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Author: Lexi Carter

Lexi Carter is currently a marketing student at Southern Utah University. Working as a writer for the school, she helps promote, advertise and display how awesome Thunderbirds can be. When she isn't studying or writing, she can be found watching Doctor Who, taking care of her pet hedgehog Merlin or rocking out to Five Finger Death Punch, the Les Miserables soundtrack and Garth Brooks.

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Avoid Getting Scammed This Holiday Season

We are quickly approaching one of the busiest times of the year for online shopping, and scammers know it. The FBI is warning U.S. citizens to beware and be cautious of all online shopping and business transactions. Everyday personal information is gathered through innocent email opens or link clicks.

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How and Why You Should Utilize a Professor’s Office Hours

By Lexi Carter on October 11, 2018

in Student Experience, Campus Resources

Some students spend four to five years on a college campus and never once visit a professor’s office. By definition, office hours are the posted days and times a professor can be expected to be in their office available to students. This is a job requirement for all instructors, so technically students are paying for this time and should use it! The purpose of office hours is to give busy students access to busy teachers. Most professors post their office hours on the

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Student Entrepreneur Reinvents the Stitch

The SUU Entrepreneurship Program has aided the efforts of a number of successful entrepreneurs. Among them is Christopher Christiansen, a senior biology/pre-med major from St. George, Utah who noticed a problem with current medical practices while working in a local emergency room.

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Meet Our Professors: Jason Kaiser, Geology

Straight from earning his Ph.D. in 2014, Dr. Jason Kaiser came to Southern Utah University with a literal understanding of the world and how it works. As an Assistant Professor of Geology in the Department of Physical Science, Kaiser's classroom is rich and dynamic, incorporating his global research into the curriculum.

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6 Things You Didn’t Know You Needed to Bring to College

By Lexi Carter on June 26, 2018

in Housing, High School

The idea of packing for your first semester at college can be overwhelming. What to take, what not to take? There are plenty of expansive lists online for college packing (like this Digital Packing List For Freshman), and there are a few specific items you may not realize you need for college living.

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La Fundación de SUU

By Lexi Carter on June 25, 2018

in Recursos en Español

En los anales de la educación superior estadounidense, no hay una fundación más dramática de una escuela que la concedida a Southern Utah University, ni un ejemplo más llamativo del alcance del compromiso de los primeros pioneros de Utah con la causa de la educación. La primera Legislatura estatal después de la estadidad de Utah autorizó a una sucursal de la escuela de capacitación docente del estado a ubicarse en el sur de Utah, pero la comunidad así seleccionada

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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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President's Podcast: Sound & Psychology

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

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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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President's Podcast: Festival of Excellence, Part 2

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

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