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22Jul2014

Enchanted Modernities - Mysticism, Landscape & the American West

Caine College of the Arts and the Leverhulme Trust…

22Jul2014

Standup Paddleboard Yoga at First Dam

Come spend an hour out on First Dam Reservoir practicing…

22Jul2014

The Elephant Man -- Lyric Rep Stage Production

This 1979 Tony Award-Winning play chronicles the true…

23Jul2014

Cloverbud Day Camp -- Extension Workshop

Location to be determined. Parents are encouraged to…

23Jul2014

Produce Stand - USU Student Organic Farm

Join us every Wednesday for fresh organic produce,…

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Robins Awards

Robins Awards 2014 - April 19 at 7pm in the TSC Ballroom

Robins Award

The Robins Awards are the most coveted of all Utah State honors. They reward students and faculty for hard work and dedication to their individual goals, as well as the goals of USU.

The awards memorialize William E. Robins, a campus hero who had a rare quality to turn his vision into Utah State's vision. Robins was a Sigma Nu at Utah State who served as USU's student body president in 1949. He was the primary and initial visionary of today's Taggart Student Center.

In 1954, Bill and wife Geraldine died in a plane crash, leaving behind a one-year old orphan boy. This prompted Bill's fraternity to set up a fund so the boy could go to USU when he was ready. Tragically, the boy died at the age of eight from leukemia. Since then, the fund has been used to continue the Robins Award tradition.

Each year, the gallant event is held in the evening, and several awards are presented. The ceremony is followed by the Spring Formal dance. Throughout the years, the name of Bill Robins has stood as a symbol of the best efforts students can offer. As a memorial to him, the night's feature award is called the Bill Robins Memorial Award. Other awards include: Achievement of the Year, Woman of the Year, Man of the Year, Organization of the Year, and the Val R. Christensen Service of the Year.