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The Films That Impacted Me The Most This Year

By Kevin Stein on February 22, 2018

in Faculty, Cedar City

As a lifelong film fan, I love to see movies that have not only great aesthetic quality, but also tremendous entertainment value (no, they are not the same thing--ask any fan of the Transformer movies) being celebrated in a single (often 4-hour plus) evening of glamour and self-congratulatory speeches. In fact, I must admit that my lifelong love of the Oscars has even spilled over into my professional life; from academic papers examining the verbal and nonverbal

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Fashion Designer’s Legacy Gives Students New Opportunities

When you sit down and watch a production from Southern Utah University's theatre department, one of the first things you’ll notice is the incredible costumes on display. Those costumes were created thanks to the incredible Eletra Casadei Trust Donation.

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2018 Utah Legislative Session: Week Four

By Donna Law on February 20, 2018

in Cedar City, Political T-Birds, SUU on the Hill

We've been waiting for snow and here it is! As I type this on a snowy Presidents Day I'm happy to report we have passed the halfway mark of the 2018 Utah Legislative Session. While activities on the Hill last week included a vote to send a statue of Dr. Martha Hughes Cannon to Washington DC, mourning the loss of life experienced in the Florida school shooting, and learning of Mitt Romney's official entrance into the U.S. Senate race, our efforts continued with several

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Meet Our Professors: John Meisner, Education

John Meisner has a deep love of education. He is a former middle school English teacher, Iron County School District professional development, ESL and new teacher induction coordinator. And after earning both his bachelor and master degrees at Southern Utah University, he has been on both sides of the classroom at SUU.

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SUU Nursing Student Finds Ways To Help

What drives health professionals to practice medicine? Jake Ross, a junior nursing student at Southern Utah University, believes it’s the emotional payout that goes hand-in-hand with the work. It’s this type of compensation that drives the Vernal, Utah native to help his fellow nursing students succeed and it’s what motivates him to plan medical missions around the globe.

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A.P.E.X. Radio Hour with Briget Eastep and Kevin Koontz

By Southern Utah University on February 15, 2018

in A.P.E.X. Event Series

The A.P.E.X. Event Series brings exciting experts from across all disciplines to campus throughout the school year. While on campus, guests are invited to interact with students and faculty in multiple ways, one of which is through an hour-long radio show on KSUU Thunder 91.1, hosted every Thursday at 3:00 p.m.

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Pizza & Politics - DACA

By Miles Anderson on February 13, 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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Digital Wallets, Real Philanthropy

By Angela Pool-Funai on February 13, 2018

in Cedar City, Faculty Friday

Imagine going to an arcade to play some old-school games. You exchange a few bucks into tokens, and you end up earning a handful of tickets from the Skee-Ball game. You can trade in your tickets for a toy at the front counter, but neither the tokens nor the tickets have any purchasing power once you leave the arcade. You cannot buy groceries or make a car payment with Skee-Ball tickets.

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2018 Utah Legislative Session: Week Three Recap

By Donna Law on February 12, 2018

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

The third week of the legislative session is a very busy one as appropriations committees conclude their work. In the midst of that (and quite intentionally) we celebrated SUU Day on the Hill on Tuesday, February 6. It was a fun and productive day with President Scott L Wyatt on hand to talk with legislators about the good things we do at Southern Utah University.

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Meet Our Professors: David Berri, Economics

Born in Detroit, Michigan, David Berri has a goal to live in all 50 states. From a childhood in Detroit then Lincoln, Nebraska to graduate school at Colorado State and teaching at Coe College, California State University - Bakersfield and Southern Utah University, Berri has checked off six states so far.

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A.P.E.X. Radio Hour with Emily Graslie

By Southern Utah University on February 08, 2018

in A.P.E.X. Event Series

The A.P.E.X. Event Series brings exciting experts from across all disciplines to campus throughout the school year. While on campus, guests are invited to interact with students and faculty in multiple ways, one of which is through an hour-long radio show on KSUU Thunder 91.1, hosted every Thursday at 3:00 p.m.

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A Brief History of the Olympic Winter Games

By Kenzie Lundberg on February 06, 2018

in Faculty, Cedar City

Starting this week, the world will look to PyeongChang, in the Republic of Korea, for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. PyeongChang’s vision for the Games is to offer the Olympic Movement and the world of winter sports New Horizons - a legacy of growth and potential never seen before. According to the Olympic Games, PyeongChang’s plan is one of the most compact in Olympic history, offering a unique stage on which the world’s best athletes can achieve superior performances.

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2018 Utah Legislative Session: Bright Futures

By Donna Law on February 05, 2018

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

Week three of the 2018 Utah State Legislature marks the last week of appropriation meetings. By Friday, Higher Education funding recommendations will be finalized in committee and forwarded to the Executive Appropriations Committee. Senator Vickers has been a great chair of this committee.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Angela Pool-Funai, Political Science & Public Administration

Dr. Angela Pool-Funai’s first exposure to teaching came during graduate school after spending 15 years working in the nonprofit sector and on the staff side of higher education. That experience as an adjunct instructor was all it took for her to fall in love with teaching.

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A Presentation to the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee

By President Scott L Wyatt on February 01, 2018

in President's Corner

This presentation was given by President Scott L Wyatt to the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee during the 2018 Utah State Legislative Session. He later presented these slides to the faculty and staff at Southern Utah University in a campus forum held January 31, 2018. Listen to President Wyatt's presentation here.

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A.P.E.X. Radio Hour with the International Film Festival

By Southern Utah University on February 01, 2018

in A.P.E.X. Event Series

The A.P.E.X. Event Series brings exciting experts from across all disciplines to campus throughout the school year. While on campus, guests are invited to interact with students and faculty in multiple ways, one of which is through an hour-long radio show on KSUU Thunder 91.1, hosted every Thursday at 3:00 p.m.

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Black History Month at SUU

By Kenzie Lundberg on February 01, 2018

in Faculty, Students, History

Black History Month, established in 1926 as a week-long festivity coinciding with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, has transformed into a month-long celebration of African American culture and history. Today, Black History Month is celebrated in February on many college campuses nationwide.

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