News from the NestJuly 2010 
In This Issue
Utah Shakespearean Festival
New Softball Coach
Acheology Field School
Student Athletes Excel
ALUMNI EVENTS
 
Iron County Alumni Movie Night
 Thursday, August 5, 8:30 p.m. at the Cedar City Main Street Park. Goodies prior to and during the movie. Families and friends invited.
 
 
 Alumni Day at Lagoon 
 is Saturday, August 7. We will meet at the Aspen Terrace Pavilion at 6 p.m. for ice cream and drinks. Discounted park rate with Alumni coupon(s). Reserve your coupon by contacting Linda Bauer or calling 435-586-7851. More Lagoon Day details. 
 
 
Chicago Alumni Event
August 22, Cubs vs. Braves. $32 ticket price. Come to Chicago for the weekend and network with fellow SUU Alums at Wrigley Field. For more information contact
Anna Ables or Michael Anderson.
 
 
Wyoming Red Eye
to the SUU vs. Wyoming football game on September 4. Bus leaves Provo at 10 a.m. and Salt Lake at 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by Thunderbird Athletics and the Varsity Club. $50 deposit due by July 20. Email Kit Janes or call 435-590-1209.
 
 
Thor's Thunder Classic
SAVE THE DATE!
Monday, September 27, at Entrada.
 
 
Homecoming 2010 - True to SUU - is Friday and Saturday, October 15-16. More details to come.
 
 
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Hello,
 
Do you have a photo of you and your SUU friends at a recent celebration, social gathering, performance, vacation or sporting event? If so, please send a copy of that photo for possible inclusion in this fall's edition of the SUU In View Alumni Magazine. Please include a description of who's in the picture and where it was taken.
 
There is still time to submit your ideas for the Top Ten Things to Love about Cedar City (thanks if you've already submitted). The ten most popular will also appear in this fall's alumni magazinePlease submit your ideas along with a short explanation of what makes each suggestion so lovable.
 
Thank you for your help and have a great July.
 
Sincerely,
 
SUU Alumni Relations
Mindy, Ron, Linda & Ashlee
 
 
Find Your Passion this Summer at the Utah Shakespearean Festival
Don Burroughs as Dogberry in Much Ado about Nothing, 2010. (Copyright Utah Shakespearean Festival. Photo by Karl Hugh.)The 49th season of the Utah Shakespearean Festival is sure to ignite your passion with featured plays by William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and Alfred Hitchcock.
 
"The 2010 season offers something for every member of the family," said Executive Director R. Scott Phillips ('76). "We have built a slate of productions that can keep us current with the themes and issues of the 21st century, and yet remain true to the mission and values that have guided this Festival for the past 48 years. I feel as though this will be a season to remember."
 
Presented in the Adams Theatre now through September 4:
 
Presented in the Randall Jones Theatre now through September 4:
 
 
When you come to the Festival consider attending a Curtain Call Luncheon. The luncheons are sponsored by The Guild of the Utah Shakespearean Festival and are held here at the Alumni House. Stop by and say hello!
 
 
Kyle Magnusson Named Head Coach of SUU Softball
Kyle MagnussonSouthern Utah University Athletic Director Ken Beazer announced June 1 the hiring of Kyle Magnusson as the new head coach of SUU Softball. Magnusson is the ninth head coach in the history of the softball program.
 
"We are thrilled to have a coach with as much knowledge and experience that Kyle will bring to the table," Beazer said. "He is a coach and a player that is very well respected in the softball world both regionally and nationally."
 
Magnusson comes to Cedar City after stops at the University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College and Hunter High School (West Valley, Utah).  Most notably, Magnusson has been a member of the U.S. National fast-pitch team, playing in international tournaments from 2000-2009.
 
 
 
Archeology Field School provides Mutally Beneficial Relationship for Students, Community
Ian Wright (foreground) of Salt Lake City and a 2010 graduate and a student in the Archeology Field School, works with Claire Crow (left) and Dan Rhode of Zion National Park to uncover and preserve the Pueblo II site outside of Kanab, Utah.Anthropology students enrolled in SUU's Archeology Field School are winding up a five-week course that has provided experiential learning and taught them valuable skills as they helped to preserve an ancient Ancestral Puebloan Virgin Anasazi site just outside Kanab, Utah.

According to Emily Dean, SUU assistant professor of anthropology and co-director of the field school, the students have been learning archeology techniques and experiencing history in a completely new way.

"As they work on the site, the students are learning about the Virgin Anasazi people and the history of the region," said Dean. "They're learning things they might not remember if they read it in a book. The real value of the field school is the experiential learning it has provided."
 
 
Student Athlete Honors 
Sharla Manuele, Summit League Female Scholar-Athlete of the YearSouthern Utah's Sharla Manuele was named the Summit League Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, earning the award over nominations from each school in the conference. The award is the most prestigious individual honor given by the league, combining both athletic and scholastic accolades. 
 
Manuele graduated Summa Cum Laude last spring from SUU with a degree in nursing, finishing with a cumulative GPA of 3.84. The Newcastle, Utah native appeared on the Dean's List the last six semesters along with being recognized as an outstanding student by the nursing department. Read more about Sharla's achievements.
 
Carlos Valle, Summit League Male Field Athlete of the YearSummit League Male Field Athlete of the Year honors went to Carlos Valle for his performance during the outdoor track & field season.
 
Valle picked up a pair of conference titles at the 2010 Summit League Outdoor Track & Field championships, including the men's shot put (52-9.50) and the men's discus (170-10). The Juan Diego High School product led the league throughout the year in the discus, holding an advantage of more than 17 feet. Valle was a four-time NCAA regional qualifier for Southern Utah and finished his career at SUU as the school record holder in the discus and ranked seventh in the hammer and second in the shot put.
 
Davis Baker was third on the team with a GPA of 3.449 during the 2009-2010 yearThe men's basketball has been awarded the Summit League Academic Achievement Award after carrying the best team GPA among men's basketball squads in the conference last year. The Thunderbirds finished last season with a cumulative average just over a 3.0 to earn the award.
 
"I'm extremely proud of our men's basketball program, both coaches and players, for having made such a commitment to academics," SUU athletic director Ken Beazer said.
 
 
 
WEBCAM -- construction of the new Science Building continues to move forward. Competion date is Spring 2011.
 
 
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