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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

04/11/2019

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.

New professors, other promotions announced by CHaSS

New professors, other promotions announced by CHaSS

04/08/2019

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

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

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

04/05/2019

“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.

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

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

03/29/2019

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

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

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

03/27/2019

“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.

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

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

03/21/2019

Hundreds of language students from Cache Valley high schools gathered at USU March 18 for the Cache Valley World Languages Fair 2019. In between intervals of fun and play, they interacted with ‘experts’ -- USU language faculty and students, as well as hig...

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.

Latinx leaders share inspirational stories during lunch events

Latinx leaders share inspirational stories during lunch events

02/01/2019

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.

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."

CHaSS announces winners of 2019 awards

CHaSS announces winners of 2019 awards

01/22/2019

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.

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

01/18/2019

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.

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.

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

01/07/2019

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 Challengs.

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.

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

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

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

10/12/2018

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

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

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

09/27/2018

Series aims to share a faculty member's last words

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

09/27/2018

USU archaeologists process massive amounts of brand-new data

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

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

06/29/2018

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

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

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

06/14/2018

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

History announces retirement of renowned scholar Philip Barlow

History announces retirement of renowned scholar Philip Barlow

05/07/2018

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

Spanish prof honored with the Peak Award for his mentorship

Spanish prof honored with the Peak Award for his mentorship

04/16/2018

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

CHaSS names three new professors, makes other promotions

CHaSS names three new professors, makes other promotions

04/13/2018

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

English professor Joyce Kinkead awarded USU's most prestigious accolade

English professor Joyce Kinkead awarded USU's most prestigious accolade

03/29/2018

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

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

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

03/29/2018

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

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

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

03/26/2018

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.

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

02/23/2018

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.

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

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

12/07/2017

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

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

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

12/04/2017

Derrik Tollefson, whose life work is finding ways to protect vulnerable youngsters, strengthen their families and develop treatment for those who perpetrate abuse, was recognized for his promotion to the rank of professor.

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

10/05/2017

Tony Peacock, director of USU's Political Science Department, his appointment as a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' Utah advising board.

New CHaSS Faculty 2017

New CHaSS Faculty 2017

10/05/2017

CHaSS welcomes eight new faculty for fall semester

CHaSS welcomes eight new faculty for fall semester 2017

CHaSS welcomes eight new faculty for fall semester 2017

09/18/2017

Fall semester for 2017 welcomes new faculty in political science, communication studies, English, History and Intensive English Language Institute.

Aggie journalists, broadcasters recognized in statewide awards

Aggie journalists, broadcasters recognized in statewide awards

06/19/2017

Aggie journalists, broadcasters recognized in statewide SPJ awards

CHaSS recognizes four faculty members as full professors

CHaSS recognizes four faculty members as full professors

06/01/2017

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

English professor earns Fulbright Award to Equador

English professor earns Fulbright Award to Equador

05/22/2017

English professor Alan Blackstock earns Fulbright Award to Equador

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

02/07/2017

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

Rethinking higher education

Rethinking higher education

Three humanities professors explain that 'out-of-the-box' teaching is what creates a truly educated person