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Working Out With Masks On The Campus Of USU

Feb 24, 2021


In light of COVID-19, USU is requiring masks in all the campus buildings, including at the Aggie Recreation Center, or ARC, where students work out. Student views vary on wearing a mask at the gym with some saying they agree that masks should be required.

Online events are the new normal but don’t you wish we could go back to how things were? Utah State University Seniors will have the chance to celebrate their graduation in person this year but some changes will be made.

Ask An Expert: Relax And De-Stress With Meditation

Feb 4, 2021

 It can be a challenge to make the time to rest our minds, relax and find peace. But it is definitely worth the effort. 

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A new semester is underway at Utah State University and school officials are continuing to provide support to students who test positive for COVID-19 or are quarantined due to exposure. 

Mold Can Affect Your Lawn Too

Jan 29, 2021

The term mold describes several fungal species that have a fuzzy appearance, especially when found on that loaf of bread in the back of the pantry that you forgot about.

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In a recent study by the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food and Utah State University finds that Utah has room for growth in the Utah beef processing and sales businesses. 

Ask An Expert : Backyard Chicken Ranching, Rodents And COVID-19

Jan 25, 2021

In response to social distancing guidelines, innovative Utahns have found activities that allow them to be with family and also explore new adventures. In 2020 during COVID-19, Utah state park visitation rates increased by 36% during recreation months compared to 2019.

Utah State University officials announced Tuesday that as of the end of the year, they have distributed over $7.8 million in federal and institutional-donated funds to students experiencing hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.  

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Former USU Physics Professor and co-founder of the Small Satellite Conference at Utah State University, Dr. Raymond Gilbert Moore, passed away December 28, 2020 in Monument, Colorado at the age of 92. His aerospace career spanned the beginning of the U.S. Space Program in the late 1940s through the current space age. 

Ask An Expert : January Garden Planning Tips

Jan 15, 2021
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If last year’s spike in gardening interest is any indication of what this year will be like, now is the perfect time to start planning! Consider these tips with links from the Utah State University Extension Gardeners Almanac. 

Ask An Expert: Three Steps For A Happier Life In 2021

Jan 15, 2021
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Despite the dark, hanging cloud of the coronavirus, there is still much happiness to be had. Though 2021 still holds uncertainty, it can be as good as we make it.

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The report from the investigation into comments made by Utah State University President Noelle Cockett about interim football coach Frank Maile is expected to be released Friday, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. 

Making Seed Choices For Your 2021 Garden

Jan 8, 2021
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Well, if you would like me, your mail has probably been inundated with those gardening catalogs that come this time of year. I actually enjoy sitting down and going through those making choices to what I want to grow in the coming gardening season. One of the reasons I enjoy doing this is because I always look for new varieties. I look for something that I haven't tried before, something that's become highly recommended by a friend, or possibly by one of the gardening associations. 

Preparing For Your 2021 Garden

Jan 1, 2021
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I kind of like January; you can see the sun rising on the horizon and begin to imagine the days getting longer. Here in northern Utah, there are a couple of things you need to do to get ready for the 2021 gardening season. 

Christmas Is Over, What Should You Do With Your Tree?

Dec 29, 2020
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Kailey Foster: The New York Times has reported a 50% increase in live Christmas tree sales in the United States due to more people staying home this holiday season. Now that Christmas is over, what should you be doing with your tree? USU extension forester Dr. Mike Kuhns joins me today to answer this question. 

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.

USU Prepares To Expand Mass Student Testing This Week

Nov 10, 2020
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Under the state public health order, college and university students attending at least one in-person class are to be tested for COVID-19 each week. Utah State University is preparing to increase student testing this week.

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. 

Anti-Viral Research At USU

Oct 29, 2020
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Coronaviruses, hantavirus, Zika, West Nile, SARS, influenza. If a virus has made news in the past 40 years, chances are good that scientists in Utah State University’s Institute for Antiviral Research have worked to understand how it infects people and how it might be stopped.

Forecasting Water Levels Of The Colorado River

Oct 29, 2020
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An interdisciplinary team of USU climate scientists, an agronomist, and a fire and forest ecologist have developed a new computer model that is an important step in forecasting water levels of the Colorado River several years into the future—enough time to help farmers and water resource managers predict and prepare for years when water will be scarce. 

The Howl is the largest event Utah State University puts on each year with people traveling from all over Utah and neighboring states to attend. This year COVID- 19 has changed how USU is hosting this event. 

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What if I purchase an early season ski pass– will it pay off with good snow this winter? Yoshimitsu Chikamoto, a climate scientist at Utah State University Utah had an idea to use climate modeling to help him decide.

The past few years have seen increases in drone use-- from recreational flying, consumer deliveries, military transport and even agriculture. 

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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.

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

Before fall semester at Utah State University began on Monday, students in four on-campus housing residence halls were quarantined due to increased levels of SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater. This testing is part of the university's plan to reduce the spread of the virus. 

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Increased levels of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in the waste water of four Utah State Universityresident halls—Rich, Jones Morgan and Davis. All 287 students who live in these halls will bequarantined while COVID-19 test are administered on Sunday and Monday.

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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 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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