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Meet Our Professors: Brandon Wiggins, Physics

Raised just outside of Cedar City in the small town of New Harmony, Brandon Wiggins graduated from Southern Utah University in 2012 with a degree in pure mathematics and received his Ph.D. in physics and astronomy from Brigham Young University. Wiggins knew he wanted to come back to SUU after completing his advanced degree and is now an assistant professor of physics in SUU's College of Science and Engineering.

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President’s Podcast: Mental Health on Campus

By Andrew Brown on November 14, 2018

in President's Corner

Solutions for Higher Education engages in deeper reflection of critical issues in the world of colleges and universities. In Episode 34, President Scott L Wyatt and Professor Steve Meredith are joined by Dr. Michelle Vo to discuss mental health on campus. Dr. Vo is the director of the Student Wellness Program at the University of Utah medical school and is board certified in the specialties of general pediatrics, general psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry.

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Founder of The Red Fred Project Speaks in Entrepreneurship Class

On November 6, 2018, Southern Utah University welcomed Dallas Graham, founder of the Red Fred Project, as a speaker for the Entrepreneurship Speaker Series. The Entrepreneurship Speaker Series is a course on campus that invites various successful business owners and leaders to present to the class each week. Speakers present on their accomplishments, challenges, and wisdom they’ve gained from their path to success.

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Meet Our Professors: Jennifer McKenzie, Special Education

With over 20 years of experience in special education, Jennifer McKenzie is now an assistant professor of special education at Southern Utah University. She has a passion for helping teachers manage challenging student behaviors and teaches both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

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CFO of Larry H. Miller Management Group Speaks in Entrepreneurship Class

On October 30th, 2018, Southern Utah University welcomed Michael Wankier, SUU alumni and Chief Financial Officer of Larry H. Miller Management Group, as a speaker for the Entrepreneurship Speaker Series. The Entrepreneurship Speaker Series is a course on campus that invites various successful business owners and executives to present to the class each week. Speakers present on their accomplishments, challenges, and wisdom they’ve gained from their path to success.

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Pizza & Politics - Conspiracy Theories

By Cami Mathews on November 07, 2018

in SUU Politics

The Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service hosts Pizza & Politics every Wednesday at noon to discuss a current political topic. Leavitt Center student employees research the topic and moderate the conversation. These discussions expose students to a variety of important issues and encourages them to share their own perspectives while learning all sides of an issue.  Free pizza is provided for all who attend.

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President’s Podcast: Sowing Seeds for the Future

By Andrew Brown on November 06, 2018

in President's Corner

Solutions for Higher Education engages in deeper reflection of critical issues in the world of colleges and universities. In Episode 35, President Scott L Wyatt and Professor Steve Meredith are joined by Dr. Jackie Grant to discuss how forest fires impact the environment and change the landscape, as well as how seed collection can help in restoring forests. Grant is an assistant professor of biology at Southern Utah University as well as the director of the Garth and

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Five Ways to Be Civically Engaged

By Cami Mathews on November 05, 2018

in SUU Politics

With Election Day around the corner, politics and civic engagement are at the forefront of everyone’s minds. But there is more to democracy than voting. People can engage with and make a difference in their communities through several different ways.

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Meet SUU's Board of Trustees

By Savannah Byers on November 02, 2018

in Campus Resources

Southern Utah University’s Board of Trustees contains a remarkably diverse group of professionals. Each board member contributes a unique perspective thanks to their prestigious careers and personal accolades. According to the the Utah System of Higher Education, the Government appointed Board of Trustees holds four specific duties. The Trustees:

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The Value of Internships in College

By Cami Mathews on October 30, 2018

in Campus Resources

The Internship Program at Southern Utah University, ran by the Career and Professional Development Center, compliments coursework and shows students how their studies apply to future careers. Internships help students gain the experience needed to compete in today’s tough job market.

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