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Students at Utah State University Eastern found themselves facing more than academic obstacles recently. Sep. 22 received massive rainstorms, which, for students, meant massive flooding. At 7:05 a.m. the RA’s sent out a message to gather at the dorms. Water was seeping into dorm rooms and were not inhabitable again until the following Tuesday. According to Fox13, the Price River became the largest river in Utah during the storms, flowing at around 8,000-cubic-feet-per-second, compared to its usual 3-cubic-feet-per-second. Burtenshaw and Tucker dorms flooded.
Posted Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:19pm
On Sept. 13, USU Eastern’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion hosted a student forum to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement and police brutality. The meeting held in the Jennifer Leavitt Student center DCI office filled the room with a diverse crowd and was moderated by Student Body VP Alex Anderson.
Posted Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 2:25pm
Adjalma Becheli Vando has been at USU Eastern since August of 2008 and has been the head coach since 2012. Coming from São Paulo Brazil he brought great insights and experiences from his professional playing days as well as previous coaching experiences. His favorite thing about USU Eastern “is the administration and the professors! They are great! The administration supports very much the athletic program and the professors too and they work really well with the students making them feel welcome here at the USU Eastern!”
Posted Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 1:47pm
Out of the three major projects for the USU Eastern campus, two are in the bidding stage while the other project is just about wrapped up. These projects include two soccer fields (located on the Durrant property north of campus), a pavilion and replacing the locks in the CIB and the Reeves Building. Vice Chancellor Eric Mantz reported that contractors are still bidding to construct both a pavilion and the soccer field projects and that it may be some time before any construction on the two projects begin.
Posted Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 9:06pm
After calling in a bomb threat to an elementary school by sending the threat in an email message to several media outlets, Chris Craig, 35, found himself back in jail Sept. 18. The former USU Eastern basketball coach, sent the email to the El Paso Times, where he was a guard on the UTEP basketball team from 2002-04. The El Paso Times and other media outlets received an email from Craig stating that he “will call 911 with a threat of an explosive and drive onto my 9 yr olds elementary school, Eagle Valley Elementary, with a True Explosive.”
Posted Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 8:33pm
If you want to see a change in this community, the United Way’s Day of Caring is one of the best way to make it happen. On Saturday Sept. 10, USU Eastern students, faculty and staff plus members of the local community will donate time to United Ways Day of Caring to help with over 50 projects in the area. The Day of Caring is a national service day offered throughout with the United States with the local event hosted by United Way of Eastern Utah.
Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 3:57pm
The president of Carbon College from 1959-62, Claude J. Burtenshaw, 98, passed away in Logan. One of the college’s four-residential life buildings is named after the former president whose residents shortened the name to B-shaw. The third president of the Price college was born in Shelton, Idaho. He attended Ricks College [BYU Idaho] and earned a two-year-teaching certificate. Burtenshaw’s first job was teaching in Osgood, Idaho, where he met his wife Frances, another teacher at the school.
Posted Monday, September 12, 2016 - 11:57am
USU Eastern lost a part of its family, staff-member Misty Dawn Cowan Skaggs, who passed away unexpectedly Aug. 27. Skaggs, 38, worked for the custodial crew on the USU Eastern campus in the Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center. She was a long-time resident of the area and a graduate of Carbon High School class of 1996. She is survived by her husband Bill and four children Alex, Zack, Mercedes and Jake of Spring Glen. Skaggs supervisor, Sheila Burghardt, said "Misty had a smile for everyone, we miss her."
Posted Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 7:57pm
Four Utah State University Eastern students appeared in court spring semester and were cited for disorderly conduct for being too loud in the library fall semester. The incident happened nearly a year ago on Nov. 10, 2015, when a USU Eastern library staff member called Price City Police dispatch to report a disruption. When USU Eastern police officer Jason Marshall responded, he encountered a library staff member who informed him of four USU Eastern athletes, identified as Solomon Rolls-Tyson, Hamdi Karoui, Lamont Walker Jr., and Lamous Brown causing a disturbance.
Posted Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 7:52pm
USU Eastern’s Director of Student Life, Leadership and Involvement University Eastern, was named one of 30 Women to Watch in Salt Lake City recently by the Utah Business. Evette Allen, Ph.D., was recognized at a luncheon at Grand America Hotel to honor 30 of Utah’s most dynamic women plus featured in a special editorial in Utah Business Magazine’s May edition.
Posted Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 7:33pm