Aggie Parent & Family Podcast
Episode 25: How Attending USU Helped Spencer Cox Become Governor of Utah

Episode 25: How Attending USU Helped Spencer Cox Become Governor of Utah

October 1, 2021

In today's episode, Isaiah Jones sat down via Zoom with Utah Governor Spencer Cox on how attending USU helped him to become Governor.

 

Governor Spencer Cox's Bio: governor.utah.gov/cabinet/spencer-j-cox/ 

USU Parents website: usu.edu/parents/index

USU Parent & Family Weekend: usu.edu/parents/weekend 
USU COVID-19 Infousu.edu/covid-19/

Studio Credit:
Thank you USU Student Media, AIS, UMAC, and Student Affairs for your ongoing support! And thank you to the following people: John Zsiray, Nathan Laursen, Nick Ciancone, and Austin Roundy. 

 

 

Episode 24: Fall 2021: What is the FAFSA and Why Should You Care?

Episode 24: Fall 2021: What is the FAFSA and Why Should You Care?

September 27, 2021

In today’s episode, Kylee Hopkin sits down on Zoom with Brook Peacock from the Financial Aid office to talk all about their services and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that opens Oct. 1 for the 2022-2023 academic school year. We go over what it is, how to fill it out and the benefits of submitting the FAFSA application. 

New Student Orientation: https://www.usu.edu/orientation/locations/logan   
Orientation Office Contact Information: 435-797-0283; orientation@usu.edu; Instagram @usuateam  
Financial Aid Office Contact Information: 435-797-0173; financialaid@usu.edu; Taggart Student Center 106 
Financial Aid Office: https://www.usu.edu/financialaid/  
Financial Aid Counselor Appointments: https://www.usu.edu/financialaid/contact  
FAFSA: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa  

 

Guests 
Brook Peacock – USU Financial Aid Office; Associate Director of Systems and Data 

Episode 23: Fall 2021: Parent & Family Weekend

Episode 23: Fall 2021: Parent & Family Weekend

September 20, 2021

In today’s episode USU Senior Orientation Program Coordinator, Kylee Hopkin, sits down with Isaiah Jones from the Student Orientation office to talk all about the upcoming Parent & Family Weekend. We go over what it is, what events are going on, and why students, their parents, and families should attend. 

 

New Student Orientation:https://www.usu.edu/orientation/locations/logan   
Orientation Office Contact Information: 435-797-0283; orientation@usu.edu; Instagram @usuateam  
Parents: https://www.usu.edu/parents/  
Parent & Family Weekend: https://www.usu.edu/parents/weekend  
Parent & Family Network: https://usu.campusesp.com/users/sign_in 
USU Homecoming 2021 Schedule: https://www.usu.edu/homecoming/schedule/index  
Isaiah Jones – Parent and Transition Coordinator: isaiah.jones@usu.edu; Set up a meeting with him at https://isaiah-jones.youcanbook.me/ 

 

Hosts 
Isaiah Jones | USU Student Orientation Program Coordinator - Transition & Parent Programs 
Kylee Hopkin | USU Senior Orientation Program Coordinator | Student Orientation & Transitions Services

Episode 22: Why Parents Should Encourage Their USU Student to get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Episode 22: Why Parents Should Encourage Their USU Student to get the COVID-19 Vaccine

August 6, 2021

In today’s episode, I sat down via Zoom with former State of Utah epidemiologist and current Executive Director for the Salt Lake County Health Department, Dr. Angela Dunn, to talk about why USU parents should encourage their USU student to get the COVID-19 vaccine. 

USU COVID-19 Info: https://www.usu.edu/covid-19/

Bear River Health Department: brhd.org/

Utah Department of Health: health.utah.gov/

Salt Lake County Health Department: slco.org/health/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/

Dr. Angela Dunn Bio: SLC Board of Health Names New Health Officer

USU Parents website: usu.edu/parents/index

Episode 21: USU 1010 - What It Is and Why You Should Register for It

Episode 21: USU 1010 - What It Is and Why You Should Register for It

August 5, 2021

In today’s episode, I sat down on Zoom with Dr. Harrison Kleiner, Dr. Rose Judd-Murray and A-Team members Erin and Reagan, to talk about the USU 1010 Connections course, the power of a faculty mentor, and why students should intentionally engage in the course. 

New Student Orientation: https://www.usu.edu/orientation/locations/logan   

Orientation Office Contact Information:
 435-797-0283; orientation@usu.edu; Instagram @usuateam 

About USU 1010 Connections: 
https://www.usu.edu/connections/logan/index  

How to Register for USU 1010 Connections: 
https://www.usu.edu/connections/logan/register 

 

Guests  

Dr. Harrison Kleiner – Associate Vice Provost and Philosophy professor at USU 
Dr. Rose Judd-Murray – Assistant Professor in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences at USU 
Erin Nielsen – Social Work; Senior; Hyde Park, UT 
Reagan Jensen – Psychology; Junior; South Weber, UT 

Guest Episode: What If I Haven’t Registered for Fall Yet?

Guest Episode: What If I Haven’t Registered for Fall Yet?

June 21, 2021

In today’s episode we chat over Zoom with Jacob Van den Akker and Lisa Simmons from the Student Orientation office, as well as A-Team member Reagan Jensen about fall registration and what students should do if they have not yet registered for classes. 

 

New Student Orientation: https://www.usu.edu/orientation/locations/logan  

Orientation Office Contact Information: 435-797-0283; orientation@usu.edu; Instagram @usuateam 

Defer Your Admission: https://www.usu.edu/sots/loa/ (*note the difference between deferment and leave) 

New USU Student Email: https://it.usu.edu/studentemail  

USU 1010 Connections: https://www.usu.edu/connections/logan/index  

 

Guests 

Lisa Simmons – Director of Student Orientation and Transition Services at Utah State University 

Jacob Van den Akker – Assistant Director of Student Orientation and Transition Services at Utah State University 

Reagan Jensen – Psychology major, Human and Family Development minor; Junior; South Weber, UT 

Guest Episode: Online Orientation Module 2 - Registration

Guest Episode: Online Orientation Module 2 - Registration

April 21, 2021

In today’s episode we chat over Zoom with A-Team member, Chelsea Gunther about online orientation Module 2: Registration. We explore a little bit what the registration process is like and what resources are available to help incoming students as they register for the first time.

 

New Student Orientation: https://www.usu.edu/orientation/locations/logan

Orientation Office Contact Information: (435-797-0283; orientation@usu.edu)

 

Guests

Chelsea Gunther – Integrated Studies major, minor: Computer Science; Senior; North Logan, UT 

Episode 21: How to Recognize and Reach Out to Someone at Risk of Suicide
Episode 20: Why USU Parents Should Encourage Their Student to Study Abroad

Episode 20: Why USU Parents Should Encourage Their Student to Study Abroad

January 24, 2021

In today's episode, we chat over Zoom with USU Study Abroad Peer Advisor, Lauren Ambuehl; USU Academic Advisor, Dallin Perkes; USU graduate, Katt Webb; and USU Senior Study Abroad Advisor, Katie Davidson about why parents should encourage your student to study abroad. 

 

Learn more: https://globalengagement.usu.edu/studyabroad/

 

Episode 19: Why Complete the FAFSA and Apply for Financial Aid

Episode 19: Why Complete the FAFSA and Apply for Financial Aid

December 17, 2020

In today's episode, we chat over Zoom with Callie Croft, Operations Coordinator for the USU Financial Aid Office, Heather Bryson, USU Director of Financial Aid, and Craig Whyte, USU Director of Scholarships, about Why Complete the FAFSA and Apply for Financial Aid.

As your student returns home for the holidays, please encourage them to finish the semester strong. Visit the USU Ready webpage for more information about spring class registration, academic advising, virtual tutoring, scholarships, and more.

Please visit the usu.edu/financialaid webpage for more information on FAFSA applications. 

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