Dixie State University Campus Update

Dixie Forum is a weekly lecture series designed to introduce the St. George and DSU communities to diverse ideas and personalities while widening their worldviews. Forums are held every Tuesday from noon to 12:50 at the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus. humanities.dixie.edu/the-dixie-forum Upcoming forums:

**Dixie Forum is hosting a special film screening**

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 15

Time: 5 to 8 p.m.

Venue: Zion Room on the fifth floor of the Holland Centennial Commons

Film: “A Bold Peace: Costa Rica”

– Date: Tuesday, Feb. 28

Speakers: Dixie Regional Medical Center Dr. Lincoln Nadauld, DSU Biology Adviser Doug Sainsbury, and DSU students who interned at Stanford last summer

Topic: DSU/Intermountain-DRMC Summer Undergraduate Research Internship at Stanford

– Date: Tuesday, March 7

Speaker: Dr. Alexander Stimpson from the Humans and Autonomy Lab Department of Mechanical Engineering at Duke University

Topic: Drones and Other Autonomous Systems

 

DSU’s English Department and The Southern Quill, Dixie State University’s student-run literary publication, will host a reading and silent auction to benefit the journal on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Zion Room on the fifth floor of the Holland Centennial Commons. Local memoirist Kristyn Decker, author of “Fifty Years in Polygamy,” and New York Times best-selling fiction and fantasy author David Wolverton will read their work.

 

Dr. Gregory Prince will discuss his latest book, “Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb.16, in the Eccles Concert Hall. Admission is free.

 

The 30th Annual Robert N. & Peggy Sears Dixie Invitational Art Show & Sale, a popular regional exhibit with approximately 100 invited artists and 250 paintings, will be open Feb. 18 through March 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 2 to 6 p.m. on Sundays. The exhibit opens Friday, Feb. 17, with a free artist symposium featuring Arlene Braithwaite at 3 p.m., an art show preview at 4 p.m., and a gala at 6 p.m.Tickets to the gala are $75 per person. All events are in the Sears Art Museum Gallery in the Dolores Doré Eccles Fine Arts Center. searsart.com

 

DSU’s Celebrity Concert Series presents California Guitar Trio and Montreal Guitar Trio at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, in DSU’s Cox Performing Arts Center.  Tickets are $25 at dsutix.com or at the door. celebrityconcertseries.com

 

The Dixie Foundation will host its 13th annual Fire & Ice Gala at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, at SunRiver St. George to raise support for need-based scholarships. The Mardi Gras-themed event will include a dinner and live and silent auctions. Tickets for the dinner are $150. dixiefoundation.org

 

The monthly series DOCUTAH @ the Electric presents “Good Ol’ Freda,” a documentary about shy teenager Freda Kelly, who started working for a new band named The Beatles and went on to be the devoted secretary and friend of the band for 11 years. Freda is travelling all the way from Liverpool to present the film and answer questions. To accommodate a larger crowd, the film will be screened at The Hafen Theater at Tuacahn High School at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, and at the Bumbleberry Theater in Springdale at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25. Tickets are $10 and available at docutah.com.

 

The Theatre Department presents “Peter and the Starcatcher” at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 23-25 and Feb.28-Mar. 4 in the Eccles Mainstage Theater. Tickets are $10 and available at dsutix.com.

 

History Career Night will feature professionals with undergraduate degrees in history presenting on how their degrees prepared them for their careers. The event is set to take place at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, in Room 207 of McDonald Center for Humanities & Social Sciences on the DSU campus. Presenters will discuss the fields of archive and library management, business and entrepreneurship, and federal government service in domestic and foreign positions.

 

Celebrity Concert Series presents BYU Men’s Chorus at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 4 in the Cox Performing Arts Center. Admission is $25.celebrityconcertseries.com

 

DSU students’ art will be on display in the Senior Art Exhibit in the North Plaza Gallery. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 6 to April 27 and admission is free. The exhibit offers students the opportunity to prepare a gallery-quality exhibit and hang their work in public.

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