Nick Herrmann

ABC's and All of Me

"Alphabet knowledge, or the knowledge of letters names, sounds, and their symbols are absolutely essential for children to read and write," said Dr. Cindy Jones, an Assistant Professor at Utah State University's Emma Eccles Jones College of Education.

“It’s been identified by the National Early Literacy Panel as among the strongest, most durable predictor of later literacy success,” she said.

There are a number of programs being developed to help children learn to read, she says, including one created by a Northern Utah mother and public school educator.


USU's Michael Morgan Says Speed Week A 'Go'

Aug 11, 2014
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Update 8/11/14: Speed Week 2014 at the Bonneville Salt Flats was canceled do to the race track conditions after severe rainstorms. The Southern California Timing Association board, which planned the event, issued a statement that there is a possibility of extending the World Finals event (Sep. 30-Oct. 3) into a full-week event to make up for the loss of the Speed Week races. 

Utah State alumni Mike Morgan said that the race is on despite threats of bad weather.

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Utah State University is assisting Utahns in their efforts to develop healthy communication skills.

A $2.4 million contract was recently secured by Brian Higginbotham, USU Extension’s associate vice president, will now bring relationship and communicative courses to 11 Utah counties.

“These are classes that we’ve already been teaching as part of our family area in Extension,” Higginbotham said. “This particular contract will allow us to expand those services into communities and into DWS offices around the state.”

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Utah State University’s Biotechnology Summer Academy is currently underway. 31 teens from Utah, and the surrounding Western States are working side-by-side with USU scientists and engineers on a variety of research projects Tuesday to Thursday, July 8-10th.

This year’s Summer Academy exposes high school students to numerous career opportunities available in the Biotechnology field.

“It’s a program where students come to Utah State University, for a week. Students listen to talks about working in biotechnology,” said Aaron Thomas, director of the Academy.

Grizzlies May Return To Utah

Jun 19, 2014

A petition seeking expansion for grizzly bear territory, including the Uintas, was released Thursday morning by the Center for Biological Diversity.

Noah Greenwald, the center’s endangered species director, discussed the basics of the petition.