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7 Things To Know About Hospitality Management

By Miles Anderson on September 11, 2017

in School of Business, Majors

The close proximity to some of the most luxurious resorts in the nation makes Southern Utah University an ideal place to study Hotel, Resort, and Hospitality Management. The program utilizes the short distance to places like Las Vegas, Moab, Park City, and Lake Powell to visit high-class hotels and resorts in order to connect with the industry and learn firsthand about career possibilities.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Jennifer Burt, Communication

Jennifer Burt, a professional in residence at Southern Utah University, never pictured herself as a professor. In fact, the very idea of speaking in front of a room full of people multiple times a day used to terrify her. After an opportunity to teach in grad school, however, Jen found that she enjoyed teaching much more than she ever could have imagined.

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Who is Sharwan Smith?

By Miles Anderson on August 30, 2017

in Cedar City, Campus Resources, Statues

The Sharwan Smith Student Center is a part of almost every SUU student’s life on a daily basis. At all hours of the day, students can be found shooting pool in the Birdhouse, stuffing their faces at Chick Fil A, or kicking back with their friends in the Rotunda. Hundreds if not thousands of people walk by the waving and smiling statue of Sharwan Smith Day in, and day out. But who is Sharwan Smith? What is so special about her that the biggest and busiest building on

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4 Ways the SUU Career Center Can Help Local Businesses

By Miles Anderson on August 25, 2017

in Campus Resources

With unemployment in the state of Utah hovering around 3%, many organizations have found it hard to fill vacancies.

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T-Bird Nation: A University Built on Tradition

By Miles Anderson on August 23, 2017

in Students, Traditions, History

Southern Utah University, a school founded only a year after Utah attained statehood, has transformed from a school with only one building and a community of only 1,500 members to a thriving University with nearly 10,000 students. An institution with such rich history has naturally developed a series of unique traditions along the way, traditions that are unforgettable for those lucky enough to participate.

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The Great American Eclipse

By Miles Anderson on August 15, 2017

in Cedar City

For the first time in the history of the United States, a total solar eclipse will occur exclusively over the continental U.S. on August 21, 2017. It is also the first total eclipse of the sun visible from the contiguous United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) since February 26,1979. The last time a total eclipse was visible from coast to coast was on June 8, 1918.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Janice Scarinci, Hotel, Resort, and Hospitality Management

You would be hard pressed to find a Professor with a greater diversity of experience than Dr. Janice Scarinci. Scarinci is a professor of Hotel, Resort, and Hospitality Management at Southern Utah University and loves to travel and experience different cultures. Scarinci’s education and career has taken her all over the world, which led to a variety of positions in the hospitality and tourism fields. 

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