Author: Katie McKellar

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Kung Fu, golf among top DSU fitness electives

You might say juggling three jobs and 19 credits is suicide, but expecting to stay sane and healthy during such a semester? Impossible.  Not for one Dixie State University student. Kelsey King, a sophomore pre-physical therapy major from Frenchtown, Montana, has endured such a workload, and she attributes her survival partially to her fitness classes. […]

DSU twin students launch skimboard company

A pair of identical twins attending Dixie State University have kick started a business out of their garage manufacturing innovative skimboards.   St. George locals Duran Bickmore, a junior CIT major, and Harbor Bickmore, a junior art major, founded Bick Skimboards in 2013 when they began selling skimboarding merchandise, from T-shirts to action videos.    […]

Alumni’s Waffle Bliss thrives

Four Dixie State University alumni tell how their friendship and DSU experience influenced the making of their business, Waffle Bliss.

Confucius Institute brings China-native teachers to DSU

More opportunities for students to discover and experience Chinese language and culture emerged last year when Dixie State University joined an international program meant to link China to the rest of the world.  The Confucius Institute at DSU was cultivated through a partnership with the University of Utah, and it provides students with chances to […]

Professors tell wild tales of their youth

Three certain Dixie State University professors would lose a round of “Never Have I Ever” at the mention of extreme rappelling, panhandling or seeing the Taj Mahal. Now here’s the fun part: Guess who’s done what. Communication instructor David Harris, English professor Sue Bennett, and Business Department Chair Munir Mahmud all share something in common: […]

Inauguration builds, emphasizes upon ‘We are Dixie’

Vacant Burns Arena seats during President Biff Williams’ formal inauguration signified the progress needed to improve community-university ties — a goal that Williams has repeatedly underscored in his ambitions for Dixie State University.  Students, faculty, staff, alumni and city officials gathered Thursday, some wearing traditional caps and gowns, to witness the ceremony acknowledging Williams as […]

‘We Are Dixie’ inauguration will officially welcome Williams

Dixie State University students have seen the inauguration of 17 presidents in the last century — Thursday President Biff Williams will become the 18th. Students, faculty and staff and community members have been invited to Williams’ inauguration Thursday at 3 p.m. in the Burns Arena. During the ceremony, university figures and community officials will gather […]

Testing center Playcare could make taking tests easier

Some student parents have had to face the stressful dilemma of choosing between a test score and the safety of their children. Christine Fiscer, a junior psychology major from Ivins, said she’s had to take a zero on at least one test during her time at Dixie State University because she and her husband struggle […]

Art mentors, pupils reunite in semester’s first Sears Art Gallery

About 15 prominent Utah artists who once worked and learned together are reuniting through their art at Dixie State University.    The semester’s first Sears Art Museum Gallery exhibits opened Sept. 12 in the Dolores Dore’ Eccles Fine Arts Center. Open and free to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Nov. 21, […]

Convocation aims to connect with community

Prominent Dixie State University and community figures took the theme “Our Traditions … Our Future” to heart Sunday night as they shared inspirational remarks to inaugurate the 2014–2015 academic year. President Biff Williams, Mayor Jon Pike, DSU alumna Alana Lee, and Student Body President Gregory J. Layton addressed the crowd of students and community members filling […]