SUU has a five year record of being on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. ?During that time there were only 122 colleges and universities that were honored with this designation and most for just one year. ?Southern Utah University has had a long history of volunteer services and this allowed SUU to be selected as a leading university for providing community service. ?Read more….
Because of a demand for basketball teams and more space for skills development, a group of local businessmen got together and created new gymnasium for a Southern Utah Hoops program that has been growing for the past two years. ?Terry Tebbs and former UNLV basketball player started Southern Utah Hoops by renting space at various gyms here in Cedar City. ?His program and training continued to grow and it soon became evident that they needed to do something about his need for space. ?He and some local businessmen came up with the idea to build it. ?Here is more on this story.
North Elementary?in Cedar City is our local S.T.E.A.M. School. ?This incredible elementary school prides itself on focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math thus its designation of being a?S.T.E.A.M. School. ?Because of their dedication to these principles and their participation with the “Hour of Code”?program, North Elementary received the $10,000 reward from the above mentioned program. ?Out of 270 schools in Utah, North Elementay was the winner. ?Read more….
Utah and its larger communities have been taking in accolades for the past several years on good places to live and great places to do business. ?The Deseret News noted these different articles of praise and noticed that even smaller communities like Cedar City were proving to be noteworth communities. ?Cedar City is one of those small cities that really has it all. ?This article provides a little more insight into why our community is so great. ?Read more……?
In order to continue the work on the new Shakespeare Theater in Cedar City, the Utah Shakespeare Festival received $4.9 million in tax credit financing with the help of U.S. Bank and the Community Development Finance Alliance. ?The nearly 64,000 SF theater will be built by utilize more than $25.4 million ?that was raised by the Utah Shakespear theater. ?The construction of this facility has started and should be ready for the start of the 2017 season.
Fred Adams and staff have been working on this expansion idea for more than 16 years. ?Their efforts will bring about a new theater that will still have the authenticity of the old theater, only with modern conveniences that will allow the plays to go on under numerous weather and outdoor circumstances.
The state and local governments have worked with the USF in order to create a project that will be extremely important to Cedar City. ?This type of project is something that Cedar City has been extremely successful with over the past years. ?….. Read more. ?
US News World Report just plain gets it about Southern Utah University. ?They have ranked us 58th best school out of all of the universities. ? One of the greatest strengths that propelled SUU into this ranking, was the success of students to enter post graduate studies. ?SUU was noted for is strength in working with students from when they first enter the doors until the students go onto other programs. ?This ranking is up 13 points from last year.
Southern Utah University has provided an incredible workforce?of students who really excel not only in their knowledge, but their ability to put things to a practicle use. ?Many of the companies that have moved to our area are impressed with the quality of indivduals that can get from our local pool.
SUU includes?specialized training, associate, baccalaureate and graduate degree programs. The school’s hallmark, the College of Education, provides some of the best teacher-training and education in the western United States. SUU students have many unique opportunities. The College of Performing and Visual Arts works hand-in-hand with internationally recognized artists to offer a broad base of artistic exposure.
Casino Game Maker has opened an office in Cedar City for their game production unit. ?It is great to see companies recognizing the talent and abilities of our local Workforce. ?The Cedar City will produce both its traditional and new games in this office. ?What a great thing for Cedar City,
Casino Game Maker, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of their Cedar City, UT office on September 2, 2014. The Cedar City office will be primarily responsible for the engineering and development of Casino Game Maker’s wide range of Class II and Class III land based gaming products including 8 Baccarat Slots. In addition, the Cedar City, UT office will handle some production and light assembly of its current product?line.
One goal of the Cedar City office is to work in conjunction with the local university, Southern Utah University (SUU), drawing from local talent in the areas of graphic design, computer science, mathematics, and engineering. Casino Game Maker has already brought on Programmer Interns from SUU and is excited for ongoing collaboration with the?university.
Southern Utah University just inaugurated its 16th Presient. ?This university in Cedar City, Utah is home to more than 8,000 students and President Wyatt talked about moving forward by remembering the past. ? He come to us from Snow College and we look forward to have him lead SUU.
Southern Utah University’s 16th President, Scott L Wyatt, comes to campus from his former post as president of Snow College, where he served for six years.
President Wyatt led Snow in fundraising, growth initiatives and strategic planning, including approval of its first four-year degree program, construction of the Karen H. Huntsman Library, and a new 400-bed student housing complex. His administration raised more money for the College, over the last six years, than has been raised during any comparable time in the College?s history. He also?oversaw the enhancement of the Snow College brand and led the College to a 40% increase in student enrollments over the past five years. He also guided the realignment of Snow?s career and technical education programs to better fit local workforce and economic development needs.?During his tenure, Snow College was consistently ranked in the top 10% of two-year colleges in the U.S. by the Aspen Institute and named sixth in the nation for college completion by CNN Money.
Prior to his appointment as president of Snow College, Wyatt was a partner in the Logan law firm Daines & Wyatt, LLP.
For some time, the Southwest Applied Technology College as been working on getting a new campus in Cedar City. ?Their incredible growth in programs and students has been creating this demand for several years. ?The legislature approved this building last year and on September 28, 2014, the SWATC held its ground breaking for their new campus. ?Read more…
Two years in a row, the students of the great state of Utah have earned this nation’s highest ACT scores. ?We have something special here in this state. ?After visiting with some company leaders just yesterday, we learned that they absolutely love their educated workforce. ?Most of them said it is hard to explain the qualities held by their workforce.
The Southern Utah University Academic Roadmap aims to raise student achievement and preparation through specific, concrete and attainable goals over the course of several years.
With competitive advantages that include experience-based learning programs, a supportive academic environment and strong community partnerships, we have created six initiatives to enhance the personalized, integrative and experiential learning environment we offer at SUU. We invite you to become familiar with this course the University now charts and find out how your contributions can enhance our journey toward nationally-recognized academic excellence.