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After two years and nearly $6 million in renovations, the Geary Theater is almost complete in its transformation to the new and improved Geary Event Center. Though the 1960's structure hasn’t been altered much on the outside, inside awaits a whole new world of technology.
Posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 7:36pm
One of the most critical factors in boosting enrollment in higher education is the numbers provided by the population of students who don’t fit the traditional description of a university student. These “non-trads” are defined by Utah State University as “a student who is at least 25 years of age or older and/or has a spouse, committed partner and/or dependents” which can, at times, make up a hefty portion of total full-time students enrolled at USU Eastern.
Posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 7:25pm
Twenty-two students in 23 departments, comprising the best students at Utah State University Eastern in 2016-17, will be honored at the awards program at 7 p.m., Friday, April 28, in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, as well as those students receiving honor and high honor cords. In art and design, McKenna Brown, Centerville, was named the department’s outstanding student; while the criminal justice department named Josefina Begay, Aneth, as top student with Sabrina Corpac, Tooele, as top criminal justice distance student.
Posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:41pm
Sarah Elise Hubert, Orem, and Danni Noyes, Price, will serve as Utah State University Eastern’s 79th valedictorian and salutatorian with Dr. LaVell and Mayzell King inducted into the 2017 USU Alumni Hall of Honor and Robert Kirby speaking at commencement. Valedictorian
Posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:32pm
One cannot talk about higher education in Price, Utah, without mentioning LaVell and Mayzell King. The renowned educators were honored by Utah State University Alumni Association as two of six alumni inducted into the 2017 Hall of Honor on April 8 in Logan. The Kings helped shape the landscape of higher education in Eastern Utah as they continue to help students achieve educational dreams at USU Eastern.
Posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:19pm
For two years, a couple of Utah State University Eastern students could see a peak north of Helper from campus. They could see the peak close to the Balanced Rock area. One of the students imagined the great pictures he could take of the area from the top of the peak. When the snow melted, they decided to hike to the peak and take pictures of the area. They scouted the area and prepared to camp overnight on top of the peak. Last minute, their plans changed from an overnight trip to a one-day trip which ended up being more than what they anticipated.
Posted Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 7:27pm
As this series has shown, understanding enrollment numbers at a university is a tricky undertaking with statistical and behavioral attributes to be considered. Enrollment can see steady growth through the addition and support of collegiate-athletic programs and the student athletes they bring with them. One of the most recognizable symbols of USU Eastern is its mascot, the Eagle. The mascot is not only a representation of the spirit of the university, but the battle standard which Eastern’s athletic department rallies around.
Posted Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 7:17pm
A “complex combination” of changes to enrollment fees are soon to come for Utah State University and its regional campuses says Vice Chancellor Greg Dart. Starting summer 2017, students from Logan to Montezuma Creek can expect a 5 percent increase in tuition. But that’s not all; it is anticipated that for many classes, course fees within the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services will be eliminated.
Posted Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 7:12pm
USU Eastern students brought home gold, silver and bronze medals at the statewide SkillsUSA competition held at Salt Lake Community College March 23-24. Eastern’s welding department students continue to dominate the competition with Ryland Barney from Roosevelt, taking first place in the individual welding competition, a feat Eastern welders achieved 15 times in the past 16 years. He travels to Louisville, Ken., in June to represent USUE and the state of Utah at the National Skills and Leadership Conference.
Posted Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 7:01pm
A Truth-in-Tuition hearing to discuss tuition next year and answer questions with Chancellor Joe Peterson was held on March 23. In attendance were four students in Price, a faculty member in Blanding and Vice Chancellor Greg Dart. In this hearing, Peterson revealed several things. USU Eastern is not the cheapest public higher education institution in the state. Snow College is. Their tuition is higher, but low student fees put the overall cost of education lower than at Eastern. Next year, though, tuition is going up at the Ephraim college.
Posted Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 6:56pm