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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
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
The issue of enrollment has been addressed following the trail of numbers and recruitment. What The Eagle wants to examine is what is being done to keep students enrolled at USU Eastern happy as well as successful. From student activities, sports and excursions to food, fitness and academic success life in college is a multi-faceted experience and ensuring enrolled students a fun and successful time will not only keep students enrolled but promote USU Eastern as a desirable location to study to prospective students.
Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 7:23pm