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DSU’s Statement on the Termination Appeal Process and Last Chance Agreement

Dr. Peterson’s appeal of his Notice of Intent to Terminate his tenure appointment began with a Faculty Review Board hearing. The recommendation for reinstatement with a verbal or written warning from the Faculty Review Board, a recommending body, then went to an independent reviewer for a final decision. President Williams, being a party mentioned in […]

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Innovation Plaza receives $1.75 million in funding

Dixie State University recently received more than $1.75 million in support of Innovation Plaza, thanks to a $875,048 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration and a matching donation from Lindsay and Laura Atwood. The contributions will support the purchase of equipment for an entrepreneurial makerspace and a biotech, medical and environmental […]

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Students represent Dixie State University on SkillsUSA’s national stage

After recently reinstating the chapter of SkillsUSA at Dixie State University in 2016, members are already making an impact on the organization’s national level. Chapter Vice President Madison Whitney currently serves as the SkillsUSA national college post-secondary treasurer. Both she and one of DSU’s chapter members, Kyler Kelsch, will attend the National Leadership and Skills […]

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Sears Art Museum to host free lecture with local author Carmen Stenholm

Showcasing the talent of a local author, Dixie State University Sears Art Museum will host a free lecture and book signing by Carmen Stenholm. Stenholm, who made her debut as an author with “Crack Between the Worlds” and won the silver medal for historical fiction from the Military Writers Society of America for it, released […]

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Dixie State names new assistant vice president for campus diversity

Charged with leading Dixie State University in its efforts to promote diversity and inclusion, Dr. Tasha Toy has been named the institution’s new assistant vice president for campus diversity and director of the Multicultural & Inclusion Center. She will assume responsibilities on June 18. “I am excited to welcome Dr. Toy to Dixie State University,” […]

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DSU receives award for Concurrent Enrollment math courses

With the help of the Concurrent Enrollment Quantitative Literacy Math Incentive from the Utah System of Higher Education, Dixie State University is set to help more high school students take college-level math courses. The $147,202 award will help Dixie State increase the number of Concurrent Enrollment math classes taught in Washington County high schools. The award […]

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Sears Art Museum to display ‘Essence of Hope’ summer exhibit

Featuring the work of a nationally known artist and her son, “Julie Rogers: Essence of Hope” will be on exhibit this summer at the Dixie State University Sears Art Museum. The exhibit will feature paintings by Julie Rogers displayed alongside ceramic pieces of her son, Matt Rogers, an accomplished potter who discovered his talents at […]

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Blair Barfuss named chief of Campus Police

After conducting a nationwide search, Dixie State University has selected Blair Barfuss as the institution’s new director of campus security and chief of the Campus Police Department. “All of us here at Dixie State University are excited to welcome Chief Barfuss to campus,” DSU President Richard “Biff” Williams said. “He has an impressive background of […]

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Community Education to host free seminar on disaster preparedness

To teach residents how to prepare for the top twelve risks Washington County faces, Dixie State University Community Education is sponsoring Fully Prepared for Any Disaster, a free seminar on disaster preparedness. The seminar will address various threats and emergencies and their likelihood and severity. Participants will learn about natural disasters, such as earthquakes, floods […]

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Influential Trailblazers honored with Dixie State University Presidential Awards

Dixie State University’s inaugural Presidential Awards Ceremony recognized influential members of the Dixie State and Washington County communities who are blazing trails to make a difference in Southern Utah. In collaboration with Utah Campus Contact, Dixie State awarded Presidential Awards to individuals committed to service-learning, community engagement and campus-community partnerships. Dixie State and Utah Campus […]

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