USU History Department News
Giraffe Award winner Chris Gonzalez, others honored in 2019 CHaSS awards
College of Humanities and Social Sciences distributed many awards for excellence during the 2018-19 school, including Prof. Chris Gonzalez, who 'stuck his neck out' and won CHaSS's Giraffe Award
Blanding exhibit reveals hard life, contribution of Chinese rail laborers
A new exhibit at Utah State University-Blanding focuses on the tens of thousands of Chinese immigrants who labored to bring the transcontinental race to a finish line at Promontory Point in Box Elder County. “Tunnels, Trestles, Track,” now open through A...
2019 CHaSS Awards Announced
Faculty member Tammy Proctor and undergraduate Frankie Urrutia-Smith receive 2019 CHaSS Awards.
Leading Mormon Studies scholar Patrick Mason named as USU’s Arrington Chair
Patrick Q. Mason, a history professor who holds the Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University, has been named the new Leonard J. Arrington Chair for Mormon History and Culture.
Public 'roadshow' to collect local memories and record family relics of WWI
Records of artifacts and recorded remembrances to be included in a WWI archive
Demonstration will recall era when the trebuchet ruled medieval battles
See how the Middle Ages' heavy artillery actually worked on Oct. 20
Religious Studies names three finalists for Arrington Chair in Mormon history
Candidates to visit campus in search for professorial chair in history
New summer program lets students of ancient Greek jump a year ahead
Innovative, new 'instinctual' method of learning Ancient Greek finds success
Alumni Spotlight: Carl Aldrich
Carl Aldrich graduated from USU in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Sociology.
Bennion Teachers' Workshop to explore beginnings of our democracy
Who started the fire? Early revolutions topic of June 4-8 event sponsored by Mountain West Center.
Alumni Spotlight: Mackenzi Lee
Mackenzie Van Engelenhoven, who writes under the pseudonym Mackenzi Lee, graduated from USU in 2012 with an undergraduate degree in history. She is an author of The Monstrous Thing, which won the PEN-New England Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Aw...
Phil Barlow announces retirement
Faculty member Philip L. Barlow, the Leonard Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture, has announced he will retire in December.
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Julia Gossard
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.