News from the Nest December 2009
In This Issue
$1 Million for Science
Ballroom National Champs
KSUU Wins Gold
Nursing Celebrates Five
Admissions Open Houses
Alumni Holiday Tailgate 
Tuesday, December 15, in the Sharwan Smith Center Rotunda. Nacho's (with all the extras) will be served from 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. --Santa will make an appearance. Tip-off against UNLV is at 7 p.m. Come out and cheer on the Thunderbirds!
One of the most convenient ways to send your holiday greeting cards. 

The SUU Alumni Association and Card Cafe have a simple and easy way to mail your Christmas cards this year. You design the card, personalize it, upload your mailing list and Card Cafe will take it from there. Gift baskets are also available.  A portion of each purchase benefits the Alumni Association. Give it a try! 
Student recruitment for next fall is in full swing. Below you will find information regarding SUU Open Houses during the next month for prospective students -- there are 11. If there is one in your area, you are invited to attend and share your SUU experience with others. Please pass along dates and locations to your high school age friends and neighbors to attend as well. And don't forget the new online View Book: It is a great way to introduce a prospective student to SUU.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,
SUU Alumni Relations
Mindy, Ron, Linda & Ashlee
SUU Receives $1 Million for Science Center
Walter M. Gibson Science Center AdditionPresident Barack Obama signed the Senate Fiscal Year 2010 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill into law on November 6, and with a stroke of his pen, granted $1 million to Southern Utah University for its new Science Complex, the Walter Maxwell Gibson Science Center.

Referenced as the Southern Utah University Science Center Energy Efficiency Modernization and Enhancement Project in the bill championed by Senator Bob Bennett (R-Utah) as the leading Republican on the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, this federal money will be used to ensure SUU's new science building makes use of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and green building strategies.
SUU Ballroom Dance Company Wins National Titles
SUU Ballroom Dance Company's "Simply Ballroom" Showcase November 2008; SUU Ballroom Dance Company Touring Ensemble dances a Charleston to "Chicago". Photo courtesy Karl Hugh.Southern Utah University's Ballroom Dance Company brought home two national titles after attending the 23rd annual U.S. National Collegiate Ballroom Dance Championships in Columbus, Ohio. Winning the U.S. National Collegiate Formation Championship in both Latin American Dance and Standard Ballroom Dance, the team couldn't be more ecstatic.

SUU Wins National Collegiate Ballroom Titles

Salt Lake Tribune Article
KSUU Once Again Earns UBEE Gold
KSUU Power 91 - We Are Southern Utah UniversitySouthern Utah University's campus radio station, KSUU, collected eleven awards at the 24th annual Utah Broadcasters Association UBEE Awards on November 4, in Salt Lake City.

KSUU, Power 91, earned seven gold and four silver awards in the competition that features the creative efforts of the radio and television industry in the state of Utah during the past year.

Students were recognized for their outstanding work for the Best 30 and 60 second commercials as well as promotional messages and a public service announcement. There were also team events in which SUU students won a gold medal for their program Lipstick Microphone.

Read More about Power 91 Honors
Five Years and Flourishing:  Excellence in SUU Nursing
SUU Nursing DepartmentIn its fifth year as a four-year degree at Southern Utah University, the nursing program consistently provides a high level of commitment to student success and a programmatic depth that ensures SUU's students receive the very best in their nursing education. With a growing applicant pool year after year, the still young program is attracting and graduating the highest caliber students, providing a springboard into professional excellence.

According to Nursing Department Chair Donna Lister, over the past five years, SUU's Nursing students have been extremely successful in job placement. Says Lister, "Job placement for students who graduate and successfully complete NCLEX-RN testing is well above 95 percent." And though she says the economy has slowed hiring within the field, Lister says that most of SUU's nursing students have secured employment prior to their formal graduation.

SUU Nursing Program is Flourishing
SUU Admissions to Host Open Houses
The SUU Admissions Office will be hosting 11 different Student Recruitment Open Houses during he next month for prospective students. How can you help? Invite your high school age friends and neighbors to attend by sharing locations, dates and times. You are also invited to attend and be an ambassador for the University by sharing your SUU experience.
Open Houses will be held in Salt Lake City, Logan, Layton, Provo, West Valley City, Lehi, Richfield, St. George, Las Vegas, Delta and Hurricane.
We are looking for suggestions of alumni to spotlight in the next SUU In View Alumni Magazine. Send us your ideas. 
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