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Another arrest for former College of Eastern Utah basketball coach Chris Craig who was taken into custody in Utah County. Craig, 36, of Saratoga Springs, has a history of mental illness and was convicted of threatening to blow up an elementary school in 2016. According to court documents, authorities said he stopped taking his medication as ordered by a judge, threatened his family and prompted the school he terrorized two years ago to be placed on alert again.
Posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 1:02pm
Emma Campbell news editor Sometime between 1- 10 a.m., Thursday, April 12, the USU Eastern baseball complex was broken into and thousands of dollars worth of equipment and clothing were stolen. When Head Eastern Baseball Coach Scott Madsen arrived at the complex that morning, he noticed the door to the concession stand had been pried open. In a room adjoining the concession stand, a storage room with three laptops, bank checks, a shotgun, a radar gun, a DVR camera and personal items were missing.
Posted Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 5:25pm
USU Eastern’s “The Eagle” newspaper staff won 17 awards, the most ever, at the Utah Press Association’s annual newspaper contest in Salt Lake City on April 14. The staff competed against student newspapers from Utah State University, Weber State University, Brigham Young University and the University of Utah.
Posted Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 5:19pm
On the second floor of the Reeves, past the birds and the biology labs, is USU Eastern’s greenhouse. Although unsure of its age, Assistant Professor of Biology, Wayne Hatch has been tending to the garden for the past three years. He first learned of its existence at the beginning of his employment at Eastern. He and other professors took care of the garden, but for a time the duty was Dr. Hatch’s alone.
Posted Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 5:12pm
Fox News reported that on April 1, Pres. Donald Trump took to twitter and expressed his innermost feelings about immigration. “Border Patrol Agents are not allowed to properly do their job at the Border because of ridiculous liberal (Democrat) laws like Catch & Release. Getting more dangerous. “Caravans” coming. Republicans must go to Nuclear Option to pass tough laws NOW. NO MORE DACA DEAL!” The tweet read.
Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 12:40am
Michelle Johansen Gifford from Riverside, California, and Sara Starkey from Salt Lake City, keynote Utah State University Eastern’s 39th Annual Women’s Conference on Friday, April 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fifteen workshops are offered throughout the day which ends with the announcement of Outstanding Woman of Southeastern Utah. Michelle Gifford
Posted Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 8:51pm
Utah State University President Noelle Cockett spent her first full day on Eastern’s campus visiting students, faculty, staff and community leaders April 3. Cockett reached out to students to better understand what needs to change at Eastern. Cockett spoke to each of the three groups; students, faculty and staff separately, with no crossover in between groups and no administration. It created a safe space so all felt like they could speak freely and frankly. Students
Posted Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 8:48pm
Enrollment continues to flounder at Utah State University Eastern as full-time equivalent numbers dropped to under 800 students spring semester 2018, according to the Board of Regents figures taken at the end of the third week. FTE numbers are calculated by counting students who take 15 or more credit hours. Headcount enrollment are students who take at least one class, but not a full load.
Posted Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 1:51pm
Michaelann Nelson received her bachelor’s in English from Weber State University and finished her doctorate in English at the University of New Mexico. Despite teaching at USU Eastern for two years, Nelson has been teaching as an assistant professor eight years. She previously worked at the Western New Mexico University and at Bethel University in Tennessee. So why Eastern? “I love Utah State, I’ve always loved Utah State…I’m an Aggie all the way,” she said. She applied for the first job opening in the English department in 10 years and is excited to work for USU.
Posted Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 1:46pm
Interim USU Eastern Chancellor Gary Straquadine hopes to spend next year expanding his community garden and getting the ROTC program up and running. Straquadine replaces Chancellor Joe Peterson who retires June 30. “I’m going to be a temp and I am perfectly okay with that,” Straquadine jokes. On a personal level next year, Straquadine will pray for his enemies to have everything he wants for himself, because then how can he hate them? He will also eat more genetically modified food as he believes GMOs are what are saving humanity, not hurting it.
Posted Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 8:47am

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