DSU Forum brings birds of prey for show and tell

Bald Eagle at the eighth hole, Bloomington Country Club Golf Course, St. George, Utah, Jan. 10, 2014 | Photo by and courtesy of Nancy Anderson, St. George News
Nikki Wayment of HawkWatch International, location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Hawkwatch International via Dixie State University, St. George News
Nikki Wayment of HawkWatch International | Photo courtesy of Hawkwatch International via Dixie State University, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – Dixie State University’s weekly noontime “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” continues Tuesday with a presentation on birds of prey and preservation by Nikki Wayment, education and outreach director with HawkWatch International.

The forum will begin at noon in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus at 225 S. 700 E. in St George. Admission is free, all are welcome.

Wayment’s topic, “Biology, Birds, Nature and Preservation,” will discuss the natural habitat of raptors and what HawkWatch International’s role is in conserving their environment through education, long-term monitoring and scientific research on these birds as indicators of ecosystem health. Wayment, who will bring along two birds of prey as part of her presentation, is a graduate of Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in fisheries and wildlife.

Red-tailed hawk? At the 12th hole, Bloomington Country Club Golf Course, St. George, Utah, Dec. 23, 2013 | Photo by and courtesy of Nancy Anderson, St. George News
Red-tailed hawk? At the 12th hole, Bloomington Country Club Golf Course, St. George, Utah, Dec. 23, 2013 | Photo by and courtesy of Nancy Anderson, St. George News

 

The Dixie Forum is a lecture series designed to introduce Dixie students, faculty, and the St. George community to diverse ideas and personalities and to widen their world views. The series will continue its 2014 Spring Semester weekly as follows:

Date Presenter Topic
Jan. 28 Attorneys Kevin D. Swenson and Nathan Langston of Robert J. Debry & Associates Law literacy 101
Feb. 4 Bashir Shadman, adjunct professor, DSU War, terrorism and the future
Feb. 11 Matt Morin, associate professor, DSU “We are the World” to “Ohanglaman”: Music and global development discourse in East Africa’s NGO Sector
Feb. 13(Thursday) Matt Brandt, photographer Art and photography
Feb. 18 No forum
Feb. 25 Dixie Regional Medical Center Trauma Center Director Dr. Greg Watson and Kim Phillips, nurse practitioner Medicine/health, advances in trauma care
March 4 Dana Telford, financial consultant The billionaires classroom
March 11 No Forum – DSU Spring Break
March 18 Wayne Potts, biology professor, University of Utah Research in sugar in the diet, toxicity assessment and detecting health declines in mice
March 25 Executive Creative Director Steve Babcock, Evolution Bureau, Colorado The democratization of culture: How the content we create shapes our world
April 1 Dr. Stephen Armstrong, associate professor, DSU DSU Research Day presentations
April 8 David Bish, professor of mineralogy at Indiana University, Bloomington Mars science laboratory experiment
April 15 Marnie Powers-Torrey, managing director of Books Arts Program, U of U and Red Butte Press The art of the book: object, text, image, experience

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