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Former College of Eastern Utah welding instructor, Gary Prazen, 80, died Nov. 22. He established himself as a world-class sculptor after meeting an acting icon who was visiting Carbon County in 1978. The chance encounter with Western Actor John Wayne propelled the Carbon County native into international fame for his realistic bronze sculptures. According to his bio, Prazen was attending a water meeting at the Carbon Country Club. He had been elected Carbon County Commissioner and was talking to some of his constituents after the meeting.
Posted Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 1:17pm
Utah State University Eastern’s Chandler Vincent hit the ground running and more importantly welding when he arrived on campus last August as he and 24 welders from throughout the United States prepared for the USA Welding Pre-Trials. The 25 welders were scaled down to six in November, and Vincent is part of the elite six competing in the American Welding Society’s week-long competition in Huntsville, Ala., this week.
Posted Monday, December 12, 2016 - 7:38pm
Utah State University Eastern cosmetology students presented the United Way of Southeastern Utah a check for $2,000 for its Salons for Survival program to help working women with breast cancer living in Carbon and Emery counties. According to Carole Wright, director of the United Way of Southeastern Utah, “these communities are unbelievable when someone has a need. Having cancer is hard enough to deal with and donations to help individuals fighting cancer makes their challenges a little easier each day. I am just humbled and thankful to help in any way we can.”
Posted Monday, December 12, 2016 - 7:32pm
Since 1998, USU Eastern served bread and soup to the campus and community as a fund raiser for the Carbon County Food Bank. This year, over 630 patrons attended Bread ‘n’ Soup Night resulting in a $4,000 donation to the organization. This brings the 18 year total to $52,000.
Posted Monday, December 12, 2016 - 7:29pm
Every year in December, the Price community and college choir join together to sing Handel’s “Messiah.” Beginning rehearsals every Sunday in September, the choir puts in countless hours rehearsing and getting ready for this traditional performance held on Sunday, Dec. 4, at Carbon High School’s auditorium. This was the 67th annual Messiah concert put on by the Price community and the 275th year since the Messiah was composed by George Frideric Handel in 1741. It was first performed in Dublin and nearly a year later in London where it received a modest public reception.
Posted Monday, December 12, 2016 - 7:14pm
Newly appointed president of Utah State University, Noelle Cockett, is excited Utah State University Eastern is in Price to give the people living in Southeastern Utah a means to get an education. The university gives students the opportunity to get an education that they may not otherwise have access to without it here.
Posted Monday, December 12, 2016 - 12:51pm
Over $2,500 was raised for USU Eastern cosmetology scholarships at the Heart of Holidays Home and Gift Show on Nov. 12 at the Tuscan Event Center in Price. “We fashioned this holiday gift show after our ‘What a Woman Wants’ show in the spring and experienced the same support from the community. We had almost 500 people attend the show,” associate professor Debbie Prichard said.
Posted Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 4:02pm
Many students gathered at the student lounge area in the JLSC while others sat at home and yelled at the TV on election night. Some jumped in joy telling Hillary Clinton supporters to “suck it” while others had tears streaming down their face as they made a list of people that voted for Donald Trump that they were no longer going to be friends with. Ending the election with Trump at 290 and Clinton at 232 electoral votes. Trump gave his acceptance speech that night with Clinton giving her concession speech the next day.
Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 6:25pm
After five years without a 3D-art facility, Utah State University Eastern is bringing back to campus ceramics and sculpture courses in the new state-of-the-art Central Instructional Building’s Fine Arts Wing. Chris Kanyusik, a native of Minnesota, will bring the programs back to campus, adding, “you couldn’t ask for better facilities or learning and teaching environment at Eastern.”
Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 6:09pm
In 2014, President Barrack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden launched the “It’s On Us” campaign and the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault in order to work on the growing issue of sexual assault on college campuses across the nation. According to the president and the task force, an estimated one in five women are sexually assaulted during their college years. A 2015 study by the Association of American Universities confirms this when it reported that 23 percent of women (nearly one in four) are sexually assaulted during college.
Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 6:06pm