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Advice for Incoming Freshmen

By President Scott L Wyatt on August 28, 2016

in President's Corner

Let me debunk a myth. Being a student at Southern Utah University is NOT preparation for life. Your time as a student here IS life. Your time here today, this hour, even the few minutes I am speaking with you, is as much “your life” as the same amount of time four or five years from now, after you graduate, have a job, more money and paid vacations. I have heard students say, in fact I said it myself as a student, once I “get through” college and on with life—real

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7 Tips to Surviving the Engineering Program at SUU

Southern Utah University’s ABET accredited Engineering bachelor’s degree program acquaints students with a broad range of Engineering possibilities. Students get to experience courses that cover electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering. It is the only truly integrated Engineering program offered anywhere in the state of Utah and it is excellent preparation for graduate school or to begin a career in the Engineering field.

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Meet Our Professors: Iliana Portaro, Spanish

Dr. Iliana Portaro ow an assistant professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages and Philosophy for five years, she has recently started teaching a course on Latin American Women Writers, which was a success and is her main area of research.

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10 Student Goals for a New School Year

Check out suutbirds on SlideShare The start of a new school year comes with change and growth - you're a year older and a year wiser.  With so many resources on campus, now is the time to utilize different opportunities, excel at your studies and become a more dedicated Thunderbird. Here are 10 simple goals for students at Southern Utah University.

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11 Ways to Make Living On-Campus Easier

Living on-campus for the first time? Here are some useful tips to feel more comfortable in your dorm and with your new roommates.

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Partners in the Parks: 10 Years of Engaging Honors Students in the Outdoors

Partners in the Parks (PITP), a national program that began at Southern Utah University, celebrated 10 years of student involvement and service with the National Park Service (NPS).

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Our SUU Summer

SUU and Cedar City had a very busy summer. From hiking to attending the theatre to finding local gems - Our SUU Summer was entertaining and exciting and sometimes exhausting. The only thing missing was you! Here are 21 things that happened.

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Naked Athletes, 5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Ancient Olympics

By Abigail Wyatt on August 12, 2016

in Athletics

Millions of people will be enthralled with the drive, talent and athleticism of the nearly 12,000 athletes competing in 306 events in 28 different sports in this year’s Olympic Games starting on August 5 in Rio de Janeiro. But many have no idea of its ancient origins.

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SUU to Olympic Doctoring

By Cami Mathews on August 12, 2016

in Alumni

Jason Blackham, a Southern Utah University alumni who graduated in 1999, is in Rio with the U.S. Olympic team working as one of their team physicians.

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University-Wide Field Trip Celebrates the National Park Service Centennial

Southern Utah University will participate in the National Park Service Centennial on August 25 with an institutional wide effort, SUU Day in the Parks.  The entire SUU community of students, faculty, and staff are invited to spend the centennial exploring the amazing parks and recreational areas surrounding campus.

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Building Community Through Arts: Beverley Center for the Arts Opening Celebration

By Southern Utah University on August 10, 2016

in Cedar City

Trumpets sounded and flags flew as the new Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts was dedicated over a three-day celebration July 7-9, 2016 on the campus of Southern Utah University. Over a thousand people gathered to honor the legacy of the Center’s namesake and pay tribute to the people who spent hours planning, designing and building this vibrant arts mecca.

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Will the Olympic Women's Basketball Team Suffer for Replacing Candace Parker?

By David Berri on August 05, 2016

in Athletics

The U.S. Men's Olympic basketball committee had a difficult time constructing a team in 2016.  A collection of NBA stars – including LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, and Chris Paul -- all decided to not spend part of their summer in Rio.  As a result, only two players – Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant – are returning from the 2012 team that won the gold medal in London.

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SUU Students Rank in Top Ten at the PBL National Leadership Conference

More than 1,700 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to connect with top future business leaders and showcase their talents as they vied for the opportunity to win more than $92,000 in cash awards. 

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