UTF Spotlight: Fighting Hunger

Food insecurity is becoming a widespread problem on college campuses. Food insecurity can involve many factors, according to one article, and can range from a “student skipping meals to buy books” due to the “runaway costs of higher education,” or can be caused by “the gaps in the social safety net.”  The fact that more nontraditional students are enrolling in […]

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UTF Spotlight: Alex LaBarge

Typically, your UTF will be the guy (or gal) that grades your papers, takes attendance, and maybe uses a vacuum hose to shoot things in your physics class. In aviation, your UTF is captain of the university’s flight competition team. This year’s captain of the team is Alex LaBarge. A junior who was born in Panama, his job is to […]

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UTF Spotlight: Morgan Makar

“She was the cutest little thing. You connect but you don’t know how. It’s just an unknown connection.” This is how Morgan Makar, a native of Riverton, Utah, described teaching a deaf girl how to swim. “I wouldn’t have changed it for the world,” Makar said. “It was just so cool to put my passion both in swimming but also […]

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A Unique UTF

There are many things that make our UTF program unique. One such example are the UTFs themselves, who find that their experience as an undergraduate teaching fellow is a springboard to their career. Meet Shaylen Fidel, a communication studies major with minors in chemistry, biology, finance, and environmental studies. Preparing for medical school, Fidel worked in a lab over the […]

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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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