News from the Nest

March 2013
In This Issue
Alumni Days at Shakespeare
New Education Dean
The Leavitt Center
Kolob Canyon Review


Southern Utah University Founders Celebration 

March 19-23

You are invited to celebrate 116 years of SUU! Events include the Howard R. Driggs Memorial Lecture featuring Douglas Brinkley, Lunch on the Main, the Founder Dinner & Awards, A Gathering of Leading Psychologists and the WAC Gymnastics Championships.

View the entire Founders Celebration schedule 



SUU Commencement

May 3-4

Congratulations to the Class of 2013!

Commencement details 



Recruit Salt Lake City

Career Expo

May 23 

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Utah Student Union. Recruit Salt Lake City is an alumni only career expo organized and hosted by MyWorkster. The career expo will be a trade show format, will be attended by alumni from other Utah institutions and will feature 75-125 employers. More details to come next month. 



  Alumni Days at Shakespeare
June 24-26

View all six summer 

season plays of the Utah Shakespeare Festival and enjoy exclusive events with Festival cast, crew and staff. Great savings and great reason to return to campus. Don't miss it!

More information & purchase your tickets



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March is a meaningful time on campus as we celebrate the rich heritage of our alma mater. The story of the Founding of SUU is a source of pride and inspiration for us all, and serves as a constant reminder of sacrifices made and of the precious value of higher education. 
As we pay tribute to the founders, we invite you to join in the 2013 Founders Celebration:
  • Tuesday, March 19, 11:30 a.m. Howard R. Driggs Lecture
  • Wednesday, March 20, 11:15 a.m. Lunch on the Main
  • Thursday, March 21, 6:30 p.m. Founders Dinner & Awards
  • Friday, March 22, 11:30 a.m. A Gathering of Psychologists
  • Saturday, March 23, 6 p.m. WAC Gymnastics Championships
  • View a complete Founders Celebration Schedule 
SUU Alumni Relations
Mindy, Ron, Linda & Ryan 

Join Us for Alumni Days at Shakespeare!

Alumni Days at Shakespeare Now in its third year, Alumni Days at Shakespeare is a three-day event providing SUU Alumni & Friends with an opportunity to return to campus, enjoy the summer season of the Utah Shakespeare Festival (at a significant discount) and access to exclusive events with the Festival's cast, crew and staff. 


This year's event runs June 24-26 and features six wonderful plays:

 Plus, you will have access to exclusive events:

  • Play Orientations
  • Dinner in the Pines with R. Scott Phillips and Fred C. Adams
  • Backstage Tour
  • Campus Tour
  • Ice Cream Social with Festival cast, crew and staff
Three-day or one-day ticket packages are available and can be purchased online. Purchase your tickets now.
We hope to see you in June!



Hill Takes the Helm of the College of Education and Human Development 
Deb Hill From an early age, Deborah Hill vowed she wouldn't become a teacher. But after studying music and psychology, she realized that a teacher is exactly what she wanted to be. Now as the official new dean of Southern Utah University's Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development (COEHD), she's looking to inspire the more than 1,200 majors residing within the college.  
Expounding on the reasoning behind selecting Hill as the new dean, Provost Bradley Cook said, "The level of energy and enthusiasm Deb exhibits about her college is infectious. She has a coherent vision for technology and has a record of leading and innovating." 

Read more about Deb Hill


Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education & Human Development



New Programming Propels Leavitt Center Toward Ambitious Future 

Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service By its mission, the Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service at SUU prepares students to serve as responsible educated citizens in our democratic society, but it does much more than that for students, faculty, staff, and even many members of the local community, who all recognize the importance of staying informed and connected to the political influences and agendas that shape our democratic lives. And in a political arena that seems ever more divisive, the non-partisan Leavitt Center continues to expand its offerings and programming, as evidenced by new initiatives this spring semester that are quickly gaining traction across the community.  


Read more and learn about Leavitt Center initiatives


Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service 



Kolob Canyon Review Happy to be Judged by its Cover
Kolob Canyon Review 2012 The Kolob Canyon Review has been known at Southern Utah University as an outlet for creative writers on campus for 20 years. But as time has passed, its prestige beyond SUU's campus has grown. The publication's most recent merits take a slight departure from the old adage and this year, at least, you can and most definitely should judge this book by its cover.
The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), the industry's leading graphic design organization, recognized the 2012 Kolob Canyon Review (KCR) as a "Featured Project" in its online gallery for its excellence in design.

KCR gives undergraduate students the opportunity to edit, design and distribute a peer-reviewed literary journal in collaboration with other students and faculty-an opportunity that is hard to come by in these respective fields.
The 2013 edition of the Kolob Canyon Review will be available for $12 per copy at the English Department offices in the Braithwaite Liberal Arts Center (435.865.8088) and at Braun Books on Main Street in downtown Cedar City. 
Check out the new spotlights on the Alumni website: Art Challis ('72)Regan Parker ('01)Dawn Ann Bailey ('46) and Jeff Peterson ('96).

New posts on the Alumni Blog Alumni Blog include Juniper Hall Memories and the SUU Athletic Hall of Fame. 

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