News from the NestNovember 2010 
In This Issue
Big Sky Conference
Oak Ridge Boys Concert
Football Championship
Undergrad Legal Studies


Leadership Luncheon
Thursday, November 18 at 11:15 a.m. in the Gilbert Great Hall. Lavell Edwards will be the featured guest speaker. Advance ticket purchase is required and can be done by calling 435-865-8285 or emailing

Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Concert Wednesday, December 1 at 8:00 p.m. Enjoy their #1 hits along with an array of Christmas songs. Tickets are $15 for students and $20 for adults. Purchase tickets online or by calling 435-586-7872.

Holiday Tailgate Party Saturday, December 11 in the Sharwan Smith Center Rotunda. The women's basketball team takes on Utah Valley at 5:00 p.m. and the men play Weber State at 7:30 p.m. Food & Santa in the Rotunda at 6:45 p.m.

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We are excited to present the Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show on Wednesday, December 1, 8:00 p.m. in the Centrum. This crowd-pleasing show is ideal for audiences of all ages and will be a great way to kick off the holiday season. We invite you and your family and friends to attend. Purchase your tickets online or call the Centrum Ticket Office at 435-586-7872.

Once again we are asking for pictures of you and your SUU Alumni friends to include in the Class Notes section of the spring 2011 alumni magazine. Email us your pictures along with a brief description of the gathering, who's in the picture and graduation years. Deadline for submission is Monday, November 22. 

Happy Thanksgiving, 

SUU Alumni Relations
Mindy, Ron, Linda & Dennis

p.s. Check out Homecoming 2010 pictures on the Alumni Blog.

Thunderbirds Accept Invitation to join Big Sky Conference

Big Sky logoSouthern Utah University's athletic program will have a new home, beginning in the fall of 2012, as the Thunderbirds have accepted an invitation to join the Big Sky Conference.


SUU received and accepted a formal invitation to join the conference on Friday, October 29. The University of North Dakota also accepted an invitation from the Big Sky.  

"The presidents wanted to position the Big Sky Conference as a major player in football in the West," Big Sky Conference Commissioner Doug Fullerton said. "But most importantly, we wanted the right kinds of schools. Our presidents have always been driven by adding institutions that fit with the schools we currently have. We've added two institutions that meet the criteria, and we've positioned ourselves to meet the visions of the presidents. We're building a new kind of FCS conference."

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Salt Lake Tribune


Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Concert!

Oak Ridge BoysThe Grammy Award-winning Oak Ridge Boys return to Cedar City and the Centrum Arena with their crowd-please Christmas Show on Wednesday, December 1, at 8 p.m. This concert marks their 15th appearance at Southern Utah University and will feature their #1 hits along with an array of Christmas songs.


"Over the years we made many friends and also made a lot of history in this great college town," says Oaks tenor Joe Bonsall. "Southern Utah folks have always been great to us and the all around family atmosphere is what our show is all about."


Tickets are $15 for students and $20 for adults and can be purchased online or by calling 435-586-7872.



T-Birds Grab Great West Conference Championship with Win at UC Davis

Great West Football Champions 2010Brad Sorensen completed 30-of-36 passes for 397 yards and a school-record-tying five touchdowns Saturday to propel Southern Utah to a 55-24 win over UC Davis and the Thunderbirds first Great West Conference championship.


Southern Utah improved to 5-4 overall and finished its Great West season with a perfect 4-0 mark. It is the first outright football championship for the Thunderbirds in the school's four-year history and its first since the team shared the American West Conference title with UC Davis back in 1993.


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New to SUU: Undergrad Legal Studies
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Southern Utah University has initiated a new course of study for current and prospective students interested in the law: undergraduate legal studies.

Students are eligible to apply for law school after earning a bachelor's degree in any field of study and after taking the LSAT exam. However, Undergraduate Legal Studies Program Director Doug Larson indicated, "Law school admission has become more competitive in recent years. SUU students need to start early and prepare well to get into reputable schools."

As head of this new program, Larson says he and his staff - as well as the University's assistant attorney general and local legal community - are "committed to helping SUU students become the very best candidates for law school they can be."

Learn more about SUU Undergrad Legal Studies

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