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The Beginner’s Guide to the Athletic Training Major

Now more than ever, health and fitness are at the forefront of our minds. But, when our level of activity increases, the risk for injury rises as well. That’s where a certified athletic trainer comes in.  Southern Utah University's athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and designed to prepare students for a successful career in athletic training. Athletic trainers are experts in evaluating,

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Don't "Locke" Your Potential; Become a Philosophy Major

If a student wants to develop a broad range of skills that prepare him for a wide variety of intellectual challenges, the student should seriously consider becoming a philosophy major. Philosophy graduates can gain further education, such as graduate work in philosophy, political science, English, law, medicine, journalism, business, and public policy.

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Meet Our Professors: Briget Eastep, Outdoor Recreation

Dr. Briget Eastep, Southern Utah University’s Director of Outdoor Engagement, began her career as an outdoor educator in 1991 as a Ranger at Philmont Boy Scout Ranch in New Mexico. She is now an associate professor for outdoor recreation who works with campus and community partners to broaden opportunities in service learning and experiential education. Under her tutelage students gain involvement and leadership skills while giving back to their local public lands.

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Meet Our Professors: Dave Lunt, History

It’s all Greek for Dr. Dave Lunt, Assistant Professor of History at Southern Utah University. A specialist in ancient athletics, Dave intensely studies the effects of sports in society, specifically Greece. He loves studying this 2,000-year-old topic because of the ways that sports reveal cause-and-effect in ancient (and modern) societies, as well as the human factors that drive historic events.

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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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4 Tips to Becoming a German Major

At Southern Utah University you can participate in the German Bachelor’s Degree program with Professor Corey Twitchell and change your life. A language major or minor helps open up many doors. According to Career Wise, knowing a foreign language helps you stand out in the job market and increases your annual income over people who only speak English.

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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

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

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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