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Swenson House Groundbreaking Ceremony, Tuesday, Sept 18
This new buillding at 669 E. 500 North in Logan is more than a memorial to poet May Swenson; it's a gift to all of us. 

CHaSS Homecoming Reunion: Saturday, Oct. 13
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Latest issue of Liberalis

Cover of Liberlais students talking around a table with professor Colin Flint next to a globe.

Fall 2017

Grant program builds research. Latin Blooms anew in the modern world. Denik founder builds rural schools from blank pages. English professor has role in sustaing Cather legacy.

Liberalis Archive

News from around the college

Advice for our incoming Freshmen

We asked our 2018 graduates to look back over their years of college and sum up this question: “What do I wish I’d known as a freshman.” It’s great advice for all of us!

Recent Stories

Atlantic magazine tells how young USU English alum mastered Pres. Obama's voice

Atlantic magazine tells how young USU English alum mastered Pres. Obama's voice

09/05/2018

Kolbie Blume, English 2014, wrote hundreds of letters from Americans to president

Groundbreaking set for writing and events space honoring the legacy of Utah poet May Swenson

Groundbreaking set for writing and events space honoring the legacy of Utah poet May Swenson

08/31/2018

The re-imagined Swenson family home will welcome community, writers and learners.

Poetry contest honoring May Swenson anticipates groundbreaking for retreat

Poetry contest honoring May Swenson anticipates groundbreaking for retreat

08/23/2018

Contest winners will read their poems at ground- breaking ceremony Sept. 18

New summer program lets students of ancient Greek jump a year ahead

New summer program lets students of ancient Greek jump a year ahead

08/23/2018

Innovative, new 'instinctual' method of learning Ancient Greek finds success

Awaiting the awards: 9 JCOM, other students earn college Emmy nominations

Awaiting the awards: 9 JCOM, other students earn college Emmy nominations

08/22/2018

'To be nominated is an honor,' says broadcast adviser

USU's Mountain West Center names 2018 Evans Biography Award winners

USU's Mountain West Center names 2018 Evans Biography Award winners

07/13/2018

Authors explore polygamy through women's diaries and the story-telling of Native Americans.

What's New Archive

Meet Major Kuhlman

Major Klint Kuhlman is assigned as Officer in Charge at USU's Army ROTC, where he see a great opportunity to make a real difference.

Read the article

Recent Stories

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.

Portrait of Joyce Kinkead

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.

Faculty Update Archive

Judson Finley's research on the Fremont Indians

Anthropologist and archaeologist Judson Finley receives a grant to expand his research on the Fremont Indians. He explains why this research is interesting and much needed.

Recent Stories

Portrait of Joyce Kinkead

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.

POLITICAL SCIENCE - Yesola Kweon on reducing corruption in government and social policies in open economies

POLITICAL SCIENCE - Yesola Kweon on reducing corruption in government and social policies in open economies

11/21/2017

Recently published essays by assistant professor in political science International Interactions journal.

Interior of the Wetter Brothers calico factory in Orange, France, c. 1764

HISTORY Julia Gossard Tattletales: Childhood and Authority in Eighteenth-Century France

10/05/2017

Julia Gossard, expert on childhood in medieval France, has published two journal articles

Book cover: Perspectives on Effective Teaching

LANGUAGES Maria Luisa Spicer Escalante and Karin deJonge Kannan, editors Perspectives on Effective Teaching in DLI and Foreign Language Classrooms

10/05/2017

"Perspectives on Effective Teaching in DLI and Foreign Language Classrooms" is available; editors include USU faculty Karin

Sociologist Eric Reither

Sociologist's $2.1M Grant to Find Links Between Sleep and Weight Gain

10/05/2017

Eric Reither, a USU sociologist, has received a $2.1 million grant from the NIH to find links between sleep and weight gain

Journal cover

POLITICAL SCIENCE Greg Goelzhauser 'Does Merit Selection Work?'

09/21/2017

Greg Goelzhauser has published an article in the Journal of Law and Courts titled "Does Merit Selection Work?"

Research Corner Archive

Jcom research event: Pogo Suganuma excerpt

A small excerpt from one of the presentations given at USU's JCOM research event for winter 2018.

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Recent Stories

Crowd of students eating at Light on the Hill

A Light on the Hill for students who be the light of the world

08/29/2018

Hundreds of new and not-so-old CHaSSies gathered for this annual ritual to kick off the school year

New summer program lets students of ancient Greek jump a year ahead

New summer program lets students of ancient Greek jump a year ahead

08/23/2018

Innovative, new 'instinctual' method of learning Ancient Greek finds success

Awaiting the awards: 9 JCOM, other students earn college Emmy nominations

Awaiting the awards: 9 JCOM, other students earn college Emmy nominations

08/22/2018

'To be nominated is an honor,' says broadcast adviser

USU student journalists make headlines with awards for 1st-rate reporting

USU student journalists make headlines with awards for 1st-rate reporting

06/22/2018

UPR and Utah Statesman reporters win a shelf of SPJ awards for 2018.

Farewell to 668 CHaSS grads, you'll do great things

Farewell to 668 CHaSS grads, you'll do great things

05/31/2018

CHaSS graduates take the best of the college with them as they begin new lives.

High-schoolers get real journalism experience at mock car wreck

High-schoolers get real journalism experience at mock car wreck

04/27/2018

Fatal car crash is real enough to high school journalists visiting USU for annual awards event.

Students of CHaSS Archive

CHaSSy Awards

A March 1 ceremony marked a new tradition of student-made videos in a contest sponsored by the English Department because today's writing skills are not limited to paper and text. Here's an introduction to the new CHaSSy Award, as covered by JCOM student Taylor Emerson.

Read about the winning videos

Recent Stories

Groundbreaking set for writing and events space honoring the legacy of Utah poet May Swenson

Groundbreaking set for writing and events space honoring the legacy of Utah poet May Swenson

08/31/2018

The re-imagined Swenson family home will welcome community, writers and learners.

Crowd of students eating at Light on the Hill

A Light on the Hill for students who be the light of the world

08/29/2018

Hundreds of new and not-so-old CHaSSies gathered for this annual ritual to kick off the school year

Poetry contest honoring May Swenson anticipates groundbreaking for retreat

Poetry contest honoring May Swenson anticipates groundbreaking for retreat

08/23/2018

Contest winners will read their poems at ground- breaking ceremony Sept. 18

New summer program lets students of ancient Greek jump a year ahead

New summer program lets students of ancient Greek jump a year ahead

08/23/2018

Innovative, new 'instinctual' method of learning Ancient Greek finds success

USU's Mountain West Center names 2018 Evans Biography Award winners

USU's Mountain West Center names 2018 Evans Biography Award winners

07/13/2018

Authors explore polygamy through women's diaries and the story-telling of Native Americans.

Three of Utah Business' 'Women to Watch' got start with humanities degrees

Three of Utah Business' 'Women to Watch' got start with humanities degrees

06/22/2018

Alumni are named in magazine's recognition of state's most influential women in business.

CHaSS News Archive

Recent Stories

Atlantic magazine tells how young USU English alum mastered Pres. Obama's voice

Atlantic magazine tells how young USU English alum mastered Pres. Obama's voice

09/05/2018

Kolbie Blume, English 2014, wrote hundreds of letters from Americans to president

Three of Utah Business' 'Women to Watch' got start with humanities degrees

Three of Utah Business' 'Women to Watch' got start with humanities degrees

06/22/2018

Alumni are named in magazine's recognition of state's most influential women in business.

Embassy reception recognizes CHaSS connections with Peru

Embassy reception recognizes CHaSS connections with Peru

05/01/2018

CHaSS alumni, friends and faculty gathered at the Embassy of Peru to note college's ties

Image of Travis Chambers and co-workers in the Chamber.media studio

Viral-video creator Travis Chambers, JCOM grad, named in Forbes 30 Under 30

03/16/2018

Travis Chambers has found success in sharing his creativity and making people laugh.

Glade Myler and class in conversational Spanish

Alumnus shares his poetry with students in multiple languages

11/29/2017

Alumnus Glade Meyer visited an Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition class to share his own poetry, which is written in multiple languages.

Utah Teacher of the Year Aaryn Birchell

CHaSS Alumni : Vernal Teacher of the Year

10/05/2017

A 1999 Utah State University graduate in English has been named the 2018 Utah Teacher of the Year.

Alumni in Action Archive