Utah prison inmates, families despair as COVID-19 spreads in prison - Deseret News
Utah State - Kaysville MSW student featured in Deseret News article about COVID-19 situation in Utah's prisons. Photo by Spenser Heaps.
Social Work Professor Jump Norman Receives Annual Mentorship Award
Vonda Jump Norman says a big part of mentoring is helping students realize that everyone struggles at one time or another, and that it's alright to ask for help.
Two USU social work students create resources sheet for people stuck in social isolation
USU social work students create resources for individuals in social isolation while stuck in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mind-Body Bridging®: A Bridge to Self Discovery
Donor’s gift establishing the I-System Institute for Mind-Body Bridging will help therapy clients find their answers within themselves
Make the Most of Uncertain Times by Creating Memories with Kids, says Social Worker
Social worker Vonda Jump Norman says creative activities during these uncertain times build good memories that will last a child's lifetime.
Social Work Degrees Earn High Ranking, but the Whole Story is Even Better
Utah State’s bachelor and master’s social work degrees are named Best & Most Affordable Social Work Programs in Utah.
Sexual violence derails students; new SAAVI grant helps get them on track
Utah State University's office for Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information (SAAVI) provides therapists and advocates for students who've encountered any type of sexual violence. That is expanding thanks to a new grant from the Utah Office for Victims...
World Refugee Day serves up community spirit at first neighborhood picnic in Logan
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
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
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
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
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
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'
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, 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
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 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 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
USU BSW Student Becca Huppi receives Val R. Christensen Service Award
SSWA 2016 Thanksgiving Service Project
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
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
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'
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
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
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
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, 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.