Whether liberal, conservative, traditional or unorthodox, Robert Kirby’s piquant look at the peculiar people he writes about in his Salt Lake Tribune columns or one of his nine books, will be further explained as he keynotes the afternoon session of the 36th Annual USU Eastern’s Women’s Conference on Friday, April 10. Kirby’s life has many threads in Eastern Utah and he often writes about his favorite people and places in this area. Although for the most part, his columns are strictly for humor, he can be spot on when describing a life-changing event.
Posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 8:02pm
USU Eagle staff brought home eight awards from the Utah Press Association’s Better Newspaper Competition recently. In its fifth year of membership in the UPA, the Eagle staff won five second-place awards and three third-place awards, bringing their total awards to over 40.
Posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 8:11pm
Freshman year in college can be daunting; with new faces, new places and an immense course-load, some students can feel overwhelmed and unsure of their own academic success. This is why USU Eastern’s new Academic Success Initiative is implementing a first-year experience that provides a path for all incoming freshmen to a successful transition into their first semester and throughout freshman year.
Posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 7:48pm
There’s always good and bad news each year when tuition increases are discussed. The good news is enrollment should be growing and USU Eastern gets a shiny, new building on its south entrance. The bad news is that tuition is being increased four or five percent. On March 3, Chancellor Joe Peterson called a truth in tuition hearing to educate the staff and students on campus about the tuition changes.
Posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 7:45pm


Chelsey Warburton, head women’s volleyball coach at Utah State University Eastern, is stepping down as the volleyball coach, but stepping into the head women’s basketball coach position. Warburton was born into an athletic family with all of her sisters playing as collegiate athletes with promising basketball careers. Warburton played basketball at Carbon High School, College of Eastern Utah for a year and then transferred to play D-1 basketball at Weber State University. When she finished college, she played pro basketball in Amsterdam.
Posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 8:52pm
Dave Paur had a goal to coach for 40 years. He says, “The odds of most coaches going that far are maybe 1 in 10,000.” This year Paur accomplishes his goal, as it marks a total of 40 years coaching and 26 of those years spent at USU Eastern. After a legacy of coaching and athletic experience behind him, Paur is now preparing to retire May 15. Himself was a former USU Eastern (CEU) basketball player when he was in college, Paur went on to Southern Utah University for his bachelor’s degree and the University of Utah to obtain his master’s degree.
Posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 8:26pm
USU Eastern baseball continued their busy schedule with 10 games in a matter of a week against teams from Nev., Ariz. and Colo. They won two and lost eight. The team continued SWAC conference play against the College of Southern Nevada for a four-game set on March 5-7. 
Posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 8:45pm


Dear Bridgette, It is no secret that biology holds special interest in my life. I speak of it regularly, participate actively and study rigorously its secrets. There is so much that we can apply to our lives and take inspiration from, the discoveries in the field over the centuries have been world-changing. The personification of scientific principles is a powerful way to help grasp concepts that may otherwise prove difficult to master.
Posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 8:30pm
From the Uintah Basin, to California, to Ireland, Mason Winters was recently named the new welding instructor at Utah State University Eastern. He grew up and lived in the Uintah Basin, which is where most of his family resides. He lived in the Uintah Basin when it resembled Price instead of a large busy city. He started going to welding competitions at Uintah High School and through those got a scholarship to USU Eastern back when it was the College of Eastern Utah.
Posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 7:58pm
After nine years of working as coordinator of the GEAR UP program at USU Eastern, Brenda Rawson retires June 30. Rawson enjoys an abundance of activities and hobbies. She goes on monthly hikes, attends dance classes every Thursday night and enjoys cooking new recipes. Along with her husband, she started a tradition where every time they see a review for a new restaurant that interest them in the “Salt Lake Tribune,” they eat there the next time they’re visiting the area. Over the years, she’s collected a list of restaurants they intend to attend.
Posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 8:15pm


There’s something to be said about the tradition of kissing over a rock on the first full moon of the semester. For some, it’s odd, but for others, it seriously… rocks. Ha ha, rock puns.
Posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 8:07pm
After the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, hate towards law enforcement increased to the point that people began to be disrespectful. While the situation in Ferguson is tragic, it is not a reason to begin hating the people who serve in our communities. So when will the Ferguson hype die down? While we should never forget this terrible situation and learn from what happened, we should also move on and remember that one situation does not define all law enforcement.
Posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 8:05pm
Recently women were allowed to attend U.S. Army Ranger School. This is a very controversial idea because it’s a new concept and woman do not have the muscular skeletal system of a man. But lets be honest, if you can physically and mentally do the job, then you should be allowed too. If a woman can meet the same standards as a man, then they should be allowed to attend the school.
Posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 8:08pm