News from the Nest February 2010 
In This Issue
USF Gift
Founders Celebration
Running History
ALUMNI EVENTS
 
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 Music Alumni Reception
Friday, February 5, in conjunction with the Utah Music Educators Convention in St. George. Reception will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  
 
 
Lincoln County, NV Alumni Night at Lynx basketball Friday, February 5. Look for the SUU table at the entrance from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
 
SUU Ladies Auction
Wednesday, February 10, at 6 p.m. in the Sharwan Smith Center Ballroom. Making dreams come true for Lady T-Bird scholarships. Make Your Reservation. 
 
 
Career Fair
 Tuesday, February 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Sharwan Smith Center Ballroom. Search for employment opportunities and share jobs with others. Learn more. 
 
 
One of the most convenient ways to send birthday and special occasion cards. 
 
 
Hello,

Work is nearly complete on the Spring 2010 Alumni E-Magazine -- SUU In View. Watch your inbox for features that include: Founders Day; record-breaking accomplishments at your alma mater; and how students have united for Haiti. 
 
February is an important month in the recruitment of prospective students. Please be an advocate for SUU by sharing YouBelongatSUU.com with high school and transfer students, and their parents. This online tool is an excellent way to shine the spotlight on SUU.
 
Another effective recruitment tool is a campus visit. The SUU Admissions Welcome Center does a great job of hosting prospective students.
 
Thanks for your help in spreading the word about SUU.
   
 
SUU Alumni Relations
Mindy, Ron, Linda & Ashlee
 
 
USF Receives $3 Million from Eccles Foundation for New Theatre
New Utah Shakespearen Festival TheatreThe Utah Shakespearean Festival is one step closer to reaching Founder Fred C. Adams' dream of building a Shakespeare center in Cedar City, Utah. 
 
On Thursday, January 14 Southern Utah University President Michael T. Benson announced a $3 million grant to the Festival from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, earmarked as the "lead gift" for the campaign to construct a new Shakespearean Theatre.
 
"This is the largest single gift that the Festival has ever received," said R. Scott Phillips, executive director. "We deeply appreciate this extraordinary commitment from the Eccles Foundation, which has supported the Festival generously for many years. I look forward to the day we open this brand new performance facility!"
 
Founders Celebration Set for March 23-25
Old MainPlans and preparations are underway for the 2010 Founders Celebration, which will take place March 23 - 25. Here is your sneak peak: 
 
Tuesday, March 23
3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Open House for the Beverly Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development. Guided tours of Old Main and the Education Building will be provided. Meet education faculty and administrators.
 
Wednesday, March 24
7 p.m. Driggs Lecture in the Great Hall.
 
Thursday, March 25
Noon Jensen Saw Mill Dedication at the Frontier Homestead (formerly the Iron Mission State Park). The Jensen Saw Mill
 
6:30 p.m. Founders Dinner and Awards Ceremony in the Gilbert Great Hall. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. For tickets call Robin at 435-586-7775 or email.
 
Next month's edition of the News from the Nest will have more information on Founders Celebration 2010.
 
 
Cameron Levins Makes History with SUU's First Sub Four-Minute Mile; Sharla Manuele Records Provisional NCAA Mark
Levins, CameronSouthern Utah's Cameron Levins ran a race for the ages as the junior recorded the Thunderbirds first sub four-minute mile at the Washington Invitational on January 30. Levins' race highlighted Southern Utah's success in Washington as the T-Birds also recorded solid finishes at the Mountain T's Invitational in Flagstaff.

"This performance today is one of the most memorable moments in SUU history," head coach Eric Houle said of the race. "When Roger Bannister ran under four minutes the world thought it could have never been done, and Cam has added his name to that elite group."

Sharla Manuele MugSouthern Utah turned heads in other events at the nationally-dominated meet as Sharla Manuele blazed to a school-record time in the women's 3,000-meters, finishing in fourth place and recording a provisional NCAA qualifying mark with a time of 9:25.21. The mark was nearly 20 seconds faster than the previous school record in the event, a mark set by Manuele in 2008.

More on Cam Levins' Sub Four-Minute Mile and Sharla Manuele's Provisional NCAA Qualifying Mark

Watch Cam Levins' Four-Minute Mile Race via Flotrack

We are still looking for an SUSC sweater (turquoise and coral in color) to add to our collection and display here at the Alumni House. If you have such a sweater and are willing to donate, please let us know.
 
 
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