September 19, 2020

USU-CEU becomes USU Eastern

It seems lately, we’ve all been a little confused about what students are supposed to call our college since the merger with Utah State University. Everyone has just become so accustomed to the usual College of Eastern Utah title.
For a while now, the new name seemed to be set on Utah State University- College of Eastern Utah, and everyone was fine and dandy. Unfortunately, due to some recent discoveries, this name is not going to work; at least the acronym definitely will not work.

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This archived article was written by: Tadd Mecham

It seems lately, we’ve all been a little confused about what students are supposed to call our college since the merger with Utah State University. Everyone has just become so accustomed to the usual College of Eastern Utah title.
For a while now, the new name seemed to be set on Utah State University- College of Eastern Utah, and everyone was fine and dandy. Unfortunately, due to some recent discoveries, this name is not going to work; at least the acronym definitely will not work.
See, if the hyphen in USU-CEU is slightly rearranged, it becomes U-SUC-EU. Or “You Suck EU.” With two hyphens, the very name of the school heckles itself.
This situation was somewhat unavoidable since not many people could foresee that the slandering of the name was possible in such an easy way. The situation is also pretty funny, so no one should feel guilty if they had themselves a little chuckle. I know I did.
With U-SUC-EU making its presence known, the problem of an improved school name was brought back to square one. Fortunately, a new name has been chosen.

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