DSU students to appear on TODAY show

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Some of Dixie State University’s students will have the chance to represent the southern Utah region on the TODAY Show Monday.

As part of TODAY show weatherman Al Roker’s race to earn the Guinness World Record title for Fastest Time to Report a Weather Forecast from All 50 U.S. States and the District of Colombia, students from DSU will have the opportunity to represent Utah.

“Dixie students will be demonstrating many of the amazing outdoor activities available in Utah as a backdrop for Roker’s weather report,” said Jordon Sharp, director of student involvement and leadership. “[DSU] was the ideal choice to showcase the values and strengths of Utah, as Dixie students live their new school tagline: Active learning, active life.”

Sky Crystal, a junior marketing major from Kimberly, Idaho, and the marketing manager for DSUSA, will be among the nearly 50 students on the show.

Crystal said there will be students showing the nation what southern Utah has to offer such as hiking, swimming, boating and rock climbing, and will be broadcasting at the Four Corners Monument

“I’m just excited to go,” Crystal said. “(We get to) represent the Dixie life, and build a reputation to the nation about what [DSU] has to offer for younger generations.” 

The students will start broadcasting at 5 a.m. as the TODAY show begins airing at 7 a.m. Eastern Time. The students will be broadcasted on NBC every half hour for about seven minutes each segment from 7 to 9 a.m. local time.