Lifestyles

Michael A. Petersen is the only CEU alumni to preside over the school. As a student, he was elected freshman president, competed on the debate team and earned an associate of science degree After earning a doctorate at Ohio State University, Petersen was hired to teach political science at CEU. When President James Randolph accepted a position in Nevada, Peterson applied and was named the college’s sixth president.
Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 9:04pm
Dean M. McDonald was named the fifth president in 1970 and served a decade, 1980. After struggling for several years and trying to coordinate with Utah State University and Brigham Young University, what started as a grant-funded training program became the College of Eastern Utah - San Juan Center under his leadership. It began with 40 students, two staff members and borrowed facilities. The CEU-San Juan Campus had its first graduating class in 1980: 12 graduates, all female.
Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 8:46pm
John W. Tucker was the fourth leader of Carbon College and in the 1963 yearbook listed as director. His first year, he wrote, “Colleges cannot give an education to anyone… they can only make opportunities available. Education cannot be acquired by spending a certain number of ‘seat hours’ in a classroom. Education is, and must remain, what the student does for himself by way of developing his own powers. A fine school, an intellectual atmosphere and excellent professors can help; however, the problem and responsibility is ultimately the student’s.
Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 8:41pm
Claude J. Burtenshaw was named director of Carbon College and served under the University of Utah’s President A. Ray Olpin who sat the helm at the U of U for 18 years. As a branch of the U, it helped set a pace to guide Carbon College in its future years. The college’s new objectives were: academic excellence, better community relationships, a wider college community including all Eastern Utah, and a mature, collegiate spirit. Burtenshaw discussed the challenging problem existing because of a smaller student body and faculty than was available in previous years.
Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 8:36pm
Aaron E. Jones was appointed president of Carbon College during World War II. In his message in the yearbook, Jones said the college “is fortunate in having continued in operation during the recent war years and now has all the signs of permanency. Like an infant, no one can predict to what greatness it may arrive; but all of us can predict a happy future for our school.
Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 8:31pm
Ten leaders and three name changes define Utah State University Eastern as it concludes its 80th year. It was the first Utah college created by the legislature, Senate Bill 6, on Feb. 2, 1937 and ratified by the House two weeks later. Up until that time, all Utah colleges were created by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was the seventh public college in Utah.
Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 8:25pm
A new name and a new leader were created when CEU became part of Utah State University in 2010. On July 1, Joe Peterson became chancellor and the name of the college was changed to USU – College of Eastern Utah and then USU Eastern. Peterson was the third leader to have ties to Eastern Utah. Born in San Juan County, he lived in Price where his father was a history instructor. After his father earned his Ph.D., Chas Peterson moved his family to Logan to teach history.
Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 8:19pm
A new name and a new leader were created when CEU became part of Utah State University in 2010. On July 1, Joe Peterson became chancellor and the name of the college was changed to USU – College of Eastern Utah and then USU Eastern. Peterson was the third leader to have ties to Eastern Utah. Born in San Juan County, he lived in Price where his father was a history instructor. After his father earned his Ph.D., Chas Peterson moved his family to Logan to teach history.
Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 8:19pm
A packed auditorium welcomed USU Eastern choirs and Castle Valley Chorale and Orchestra’s annual production of Handel’s “Messiah” Dec. 3 under the direction of Larry Martin. Almost 100 choir members and orchestra members performed 23 numbers in the season’s holiday tradition.
Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 2:45pm
Utah State University Eastern’s production of “Blithe Spirit,” an improbable farce, continues Dec. 7-9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Peterson Black Box Theatre. The story concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. Condomine wants to learn more about the occult for a novel he is writing.
Posted Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 7:23pm

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