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SUU Professor Goes Viral

A Southern Utah University professor has gone viral after responding to his daughter’s “accident” at school. Ben Sowards, associate professor of illustration, was highlighted in a Twitter post by his daughter which has received over 62,000 retweets and 253,000 likes as of Monday, April 17.

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19 Things to Do/Places to See this Spring

By Southern Utah University on April 06, 2017

in Students, Cedar City

Things are warming up in southern Utah. With a rise in temps comes a need to get out and adventure. Here are 19 things to do in your own backyard in Cedar City this spring.

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Cedar Sports Competes in Utah Entrepreneur Challenge

Cedar Sports, Cedar City’s newest outdoor gear and rental shop, is a finalist representing Southern Utah University in the 2017 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. This is a competition between hundreds of students from all colleges in the state of Utah.

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New Location for SUU Outdoors

SUU Outdoors is hosting an open house on Friday, April 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate its new location in the Sharwan Smith Student Center and in the Leadership Engagement Center. Divided into two parts, the new locations increase visibility and convenience for the SUU community. All are invited to the open house in the student center, which will include light refreshments, games, prizes and tours of the new spaces.

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Child Care Facility Becomes a Reality

By Abigail Wyatt on March 29, 2017

in Cedar City, Campus Resources

Southern Utah University is excited to announce the creation of an on-campus daycare and preschool center. Receiving a generous donation from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation, SUU is finally able to move forward on the long-awaited project.

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Rural Health Scholars College Students Serve Over Spring Break

Instead of spending their spring break resting or going on vacation, students from Southern Utah University, Dixie State University, and Snow College helped others in meaningful, medical ways.  In total, 46 students traveled with the Rural Health Scholars Program to underserved communities in Nicaragua, Las Vegas, and the Four Corners area.

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Professor Receives Award to Fund Water Conservation Research

Southern Utah University’s Dr. Jacqualine Grant received a first-of-its-kind release time award from iUTAH (innovative Urban Transitions and Aridregion Hydro-sustainability). Much like a sabbatical, Grant will use this break from campus duties to develop proposals with colleagues in the Intermountain West.

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SUU Celebrates 120 Years

For the community of Southern Utah University, the tale of the founding of the institution has been an inspiration. It is a story of heroic acts and selflessness, which can be depicted in the 2015 docudrama Back Up the Mountain. SUU will honor 120 years of history during the annual Founders Celebration from March 21 to March 28. Events range from a leadership speaker to Lunch on the Main to a lively concert and are open to students, faculty, staff and the community.

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Cheap Spring Break Ideas

Last week found T-Birds nose-deep in textbooks studying for dreaded midterms. Finally, those tests are in the past, and as the dust settles, a huge realization sets in. Spring Break is practically here! With the long-awaited break just days away and temperatures rising, it’s time to start planning to make the most of your vacation. It’s your chance to kick your feet up, let your hair down, and have a good time. Here are some ideas for a fun, memorable – and relaxing –

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Consider a Thrill: Top 5 Adventure Dates for Valentine’s Day

By Abigail Wyatt on February 09, 2017

in Cedar City, Campus Resources, Outdoors

Roses, chocolates, candy hearts, and romantic Hallmark cards are cliché anticipations on Valentine’s Day. Surprise your sweetheart with something new this year. After all, there is nothing like adventure to stir up the romance and strengthen your bond.

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