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President's Podcast: Jumpstart

Solutions for Higher Education engages in deeper reflection of critical issues in the world of colleges and universities. In Episode 7, professors John Taylor and Matt Nickerson join President Scott L Wyatt and Professor Steve Meredith to discuss the approach to Southern Utah University’s Jumpstart General Education Program.

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Eric Kirby Presents The Tavi Way to the Nation

By Lexi Carter on December 21, 2017

in Faculty Spotlights

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Eric Kirby, was one of five presenters selected nationwide to present at the annual EAB ConnectED Conference. The event, held in Washington D.C., showcases top leaders in higher education through a Ted Talk style presentation. The conference hosted over 500 administrators from around the country.

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Pizza and Politics- Size of Government

By Cami Mathews on December 21, 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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America's Fascination with Superheroes

By Kenzie Lundberg on December 20, 2017

in Faculty Spotlights, Cedar City

In the last two decades, superheroes have taken over not only American theaters but screens across the world.

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The Advantages of Attending College

Southern Utah University President Scott L Wyatt joined hundreds of high school students at Cedar High School in early December to discuss the advantages of attending college. Wyatt stressed that the decisions students make now determine the life they will lead.

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President's Podcast: General Education

By Lexi Carter on December 19, 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. In Episode 6, President Scott L Wyatt and Professor Steve Meredith discuss the importance of General Education requirements at universities and the goal of developing engaged citizens.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Richard Saunders, Library

By Kaden Mcbride on December 19, 2017

in Faculty Spotlights

Dr. Richard Saunders serves as the Dean of Library Services at Southern Utah University. His passion for education, history and books started from an early age.

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Easy DIY Fringed Flannel Blanket or Scarf

Create a cozy fringed plaid flannel blanket or scarf with minimal work.

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Easy DIY Cement Planter

Create easy planters in a variety of shapes and sizes for simple, beautiful gifts.

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Last Minute DIY Christmas Gifts

By Southern Utah University on December 19, 2017

in Campus Resources

Presents made with love are the best kind. Make these DIY handmade gifts to give friends and family this holiday season.

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Easy DIY Shirt Design

Follow these easy DIY steps to create some fantastic, last-minute, and affordable gifts! With this process, you can create simple custom designs on t-shirts, pillowcases, tote bags, or anything made out of fabric.

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Pizza & Politics- Mass Incarceration

By Miles Anderson on December 18, 2017

in 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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Engineering Student Optimizes Coal Plant Production Process

As an engineering major at Southern Utah University, Jacob Carter has had multiple opportunities to directly apply his education to real-world experiences. From working with businesses to presenting his research at statewide conferences, Carter utilizes his skills in engineering, project management and communication to effectively solve problems.

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SUU Professor Selected to Design Ornaments for National Christmas Tree

Ornaments by local Utah student artists will dazzle President’s Park (White House) in Washington, D.C. as part of the 95th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting display. Middle and high school students from Cedar City designed ornaments that showcase the unique and beautiful landscape of southern Utah through collage.

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Thunderbird Athletics Kicks Off Week Of Giving

By Southern Utah University on December 12, 2017

in Athletics

The Southern Utah University Athletic Department has started a Week of Giving, following up on the Day of Giving the department had last year.

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Good Luck With Finals!

By President Scott L Wyatt on December 11, 2017

in President's Corner

Hello Students! As finals approach my mind is filled with memories of the days when I was a student in your shoes. For those of you like my wife, Kathy, who was always on top of things and never procrastinated getting her homework done—I offer my hardy congratulations and best wishes for next week. On the other hand, for those of you like me, who put off completing projects and preparing for finals until the last minute—I offer my sympathy for what promises to be a very

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Kali McKenzie: Wilderness Ranger

Wherever her career takes her, Kali McKenzie simply has to spend time in the outdoors. As a Wilderness Ranger for Zion National Park, she gets plenty of opportunities to do just that.

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Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Schvalla Rivera

By President Scott L Wyatt on December 05, 2017

in President's Corner

It is my pleasure to announce Southern Utah University has hired its first Chief Diversity Officer; her name is Dr. Schvalla Rivera. Dr. Rivera comes to us with a wide range of experience working with students, faculty, and staff. A separate press release will be sent out introducing her to you. She will begin working with us next month and will report to me as a member of the President’s Council.

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7 Student Loan Mistakes And How to Avoid Them

By Kaden Mcbride on December 05, 2017

in Student Experience, Campus Resources

A good education makes economic sense. College graduates on average make more money than people with only a high school diploma. They also experience lower levels of unemployment. These are great reasons to go to college but it can be difficult to pay for college with personal finances. Many students turn to loans in order to make ends meet and run the risk of making huge financial mistakes.

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The Future of Utah’s National Monuments

By Kenzie Lundberg on December 04, 2017

in Faculty Spotlights, Cedar City, Outdoors

President Trump traveled to Utah today to announce a historical reduction of federally protected lands in Utah. Two proclamations were signed, reducing and restructuring both Grand Staircase Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments.

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University Students Discuss Bears Ears, Grand Staircase Monument National Debate

By Cami Mathews on December 04, 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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New Dean Announced for School of Business

After an extensive search, Mary Pearson has been chosen out of a very competitive national field to serve as the Dean of the School of Business at Southern Utah University.

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Pizza & Politics- Disability Awareness

By Cami Mathews on December 04, 2017

in 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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Understanding the Significance of Cedar City's LDS Temple

By Kenzie Lundberg on December 04, 2017

in Faculty Spotlights, Cedar City

Following a month-long open-house which welcomed nearly 200,000 people for a walk-through of the new structure, the Cedar City temple, built by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), will be ready for religious services after a Cultural Celebration and official dedication on December 10, 2017.

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President's Podcast: Tuition

By Lexi Carter on December 04, 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. In Episode 5, President Scott L Wyatt and Professor Steve Meredith discuss the cost of tuition and why it’s risen in the United States.

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Engineering Student Conducts Prestigious Space Research

When Harley Glad started at Southern Utah University, she had no idea what she wanted to do or be. Her only goal was to get her associate’s degree and hopefully find her passion along the way. Through a series of events and taking the career coaching class through the Career Center, she narrowed down her academic interests to engineering.

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