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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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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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Agriculture Student Plants The Seeds Of Success

Farming has always been a part of the American landscape and hay farming has been a part of Colby Spencer’s family for generations. This heritage helped Spencer, an agriculture science major from Orderville, Utah, and senior at Southern Utah University, develop a unique EDGE project.

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SUU Nursing Student Finds Ways To Help

What drives health professionals to practice medicine? Jake Ross, a junior nursing student at Southern Utah University, believes it’s the emotional payout that goes hand-in-hand with the work. It’s this type of compensation that drives the Vernal, Utah native to help his fellow nursing students succeed and it’s what motivates him to plan medical missions around the globe.

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Student Facilitates Internship Opportunities for Peers

When Shay Bauman became involved at the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service early on in her education, she knew right away that she wanted a bigger role in the organization. Her list of responsibilities and accomplishments grew each year and now, as a senior economics major, she is the Internship Coordinator for the Leavitt Center, an integral position within the organization.

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Music Education Major Hopes to Inspire His Future Students

Michael D’Orazio, a junior music education major at Southern Utah University, has been interested in music since he was 11 years old. He was drawn to music because of the creative freedom to make art that was entirely his own. He transferred to SUU in the fall of 2017 from Antelope Valley College, a school in his hometown of Lancaster, California.

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SUU Student Helps Researchers Look For Epilepsy Cure

Does the idea of working with medical professionals to develop cutting-edge medical treatments get your neurons firing? It does for Lacey Woods, a junior and biology major at Southern Utah University from Henderson, Nevada.

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Student Educates Others Through Music

By Cami Mathews on January 03, 2018

in Students, Student Projects

As a self-described gypsy woman who loves art, music, travel and experiencing new cultures, Marissa Brown enjoys combining her passions with her degree in music.

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Math Student Selected for Prestigious Astrophysics Fellowship

Morgan Taylor’s passion for the universe and her perseverance in the classroom have qualified her to participate in the prestigious Los Alamos National Laboratory Undergraduate Student Program in June. A highly regarded science research internship, Taylor gained remarkable hands-on experience at Los Alamos, which complements her studies in mathematics at Southern Utah University.

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Engineering Student Optimizes Coal Plant Production Process

As an engineering major at Southern Utah University, Jacob Carter has had multiple opportunities to directly apply his education to real-world experiences. From working with businesses to presenting his research at statewide conferences, Carter utilizes his skills in engineering, project management and communication to effectively solve problems.

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