The community is invited to join the City of Moab, Grand County, and Utah State University Moab in celebrating the completion of the newly named Aggie Boulevard. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the official opening of the new road to the future USU Moab campus will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, according to City of Moab Communication and Engagement Manager Lisa Church.
Two members of the Utah Legislature, the vice president of Utah State University Extension department and USU Moab Associate Vice President Lianna Etchberger lobbied the Grand County Council for its financial support Tuesday in adding Extension services to the planned Moab campus.
Utah’s education savings plan called “my529” announced Tuesday that it has more than 400,000 accounts under its management. The accounts, with account owners and beneficiaries distributed throughout Utah and the United States, represent a growing number of families who choose to invest in the plan to save for education costs, according to a press release from the program.
In order to better serve the agritourism industry in the state, Utah State University Extension has developed a survey to gather research on the needs of agritourism organizations.
Utah State University Extension recently received a grant for $175,000 for opioid prevention, treatment and recovery opportunities under USDA’s 2019 Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. The DLT program helps rural communities use telecommunications to connect people and the world, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density, according to Julene Reese of USU.
Twelve students from Utah State University recently completed an intensive three-week summer course in outdoor product design and development, using the Moab area as a hub for their field course. The students participated in several projects during the course, including product testing, meeting with industry groups, and analyzing dilemmas facing Moab and its involvement with the outdoor recreation industry, according to David Mathis, USU marketing manager in an email.
Moab students Kate McFarland and Jessica Valdes graduated from the University of Utah on May 2, among a graduating class of 8,465 students who received their academic degrees.
A Grand County High School employee mistakenly failed to send Advanced Placement (AP) tests taken by students in 2019, possibly forcing some students who are now enrolled in college to reschedule their first semester of classes.
The Southeastern Utah Chapter of Realtors recently gave away its first ever scholarship to Sara Beshoner-Krell from La Sal. Beshoner-Krell recently graduated from Monticello High School and has chosen to go into the nursing field.
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.
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.
University of San Diego student Kayla Weston of Moab was selected for Mortar Board, a national honor society recognizing students for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership and service.