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Pizza and Politics- Women’s Reproductive Rights

By Cami Mathews on April 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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2018 Thunderbird Awards Winners

The Thunderbird Awards have been a campus tradition at Southern Utah University since 1950. This formal event recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of students, faculty, staff, and community members. 

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6 Iconic Spots to Take Graduation Photos at SUU

By Lexi Carter on April 24, 2018

in Graduation

Among the many reasons to get professional photos taken of yourself, graduating from one of the best universities in the world is a pretty good one. It's a nice way to commemorate your time at a place that changed your life. Plus, a nice professional headshot might come in handy when you're looking for a job. 

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2018 Commencement Awards

By Kenzie Lundberg on April 23, 2018

in Faculty, Cedar City, Graduation

Congratulations to the 2018 University Commencement award recipients.

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Meet Our Professors: Megan Brunsvold, Dance

Megan Brunsvold has been teaching, choreographing, and performing throughout the country for the past seventeen years. Now, Brunsvold has taken her talents to Southern Utah University to be an assistant professor of dance in the Department of Theater Arts and Dance. Her experience and talents have landed her this position where she is able to work with students day in and day out, making art through the form of dance.

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Introducing SUU’s New Student Body President: D’Mia Lamar

By Kayla Centeno on April 19, 2018

in Students

D’Mia Lamar understands first-hand the numerous opportunities and experiences available to students at Southern Utah University.  As a double major in political science and philosophy with a minor in legal studies, D’Mia has recently been elected as the Student Body President for the 2018-19 SUUSA Senate. D’Mia wants to increase and extend SUU’s many offerings to students across campus.  

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Meet Our Professors: Howard Hu, Hospitality Management

Born in Taiwan, Dr. Howard Hu’s passion for hospitality started in his family-owned restaurant and grew into sharing the business as a professor of Hospitality Management at Southern Utah University. Along with his courses, Hu also helps students to obtain ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, ServSafe Alcohol Certification, and Security Management Certification every semester.

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Creating a Professional Portfolio

By Brandon Street on April 11, 2018

in Campus Resources

Creating a professional portfolio can be an overwhelming process. Often students have questions such as where do I begin and what do I include? Here are a few suggestions that may ease your concerns when it comes to creating and presenting professional portfolios.

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LDS Church as a Global Faith

By Kenzie Lundberg on April 09, 2018

in Faculty, Cedar City, Spotlights

Just a few short months into his presidency, President Russell M. Nelson is making historic changes to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During the recent General Conference, the church enacted two substantive changes, one disbanding the longstanding priesthood organization at the local level, and the second scrapping and reforming the hallmark program of home teaching.

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Meet Our Professors: Angela Pool-Funai, 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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Utah's New Free Range Parenting Law

By Kenzie Lundberg on April 06, 2018

in Faculty, Spotlights

Believed to be the first such law in the U.S., Governor Gary Herbert signed the Utah “free-range parenting” bill into law earlier this month after it passed both chambers of the Utah Legislature unanimously. The law amends the current definition of child neglect and makes technical changes to the current laws and will take effect in May 2018. 

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Data Privacy - The Responsibility of Facebook

By Rob Robertson on April 02, 2018

in Faculty, Spotlights

The conversation regarding data privacy of user information has been and continues to be a controversial issue that has to consider personal privacy rights, and effects of personal data being accessed by unauthorized parties. Facebook has found itself in the middle of this issue as they have experienced a breach of sorts through Cambridge Analytica according to some sources.

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