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Mountain Biking Checklist

By Kevin Koontz on January 30, 2018

in Outdoors

Mountain biking allows for farther and faster journeys into backcountry compared to traveling on foot. This also means that if something goes wrong, like a mechanical issue, it is up to you to address the problem. Check out this mountain biking checklist before you go on your next ride.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Study Geology

Twenty national parks and monuments are located within a 5 hour drive from Southern Utah University making it the ideal location to major in geology. SUU’s undergraduate geology program takes advantage of some of the most diverse geology in North America. Students will study nearly 2 billion years of geologic history within a 100 mile radius of campus. These resources provide SUU geology students an opportunity to be involved in a variety of cutting edge research

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Student Facilitates Internship Opportunities for Peers

When Shay Bauman became involved at the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service early on in her education, she knew right away that she wanted a bigger role in the organization. Her list of responsibilities and accomplishments grew each year and now, as a senior economics major, she is the Internship Coordinator for the Leavitt Center, an integral position within the organization.

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Awards Season at SUU

By Kenzie Lundberg on January 29, 2018

in Faculty, Students

Awards Season is upon us! Nominate exceptional T-Birds, distinguished faculty, and outstanding staff that have gone above and beyond to make Southern Utah University an amazing place! 

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President's Podcast: Text Book Costs & Open Texts

By Lexi Carter on January 29, 2018

in Faculty, President's Corner

Solutions for Higher Education engages in deeper reflection of critical issues in the world of colleges and universities. In Episode 10, President Scott L Wyatt, Professor Steve Meredith, and Dr. Richard Saunders discuss the affordability of higher education, specifically the cost of textbooks and how SUU is reducing costs for students.

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2018 Utah Legislative Session: Week One is Done

By Donna Law on January 29, 2018

in Faculty, Political T-Birds, SUU on the Hill

A number of events and activities are traditionally part of the first week of the legislative session. Both the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate make speeches that set the tone for the efforts in their respective chambers.

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Faculty Friday: Meet SheriDawn Neilson, Nursing

SheriDawn Neilson’s career in nursing has come full circle as she now teaches at the university that started her on the path to become a respected nurse and educator.

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What You Don't Know About the Super Bowl

By David Berri on January 26, 2018

in Faculty, Athletics, Cedar City

Coverage of the Super Bowl in the United States is extensive and in some places, seemingly non-stop. Despite all this attention, though, there are a few things about the game that most people may not know.

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Pizza & Politics - Net Neutrality

By Miles Anderson on January 25, 2018

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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SUU Opens Capitol Reef Field Station

By Melynda Thorpe on January 23, 2018

in Campus Resources, Outdoors, In the News

Road Creek Inn, located near Capitol Reef National Park, Fishlake National Forest, Canyonlands National Park and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, is a historic hotel in Loa, Utah that now serves as Southern Utah University’s Capitol Reef field station.

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The 2018 Legislative Session Starts Today and It Starts Fast!

By Donna Law on January 22, 2018

in Faculty, Political T-Birds, SUU on the Hill

The 2018 session of the Utah State Legislature begins with opening ceremonies in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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President's Podcast: Diversity

By Lexi Carter on January 22, 2018

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 9, President Scott L Wyatt and Professor Steve Meredith discuss the importance of diversity in leadership positions, especially in the field of higher education.

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Donna Law Takes on the 2018 Utah Legislative Session

By Donna Law on January 17, 2018

in Faculty, Political T-Birds, SUU on the Hill

The Utah State Legislature will begin the 2018 session on Monday, January 22. President Wyatt and many Southern Utah University staff members have been making preparations for budget and academic related items for months. For the past four years, it has been my privilege to "serve at the pleasure of the President" in the capacity of Government Relations Director. I LOVE this part of my job and enjoy the energy of the session and the work leading up to it.

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Music Education Major Hopes to Inspire His Future Students

Michael D’Orazio, a junior music education major at Southern Utah University, has been interested in music since he was 11 years old. He was drawn to music because of the creative freedom to make art that was entirely his own. He transferred to SUU in the fall of 2017 from Antelope Valley College, a school in his hometown of Lancaster, California.

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2018: What's Next in Washington?

By Kenzie Lundberg on January 12, 2018

in Faculty, Cedar City

With the new year, commentators from all over the country are offering their predictions for American politics in 2018. From the border wall to healthcare, the world is wondering what 2018 has in store for Washington and the United States.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Kholoud Al-Qubbaj, Humanities

When Kholoud Al-Qubbaj came to the United States from Palestine 24 years ago, she never imagined that she would come to consider Utah a second home.

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President's Podcast: Jumpstart Retention

By Lexi Carter on January 09, 2018

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 8, President Scott L Wyatt and Professor Steve Meredith discuss retention rates of students who have gone through Southern Utah University’s Jumpstart General Education Program.

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SUU Student Helps Researchers Look For Epilepsy Cure

Does the idea of working with medical professionals to develop cutting-edge medical treatments get your neurons firing? It does for Lacey Woods, a junior and biology major at Southern Utah University from Henderson, Nevada.

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Meet Carrie Bucklin, Biology

Light bulb moments are what inspire Dr. Carrie Bucklin, assistant professor of biology at Southern Utah University, and those moments of keen understanding from her students remind her why she became an educator.

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Interim Director of the Utah Summer Games

Southern Utah University is excited to announce Pace Clarke as the Interim Director of the Larry H. Miller Utah Summer Games. Pace started with USG in 2016 as the Operations and Development Coordinator. He was responsible for fostering and developing sponsorships, writing grants, managing the budget, and finding new ways to serve volunteers and donors who support the games.

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Student Educates Others Through Music

By Cami Mathews on January 03, 2018

in Students, Student Projects

As a self-described gypsy woman who loves art, music, travel and experiencing new cultures, Marissa Brown enjoys combining her passions with her degree in music.

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Math Student Selected for Prestigious Astrophysics Fellowship

Morgan Taylor’s passion for the universe and her perseverance in the classroom have qualified her to participate in the prestigious Los Alamos National Laboratory Undergraduate Student Program in June. A highly regarded science research internship, Taylor gained remarkable hands-on experience at Los Alamos, which complements her studies in mathematics at Southern Utah University.

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