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Dixie State, St. George Chamber to host congressional candidates in virtual forum

In their second and final candidate forum of the 2020 election countdown, Dixie State University’s Institute of Politics & Public Affairs and the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce are hosting candidates for Utah’s Second Congressional District for the U.S. House of Representatives. As part of the virtual forum, each candidate — Rep. Chris Stewart […]

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Dixie State and St. George Chamber co-host virtual Southern Utah Candidate Forum

To better inform the community about current political issues, candidates from House District 75, House District 74, and Senate District 29 will participate in the virtual 2020 Southern Utah Candidate Forum co-hosted by Dixie State University’s Institute of Politics and Public Affairs and the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce. Taking place Monday, Oct. 12 […]

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Dixie State University new student enrollment increases by nearly 11 percent over last year

Dixie State University welcomed 3,210 new students to campus this fall, a 10.8 percent increase in first-time freshman and transfer students over last year, positioning DSU among three other growing public colleges and universities in Utah according to official enrollment numbers released by the Utah System of Higher Education today. Dixie State’s fall 2020 student […]

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Dixie State University welcomes two new members to the Board of Trustees

As Dixie State University’s Board of Trustees held its first full meeting of the 2020-21 academic year on Friday, the institution’s governing board welcomed entrepreneur and local business owner Deven Macdonald and Student Association President Penny Mills to the board.  Appointed by the governor of Utah and approved by the Utah State Senate, members of Dixie […]

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Dixie State University Sears Art Museum to host Business of Art conference virtually

Offering visual artists of all disciplines the opportunity to learn how to set up their art business, effectively market themselves and be successful, the Dixie State University Sears Art Museum is hosting the annual Business of Art conference online this year. In accordance with state and national COVID-19 guidelines, the two-day conference, which is open […]

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Dixie State University’s TRiO program awarded $1.8 million grant

Dixie State University’s TRiO Student Support Services has received a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, which will enable the program to help over 600 qualified students earn associate degrees throughout the next five years. Receiving more funding than ever since Dixie State added its TRiO program to campus in the 1980s, […]

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Dixie State unveils new academic direction

Recognizing Dixie State University’s continued growth and success, President Richard B. Williams shared the accomplishments of the institution’s 2015-2020 strategic plan, Status to Stature, and unveiled the new plan, Trailblazing Distinction, at his annual State of the University Address on Wednesday. “DSU’s new strategic plan will elevate the University’s offerings and set us apart from any […]

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Dixie State partners with Cicero Group to research the impact of the ‘Dixie’ name

Dixie State University is partnering with Cicero Group, an independent research firm headquartered in Salt Lake City, to conduct comprehensive research that will help the institution and its governing bodies understand the positive and negative impacts of continuing to include “Dixie” in the University’s name. Through this process, Cicero will take an unbiased approach through […]

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Dixie State University ranked on U.S. News’ list of best colleges nationwide

For the third consecutive year, Dixie State University has been ranked as one of the nation’s best colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report. Based on its strong performance in 17 different areas of academic excellence, Dixie State was ranked 7th in Top Public Schools in the West, 12thin Top Performers on Social […]

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Dixie State University to Host Accreditation Evaluation Team

Dixie State University will host an evaluation team from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) for its seven-year, cyclical, comprehensive accreditation review on October 21 to 23.  Due to COVID-19, the visit and interviews will be conducted virtually, using the Zoom online platform. DSU’s last full-scale, accreditation evaluation was in October 2012. The […]

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