While snow belted Southeastern Utah over the holiday break and made campus look like a winter wonderland, students struggled with simply getting to classes on the snow-packed sidewalks and parking lots. An unprecedented amount of snow fell last Sunday and Monday nights with students having to trudge through deep snow early Monday and after their night classes on Monday. Handicapped ramps were not cleaned and anyone in a wheel chair could not navigate through the deep snow early Monday morning and after classes that evening.
Posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 7:40pm
Spring is the season for planting seeds, and for Utah State University Eastern’s soccer program, that’s exactly what they’re doing: preparing land for some new grass. Before the first snow fall of 2016, a square patch of ground at the corner of 700 North and 500 East, north of the current soccer field, was leveled in preparation for two new soccer fields.
Posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 7:36pm
When students of Larry Martin were asked to describe him in one word, words like passionate, driven, supportive, encouraging, dedicated, hardworking, leader and kind were all used to describe the new choral director of Utah State University Eastern. To say that Martin has a love of music and choir, is an understatement. He loves everything about it, from the fundamentals, to the history of it. He directs both of the choirs on campus; the concert choir as well as the chamber choir. On top of that he also teaches two music classes: introduction to music and fundamentals of music.
Posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 7:23pm
At the end of 1796, George Washington, the first president of the United States was expected to run for a third term, however in a surprise move, Washington stepped down from power, and in doing so taught the young American republic a lesson which he laid out in his farewell address. He warned the nation about infighting and tyranny seeking to destroy the nation and argued that the people should do all that is in their power to maintain both the union and democracy.
Posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 7:20pm
Embarrassed, interested, nervous, optimistic, frustrated, inquisitive, uncertain, hopeful, fearful, doubtful and timid are some of the words that students used to describe their feelings of the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump. He was elected to be the next president of the United States of America by the electoral college on Nov. 8, 2016 and will be inaugurated on January 20, 2017.
Posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 7:17pm
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