ST. GEORGE – As part of Homecoming Week 2012, Dixie State College of Utah will officially cut the ribbon on the new DSC President’s Fitness Circuit Training Facility in a special ceremony today.
Construction on the facility, which is shaped in the form of Dixie’s iconic block “D,” took just over six months to complete. It features eight workout stations, each with shade and lighting structures so DSC students, faculty and staff and the community can utilize them day and night. It will complement the recently installed DSC President’s Fitness Loops, a system of five walking trails that weave around and through the campus.
“(The D-Circuit) is a place where students can do for their body what they’re here to do for their mind,” President Stephen D. Nadauld said. “We want to send the message to our students that we value fitness, that we want them to be physically fit as well as mentally fit.”
This new facility and the Fitness Loops are part of DSC’s “Centennial Celebration: Bridging a New Century of Service” fundraising campaign, spearheaded by Dixie alumni Ralph and Cheri Atkin. The campaign’s goal to raise $7 million in committed endowment dollars includes at least $4 million to fund a number of campus capital projects.
DSC also hopes to raise $3 million to fund three endowed academic chair positions in their four-year accounting, education and communication programs. The creation and funding of these three new positions will enhance the school’s chances to eventually gain university status.
The ribbon-cutting will take place in a special ceremony at 11:30 a.m., at the DSC Pavilion just south of the Udvar-Hazy School of Business building.
Event details and contact information
Date: Oct. 25
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: DSC Pavilion, DSC campus
Contact: DSC Vice President of Development George F. Whitehead – 435-652-7906
Submitted by: Dixie State College of Utah