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Ground Broken For New USU Building In Moab

Nov 20, 2020
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Construction for a new Utah State University building in Moab broke ground on Thursday.

Kerry Bringhurst: This is Utah Public Radio. Joining me for our weekly conversation, Utah State University President Noelle Cockett. 

We're getting to the end of the semester.

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COVID-19 weekly student testing at all Utah State University campuses continues this week. Last week, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert issued a state public health order requiring all college and university students attending in-person classes to be tested. 

You're listening to Utah Public Radio. I'm Kerry Bringhurst with a weekly update conversation with USU President Noelle Cockett. 

You're listening to Utah Public Radio, I'm Kerry Bringhurst. As of Thursday, there are 324 students, staff or faculty members at Utah State University campuses or centers across Utah who have reported confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last three weeks. This is a decrease from the 350 reported last Thursday. These active cases include 303 students living either on or off campus. 

Kerry Bringhurst: You're listening to Utah Public Radio. Time now for our weekly update with Utah State University President Noelle Cockett, who has some good news as Utah State University was recognized in College Magazine in their top 10 colleges deserving recognition for the response to COVID-19. 

Kerry Bringhurst: Utah and surrounding Cache County have seen a recent surge in COVID-19 cases. That has alarmed state health and government officials and the state of Utah this week has introduced a new COVID-19 transmission index. 

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It's Friday and you're listening to Utah Public Radio. I'm Kerry Bringhurst. We have our weekly conversation with Utah State University President Noelle Cockett. 

Seating for tonight’s vice presidential debate is very limited as part of the coronavirus mitigation efforts. However, there are some lucky university students who will get to attend in person, including Max Roberts from Utah State University. UPR’s Eliza Hardy spoke with him ahead of tonight's debate to see what he is looking forward to.

Since accessing standardized testing has been a challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic, Utah State University will not be requiring test scores for scholarship applications. Instead, officials will look at GPA and academic rigor. 

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September is Suicide Awareness Month. At the USU Extension Office in Cache County, Alisha Straatman and Tom Keady are two individuals working to provide suicide prevention resources to people throughout Utah. 

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With the help of a team of students from Utah State University, members of the Northwest Band of the Shoshone Nation are working to restore the sacred land at the sight of the Bear River Massacre.

Utah Public Radio’s Kerry Bringhurst spoke with Utah State University President Noelle Cockett Monday about an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases on the USU campus. Cockett says wastewater analysis shows evidence of COVID-19 among students at the Living Learning Center (LLC) on the main Logan campus. 

I'm Kerry Bringhurst. You're listening to Utah Public Radio and joining me is Noelle Cockett, President of Utah State University. 

Upcoming Voting Rights Symposium At USU

Sep 11, 2020

Next week, Utah State University will begin a six-part, virtual celebration of voting rights and a discussion about challenges facing United States democracy today. 

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Women make up 42% of government leaders in Utah counties, according to a new study from the Utah Women and Leadership Project

What's It Like Being Quarantined On Campus?

Sep 2, 2020
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Students at four residence halls on the campus of Utah State University are quarantined in their dorms. Here is a look at what it is like for two freshman students.

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Students are beginning to return to college campuses across the state. At Utah State University administrators are balancing plans for both student safety and social life.

USU Police Introduce 1st 'Bomb Dog' To Department

Aug 24, 2020

Meet Zoomer, a two-year-old black Labrador Retriever with a predilection for explosives and tennis balls.

On Thursday, Utah State University Police introduced Zoomer as the newest member of the department.

USU Announces A Student Fee Reduction For Fall 2020

Aug 19, 2020
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Utah State University President Noelle Cockett announced Tuesday that USU students at the Logan Main campus will see a $150 reduction in fall student fees while full time students at USU Statewide Campuses will see a $95 fee reduction.

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Laurens Smith was named vice president for Utah State University Statewide Campuses by USU President Noelle Cockett on Friday. 

USU Gleaning Team Working To Prevent Food Waste, Insecurity

Aug 13, 2020
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It’s about halfway through harvest season in Cache County, and the Utah State University Gleaning Team is back in its second year to bridge the gap between local gardeners and food pantries’ shortages.

As part of a high-profile settlement signed two years ago between Utah State University and a former student who said she was raped on Greek Row, a handful of sororities and fraternities have now signed “relationship agreements” with the school effective this coming academic year.

 

How Does Online Class Impact University Student Fees?

Aug 10, 2020
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As universities prepare for reopening, students are starting to pay both tuition and fees.

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In response to the current pandemic, Utah State University is following suit with many higher education institutions across the nation and making standardized admissions tests optional for the upcoming 2021 admissions cycle. This decision will apply to admission for the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 semesters. 

Space Dynamics Labratory

The telescope that first observed the NEOWISE comet now seen soaring and sizzling above the earth was built at the Space Dynamics Laboratory in Logan back in 2009. It was made for NASA’s mission originally called WISE to survey deep space from low earth orbit.

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USU will distribute nearly nine-million dollars in emergency stimulus money for students affected by the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Hikers in the mountainous west are often wary of snakes, knowing some are venomous, many of us may be less concerned about our amphibious friends, like frogs, toads and salamanders. While in tropical regions, there are poisonous amphibians, but a venomous amphibian – that’s something new.

USU Football Player Suspended For ‘Inappropriate Racial Comments’

Jul 7, 2020

The Utah State football program has suspended a player while the university investigates “inappropriate racial comments” he allegedly made this past weekend.

USU Mum On Last Of Music Department Investigations

Jul 1, 2020

Nearly two years after Utah State University’s president announced an outside investigation into sexual assault allegations against professor — one that was expected to last only a few weeks — officials remain silent on exactly where the case involving Dennis Hirst stands.

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