Dixie State offers tours of new Holland Centennial Commons Building

The Jeffery R. Holland Centennial Commons Building will be dedicated Sep. 7, 2012. Before then, DSC is offering guided tours of its latest addition. | Photo courtesy of Dixie State College of Utah

ST. GEORGE – In advance of the upcoming dedication of its new Jeffrey R. Holland Centennial Commons Building, Dixie State College of Utah is offering free guided tours of the new five-story facility to the public.

The tours will be held weekdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., beginning Monday, Aug. 27, through Thursday, Sep. 6, with the exception of Monday, Sep. 3, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Principle construction on the 170,000 square-foot Holland Centennial Commons Building, the new centerpiece of the DSC campus located in the heart of Dixie’s historic Encampment Mall, was completed in late May. Since June, the facility has served as the new home of DSC’s Val A. Browning Library and English Department, along with the College’s business service and IT departments.

In addition, the Holland Centennial Commons Building hosts all the services students will need in one location, including registration, financial aid, advising and counseling, among other student resources in support of Dixie State’s mission to provide a student-centered learning environment.

For additional information or to book a tour, please contact the DSC School Relations Office at 435-652-7590.

The formal dedication ceremony for the DSC Jeffrey R. Holland Centennial Commons Building will be held on Friday, Sep. 7, beginning at 10 a.m., in the DSC Avenna Center Cox Auditorium, followed by the official ribbon-cutting at 11:15 a.m. Visit www.dixie.edu in the coming weeks for more information.

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  • Murat August 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Not a bad-looking building despite its amateurish design.

    • Dghws August 9, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      Nice addition to the DSC campus and a very respectful tribute to Elder Jeffrey R. Holland.

      • Murat August 10, 2012 at 9:52 am

        It is a good addition to the measly college, but Jeff Holland does not deserve a tribute.

        • Dghws August 10, 2012 at 9:58 pm

          Your opinions are your own but DSC has some very fine programs and is a great place for many to begin their education. I can’t think of a more deserving person to have this honor than Elder Holland…born in St. George a graduate of both Dixie High School and Dixie College, with a BA and MA from BYU, finally a second MA and a PhD from Yale University. His hard earned achievements and professional accolades are many and continue today. Not just anyone becomes the president of BYU or the American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities. This someone also founded the BYU Jerusalem Center and is the recipient of the “Torch of Light” award from the Anti-defamation League. It is great to have a true Dixie native do so much in his life and reflect so much light back on St. George as to receive such an honor.

          • Murat August 11, 2012 at 10:22 am

            He is of poor character and it’s unfortunate that people will all too easily look past that.

  • Dghws August 18, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    In response to Murat, August 11 at 10:22 am. You must be of weakening mind…making accusations like that with nothing to substantiate them. You said, “of poor character” in a response above. What evidence do you have of such? Everything he has done in life reflects just the opposite. His record, his life, and his actions reflect that he is of noteworthy and outstanding character. You may not like his religion or that he is from St. George but that has nothing to do with his character.

    • Murat August 23, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      I have plenty of substantiation, however, this is not the proper forum to go into it.

      • Dghws August 23, 2012 at 11:49 pm

        Your right Murat, this forum is to comment on the news not to speculate with wild accusations about someone else or to call whomever does not think the way you do “morons”.

        • Murat August 24, 2012 at 7:05 am

          One way I can instantly tell that you’re a moron is that you don’t know the difference between ‘your’ and ‘you’re’.

  • Murat August 23, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I actually think the building is not bad. I am glad to see Dixie State College work towards not being the shabby dump they have been in years past.

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