Free National Park Day! September 30, 2017

The fee-free day provided a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all of the time. Plan your visit and enjoy our country’s history and nature.

The fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

Fee-free days make parks accessible to more people. However, national parks are always economical, with entrance fees that range from $3 to $30. In addition, any fourth grade student can get a free annual pass through the Every Kid in a Park program, and active duty military and citizens with a permanent disability can also get free passes.

Some national parks in our area include: Cedar Breaks National Monument, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon.

SUU Football Ranked #25 in the Nation!

Southern Utah University Thunderbirds football team is now ranked #25 in the nation after beating Northern Iowa! The SUU T-birds have also beaten Stephen F. Austin. They did lose to Oregon in their first game of the season. Next up for SUU football is September 23, 2017 at Sacramento State. You can watch that game on Pluto TV – Channel 233. The Pluto TV app is free and can be installed on your phone or any Roku device.

 

FCS Football Top 25 Rankings

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Cedar City Boy Hit by Car and Killed

Boy, 13, killed after hit by car in Cedar City

CEDAR CITY, Utah – A 13-year-old boy has died after a car hit him while he was playing a game in Cedar City. According to the St. George News, the boy’s father said his son died Sunday morning. Cedar City Police told the St.

Institute Opening Social

The Institute Opening Social will be Friday, September 22, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

There will be pickle ball, a photo booth, ping pong, carnival games, food and a dance.

All young adults ages 18-29 are invited.

SUU Homecoming

SUU Homecoming 2017

October 2-7, 2017

Alumni at the Homecoming Game

Homecoming at SUU is a celebration of the splendid panoply of collegiate life, as well as of the community that supports it. It is, of course, an opportunity for alumni to build and renew friendships and alliances with the University, including today’s students, and to be buoyed by shared ties, but it is also something greater. Whether you were a student of the BAC or CSU, of SUSC, or SUU, whether you are a student today, are a parent of a Thunderbird, a descendant of a founding family or another treasured friend of the University, you share in the rich and singular heritage of SUU. Special memories of the institution abound, and Homecoming is a wonderful opportunity to rekindle that pleasant spirit of belonging. The cohesiveness of the University forms the frame of every Homecoming and this year’s events will certainly strengthen the ties that bind us all together.

Homecoming parade

Upcoming Events


Dive-In– Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
 Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
 SUU PE Building, 2-56 N 600 W
Cars 3 & Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Ben Rector in Concert– Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
 Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
 Centrum Arena, 109 S 800 W

Singer-songwriter Ben Rector is coming to SUU for Homecoming 2017!

Adult tickets are $25; Youth $20; and SUU students are $15. Purchase your tickets at www.tbirdtickets.com.


Miss SUU– Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 Auditorium Theatre, S 300 W


Cardboard Boat Race– Oct 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
 Oct 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
 SUU PE Building, 2-56 N 600 W

The boat race will be at the SUU pool. All SUU students, faculty, staff and alumni are welcome to build a boat and race or come and watch the fun.

Professor Richard Cozzens will be holding cardboard boat building workshops on Thursday, September 28 from 6:00-7:00 p and Tuesday, October 3 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm for anyone who would like help building a boat.

Official rules can be found at: https://www.suu.edu/cose/techfair/contests.html#cardboard.

You can register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdx80NYXAJpcSpOApWQmYxT0A1vUIJzE6-G6iWqpqn8lXkxEw/viewform.


APEX Focus Event – Alumni Spotlight – Richard Miller– Oct 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
 Oct 5 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
 Whiting Room, R. Haze Hunter Conference Center

Richard G. Miller earned a BS degree in 1990 followed by a master’s degree in accounting, both from SUU, and was a National Security Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2008, as part of the U.S. Army War College. He retired as an active-duty colonel with the National Guard in June 2016, after a distinguished, three-decade military career that culminated with six years of service as G-1, or personnel director, for the Utah National Guard’s 5,000-plus members. He is now the senior human resource manager for Domo, Inc., a computer software company in American Fork, Utah. An artillery officer, among his National Guard service postings was the command of Cedar City’s 2nd Battalion, 222nd Field Artillery, during its 18-month deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005 and 2006. Miller and his wife, Rhonda (’91), are the parents of six children.


Alumni Banquet– Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
 Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
 R. Haze Hunter Conference Center

You are cordially invited to attend the annual Homecoming Banquet in the Gilbert Great Hall. Dinner will be served.

This year the Homecoming Honorees are: Richard Miller, Outstanding Alumnus; Jim Johnson, Distinguished Service; and Crystal Sekaquaptewa, Young Alumnus.

Please RSVP to the Alumni Relations Office at (435) 586-7777 or alumni@suu.edu by Monday, October 2nd.


Volleyball vs. Idaho– Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Purchase tickets at www.tbirdtickets.com or at the Centrum Ticket Office.

Powder Puff Football Game– Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 Eccles Coliseum


Pep Rally– Oct 5 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
 Oct 5 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 Eccles Coliseum


Soccer vs. Idaho State– Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 Thunderbird Soccer Field

Free admission


SUUSA Executive Council Reunion– Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 Hunter Conference Center, Shooting Star Room

All former member of SUUSA’s executive council members, and guests, are invited to attend.


Alumni Band Concert– Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 Heritage Center Theater, 105 North 100 East, Cedar City, UT

Alumni and current SUU band students will unite for one fantastic concert at Cedar City’s Heritage Center. Admission is FREE and all are invited to attend.


Forever Red– Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
 Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
 Upper Quad

Live music, food, interactive games & activities, bounces houses, photo booth and fireworks. Free and open to all.


True T-Bird Night– Oct 7 @ 0:00 am – 0:05 am
 Oct 7 @ 0:00 am – 0:05 am
 Founders’ Monument

Kiss your sweetheart in the Founders’ Monument plaza at midnight to become a True T-Bird. One kiss is all it takes. The event will only last five minutes, so be sure to come with someone special.

Hosted by the SUU Student Alumni Association.


SUUper Sorrel 5K Run/Walk– Oct 7 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
 Oct 7 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
 SUU Campus
The race will start on the north side of the PE Parking Lot on W

Southwest Astronomy Festival

Southwest Astronomy Festival is a regional celebration of astronomy and dark skies on September 22-23, 2017. The festival will consist of events for all ages taking place throughout Southwestern Utah at various times. Come experience night sky art exhibitions in Cedar City, attend a star party in Cedar Breaks National Monument, go on a night hike in Zion National Park, and look at the Sun from downtown St. George. Click here for a PDF of the Southwest Astronomy Festival brochure. For updates on the festival, visit the  www.nps.gov/cebr/calendar or follow Cedar Breaks National Monument on Facebook at @CedarBreaksNationalMonument.

A thin crescent moon this weekend that will make for great viewing in the event but will set early enough to permit dark skies later in the evening.

Venues in Iron County include the Southern Utah Museum of Art, North Elementary, Cedar City Library, Artisans Art Gallery, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Cedar Canyon Nature Park and the Ashcroft Observatory.

This event has been added to the calendar.

Haunted Homestead

Haunted Homestead is October 13-14, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Frontier Homestead State Park museum.

Tricks, treats and pioneer games oh my!

Experience the grounds of the park as they are transformed to reflect the Halloween spirit. The historic buildings play host to games, crafts and all manner of spooks for the week of Haunted Homestead!

Children can wear their costumes as they experience fun Halloween crafts, delicious treats, and a few spooky tales. It’s a night of fun perfect for the whole family.

Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family.

This event has been added to the calendar.

Football & Volleyball Results from Tonight

Cedar High School Redmen football lost to Desert Hills Thunder 13-37.

Canyon View High School Falcons football lost to Hurricane Tigers 3-16.

SUU Thunderbirds volleyball lost to Utah State Aggies 1-3.

Don’t forget to support the Southern Utah University football team Saturday at 6:00 pm when they take on Northern Iowa.

 

Twice As Nice Consignment Boutique – Fill a Bag Sale!

Twice As Nice Consignment Boutique is having a fill a bag sale!

  • September 15th – noon to 6:00 pm
  • September 16th – 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • September 18th – noon to 6:00 pm

Come Early! Stuff as many clearance items in a bag for $5 + when you purchase a bag the entire store will be 20% off!

Includes women’s and children’s clothing, handbags, shoes, home decor, accessories and more!

Address: 1223 Sage Dr #2
Phone: 435-590-2674
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TwiceasNiceConsignmentStore/

CCCMT Spooky Halloween Workshop

The Cedar City Children’s Musical Theatre (CCCMT) is having a Spooky Halloween Workshop.

Learn special effects make-up with special step by step guidance, learn a Halloween song and dance, decorate a haunted room for the Spook Alley, and perform at their Friday the 13th Haunted Theater Spectacular.

  • September 18-21
  • September 25-28
  • October 2-5
  • October 9-12

Monday-Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30. Cost is $30. For kids 10 and older.

Sign up online at www.cccmt.org