Historical exhibit takes center stage at DSC colleagues meeting

ST. GEORGE – Dixie State College will hold its first President’s Colleagues of DSC meeting of the 2010-11 academic year on Monday, Oct. 4, at noon, inside the Sears Art Museum Gallery at the DSC Eccles Fine Arts Center. The meeting is free and open to the public.

The focus of the first Colleagues meeting will be centered on the history of Dixie State College captured in the current DSC Now and Then: A Centennial Celebration exhibit on display in the Sears Gallery. In addition to the exhibit, those in attendance will be treated to music performed by many of DSC’s talented music department faculty, including Dr. Paul Abegg (violin), Gary Caldwell (trumpet), and Dr. Ken Peterson (tenor), along with special guest pianist Terry Lamoreaux.

DSC Now and Then takes patrons 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, 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.

The President’s Colleagues of Dixie State College, founded 18 years ago by former DSC President Dr. Douglas Alder, is a group of retired professors and other professionals who live mostly in the St. George and Washington County area. Dr. Alder, who also started an Honors Program at DSC, organized the Colleagues as a way to increase academic activities on campus.

The Colleagues meet together once a month during the academic year to hear presentations from each other and/or invited guests.

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