Department of Foreign Languages & Philosophy

Outstanding Students 2014-15

Congratulations to our outstanding students who received awards for academic achievement from the College of Humanities & Social Sciences! 2015 graduates Lucas Wentz, Philosophy/Overall Department of Languages & Philosophy award recipient; Robert Lindsay, Philosophy; Marissa Bazzelle, French; Sam Kidman, German; and Jesse Hyatt, Spanish. We wish them all continued success in future endeavors.

Lucas WentzRobert LindsayMarissa BazzelleSam KidmanJesse Hyatt

Left to Right: Lucas Wentz, Robert Lindsay, Marissa Bazzelle, Sam Kidman, and Jesse Hyatt.

Colby Presley, Recipient of a 2015 Sigma Delta Pi Study Abroad Award

Colby Presley

Congratulations to Colby Presley (Spanish/Political Science major) for receiving an Undergraduate Study Abroad Award from Sigma Delta Pi (The National Hispanic Honor Society). He was selected from a very competitive pool of applicants from across the U.S. For this particular award, only one recipient is chosen nationally to study at Alcalá de Henares, Spain at the Instituto Franklin-Universidad de Alcalá for four weeks in July 2015. The award includes the cost of registration, tuition, and a stipend of $1,000 that may be used for lodging, transportation, and/or other expenses related to the trip.

This year we nominated three outstanding students and as far as our records show, it's the first time SUU has received a scholarship from Sigma Delta Pi.

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PLACEMENT TEST: Do you have previous experience and/or coursework in a language and need to know the level into which you should enroll next semester? For placement test information, contact Lana Smith at 435-586-7835 or

Earn Foreign Language Credits via Testing or an Upper-level Course. Refer to the linked document for more information about your options and the process for purchasing credits. If you've had previous coursework or experience in Spanish, French, or German and would like to proceed directly to an upper level class, please follow these instructions for obtaining a prerequisite override. First, print the Registration Add/Drop form. Complete, sign, and scan the form. Next, attach the form to an email to the professor who teaches the requested class. Explain who you are and how you are qualified. If approved, the professor and Department Chair will sign and the form will be sent to the Registrar's Office for registration in the class.

Practice your French or Spanish at our Language Tables.

ENCUENTROS meets every Wednesday during the regular school year at 6:30 p.m. in BC 202. Come to Encuentros, where native Spanish speakers and native English speakers help each other learn, practice, and improve their language skills!