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Phill Raich

Phill Raich Earns Silver at Utah Skills USA Leadership Conference

July 31, 2017

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.
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Automotive Students

Bachelor's in Technology Systems Added

July 28, 2017

USU’s College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences have developed this unique “stackable” degree designed for nontraditional students.
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Automotive Students

Automotive Students Place in Top Two-Percent in Nation

July 17, 2017

USU Eastern’s automotive students placed in the top-two percent in the nation according to the national NIASE testing center.
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Armored Dinosaurs

Clubs, Horns and Shields

June 15, 2017

The Prehistoric Museum presents Clubs, Horns and Shields: Armored Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals, July 1, 2017 through October 28, 2017.
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Eagle Newspaper Students

Outstanding Athletes at USU Eastern

May 3, 2017

Outstanding student athletes were recognized for athletic, academic and service accomplishments at the USU Eastern Athletic Awards banquet.
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Eagle Newspaper Students

The Eagle Wins 10 Awards at UPA Better Newspaper Competition

May 1, 2017

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.
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Student Art Show

USU Eastern Student Art Show Winners

April 28, 2017

Eight students were honored with cash awards and certificates at the annual student art show during the closing reception on April 27, 2017.
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PBL

PBL Students Place at State Competition

April 28, 2017

Each year Olsen travels with his students to compete because, "It gives the students an opportunity to build confidence and network with business students from other Utah universities.”
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Sarah Hubert and Danni Noyes

USU Eastern-Price Graduation 2017

April 21, 2017

Sarah Elise Hubert, Orem, and Danni Noyes, Carbonville, will serve as Utah State University Eastern’s 79th valedictorian and salutatorian.
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USU Eastern-Price

USU Eastern-Price Names 22 Outstanding Students

April 21, 2017

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, 2017.
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Sundance Trio

BYU's Sundance Trio to Present Free Concert at USU E

April 21, 2017

Performing together throughout the United States and the United Kingdom at colleges, chamber music series and conferences, the trio performs music written for oboe, bassoon and piano.
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USU Eastern Theatre Students

Comic Masterpiece Opens This Week at USU Eastern

April 19, 2017

A comic masterpiece of clever disguises, quick wordplay and delightful music is USU Eastern Theatre’s final show of the year.
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Mayzell and LaVell King

USU Alumni Hall of Honor Induct Two Educators from Price

April 14, 2017

One cannot talk about higher education in Price, Utah, without mentioning LaVell and Mayzell King. The renowned educators were honored by Utah State University Alumni Association.
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SkillsUSA

USU Eastern Students at SkillsUSA Competition

April 5, 2017

USU Eastern students brought home gold, silver and bronze medals at the statewide SkillsUSA competition held at Salt Lake Community College March 23-24.
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UWHEN

Utah Women in Higher Education Network brings 250 people to Price

April 5, 2017

Utah Women in Higher Education Network’s spring leadership conference convenes on USU Eastern’s campus with over 30 speakers including Salt Lake Community College and Dixie State University’s presidents.
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Bob McPherson

Professor Has Taught (and made) History for 40 Years

March 27, 2017

Dr. Bob McPherson is retiring this year after a long career in education in San Juan County.
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Chelsey Warburton

Warburton Names Athletic Director at Utah State University Eastern

March 15, 2017

“I am excited to help move forward the vision of excellence,” said Warburton. She will take on the new role beginning June 1, 2017.
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Chandler Vincent

The No. 1 Welder in the Country Calls USU Eastern Home

March 6, 2017

After four days of nonstop welding, Chandler Vincent was named the USA WorldSkills welding champion, a feat never achieved by anyone from USU Eastern.
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Jim Keyes

New Agriculture Degree Adds Faculty to Blanding Campus

March 1, 2017

USU Eastern Blanding welcomes Jim Keyes as an instructor for its recently introduced Agriculture Science degree. He will be teaching animal science, agricultural communication, and equine production.
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Bryan Hotchkins, Ph.D.

Diversity and Inclusion Conference Recap

February 22, 2017

How does diversity look and whose perspective should be heard first were some of the questions asked by an assistant professor of educational psychology and leadership at Texas Tech University at the third annual Diversity Conference.
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Community Service Award

Hamilton Receives First Community Service Award

February 17, 2017

Connie Hamilton received the first Community Service Award at a packed Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center during halftime at USU Eastern’s Fan Appreciation Night Feb. 7.
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Welding Competition

Utah State Eastern Invitational Welding Competition

February 16, 2017

High school welders from across the state converged on USU Eastern’s welding shop last week to compete in its second annual Invitational Welding Competition.
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Nail Cancer Success

"Let's Nail Cancer" Event a Success

February 14, 2017

A lot of people in Castly Country are sporting beautiful manicured hand and toe nails this week. By giving manicures and pedicures USU Eastern Cosmetology students raise $4,000 to give to area children with leukemia.
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Nail Cancer

Basketball Gives Back

February 7, 2017

Giving back to the community that provides students with an education and the opportunity to play basketball is Coach Adjalma “Vando” Becheli’s goal when he takes his team to the area schools to meet the students.
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Nail Cancer

Let's Nail Cancer

February 1, 2017

“Let’s Nail Cancer” is Utah State University’s Cosmetology Department’s latest fund-raising effort to help two children who are fighting leukemia.
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Gary Straquadine

New Vice Chancellor Appointed for USU Eastern Campuses

January 9, 2017

Dr. Gary Straquadine was recently appointed Vice Chancellor for the USU Eastern campuses. His new role will build upon previous academic leadership experiences at three different Land Grant Universities.
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Robert McPherson

History Prof Offers Context in Documentary About Dramatic Pioneer Trek

December 8, 2016 

McPherson, a longtime student of southeastern Utah’s landscape and culture, appears in the documentary “Hole in the Rock Expedition,” filmed and produced by KBYU-TV.
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Marcy Lyne Malmstrom

Carbon County Native Pursues Career as Costume Designer

December 6, 2016 

Strolling by a costume shop every day, led Carbon County native into her career as a costume designer and the ability to live in the city of her dreams: Houston, Texas.
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Chandler Vincent

Welding Student at Nationals

December 6, 2016 

Chandler Vincent earned one of the top-six spots by excelling in every welding challenge and earning his way into the USA Welding Trials.
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Bread 'N Soup Night

USU Eastern's Bread 'N Soup Night Posts Milestone $50,000 in Donations

December 5, 2016 

This year, over 630 patrons attended Bread ‘N Soup Night resulting in a $4,000 donation. This brings the 18-year cumulative total to $52,024.80. 
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Rachel Johnson

Intermountain Healthcare Supports USU Nursing Student Diversity

December 1, 2016 

The Intermountain Healthcare Diversity Scholarship helps ethnically diverse students who are pursuing a degree and career in nursing.
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USU Eastern English Department

English Department Welcome Emeritus Faculty to Campus

November 1, 2016 

Jan Minich and Nancy Takacs, emeritus members of the English department, return to campus Wednesday, November 16 for a joint poetry reading.
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Joydino Beyale

Students Present Research at National Diversity Conference

November 1, 2016 
Two iUTAH students were among the many undergraduate students presenting research at the SACNAS National Conference for Diversity in STEM in Long Beach, CA.
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Bread 'N Soup Night

5th Annual Salons for Survival

October 25, 2016 
The fifth annual Salons for Survival bake sale fund raiser netted $2,000 to be donated to the United Way to help cancer patients.
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Bread 'N Soup Night

Gearing up for 18th Annual Bread 'N Soup Night

October 20, 2016 
A tradition since 1997, Bread and Soup Night brings students, faculty, staff and community members together to share a simple meal and raise funds for the Food Bank.
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Evette Allen

USU Eastern's Evette Allen Named One of Utah's 30 Women to Watch

August 8, 2016 
Evette Allen, Ph. D., was recognized at a luncheon at Grand America Hotel to honor 30 of Utah’s most dynamic women plus featured in a special editorial in Utah Business Magazine’s May edition.
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Coach Vando Bacheli

Coach Vando to the Olympics

July 5, 2016
USU Eastern Head Men’s Basketball Coach Vando Becheli will head home to Brazil this week to help with the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.
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Kristian Olsen

Expanded Orientation Program Comes to USU Eastern Campus

July 5, 2016
Utah State University Eastern is hosting incoming freshmen and their parents for the first year of the Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) program in Price.
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Danielle Jensen

Local Coach Danielle Jensen Pegged to Lead USU Eastern Volleyball Team

June 28, 2016
Utah State University Eastern announced new head volleyball coach Danielle Jensen will lead the Eagle program this fall.
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Liz Prettyman

USU Eastern Advisor Named Advisor of the Year

May 25, 2016
Our very own Liz Prettyman was named the UAA Advisor of the Year.
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POST Graduation

The Eagle Wins 6 Awards at UPA

May 16, 2016
USU Eastern’s The Eagle staff brought home six awards from the annual Utah Press Association’s Better Newspaper competition.
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POST Graduation

POST Graduation

May 11, 2016
Eight students graduated from the second Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) session at Utah State University Eastern.
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New USU Eastern Logo

USU Eastern Adopts New Athletics Logo, Signs With Under Armour

April 28, 2016
Utah State University Eastern's Athletic Department has adopted a new Eagle logo to be used for campus sports.
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Price Commencement Speakers

Price Natives Shine at Commencement

April 24, 2016
Price native Justice Constandinos Himonas to speak at Price Campus Commencement. Price residents Luke Olsen and Robbie Etzel to serve as Valedictorian and Salutatorian.
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Awards Ceremony

Outstanding Students of The Year

April 24, 2016
Twenty-one students will be honored as outstanding in their field of study at USU Eastern’s Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 29, 2016.
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Skills USA

USU Eastern Technical Students Bring Home Gold

April 24, 2016
USU Eastern’s technical students brought home two gold, five silver and a bronze medal at one of the largest SkillsUSA competitions.
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Justin Bergeman

Driving Diversity in Southeastern Utah

April 13, 2016
Justin Bergeman, director of professional career and technical education (PCTE) at USU Eastern-Blanding, recognized for his work in promoting greater opportunities for underrepresented populations in southeastern Utah.
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USU Eastern-Blanding

Blanding Celebrates 50th Student Accepted to Medical or Dental School

March 16, 2016
Travis Frazier, a Native American student at USU Eastern-Blanding, recently became the 50th student from the campus to be accepted into medical school.
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USU Eastern-Blanding

Food Bank Unraveled

March 14, 2016
For the past 17 years USU Eastern has made a difference.
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USU Eastern-Blanding

Native American Student Talks Taking Risks, Following Dreams

March 10, 2016
Utah State University Eastern-Blanding student, Shannon Tooke, spoke at USU’s recent State Legislator spouses luncheon in Kaysville, Utah.
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Robotics Team

Blanding Students Battle Robots in National Competition

March 10, 2016
Blanding students recently participated in the VEX University Robotics Competition.
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USU Eastern-Blanding

Blanding Hires New Recruiter to Drive Enrollment Increases

March 10, 2016
Keith Russell has recently been hired to spearhead USU Eastern-Blanding recruiting efforts.
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USU Eastern-Blanding

Blanding Health Care Programs Continue to Expand

March 4, 2016
Blanding is doing everything in its power to provide Southeastern Utah and the Four Corners area with highly-trained health care professionals.
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Nancy Takacs

Faculty Lauded

February 24, 2016
High praise for newest book of poems, Blue Patina.
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Mining History

Mining History

January 11, 2016
Area Mining Sites Visited by USU Logan Students.
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Looking Back

Looking Back

January 11, 2016
Five years in, the USU Eastern - USU bond remains strong and true.
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Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

January 6, 2016
Utah State University Eastern’s scenery, whether in Blanding or Price, is picture-perfect and award-winning if you find yourself in the right place at the right time.
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Debate

Debate is Back!

January 6, 2016
Neil Warren’s Legacy Lives On
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Award Winning

New Gateway Structure Awarded Best of Year

January 6, 2016
Utah’s Oscar’s event for the building industry, hosted by Utah Construction & Design, shined the spotlight on Utah State University Eastern’s new landmark facility.
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Lower Costs

Higher Degrees at Lower Costs

January 6, 2016
Did you know that USU Eastern has the lowest degree-to-debt ratio and the lowest tuition in the state? It's savings that makes a difference.
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Smog Free

A Smog Free Education

January 5, 2016
We are home to some of the most stunning inversion-free scenery in the world. The landscape and air surrounding us, just like a USU Eastern education, is refreshing and expansive.
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SAC

A Look Back at Old SAC

January 6, 2016
The 78-year-old vocational-shop building will be demolished. It is the last of the three original buildings that made up Carbon College in 1937.
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STEM

Confidence Building at its STEM

December 2, 2015
Two weeks before the end of a six-week stint on the Logan campus of Utah State University, Christina Morgan was spotted working out on the elliptical in the Health, Physical Education & Recreation building.
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Danny Kourianos

Danny Kourianos Finds the Courage

December 2, 2015
Danny Kourianos played it safe. He had been out of college five years. He and his wife, Stephanie, worked for Ebay. They were doing well financially and living the dream. But, it was someone else’s dream, not Danny’s.
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Gallery East

The Old and the New

September 11, 2015
Gallery East's long awaited location in the newly built Central Instruction Building (CIB) is a sight to see.
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Jurassic World

Jurassic World? Not in this World

June 16, 2015
If you watch “Jurassic World” with a paleontologist, you may be in for a buzzkill.
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A+ Athlete

A+

June 15, 2015
Three Utah State University Eastern student athletes were honored with NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards for 2014-15.
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Auto Team

Auto Team Finishes Strong

June 4, 2015
The automotive team had a strong in this year’s Utah Ford-AAA Auto Skills competition.
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Jon Moris

Passion for Teaching, Research, Writing Defined Life of Dr. Jon Moris

June 9, 2015
A ceremony to honor and remember the life of Utah State University Eastern professor Jon Moris was recently held in Bluff, Utah.
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Upward Bound

Upward Bound Celebrates Two Scholars

May 22, 2015
Two Utah State University Eastern Upward Bound students are recipients of the 2015 Gates Millennium Scholarship.
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Clean Up

Student Leaders Clean Up Swell

May 22, 2015
The work done recently by 300 college and university student leaders was 100% energizing for its organizers, USU Eastern and the BLM.
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Commencement

Commencement Insights

May 1, 2015
Everyone has a deficiency, so don’t try to hide it, said Kristen Cox during her commencement address.
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First Nations

First Nations Launch

May 6, 2015
USU Eastern engineering students successfully competed in the nation’s largest high-powered rocket competition for Native American college students.
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Alum Muscles

Alum Muscles to New Cycling Record

April 28, 2015
After 35 days on the road, Kris Sanford, a 24-year-old USU Eastern graduate, set a world hand-cycle record.
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Access Equals Success

Access Equals Success

April 28, 2015
Jami J. Bayles has a photo of her son pin-tacked to a large corkboard surrounded by a sea of faces, letters, graduation announcements and newspaper articles of all her other kids.
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Blanding Class of 2015

Blanding Campus Class of 2015

April 24, 2015
Some 200 scholars from the USU Eastern Blanding Campus were part of this year’s Class of 2015. Commencement ceremonies were held April 24, in the San Juan High School auditorium.
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Class of 2015

Price Campus Class of 2015

April 25, 2015
Some 200 degrees and certificates were conferred at the 77th commencement at Utah State University Eastern Price campus.
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