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Tips for Working in the Summer Heat

Summer is a time for enjoying the outdoors with family and friends. But summer temperatures can make the outdoors dangerous if proper precautions aren't taken. In Cedar City, the average temperature in July and August push 90 degrees. While that's no 110 degrees like our southern neighbors (looking at you, St. George), there is always a chance of heat-induced illness in a high-temp area. 

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23 Things to Do in Cedar City this Summer

The sun is shining, school is out and adventure awaits! Here are 21 things you can do in Cedar City during the summer.

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11 Books For Your Summer Reading List

By Abigail Wyatt on June 22, 2017

in Summer

Summer has arrived and without the stress of homework or exams to worry about, now is the perfect time to crack open a good book. So pack up your piles of textbooks and dust off the covers of that murder mystery you’ve been dying to read all year long. Whether you’re lounging on the beach, taking a road trip, or planning a staycation, bring along a good read so you can relax, have fun and start a new literary adventure.

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Student Discovers Global Perspective in Nicaragua

Andria Burdick believes it’s important to try new things. A few years ago, she never would’ve guessed she’d be hunting insects and arachnids, eating traditional Nicaraguan food and hiking a volcano in one day. She did all that and more during her recent study abroad experience in Nicaragua; a trip that has had a profound impact on her life already.

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Top 10 Hikes in Southern Utah

By Phenix Johnson on June 15, 2017

in Summer, Outdoors

While the thought of southern Utah conjures up images of red rock, cowboys, and cattle in many visitor’s minds, those of us who are lucky enough to live in the area know that the wide variety of landscapes is what makes this the outdoor enthusiast's playground.  A short hour drive south of Cedar City can take travelers to the smoldering red rock and slot canyon mazes, or if a visitor takes the opposite direction, one can find themselves atop a 11,000 ft peak surrounded

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Kicking Off the Larry H. Miller Utah Summer Games

By Cami Mathews on June 02, 2017

in Cedar City, Summer

The 32nd annual Larry H. Miller Utah Summer Games celebrates excellence in the human spirit and healthy lifestyles through extraordinary sporting events and competition. Kicking off the Games will be the Opening Ceremony on Thursday, June 8 at 8:30 p.m. in the Southern Utah University Eccles Coliseum and will feature the athlete’s march, live entertainment, and fireworks.

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5 Benefits of Summer Classes

If you like the idea of catching up or moving ahead in your curriculum, summer classes offer opportunities and benefits you’ll want to consider. Most importantly, SUU can help you spend your summer smarter while leaving plenty of time for enjoying outdoor adventure in a location that draws millions of world travelers each summer.

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Our SUU Summer

By Southern Utah University on August 16, 2016

in Students, Summer, Outdoors

SUU and Cedar City had a very busy summer. From hiking to attending the theatre to finding local gems - Our SUU Summer was entertaining and exciting and sometimes exhausting. The only thing missing was you! Here are 21 things that happened.

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Naked Athletes, 5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Ancient Olympics

By Abigail Wyatt on August 12, 2016

in Athletics, History, Summer

Millions of people will be enthralled with the drive, talent and athleticism of the nearly 12,000 athletes competing in 306 events in 28 different sports in this year’s Olympic Games starting on August 5 in Rio de Janeiro. But many have no idea of its ancient origins.

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SUU to Olympic Doctoring

By Cami Mathews on August 12, 2016

in Alumni, Summer

Jason Blackham, a Southern Utah University alumni who graduated in 1999, is in Rio with the U.S. Olympic team working as one of their team physicians.

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