June 18, 2021

Day: November 4, 2010

“Our Town” asks audiences to open their minds

It’s November, which means it’s time for another play put on by USU-CEU’s theater department and the play of choice is “Our Town.”
Director Todd Olsen said the storyline “follows a lifetime in three acts, the completion of a life. Each act is a part of life. The human experience is a shared experience.”
The way the play is written, it should be performed on an empty stage. Olsen is directing it in the form of “theater in the round,” where the stage is surrounded by the audience.

Purple people

Facebook is a social media used by almost everyone. On Oct. 20, the staff at the Human Rights Campaign asked for photos of people “rocking purple…to remember the lives lost to bullying and suicide” and USU-CEU students rocked it.
Wear Purple to Remember Day is an entire day dedicated to remembering those whom resorted to suicide because they felt they couldn’t be who they were. This day is largely dedicated to those young lives lost in the gay community or bullied for their sexual orientation.

Education is an investment which all students should make

Being able to work directly with the students of USU-CEU is one of Todd Olsen’s favorite parts of his job as director of admissions and scholarships.
He received the Outstanding Staff award for the second year in a row and said he was, “very pleased and honored it happened two years in a row.” Olsen said he was glad he is able to work with the students from day one and impact them outside of the classroom as well.
Olsen started working for CEU 21 years ago as director of high school relations and scholarships. In ’99 he was made the director of admissions and scholarships.

New Gallery East exhibit open to public

allery East will feature an exhibit of photographs by a Utah Valley University student which explores questions of self-definition and identification this month.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) candidate, Rebecca Poulsen Harbaugh, says that her photographs investigate the process of life, spirituality and personal development. “What defines us? What defines me? I am continually exploring this question.”
She adds, “My intrigue with our daily choices and how it influences our personal development led me to the creation of this project.”

Teaching is rewarding for instructor

At the end of the spring 2010 semester, Corey Ewan, Ph.D., was voted the most outstanding faculty member of the year by students at USU-CEU.
“I was very proud to get this award. It makes me feel good and like I’ve done something worthwhile. It’s recognition and you sometimes can never get enough of that,” he stated.

Zombies: the real story of the dead

We’ve all seen at least one movie that features a zombie, which has gone onto take the meaning of reanimated dead. The history of zombies wasn’t invented by moves like “Night of the Living Dead,” although these movies did make them popular. These rotting, killing machines have a long and religious meaning in some cultures. In others, zombies have become a staple of the horror movies and video games.

USU-CEU student origins

Students from Carbon (788), Emery (470), Salt Lake (196), Utah (88) and Davis (32) counties have the highest number of representatives attending USU-CEU in Price, according to the third week enrollment report released by the Utah State Board of Regents.
Arizona (231), Colorado (49), Nevada (16), Idaho (9) California (7), Wyoming (6) and New Mexico (5) account for the largest number of the 350 USU-CEU out-of-state students attending the Price campus.

Summer camps see growth

Activity on the USU-CEU campus during the summer includes a more limited class schedule, but is supplemented by a succession of visitors who make the campus their home away from home. Staying on campus from a few days to several weeks, high school athletes, geology students from major universities, young vocalists, and many other groups travel to Price during a 12-week window between spring and fall terms.

EU Wind Symphony

The Eastern Utah Wind Symphony, a college-community concert band at Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah, will present a fall concert on Saturday evening, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, located at 400 North and 300 East in Price. Founded in 2001, the Wind Symphony enlightens and entertains audiences by presenting quality performances of fine literature representing many eras and styles. The program will feature traditional, popular and march selections.

CEU Prehistoric Museum’s haunted museum cancelled

The Sixth Annual Haunted Museum hosted by USU-CEU’s Prehistoric Museum was cancelled for lack of volunteers, said Ken Carpenter, Ph.D., museum’s director of paleontology. Fifteen volunteers “are ideal” but the Haunted Museum could be operated on ten, explained Carpenter, but there were not enough.

Cadaver facilitates study of anatomy

Have you ever wondered what happens to your body when you die? Do your fingernails keep growing? How about your hair? Tyson Chappell, Ph.D., knows and works with people who have died on a day-to-day basis.
USU-CEU has a cadaver on campus which allows students who are taking anatomy, some biology and some physiology classes to look at how the human body works and are allowed to study it. Criminal justice students also use the cadaver to discuss and analyze autopsies.
“I’m trying to let it be used and displayed and be a learning tool for as many people as possible,” Chappell said.

Stench in SAC making people ill

Faculty, staff and students were overwhelmed with the stench in the old SAC last week. It made sinuses burn and eyes water. Sometimes a musty smell is in the hallways of the building after a rainstorm, but this smell was different. It was horrible. It smelled like sewer.
“From the time I entered the building until hours after I left work, my head would ache. By Thursday, my sinuses hurt and my head was throbbing,” said Susan Polster whose office is in the SAC. She advises The Eagle newspaper staff and its lab is located in the building.