Homecoming Week 2017

Hey UTFs! It’s still not too late to get involved in homecoming week. We have many events going on, including: an outdoor movie, campus speakers, the homecoming dance, a variety of reunions and networking opportunities, and of course, True Aggie Night. Check out the link below to see what is coming up! https://www.usu.edu/homecoming/

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CAPS–A Valuable Resource

In addition to individual services, our Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) department offers a variety of workshops and groups for students. Some of the current workshops include topics such as: Adaptive Perfectionism, Decreasing Test Anxiety, and the Better Relationship Series. Here is a link to the workshop page, which includes information for these workshops and more! http://counseling.usu.edu/services/workshops. Whether you are […]

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UTF Mentor Spotlight: Clinical Instructor Summer Gunn

Widely considered the most difficult course in her program, SPED5040 (Instructional Design) was Instructor Gunn’s first experience with the UTF program. The course was known for its fast pace, high expectations, and newness of the instructional technology—but then-student Summer Gunn took advantage of the opportunity. As a senior she had been nominated to be a UTF, planning to graduate with […]

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Important Dates

Orientation (Perry Pavilion on the fourth floor of Huntsman Hall): Wednesday, August 30th at 4:00 – 5:30 PM Thursday, August 31st at 7:30 – 9:00 AM Canvas Training (DE 204): Wednesday, September 6th at 3:30 – 4:30 PM Thursday, September 7th at 10:30 – 11:30 AM Students of Concern Training (Perry Pavilion on the fourth floor of Huntsman Hall): Tuesday, […]

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UTF Mentor Spotlight: Professor Emily Ezola

“So much of my career has been due to the UTF program,” Professor E. Ezola. Professor Emily Ezola has a long history of engagement at Utah State University. In 2007 she enthusiastically accepted a USU Youth Conservatory event coordinator music scholarship, and began her involvement in the UTF program during the first semester of her Freshman year.  Currently, Emily serves […]

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Finals Week Resources

Good morning UTFs! In the midst of dead week we wish you the best in preparing for your tests–and in helping other students to prepare. Here are some links from the Academic Success Center for ideas on managing test-anxiety, and other test-taking strategies. Good luck! https://www.usu.edu/asc/test_anxiety/stress/smtech.cfm https://www.usu.edu/asc/test_anxiety/strategies/  

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2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Fellows of the Year

Congratulations to our 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Fellows of the Year! Each year, one UTF from each college, the honors program, and the university libraries is selected to receive this award. Here are this year’s award recipients: Kimberly Lamping, Caine College of the Arts Mikaela Pulsipher, College of Science Josie Iroz, College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Jameson Kelley, Jon M. […]

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Featured Article: “How to Be a Great Teaching Assistant”

This article includes some of the suggestions we’ve heard about in training, (handling students of concern, discussing responsibilities, etc.) some new suggestions, and some that may not be as applicable in our classes. How have these ideas worked for you? What else might you consider discussing with your mentor?   Disclaimer: USU does not endorse any products advertised, however there […]

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UTF Spotlight: Jessica Morrill

Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Jessica is second from the left. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Morrill)

Jessica Morrill loves history because “it covers everything.” She explains that you get to choose what you are interested in, and then focus in. Jessica is double majoring in History and Economics, a mix she found appealing and described as a good hybrid between the Liberal Arts and Humanities areas with Quantitative studies. She plans to continue her education in […]

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