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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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SUU Student Participates in Resounding Performance of Culture

By Samantha Burfiend on February 28, 2017

in Students, Student Projects

Layton, Utah native Austin Andrews did not grow up in a typical home. With both parents having total hearing loss, Austin developed an understanding for American Sign Language early in life.

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Creating a More Inclusive Campus through Activism

By Samantha Burfiend on February 27, 2017

in Students, Student Projects

Eben Thomas hails from Sugar Land, Texas, and spends the majority of his time like most college seniors: either in class, or with friends. What makes Eben shine in the crowd is his activism and advocacy for transgender rights, something that has personal meaning for him as a transgender student majoring in history at Southern Utah University.

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Student Entrepreneur Creates Textbook BuyBack Program

By Cami Mathews on February 21, 2017

in Students, Student Projects

As an aspiring entrepreneur, Noah Evans has a passion for connecting with others. A senior majoring in marketing at Southern Utah University, Noah has been able to learn from the best and use his education to start his first business venture with a target market of those he knows well - college students.

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Art Student Showcases Work in Professional Museum

By Cami Mathews on February 13, 2017

in Students, Student Projects

Michelle Allen of Monticello, Utah, received a bachelor of fine arts degree in illustration from Southern Utah University in December. To earn her degree, Michelle was required to complete the final step of her undergraduate career by featuring artwork in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) fall showcase in the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA).

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Student Leader Engages Fraternity to Help Fight Cancer

By Samantha Burfiend on February 06, 2017

in Students, Student Projects

Ryan Bailey, a senior majoring in communication at Southern Utah University, has found a passion for working on projects that he would say are bigger than himself. As president of SUU’s Sigma Chi chapter, the Monticello, Utah native has developed an interest in higher education leadership and teamwork. These invaluable skills have all lead him to success at the university and in his fraternity.  

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Exchange student takes on study abroad

Written by Haleigh Clemens, University Journal, and Samantha Burfiend Coming from a long line of teachers in China, senior elementary education major Autumn Xia has always had a passion for teaching. During her time at Southern Utah University, Associate Professor of Education Michiko Kobayashi, reached out to Autumn about an opportunity to teach English in Okinawa, Japan. Autumn jumped at the chance and never looked back.

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