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5 Things to Prepare for High School Graduation

As you prepare to graduate from high school and take the next few large steps toward your future, it can be hard to figure out or decide what to do with the time you have left. From big ceremonies or banquets to your final moments as a high schooler, you will want to be there for it all.

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Freshman Organizes Annual Student Film Festival

Amanda Walton’s love for film started her freshman year of high school. Growing up in Salt Lake City, she often made videos with the family, but never considered the possibility of it as a profession until high school, when she saw the film Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl.

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Meet SUU's Assistant Coaches for Excellence & Success

By Southern Utah University on May 29, 2018

in High School

The ACES are here to guide you every step of the way from now until you graduate.

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Get Outside for National Trails Day (June 2)

By Kenzie Lundberg on May 25, 2018

in Outdoors

Join a historic event and leave the trail a better place with the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day on Saturday, June 2. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the National Trail System, the American Hiking Society is asking volunteers to pledge to pack out trash, join a trail work project or clean up a park. Together, they hope to improve 2,802 miles of trails - the distance across the United States.

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Top 10 Places To Camp Near Cedar City

By Kaden Mcbride on May 24, 2018

in Cedar City, Outdoors

One of the best ways to explore the picturesque scenery of southern Utah is through camping. The area is full of rugged mountain peaks, red rock expanses and wild areas unique to this corner of the world. With so much to take in, we’ve compiled an insider’s guide on the some of the best places to camp that aren’t very far from Southern Utah University.

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Russian Tennis Player Starts Business to Help International Athletes

Evgenia Marushko has always loved tennis and trained at a professional level since childhood. As a teenager, she was deciding what to do with her tennis career. In Russia and most other countries in the world, there’s no college team sports. That means athletes have to either play professionally and hope that they are one of the few exceptions who makes it, or quit their sport and enroll at a local university.

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How to Utilize the SUU Career Center

Take advantage of our Career and Professional Development Center!

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2018 Summer Construction Projects

Facilities Management would like to update the campus community on all the summer campus projects:

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Join a Club at SUU

With over 140 different clubs on at Southern Utah University there are countless ways to personalize your college experience. From the soccer club to the rocket club to the hip hop club, there’s always something happening on campus. Find where you fit in by joining a club or organization that shares the same interests as you!

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Meet Our Professors: Dave Lunt, History

It’s all Greek for Dr. Dave Lunt, Assistant Professor of History at Southern Utah University. A specialist in ancient athletics, Dave intensely studies the effects of sports in society, specifically Greece. He loves studying this 2,000-year-old topic because of the ways that sports reveal cause-and-effect in ancient (and modern) societies, as well as the human factors that drive historic events.

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The T-Bird Takeoff Questionnaire: Your Official Start at SUU

By Southern Utah University on May 15, 2018

in High School

What is the T-Bird Takeoff Questionnaire?

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My SUU Voice

At Southern Utah University, students are encouraged to share their thoughts and opinions on a variety of subjects by using a feedback system called My SUU Voice. This system allows for students to share their concerns or compliments about campus life either anonymously or attaching their name. The responses submitted are reviewed and vetted by the Southern Utah University Student Association (SUUSA) on a daily basis.

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Congratulations to the 2018 Tenure Faculty

Recently honored at the 5th Annual Recognition of Tenure Celebration, the following faculty were awarded tenure. Congratulations and thank you for your dedication to Southern Utah University! 

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Young Mother Graduates as Valedictorian

A long and proud legacy of Southern Utah University alumni including both parents, three sisters, and several extended family members brought Angela Castagno from Kanab to Cedar City, Utah. Following in her family's footsteps simply felt right.

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How to Decorate Your Graduation Cap: Tips, Tricks & Ideas

With one last chance to stand out and declare independence as a student, some graduates pull out all the stops when decorating their graduation caps. Having a decorated cap not only makes you unique, but it can also help friends and family find you in the sea of robed-graduates.

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Top 10 Mountain Biking Trails in Southern Utah

By Phenix Johnson on May 08, 2018

in Student Experience, Outdoors

Southern Utah is a vast playground for outdoor enthusiasts. It has countless recreation opportunities for every experience level all within a short drive from Cedar City. What some might not know is that there are fifty miles of mountain biking trails on the mountain slopes east of Cedar City, so you don’t have to go far to have fun.

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Living On & Off Campus at SUU

By Southern Utah University on May 08, 2018

in Housing

Time to find your home away from home!

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50 Things to Do as a Thunderbird

Your search for things to do in southern Utah is over. Here is a list of 50+ things to do while you are a Thunderbird. From snow cones to ghosts to hiking adventures, there are plenty of things for T-Birds to do when they aren't in class or studying. Share this post on Facebook or Instagram to add your own ideas to the list!

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2018 SUU Graduation Student Speaker, Ayleen Perry

The following speech was written and delivered by Ayleen Perry, the 2018 SUU Graduation Student Speaker. Ayleen delivered her speech to the class of 2018 on May 4th during the commencement ceremony.

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Student Entrepreneurs Want to Up Your Street Cred

When Southern Utah University student Adam Peterson told Dakota Denver his idea for an app called Street Credit, Denver knew he was on to something. Denver encouraged Peterson to submit his idea to the 90-second pitch contest hosted by the Entrepreneurship club and was blown away by his pitch. He decided to fully get on board with Street Credit and start helping with the business side of the process.

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What to Bring to Graduation

By Southern Utah University on May 02, 2018

in Graduation

You've finished all your classes, taken your final exams, and now graduation day is here. Come prepared looking your best for this memorable day. Here is our list of everything you need to bring to graduation. 

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SUU Comic Con: Exploring Pop Culture

By Kayla Centeno on May 01, 2018

in Student Experience

Southern Utah University held its annual Comic Con last Thursday, April 12. Students were invited to play video games, compete in contests, appreciate fan art, cosplay, create crafts and enjoy food. The night was a huge success where students came to experience the world of pop culture.

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Top Four Reasons to Study Aviation at SUU

Southern Utah University's Bachelor of Aviation Science allows students to become a certified pilot in just three years. There are two programs to choose from within the aviation degree: rotor wing (helicopter) and fixed wing (airplane).

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What You Need to Know as an Incoming Freshman at SUU

By Southern Utah University on May 01, 2018

in High School

Welcome T-Birds! On behalf of the administration, faculty, and staff, welcome to Southern Utah University! We know you have worked hard to meet our admission requirements and we congratulate you on your acceptance. We are thrilled you are joining our Thunderbird family and can’t wait for you to be here in August! In the meantime, please read this welcome packet carefully and make sure you complete all the necessary tasks which have been created to prepare you to be

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