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5 Tips for the Perfect College Care Package

By Cami Mathews on September 30, 2016

in Students, Campus Resources

Don’t Pack the Cheez-Its next to the Dryer Sheets: The fall semester is in full swing and your college student has been away from home for weeks now. They are probably stressing over midterms and dreading class projects. With nearly two months to go until Thanksgiving, October is prime care package season. Now is the perfect time to send a care package that will lift their spirits and give them a little sense of home until their next long break.  

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5 Tips for Being a Music Major

Southern Utah University’s bachelor degree program in music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The program allows students to have an emphasis in vocal performance, instrumental performance, or piano performance.

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10 Essentials of an Outdoor Recreation Major

At Southern Utah University you are within half a day’s drive of 11 national parks, national monuments, and recreation areas, and within 100 miles of Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Grand Canyon National Park and the Pine View Mountains. This means you are never far from incredible wilderness experiences where you can practice the skills that are at the core of your Outdoor Recreation bachelor’s degree program.

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SUU In the News: Fall 2016

The last few months have raised the profile of SUU in the state, regionally and nationally. Check out all of the great press and advertising during Fall 2016.

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Misty K Snow Networking Event at SUU

On Thursday, September 29th, the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service at Southern Utah University hosted a networking event for Misty K. Snow. Snow is the first transgender woman to become Utah’s democratic nominee running for U.S. Senate. Her opponent is Incumbent Republican Senator Mike Lee.

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A Conversation with a Senior Economics Major

By Cami Mathews on September 30, 2016

in School of Business, Students, Majors

The economics program provides students with high quality educational opportunities and excellent preparation for professional careers or graduate school. Undergraduate students regularly engage in research projects and individualized learning activities with faculty.

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100 Best College Buys in America

Great news! Southern Utah University was just named one of the 100 Best College Buys in America. Two other Utah universities received the same recognition. The other two are Utah State University and the University of Utah. It is an honor to be known as one of America’s best buys with these two excellent schools.

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Meet Our Professors: Paul Pillitteri, Biology

Dr. Paul Pillitteri is able to teach what is directly applicable to every student — the human body. He enjoys teaching human physiology to students that tells about how their body reacts to exercising. Paul cares about his students and finds success when he sees their hard work and dedication pay off.

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20 Strides Made by SUU in the 2015-16 School Year

SUU has done a lot in the last 12 months. From national recognitions to new institutional programs and athletic achievements, the Thunderbirds are staying busy and making their name known. Here are 20 highlights from the 2015 – 2016 academic year:

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Debate Battle: 5 Strategies Politicians Use

Announcements. Polls. Ads. Debates. Attacks. Policies. We’ve been inundated with presidential campaign news since early 2015, but what do all of these messages mean? Kevin Stein, associate professor of Communication at Southen Utah University researches the content of political campaign messaging, and shares strategies to look for when watching the news. The difference between political scientists and political communication researchers is that the latter focus

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Meet Our Professors: Bill Heyborne, Biology

Dr. Bill Heyborne is an associate biology professor, allowing him to get into the field and study an assortment of animals alongside his students. Bill’s focus is living things because "they are all around us and there is always room for new questions and exploration."

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Get Help. Give Help. Save a Life.

Several groups at Southern Utah University are partnering together to bring awareness to suicide and suicide prevention this week as part of the National Suicide Prevention Week. SUU offers resources for anyone seeking help and support through the office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).  Members of the SUU Care and Support Team (CAST), Active Minds, and Real Peers also stand ready to listen and serve those in need.  

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The White House Recognizes SUU and North Elementary for Integrating Computer Science Curriculum into the Classroom

Today, The White House is recognizing the progress being made across the country to incorporate computer science curriculum into the classroom. Southern Utah University in partnership with North Elementary will be one of the programs acknowledged today during the White House Computer Science for All Summit live stream event happening at 11 a.m. (MST).

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Meet Our Professors: Liz Olson, Anthropology

Dr. Liz Olson's main area of focus is in ethnobiology and ethnobotany--how people use plants. She has used her research expertise in local projects that connect our students to the community, such as her recent class on ethnobotany at the Frontier Homestead State Park where anthropology students designed and planted a native vegetation landscape and garden. Dr. Olson has more than 20 years of research experience in Mexico, which she brings into her classroom where she

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SUU is “Best in the West” According to Princeton Review

By Cami Mathews on September 09, 2016

in Campus Resources, In the News

Southern Utah University has once again been recognized by the Princeton Review as one of the top regional schools in the country.

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R. Scott Phillips, Long-Time Festival Leader, Announces Retirement

R. Scott Phillips, executive director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, has announced his plan to retire at the end of the Festival’s 2016 season.  He will continue with the Festival through March 1, 2017 to ensure a smooth and successful transition for his successor.

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Meet Our Professors: Lisa Arter, English

Before becoming an assistant professor of English at SUU, Lisa Arter was a middle school teacher in southern California. Recognizing new teachers were coming into classrooms ill-prepared, she went back to college to train pre-service teacher to ensure they thrive in their career after graduation.

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SUU Partners with Great Basin National Park to Preserve the Dark Skies

Southern Utah University has partnered with Great Basin National Park to help preserve the night skies by building and operating the first research-grade telescope in a National Park. The observatory opened on August 25th as part of the National Park Service Centennial celebration.

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Meet Our Professors: Dave Lunt, History

It’s all Greek for Dave Lunt, assistant professor of history. A specialist in ancient athletics, Dave intensely studies the effects of sports in society, specifically Greece. He loves studying this 2,000-year-old topic because of the ways that sports reveal cause-and-effect in ancient (and modern) societies, as well as the human factors that drive historic events.

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