Dixie State University Campus Update

Dixie State University Campus UpdateThe Theatre Department presents the musical comedy “Nunset Blvd.” at 7:30 p.m. through April 15 in the Eccles Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $10 and available at dsutix.com.

DSU students’ art is 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.


As part of its Celebrate Steinway campaign, an effort to become an All-Steinway School, Dixie State University’s Department of Music is hosting Canadian piano duet Duo Fortin-Poirier at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, in the Eccles Concert Hall. Pianists Amélie Fortin and Marie-Christine Poirier will present “Vingt doigts et un piano” (Twenty Fingers and a piano), a concert performed with two heads, four hands, and thousands of notes. Tickets are $15.


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. humanities.dixie.edu/the-dixie-forum 

Upcoming forums:

– Date: Tuesday, April 18

Speakers: Rico Del Sesto, Tracey O’Kelly and the DSU Sustainability Committee

Topic: Earth Day

– Date: Tuesday, April 25 (last forum of the semester)

Speaker: Dr. Dana Carroll from the University of Utah School of Medicine

Topic: Biochemistry


The Dixie Power Kite Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 22, on the Dixie State University Encampment Mall. The festival promotes reading and encourages students to engage in family-oriented physical activity by giving qualifying students a high-quality kite or book for their reading efforts. Entrance to the festival is free. www.dixiepowerkitefestival.com


The Criminal Justice Program’s Computer Crime Institute is inviting members of the media along with city officials and community organizations to afacility tour and equipment demonstration from 12:15 to 3:15 p.m. on April 27 in Room 201 of Building D in the University Plaza to show what they offer police agencies and new students.


The DSU Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 28, in the Zion Room on the fifth floor of the Holland Centennial Commons. I will send the complete agenda/workbook as the meeting date approaches.


Dixie State Athletics will host the Brooksies, its annual all-sports awards banquet, at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 28, in the Gardner Ballroom. Student-athletes will be honored for their dedication on and off the field and honors will be given in multiple categories, including Female and Male Athlete of the Year, Senior Class Male and Female Senior Scholar Athletes of the Year and Most Valuable Player for each of Dixie State’s 13 intercollegiate sports, cheer and dance. Additionally, student-athletes with a 3.8 grade point average or higher will be recognized.


The monthly film series DOCUTAH @ The Electric will screen the Oscar-winning documentary “Born Into Brothels,” which tells the story of the feisty, courageous, and wickedly funny children of Calcutta’s prostitutes. The film portrays the resilience of children and the magic art can have in transforming life for young people living in the brothels. The screening will be hosted by Executive Producer Geralyn Dreyfous at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 28, in The Electric Theater, 68 E. Tabernacle St. Tickets are $10 and required reservations may be made at www.docutah.com. The DOCUTAH @ The Electric series screens one DOCUTAH film each month in anticipation of the festival Sept. 4-9 on the DSU campus.


The Dixie Awards, which recognize the accomplishments of DSU students, faculty, staff, community members and businesses who have been extraordinary in their commitment to DSU, will be held on Thursday, May 4, in the Eccles Mainstage Theatre. The Dixie Academic Awards will be held at 5 p.m. and the Dixie Awards will be at 7:30. https://dixieawards.dixie.edu/


Dixie State University will host its 106th Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 5. The baccalaureate ceremony, at which Dixie alumnus and former NBA player and coach Lionel Hollins will be the speaker, is set for 10 a.m. The ceremony for associate graduates will take place at 2 p.m. and feature Clinton Buhler, an assistant professor at Dixie State and chair of the Humanities Department, as the speaker. Both ceremonies will take place in the M. Anthony Burns Arena. Attendees should be seated at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. This year, 1,829 students have applied for graduation with 863 students applying for bachelor’s degree and 966 applying for associate degrees.

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