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2018 Thunderbird Awards Winners

The Thunderbird Awards have been a campus tradition at Southern Utah University since 1950. This formal event recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of students, faculty, staff, and community members. 

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Introducing SUU’s New Student Body President: D’Mia Lamar

By Kayla Centeno on April 19, 2018

in Students

D’Mia Lamar understands first-hand the numerous opportunities and experiences available to students at Southern Utah University.  As a double major in political science and philosophy with a minor in legal studies, D’Mia has recently been elected as the Student Body President for the 2018-19 SUUSA Senate. D’Mia wants to increase and extend SUU’s many offerings to students across campus.  

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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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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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An Aviation Student with her Head in the Clouds

By Kayla Centeno on March 19, 2018

in Students

Jessica Larsen, a freshman aviation student and Salt Lake City native, has always looked to the sky for inspiration. After receiving a helicopter ride for her 14th birthday, Larsen was hooked on flying as soon as she left the ground.

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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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Student Travels Abroad to London

By Cami Mathews on February 27, 2018

in Students, Study Abroad

For five days, Mariah Clayson was able to travel with fellow ACES across the pond on a study abroad. The trip was made possible by the Southern Utah University Office of Learning Abroad, becoming a chance of a lifetime for Clayson.

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What You Need To File Your Taxes

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is giving back to the Cedar City community again this year. VITA is a student run organization that prepares tax returns for anyone who makes $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance, all for free.

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Black History Month at SUU

By Kenzie Lundberg on February 01, 2018

in Faculty, Students, History

Black History Month, established in 1926 as a week-long festivity coinciding with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, has transformed into a month-long celebration of African American culture and history. Today, Black History Month is celebrated in February on many college campuses nationwide.

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Awards Season at SUU

By Kenzie Lundberg on January 29, 2018

in Faculty, Students

Awards Season is upon us! Nominate exceptional T-Birds, distinguished faculty, and outstanding staff that have gone above and beyond to make Southern Utah University an amazing place! 

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