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News from the Nest                                                                             March 2021
SUU Founders Week
Happy Birthday SUU!
We invite you to celebrate SUU's founding with us March 15-19. Founders Week is a time to remember the stories of heroism, selflessness, and service that stand as a source of pride and inspiration for all alumni. Most of this year's celebration will be virtual, so we invite you to join us from the comfort and safety of your home.
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Tradition Keeper
Introducing Tradition Keeper
SUU Founders Week includes the launch of the Tradition Keeper program. WIth 50 traditions to complete and rewards to earn along the way, alumni can relive old memories and create new ones while participating in SUU's rich history of traditions. We invite you, no matter where you live, to become a tradition keeper!
Learn More About Tradition Keeper
SUU XC Championship
Big Sky Champions
Our Thunderbird Men's Cross Country team claimed its second Big Sky Conference Championship this past Saturday as the team pulled-off a stunning upset of the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (ranked No. 2 in the nation) at the Big Sky Winter Cross Country Championships. Congratulations to our Thunderbird XC runners!
Read Coach Houle's Comments About the Championship Win
Spring 2021 Enrollment Growth
Double-Digit Growth in Spring Semester
Despite the impact of COVID-19 on higher education across the country, SUU continues to increase student enrollment. Spring 2021 enrollment jumped 16.1% compared to the same period last year, while SUU Online increased 224% from Spring 2020 to 2021. “Double-digit growth doesn’t happen by accident,” said President Scott Wyatt. “We attribute this to a number of factors but the most important is the unified effort on our campus to give students the most positive experience possible.”
Read More About SUU's Spring Growth
Commencement 2021
Two Days of Commencement Ceremonies
SUU Commencement 2021 will take place over two days -- Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1 -- in order to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines. Each day will feature the traditional Commencement Procession from Upper Campus through the Carter Carillon and into the America First Event Center for the Main Commencement Ceremony. Individual College Convocation Ceremonies will be divided over the two days, and each convocation will be held in the America First Event Center. 
Learn More About Commencement 2021
Scott Seegmiller
Micahela Chernoch McAllister
Cory Wegener
SUU to Everywhere
With more than 60,000 graduates, SUU alumni are everywhere in the world making a difference. Enjoy this glimpse of a few alumni, among thousands, who represent our alma mater so well.
Share Your Story
When the Going Gets Tough, T-Birds Get Going
In this Little Learning Lecture, Dr. William Heyborne, associate professor of biology, shares what "Grit" means, why it is important to us personally, and how to develop it.
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Upcoming Events
Alumni & Community
March 15-20: SUU Founders Week. Most of this year's celebration will still be virtual, so we invite you to join us from the comfort and safety of your home. Learn More.
April 22: Danielle Dubrasky - Learning Lives Forever Virtual Event, 4 p.m. MDT via Zoom. Danielle is an associate professor of English at SUU and her presentation will celebrate National Poetry Month. Mark your calendar and plan now to join the webinar
April 30-May1: SUU Commencement. Learn More.
May 13: Sean Allen (McCaw) - Learning Lives Forever Virtual Event, 4 p.m. MDT via Zoom. Save the date.
June 24-26: Alumni Days at Shakespeare. Enjoy great plays, exclusive events, and a special alumni discount on tickets. Choose from three-day or one-day ticket packages. Learn More and Purchase Your Tickets.
August 7: SUU Day at Lagoon. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more details.
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