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At this time, Dixie State University is not mandating vaccines

At this time, Dixie State University is not mandating vaccines for students, faculty, and staff. DSU is working with our local health department and government officials to monitor and assess the COVID-19 situation in Southern Utah on a daily basis. DSU is strongly encouraging vaccines and mask usage along with providing free vaccinations clinics for […]

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Name Recommendation

Q: Why did the Name Recommendation Committee select Utah Polytechnic State University as their recommendation? A: To best explain this, it’s easiest to break the name recommendation down into its four main components. Including Utah in the name establishes the university as an institution that serves students from the entire state while providing a broad […]

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Name Recommendation Committee votes to recommend Utah Polytechnic State University

The Dixie State University Name Recommendation Committee voted Monday morning to recommend Utah Polytechnic State University as the new institutional name. The committee’s recommendation will now go to the university’s Board of Trustees for a vote. “Selecting Utah Polytechnic State University as the committee’s recommendation was an arduous process, but well worth the effort,” Julie […]

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Influential Trailblazers honored with 2021 Dixie State University Presidential Awards

Dixie State University’s annual Presidential Awards recognized influential members of the Dixie State and Washington County communities who are blazing trails to make a difference in Southern Utah. To promote civic responsibility, service, collaboration and inclusiveness, Dixie State awarded Presidential Awards to individuals committed to community engagement and campus-community partnerships. Tena Heward received the Committed […]

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Dixie State University students work with local dentists to Give Kids a Smile

Students, faculty, and staff from Dixie State University’s Department of Dental Hygiene recently teamed up with local dentists to address the dental needs of uninsured children throughout the Washington Country region. As part of the Give Kids a Smile event, 73 volunteers provided 47 uninsured children with free services including exams, X-rays, fillings, extractions, sealants and fluoride. […]

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DSU’s Official Statement on St. George City’s Resolution Supporting Utah’s Dixie

Dixie State University applauds St. George City and the City Council for honoring the rich heritage of our region by passing the Resolution Supporting Utah’s Dixie. The University also reveres our community’s pioneering spirit that represents the commitment to grit, service and sacrifice that has been essential to the institution’s growth and success throughout our 110-year […]

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DSU’s Official Statement on Student Passing

The Dixie State University community deeply mourns the loss of DSU’s Multicultural Inclusion Student Association President Samuela Maluamaka Tupola, who passed away this weekend due to a tragic accident. Our hearts go out to the Tupola family and his other loved ones who are grieving from this tremendous loss. “Sam made his mark on DSU […]

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DSU’s Official Statement on House Bill 278S01

Dixie State University is deeply appreciative to our state legislators and to the numerous individuals who have dedicated countless hours to House Bill 278S01. In particular, we would like to thank Senators Don Ipson and Mike McKell and Representatives Kelly Miles and Brad Last for their leadership in crafting and supporting this legislation. We acknowledge […]

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DSU’s statement on the Utah House of Representatives passing HB 278

Dixie State University is deeply appreciative of the Utah House of Representatives’ support for our students, demonstrated by passing House Bill 278, Name Change Process for Dixie State University. We are dedicated to offering personalized and engaged learning experiences that prepare students for rewarding careers and are grateful to our state representatives for voting to […]

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Utah Board of Higher Education recommends Dixie State University name change to UT Legislature

The Utah Board of Higher Education unanimously voted today to recommend an institutional name change for Dixie State University to the Utah Legislature. The DSU Board of Trustees recommended the name change to the state’s board of higher education on Monday, December 14. “We support the recommendation from Dixie State University’s Board of Trustees to […]

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