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Student Follows Dreams to Study Chinese Culture

By Jenna Duncan on December 10, 2018

in Study Abroad, Student Experience

Maura Knutsen never imagined she would find herself living in the bustling city of Changsha, China, as a sophomore business management student at Southern Utah University. She was born and raised in Centerville, Utah, but always knew she wanted to see and experience more of the world.

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Pizza & Politics - Disability Awareness

By Cami Mathews on December 07, 2018

in SUU Politics

The Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service hosts Pizza & Politics every Wednesday at noon to discuss a current political topic. Leavitt Center student employees research the topic and moderate the conversation. These discussions expose students to a variety of important issues and encourage them to share their own perspectives while learning all sides of an issue.  Free pizza is provided for all who attend.

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Executive of Spectrum Reach Speaks in Entrepreneurship Class

On November 27, 2018, Southern Utah University welcomed Steve Lindsley, broadcasting executive with Spectrum Reach, Comcast, and KSL, as a speaker for the Entrepreneurship Speaker Series. The Entrepreneurship Speaker Series is a course on campus that invites various successful business owners to present to the class each week. Featured guests present on their accomplishments, challenges, and wisdom they’ve gained from their path to success.

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7 Gift Ideas from SUMA for Under $30

It’s that time of year again - time to find that perfect something for everyone on your list without breaking the bank. Impossible? Not true! The team at Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) is here to help you find something for everyone on your list. Almost everything in the SUMA gift shop from cards to jewelry, is hand-crafted by artisans. So you can stay in budget and get a unique, thoughtful gift for all the people in your life, including Grandma.

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Avoid Getting Scammed This Holiday Season

We are quickly approaching one of the busiest times of the year for online shopping, and scammers know it. The FBI is warning U.S. citizens to beware and be cautious of all online shopping and business transactions. Everyday personal information is gathered through innocent email opens or link clicks.

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President’s Podcast: The First Thanksgiving

By Andrew Brown on November 21, 2018

in President's Corner

Solutions for Higher Education engages in deeper reflection of critical issues in the world of colleges and universities. In Episode 37, President Scott L Wyatt and Professor Steve Meredith discuss the origins of Thanksgiving. The story of Thanksgiving learned in school, and retold as folklore, is not the whole story.

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IT Executive Speaks in Entrepreneurship Class

On November 13, 2018, Southern Utah University welcomed Gunther Branham, information technology executive from a Fortune 100 Company, as a speaker for the Entrepreneurship Speaker Series. The Entrepreneurship Speaker Series is a course on campus that invites various successful business owners to present to the class each week. Speakers present on their accomplishments, challenges, and wisdom they’ve gained from their path to success.

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President’s Podcast: Student Debt and Financial Planning

By Andrew Brown on November 19, 2018

in President's Corner

Solutions for Higher Education engages in deeper reflection of critical issues in the world of colleges and universities. In Episode 36, President Scott L. Wyatt and Professor Steve Meredith are joined by Dr. Roger LaMarca to discuss the risk-return ratio of student debt and ways to mitigate debt while getting an education. LaMarca is the executive director of enrollment management at Southern Utah University.

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Meet Our Professors: Brandon Wiggins, Physics

Raised just outside of Cedar City in the small town of New Harmony, Brandon Wiggins graduated from Southern Utah University in 2012 with a degree in pure mathematics and received his Ph.D. in physics and astronomy from Brigham Young University. Wiggins knew he wanted to come back to SUU after completing his advanced degree and is now an assistant professor of physics in SUU's College of Science and Engineering.

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President’s Podcast: Mental Health on Campus

By Andrew Brown on November 14, 2018

in President's Corner

Solutions for Higher Education engages in deeper reflection of critical issues in the world of colleges and universities. In Episode 34, President Scott L Wyatt and Professor Steve Meredith are joined by Dr. Michelle Vo to discuss mental health on campus. Dr. Vo is the director of the Student Wellness Program at the University of Utah medical school and is board certified in the specialties of general pediatrics, general psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry.

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