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A study funded by a $3M grant from the National Center for Education Research shows the Supporting Knowledge of Language and Literacy (SKILL) intervention program to be a promising solution to the decline of educational outcomes following the COVID-19 pan
USU Storytelling Program Improves Language Skills for At-Risk Children

USU Storytelling Program Improves Language Skills for At-Risk Children

A study funded by a $3M grant from the National Center for Education Research shows the Supporting Knowledge of Language and Literacy (SKILL) intervention program to be a promising solution to the decline of educational outcomes following the COVID-19 pan...

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"Faces of Dementia," the latest exhibit in the SCCE Lyndsley Wilkerson Gallery, documents the lives of individuals with dementia and their caregivers in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Research Center at USU.
ADRC Photo Exhibit Invites Viewers into Life with Dementia

ADRC Photo Exhibit Invites Viewers into Life with Dementia

"Faces of Dementia," the latest exhibit in the SCCE Lyndsley Wilkerson Gallery, documents the lives of individuals with dementia and their caregivers in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Research Center at USU.

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Nathan Justis, principal at Edith Bowen Laboratory School and PhD candidate in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences, traveled to Singapore over the summer to learn about the history, methods, and culture behind the nation’s K-12 education system
Nathan Justis Receives Fulbright Award to Work with Educators in Singapore

Nathan Justis Receives Fulbright Award to Work with Educators in Singapore

Nathan Justis, principal at Edith Bowen Laboratory School and PhD candidate in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences, traveled to Singapore over the summer to learn about the history, methods, and culture behind the nation’s K-12 education system...

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Dr. Travis Dorsch, who was honored with the Early Career Distinguished Scholar Award from the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, spoke at the Society's annual conference this summer.
Early Career Scholar Awardee Travis Dorsch Speaks at Annual NASPSPA Conference

Early Career Scholar Awardee Travis Dorsch Speaks at Annual NASPSPA Conference

Dr. Travis Dorsch, who was honored with the Early Career Distinguished Scholar Award from the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, spoke at the Society's annual conference this summer.

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The fully-online Master of Public Health program at Utah State University has earned accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health, an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Master of Public Health Program Earns CEPH Accreditation

Master of Public Health Program Earns CEPH Accreditation

The fully-online Master of Public Health program at Utah State University has earned accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health, an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Dr. Mona Buhusi, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and an active researcher in neuroscience at USU, is the inaugural recipient of the Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Researcher Center faculty fellowship.
Mona Buhusi Receives First ADRC Faculty Fellowship

Mona Buhusi Receives First ADRC Faculty Fellowship

Dr. Mona Buhusi, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and an active researcher in neuroscience at USU, is the inaugural recipient of the Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Researcher Center faculty fellowship.

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Dean Alan Smith recently announced expanded roles for the current Associate Deans for the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, along with the appointment of David Feldon as a new Associate Dean.
Dean Smith Announces New Roles for Associate Deans

Dean Smith Announces New Roles for Associate Deans

Dean Alan Smith recently announced expanded roles for the current Associate Deans for the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, along with the appointment of David Feldon as a new Associate Dean.

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This August, Aggies Elevated will welcome its first statewide cohort at the USU-Eastern campus in Price, Utah in addition to its ninth cohort in Logan and a new executive director.
Aggies Elevated Welcomes 1st Statewide Cohort, New Leadership

Aggies Elevated Welcomes 1st Statewide Cohort, New Leadership

This August, Aggies Elevated will welcome its first statewide cohort at the USU-Eastern campus in Price, Utah in addition to its ninth cohort in Logan and a new executive director.

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Professionals in education and human services are familiar with resilience: they see it in their studies, cultivate it in those they serve, and often develop it themselves to help others. Our researchers, graduates, and students shared their experiences w
Stories of Resilience from CEHS Researchers

Stories of Resilience from CEHS Researchers

Professionals in education and human services are familiar with resilience: they see it in their studies, cultivate it in those they serve, and often develop it themselves to help others. Our researchers, graduates, and students shared their experiences w...

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Students from across the state explored STEM topics and developed teamwork skills as they built and raced single-seat electric vehicles at the seventh annual Mountain West Grand Prix, organized by USU's GEAR UP program.
Off to the Races: GEAR UP Students Compete in Mountain West Grand Prix

Off to the Races: GEAR UP Students Compete in Mountain West Grand Prix

Students from across the state explored STEM topics and developed teamwork skills as they built and raced single-seat electric vehicles at the seventh annual Mountain West Grand Prix, organized by USU's GEAR UP program.

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In 2022, faculty, staff, and students from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services received awards at the college and university levels for their excellence in academics, mentorship, and service.
CEHS Students, Faculty, and Staff Receive College and University Awards

CEHS Students, Faculty, and Staff Receive College and University Awards

In 2022, faculty, staff, and students from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services received awards at the college and university levels for their excellence in academics, mentorship, and service.

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Fulbright awardee Jessica Shumway, assistant professor of mathematics education in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership, will travel to Brazil in April 2023 to continue her research on mathematics education.
Prestigious Fulbright Award sends USU Math Education Professor to Brazil

Prestigious Fulbright Award sends USU Math Education Professor to Brazil

Fulbright awardee Jessica Shumway, assistant professor of mathematics education in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership, will travel to Brazil in April 2023 to continue her research on mathematics education.

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In recognition of a long career of contributions to the field of marriage and family therapy, Dr. Scot Allgood was presented with the Utah Association for Marriage and Family Therapy's lifetime achievement award at their Spring conference.
Scot Allgood Receives UAMFT Lifetime Achievement Award

Scot Allgood Receives UAMFT Lifetime Achievement Award

In recognition of a long career of contributions to the field of marriage and family therapy, Dr. Scot Allgood was presented with the Utah Association for Marriage and Family Therapy's lifetime achievement award at their Spring conference.

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The second annual Indigenous Knowledge Symposium featured three scholars in archaeology, mathematics, and environmental science to discuss the critical role of Indigenous perspectives in the future of research and education.
Connecting Indigenous Cultural Teachings and the Scientific World

Connecting Indigenous Cultural Teachings and the Scientific World

The second annual Indigenous Knowledge Symposium featured three scholars in archaeology, mathematics, and environmental science to discuss the critical role of Indigenous perspectives in the future of research and education.

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Psychology undergraduates Marisa Davis and Emma Greenwood will be among only 60 students across the nation to present their research at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s Posters on the Hill 2022.
Psychology Undergrads Present Racialized Emotion Recognition Research to National Leaders

Psychology Undergrads Present Racialized Emotion Recognition Research to National Leaders

Psychology undergraduates Marisa Davis and Emma Greenwood will be among only 60 students across the nation to present their research at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s Posters on the Hill 2022.

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Together with Dr. Clarissa Ong, Psychology professor Dr. Mike Twohig has released a new self-help book titled "The Anxious Perfectionist," which aims to help individuals recognize how perfectionism may be creating stress and anxiety in their lives.
Mike Twohig Co-Authors Book to Help Readers Overcome Perfectionism

Mike Twohig Co-Authors Book to Help Readers Overcome Perfectionism

Together with Dr. Clarissa Ong, Psychology professor Dr. Mike Twohig has released a new self-help book titled "The Anxious Perfectionist," which aims to help individuals recognize how perfectionism may be creating stress and anxiety in their lives.

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Dr. Karl White of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services has been honored by the Thomas F. Campbell Collier Prize in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Karl White Receives Callier Prize for Renowned Hearing Research

Karl White Receives Callier Prize for Renowned Hearing Research

Dr. Karl White of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services has been honored by the Thomas F. Campbell Collier Prize in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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On April 12, USU will be visited by Dr. Della Mosley, president of the WELLS Healing Center and co-founder of Academics for Black Survival and Wellness. She will lead two virtual events in a collaborative colloquium sponsored by multiple departments and o
Dr. Della Mosley to Lead Events on Antiracist Action

Dr. Della Mosley to Lead Events on Antiracist Action

On April 12, USU will be visited by Dr. Della Mosley, president of the WELLS Healing Center and co-founder of Academics for Black Survival and Wellness. She will lead two virtual events in a collaborative colloquium sponsored by multiple departments and o...

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U.S. News and World Report, a global leader in education rankings, has ranked the College as one of the premier colleges of education in the nation for its graduate programs and research.
Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services Receives High National Rankings

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services Receives High National Rankings

U.S. News and World Report, a global leader in education rankings, has ranked the College as one of the premier colleges of education in the nation for its graduate programs and research.

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The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services recently secured state legislative funding of $850,000 per year to support a new Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research Center, which will provide research, training, and support for people with Alz
CEHS Secures Funding for Alzheimer's Research Center

CEHS Secures Funding for Alzheimer's Research Center

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services recently secured state legislative funding of $850,000 per year to support a new Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research Center, which will provide research, training, and support for people with Alz...

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There is an old thought that says if you are living only for yourself, you are not living at all. If true, Utah State University alum Mehdi Heravi is an embodiment of what it means to live.
Gift Inspires Second Chance for USU Online Special Education Student

Gift Inspires Second Chance for USU Online Special Education Student

There is an old thought that says if you are living only for yourself, you are not living at all. If true, Utah State University alum Mehdi Heravi is an embodiment of what it means to live.

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To help address a growing need for youth mental health services, Psychology PhD candidate Julie Petersen is studying the effectiveness of online acceptance and commitment therapy for adolescents experiencing health anxiety.
ACT Researchers Offer Remote Therapy for Adolescents with Health Anxiety

ACT Researchers Offer Remote Therapy for Adolescents with Health Anxiety

To help address a growing need for youth mental health services, Psychology PhD candidate Julie Petersen is studying the effectiveness of online acceptance and commitment therapy for adolescents experiencing health anxiety.

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After more than 50 years of experience in healthcare, 72-year-old Gene Miner is back at USU to earn his bachelor's degree through the RN to BSN completion program.
A Lifetime of Service: Gene Miner's Journey through Nursing

A Lifetime of Service: Gene Miner's Journey through Nursing

After more than 50 years of experience in healthcare, 72-year-old Gene Miner is back at USU to earn his bachelor's degree through the RN to BSN completion program.

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The National Science Foundation Center for Integrative Research in Computing and Learning Sciences featured Melissa Tehee and Breanne Litts for their project aiming to address the lack of representation of Indigenous culture, history, and stories in the c
Supporting Indigenous Perspectives in K-12 Classrooms

Supporting Indigenous Perspectives in K-12 Classrooms

The National Science Foundation Center for Integrative Research in Computing and Learning Sciences featured Melissa Tehee and Breanne Litts for their project aiming to address the lack of representation of Indigenous culture, history, and stories in the c...

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USU recently attained the highest research classification in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Dean Smith commends the College for the exceptional research, service, and scholarship that contributed to this status.
USU Attains Carnegie R1 Classification

USU Attains Carnegie R1 Classification

USU recently attained the highest research classification in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Dean Smith commends the College for the exceptional research, service, and scholarship that contributed to this status.

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Information on the suspension of the bilingual-bicultural master’s program in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education.
Announcement of Program Closure

Announcement of Program Closure

Information on the suspension of the bilingual-bicultural master’s program in the Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education.

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VIDEO: The department of Nursing has assisted with vaccines and testing throughout the pandemic, and nursing students have helped create one of the largest COVID-19 testing sites in Cache Valley.
Student Supported: USU Nursing Program Keeps On-Campus COVID Testing Site Running

Student Supported: USU Nursing Program Keeps On-Campus COVID Testing Site Running

VIDEO: The department of Nursing has assisted with vaccines and testing throughout the pandemic, and nursing students have helped create one of the largest COVID-19 testing sites in Cache Valley.

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Four undergraduate student researchers from the departments of Psychology and Kinesiology and Health Science will present at this year's Research on Capitol Hill event.
Four CEHS Undergrads to Present at Research on Capitol Hill

Four CEHS Undergrads to Present at Research on Capitol Hill

Four undergraduate student researchers from the departments of Psychology and Kinesiology and Health Science will present at this year's Research on Capitol Hill event.

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Drs. Lisa Boyce, Beth Fauth, and Michael Levin were recently honored as the newest professors in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. They each had the opportunity to present their research as part of the inaugural lecture series
New Professors Honored in Inaugural Lecture Series

New Professors Honored in Inaugural Lecture Series

Drs. Lisa Boyce, Beth Fauth, and Michael Levin were recently honored as the newest professors in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. They each had the opportunity to present their research as part of the inaugural lecture series...

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The Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence now offers dietitian and nutrition services. Rachel Rood, registered and certified dietician, uses a therapeutic approach to help clients of all ages improve their health and their relationship to food.
Utah State University Now Offering Dietitian and Nutrition Services Through the Sorenson Center

Utah State University Now Offering Dietitian and Nutrition Services Through the Sorenson Center

The Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence now offers dietitian and nutrition services. Rachel Rood, registered and certified dietician, uses a therapeutic approach to help clients of all ages improve their health and their relationship to food.

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Led by Colby Tofel-Grehl and other researchers in ITLS and TEAL, the E-STITCH project was honored by NSF program officers as one of only three projects nationwide that exemplifies efforts in engaging technology in classrooms for equitable education.
E-STITCH Project Honored by National Science Foundation

E-STITCH Project Honored by National Science Foundation

Led by Colby Tofel-Grehl and other researchers in ITLS and TEAL, the E-STITCH project was honored by NSF program officers as one of only three projects nationwide that exemplifies efforts in engaging technology in classrooms for equitable education.

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In partnership with Logan-based nonprofit Athletics United, graduate students and faculty of the USU Psychology Department are creating community connections with refugee children through soccer.
Psychology Department Connects with Refugee Children through Soccer

Psychology Department Connects with Refugee Children through Soccer

In partnership with Logan-based nonprofit Athletics United, graduate students and faculty of the USU Psychology Department are creating community connections with refugee children through soccer.

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Dr. Kaitlin Bundock, assistant professor in Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, was recently awarded the 2021 Council for Learning Disabilities Must Read Award for her research on math interventions for middle- and high-school level students
Dr. Kaitlin Bundock’s Research on Math Interventions for Students with Disabilities Receives CLD Must Read Award

Dr. Kaitlin Bundock’s Research on Math Interventions for Students with Disabilities Receives CLD Must Read Award

Dr. Kaitlin Bundock, assistant professor in Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, was recently awarded the 2021 Council for Learning Disabilities Must Read Award for her research on math interventions for middle- and high-school level students ...

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Psychology associate professor Melissa Tehee was recently named a fellow in the IAspire Leadership Academy. The program aims to help STEM faculty from underrepresented backgrounds ascend to leadership roles at colleges and universities.
Melissa Tehee Joins National STEM Leadership Program for Faculty from Underrepresented Backgrounds

Melissa Tehee Joins National STEM Leadership Program for Faculty from Underrepresented Backgrounds

Psychology associate professor Melissa Tehee was recently named a fellow in the IAspire Leadership Academy. The program aims to help STEM faculty from underrepresented backgrounds ascend to leadership roles at colleges and universities.

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The Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities grant recently received funding for an additional five years. The grant helps support training at the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence at USU.
URLEND Grant Receives Funding for Five Additional Years

URLEND Grant Receives Funding for Five Additional Years

The Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities grant recently received funding for an additional five years. The grant helps support training at the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence at USU.

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As he begins his new role as dean of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, Al Smith discusses his goals to amplify the impact of the college.
Integration, Innovation, and Recognition: Dean Smith Outlines His Vision for the College

Integration, Innovation, and Recognition: Dean Smith Outlines His Vision for the College

As he begins his new role as dean of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, Al Smith discusses his goals to amplify the impact of the college.

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To celebrate Pride month in June, Utah State Today highlighted LGBTQ+ research and projects across the university. Many of those projects are being conducted by faculty and students from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services.
USU Highlights LGBTQ+ Research for Pride Month

USU Highlights LGBTQ+ Research for Pride Month

To celebrate Pride month in June, Utah State Today highlighted LGBTQ+ research and projects across the university. Many of those projects are being conducted by faculty and students from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services.

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Beginning July 1, the Center for Persons with Disabilities will be renamed the Institute for Disability Research, Policy, and Practice, a designation that reflects the Institute's mission and status as a national and international leader in disability res
Center for Persons with Disabilities becomes Institute for Disability Research, Policy, & Practice

Center for Persons with Disabilities becomes Institute for Disability Research, Policy, & Practice

Beginning July 1, the Center for Persons with Disabilities will be renamed the Institute for Disability Research, Policy, and Practice, a designation that reflects the Institute's mission and status as a national and international leader in disability res...

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Camille Wynn, a graduate student in the Communication Disorders and Deaf Education department, was recently awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund her study of conversation patterns among adolescents with and without disabilities.
Grad Student Lands NIH Grant to Research Adolescent Conversation Patterns

Grad Student Lands NIH Grant to Research Adolescent Conversation Patterns

Camille Wynn, a graduate student in the Communication Disorders and Deaf Education department, was recently awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund her study of conversation patterns among adolescents with and without disabilities....

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A recent study by HDFS researchers at Utah State University reveals that 1 out of 6 surveyed parents allowed their teenaged children to drink alcohol during quarantine, even if they had never previously allowed it. This research examines the impact of COV
Study Reveals More Teens Allowed to Drink at Home during Quarantine

Study Reveals More Teens Allowed to Drink at Home during Quarantine

A recent study by HDFS researchers at Utah State University reveals that 1 out of 6 surveyed parents allowed their teenaged children to drink alcohol during quarantine, even if they had never previously allowed it. This research examines the impact of COV...

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Students from 13 Utah schools recently gathered in Tooele to race small electric vehicles at the annual Mountain West Grand Prix, hosted by USU’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) program.
Racing Toward the Future with GEAR UP

Racing Toward the Future with GEAR UP

Students from 13 Utah schools recently gathered in Tooele to race small electric vehicles at the annual Mountain West Grand Prix, hosted by USU’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) program.

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TEAL professor Sherry Marx was recently named editor in chief of the International Journal of Multicultural Education, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that accepts high-quality submissions globally from the fields of education, anthropology, and othe
TEAL Professor named Editor in Chief of International Journal

TEAL Professor named Editor in Chief of International Journal

TEAL professor Sherry Marx was recently named editor in chief of the International Journal of Multicultural Education, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that accepts high-quality submissions globally from the fields of education, anthropology, and othe...

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Utah State University Executive Vice President and Provost Francis Galey announced Friday, April 23, that Alan L. Smith has been chosen to lead the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services as dean. He will begin in his new position on July
Alan L. Smith Named Dean for Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services

Alan L. Smith Named Dean for Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services

Utah State University Executive Vice President and Provost Francis Galey announced Friday, April 23, that Alan L. Smith has been chosen to lead the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services as dean. He will begin in his new position on July ...

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U.S. News and World Report has ranked the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services as #1 of colleges of education in the state and #2 of all colleges of education in the Intermountain West. The Psychology department's online undergrad pro
CEHS Receives High National Rankings for Education and Research Funding

CEHS Receives High National Rankings for Education and Research Funding

U.S. News and World Report has ranked the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services as #1 of colleges of education in the state and #2 of all colleges of education in the Intermountain West. The Psychology department's online undergrad pro...

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Shawn Whiteman, Beth Fauth, and Brian Higginbotham, professors in the Human Development and Family Studies Department, shared their research on family relationships at the Blue Plate Research event on April 20, 2021.
HDFS Researchers Present Findings on Family Relationships

HDFS Researchers Present Findings on Family Relationships

Shawn Whiteman, Beth Fauth, and Brian Higginbotham, professors in the Human Development and Family Studies Department, shared their research on family relationships at the Blue Plate Research event on April 20, 2021.

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Tyler Lefevor of the USU Psychology department studies the relationship between religious communities and sexual minorities. One of his most recent articles was published by Psychological Bulletin, a prestigious journal of the American Psychological Assoc
Psychological Bulletin Publishes USU Professor's Research on Religion & Sexual Minorities

Psychological Bulletin Publishes USU Professor's Research on Religion & Sexual Minorities

Tyler Lefevor of the USU Psychology department studies the relationship between religious communities and sexual minorities. One of his most recent articles was published by Psychological Bulletin, a prestigious journal of the American Psychological Assoc...

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Refugee youth are particularly vulnerable to exclusion from STEM fields. An interdisciplinary research team from the University of Utah and the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services at USU is studying how to increase STEM participation
Engaging Refugee Youth in STEM Research and Education

Engaging Refugee Youth in STEM Research and Education

Refugee youth are particularly vulnerable to exclusion from STEM fields. An interdisciplinary research team from the University of Utah and the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services at USU is studying how to increase STEM participation...

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Michael Levin and Michael Twohig, psychology professors in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, answer questions about managing stressful circumstances, a new self-guided treatment option, and the pros and cons of therapy via tel
The Rise of Mental Health Technology

The Rise of Mental Health Technology

Michael Levin and Michael Twohig, psychology professors in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, answer questions about managing stressful circumstances, a new self-guided treatment option, and the pros and cons of therapy via tel...

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Student researchers Jayme Warner (Kinesiology and Health Science) and Janice Snow (Psychology) each presented to legislators at Utah’s Research on Capitol Hill, an annual celebration of undergraduate research in the state.
Undergraduate Students Present at Research on Capitol Hill

Undergraduate Students Present at Research on Capitol Hill

Student researchers Jayme Warner (Kinesiology and Health Science) and Janice Snow (Psychology) each presented to legislators at Utah’s Research on Capitol Hill, an annual celebration of undergraduate research in the state.

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The 2021 CEHS Awards recognize excellence in scholarship and service by students, faculty, and staff in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services.
CEHS Awards 2021

CEHS Awards 2021

The 2021 CEHS Awards recognize excellence in scholarship and service by students, faculty, and staff in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services.

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Funded by a National Science Foundation-sponsored RAPID grant, researchers at Utah State have partnered with the University of Pennsylvania to help children understand and cope with the COVID-19 pandemic through an interactive online learning game.
Virtual Virus Helps Students Cope with Pandemic

Virtual Virus Helps Students Cope with Pandemic

Funded by a National Science Foundation-sponsored RAPID grant, researchers at Utah State have partnered with the University of Pennsylvania to help children understand and cope with the COVID-19 pandemic through an interactive online learning game.

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Following outgoing dean Beth's Foley's announcement that she would be stepping down as dean at the end of 2020, Jamison Fargo has been appointed as interim dean of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services.
Jamison Fargo Appointed Interim Dean

Jamison Fargo Appointed Interim Dean

Following outgoing dean Beth's Foley's announcement that she would be stepping down as dean at the end of 2020, Jamison Fargo has been appointed as interim dean of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services.

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Sachin Pavithran will be the new U.S. Access Board executive director starting January 2021. Pavithran is currently the Utah Assistive Technology Program director and outgoing policy director for USU's Center for Persons with Disabilities.
CPD's Sachin Pavithran to Assume National Leadership Post

CPD's Sachin Pavithran to Assume National Leadership Post

Sachin Pavithran will be the new U.S. Access Board executive director starting January 2021. Pavithran is currently the Utah Assistive Technology Program director and outgoing policy director for USU's Center for Persons with Disabilities.

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USU faculty, students, and staff have collaborated to create Scholars for Anti-racist Fellowship in Education at Utah State University (SAFEatUSU), a safe space for critical anti-racist dialogue in academia.
Creating Safe Spaces for Anti-Racist Dialogue in Academia

Creating Safe Spaces for Anti-Racist Dialogue in Academia

USU faculty, students, and staff have collaborated to create Scholars for Anti-racist Fellowship in Education at Utah State University (SAFEatUSU), a safe space for critical anti-racist dialogue in academia.

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A student from the Cottonwood High School in Murray program was able to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders through the USU STARS! GEAR UP program.
USU STARS! GEAR UP Student Attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders

USU STARS! GEAR UP Student Attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders

A student from the Cottonwood High School in Murray program was able to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders through the USU STARS! GEAR UP program.

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Beth E. Foley, Dean of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, announced that she will be stepping down as dean on December 31, 2020.
Dean Beth Foley Steps Down

Dean Beth Foley Steps Down

Beth E. Foley, Dean of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, announced that she will be stepping down as dean on December 31, 2020.

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A new grant will help expand the efforts of researchers and facilitators to teach healthy relationship skills to at-risk teens in Utah.
$3.47M Grant Helps Improve Relationship Skills in At-Risk Teens

$3.47M Grant Helps Improve Relationship Skills in At-Risk Teens

A new grant will help expand the efforts of researchers and facilitators to teach healthy relationship skills to at-risk teens in Utah.

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Researchers are currently developing a new online mental health program that uses principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help teens who suffer from anxiety and depression.
ACT Guide for Adolescents Provides Online Mental Health Program for Teens | CEHS

ACT Guide for Adolescents Provides Online Mental Health Program for Teens

Researchers are currently developing a new online mental health program that uses principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help teens who suffer from anxiety and depression.

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A new $1.9M grant will continue funding for Aggies Elevated and create two new post-secondary education programs at USU Eastern and Utah Valley University, expanding college options for students with disabilities.
$1.9 Million Grant Expands College Options for Students with Disabilities | CEHS

$1.9 Million Grant Expands College Options for Students with Disabilities

A new $1.9M grant will continue funding for Aggies Elevated and create two new post-secondary education programs at USU Eastern and Utah Valley University, expanding college options for students with disabilities.

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A project is currently underway at USU to study whether improving the visibility of the edge of the stairs reduces injuries from stumbles and falls. These changes can be as simple as putting a strip of tape in a contrasting color on the stairs.
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Filling the Gaps in Stair Safety

A project is currently underway at USU to study whether improving the visibility of the edge of the stairs reduces injuries from stumbles and falls. These changes can be as simple as putting a strip of tape in a contrasting color on the stairs.

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The Wilkerson Gallery in the Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence hosts an exhibit of the visual art of Kelie Hess, who creates abstract, rhythmic expanses of color based on her own experiences and hopes.
“Consciously Breathing” Exhibit Explores Air, Breath, and Life | CEHS

“Consciously Breathing” Exhibit Explores Air, Breath, and Life

The Wilkerson Gallery in the Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence hosts an exhibit of the visual art of Kelie Hess, who creates abstract, rhythmic expanses of color based on her own experiences and hopes.

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The Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative was recently awarded a 2-year $1.1 million Rural Opioid Technical Assistance grant to provide opioid use disorder resources to rural and tribal communities.
Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative Receives $1.1M Grant | CEHS

Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative Receives $1.1M Grant

The Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative was recently awarded a 2-year $1.1 million Rural Opioid Technical Assistance grant to provide opioid use disorder resources to rural and tribal communities.

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The Developmental Disabilities Network Journal (DDNJ) is a new, open access scholarly journal focused on disability issues in the United States, published by the USU Center for Persons with Disabilities and USU Libraries.
Center for Persons with Disabilities Creates Open Access Scholarly Journal | CEHS

Center for Persons with Disabilities Creates Open Access Scholarly Journal

The Developmental Disabilities Network Journal (DDNJ) is a new, open access scholarly journal focused on disability issues in the United States, published by the USU Center for Persons with Disabilities and USU Libraries.

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Dr. Greg Madden, a psychology professor in CEHS at USU, is collaborating with professors at the University of Utah to create real-time displays of air quality in an effort to encourage drivers to turn off their engines rather than leave them idling.
Researchers Collaborate to Curb Pollution from Idling | CEHS

Researchers Collaborate to Curb Pollution from Idling

Dr. Greg Madden, a psychology professor in CEHS at USU, is collaborating with professors at the University of Utah to create real-time displays of air quality in an effort to encourage drivers to turn off their engines rather than leave them idling.

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Art by students from Logan High School is currently being featured in an online gallery through a collaboration with the Lyndsley Wilkerson Gallery, part of the Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence.
Logan High School Students Share Perspectives Through Art | CEHS

Logan High School Students Share Perspectives Through Art

Art by students from Logan High School is currently being featured in an online gallery through a collaboration with the Lyndsley Wilkerson Gallery, part of the Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence.

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The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services welcomes 21 new faculty members for Fall 2020.
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New Faculty 2020

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services welcomes 21 new faculty members for Fall 2020.

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Steven Camicia of the School of Teacher Education and Leadership was recognized by the American Association for Teaching Curriculum for his research on LGBTQ exclusion from state social studies standards.
Promoting a Standard of Inclusion in State Social Studies | CEHS

Promoting a Standard of Inclusion in State Social Studies

Steven Camicia of the School of Teacher Education and Leadership was recognized by the American Association for Teaching Curriculum for his research on LGBTQ exclusion from state social studies standards.

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ITLS Faculty and students collaborate with the Geneva Organization for Human Right Education (GO-HRE) to contribute to their international human rights education program, Colega.
ITLS Class Contributes to Human Rights Education Curriculum | CEHS

ITLS Class Contributes to Human Rights Education Curriculum

ITLS Faculty and students collaborate with the Geneva Organization for Human Right Education (GO-HRE) to contribute to their international human rights education program, Colega.

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Five graduating seniors from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services share their experiences and successes as they graduate.
Senior Spotlights - Class of 2020 | CEHS

Senior Spotlights - Class of 2020

Five graduating seniors from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services share their experiences and successes as they graduate.

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Dr. Kathleen Marie Oertle of the Special Education and Rehabilitation Services Department of CEHS at USU has received a grant for her project Collaborate for Change, which aims to improve transition services for young adults with disabilities.
Helping Young Adults with Disabilities Succeed in Early Adulthood | CEHS

Helping Young Adults with Disabilities Succeed in Early Adulthood

Dr. Kathleen Marie Oertle of the Special Education and Rehabilitation Services Department of CEHS at USU has received a grant for her project Collaborate for Change, which aims to improve transition services for young adults with disabilities.

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Dr. Breanne Litts of the ITLS department at USU's CEHS has been awarded the NSF CAREER award for her work engaging American Indians with technology.
Breanne Litts Receives NSF CAREER Award | CEHS

Breanne Litts Receives NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Breanne Litts of the ITLS department at USU's CEHS has been awarded the NSF CAREER award for her work engaging American Indians with technology.

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A special message from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services regarding our commitment to inclusion, equality, and respect.
Message from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services | CEHS

Message from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

A special message from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services regarding our commitment to inclusion, equality, and respect.

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With many communities in Cache Valley affected by COVID-19, a group of community members have begun gathering and distributing food and supplies to those in need.
Support for Communities Affected by COVID-19 | CEHS

Support for Communities Affected by COVID-19

With many communities in Cache Valley affected by COVID-19, a group of community members have begun gathering and distributing food and supplies to those in need.

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The recipients of this year’s Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services faculty and staff awards were announced in June 2020.
CEHS Awards 2020 | CEHS

CEHS Awards 2020

The recipients of this year’s Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services faculty and staff awards were announced in June 2020.

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Ron and Sandi Gillam have moved a multi-year trial of a language learning program to online instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Multi-Year Elementary School Study Moves to Online Delivery | CEHS

Multi-Year Elementary School Study Moves to Online Delivery

Ron and Sandi Gillam have moved a multi-year trial of a language learning program to online instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Faculty and staff from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services received multiple USU awards this year. Sixteen faculty were promoted and many received tenure.
CEHS Faculty & Staff Win Multiple University Awards; Promotion and Tenure Announced | CEHS

CEHS Faculty & Staff Win Multiple University Awards; Promotion and Tenure Announced

Faculty and staff from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services received multiple USU awards this year. Sixteen faculty were promoted and many received tenure.

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Dr. Colby Tofel-Grehl, assistant professor in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership in CEHS, received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Colby Tofel-Grehl Receives NSF CAREER Award | CEHS

Colby Tofel-Grehl Receives NSF CAREER Award

Dr. Colby Tofel-Grehl, assistant professor in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership in CEHS, received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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Service, care, and leadership - Mealiianolani Enos, this year's CEHS valedictorian, graduates with a degree in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education and Special Education with an emphasis in severe disabilities.
Meeting the Challenge: Mealiianolani Enos | CEHS

Meeting the Challenge: Mealiianolani Enos

Service, care, and leadership - Mealiianolani Enos, this year's CEHS valedictorian, graduates with a degree in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education and Special Education with an emphasis in severe disabilities.

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Dr. David Feldon has received a grant from the National Science Foundation funding a $2.5 million project to study the relationship between soft skills training and career success among graduates in STEM fields.
David Feldon Receives National Science Foundation Grant | CEHS

David Feldon Receives National Science Foundation Grant

Dr. David Feldon has received a grant from the National Science Foundation funding a $2.5 million project to study the relationship between soft skills training and career success among graduates in STEM fields.

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Dr. Melanie Domenech Rodriguez was awarded USU Graduate Mentor of the Year, and Jennifer Krafft was awarded USU Doctoral Researcher of the Year.
USU Awards for Mentorship, Research go to Psychology Department | CEHS

USU Awards for Mentorship, Research go to Psychology Department

Dr. Melanie Domenech Rodriguez was awarded USU Graduate Mentor of the Year, and Jennifer Krafft was awarded USU Doctoral Researcher of the Year.

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In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Dean Beth Foley shares ways that CEHS faculty, staff, and students are coming together to support one another and their community.
Coming Together: A Special Message from Dean Foley | CEHS

Coming Together: A Special Message from Dean Foley

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Dean Beth Foley shares ways that CEHS faculty, staff, and students are coming together to support one another and their community.

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U.S. News and World Report awarded high rankings to CEHS for is graduate programs, online master’s programs, and research funding.
CEHS Receives High National Rankings for Graduate Programs, Online Master's Programs, and Research Funding | CEHS

CEHS Receives High National Rankings for Graduate Programs, Online Master's Programs, and Research Funding

U.S. News and World Report awarded high rankings to CEHS for is graduate programs, online master’s programs, and research funding.

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The Lyndsley Wilkerson Gallery at the Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence celebrated the opening of its newest exhibit, "Creativity Unbound," which features art by K-8 students from Cache Valley.
Creativity Unbound: New Exhibit Features the Art of Learning | CEHS

Creativity Unbound: New Exhibit Features the Art of Learning

The Lyndsley Wilkerson Gallery at the Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence celebrated the opening of its newest exhibit, "Creativity Unbound," which features art by K-8 students from Cache Valley.

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CEHS will launch a new online Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) completion program so licensed RNs can pursue their degree while balancing work and other life responsibilities.
USU Nursing Department Launches Online RN to BSN Degree | CEHS

USU Nursing Department Launches Online RN to BSN Degree

CEHS will launch a new online Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) completion program so licensed RNs can pursue their degree while balancing work and other life responsibilities.

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USU's undergraduate elementary teacher preparation program in TEAL has been named one of the top in the country by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) for its strong commitment to evidence-based reading instruction.
TEAL’s Teacher Prep Program Named One of the Nation’s Best for Early Reading Instruction | CEHS

TEAL’s Teacher Prep Program Named One of the Nation’s Best for Early Reading Instruction

USU's undergraduate elementary teacher preparation program in TEAL has been named one of the top in the country by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) for its strong commitment to evidence-based reading instruction.

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Utah State University’s Instructional Technology and Learning Science (ITLS) department recently announced a new bachelor’s degree program in Human Experience Design and Interaction (HEDI).
ITLS Announces New Degree in Human Experience Design and Interaction | CEHS

ITLS Announces New Degree in Human Experience Design and Interaction

Utah State University’s Instructional Technology and Learning Science (ITLS) department recently announced a new bachelor’s degree program in Human Experience Design and Interaction (HEDI).

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Dr. Shawn Whiteman of the Human Development and Family Studies department in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services was recently honored for his promotion to professor.
Professor Shawn Whiteman Gives Inaugural Lecture at USU President’s Home | CEHS

Professor Shawn Whiteman Gives Inaugural Lecture at USU President’s Home

Dr. Shawn Whiteman of the Human Development and Family Studies department in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services was recently honored for his promotion to professor.

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USU’s Rehabilitation Counseling program has received a $1 million grant from the federal Rehabilitation Services Administration. The grant is anticipated to allow 25 graduate students over the next five years to pursue training at little to no cost.
Rehabilitation Counseling Program Receives $1 Million Grant | CEHS

Rehabilitation Counseling Program Receives $1 Million Grant

USU’s Rehabilitation Counseling program has received a $1 million grant from the federal Rehabilitation Services Administration. The grant is anticipated to allow 25 graduate students over the next five years to pursue training at little to no cost.

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A unique training solution designed by two Utah State University students using available technology just took 1st place in an international design competition and has the potential for worldwide deployment by NATO.
ITLS Students Take First Place in NATO Design Competition | CEHS

ITLS Students Take First Place in NATO Design Competition

A unique training solution designed by two Utah State University students using available technology just took 1st place in an international design competition and has the potential for worldwide deployment by NATO.

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Tonya Jewell, an advisor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University, recently received the Global Outstanding Advising Award from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).
COMDDE Advisor Receives Global Outstanding Advising Award | CEHS

COMDDE Advisor Receives Global Outstanding Advising Award

Tonya Jewell, an advisor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University, recently received the Global Outstanding Advising Award from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

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Rachel Reeder, a doctoral student pursuing a Ph.D. in mathematics education in the Teacher Education and Leadership department at USU, was recently awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).
TEAL Student Receives Presidential Award | CEHS

TEAL Student Receives Presidential Award

Rachel Reeder, a doctoral student pursuing a Ph.D. in mathematics education in the Teacher Education and Leadership department at USU, was recently awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

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On a sunny September afternoon, student athletes from the Utah State University football team gathered on a grassy field and prepared to face some of their least likely opponents: a group of energetic children.
Sound Beginnings Hosts 10th Annual Aggie Football Game | CEHS

Sound Beginnings Hosts 10th Annual Aggie Football Game

On a sunny September afternoon, student athletes from the Utah State University football team gathered on a grassy field and prepared to face some of their least likely opponents: a group of energetic children.

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In a national study, USU ITLS professor Dr. David Feldon and his team found that the growth of doctoral students’ research skills is highly influenced by the presence of senior graduate students and postdocs in their labs, not faculty.
“Near Peer” Mentors Improve Ph.D. Students’ Skills; Faculty Do Not | CEHS

“Near Peer” Mentors Improve Ph.D. Students’ Skills; Faculty Do Not

In a national study, USU ITLS professor Dr. David Feldon and his team found that the growth of doctoral students’ research skills is highly influenced by the presence of senior graduate students and postdocs in their labs, not faculty.

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Drs. Jessica Shumway and Jody Clarke-Midura met with Congressman Rob Bishop, Representative of the 1st District in Utah, and his education legislative assistant, Paul Johnson, to share information about NSF’s program as well as their own research.
Coding in Kindergarten: Researchers Study Early Computational Thinking | CEHS

Coding in Kindergarten: Researchers Study Early Computational Thinking

Drs. Jessica Shumway and Jody Clarke-Midura met with Congressman Rob Bishop, Representative of the 1st District in Utah, and his education legislative assistant, Paul Johnson, to share information about NSF’s program as well as their own research.

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Psychologists at the Utah State University Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence have launched ACT Guide, an online mental health program centered on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
USU Psychologists Release Self-Guided Mental Health Program | CEHS

USU Psychologists Release Self-Guided Mental Health Program

Psychologists at the Utah State University Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence have launched ACT Guide, an online mental health program centered on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

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When Brent was deployed for his third overseas tour with the U.S. Army, his youngest child, Caroline, was only a few months old. Jennie’s whirlwind life as a mother of seven could barely be paused to think about the possibility of his not returning.
CEHS Alumna Inspires a Nation | CEHS

CEHS Alumna Inspires a Nation

When Brent was deployed for his third overseas tour with the U.S. Army, his youngest child, Caroline, was only a few months old. Jennie’s whirlwind life as a mother of seven could barely be paused to think about the possibility of his not returning.

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Utah State University Extension was recently awarded a $1 million grant for the Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
USU Extension Awarded $1 Million Grant for Opioid Initiative | CEHS

USU Extension Awarded $1 Million Grant for Opioid Initiative

Utah State University Extension was recently awarded a $1 million grant for the Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

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Regan Eggli has been named 2019 Robins Award Woman of the Year by USU. This award is presented to a female student who has made broad significant achievements and contributions to USU this year.
Regan Eggli, 2019 Robins Awards Woman of the Year | CEHS

Regan Eggli, 2019 Robins Awards Woman of the Year

Regan Eggli has been named 2019 Robins Award Woman of the Year by USU. This award is presented to a female student who has made broad significant achievements and contributions to USU this year.

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USU doctoral student Elizabeth Vernon is responding to media attention from around the globe after being asked by the Alzheimer’s Association to present her research at an international news conference at the Los Angeles Conference Center in California.
USU Psychology Student Speaks at International News Conference on Alzheimer’s | CEHS

USU Psychology Student Speaks at International News Conference on Alzheimer’s

USU doctoral student Elizabeth Vernon is responding to media attention from around the globe after being asked by the Alzheimer’s Association to present her research at an international news conference at the Los Angeles Conference Center in California.

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Encircle, a resource center for LGBT youth and families, is raising funds to open an Encircle home in Logan in collaboration with the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University.
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Encircling Logan

Encircle, a resource center for LGBT youth and families, is raising funds to open an Encircle home in Logan in collaboration with the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University.

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USU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in Logan has been granted accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
USU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing is Granted Accreditation | CEHS

USU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing is Granted Accreditation

USU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in Logan has been granted accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

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USU’s Department of Nursing and Health Professions welcomes Laura Dotson, MSN, RN, from USU Eastern as the new director of Practical and Associate Degree Nursing Programs.
USU Welcomes New Director of Nursing Programs | CEHS

USU Welcomes New Director of Nursing Programs

USU’s Department of Nursing and Health Professions welcomes Laura Dotson, MSN, RN, from USU Eastern as the new director of Practical and Associate Degree Nursing Programs.

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Dr. Randy Jones passed away suddenly on April 27, 2019. For 27 years, Dr. Jones was a faculty member in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.
A Tribute to Dr. Randy Jones | CEHS

A Tribute to Dr. Randy Jones

Dr. Randy Jones passed away suddenly on April 27, 2019. For 27 years, Dr. Jones was a faculty member in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies.

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Bryan Fletcher graduates this week from CEHS. He was diagnosed with leukemia at age four, underwent chemotherapy for more than three years, and survived a stroke in the process before going into remission at age eight.
Soaring as a Nontraditional Student | CEHS

Soaring as a Nontraditional Student

Bryan Fletcher graduates this week from CEHS. He was diagnosed with leukemia at age four, underwent chemotherapy for more than three years, and survived a stroke in the process before going into remission at age eight.

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A variety of paintings and works of art create a vibrant yet peaceful feeling throughout the halls of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence.
Creating a Healing Space through Art | CEHS

Creating a Healing Space through Art

A variety of paintings and works of art create a vibrant yet peaceful feeling throughout the halls of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence.

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Dr. Mimi Recker has been invited to present her research on Capitol Hill in Washington DC in April 2019.
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Dr. Mimi Recker Invited to Present at the Rayburn House on Capitol Hill

Dr. Mimi Recker has been invited to present her research on Capitol Hill in Washington DC in April 2019.

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In this special issue of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services Review, we celebrate the many facets of this phenomenal facility.
CEHS Review Magazine — Special Issue | CEHS

CEHS Review Magazine — Special Issue

In this special issue of the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services Review, we celebrate the many facets of this phenomenal facility.

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Speeding at 50 mph, an out-of-control snowboarder collided with Kelli and her daughter. Both 5-year-old Elise and the snowboarder were immediately killed by the impact. Over time, Kelli made astonishing improvements.
Courage Redefined | CEHS

Courage Redefined

Speeding at 50 mph, an out-of-control snowboarder collided with Kelli and her daughter. Both 5-year-old Elise and the snowboarder were immediately killed by the impact. Over time, Kelli made astonishing improvements.

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! For the children at Sound Beginnings, that meant a visit from a couple of real reindeer. Nanook, a 10-year-old buck, calmly stood to be petted and adored.
The Sound of Reindeer | CEHS

The Sound of Reindeer

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! For the children at Sound Beginnings, that meant a visit from a couple of real reindeer. Nanook, a 10-year-old buck, calmly stood to be petted and adored.

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USU football players and the families of Sound Beginnings students were an inspiration to each other as they recently came together to enjoy a barbecue and play football.
The Sound of Football | CEHS

The Sound of Football

USU football players and the families of Sound Beginnings students were an inspiration to each other as they recently came together to enjoy a barbecue and play football.

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Utah State University STARS! has been awarded $16.9 million over seven years to help middle and high school students in Salt Lake County prepare to enter and succeed in college.
CEHS Awarded $16.9M Education Grant to Help Students Prepare for College | CEHS

CEHS Awarded $16.9M Education Grant to Help Students Prepare for College

Utah State University STARS! has been awarded $16.9 million over seven years to help middle and high school students in Salt Lake County prepare to enter and succeed in college.

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USU’s Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, ranked in the top 3% of colleges nationally by the U.S. News and World Report, recently received three grants totaling nearly $2 million focusing on computer science education.
USU Poised to Become National Leader in K-12 Computer Science Education | CEHS

USU Poised to Become National Leader in K-12 Computer Science Education

USU’s Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services, ranked in the top 3% of colleges nationally by the U.S. News and World Report, recently received three grants totaling nearly $2 million focusing on computer science education.

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Utah State University STARS! GEAR UP brought motivational speaker and pioneering snowboard mountaineer, Stephen Koch, to USU Tuesday night. His talk, “Climb College Mountain” was enthusiastically received by the USU audience.
"Climb College Mountain" with Stephen Koch | CEHS

"Climb College Mountain" with Stephen Koch

Utah State University STARS! GEAR UP brought motivational speaker and pioneering snowboard mountaineer, Stephen Koch, to USU Tuesday night. His talk, “Climb College Mountain” was enthusiastically received by the USU audience.

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Steven Camicia is receiving accolades for his newly published book titled “Critical democratic education and LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum: Opportunities and constraints.”
Steven Camicia Recognized for Newly Published Book | CEHS

Steven Camicia Recognized for Newly Published Book

Steven Camicia is receiving accolades for his newly published book titled “Critical democratic education and LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum: Opportunities and constraints.”

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U.S. News and World Report has again named the graduate programs in USU’s Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) in the top 3% of colleges of education in the nation.
CEHS Ranks in the Top 3% in the Nation | CEHS

CEHS Ranks in the Top 3% in the Nation

U.S. News and World Report has again named the graduate programs in USU’s Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) in the top 3% of colleges of education in the nation.

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Dr. Parker C. Fawson, dean of UVU’s School of Education, has accepted the Emma Eccles Jones Endowed Chair in Early Education at USU and will also serve as the University’s director of the Center for the School of the Future.
UVU Education Dean Accepts Emma Eccles Jones Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Education at Utah State University | CEHS

UVU Education Dean Accepts Emma Eccles Jones Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Education at Utah State University

Dr. Parker C. Fawson, dean of UVU’s School of Education, has accepted the Emma Eccles Jones Endowed Chair in Early Education at USU and will also serve as the University’s director of the Center for the School of the Future.

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Dr. David Feldon, a professor in the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Department at Utah State University, was awarded over $2.4 million from the National Science Foundation on June 1, 2018.
$2.4 Million Grant for USU to Track Students from Grad School to Labor Market | CEHS

$2.4 Million Grant for USU to Track Students from Grad School to Labor Market

Dr. David Feldon, a professor in the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Department at Utah State University, was awarded over $2.4 million from the National Science Foundation on June 1, 2018.

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In what’s become a spring rite of passage for hosts of Intermountain teens, some 7,000 budding scientists recently descended on Davis County’s Lagoon amusement park for Utah State University’s Physics Day.
Young Scientists Enjoy USU Physics Day at Lagoon | CEHS

Young Scientists Enjoy USU Physics Day at Lagoon

In what’s become a spring rite of passage for hosts of Intermountain teens, some 7,000 budding scientists recently descended on Davis County’s Lagoon amusement park for Utah State University’s Physics Day.

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As soon as Chris Fonseca walks into a room, eager cries of “It’s the dancer!” and “It’s Chris!” can be heard on all sides. Fonseca, who is deaf, is visiting Utah State University from London, England.
Dancing with a Star: Chris Fonseca Visits CEHS | CEHS

Dancing with a Star: Chris Fonseca Visits CEHS

As soon as Chris Fonseca walks into a room, eager cries of “It’s the dancer!” and “It’s Chris!” can be heard on all sides. Fonseca, who is deaf, is visiting Utah State University from London, England.

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Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox made a return to his alma mater on Thursday to speak at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence.
Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox Helps Open the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence | CEHS

Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox Helps Open the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence

Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox made a return to his alma mater on Thursday to speak at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence.

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A class of fifth-graders from Edith Bowen Laboratory school got an up-close lesson on the wonders of electricity in a collaborative project with the School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL).
Teal Students Practice Teaching the Wonders of Electricity | CEHS

Teal Students Practice Teaching the Wonders of Electricity

A class of fifth-graders from Edith Bowen Laboratory school got an up-close lesson on the wonders of electricity in a collaborative project with the School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL).

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CEHS recently received a visit from Dr. David Yokum, the director of "The Lab @ DC" research office, to discuss a number of topics, including the best way for researchers in the social sciences to have an impact on their communities.
Applying Research to Policy: Scientific Team Leader from Washington D.C. Mayor’s Office Visits CEHS | CEHS

Applying Research to Policy: Scientific Team Leader from Washington D.C. Mayor’s Office Visits CEHS

CEHS recently received a visit from Dr. David Yokum, the director of "The Lab @ DC" research office, to discuss a number of topics, including the best way for researchers in the social sciences to have an impact on their communities.

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Thanks in part to its Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences (ITLS) master’s degree, the online graduate education programs offered by CEHS at USU were ranked in the top five programs in the nation.
CEHS Online Graduate Education Programs Ranked 5th in the Nation | CEHS

CEHS Online Graduate Education Programs Ranked 5th in the Nation

Thanks in part to its Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences (ITLS) master’s degree, the online graduate education programs offered by CEHS at USU were ranked in the top five programs in the nation.

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David Feldon, a professor of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences in CEHS, recently presented his inaugural lecture in the home of Noelle and John Cockett, president and first gentleman of Utah State University.
ITLS Professor David Feldon Presents Inaugural Lecture | CEHS

ITLS Professor David Feldon Presents Inaugural Lecture

David Feldon, a professor of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences in CEHS, recently presented his inaugural lecture in the home of Noelle and John Cockett, president and first gentleman of Utah State University.

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Dr. Dennis Gregory Dolny passed away surrounded by his family on January 9, 2018. He leaves behind a devoted family: his wife, Ellen, his children Meghan, Gregory, Meredith and Madeline, and a large extended family.
Remembering Dennis Dolny | CEHS

Remembering Dennis Dolny

Dr. Dennis Gregory Dolny passed away surrounded by his family on January 9, 2018. He leaves behind a devoted family: his wife, Ellen, his children Meghan, Gregory, Meredith and Madeline, and a large extended family.

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Dr. Amy Wilson-Lopez, associate professor in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership, has been recognized with the 2017 Early Career Achievement Award from the Literacy Research Association.
TEAL Professor Wins National Award for “Early Career Achievement” | CEHS

TEAL Professor Wins National Award for “Early Career Achievement”

Dr. Amy Wilson-Lopez, associate professor in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership, has been recognized with the 2017 Early Career Achievement Award from the Literacy Research Association.

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Michael Twohig, a professor of psychology in CEHS, recently presented his inaugural lecture in the home of Noelle and John Cockett, president and first gentleman of USU.
Psychology Professor Michael Twohig Presents Inaugural Lecture: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy May Help Those with OCD | CEHS

Psychology Professor Michael Twohig Presents Inaugural Lecture: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy May Help Those with OCD

Michael Twohig, a professor of psychology in CEHS, recently presented his inaugural lecture in the home of Noelle and John Cockett, president and first gentleman of USU.

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Utah State University Eastern-Price (USU Eastern-Price) named Laura Dotson the Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year.
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Laura Dotson Named USU Eastern-Price Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year

Utah State University Eastern-Price (USU Eastern-Price) named Laura Dotson the Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year.

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Would you rather eat dinner out tonight, or save toward retirement? For many of us, the idea of saving for retirement is too obscure to have an impact on our decision-making in the moment. But how easily can humans change their impulsive behavior?
USU Psychology Research Highlighted in The Wall Street Journal | CEHS

USU Psychology Research Highlighted in The Wall Street Journal

Would you rather eat dinner out tonight, or save toward retirement? For many of us, the idea of saving for retirement is too obscure to have an impact on our decision-making in the moment. But how easily can humans change their impulsive behavior?

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In Fall 2017, the first class of students entered USU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
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USU Launches BSN Program on Logan Campus

In Fall 2017, the first class of students entered USU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

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Have you ever wanted to design your own video game? Many people are enthusiastic about augmented mobile games such as Pokémon Go and just need a place to start.
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Bringing Augmented Reality to Education

Have you ever wanted to design your own video game? Many people are enthusiastic about augmented mobile games such as Pokémon Go and just need a place to start.

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At increasingly young ages, aspiring athletes across the United States encounter a youth-sports economy that increasingly resembles the pros.
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CEHS Research Featured in TIME Cover Story

At increasingly young ages, aspiring athletes across the United States encounter a youth-sports economy that increasingly resembles the pros.

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How can young students’ interest and achievement in mathematics be improved? Dr. Jessica Shumway, assistant professor in USU’s School of Teacher Education and Leadership, speculates that one way could be to strengthen students’ “number sense.”
How Do Children Develop Number Sense? TEAL Researcher Receives GEM Grant | CEHS

How Do Children Develop Number Sense? TEAL Researcher Receives GEM Grant

How can young students’ interest and achievement in mathematics be improved? Dr. Jessica Shumway, assistant professor in USU’s School of Teacher Education and Leadership, speculates that one way could be to strengthen students’ “number sense.”

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Boot camps for graduate students are a rapidly growing trend in higher education.
Using Research to Train Researchers: Surprising Evidence on Value of Boot Camps in Newly Published Study | CEHS

Using Research to Train Researchers: Surprising Evidence on Value of Boot Camps in Newly Published Study

Boot camps for graduate students are a rapidly growing trend in higher education.

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Utah State University and the Dominican Republic entered into an agreement to provide research, training, conferences and cultural programs for children and families at the Dominican Republic’s Center for Comprehensive Attention for Disability (CAID).
CEHS Helps USU Expand Disability Services in the Dominican Republic | CEHS

CEHS Helps USU Expand Disability Services in the Dominican Republic

Utah State University and the Dominican Republic entered into an agreement to provide research, training, conferences and cultural programs for children and families at the Dominican Republic’s Center for Comprehensive Attention for Disability (CAID).

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Chris Thurston lives a pretty typical life for a 9-year-old; except that he just co-authored research for a medical journal, and he self-manages Type 1 Diabetes in nearly every moment of his life.
Can Design of Wearable Technology Impact Health? | CEHS

Can Design of Wearable Technology Impact Health?

Chris Thurston lives a pretty typical life for a 9-year-old; except that he just co-authored research for a medical journal, and he self-manages Type 1 Diabetes in nearly every moment of his life.

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How can you let go of intrusive thoughts if you have OCD? That is the question Brooke Smith, a graduate research assistant in the psychology department, is attempting to answer.
Banishing Intrusive Thoughts: New Research May Help Those with OCD | CEHS

Banishing Intrusive Thoughts: New Research May Help Those with OCD

How can you let go of intrusive thoughts if you have OCD? That is the question Brooke Smith, a graduate research assistant in the psychology department, is attempting to answer.

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The Sound Beginnings program at USU, part of the Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education department, recently hosted its annual summer camp on the Logan campus.
Getting Down to Business: Sound Beginnings Program Reunites for Summer Fun | CEHS

Getting Down to Business: Sound Beginnings Program Reunites for Summer Fun

The Sound Beginnings program at USU, part of the Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education department, recently hosted its annual summer camp on the Logan campus.

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Students from 19 Utah schools gathered in Tooele recently to race small electric vehicles as a part of UUS’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP).
Racing Toward the Future: USU STARS! GEAR UP Students Race Their Own Electric Cars | CEHS

Racing Toward the Future: USU STARS! GEAR UP Students Race Their Own Electric Cars

Students from 19 Utah schools gathered in Tooele recently to race small electric vehicles as a part of UUS’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP).

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Construction workers don’t usually receive this much appreciation. Crews and contractors working on the new Sorenson Legacy Center for Clinical Excellence were recently treated to a lunch by Beth Foley, dean of CEHS.
Sharing Our Appreciation: Dean Foley Hosts Lunch for Construction Workers | CEHS

Sharing Our Appreciation: Dean Foley Hosts Lunch for Construction Workers

Construction workers don’t usually receive this much appreciation. Crews and contractors working on the new Sorenson Legacy Center for Clinical Excellence were recently treated to a lunch by Beth Foley, dean of CEHS.

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Not everyone who tries to plant a garden has the proverbial ‘green thumb,’ which is why a group of doctoral students in the ITLS program at Utah State developed a prototype indoor gardening system.
ITLS Doctoral Students ‘Hack the Garden’ | CEHS

ITLS Doctoral Students ‘Hack the Garden’

Not everyone who tries to plant a garden has the proverbial ‘green thumb,’ which is why a group of doctoral students in the ITLS program at Utah State developed a prototype indoor gardening system.

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USU’s GEAR UP program and Space Dynamics Laboratory partnered with U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch and NASA to provide a live conversation between the International Space Station and more than 200 students from across Utah.
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I Dare You to Dream: USU Partners with NASA and Sen. Orrin Hatch for Live Feed from Space

USU’s GEAR UP program and Space Dynamics Laboratory partnered with U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch and NASA to provide a live conversation between the International Space Station and more than 200 students from across Utah.

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An innovative teaching method is bringing increased attention to Dr. Courtney Stewart, an assistant professor in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership.
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Excellence in Teaching: National Award for CEHS Professor

An innovative teaching method is bringing increased attention to Dr. Courtney Stewart, an assistant professor in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership.

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Dr. Stephanie Borrie, an assistant professor of speech-language pathology, has been awarded a $300,000 National Institute of Health grant to study “conversational entrainment.”
Breaking Barriers in Communication: New Research Could Improve Communication for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease | CEHS

Breaking Barriers in Communication: New Research Could Improve Communication for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Dr. Stephanie Borrie, an assistant professor of speech-language pathology, has been awarded a $300,000 National Institute of Health grant to study “conversational entrainment.”

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The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services Lifetime Achievement Award is given to those who have provided an outstanding contribution towards education and human services.
CEHS Lifetime Achievement Award: Awarded to Stew and Vicki Morrill | CEHS

CEHS Lifetime Achievement Award: Awarded to Stew and Vicki Morrill

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services Lifetime Achievement Award is given to those who have provided an outstanding contribution towards education and human services.

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Dr. Jody Clarke-Midura, an assistant professor with the Instructional Technologies and Learning Sciences (ITLS) department, was awarded a grant from the Center for Women and Gender (CWG) at USU in April 2017.
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Professor Gets CWG Grant

Dr. Jody Clarke-Midura, an assistant professor with the Instructional Technologies and Learning Sciences (ITLS) department, was awarded a grant from the Center for Women and Gender (CWG) at USU in April 2017.

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Children at USU laboratory schools were pleased to receive a visit from one of the top elementary music educators in the country this week.
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Moving to the Music

Children at USU laboratory schools were pleased to receive a visit from one of the top elementary music educators in the country this week.

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Faculty members from the Kinesiology and Health Science Department at USU recently hosted a group of high school students from Wendover, Nevada.
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KHS Helps Students GEAR UP

Faculty members from the Kinesiology and Health Science Department at USU recently hosted a group of high school students from Wendover, Nevada.

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Education building “U.S. News and World Report” magazine has again named the graduate programs in Utah State University's Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services among the top tier of colleges of education in the nation.
USU’s Emma Eccles Jones CEHS Ranked 26th in the Nation: Only Program in Utah to Rank in the Top 50 | CEHS

USU’s Emma Eccles Jones CEHS Ranked 26th in the Nation: Only Program in Utah to Rank in the Top 50

Education building “U.S. News and World Report” magazine has again named the graduate programs in Utah State University's Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services among the top tier of colleges of education in the nation.

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Catalin “Cat” Buhusi has spent his career asking deeper questions about how one’s brain perceives the passage of time.
How Do Our Brains Perceive Time? The Answer Could Cure Diseases of the Brain | CEHS

How Do Our Brains Perceive Time? The Answer Could Cure Diseases of the Brain

Catalin “Cat” Buhusi has spent his career asking deeper questions about how one’s brain perceives the passage of time.

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Dr. Beth MacDonald is giving an important gift to the world: exceptional math teachers.
Can Teaching Math Be Fun? Beth MacDonald: Teacher of the Year | CEHS

Can Teaching Math Be Fun? Beth MacDonald: Teacher of the Year

Dr. Beth MacDonald is giving an important gift to the world: exceptional math teachers.

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Two Utah State researchers are taking a unique approach to “makerspaces” to improve STEM education in the Native American community.
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Traditions of Learning: Connecting Native American Heritage to STEM

Two Utah State researchers are taking a unique approach to “makerspaces” to improve STEM education in the Native American community.

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Dr. Fargo explores risk factors that can help predict homelessness, including the effect of military misconduct, exposure to sexual trauma, substance abuse, mental health and economic issues.
Returning the Favor: Helping our Homeless Vets | CEHS

Returning the Favor: Helping our Homeless Vets

Dr. Fargo explores risk factors that can help predict homelessness, including the effect of military misconduct, exposure to sexual trauma, substance abuse, mental health and economic issues.

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Dr. Jamison Fargo has committed much of his time, energy and passion towards alleviating homelessness among military veterans.
Returning the Favor: Helping Our Homeless Veterans | CEHS

Returning the Favor: Helping Our Homeless Veterans

Dr. Jamison Fargo has committed much of his time, energy and passion towards alleviating homelessness among military veterans.

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USU was recently pleased to receive a visit from the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Ontario Canada’s Lieutenant Governor. In this position, Ms. Dowdeswell is a representative of Queen Elizabeth II, who is Canada’s head of state.
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Representative of Queen Elizabeth Visits

USU was recently pleased to receive a visit from the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Ontario Canada’s Lieutenant Governor. In this position, Ms. Dowdeswell is a representative of Queen Elizabeth II, who is Canada’s head of state.

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USU was recently pleased to receive a visit from the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Ontario Canada’s Lieutenant Governor.
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Representative of Queen Elizabeth visits CEHS

USU was recently pleased to receive a visit from the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Ontario Canada’s Lieutenant Governor.

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Normally, wages are not a conversational topic in the workplace, but no one in this office seems to mind. For Ryan, the paystub is a source of pride—evidence that he is contributing.
USU Connects Local Businesses and Clients with Disabilities | CEHS

USU Connects Local Businesses and Clients with Disabilities

Normally, wages are not a conversational topic in the workplace, but no one in this office seems to mind. For Ryan, the paystub is a source of pride—evidence that he is contributing.

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Dr. Yanghee Kim, an associate professor of instructional technology and learning sciences at Utah State University, is attempting to find out.
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Children Learn to Connect through Translating Robots

Dr. Yanghee Kim, an associate professor of instructional technology and learning sciences at Utah State University, is attempting to find out.

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In September 2016, U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced that Edith Bowen Laboratory School (EBLS) was named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School.
Edith Bowen Lab School Is Named One of the Best in the Nation | CEHS

Edith Bowen Lab School Is Named One of the Best in the Nation

In September 2016, U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced that Edith Bowen Laboratory School (EBLS) was named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School.

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Governor Herbert Visits Students with Disabilities at USU in November 2016.
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Governor Herbert Visits Students with Disabilities at USU

Governor Herbert Visits Students with Disabilities at USU in November 2016.

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Mobile-based intervention is found to improve students’ mental health—a newly published study in the Behavior Modification journal shows Dr. Michael Levin tackling a range of psychological issues using innovative technology.
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CEHS Celebrates Film Premiere in Park City: “Follow the Sound of My Voice”

Mobile-based intervention is found to improve students’ mental health—a newly published study in the Behavior Modification journal shows Dr. Michael Levin tackling a range of psychological issues using innovative technology.

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The Secret to a Successful Marriage? Humility May Be the Answer Says USU Researcher.
The Secret to a Successful Marriage? Humility May Be the Answer Says USU Researcher | CEHS

The Secret to a Successful Marriage? Humility May Be the Answer Says USU Researcher

The Secret to a Successful Marriage? Humility May Be the Answer Says USU Researcher.

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In Dr. Levin’s newly published study, a web-based program was used to test whether ACT could be applied to improve a variety of mental health issues at once.
Psychology Researcher Uses Innovative Technology to Improve Students’ Mental Health | CEHS

Psychology Researcher Uses Innovative Technology to Improve Students’ Mental Health

In Dr. Levin’s newly published study, a web-based program was used to test whether ACT could be applied to improve a variety of mental health issues at once.

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GEAR UP starts serving students in seventh grade, following them through high school graduation and their first year in college.
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USU Helps Students GEAR UP

GEAR UP starts serving students in seventh grade, following them through high school graduation and their first year in college.

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For students with disabilities, college has its own set of challenges. USU established a revolutionary program called Aggies Elevated.
Aggies Elevated: Revolutionary Program Helps Students with Disabilities Succeed in Higher Education | CEHS

Aggies Elevated: Revolutionary Program Helps Students with Disabilities Succeed in Higher Education

For students with disabilities, college has its own set of challenges. USU established a revolutionary program called Aggies Elevated.

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The groundbreaking ceremony for the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services new building happened in September 2016. The Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence will provide services and care over the human lifespan.
Groundbreaking and Naming Ceremony for the Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence | CEHS

Groundbreaking and Naming Ceremony for the Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services new building happened in September 2016. The Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence will provide services and care over the human lifespan.

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EEJ College of Education & Human Services New Faculty 2016 releases the names of its new members. Meet the new CEHS Faculty for 2016.
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EEJ College of Education & Human Services New Faculty 2016

EEJ College of Education & Human Services New Faculty 2016 releases the names of its new members. Meet the new CEHS Faculty for 2016.

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Mobile-based intervention is found to improve students’ mental health—a newly published study in the Behavior Modification journal shows Dr. Michael Levin tackling a range of psychological issues using innovative technology.
Web-Based Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for College Students | CEHS

Web-Based Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for College Students

Mobile-based intervention is found to improve students’ mental health—a newly published study in the Behavior Modification journal shows Dr. Michael Levin tackling a range of psychological issues using innovative technology.

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When Tim Slocum began searching for five new staff members, he had no idea he would hire all five of his favorite applicants.
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Hit the Ground Running

When Tim Slocum began searching for five new staff members, he had no idea he would hire all five of his favorite applicants.

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There is a new drinking fountain in the Education Building! In February of 2016, Mimi Ferre, a member of the CEHS Student Council, applied for a grant to replace the drinking fountain on the first floor of the Education Building.
Blue Goes Green Places New Drinking Fountain in the Education Building | CEHS

Blue Goes Green Places New Drinking Fountain in the Education Building

There is a new drinking fountain in the Education Building! In February of 2016, Mimi Ferre, a member of the CEHS Student Council, applied for a grant to replace the drinking fountain on the first floor of the Education Building.

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Utah State University researchers have received nearly $482,000 to work with libraries in Northern Utah and the junior high school students they serve.
Usu Research Will Help Expand Rural Libraries’ Role | CEHS

Usu Research Will Help Expand Rural Libraries’ Role

Utah State University researchers have received nearly $482,000 to work with libraries in Northern Utah and the junior high school students they serve.

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When Nick and Irene Eastmond arrived in Haiti earlier this year, they hoped to bolster education in that country, fostering the skills that would encourage leadership, entrepreneurship and problem-solving.
Nick Eastmond Gives a Seminar on Educational Research in Haiti | CEHS

Nick Eastmond Gives a Seminar on Educational Research in Haiti

When Nick and Irene Eastmond arrived in Haiti earlier this year, they hoped to bolster education in that country, fostering the skills that would encourage leadership, entrepreneurship and problem-solving.

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The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services hosted a luncheon celebrating National Nurses Week, which was held at the David B. Haight Alumni Center on Monday, May 9, 2016.
Intermountain Healthcare donates $100,000 to the nursing program in the EEJ College of Education and Human Services at USU | CEHS

Intermountain Healthcare donates $100,000 to the nursing program in the EEJ College of Education and Human Services at USU

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services hosted a luncheon celebrating National Nurses Week, which was held at the David B. Haight Alumni Center on Monday, May 9, 2016.

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Big Blue played in a game of kickball with kids from Edith Bowen Lab School’s Little Blue After School Club. A program that provides a safe and fun learning environment for kids.
Big Blue Plays Kickball at Little Blue’s After School Club | CEHS

Big Blue Plays Kickball at Little Blue’s After School Club

Big Blue played in a game of kickball with kids from Edith Bowen Lab School’s Little Blue After School Club. A program that provides a safe and fun learning environment for kids.

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Watch a video regarding Michael Twohig's 2016 Researcher of the Year award.
Michael Twohig 2016 Researcher of the Year | CEHS

Michael Twohig 2016 Researcher of the Year

Watch a video regarding Michael Twohig's 2016 Researcher of the Year award.

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U.S. veterans who screened positive for sexual trauma in the military had a higher risk of postdeployment homelessness, with male veterans at greater risk than female veterans, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry.
Military Sexual Trauma Linked to Higher Risk of Homelessness Among Veterans | CEHS

Military Sexual Trauma Linked to Higher Risk of Homelessness Among Veterans

U.S. veterans who screened positive for sexual trauma in the military had a higher risk of postdeployment homelessness, with male veterans at greater risk than female veterans, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry.

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The Autism Forum at USU was hosted by CEHS, and included presentations from ASSERT, Aggies Elevated, PEER and UBSC.
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Autism Forum at USU

The Autism Forum at USU was hosted by CEHS, and included presentations from ASSERT, Aggies Elevated, PEER and UBSC.

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Two Students from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services received a prestigious Robins Award.
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Robins Award Winners from College

Two Students from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services received a prestigious Robins Award.

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The Emma Eccles Jones CEHS Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, April 7, 2016, 3:30-5:00 p.m., at the Edith Bowen Laboratory School Auditorium. The following individuals were recognized for their outstanding achievements in the categories listed below.
Emma Eccles Jones CEHS Awards Ceremony 2015-16 | CEHS

Emma Eccles Jones CEHS Awards Ceremony 2015-16

The Emma Eccles Jones CEHS Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, April 7, 2016, 3:30-5:00 p.m., at the Edith Bowen Laboratory School Auditorium. The following individuals were recognized for their outstanding achievements in the categories listed below.

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A new, first of its kind study has produced dramatic results in treating pornography addiction.
USU Research Yields Dramatic Results in Treatment for Pornography Addiction | CEHS

USU Research Yields Dramatic Results in Treatment for Pornography Addiction

A new, first of its kind study has produced dramatic results in treating pornography addiction.

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The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services bids farewell to its former dean, Oral Ballam, who served from 1967 to 1992, in what was then known as the College of Education.
Remembering College of Education Dean, Oral Ballam (1967–1992) | CEHS

Remembering College of Education Dean, Oral Ballam (1967–1992)

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services bids farewell to its former dean, Oral Ballam, who served from 1967 to 1992, in what was then known as the College of Education.

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A new study shines some light on whether social media and gaming use were connected to dissatisfaction in marriages. In some cases, the answer was yes.
USU Study Connects Some Social Media Use to Marital Dissatisfaction | CEHS

USU Study Connects Some Social Media Use to Marital Dissatisfaction

A new study shines some light on whether social media and gaming use were connected to dissatisfaction in marriages. In some cases, the answer was yes.

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This winter, fifth-graders from Edith Bowen Laboratory School left the classroom, headed for the mountains and took hands-on science to a whole new level.
Service Brings Science to Life at Hardware Ranch | CEHS

Service Brings Science to Life at Hardware Ranch

This winter, fifth-graders from Edith Bowen Laboratory School left the classroom, headed for the mountains and took hands-on science to a whole new level.

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In a nationwide overview, Education Week examines the shortage of special education teachers that is felt in nearly every state. The story also highlights efforts at Utah State University to bring quality teaching to students all over Utah.
USU Works to Ease Special Education Teacher Shortage | CEHS

USU Works to Ease Special Education Teacher Shortage

In a nationwide overview, Education Week examines the shortage of special education teachers that is felt in nearly every state. The story also highlights efforts at Utah State University to bring quality teaching to students all over Utah.

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Much has been said, written and researched about the need for graduates with engineering skills. But what if one of the barriers to engineering education is literacy?
CEHS Researcher Seeks to Remove Literacy Barriers in Engineering | CEHS

CEHS Researcher Seeks to Remove Literacy Barriers in Engineering

Much has been said, written and researched about the need for graduates with engineering skills. But what if one of the barriers to engineering education is literacy?

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Dr. Nick Eastmond has pioneered education, technology and research here at Utah State University. This month he is taking his expertise to Haiti as a Fulbright Senior Scholar.
Professor Emeritus Provides Expertise in Haiti as Fulbright Senior Scholar | CEHS

Professor Emeritus Provides Expertise in Haiti as Fulbright Senior Scholar

Dr. Nick Eastmond has pioneered education, technology and research here at Utah State University. This month he is taking his expertise to Haiti as a Fulbright Senior Scholar.

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The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services finishes another year with a look back at our most popular stories of 2015. Thanks for making it a great year!
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Top 10 Stories of 2015: From the Blog and Website News

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services finishes another year with a look back at our most popular stories of 2015. Thanks for making it a great year!

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The Utah Statesman has released its list of USU’s most influential people, and six of the top 10 have ties to CEHS.
6 of top 10 USU Influencers are from CEHS | CEHS

6 of top 10 USU Influencers are from CEHS

The Utah Statesman has released its list of USU’s most influential people, and six of the top 10 have ties to CEHS.

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Dr. Jean Lown was recently given the Distinguished Fellow Award from the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (she is a founding member of the organization).
Award-winning Educator: Financial Planning Is Essential for Everyone | CEHS

Award-winning Educator: Financial Planning Is Essential for Everyone

Dr. Jean Lown was recently given the Distinguished Fellow Award from the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (she is a founding member of the organization).

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This month, a new preschool center will open in Russia, modeled after Utah State University’s ASSERT. Early childhood educators from Nizhny Novgorod say the skills they learned here will change lives half a world away.
Assert Program Will Soon Touch Lives in Russia | CEHS

Assert Program Will Soon Touch Lives in Russia

This month, a new preschool center will open in Russia, modeled after Utah State University’s ASSERT. Early childhood educators from Nizhny Novgorod say the skills they learned here will change lives half a world away.

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Novel approach earns USU assistant professor national recognition When two people talk, words are just one part of the conversation.
Novel Approach Earns USU Assistant Professor National Recognition | CEHS

Novel Approach Earns USU Assistant Professor National Recognition

Novel approach earns USU assistant professor national recognition When two people talk, words are just one part of the conversation.

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A recent study may reveal that suicide is considered more acceptable if it’s contemplated by a person with a disability.
Study Examines the Acceptability of Suicide among People with Disabilities | CEHS

Study Examines the Acceptability of Suicide among People with Disabilities

A recent study may reveal that suicide is considered more acceptable if it’s contemplated by a person with a disability.

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Fifth-graders from Edith Bowen Laboratory School at Utah State University are taking on some grown-up engineering concepts in a unique new partnership between educators and industry.
Fifth-graders Use College-level Software to Unleash Their Creativity | CEHS

Fifth-graders Use College-level Software to Unleash Their Creativity

Fifth-graders from Edith Bowen Laboratory School at Utah State University are taking on some grown-up engineering concepts in a unique new partnership between educators and industry.

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Three years ago, Areon wanted a job, but she wasn’t sure she could ever keep one. “I have high functioning autism,” she said. “While I have a good brain on me, I’m not very good socially, and I have anxiety.”
Proposed Building Will Boost Education and Human Services at USU | CEHS

Proposed Building Will Boost Education and Human Services at USU

Three years ago, Areon wanted a job, but she wasn’t sure she could ever keep one. “I have high functioning autism,” she said. “While I have a good brain on me, I’m not very good socially, and I have anxiety.”

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$7.6 million project will teach relationship skills to at-risk youth For nearly 10 years, Utah State University has offered relationship education classes to people throughout the state. Now, information will be brought to a new audience: at-risk youth.
$7.6 Million Project Will Teach Relationship Skills to At-risk Youth | CEHS

$7.6 Million Project Will Teach Relationship Skills to At-risk Youth

$7.6 million project will teach relationship skills to at-risk youth For nearly 10 years, Utah State University has offered relationship education classes to people throughout the state. Now, information will be brought to a new audience: at-risk youth.

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On Saturday, students from eleven schools in Utah and Nevada converged on the Historic Wendover Airfield for an exhibition event using the one-person electric cars they have been working on for months.
USU STARS! GEAR UP Students Exhibit Skills at Greenpower Event | CEHS

USU STARS! GEAR UP Students Exhibit Skills at Greenpower Event

On Saturday, students from eleven schools in Utah and Nevada converged on the Historic Wendover Airfield for an exhibition event using the one-person electric cars they have been working on for months.

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4 grants address education & human service needs, bring $4.7 million to CEHS.
4 grants address education & human service needs, bring $4.7 million to CEHS | CEHS

4 grants address education & human service needs, bring $4.7 million to CEHS

4 grants address education & human service needs, bring $4.7 million to CEHS.

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A summary of recent highlights from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services.
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A summary of recent highlights from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services.

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A new, $32.8 million grant will help more than 3000 Utah middle schoolers schools catch the vision of higher education—and then make the dream come true.
USU’s GEAR UP Partnership Puts Students on Track to Higher Education | CEHS

USU’s GEAR UP Partnership Puts Students on Track to Higher Education

A new, $32.8 million grant will help more than 3000 Utah middle schoolers schools catch the vision of higher education—and then make the dream come true.

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The Journal of the Learning Sciences is the flagship journal in its field and it named an Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences assistant professor as its 2015 Early Career Reviewer of the Year.
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ITLS Assistant Professor Named 2015 Reviewer of the Year

The Journal of the Learning Sciences is the flagship journal in its field and it named an Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences assistant professor as its 2015 Early Career Reviewer of the Year.

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What do you get when you combine artistic talent, cinematography, a love of extreme winter sports, and woodworking skill? You get Jeremy Jensen, the force behind White Waves, an award-winning documentary.
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On the Slopes and in the Classroom, Jeremy Jensen Focuses on Freedom

What do you get when you combine artistic talent, cinematography, a love of extreme winter sports, and woodworking skill? You get Jeremy Jensen, the force behind White Waves, an award-winning documentary.

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Amid the droves of people going back to school are a number of high school counselors. Their ultimate objective: get even more high schoolers to obtain a degree.
School Counselor Training Aims to Send More Utahns to Higher Ed | CEHS

School Counselor Training Aims to Send More Utahns to Higher Ed

Amid the droves of people going back to school are a number of high school counselors. Their ultimate objective: get even more high schoolers to obtain a degree.

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A pioneering study reveals that a hugely disproportionate number of homeless veterans were separated from the military for misconduct.
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Pioneering Study Identifies Risk for Veteran Homelessness

A pioneering study reveals that a hugely disproportionate number of homeless veterans were separated from the military for misconduct.

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The risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias increases with age. With no current cure, we are faced with one solution: to provide the best care that we can for people living with this condition.
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TED Talks 2015

The risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias increases with age. With no current cure, we are faced with one solution: to provide the best care that we can for people living with this condition.

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“In every single thing that we buy, we take into consideration, ‘How do I feel about this purchase?’” said Dr. Lucy Delgadillo, an associate professor in the Family, Consumer, and Human Development department.
USU Assistant Professor to Speak at Uplift Families Conference | CEHS

USU Assistant Professor to Speak at Uplift Families Conference

“In every single thing that we buy, we take into consideration, ‘How do I feel about this purchase?’” said Dr. Lucy Delgadillo, an associate professor in the Family, Consumer, and Human Development department.

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Dr. Andrew Walker took over as the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences interim department head in July, when Dr. Mimi Recker stepped down to go on sabbatical.
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ITLS Interim Department Head Looks to the Future

Dr. Andrew Walker took over as the Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences interim department head in July, when Dr. Mimi Recker stepped down to go on sabbatical.

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A revolutionary new smartphone app, developed by researchers at Utah State University and Ulster University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, could provide the key to preventing the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
Revolutionary New Smartphone App Targets Alzheimer’s Prevention | CEHS

Revolutionary New Smartphone App Targets Alzheimer’s Prevention

A revolutionary new smartphone app, developed by researchers at Utah State University and Ulster University in Belfast, Northern Ireland, could provide the key to preventing the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

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In May, members of the Utah State University Student Academy of Audiology provided 450 hearing tests and fit 60 people with hearing aids during their 11th “Mission from the hEARt.”
The Latest Mission from the hEARt: Costa Rica 2015 | CEHS

The Latest Mission from the hEARt: Costa Rica 2015

In May, members of the Utah State University Student Academy of Audiology provided 450 hearing tests and fit 60 people with hearing aids during their 11th “Mission from the hEARt.”

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Dr. Sarah Tulane works with students who are young and not-so-young, online, and face-to-face. She prepares her students to work in the fields of gerontology, community education, graduate school, marriage and family therapy, and many other careers.
CEHS Teacher of the Year Celebrates Variety in Her Students | CEHS

CEHS Teacher of the Year Celebrates Variety in Her Students

Dr. Sarah Tulane works with students who are young and not-so-young, online, and face-to-face. She prepares her students to work in the fields of gerontology, community education, graduate school, marriage and family therapy, and many other careers.

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Earlier this month, 56 teachers from northeast Utah came here to get their hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math. Now they are returning to their own school districts, armed with exercises they can use to teach problem-solving skills.
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STEM U

Earlier this month, 56 teachers from northeast Utah came here to get their hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math. Now they are returning to their own school districts, armed with exercises they can use to teach problem-solving skills.

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Michael and Natasha Rutkowski’s time with their daughter, Aria, was too short, but the circle of lives Aria touched extends far beyond them, to the family and friends, donors, and nurses who helped take care of her.
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Aria's Story

Michael and Natasha Rutkowski’s time with their daughter, Aria, was too short, but the circle of lives Aria touched extends far beyond them, to the family and friends, donors, and nurses who helped take care of her.

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A $1M grant through the Office of Special Education Programs within the U.S. Department of Education will fully fund education and training for a minimum of six doctoral students to address the shortage of higher education faculty in special education fie
$1M Grant to Train Doctoral Students in Special Education

$1M Grant to Train Doctoral Students in Special Education

A $1M grant through the Office of Special Education Programs within the U.S. Department of Education will fully fund education and training for a minimum of six doctoral students to address the shortage of higher education faculty in special education fie...

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ITLS professor David Feldon has received a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to research innovative ways to assess students’ computational thinking.
David Feldon Awarded Grant from Institute of Education Sciences to Study Computational Thinking in 7th and 8th Grade Students

David Feldon Awarded Grant from Institute of Education Sciences to Study Computational Thinking in 7th and 8th Grade Students

ITLS professor David Feldon has received a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to research innovative ways to assess students’ computational thinking.

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Shawn Whiteman recently received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how pandemic-induced challenges might impact adolescent development, especially with regard to substance use and abuse.
Shawn Whiteman receives $1M NIH Grant to Study Pandemic-Related Substance Abuse in Adolescents

Shawn Whiteman receives $1M NIH Grant to Study Pandemic-Related Substance Abuse in Adolescents

Shawn Whiteman recently received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how pandemic-induced challenges might impact adolescent development, especially with regard to substance use and abuse.

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The study evaluated if use of sleep medications was associated with increased risk of developing AD and if that association differed between males and females.
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The Cache County Study on Memory in Aging: Media Packet

The study evaluated if use of sleep medications was associated with increased risk of developing AD and if that association differed between males and females.

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Last summer, Dr. Colby Tofel-Grehl lead a program to help sixth grade students at Waimea Middle School in Hawaii learn new technology and communication skills to educate tourists about the island's local sacred spaces.
Students Advocate for Local Sacred Spaces through Technology and Design

Students Advocate for Local Sacred Spaces through Technology and Design

Last summer, Dr. Colby Tofel-Grehl lead a program to help sixth grade students at Waimea Middle School in Hawaii learn new technology and communication skills to educate tourists about the island's local sacred spaces.

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2022 Promotion and Tenure Announced
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Gallery of both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art pieces by students at Logan High School.
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Logan High Gallery

Gallery of both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art pieces by students at Logan High School.

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Utah State University signed a resolution on Feb. 12, 2020 with the Department of Justice after a multi-year review of the University's policies and practices for responding to reports of sexual misconduct involving students between 2013 and early 2017.
Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Education Initiatives | CEHS

Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Education Initiatives

Utah State University signed a resolution on Feb. 12, 2020 with the Department of Justice after a multi-year review of the University's policies and practices for responding to reports of sexual misconduct involving students between 2013 and early 2017.

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The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is committed to creating a campus climate where students can succeed. CEHS supports the efforts of USU in preventing and responding to sexual misconduct.
Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Education Initiatives | CEHS

Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Education Initiatives

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is committed to creating a campus climate where students can succeed. CEHS supports the efforts of USU in preventing and responding to sexual misconduct.

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The Sorenson Center’s Lyndsley Wilkerson Gallery hosted an exhibit of the visual art of Kelie Hess in fall of 2020.
"Consciously Breathing" by Kelie Hess | CEHS

"Consciously Breathing" by Kelie Hess

The Sorenson Center’s Lyndsley Wilkerson Gallery hosted an exhibit of the visual art of Kelie Hess in fall of 2020.

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