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Who is Albert Einstein?

By Southern Utah University on August 31, 2017

A solitary and serene Genius, Albert Einstein is, by most accounts, the greatest theoretical physicist who ever lived. His contributions to man’s understanding of the universe are without parallel. More than any other scientist, he represents the embodiment of pure thought.

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¿Quién es Sharwan Smith?

By Abigail Wyatt on August 31, 2017

in Recursos en Español

 El Centro de Estudiantes de Sharwan Smith es una parte de la vida de casi todos los estudiantes de SUU diariamente. En todas las horas del día, se puede encontrar a los estudiantes jugando al billar en el Birdhouse, comiendo en Chick Fil A, o relamiéndose con sus amigos en la Rotonda. Cientos, y miles, de personas caminan junto a la estatua sonriente de Sharwan Smith en el día. ¿Pero quién es Sharwan Smith? ¿Qué tiene de especial el hecho de que el edificio más grande

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President's Welcome Back Assembly 2017

By President Scott L Wyatt on August 30, 2017

in President's Corner

On opening day in August, President Scott L Wyatt presented his State of the University to Faculty and Staff. Audience members filled the Great Hall with overflow in the Whiting room.

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Who is Sharwan Smith?

By Miles Anderson on August 30, 2017

in Campus Resources

The Sharwan Smith Student Center is a part of almost every SUU student’s life on a daily basis. At all hours of the day, students can be found shooting pool in the Birdhouse, stuffing their faces at Chick Fil A, or kicking back with their friends in the Rotunda. Hundreds if not thousands of people walk by the waving and smiling statue of Sharwan Smith Day in, and day out. But who is Sharwan Smith? What is so special about her that the biggest and busiest building on

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Student Represents the United States in Japan Cosplay Competition

By Abigail Wyatt on August 29, 2017

in Student Experience

Lindsey Lopez had a life changing experience this summer when she won the World Cosplay Summit Preliminaries in Los Angeles with her cosplay partner Megan Tubridy. By winning the L.A. Preliminaries, Lopez and Tubridy had the privilege of representing the United States at the World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya, Japan. Lopez, an opera student from Southern Utah University, used her knowledge of performing and costume design to excel above the rest of the competition.

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4 Ways the SUU Career Center Can Help Local Businesses

With unemployment in the state of Utah hovering around 3%, many organizations have found it hard to fill vacancies.

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Nación T-Bird: Una Universidad Basada en la Tradición

By Abigail Wyatt on August 23, 2017

in Recursos en Español

Southern Utah University, una escuela fundada apenas un año después de que Utah obtuviera la condición de estado, se ha transformado de una escuela con un solo edificio y una comunidad de solo 1,500 personas a una próspera universidad con casi 10,000 estudiantes. Una institución con una historia tan rica ha desarrollado naturalmente una serie de tradiciones únicas en el camino, tradiciones que son inolvidables para aquellos que tienen la suerte de participar.

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Transitioning from High School to College

By Tessa Esplin on August 23, 2017

in Parents, High School

College is an entirely different social and educational environment compared to high school. From managing your own schedule to moving out on your own, a lot is changing in your life and this crucial transition will affect you, for good or bad. To help with your pre-college jitters, here are 5 things you should remember when you start college.

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T-Bird Nation: A University Built on Tradition

By Miles Anderson on August 23, 2017

in Student Experience

Southern Utah University, a school founded only a year after Utah attained statehood, has transformed from a school with only one building and a community of only 1,500 members to a thriving University with nearly 10,000 students. An institution with such rich history has naturally developed a series of unique traditions along the way, traditions that are unforgettable for those lucky enough to participate.

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Physical Education and Human Performance Name Change

The Physical Education and Human Performance Department at Southern Utah University recently underwent a name change. In order to better reflect the areas of study, the department will now be known as Kinesiology and Outdoor Recreation (KOR).

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Scott Munro, Engineering

For more than 25 years, Dr. Scott Munro has been developing new aerospace technologies. His work has included test-cell acoustics, advanced resonant liner research, cutting torch technology, and jet and airframe noise.

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Who is Socrates?

By Southern Utah University on August 17, 2017

Socrates was one of the most original, influential, and controversial philosophers of the Greek World. He spent his life in Athens conversing with people of all classes, seeking true knowledge (knowledge of self), and exposing the ignorance of those who claimed to have wisdom.

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Southern Utah University Art & Sculpture Stroll

Designed for the culturally-minded and curious at heart, this self-paced walking tour will introduce you to a variety of artifacts that weave our campus together in story and metaphor. Look forward to meeting a cast of fascinating characters from the pages of Shakespeare, and coming face to face with icons of local and global history as you wind your way through our meticulously manicured campus grounds. At SUU, we believe art enriches the student experience and

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The Great American Eclipse

By Miles Anderson on August 15, 2017

in Cedar City, Outdoors

For the first time in the history of the United States, a total solar eclipse will occur exclusively over the continental U.S. on August 21, 2017. It is also the first total eclipse of the sun visible from the contiguous United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) since February 26,1979. The last time a total eclipse was visible from coast to coast was on June 8, 1918.

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4 Reasons Why You Should Major in Education

Southern Utah University’s Department of Teacher Education & Family Development offers students the opportunity to major in elementary education or secondary education.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Tyler Stillman

Originally from Salt Lake City, Dr. Tyler Stillman has always been fascinated by people. He enjoys watching and understanding how/why people are driven to make sense of their environment.

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11 Survival Tips for Psychology Majors

Southern Utah University’s Psychology bachelor’s degree program explores the fascinating science of behavior and mental processes. Students may choose a research-focused course of study or the clinical/counseling focused option. A research focused major can lead to the more scientific aspects of a career in Psychology. A clinical/counseling focus to the major is more in line with a future in counseling or human services. In addition, by taking the courses for a human

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20 Ways to Personalize Your Dorm Room

By Southern Utah University on August 09, 2017

in High School, Housing

  After you've found your housing for college, you'll start to think about all the ways to decorate. For many students, college is the first time they are living away from home. A well-decorated room gives you a comfortable space to relax when you're not in class or studying. We at Southern Utah University have created this list of color palettes and DIYs to help inspire your decorations for your college apartment. 

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Former Refugee Interns in Washington, D.C.

As a young child, Abdikadir Eftin left his home in Kenya with his family fleeing starvation and violence. The Eftin family moved to Salt Lake City seeking a better life and hope for a bright future.

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5 Reasons to Consider Becoming a Teacher

Most people dream of having a job that not only pays the bills, but one that is fulfilling, meaningful and worthwhile; one that allows you to make a difference in the world.

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Easy Pizza Recipe You Can Make at Home

By Abigail Wyatt on August 07, 2017

in Student Experience

Pizza Casserole is a great alternative to your weekly pizza run. The recipe is fast, cheap and makes enough to share.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Janice Scarinci, Hotel, Resort, and Hospitality Management

You would be hard pressed to find a Professor with a greater diversity of experience than Dr. Janice Scarinci. Scarinci is a professor of Hotel, Resort, and Hospitality Management at Southern Utah University and loves to travel and experience different cultures. Scarinci’s education and career has taken her all over the world, which led to a variety of positions in the hospitality and tourism fields. 

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9 Things You Should do Before You Arrive at College

By Abigail Wyatt on August 02, 2017

in High School

If you are starting your first year of college, it’s normal to feel a little nervous. With help from Madi Maynard, student director of First Year Experience and Orientation at Southern Utah University, we made a list of 9 things you can do this summer to help you feel more prepared and confident for your college adventure.

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350 Students Participate in SUU Study Abroad Programs in 2017

By Abigail Wyatt on August 01, 2017

in Student Experience, Study Abroad

Study abroad can be a life-changing experience. Breaking from the routine of studying on campus, students are introduced to new perspectives and immersed in new cultures. They also have opportunities to grow academically, mentally, emotionally, socially and professionally. Both their academic and future professional careers benefit from international experience. That’s why the Office of Learning Abroad took more than 350 students abroad this year and awarded thousands

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