The Festival of Excellence is Celebrating Academic and Creative Scholarship

Dear Colleagues,

Despite the challenges we face with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, I continue to be impressed by the scholarship and creative works that you and your students are producing. This work is truly a bright spot in an otherwise difficult time. So, let’s celebrate. It’s time for us to come together and share those successes during our annual Festival of Excellence.

The Festival of Excellence provides a fantastic opportunity to celebrate students' successes.  This work is vitally important for students' educational development and for our campus community's wellbeing.  We truly need to honor our hard-fought successes of this academic year.

Please join me as we prepare for this year's Festival of Excellence. Like last year, each college will create its own structure and schedule that meet its disciplinary needs. An organizer from each college (listed below) has already begun reaching out to their college colleagues to begin designing the event.

Conference Details
Jan. 31 - Registration opens
Feb. 25 - Registration closes
Mar. 22 - Schedule will be disseminated
Mar. 30 - Day of Event (daytime classes are suspended so all students and faculty can attend. Evening classes will meet as usual.)

College Organizers
BUS - Jeff Swigert
CECS - Laurel Dodgion
COEHD - Brionne Neilson and Clint Broadbent
CHS - Kevin Tipton
COS - Jason Kaiser
HSS - Jessica Tvordi
Library/Honors - Christopher Clark
PVA - Richard Bugg


Thank you for changing students' lives,



Bill Heyborne, Ph.D.
Associate Provost   |  Southern Utah University
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