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Student Shark Tank Champion

By Ansleigh Mikesell on November 29, 2017

in Students, Campus Resources

Drea Briggs, a junior transfer student studying construction technology, won the SUU Student Association (SUUSA) Shark Tank Competition on Nov. 14. SUUSA awarded $1000 to Briggs for her project to install four more water bottle filling stations across campus.

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Making a Difference This Holiday Season

By Kenzie Lundberg on November 28, 2017

in Faculty, Students, Cedar City

As many give thanks this holiday season, they are looking for ways to spread cheer, give back and support those less fortunate. Some take the opportunity to give time, others donate food or money to a charity. With thousands of charities in Utah alone, finding the perfect fit can be overwhelming.

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Enjoy a Festival Christmas at the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum

By Southern Utah University on November 28, 2017

in Cedar City

Are you looking for a fun, family friendly, affordable way to celebrate the Christmas season? How about Christmas at the Homestead and Holiday Market—at the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum! The Utah Shakespeare Festival and the popular state park are once again partnering to provide a Christmas celebration for area residents and visitors.

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A Summer In Zion

Taylor Leavitt, a senior economics major from Tooele, Utah, learned from experience the importance of being exposed to the kind of work one plans on doing in their career before committing to such a path. Her summer spent in Zion National Park as a financial management intern provided the perfect opportunity to see what her future may look like.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Lee Montgomery, Education

Dr. Lee Montgomery began his educational career at a small rural school in Oklahoma teaching English language arts. Desiring to influence more teachers and improve schools, he pursued more education and became a principal in the Hartley Independent School District in Texas.

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Why SUU is the Place for Student Entrepreneurs

By Lexi Carter on November 21, 2017

in School of Business, Students

Student entrepreneurs at Southern Utah University span across many disciplines and industries. The common denominator in each student entrepreneurial endeavor is the resources available at SUU. With dedicated mentors, monthly networking events, a lively entrepreneurship club, and new programs in development, students of all majors have access to the necessary resources to start a business.

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Potential Health Concern

By Southern Utah University on November 21, 2017

On October 24, 2017, a group of Southern Utah University students were helping to provide routine health screenings in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The Rules of Friendsgiving

By Cami Mathews on November 20, 2017

in Students

Thanksgiving, it’s one of America’s favorite holidays. Typically the day includes a lot of food, spending time with family, watching football and giving thanks. And although grandma makes a mean greenbean casserole and your uncle deep-fried the turkey, sometimes the best Thanksgiving dinners are not with family, but with friends. Whether it is an old friend group tradition, or the start of something new, Friendsgiving allows for new connections to be made that will last

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Earning an Education on the Sidelines

By Cami Mathews on November 20, 2017

in Students, Student Projects

Randi Spencer wanted to become an athletic trainer when she was 14 years old. She enjoyed working with the human body, figuring out how to strengthen and heal it. With this goal in mind, Spencer sought out a university who would give her the best academic and athletic foundation to succeed. After attending a high school summer leadership conference at Southern Utah University, she knew SUU would offer her the support and guidance she needed.

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President's Podcast: NCAA

By Lexi Carter on November 20, 2017

in Campus Resources, President's Corner

Solutions for Higher Education engages in deeper reflection of critical issues in the world of colleges and universities.

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3 Reasons You Can't Resist Black Friday Deals

The most anticipated shopping day of the year is right around the corner and buyers all over the United States will brave the early morning lines to get those hard-to-resist deals, ushering in the holiday season. Southern Utah University Assistant Professor of Marketing Tyler Stillman studies consumer behavior—the psychology behind buying and selling—and shares the top three reasons why, as hard as we try, we just can’t pass up the allure of Black Friday deals.

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4 Tips to Maintain Your Health While in College

By Cami Mathews on November 20, 2017

in Campus Resources

Balancing life as a college student can be challenging. From classes to work to exercise, students can easily become overwhelmed and discouraged. With the help of Southern Utah University’s Health and Wellness Program, students can use these tips to stay healthy.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Ben Kirkby, Graphic Design

By Cami Mathews on November 15, 2017

in Faculty, Faculty Friday

Ben Kirkby loves being actively engaged in the learning process, both for his personal growth and for the rewarding feeling of helping others expand their knowledge. Because of this passion, Kirkby excels in teaching graphic design at Southern Utah University.

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Pizza & Politics - The Cost of Free College

By Cami Mathews on November 15, 2017

in Students

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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How to Protect Yourself Against Social Engineering

There is a recurring need to be aware of social engineering. According to the SANS Institute's October 2017 Security Awareness Newsletter, "Social engineering is a common technique used by cyber attackers to trick or fool people into doing something they should not do, such as sharing their password, infecting their computer, or sharing sensitive information."

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6 Reasons to Study Pre-Med at SUU

Southern Utah University offers support and guidance to ensure students interested in medical careers are well positioned for acceptance into medical school. SUU students majoring in biology, chemistry and human nutrition have gained admission to top medical schools by completing the required pre-med pre-requisites while pursuing their undergraduate degree. College of Science and Engineering academic advisors and pre-med faculty advisors work closely with students to

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Help Your Student Register for Classes

By Southern Utah University on November 14, 2017

in Students, Parents

Can you believe it's already time to register for Spring Semester? It's an exciting time, and a great opportunity for parents to help their students reflect on the things that have worked well during Fall Semester and discuss new opportunities for success. As your student is preparing their spring schedule, a few good questions to ask may be:

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Registration Tips for SUU Freshmen

By Southern Utah University on November 14, 2017

in Students, Campus Resources

It’s time to register for Spring Semester! As a Freshman, this will be your first semester registering for classes. Here are some tips to help you stay on track and secure the best schedule possible.

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Pizza and Politics- Gun Laws

By Miles Anderson on November 13, 2017

in Political T-Birds

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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Three Reasons Why You Should Major In Interdisciplinary Studies

By Samantha Niemann on November 13, 2017

in Students, Majors

Southern Utah University's Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies offers students the freedom of creating and customizing a degree that integrates multiple interests from different disciplines. Students can take control of their education by choosing courses that interest them and prepare them for an interconnected career.

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President's Podcast: ROI

Solutions for Higher Education engages in deeper reflection of critical issues in the world of colleges and universities. In Episode 3, President Scott L Wyatt and Professor Steve Meredith discuss the return on investment for a college education.

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Art and Design Students Gain Experience in Tennessee

Alexa Harding and Elizabeth Edwards were awarded scholarships this summer to the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, an internationally recognized visual art education center, located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The school provides creative experiences year-round with different workshops focused on visual arts. The experience gave Harding and Edwards a chance to expand their education and dive deeper into their art.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Kevin Stein, Communication

Dr. Kevin Stein, associate professor of communication at Southern Utah University, researches rhetoric of attack (kategoria), persuasive defense (apologia), and responses to defense (his own theory called antapologia). He is the creator of Public Apology Central, the web's best source for crisis summaries, transcripts, videos, and audio of public apologies from politicians, organizations, media figures, and heads of state.

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Cyber Safety: Shopping Online

The holiday shopping season is upon us, and with it comes the possibilities of credit card fraud, identity theft and other cyber threats that will affect you over the holidays. Don’t fall victim to a cybercrime this season.

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Helping Veterans Succeed in the Classroom

By Kaden Mcbride on November 08, 2017

in Students, Campus Resources, In the News

As military personnel are discharged from the armed forces, they wonder “what’s next”? For a record number of veterans, college has become the answer. However, the transition from the regimented lifestyle of active duty to civilian life can be difficult. 

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SUU Alum Releases New Album

By Miles Anderson on November 07, 2017

in Alumni, Graduate Studies

Nicholas Villalobos and his musical group Simply Three welcomed a successful release of their first original album “Undefined” on September 22, 2017.

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President's Podcast: Free Speech

Solutions for Higher Education engages in deeper reflection of critical issues in the world of colleges and universities.

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Pizza and Politics- Free Speech

By Cami Mathews on November 06, 2017

in Political T-Birds

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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A Degree of Her Own

In 2008, Samantha Niemann and her family traveled to Cedar City from Lancaster, California, in search of a home closer to her father’s oil rig. It was then as a young teenager that Niemann fell in love with the red rock mountains of southern Utah.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Ty Redd, Chemistry

Dr. Ty Redd is a professor of chemistry at Southern Utah University whose research ranges from the synthesis and characterization of medicinal compounds to studying the selective separation of molecules including macromolecular host guest relationships. Redd teaches multi-level research courses but is known nationwide for his rigorous year-long organic chemistry curriculum.

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The Centurium

By Southern Utah University on November 03, 2017

in History, Statues

A gift to the University to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Southern Utah University in 1897, The Centurium speaks to the origins and purpose of the University and the power of education.

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Artista Completa Pintura de Historia Universitaria en Técnica China Tradicional

By Abigail Wyatt on November 01, 2017

in Faculty, History, Recursos en Español

Como profesor visitante y artista invitado de la Universidad Renmin de Beijing, China, Yidan Guo disfruta enseñando estudiantes y trabajando junto a sus colegas en el departamento de Arte y Diseño de Southern Utah University. El último proyecto de Guo incluye la representación de la historia de la SUU utilizando la acuarela china.

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Higher Education Podcast Launched

Southern Utah University launched a podcast today with the goal to address issues facing colleges and universities. Solutions for Higher Education tackles critical topics in an easy to understand conversation between President Scott L Wyatt and Dr. Steve Meredith, Assistant to the President for Institutional Effectiveness. The weekly podcast will feature their insight, as well as research and opinions from industry experts.

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