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Honor the Founders, Celebrate with Friends

March 24, 2014
Category: Special Events


The University's annual Founders Celebration was set to parallel SUU's oldest folklore: on a snowy, wooded mountaintop (minus the horse), with a snowshoe hike along the Old Sorrel Trail. Unfortunately, as was the case in 1897 when a late-season blizzard made the trek for lumber to build Old Main nearly impossible, mother nature refused to cooperate yet again.

Fortunately, Saturday's thwarted hike was just the beginning of a week-long celebration planned to honor the people and traditions that have come together over the years to define Southern Utah University's heritage. All are invited to join in the free festivities as the campus community celebrates 117 years.

Tuesday, March 25
11:30 a.m. - Howard R. Driggs Memorial Lecture
Senator Robert F. Bennett: "Conflict Resolution and the New American West"
Gilbert Great Hall

Wednesday, March 26
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. - Lunch on the Main
Founders stories and lunch for students
Old Main, the Braithwaite Building, Sherratt Library, Old Sorrel & the Centurium

Thursday, March 27
3 p.m. - Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts Groundbreaking
Randall L. Jones Theatre Lawn

7:30 p.m. - The Future is Rising Campaign Appreciation Concert
Featuring Kenny Loggins, along with The Return, a Beatles cover band
Centrum Arena



Contact Information:
Jennifer Burt
435-586-1997
burt@suu.edu