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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Michael Kroff, Marketing

Anyone who has ever set foot into the classroom of Dr. Michael Kroff knows just how excited he is about marketing. The unpredictable nature of the decision making process with all of its rational and emotional components is what draws Kroff to the people side of business.

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Student Helps SUU Honors You Program

Halie Hagerty, a senior chemistry education major with minors in photography and physics education at Southern Utah University, has been volunteering for the last two years with the SUU Honors You program. The program invites kids from low income families to SUU’s campus to learn about the importance of higher education and ways to pay for it.

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Dominican Republic Service Trip

Aaron Ganss, a senior philosophy major, traveled to the Dominican Republic on a weeklong service trip as part of a cultural immersion program. Ganss went through the non-profit organization Solid Rock International and SUU’s Rural Health Scholars program, along with a group of other students from SUU, Snow College, USU Eastern-Price, and the University of Utah.

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President’s Podcast: Rankings

By Samantha Niemann on October 26, 2017

in President's Corner

Solutions for Higher Education engages in deeper reflection of critical issues in the world of colleges and universities. In Episode 1, President Scott L. Wyatt and Professor Steve Meredith talk about what most consumers take for granted: college and university ratings.

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Pizza & Politics - Culture Appropriation vs. Appreciation

By Miles Anderson on October 26, 2017

in Student Experience, SUU Politics

The Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service hosts Pizza & Politics every Wednesday at noon to discuss a current political topic. Leavitt Center student employees research the topic and moderate the conversation. These discussions expose students to a variety of important issues and encourages them to share their own perspectives while learning all sides of an issue. Free pizza is provided for all who attend.

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School of Business Featured on Newsweek

Southern Utah University’s School of Business is being featured on Newsweek. The organization is highlighting the entire School of Business experience, including faculty, students, experiential education, international opportunities and accreditation.

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Pizza & Politics - Health Care

By Cami Mathews on October 25, 2017

in Student Experience, SUU Politics

The Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service hosts Pizza & Politics every Wednesday at noon to discuss a current political topic. Leavitt Center student employees research the topic and moderate the conversation. These discussions expose students to a variety of important issues and encourages them to share their own perspectives while learning all sides of an issue. Free pizza is provided for all who attend.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Roger Gold, Biology

As a microbiology professor, Dr. Roger Gold trains his students to become researchers. He is involved in various initiatives at Southern Utah University, all to enhance student learning and strengthen his biology curriculum.

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My Culture is Not a Costume

By Southern Utah University on October 20, 2017

With Halloween coming up, Southern Utah University’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion has launched “My Culture is not a Costume” campaign. The campaign includes a series of SUU students holding photos of different racial and ethnic outfits in order to raise awareness of culturally insensitive costumes. On Friday, the images were posted online and around SUU’s campus.

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Who is Plato?

By Southern Utah University on October 20, 2017

Throughout the entire course of Western civilization, Plato’s influence as a thinker and writer has been greater than that of any other historic figure. Along with Socrates and Aristotle, he laid the foundations of Western culture by providing a brilliant and penetrating account of man’s moral and political character. The force of his philosophy resulted in the establishment of numerous Platonic schools of thought, which, over the centuries, were devoted to different

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Who is Germaine de Stael?

By Southern Utah University on October 18, 2017

A woman of exceptional gifts and talents, Germaine de Stael was one of the most remarkable women of letters in her own or any time. She wrote novels, plays, poetry, history, literary criticism, moral and political essays, and autobiographical memoirs.

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Who is Marie Curie?

By Southern Utah University on October 18, 2017

Marya Sklodovski was born into an impoverished intellectual family in Warsaw, Poland. She excelled in physics and mathematics at the Gymnasium and was awarded a gold medal upon her graduation at age 16. In 1891, she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris under the name Marie Sklodovska.

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Amazon Teaches Computer Science Student First-Class Skills

An understanding of technology can open many doors. Katrina Mehring’s proficiency with technology opened a big door for her, as the computer science major from Pioche, Nevada, was able to secure an internship at Amazon this summer.

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Pizza & Politics - Freedom of Religion

By Miles Anderson on October 18, 2017

in Student Experience, SUU Politics

The Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service hosts Pizza & Politics every Wednesday at noon to discuss a current political topic. Leavitt Center student employees research the topic and moderate the conversation. These discussions expose students to a variety of important issues and encourages them to share their own perspectives while learning all sides of an issue. Free pizza is provided for all who attend.

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University of the Parks Wins Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge

By Lexi Carter on October 18, 2017

in Campus Resources, Outdoors

Southern Utah University re-claimed the title of 2017-18 National Outdoor Champions. After four weeks of the Mother Nature meets March Madness-style competition, Outdoor Nation officially announced SUU as The Most Outdoorsy School in the Nation.

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Student Leader Orchestrates Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge

With passions ranging from outdoor adventuring to Japanese anime to culinary creations, Abigail Wyatt has shared her talents across the Southern Utah University campus. As a Spanish major and strategic communications minor, Wyatt utilized her vast marketing and event planning experience to strategize, coordinate and execute the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge at SUU this semester.

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Who is Galileo Galilei?

By Southern Utah University on October 17, 2017

Galileo Galilei, Italian mathematician, astronomer, and physicist, is responsible for several important contributions to modern scientific thought. When, in the autumn of 1609, Galileo directed his 20-powered telescope at the moon, he became the first man to use the new instrument to study the skies.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Jacob Manning, Outdoor Recreation

Professor Jacob Manning started college as a pre-med major. He considered architecture, but quickly settled on recreation leadership and earned a master's degree from Oklahoma State University in 2012.

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SUU’s Graduate & Online School Announces the Opening of Studio97

Southern Utah University’s Graduate & Online School is pleased to announce the opening of a new instructional video studio, allowing faculty to enhance their courses with professional quality videos. Studio97 is offering an Open House this Friday, October 13, 2017, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. The Open House will be held in the Hunter Conference Center, room 103M, and will offer studio tours, the opportunity for faculty to create sample videos, and light refreshments.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Major in Computer Science and Information Systems

The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) provides rigorous accredited (ABET) programs that enable students to pursue graduate studies and/or careers in computer science and information systems. Graduates are in demand by companies both local and nationwide.

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Three Consecutive Years of Growth at SUU

By Southern Utah University on October 11, 2017

in President's Corner

This fall, Southern Utah University welcomed the largest number of incoming students to campus with 1,948 new first-time undergraduate students. The overall enrollment at SUU has increased by 5.73 percent compared to fall 2016.  According to the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) annual enrollment report released this morning, Southern Utah University continues to grow at a steady rate. 

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STEAM Festival Involves Students in Experiential Learning

The third annual STEAM Festival will be held October 16-17 on the Southern Utah University campus. The two-day festival presents hands-on science, technology, engineering, art and math learning for children of all ages.

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SUU Creates a New Customizable Masters Degree

Southern Utah University is the first university in the state of Utah to create a Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies program. 

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Who is Leonardo Da Vinci?

By Southern Utah University on October 09, 2017

Leonardo was the foremost genius of the Italian Renaissance, and perhaps the most versatile genius that ever lived. He explored all the fields of human knowledge that were available in his time, inserting his superb intellect into every realm where graphic representation is used - including painting, sculpture, architecture, and engineering.

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Who is Aristotle?

By Southern Utah University on October 09, 2017

One of the greatest figures in the history of thought, Aristotle, more than any other person, determined the direction and form of Western intellectual history. Driven by a desire for knowledge, he mastered every field of learning known to the Greeks, including physics, chemistry, biology, zoology and botany; psychology, political theory and ethics; logic and metaphysics; history, literary theory and rhetoric. He invented the science of logic and biology. 

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Future Teacher Creates Art Workshops for Children

Mykayla Gale found her passion for elementary education during high school. She was a teacher’s assistant for the Extended Day Kindergarten class, an after-school program to help children who fall behind in school and prepare them to be successful in future years.

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9 Ways to Support Your College Student

By Abigail Wyatt on October 06, 2017

in Campus Resources, Parents, High School

The transition from high school to college requires a lot of changes. However, even though your student is beginning a new chapter in their life, they’ll still need mental, emotional and physical support from parents, guardians and family. This support is something many college students value, however it can be difficult for parents.

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Who is John Stuart Mill?

By Southern Utah University on October 04, 2017

Most commonly thought of as a philosopher, logician, and political economist, John Stuart Mill is one of the major intellectual figures of the 19th century, and is one of the most enduring and indispensable writers of his time.

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The Founding of Southern Utah University

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Acclaimed News Anchor Maria Hinojosa to Speak at SUU

By Kaden Mcbride on October 04, 2017

Award-winning news anchor and reporter Maria Hinojosa will speak at Southern Utah University for the annual Grace A. Tanner Lecture in Human Values Thursday, October 19, at 11:30 a.m. This event will take place in the Great Hall of the Hunter Conference Center as part of SUU’s A.P.E.X. Event Series. Hinojosa has entitled her talk, “Narrative as Witness (America’s Untold Stories).”  The free lecture is open to the public and will be followed by an audience Q&A session

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Pizza & Politics- The Opioid Epidemic

By Miles Anderson on October 03, 2017

in Student Experience, SUU Politics

The Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service hosts Pizza & Politics every Wednesday at noon to discuss a current political topic. Leavitt Center student employees research the topic and moderate the conversation. These discussions expose students to a variety of important issues and encourages them to share their own perspectives while learning all sides of an issue.  Free pizza is provided for all who attend.

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Update on the Las Vegas Tragedy, Vigil, and Blood Drive

By President Scott L Wyatt on October 03, 2017

So many of us at SUU have felt deeply the effects of the tragedy that occurred in Las Vegas two evenings ago. We have confirmed that several of our students were at the concert when the gunman unleashed his fury on the crowd. At least one of our students was injured and is in the hospital recovering. Many of our students have friends who were killed or injured   Sunday   evening. We had some of our employees in Las Vegas that night as well. We don't as yet know the full

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SUU Student Chosen to Attend Exclusive Cyber Security Camp

As the world becomes more connected through technology, the threats to our security grow even more numerous. Standing at the gate to defend against cyber attacks are people like Landon Beach, a senior from Springville, Utah who is majoring in computer science at Southern Utah University.

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Great Date Ideas for Utah’s Great Outdoors

By Sally Perkins on October 02, 2017

in Outdoors

As college students, it can be difficult to remember to explore the great outdoors as a refreshing weekend activity. Staying near campus all the time means running the risk of getting cabin fever and feeling weighed down by schoolwork and studying. So why not muster up the courage and ask out that girl you’ve been admiring in your Chemistry class?

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