News from the Nest

April  2014
In This Issue
The Future is Rising Campaign
Center for the Arts
Ann Romney
Alumni Days at Shakespeare
Experience More


 SUU Commencement 

May 2

Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

Commencement details.



Recruit Salt Lake City

May 14

Alumni only career expo in Salt Lake City. Whether you're looking to network or for a new career in finance, investment banking, marketing, technology, media, nonprofit, consulting and more, you will find all the best opportunities at Recruit Salt lake City.


If you are an employer interested in recruiting at the expo, register here. 



Alumni Days at Shakespeare

June 23-25

Tickets are on sale now! Enjoy this year's Utah Shakespeare Festival with your SUU family. 



Homecoming 2014

September 11-13

Save the date!



We are excited to share with you news about the successful completion of The Future is Rising campaign. This fundraising effort exceeded its goal and advanced every facet of the SUU experience. It also garnered unprecedented private and public support for the University and our students. We are grateful to our alumni base, as well as the many individuals, families and organizations who have so graciously given to SUU's cause. 

Another exciting piece of news is that Ann Romney will be the keynote speaker for our 115th Commencement Ceremonies on May 2. We look forward to having her on campus as we celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2014 and welcome each graduate into the Alumni Association.


SUU Alumni Relations
Mindy, Ron, Linda & Charley

Campaign for SUU Exceeds $100 Million Goal

Raising a total $105.5 million to advance every facet of the institution, Southern Utah University is pleased to announce the completion of its $100 million The Future is Rising fundraising campaign, formally closed in the University's Founders Celebration and Campaign Finale on March 27.    


The Future is Rising campaign has laid a tremendous foundation for future growth and has placed SUU on a trajectory for success," according to SUU President Scott L Wyatt. "The outpouring of support from private individuals, foundations and corporations truly has provided that margin of excellence that will serve to enhance the university experience far beyond what can be achieved through state funding alone." 


Read more about the impact of The Future is Rising Campaign


The Future is Rising Campaign Impact video


Historical Moment for SUU, USF in Arts Center Groundbreaking

The cultural landscape of southern Utah was forever changed on March 27, as the first shovel broke ground on the long awaited Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts on the campus of Southern Utah University. 

It will serve as the home to the new Shakespeare theatre and a new studio theatre for the Utah Shakespeare Festival, an artistic/production building for the Festival, and the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) containing four galleries, collection storage and education space. The Center also features a tree lined walkway and sculpture gardens and will offer many large public gathering spaces ideal for receptions and special events.  


Read more about the groundbreaking


See a map of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts and learn about the naming of new theatres


Photos from the Groundbreaking


Ann Romney to address Class of 2014

Ann Romney, former First Lady of Massachusetts, will headline SUU's 115th annual graduation festivities as keynote speaker for the University's general commencement ceremony on Friday, May 2, where she will be awarded an honorary doctorate degree in public service for her contributions of time, funding and support on behalf of children and families.


According to President Scott L Wyatt, the University is looking forward to recognizing Romney for her social impact. Wyatt anticipates Romney's address will prove compelling to the University's graduates as they move forward in life, better positioned to advance the causes they hold close because of the education they have received at SUU.


"We place a high value on community engagement among our students," explained Wyatt, recalling the University's mission, which includes mention of empowering students to be "productive citizens" and "socially responsible leaders." 


Read more about Ann Romney's visit to SUU


SUU Commencement


Alumni Days at Shakespeare

Can you think of a better way to kick-off your summer than returning to our beautiful campus to enjoy the 2014 season of the Utah Shakespeare Festival? We can't think of one either . . . so plan to attend Alumni Days at Shakespeare June 23-25. 


Now in its fourth year, Alumni Days at Shakespeare offers you (and your guests) the opportunity to see the Utah Shakespeare Festival at a reduced rate and enjoy unique events planned specifically for you. 


This summer at the Festival is Twelfth Night, Henry IV Part One, Sense and Sensibility, Measure for Measure, Into the Woods and The Comedy of Errors. Plus, we have planned for you a Dinner in the Pines, a Frontier Homestead State Park Museum tour, a Utah Shakespeare Festival Backstage Tour, and an Ice Cream Social with Festival cast and staff. It will be a wonderful event with your Thunderbird family.


Select and Purchase your 2014 Ticket Package Now!


How Do SUU Students Experience More?

With aim to reveal all that is special and unique about SUU, as well as showcase the diverse collection of individuals who compose our student body, The Experience More Video Campaign features a series of students in short video clips that tell the story of who they are, what their daily lives are like and how they experience more at Southern Utah University.    

Experience More: Keith Howells
Experience More: Keith Howells
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