USU names satellite system Statewide Campuses

Utah State University announced that its regional campuses and centers will now be referred to as Statewide Campuses. This includes two residential campuses, USU Eastern and USU Blanding, four campuses in Brigham City, Tooele, the Uintah Basin and Moab, and 25 other USU locations ranging from Randolph in northern Utah to Monument Valley near the Arizona border. The titling of Statewide Campuses fulfills USU’s land-grant mission of making college accessible to residents throughout the State of Utah, according to a statement from the university.

USU partners with Google to expand computer science education

The National 4-H Council recently announced a new $6 million collaboration with Google to bring computer science education to underserved youth across the country with a new Computer Science Pathway. Utah State University Extension’s 4-H program has been a key partner in co-creating the computer science curriculum and developing tools for educators to implement the program, according to a press release from the organization.

Headed to grade school

Kindergartener Jude Oliver, left, adjusts his mortarboard while classmate Emmalin Ranch waves to family and friends. The students, from Ms. Bailey’s class, were among more than 100 kindergarteners to graduate from HMK’s Class of 2019. They entered the school’s multipurpose room to “Pomp and Circumstance” played on a child’s piano. They sang “We’re Kindergarten Grads” “I Like School,” “All We’re Meant To Be,” and “Kindergarten Days.”Photo by Anthony Militano

Moving on up

The 2019 Sixth Grade Step Up Assembly was held on May 30 at HMK Elementary School. More than 120 students begin middle school next school year. Hiroshi Burriola, Elisabeth Knight, Aracely Medina, and Maggie Wilkowske had perfect attendance from kindergarten through the sixth grade and each received a Mongoose bicycle courtesy of Crump-Reese Auto. HMK Principal Ms. Kay encouraged the students to change the world and make it a better place through acts of kindness. Above, Yasmin Lovato’s relative snuck up in front of the crowd, gave her balloons, a stuffed animal, and an affectionate peck on the cheek at the HMK sixth grade ceremony.Photo by Anthony Militano