SUU Celebrates Birthday with Lunch on Main

SUU hosted “Lunch on the Main” on Tuesday, March 19, as part of Southern Utah University’s Founders Week. The week is a celebration of SUU’s origins in the spring of 1897.

Lunch on the Main is an annual celebration that allows SUU students an opportunity to visit historical landmarks across campus.

Food and information about the founding of SUU was offered at each of the sites. Some of the locations students visited were Old Main, Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Old Sorrel and The Centurium. The food included walking tacos, nachos, cake and pulled pork sandwiches.

Despite having “lunch” in the name, the food was not the only aspect of the event. Participants were given a “Passport” to receive stickers from each of the stations. After finishing the passport, students turned in their stickers to Special Collections in the library to receive a commemorative bookmark and enter their name into a drawing for SUU gear and swag.

The bookmark awarded to students featured the school logos for each of the university’s previous names. The logos of Branch Normal School, Branch Agricultural College, College of Southern Utah, and Southern Utah State College were celebrated as part of SUU’s legacy on its 122nd birthday this year.

Students in attendance enjoyed the event for the free food and a reminder of what the school has to offer.

Cameron Morris, a freshman studying Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism, noted, “It was nice to explore the different parts of campus because it gave me a refresher on SUU’s legacy.”

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Story by: Tomas D’Anella   
Photo Courtesy of Mitch Quartz