Dixie State University Campus Update

Dixie State University Campus UpdateThe Multicultural and Inclusion Center continues to host Diversity Week. At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, the Multicultural Celebration, an evening of song and dance, will be held in the Eccles Main Stage Theatre. This event is a fundraiser for the DREAMer and International DREAMer scholarship and the cost is $5. On Thursday, March 9Pizza & Politics will focus on women in leadership at noon in the Gardner Living Room. The panel of speakers for this event will feature former state senator Pat Jones, former state representative Nancy Lyon and St. George City Councilwoman Bette Ariel.  Later that evening, MIC will host a screening of “Hidden Figures” at 6 p.m. in the Gardner Student Center Ballroom. All events are free to attend unless otherwise noted.


The 30th Annual Robert N. & Peggy Sears Dixie Invitational Art Show & Sale, a popular regional exhibit featuring 258 works from 135 invited artists, is open through March 26from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 2 to 6 p.m. on Sundays in the Sears Art Museum Gallery in the Dolores Doré Eccles Fine Arts Center. Entrance is free.searsart.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. through April 27 and admission is free. The exhibit offers students the opportunity to prepare a gallery-quality exhibit and hang their work in public.


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:

– Date: Tuesday, March 21

Speaker: Dr. Steve Armstrong and Film Group

Topic: Making Movies in Washington County: An Oral History

– Date: Tuesday, March 28

Speaker: Jason Johnstone-Yellin, Vice-President and COO of Single Cask Nation

Topic: Philosophy in the Age of Science and Capitalism

– Date: Tuesday, April 4

Speaker: Bernice Lewis

Topic: Music Theory 101


Celebrity Concert Series presents Joe Trio at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 23 in the Cox Performing Arts Center. Admission is $25.



The surgical technology program is hosting an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. on Monday, March 27, in the Russell Taylor Health Sciences building Surgery Lab. The event will highlight the career of surgical technology.  Usually hidden behind the doors of the operating room, surgical technologists perform critical functions during a patient’s operation.  Current students will be in our surgery lab demonstrating hands-on skills required of professional surgical technologists.


The Criminal Justice Program presents the murder mystery dinner event “A Murder in the Woods” from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 31, at the Stephen & Marcia Wade Alumni House. Participants will be grouped together to “solve a murder” by viewing a “crime scene” as well as the “weapon” that was used in the crime. The event will raise funds for Criminal Justice and Digital Forensic students to attend and present at conferences. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.


DOCUTAH presents a screening of “Sunshine Superman” on March 31 at 7 p.m. in The Electric Theater. Admission is $10, and on a first-come-first-serve basis.


The Theatre Department presents “Nunset Blvd” at 7:30 p.m. March 1-4 in the Eccles Black Box Theater. Tickets are $10 and available at dsutix.com.


Dixie State Dance Company is performing the 2017 Spring Dance Concert on April 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Eccles Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater. Admission is $12. This concert provides an opportunity for the 22 dance company members to express their passion and love of dance with the community.


The Dixie State University Undergraduate Research Office is hosting its first Regional Research Symposium from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. on April 7 in the Dolores Dore Eccles Fine Arts Center. Admission is free.

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