Talk:Dixie State University

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transfer[edit]

So when did the school transfer from a private school to the state? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.198.17.40 (talk) 05:46, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

In 1933. See http://new.dixie.edu/aboutdixie/. --Eustress (talk) 14:04, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Merger Proposal[edit]

I have proposed a merger from Raging red into this page with a convert to redirect; I do not think Raging red is adequately notable to be its own article. Jminthorne (talk) 00:29, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Agreed definitely not notable so I went ahead and merged it. I didn't edit the text at all though so there still may be some non-notable details --Deutschgirl (talk) 03:44, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Notable alumni[edit]

Someone should do a little research and see if Bruce Hurst could be added to that list. I know he played basketball for the Rebels during his off-time from the Red Sox. This was while I was going to school there 76-78. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.96.113.136 (talk) 17:19, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

"D" hillside letter[edit]

Are there any photos available for the the "D" hillside letter for this school? See also List of Hillside Letters in Utah for more details. -- 208.81.184.4 (talk) 19:12, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

Why Dixie?[edit]

It should be noted under history, why they chose the name Dixie. Any relation to the South? They have recently had two confederate soldiers removed from in front of the main builing, so there must be some connection. --Orakologen (talk) 18:25, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

The region where this school is located was called "Utah's Dixie" by Brigham Young, and it was anticipated that certain cash-crops (particularly cotton) which at the time were predominantly grown in the Deep South could be grown in large quantities in this area of Utah. However the results of the Utah cotton missions were mixed, and Latter-day Saints only started having real success with growing cotton in the Rocky Mountain West after Young's death, when the area now known as Mesa, Arizona started being settled by them in 1877/1878. -- 208.81.184.4 (talk) 15:23, 14 February 2013 (UTC)
Dixie (Utah) has a better description. Maybe that link should be in the article. -- 71.223.122.139 (talk) 23:15, 17 February 2013 (UTC)