October 11, 2010

"Caught Ya!" -- Compliments from Colleagues

Last week I saw what appeared to be a new student walking across campus. The student looked a bit lost, and I thought I should ask him and his parents if they needed help. Before I could get to them, Bob Oliver had welcomed them to campus and pointed them in the right direction. I thought back to my time on campus as a student and remembered the friendly employees who helped me have a good experience. Thanks, Bob!
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Dr. Steve Meredith received accolades for Cadence's performance on Saturday. The group was invited to participate at the Tabernacle on Temple Square as part of the All-State Choir performance. A high school choral director said, "...the intonation was spot-on in every piece--but my favorite 'feature' was that we heard five different pieces with five different tone qualities! That is an amazing feat in and of itself, but you did it with great style and panache....a class act!" Thank you, Steve, for representing Snow so well.
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Anyone who knows Jan Cragun knows that she loves Disneyland because "it is so magical." As I watch her work and interact with students, I admire her positive approach. We may not be Disneyland here at Snow College, but Jan does a good job at helping our students feel welcome and happy.
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Kudos to Coach Bryan Crawford and the volleyball team. In a recent season match, they beat SLCC in three games. That's pretty impressive considering SLCC was ranked #2 in the SWAC Conference. Go Badgers!

(Please send a quick note to Marci to recognize your peers. We want to let others know of the many good things our employees do each day. Thanks so much!)

Alan Christensen Receives Honor

The Association of Small Business Development Centers is proud to recognize this year's State Stars, and our own Alan Christensen is on the list. These individuals and groups represent those SBDC employees demonstrating outstanding performance throughout 2009. They were judged, in many cases by their peers, to be exemplary performers, making significant contributions to their states' SBDC programs, and showing a strong commitment to small business. A special awards reception honoring the ASBDC 2010 State Stars was held on Friday, September 24, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas in conjunction with ASBDC's 30th Annual Conference. This is the second time Alan has received this honor; he was also the recipient in 2005

Allen Riggs Runs for Love

On Sunday October 10, Snow's Wellness Center Director Allen Riggs ran in the annual Bizz Johnson Trail Marathon in Susanville, California.  Allen ran as a tribute to his late father who wanted to run the race himself but was not able to do so.  The race course travels through scenic Lassen National Forest. The first few miles of the course climb 280 feet through the forest to Westwood Junction, then it's downhill to the finish at Susanville, with a 1300-foot descent over the final 20 miles. The trail follows the route of the old Fernley and Lassen Branch Line of the Southern Pacific Railroad, built in 1914. Roughly two-thirds of the way through the race, the trail enters the Susan River Canyon. Here, runners pass orange cliffs and cross the river ten times on picturesque wooden railroad bridges. About four miles from the finish, runners pass through two old railroad tunnels, 800 feet and 450 feet in length.  We hope Allen had fleet feet and pleasant weather.

Alumni Avalanche Newsletter Available

The Snow College Fall 2010 edition of the Alumni Avalanche is now available.  In the Avalanche, you can read about the latest happenings on campus.  You can also read a bit more about the Lee R. Barton Family, who was named the first ever "Badger Family" during the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Ceremony.  For more information and details about alumni happenings at Snow College, please visit our website:
http://www.snow.edu/alumni.

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Upward Bound Has Successful Summer

Forty-three Upward Bound students came to campus this summer to participate in a rigorous “Summer Component. They took over 100 classes, and no one earned less than a “B." Way to go, Diane, Pennie, and crew!

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Karen H. Huntsman Library Dedication Set

The Huntsman Library will be dedicated on Monday, November 1. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend. Details will be shared as they become available.

Get Your Flu Shot - October 12

The Sanpete County Health Department will be on the Ephraim Campus on October 12, 2010, from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm in the GSC Commons Area for flu prevention shots.  The vaccine is a combo (including h3N1).  There is a $25 charge for the immunization, but most insurance providers (including PEHP) cover the cost of the vaccination.

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Snow Senior Scholars

Dr. Smith and Wendy Sanders have launched a new “Snow Senior Scholars” program, and their first outing was a huge success. This unique program focuses on providing educational opportunities for those “non-traditional” students interested in learning. If you have friends or relatives (aged 50-110) who want to have a learning adventure, please contact Wendy at x7320.

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Miss Snow Royalty Crowned

A new Miss Snow royalty was recently crowned. Caren Rawlinson is Miss Snow; her attendants are Chante Birch (1st), MaKenzie Benson (2nd), and Kimmy Bramble (3rd). Thanks to Lindsey Field and the Student Life Office for their work on the pageant and Homecoming week.

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