Former College of Eastern basketball coach, Chris Craig, 36, was sentenced to 60 days in jail on June 20 for a school bomb threat in Utah County. Craig, whose Golden Eagles finished as the third best junior college team in the 2010 NJCAA Tournament and was also a Division 1 assistant, was sentenced to 60 days in jail stemming from an incident in September 2016 when he threatened to blow up an elementary school his 9-year-old daughter attended in Eagle Mountain, Utah.
Posted Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 7:14pm
USU Eastern’s student newspaper, The Eagle, scored 10 awards at the Utah Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest on April 29 in Provo. The Eagle was judged against professional and college newspapers throughout Utah. Managing editor, Nathaniel Woodward, Price, won first place for his story on former Eastern basketball coach Chris Craig’s life continuing to unravel. Sophomore sports writer, Tai Justice, Huntington, won first place for his sports columns. Justice eats, drinks and lives to watch sports which he thinks is totally natural.
Posted Monday, May 1, 2017 - 6:07pm
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
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
Only 12 percent of D1-athletic directors are women. At USU Eastern starting June 1, a woman will the head Eastern’s Athletic Department. Chelsey Warburton was named as the new athletic director in March and will be the second female athletic director in state history. In this week’s addition of the Eagle, Warburton exprressed her thoughts of the new position. Q: What intrigued you about the job?
Posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 9:05pm
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