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Grad students try crowdfunding to support education

Grad students try crowdfunding to support education “By pledging just one or two dollars, you are helping us in our fervent quest to not have to do stuff. If you pledge $10 or more, you will receive this luxurious company micro badge.” This was the plea made by South Park character Eric Cartman in his [...]

The Cost of Living in Logan

The Cost of Living in Logan So you’ve heard back from all your graduate programs, and Utah State University accepted you. Congratulations! But now that you know where you can go, you have to decide where you want to go. Is Logan the place for you? Probably, and here’s why: besides being named the [...]

Aggie Dictionary: deciphering USU lingo

Aggie Dictionary: deciphering USU lingo Perhaps one of the most difficult tasks of getting settled in a new place is understanding the local lingo. Like all university campuses around the world, Utah State University has many terms and nicknames to describe the facilities, programs and everyday resources on campus. Here's a quick guide of commonly [...]

5 Affordable Weekend Getaways for Grad Students

5 Affordable Weekend Getaways for Grad Students It’s a long weekend, and you don’t want to stay in Logan. So, where are you going to go? You could enjoy a couple days in Salt Lake City. You could shop at City Creek, enjoy some nice hikes, hang out at Red Butte Gardens, watch a Jazz [...]

Leadership on the Fly

Leadership on the Fly Leadership strategies and philosophies abound, but for USU alumnus Martha Hahn, the best way to learn how to lead is to fly fish. Fly fishing is a love of Hahn’s; she’s lived in many western states and is known for having multiple state fishing licenses in her possession at one time. [...]

Popular Logan Eateries

Where to eat in Logan It’s Friday night and you and your fellow graduate students want to get a bite to eat somewhere in town. Where are you going to go? Well, assuming you don’t have to debate too long about whether you want Mexican, Italian or Chinese, here are some great local restaurants that [...]

How to get around in Logan

How to Get Around in Logan Need a lift? No car? No problem! There are many inexpensive or free transportation options in Logan. Whether you're traveling to campus or need a ride to Salt Lake City, here's a guide to help new students get around. Aggie Shuttle The Aggie Shuttle [...]

The top 5 hikes in Logan Canyon

The top 5 hikes in Logan Canyon Hiking is a favorite pastime for many USU Aggies. When the weather finally gets warm and the sun is shining, it’s hard to stay indoors (no matter how fun studying organic chemistry can be). So when you want to venture out into the natural world, here are the top five [...]

In the rocks: PDRF uncovers secrets of the Wasatch Fault

In the rocks: PDRF uncovers secrets of the Wasatch Fault Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native Robert McDermott always wanted to “do science.” He began conducting experiments at a young age with his grandfather, a scientist for the National Energy Laboratory. After a brief stint as a music major at the University of Pittsburgh, McDermott changed his major [...]

TA Training

Teaching assistant training helps students who will be teaching prepare for their position as TA. This training is required for graduate students who have been awarded or are pursuing a teaching assistantship. USU 7920 is mandatory for all teaching assistants. Students must be registered before their funding will be processed. If you have any questions, [...]