The Campaign for USU
The university launched its first comprehensive fundraising campaign in 2007, focused on garnering support for scholarships, professorships, and facilities across the university. At its close in 2012, the effort raised more than half a billion dollars to help ensure Utah State remains accessible for all who come to learn. The Campaign for USU will make a lasting difference in the successes of our faculty and students, and in the future of the college and university. However, not all of the department's funding needs were met during this historic campaign. We continue to seek support for our students in the form of scholarships and internships. We invite you to join us.
LPCS Department Priorities
Scholarships for Students. Students are a priority in our department and many face serious financial difficulties in their efforts to receive their education. The department has existing scholarships focused on the following areas: Languages in general, Spanish, French, German, English as a second-language, Philosophy, Communication Studies, and Global Communication. Contributions to these existing scholarships help to make a greater impact on the lives of our students. The department is also very interested in increasing the number of scholarships we give as each year we have many deserving students that we cannot help. New scholarships could be in any of the areas just noted. We could also establish scholarships for students going on study abroad programs sponsored by the department, studying other languages that we serve (such as Chinese, Japanese, and Portuguese), or focusing on other areas of specialization, such as ethics in Philosophy, Asian Studies, Organizational Communication, Interpersonal Communication, or Persuasion.
Academic Student Team Support. We have a very active Debate team (in the Communication Studies program) that travels in the Northwest and also competes at the Nationals when funding allows. We also have an Ethics Bowl team (in the Philosophy program). They compete in-state, but also have the opportunity to go to the national competition. Support for either of these student teams will enhance their opportunities to travel and compete in tournaments.
Endowed Chairs. These positions would ideally be teaching-focused positions. Actually, endowed “lecturers” who are heavily focused on teaching would be ideal. The department is quite broad in nature and has many needs in terms of teaching.