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USU Celebrates 130th Birthday with Founders Day March 2

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

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Utah State University will celebrate its 130th birthday at the annual Founders Day Friday, March 2, with a reception and dinner. The evening begins with a reception in the Merrill-Cazier Library Atrium where guests may congratulate this year’s honorees.  The library will be presenting an exhibit celebrating USU’s rich architectural history from the first master plan in 1912 to the present.  The dinner will be held in the Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom of the Taggart Student Center and will celebrate the Year of the Arts, featuring performances by both faculty and students.  Michael K. Christiansen will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award.  Chuck and Louise Gay and Michael J. and Suzanne Stones will be presented Distinguished Service Awards. For complete information or to purchase seats, visit

Contact: Scott Olson,, 435-797-0931

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