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Meet the Office of Learning Abroad
Date: Jan 17, 2020, | Read time: 2 minutes
Through partnerships with over 50 universities throughout the world, the Office of Learning Abroad helps students and faculty to learn, teach and explore almost anywhere across the globe. OLA coordinates all of SUU’s international exchange programs, short-term study abroad programs, and the global studies minor and was recently named the top study abroad program in the Intermountain West. 

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From Ecuador to SUU: How a Video-Call Changed the Life of a Young Geologist
Date: Jan 15, 2020, | Read time: 5 minutes
When it comes to having fun during childhood, toys usually fulfill most children’s dreams. However, for some like Southern Utah University freshman Raffaelle Verduga, rocks were all he needed. While growing up in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Verduga was always outside and his favorite activities were looking for insects, rocks and even gold in his backyard.

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Information Systems Student Leads Esports Club
Date: Jan 9, 2020, | Read time: 2 minutes
When information systems major, Jaeger Christensen, started his education at Southern Utah University there was no such thing as the Thunderbird Esports club, but that didn’t stop Christensen from recognizing the possibilities the SUU community presented. Founded in fall 2018, the Thunderbird eSports club is now one of the fastest-growing clubs on campus.

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5 Questions for New Roommates
Date: Jul 8, 2019, | Read time: 3 minutes
College life is full of new experiences, not the least of which is living with a roommate. First-time roommates often have questions about what to expect and what to do when moving in with their new roommate. Here are answers to five of some of the most common questions freshmen or first-time roommates have.

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Meet Our Professors: Jennifer McKenzie, Special Education
Date: Nov 9, 2018, | Read time: 2 minutes
With over 20 years of experience in special education, Jennifer McKenzie is now an assistant professor of special education at Southern Utah University. She has a passion for helping teachers manage challenging student behaviors and teaches both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

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Adjusting from a Mission to College Life
Date: Sep 3, 2019, | Read time: 4 minutes
A large portion of students attending Southern Utah University and other universities in Utah have served as missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. After serving a mission, the transition home can be difficult, and the transition into a busy college life can be even more challenging. Here are tips to help students adjust from serving a mission to college life.

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50 Things to Do as a Thunderbird
Date: May 7, 2018, | Read time: 2 minutes
Your search for things to do in southern Utah is over. Here is a list of 50+ things to do while you are a Thunderbird. From snow cones to ghosts to hiking adventures, there are plenty of things for T-Birds to do when they aren't in class or studying. Share this post on Facebook or Instagram to add your own ideas to the list!

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