The COVID-19 pandemic has forced performers across the country into new territory: online. [caption id="attachment_5913" align="alignright" width="350"] After COVID-19 canceled their performances, Belén Moyano and her husband Drew Nichols shifted to offering Facebook Live concerts.[/caption] Theater actress Belén Moyano ’16 and her
We originally had utopian visions for our cover with a happy focus on the future. The pandemic’s punch to the gut, however, brought us back to the present. Instead of flying cars, we selected student-athlete Jordan Nathan. As of this writing, our football players do not know what the season holds.
We have been through a lot in the last six months. In late March, Utah State University students, faculty, and staff transitioned from in person classes to fully remote courses for the remainder of the year with grace. I am proud to be leading Utah State during this challenging time. [caption id="attachment_5965"
Medical school nearly broke Kyle Bradford Jones. Throughout his residency training, Jones ‘05 was caught between the conflicting pressures modern medicine espouses: be fast but thorough with patient exams, prescribe tests but not overly so, be compassionate but work 30 hour shifts without sleep, and most importantly, beat death—an impossible goal.
Often after foundations are poured, drywall covered, and punchlists completed, new buildings feel like they could be any building anywhere. How do you create something beyond bricks and mortar? Something that feels like it belongs on the landscape? Lianna Etchberger, Utah State University Moab’s associate vice president, hopes the Moab Academic Building—the
BEARS JUST WANT TO BE BEARS. But humans—being humans—sometimes complicate things, to their peril. Since 2011, three people have died from grizzly bear attacks in Yellowstone National Park—three out of the eight total bear-related deaths in the park’s 147-year history. What is behind this 60 percent increase? More people, more bears,
Kristen Kator ’04 designs for the future. A big part of her job as a lead designer with Samsung Research America is to look at things as they are now and ask what else they might become. Like flat-screen TVs mounted on walls. Since these sleek devices are already hanging among
Picture this. The family is sitting around a meal at the table. Children and parents share events of the day. Talking and laughing can be heard because there is no sound of television, video games, or phones. Now, think about what might be more realistic. Perhaps people stand at the counter
The stock market is no more predictable than the world around us. Its volatility is no more apparent than in moments of crisis—from pandemics to trade wars. Some-thing as simple as a president’s tweet can send it soaring or plunging. Events and people matter on Wall Street, including CEOs of major
In six months, NASA’s newest rover will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to the Jezero Crater, a dry lakebed on Mars to discover if life ever existed on the red planet. The rover will roam windswept sand dunes and ancient rock beds collecting samples for a future mission to
In 1982, when Utah State University reached out to me to apply for a faculty position directing the writing center in the English department, my answer was, “I’m not interested,” but Bill Smith, the director of the composition program, was convincing. “Just send us your CV,” he said. Later, when he
Are you Doing Your Share?” the Logan Republican newspaper asked women, following that call with an article in May 1918 celebrating the “Fighting Sisters of Fighting Men.” Through calls such as these, women joined the First World War effort—in war relief, entertainment, heavy industry, medical services, and offices. Most of these women
Master gardeners help feed Utah’s hungry A decade ago, Katie Wagner planted some proverbial seeds when she rebooted a program connecting an unlikely web of people in Salt Lake County: inmates and master gardeners. In 2016, the Utah State University Extension agent added seniors to the coterie. Because what if hungry
To the “noble and unselfish women of our State, who never faltered when discouragements were plentiful, and whose names are immortalized by the unqualified success of their efforts.”—Dr. Martha Hughes Cannon, Suffragist, Physician, and Utah State Senator It was just a single sentence, only twenty-eight words long, but nearly one hundred