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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Kholoud Al-Qubbaj, Humanities

When Kholoud Al-Qubbaj came to the United States from Palestine 24 years ago, she never imagined that she would come to consider Utah a second home.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Kevin Stein, Communication

Dr. Kevin Stein, associate professor of communication at Southern Utah University, researches rhetoric of attack (kategoria), persuasive defense (apologia), and responses to defense (his own theory called antapologia). He is the creator of Public Apology Central, the web's best source for crisis summaries, transcripts, videos, and audio of public apologies from politicians, organizations, media figures, and heads of state.

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Student Leader Orchestrates Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge

With passions ranging from outdoor adventuring to Japanese anime to culinary creations, Abigail Wyatt has shared her talents across the Southern Utah University campus. As a Spanish major and strategic communications minor, Wyatt utilized her vast marketing and event planning experience to strategize, coordinate and execute the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge at SUU this semester.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Qingping Liu, Chinese

After graduating high school Dr. Qingping Liu’s plan was to become a lawyer. She entered East China Normal University to study Chinese by accident. After graduating in 1990 she began teaching and discovered how much she enjoyed it. She taught Chinese in Indonesia and France then came to Utah to teach language at Cedar High School and Canyon View High School in 2016. Shortly after she was hired to teach Chinese at SUU in fall 2016

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Faculty Friday; Meet Jennifer Burt, Communication

Jennifer Burt, a professional in residence at Southern Utah University, never pictured herself as a professor. In fact, the very idea of speaking in front of a room full of people multiple times a day used to terrify her. After an opportunity to teach in grad school, however, Jen found that she enjoyed teaching much more than she ever could have imagined.

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11 Survival Tips for Psychology Majors

Southern Utah University’s Psychology bachelor’s degree program explores the fascinating science of behavior and mental processes. Students may choose a research-focused course of study or the clinical/counseling focused option. A research focused major can lead to the more scientific aspects of a career in Psychology. A clinical/counseling focus to the major is more in line with a future in counseling or human services. In addition, by taking the courses for a human

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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Lynn White, Psychology

As a graduate student, Dr. Lynn White was required to teach a few undergraduate classes, a hoop she needed to jump through in order to get on with her research as she fully intended on becoming a research psychologist. However, White was pleasantly surprised by the adrenaline rush that accompanied her first day in class and discovered how much she loved teaching.

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Leavitt Center Announces New Director

Southern Utah University is excited to announce Mary Weaver Bennett as the new director of the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service. Bennett brings 25 years of professional experience in Washington D.C to this position.

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Why You Should Pay Attention to Pop Culture Messages

Kevin Stein, assistant professor of communication studies at Southern Utah University, teaches the famed pop culture class in the Master of Professional Communication program. His favorite part of the class is the combination of his two great loves, rhetorical criticism and pop culture.

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161 Must-Watch Movies

Kevin Stein, communication studies professor and best known for his qualitative and pop culture classes, shares his personal list of favorite movies. “I’m careful to define ‘favorite’ as simply movies that are important or resonate with me for some reason or another. I cannot, nor will I, defend all of these movies as great works of art (even though I believe many of them are such as Back to the Future). They simply occupy a space in my own personal pop culture

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