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Day: April 17, 2013

$9,000 raised for Brylee Olsen family in six hours

USU Eastern and the local community raised $9,000 in six hours on April 12 to help a family with medical expenses of their daughter.
The family of 3-year-old Brylee Olsen learned that she has an inoperable brain tumor. While Brylee is receiving radiation treatments at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, the Olsen family is spending as much time together as possible.
To facilitate this, Myra Madrid, a teacher at Castle Heights Elementary School, organized a series of fundraisers to help support the family financially.

Book Review: Inkheart

Keeping one of my favorite books for the very last, “Inkheart” is a German fantasy written by Cornelia Funke. It was translated to English and has been made into a rather inadequate movie compared to the book. (Isn’t that always the case?) Although many fantasy stories seem to follow the same mundane plot over and over again, “Inkheart” contains twists and turns, surprises and heartbreaks, and will keep your attention to the last page.

Resume recommendations

As spring semester winds down, many students are beginning to search for summer jobs. The difficulty of finding jobs is at an all-time high due to the high unemployment rate and the sluggish economy. Does this mean that you should abandon all hope of finding employment this summer? Of course not!
The simplest way to improve your chances of getting a job is to improve your resume. While your resume won’t guarantee you the job, it can get you in for an interview. This article will give you tips that can help you score a job that you will love.

Armored Dinosaur Exhibit opens at Prehistoric Museum

A 23-foot-long armored dinosaur was unveiled at USU Eastern’s Prehistoric Museum this week. It was discovered in a region south of Price on the northern end of the San Rafael Swell called Cedar Mountain.
Weighing about five tons (the size of four Mini Cooper cars), it roamed Central Utah during the early Cretaceous Period, approximately 110 million years ago. The skeletal remains of the Peloroplites dinosaur found at the site include bones of most parts of the body, except for the hind foot.

USU Eastern welders place at SkillsUSA

On a quest for another national title, USU Eastern welding students must qualify at the Utah SkillsUSA competition held in Salt Lake City where they compete against other college and high school welding programs in the state.
The students performed well the state level by winning two gold medals and a silver team medal recently. They are sending the post-secondary division winner and secondary division winner to the national level on June 24-29 in Kansas City, Mo.

Pursing Vogel’s interests: travel, art, music

After 24 years, Ron Vogel associate professor of business, is retiring from USU Eastern this semester.
Vogel, a native of Ogden, was a student of art history when he first entered Brigham Young University. After being convinced of the futility of a career as an artist, Vogel studied business at BYU and accounting at Weber State University before moving to Price to be closer to his wife’s Lorilyn’s family: Brad and Mike King.
“I love the school. I love the area,” says Vogel, “This was a great place to raise a family and have a career.”

Archeology from childhood to adulthood

Not many people can say they have spent their lives following a dream they discovered in National Geographic magazines as a child. But Pam Miller has followed her dream of archeology from child fantasies to adulthood. After around 26 years at USU Eastern, she is retiring to follow more dreams.

Students honored by departments

Eighteen USU Eastern students will be honored at the annual awards program on Friday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center multipurpose room, by the academic vice chancellor’s office. Also, all honor and high honor students will be awarded honor cords that evening.

Students honored by their departments include; Collette Marx from Price, who will receive the outstanding accounting award; Joshua Camp, Millard, outstanding anthropology award; Rachel Falk, Price, the outstanding art award; Chad Every from Price, the outstanding automotive technology award.

Criminal Justice tours prison

USU Eastern criminal justice students witnessed real crime scene investigations at the State Crime Lab and toured a 100-year old prison in Idaho as part of two field trips in April.
On April 2, Dr. Richard Walton, associate professor of criminal justice took six students from his Crime Scene Processing class and field experience class to Salt Lake City to visit the State Crime Lab at the Bureau of Forensics Services.

New ways to increase USU Eastern enrollment

The USU Eastern Theater Department is looking to improve and increase their enrollment. The International Thespian Society will be holding the Thespian Festival the last week of June at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb. Wade Arave, admissions advisor – enrollment services, will be admitting students to Eastern as well as teaching a workshop on how to help students memorize their lines for a production.

Nicole Young to give commencement speech

The vice president of business development of Mandalay Entertainment Group and native of Price will serve as commencement speaker for USU Eastern’s 75th graduation ceremonies slated for Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. in the Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center.

Valedictorian, salutatorian and Halamandaris award recipients

A graduate of Emery High School will represent the USU Eastern class of 2013 as its valedictorian while a student from South Korea will be the first international student to represent the class as salutatorian. In the 75-year history of the school, an international student has never achieved this academic honor.