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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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Student Musician Heads to Europe

Toquerville native Eli Wrankle is not your typical college student. A classically trained violinist, the sophomore music major comes from a family of artists. Their encouragement and love of music led Eli to become one of the founding members of a band that has played professionally in England, Scotland, and all over the western United States.

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Student Entrepreneurs Create Modest Swimwear Company

Southern Utah University is home to a number of promising student entrepreneurs. Among them are Jake and Jenna Duncan, two married students from Monticello, Utah and Parker, Colorado, respectively. Jake, a junior accounting major and Jenna, a senior marketing major, are in the process of creating a modest swimwear company, Geode Swimwear.

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All of Your Commencement Questions Answered

By Parker Rawlins on April 27, 2018

in Graduation

Commencement is fast approaching and you may still have questions about what to wear, the ceremonies happening, and what time everything starts. Here's a comprehensive SUU Graduation Q&A! 

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Athletic Training Student Named College of Education and Human Development Valedictorian

Roy, Utah native Steven Hadley has always had a love for the world of athletics. His enjoyment of basketball, football, fishing, hiking, and spending time outdoors lead to his pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. Though he began his college career at Snow College, he chose to transfer to Southern Utah University after attending to a recruiting fair and being offered a scholarship.

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Outdoor Enthusiast & Mental Health Advocate Named SIEL Valedictorian

Mariah Porter was born with an instinctive passion for the outdoors. While growing up in Lindon, Utah, she frequently enjoyed hiking, biking, canyoneering, and taking naps on sunny hillsides. After visiting Southern Utah University as a senior in high school, Mariah was impressed by the beautiful campus and engaged professors.

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Business Valedictorian Prepared for Life After College

“Work first and play later,” says Scott Chapman, this year’s valedictorian for the School of Business.

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Midterm Grade Petition: The Power of the Student Voice

By Parker Rawlins on March 20, 2018

in Student Experience

Parker Hess, a senior theatre arts major with a dance minor at Southern Utah University, is using his voice to make a difference. Hess has organized a petition requiring  teachers to issue mid-semester grades to Banner, the information system used for advising students and posting final grades.

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Hair and Makeup Artist Designs the Abstract Look of the Underworld

Phoebe Bock, a senior theatre arts major at Southern Utah University, didn’t initially intend to make the theatre her home. Originally, she planned to be an English teacher, taking a few theatre classes here and there as a hobby. Her academic advisor noticed her class load and suggested she follow her passion.

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Fashion Designer’s Legacy Gives Students New Opportunities

When you sit down and watch a production from Southern Utah University's theatre department, one of the first things you’ll notice is the incredible costumes on display. Those costumes were created thanks to the incredible Eletra Casadei Trust Donation.

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