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Graduating Student Develops Innovative Bird Book

  Many on campus recognize Heather Garcia, a graduating senior theatre major from Taylorsville, UT, for her contagious smile and her service towards multiple organizations at Southern Utah University.

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Student Represents Utah in National Farm Bureau Competition

Representing Southern Utah University on a state level is a big deal, but representing the entire state of Utah in a national competition speaks volumes about a person’s talent and character. Tiffani Phillips, a senior interdisciplinary studies/agriculture science and industry major at SUU, competed at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) National Collegiate Discussion Meet this semester and placed in the final four.

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Ranger Iradukunda: Moving Beyond War for a Brighter Tomorrow

Civil war is bloody and devastating. In the small country of Burundi in East Africa, civil conflict is active and destroying lives, homes and communities at an alarming rate. Southern Utah University exchange student Ranger Iradukunda knows the devastation firsthand.

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“Lentil Queen” takes on One-Woman Show

By Samantha Burfiend on April 13, 2017

in Students, Student Projects

Bailey Smith: Thunderbird, actor, singer, playwright, and “Lentil Queen of 2007.” Before enrolling at Southern Utah University, Bailey lived in Pullman, Washington, home of the National Lentil Festival; a fun-fact she frequently shares in personal and professional settings.

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International Student Follows Artistic Passion

By Cami Mathews on April 04, 2017

in Students, Student Projects

Dato Nadiradze came to Southern Utah University from the country of Georgia. Full of spirit and excitement for the world of arts, and a passion for a country full of cultural wonders and generous people, Dato sought after an arts administration degree with the goal of helping others find their artistic passions.

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Balancing Gymnastics and Nursing, a Delicate Endeavor

Madyson Howard balances her schedule like she balances in competition - with accuracy, strength and determination. A senior nursing major and Southern Utah University Gymnastics Flippin’ Bird, Howard pursues both of her dreams simultaneously with the support of family, faculty and coaches.

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Alternative Spring Break; Student Participates in Urban Health Issues

By Samantha Burfiend on March 28, 2017

in Students, Student Projects

Transfer student Michael Scott came to Southern Utah University with a desire to join the medical field. As a junior nutrition major from Ephraim, Utah, Michael is using his studies to help him develop a path to medical school.

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Bread & Soup Nite Offers Transcendent Student Benefits

By Abigail Wyatt on March 20, 2017

in Students, Student Projects

Orem, Utah native Sami Wright is a senior majoring in elementary education at Southern Utah University, and she’s making a difference. For the past two years, Wright has been a service leader over the popular Bread & Soup Nite campus food-raising event designed to provide students in need with important food staples

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Master’s Student Creates Hands-on Communication Boot-Camp

Tevita Sekeni, a master of professional communication student from Salt Lake County, thinks of his time at Southern Utah University as a true blessing.

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Business Student Develops Mobile Gaming Company

Written by Emma Pay, University Journal, and Samantha Burfiend Scott Chapman, a senior majoring in business management  from Hemet, Calif., revived a teenage hobby and started a game design business as part of his EDGE project. The business has given Scott the opportunity to not only gain a scholarship to SUU through EDGE, but develop three games that are internationally downloadable through the iTunes App Store.

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