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Leavitt Center for Politics to Celebrate Grand Re-Opening

Published: January 12, 2016 | Author: Bailey Bowthorpe | Category: Special Events

Leavitt Center for Politics to Celebrate Grand Re-OpeningThe Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service will welcome Southern Utah University students and community members to an open house and grand re-opening of the Center on Tuesday, January 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a short program and ribbon cutting at noon.

The Michael O. Leavitt Center recently moved to a new, larger location in SUU’s Sharwan Smith Student Center in the former Entertainment Bureau (ST 112), where Pizza and Politics is normally held.

“We are thrilled to have the additional space and hope it will allow for more students to be a part of our events and discussions,” said Leavitt Center Student Director Hilary Monson.

This semester, the Leavitt Center will focus on “politics in your life”, a new series aimed at helping students understand the politics of their future occupations.

“Politics are a part of everything, and helping more students connect to what they are learning in the classroom to what they are seeing in the news will be enhanced through this new, student-centered space,” said Donna Law, Leavitt Center Executive Director.

The Leavitt Center is a non-partisan, interdisciplinary organization dedicated to preparing students to serve as responsible and educated leaders in a democratic society. The center recently celebrated 17 years of educating and informing students and the southern Utah community about various political issues. In addition, the Leavitt Center offers students internships at a local, state and federal level.


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