From the Fall 2018 Edition of Discovery
From The Dean
Dr. Maura Hagan Describes USU's Sense of Place
Photo courtesy Mary-Ann Muffoletto
When you think about Utah State University, do you feel a “sense of place”? Is there something magical about a particular spot on campus, in Logan City, in Logan Canyon or in Cache Valley that conjures up a feeling of belonging or attachment for you?
When I first made the drive from the Salt Lake City airport to Logan, I was taken aback, when the winding road through the canyon from Brigham City opened up to reveal the stunning valley I now call home. I love Old Main Hill, I love the Quad and I cherish my views of the Bear River Mountains from my office in the Eccles Science Learning Center. But my strongest sense of belonging to my USU home recurs every time I make the drive north from Salt Lake City on Highway 89/91. After turning sharply to the east on the descent from the canyon, the road turns back north to reveal beautiful Cache Valley … and I’m home.
Photo courtesy M. Muffoletto
In this latest issue of Discovery magazine, you will read testimony from several alumni, who also reveal their senses of place. I imagine many of you will connect with some of the other places we highlight in this issue, including our 100-year-old Geology and Animal Sciences (a.k.a. Mathematics and Statistics) buildings and the Centennial Rock Garden. We illustrate the importance of these buildings to students, as the settings are where they make pivotal life decisions – and how the new Life Sciences Building will play the same role in future students’ lives.
Please enjoy this Fall 2018 issue of Discovery. I thank you for your ongoing support of the College of Science at Utah State University, and hope to see you soon.
Dean, USU College of Science
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