News from the Nest

November 2011
In This Issue
End of an Era
XC Championship
KSUU Honored


 Kolob Canyon Review Magazine

SUU Alumni are invited to submit their best written work, art and photography to be considered in the 2012 issue. Submissions are due November 30. 


Wasatch Front

Theatre Evening
Bring your family and friends to the CenterPoint Legacy Theatre in Centerville, UT, on Thursday, December 1, for A Christmas Carol. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Optional meet & eat at Iggy's Sports Grill at 5:00 p.m. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets.



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End of an Era

Juniper HallIt was the end of an era for the nearly 50-year-old Juniper Hall when it officially closed November 6, due to a failure in the building's heating system.


Housing personnel noticed the heating system was not holding pressure and that water was not being retained within the closed system. Temporary repairs were made, but since the lines are buried under concrete and the pipes are brittle from corrosion, it was determined that it was in the best interest of the 227 Juniper residents to relocate them before winter weather arrives.


University Journal coverage of Juniper Hall's closing:

Fox 13 News coverage, with SUU alumnus Ben Winslow reporting

2News coverage 


What do you remember about Juniper Hall? Send us an email with your favorite memories and tell us what made Juniper Hall so special to you. Submissions may be used in the spring edition of the SUU In View Alumni Magazine.



Thunderbird Men Earn XC Title at Conference, Women Finish Second
Summit League 2011 XC ChampionshipsCameron Levins led the men's team to victory with an individual title at the Summit League Cross Country Championship on October 29. The men's team finished first ahead of North Dakota State and South Dakota State while Diana Medina-Mitchell also earned an individual title in the women's race, leading the team to a second-place finish behind North Dakota State.


"It was an extremely good day for the program," head coach Eric Houle said. "It's tough to win one title alone, but to also have our other team finish second is really a cause for celebration."


View meet results and meet photo gallery



KSUU Recognized at Statewide Competition

Power 91 Logo longAt this year's Utah Broadcaster's Association UBEE Awards Southern Utah University's radio station, KSUU, won five awards recognizing talented SUU students and their hard work.

Cal Rollins, KSUU's station manager, says this is a great accomplishment and since it is a state-wide competition this shows KSUU talents can compete with commercial radio stations  -the type of radio stations these T-Birds hope to work for someday.


Read more about individual student honors



Take a look at the new spotlights on the Alumni website: Linda Erikson Kay ('72), Jordon Sharp ('05), Mechelle Mellor ('94) and

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