News from the NestSeptember 2010 
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Demonstration Forest
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Hello,
 
Homecoming 2010 - True to SUU - is less than a month away and we are excited for all of the activities, reunions, athletic events and performances that will take place. We invite you to come back to campus and to participate with your Thunderbird family. Take a look at the Homecoming schedule to your left and let us know if you have any questions.
 
There are two additional ways this month to be a part of SUU: 
 
Thunderbird Football home games are now broadcast live over KCSG Television. KCSG can be found on Comcast, Direct TV and Dish Network from Pocatello, Idaho down to Mesquite, Nevada. We invite you to cheer on the Thunderbirds, regardless of location, during the next televised home football game on October 2, at 1 p.m.
 
Later this month, Southern Utah University will be honored to welcome to campus the Honorable Adboulaye Wade, president of the Republic of Senegal, and his wife, Vivian. President Wade will be a guest speaker at the United Nations on September 24, and will travel to Utah for three days as a guest of the University. SUU will present a special Convocation on Sunday, September 26, at 7:15 p.m. where Dr. Wade will be presented with an Honorary Doctorate. All are invited to attend.
 
Sincerely,
 
SUU Alumni Relations
Mindy, Ron, Linda & Ashlee
 
 
Word Spreads: SUU Experience gains National Recognition
The Princeton Review 2011SUU Thunderbirds have two more points of pride as they arrive on campus this fall in the growing reputation of an SUU education. 
 
Just days prior to the official start of the new school year (which began Aug. 23), the campus proudly announced its placement in the nation's top collegiate rankings as a member of The Princeton Review's Best Colleges listing for the western region and as one of U.S. News & World Report's Best Regional Universities.

Most recently, SUU was listed in the top tier of all regional universities in the West in the 2011 edition of "Best Colleges" by U.S. News Media Group.
 
 
 
Enlighten Your Senses with the College of Performing and Visual Arts
Enlighten Your Senses this year with the College of Performing and Visual ArtsSUU's College of Performing and Visual Arts is thrilled to announce its upcoming 2010-2011 season: Enlighten Your Senses. The season features over 100 performances, concerts and exhibitions that will transform the way you perceive the world around you.
 
Enlighten your senses by joining us for highlights such as A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Journeys: Faculty-Choreographed Dance Concert, a Music Masterworks Series Jazz Band concert, the exhibit Winslow Homer in America: 1857-1887, and the Ballroom Dance Company's Dancing with the Stars.
 
Read More about the 2010-11 Season 
 
 
SUU signs demonstration forest agreement with the Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands
Southern Utah University and the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands recently signed an agreement that designates parts of the university's 2,200-acre Mountain Ranch on Cedar Mountain as a "demonstration forest."

SUU President Michael T. Benson and State Forester Richard J. Buehler, signed a memo of understanding that provides for a 20-year joint venture to use Mountain Ranch forest land for teaching forest- and range-management techniques and outcomes.
 
Southwest Area Forester Patrick Moore said the demonstration forest will provide a living outdoor laboratory for SUU students and faculty "with exposure to resources that otherwise might not be available."
 
Meanwhile, the Division of Forestry will be able to teach techniques of forest management that will enhance natural resources, especially wildlife, water quality and quantity, and air quality, he said.
 
 
 
 
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