September 26, 2020

News

Guns are legal on campus

The gun policy on Utah’s campuses has been a hot debate recently. The reason for this is that Utah has ordered places like offices, hospitals, parks and college campuses to let people who have concealed-weapons permits carry guns in these places.
Utah has 42,000 concealed-weapons permit holders. This may not seem out of the ordinary until you realize that the total Utah population is only about 2.1 million people in the state of Utah.

Some Sessions Hall residents were without phone service for over a month

Sessions Hall residents recently had their phones fixed after most of them had been not in working condition for over a month.    At the beginning of the year, signs were posted in Sessions that said, “Notice, we regret to inform you that some telephone lines are not in service at the moment due to maintenance repairs and upgrades.”
The maintenance work was necessary because the phones in Sessions Hall were routed through the old Main Building originally.  Since the building is going to be torn down next month, all of the phone lines had to be moved into the Leavitt Student Center.

NACHI worm cripples campus

The campus computer network connection to the Internet screamed to a halt before Monday morning classes Sept. 29 when the NACHI worm infected the network, over loading its firewall. Besides all computer classes being cancelled, the worm caused the majority of the lab computers to continually reboot, thus all campus computers were asked to be turned off.

Prehistoric museum welcomes paleontologist to CEU

Many little boys grow up dreaming of being able to dig up dinosaurs. The College of Eastern Utah’s newest faculty member, Reese Barrick, is living out that dream
Barrick received his master’s and doctorate degrees in the geological sciences from the University of Southern California, which is considered one of the top three colleges for geology in the nation. He then began work at North Carolina State where he taught, did research, and developed curricula.

65th anniversary celebration hailed by all as great success

Hundreds of people were on campus Saturday to celebrate the College of Eastern Utah’s 65th anniversary. They came from both coasts and from Washington in the north to Texas in the south. One woman even came from Norway.
Brad King, vice-president of institutional advancement and auxiliaries, who headed planning for the event, said, “It was probably the most successful activity of this kind we’ve ever had,” and added jokingly, “Of course it’s the only activity of this kind that we’ve ever had.”

Show me the money: A breakdown of the $167 student fees

Over $500,000 was spent out of students’ pockets for student fees this year. Each CEU student is required to pay $167 dollars for student fees.
The biggest chunk of funds goes into paying for the College Center which is $44 per semester and another $5.50 for operations of the center. Student activities get $30 each semester.
Paying for Burtenshaw Residence Hall is the third largest fee with $28 appropriated followed by the athletic department with $25 given per semester to run the intercollegiate athletics.