May 2015

Dixie Today

DSU Academic Advisor Chris Gifford Utah’s Top Advisor for 2015

05/28/2015 - Dixie State University academic advisor Chris Gifford was named the 2015 Advisor of the Year by the Utah Advising Association during the organization's annual conference held last week in St. George.  

DSU Enrollment and Advisement Services Receive USHE Innovation Award

05/27/2015 - Dixie State University Executive Director of Enrollment Management Dr. David Roos and Director of Advisement Michael Olsen were the recent DSU recipients of the Alan E. Hall Innovation for Undergraduate Student Success award for the 2014-15 academic year. The award, presented by the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE), is meant to highlight the work of innovators to develop a culture of innovation among Utah's institutions of higher education, and to draw attention to effective innovations at USHE institution.  

DSU Welcomes Tanzanian Nurses to Educational Exchange Program

05/18/2015 - After traveling for 30 hours and traversing 10,000 miles to reach St. George, 10 nurses from the United Republic of Tanzania received a warm greeting Monday morning from members of the Dixie State University community and Utah State Legislature during a welcome reception.  

DSU Provides Over 93K Hours of Service During 2014-15 Academic Year

05/11/2015 - Dixie State University students, faculty and staff posted a record-breaking year of providing community service through the institution's service learning program. Overall, the DSU community combined to provide nearly 93,000 hours of service during the 2014-15 academic year to the campus, the St. George community, Washington County and the southwestern region of Utah through a number academic, athletic and campus initiatives.  

DSU Sears Art Museum Curator Receives 2015 Governor’s Art Leadership Award

05/06/2015 - Dixie State University Sears Art Museum Gallery curator Kathy Cieslewicz has been selected as one of four recipients of the 2015 Governor's Leadership in the Arts Award, which will presented at a special luncheon this Thursday, May 7, as part of the Mountain West Arts Conference in Salt Lake City. The Governor's Leadership in the Arts Awards program sponsored by Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert and the Utah Division of Arts & Museums.  

Current and Future DSU Students Receive Scholarships from AAUW

05/04/2015 - Six current Dixie State University students, along with seven future DSU students, were awarded academic scholarships made possible by the St. George Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The scholarship awards were handed out at a special AAUW luncheon held Monday at the St. George Courtyard Marriott.  

DSU to Provide Online Video Streaming of Commencement Ceremony

05/04/2015 - Dixie State University will offer free live online video streaming of this Friday's 104th Commencement Exercises. The online broadcast, which can be found at, will begin at 11 a.m.  

DSU to Graduate 1,720 Students

05/01/2015 - Dixie State University will hold its 104th Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 8, at 11 a.m., in the M. Anthony Burns Arena. Graduates will begin the Processional at 10:15 a.m., marching from the Gardner Student Center and through the Holland Centennial Plaza to the Burns Arena.