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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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President Williams to present at final Colleagues meeting of semester

As the academic year draws to a close, DSU President Richard “Biff” Williams will present his annual Dixie State University Report and Update for the final President’s Colleagues of DSU meeting of the Spring 2018 semester. Williams will present at noon on May 7 in Lecture Hall 156 of the Taylor Health Science Center, located […]

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Summer programs offer youth a head start in STEM training

This summer, Dixie State University is hosting a variety of hands-on educational camps and programs to help Washington County youth excel in science, technology, engineering and math. The U.S. Department of Education projects a dramatic increase in STEM jobs and an impending shortage of workers to fill them. In anticipation of such a shortage, DSU […]

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Dixie Forum to close semester with presentation on the pottery, artists of Mata Ortiz

Dixie State University’s weekly lecture series Dixie Forum: A Window on the World will host a renowned master potter in a special presentation on how his dying desert village in Mexico transformed into a destination for world-class art. Closing Dixie Forum for the 2017-18 academic year, Diego Valles will present about his pottery and artistic […]

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President Williams kicks off Week of the Young Child reading challenge

Dixie State University President Richard B. Williams and First Lady Kristin Williams returned to preschool for a little while Tuesday afternoon, when they read to young students at the DSU Preschool to promote the Week of the Young Child. President Williams initiated the statewide Read with a Child Challenge in line with the Utah Association […]

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Dixie Forum to discuss Fitzgerald’s classic ‘The Great Gatsby’

Dixie State University’s weekly lecture series Dixie Forum: A Window on the World will critically examine the implications of class distinctions in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 20th century American classic “The Great Gatsby.” Satyam Moorty, a published author and Fulbright Scholar, will discuss the variegated aspects of taste in literature at noon on April 17 in […]

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Dixie State University brings ‘The Magic of Dixie’ to D-Week

“The Magic of Dixie” will be cast over Dixie State University’s campus April 9-14, when the campus and community come together to celebrate D-Week 2018. Signified by the “D” on Black Hill glowing red, the 104-year-old tradition of D-Week is similar to Homecoming Week but brings its own set of activities to the university’s spring […]

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