2015 Utah/Nevada Joint Fall Caucus

2015 Utah/Nevada Joint Fall Caucus

October 16, 2015
Dixie State University
St. George, Utah

RSVP: Amber D’Ambrosio (dambrosio@dixie.edu) by Friday, October 9th at 5:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Invited CIMA members will present on their experiences responding to and recovering from disasters at their archival institutions. Each participant will speak for 10-15 minutes on the nature, extent, and damage caused by the disaster; what was their institution’s initial response; evaluate the effectiveness of their disaster preparation and response plans; and review the lessons learned from the experience. Randy Silverman will provide additional comments and moderate discussion.

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Lunch (Subway platters, desserts, and light refreshments)

1:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Randy Silverman will discuss the essential components of a disaster response and recovery plan, as well as potential areas where archivists and cultural institutions may serve as resources at the state or regional level.


Directions to Meeting room

The meeting room will be the Zion Room, located on the 5th floor of the Holland Centennial Commons. It is in the northeast corner of the building closest to the clock tower. Participants should enter the Holland Centennial Commons from the North entrance, which will place them on the 2nd floor. Once they pass through the library gates, there will be a bank of elevators to their left. Participants should take the elevator to the 5th floor and make a right after they exit the elevator. The Zion Room will be in the first room. The building is unmistakable as it is the tallest on campus and in St. George (except the LDS temple). It is located at the end of 300 South just off of 700 East. (Todd, I am attaching a campus map. I will provide it to anyone who RSVPs.) Please take the exit for St. George Blvd. (exit 8) and turn toward the white D on the hill (west). Take St. George Blvd. to 700 East (University Blvd.) and make a left. At 300 South, make another left and park in one of the two available parking lots. Please make sure that your temporary parking permit is visible. The address for the university is 225 South 700 East. Individual buildings do not have their own addresses.

Parking Instructions

Temporary parking permits will be issued once final attendance numbers are determined. Please RSVP promptly for the lunch count and to obtain a temporary parking permit. A map will be provided to indicate parking near the Holland Centennial Commons. Please send your RSVP to Amber D’Ambrosio (dambrosio@dixie.edu) by Friday, October 9th at 5:00 p.m. If you have questions about local arrangements, please contact Amber D’Ambrosio (dambrosio@dixie.edu, 1-435-652-7718).

Hotel Accommodations

Hotels in St. George will be very full due to the Huntsman Senior Games in town. Please book early if you plan to stay in St. George instead of Cedar City. There are also options available in nearby towns such as Washington City. Below is a list of a few suggested hotels that still have good availability.

The INN at St. George (1.14 miles from DSU but near a lot of good local restaurants)
60 W Saint George Blvd
St. George UT
(435) 673-4666

Knights Inn St. George North (.5 mile from DSU)
175 N 1000 E
St George, UT 84770
(435) 673-4621

Sun Time Inn (.64 miles from DSU)
420 E St George Blvd
St George, UT 84770
(435) 673-6181

Super 8 St. George UT (.79 miles from DSU)
260 East St George Blvd
St George, UT 84770
(435) 673-6161

Musical Entertainment

For those who want to attend a musical under the stars at Tuacahn Center for the Arts, it will be their closing weekend. This year their shows include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act, and a new, experimental Disney musical called “When You Wish” that is a nostalgic meld of many different Disney favorites. Tickets can be purchased online at tuacahn.org. Book early as the final weekend sells out quickly as it approaches.

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