Parents of Utah State University students can now subscribe to a podcast that includes practical advice that guides families and students through their time at USU.
Called “Aggie Parent and Family Podcast,” the recordings include information on topics including campus safety, academic advising, diversity and inclusion and supporting students as they enter their second semester.
“We don’t always have time to read an email, so we wanted a way to engage parents and families through platforms they are already using,” said Isaiah Jones, USU’s transition, parent and family coordinator.
Jones created the podcast with the goal of providing a dose of information relevant to helping students succeed at USU.
The podcasts are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or through usu.edu/parents/newsletter. More are being recorded and will be regularly posted.
Each podcast is about 20 minutes long and features USU experts on various topics. So far, they include: longtime history professor Norm Jones; Associate Director of University and Exploratory Advising Stephanie Hamblin; USU Prevention Specialist Emmalee Fishburn; USU Inclusion Center Director Michelle Bogdan Holt; and Director of Student Orientation and Transition Services Lisa Simmons.