Stephen P. Gonzalez elected student representative of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology

doctoral candidate and graduate teaching assistant Stephen P. Gonzalez has been elected student representative of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), the international professional organization of sport and exercise psychology. An active athlete himself, Gonzalez earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in kinesiology from Georgia Southern University. In his work with AASP, Gonzalez has organized a regional conference, assisted with the inaugural AASP Expo, served as a guest reviewer for the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology and presented at several AASP conferences. He assists athletes, high school, and collegiate teams in Salt Lake City, and professional runners. He is also a columnist for Rocky Mountain Running and Triathlon Magazine and has been published in the International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching. In his free time, Gonzalez enjoys marathon running, cycling, hiking, road racing, and golfing. Learn more about AASP here.

U of U Press book wins 2010 Utah Book Award for Nonfiction 

Steven R. Simms, a professor of anthropology at Utah State University, has received the Utah Book Award in the nonfiction category for Traces of Fremont: Society and Rock Art in Ancient Utah, published by University of Utah Press in 2010. The Fremont culture, long thought to be a simple sociopolitical system, has recently been reassessed as a more complex society. The book places Fremont rock art studies in this contemporary context, offering a model of Fremont society, politics, and worldview using the principles of analogy and current archaeological evidence. Simms’s prose is accompanied by François Gohier’s photographs of rock art and artifacts in the full-color book. The Utah Book Award honors exceptional achievements by Utah writers and recognizes outstanding literature written with a Utah theme or setting. “We are very proud of Traces of Fremont and couldn’t be more pleased that Steve received this honor,” says Glenda Cotter, director of the press. “Publishing works of significance to Utah and our region is an important part of our mission, and having the Utah Center for the Book recognize our contribution in this way is most gratifying.” Additional information about the book is available at the University of Utah Press website.

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