St George News


Foster parents wanted, invited to ‘Ask a Foster Parent Lunch and Learn’ 

ST. GEORGE – Families of all designs are asked to consider opening their homes to children in Southern Utah for foster care. “Ask a Foster Parent Lunch and Learn” will give prospective foster parents the chance to learn about the program, how it works and what to expect in an informal, friendly gathering Tuesday, from noon […]

Background image: Randall L. Jones Theater; foreground image: Danforth Comins as Hamlet in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2012 production of “Hamlet,” Cedar City, Utah, dates not specified | “Hamlet” photo by Karl Hugh, both images courtesy of Utah Shakespeare Festival, St. George News

Shakespeare Festival panel presents at Dixie Forum 

ST. GEORGE — A panel of the Utah Shakespeare Festival actors and artists will present at the weekly “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” series Tuesday at noon in the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on Dixie State University campus, 225 S. 700 East, St. George. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to […]

The Dixie State University Alumni Association participates in the university’s annual Homecoming Parade  on Tabernacle Street, St. George, Utah, Sept. 26, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News

Dixie State University thanks community for supporting Homecoming 2015 

ST. GEORGE — The success of Dixie State University’s 2015 Homecoming Week, Sept. 21-26, was thanks to the entire St. George community who came together to “Rock the Red” and show pride for their university. Taking the theme for the 2015 festivities literally, the campus did “Rock the Red” as it was decked out with […]

Department of Vermont Health Access Chief Medical Officer Tom Simpatico was a keynote speaker at the Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference held at the Dixie Center, St. George, Utah, Sept. 23, 2015 | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

Future looks brighter for those suffering from behavioral health issues, addiction 

ST. GEORGE — The growing recognition that physical, mental and social challenges are interrelated has finally led to the integration of behavioral health and physical health care in Utah, offering new hope for many where there once seemed there was none. Additionally, a new law takes effect Thursday, emphasizing treatment programs instead of punishment for criminal offenders. […]

Background: Holland Centennial Commons building at Dixie State University, St. George, Utah | File photo, St. George News

Autism Mandate summit, broadcast venues in St. George, Cedar City 

SOUTHERN UTAH – A summit geared toward apprising Utah residents about a new law that will affect people diagnosed with autism will be broadcast on the Dixie State University campus as well as Southern Utah University campus in an effort to keep more Southern Utah families informed. The Autism Mandate Summit is being held in Lehi at […]

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Artist Johnson Yazzie’s forum presentation accompanies exhibit opening 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University’s weekly “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” series will host artist Johnson Yazzie in a presentation Tuesday at the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center, 225 S. 700 East, in St. George. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend. The lecture will accompany the opening of […]

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Professor gives public lecture on Islamic State group 

CEDAR CITY — College Democrats at Southern Utah University are hosting a lecture Thursday at 6 p.m. by political science professor Michael Stathis on the Islamic State group – how it came to be and its impact on current issues such as Europe’s refugee crisis. The lecture will be held in the Sterling R. Church Auditorium in the […]


Frontier Homestead partners with Smithsonian Magazine for ‘Museum Day Live!’ 

CEDAR CITY — Frontier Homestead State Park Museum in Cedar City will provide free admission for all visitors Saturday as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s 11th annual “Museum Day Live!” For one day only, participating museums across the United States will emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s facilities, based in Washington, D.C., which offer free admission […]


Dine, dance, party with purpose: AAUW fall scholarship gala 

ST. GEORGE — Higher education impacts and enhances quality of life. Such is the proposition of the American Association of University Women and the St. George branch’s featured presenter, Bonnie Jean Beesley, who plans to inspire guests at the association’s October scholarship gala. The dinner dance, “A Night of Inspiration,” is hosted by the St. George branch of […]

Nicole Javanna Johnson broadcasts live from the back of her BMW Mini Cooper as the host of M.O.V.E. RADIO, location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of M.O.V.E. RADIO, St. George News

Black Bear Diner hosts first ‘Midnight Madness’ event 

ST. GEORGE — In an effort to raise funds for service organizations and Dixie State University clubs in St George, Javanna Productions M.O.V.E. is partnering with Black Bear Diner to host the first of many “Midnight Madness” events Friday. On the last Friday of each month, members of the community are invited to visit Black […]

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Dixie Forum discusses treatment of women worldwide 

ST. GEORGE — International women will be the focus of Dixie State University’s weekly “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” when the series continues this week with a panel discussion examining the treatment of women around the world. A panel of Dixie State faculty from around the globe will present from noon to 12:50 p.m. […]

Home storage cans at the Iron County Emergency Preparedness Expo, Cedar City, Utah, Sept. 19, 2015 | Photo by Emily Hammer, St. George News

Iron County Emergency Expo teaches weapons, food, pet preparedness 

CEDAR CITY — Are you prepared for when the worst comes? Whether it be by natural disaster, virus outbreak or the collapse of modern government, most people agree that the world has the potential to go very wrong. The Iron County annual Emergency Preparedness Expo, held Saturday at Heritage Center Theater, set out to educate […]

Southern Utah University was awarded the National Society of Experiential Education’s Outstanding Experiential Education Program Award, location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of SUU Marketing Communications, St. George News

Southern Utah University wins ‘National Experiential Learning Award’ 

CEDAR CITY — Southern Utah University was awarded the “National Society of Experiential Education’s Outstanding Experiential Education Program Award,” which recognizes an outstanding K-12 or higher education institution that has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to experiential education in their classrooms and campus. The award was the only one given to an experiential education program in the […]

From left, William Jergins, Forrest Gee and Joey Gillespie hold up satirical flyers that were not approved by Dixie State University staff because the images violated the school's speech policies, St. George, Utah, March 2015 | Photo courtesy of the Foundation for Individual Freedom in Education, St. George News

Dixie State settles free speech lawsuit; students get $50,000 

ST. GEORGE – Dixie State University has reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed earlier this year by three students over the university’s free speech policies, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education announced Thursday. As part of the settlement, the university will pay the students $50,000 total in damages and attorney fees. DSU is also revising […]

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Dixie Forum considers wealth, poverty of nations, global economy 

ST. GEORGE — Why are some countries rich and others poor? This is the question Dixie State University’s weekly “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” series will examine Tuesday, looking at basic facts pertaining to economic growth around the world. The lecture series is held in the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on the university campus, […]

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