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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

04/10/2020

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.

A Bridge to Self Discovery

A Bridge to Self Discovery

04/16/2020

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

A Wondrous and Hairy Disease

A Wondrous and Hairy Disease

04/15/2020

Grad student links modern medicine and obscure 17th century autopsy

Branching Out: A window to understanding

Branching Out: A window to understanding

04/15/2020

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

Getting Expert Alumni Advice

Getting Expert Alumni Advice

04/15/2020

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

Alumni Insight: With RonNell Andersen Jones

Alumni Insight: With RonNell Andersen Jones

04/15/2020

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

A deep dive into the works of Patrick Mason

A deep dive into the works of Patrick Mason

04/15/2020

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

Tom Worthen: His Achievements are Undebatable

Tom Worthen: His Achievements are Undebatable

04/15/2020

USU’s longtime speech and debate coach turns in his stopwatch to retire

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

04/10/2020

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.

Letter from the Dean April 2020

Letter from the Dean April 2020

04/02/2020

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.

Alumni are so important to student morale

Alumni are so important to student morale

03/31/2020

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

Aggie student broadcasters continue winning tradition in SPJ competition

Aggie student broadcasters continue winning tradition in SPJ competition

03/31/2020

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

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

02/18/2020

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

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

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

12/04/2019

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

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

11/14/2019

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.

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

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

11/14/2019

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

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

11/14/2019

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

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

11/05/2019

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

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

10/18/2019

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

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

09/16/2019

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

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

08/17/2019

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

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

08/16/2019

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

Philosopher takes on paradox for BBC radio program

08/01/2019

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 anticipates the future of U.S. national security

07/29/2019

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.

Alumni are so important to student morale

Alumni are so important to student morale

07/09/2019

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

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

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

06/28/2019

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

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

06/28/2019

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: A caring mentor and an effective teacher

05/17/2019

John Seiter of Communication Studies honored as a CHaSS Distinguished Professor

Culture and Commencement

Culture and Commencement

04/18/2019

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

CHaSS welcomes Ara Serjoie to Dean's Advancement Board

CHaSS welcomes Ara Serjoie to Dean's Advancement Board

04/18/2019

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

Sage advice from an alumnus: A column by Greg Waddoups

04/18/2019

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

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

04/18/2019

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

New faculty CHaSS

New faculty CHaSS

04/18/2019

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

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

04/18/2019

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

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

04/18/2019

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.

Teaching the unspeakable

Teaching the unspeakable

04/18/2019

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

Inquiring Minds - Aggies on Broomsticks

Inquiring Minds - Aggies on Broomsticks

04/18/2019

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.

Briefs- spring 2019

Briefs- spring 2019

04/18/2019

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.

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

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

04/18/2019

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.

Bookshelf Spring 2019

Bookshelf Spring 2019

04/18/2019

A list of the books publsihed by faculty over the past schoolyear.

We, not AI, must define the human condition

We, not AI, must define the human condition

04/18/2019

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.

Edgar R. Lewandowski and the effect of endowed scholarships

Edgar R. Lewandowski and the effect of endowed scholarships

04/18/2019

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

Branching Out: How the Coyote Flat Killer changed Criminal Justice

Branching Out: How the Coyote Flat Killer changed Criminal Justice

04/18/2019

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

2 of Utah’s university presidents call Old Main home

2 of Utah’s university presidents call Old Main home

04/17/2019

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

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

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

02/27/2019

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'

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

02/14/2019

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.

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

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

01/25/2019

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

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

01/11/2019

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

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

12/14/2018

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

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

12/13/2018

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 honored as a CHaSS Distinguished Professor

12/12/2018

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

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

12/07/2018

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

Why are there fewer women CEOs? Media seek answers from two USU researchers

10/26/2018

Sociologists Christy Glass and Management Expert Alison Cook look at what's behind recent spate of resignations of big-company CEOs who are women.

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

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

06/29/2018

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.

VIRAL VISION

VIRAL VISION

06/29/2018

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

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

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

06/29/2018

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

Research’s champion

Research’s champion

06/29/2018

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

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

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

06/29/2018

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.

Branching out: Utah Supreme Court visits USU

Branching out: Utah Supreme Court visits USU

06/29/2018

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

On The Hill

On The Hill

06/29/2018

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.

A millennial appeal: What now?

A millennial appeal: What now?

06/29/2018

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

A path to understanding USU's best-known poet

A path to understanding USU's best-known poet

06/29/2018

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

Bookshelf - Professor Paul Crumbley on Emily Dickinson

Bookshelf - Professor Paul Crumbley on Emily Dickinson

06/29/2018

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

A Student of the Game

A Student of the Game

06/29/2018

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

Children in history: From the mouth of babes

Children in history: From the mouth of babes

06/29/2018

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

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

06/29/2018

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

Untangling the world

Untangling the world

06/29/2018

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

BRIEFS: WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND THE COLLEGE

BRIEFS: WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND THE COLLEGE

06/29/2018

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

A note from our development officer: The trials of tuition

06/29/2018

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

Research Abroad

Research Abroad

11/20/2017

Stories about different research abroad programs at CHaSS.

Shively & Willa Cather

Shively & Willa Cather

11/20/2017

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

Partnered with a professor. Better prepared for life.

Partnered with a professor. Better prepared for life.

11/20/2017

Faculty-Student Mentorship Grants end first year as a success.

Inquiring Minds - Who teaches the language teachers? I do.

Inquiring Minds - Who teaches the language teachers? I do.

11/20/2017

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...

Classics - a classic itself

Classics - a classic itself

11/20/2017

For a language created centuries ago, Latin remains a dominant force

Bookshelf - How did World War I change us

Bookshelf - How did World War I change us

11/20/2017

A century later, book responds to still-unanswered questions about gender

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

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

11/20/2017

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

A woman in the ranks

A woman in the ranks

11/20/2017

Army ROTC cadet redefines ‘rank and file’

Folk Life

Folk Life

11/20/2017

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

Folklore

Folklore

11/20/2017

The topic: Dude ranches. The place: The picturesque slopes of the Tetons.

Taking Note

Taking Note

11/20/2017

Comm Studies grad parlays notebooks into brick-and-mortar schools

Science of humans

Science of humans

11/20/2017

It rests right in the name of our college: Humanities and Social Sciences.