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12:45 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Massive Open Online Course Provides Free Education and Problem-Based Learning

Credit studyusa.com

A massive open online course, or a MOOC for short, has come to the USU campus: or rather, to the entire world.

The MOOC USU is offering is ITLS 5245/6245, Interactive Multimedia Production. The graduate-level class is being taken by hundreds of students and non-students in the U.S. and other countries across the globe.

The MOOC is not for credit and is completely free, but this could pose problems for the course in the future.  Andrew Walker of the instructional technology and learning science department at USU is the instructor for the MOOC.

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Utah News
4:37 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Elderly Hyrum Man Burned in Fire

Update: The University of Utah Burn Unit Spokeswoman, Melinda Rogers confirmed that Ray Jessop succumbed to his injuries Thursday morning at 2:20 A.M.

Ray Jessop, 81, was still on fire when his neighbor, Braxton Wood, found him at about 11 A.M. Wednesday.

Suffering third degree burns on 90 percent of his body, Jessop was taken to Logan Regional Hospital and then airlifted to the University of Utah burn Center in Salt Lake City.

His neighbor, Toni Wood, said this incident only adds to the list of health complications he has been struggling with.

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Environment
4:31 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Governor Will Not Sign Snake Valley Water Deal

Credit Salt Lake Tribune / U.S.G.S.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said Wednesday he will not sign off on a controversial water deal in the Snake Valley on the Utah-Nevada border.

An agreement more than four years in the making would extract water from an underground aquifer in the region and deliver it to Southern Nevada. In a statement released today, Herbert said a majority of affected Utah residents don’t support the agreement, and he said the Snake Valley debate has been the most complex and emotional issue he’s faced since taking office.

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Utah News
6:11 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Bear Denning in Utah

It is spring time and the bears are waking up.  In today’s newsline, USU students tell UPR about hiking the mountains to find these bears and check out their dens.

Brianna’s passion for journalism comes from a love of learning and a desire to know everything.  She studies Broadcast Journalism and Political Science at Utah State University and hopes one day to travel the world reporting hard news. She also works as the Aggie Radio news director and a reporter for USU TV.

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Utah News
5:53 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Boy Scouts of America Reject Troop Sponsored By a Gay Rights Organization

Credit Boy Scouts of America

A  proposed Boy Scouts troop sponsored by a Utah gay rights organization has been rejected by Boy Scouts of America.

Valerie Larrabe of the Utah Pride Center says they were told that the mission of their organization didn’t properly align with the goals of Boy Scouts.

Larrabe says the troop would have included 10 middle-school aged boys and been guided by straight troop leaders.

Boy Scouts of America spokesman Deron Smith said they decided that a partnership with the Utah Pride Center would not have been beneficial based on the mission of the Utah organization.

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Utah News
10:39 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Fire in Hyrum Destroys Home

MACKINZIE HAMILTON Utah Public Radio

Alex Carillo was on his way to feed cattle when he saw the smoke. A house near 7400 South on State Road 65 Hyrum was in flames. Carillo used his cell phone to snap some of the first images of the burning home.

 

 

"Since right now it's time to do like, start working on the grounds I thought they were just burning the ground," says Carillo as he scrolls through the pictures. "But once I looked deeper into it I saw that it was a house that was in flames not a field."

 

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Utah News
10:25 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Body Found In Logan River

Police say there are no obvious signs of foul play in the death of a 64-year-old man found face down in the under a bridge in Logan River Friday, March 29.

66-year-old Eric Larsen likes to take his dog, Buddy, outdoors three or four times a day and the bridge near his apartment on Riverwalk Parkway is his favorite spot because he likes to watch the fish in the river.

"My dog stopped over here on the bridge to relieve himself and I looked up and saw it," Larsen says. "I thought it was a maniquin at first but I realized it was body. He was face down in the water."

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Utah News
6:11 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Logan Film Festival Building Utah's Presence in the Movie World

Film Festival Logo
Credit Logan Film Festival

For organizer Tyler Woodbury, the Logan film festival does more than just provide a screen for viewing movies.

“The atmosphere in Logan is disjointed right now. So, one of the purposes of the festival is to bring it together, and bring the people together.”

The Utah Film Commission is known for promoting Utah in the movie world, but generally focuses on the Southern end of the state.

Gabe Saxton, from the Logan Downtown Alliance and the man in charge of the festival, says this publicity problem hinges on airport access.

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Environment
11:55 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Feds Amend Land Use Plans for Energy Developers in Utah, West

The Department of the Interior has amended the process for land leasing in Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming.

March has been a month of big changes for energy developers in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming. The Interior Department has amended some of its land-use plans for leasing to oil shale and tar sands developers, and proposed higher royalty rates and stricter air and water protections.

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News
11:53 am
Fri March 29, 2013

One Dies in Mohave Plane Crash

Mohave county sheriff’s search and rescue units responded to a plane crash late Thursday morning, approximately 40 miles southwest of Kingman in which one person died.

Mohave county 911 dispatch received a call from a teenage boy calling from his cell phone from the site of a plane crash.  The young male said the single engine plane crashed with his father, mother and himself onboard.   

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