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Utah's New Free Range Parenting Law

By Kenzie Lundberg on April 06, 2018

in Faculty, Spotlights

Believed to be the first such law in the U.S., Governor Gary Herbert signed the Utah “free-range parenting” bill into law earlier this month after it passed both chambers of the Utah Legislature unanimously. The law amends the current definition of child neglect and makes technical changes to the current laws and will take effect in May 2018. 

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Data Privacy - The Responsibility of Facebook

By Rob Robertson on April 02, 2018

in Faculty, Spotlights

The conversation regarding data privacy of user information has been and continues to be a controversial issue that has to consider personal privacy rights, and effects of personal data being accessed by unauthorized parties. Facebook has found itself in the middle of this issue as they have experienced a breach of sorts through Cambridge Analytica according to some sources.

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Meet Our Professors: Mary Pearson, Accounting

Growing up just across the street from Southern Utah University, Mary Pearson has called Cedar City her home for most of her life. While a strong love of business runs in the family (Pearson’s dad taught business and two of her children have followed in her footsteps), teaching was not always her passion.

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Pizza and Politics- Sexual Assault and Title IX

By Cami Mathews on March 26, 2018

in Political T-Birds

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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Along with SUU Professor, Microsoft Publishes Study on Girls in STEM

Even with a higher priority placed on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) throughout education in the US, only a fraction of girls are likely to pursue a STEM career. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, while more than 57 percent of college undergraduates are women, only 18 percent progress into STEM careers. With a clear gap, Microsoft set out to better understand what causes girls and women to lose interest in STEM subjects and

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SUU Intern Passes Dark Skies Bill

By Miles Anderson on March 26, 2018

in Students, Political T-Birds

During Utah’s 2018 Legislative Session, Southern Utah University student MacKenzie Maness, a junior majoring in interdisciplinary studies, worked closely with Senator Evan Vickers to develop and pass a bill regarding the protection of dark skies.

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10 Outdoor Essentials

By Kevin Koontz on March 23, 2018

in Outdoors

Packing the essentials for back country or day hikes is always a good idea. Each item won't be used every time, but they will be appreciated most in times of need. The original ten essentials list was assembled in the 1930s by The Mountaineers, a Seattle-based organization for climbers and outdoor adventurers to help people prepare for outdoor emergency situations.       

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Pizza and Politics - Conspiracy Theories

By Miles Anderson on March 22, 2018

in Political T-Birds

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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Campus Forum: March 19, 2018

President Scott L Wyatt spoke with employees of SUU at an open forum Monday, March 19, 2018, providing a summary of the 2018 Utah Legislative Session. His presentation covered the three areas in which the Legislature impacts higher education and SUU the most; funding, construction, and policies.

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Midterm Grade Petition: The Power of the Student Voice

By Parker Rawlins on March 20, 2018

in Students, Student Projects

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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