My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.
The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.
In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.
I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.
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Name of University: Southern Utah University
Location: Cedar City, UT
Southern Utah University (SUU) was founded in 1898 and is a public university located in Cedar City, Utah.
SUU because of its close proximity to several outdoor recreational areas and its educational partnerships with the National Park Service is called the University of the PARKS.
In 1897, the newly organized Utah Legislature called for the hurried establishment of a teacher training school to provide for the region’s emerging pioneer settlement communities. With no time to lose, Cedar City residents organized winter lumbering expeditions and began pouring labor and resources into the project.
Negotiating harsh storms while hauling timber from nearby mountains using only wooden wagons, the first building was dedicated in 1898, meeting the state’s mandated deadline. Now known as Old Main, the university’s first building (shown above) stands as an inspirational legacy of fortitude, determination, and community triumph.
The school has the following names:
Today the university serves around 9,000 students.