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World Refugee Day serves up community spirit at first neighborhood picnic in Logan

World Refugee Day serves up community spirit at first neighborhood picnic in Logan

06/27/2019

The Cache Valley's first-ever celebration of World Refugee Day included a picnic in the park, with USU faculty such as Jess Lucero of Social Work.

Faculty Member Wins Prestigious University Award

Faculty Member Wins Prestigious University Award

04/18/2019

At this year’s Robins Awards, Dr. Jessica Lucero, Associate Professor of Social Work, was awarded the Faculty University Service Award.

Office of Research Announces First Peak Summer Research Fellows

Office of Research Announces First Peak Summer Research Fellows

04/18/2019

The Office of Research at Utah State University announces the first cohort of the Peak Summer Research Fellows, a pilot program launched through the generous support of Terry and David Peak.

New professors, other promotions announced by CHaSS

New professors, other promotions announced by CHaSS

04/08/2019

Ten College of Humanities and Social Sciences faculty have received promotions for the 2019-20 school year, including as new professors: Christa Jones, Charles Waugh, Scott Henry

Giraffe Award winner Chris Gonzalez, others honored in 2019 CHaSS awards

Giraffe Award winner Chris Gonzalez, others honored in 2019 CHaSS awards

03/29/2019

College of Humanities and Social Sciences distributed many awards for excellence during the 2018-19 school, including Prof. Chris Gonzalez, who 'stuck his neck out' and won CHaSS's Giraffe Award

How many homeless at one point in time? Volunteers put boots on the ground

How many homeless at one point in time? Volunteers put boots on the ground

01/18/2019

The Point-in-Time Homelessness Count for 2019 in Cache Valley will take place the week of Jan. 21. USU assistant professor of Social Work Jess Lucero is an organizer.

With Thanksgiving gift, social work students learn truth of 'helper therapy'

With Thanksgiving gift, social work students learn truth of 'helper therapy'

11/28/2018

Students in the CHaSS Social Work Program canvassed for donations and cash to build more than a hundred Thanksgiving dinners for Logan-based family service centers. The Thanksgiving Project is about 12 years old.

Jess Lucero recognized for work with refugees

Jess Lucero recognized for work with refugees

06/08/2018

Jess Lucero, MSW Program Coordinator and Associate Professor, is recognized for her volunteer work with refugees in Cache valley.

Dr. Susan Cutler Egbert Featured as Expert on Caring for Those in the Child Welfare System

Dr. Susan Cutler Egbert Featured as Expert on Caring for Those in the Child Welfare System

02/21/2018

Caring means having intimate and human connection with others. And it can be expressed in multiple ways -- from helping an elderly person cross the street to fighting a house fire. But certain parts of America put this into practice more than others.

USU Hosts Experts from the International Women's House

USU Hosts Experts from the International Women's House

10/19/2017

USU Social Work's Transforming Communities Initiative (TCI), in partnership with the Family Communication & Relationship Lab, the Mountain West Center for Regional Studies, and Fight Against Domestic Violence, were pleased to host Dr. Anna Z. Blau and Lau...

USU Social Work Students and Alumni Defend DACA

USU Social Work Students and Alumni Defend DACA

09/13/2017

USU Social Work students and alumni demonstrated support for Dreamers and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on September 12, 2017 in Logan, UT.

BSW Student Becca Huppi wins Robins Award

BSW Student Becca Huppi wins Robins Award

04/19/2017

USU BSW Student Becca Huppi receives Val R. Christensen Service Award

SSWA 2016 Thanksgiving Service Project

SSWA 2016 Thanksgiving Service Project

11/28/2016

For Thanksgiving 2016, due to the generosity of our Social Work Student Association (SWSA) members and the Department of Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology (SSWA) faculty, SWSA delivered 40 full Thanksgiving meals to The Family Place and another 40 to ...

Federal government recognizes USU community service

Federal government recognizes USU community service

11/14/2016

On Wednesday nights, the residents of Williamsburg Retirement Community in Logan don't just have manicures or poker to look forward to -- they have their "Grandfriends," too.

Dealing with Domestic Violence: How a USU Alumna Helps Children Find Healing

Dealing with Domestic Violence: How a USU Alumna Helps Children Find Healing

11/03/2016

The United States Justice Department estimates 1 in 15 children are exposed to domestic violence each year, and USU alumnus, Catherine Jurado, knows exactly what witnessing this violence does to children.

Following Dream of Changing Students' Lives, New Professor has 'Made it So'

Following Dream of Changing Students' Lives, New Professor has 'Made it So'

10/31/2016

In the department of social work, Diane Calloway-Graham can now be called professor -- or her office nickname: Practicum Goddess.

USU officials get DOJ funds for sexual violence prevention

USU officials get DOJ funds for sexual violence prevention

10/24/2016

Utah State University has secured funds from the U.S. Department of Justice to create a community response for dealing with sexual violence and creating more of a safety net for victims.

Grant Galvanizes Plan to Create Community-Wide Response to Sexual Assault

Grant Galvanizes Plan to Create Community-Wide Response to Sexual Assault

10/24/2016

Months before sexual assaults on campus became newspaper headlines, two women -- one a Utah State University social scientist and the other an advocate and therapist -- began seeking funds to create a safety net for victims.

USU Social Work Program Partners with the Division of Fair Housing

USU Social Work Program Partners with the Division of Fair Housing

09/19/2016

to assess the public's knowledge and attitudes regarding the Fair Housing Law. Dr. David Parker, the Education Outreach Specialist at Utah's Division of Fair Housing, and Dr. Jessica Lucero and Professor Jenifer Evers are working with USU undergraduate so...

Bret Nielsen speaks on a panel at the University of Wyoming's MLK Days of Dialogue

Bret Nielsen speaks on a panel at the University of Wyoming's MLK Days of Dialogue

02/03/2016

Bret Nielsen, a senior in the social work program at USU, was invited to speak on a panel at the University of Wyoming's MLK Days of Dialogue.