BOOKTRADITIONS NEVER GRADUATE
Dixie State University2015 - 2016
Dear Dixie State University Aficionado,Welcome to the D Book, where traditions never graduate! With so many things to do at Dixie State University and around the St. George area, we decided to make it easy and made a bucket list for you! As the Student Alumni Association, we hope you will take advantage of all the helpful information the D Book provides. This book was created with you in mind to help you successfully make lasting connections with the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Dixie State University.
As you complete the traditions in the D Book, you will become a Dixie Tradition Keeper. As a Tradition Keeper, you will better understand the fundamentals and values of the Dixie Spirit. Take advantage of the opportunity to engage in the diverse and enriching opportunities DSU and St. George have to offer.
Whats the purpose, you may ask
One, the Student Alumni Association wants to help you have the best college experience possible. Dixie has many need to knows, and the D Book can be your guide. The beginning sections will provide you with important information that will help you succeed and become involved in the campus community. As you read through these sections, pay attention to all the necessary information that will help you grow as you transition from an incoming freshman to a graduating senior.
Two, just remember traditions never graduate! Use this book to learn all the unique and wonderful traditions here at Dixie State University. The traditions section lists more than 40 traditions and events in which you can become involved. Students even have the opportunity to create their own traditions. Make sure to take a picture of everything you do as you complete each tradition. You will place these pictures in your book or upload them through Canvas (See page 25) to document your amazing experiences at Dixie. Look at page 25 for more information about the different levels you can achieve and the prizes you can receive. Just imagine yourself walking across the stage at commencement in your cap and gown and wearing your Dixie Traditions Keeper medallion.
We will see you soon as you work on becoming a Dixie Tradition Keeper. Go and make the best of your college years!
DSU Student Alumni Association
IntroductionLetters to you pg. 5 DSU Timeline pg. 8 Campus Map pg. 10
Social Media to Know pg. 12 School Song pg. 13 Resources and Services pg. 14
Calendar of Events pg. 19
How Does the Book Work? pg. 24 Traditions Check- off List pg. 26 Fall Traditions pg. 27 Spring Traditions pg. 39 Year-Round Traditions pg. 45
Stay Connected pg. 74 What is SAA? pg. 76Special Thanks pg. 77 Notes pg. 80
5Welcome to the Dixie family!All of us here at Dixie State University are thrilled you are continuing your educational journey at our institution. We are confident the diverse learning opportunities, dedicated professors, and unique experiences that accompany a Dixie degree will serve you well. DSU has many proud traditions, and I invite you to participate in as many as possible. You will experience great things while attending Dixie and develop a love for the university and its campus.
Getting involved in the campus community is key to having a successful college experience. As you complete each tradition outlined in this book, you will not only become a Dixie Tradition Keeper, but you will also gain an understanding and appreciation for this institutions rich heritage. Many of these traditions have been around for decades, and with your involvement, they will be around for decades more. They contribute special significance to students life experiences. I encourage you to participate in Dixies traditions, pass on these experiences and memories to others, and reminisce about them for years to come.
I also invite you to get involved and discover the many opportunities that DSU provides. Attend music, drama, and sporting events. Join a club, participate in intramurals, and volunteer to expand your breadth of experiences and embed yourself into the fabric of this great university and community. These lasting experiences will stay with you throughout the rest of your life.
I look forward to meeting you and providing you with opportunities to make your experience here at DSU memorable in many ways. I commend you for your desire to be involved and look forward to seeing you wear your Dixie Tradition Keeper medallion at commencement.
We are Dixie!Dr. Richard B. Williams President
7From Dixie, we say welcome!
You are now part of one of the most spirited universities in the state of Utah. We welcome you with our D on the hillside so bold.
As you become integrated in the Spirit of Dixie, you will find it everywhere. Your professors will have it, the staff will have it, the community will have it, and other students will reflect it back as well. Look for it. You cant miss it. Have it. Be it. Live it.
Record your time here at Dixie in the D Book. The book will guide you to some really awesome moments here at Dixie. As alumni, yes you are alumni now that you have started your university path, you will be prompted by the Dixie State University Student Alumni Association to carry on some great traditions. Using this book will help you to become some of the best Tradition Keepers that Dixie has ever had.
Being at Dixie will help you become who you were set forth to be. While here, you will build friendships and memories that you will have for a lifetime. Cherish them and never forget them.
When you move on from Dixie to your next great experience, always know that you are always welcome here. Come back often and feel the Dixie Spirit with us. Remember to give back to our dear ol Dixie, which has given you so much.
Hal Hiatt, 93DSU Alumni Association President
Letter From The Alumni President
1911 - The building on Town Square is finished and St. George Stake Academy opens. High school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are taught here.
1913 - The institutions name changes to Dixie Academy.
1916 - Two years of college courses are added and the schools name becomes Dixie Normal College.
1923 - Dixie Normal College undergoes a name change and becomes known as Dixie Junior College.
1933 - Delicate negotiations with the state legislature make it possible to transfer ownership of the college from the LDS Church to the state. Local residents pay the costs of keeping the college alive until 1935.
1935 - The State Board of Education takes over financing the college and high school.
1957 - The gymnasium the first building on the new campus, which is located off of 700 East is finished.
1963 - Ties with Dixie High School are severed. The college moves from Main Street to the new campus. At first, there are no sidewalks and the campus is so dusty that girls wear tennis shoes to get through the mud until they are inside the buildings. Then they change into their dress shoes. Enrollment is 365.
1966 - The popular hangout is Dairy Queen on the boulevard.
1967 - Program Bureau begins with Roene Mrs. D Difiore at the helm, teaching the songs of Dixie.
1968 - President Losee puts an emphasis on enrollment, which swells to 1,000 students.
1969 - Many of Dixies finest students leave to fight in the Vietnam War.
1970 - The institutions name is changed to Dixie College.
1975 - The mosaic on the Fine Arts building is dedicated and the Tanner Fountain is added to campus.
1983 - Students are allowed to wear shorts on campus with the approval of a new dress code.
1985 - Dixie wins its first national championship in basketball.
1987 - When state funds dry up, Dixie College, the City of St. George, and volunteers unite to complete work on the new Dixie Center on campus.
1990 - Paul Anderson organizes the Pioneer Courthouse players, which precedes St. George Musical Theatre and Tuacahn Center for the Arts.
1998 - The Encampment Mall is dedicated by President Hinckley on the site of the first pioneer camp in the St. George area.
1999 - Despite strong opposition, citizen committees, students, and legislators work tirelessly to change Dixie to a four- year school. A cause for celebration!
2000 - Dixie College becomes Dixie State College of Utah.
2006 - Athletic teams become NCAA Division II affiliated and no longer compete on the junior college level.
2009 - Athletic teams have their name changed to Red Storm.
2011 - Dixie celebrates its centennial year. Enrollment grows to more than 9,000 students. More than 20 bachelors degrees are offered.
2013 - Dixie State College becomes Dixie State University!
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We love you dear Dixie SchoolWith your colors so bright and true,For you ever stand for the right,As we cheer for the red, white and blue.Whenever were put to the test,Well remember our spirits grand Instructing, persuading and guidingThroughout our Dixie Land.
(Chorus)Hail! All hail to thee!Oh, Dixie College Dear ol school,We know your worth the best on earth,Well cheer for you and stand by every rule,Rah! Rah!Oh, may we never doAught that would bringdishonor to thy name,But may we be, eer true to thee,Adding honor and glory to thy fame.FIGHT!
Though far away we may be,Well remember our Dixie School,The spirit of our pioneers,For theyre men of the great Golden RuleOur D on the hillside so bold,Cherished emblem to them all,Remembring and never forgetting,Well answer to thy call.
Resources and Services
Academic Advisement Center - Assists you in various aspects of your college life starting with orientation, continuing with career/major exploration, and culminating in graduation. dixie.edu/advisement
Army ROTC - Designed to produce highly qualified commissioned officers for the U.S. Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard. dixie.edu/rotc
DSU Campus Store - Located on the second floor of the Gardner Center. Students, alumni, and the public are welcome. They have Dixie State, memorabilia, gifts, apparel, new technology, and teacher -approved textbooks. dixie.edu/bookstore
DSU Public Safety - Offers a variety of services to Dixie State University students and employees. dixie.edu/publicsafety
Career Center - Helps you determine your skills, abilities, and aptitudes and match them to a variety of career opportunities. They can also help you find an internship. dixie.edu/career
Dean of Students - Provides support, advocates on your behalf, assists with the resolution of problems, and provides information about campus resources and programs. dixie.edu/deanofstudents
Disability Resource Center - Ensures equal access to DSU programs and services to students who have documented disabilities. dixie.edu/drcenter
DSU Student Association (DSUSA) - Engages you in co curricular and extracurricular activities that enhance your overall experience at DSU. They provide you with meaningful involvement. dixiestudentlife.com
Financial Aid & Scholarships - Assists you in financing your education. This office offers a comprehensive and varied lineup of financial aid options. dixie.edu/financial
Resources and Services
Health & Wellness Center - Promotes a climate where students, faculty, and staff can become more engaged in healthy lifestyle behaviors. dixie.edu/wellness
Library - The online library provides students with 24 -hour access to the librarys catalog, electronic databases, etc. The physical library provides a comfortable, inviting space that supports your academic needs. library.dixie.edu
Multicultural/Diversity Center - Committed to adding diversity to DSU and the surrounding community by promoting an atmosphere of acceptance, awareness, and inclusiveness. dixie.edu/diversity
Registrars Office - Responsible for maintaining and keeping your student resources secure. dixie.edu/registratio...