Newsletter 3: September 18th, 2019


Welcome back T-Birds! I hope you had a restful fall break. Now that were starting to get back into the groove of things, don't forget that registration is coming up soon. Here are the registration dates:
  • Seniors (90+ credits): Tuesday, November 5th, at 8 AM
  • Juniors (60-89 credits): Thursday, November 7th, at 8 AM
  • Sophomores (30-59 credits): Monday, November 11th, at 8 AM
  • Freshmen (0-29 credits): Wednesday, November 13th, at 8 AM
First-year students, don't forget to meet with your Academic Advisor to remove your RAC number. The RAC number will prevent you from registering for the classes you need, so make sure to schedule an appointment and talk to them before your registration date comes up.

Good luck, and we hope you get into all the classes you need to take!

Study Abroad Scholarships

Interested in studying abroad? Here are a couple scholarships to help you out with that:
  • INSIGHT Into Diversity Study Abroad Scholarship for Underrepresented Students. INSIGHT Into Diversity is awarding a $2,000 scholarship to five individual students currently enrolled in a baccalaureate-granting institution, graduate school, or health profession school. The international education programs students can apply for now are for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020. To find out more and apply, click here!
  • SUU's Financial Aid Office is also offering $250 scholarships to students of various backgrounds to study abroad during the summer, fall, or spring semesters. If you are from a diverse background, are a first-generation student, served in the military, Native American, or are a non-traditional student 25 years or older, you'll need to write an essay explaining why you should be awarded this scholarship. For more information, click here!

CDI Student of the Month

The CDI is excited to highlight some of the amazing students who are a part of the T-Bird family. This year we will continue our Student of the Month initiative where outstanding students can be nominated and featured throughout the school year. 

Nominations are accepted from any SUU faculty, staff, or student. Winners will be chosen by the CDI team and will be recognized physically in the CDI, in the electronic newsletter, and will be awarded a gift card in appreciation. 

The Student of the Month nominee should demonstrate the qualities of a leader, exemplify the CDI’s mission, and actively promotes the center’s message of inclusivity. Nominate a deserving student for October 


Miss Native American SUU Applications are open!
The Native American Student Association of Southern Utah University will be holding its annual Miss Native American SUU (NASUU) Scholarship Pageant Friday, November 22, 2019.The pageant will be a stepping stone to encourage young women to strive for self improvement, leadership, and the opportunity to represent Southern Utah University as an official ambassador on behalf of Native American students. A scholarship will be awarded to the newly crowned Miss Native American SUU for the 2019-2020 academic school year. Applications will close on Friday, October 25. For more information, contact either Morgan Whiskers, a Beacon and President of NASA, or Donnie Savoie, the Coordinator of the CDI.

Haunted House
In the spirit of Halloween, the Native American Student Alliance (NASA) set up a haunted house in an actual haunted house! The haunted house will operate on October 27 to 31 from 8 to 11 PM for an asylum-style scaring. Admissions are $6 for the general public, and $4 for SUU students with a valid ID, either as a card or the SUU app on your phone. Come over to Coal Creek Asylum on 665 N 100 E, if you dare...
Dia de los Muertos Events
The end of October is approaching, and Dia de los Muertos is coming up quick. Come celebrate the occasion of remembering those who have passed on and supporting their journey to the afterlife with the Latinx Student Alliance at the following events:
  • Thursday, October 31 from 6 to 8 PM. In the Student Center Ballroom, the we will be hosting a sugar skull painting event. Come stop by for a chance to create the decorative ornament traditionally seen during the Day of the Dead.
  • Saturday, November 2 from 8 to 11 PM. On the final day of the Day of the Dead celebrations, we will be hosting a dance at the Student Center Ballroom with a DJ to spin some tunes. Come stop by to dance the night away!

Pride Alliance Safe Zone Training
Join us at the Shooting Star Room in the Hunter Conference Center on Wednesday, November 13 from 4:00 to 5:50 PM for an interactive training session on how to be more inclusive and be a better ally for our LGBTQ+ community members. See you there!

Our Clubs!

Asian American Student Alliance (AASA)
Club President: Sabrina Kim
Social Media: IG @suu_aasa
Meeting: every other Monday, 6 PM, CDI (ST 101)

African Union Club (AUC)
Club President: Nouman Kante
Social Media: IG @suu_a.u.c
Meeting: every other Friday, 5 PM, CDI (ST 101)

Black Student Union (BSU)
Club President: Malaysia Phang 
Social Media: BSU Facebook, IG/Twitter @suu_bsu
Meeting: Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, CDI (ST 101)

Latino Student Alliance (LSA)
Club President: Stacy Soto
Social Media: LSA Facebook, IG @suulsa
Meeting: Wednesdays, 5 PM, CDI (ST 101)

Native American Student Association (NASA)
Club President: Morgan Whiskers

Social Media: NASA Facebook, IG @nasa_suu
Meeting: Tuesdays, 6 PM, CDI (ST 101)

Polynesian Club
Club President: Aoise (Ise) Talamoni
Social Media: PC Facebook , IG @suu.poly
Meeting: every first Monday, 6:30 PM, CDI (ST 101)

Pride and Equality Club (PAEC)
Club President: Malachi Morehouse
Social Media: PAEC Facebook, IG @suu_paec
Meeting: Thursdays, 6 PM, CDI (ST 101)

UndocuMigrant Alliance (UMA)
Club President: Nestor Zapata 
Social Media: IG @uma_suu
Meeting: Thursdays, 8 PM, CDI (ST 101)

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) exists to validate the multiple identities present on our campus, while integrating the voices and experiences of marginalized people. We provide emotional, social, and financial support to students from historically underrepresented communities (e.g. students of color, LGBTQIA+ students, first-generation college students, etc.)

The CDI collaborates with campus partners to foster a learning environment that respects multiple perspectives and differences through multicultural clubs, workshops, trainings and cultural programming. The CDI invites members of the campus community to join in conversation about how to cultivate an inclusive, safe, and welcoming campus culture.

Sharwan Smith Student Center, Room 101

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