Liberalis Article Archive
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.
Debate and Speech 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.
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
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.
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.
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."
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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, a magazine published by the National Women's Party from 1913-1920. The exhibit cont...
John Seiter: A caring mentor and an effective teacher
John Seiter of Communication Studies honored as a CHaSS Distinguished Professor
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.
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.
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.
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.
Branching Out: How the Coyote Flat Killer changed Criminal Justice
CHaSS Criminal Justice Professor is an expert on solving very cold cases.
New faculty CHaSS
Meet the new faculty that joined CHaSS in 2018 and into the spring of 2019.
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.
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.
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.
Briefs- spring 2019
A few small stories from around CHaSS, discussing Dr. Norm Jones' retirement, the move of the SAAVI office to SSWA, and Cathy Bullock tabbed to direct JCOM.
Teaching the unspeakable
As memories dim of Holocaust horror, new class affirms its enduring relevance for recent generations of students.
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
Bookshelf Spring 2019
A list of the books publsihed by faculty over the past schoolyear.
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.
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.
2 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.
Getting Expert Alumni Advice
Alumni Sharee Haggan came back to give advice to students about making a meaningful network for a professional career.
A Bridge to Self Discovery
Learn about the I-Systems Institute a new center at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at USU.
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.
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.
Aggies Go Goes National
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why are there fewer women CEOs? Media seek answers from two USU researchers
Sociologists Christy Glass and Management Expert Alison Cook look at what's behind recent spate of resignations of big-company CEOs who are women.
A Student of the Game
He’s both a pro soccer referee and Spanish lit professor. The same skills apply.
Bookshelf - Professor Paul Crumbley on Emily Dickinson
English prof edits two journals on Dickinson, the anti-celebrity and environmentalist
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
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
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.
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
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
Untangling the world
Aggies GO student analysts offer tools for making sense of crazy world events
Viral-video creator Travis Chambers, JCOM grad, named in Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ young innovators
English prof Joyce Kinkead earns USU’s top award for her scholarship and advocacy of student inquiry
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.
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.
A millennial appeal: What now?
Aggies GO student analysts offer tools for making sense of crazy world events
On The Hill
Internships at Utah's Capitol Hill not only helps the students get a taste for their aspirations but actually makes Utahs governing body run smoother.
BRIEFS: WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND THE COLLEGE
CHaSS briefs: Retiring professors, increasing research grants, growing MSW program and reception at the Embassy of Peru.
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
The topic: Dude ranches. The place: The picturesque slopes of the Tetons.
Inquiring Minds - Who teaches the language teachers? I do.
Maria Luisa Spicer-Escalante is a professor in spanish and linguistics. She is the 2016-2017 recipient of the Fulbright Scholar Program’s Garcia Robles Scholarship for global teachers of English as a foreign language. She taught in Mexico from January thr...
Stories about different research abroad programs at CHaSS.
Comm Studies grad parlays notebooks into brick-and-mortar schools
A woman in the ranks
Army ROTC cadet redefines ‘rank and file’
Bookshelf - How did World War I change us
A century later, book responds to still-unanswered questions about gender
Classics - a classic itself
For a language created centuries ago, Latin remains a dominant force
Branching Out - The Eagle then and now the students' voice
Susan Polster, editor and mentor for 40 years of fledgling college journalists
Partnered with a professor. Better prepared for life.
Faculty-Student Mentorship Grants end first year as a success.
CHaSS folklorists and fans look forward each December to the year’s most feted event: The announcement of the Digital Trend of the Year.
Shively & Willa Cather
English professor has role in nurturing American novelist’s continuing legacy
Science of humans
It rests right in the name of our college: Humanities and Social Sciences.