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Online Masters of Accountancy Once Again Ranked Top in Nation

Southern Utah University’s Online Masters of Accountancy (MAcc) program has been ranked top in the nation. This ranking was created by College Choice on their list of Best Online Masters’ Degrees in Accounting for 2017.

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SUU Student Composer Making Stage Production Dreams Come True

Known for his musical talents at Southern Utah University, senior musical theatre student Brandon Scott Grayson came to the university in 2014 with a dream of writing musicals. In March, Grayson came one step closer to that dream when he was approached by Utah Shakespeare Festival (USF) to work as musical director for the Engelstad Shakespeare Theater’s 2017 season.

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Four Reasons to Major in Marketing

By Cami Mathews on July 27, 2017

in School of Business, Majors

Working in the field of marketing requires both creative and analytical minds and combines skillsets from all areas of business. Southern Utah University has an AACSB-accredited marketing bachelor’s degree program designed to help students develop, implement, and control marketing strategies and tactics.

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A Student’s Guide to Majoring in Business

By Cami Mathews on July 27, 2017

in School of Business, Majors

Southern Utah University’s School of Business offers opportunities for management-minded students interested in careers with a financial focus. Students can choose from a variety of majors including management, accounting, business education, economics, hospitality management, finance and marketing.

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Parking at SUU

Parking is Open During the Summer! You do not need a parking permit to park in any SUU parking lots over the summer. Permits for permit designated lots will be required beginning September 5, 2017. Parking permits for the 2017-2018 academic school year will go on sale on August 1, 2017. 

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Study Abroad Prepares Students for Life

By Abigail Wyatt on July 26, 2017

in Students, Study Abroad

According to a report from the Institute of International Education (IIE), study abroad does more than boost your resume. IIE President Dr. Allan Goodman believes the world and the workforce are becoming more globalized every day. In his opinion students need to gain an international experience which he believes to be vital for career success and mutual understanding.

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6 Tips to Avoid the Freshman 15

College may be overwhelming to a new freshman. Juggling school, friends, work responsibilities, and school activities is a stretch. In the rush to join college life, some students forget exercise, sleep and healthy eating.

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Write Out: A Summer Writing Camp for Teens

In connection with the WriteOut Foundation, Southern Utah University hosted the inaugural WriteOut Camp, a writing workshop experience for teenagers 13-18. The camp took place June 28-30, 2017. Students learned from published authors, hiked and wrote in Bryce Canyon National Park, attended a performance of As You Like It at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and enjoyed other activities such as a closing gala, author panels and signings, and on-campus activities and tours. 

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A Pioneer Whose Story Stands Tall

On the campus of Southern Utah University stands a bright and cheerful tribute to one of the area’s honored pioneer settlers, Ellen (called Nellie) Pucell Unthank. When 9-year-old Nellie left her home in Tintwhistle, England, she could not have imagined the journey that would follow. As depicted by sculptor Jerry Anderson, childhood for Nellie was bright and filled with opportunity. What she would survive of her expedition at such a young age would secure her place in

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Lynn White, Psychology

As a graduate student, Dr. Lynn White was required to teach a few undergraduate classes, a hoop she needed to jump through in order to get on with her research as she fully intended on becoming a research psychologist. However, White was pleasantly surprised by the adrenaline rush that accompanied her first day in class and discovered how much she loved teaching.

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U.S. Cyber Challenge Trains Students and Professionals

The U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) kicked off its 2017 boot camp season at Southern Utah University last week. At the Western Regional Cyber Camp, participants received intensive instruction from professors and SANS instructors. The week ended with a cyber hacking challenge and inspiring speech from Luke McCormack, former CIO of the Department of Homeland Security.

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Leavitt Center Announces New Director

Southern Utah University is excited to announce Mary Weaver Bennett as the new director of the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service. Bennett brings 25 years of professional experience in Washington D.C to this position.

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Quick-fix BBQ Foil Dinner for College Students

By Abigail Wyatt on July 17, 2017

in Recipe

Impress your friends with this fun, savory twist on barbecue chicken. It takes just five minutes to prepare and 35 minutes to cook, and the best part is that you can eat right out of the foil wrap to avoid dirty dishes. With unlimited creative potential, this is a meal you can prepare over and over without getting bored. Switch out potatoes and carrots for green peppers, summer squash, or onions. Be creative!

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Lynn Vartan

Known for her energetic performances, percussionist Dr. Lynn Vartan is an international performer and educator. With a portfolio of professional experience, she enjoys sharing practical knowledge in her teaching at Southern Utah University.

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SUU Library Welcomes Arrival of National Archive for Experiential Learning

By Southern Utah University on July 14, 2017

The archive of the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) arrived at Southern Utah University on July 11 for permanent collection in the Gerald R. Sherratt Library. The donation distinguishes SUU as a key player in the experience-based education movement and represents the first institutional home for the archive.

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Why You Should Pay Attention to Pop Culture Messages

Kevin Stein, assistant professor of communication studies at Southern Utah University, teaches the famed pop culture class in the Master of Professional Communication program. His favorite part of the class is the combination of his two great loves, rhetorical criticism and pop culture.

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161 Must-Watch Movies

Kevin Stein, communication studies professor and best known for his qualitative and pop culture classes, shares his personal list of favorite movies. “I’m careful to define ‘favorite’ as simply movies that are important or resonate with me for some reason or another. I cannot, nor will I, defend all of these movies as great works of art (even though I believe many of them are such as Back to the Future). They simply occupy a space in my own personal pop culture

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Student Finds Passion in Choreography

Parker Hess of Rocky Mountain, Missouri, has always had a passion for performing, but came to college not knowing how much dance choreography would become part of his education experience.

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Professor Brings the Deming Institute to SUU

Southern Utah University continues to implement experiential and innovative research-based teaching and learning initiatives in the classroom. Understanding the value and impact of The Deming System of Profound Knowledge, Dr. Ravi Roy, assistant professor of political science at SUU, has established a partnership with The W. Edwards Deming Institute.

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Cheap Vegetarian Recipe

By Abigail Wyatt on July 10, 2017

in Recipe

Are you getting enough whole grains in your diet? Did you know that only 4% of U.S. adults and children over age 12 are consuming sufficient whole grains, even though they can be easily included in your diet. Whole grains contain numerous health benefits for reducing risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer and obesity. Take advantage of these benefits by trying out Spaghetti with Summer Squash.

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On-Campus Jobs at Southern Utah University

You may want or need to work during college, but have you considered a job on campus? From the IT Help Desk to the Writing Center, there are plenty of opportunities to earn money in-between class.

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Jobs in Cedar City, Utah

Thinking about working off campus? Cedar City is a dynamic, growing community with a wide variety of jobs available to students. Here are a few. 

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Internships in Cedar City, Utah

Cedar City has multiple internship opportunities while you're in school. Whether it's just to pay the bills or to gain relevant experience in your field of interest, you'll want an internship to post on your resume. 

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Sending Your Kid to College Checklist

At Southern Utah University, we know that sending a child to college is an exciting milestone. As a parent, we understand that you want to make sure your student is positioned to have the very best college experience possible, and that their success is important to you.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Professor Karen Houser, Education

After a successful phone interview, twenty-one-year-old Karen Houser packed her things and moved across the country from Massachusetts to rural, Utah to teach elementary school. She was homesick, cried some, and learned a lot. She also met her husband and fell in love with Utah and her teaching career.

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Lista de Verificación de Seguridad del Plantel para los Padres

By Abigail Wyatt on July 07, 2017

in Recursos en Español

Si usted es un padre o familiar de un estudiante universitario es natural preocuparse por su seguridad cuando están en el campus. Es una buena idea hablar con su estudiante sobre la seguridad del plantel.

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Campus Safety Checklist for Parents

By Abigail Wyatt on July 07, 2017

in Campus Resources, Parents

If you’re a parent or guardian of a college student it’s is natural to worry about their safety when they are on campus. It is a good idea to talk to your student about campus safety.

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Tips for Working in the Summer Heat

Summer is a time for enjoying the outdoors with family and friends. But summer temperatures can make the outdoors dangerous if proper precautions aren't taken. In Cedar City, the average temperature in July and August push 90 degrees. While that's no 110 degrees like our southern neighbors (looking at you, St. George), there is always a chance of heat-induced illness in a high-temp area. 

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Figuring Out the FAFSA

By Tessa Esplin on July 05, 2017

in Students, Campus Resources

Riddled with unfamiliar terms to the new college freshman, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form can feel a bit overwhelming. Whether you are looking for scholarships or grants, applying for work study, utilizing cheap, forgivable federal loans or trying to gain an admissions edge, the FAFSA is a good idea for everyone to fill out.

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Orientación para los Padres y la Familia

By Abigail Wyatt on July 05, 2017

in Recursos en Español

SUU ofrece dos orientaciones cortas para los padres y la familia de estudiantes durante el día de mudanza. Esta es una oportunidad para aprender sobre las nuevas experiencias que esperan a su estudiante al ingresar en Southern Utah University. Los padres y guardianes son fuertemente animados, pero no obligados, a asistir a este orientation.

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Parent and Family Orientation

By Abigail Wyatt on July 05, 2017

in Campus Resources, Parents

SUU offers two short orientations for parents and family of students during Move-in day. This is an opportunity to learn about the exciting new experiences that await your student as they enter Southern Utah University. Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged, but not required, to attend this orientation.

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Easy Healthy Dinner Recipe

By Abigail Wyatt on July 03, 2017

in Recipe

Are you tired of eating cold pizza, ramen and Easy Mac? We know that trying to balance a healthy diet on the fast and cheap can be a challenge, especially for college studenst. This recipe is easy, fast, and makes for great leftovers for packing a lunch. One Pan Mexican Quinoa is a vegetarian recipe that has a pleasant, though not overwhelming, amount of spiciness. This dish also contains many health benefits because quinoa is high in fiber, antioxidants, protein and is

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Prevent Wildfires: What Can You Do?

By Southern Utah University on July 03, 2017

in Cedar City, Outdoors

The Brian Head Fire has been eye-opening to the ferocity and destruction of wildfires. Because of the dry land surrounding Cedar City, there are certain precautions citizens must take to prevent this devastation from happening again this summer. 

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Summer Study in India Offers Lessons in Humility

Imagine visiting the Sikh house of worship in India. You remove your shoes at the gate, ceremonially wash your feet in a shallow pool, and cover your head as you proceed into the central area of worship. Inside, you circle the Sikh holy book in a clockwise path to show respect in the presence of meditating worshipers and chanting spiritual leaders.

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