April 14, 2021

Day: April 4, 2013

Where are they now?

Priscila Santos, a former USU Eastern Eagle, was the NJCAA women’s basketball player of the year for the 2011-12 season.
Santos was recruited by Head Coach Dave Paur from her home in Sao Paulo, Brazil for the 2010-11 Season. He never realized that Santos would become one of the best players to ever play for him.
Santos led the NJCAA in scoring with 29 points per game as well as breaking the school record for points scored in a game with 50. She made the first team all conference and the first team all-tournament teams.

Midland College announces Coach Chris Craig’s resignation

Midland College announced March 21 that men’s basketball coach Chris Craig resigned for personal reasons.
Craig could not be reached for comment.
A two-paragraph press release of Craig’s resignation provided to the Reporter-Telegram said Midland College will begin the process of hiring the next men’s basketball coach immediately.
“We thank coach Craig for his two seasons at Midland College and wish him well in his future endeavors,” wrote Midland College Athletics Director Forrest Allen in the release.

Bryce the Phenomenal Harper

I had the opportunity to be associated with Bryce Harper at Las Vegas High School. Freshman year Harper played for the football team. During one of the hitting drills Harper broke his pinky, one of the best days of his life. As a result of the injury, Harper’s father told him he couldn’t play football anymore because it would affect his baseball career. Great call by Harper’s father. Not only was he named National Homerun Derby showcase MVP, but he was also on the television show E60. Naming Harper the LeBron James of baseball is phenomenal.

From infield to outfield “a Jack of all trades” Si Robertson

The Eagle’s, player spotlight falls on Tayson Wilson. He is a sophomore member of the USU Eastern baseball team. Baseball has always been part of Wilson’s life and it runs in the family. His dad played for Dixie State when it was a junior college and then went on to finish his career at Southern Utah University. Wilson followed in his father’s footsteps by playing baseball at a collegiate level.

Grab a beer, it is here

This is no April Fool›s joke ladies and gents, the MLB season is underway and a few of the big names in baseball had themselves a day to remember. The Washington Nationals had a few players do some special things with their opening day as well as some other teams. They will continue to hope their injured players can return to the lineup. We will check in on the Upton brothers in Atlanta, as well as visit one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports.

Going, going. . . gone?

Eastern baseball was back in action the past two weekends with games against Colorado Northwestern as well as Salt Lake. The first four games were against CNCC in Rangely, Colo. Eastern pulled away from this weekend winning two out of the four games played. The following weekend they were up against Salt Lake in Taylorsville. Unfortunately, Eastern lost all four games against SLCC.

Book Review: Utopia

As far as philosophical worlds go, it’s hard to finder a more perfect society than the country of Utopia. In Thomas More’s masterpiece, the communist “Utopia” describes the perfect harmony where the government and people live without flaws and have the solutions to all their problems.
Utopia begins with More meeting a traveler named Raphael Hythloday and they begin discussing the political topics of the time. More urges Raphael to pursue a job in the royal court, but Raphael believes that his logical and philosophical views will be ignored.

Nursing associate professor retiring

After 28 years of working at USU Eastern, Donna Cartwright, Ed.D., is retiring as associate professor of nursing. Cartwright began working at USU Eastern, which was the College of Eastern Utah, in January 1985. When she first started working, there was only a practical nursing program available. During her career, she has been able to see the nursing program grow from something small, into an associate’s degree program.

The Clothesline Project at USU Eastern

When Darrin Brandt, USU Eastern director of counseling, attended college at Utah Valley University, he remembers an exhibit that had a strong emotional effect on him that he will never forget. This exhibit, called The Clothesline Project, is a visual display that bears witness to the violence against women.

Finish the year with a laugh

What do you get if you throw together two traveling actors, a chance of a lifetime, a little alcohol, a deaf mother-in-law and several tangled love triangles?
“Moon Over Buffalo,” a slapstick comedy full of dreams, misunderstandings, and a few “pitfalls” that will have the audience rolling with laughter.
“It’s a great time to come and welcome spring with some great laughs!” Lisha Michel says, “You’ll leave all laughed out.”
Braden Nelsen adds, “[Everyone] needs a break, and a good 45 minutes to laugh.”

Gallery East Hosts Annual USU Eastern Student Art Show

USU Eastern’s Art Department is hosting its annual juried Student Art Show from April 15 through May 2 at Gallery East and is seeking “art media” work to be submitted for the show. The art show is open to all USU Eastern students and includes submissions from all art forms and media.
Gallery Director Noel Carmack says that all art media is accepted. “All two-dimensional and three-dimensional work is accepted. Students don’t have to be enrolled in art classes to participate.” The most noteworthy pieces will be given awards. Entry forms are available at the gallery.

Parties in the SUN Center

SUN Center for the last two semesters has been throwing bi-weekly parties to keep the students unified and have fun while volunteering.
According to SUN Center Vice President Jason Fredrickson, “We started having the activities to help keep the group of leaders unified and refreshed, and to have fun!” They began midway through first semester as a way to keep the unity that was found over the training camps and help motivate the SUN Center students to accomplish more as a team.

It’s never been about the money

After 11 years of teaching business at USU Eastern, it has never been about the money for David Cassidy. He is retiring this year and shares some of his favorite memories about USU Eastern and the favorite classes he has taught.

Part 3: the shattered soul: Shannon “Squishy” Squires

The worst night of my life happened in 2006, in Iraq. My best friend, Shannon “Squishy” Squires, and I were loitering in the smoking area before the mission. We never worried about the missions beforehand. We joked and smoked. We made fun of everything and everyone.
Squishy was the driver of the first-gun truck in the convoy, I was the second. His jobs were to lead the convoy to the destination and call out any dangers that lie ahead. My job was to protect the vehicles that were in front of me as well as provide support, should the first-gun truck need it.