USU View from Pond


External Affairs produces several regular publications that play a major role in cultivating USU's reputation. Our two flagship products - the Annual Report, which highlights the year's major achievements and The Pulse, a biweekly community newsletter - are delivered to thousands of readers worldwide. External Affairs also develops other more specialized products like yearly calendars, catalogs and magazines. Read on to learn more about each of these products.

Annual Report

The Annual Report, printed in January, is one of USU's most important tools for marketing the university. The 30-page publication contains vital information about current USU research, programs and educational initiatives. This information is sent to military leaders, policy makers, university heads and other groups interested in USU's unique mission. The Annual Report is also used to promote the university at special functions like conferences and symposiums. The comprehensive report provides a holistic look into life at USU by highlighting points of pride from each university school and program.

The Pulse

The Pulse is published bi-weekly on Mondays. Campus news is discussed in every issue along with special features including personality profiles and program spotlights.

Do you want to contribute to The Pulse? Staff members welcome and encourage story and idea submissions. Share your suggestions with Pulse editors by choosing the "Submissions" or "Event Coverage" buttons on the left.

Alumni Magazine

USU's alumni personify the high education standards at the nation's only federal health sciences university. Every day, our graduates are busy saving lives, blazing trails, leading troops and creating new boundaries in science. Their stories are incredible, and the Alumni Magazine brings many of them to the forefront by developing feature articles about some of USU's finest doctors, nurses, dentists and scientists.

Strategic Framework

The Strategic Framework is a roadmap guiding all Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences elements – Schools, Centers, Institutes, and Administrative Functions – to jointly accomplish the University’s mission and achieve the USU President’s vision.