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Three Consecutive Years of Growth at SUU

This fall, Southern Utah University welcomed the largest number of incoming students to campus with 1,948 new first-time undergraduate students. The overall enrollment at SUU has increased by 5.73 percent compared to fall 2016.  According to the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) annual enrollment report released this morning, Southern Utah University continues to grow at a steady rate. 

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Acclaimed News Anchor Maria Hinojosa to Speak at SUU

By Kaden Mcbride on October 04, 2017

in General Education, Campus Resources

Award-winning news anchor and reporter Maria Hinojosa will speak at Southern Utah University for the annual Grace A. Tanner Lecture in Human Values Thursday, October 19, at 11:30 a.m. This event will take place in the Great Hall of the Hunter Conference Center as part of SUU’s A.P.E.X. Event Series. Hinojosa has entitled her talk, “Narrative as Witness (America’s Untold Stories).”  The free lecture is open to the public and will be followed by an audience Q&A session

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Pizza & Politics- The Opioid Epidemic

By Miles Anderson on October 03, 2017

in General Education

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 Welcome Back Assembly 2017

On opening day in August, President Scott L Wyatt presented his State of the University to Faculty and Staff. Audience members filled the Great Hall with overflow in the Whiting room.

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2017 Graduate and Online School Valedictorian

Originally from Shreveport, LA, Diana Chatterson moved to Cedar City in 1997. The single mother of four, grandma and step-mom, started at SUU at age 36, and has now earned her bachelor of science in General Studies through SUU’s online program. Her fundamental belief in the importance of family has helped her find an emphasis is Psychology and Family Life and Human Development.

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How to Get Scholarships

Getting a scholarship is like getting free money you can use for college. The trick is finding the best scholarships to apply for. While thousands of scholarship websites generate huge amounts of traffic, and though they often sound enticing and exciting, the odds of actually receiving a scholarship from one of these sites are slim. Below are a few tips to help you best utilize university web sites and to guide you from applying for scholarships to accepting your award.

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7 Tips for Transfer Students

Thinking about transferring to a different college or university? If you’re moving because you changed your major, or because your current college just isn’t the right fit, you’ll be entering a different environment than what you’re used to. A change like this requires adjustments. Here are a few tips to help you create a smooth and easy transition.

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SUU Offers New Programs for Highest Employment Growth

Responding to passage of Utah Senate Bill 238, which transfers responsibility for academic program approvals from the Utah State Board of Regents to campus’s Boards of Trustees, SUU will shortly announce the first new academic programs to be adopted anywhere in the state under the new plan.

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Provost's Response to Salt Lake Tribune Article

By Bradley Cook on March 16, 2017

in General Education

Campus colleagues, Yesterday afternoon the Salt Lake Tribune published an article entitled, "Southern Utah University Sees Unexpectedly Large Student Exodus."  Since it's release, the administration has received a handful of questions from faculty, staff, and community members concerned by the information in the article.  As a result, we wanted to clarify some of the numbers in the article and reassure everyone that all is well with our enrollments.

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Letter to the Salt Lake Tribune Concerning Fall to Spring Enrollment Numbers

SUU has officially requested that the recent Salt Lake Tribune article be adjusted to reflect accurate data. The article has been revised twice since it was posted, and SUU respectfully requested an update. Letter to the editor: We are disappointed that you chose to title your Fall to Spring enrollment article "large exodus" from SUU when these students are not on campus.

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