ST. GEORGE – Dixie State University’s weekly noontime “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” continues Tuesday with a presentation on birds of prey and preservation by Nikki Wayment, education and outreach director with HawkWatch International.
The forum will begin at noon in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus at 225 S. 700 E. in St George. Admission is free, all are welcome.
Wayment’s topic, “Biology, Birds, Nature and Preservation,” will discuss the natural habitat of raptors and what HawkWatch International’s role is in conserving their environment through education, long-term monitoring and scientific research on these birds as indicators of ecosystem health. Wayment, who will bring along two birds of prey as part of her presentation, is a graduate of Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in fisheries and wildlife.
The Dixie Forum is a lecture series designed to introduce Dixie students, faculty, and the St. George community to diverse ideas and personalities and to widen their world views. The series will continue its 2014 Spring Semester weekly as follows:
|Jan. 28||Attorneys Kevin D. Swenson and Nathan Langston of Robert J. Debry & Associates||Law literacy 101|
|Feb. 4||Bashir Shadman, adjunct professor, DSU||War, terrorism and the future|
|Feb. 11||Matt Morin, associate professor, DSU||“We are the World” to “Ohanglaman”: Music and global development discourse in East Africa’s NGO Sector|
|Feb. 13(Thursday)||Matt Brandt, photographer||Art and photography|
|Feb. 18||No forum|
|Feb. 25||Dixie Regional Medical Center Trauma Center Director Dr. Greg Watson and Kim Phillips, nurse practitioner||Medicine/health, advances in trauma care|
|March 4||Dana Telford, financial consultant||The billionaires classroom|
|March 11||No Forum – DSU Spring Break|
|March 18||Wayne Potts, biology professor, University of Utah||Research in sugar in the diet, toxicity assessment and detecting health declines in mice|
|March 25||Executive Creative Director Steve Babcock, Evolution Bureau, Colorado||The democratization of culture: How the content we create shapes our world|
|April 1||Dr. Stephen Armstrong, associate professor, DSU||DSU Research Day presentations|
|April 8||David Bish, professor of mineralogy at Indiana University, Bloomington||Mars science laboratory experiment|
|April 15||Marnie Powers-Torrey, managing director of Books Arts Program, U of U and Red Butte Press||The art of the book: object, text, image, experience|
- Website: DSU’s Dixie Forum series
- Contact: Forum coordinator John Burns | Telephone 435-879-4712 | Email [email protected]
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