Friday, October 22, 2010

Thor's Thunder Classic 2010

Another successful Thor's Thunder Classic was held at Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club on Monday, September 27, 2010. A big thank you to our title sponsor Color Country Pediatrics and to major sponsors Suh'dutsing Technologies, Entrada and SUU Marketing. These sponsors, along with our hole sponsors and teams, all contributed to the ongoing effort of raising needed funds for student scholarships and further expansion of alumni programs. Your efforts truly help advance Southern Utah University.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Painting the Town Red!

Just in time for Homecoming 2010 (October 15-16), SUU Facilities painted SUU's trademark Thor logo at the intersection of 300 West and University Boulevard. While other institutions of higher education have logos at busy intersections around their campuses, the SUU masterpiece is the largest collegiate logo of its kind in the state of Utah measuring 28 feet x 32 feet.

Thank you to the SUU Paint Shop Crew & Go Thunderbirds!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Senegal President Visits SUU

Southern Utah University and President Michael T. Benson had the distinct honor of welcoming President Abdoulaye Wade of the Republic of Senegal to Utah, Cedar City and SUU.
President Wade and his delegation were graciously hosted at the Alta Club in Salt Lake City on Saturday, September 25, by SUU alumnus and former Utah Governor Michael O. Leavitt. Sunday, September 26, the delegation flew to Cedar City and were welcomed at the Cedar City Regional Airport by city and university officials.

President Wade visited Kolob Canyon, engaged in a discussion with the SUU Construction Management Department on cost-effective housing options for Senegal, and enjoyed dinner at President Benson's home. That evening, at a special convocation ceremony in the Gilbert Great Hall, President Wade spoke to an over-flow audience and received the degree of Doctor of Public Service, honoris causa.Abdoulaye Wade was elected as Senegal's third president in 2000, ending 40 years of one-party rule in his nation. He has transformed Senegal into a model democracy and accomplishment in Africa. President Wade has built thousands of miles of roads, a string of rural university campuses and hundreds of kindergartens throughout his country. He has also championed the widespread mechanization of agriculture and the institution of free-market reforms and literacy, public health, antipoverty measures and has fought corruption. Working for the continental concord and world unity, he has changed the face of Africa and instilled pride and cohesiveness throughout the continent.