Western Regional Honors Conference 2020


Home to a mix of architectural styles, many of the venues on SUU’s campus reference the landscape of the area. From the stunning red-orange rocks to the unique formations in slot canyons, you are sure to experience the beauty of southern Utah has to offer.

Dixie L. Leavitt Business Building

One of the newest buildings on campus, SUU’s 42,000 square-foot business building will serve as the main presentation space for the 2020 WRHC Conference.

In addition to showcasing two-story views of campus, the Dixie L. Leavitt Business Building features Gordon Huether’s artwork titled “Canyon Light,” which consists of suspended panels of coated acrylic that are reminiscent of the Wall Street Slot Canyon. Selected works from the 2020 edition of Scribendi will also be displayed throughout the building space.

Dixie L. Leavitt Business Building

R. Haze Hunter Conference Center

Built in 1927, the Hunter Conference Center is one of the oldest buildings on campus. All meals, the Keynote address, and the Sunday poster session will take place here.

Originally built as the Women’s Gymnasium, it is home to the Gilbert Great Hall, affectionately known as the “Harry Potter Room.” The room features a two-story stained-glass window and houses SUU’s Hall of Honor with portraits of individuals who are a part of the university’s history. The Great Hall, will play host to all events scheduled in the building.

R. Haze Hunter Conference Center

Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA)

Having only been open for four years, SUMA has become a staple in the southern Utah arts scene. On Friday night, the gallery will be open late for the Scribendi Reception, and attendees will be welcome to peruse the Senior BFA Exhibition, which will open the night before.

The architecture of SUMA is derived from local slot canyons, and the building is regularly described as a work of art itself. The building is visible from the Hunter Conference Center, so attendees will have the opportunity to see it from a distance throughout the conference.

Southern Utah Museum of Art

Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park

Less than half-an-hour from SUU’s campus, the Kolob Canyons form the northern portion of the iconic Zion National Park. This area provides breathtaking views of southern Utah’s well-known red rocks, which form Kolob’s 2,000-foot cliffs.

Kolob Canyons