Author: David Gardner

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St. George majority makes some students feel unwelcome

According to city-data.com, St. George really is largely white, Mormon, and, if not conservative, at least votes Republican. Students who do not align with these demographics often feel unwelcome by the St. George community. This was expressed many times by students interviewed while writing this article. I unfortunately can’t do justice to the all these […]

Strategic planning discussed at open forum, more input needed

Dixie State University is in the middle of charting a course for the next five years, and it’s not too late to take part. Faculty, students and community members were invited to an open forum to see and discuss the current draft of DSU’s strategic plan Feb. 3. Attendees heard presentations of the mission statements and core […]

TED talks spark discussion on campus

Robots, albeit controlled by their watchful surgeon masters, will soon take over the world of surgery. Not quite, but they will play a bigger part of surgeries in the future. I took the opportunity to visit the English department’s Collaborative Lounge where each Thursday the English Honors Society, Sigma Tau Delta, holds a regular viewing […]

Legacy filmmaker speaks at Dixie Forum

Independent filmmaker Sandra Schulberg held the Utah premiere of “Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today,” a film her father helped produce and she helped restore, at Dixie State University last week. Schulberg, who spoke at last week’s Dixie Forum, stated her hope for those who view the film was greater political awareness and involvement, especially to […]

Utah students graduate unprepared, study says

Many college students in Utah lack the verbal and written communication skills employers want, according to a recent survey. Concerns about the coming crop of professionals arose in a recent convention of Utah educators and businesses. In a recent survey by Dan Jones & Associates, 90 percent of employers felt recent graduates lack adequate oral […]

Board Dixie seeks club status as it grows more popular

On a quiet street the headlights of cars appear as members of Board Dixie converge on a small parking lot in Washington. Despite the low temperatures, nearly 30 people have arrived to ride longboards together. This is Board Dixie, a club that meets most Thursdays at 9 p.m. Each week a meet up location is […]