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Faculty Friday; Meet Abigail Larson, Physical Education

Dr. Abigail Larson’s passion for sports began early in her life. By the age of 16, she was already ski racing. Abigail raced for the Northern Michigan University Wildcats from 1997 - 2001 and was a four-time All-American. To help pay her way through graduate school, she raced the American Marathon Series circuit for the Subaru Factory Ski Team. She won the U.S. Cross Country Skiing National Championship in 2005. From 1999 - 2006 Larson participated in competitions all

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Alumni Expand Outdoor Opportunities in Cedar City

By Abigail Wyatt on December 20, 2016

in Alumni, Cedar City, Outdoors

A team of four Southern Utah University alumni just opened Cedar Sports, Cedar City’s newest outdoor gear and rental shop. The store opened on November 1 and co-owners David Whitmore, Leisel Whitmore, Jaxon Haderlie, and Sarah Haderlie credit their entrepreneurial spirit to SUU. It is because of their classroom and hands-on experiences in both outdoor skills classes and business courses that this group of alum feel confident opening an outdoor gear store in Cedar City.

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SUU to NYC Advertising

David Tyler thought he wanted to be a doctor, but when he came to Southern Utah University he learned his true passion was creativity. Being from Seattle, David was skeptical of how SUU and Cedar City could take him somewhere bigger.

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Intercultural Communications Service Learning Project

Sierra Bonner is continuing her communication studies at Southern Utah University as a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Professional Communication.

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Meet Our Professors: Shalini Kesar, Computer Science and Information Systems

Dr. Shalini Kesar has influenced SUU through more than just her teaching. Being an associate professor as well as the director of the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Program, she has been able to share her knowledge with students.

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The Top 3 Christmas Light Displays in Cedar City

By Southern Utah University on December 13, 2016

in Cedar City

Tis’ the season for rushing to and from stores, dealing with crowds and purchasing presents, but take some time to shine Christmas cheer into your life with a leisurely drive to Cedar City’s most well-decorated homes. Neighborhoods throughout the community are decorated and give a whole new meaning to Color Country, so here are the top three Christmas light displays in Cedar City, Utah. 

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Jacqualine Grant, Biology

Dr. Jacqualine Grant brings her world travels and diverse research background into the classroom as an assistant professor of biology at Southern Utah University. She also serves as Director of the Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History, and collaborates with the Southern Utah Museum of Art with students in the Arts Administration program to develop a K-12 education program based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) principles.

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Good Luck With Finals Week!

By President Scott L Wyatt on December 09, 2016

in President's Corner

As with the end of every semester, I wish I had time to sit down with each of you and offer my personal support as you move into finals week. But there are 9,608 of you and only one of me. So, please accept this letter as my heartfelt expression of encouragement to you.

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Research Takes Professor to Guatemala

When Dean James McDonald isn’t leading the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, he is working on an anthropological research program in Latin America.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Todd Mack, Spanish

Dr. Todd Mack loves languages. As a Spanish and Humanities professor at Southern Utah University since 2013, Mack instills his passion for language and culture in his students as he leads study abroad trips and encourages learning immersion.

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Underwater Photography; A Blending of Two Passions

Growing up in San Diego, California, Michelle Gray has always loved the ocean. Since coming to Southern Utah University, the senior studio arts major with an emphasis in photography, has started to blend her major with her passion for all things H2O related.

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8 Ways to Support Your Student Through Finals Week

By Southern Utah University on December 08, 2016

in Parents

It’s that stressful time of year when college students are all struggling to finish projects, prepare presentations and study for the final exam. As a parent, it can be difficult to see your child full of dread and anxiety over school work, especially if they are far from home.

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Meet Our Professors: Nathan Barker, Computer Science and Information Systems

The technology field is growing rapidly, and Dr. Nathan Barker and his students are in the thick of it. Beginning his education at SUU as an undergrad with a fascination of binary numbers, Dr. Barker is now able to share his knowledge of computer science with students that hold the same passion for information technology as him.

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Things to do in Cedar City: Winter Edition

By Southern Utah University on December 07, 2016

in Cedar City, Outdoors

Though the weather outside is frightful, there is still plenty to keep your days and nights full of adventure and wonder. Here are 12 things you can do in Cedar City during the winter season.

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Meet Our Professors: Rob Robertson, Computer Science and Information Systems

  Training young minds to battle the next wave of those with malicious intent, cyber security, Dr. Rob Robertson started in the field of information systems and quickly became entrenched in cyber security. He has now helped create and implement a master’s degree program in cyber security and information assurance.

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7 Pasos Para Graduar con un Énfasis en el Español

By Abigail Wyatt on December 02, 2016

in Recursos en Español

Más que 50 millones de personas en los Estados Unidos hablan el español y alrededor del mundo hay más que 400 millones de personas que hablan el español. Como resultado, no importa cual profesión quiere obtener, la mayoría de corporaciones, agencias en el gobierno, y organizaciones sin ánimo de lucro quieren contratar empleados versados en el español.

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7 Steps to Graduate with a Spanish Degree

More than 50 million people in the United States speak Spanish. Around the world, there are over 400 million Spanish speakers. As a result, no matter what kind of career you would like to pursue, most businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations welcome applicants who are competent in Spanish.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Bruce Haslem, Finance

By Cami Mathews on December 02, 2016

in Faculty Spotlights, School of Business

Bruce Haslem was surprised when he found himself falling in love with the idea of teaching while earning his Ph.D. in finance at Indiana University. As part of the degree requirement, Haslem had to complete one semester of student teaching and after positive feedback from his students, quickly realized that teaching was his true passion.

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