• BEST IN STATE—Senior Courtney Schoen Lewis was named Best PR Student in Utah. Story
  • CROWBAR—Athletes compete in annual Crowbar backcountry race in Logan Canyon. CHRISTIAN HATAHWAY
  • HINDU FESTIVAL—Hundreds of Hindus and friends gather for annual Holi Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork. DANA IVINS
  • RAINBOW CELEBRATION—Holi celebrants joyfully paint themselves at Hindu festival. DANA IVINS
  • HUT! HUT! HUT!—ROTC teams compete in Ranger Challenge at Camp Williams. ALISON OSTLER. Story
  • SNOWBARD JAM—Boarders show their stuff on the Quad during Entrepreneur Week. CASSIDEE J. CLINE. Story
  • SNOWBOARD TRICKS as hotdoggers show off on the Quad during Entrepreneur Week. CASSIDEE J. CLINE. Story
  • WINTER A and the American flag over a snowy USU campus. WHITNEY PETERSON
  • QUADVIEW—A springtime view of the USU Quad and Old Main from atop the business building.
  • PRESS CONFERENCE—USU President Stan Albrecht briefing journalism students. CHRIS ROMRIELL. Story
  • HIGH-HEELIN’ IT—Men in high heels and their female supporters walk a mile to protest sex abuse. TY ROGERS
  • ELK PICNIC—Elk and humans mingle at the winter refuge at Blacksmith Fork's Hardware Ranch. CARESA ALEXANDER. Story

USU alumni, professionals on campus for 3-day regional PR conference

Sunday, March 18th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Allie Jeppson LOGAN—Students are rarely encouraged to spend time and effort on sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, but public relations professionals at the Fourth Annual Mountain West PR conference emphasized that social media have become and important tool. The three-day ...

USU hosts 4th annual regional public relations conference

Sunday, February 26th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on USU hosts 4th annual regional public relations conference

By Allie Jeppson LOGAN—Public relations students and professionals will discuss “Putting the PR in Professional” this week during the 4th annual Mountain West PR Conference, sponsored by Vivint Inc. and the USU JCOM Department, as students, faculty, professionals and sponsors come ...

KSL social media director offers PR students view of new marketplace

Sunday, February 12th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | 2 Comments »

By Allie Jeppson  LOGAN–Twitter and Facebook are no longer just ways to enhance your personal life—they are ingredients to successful businesses, says the new director of social media at KSL TV in Salt Lake City. Natalie Wardel told a full house of ...

AG’s spokesman provides a tour of PR professional’s toolbox

Friday, February 25th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on AG’s spokesman provides a tour of PR professional’s toolbox

By Kayla Hall and Tessa Karrington LOGAN—Truthfulness, preparation, courtesy and the ability to respond quickly—these are among the items that belong in any public relations professional’s toolbox, the spokesman for Utah’s attorney general told USU students this week. Paul Murphy, director of ...

2001 JCOM alum inspires students at PRSSA dinner

Sunday, February 20th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on 2001 JCOM alum inspires students at PRSSA dinner

By Charissa Ingraham LOGAN—USU’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter began preparations for this year’s Mountain West Regional Conference with a kick-off dinner at Hamilton’s restaurant. Trina Patterson, a 2001 Utah State graduate who is senior media relations director for ...

Utah attorney general spokesman comes to USU

Thursday, February 17th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Utah attorney general spokesman comes to USU

By Felica Cox LOGAN—Utah State University’s Public Relations Student Society of America will welcome Paul Murphy, director of communications for Utah State Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, to campus next week. Murphy will present, “Pushing the Limits in Communications through Social Media” Tuesday ...

USU public relations student wins national award

Sunday, November 14th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | 2 Comments »

WASHINGTON, D.C.—USU public relations senior Natalie Curtis has been selected for a coveted scholarship for PR students. Winners of the Betsy Plank scholarship were presented at the annual awards ceremonies during the PRSSA 2010 National Conference in Washington, D.C., in October. • ...

PR executive offers guide to professional success

Thursday, October 28th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on PR executive offers guide to professional success

By Hanna Hansen LOGAN—A Salt Lake City media relations executive came to Utah State this week to give public relations and marketing students tips on achieving career success. “Have a racehorse mentality,” Tim Brown, a partner at Richter7, told about 35 students ...

USU to host regional PR conference

Thursday, February 11th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on USU to host regional PR conference

LOGAN—The USU public relations program will host the Mountain West Regional PR Conference March 25-26 at the Riverwoods Conference Center in Logan. The USU chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is one of 12 universities nationwide to ...