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Meet the Staff of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion

By Kenzie Lundberg on May 03, 2019

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) at Southern Utah University exists to validate the multiple identities present on SUU’s campus, while integrating the voices and experiences of marginalized people. The center provides emotional, social, and financial support to students from historically underrepresented communities (e.g. students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, first-generation college students, etc.)

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Meet Our Professors: Krystal McCoy, Music

Dr. Krystal McCoy knew she wanted to teach from a young age and earned a bachelor’s degree in music education, a master’s in choral conducting and a doctorate of musical art in music education to fulfill that dream.

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Meet SUU's Grounds Division

By Kenzie Lundberg on March 25, 2019

in Cedar City, Campus Resources

The Grounds division of Facilities Management works to preserve and enhance the natural beauty of Southern Utah University’s campus. Focusing on the beautification and maintenance of campus grounds, the Grounds team provides landscape design, tree pruning, maintaining lawns, sprinkler installation, snow removal (starting as early as 3 a.m.), pedestrian safety, heavy equipment operation, pest and invasive species removal, and parking lot maintenance.

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Meet Our Professors: Wendy Sanders, Theatre Arts

Wendy Sanders found her love for costume design early in her life while completing the requirements for a Girl Scout merit badge. During her junior year in high school, while taking college courses in theatre, she decided to make it her career. Wendy earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in technical theatre and design, then went on to teach.

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Meet Our Professors: Steven Swift, Art & Design

As a lecturer of art at Southern Utah University, Steven Swift is following two of his passions: teaching and the arts. From working with his students to sharing new technologies and advancements in the arts, he hopes to share the value of learning with his students.

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News from the SUU Women's Network, February 2019

By Kenzie Lundberg on February 22, 2019

in Cedar City

This spring, the Southern Utah University Women’s Network (SUUWN) is continuing its initiative to promote education and professional development through a variety of events, panels, and conversations. As an affiliate of the Utah Women in Higher Education Network (UWHEN), SUUWN provides opportunities for professional support among all women on our campuses, celebrating success, perpetuating laudable campus traditions, and advocating for the institutions' female employees

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Meet SUU's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

By Kenzie Lundberg on February 21, 2019

in Cedar City, Campus Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) supports the psychological growth and development of the diverse Southern Utah University community. Through preventive and therapeutic services and programs, CAPS promotes academic excellence, involvement, personal growth, and social responsibility across the SUU campus.

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Meet Our Professors: Jana Lunt, Math Education

Dr. Jana Lunt got her first taste for math education as a tutor in high school. Now as an associate professor of mathematics at Southern Utah University, she helps students understand how to teach math to others, specifically students wanting to become math teachers themselves.

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Meet Our Professors: Kris Phillips, Philosophy

To his students Dr. Kris Phillips is more than just an assistant professor of philosophy at SUU. He is engaging, hilarious, personable and is always there for them in and out of the classroom.

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Meet Our Professors: Iliana Portaro, Spanish

Dr. Iliana Portaro has been an assistant professor of Spanish at Southern Utah University since 2013. She specializes in 19th and 20th-century Latin American literature, women’s studies, and the intersection between literature and journalism.

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