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Meet Our Professors: Helen Boswell

Dr. Helen Boswell has been teaching general biology since her sophomore year in college as help to a professor. This started her on her own path to teaching as a professor and sharing her knowledge and the life applications of biology with her students. As an associate professor of biology, Dr. Boswell teaches general courses, sharing the complexities of biology and how all living forms are connected. 

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10 Pointers for Biology Majors

Biology is a broad science – the study of all living things – that can lead you in many diverse and exciting career directions. From preserving ecosystems in our national parks to microscopic research, teaching biology, and crime scene investigation, the career options a bachelor’s degree in Biology offers are virtually limitless. Southern Utah University’s biology major honors the diversity of this fascinating science by encouraging students who are interested in a

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert Speaks to Students

By Cami Mathews on October 28, 2016

in Students, Campus Resources, In the News

On Friday, October 14th, the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service at Southern Utah University hosted Utah Governor Gary Herbert. The Leavitt Center is a non-partisan center that works to disseminate political information and spark debate about the ever-changing world of politics and the issues that have an impact on the people of Utah and our nation.

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200 Years of Frankenstein

What do The Addams Family, The Munsters, Doctor Who, The Bride, and Hotel Transylvania all have in common?  Frankenstein!

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Shalini Kesar, Computer Science and Information Systems

Shalini Kesar has been in front of the classroom for over 15 years. Starting as a research assistant for Montfort University in the United Kingdom, she has taught at 5 universities across the world. Currently, she is an associate professor of information systems at Southern Utah University and director of the interdisciplinary program. Her area of expertise includes electronic commerce and gender equality in computing.

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From Washington to the West: A Conversation with Chris Stewart

By Cami Mathews on October 27, 2016

in Students, Campus Resources, In the News

On Thursday, October 27th, Congressman Chris Stewart spoke with students in the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service at Southern Utah University. Stewart is the Congressman from Utah’s Second Congressional District. He is currently up for re-election. His opponent is Democratic nominee Charlene Albarran.

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Meet Our Professors: John Taylor, Biology

Dr. John Taylor has been studying bats since he took a general education course where he was invited to catch bats. This has led him to studying bats in caves and mines, and also being an advocate of general education courses. Dr. Taylor is able to share this knowledge with his students and help to enrich their lives with the basic understanding of biology. 

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Spooky SUU Ghost Stories

By Abigail Wyatt on October 25, 2016

in Traditions, History

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How to be an Accounting Major in 12 Steps

By Cami Mathews on October 25, 2016

in School of Business, Students, Majors

Southern Utah University offers an AACSB-accredited accounting bachelor’s degree program. Nearly 100 percent of the school’s accounting graduates are employed right after graduation, with many landing a job before they have officially graduated. Accounting has proven to be a needed field of study in the world, giving students a stable career opportunity.

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SUU Welcomes New Dedicated Psychologist

By Krista Wiekamp on October 24, 2016

in Faculty, Campus Resources, In the News

Southern Utah University (SUU) welcomes Dr. Kristina Johnson to the center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) as a new dedicated psychologist and sexual violence prevention coordinator. Johnson started at SUU in August and helps students transition smoothly throughout the different developmental stages they experience in college and strives to make SUU a place where sexual assault is not tolerated.  

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DIY Halloween Costumes

By Abigail Wyatt on October 24, 2016

in Students

Halloween is less than a week away. Do you have your costume yet? Still trying to decide what to wear? Don’t worry because a good, creative costume doesn’t mean buying an expensive one from the store.  By using a little imagination you can DIY a fun clever outfit in no time without breaking the bank.

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Hamilton's America: An Historian's Perspective

 The following is a presentation by Michelle Orihel, assistant professor of early American History at Southern Utah University, given October 20, 2016: I’m a historian, a professional historian. I have the credentials to prove it— three degrees in history, a Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree, and a Ph.D. I have taught thousands of students over the course of my career and I have several publications to my name. I’m a professional.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Matt Nickerson, Library and Jumpstart

By Abigail Wyatt on October 20, 2016

in Faculty, Faculty Friday

Dr. Matthew Nickerson is the associate dean and department chair of Library Services at Southern Utah University. He has a broad range of expertise using computer and telecommunication technology to deliver cultural heritage information to audiences in new and creative ways. He has done groundbreaking work developing online multimedia museum exhibits and telephony-based museum tours. His current research interests include integrated learning, outdoor experiential

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Meet Our Professors: Douglas Bennett, Political Science

Doug Bennett has always wanted to practice or teach politics, and luckily for him, he's been able to do both.  Doug served as Counsel to the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the U.S. House of Representatives, as a partner at two of Washington's premier lobbying firms, Public Stragegies, Washington, and Timmons and Co, and retired from D.C as Vice President for Federal and International Affairs for the Liberty Mutual Co.  He's seen first hand how politics and

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New Location for CAPS Provides More Privacy

By Krista Wiekamp on October 19, 2016

in Students, Campus Resources, In the News

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Southern Utah University has recently moved from the student center to a larger, dedicated storefront space at 136 W. University Blvd (Center St.) to provide a more private atmosphere for individuals seeking assistance.

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How to Tell if a Politician is Lying

By Cami Mathews on October 18, 2016

in Campus Resources

You have probably heard the joke before, but how do you tell if a politician is lying? Answer, their lips are moving. It is too bad that noses do not actually grow like Pinocchio’s because in this heated and uneasy political climate the stakes are too high not to pay attention and question the integrity and truthfulness of a candidate running for office.

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Tweets of Love

By Southern Utah University on October 14, 2016

in Students

There is something unexplainable about the love someone gets for their University, it's four years (and sometimes more) of someone's life where they meet new friends and find their passions. But at SUU, that love and admiration grows exponentially and students, professors, alumni and die-hard T-Bird fans alike have taken to Twitter to announce their affinity for their University. Now, SUU is expressing thanks for those heartfelt messages via a Twitter-led ad campaign

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. 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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Meet Our Professors: Kevin Stein, Communication

Kevin Stein got his start on his high school debate team and attended SUU searching to find a field that would appeal to the “debater” inside, and he found it as a professor. Now  an associate professor in the Department of Communication, Kevin’s research is in apologia rhetoric (public apology) and political campaign communication. His favorite course to  teach is a class to graduate students in pop culture messages.

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Local Musician Makes Career Strides With Communication Degree

For Southern Utah University senior, Joe Petty, music has been a lifelong dream; but little did Joe know that SUU’s communication department would take his aspirations to new heights.

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16 Things to do in Cedar City in the Fall

By Southern Utah University on October 10, 2016

in Students, Cedar City

As temperatures drop and days get shorter, it may seem like there isn't much to do in Cedar City. To your surprise, however, this small town has a lot to offer in activities and entertainment. Here are 16 things you can do in Cedar City during the fall season.

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Meet Our Professors: Jason Kaiser, Geology

Intrigued by a documentary about super volcanoes, Dr. Jason Kaiser immediately switched his major from engineering to geology. Since that pivotal moment, Dr. Kaiser has traveled to Europe, South America, and Iceland to research nature’s most destructive force. Now an assistant professor of geology and a volcanologist, Dr. Kaiser studies alongside his students and traveling to southern Utah’s many unique geological landmarks. 

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Carnegie Mellon Partnership with SUU Brings Unique STEM Education

The Utah STEM Action Center (STEM AC), in coordination with Carnegie Mellon University, is establishing a local CREATE Lab satellite at Southern Utah University. The CREATE, or Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment, Lab is a program that empowers students with technology at young ages and will offer opportunities for young learners and SUU student volunteers.

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Living on a Student Budget

Living on a student budget can be difficult, but if you know where to look for student deals you may be surprised at what you can afford. Here is a list of local (Cedar City) and national brands that offer affordable products and services that will help you save a dime or two.

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Meet Our Professors: Fredric Govedich, Biology

Dr. Fredric Govedich began studying leeches while an undergrad student but soon was intrigued by the lack of research of available. Dr. Govedich is now one of a few experts on these under-studied species. For twelve years, he has been able to share his knowledge of invertebrate with students here at SUU. 

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