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The former head of the USU Eastern Dance Department was found dead in Helper on July 27. Melissa Louise Anast, 38, loved teaching dance and choreographing theater shows for the college. In 2012, she won the Repertory Dance Theaters Iron Choreographer along with her co-choreographer. Recently she choreographed shows for The Rio Theater in Helper, Utah.
Posted Monday, July 31, 2017 - 12:56am
A USU Eastern automotive graduate was named one of the top-auto students in the state after he competed in the Post-Secondary Automotive Service Technician competition in Utah Skills USA Leadership Conference recently.
Posted Monday, July 31, 2017 - 12:25am
USU Eastern’s automotive students placed in the top-two percent in the nation according to the national NIASE testing center. At the end of spring semester, the students took a national test administered by ASE “Automotive Service Excellence.” The test included questions on theory and hands-on skills that are graded to a recognized standard. According to Stan Martineau, director of the Eastern automotive program, “all student who take the test in the United States are averaged. This provides input to instructors as to where their students fit compared to other programs.
Posted Monday, July 17, 2017 - 10:02am
Utah State Eastern Athletic Director Chelsey Warburton announced today the appointment of Scott Madsen to Assistant Athletic Director for Advancement. Madsen is currently the Utah State Eastern baseball coach and will continue in that capacity along with his new role in the athletic department. He will be responsible for the fundraising and development for the Utah State Eastern Athletic department.
Posted Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:16pm
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
Twenty-two students in 23 departments, comprising the best students at Utah State University Eastern in 2016-17, will be honored at the awards program at 7 p.m., Friday, April 28, in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, as well as those students receiving honor and high honor cords. In art and design, McKenna Brown, Centerville, was named the department’s outstanding student; while the criminal justice department named Josefina Begay, Aneth, as top student with Sabrina Corpac, Tooele, as top criminal justice distance student.
Posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:41pm
Sarah Elise Hubert, Orem, and Danni Noyes, Price, will serve as Utah State University Eastern’s 79th valedictorian and salutatorian with Dr. LaVell and Mayzell King inducted into the 2017 USU Alumni Hall of Honor and Robert Kirby speaking at commencement. Valedictorian
Posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:32pm