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Even though enrollment at Utah’s public colleges and universities enrolled an additional 4,739 students this year, enrollment at Utah State University dropped 1.76 percent, or roughly 500 students. USU regional campuses and USU Eastern numbers are calculated in these figures. USU Eastern headcount numbers in Price went up three students from 2015 to ’16: 1,370 to 1,373. At USU Eastern’s Blanding campus, the college dropped 15 students between 2015 and 2016: 654 to 639.
Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 5:49pm
A 30-year-old former Utah State University Eastern student from Price died Oct. 2 after hitting a semi on State Road 6 in Spanish Fork. Daniel Pike, who served as news editor of The Eagle in 2015, was driving east when he struck a semi-truck that was headed west. According to the Utah Department of Public Safety, he was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the car.
Posted Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:37pm
Four USU Eastern students were cited for consumption of alcohol by a minor with one of the students also charged and booked for intoxication on Sept. 24. The students were in AJ Residence Hall when officer Roger Taylor and three Price City Police Officers were dispatched to a room at 11:45 p.m. In the room were found two 190-proof Everclear bottles as well as several 40-ounce-beer bottles.
Posted Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:33pm
Fall is the season of change, especially this now. This is the year USU Eastern students have been waiting for, for about 18-20 years. This year is the year of the presidential election. For most freshman and quite a few sophomores it will be the first year they get to have their voice heard with the casting of a ballot. It is also the first year that USU Eastern is participating in a state-wide competition known as Campus Cup.
Posted Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:28pm
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