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English Undergraduate Curates Library Exhibition on Aggie Women


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Merrill-Cazier Library announces the grand opening of “Telling Our Story: 130 Years of Aggie Women.” The exhibit celebrates the contributions of Utah State University women and features their impact in the areas of scholarship, athletics, the arts, as well as their involvement in military and community service. Alana Miller Manesse, an undergraduate in Technical Communication and Rhetoric, served as student curator for researching the exhibit topics, writing the text, and selecting images. Alana brought the expertise gained through a yearlong research assistantship to USU’s Year of the Woman Project in which she wrote dozens of weekly articles on Aggie women, designed Year of the Woman banners for the Hello Walkway, and did the research and drafted the interpretative signage for residence halls named in honor of women. Exhibit team members included graphic designer Shay Larsen, an alumna of the English Department as well as Branson Roskelley (Scanning Technician), and Becky Thoms (Digital Team Leader). Archivist Bob Parson and Librarians Clint Pumphrey and Jennifer Duncan reviewed exhibit texts, and Gaby LeBeau for evaluated the physical exhibit design. The exhibit can be viewed in the Library’s lower level through the week of Thanksgiving. The companion digital exhibit is always available here: