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Meet Our Professors: Mary Pearson, Accounting

Growing up just across the street from Southern Utah University, Mary Pearson has called Cedar City her home for most of her life. While a strong love of business runs in the family (Pearson’s dad taught business and two of her children have followed in her footsteps), teaching was not always her passion.

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Pizza and Politics- Sexual Assault and Title IX

By Cami Mathews on March 26, 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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Along with SUU Professor, Microsoft Publishes Study on Girls in STEM

Even with a higher priority placed on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) throughout education in the US, only a fraction of girls are likely to pursue a STEM career. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, while more than 57 percent of college undergraduates are women, only 18 percent progress into STEM careers. With a clear gap, Microsoft set out to better understand what causes girls and women to lose interest in STEM subjects and

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SUU Intern Passes Dark Skies Bill

By Miles Anderson on March 26, 2018

in Students, Political T-Birds

During Utah’s 2018 Legislative Session, Southern Utah University student MacKenzie Maness, a junior majoring in interdisciplinary studies, worked closely with Senator Evan Vickers to develop and pass a bill regarding the protection of dark skies.

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President's Podcast: Liberal Arts, Part 2

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

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10 Outdoor Essentials

By Kevin Koontz on March 23, 2018

in Outdoors

Packing the essentials for back country or day hikes is always a good idea. Each item won't be used every time, but they will be appreciated most in times of need. The original ten essentials list was assembled in the 1930s by The Mountaineers, a Seattle-based organization for climbers and outdoor adventurers to help people prepare for outdoor emergency situations.       

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Pizza and Politics - Conspiracy Theories

By Miles Anderson on March 22, 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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Campus Forum: March 19, 2018

President Scott L Wyatt spoke with employees of SUU at an open forum Monday, March 19, 2018, providing a summary of the 2018 Utah Legislative Session. His presentation covered the three areas in which the Legislature impacts higher education and SUU the most; funding, construction, and policies.

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Midterm Grade Petition: The Power of the Student Voice

By Parker Rawlins on March 20, 2018

in Students, Student Projects

Parker Hess, a senior theatre arts major with a dance minor at Southern Utah University, is using his voice to make a difference. Hess has organized a petition requiring  teachers to issue mid-semester grades to Banner, the information system used for advising students and posting final grades.

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Climbing Trip Packing List

By Kevin Koontz on March 20, 2018

in Outdoors

Below is a packing list for those interested in sport climbing, different gear is needed for different kinds of climbing. Sport climbing is a form of rock climbing that relies on permanent anchors fixed to the rock for protection. Other types of the activity, like traditional climbing, require the climber to place removable protection as they climb.

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An Aviation Student with her Head in the Clouds

By Kayla Centeno on March 19, 2018

in Students

Jessica Larsen, a freshman aviation student and Salt Lake City native, has always looked to the sky for inspiration. After receiving a helicopter ride for her 14th birthday, Larsen was hooked on flying as soon as she left the ground.

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Meet Our Professors: Bruce Howard, Chemistry

As an SUU alum, Dr. Bruce Howard shares his university pride and passion for chemistry daily with students. Teaching at SUU since 2002, Howard pushes students to think critically and develop analytical skills about chemistry, biology and the world around them.

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Weather Hazards

By Kevin Koontz on March 15, 2018

in Outdoors

Be mindful of the weather when hiking and participating in outdoor activity. Weather hazards include tornadoes, thunderstorms, lightning, and winter weather. It is important to identify warnings and dangers for each, and know what to do when one is encountered. 

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President's Podcast: Liberal Arts, Part 1

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

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Hair and Makeup Artist Designs the Abstract Look of the Underworld

Phoebe Bock, a senior theatre arts major at Southern Utah University, didn’t initially intend to make the theatre her home. Originally, she planned to be an English teacher, taking a few theatre classes here and there as a hobby. Her academic advisor noticed her class load and suggested she follow her passion.

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2018 Utah Legislative Session: Adjourn Sine Die

With the words "Adjourn Sine Die" and a wrap of the gavel, the 2018 session of the Utah State Legislature came to its conclusion. Southern Utah University will receive a 2.5% labor market adjustment increase and 4.1 increase for health insurance rate increases.

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President's Podcast: Project-Based Learning

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

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Backpacking - Plan Ahead and Prepare

By Kevin Koontz on March 10, 2018

in Outdoors

When you are selecting a backpacking destination, please consider your skill level, the time of year to go, navigation, and that it will be fun!

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Pizza and Politics- Legalizing Marijuana

By Cami Mathews on March 08, 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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Meet Our Professors: Kelly Goonan, Outdoor Recreation

Dr. Kelly Goonan developed a passion for the outdoors while working at summer camp in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. For ten summers during her high school and college years, she worked at the Boy Scout camp, Sabattis Scout Reservation. Her duties included teaching outdoor skills such as swimming, snorkeling and lifeguard certification and taking scouts on wilderness trips.

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Pizza and Politics- Reconciling LGBTQ+ Rights and Religious Freedom

By Cami Mathews on March 06, 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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Pizza and Politics- Money in College Sports

By Cami Mathews on March 05, 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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2018 Utah Legislative Session: The Final Days

There are only four days left in the session and they promise to offer a wild ride. Though we did well in the appropriations process, things happen between then and now and we are anxiously await final budget decisions.

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Leave No Trace Principles

By Kevin Koontz on March 02, 2018

in Outdoors

The Leave No Trace program is founded on seven principles. They help all enjoy the natural world in a sustainable way that avoids human-created impacts. These principles can be implemented from a backyard to backcountry.

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