DSC to hold Centennial 'Moments to Remember'

ST. GEORGE – As part of its DSC Now and Then: A Centennial Celebration exhibit, Dixie State College will be hosting a pair of “Moments to Remember” special engagements inside the Sears Art Museum Gallery located in the DSC Dolores Dore’ Eccles Fine Arts Center.

The first special event is slated for Thursday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m., featuring a retrospective history of Dixie College’s Rebelettes and cheerleaders entitled “We’ve Got Spirit …. 5,6,7,8,” presented by longtime Dixie Rebelette advisor Pat Roper. The second event will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 12 noon, chronicling “The Beauties of Dixie – Homecoming and D-Day Queens” with former DSC academic vice president and current Washington County School District Superintendent Dr. Max Rose. Admission to both events is free to all DSC students, faculty and staff, alumni and the public.

The DSC Now and Then exhibit, currently on display in the Sears Gallery, takes alumni and visitors alike back through the annals of Dixie College’s near 100-year history. The exhibit features yearbooks and artifacts from the past, including desks, text books, athletic trophies, athletic and cheerleader uniforms, paintings of Dixie’s past presidents and current president Dr. Stephen D. Nadauld, portraits of past beauty queens, and the “Ax” which symbolized the bitter rivalry between Dixie and the neighbors to the north in Cedar City at Branch Agricultural College/College of Southern Utah (now Southern Utah University).

Visitors will also be treated to a video slide show of hundreds of photos that chronicle the evolution of the St. George Stake Academy into what is now known as Dixie State College of Utah. In addition, a copy machine is available in the Sears Gallery, so visitors can copy photos out of yearbooks on display free of charge.

For more information on DSC historical exhibit, contact Sears Art Museum Gallery curator Kathy Cieslewicz at 435-652-7909 or at cieslewicz@dixie.edu.

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