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U ranked as top-tier teacher prep program
Utah gymnast named Academic All-District
Utah Football unveils new uniforms
Red Butte Garden summer camps
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U RANKED AS TOP-TIER TEACHER PREP PROGRAM
The National Council on Teacher Quality, NCTQ, released its latest ratings for 717 undergraduate programs that prepare high school teachers, including ratings for seven colleges in Utah.
 
The University of Utah is the only school in the state to be included on the NCTQ’s list of the “Nation’s Top Tier Secondary Teacher Prep Programs.” The U is one of only 16 programs to be included on the list.
 
Programs achieve top tier status because they have solid admission standards, provide sufficient preparation in each candidate’s intended subject area and show them how best to teach that subject. Many also do well in evaluating candidates on how to manage a classroom and providing and ensuring the high quality of practice opportunities.
 
“The teacher preparation program at the University of Utah is committed to the education of all children in P-12 classrooms,” said Mary D. Burbank, director of the Urban Institute for Teacher Education and assistant dean of the College of Education. “Our model of research-to-practice is embedded within classrooms, schools and communities. This vision and our actions speak to exceptional preparation for teaching and learning in the 21st century.”

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UTAH GYMNAST SHANNON MCNATT NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT

Utah gymnast Shannon McNatt, a 4.0 student majoring in economics, has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large first team. The team, which recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and scholastically, is voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). McNatt, as a first-team All-District honoree, now advances to the CoSIDA Academic All-America ballot.
 
A latecomer to Utah’s starting lineup, McNatt scored a 9.90 in her first career start on the balance beam at the 2017 Fayetteville Regional and won the event. Her performance helped the Utes win the regional title and advance to the NCAA Championships.

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UTAH FOOTBALL UNVEILS NEW UNIFORMS

The new uniforms, which afford multiple color combinations in red, white and black, have brought back into circulation the ‘Utah stripe’ as their main design element.
 
Designed and produced in the USA by Utah athletics apparel and performance and footwear partner Under Armour, the ‘Utah stripe’ is displayed on the jersey sleeve and pant legs —the latter in an angle that symbolizes the slope of the neighboring Wasatch Mountain range. The font for the numbers on the jerseys mimics that of Utah’s iconic Block U.
 
Replica jerseys are available on a pre-order basis from the Utah Red Zone — the official online store of Utah athletics — here.

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SUMMER CAMPS: SIGN UP


It’s not too late to sign up.

Sign up your kindergarteners to sixth graders for a week-long-summer camp. Half-day and full-day camps available. Prices vary per camp. 

Register by phone 801-581-8454 or redbuttegarden.org/summer-camp.


SUPPORT NATIONAL PARKS BY USING ZIMRIDE


The web-based ridesharing service Zimride, which is available at the University of Utah, will donate $1 to the National Park Foundation for every new member or new ride posted in April up to $10,000.

In addition, Enterprise Holdings Inc., which owns Zimride, will match Zimride’s contributions dollar for dollar.

Sign up and post a ride here.