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A concept rendering by MRW Design Associates showing what Dixie State University contemplates for a Human Performance, Student Wellness Center. DSU notes that this is not a design rendering.  July 2015 | Image courtesy of MRW Design Associates, St. George News

Dixie State anticipates bachelor’s program in exercise science, proposes new facility 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University announced in a press release Friday that it has been approved by the state Board of Regents to offer a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, subject to final approval from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. “This is a huge area of growth for us. Through the strategic plan, we […]

Jody Rich gives a "thumbs up" on his border-to-border bike trip, location not specified, circa July 13-23, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Jody Rich, St. George News

HS principal pedals appeal for acts of kindness, breaks collarbone stimulating ‘hurricane of service’ 

HURRICANE – Two years after a bike trip that raised over $30,000 for computers in Hurricane schools, the Hurricane High School principal set out again this summer, pedaling with a message encouraging acts of service toward others – a message that actually gained momentum when Jody Rich broke his clavicle in a cycling accident along the way. You can do hard things […]

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Staples offers teachers discounts, Cedar City, St. George 

ST. GEORGE — Staples stores in St. George and Cedar City are helping educators save more on classroom supplies and get ready for back to school with Teacher Appreciation Week, Aug. 2-8. During the specified week teachers can get an exclusive coupon that provides 40 percent back in Staples teacher rewards on popular items including school supplies, teaching and […]

Possible design for the elementary school to be built next to the Dixie Sunbowl on 100 North, St. George, Utah, July 30, 2015 | Image courtesy of the Washington County School District, St. George News

New elementary school progress report; Dixie State expansion, Sunbowl retention 

ST. GEORGE – Earlier this year the St. George City Council approved 6-acre land sale to Washington County School District for construction of a new elementary school. The 6-acre parcel is next to the Dixie Sunbowl and has served as the Elks Baseball Field. During a work meeting Thursday, the City Council was given an update on the […]

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‘Stuff the BUS’ school supply drive benefits students in need 

ST. GEORGE — United Way Dixie is partnering with Allconnect for the first annual “Stuff the BUS” school supply drive, which will take place Thursday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the Allconnect parking lot, 1572 S. Dixie Drive in St. George. The goal for the drive is to stuff a full-size school bus to the top with much-needed school […]

Housing on Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of Southern Utah University Marketing Communications, St. George News

Southern Utah University students struggle to find housing as enrollment grows 

CEDAR CITY — With the increase in student enrollment at Southern Utah University, many students are finding no room at the housing facilities for the upcoming fall 2015 semester and university officials as well as community members are looking for solutions. University Vice President of Student Affairs Jared Tippets said students are struggling to find housing. […]

Children show their completed work at Dayspring Montessori, Washington City, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Dayspring Montessori, St. George News

Dayspring Montessori; teaching unstoppable learners 

ST. GEORGE — Founded on the educational beliefs put forth over 100 years ago by Dr. Maria Montessori, Dayspring Montessori has been an early education staple in St. George for nearly 20 years. Now located in the Dixie Montessori Academy building, 1160 N. 645 W. in Washington City, the private preschool, pre-K and Kindergarten Montessori is accepting […]


Documentary film honors 100 years of education, pioneer building 

WASHINGTON COUNTY — Iron Spyke Pictures has signed a promotion and distribution agreement with Washington County School District for the new documentary film, “On Dreams of Dixie,” honoring 100 years of public education in Southern Utah. About the film “On Dreams of Dixie” commemorates the anniversary of the establishment of the Washington County School District in 1915 […]

Image composite: Forefront: Suzanne Leonelli; background: The Learning Center at 2044 Mesa Palms Drive, St. George; locations and dates not specified | Photo courtesy of The Learning Center for Families, graphic by St. George News

Debbie Justice retires; Learning Center for Families announces new executive director 

ST. GEORGE — The board of directors and policy council of The Learning Center for Families is pleased to announce that Suzanne Leonelli, of Centerville, has accepted the position of executive director and will begin work Sept. 1. Leonelli will replace the current executive director, Debbie Justice, who founded TLC in 1993 and will retire […]


Dixie State honors the late Annie Atkin Tanner for literary contributions 

ST. GEORGE — A plaque recognizing the contributions the late Annie Atkin Tanner made to the Southern Utah literary community, and Dixie State University students specifically, was dedicated in the university’s Holland Centennial Commons July 20. Commissioned by Tanner’s last surviving child, Jordan Tanner, and his wife, Pat Tanner, the plaque honors Annie Atkin Tanner, who was […]

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Students dig anthropology; university adds degree program 

CEDAR CITY — The State Board of Regents approved a new bachelor’s degree in anthropology for Southern Utah University. The university will begin to offer the new major beginning Fall 2015. Jim McDonald, professor of anthropology and dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, said the major will bring new breadth and depth […]

Rendering of new student housing to be constructed on Dixie State University, St. George, Utah | Image courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News

Dixie State announces builder for new student housing complex 

ST. GEORGE — Proposing a design that combines the amenities of home with a sense of community and the energy of student life, Layton Construction and Method Studio Architects have been chosen to build the new student housing complex on the Dixie State University campus, as announced on Friday. The facility will be located on the northeast […]

Wildflowers in bloom at the Cedar Breaks Wildflower Festival, Cedar Breaks National Monument, July 16, 2015 | Photo by Emily Hammer, St. George News

Wildflower Festival showcases a rainbow display; CCnews Photo Gallery 

CEDAR BREAKS — It’s clear you’re close to Cedar Breaks National Monument when you pass fields full of wildflowers, from red and yellow to a deep purple. These beautiful flowers are the backdrop for the Wildflower Festival, which lasts until Sunday. Every year, as all the flowers bloom, Cedar Breaks National Monument holds the festival, […]

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Senate votes to build on Utah’s success in education reform 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following a string of major bipartisan successes in the first six months of the new Congress, the U.S. Senate is now turning its attention to education with the Every Child Achieves Act. This landmark bill drafted by the Senate health, education, labor and pensions committee aims to address the shortcomings of current federal […]

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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft takes historic look at Pluto 

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Pluto, reveal thyself, and Earthlings, enjoy the show. On Tuesday, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will sweep past Pluto and present the previously unexplored world in all its icy glory. It promises to be the biggest planetary unveiling in a quarter-century. The curtain hasn’t been pulled back like this since NASA’s […]

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