News

Utah has become one of the best climates for economic growth in the country. With low energy costs and a pro-business legislature, few can compete with its “business friendly” environment. However, while Utah is projected to have a statewide job increase of 2.8 percent per year over the next 10 years, Eastern Utah itself is expected to grow only 0.8 percent per year. The hopeful solution: trading a critical piece of land.
Posted Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:22pm
A few days after his 19th birthday, a USU Eastern welder relaxes in his instructor’s office with a big grin. He describes how as kid he hated school, yet was just named the top welder in the United States.
Posted Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 11:09pm
The trend of declining enrollment has been the focus of this spring semester series, but decline in enrollment is not only a problem between academic years, but also between fall and spring semesters where Eastern dropped over 25 percent of its enrollment between fall 2016 and spring 2017.
Posted Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 10:54pm
USU Eastern’s Police Academy and the Utah Highway Patrol is holding its weeklong course in D.U.I and intoxilators on campus this week. The seven cadets were tasked with detecting and analyzing individuals who are under the influence of alcohol, particularly when driving. The academy brings in individuals to get intoxicated at certain levels for the cadets to analyze. The individuals are placed in a safe environment and their alcohol intake is controlled.
Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 8:10pm

Sports

With March Madness getting underway I’m going to tell you step by step how to win your becket poll, your work poll or whatever it may be. All you have to do is follow these steps.
Posted Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 7:34pm
Earlier this month, Eagles’ guard Madison Loftus was named First Team All-Region by the Scenic West Athletic Conference. In her freshman campaign, Loftus led her team in scoring, averaging 15.1 points per game and finished the season as the third highest scorer in the conference. “I was really excited when I found out. It’s neat to see everything pay off, and it’s always cool to get recognition for your school,” she said.  All season, the Eagles’ high-energy, fast-paced style of basketball allowed Loftus to thrive in each game and showcase a wide variety of talents.
Posted Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 7:31pm
Off to a rocky start, the Eagles inaugural season sees the team with a win and 11 losses after three weeks as they improve with each game.
Posted Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 7:29pm

Lifestyles

You will just have to come and find out to see A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.  Director Corey Ewan and Technical Director Brent Innes are optimistic about producing on this musical for its lightheartedness and the opportunity it gives them to get creative.   “Necessity often fosters creativity,” Innes stated when describing the process of the set.  Where the ideal price to spend on a musical set would be around $2,500 to $3,000, Innes has a budget of less than $800.
Posted Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:42pm
At 10 a.m. on Friday, March 17, a flood of new and bright faces stormed the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center. It was the annual Leadership Day where incoming freshman and returning students had a day full of activities and interviews for leadership positions on campus. Leadership groups participating in this year’s leadership day included: student success mentors, resident advisers, Eastern Utah Student Association, Serving Utah Network Center and USU Eastern Ambassadors. Each of these groups were excited to meet and greet these new USU Eastern hopefuls.
Posted Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:37pm
When a student, staff member, or faculty member walks into the Utah State University Eastern Distance Education office, they immediately will be welcomed with a smile. This office is as busy as it comes, however, it seems to run perfectly. The coordinator, and the person that runs distance education, is Sherry Arellano, the 2016 staff member of the year. As the distance education coordinator, Arellano and her staff are extremely busy. They direct 75 classes that are broadcast from USU Eastern and 90 classes that are broad casted to USU Eastern.
Posted Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:30pm

Viewpoints

Once there was a farm boy who was charged with watching the sheep and protecting them from wolves. He was supposed to cry ‘wolf’ if he encountered any and the villagers would come to his aid. He was either bored, or lonely, or scared, so he decided to cry out when there were no wolves. The villagers rushed to his side, but were annoyed to find he lied about the situation.
Posted Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:42pm
Ever since the introduction of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, Republicans and conservative groups have been working to repeal it, but so far, have been unsuccessful. This might be because a majority of Americans want to keep Obamacare and fix it as opposed to a repeal and replace approach. A poll done by the Hart Research center on March 7, found that nearly 68 percent of Americans would like to keep what works in Obamacare and fix the rest.
Posted Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:34pm
Recently I was asked to lecture on the Manhattan Project, more specifically I was asked to address the ethics behind sciences involvement in advancing modern warcraft to the point where we are now entirely capable of obliterating human life from the planet. The question was poised, if I were in President Truman’s position would I make the same decision. The question as to whether or not to drop “The Bomb” is not a particularly easy one to answer. Being put into President Truman’s position, I believe five main points need to be understood regarding using the weapon or not.
Posted Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:29pm