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|Paper||Dixie State University Student Newspapers|
title VOICEOFDIXIE moo ri fir 17J, Li ULEJ DIXIESUNNEWS.COM EDSID F : t 1 10-- 4.A.a,,,,,.. The U.S. Economic ,.., ... Plaza. I ) -- rill i 4 1 ..,,.r... ' i , ' v... I I 1 ', . ' ,' ' ,,--- '' ,......,,,,.......1. .,,,, r: 4a , ',.c4,- - ! ,..,, -- ,,,,-4-14.,- ,, fili t 4,,,, 444..N.-N- , kellyseaton9 aesthetic. A $875,048 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Association was presented for the development of Innovation Plaza and matched by Di- xie State University Trustees Lindsay and Laura Atwood. The combined grant and donation totalled $1.75 million and will aide DSU with installing a 10,000 square-folaboratory for doing research in the medical, environmental and biotechnology fields within Innovation Plaza. "The grant does not cover construction or renovation," said Kyle Wells, dean of business and communication. "That's what we're working on now and we're receiving numerous inquiries and raising funds for the renovation." According to a press release from June 21, the project's ability to install both the laboratory and a 60,000 ot 6 BISON TAIL , (4 ) 0 0 t.1:07! .!1 NEWS TIPS AND LETTERS TO THE EDITOR DixieSunDixie.edu Jennings room 134 225 S. University Ave. St. George, UT 84770 435-652-78- entrepreneurial maker space was made possible through square-fo- ot ) 1.1o.r,-.- DixieSunAdsDixie.edu 435-652-78- 9 j BY KELLY SEATON kellyseaton9 Editor-in-Chi- DOCUTAH has been a platform for independent filmmakers to showcase their documentary films for nine years. Ashlyn Searcy Emma Van Lent When Phil Tuckett, director of DOCUTAH and Dixie State University film professor, originally pitched an film festival in 2009, it was a decision. "I was at a meeting, and they asked if I had any suggestions," Tuckett said. "The idea just popped into my head... I like watching documentaries. I like producing documentaries. I'm really happy it came to me at that Naomi Vazquez moment." Katrina Keller Rhiannon Bent, Adviser The Dixie Sun News is distributed each Wednesday during fall and spring semesters as a publication of Dixie State University, the communication department, and Dixie State University Student Activities. DSU administrators do not approve or censor content. The student editorial staff alone determines its news coverage. The unsigned editorial on the opinion page represents the position of Dixie Sun News as determined by its editorial board. Otherwise, the views and opinions expressed in Dixie Sun News are those of the individual writers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Dixie Sun News or any entity of the university. - ,- i . ,' -' '' '', - -- I by The recent relocation of the salad and drink bars in the Trailblazers Cafe is just a part of the reconstruction plan in the works for Chick-fil-Morris said. Chick-fil-will be located next to Blaze Grill and La Estampida on the cafe line. He said Chick-fil-company architects have already begun the planning process to bring the Chick-fil-kitchen into the space. Deven Macdonald, local Chick-fil-franchise owner and DSU donor, has been and will continue to work with DSU to offer guidance, Morris said. Macdonald said because DSU is a franchisee, his role will be more indirect, serving as a coach for DSU in making sure the operation is up to par. Morris said there were three major criteria considered when deciding on new dining options on campus. "Primarily we started with a student survey to gauge interest," Morris said. "Another important factor was ownership: whether we can buy the franchise and Dixie State can own it as opposed to leasing space to another franchisee." Morris said ownership was a mid-Januar- y. k,,Ir' , ',,',. . .4 -- regional planning efforts of the Five County Association of Governments funded by the EDA. "Innovation Plaza would not be possible without this grant," Executive Director Don Willie said. "The effort that went into securing the grant really was the catalyst to move the facility forward." Sylvia Bradshaw, director of sponsored programs , said the Five County Association of Governments, several ..,, .,...,,k., group project. The recently a - re- A change to a region's economy. "We started working with the EDA in August of last year," Wells said. "They were really interested in Innovation Plaza because despite the growth, and despite all the great things that are happening in Southern Utah, we are on their database as an economically distressed region." An economically distressed region is defined as a region in which 40 percent or more of the residents living in that region have an annual income at or below the poverty level. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's website, the poverty level in St. George as of 2016 was 15.5 percent. "Innovation Plaza is a one stop shop when it comes to launching a business," Willie said. "An individual really can take something from an idea to a successful business and get all of the resources in one building." The goal of Innovation Plaza is to provide a place where individuals of varying walks of life can take an idea they have, design it, build it and turn it into a business. This grant enables Innovation Plaza to be one step closer to realizing that goal. key community members, city officials, DSU faculty members, and business leaders attended a meeting held by Wells to brainstorm for the project and gauge the amount of support. According to its website, the EDA's mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda through the promotion of innovation and competitiveness in order to prepare the nation's regions for success and growth in the worldwide economy. The EDA has an open subscription grant called the Economic Adjustment Assistance, which assists state and local interests in the design and implementation of strategies to bring , be an international festival, and now we've succeeded," Tuckett said. "We've gained a reputation for it 1:4!Al:,-'4- ,t Madison Anderson Samantha Berge Arielle Cabrera Monique Chavez Stephanie Du Par Jonathan Holland Jess Johnson A , -''' ' ' - :-- t; ,,, Paul Morris, vice president of administrative affairs, said the on plan is to have Chick-fil-campus and available to students A A A SEE FOOD PAGE 2 Director shares history, future of DOCUTAH 0 Abby Doman, News Editor Al lie Kittell, Sports Editor Logan Stott, Features Editor Kelly Seaton, Opinion Editor Tanner Livingston, Multimedia Editor Kaitlynn Latham, Photo Editor Valerie De La 0, Design Editor Autumn Nuzman, Copy Editor Erin Hakoda, Social MediaAd Manager ' ',..-'-- -- - BY KELLY SEATON 5 t, , ... Chick-fil-- - ', . ,'-' y FEATURES us 4.111k , Students gather in a CIS lab in the Steven F. Udvar-Hazbuilding to work on cieved grant will fund state of the art labs for Dixie State University students. 4 ' ., s ., , ,.'''' SPORTS A new franchise will hit Dixie State University's Trailblazers Cafe next semester: ,4 ' ' ,, ,.. - C 3 - ( - -- , Pg. 5 - - , ,' -"- -'. '. - 1 ,,, , ,- F pre- OPINION -- , 4 . f 1 i - t:',- -- ,,,, NEWS ,---- ' . ., organizations shake up their uniforms for a more cohesive and professional Ryann Hein len, e - Dixie State University rci,!1"0:0-- 1 4 r j c,r men's and women's soccer teams rank No. 5 out of 12 f,i4:4,t.:. ,......--i- , naomivazquez n 1 - Dixie State University the RMAC season poll. Pg. 4 BY NAOMI VAZQUEZ -- , mir, 4,,-- - z z in C2 i ,,, t '' fax: , 1 1- - Pg. 3 E,"-...".....- , I t makes its way to DSU Pia Ea peojeci: ,,,,.40,44-t, ... declares the importance of being politically active as a college student and shares ways to get involved with the November elections. Chick-Fit-- A , i News Editor Abby Doman ,,.MMEL-0,,- Si .75 VOLUME 57 NO. 2 vnillflion 4 1 fArtMl:tMi DsindZ t- i,, . ,......--'-'"'- 1 WEDNESDAY r n rl t - g !,..77',:.:177.'"-- i . i ALJLi' sirtiaMed 11, University's Innovation teams ,-- oi74v.Eiranovardon Developement Association grants over $800 thousand for Dixie State Pg. - -:: r.- - fl According to Tuckett, documentaries were perfect for a film festival hosted at DSU because, "They're more geared toward education and are applicable to students." Della Lowe, the marketing and public relations manager for DOCUTAH, said, "Documentaries allow us to understand each other and take us places and expose us to ideas we may have never seen or thought about." The festival, which runs Sept. will showcase 68 films throughy out its run, including 14 foreign films. "My goal was always to have 3-- 8, six-da- loving foreign films." DOCUTAH will debut with "Dreams of the Black Echo," a collaboration with Vietnamese university Duy Tan. The film looks back on the battle of Khe Sanh during the Vietnam War and assess how it impacted veterans from both sides. "I'm really looking forward to this one," Lowe said. "Not only is it student produced, but also, the subject of finding peace between former enemies is a subject close to my heart." Production on the film spanned both the United States and Vietnam, and has involved students traveling between and working in both countries to finish production. "It's a truly groundbreaking documentary," Tuckett said. "I believe it's something our students can really be proud of." Despite DOCUTAH'S current success, it didn't initially draw much attention, Tuckett said. "It was a little embarrassing the first two years," Tuckett said. "Nobody showed up. You could practically hear the crickets chirping." Now entering its ninth year, DOCUTAH showcases dozens of documentary films and brings in hundreds of guests. However, the larger crowds don't ' t -. e,,,,,I., o . it, , , 'el ,- , ''' , :,' ,e, et, 9.'1, Net',79Z1,7'...."'"1 '''., - , . , 1 , 4 ' .. . i , - - ' , - I 4N,, . , n 0 re C I ' . i ,.... 0 , ....i , u . 4 I 1 i Nguy6n Tri Phiring and H6 Van Chiem, Vietnam War veterans look back at the history surrounding the film "Dreams of the Black Echo." The film, showcased at DOCUTAH, is a collaboration with Vietnamese university, Duy Tan. bother Tuckett, he said. "I was hoping it would become this big," Tuckett said. "It feels natural." Tuckett said he hopes the festival will maintain its longevity and adhere to what keeps it unique from other film festivals, while keeping it something he would want to attend. "We don't have the glitz and the the glamour," Tuckett said. "We don't have fancy actors and actresses on red carpets. And I don't want us to. We know who we are, and we want to stick with that. In a sense, we've made a name for ourselves doing that." Lowe said she expects only great things for DOCUTAH as their 10- year anniversary approaches. DOCUTAH will take place across four locations in St. George: Red Cliffs Theater, the Electric Theater, Eccles Main Stage at Dixie State University, and the Center for the Arts at Kayenta. Admission is free for students who present a Dixie ID 0610 for a single Block Ticket. Additional tickets and passes can be purchased at the ticket office on campus or online at tickets.dsutix.com. For additional information on DOCUTAH, including schedules and film trailers, visit docutah.com.