USU Blanding has announced plans to construct a Navajo Hogan for its students on campus.
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The Mentoring & Encouraging Student Academic Success (MESAS) program was initially created to increase the academic success of transfer students from the USU campus in Blanding to the main USU campus in Logan. The goals of the program were to encourage more Native American students to pursue graduate degrees in STEM fields and to build a more inclusive campus environment at Utah State University. As the program has grown, our goals have also grown. Program goals now include providing academic assistance and cultural programming for all Native American students at Utah State University.
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USU Blanding Hogan Construction
Watch a live webcam to see the construction of the Hogan at the USU Blanding capmpus.
MESAS held its inaugural Indigenous Knowledge Symposium on March 19, 2021. We had a wonderful panel of knowledgeable speakers who shared a great deal about the importance of Indigenous Knowledge. We did record the symposium if you were unable to attend.
The Native American Summer Mentorship Program was pivitol in the creation of MESAS. This program's success led to the need for the MESAS program.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute provided the grant money for the creation of MESAS. This fantasic group is helping to support the MESAS program.