In the News
Cache Valley Daily Monday, Sep. 06, 2021
Utah State University Water Quality Extension leads Pack It Out Utah, Utah’s second statewide trails and waterways volunteer cleanup, Sept. 11 to 19. Local governments, nonprofits, organizations and volunteers across Utah will partner to remove garbage from public lands and near waterways to help improve water quality.
Utah Public Radio Wednesday, Sep. 01, 2021
Yu Huang, an assistant professor in biological engineering at Utah State University, and his team received a $1.8 million grant to conduct research that will potentially answer questions that have been asked in the biological engineering field for decades. They were the only researchers in Utah awarded the Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award in 2021.
Navajo Times Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021
American Indian Services, a nonprofit organization, offered a six-week program for incoming seventh-, eighth-, and ninth-graders known as American Indian Services Pre-Freshman Engineering Program, or AIS PREP. AIS PREP Blanding is one of six sites that offer this summer program, located at Utah State University-Blanding campus led by Hunter Warren.
ABC4 News Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021
The majestic monarch butterfly is facing unprecedented decline and Utah State University wants to make sure that doesn’t happen.To aid the struggling species, Utah State University students have been capturing and tagging monarch butterflies in the Uintah Basin region to better understand the decline.
KSLtv.com Friday, Aug. 27, 2021
Seating charts and contact tracing are among the tools being used as classes start up on Monday at Utah State and Weber State.Both schools are approaching the situation by, ideally, keeping a close eye on COVID-19 cases in each class.
The Herald Journal Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021
While the nation continues to face a blood shortage, two universities in Utah are hoping to collect 2,000 units of blood as part of a friendly competition.
As part of the 18th annual Blood Battle, Utah State University and Weber State University are each working to collect 1,000 units of blood. Timothy Schwen is the North American account manager for the American Red Cross and said this blood drive is unlike any other.
Salt Lake Tribune Monday, Aug. 23, 2021
The bodies of Paiute children are likely buried below summer grasses at the site of an Indigenous boarding school they were forced to attend in Panguitch, Utah tribal leaders and history experts say. Utah State University plans to apply ground-penetrating radar to the 150-acre site.
The Herald Journal Monday, Aug. 02, 2021
Through the “Buy Produce for Your Neighbor” program, Cache Valley residents can buy fresh produce for people in need.
LaCee Jimenez, social marketing coordinator at Utah State University Extension Create Better Health, said what makes this program different from other food drives is the focus on fresh fruits and vegetables, which can be harder to come by at food pantries.
KSL Wednesday, Jul. 28, 2021
CACHE VALLEY, Utah – “Jump The Moon” had to move in February after falling behind on a lease.The charity, which helps people with disabilities express themselves through art, couldn’t help as many people in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“I tried to stay real positive, optimistic that something good would work out,” owner Michael Bingham said.
Now, something positive is coming out of the closure. Bingham said Utah State University’s Institute for Disability Research, Policy & Practice has offered his nonprofit a space in their building.
Fox 13 News Thursday, Jul. 22, 2021
The USU Extension Botanical Center in Kaysville has let the lawn go brown, or at least slightly brown to save water.
The center has been able to cut watering by half this year, Jerry Goodspeed, Director Utah State University Botanical Center, said.
The Herald Journal Friday, Jul. 16, 2021
Cache Valley Daily Wednesday, Jul. 14, 2021
Utah State student-athletes earned a combined 229 academic all-Mountain West citations in the spring, as announced by the conference offices on Wednesday. The total represented the third-highest in the league as UNLV led the way with 243 and Colorado State followed with 235.
The Aggies had the most honored among the MW in men’s cross country (19), men’s track & field (46) and women’s track & field (50). Utah State’s women’s cross country and women’s tennis teams each finished second in the league with 19 and eight honorees, respectively, while softball finished third with 18 honorees. Utah State was also represented in men’s basketball (9), women’s basketball (10), men’s golf (7), women’s soccer (25), men’s tennis (6) and women’s volleyball (12).
Beef Magazine Monday, Jul. 12, 2021
Cache Valley Daily Saturday, Jul. 10, 2021
YAHOO Finance Tuesday, Jun. 08, 2021
The Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University (CGO) is excited to welcome Mia Love, former U.S. Representative (R-UT04), as National Outreach Director. Elected in 2014, serving two terms, she was the first Republican black woman to serve in The United States Congress, and beginning in June, she will drive the CGO's national coalition-building efforts in immigration, the environment, and technology & innovation."I'm excited to be joining such a great group of people," said Mia Love. "The CGO's data-driven, non-partisan approach to research is a breath of fresh air and exactly what we need in DC right now. I'm excited to get the data from the research out there and work with students to give them a unique perspective of how policymaking works."
Standard Examiner Thursday, May. 27, 2021
For over a century, Utah State University has been known for its ice cream- and cheese-making expertise. More recently, chocolate has been added to its educational repertoire.
The Aggie Chocolate Factory is the only bean-to-bar facility operated by an academic institution in the western United States, according to Silvana Martini, the food sciences professor who directs the program.
“Bean-to-bar” refers to starting with the cocoa beans through the processes of roasting, winnowing, grinding, mixing, tempering and molding into a finished chocolate bar. Most of the factory’s small-batch artisan chocolate is made with only two ingredients, cocoa and sugar, to showcase the flavor of the beans.
YAHOO Finance Wednesday, May. 26, 2021
Cache Valley Daily Thursday, May. 06, 2021
LOGAN – Wednesday night Utah State University celebrated its 134th commencement, with what is likely the shortest such event in school history.
The virtual 40-minute evening featured comments from both President Noelle Cockett and USU alumna and honorary degree recipient Julie Robinson, as well as brief remarks from honorary degree recipients Karen Morse and Linda Daines.
President Cockett encouraged graduates to remember those who helped them along the way.
“Many of you have experienced life-changing moments and forged lifelong friendships during your time at USU,” Cockett exclaimed. “I also anticipate that you had a professor or mentor who provided guidance and inspiration for your future endeavors. I encourage you to let those people know of your regard and your thanks.”
The Herald Journal Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2021
A team of USU researchers is getting some national attention for a project that could give electric vehicle batteries a second life as solar energy storage.
The team from USU’s Utah Power Electronics Lab includes professors Hongjie Wang and Regan Zane as well as doctoral students Marium Rasheed and Mohamed Kamel. Working with Maryland-based research firm Dream Team, the researchers are developing technology that could adapt batteries retired from electrical vehicles for storing solar energy.
Utah Public Radio Monday, Apr. 26, 2021
Utah State University Executive Vice President and Provost Francis Galey announced Friday that Alan L. Smith has been selected as the newest dean for the Emma Eccles Jones College Of Education And Human Services.
Galey’s quoted in a press release saying, “Dr. Smith has extensive experience in research and interdisciplinary collaboration that will lend itself well to one of USU’s largest colleges.”
Smith comes to Utah State after nine years as professor and chairperson in the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University. Additionally, he has more than 24 years of experience in academia. Smith will begin work as dean on July 1.
YAHOO Finance Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2021
The Space Dynamics Laboratory at Utah State University announced that it has been awarded a contract to support NASA’s new space-based instrument to continue the agency’s key climate record. The contract value was not disclosed.
Under the leadership of Principal Investigator Dr. Peter Pilewskie from the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder, the new instrument, named Libera, will be built to continue the 40-year data record of the balance between the solar radiation entering Earth’s atmosphere and the amount absorbed, reflected, and emitted.
The Herald Journal Monday, Apr. 05, 2021
Ryan Odom was named the 20th head coach in school history by USU Athletics Director John Hartwell. He replaces Craig Smith, who left after three seasons at the Aggie helm to be the head coach at the University of Utah. Smith was named the Utes head coach on March 27.
Odom has been the head coach at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) since 2016, where he compiled a record of 97-60, including a 50-29 mark in the America East Conference. He guided the Retrievers to their first-ever postseason win in the 2017 CIT Tournament, then made history in 2018 as UMBC became the first-ever 16th seed to knock off a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, when the Retrievers beat top overall seed Virginia, 74-54.
Cache Valley Daily Monday, Mar. 29, 2021
USU President Noelle Cockett announced recently the formation of a working group to create a framework for future university land acknowledged statements and conversations.
This is an effort to recognize and show respect for Native American peoples as original stewards of the land that Utah State University sits on and also many of the satellite locations sit on.
On KVNU’s For the People program on Monday, a member of that work group, Marilyn Cuch, Secondary Teacher Education Program School of Teacher Education & Leadership/ Utah State University – Uintah Basin, was our guest and said that she and other educators have been talking about for a couple of years.
Cache Valley Daily Tuesday, Mar. 23, 2021
LOGAN, Utah – Utah State junior center Neemias Queta has been named one of just four finalists for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year award, as announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club on Tuesday. Queta is joined on the list by Baylor’s Davion Mitchell, Alabama’s Herbert Jones and USC’s Evan Mobley.
Queta has been a defensive force in the nation this season, totaling an NCAA-best 97 blocks and making him one of only three players in the nation with 90 or more blocks this season. The total also broke his own Utah State record of 84, set during his freshman campaign in 2018-19. Overall, Queta recorded 219 blocks over the course of his career, far surpassing the previous Utah State record of 155 career blocks set by Gilbert Pete from 186-89. Furthermore, Queta’s 219 put him tied for third in Mountain West history, matching the University of Utah’s David Foster (2006, 09-11). Queta is one of only five players in Mountain West history to record 200 or more blocks in a career.