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Fighting youth violence: Governor launches ‘Do the Write Thing Challenge’ contest 

SALT LAKE CITY — The office of Gov. Gary R. Herbert and the Utah Board of Juvenile Justice invites seventh- and eighth-grade students to participate in the 16th annual “Do the Write Thing Challenge” to help stop youth violence in homes, schools and neighborhoods. The challenge offers students across the state an opportunity to examine the […]

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Letter to the Editor: The higher education treadmill; adjunct faculty frustrations 

OPINION – Five years ago while I was an undergraduate, I wrote a scholarship essay in which I shared an anecdote of a time at the gym while running on a treadmill. As I looked around at my fellow gym-mates covered in sweat with determined expressions engraved upon their faces, I realized we were giving our […]

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Dixie Forum reconvenes with lecture on law, war 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University is launching its weekly lecture series “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” for the Fall 2015 semester with a presentation by Shadman Bashir Tuesday at the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus. Admission is free, and the public is encouraged to attend. Questions […]

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Success Academy ranks No. 1 in nation for ‘beating the odds’ 

ST. GEORGE — Newsweek recently ranked Success Academy at Southern Utah University in Cedar City the top school in its “Beating the Odds 2015″ list and ranked Success Academy in Utah, which has programs at both SUU, Dixie State University and online, No. 18 in its “America’s Top High Schools 2015″ listing. The annual “Beating the Odds” list identifies the 500 […]

Hardhats and shovels at the read for Dixie State University's new student housing groundbreaking ceremony, St. George, Utah, Aug. 28, 2015 | Photo by Sheldon Demke, St. George News

Dixie State president hails groundbreaking for student housing a ‘momentum shift’ 

ST. GEORGE — A large crowd gathered to support Dixie State University’s groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning, marking the advent of a new student housing project, the first Dixie State has seen in almost 50 years. “Today we broke ground on the new student housing, Campus View Suites, here at Dixie University …,” Student Body President Matt Devore said. “I cannot […]

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TGIF Show: Your weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH — The weekend is almost here again! If you’re looking for something fun to do, take advantage of our snapshot of Southern Utah events and activities to enjoy with family and friends, and keep the fun going all weekend long. See TGIF Show Co-hosts Sheldon and Hollie talk about their picks for the weekend:  Click play  above Weekend […]

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TGIF show: Your weekend event guide 

SOUTHERN UTAH — The weekend is almost here again! If you’re looking for something fun to do, take advantage of our snapshot of Southern Utah events and activities to enjoy with family and friends, and keep the fun going all weekend long. See TGIF Show Co-hosts Sheldon and Hollie talk about their picks for the weekend:  Click play  above Weekend […]

Dixie State students participate in an intramural basketball game on campus, then Dixie State College, St. George, Utah, Nov. 6, 2012 | Photo courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News

Dixie State’s intramural program named among top 50 nationally 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University’s intramural program was recently ranked as one of the top 50 in the nation by BestColleges.com. In an effort to identify the best collegiate intramural programs in the country, BestColleges.com looked at factors such as efficient team and activity organization, appropriate sports facilities and the number and frequency of […]

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10 weeks of free ‘Mindfulness’ workshops to diffuse stress, anxiety in veterans, others 

ST. GEORGE — Whether at sea and isolated due to post-traumatic stress, military sexual trauma, obsessive compulsions, generalized anxiety or some other type of trauma or stressful occupation – or if you are related to and affected by someone who is – support workshops can help you find ways to manage and even still the internal torrent of […]

L-R Author Indigo Klabanoff and Take 10 host Hollie Reina pause for a photo op in the St. George News studio, St. George, Utah, 8/14/2015 | Photo by Leanna Bergeron, St. George News

Take 10: Author Indigo Klabanoff dishes on sorority, navigating college life 

ST. GEORGE — Indigo Klabanoff is a St. George resident and Dixie State University alumna who made waves with the school’s administration while creating a women’s association (read: sorority) as a senior and attempting to register it as a school club under the name of Phi Beta Pi. Klabanoff has since graduated and written a book entitled “Every […]

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Dixie State breaks ground on housing complex 

ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for Campus View Suites on Aug. 28 to celebrate the addition of the first student housing complex to campus in nearly 50 years. The ceremony is set to take place at 10 a.m. at the site of the future housing complex on the northeast corner […]

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LDS church breaks ground for new history center 

ST. GEORGE – The search to discover who we are and where we come from is getting easier and more exciting. Church leaders and members of the St. George Interfaith Council gathered Saturday morning to officially break ground on a new family history center. Elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints led […]

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Health department holds student shot clinic 

CEDAR CITY – Back to school in Iron County means bringing vaccinations up to date. A special clinic for required school shots will be held Tuesday at the Southwest Utah Public Health Department in Cedar City from 8-11 a.m. Parents must bring their photo ID, their child’s immunization record and a copy of a current insurance […]

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Parents, teens together learn about sexual assault, how to stay safe 

ST. GEORGE — Most topics are difficult to cover with teens, even more so the possibility of sexual assault, which is why a personal safety course is helping teens and parents learn together to protect and prepare for threatening situations and bond together in the process. Tamra Carter, a St. George resident, is taking the course with her teenage daughter Makayla. Both mother […]

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Southern Utah University ranks ‘Best in the West’ 10 years running 

CEDAR CITY — The Princeton Review, in its recently released collegiate survey, “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” identified Southern Utah University at the top tier of colleges and universities across the nation by region. With this recognition, SUU has been called one of the West’s best schools, a national and prestigious ranking that is becoming an […]

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