The meeting will begin at 12 noon, in Room 156 of the DSU Russell C. Taylor Health Science Center, located on the Dixie Regional Medical Center’s River Road campus at 1526 Medical Center Drive. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Heath’s presentation, entitled “Utah’s National Monuments and Presidential Use of the Antiquities Act,” will discuss the history of the Antiquities Act of 1906, and its use in the state of Utah to create national monuments. Since the Act’s passage, several U.S. presidents have combined to issue 25 declarations that effect Utah and its federal lands, and Heath will highlight this unique history of the Beehive State.
Heath is a professor emeritus of mathematics at SUU, and is a past president of the Old Spanish Trail Association. A native of Mayfield, Utah, he attended Snow College and completed graduate studies at the University of Utah.
The President’s Colleagues of Dixie State University, established more than 20 years ago by former DSU President Dr. Douglas Alder, is a group of retired professors and other professionals who live mostly in the St. George and Washington County area. Dr. Alder, who also started an Honors Program at DSU, organized the Colleagues as a way to increase academic activities on campus.
The Colleagues meet together once a month during the academic year to hear presentations from each other and/or invited guests. The next Colleagues meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 5, featuring DSU President Dr. Stephen D. Nadauld, who will deliver his final “State of the University” address as president. He will also answer questions following the presentation.