A business major and a basketball player have been picked as 2015’s top students. Carson Tatton and Madeline Murphy will represent USU Eastern as valedictorian and salutatorian at the 2015 commencement ceremony on Saturday, April 25 in the BDAC. The valedictorian, Tatton, is a Carbon County native and graduate of Carbon High School in 2011 with high honors. He first began his journey at USUE in 2011 before leaving to serve a LDS mission in Thailand. After two years, he returned to USUE to begin classes.
Posted Friday, April 24, 2015 - 6:27pm
The first graduating class from Utah State University Eastern’s Law Enforcement Academy (LEO) and Basic Corrections Academy (BCO) celebrated their graduation on April 8, 2015, in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center. Among the 12 graduates, seven were graduating from both BCO and LEO, and five were graduating from LEO. Officiating the ceremony was their Director Scott Henrie, Sheriff Jeff Woods, Vice Chancellor Peter Iyere and Chancellor Joe Peterson.
Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 5:56pm
The executive director of the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget will keynote USU Eastern’s 77th commencement exercises on Saturday, April 25, at 10 a.m. in the Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center. Being one of the key appointed officials in Gov. Gary Herbert’s administration, Kristen Cox brings a wealth of experience and education to the position. She performs her day-to-day duties without the ability to see, but has not let the loss of her sight stop her from achieving at work, entering politics or enjoying the outdoors.
Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 6:00pm
As other costs for students rise, tuition also faces a bump that will affect USU Eastern students. On March 27, the Utah Board of Regents approved a three percent tuition bump for all Utah public schools. USUE is among one of the schools that will raise their tuition. Tuition for students at USUE has always been a little less than other universities in Utah. While this will remain true, tuition for fall 2015 will raise $43 when compared to the previous fall.
Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 6:08pm


Deciding whether or not to continue on with athletics after a leaving a junior college is a hard decision. Many athletes at Utah State University Eastern decided to continue their athletic careers at a college or a university.
Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 7:10pm
USU Eastern baseball continued their hot play over the past two weekends going 3-5 against tough conference foes Salt Lake Community College and the College of Southern Nevada. Coach Madsen said, “The team has worked extremely hard and it is showing with how we have played the past two weekends. It has been a whole team effort. Good pitching, fielding and hitting against two good teams. The team did so many great things and I am excited to see what happens over the next two weekends.”
Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 7:07pm
Today it is common for athletes to succumb to depression after or during an injury that prevents them from playing their sport. Many athletes at USU Eastern experienced an injury and dealt with the frustration of not being able to play. People tend to neglect the fact that injuries can affect one’s psychological well-being until depression and anxiety sneaks up on them. Questions like, “How long do I have to sit out? Will I be the same player when I’m back? Will I be out of shape?” haunt injured athletes.
Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 7:09pm


Dear Bridgette,
Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 6:36pm
USU Eastern’s Theatre department is in its last rehearsal for their last play of the semester, “Cinderella: a Fractured Fairy Tale.” Although this production is not quite the story you may be used to, this “Cinderella” will introduce new characters, special effects, a happy ending, and audience interaction and participation.
Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 6:31pm
Eighteen USU Eastern students will be honored by their respective departments at the annual Academic Award Ceremony on Friday, April 24 at 7 p.m. in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center Multipurpose Room. The ceremony with be conducted by Vice Chancellor for Student Services Peter Iyere. Students graduating with honors and high honors will receive their honor cords during the ceremony.
Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 6:59pm


It’s hard for many people to believe that once upon a time I had no friends and had a hard time talking to people in a meaningful manner. The time I spent in high school was spent securing my passage to college rather than interacting socially with people. When I got to college, I found myself in a predicament; I had no idea what to do when I wasn’t focused on the future.
Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 6:21pm
U.S. and foreign relations have always been a point of scrutiny for civilian and military personnel alike. When working with local nations in a country in which there is a conflict, there is always cause for concern. But when people in Congress, who have never had boots on the ground, start making decisions about what goes on in country, things get a little hairy. Recently, on a Forward Observation Base in Afghanistan, a soldier was killed when shot by a member of the Afghan National Army. The FOB housed both American and Afghan forces.
Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 6:23pm
Spongebob references aside, I’ve learned a lot in my two years at USU Eastern. Some lessons have been life-changing; others a bit more… how do I put it? Ah, anti-climactic. I’ve experienced a mass of those not-so-important lessons at USUE—so many, in fact, that listing them all would take up the entire viewpoint page. So rather than take an eternity describing all of them, I’ll share my favorites. Some may seem obvious, especially for a college student, but all were lessons I didn’t understand until attending this school.
Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 6:19pm