Clubs and Organizations
Students in the department are encouraged to pursue their interests outside the classroom. These outlets provide additional arenas for learning and networking. Moreover, they serve as a place where like-minded people can come together. Get involved.
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages:
This is the only national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of foreign language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry.
Meetings are the 1st and 4th Wednesdays of every month. Members will engage in a language based activity from 4:00 - 5:00 pm TSC floor 3, room TBD. An additional culture based activity is organized monthly.
President: Justin Van Noy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mentor: Professor Ko-Yin Sung, KoYin.Sung@usu.edu
LeCercle Francais (French Club):
Meetings every other Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Old Main 301.
Mentor: Elizabeth Abell, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: USU French Club
President: David Gamble, David.email@example.com
Mentors: Dr. Doris McGonagill, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Claudia Schwabe, email@example.com
Global Communication Club:
President: Lusine Dokhoyan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mentor: Jason Gilmore, email@example.com
Our purpose is to bring together Japanese and American students with fun, interesting activities through cultural exchange between Japan and America. We have many different events throughout the semester, and we try hard to involve everyone in learning more about Japan. Examples of events we hold include Sports Day, Valentines Day, New Years and Halloween parties, as well as movie nights and events where we learn about the history of Japan and the Japanese people.
Mentors: Atsuko Neely, firstname.lastname@example.org
Yurika Izumi, email@example.com
USU JAPAN CLUB: firstname.lastname@example.org
The MSLT club provides a platform for current and former MSLT students to connect, share, and collaborate in practices of second langauge teaching and in critical discussion of current research of second language acquisition.
Advisor: Karin DeJong-Kannan, email@example.com
President: Katie Reynolds, Katie.Reynolds@aggiemail.usu.edu
Secretary: Elizabeth Abell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/USU.MSLT/
The club is open to all who are interested in philosophy. The purpose of the club is to give members and visitors the opportunity to do philosophy, to bring together students and faculty in an atmosphere of mutual learning, to promote philosophy in the local community, to provide social activities and events for members and visitors and, in the spirit of Plato's Academy, to provide a forum for the discussion of all issues in the domain of philosophy.
Mentor: Professor Charlie Huenemann, email@example.com or 435-797-0254 usuphilosophy.com/
Phi Sigma Iota:
This is the highest academic honor in the field of foreign languages. This honor society recognizes outstanding accomplishment in the study or teaching of academic fields related to foreign language, literature, or culture. These fields include foreign languages, as well as classic languages, linguistics, philology, comparative literature, bilingual education, second language acquisition, and other interdisciplinary programs with a significant foreign language component. Phi Sigma Iota promotes the principles of dedication, enthusiasm, and initiative at both the graduate and undergraduate level by encouraging leadership opportunities in chapter development and scholarship awards.
Mentor: Rubynara Carvalho, firstname.lastname@example.org (435) 797-5791
Phi Sigma Tau:
This honor society awards students who have high scholarship and personal interest in philosophy, promotes student interest in research and advanced study of philosophy, provides opportunities for the publication of student research papers of merit, encourages a professional spirit and friendship among those who have displayed prime ability in this field, and popularizes interest in philosophy among the general collegiate public.
Mentor: Charlie Huenemann, email@example.com usuphilosophy.com/
USU Speech and debate club:
This is a small group that competes against approximately 32 schools and programs from the states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. The team took first place in the Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament in 2010. USU is the only school from the state of Utah in the Northwest Forensic Conference. Being part of the Speech and Debate Team helps students improve skills in public speaking, research, politics, and more.
Mentor: Tom Worthen, DrTom@poeticpower.com