News from the Nest March 2010 
In This Issue
T-Bird Night @ the Bees
SUU Entrepreneurs
Architectural Designers
HOPE Pantry Makes News
Volunteer at the Grad Fair
ALUMNI EVENTS
 
Thor 
 
Dance Alumni Reception Saturday, March 6 in the Randall L. Jones Theatre following the Faculty Dance Concert.  
 
 
SUU Gymnastics Friday, March 12, 7:00 p.m. at the University of Utah. Wear your SUU Red and cheer on the team as they compete in a four-way meet with Utah, Penn State and Oregon State.
 
Alumni in southern California can catch the team at the
 WAC Gymnastics Championship at Cal-State Fullerton on Friday, March 27 -- SUU & Boise State are expected to battle for the conference title. 
 
 
Thunderbird Night with the Bees on Friday, April 16 in Salt Lake. Home opening pitch is at 6:30 p.m. Hot dogs & hamburgers will be served on the patio beginning at 5:30 p.m. Each alumnus can receive four FREE tickets (while they last) to the game and BBQ. Enjoy a night out on us!  
 
 
 
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Hello,

Alumni, friends and all of campus are looking forward to celebrating SUU's birthday during the 2010 Founders Celebration March 24 & 25.
 
You are invited to join us for any of the following festivities:
 
March 24, Wednesday
Gerald R. Sherratt Library Birthday Party, 12 noon - 2 p.m.

Lunch at The Main, 12 noon - 2 p.m. Founders stories and food for students at Old Main, The Braithwaite, Library, Sharwan Smith Center Rotunda and Old Sorrel.

Open House, Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education & Human Development, 4-6 p.m. Emma Eccles Jones Education Building.

Howard R. Driggs Memorial Lecture, 7 p.m. in the Gilbert Great Hall. Presented by Daniel Walker Howe, Pulitzer Prize-winning American Historian.
 

March 25, Thursday
Jenson Saw Mill Dedication, 12:30 p.m. Frontier Homestead State Park (formerly the Iron Mission State Park) 635 N. Main Street in Cedar City. The Jenson Saw Mill cut the original timbers for Old Main.

Founders Celebration Dinner & Awards, Gilbert Great Hall. Reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m.  David Grant, Diana Graff and Terry Alger will be honored with Distinguished Service awards. Cost is $20. Please call 435-586-7775 by March 22 to RSVP and purchase tickets.

We look forward to seeing you this year's Founders Celebration.
 
SUU Alumni Relations
Mindy, Ron, Linda & Ashlee
 
 
Thunderbird Night at the Bees
ThorEnjoy a night out on us at the Salt Lake Bees home opener on Friday, April 16 at Spring Mobile Ballpark.
 
Tickets for the evening are FREE and include hot dogs and hamburgers on the patio at 5:30 p.m., the game at 6:30 p.m. and a fireworks show to wrap-up the evening. 
 
Each SUU alumnus can reserve up to 4 FREE TICKETS in sections 113 and 114 by emailing us or calling toll free 888-586-1997. April 8 is the final day to RSVP so reserve your ticket(s) now before they are gone.
 
 
SUU Entrepreneurs Take Top Prize in Regional Business Competition
SUU Business Students Andrew Daivs & Seth WiscombeSUU students soared above the rest of the region's entrepreneurs in the Best Business Idea competition for entrepreneurs across the tri-county area of Iron, Beaver and Garfield Counties.
 
Of the five winning ideas in this year's competition, three of them are credited to Thunderbird students and will now be carried into development.

Emerging victorious in the field of competition, senior SUU accounting major Andrew Davis and his partner Seth Wiscombe, earned first place and a $3,000 grant for their innovative device used to access vehicles using telephones.
 
 
 
Architectural Design Students Design New Public Safety Building 
SUU Student Design of Brian Head Public Safety BuildingThe SUU experience is designed to provide students with real world exposure to the fields they are studying in the classroom, allowing them to gain a broader understanding of the future that awaits them. For several architectural design students last semester, this life-as-a-classroom approach came in the form of a competition, pitting their creativity and skills against both peers and professionals.
 
The task: Design a new public safety building for Brian Head City.

The reward: See design become reality, as the winning architectural design was to be selected as the city's future public safety building.
 
Read about the Architectural Design Process.
 
 
Service & Learning Center's HOPE Food Pantry Serves and Leads by Example
The SUU Service & Learning Center was recently featured on Fox 13 News Utah for its innovation in establishing the HOPE Food Pantry and for the valuable service rendered to students. Other Utah colleges and universities are now using SUU as a model.
 
 
 
Interested in Helping at the 2010 Grad Fair?
SUU GraduationIt's hard to believe . . . Commencement is just a couple of months away!
 
We are looking for Grad Fair volunteers to help with check-in here at the Alumni House. The Grad Fair will be held Thursday, April 29 from  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, April 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you live in the Cedar City area and are interested in volunteering send us an email and we will pass along volunteer shift details. 
 
Incidentally, the schedule for Commencement 2010 has changed. The main university ceremony will be Friday, April 30, at 4 p.m. in the Centrum. Individual college convocations will be held Saturday, May 1, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
 
 
 
Did you see the SUU advertisement during the Super Bowl? It aired regionally on the Salt Lake City CBS affliate. Watch it now!
 
 
We welcome your comments.  Let us know what you think about News from the Nest by emailing us at alumni@suu.edu.