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Dixie State’s Sears Art Museum Gallery hosts “Lindstrom,” an exhibition of Gaell Lindstrom’s photography, paintings, ceramics and drawings that he created during his career that spanned seven decades. The exhibit will be on display Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 3-13. Admission is free. The Sears Art Museum Gallery is located in the Dolores Doré Eccles Fine Arts Center. In association with the exhibit, Dr. James Swensen, associate professor of art and photography history at Brigham Young University, will offer the lecture “Lindstrom: In Context” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, in the Sears Art Museum Gallery. The presentation will investigate the ways in which Lindstrom found a synthesis between the divergent ideas of realism and abstraction.
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The DSU FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournament will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, throughout campus, including the Gardner Student Center. Teams of students in fourth through eighth grade research real-world problems, such as food safety, recycling, energy, and develop solutions by designing, building and programing robots using LEGO Mindstorms. Participants develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications and presentation skills.
DSU’s Celebrity Concert Series presents The Drifters at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, in DSU’s Cox Performing Arts Center. One of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s founding vocal groups, The Drifters have thrilled audiences worldwide for more than 60 years. Tickets are $25 at dsutix.com or at the door. www.celebrityconcertseries.com
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost Michael Lacourse will present “DSU’s Academic Direction & Partnership with Community” at theWhat’s Up Down South Southern Utah economic summit on Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Dixie Center. Lacourse will discuss how Dixie State is helping build the community through preparing employees, providing more expertise and facilities to create local jobs, creating more local economic impact and demand for area products and services, and adding more service and civic-minded community members. He will present during the What’s Up Down South Session, scheduled for 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. in the Ballroom. Summit tickets are $99 per person. whatsupdownsouth.com/
DSU’s Multicultural Inclusion Center hosts the Third Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the Kenneth N. Gardner Student Center Living Room. Tamu Smith and Zandra Vranes, co-authors of sistasinzion.com and “Diary of Two Mad Black Mormons,” will speak on the legacy of Dr. King nationally and in Utah. As part of the celebration, MIC students will collect supplies for Switchpoint throughout campus and surrounding neighborhoods from 3 to 5 that afternoon.
The DSU Student Alumni Association and Dixie Scholarship Associates present the community-wide talent show Dixie’s Got Talent at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, in the M.K. Cox Performing Arts Center. Twenty performers will dazzle the audience in two categories — youth and adult. All proceeds from show go toward DSU need-based scholarships. Tickets are $10-20 and are available at 435-652-7800 or www.dsutix.com.
DSU’s Multicultural Inclusion Center will host a Diversity Dialogue with a discussion on the state of undocumented individuals, including students, in a post-election America at noon on Thursday, Jan. 26, in the Kenneth N. Gardner Student Center Living Room. MIC staff and members of the Dixie Hispanic Student Association will facilitate the discussion.
The DSU Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, in the Zion Room on the fifth floor of the Holland Centennial Commons. I will send the agenda as we get closer to the date.