The former head of the USU Eastern Dance Department was found dead in Helper on July 27. Melissa Louise Anast, 38, loved teaching dance and choreographing theater shows for the college. In 2012, she won the Repertory Dance Theaters Iron Choreographer along with her co-choreographer. Recently she choreographed shows for The Rio Theater in Helper, Utah.
Posted Monday, July 31, 2017 - 12:56am
A USU Eastern automotive graduate was named one of the top-auto students in the state after he competed in the Post-Secondary Automotive Service Technician competition in Utah Skills USA Leadership Conference recently.
Posted Monday, July 31, 2017 - 12:25am
USU Eastern’s automotive students placed in the top-two percent in the nation according to the national NIASE testing center. At the end of spring semester, the students took a national test administered by ASE “Automotive Service Excellence.” The test included questions on theory and hands-on skills that are graded to a recognized standard. According to Stan Martineau, director of the Eastern automotive program, “all student who take the test in the United States are averaged. This provides input to instructors as to where their students fit compared to other programs.
Posted Monday, July 17, 2017 - 10:02am
Utah State Eastern Athletic Director Chelsey Warburton announced today the appointment of Scott Madsen to Assistant Athletic Director for Advancement. Madsen is currently the Utah State Eastern baseball coach and will continue in that capacity along with his new role in the athletic department. He will be responsible for the fundraising and development for the Utah State Eastern Athletic department.
Posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:16pm


The Utah State University Eastern womens basketball and volleyball teams Were Each named NJCAA Academic Team of the Year this week. Both teams earned honorable mention honors for having a team GPA above a 3.0 for the entire school year. "We could not be more proud of our volleyball and womens basketball team for this achievement. Their commitment in the classroom speaks volumes about these amazing student athletes," said Utah State Eastern Vice Chancellor Greg Dart.
Posted Monday, July 17, 2017 - 10:43am
Cameron Bailey, Orem, was named male athlete of the year with Madison Loftus, South Jordan, named female athlete of the year at the USU Eastern Athletic Awards banquet. Bailey, a 6-foot-7-inch sophomore who played basketball at Timpanogos High School, was named to the All-Region Scenic West Athletic Conference second team.
Posted Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 3:21pm
Utah State Eastern Athletics have announced the hire of Ray Jones Jr., as assistant men's basketball coach. Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Greg Dart made the hire official on Wednesday (April 19) to make Jones the Eagles lead assistant coach under Head Coach Adjalma "Vando" Becheli. "We couldn't be more excited to welcome Coach Jones to the Eagle family. Coach Jones had a tremendous playing career and bring experience that will help players be developed and move on to the highest levels," Dart said.
Posted Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 5:52pm


Lauren Wilkinson, Price, won Best of Show for her photo “Dew Drop” at USU Eastern’s Student Art Show exhibited in Gallery East located on the first floor of the Central Instructional Building. Eight students were honored with cash awards and certificates at the annual show during the closing reception on April 27.
Posted Friday, April 28, 2017 - 5:19pm
Another successful What a Woman Wants Expo netted $8,000 to the cosmetology department’s 2017-18 scholarship fund. The annual expo was the weekend of April 7-8 with over 40 vendors showcasing their wares in the Tuscan on 100 North Carbon Ave. Besides fashion shows and cutest baby contest, area businesses and community services rallied together to offer a glimpse into what they provide in Carbon and Emery counties.
Posted Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:15pm
Dean Thacker Staff writer
Posted Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 5:44pm


Now that finals week is over, and college students can breathe a collective sigh of relief, summer break is finally here. These vacations are a great chance for students to unwind, visit family and friends and forget all about school. The one thing that gets lost in the summertime, however, is preparation for the fall semester. While it’s important to recharge and let loose over the break, here’s some do’s and don’ts for your time between terms.
Posted Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 6:16pm
Utah is home to just over three-million people, with that number expected to double by 2050 with most of the growth occurring in the Wasatch Front, St. George and Tooele County. By this time, Utah will be a fundamentally different place. Utah has a future; it just needs to find it. To stay relevant in the 2050s, Utah needs to adapt and change many of its aspects including its infrastructure, education and technologies. With a shift of focus and outlook, Utah could become a larger part of the United States and bring more people and businesses to the state.
Posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 8:07pm
I don’t even know where to begin… 104 articles, 52,000 words on 142-typed pages over three years and it all comes down to this. My last editorial in The Eagle and for the first time in a long time I’m, struggling to find the words. I’m sure in the breadth of the English language there is the combination of words that will somehow sum up what this experience has meant to me, what this degree means for my family and just how much people I’ve come to know and love have meant to me.
Posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 8:01pm