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Meet Our Professors: Leilani Nautu, Education

Dr. Leilani Nautu is an assistant professor of education and the executive director of K12 Programs at Southern Utah University. She focuses on experiential education, diversity, disability, and inclusion, and excellence in teaching and learning.

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Meet Our Professors: Michelle Orihel, History

Dr. Michelle Orihel, associate professor of history at Southern Utah University, is known for her use of contemporary popular culture in class like “Assassin’s Creed,” Disney’s “Pocahontas,” and “Hamilton: An American Musical” to generate students’ interest in the early American past. She is also a fan of bringing history into the present with projects like translating the letters of John and Abigail Adams into a series of social media posts.

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

As the nation celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 - October 15, Dr. Elizabeth Olson, assistant professor of anthropology, offers a special topics short course, HIST 2924/3924 that includes a series of special events, including lectures by Jose V. Borjon, Gustavo Arellano, Dr. Gene Anderson and Professor Ruth Gomberg-Munoz, as well as film screenings and class discussions.

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10 Places to Go Stargazing in Southern Utah

By Kenzie Lundberg on August 30, 2018

in Outdoors, Cedar City

Home to nine certified International Dark Sky Parks and countless areas of natural darkness, Utah is quickly becoming one of the most popular states for night sky gazers. With some of the darkest skies in the country, Cedar City and the surrounding area offers plenty of opportunities to see and explore the night sky. If you find yourself wondering where to go to get great pictures of astronomical objects, or to take pictures of the night sky, or just to gaze at the

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Meet Our Professors: Bill Heyborne, Biology

Dr. Bill Heyborne has known since the second grade that he wanted to study science. Now as an associate professor of biology at Southern Utah University, Heyborne studies an assortment of animals alongside his students.

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Bringing Green Infrastructure Home

A cost-effective and resilient way to manage weather impact, green infrastructure provides many environmental, social, and economic benefits. Green infrastructure can be as complicated as a large city park, or as simple as trees planted along a sidewalk. While infrastructure includes roads, bridges, buildings, and lights, green infrastructure is built to incorporate nature.

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Public Policy in the United Kingdom

Studying abroad provides the opportunity to take education out of the classroom and into the world. Students are able to learn from different cultures, find new interests, serve, improve language skills, make lifelong friends and become more prepared to help solve future global challenges.

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Staying Safe in the Outdoors This Summer

Summer is here and outdoor enthusiasts are ready to hit the trails, explore the backcountry and spend some time in nature. As you prepare for your next outdoor adventure, Dr. Kelly Goonan, Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Outdoor Recreation at Southern Utah University has a few tips to stay safe and happy.

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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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Advice from the Class of 2018

Class of 2018, as you prepare to walk across the stage next week, “seasoned veterans” will pepper you with advice for life after graduation. You’ll hear a few things likes, "The world is your oyster!" "Seize the day!" "These are the best years of your life!" These tips are about as helpful as they’re wanted.

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