Monday, April 28, 2014

D-WEEK 2014

We love DSU!  This year D-Week included the ringing in of  the new Clock Tower.  It was pretty cool.  There was a ceremony and we took all the kids to listen to a couple speakers and hear a couple singers and eat ice cream bars and pop corn and watch fireworks and listen and watch the Clock Tower go off.  It is located right next to the new Holland building.  It looks like an Olympic torch.  At night it is lit up with all kind of colors and rings every hour.  Friday night they had the traditional carnival that our kids LOVE.  I guess Joel always had to work because he said this was his first time ever being to it.  So we showed him around.  The kids had a lot of fun.  So did we.  Joel now tutors 2 days a week in the computer lab on campus and loves it.  It has finally gotten him away from the Blvd.  It will hopefully lead to bigger and better things for us at DSU. 


 This is Ben's all time favorite thing to do at the carnival.  He'd stay here all day if he had an audience.

 David's going to be a good little pitcher.  He's got great form for not ever being told what to do.

 Can you see where the ball went?  Pretty good huh?  Joel went next so that he wouldn't be shown up by his kids.

 By the look on David's face I'd say he did pretty good, even though the Speedometer only says 65 MPH.

A fun night with a fun group of people.  Just look at this picture.  I took 3 of them and this was the best we could do.  Look at Matty.  She's hilarious.  She looks drunk off snowcones.

They played a few more games, hit the photo booth and mega slide then headed home.  

One more big thing that happened this week was that Kyle was made Dean of the Business Department! 

Dixie State appoints new dean of business, communication

ST. GEORGE – Dixie State University announced last week the appointment of Dr. Kyle Wells as the new Dean of the School of Business and Communication. Wells will assume his new role on July 1, replacing the retiring Dr. Philip Lee, who had served in that capacity this academic year.
A native of St. George and Dixie College alum, Wells graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Utah and is a licensed professional engineer. After working for several years as a consulting engineer, he returned to school and earned an MBA, specializing in finance, at the University of Arizona in 2002, and completed his doctorate of philosophy in finance at Utah in 2008.
Wells spent one year as a visiting lecturer at the University of New Mexico, teaching banking and finance before returning to Dixie State, where he is currently a professor of finance and chair of the Udvar-Hazy School of Business.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity, but I know it will be challenge,” Wells said. “We have a great group of faculty and adjuncts and I hope to continue the successes that we’ve had. My primary focus is on our pending ACBSP accreditation.
“I also have a soft spot for student placement and hope to work closely with businesses to develop opportunities for our students,” Wells said. “I’m a product of this institution and know what our students can do if given opportunities to develop professionally. Our students have gone to large companies and competed and succeeded with the best.”


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