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Archive for February, 2015

Engineer researches sustainable agriculture practice

Saturday, February 28th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

A Utah State University environmental engineer is hoping his research in aquaponics might someday help developing-world communities build sustainable agriculture systems. Aquaponics is a rising trend in agriculture that uses the waste products of fish to provide fertilizer for plants. Those same plants ...

Business Council supports raising tuition for business students

Saturday, February 28th, 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Business Council supports raising tuition for business students

Not everyone is in favor, but a group of students representing the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University sent a letter on Friday to the USU board of trustees supporting a tuition increase for the business college. In the ...

USU students featured in concerto evening

Saturday, February 28th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on USU students featured in concerto evening

Fifty-eight students sat positioned with string, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments at the ready. Carly Ewell entered, saluted the audience and then turned to her harp. Sergio Bernal raised his baton. What came next had the audience at the Kent Concert ...

New student body president hopes to increase student involvement

Saturday, February 28th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on New student body president hopes to increase student involvement

With a narrow victory now behind him, newly elected study body present Trevor Olsen is turning his attention to the goals that were part of his campaign platform. The senior in international business and finance at Utah State University received 50.44 ...

Utah project reaches halfway mark

Friday, February 27th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Utah project reaches halfway mark

Utah researchers this month passed the halfway point of a five year research effort dedicated to gathering information about Utah’s water resources. iUtah is a collaborative project shared between Utah State University, Brigham Young University and the University of Utah, along ...

Business students London-bound for spring break

Friday, February 27th, 2015 Posted in Education | Comments Off on Business students London-bound for spring break

From Logan to London, students from Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business will explore international business this spring break. Fourteen undergraduate students from Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business will leave for a trip to ...

Aggie gymnasts looking to equalize against Southern Utah and Denver

Friday, February 27th, 2015 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on Aggie gymnasts looking to equalize against Southern Utah and Denver

The Utah State University women's gymnastics team posted its second best overall score of the season on Feb. 20 — but it wasn’t enough to beat Southern Utah University. Tonight the Aggies will get a chance to equalize. Utah State will ...

UNICEF and Poetry and a Beverage team up to raise money

Friday, February 27th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on UNICEF and Poetry and a Beverage team up to raise money

Utah State University’s monthly open-mic night will be the setting for a UNICEF fundraiser on Saturday. This will be the first time Poetry and a Beverage, also known as PoBev, will team up with UNICEF at USU to raise money for ...

Health official: Legal pot in nearby states might lead to increase in use at Utah State

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Health official: Legal pot in nearby states might lead to increase in use at Utah State

Nearly half the states in the union, including four of six bordering Utah, have legalized some form of marijuana use — and a Utah State University Wellness Center staff member has predicted that could lead to more drug-related cases on ...

USU’s AggieAir to improve water data collection methods

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on USU’s AggieAir to improve water data collection methods

Improvements being made to the Utah Water Research Laboratory's data collection methods are helping to better monitor water usage in Cache Valley this winter. The Utah Water Research Laboratory is combining environmental information collected by AggieAir, an aerial surveying drone, with ...

Cache County Council moves to form water conservancy district

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Cache County Council moves to form water conservancy district

Facing lower than average precipitation levels and a rapidly growing population, the Cache County Council reiterated its goal to form a Cache County specific water conservancy district in a meeting on Jan. 13. “A water conservancy district is a legal entity ...

Student votes increase from previous years in primary elections

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Student votes increase from previous years in primary elections

Utah State University students cast 20 percent more votes in this year’s primary election over last year’s primary. By the time voting ended on Tuesday at 3 p.m., more than 3,000 students had cast a vote. “Usually we have anywhere from 2,000 ...

Backcountry film festival features nine new films

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Backcountry film festival features nine new films

Local organizations Nordic United and the Utah Conservation Corps will host the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Taggart Student Center auditorium. Erik Syrstad, a board member of Nordic United who helped coordinate the ...

USU men’s golf gains practice time for spring tournaments 

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on USU men’s golf gains practice time for spring tournaments 

Due to Logan's unusual mild winter, the Utah State University men’s golf team has had additional practice time to prepare for upcoming spring tournaments. “We usually start practice sometime in the middle of March, on average,” said Grahm Schmaltz, a senior on ...

Speaker asks young entrepreneurs: ‘What is your Everest?’

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Speaker asks young entrepreneurs: ‘What is your Everest?’

Martin Frey has spent decades in the business world, but when it came time to give advice to the Utah State University Entrepreneurship Club on Wednesday, he turned to the top of the world. The former managing director of the Utah ...

Utah State debate takes questions via Twitter

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Utah State debate takes questions via Twitter

The Utah State University Student Association’s election committee turned to Twitter on Tuesday to take questions from audience members to participants in a student government debate in the Taggart Student Center Hub. “We’ve done Twitter in past elections to update people ...

Film production degree now available at USU

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 Posted in Arts and Life, Education | Comments Off on Film production degree now available at USU

The Department of Theatre Arts at Utah State University announced this semester the addition of a new bachelor of fine arts degree. The new degree will allow students in the Department of Theatre Arts to study film production within the ...

USU women’s soccer hosts new tournament

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 Posted in Sports | Comments Off on USU women’s soccer hosts new tournament

The Utah State University women's soccer team held a new off-season tournament Saturday against teams from three other schools. The tournament, which provided an opportunity for the teams to play during a time usually limited to conditioning and single-team practice, ...

Primary election results: Vera leads business senator race

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Primary election results: Vera leads business senator race

Marketing and finance junior Ben Vera amassed nearly half the votes in the Utah State University Student Association primary election for business senator. Aaron Bytendorp, who took about a fifth of the votes, came in second and will face Vera ...

HURD preps for Morrill’s final home game

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on HURD preps for Morrill’s final home game

The HURD is stirring. The raucous Utah State University student fan group has begun preparations for the evening of March 7, when men’s basketball coach Stew Morrill will coach his final home game. “We are working to make this a special game ...