March 31, 2020

USU Eastern should work together

Is it possible to get the USU Eastern community on the same page or the same calendar?

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Is it possible to get the USU Eastern community on the same page or the same calendar?
The Eagle posts a calendar in each edition and it has been pretty blank this year with the lack of activities posted. We watch the campus marquee on the corner of 300 east and 400 north and it rarely gets changed. At the end of September, activities were posted that happened the first week of September. The SUN Center e-mailed the Eagle staff their calendar and we found EUSA had a calendar online, different than the main calendar on USU Eastern’s home webpage. LDSSA posts even another calendar for its events….
USU Eastern is the smallest public college in Utah. Thus it makes no sense to overbook activities on the same day and time if students are needed to support its activities. So how does a small school have so many calendars with no central clearing house?
This weekend has two major events booked at the same time. On Friday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m., the men’s basketball season opens its season in the BDAC. The cheerleaders and dance team will be at the game. At that same time, EUSA hosts Sean Bott, a mentalist. We have no problem with the two activities offered on the same night, but both are starting at 7:30 p.m. Why couldn’t Bott begin his act after the basketball game so the team, cheerleaders, dance team and fans could attend. He was on campus spring semester 2011 and started his performance after midnight so he apparently works at different hours.
Monday was Meet the Team Night. We could not find a calendar with the event on it which perhaps led to its small attendance. Fans got to watch the men and women’s basketball teams, cheerleaders and dance team.
Everyone on staff agrees that we like to attend activities. We are just having a hard time trying to find a calendar where all the Eastern Utah activities are advertised.

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