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Staying Safe in the Outdoors This Summer

Summer is here and outdoor enthusiasts are ready to hit the trails, explore the backcountry and spend some time in nature. As you prepare for your next outdoor adventure, Dr. Kelly Goonan, Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Outdoor Recreation at Southern Utah University has a few tips to stay safe and happy.

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3 Reasons To Be Involved On Campus

It’s no secret that student life on a college campus is more than attending classes, studying for tests, and catching up on sleep. It is also about creating an experience that is unique to you. The best way to maximize your student life is to get involved and join a club or organization, which can open up a world of benefits to students like leadership opportunities, chances to try new things, and new friendships.

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World Long Drive Competitor to Host Longest Drive Competition

Katherine “Katie” Wills, Southern Utah University golf team member and longest drive competitor, is set to host the longest drive competition at the Utah Summer Games Golf Tournament on June 15.

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SUU Student Digs Geology

Students at Southern Utah University often have a front row seat to some of the greatest experiential learning available. Mackenzie Cope, a geology major and senior from West Valley City, Utah, had the opportunity to experience this first hand.

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Meet Our Professors: Briget Eastep, Outdoor Recreation

Dr. Briget Eastep, Southern Utah University’s Director of Outdoor Engagement, began her career as an outdoor educator in 1991 as a Ranger at Philmont Boy Scout Ranch in New Mexico. She is now an associate professor for outdoor recreation who works with campus and community partners to broaden opportunities in service learning and experiential education. Under her tutelage students gain involvement and leadership skills while giving back to their local public lands.

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Freshman Organizes Annual Student Film Festival

Amanda Walton’s love for film started her freshman year of high school. Growing up in Salt Lake City, she often made videos with the family, but never considered the possibility of it as a profession until high school, when she saw the film Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl.

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Get Outside for National Trails Day (June 2)

By Kenzie Lundberg on May 25, 2018

in Outdoors

Join a historic event and leave the trail a better place with the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day on Saturday, June 2. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Trail System, the American Hiking Society is asking volunteers to pledge to pack out trash, join a trail work project or clean up a park. Together, they hope to improve 2,802 miles of trails - the distance across the United States.

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Top 10 Places To Camp Near Cedar City

By Kaden Mcbride on May 24, 2018

in Cedar City, Outdoors

One of the best ways to explore the picturesque scenery of southern Utah is through camping. The area is full of rugged mountain peaks, red rock expanses and wild areas unique to this corner of the world. With so much to take in, we’ve compiled an insider’s guide on the some of the best places to camp that aren’t very far from Southern Utah University.

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Russian Tennis Player Starts Business to Help International Athletes

Evgenia Marushko has always loved tennis and trained at a professional level since childhood. As a teenager, she was deciding what to do with her tennis career. In Russia and most other countries in the world, there’s no college team sports. That means athletes have to either play professionally and hope that they are one of the few exceptions who makes it, or quit their sport and enroll at a local university.

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2018 Summer Construction Projects

Facilities Management would like to update the campus community on all the summer campus projects:

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