrick Mason

New Arrington Chair of Mormon Scholars is a scholar of American religious history first.

Liberalis
Branching Out
Koralene Tapoof
With guidance from research mentors, Koralene Tapoof redefines ‘nontraditional’ in a culture known for tradition
Branching Out: A window to understanding

Branching Out: A window to understanding

With guidance from research mentors, Koralene Tapoof redefines ‘nontraditional’ in a culture known for tradition

CHaSS Reacts
Liberalis
sociology
article
Marisela Martinez-Cola, assistant professor in Sociology, on how community lifts us up.
CHaSS Reacts: Family brings light into our lives

CHaSS Reacts: Family brings light into our lives

Marisela Martinez-Cola, assistant professor in Sociology, on how community lifts us up.

Liberalis
CHaSS Reacts
article
Social Work
Vonda Jump Norman, an assistant professor of Social Work at USU's Brigham City campus, says uncertain and tense times of spring 2020 can be considered times to make memories for kids.
Make the most of uncertain times by creating memories with kids, says Social Work professor

Make the most of uncertain times by creating memories with kids, says Social Work professor

Vonda Jump Norman, an assistant professor of Social Work at USU's Brigham City campus, says uncertain and tense times of spring 2020 can be considered times to make memories for kids.

CHaSS Reacts
Evelyn Funda
Liberalis
Katherine Anne Porter
A reading from Pale Horse, Pale Rider by Katherine Anne Porter. The novella is set in 1918 during the influenza epidemic. Read by Evelyn Funda, Professor of History
CHaSS Reacts: Evelyn Funda reads excerpt from Pale Horse, Pale Rider

CHaSS Reacts: Evelyn Funda reads excerpt from Pale Horse, Pale Rider

A reading from Pale Horse, Pale Rider by Katherine Anne Porter. The novella is set in 1918 during the influenza epidemic. Read by Evelyn Funda, Professor of History

News
Dean's Office
Liberalis
CHaSS
Joe Ward
Dean Joe Ward addresses how the college has been changing due to the recent pandemic and expresses concern for current students during these trouble times.
Letter from the Dean April 2020

Letter from the Dean April 2020

Dean Joe Ward addresses how the college has been changing due to the recent pandemic and expresses concern for current students during these trouble times.

News
Liberalis
Communications
article
Students
Journalism
Broadcast students in USU's Department of Journalism and Communication earned awards in an annual contest of the Society for Professional Journalists. They were especially strong in television reporting.
Aggie student broadcasters continue winning tradition in SPJ competition

Aggie student broadcasters continue winning tradition in SPJ competition

Broadcast students in USU's Department of Journalism and Communication earned awards in an annual contest of the Society for Professional Journalists. They were especially strong in television reporting.

Alumni
CHaSS
News
Liberalis
College of Humanities and Social Sciences urges alumni to connect with students, who would love their input and encouragement.
Alumni are so important to student morale

Alumni are so important to student morale

College of Humanities and Social Sciences urges alumni to connect with students, who would love their input and encouragement.

Political Science
News
Liberalis
Utah State University’s Speech and Debate Team was awarded third place overall at a January 2020 competition at the U of U.
Aggie Speech and Debate earns third overall in tourney on ‘home turf’

Aggie Speech and Debate earns third overall in tourney on ‘home turf’

Utah State University’s Speech and Debate Team was awarded third place overall at a January 2020 competition at the U of U.

Liberalis
News
Debate
Political Science
Speech and debate
Utah State University’s Speech and Debate Team was awarded second place a recent competition at Linfield College, Oregon, part of the Northwest region.
Speech and Debate Team achieves 2nd at largest tourney in the Northwest

Speech and Debate Team achieves 2nd at largest tourney in the Northwest

Utah State University’s Speech and Debate Team was awarded second place a recent competition at Linfield College, Oregon, part of the Northwest region.

AFROTC
News
Liberalis
Cadets of Utah State University's AF ROTC have been ranked by the U.S. Air Force as having the third highest GPA of the 145 ROTC detachments across the country.
Sky's the limit: Average GPA for AF ROTC cadets is third highest in nation

Sky's the limit: Average GPA for AF ROTC cadets is third highest in nation

Cadets of Utah State University's AF ROTC have been ranked by the U.S. Air Force as having the third highest GPA of the 145 ROTC detachments across the country.

History
News
Liberalis
Angela Diaz
Civil War
C-SPAN filmed a class on the Civil War taught by Asst. Professor Angela Diaz for a history series to be aired in spring.
Students, professor make history as their class is filmed for C-SPAN series

Students, professor make history as their class is filmed for C-SPAN series

C-SPAN filmed a class on the Civil War taught by Asst. Professor Angela Diaz for a history series to be aired in spring.

Liberalis
military science
Army ROTC
News
During a visit to the Utah State Capitol, 40 Army ROTC cadets from USU met with Utah Lt. Gen. Spencer Cox, as well as officers from the Utah National Guard
Army ROTC's 'Operation Resolute' seeks bridge to better working relations

Army ROTC's 'Operation Resolute' seeks bridge to better working relations

During a visit to the Utah State Capitol, 40 Army ROTC cadets from USU met with Utah Lt. Gen. Spencer Cox, as well as officers from the Utah National Guard

News
Journalism
Matthew LaPlante
Liberalis
Authors Matthew LaPlante, journalism professor at USU, and geneticist David Sinclair of Harvard Medical School, look at what can rejuvenate human cells in their new book, "Lifespan: Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To."
Research in best-selling book seeks to give us longer, healthier lives

Research in best-selling book seeks to give us longer, healthier lives

Authors Matthew LaPlante, journalism professor at USU, and geneticist David Sinclair of Harvard Medical School, look at what can rejuvenate human cells in their new book, "Lifespan: Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To."

article
judges
Events
Political Science
Liberalis
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers seven states and is based in Denver, visited the USU campus Oct. 22 and held two hearings open to students and the public
Circuit Court makes unusual stop at USU, offering students rare opportunity

Circuit Court makes unusual stop at USU, offering students rare opportunity

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers seven states and is based in Denver, visited the USU campus Oct. 22 and held two hearings open to students and the public

Liberalis
Events
professional development
A group of students representing many CHaSS majors took part in a day-long visit to Lehi to visit Visa and HealthEquity, leaders in Utah's Silicon Slopes.
Business insight: CHaSS majors visit alums in Silicon Slopes' high tech industries

Business insight: CHaSS majors visit alums in Silicon Slopes' high tech industries

A group of students representing many CHaSS majors took part in a day-long visit to Lehi to visit Visa and HealthEquity, leaders in Utah's Silicon Slopes.

Liberalis
Light on the Hill
Events
article
Some 400 students of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences gathered on Old Main Hill to take part in the traditional welcome ceremony, A Light on the Hill on Aug. 27, 2019.
At 2019 A Light on the Hill, students hold a candle to a new year

At 2019 A Light on the Hill, students hold a candle to a new year

Some 400 students of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences gathered on Old Main Hill to take part in the traditional welcome ceremony, A Light on the Hill on Aug. 27, 2019.

News
Liberalis
Social Work
USU social work program was ranked by a national company that only looked at tuition and expected tuition after graduation. The statewide program actually has a lot more things that explain its excellence.
USU Social Work degrees earn high ranking, but the whole story is even better

USU Social Work degrees earn high ranking, but the whole story is even better

USU social work program was ranked by a national company that only looked at tuition and expected tuition after graduation. The statewide program actually has a lot more things that explain its excellence.

News
Liberalis
Center for Intersectional Gender Studies and Research
CIGSR
Christy Glass
Center for Women and Gender
The new Center for Intersectional Gender Studies and Research will build upon the highly successful history of the university’s Center for Women and Gender. The new center will be directed by sociology professor Dr. Christy Glass.
USU re-imagines Center for Women and Gender to be more inclusive

USU re-imagines Center for Women and Gender to be more inclusive

The new Center for Intersectional Gender Studies and Research will build upon the highly successful history of the university’s Center for Women and Gender. The new center will be directed by sociology professor Dr. Christy Glass.

English
Liberalis
News
Poetry
Shanan Ballam
Logan City Poet Laureate
Shanan Ballam, a senior lecturer in the USU Dept of English, will be named Logan City Poet Laureate Aug. 20, 20919, for a five-year term.
From behind the mask of Red Riding Hood, new Logan Poet Laureate finds her voice

From behind the mask of Red Riding Hood, new Logan Poet Laureate finds her voice

Shanan Ballam, a senior lecturer in the USU Dept of English, will be named Logan City Poet Laureate Aug. 20, 20919, for a five-year term.

Liberalis
Charlie Huenemann
Philosophy
BBC4
News
A USU philosophy prof, Dr. Charlie Huenemann, was asked by BBC4 radio to explain centuries-old 'thought experiment' about whether our true selves endure over time
Philosopher takes on paradox for BBC radio program

Philosopher takes on paradox for BBC radio program

A USU philosophy prof, Dr. Charlie Huenemann, was asked by BBC4 radio to explain centuries-old 'thought experiment' about whether our true selves endure over time

Liberalis
CAI
News
Political Science
New Center for Anticipatory Intelligence trains students in multiple disciplines to be able to spot possible security threats, mostly likely from emerging technologirs, and know how to respond.
New center anticipates the future of U.S. national security

New center anticipates the future of U.S. national security

New Center for Anticipatory Intelligence trains students in multiple disciplines to be able to spot possible security threats, mostly likely from emerging technologirs, and know how to respond.

News
SAAVI
Liberalis
Utah State University's office for Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information (SAAVI) provides therapists and advocates for students who've encountered any type of sexual violence.
Sexual violence derails students; new SAAVI grant helps get them on track

Sexual violence derails students; new SAAVI grant helps get them on track

Utah State University's office for Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information (SAAVI) provides therapists and advocates for students who've encountered any type of sexual violence.

SFPC
Liberalis
Professional Pathways
DionJay Brookter
DionJay Brookter, a USU Communication Studies ('06) and former Aggie football player, has parlayed his education into a successful career as the executive director of a Bay Area nonprofit and a member of the San Francisco Police Commission.
Meet Comm Studies alum DJ Brookter: Footballer, life scholar, influencer

Meet Comm Studies alum DJ Brookter: Footballer, life scholar, influencer

DionJay Brookter, a USU Communication Studies ('06) and former Aggie football player, has parlayed his education into a successful career as the executive director of a Bay Area nonprofit and a member of the San Francisco Police Commission.

Liberalis
Exhibit
News
Anthropology Museum
USU's Museum of Anthropology hosts "Women Speaking to Women: The Political Art of Nina Allender," an exhibit of the political cartoons Allender created for The Suffragist.
Exhibit of early 20th-century editorial cartoons illustrates suffragist ideals

Exhibit of early 20th-century editorial cartoons illustrates suffragist ideals

USU's Museum of Anthropology hosts "Women Speaking to Women: The Political Art of Nina Allender," an exhibit of the political cartoons Allender created for The Suffragist.

Social Work
Events
Liberalis
article
The Cache Valley's first-ever celebration of World Refugee Day included a picnic in the park, with USU faculty such as Jess Lucero of Social Work.
World Refugee Day serves up community spirit at first neighborhood picnic in Logan

World Refugee Day serves up community spirit at first neighborhood picnic in Logan

The Cache Valley's first-ever celebration of World Refugee Day included a picnic in the park, with USU faculty such as Jess Lucero of Social Work.

Mountain West Center
Liberalis
Lucretia Mott
Events
Frederick Douglass
'Living historians' will portray two larger-than-life persons from the suffrage/abolitionist movement of the 1800s: Orator Frederick Douglass and suffragist Lucretia Mott.
Event on June 10 is rare chance to quiz early civil-rights heroes Douglass and Mott

Event on June 10 is rare chance to quiz early civil-rights heroes Douglass and Mott

'Living historians' will portray two larger-than-life persons from the suffrage/abolitionist movement of the 1800s: Orator Frederick Douglass and suffragist Lucretia Mott.

article
Shanan Ballam
Liberalis
Events
English
Star Coulbrooke
Star Coulbrooke and Shanan Ballam, the current and incoming poet laureates for Logan City, will be among a dozen or so writing specialists from USU at a June 15 symposium hosted by the League of Utah Writers.
June 15 writers event: One full-day seminar, two Logan poet laureates

June 15 writers event: One full-day seminar, two Logan poet laureates

Star Coulbrooke and Shanan Ballam, the current and incoming poet laureates for Logan City, will be among a dozen or so writing specialists from USU at a June 15 symposium hosted by the League of Utah Writers.

John Seiter
News
Liberalis
faculty focus
John Seiter of Communication Studies honored as a CHaSS Distinguished Professor
John Seiter: A caring mentor and an effective teacher

John Seiter: A caring mentor and an effective teacher

John Seiter of Communication Studies honored as a CHaSS Distinguished Professor

Liberalis
Anthropology
News
An open house will bring the public into a week long conference of archaeologists worldwide discussing climate sustainable food systems at USU Uintah Basin in Vernal.
Vernal open house/exhibit to conclude global conference of archaeologists

Vernal open house/exhibit to conclude global conference of archaeologists

An open house will bring the public into a week long conference of archaeologists worldwide discussing climate sustainable food systems at USU Uintah Basin in Vernal.

Liberalis
sociology
News
Criminal Justice
USU Eastern's Police Officer Academy graduates first class of cadets after the program's expansion to USU Blanding in a new video and hands on format that is the first-of-its-kind.
USU Eastern Police Academy links to Blanding in a first-of-its-kind program

USU Eastern Police Academy links to Blanding in a first-of-its-kind program

USU Eastern's Police Officer Academy graduates first class of cadets after the program's expansion to USU Blanding in a new video and hands on format that is the first-of-its-kind.

Liberalis
News
Transcontinental railroad
Journalism
History
Golden Spike
A half-hour documentary on the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike will be shown on KUED7.
Student documentary airing on KUED examines the lasting impact of Spike 150

Student documentary airing on KUED examines the lasting impact of Spike 150

A half-hour documentary on the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike will be shown on KUED7.

Liberalis
Events
2019 Commencement
article
Graduation
CHaSS 2019 commencement has nearly 790 seniors who are potential gradates (pending spring grades). This includes graduates in the humanities and social sciences statewide.
A record number of 789 seniors statewide earn CHaSS diplomas

A record number of 789 seniors statewide earn CHaSS diplomas

CHaSS 2019 commencement has nearly 790 seniors who are potential gradates (pending spring grades). This includes graduates in the humanities and social sciences statewide.

CHaSS
Mehdi Heravi
Liberalis
News
Mehdi Heravi, who has long been generous to CHaSS, is among those receiving honorary degrees at USU's May 2019 commencement.
Mehdi Heravi, CHaSS patron, is among those receiving honorary degrees

Mehdi Heravi, CHaSS patron, is among those receiving honorary degrees

Mehdi Heravi, who has long been generous to CHaSS, is among those receiving honorary degrees at USU's May 2019 commencement.

News
Communication Studies
Philosophy
LPCS
Language
Liberalis
With a varied offering of degrees, LPCS is becoming more popular among students looking to have a career in the medical field.
More and more students seeking LPCS degrees are headed for medical careers

More and more students seeking LPCS degrees are headed for medical careers

With a varied offering of degrees, LPCS is becoming more popular among students looking to have a career in the medical field.

Technical Communication Track
Project Spotlight
Liberalis
Avery Edenfield
Students in an upper level Technical Communications class have created projects designed to find solutions to under-addressed issues in Cache Valley. They will share ideas for community projects April 23, 2019, at the Logan Library.
Tech Comm students to share ideas for community projects that have staying power

Tech Comm students to share ideas for community projects that have staying power

Students in an upper level Technical Communications class have created projects designed to find solutions to under-addressed issues in Cache Valley. They will share ideas for community projects April 23, 2019, at the Logan Library.

History
Liberalis
article
News
World War II
Holocaust
As memories dim of Holocaust horror, new class affirms its enduring relevance for recent generations of students.
Teaching the unspeakable

Teaching the unspeakable

As memories dim of Holocaust horror, new class affirms its enduring relevance for recent generations of students.

Ara Serjoie
Development
News
Liberalis
Ara Serjoie has been welcomed as a new member to CHaSS Advancement Board, which oversees development in the college.
CHaSS welcomes Ara Serjoie to Dean's Advancement Board

CHaSS welcomes Ara Serjoie to Dean's Advancement Board

Ara Serjoie has been welcomed as a new member to CHaSS Advancement Board, which oversees development in the college.

News
Barre Toelken
faculty focus
Liberalis
In memory of Barre Toelken, the world-class folklorists who died in November 2018.
Barre Toelken — A great soul on All Hallow’s Eve and every other eve

Barre Toelken — A great soul on All Hallow’s Eve and every other eve

In memory of Barre Toelken, the world-class folklorists who died in November 2018.

Languages
Edgar Lewandowski
German
Liberalis
News
Edgar R. Lewandowski came to America in 1959. Now his family is honoring him with an endowment benefiting generations of German majors
Edgar R. Lewandowski and the effect of endowed scholarships

Edgar R. Lewandowski and the effect of endowed scholarships

Edgar R. Lewandowski came to America in 1959. Now his family is honoring him with an endowment benefiting generations of German majors

Brad Mortensen
Alumni
Liberalis
News
Scott Wyatt
The presidents of two Utah universities, Brad Mortensen of Weber State University and Scott Wyatt of Southern Utah University, are both alumni of CHaSS.
Two of Utah’s University Presidents Call Old Main Home

Two of Utah’s University Presidents Call Old Main Home

The presidents of two Utah universities, Brad Mortensen of Weber State University and Scott Wyatt of Southern Utah University, are both alumni of CHaSS.

Technical Communication
TechComm
News
Liberalis
This Alaskan Native finds a home for herself, and her culture. USU commencement policy tweaked to add ethnic identities to graduation robes.
Culture and Commencement

Culture and Commencement

This Alaskan Native finds a home for herself, and her culture. USU commencement policy tweaked to add ethnic identities to graduation robes.

News
Liberalis
Dean's Office
Joe Ward
College of Humanities and Social Sciences Joseph Dean writes that artificial intelligence should always be managed by humanities-focused humans, in this regular Letter from the Dean.
We, not AI, must define the human condition

We, not AI, must define the human condition

College of Humanities and Social Sciences Joseph Dean writes that artificial intelligence should always be managed by humanities-focused humans, in this regular Letter from the Dean.

CHaSS
News
Liberalis
Meet the new faculty that joined CHaSS in 2018 and into the spring of 2019.
New CHaSS Faculty

New CHaSS Faculty

Meet the new faculty that joined CHaSS in 2018 and into the spring of 2019.

Liberalis
News
inquiring minds
An essay by USU's own Professor McGonagill about the beginnings of the USU Quidditch team and its growth into an official university club sport.
Inquiring Minds - Aggies on Broomsticks

Inquiring Minds - Aggies on Broomsticks

An essay by USU's own Professor McGonagill about the beginnings of the USU Quidditch team and its growth into an official university club sport.

sociology
Liberalis
Events
Yun Kim Population Lab marks its 50th anniversary. It has been a great asset to demographers in USU's Sociology Department and in training students.
At 50-year mark, Yun Kim Population Lab still crunching numbers

At 50-year mark, Yun Kim Population Lab still crunching numbers

Yun Kim Population Lab marks its 50th anniversary. It has been a great asset to demographers in USU's Sociology Department and in training students.

Project Spotlight
History Track
American Historical Association
Undergraduate
Liberalis
Daniel Bertrand
Frankie Urritia-Smith
Daniel Bertrand and Frankie Urrutia-Smith, both seniors, earned the rare distinction of presenting their work at the American Historical Association.
History takes two undergrads back in time, forward to national recognition

History takes two undergrads back in time, forward to national recognition

Daniel Bertrand and Frankie Urrutia-Smith, both seniors, earned the rare distinction of presenting their work at the American Historical Association.

Greg Waddoups
Liberalis
Professional Pathways
Raytheon Co.
Alumnus Greg Waddoups, senior counsel for Raytheon Co., offers students the details he wishes he'd known in college.
Sage advice from an alumnus: A column by Greg Waddoups

Sage advice from an alumnus: A column by Greg Waddoups

Alumnus Greg Waddoups, senior counsel for Raytheon Co., offers students the details he wishes he'd known in college.

Liberalis
USU Eastern
Branching Out
Rachel Walton
Criminal Justice
CHaSS Criminal Justice Professor Rachel Walton is an expert on solving very cold cases.
Branching Out: How the Coyote Flat Killer changed Criminal Justice

Branching Out: How the Coyote Flat Killer changed Criminal Justice

CHaSS Criminal Justice Professor Rachel Walton is an expert on solving very cold cases.

bookshelf
books
Liberalis
Faculty
A list of the books published by faculty of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences over the past school year.
Bookshelf Spring 2019

Bookshelf Spring 2019

A list of the books published by faculty of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences over the past school year.

Professional Pathways
Liberalis
Popular Q&A lunches bring students, CHaSS alumni to the table to plot possible paths into the future
A millennial appeal: What now?

A millennial appeal: What now?

Popular Q&A lunches bring students, CHaSS alumni to the table to plot possible paths into the future

News
Norm Jones
faculty focus
Liberalis
History
Dr. Norm Jones, longtime USU History professor, will retire this semester. Two gatherings will be held to allow the many students he mentored over the years to reconnect with him. April 16 in Logan, April 26 in Salt lake City.
Former students invited to chat with history mentor Norm Jones as he ends long career

Former students invited to chat with history mentor Norm Jones as he ends long career

Dr. Norm Jones, longtime USU History professor, will retire this semester. Two gatherings will be held to allow the many students he mentored over the years to reconnect with him. April 16 in Logan, April 26 in Salt lake City.

Christa Jones
Charles Waugh
Scott Henrie
Liberalis
News
Ten College of Humanities and Social Sciences faculty have received promotions for the 2019-20 school year, including as new professors: Christa Jones, Charles Waugh, Scott Henry
New professors, other promotions announced by CHaSS

New professors, other promotions announced by CHaSS

Ten College of Humanities and Social Sciences faculty have received promotions for the 2019-20 school year, including as new professors: Christa Jones, Charles Waugh, Scott Henry

News
History
World War I
They Shall Not Grow Old
Liberalis
World War 1
“They Shall Not Grow Old” will be shown at 7 p.m. for three nights, Tuesday, April 9, and Thursday and Friday, April 11-12, at the Utah Theatre, 18 W. Center, Logan. Tickets are $4 at the door. Prof. Ross Peterson will lead discussions beforehand.
'They Shall Not Grow Old,' featuring restored WWI footage, plays in Logan

'They Shall Not Grow Old,' featuring restored WWI footage, plays in Logan

“They Shall Not Grow Old” will be shown at 7 p.m. for three nights, Tuesday, April 9, and Thursday and Friday, April 11-12, at the Utah Theatre, 18 W. Center, Logan. Tickets are $4 at the door. Prof. Ross Peterson will lead discussions beforehand.

Events
Liberalis
chass awards
College of Humanities and Social Sciences distributed many awards for excellence during the 2018-19 school, including Prof. Chris Gonzalez, who 'stuck his neck out' and won CHaSS's Giraffe Award
Giraffe Award winner Chris Gonzalez, others honored in 2019 CHaSS awards

Giraffe Award winner Chris Gonzalez, others honored in 2019 CHaSS awards

College of Humanities and Social Sciences distributed many awards for excellence during the 2018-19 school, including Prof. Chris Gonzalez, who 'stuck his neck out' and won CHaSS's Giraffe Award

Pi Kappa Delta
Speech and debate
Liberalis
News
Debate
USU Speech and Debate won the top spot at the nation’s largest comprehensive speech and debate tournament. The nine-member team finished in first place at the Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament.
Speech and Debate, USU’s ‘Cinderella team,’ ends the year as national champ

Speech and Debate, USU’s ‘Cinderella team,’ ends the year as national champ

USU Speech and Debate won the top spot at the nation’s largest comprehensive speech and debate tournament. The nine-member team finished in first place at the Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament.

Liberalis
Philosophy
Ethics Slam
Ethics
News
“The Ethics of Shaming” will be the topic of the first-ever Ethics Slam in Logan, set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at The Crepery restaurant, 25 W. Center St., Logan. Sponsored by USU Department of Philosophy.
That most effective of weapons, shaming, is focus of upcoming Ethics Slam

That most effective of weapons, shaming, is focus of upcoming Ethics Slam

“The Ethics of Shaming” will be the topic of the first-ever Ethics Slam in Logan, set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at The Crepery restaurant, 25 W. Center St., Logan. Sponsored by USU Department of Philosophy.

Liberalis
News
Language
language fair
Hundreds of language students from Cache Valley high schools gathered at USU March 18 for the Cache Valley World Languages Fair 2019.
Bonjour? Hola? Ni hao? USU welcomes hundreds for high school language fair

Bonjour? Hola? Ni hao? USU welcomes hundreds for high school language fair

Hundreds of language students from Cache Valley high schools gathered at USU March 18 for the Cache Valley World Languages Fair 2019.

Liberalis
Events
sufferage
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is hosting “Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes: Kicking Off a Yearlong Celebration of Women’s Suffrage and Voting Rights,” to mark the 100-year anniversary of passage of the 19th Amendment.
Open-mic event tunes into voices of the suffragettes who won a basic American right

Open-mic event tunes into voices of the suffragettes who won a basic American right

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is hosting “Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes: Kicking Off a Yearlong Celebration of Women’s Suffrage and Voting Rights,” to mark the 100-year anniversary of passage of the 19th Amendment.

English
Events
Liberalis
Creative Writing Contest
Art
The 26th annual USU Creative Writing and Art Contest recognizes the best creative work by USU students.
USU Creative Writing and Art Contest announces 2019 winners

USU Creative Writing and Art Contest announces 2019 winners

The 26th annual USU Creative Writing and Art Contest recognizes the best creative work by USU students.

Liberalis
Alumni
Business
News
CHaSS alumni, Tyler Buswell, Ben Kolendar and Jessie Lynn Richards, have been named in Utah Business magazine's '40 Under 40’ list as top business leaders
CHaSS alums named in magazine's '40 Under 40’ list as top business leaders

CHaSS alums named in magazine's '40 Under 40’ list as top business leaders

CHaSS alumni, Tyler Buswell, Ben Kolendar and Jessie Lynn Richards, have been named in Utah Business magazine's '40 Under 40’ list as top business leaders

Liberalis
News
utah public radio
UPR
Things are changing behind the scenes at Utah Public Radio, but listeners will still hear a seamless stream of national and local news, original programs and lots of music.
UPR names new managers, looks ahead to enhancing connections throughout state

UPR names new managers, looks ahead to enhancing connections throughout state

Things are changing behind the scenes at Utah Public Radio, but listeners will still hear a seamless stream of national and local news, original programs and lots of music.

News
Capitol Hill
Research on Capitol Hill
Liberalis
The 2019 Research on Capitol Hill event featured many USU students, including 10 CHaSS students, who summed up their research on posters and presented it to an audience of State Legislators on March 5.
Fresh and important research presented on Capitol Hill by undergrads

Fresh and important research presented on Capitol Hill by undergrads

The 2019 Research on Capitol Hill event featured many USU students, including 10 CHaSS students, who summed up their research on posters and presented it to an audience of State Legislators on March 5.

Liberalis
News
Jeannie Johnson
faculty focus
Political Science
Political Science Professor Jeannie Johnson's new book, 'The Marines, Counterinsurgency and Strategic Culture,' relates the Marine Corps' history since 1915, with special emphasis placed on the Combined Action Patrol formed during the Vietnam War.
New book describes how modern Marines have returned to lessons from Vietnam

New book describes how modern Marines have returned to lessons from Vietnam

Political Science Professor Jeannie Johnson's new book, 'The Marines, Counterinsurgency and Strategic Culture,' relates the Marine Corps' history since 1915, with special emphasis placed on the Combined Action Patrol formed during the Vietnam War.

Journalism
Liberalis
JCOM
Journalism and Communication
News
The research and creative works symposium, now in its second year, is titled "Our Mediated World: The Many Facets of Media Research and Creative Development at Utah State."
JCOM symposium on Feb. 27 looks at ways media is researched at USU

JCOM symposium on Feb. 27 looks at ways media is researched at USU

The research and creative works symposium, now in its second year, is titled "Our Mediated World: The Many Facets of Media Research and Creative Development at Utah State."

Political Science Track
Project Spotlight
Liberalis
Jeannie Johnson
Undergraduate
Research
Tori Bodine, a USU political science grad working on a statistics degree, heads to Utah's Undergraduate Research Day at the State Capitol, to report on untraceable weapons created on a 3-D printer.
DIY firearms: Poli Sci grad presents research on deadly 'ghost guns'

DIY firearms: Poli Sci grad presents research on deadly 'ghost guns'

Tori Bodine, a USU political science grad working on a statistics degree, heads to Utah's Undergraduate Research Day at the State Capitol, to report on untraceable weapons created on a 3-D printer.

Religious Studies
News
Interfaith Initiative
Liberalis
Bonnie Glass-Coffin
Anthropology
Anthropology Professor Bonnie Glass-Coffin says the Interfaith Initiative has launched a new support group on campus to help students improve their mental health by discussing their religious identities.
Anthro professor creates support group as safe space for religious discussion

Anthro professor creates support group as safe space for religious discussion

Anthropology Professor Bonnie Glass-Coffin says the Interfaith Initiative has launched a new support group on campus to help students improve their mental health by discussing their religious identities.

Liberalis
Events
Anthropology Museum
A new exhibit at Utah State University-Blanding focuses on the tens of thousands of Chinese immigrants who labored to bring the transcontinental race to a finish line at Promontory Point in Box Elder County.
Blanding exhibit reveals hard life, contribution of Chinese rail laborers

Blanding exhibit reveals hard life, contribution of Chinese rail laborers

A new exhibit at Utah State University-Blanding focuses on the tens of thousands of Chinese immigrants who labored to bring the transcontinental race to a finish line at Promontory Point in Box Elder County.

Chris Gonzalez
faculty focus
Liberalis
Latinx Cultural Center
News
CHaSS faculty members take part in lunch series sponsored by USU's new Latinx Center, hosted by Chris Gonzalez, the center's Director and English associate professor.
Latinx leaders share inspirational stories during lunch events

Latinx leaders share inspirational stories during lunch events

CHaSS faculty members take part in lunch series sponsored by USU's new Latinx Center, hosted by Chris Gonzalez, the center's Director and English associate professor.

English
Liberalis
News
faculty focus
Ben Gunsberg
Poet Gunsberg, assistant professor of English, reads from new collection of poems, "Welcome, Dangerous Life."
Poet Gunsberg welcomes ‘dangerous life' in Jan. 29 reading of new poems

Poet Gunsberg welcomes ‘dangerous life' in Jan. 29 reading of new poems

Poet Gunsberg, assistant professor of English, reads from new collection of poems, "Welcome, Dangerous Life."

chass awards
Events
Liberalis
The winners of the CHaSS awards of excellence for 2019 have been named, including faculty and students. The awards will be presented at the CHaSS Awards Society in March.
CHaSS announces winners of 2019 awards

CHaSS announces winners of 2019 awards

The winners of the CHaSS awards of excellence for 2019 have been named, including faculty and students. The awards will be presented at the CHaSS Awards Society in March.

Jess Lucero
Social Work
News
Liberalis
The Point-in-Time Homelessness Count for 2019 in Cache Valley will take place the week of Jan. 21. USU assistant professor of Social Work Jess Lucero is an organizer.
How many homeless at one point in time? Volunteers put boots on the ground

How many homeless at one point in time? Volunteers put boots on the ground

The Point-in-Time Homelessness Count for 2019 in Cache Valley will take place the week of Jan. 21. USU assistant professor of Social Work Jess Lucero is an organizer.

News
Liberalis
Journalism
Communication
Professor Cathy Bullock has been named interim department head of the Department of Journalism and Communication at USU, replacing Kim Hixson, who is leaving to be a dean at a Maryland University.
Prof. Cathy Bullock named as interim JCOM department head, replacing Hixson

Prof. Cathy Bullock named as interim JCOM department head, replacing Hixson

Professor Cathy Bullock has been named interim department head of the Department of Journalism and Communication at USU, replacing Kim Hixson, who is leaving to be a dean at a Maryland University.

Liberalis
News
Digital Folklore Project
Digital Trend of the Year
English
article
Utah State University's Digital Folklore Project has named the most influential and wide-spread memes of 2018, including the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport and the Tide Pod Challenges.
2018 Digital Trends let us hear sex-assault victims, scorn teen show-offs

2018 Digital Trends let us hear sex-assault victims, scorn teen show-offs

Utah State University's Digital Folklore Project has named the most influential and wide-spread memes of 2018, including the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport and the Tide Pod Challenges.

News
Spanish
Political Science
Languages
Poetry
Liberalis
Sophomore Carlos Andres Gutierrez Gutierrez, who is majoring in Spanish and Political Science, has won the Sor Juana Award, a Utah Humanities statewide prize for original writing in Spanish.
Young poet wins Utah’s top prize for original work in Spanish

Young poet wins Utah’s top prize for original work in Spanish

Sophomore Carlos Andres Gutierrez Gutierrez, who is majoring in Spanish and Political Science, has won the Sor Juana Award, a Utah Humanities statewide prize for original writing in Spanish.

Nicole Allen
News
Liberalis
Communication Studies
faculty focus
Nicole Allen, a new assistant professor of Communication Studies at Utah State, offers her take on the commercialism of today's holidays.
New faculty video: Comm Studies' Nicole Allen on the symbolism of calendars

New faculty video: Comm Studies' Nicole Allen on the symbolism of calendars

Nicole Allen, a new assistant professor of Communication Studies at Utah State, offers her take on the commercialism of today's holidays.

John Seiter
Communication Studies
Liberalis
News
faculty focus
Comm Studies’ John Seiter has been honored as a CHaSS Distinguished Professor, an honorary title that reflects his consistent excellence in teaching and research.
Comm Studies’ John Seiter honored as a CHaSS Distinguished Professor

Comm Studies’ John Seiter honored as a CHaSS Distinguished Professor

Comm Studies’ John Seiter has been honored as a CHaSS Distinguished Professor, an honorary title that reflects his consistent excellence in teaching and research.

Arrington Chair
News
Patrick Mason
Religious Studies
Liberalis
Patrick Q. Mason, a history professor who holds the Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University, has been named the new Leonard J. Arrington Chair for Mormon History and Culture.
Leading Mormon Studies scholar Patrick Mason named as USU’s Arrington Chair

Leading Mormon Studies scholar Patrick Mason named as USU’s Arrington Chair

Patrick Q. Mason, a history professor who holds the Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University, has been named the new Leonard J. Arrington Chair for Mormon History and Culture.

Liberalis
Events
English
Phebe Jensen
English students of Prof. Phebe Jensen have curated an exhibit of how Shakespeare's era looked at medicine and science. “Secrets: Shakespeare and the Connected World” continues through Jan. 5 in the Merrill-Cazier Library at USU.
The 'Connected World' of Shakespeare's era is focus of new exhibit

The 'Connected World' of Shakespeare's era is focus of new exhibit

English students of Prof. Phebe Jensen have curated an exhibit of how Shakespeare's era looked at medicine and science. “Secrets: Shakespeare and the Connected World” continues through Jan. 5 in the Merrill-Cazier Library at USU.

News
Liberalis
Social Work
Thanksgiving Project
Students in the CHaSS Social Work Program canvassed for donations and cash to build more than a hundred Thanksgiving dinners for Logan-based family service centers. The Thanksgiving Project is about 12 years old.
With Thanksgiving gift, social work students learn truth of 'helper therapy'

With Thanksgiving gift, social work students learn truth of 'helper therapy'

Students in the CHaSS Social Work Program canvassed for donations and cash to build more than a hundred Thanksgiving dinners for Logan-based family service centers. The Thanksgiving Project is about 12 years old.

faculty focus
Liberalis
Barre Toelken
News
Barre Toelken died Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Logan at age 83. He spent nearly 20 years at Utah State University as a professor of English and a folklorist, eventually retiring in 2003.
Barre Toelken, renowned folklorist and beloved professor, dies at age 83

Barre Toelken, renowned folklorist and beloved professor, dies at age 83

Barre Toelken died Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Logan at age 83. He spent nearly 20 years at Utah State University as a professor of English and a folklorist, eventually retiring in 2003.

News
sociology
Liberalis
Veterans
LGBTQ
Nathaniel Boehme, a history alumnus of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, is the nation's first fulltime coordinator for veterans. He works for the Oregon Dept. of Veterans Affairs
First U.S. fulltime coordinator for LGBTQ vets keynotes CHaSS, USU events

First U.S. fulltime coordinator for LGBTQ vets keynotes CHaSS, USU events

Nathaniel Boehme, a history alumnus of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, is the nation's first fulltime coordinator for veterans. He works for the Oregon Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Debate
News
Liberalis
Communications
Speech and debate
Members of USU Speech and Debate team begin the 2018-19 academic year’s tournament season with three sweepstakes and other top wins on Oct. 12-14 at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore.
Speech and debate students show their depth at region’s largest tournament

Speech and debate students show their depth at region’s largest tournament

Members of USU Speech and Debate team begin the 2018-19 academic year’s tournament season with three sweepstakes and other top wins on Oct. 12-14 at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore.

World War I
News
Liberalis
World War 1
History
Records of artifacts and recorded remembrances to be included in a WWI archive
Public 'roadshow' to collect local memories and record family relics of WWI

Public 'roadshow' to collect local memories and record family relics of WWI

Records of artifacts and recorded remembrances to be included in a WWI archive

Krista Tippett
Tanner Talks
Events
Liberalis
Radio personality Krista Tippett to speak on "Mystery and the Art of Living"
‘On Being’ host Krista Tippett to speak Nov. 7 on mystery in our busy world

‘On Being’ host Krista Tippett to speak Nov. 7 on mystery in our busy world

Radio personality Krista Tippett to speak on "Mystery and the Art of Living"

Events
AFROTC
article
Liberalis
The annual AFROTC POW/MIA vigil on November 8-9 offers U.S. flags as reminders
Respect and reserve: AFROTC cadets' 24-hour vigil honors those lost in war

Respect and reserve: AFROTC cadets' 24-hour vigil honors those lost in war

The annual AFROTC POW/MIA vigil on November 8-9 offers U.S. flags as reminders

Liberalis
Project Spotlight
Undergraduate
History
See how a popular Middle Ages' heavy artillery actually worked on October 20th.
Demonstration will recall era when the trebuchet ruled medieval battles

Demonstration will recall era when the trebuchet ruled medieval battles

See how a popular Middle Ages' heavy artillery actually worked on October 20th.

News
Anthropology
Liberalis
My Antonia
Anthropology Museum
Dr. Steve Shively to lead discussion of important Willa Cather novel during exhibit.
Book talk, exhibit brings world of 100-year-old novel ‘My Antonia’ to life

Book talk, exhibit brings world of 100-year-old novel ‘My Antonia’ to life

Dr. Steve Shively to lead discussion of important Willa Cather novel during exhibit.

Liberalis
Sociology Track
population lab
Yun Kim Population Lab
Project Spotlight
Yun Kim demography laboratory celebrates its 50th anniversary with symposium
Respected population lab marks 50 years' research into the human condition

Respected population lab marks 50 years' research into the human condition

Yun Kim demography laboratory celebrates its 50th anniversary with symposium

Liberalis
News
Religious Studies
Arrington Chair
The Religious Studies Program at Utah State University has named three finalists in its search for the next Leonard J. Arrington Chair in Mormon History and Culture.
Religious Studies names three finalists for Arrington Chair in Mormon history

Religious Studies names three finalists for Arrington Chair in Mormon history

The Religious Studies Program at Utah State University has named three finalists in its search for the next Leonard J. Arrington Chair in Mormon History and Culture.

Political Science
Liberalis
News
faculty focus
Jeannie Johnson
The Last Lecture series aims to share a faculty member's last words before leaving USU.
Jeannie Johnson, political science prof, to give Honors Last Lecture

Jeannie Johnson, political science prof, to give Honors Last Lecture

The Last Lecture series aims to share a faculty member's last words before leaving USU.

Liberalis
Judson Finley
Archaeology Track
Project Spotlight
Anthropology Track
Jacob Freeman
Davis Byers
Three Utah State University archaeologists process massive amounts of brand-new data
Unique research uses trash to track human energy use for last 10,000 years

Unique research uses trash to track human energy use for last 10,000 years

Three Utah State University archaeologists process massive amounts of brand-new data

Tanner Talks
History
Events
Languages
Liberalis
The Global Renaissance is the title of a series of presentations, hosted throughout this academic year, included in the 2018-2019 Tanner Talks series in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Tanner Talks speaker series to reflect on global reach of the Renaissance

Tanner Talks speaker series to reflect on global reach of the Renaissance

The Global Renaissance is the title of a series of presentations, hosted throughout this academic year, included in the 2018-2019 Tanner Talks series in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

News
Liberalis
Swenson House
May Swenson
Construction of the Swenson House, an artists and writers' retreat that honors the childhood home of poet May Swenson, began with a fitting kickoff: award-winning poetry.
Winners of Swenson Legacy Poetry Contest celebrated

Winners of Swenson Legacy Poetry Contest celebrated

Construction of the Swenson House, an artists and writers' retreat that honors the childhood home of poet May Swenson, began with a fitting kickoff: award-winning poetry.

Swenson House
Liberalis
Events
English
The long-planned Swenson House comes closer to reality with ceremony, gathering
'No turning back now' with groundbreaking of writers and artists' retreat

'No turning back now' with groundbreaking of writers and artists' retreat

The long-planned Swenson House comes closer to reality with ceremony, gathering

Kolbie Blume
News
English
Liberalis
Kolbie Blume, English 2014, answered hundreds of letters with calls for compassion and attention from Americans to Pres. Obama
Atlantic magazine tells how young USU English alum mastered Pres. Obama's voice

Atlantic magazine tells how young USU English alum mastered Pres. Obama's voice

Kolbie Blume, English 2014, answered hundreds of letters with calls for compassion and attention from Americans to Pres. Obama

Events
Liberalis
Swenson House
English
The re-imagined Swenson family home will welcome community, writers and learners.
Groundbreaking set for writing and events space honoring the legacy of Utah poet May Swenson

Groundbreaking set for writing and events space honoring the legacy of Utah poet May Swenson

The re-imagined Swenson family home will welcome community, writers and learners.

Liberalis
Events
Light on the Hill
article
Hundreds of new and not-so-old CHaSSies gathered for this annual ritual to kick off the school year
A Light on the Hill for students who be the light of the world

A Light on the Hill for students who be the light of the world

Hundreds of new and not-so-old CHaSSies gathered for this annual ritual to kick off the school year

Ancient Greek
Languages
Greek
Liberalis
News
Classics
Innovative, new 'instinctual' method of learning Ancient Greek finds success
New summer program lets students of ancient Greek jump a year ahead

New summer program lets students of ancient Greek jump a year ahead

Innovative, new 'instinctual' method of learning Ancient Greek finds success

Liberalis
May Swenson
News
English
Contest winners will read their poems at ground- breaking ceremony Sept. 18
Poetry contest honoring May Swenson anticipates groundbreaking for retreat

Poetry contest honoring May Swenson anticipates groundbreaking for retreat

Contest winners will read their poems at ground- breaking ceremony Sept. 18

News
Emmys
Liberalis
This awards show won’t be shown on television, and evening dress isn’t required. But nine Utah State University students are seeing plenty of glitter.
Awaiting the awards: 9 JCOM, other students earn college Emmy nominations

Awaiting the awards: 9 JCOM, other students earn college Emmy nominations

This awards show won’t be shown on television, and evening dress isn’t required. But nine Utah State University students are seeing plenty of glitter.

Events
Mountain West Center
Liberalis
Authors explore polygamy through women's diaries and the story-telling of Native Americans.
USU's Mountain West Center names 2018 Evans Biography Award winners

USU's Mountain West Center names 2018 Evans Biography Award winners

Authors explore polygamy through women's diaries and the story-telling of Native Americans.

international studies
Aggies GO
News
Liberalis
Aggies GO student analysts offer tools for making sense of crazy world events
Untangling the world

Untangling the world

Aggies GO student analysts offer tools for making sense of crazy world events

History
News
Liberalis
Those skeptical about children’s influence in the past need only read today’s headlines, says historian
Children in history: From the mouth of babes

Children in history: From the mouth of babes

Those skeptical about children’s influence in the past need only read today’s headlines, says historian

News
Liberalis
TechComm
Technical Communication
After years of education, Technical Communication graduate student Cana Itchuaqiyaq has come to discover her real passion: studying her native Inuit people in northern Alaska.
Cana's long journey of discovery — right back to her beginnings

Cana's long journey of discovery — right back to her beginnings

After years of education, Technical Communication graduate student Cana Itchuaqiyaq has come to discover her real passion: studying her native Inuit people in northern Alaska.

Liberalis
News
faculty focus
He’s both a pro soccer referee and Spanish lit professor. The same skills apply.
A Student of the Game

A Student of the Game

He’s both a pro soccer referee and Spanish lit professor. The same skills apply.

Joyce Kinkead
News
Liberalis
faculty focus
English
English professor Joyce Kinkead earns USU’s top award for her scholarship and advocacy of student inquiry
Research’s Champion

Research’s Champion

English professor Joyce Kinkead earns USU’s top award for her scholarship and advocacy of student inquiry

faculty focus
Journalism
Liberalis
News
Matthew LaPlante
LaPlante wins ethics award for decision to keep sources safe in their wartorn world.
At what cost? JCOM professor lauded for putting lives ahead of headlines

At what cost? JCOM professor lauded for putting lives ahead of headlines

LaPlante wins ethics award for decision to keep sources safe in their wartorn world.

May Swenson
English
News
Liberalis
Poetry Path
A walk in her shoes: May Swenson Poetry Path maps Swenson sites in Logan and beyond
A path to understanding USU's best-known poet

A path to understanding USU's best-known poet

A walk in her shoes: May Swenson Poetry Path maps Swenson sites in Logan and beyond

Communication
News
Travis Chambers
Journalism
Liberalis
Viral-video creator Travis Chambers, JCOM grad, named in Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ young innovators
VIRAL VISION

VIRAL VISION

Viral-video creator Travis Chambers, JCOM grad, named in Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ young innovators

Tuition
Liberalis
Justin Barton
News
Justin Barton paid for his college tuition through scrimping and an occasional overnight in the park. He now wants to hear other stories of others' college hacks
A note from our development officer: The trials of tuition

A note from our development officer: The trials of tuition

Justin Barton paid for his college tuition through scrimping and an occasional overnight in the park. He now wants to hear other stories of others' college hacks

Alison Berg
News
Liberalis
CHaSS Legacy Award
JCOM major Alison Berg received the CHaSS Legacy Award for courage in her student career and personal life.
Meet Alison Berg - CHaSS Legacy Award winner is changing the world one news story at a time

Meet Alison Berg - CHaSS Legacy Award winner is changing the world one news story at a time

JCOM major Alison Berg received the CHaSS Legacy Award for courage in her student career and personal life.

Liberalis
News
Anthropology
inquiring minds
When you come across artifacts on the trail, leave it in place. And, oh, that old sliver of purple glass? It’s an artifact, too.
Found an artifact on your hiking trail? Love it, and leave it

Found an artifact on your hiking trail? Love it, and leave it

When you come across artifacts on the trail, leave it in place. And, oh, that old sliver of purple glass? It’s an artifact, too.

Branching Out
article
USU Tooele
Michael Petersen
Political Science
Liberalis
Utah Supreme Court's visit to Logan campus allows USU Tooele lecturer to see his daughter, the newest justice, at work.
Branching Out: Utah Supreme Court visits USU

Branching Out: Utah Supreme Court visits USU

Utah Supreme Court's visit to Logan campus allows USU Tooele lecturer to see his daughter, the newest justice, at work.

bookshelf
article
paul crumbley
emily dickinson
Liberalis
English prof edits two journals on Dickinson, the anti-celebrity and environmentalist.
Bookshelf - Professor Paul Crumbley on Emily Dickinson

Bookshelf - Professor Paul Crumbley on Emily Dickinson

English prof edits two journals on Dickinson, the anti-celebrity and environmentalist.

Liberalis
News
Ray B. West
English
Generations of students in Ray B. West come to terms with boxelder bugs, maybe even grow to love them and the building
Tiny tenants of Ray B. West: A feature, not a bug

Tiny tenants of Ray B. West: A feature, not a bug

Generations of students in Ray B. West come to terms with boxelder bugs, maybe even grow to love them and the building

internship
News
Political Science
Liberalis
Internships at Utah's Capitol Hill not only helps the students get a taste for their aspirations but actually makes Utah's governing body run smoother.
On The Hill

On The Hill

Internships at Utah's Capitol Hill not only helps the students get a taste for their aspirations but actually makes Utah's governing body run smoother.

Statesman
News
Liberalis
SPJ
Media/Broadcast
Journalism
Utah Public Radio and Utah Statesman reporters win a shelf of SPJ awards for 2018.
USU student journalists make headlines with awards for 1st-rate reporting

USU student journalists make headlines with awards for 1st-rate reporting

Utah Public Radio and Utah Statesman reporters win a shelf of SPJ awards for 2018.

Women to Watch
Kathleen Tobey
News
Darlene Carter
Liberalis
Amanda Owen
Alumni Darlene Carter, Amanda Owen and Kathleen Tobey are named in magazine's recognition of state's most influential women in business.
Three of Utah Business' 'Women to Watch' got start with humanities degrees

Three of Utah Business' 'Women to Watch' got start with humanities degrees

Alumni Darlene Carter, Amanda Owen and Kathleen Tobey are named in magazine's recognition of state's most influential women in business.

News
UPR
Liberalis
article
Now that everyone's in on Utah's beautiful secrets, where do we go from here?
New, original UPR series asks, 'Are we loving Utah lands to death?'

New, original UPR series asks, 'Are we loving Utah lands to death?'

Now that everyone's in on Utah's beautiful secrets, where do we go from here?

Faculty
Research
Folklore Track
Project Spotlight
Liberalis
English
Respected annual conference brings folklorists to USU to study today's digital folklore.
Fife workshop examines today's folklore with internet's Slender Man

Fife workshop examines today's folklore with internet's Slender Man

Respected annual conference brings folklorists to USU to study today's digital folklore.

Liberalis
News
Study Abroad
Technical Communication
sociology
Sociology and technical communications students experience a study abroad in Morocco with professors Peg Petrzelka and Rebecca Walton.
Adventures in an exotic study abroad to Morocco

Adventures in an exotic study abroad to Morocco

Sociology and technical communications students experience a study abroad in Morocco with professors Peg Petrzelka and Rebecca Walton.

Liberalis
article
Events
Mountain West Center
Who started the fire? Early revolutions topic of June 4-8 event sponsored by Mountain West Center.
Bennion Teachers' Workshop to explore beginnings of our democracy

Bennion Teachers' Workshop to explore beginnings of our democracy

Who started the fire? Early revolutions topic of June 4-8 event sponsored by Mountain West Center.

Liberalis
Events
Graduation
CHaSS graduates take the best of the college with them as they begin new lives.
Farewell to 668 CHaSS grads, you'll do great things

Farewell to 668 CHaSS grads, you'll do great things

CHaSS graduates take the best of the college with them as they begin new lives.

faculty focus
Philip Barlow
News
Liberalis
History
Philip Barlow, the History Department's Arrington Chair for Mormon Studies, set to retire in December.
History announces retirement of renowned scholar Philip Barlow

History announces retirement of renowned scholar Philip Barlow

Philip Barlow, the History Department's Arrington Chair for Mormon Studies, set to retire in December.

Liberalis
Events
CHaSS alumni, friends and faculty gathered at the Embassy of Peru to note college's ties
Embassy reception recognizes CHaSS connections with Peru

Embassy reception recognizes CHaSS connections with Peru

CHaSS alumni, friends and faculty gathered at the Embassy of Peru to note college's ties

Events
JCOM
Liberalis
Brian Champagne
Fatal car crash is real enough to high school journalists visiting USU for annual awards event.
High-schoolers get real journalism experience at mock car wreck

High-schoolers get real journalism experience at mock car wreck

Fatal car crash is real enough to high school journalists visiting USU for annual awards event.

Police Academy
Liberalis
News
Criminal Justice
Members of academy's fourth-ever graduating class of new law enforcement officers are ready to serve in local law enforcement.
USU Eastern Police Academy graduates ready for the world

USU Eastern Police Academy graduates ready for the world

Members of academy's fourth-ever graduating class of new law enforcement officers are ready to serve in local law enforcement.

Events
Dean's Office
Liberalis
chass awards
The College of Humanities and Social Science recognized the achievements of student, faculty and staff during its annual awards ceremony
2018 CHaSS Awards gallery: Congratulations to our outstanding faculty, students and staff!

2018 CHaSS Awards gallery: Congratulations to our outstanding faculty, students and staff!

The College of Humanities and Social Science recognized the achievements of student, faculty and staff during its annual awards ceremony

bookshelf
Liberalis
AFROTC
The cadets of Detachment 860 in Utah State University's Air Force ROTC were ranked No. 1 in cumulative GPA among all 34 AFROTC units in the Northwest Region, and No. 5 among all 145 ROTC units nationwide.
Air Force ROTC cadet wing ranks in nation's top 5 for academic prowess

Air Force ROTC cadet wing ranks in nation's top 5 for academic prowess

The cadets of Detachment 860 in Utah State University's Air Force ROTC were ranked No. 1 in cumulative GPA among all 34 AFROTC units in the Northwest Region, and No. 5 among all 145 ROTC units nationwide.

Languages
News
Liberalis
faculty focus
Spanish
Spanish professor Crescencio López-González was awarded the Peak Prize for Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year.
Spanish prof honored with the Peak Award for his mentorship

Spanish prof honored with the Peak Award for his mentorship

Spanish professor Crescencio López-González was awarded the Peak Prize for Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year.

faculty focus
CHaSS
Liberalis
News
College of Humanities and Social Sciences announces new professors for 2018, as well as other promotions.
CHaSS names three new professors, makes other promotions

CHaSS names three new professors, makes other promotions

College of Humanities and Social Sciences announces new professors for 2018, as well as other promotions.

Liberalis
News
UPR
Student journalists, part of the USU Civil Rights Pilgrimage for 2018, to share stories on UPR from MLK tribute in Memphis, Tennessee.
Student journalists to share stories on UPR from MLK tribute in Memphis

Student journalists to share stories on UPR from MLK tribute in Memphis

Student journalists, part of the USU Civil Rights Pilgrimage for 2018, to share stories on UPR from MLK tribute in Memphis, Tennessee.

News
Speech and debate
Liberalis
Utah State University Speech and Debate earned fourth place among 38 competing college and universities at its national tournament March 24-25.
USU Speech and Debate Team wraps up season with 4th place at nationals

USU Speech and Debate Team wraps up season with 4th place at nationals

Utah State University Speech and Debate earned fourth place among 38 competing college and universities at its national tournament March 24-25.

Liberalis
News
Utah Public Radio examines the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in a new original series that commemorates the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination.
UPR original series ponders 50th anniversary of MLK's death

UPR original series ponders 50th anniversary of MLK's death

Utah Public Radio examines the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in a new original series that commemorates the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination.

Liberalis
Joyce Kinkead
News
English
CHaSS's own Joyce Kinkead earns USU’s highest research honor, the 2018 Wynne Thorne Career Research Award.
English professor Joyce Kinkead awarded USU's most prestigious accolade

English professor Joyce Kinkead awarded USU's most prestigious accolade

CHaSS's own Joyce Kinkead earns USU’s highest research honor, the 2018 Wynne Thorne Career Research Award.

Events
chass awards
Liberalis
article
The CHaSS community gathered for awards event to celebrate the accomplishments of students, faculty, staff and friends.
2018 CHaSS awards recognize those who 'think, discover, create’

2018 CHaSS awards recognize those who 'think, discover, create’

The CHaSS community gathered for awards event to celebrate the accomplishments of students, faculty, staff and friends.

article
Events
Anthropology Museum
Liberalis
A professional eastern Indian dance group will headline the Museum of Anthropology’s Family First Saturday for April with a performance and workshops in classical Indian dance for children and adults.
Families invited to Anthropology Museum’s April 7 celebration of eastern Indian dance

Families invited to Anthropology Museum’s April 7 celebration of eastern Indian dance

A professional eastern Indian dance group will headline the Museum of Anthropology’s Family First Saturday for April with a performance and workshops in classical Indian dance for children and adults.

History
Colleen O'Neill
faculty focus
News
Liberalis
Dr. Colleen O’Neill, associate professor of History, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Center for Women and Gender at USU for her scholarship and Cache County-based activism.
Activism earns History professor Colleen O'Neill a Lifetime Achievement Award

Activism earns History professor Colleen O'Neill a Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Colleen O’Neill, associate professor of History, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Center for Women and Gender at USU for her scholarship and Cache County-based activism.

News
Journalism
Liberalis
Communication
Travis Chambers has found success in sharing his creativity and making people laugh with work produced in his growing studio, Chamber Media
Viral-video creator Travis Chambers, JCOM grad, named in Forbes 30 Under 30

Viral-video creator Travis Chambers, JCOM grad, named in Forbes 30 Under 30

Travis Chambers has found success in sharing his creativity and making people laugh with work produced in his growing studio, Chamber Media

Liberalis
Events
Political Science
article
Utah's Supreme Court will hear business as usual in a provisional courtroom on USU's campus. The March 19 proceedings, beginning at 10:30 a.m., are open to students and the public.
Utah Supreme Court opens court session to all in appearance at USU

Utah Supreme Court opens court session to all in appearance at USU

Utah's Supreme Court will hear business as usual in a provisional courtroom on USU's campus. The March 19 proceedings, beginning at 10:30 a.m., are open to students and the public.

Liberalis
Sonzai
Events
CHaSSy
New CHaSSy Awards open the curtain on alternative venues for writing through film and scripts.
CHaSSy Film Festival: Recognizing today's writing needs, plus popcorn

CHaSSy Film Festival: Recognizing today's writing needs, plus popcorn

New CHaSSy Awards open the curtain on alternative venues for writing through film and scripts.

Klint Kulhlman
faculty focus
News
Army ROTC
Liberalis
Army Major Klint Kuhlman joined the military at a time the U.S. was not at war. Now he's creating the leaders for today's very different world.
New Army ROTC leader salutes cadets who join up knowing world's dangers

New Army ROTC leader salutes cadets who join up knowing world's dangers

Army Major Klint Kuhlman joined the military at a time the U.S. was not at war. Now he's creating the leaders for today's very different world.

folklore
News
Liberalis
Digital Folklore Project
Digital Trend of the Year
USU's Digital Folklife Project announces winner of 2017 Digital Trend of the Year: Themes of resistance reflected in 2017’s hottest internet trends like #MeToo.
Digital Trend of the Year 2017

Digital Trend of the Year 2017

USU's Digital Folklife Project announces winner of 2017 Digital Trend of the Year: Themes of resistance reflected in 2017’s hottest internet trends like #MeToo.

Liberalis
faculty focus
News
Dean Joe Ward names 6 long-time CHaSS faculty members as Distinguished Professors
Six long-time CHaSS faculty members earn honorary title of Distinguished Professor

Six long-time CHaSS faculty members earn honorary title of Distinguished Professor

Dean Joe Ward names 6 long-time CHaSS faculty members as Distinguished Professors

Social Work
faculty focus
Liberalis
News
Derrik Tollefson, Professor of social work, tells Inaugural Lecture gathering that his Life Work has Been Safeguarding, Advocating for Victims of Abuse
Professor's life work has been safeguarding, advocating for victims of abuse

Professor's life work has been safeguarding, advocating for victims of abuse

Derrik Tollefson, Professor of social work, tells Inaugural Lecture gathering that his Life Work has Been Safeguarding, Advocating for Victims of Abuse

News
Liberalis
Glade Myler
Language
Alumnus Glade Myler visited an Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition class to share his own poetry, which is written in multiple languages.
Alumnus shares his poetry with students in multiple languages

Alumnus shares his poetry with students in multiple languages

Alumnus Glade Myler visited an Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition class to share his own poetry, which is written in multiple languages.

Spanish
Liberalis
Glade Myler
Languages
bookshelf
Alumnus Glade Meyer visited an Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition class to share his own poetry, which is written in multiple languages.
Alumnus shares his poetry with students in multiple languages

Alumnus shares his poetry with students in multiple languages

Alumnus Glade Meyer visited an Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition class to share his own poetry, which is written in multiple languages.

Liberalis
News
Anthropology
sociology
In the social sciences, we research people. It rests right in the name of our college: Humanities and Social Sciences.
Science of humans

Science of humans

In the social sciences, we research people. It rests right in the name of our college: Humanities and Social Sciences.

Liberalis
military science
News
Army ROTC
Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Cadet Sara Albertson redefines ‘rank and file’
A Woman in the Ranks

A Woman in the Ranks

Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Cadet Sara Albertson redefines ‘rank and file’

faculty focus
Liberalis
English
Steve Shively
Willa Cather
News
English professor has role in nurturing American novelist’s continuing legacy
Shively & Willa Cather

Shively & Willa Cather

English professor has role in nurturing American novelist’s continuing legacy

Classics
Latin
News
History
Liberalis
Languages
For a language created centuries ago, Latin remains a dominant force in the modern world.
Classics - a classic itself

Classics - a classic itself

For a language created centuries ago, Latin remains a dominant force in the modern world.

Liberalis
American Studies
folklore
English
News
The topic: Dude ranches. The place: The picturesque slopes of the Tetons. The takeaway: A bat’s bite is so tiny it can’t be felt by a sleeping person.
Folklore

Folklore

The topic: Dude ranches. The place: The picturesque slopes of the Tetons. The takeaway: A bat’s bite is so tiny it can’t be felt by a sleeping person.

Digital Trend of the Year
memes
folklore
Liberalis
News
English
CHaSS folklorists and fans look forward each December to the year’s most feted event: The announcement of the Digital Trend of the Year.
Folk Life

Folk Life

CHaSS folklorists and fans look forward each December to the year’s most feted event: The announcement of the Digital Trend of the Year.

Liberalis
Research
Project Spotlight
Mentorship
Undergraduate
Faculty-Student Mentorship Grants end first year as a success. Read about highlights from the program.
Partnered with a professor. Better prepared for life.

Partnered with a professor. Better prepared for life.

Faculty-Student Mentorship Grants end first year as a success. Read about highlights from the program.

Susan Grayzel
World War I
bookshelf
article
History
Liberalis
Tammy Proctor
Hundreds of thousands of young men died in combat or sickness in a war so catastrophic and unthinkable and sweeping that their mothers and buddies called it simply The Great War.
Bookshelf - How Did World War I Change Us?

Bookshelf - How Did World War I Change Us?

Hundreds of thousands of young men died in combat or sickness in a war so catastrophic and unthinkable and sweeping that their mothers and buddies called it simply The Great War.

Liberalis
Communication Studies
News
Communication Studies grad parlays notebooks into brick-and-mortar schools.
Taking Note

Taking Note

Communication Studies grad parlays notebooks into brick-and-mortar schools.

News
Study Abroad
Liberalis
Anthropology
peru
Morocco
Read several stories highlighting different research abroad programs at CHaSS.
Research Abroad

Research Abroad

Read several stories highlighting different research abroad programs at CHaSS.

Journalism
Branching Out
Liberalis
Susan Polster
article
Susan Polster, editor and mentor for 40 years of fledgling college journalists
Branching Out: The Eagle then and now the students' voice

Branching Out: The Eagle then and now the students' voice

Susan Polster, editor and mentor for 40 years of fledgling college journalists

Liberalis
Anthony Peacock
faculty focus
News
Political Science
Dr. Anthony Peacock, Political Science Department head, has been appointed to Utah branch of U.S.Commission on Civil Rights
Political Science head named to Utah branch of U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Political Science head named to Utah branch of U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Dr. Anthony Peacock, Political Science Department head, has been appointed to Utah branch of U.S.Commission on Civil Rights

Liberalis
News
UPR
The air is crisper. The mountainsides are tinged with orange. That must mean we're close to another fall tradition: UPR's bi-annual Pledge Drive.
UPR Pledge Drive

UPR Pledge Drive

The air is crisper. The mountainsides are tinged with orange. That must mean we're close to another fall tradition: UPR's bi-annual Pledge Drive.

Liberalis
Religious Studies
News
Videos of 'New Perspectives on Joseph Smith and Translation' conference now online, at faithmatters.org
Videos of New Perspectives on Joseph Smith and Translation Conference

Videos of New Perspectives on Joseph Smith and Translation Conference

Videos of 'New Perspectives on Joseph Smith and Translation' conference now online, at faithmatters.org

Religious Studies
Liberalis
News
One key to understanding Mormonism's prophetic founder, Joseph Smith, is to grapple with his sharply distinctive practice of “translation.”
New Perspectives on Joseph Smith and Translation

New Perspectives on Joseph Smith and Translation

One key to understanding Mormonism's prophetic founder, Joseph Smith, is to grapple with his sharply distinctive practice of “translation.”

Teacher of the Year
Liberalis
News
English
A 1999 Utah State University graduate in English has been named the 2018 Utah Teacher of the Year.
CHaSS Alumni: Vernal Teacher of the Year

CHaSS Alumni: Vernal Teacher of the Year

A 1999 Utah State University graduate in English has been named the 2018 Utah Teacher of the Year.

Project Spotlight
Liberalis
Karin Dejonge Kannan
Linguistics Track
Maria Spicer Escalante
"Perspectives on Effective Teaching in DLI and Foreign Language Classrooms" is available; editors include USU faculty Karin deJonge Kannan and Maria Luisa Spicer Escalante
Maria Luisa Spicer Escalante and Karin deJonge Kannan, editors Perspectives on Effective Teaching in DLI and Foreign Language Classrooms | Languages

Maria Luisa Spicer Escalante and Karin deJonge Kannan, editors Perspectives on Effective Teaching in DLI and Foreign Language Classrooms

"Perspectives on Effective Teaching in DLI and Foreign Language Classrooms" is available; editors include USU faculty Karin deJonge Kannan and Maria Luisa Spicer Escalante

Liberalis
Professional Pathways
Martin Luther King Jr.
Upcoming Civil Rights 'Pilgrimage' Translates History to a Personal Level. Seven day trip beginning March 31, 2018, will travel to spots important in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Upcoming civil rights 'pilgrimage' translates history to a personal level

Upcoming civil rights 'pilgrimage' translates history to a personal level

Upcoming Civil Rights 'Pilgrimage' Translates History to a Personal Level. Seven day trip beginning March 31, 2018, will travel to spots important in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Project Spotlight
Eric Reither
Liberalis
sociology
Eric Reither, a USU sociologist, has received a $2.1 million grant from the NIH to find links between sleep and weight gain
Sociologist's $2.1M Grant to Find Links Between Sleep and Weight Gain

Sociologist's $2.1M Grant to Find Links Between Sleep and Weight Gain

Eric Reither, a USU sociologist, has received a $2.1 million grant from the NIH to find links between sleep and weight gain

History Track
Liberalis
Project Spotlight
Faculty
French Track
Julia Gossard
Julia Gossard, expert on childhood in medieval France, has published two journal articles
Julia Gossard Tattletales: Childhood and Authority in Eighteenth-Century France | History

Julia Gossard Tattletales: Childhood and Authority in Eighteenth-Century France

Julia Gossard, expert on childhood in medieval France, has published two journal articles

faculty focus
Liberalis
News
Join CHaSS in welcoming eight new faculty members for the 2017 fall semester.
New CHaSS Faculty 2017

New CHaSS Faculty 2017

Join CHaSS in welcoming eight new faculty members for the 2017 fall semester.

James E. Sanders
Project Spotlight
History Track
Faculty
Liberalis
Latin American Studies Track
History | James E. Sanders | Democracy in Las Americas, additional journal article
James E. Sanders - Democracy in Las Americas, additional journal article | History

James E. Sanders - Democracy in Las Americas, additional journal article

History | James E. Sanders | Democracy in Las Americas, additional journal article

Greg Goelzhauser
Faculty
Political Science
Liberalis
Project Spotlight
Greg Goelzhauser has published an article in the Journal of Law and Courts titled "Does Merit Selection Work?"
Greg Goelzhauser 'Does Merit Selection Work?' | Political Science

Greg Goelzhauser 'Does Merit Selection Work?'

Greg Goelzhauser has published an article in the Journal of Law and Courts titled "Does Merit Selection Work?"

News
Liberalis
utah public radio
UPR
To better understand the allure and devastation of opioids, with overdose deaths rising nearly 20 percent last years, UPR staffers have sought stories from Utahns about their own struggles.
CHaSS News: UPR creating series on Utah's opioid epidemic

CHaSS News: UPR creating series on Utah's opioid epidemic

To better understand the allure and devastation of opioids, with overdose deaths rising nearly 20 percent last years, UPR staffers have sought stories from Utahns about their own struggles.

Alison Cook
Sociology Track
Christy Glass
Project Spotlight
Liberalis
New York Times
Faculty
Research on women in the world of business, conducted by the interdisciplinary team of sociology professor Christy Glass and business professor Alison Cook, has been used as an authoritative source by the New York Times.
Are women CEO material? NY Times taps cross-campus team of USU researchers

Are women CEO material? NY Times taps cross-campus team of USU researchers

Research on women in the world of business, conducted by the interdisciplinary team of sociology professor Christy Glass and business professor Alison Cook, has been used as an authoritative source by the New York Times.

UPR
Liberalis
News
Journalism
Communication
JCOM
2017 JCOM grad, now a UPR veteran, Aimee Cobabe takes her talents to central Utah radio station as news director.
2017 JCOM grad and UPR pro takes her talents to KSVC in Richfield

2017 JCOM grad and UPR pro takes her talents to KSVC in Richfield

2017 JCOM grad, now a UPR veteran, Aimee Cobabe takes her talents to central Utah radio station as news director.

Liberalis
Mountain West Center
Events
A biography of famed LDS scholar Leonard Arrington and a memoir that looks at the ambiguity of isolation are the winners of the annual Mountain West Center Evans Book Awards.
Mountain West Center announces Evans Books Awards winners

Mountain West Center announces Evans Books Awards winners

A biography of famed LDS scholar Leonard Arrington and a memoir that looks at the ambiguity of isolation are the winners of the annual Mountain West Center Evans Book Awards.

Scholarship
arrington
Religious Studies
Events
Liberalis
Conference July 12-13 marks Leonard Arrington's 100th birthday with new, diverse scholarship
Conference marks Leonard Arrington's 100th birthday with new, diverse scholarship

Conference marks Leonard Arrington's 100th birthday with new, diverse scholarship

Conference July 12-13 marks Leonard Arrington's 100th birthday with new, diverse scholarship

News
Liberalis
Media/Broadcast
Journalism
SPJ
Aggie journalists, broadcasters recognized in statewide Society of Professional Journalists awards
Aggie journalists, broadcasters recognized in statewide awards

Aggie journalists, broadcasters recognized in statewide awards

Aggie journalists, broadcasters recognized in statewide Society of Professional Journalists awards

Journalism
News
UPR
Liberalis
Each year in June, the state’s top awards for journalists and broadcasters are presented by the Society for Professional Journalists. And every June, Aggies are well represented.
Aggie journalists, broadcasters recognized in statewide awards

Aggie journalists, broadcasters recognized in statewide awards

Each year in June, the state’s top awards for journalists and broadcasters are presented by the Society for Professional Journalists. And every June, Aggies are well represented.

Liberalis
News
peru
Study Abroad
Young scientists put anthropology techniques to work in Peru. Follow their adventures in field schools.
Follow along on social media as student scientists engage in Peruvian field school

Follow along on social media as student scientists engage in Peruvian field school

Young scientists put anthropology techniques to work in Peru. Follow their adventures in field schools.

News
Liberalis
Robins Awards
CHaSS
CHaSS faculty, students among Robins Award winners at April 15, 2017 ceremony.
CHaSS faculty, students among Robins Award winners

CHaSS faculty, students among Robins Award winners

CHaSS faculty, students among Robins Award winners at April 15, 2017 ceremony.

Events
Robins Awards
article
Liberalis
CHaSS faculty, students among Robins Award winners at April 15, 2017 ceremony.
CHaSS faculty, students among Robins Award winners

CHaSS faculty, students among Robins Award winners

CHaSS faculty, students among Robins Award winners at April 15, 2017 ceremony.

bookshelf
Liberalis
Professional Pathways
Sociology and technical communications students experience a study abroad in Morocco with professors Peg Petrzelka and Rebecca Walton.
Adventures in an exotic study abroad to Morocco

Adventures in an exotic study abroad to Morocco

Sociology and technical communications students experience a study abroad in Morocco with professors Peg Petrzelka and Rebecca Walton.

Liberalis
faculty focus
News
CHaSS recognizes four faculty members as full professors. They are Maria Spicer-Escalante, Damon Cann, Derrik Tolllefson and Courtney Flint.
CHaSS recognizes four faculty members as full professors

CHaSS recognizes four faculty members as full professors

CHaSS recognizes four faculty members as full professors. They are Maria Spicer-Escalante, Damon Cann, Derrik Tolllefson and Courtney Flint.

Liberalis
faculty focus
Alan Blackstock
News
Alan Blackstock, a Utah State University English professor, has won the prestigious Fulbright award to teach in Ecuador for four months.
English professor earns Fulbright Award to Equador

English professor earns Fulbright Award to Equador

Alan Blackstock, a Utah State University English professor, has won the prestigious Fulbright award to teach in Ecuador for four months.

Kirtan Patel
History
arrington
News
Liberalis
History grad student, Kirtan Patel, earned second place in a writing contest held in conjunction with the Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture at Utah State University.
History grad student earns award in Arrington writing contest

History grad student earns award in Arrington writing contest

History grad student, Kirtan Patel, earned second place in a writing contest held in conjunction with the Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture at Utah State University.

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
News
Liberalis
Women's History
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Brings Insights into Women's History to USU Lecture on March 15
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Brings Insights into Women's History to USU Lecture on March 15

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Brings Insights into Women's History to USU Lecture on March 15

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Brings Insights into Women's History to USU Lecture on March 15

Liberalis
Events
History
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Brings Insights into Women's History to USU Lecture on March 15
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Brings Insights into Women's History to USU Lecture on March 15

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Brings Insights into Women's History to USU Lecture on March 15

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Brings Insights into Women's History to USU Lecture on March 15

Social Work
Liberalis
Anthropology
News
Scholarship
sociology
Utah State University’s Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology has created a scholarship program for students who want to become “ambassadors for social justice.”
New SSWA social justice scholarship

New SSWA social justice scholarship

Utah State University’s Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology has created a scholarship program for students who want to become “ambassadors for social justice.”

Liberalis
faculty focus
Jennifer Peeples
News
Communication
Communication Studies Professor Jennifer Peeples’ research is going where few academic books do: mainstream media.
Professor’s article examining rhetoric used by the coal industry is reprinted in dozens of newspapers

Professor’s article examining rhetoric used by the coal industry is reprinted in dozens of newspapers

Communication Studies Professor Jennifer Peeples’ research is going where few academic books do: mainstream media.

bookshelf
Liberalis
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News
inquiring minds
Liberalis
Maria Luisa Spicer-Escalante
Professor Maria Luisa Spicer-Escalante shares her methods of teaching the language teachers who will be teaching the nation's kids such languages as Spanish and French, especially in dual-language-immersion programs.
Inquiring Minds column: Who teaches the teachers? I do!

Inquiring Minds column: Who teaches the teachers? I do!

Professor Maria Luisa Spicer-Escalante shares her methods of teaching the language teachers who will be teaching the nation's kids such languages as Spanish and French, especially in dual-language-immersion programs.

Liberalis
News
faculty focus
CHaSS recognizes four faculty members as full professors. They are Maria Spicer-Escalante, Damon Cann, Derrik Tolllefson and Courtney Flint.
CHaSS recognizes four faculty members as full professors

CHaSS recognizes four faculty members as full professors

CHaSS recognizes four faculty members as full professors. They are Maria Spicer-Escalante, Damon Cann, Derrik Tolllefson and Courtney Flint.

Liberal Arts
News
Alumni
Liberalis
Logan Mayor Holly Daines, a Liberal Arts grad, is an exemplar for the many places a degree leads. And she wants women to know that.
For Logan Mayor Holly Daines, a Liberal Arts alum, the gratification is in the daily details

For Logan Mayor Holly Daines, a Liberal Arts alum, the gratification is in the daily details

Logan Mayor Holly Daines, a Liberal Arts grad, is an exemplar for the many places a degree leads. And she wants women to know that.

Liberalis
Branching Out
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Star Coulbrooke
News
Liberalis
English
faculty focus
Let Poetry Matter: Star Coulbrooke named Logan City Poet Laureate. Story featured in spring 2016 issue of Liberalis.
Let Poetry Matter: Star Coulbrooke named Logan City Poet Laureate

Let Poetry Matter: Star Coulbrooke named Logan City Poet Laureate

Let Poetry Matter: Star Coulbrooke named Logan City Poet Laureate. Story featured in spring 2016 issue of Liberalis.

Events
Awards
CHaSS
Liberalis
Faculty
The College of Humanities and Social Science recognized the achievements of student, faculty and staff during its annual awards ceremony
CHaSS recognizes students, faculty, friends

CHaSS recognizes students, faculty, friends

The College of Humanities and Social Science recognized the achievements of student, faculty and staff during its annual awards ceremony

Liberalis
Awards
Events
gallery
2017 CHaSS Awards Ceremony gallery shows the many students, faculty and staff who were recognized during the March event
2017 CHaSS Awards Ceremony Gallery

2017 CHaSS Awards Ceremony Gallery

2017 CHaSS Awards Ceremony gallery shows the many students, faculty and staff who were recognized during the March event

Liberalis
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Research
Liberalis
Tegan Durfee
Poetry Track
English Track
May Swenson
Undergraduate
English Literature Track
Project Spotlight
LGBTQ
Tegan Durfee, senior at USU majoring in English literature, completed an undergrad research project analyzing the work of May Swenson as a pioneer LGBTQ+ artist.
Understanding Love in the Swenson Way

Understanding Love in the Swenson Way

Tegan Durfee, senior at USU majoring in English literature, completed an undergrad research project analyzing the work of May Swenson as a pioneer LGBTQ+ artist.

Featured Articles
Liberalis
bookshelf
Featured articles from the Spring 2016 edition of Liberalis, a biannual publication from Utah State University College of Humanities and Social Science.
Liberalis Spring 2016: Featured Articles

Liberalis Spring 2016: Featured Articles

Featured articles from the Spring 2016 edition of Liberalis, a biannual publication from Utah State University College of Humanities and Social Science.

bookshelf
CHaSS
Featured Articles
Liberalis
The Featured Articles of the Fall 2016 issue of Liberalis, a biannual publication from Utah State University College of Humanities and Social Science.
Liberalis Fall 2016: Featured Articles

Liberalis Fall 2016: Featured Articles

The Featured Articles of the Fall 2016 issue of Liberalis, a biannual publication from Utah State University College of Humanities and Social Science.

Liberalis
Branching Out
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Liberalis
Events
gallery
Light on the Hill
A Light on the Hill 2017 had a record number of CHaSS majors celebrating the beginning of the semester.
A Light on the Hill | CHaSS

A Light on the Hill

A Light on the Hill 2017 had a record number of CHaSS majors celebrating the beginning of the semester.