Learn about media innovation at the next Dixie Forum

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ST. GEORGE—Dixie State University’s weekly series “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” continues with a lecture by Clark Gilbert, CEO of Deseret News Publishing Company and Deseret Digital Media. Gilbert will present  “Innovation in the Media” at a special time and location — 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Zion Room on the fifth floor of Holland Centennial Commons on the DSU campus. Admission is free, and all community members and DSU students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

Before his tenure with Deseret News, Gilbert served as an associate academic vice president at Brigham Young University-Idaho, where he oversaw the university’s online learning and distance education initiatives. He was also a professor of entrepreneurial management at Harvard Business School and has a background in media innovation. Gilbert, who earned a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, a master’s degree from Stanford University and a doctoral degree from the Harvard Business School, has written award-winning articles on innovation for the Harvard Business Review and MIT/Sloan Management Review. He also authored the book “From Resource Allocation to Strategy,” published by Oxford University Press.

Dixie Forum is designed to introduce the St. George community and DSU students, faculty and staff to diverse ideas and personalities while widening their worldviews via a 50-minute presentation. Dixie State students can earn one college credit by signing up for HUM 1000, attending lectures regularly, carefully considering the ideas expressed and writing about the presentations.

DSU Art Professor Glen Blakley will offer a presentation on ceramic arts as the next installment of the weekly series at noon Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus.

The remainder of the fall Dixie Forum schedule is below. All forums will be at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus, unless noted.


Sept. 23. Clark Gilbert, CEO of Deseret News (Forum in Zion Room at 11 a.m.) “Innovation in the Media”
Sept. 30 Glen Blakley, DSU art professor Ceramic Art
Oct. 7 Annie Henrie Fine Art Painting
Oct. 14 No Forum – Fall Break
Oct. 21 Dr. Lincoln Nadauld, Brian Caldwell, Aston Basile “Cutting Edge Cancer Research: A Report from Stanford University
Oct. 28 Kathleen Herndon, chairwoman of the English department at Weber State University “Islamic New Year and Muslim Journeys”
Nov. 4 Rico Del Sesto, DSU assistant professor of chemistry “The Future of Science”
Nov. 11 No Forum – DSU Career Day
Nov. 18 J. Kirk Richards “Fine Art Painting and Sculpture”
Nov. 25 No Forum – Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 2 Del Parson, DSU art professor Fine Art Painting
Dec. 9 Lin Alder Energy Efficiency

Event details and resources

  • What: “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World”
  • When: Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m.
  • Where: Zion Room, fifth floor of Holland Centennial Commons, Dixie State University campus, 225 South 700 East, St. George, Utah
  • Contact: DSU Forum coordinator John Burns at 435-879-4712 or [email protected]dixie.edu
  • Dixie forum website

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