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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Julia Gossard

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Julia Gossard

04/26/2018

Congratulations to Dr. Julia M. Gossard on the publication of her article "Food in the West: Using TimelineJS in the Classroom," which was featured on the American Historical Association's blog.

Alumni Spotlight: Maryanne Andrus

Alumni Spotlight: Maryanne Andrus

04/25/2018

After finishing her undergraduate degree in history at USU, Maryanne Andrus enrolled in a graduate program in American Studies with a dual emphasis in American folklore and museum studies. When she told her parents she was pursuing a degree that would ena...

Alumni Spotlight: Jared Farmer

Alumni Spotlight: Jared Farmer

04/25/2018

Congratulations to Jared Farmer, class of '96, on being selected for a Berlin Prize from the American Academy of Berlin.

Dr. Norm Jones named Teacher of the Year

Dr. Norm Jones named Teacher of the Year

03/29/2018

Summarizing Dr. Norm Jones’ accomplishments is a difficult task. Since joining USU in 1978, he has taught large surveys, small upper-division courses, graduate seminars, and independent studies.

Alumni Spotlight: Nina Cavazos

Alumni Spotlight: Nina Cavazos

03/26/2018

Nina Cavazos, a 2016 graduate, is now the manager of Stakeholder Engagement at the National Women's History Museum, a non-profit working to build a women's history museum on or near the National Mall in Washington, DC.

Alumni Spotlight: Brad Hansen

Alumni Spotlight: Brad Hansen

03/22/2018

After graduating in 2013, Brad Hansen and his wife Janelle (USU English major ’09) went looking for their next adventure.

Colby Townsend Publication News

Colby Townsend Publication News

03/15/2018

Colby Townsend is a first-year MA student in the Department of History, studying the ways religious individuals have composed texts that become standards, classics, or scripture for their communities.

Arie French Presents at Phi Alpha Theta

Arie French Presents at Phi Alpha Theta

01/15/2018

Dr. Julia Gossard and undergraduate Arie French teamed up for the CHaSS summer research mentorship to study women brought to North America under the auspices of the French crown.

Abby Ellsworth and her artistic perspective on history

Abby Ellsworth and her artistic perspective on history

01/01/2018

Dr. Angela Diaz was leaving her lecture hall last semester when she first saw Abby’s history notes. These weren’t your typical notes scribbled hastily in pen or pencil. They were something closer to art.

Student Spotlight: Kirtan Patel

Student Spotlight: Kirtan Patel

11/15/2017

Kirtan Patel is a graduate student in history and the 2016-2018 Charles Redd Fellow in Religious Studies. Hailing from London, England, and graduating with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oxford, Kirtan came to USU to study religious history wi...

Alumni Spotlight: Justin Hall

Alumni Spotlight: Justin Hall

11/01/2017

Utah State University presents Justin Hall, Alumnus of USU’s history and philosophy departments. Hailing from Alaska, Justin first came to Utah State to study psychology, but quickly turned to philosophy, classics and then history.

Student Spotlight: Jacie Rex

Student Spotlight: Jacie Rex

04/01/2017

Hailing from Evanston, Wyoming, Jacie originally started at USU as a soil science major, until she took a modern European history class.

Student Spotlight: Senia Foster

Student Spotlight: Senia Foster

03/01/2017

Senia Foster is a graduate student specializing in medieval Irish history. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts at USU, Senia decided to stay for the master’s program.

Alumni Spotlight: Emily Wheeler

Alumni Spotlight: Emily Wheeler

02/01/2017

Utah State University introduces history alumna and history instructor, Emily Wheeler. Graduating with her first master’s degree in history in 2005, she obtained a second master’s in landscape architecture in 2008.

Student Spotlight: Cody Patton

Student Spotlight: Cody Patton

01/01/2017

President of the history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta, Cody is in his junior year at Utah State, getting a degree in history with a minor in economics.