Skip to content

Snow College | Badger Buzz

Compliments from Colleagues

Here's some news on our own emeritus Diana Spencer.  On May 2 at the Mountain West Arts Conference, the Casino Star Theatre Foundation will share with Gunnison City in receiving the 2013 Governor's Award for Leadership in the Arts in the Community category. On May 9 the Utah Heritage Foundation will present the Casino Star Theatre Foundation with a 2013 Heritage Award in the category of Stabilization, Renovation or Restoration Project. That's two statewide awards in the same year.

A big thank you to those who supported the Lorenzo Snow Awards Night.  Students were very complimentary of employees and nominated many of you.  For the staff service award, Allen Riggs, Margie Anderson, and Natalie Visger were finalists.  For the student-chosen faculty member of the year, Brian Newbold, Renee Faatz, and Bob Trythall were finalists.  The program for the night can be viewed at  You can also nominate students for next year at any time on the same page.  Thanks again for your support.

For the next Badger Buzz, could you include kudos for Lisa Laird for two very successful Job Fairs (one in each Richfield and Ephraim). There were about 40 employers and over a 1000 students who attended. Lisa was able to provide successful events despite Brandy Christensen leaving for another job just a few weeks before the event.

Thanks to Jamee Wheelwright for her "happy to help" attitude.  It is appreciated.

(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!)

Commencement Details

Please plan to participate in Commencement again this year. For Ephraim faculty and interested staff, the processional march will leave the Noyes Building at 9:30 on Saturday, May 4. A light breakfast will be available for you at 8:30 in the Heritage Room of the Noyes Building, and you are invited to join students and their families for a reception on the lawn east of the Student Center immediately following the ceremony. The Alumni Association will also be giving all graduates a gift at that time.

The Richfield Campus ceremony will be held on May 3.  Employees should plan to line-up in the Administration Building at 12:30. The refreshment buffet will be served on the arena concourse following commencement, and graduate gifts can also be picked up at the advancement table on the arena concourse after the ceremony. 

Dr. Robert Prince will give the Commencement address in Ephraim, and Eddie Cox will speak to the Richfield graduates.

125th Anniversary Kick Off and Buster's Adventures

The College's 125th Anniversary celebration kicks off on Friday, May 3, at 6:00 in the Heritage Plaza.  Bring your families and enjoy a birthday party and program.  Invitations have been delivered to all employees.  Please let Marci know if you did not receive yours.  It's going to be good!

Also, if you have any great travel plans for the summer, check out a stuffed badger and take it with you.  We plan to upload pictures and see how many places Buster can visit during the anniversary year.  Email Marci to get a badger and look at for more details and information.

Free Civil War Seminar

Snow College is hosting a seminar this summer in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. This four-day seminar will be held in Ephraim from August 6-9, and will feature three of our nation's premier scholars on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era. Guest faculty for the seminar include the following individuals:

- Allen Guelzo, Professor of the Civil War Era at Gettysburg College, where he directs the Civil War Era Studies Program and is the author of six books on Abraham Lincoln

- Harold Holzer, Metropolitan Museum of Art Vice President, National Humanities Medal winner and author or editor of 43 books on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era

- Mackubin Owens, American military historian and professor of national security affairs at the US Naval War College and the author of three books and numerous articles on a broad range of topics from national security affairs to civil war battles

Please share this information with high school teachers, counselors, and administrators you may know. The seminar is also set-up as an honors class, for college credit.  Anyone can register for any part of the seminar at

Public Meeting Information

During the 2013 Legislative Session, new legislation which clarifies some definitions related to the Open and Public Meetings Act was passed.  The bill establishes new requirements in making information from public meetings available to the public.  As in the past, you can contact the President's Office for Board of Trustee material or - effective May 14 - you can find the information at the Utah Public Notice Website ( Other institutional meeting information can be found at or Based on employee feedback, continued efforts will be made to update and keep this information current.