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Meet Our Professors: Kelly Goonan, Outdoor Recreation

Dr. Kelly Goonan developed a passion for the outdoors while working at summer camp in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. For ten summers during her high school and college years, she worked at the Boy Scout camp, Sabattis Scout Reservation. Her duties included teaching outdoor skills such as swimming, snorkeling and lifeguard certification and taking scouts on wilderness trips.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Lee Montgomery, Education

Dr. Lee Montgomery began his educational career at a small rural school in Oklahoma teaching English language arts. Desiring to influence more teachers and improve schools, he pursued more education and became a principal in the Hartley Independent School District in Texas.

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Artista Completa Pintura de Historia Universitaria en Técnica China Tradicional

By Abigail Wyatt on November 01, 2017

in Faculty, History, Recursos en Español

Como profesor visitante y artista invitado de la Universidad Renmin de Beijing, China, Yidan Guo disfruta enseñando estudiantes y trabajando junto a sus colegas en el departamento de Arte y Diseño de Southern Utah University. El último proyecto de Guo incluye la representación de la historia de la SUU utilizando la acuarela china.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Jacob Manning, Outdoor Recreation

Professor Jacob Manning started college as a pre-med major. He considered architecture, but quickly settled on recreation leadership and earned a master's degree from Oklahoma State University in 2012.

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Future Teacher Creates Art Workshops for Children

By Abigail Wyatt on October 09, 2017

in Student Projects

Mykayla Gale found her passion for elementary education during high school. She was a teacher’s assistant for the Extended Day Kindergarten class, an after-school program to help children who fall behind in school and prepare them to be successful in future years.

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9 Ways to Support Your College Student

By Abigail Wyatt on October 06, 2017

in Campus Resources, Parents

The transition from high school to college requires a lot of changes. However, even though your student is beginning a new chapter in their life, they’ll still need mental, emotional and physical support from parents, guardians and family. This support is something many college students value, however it can be difficult for parents.

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Cómo Prevenir a la Nostalgia en la Universidad

En este punto del semestre, a menudo encontramos que los estudiantes están luchando con la nostalgia de la casa, adaptándose a los compañeros de cuarto y aprendiendo a manejar su trabajo escolar. La emoción de sus nuevas experiencias puede estar empezando a desvanecerse, y es posible que descubra que las cosas empiezan a serles más difíciles. Si bien esto es muy normal para los estudiantes, todavía puede ser difícil para nosotros ver a nuestros estudiantes luchar,

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Outdoor Nation FAQ

By Abigail Wyatt on September 20, 2017

in Outdoors

The Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge is a Mother Nature meets March Madness-style competition between 93 universities lasting four weeks. The competition lasts from September 18 through October 15.

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SUU Seeks Funding for New Childcare and Preschool

Kathy Wyatt, wife of President Scott L Wyatt, dropped out of college to support her husband through law school and raise their son. Money was tight and they were worried about student loans. Years later she has returned to college to earn a degree in Family Life and Human Development.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Qingping Liu, Chinese

After graduating high school Dr. Qingping Liu’s plan was to become a lawyer. She entered East China Normal University to study Chinese by accident. After graduating in 1990 she began teaching and discovered how much she enjoyed it. She taught Chinese in Indonesia and France then came to Utah to teach language at Cedar High School and Canyon View High School in 2016. Shortly after she was hired to teach Chinese at SUU in fall 2016

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