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Enrollment Growth at SUU

Congratulations—and thank you—to all our friends at SUU! We led enrollment growth in Utah this past fall (2016) over the prior fall (2015)—again! The Commissioner’s office just released the “end-of-term” numbers for all schools in Utah. SUU’s total enrollment for last fall (2016) was 9,598, a growth of 4.95%. Looking specifically at the total Budget-Related enrollments (excluding students in self support programs), SUU led the state with a 13.6% increase! The next

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Los Títulos de Postgrados en SUU

By Abigail Wyatt on March 31, 2017

in Recursos en Español

 

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Josh Price, Economics

Dr. Josh Price epitomizes the definition of “my professor knows my name” at Southern Utah University. With a plate full of economics, and a love for music on Fridays, Price takes his teaching to the next level.

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New Location for SUU Outdoors

By Abigail Wyatt on March 31, 2017

in Campus Resources, Outdoors

SUU Outdoors is hosting an open house on Friday, April 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate its new location in the Sharwan Smith Student Center and in the Leadership Engagement Center. Divided into two parts, the new locations increase visibility and convenience for the SUU community. All are invited to the open house in the student center, which will include light refreshments, games, prizes and tours of the new spaces.

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Meet Our Professors: Russell Wrankle, Art and Design

Russell Wrankle took his first ceramics class as an undergraduate and he was hooked. Working as a studio artist was his passion and then decided that SUU gave him exactly what he needed as a teacher. His office features his art as well as the student’s projects. Russell spends much one-on-one time with his students working on 3D art.

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SUU Holds Tier 2 Tuition Steady

We know getting an education can be expensive—and so for the fourth year in a row—Southern Utah University will not be seeking an increase above the state required minimum rate. This year the minimum rate increase is expected to be set at 2.5%. Four of the six universities in Utah will be asking for a tuition increase higher than the minimum 2.5%.

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Child Care Facility Becomes a Reality

By Abigail Wyatt on March 29, 2017

in Campus Resources

Southern Utah University is excited to announce the creation of an on-campus daycare and preschool center. Receiving a generous donation from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation, SUU is finally able to move forward on the long-awaited project.

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Rural Health Scholars College Students Serve Over Spring Break

Instead of spending their spring break resting or going on vacation, students from Southern Utah University, Dixie State University, and Snow College helped others in meaningful, medical ways.  In total, 46 students traveled with the Rural Health Scholars Program to underserved communities in Nicaragua, Las Vegas, and the Four Corners area.

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Alternative Spring Break; Student Participates in Urban Health Issues

Transfer student Michael Scott came to Southern Utah University with a desire to join the medical field. As a junior nutrition major from Ephraim, Utah, Michael is using his studies to help him develop a path to medical school.

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Meet Our Professors: Andrew Marvick, Art and Design

Dr. Andrew Marvick has been a professor at SUU for 12 years for University Department of Art & Design. Art has “always been a defining part” of his life and now, he is able to teach students of the “magic of visual culture”.

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Preguntas sobre Licenciatura

By Abigail Wyatt on March 24, 2017

in Recursos en Español

¿Qué es una Licenciatura (Bachillerato)? Una Licenciatura es un programa de cuatro años que proporciona un conocimiento profundo y especializado en una especialidad o campo de estudio. Southern Utah University ofrece más de *150 programas.

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Professor Launches New Book

Dave Admire, a Cedar City resident, retired judge, and retired Southern Utah University professor of criminal justice, has launched his first novel Terror in Paris.

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Lecturer Publishes Youth Fantasy Novel

Rosalyn Eves, a lecturer of English at Southern Utah University, has published her debut novel, Blood Rose Rebellion, the first book in a young adult fantasy trilogy.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Tony Pellegrini, Elementary Education

Dr. Tony Pellegrini grew up on a farm digging ditches and growing wheat, beans and hay in Monticello, Utah. He didn’t know what he wanted to be when he grew up, but he knew he didn’t want it to involve more ditches.

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Online Master of Accountancy Program Ranked Third in the Nation

By Cami Mathews on March 23, 2017

in School of Business

Southern Utah University’s online Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program has been recognized as the third best online masters program in the nation. The ranking was compiled by AffordableColleges.com.

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Campus Forum: March 22, 2017

President Scott L Wyatt spoke at an employee campus forum March 22, 2017. His review of the 2017 Legislative Session covered state tuition increases, performance-based funding, and the overall university budget focus, among other things. Questions regarding the below information can be directed toward Ellen Treanor (ellentreanor@suu.edu). 

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Professor Receives Award to Fund Water Conservation Research

Southern Utah University’s Dr. Jacqualine Grant received a first-of-its-kind release time award from iUTAH (innovative Urban Transitions and Aridregion Hydro-sustainability). Much like a sabbatical, Grant will use this break from campus duties to develop proposals with colleagues in the Intermountain West.

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¿Qué es la Educación Superior?

By Abigail Wyatt on March 22, 2017

in Recursos en Español

  ¿Qué es la Educación Superior? Educación Superior es un término que se refiere a las universidades, y cualquier educación más allá de la escuela secundaria que conduce a un certificado o un título universitario.

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SUU to Host Innovative Media Boot Camp

Southern Utah University welcomes Utah high school students considering communication careers to campus March 30 to April 1 for Media Boot-Camp. Hosted by the SUU Department of Communication, the event is designed to introduce prospective students to careers in media and other specialized communication fields.

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Bread & Soup Nite Offers Transcendent Student Benefits

Orem, Utah native Sami Wright is a senior majoring in elementary education at Southern Utah University, and she’s making a difference. For the past two years, Wright has been a service leader over the popular Bread & Soup Nite campus food-raising event designed to provide students in need with important food staples

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¿Cuáles son los Beneficios de un Título de Asociado?

By Abigail Wyatt on March 17, 2017

in Recursos en Español

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SUU Celebrates 120 Years

For the community of Southern Utah University, the tale of the founding of the institution has been an inspiration. It is a story of heroic acts and selflessness, which can be depicted in the 2015 docudrama Back Up the Mountain. SUU will honor 120 years of history during the annual Founders Celebration from March 21 to March 28. Events range from a leadership speaker to Lunch on the Main to a lively concert and are open to students, faculty, staff and the community.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. David Tufte, Economics

Dr. David Tufte has been teaching for the past 27 years and continues to learn every step of the way.

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Provost's Response to Salt Lake Tribune Article

By Bradley Cook on March 16, 2017

Campus colleagues, Yesterday afternoon the Salt Lake Tribune published an article entitled, "Southern Utah University Sees Unexpectedly Large Student Exodus."  Since it's release, the administration has received a handful of questions from faculty, staff, and community members concerned by the information in the article.  As a result, we wanted to clarify some of the numbers in the article and reassure everyone that all is well with our enrollments.

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Letter to the Salt Lake Tribune Concerning Fall to Spring Enrollment Numbers

By Southern Utah University on March 16, 2017

SUU has officially requested that the recent Salt Lake Tribune article be adjusted to reflect accurate data. The article has been revised twice since it was posted, and SUU respectfully requested an update. Letter to the editor: We are disappointed that you chose to title your Fall to Spring enrollment article "large exodus" from SUU when these students are not on campus.

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¿Qué es un Colegio de Tecnología Aplicada?

By Abigail Wyatt on March 15, 2017

in Recursos en Español

Los Colegios de Tecnología Aplicada (ATC, por sus siglas en inglés) son colegios que preparan a trabajadores calificados técnicamente para ocupaciones específicas que generalmente no requieren un título universitario asociado o avanzado.

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Master’s Student Creates Hands-on Communication Boot-Camp

Tevita Sekeni, a master of professional communication student from Salt Lake County, thinks of his time at Southern Utah University as a true blessing.

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SUU to Pediatric Anesthesiology

Dr. Megan Freestone-Bernd grew up in a small farming community in Hansen, Idaho and was naturally drawn to taking care of small animals. As a child she always thought she’d grow up to be a veterinarian. Over time that passion for an animal's well-being transitioned into a desire to care for people and she began to pursue her dreams of becoming a doctor.

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¿Qué es un Asociado en Ciencias Aplicadas? (A.A.S.)

By Abigail Wyatt on March 10, 2017

in Recursos en Español

El programa del grado Asociado en Ciencias Aplicadas (A.A.S.) está diseñado para satisfacer las necesidades de adultos de mitad de carrera en una amplia gama de campos aplicados.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Rachel Bishop, Arts Administration

Raised in a family of educators, Rachel Bishop always knew teaching was in her blood. Now at Southern Utah University, she is sharing her experience and talents to inspire the next generation of arts administrators.

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Cheap Spring Break Ideas

By Phenix Johnson on March 09, 2017

in Student Experience

Last week found T-Birds nose-deep in textbooks studying for dreaded midterms. Finally, those tests are in the past, and as the dust settles, a huge realization sets in. Spring Break is practically here! With the long-awaited break just days away and temperatures rising, it’s time to start planning to make the most of your vacation. It’s your chance to kick your feet up, let your hair down, and have a good time. Here are some ideas for a fun, memorable – and relaxing –

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10 Tips for Working with Your College Advisor

By Southern Utah University on March 08, 2017

in Campus Resources

College is a time for making memories. Things like cheering at games, taking adventures to nearby national parks, meeting new friends, having fun, and staying up way too late are all parts of the college experience. Also part of the experience is learning to manage stress and the apprehensions that come with college. Things like tests, homework, deadlines, difficulty with group projects, choosing a major, or finding the right career path can all be stressful.

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¿Qué es una Universidad?

By Abigail Wyatt on March 08, 2017

in Recursos en Español

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SUU Boosts Aviation Program with Purchase of Ten New Planes

By Southern Utah University on March 07, 2017

in Aviation

Southern Utah University is advancing its aviation program with the purchase of ten new planes from Cirrus Aircraft expected to begin arriving in June. The fleet of Thunderbird-red, fixed-wing planes features the Cirrus SR20 - a technologically advanced, easy-to-fly modern training platform that will prepare both flight instructors and students to fly tomorrow’s commercial airliners, military and general aviation aircraft.

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Meet Our Professors: Ben Sowards, Illustration

Associate Professor Ben Sowards dropped out of preschool so he could have more time to draw. He is now a successful artist creating works and illustrations for a variety of clients and is also teaching students at SUU. For the last 16 years, he has shown his passion for learning and illustration with his students, always inspiring them to do their best and find their creativity.

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SUU to International Ambassador

Taylor Shepherd was raised in the small town of Salina, Utah, where he found joy in his youth performing on stage.

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Business Student Develops Mobile Gaming Company

Written by Emma Pay, University Journal, and Samantha Burfiend Scott Chapman, a senior majoring in business management  from Hemet, Calif., revived a teenage hobby and started a game design business as part of his EDGE project. The business has given Scott the opportunity to not only gain a scholarship to SUU through EDGE, but develop three games that are internationally downloadable through the iTunes App Store.

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¿Qué es un Certificado?

By Abigail Wyatt on March 03, 2017

in Recursos en Español

Un certificado es, generalmente, un programa de un año que conduce directamente al empleo de nivel de entrada en una ocupación específica. Los certificados también pueden usarse como endosos en temas específicos como la escritura o el liderazgo.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Camille Thomas, Physical Education

Camille Thomas has always loved sports. She grew up competing and claims she has tried every exercise activity at least once. When she found out there was a college major that combined her passions, exercise and the medical field, she took immediate interest.

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Stay Focused Your Last Semester, It Counts!

By Tessa Esplin on March 01, 2017

in High School

You think once you receive that college acceptance letter you can relax and start dreaming about the future, but that may not be the best idea. There are many things to consider in preparing for the transition to college life. Here are 5 tips on what to focus on during your last few months in high school.  

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¿Qué es un Colegio Comunitario?

By Abigail Wyatt on March 01, 2017

in Recursos en Español

  “Community college,” o un colegio comunitario, es una universidad de dos años que sirve a los residentes de un área local o regional. La mayoría de estos colegios admiten a todos los estudiantes que aplican. Algunos programas, como la enfermería, pueden ser más selectivos.

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Meet Our Professors: Thomas Herb, Music

Thomas Herb found his love for teaching music while in high school, that passion continues as he teaches students who are preparing to become music teachers themselves. In his words, he is able to, “teach students about thinking” along with creating music.

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