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Fewer students are attending classes in person at the Utah State University Blanding Campus. Listen to Kerry Bringhurst's weekly interview with USU President Noelle Cockett to hear why.

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 To help minimize the risk of COVID-19 to students and employees, Utah State University has implemented a color-coded classroom containment system. Frank Galey, USU Executive Vice President and Provost spoke about the main goals of the new system. 

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The National Institutes of Health is supplying the Utah State research team with a grant of over $1.5 million, as the team looks at the less understood role of fathers' nutrition in the health of infants.

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  The Utah State University Eastern welding fabrications team won the national title for collegiate teams in the StillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. This is the third consecutive win for USU Eastern, as they took first place in 2018, 2019, and now 2021. The contest was not held in 2020 due to COVID-19. 

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Recently, the US Economic Development Administration announced that Utah State University's Remote Online Initiative program is receiving a $1.1 million Care Act Recovery Assistance Grant, as well as other recognitions. Joining me today is Paul Hill, the director of the Remote Online Initiative, to talk about these recognitions and more.

Bats Beware: Avoiding Rabies From Bats

Aug 13, 2021
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In 2020, a colony of bats made an unscheduled appearance at an NBA basketball game.  Bats descended from the rafters of Dallas Mavericks stadium and flittered above and among an unsuspecting crowd and players. Officials suspended game and tried to net and remove the animals. 

Managing Your Tree's Cold Dieback

Aug 6, 2021
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I have observed and seen reports from many locations in northern Utah of fruit and nut trees dying back in the shoot tips. The ends of branches in the tops of trees are dead, while shoots lower on the tree grow normally. Some young trees have been killed outright. What conditions brought about this injury?

Student housing is not exempt from Utah’s housing shortage. Across the state, student’s at higher education institutes are struggling to find housing as the beginning of fall semester approaches.

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After having their graduation ceremony postponed twice, Utah State University’s class of 2020 finally has an option for an in-person celebration. 

Preparing For July And August In Your Garden

Aug 3, 2021
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Prepare yourself for a bit more heat in July and August, which are often Utah's hottest months. My garden made it through June quite well, and I had to do some extra hand watering to supplement the more programmed watering schedule I use.

Research shows that spending time in nature promotes physical and emotional health. Since July is National Park and Recreation Month, consider celebrating it by spending more time outdoors. 

Recently, when talking with Lacee Hemendez, she introduced the Buy Produce for Your Neighbor program that is at some farmers' markets around Utah. Joining me today is Kayla Lane, Weber County Create Better Health Ambassador, to talk more about this program.

Utah is currently in one of the worst droughts since recording began in the late 1800s. Many reservoirs are at an all-time low, and some are drying up completely. Because of this, a statewide alarm was sounded by the governor asking the public to conserve water.