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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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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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SUU to Host Innovative Media Boot Camp

By Southern Utah University on March 20, 2017

in Students, In the News

Southern Utah University welcomes Utah high school students considering communication careers to campus March 30 to April 1 for Media Boot-Camp. Hosted by the SUU Department of Communication, the event is designed to introduce prospective students to careers in media and other specialized communication fields.

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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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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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10 Tips for Working with Your College Advisor

College is a time for making memories. Things like cheering at games, taking adventures to nearby national parks, meeting new friends, having fun, and staying up way too late are all parts of the college experience. Also part of the experience is learning to manage stress and the apprehensions that come with college. Things like tests, homework, deadlines, difficulty with group projects, choosing a major, or finding the right career path can all be stressful.

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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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