Iron Athletics Cross Country Team Race at Cedar High School

Centrum Arena Renamed America First Credit Union Events Center

SUU‘s Centrum Arena will now be called the America First Credit Union Events Center!

I have a feeling the locals will still call it the Centrum. Catchy and much easier to say. America First isn’t even a local company.

America First will pay $1.5 million for ten years for the naming rights.

The SUU Centrum hosts SUU basketball, gymnastics and volleyball, concerts, graduations, high school basketball tournaments and Utah Summer Games events.

John Ursua Added to Biletnikoff Award Watch List

John Ursua, former Cedar High football player and current wide receiver at Hawaii has been added to the Biletnikoff Award watch list! Future NFL player from Cedar City? Maybe. The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the top wide receiver in college football. Rainbow Warrior pass catcher already has 453 receiving yards on the season, ranking #1 in the nation in receiving yards per game!

The 2017 Biletnikoff Award winner will be presented live on December 7, 2017, on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show. The show will be broadcast from 7:00-9:00 p.m. EST on ESPN. Biletnikoff Award voter Desmond Howard will present the 2017 Biletnikoff Award winner on the show.

Ursua and the Warriors will take the field again this Saturday at Aloha Stadium vs. Colorado State at 6 PM HT.

Adrienne Read – SUU Faculty Concert

Adrienne Read is a member of the SUU faculty and will be performing in a concert on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Thorley Recital Hall in the music building.

Adrienne Read will be on flute, Jed Moss on piano and Roland Stearns on guitar. Performing works from Bach to Berio.

George S. Eccles Sports Performance Center

When completed in the fall of 2017, the George S. Eccles Sports Performance Center will become the new home of SUU Athletics’ sports performance operations. The facility will feature over 8,000 square feet of functional sports performance space including all new weight training equipment, dedicated areas for agility and cardiovascular training, and a full nutrition station where Thunderbird student-athletes can replenish and recharge their bodies with the proper nutrients both following workouts and throughout the day.

Groundbreaking ceremony will be Friday, October 6, 2017 at noon at the football practice field.

CHS Girls Soccer Beats CVHS 4-3

The Cedar High School girls soccer team beat the Canyon View Falcons 4-3 today at CVHS.

Remaining games for both teams have been added to the calendar.

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.

 

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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

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.