October 28, 2020

Honors Last Lecture

2020 Honors Outstanding Professor, Dr. Seth Archer (History), delivered the 45th Annual Honors Last Lecture, entitled "After the Vaccine: The United States Discovers Public Health," on October 21 at 3:30 p.m.

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The Honors Passion Project is a series of virtual lunchtime discussions with Honors alumni and friends about their passions, pastimes, or pursuits beyond work and academics. The second event in the series took place on Wednesday, October 14, with Honors a
The Honors Passion Project: Costuming for Charity with Erica Hawvermale

The Honors Passion Project: Costuming for Charity with Erica Hawvermale

The Honors Passion Project is a series of virtual lunchtime discussions with Honors alumni and friends about their passions, pastimes, or pursuits beyond work and academics. The second event in the series took place on Wednesday, October 14, with Honors a...

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2020 Honors Outstanding Professor, Dr. Seth Archer (History), delivered the 45th Annual Honors Last Lecture, entitled "After the Vaccine: The United States Discovers Public Health," on October 21 at 3:30 p.m.
Honors Last Lecture

Honors Last Lecture

2020 Honors Outstanding Professor, Dr. Seth Archer (History), delivered the 45th Annual Honors Last Lecture, entitled "After the Vaccine: The United States Discovers Public Health," on October 21 at 3:30 p.m.

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The Honors Passion Project is a series of virtual lunchtime discussions with Honors alumni and friends about their passions, pastimes, or pursuits beyond work and academics. The series began on Tuesday, September 8, with Honors alumnus Grant Holyoak’s pre
The Honors Passion Project: LEGO-Building with Grant Holyoak

The Honors Passion Project: LEGO-Building with Grant Holyoak

The Honors Passion Project is a series of virtual lunchtime discussions with Honors alumni and friends about their passions, pastimes, or pursuits beyond work and academics. The series began on Tuesday, September 8, with Honors alumnus Grant Holyoak’s pre...

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Honors-Engaged Faculty and Students Help Analyze Campus Wastewater for Signs of Coronavirus: Researchers are monitoring COVID-19 infection trends at Utah State University by analyzing sewage samples taken from on-campus student housing facilities. This me
Honors Spotlight

Honors Spotlight

Honors-Engaged Faculty and Students Help Analyze Campus Wastewater for Signs of Coronavirus: Researchers are monitoring COVID-19 infection trends at Utah State University by analyzing sewage samples taken from on-campus student housing facilities. This me...

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Dr. Matthew Wappett is a researcher, a writer, and an educator in leadership, stress management, and inclusion. His approach to “compassionate leadership” has been implemented in many organizations and classrooms and is informed by his background in Disab
Laughter Workshop with Matt Wappett

Laughter Workshop with Matt Wappett

Dr. Matthew Wappett is a researcher, a writer, and an educator in leadership, stress management, and inclusion. His approach to “compassionate leadership” has been implemented in many organizations and classrooms and is informed by his background in Disab...

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Learn about Dr. Breanne Litts, an Honors faculty member, who received the NSF Career Award.
Breanne Litts Receives NSF Career Award

Breanne Litts Receives NSF Career Award

Learn about Dr. Breanne Litts, an Honors faculty member, who received the NSF Career Award.

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Read about the USU Student Group who recently won the Association of State Dam Safety Official’s first student dam model competition.
USU Student Group Wins Student Dam Model Competition

USU Student Group Wins Student Dam Model Competition

Read about the USU Student Group who recently won the Association of State Dam Safety Official’s first student dam model competition.

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Read about the Utah State University Speech and Debate team's 2020 tournament, where USU Honors student Naomi Ward took fifth place in Persuasive Speaking.
USU Speech and Debate Team Earns Third Place at Tournament

USU Speech and Debate Team Earns Third Place at Tournament

Read about the Utah State University Speech and Debate team's 2020 tournament, where USU Honors student Naomi Ward took fifth place in Persuasive Speaking.

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USU Today highlights that Kristine Miller, director of the Utah State University Honors Program, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Collegiate Honors Council.
USU Honors Director Elected to Board of National Collegiate Honors Council

USU Honors Director Elected to Board of National Collegiate Honors Council

USU Today highlights that Kristine Miller, director of the Utah State University Honors Program, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Collegiate Honors Council.

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Cedric Mannie, an Honors Student studying Computer Engineering, is collaborating with students at the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services to conduct research on improving life for Native Americans living on reservations.
Native American Engineering Student Featured in Winds of Change

Native American Engineering Student Featured in Winds of Change

Cedric Mannie, an Honors Student studying Computer Engineering, is collaborating with students at the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services to conduct research on improving life for Native Americans living on reservations.

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USU Honors Program Alumni Julie Robinson, NASA'a chief scientist for the International Space Station, shares her work and what led her to NASA.
One Giant Leap

One Giant Leap

USU Honors Program Alumni Julie Robinson, NASA'a chief scientist for the International Space Station, shares her work and what led her to NASA.

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USU Honors students and nutrition and food sciences professor Denise Stewardson are studying food choice awareness by surveying students about plant-based meat substitutes. Check out their event November 15!
Food For Thought: Honors Students Research Plant-Based Burgers

Food For Thought: Honors Students Research Plant-Based Burgers

USU Honors students and nutrition and food sciences professor Denise Stewardson are studying food choice awareness by surveying students about plant-based meat substitutes. Check out their event November 15!

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Departmental Honors Advisor and Environmental Sciences faculty Dr. Zachary Miller recently published research on human-wildlife conflict and communication in "Human Dimensions of Wildlife."
Honors DHA Dr. Zachary Miller on a Bear-Safe Yellowstone

Honors DHA Dr. Zachary Miller on a Bear-Safe Yellowstone

Departmental Honors Advisor and Environmental Sciences faculty Dr. Zachary Miller recently published research on human-wildlife conflict and communication in "Human Dimensions of Wildlife."

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Honors alumna Dr. Katie Brown, who is participating in this year's Honors Alumni Mentoring Program, is featured on Utah State Today's "Women of USU: Then and Now" series. She is an assistant professor of nutrition, dietetics, and food sciences.
USU's Year of the Woman Highlights Honors Alum Dr. Katie Brown

USU's Year of the Woman Highlights Honors Alum Dr. Katie Brown

Honors alumna Dr. Katie Brown, who is participating in this year's Honors Alumni Mentoring Program, is featured on Utah State Today's "Women of USU: Then and Now" series. She is an assistant professor of nutrition, dietetics, and food sciences.

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Utah Public Radio (UPR) interviewed Dr. Jen Peeples on her focus for the 44th annual Honors Last Lecture. Peeples spoke on perceptions and visual representation of toxicity in our environment.
Honors Last Lecturer Dr. Jen Peeples on Utah Public Radio

Honors Last Lecturer Dr. Jen Peeples on Utah Public Radio

Utah Public Radio (UPR) interviewed Dr. Jen Peeples on her focus for the 44th annual Honors Last Lecture. Peeples spoke on perceptions and visual representation of toxicity in our environment.

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New Honors Think Tank instructors Dr. Seth Archer and Dr. Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde
Honors Think Thank Professors on Healthcare Disparity

Honors Think Thank Professors on Healthcare Disparity

New Honors Think Tank instructors Dr. Seth Archer and Dr. Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde

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USU Honors student and undergraduate researcher Christian Lange is studying how to create the blackest surface possible to measure light accurately.
Honors Student Christian Lange Pursues Nanoscale Light Research

Honors Student Christian Lange Pursues Nanoscale Light Research

USU Honors student and undergraduate researcher Christian Lange is studying how to create the blackest surface possible to measure light accurately.

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Dr. Julia Gossard, who teaches an Honors breath course and serves as the History Department's Honors advisor, has been named the inaugural Bennion Faculty Fellow by the Mountain West Center for Regional Studies.
Honors Professor Dr. Julia Gossard Named Bennion Fellow

Honors Professor Dr. Julia Gossard Named Bennion Fellow

Dr. Julia Gossard, who teaches an Honors breath course and serves as the History Department's Honors advisor, has been named the inaugural Bennion Faculty Fellow by the Mountain West Center for Regional Studies.

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Dr. Charlie Huenemann, departmental honors advisor (DHA) for philosophy, was recently interviewed by BBC4 radio on the true self. He was described as "Gandalf with Glasses," with equal wit and wisdom.
Honors DHA Dr. Charlie Huenemann Interviewed by BBC Radio

Honors DHA Dr. Charlie Huenemann Interviewed by BBC Radio

Dr. Charlie Huenemann, departmental honors advisor (DHA) for philosophy, was recently interviewed by BBC4 radio on the true self. He was described as "Gandalf with Glasses," with equal wit and wisdom.

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USU Biology professor and departmental honors advisor Dr. Kim Sullivan studies the collision course between windows and birds.
Honors Professor Says Windows Kill A Billion Birds Every Year

Honors Professor Says Windows Kill A Billion Birds Every Year

USU Biology professor and departmental honors advisor Dr. Kim Sullivan studies the collision course between windows and birds.

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Honors students Bryce Frederickson and Ethan Hammer won the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for undergraduates in STEM.
Honors Students Win 2019 Goldwater Scholarships

Honors Students Win 2019 Goldwater Scholarships

Honors students Bryce Frederickson and Ethan Hammer won the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for undergraduates in STEM.

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"The Honors Program assisted me while at Utah State in getting more out of my courses and helped me deepen my experiences."
Honors Alumni Spotlight: Ruth Margetts (2000)

Honors Alumni Spotlight: Ruth Margetts (2000)

"The Honors Program assisted me while at Utah State in getting more out of my courses and helped me deepen my experiences."

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"Being in Honors put me with other driven people and gave me the opportunity for additional mentoring. It enabled me to create a portfolio piece with my own parameters that I later used to launch my career in a Fortune 500 company."
Honors Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Walker (Interior Design, 2007)

Honors Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Walker (Interior Design, 2007)

"Being in Honors put me with other driven people and gave me the opportunity for additional mentoring. It enabled me to create a portfolio piece with my own parameters that I later used to launch my career in a Fortune 500 company."

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"Something about being an honors student makes me feel less lost in the sea of students at Utah State University, and more like I belong."
Honors Student Abbie Weight (2021)

Honors Student Abbie Weight (2021)

"Something about being an honors student makes me feel less lost in the sea of students at Utah State University, and more like I belong."

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Learn about the group of Honors students who won the 26th Annual Creative Writing and Art Contest.
Honors Students Win in USU Creative Writing Contest

Honors Students Win in USU Creative Writing Contest

Learn about the group of Honors students who won the 26th Annual Creative Writing and Art Contest.

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Honors student and faculty participated in a community event for the Latinx Creative Society, highlighting creative academic work by USU students involved with the Latinx Creative Society.
Honors Student Karina Hernandez Serves on Latinx Panel at Community Event

Honors Student Karina Hernandez Serves on Latinx Panel at Community Event

Honors student and faculty participated in a community event for the Latinx Creative Society, highlighting creative academic work by USU students involved with the Latinx Creative Society.

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The Honors Think Tanks bring professors and students together across disciplines to study a shared topic from different perspectives.
Honors Think Tank Project Published in Sustainability Education Journal

Honors Think Tank Project Published in Sustainability Education Journal

The Honors Think Tanks bring professors and students together across disciplines to study a shared topic from different perspectives.

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USU English professor Dr. Brian McCuskey delivers the 42nd Annual Last Lecture, "Alice Vs. Sherlock."
Dr. Brian McCuskey Delivers the 42nd Annual Last Lecture

Dr. Brian McCuskey Delivers the 42nd Annual Last Lecture

USU English professor Dr. Brian McCuskey delivers the 42nd Annual Last Lecture, "Alice Vs. Sherlock."

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See the 2016-17 Honors Research Highlights, including research awards and grants.
2016-17 Honors Research Highlights

2016-17 Honors Research Highlights

See the 2016-17 Honors Research Highlights, including research awards and grants.

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2016-17 Honors Student Achievements. National Fellowships/Scholarships/Awards
2016-17 Honors Student Achievements

2016-17 Honors Student Achievements

2016-17 Honors Student Achievements. National Fellowships/Scholarships/Awards

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On Friday, March 17, 2017, the University Honors Program offered students the unique opportunity to have lunch and conversation with National Public Radio’s Dr. Zorba Paster, who was on campus visiting Utah Public Radio.
Honors Student Lunch with NPR’s Dr. Zorba Paster

Honors Student Lunch with NPR’s Dr. Zorba Paster

On Friday, March 17, 2017, the University Honors Program offered students the unique opportunity to have lunch and conversation with National Public Radio’s Dr. Zorba Paster, who was on campus visiting Utah Public Radio.

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Dr. Cathy Bullock Delivers 41st Annual Honors Last Lecture “Rock the Vote: Putting the Communication Revolution to Work”
HONORS COMMUNITY: 41st Annual Last Lecture

HONORS COMMUNITY: 41st Annual Last Lecture

Dr. Cathy Bullock Delivers 41st Annual Honors Last Lecture “Rock the Vote: Putting the Communication Revolution to Work”

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Here students can learn more about Book Labs, how they came to be, how they have evolved, and how they can get involved.
HONORS OPPORTUNITIES | Honors

HONORS OPPORTUNITIES

Here students can learn more about Book Labs, how they came to be, how they have evolved, and how they can get involved.

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HONORS EXPERIENCES: Honors Connections introduces students to author Steven Johnson
Honors Connections introduces students to author Steven Johnson

Honors Connections introduces students to author Steven Johnson

HONORS EXPERIENCES: Honors Connections introduces students to author Steven Johnson

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See the USU 2016 Honors Research Highlights and Research Presentations list.
2016 Honors Research Highlights

2016 Honors Research Highlights

See the USU 2016 Honors Research Highlights and Research Presentations list.

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2016 Honors Student Achievements. National Fellowships/Scholarships/Awards list.
2016 Honors Student Achievements

2016 Honors Student Achievements

2016 Honors Student Achievements. National Fellowships/Scholarships/Awards list.

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Beginning in Spring 2016, the USU Honors Program will pilot its first Honors Think Tank in collaboration with the Center for Civic Engagement and Service-Learning.
In the Classroom: A Look at the Honors Think Tank

In the Classroom: A Look at the Honors Think Tank

Beginning in Spring 2016, the USU Honors Program will pilot its first Honors Think Tank in collaboration with the Center for Civic Engagement and Service-Learning.

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Students in the honors humanities Think Tank course, which focuses on local issues of food, water, and agricultural sustainability, selected and researched art focused on this topic.
Honors Think Art Exhibit

Honors Think Art Exhibit

Students in the honors humanities Think Tank course, which focuses on local issues of food, water, and agricultural sustainability, selected and researched art focused on this topic.

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Read about USU Honors alum Sydney Chamberlin, one of the participants in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.
Honors Alum on Team That Discovered Gravitational Waves

Honors Alum on Team That Discovered Gravitational Waves

Read about USU Honors alum Sydney Chamberlin, one of the participants in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.

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Read about USU Wildland Resources professor Dr. Fee Busby, who delivered the 40th Annual Last Lecture, "Make a Difference: It's Our Only Hope."
Dr. Fee Busby Delivers 40th Annual Honors "Last Lecture"

Dr. Fee Busby Delivers 40th Annual Honors "Last Lecture"

Read about USU Wildland Resources professor Dr. Fee Busby, who delivered the 40th Annual Last Lecture, "Make a Difference: It's Our Only Hope."

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Read more about Madelyn Fife, a USU Honors Student who was awarded the Truman Scholarship.
Madelyn Fife Wins truman Scholarship

Madelyn Fife Wins truman Scholarship

Read more about Madelyn Fife, a USU Honors Student who was awarded the Truman Scholarship.