May 11, 2021

Day: January 17, 2013

Eagle Pride

This year, sporting events at Eastern are shaping up to be intense. Our teams have been working hard all year and are ready to give their all at each game. But what is college athletics without school spirit? It is pointless. When the crowd is filled with supportive fans and enthusiastic students, players feel motivated and the student-body is flooded with Eagle Pride.

Ballin’ at USU Eastern

This week the USU Eastern women’s basketball team had some tough matchups against Salt Lake Community College Thursday and Snow College Saturday with a six point loss against SLCC and a five point win against Snow.
In the SLCC game, the Eagles had a great start leading 14-2, just five minutes into the first half. The momentum, however, didn’t last and Salt Lake eventually came at the end of the game to beat the Eagles 70-64.

Bad news Lakers

As the first half of the season is winding down for the Lakers, it is not going as planned. Before the season started, the Lakers had a terrific offseason. Picking up the No. 1 center in the NBA, Dwight Howard, one of the best point guards to ever play the game of basketball, Steve Nash, and also picking up one of the best shooters in the NBA today, Antawn Jamison.

“It always came easy to me”

This week’s Eagle spotlight is on one of the freshman women’s basketball players, Shantaya Strebel. She isn’t to far from home here in Price, but living in a town big enough to have a Wal-Mart may have taken a little getting use to.

New gym, new team

While most students were lounging at home enjoying the semester break, the Golden Eagles were hard at work. Committed to making this season a success, the men endured freezing cold workouts and pushed on. The games mean more now that USU Eastern entered the heart of region play with every game deciding their fate.
Over winter break the men traveled to Mesa, Ari., to play in the Fiesta Bowl Junior College Shootout. Competing with some of the top JCO teams in the country, the team managed to break even with a record of 2-2.

Foods you love that love you back

Dietary veganism—the practice of abstaining from eating animal products—is a lifestyle rife with mystery, myths and misconceptions, and is often erroneously regarded as a dietary regime for extremists. 
In fact, amid copious health and wellness benefits, the vegan diet is more mainstream today. This is exemplified by the number of vegan restaurants, and vegan dishes at traditional restaurants, increasing exponentially as well as the high profile personalities that have adopted a vegan diet.

Meet the new leaders in SUN Center

SUN Center has four new leaders this spring semester; Riley Messick, Monica Parkinson, Alex Cale, and Jill Fincher. Each of these new leaders will bring great ideas and new service projects to the table. But who are these new leaders?
Riley Messick is majoring in physical therapy. He became a SUN Center leader because it is a good way to be involved. He loves wakeboarding, and once had a Brown Recluse Spider named Scotty as a pet. He would like to do some service projects involving the clean-up and beautification of local bike trails and will be volunteering at many others.

Research shows more Utah women need to complete college

The Utah Women and Education Initiative (UWEI) released two Research and Policy Briefs, which contain the latest available data and information on educational attainment, college enrollment and graduation.
The information contained in both briefs underscores the need for continued focus on degree completion for both men and women in the State of Utah. The briefs were compiled in support of the state’s goal that 66 percent of Utah’s adults hold a postsecondary degree or vocational certificate by the year 2020.

“Almost Maine” kicks off the 2013 theatre season

Romantic comedy is in the air as USU Eastern’s theater department prepares for their first play this semester titled Almost Maine. Lisha Michel sums up her experience in “Almost Maine,” “My favorite part of this whole production is getting to act with my very best friend.”
Written by an American actor, John Cariani, “Almost Maine” follows nine different couples as they explore the puzzling issues of romance. Set in the fictional town of Almost, Maine, sober and humorous incidents are contained within this witty play.

Book Review: Divergent

If you have read The Hunger Games and loved it, kind of liked it, or even remotely had an interest in the dystopian society that Suzanne Collins created, then Divergent should be the next book on your list.

Campus police store firearms for students

In an effort to avoid having cars burgled, campus security would like to advertise free gun storage in the USU Eastern Purchasing and Receiving Building.
While campus policy does not allow residents to keep firearms in their residential housing, the USU Eastern Price Campus provides a safe storage facility for weapons.
This facility allows students to access their weapons by contacting campus security at any time, although calls at night may require a greater response time, according to Jason Marshal, part-time campus police officer.

Professor Ali Hekmat retires after 18 years

USU Eastern economics associate professor, Ali Hekmat Ph.D., retired in December 2012 after teaching 18 years on the Price campus.
With a smile on his face, grades submitted and a retirement party, Hekmat started packing his bags to begin traveling in January.
Hekmat was born and raised in Iran, and moved to America when he was 30. He attended college in Claremont, Calif., where he received two masters’ degrees: one in economics and a master’s in business administration. Eventually, he moved to Milwaukee, Wisc., where he received his doctorate in economics at the University of Wisconsin.

If you’re interested in it . . . do it!

Wade Arave is where he is today because he has done what he advises students to do: take advantage of every opportunity. “If you’re interested in it, do it,” he says. His own interests vary, but he says that he enjoys “anything creative.” That’s easy to see given his background. From August 2008 to August 2012, he performed almost weekly with his comedy improve group, “Off the Cuff.” That love for creativity and performance stayed with him.
Arave arrived at USU Eastern last summer and is an admissions advisor in enrollment services.

In memory of Lea Ruth Madsen

An Emery High graduate and a USU Eastern student passed away on Jan. 6.
Born on March 19, 1987, 25-year-old Lea Ruth Madsen was raised in Orangeville for most of her life. She was the daughter of Lee and Kathleen Madsen.
She was attending USU Eastern in Fall 2012 and was close to graduating with an emphasis on general studies.