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Regents approve tuition increases, scholarship award levels for 2013-14
Institution 2012-13 Tuition $6,201 $5,021 $3,961 $4,960 $2,696 $3,468 $4,122 $2,759 Total % Increase 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 6% 6% Total $ Increase $310 $252 $198 $248 $134 $174 $246 $165 2013-14 Tuition $6,511 $5,273 $4,159 $5,208 $2,830 $3,642 $4,368 $2,924 University of Utah Utah State University Weber State University Southern Utah University Snow College Dixie State University Utah Valley University Salt Lake Community College Based on full-time Utah resident undergraduate students.

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April 4, 2013

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Graph shows higher education costs in Utah for in-state students.

 At its monthly meeting held on the Miller Campus of Salt Lake Community College, the State Board of Regents approved tuition increases of five percent at six public colleges and universities plus an additional one percent requested by Utah Valley University and Salt Lake Community College, for a total of six percent at those institutions. For most students, this will be the lowest tuition increase in a decade. “Regents are asked to consider a number of factors when setting tuition, including state funding,

institutional need, and inflation. Higher education saw a budget increase this year and we are pleased that the legislature made support for higher education a priority. However, legislative funding did not cover all mandatory cost increases, and so some tuition increases are needed in order to fully fund personnel, student support, and in some cases, cover revenue shortfalls from temporary declines in enrollment,” said Commissioner of Higher Education Dave Buhler. Board of Regents Chair, Bonnie Jean Beesley added, “we appre-

ciate the legislature’s investment in higher education, which allows us to keep tuition increases to a minimum. We will need continued investment by the legislature to allow us to progress toward meeting the state’s 66 percent goal.”   The table below shows the tuition increases, which take effect the for the 2013 summer term, for resident undergraduate students at Utah’s eight public colleges and universities. Tuition is based on a full year of enrollment.  Based on full-time Utah resident undergraduate students.

The Regents also approved award amounts for both the New Century and Regents’ Scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year. Recipients of the New Century Scholarship, which is awarded to qualified students who earn an Associate’s degree in high school, will receive $1,100 a semester for up to four semesters. The Regents’ Scholarship is awarded to qualified students who complete a core course of study, meet a minimum GPA, and ACT requirements. Recipients of the Base Award for
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“It’s been a wild ride”
After 33 years, King retires
Karli Morris
editor-in-chief Six presidents/chancellors, 10 offices, six job titles, three college names, four homes for Gibby, 10 buildings built and 33 graduations, 32 years of employment at a place you love; priceless. That’s just a few of the statistics Vice Chancellor for Administration and Academics, Brad King, has spent on campus. King moved to Price when he was in first grade. His dad began teaching in the biology department at Carbon College. He said he was raised on campus. In his teen years he worked on the campus grounds Brad King for a summer job and later attended the school to earn an associate’s degree. While attending he met his wife, Tami. After graduation from Brigham Young University, he moved to Las Vegas, Nev., for a year, but quickly returned to Price when a job opportunity that he wasn’t looking for found him. He moved back for what he thought might only be a short while and hasn’t left. “I had no idea that I would be here this long,” he said. King started in February 1981 as the director of high school relations then moved on to director of student activities and recruiting, which he says was the most fun of all. He then became the dean of students, followed by vice president
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Daniel Barlow, Vernal, cuddles one of three baby bears found near the Utah-Colorado border. USU Eastern wildlife biology students joined with the Uintah Basin campus students to find and monitor the mothers and their baby bears in Eastern Utah. Pictured in the top left corner is the sedated mother bear. See full story on page three.

Momma bear and baby bear

photos courtesy Jason Bailey

Cosmetology sets up advisory board; hosts 1st meeting
staff writer Riding the wave best describes USU Eastern’s cosmetology department which has proven an uncertain tidal wave in recent weeks.  Rumors of cancelling the program altogether became a sobering reality for instructors and students three weeks ago. But after a barrage malcontent, an allfaculty/staff meeting, phone calls

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and emails from the governor’s office, legislators and community representatives, the decision was overturned to keep the program on Monday.  According to a press release, Chancellor Joe Peterson said many factors went into clipping the program. Many schools across the state are making cuts due to overwhelming deficits in their budget, and USU Eastern is no exception. Salt Lake Community College is still dealing with the

fallout after cutting cosmetology one year ago. Another area of concern is the job market and wage after graduation.  Statistics from the Department of Workforce Services are not in favor of cosmetology graduates, but this is up for debate by many professionals in the industry. During an advisory board meeting for cosmetology on Monday night, Robin Quinn, General Manager of Great Clips, spoke of

a much brighter future for graduates entering the job field. Varying starting wages are outweighed by benefits, which include a 401K. Quinn says, “associate’s degree holders are more qualified and ready for continued training and promotion opportunities.” Price City Mayor Joe Piccolo underst a nds t he cha l lenge of convincing the academic community the value and worth that these vocational programs
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The cosmetology program at Utah State University Eastern will remain intact. A proposal to eliminate the program to help the college fund new positions for other popular programs brought spirited discussion across the campus and the community. It has been a difficult process, but one that USU Eastern Chancellor Joe Peterson said has been necessary in order to position the college for future growth and stability. “These are always tough decisions when so many lives are impacted,” Peterson said. “I have

Cosmetology program proposed to stay

anguished over this. It is why I make every effort to seek input from members of our college and surrounding communities. It has been very helpful and I appreciate the frank discussions it has spawned.” He said that while support to keep the program has been both strong and widespread, it still left the college at the end of the day trying to find a way to expand other high-demand programs such as welding and criminal justice. While funding for new faculty in criminal justice is not possible this year, Utah State University has stepped up with a commitment to

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USU Eastern Cosmetology students spent Saturday, March 23, treating the spouses of the 624th FRG National Guard Unit to a special spa day. Their husbands were deployed on June 13, 2012, and scheduled to return the end of April 2013. According to Jessica Keller, instructor, students gave manicures, pedicures and paraffin wax treatments to all the women plus

Spouses of local National Guard get pampered by cosmetology students

Eagle Frenzy
lifestyles editor Eagle Frenzy is an annual event that ends each school year in the best way possible, with an all-out, all-night party. This year the Eagle Frenzy will be on April 5-6 with a $10 admission price ($8 if purchased in advance) which gives students an all-night pass for non-stop entertainment from 8:30 p.m.6:30 a.m.

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certificates to return for a hair cut during the college’s regular work week. They also provided snacks and drinks to make the group’s experience special. Keller said it was inspiring to talk to the women whose husbands have been gone for almost 10 months. Babies were born, newborns reached their first birthdays while the older children had the

The schedule of events are: 8:30 p.m., cosmic bowling at Country Lanes on Carbonville Road; 10:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m., inflatable obstacle courses, air brush tattoos, a mechanical bull, cotton candy and street magic performances in the JLSC multi purpose room; midnight: free food in the student center, casino night and chances to win big prizes in the Alumni Room; 2 a.m., free AMP energy drinks will
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Jennifer Tatton gets a manicure by Stephanie Bergeman at USU Eastern’s spa day.




















• Baseball faulters • Where are they now? • Jack of all trades • Opening Day
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What’s Inside . . .

• Men: How to get a date • Springing into action • Dining Services Whasssuppp?! • Calendar of events •page 3

• USU Eastern: Identity crisis? • Parties in the SUN • Faculty members retire • Clothesline project
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For men: tips on how to get a date
staff writer I wrote an article for women on how to get a date. Countless myriads of beautiful women came up to me and thanked me for the tips. It truly brings my heart joy to see people heeding my wisdom.  Tears come to my eyes when women slouch around to hide their height. You are welcome. I had multiple requests from males and females for a follow-up column addressed to the men. The women are now more desirable and men want to ask them out. I have dozens of tips and ideas for men on how to ask out the one you would like on a date. Follow my steps and you will not be disappointed. The first piece of advice is pretty much the same as the one I gave to the women. Men, it’s all about the height. Being short is not good. Being tall is good. There is a scale on height for your desirability. If you are less than five-feet tall, you are about as attractive as the original Oompa Loompas. If you are more than five feet, but less than 5 foot 6 inches, you have a chance with short girls, but you are about as attractive as the grandma version of Rose from Titanic. If you are over 5 foot 6 inches but less than 6 feet, you fit into the “average height” category. You’re attractiveness is largely based off of looks. You are as attractive as your reflection in the mirror. If you are over 6-feet tall, you are a lucky individual. You are as attractive as Channing Tatum, Taylor Lautner, Ryan Gossling and other ridiculously good looking saucy men. Even if your face is ugly, your height will cover that Halloween mask of a face. It is my hope that every reader understands the importance of being tall. The average man isn’t over six feet, so that leaves the question, what do I do if I am short? The answer is to get taller. Shoes can give a few extra inches. However, very few men


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can pull of a pair of stilettos.  For an extra three inches, try wearing roller blades. Nothing says sassy like rolling around in a pair of roller blades, denim short shorts and a mesh wife beater. You will double the amount of dates you get by doubling the amount of genders you attract.           Another killer way of appearing larger than life is to take the high grounds. When you ask a woman on a date, do it from a tree. If you get turned down you can just say, “I was totally kidding about the date thing. Besides, I am climbing trees and have no time to go on a date with a silly girl like you.” One huge factor is hair. Women are spread across the board with liking hair on guys. The hair that matters most is the mustache hair. Some women love a mustached man and think that kissing him is amazing. They will compare his upper lip to a cat’s tail. On the other hand, some females don’t like kissing cats (and their tails specifically). You want to appeal to both groups of women, so split the difference. Grow out a thick mustache and shave half of it off. This way you can have a hair-loving woman on your mustached side and a naked-faceloving woman on the other side. You can kiss them both at the same time, if you want. Could it be any better? I don’t think so. There is another thing that splits ladies down the middle. Some women are animal lovers. If you walk around with a puppy on a leash, these ladies will be drawn to you. Other women don’t like puppies and are more of plant people. They like things like peas, carrots and corn more than cats and dogs. If you walked down the street with a cart full of fresh produce, they will want to sample everything they see, including you. How in the world can you attract both types? How can you combine plants and animals? The answer is simple; you must always carry around corn dogs. When asking out the girl you have been eyeing, one must be creative and have flawless timing. Most gals love to talk in the bathroom and at slumber parties about boys. Here are a couple examples of what they talk about: The first situation, two girls are powdering their noses in the lady’s room. They look at each other and say simultaneously, “Girl power, let’s do this!” They then pull out their phones and discuss calls, texts, tweets and any other form of conversation between them and the guys in their lives. After carefully coordinating notes, they decide whether or not a man is “datable.”

Springing into action, both physically and romantically
Let’s be serious, it’s no secret that the winter months are a bad viewpoints editor time for weight gain.  Christmas, New Year’s, and yes even Valentine’s Day are quite notorious With warm spring air, comes for sweets and junk food.  That’s a certain vigor that can’t be denot the only problem’s scribed so much as experienced.  almost like everyone goes into The beating sun and scent of flowhibernation mode where we eat, ers is the perfect prescription for rest and slowly build some good the spring fever that debilitates insulation on the outside of our students and employees alike.  muscles.  Winter is over now.  People stop sullenly glaring at It’s about time too, because the one another through their shivers; insulation I have built has gotten the sun, good feelings and smiles rather thick.   seem to brighten each day.  Many There are a few ways to get refer to this time of year as a time rid of this insulation, which are to of rebirth, so what better time to exercise and eat healthy.  Exercise start over on our long forgotten doesn’t have to be thought of as a exercise programs?  Also, when swear word, though it isn’t always better to start a “spring fling” that everyone’s favorite thing to do.  In might turn into something more, the springtime, there are plenty with that gal or guy that has been of activities that can be enjoyed, the apple of your eye for the past whether it be a stroll through few months?  the town or an intense game of These are ultimate frisbee.  The important some great thing is that you stay active and questions get your heart rate going.   that I want Also, there are always fruits to adand veggies available year round, dress. thanks to our modern agriculture, but it seems like they taste better in the springtime.  At least they do to me.  Take advantage of the delicious and nutritious foods that are available, because it is surprising how much good they do for you not

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After their decision has been made, they then give a powerful high-five and say, “Girl power, we did that!” This is a shocking event to say the least. Men you must be quite reputable when this ritual occurs and believe me, it will. How do I know about this bathroom blunder? Believe me when I say that you do not want to know. The second situation, four girls are enjoying a slumber party. Their night will almost definitely include painting nails, chick-flicks, pillow fights, Pretty Pretty Princess, tickling/giggling, beer pong, and, of course, spooning. After the typical events have taken place, they get down to business to defeat the H.U.N.S. This is a mnemonic for Havoc of Understanding Nummy Sportsmen. For the lame reader, this means that they are going to talk about hot guys. You must be a hot guy. If they do talk about you, then you are gorgeous in their minds on this night of delight. For just having your name mentioned, you will earn 40-Hunk points. How do I know what happens at girls’ sleepovers? Like I said before, you do not want to know. Clearly you want to be talked about in the bathroom and at slumber parties. The question is how you do this. Two things instantly come to my mind. One, you must have good teeth; and two, you must have good handwriting.  Simple enough, right? Wrong. In the eyes of girls, good teeth means a golden grill with diamonds and good handwriting means graffiti abilities. You must be a gangster to get talked about in the ladies room or at slumber parties. Women only like gangsters. A sad truth is that being rejected is going to happen. Don’t get discouraged. To help you feel better after getting turned down I have created the perfect response to a “no.” Here is an example: You ask, “Would you like to go on a date?” She says, “No.” You fire back, “What a relief! I have asked every guy I know if he would go on a date with you and there wasn’t a single one that would. Anyways, I guess I will see you around.” Now getting turned down can be fun. I almost look forward to it. At last, my friends with the XY chromosomal combination, you are ready. You are ready for the biggest date tip I can muster up. The single best way to get a date is to be me. Deal with it.

The Eagle

College of Eastern Utah 451 East 400 North Price, UT 84501•SAC Room 109 Office: 435.613.5250 Fax: 435.613.5042
The Eagle — The Voice of the Students is an awardwinning, school-sponsored student newspaper, published bi-weekly fall and spring semesters (excluding holidays) at College of Eastern Utah (CEU). A complete list of publication dates can be found online. • Distribution - The Eagle is distributed in all nonresidential buildings on the Price, UT campus, as well as at the LDS Institute of Religion. • Content - Eagle editors and staff are CEU students and are solely responsible for the newspaper’s content. Opinions expressed in The Eagle do not necessarily represent those of CEU, its staff or students. Columns & letters are the personal opinions of the individual writer. Funding comes from advertising revenues and a dedicated student fee administered by the Eastern Utah Student Association (EUSA). Information concerning advertising rates is available by e-mail at or in the advertising section of The Eagle Online. • Ordering The Eagle Subscriptions must be prepaid. Forward all subscription correspondence, including change of address to the adviser, Dr. Susan Polster via e-mail to susan.polster@usu. edu or mail care of The Eagle. The first issue is free, others 50 cents. • Submissions - We welcome comments, complaints, suggestions and recommendations. Send letters to the editor to articles@eagle. All submissions must be received in The Eagle office no later than 5 p.m. the Friday prior to publication. All submissions become property of The Eagle and cannot be returned. All letters must be signed by the author(s). Also include contact information (telephone or address). No anonymous letters will be printed.

• About The Eagle

Jordan Sanders

only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well.  Good health can affect you in many ways and make life more enjoyable.  Now let’s get down to the nitty gritty.  I don’t know the science behind it, but it always seems that during springtime love is in the air.  In the movie “Bambi,” they talk about the phenomenon and call it being “twitter-pated.”  Regardless of its name, it is a real thing.  Honestly, what better time for it too?  There are tons of activities to do as dates, because you no longer have to be confined to an inside area.  There is kite flying, picnics, hiking, sports-activities, star-gazing, all kinds of fun and inexpensive activities that can make a relationship blossom- no pun intended.   I’m not endorsing frivolous behavior or being frisky, but it is okay to enjoy a good date now and then, especially when they can be inexpensive and fun.  Dive deep and collect that moxy to ask someone out and have a good time.  Maybe you can even join both ideas I’ve talked about and have an active date.  Regardless, I do know it’s important to spring into action before it’s too late and the good weather and the apple of your eye turn rotten.  Why wait?  Spring is a time to celebrate!

Thumbs Up Espresso and Smoothies at the Golden Grille, AWESOME! Also the extended hours at the Golden Grille and increasing the number of swipes per day at the Golden Grille. We are happy with these changes. Enrollment numbers for Fall 2013 are up. Residential Life applications are higher now that last year at this time. New student enrollment is soaring. Eagle Experience activity numbers are looking great. Advertising, billboards, and word of mouth are our great recruiting tools. We are a campus family. Supporting each department, auxiliary and program is vital for the success of our campus. The legislature setting aside $500,000 for our new building design shows they are supporting our improvements and increase in enrollment. Students and the respect that they have shown this year is overwhelming. We have had little food waste, lots of menu suggestions and things we can do different as

a department. The student leaders from all areas are always willing to help whenever needed. April brings Eagle Experiences, campus tours, academic awards and commencement. We wish you all the best in the coming months. Thumbs Down Communication! It is important that as a campus family we communicate. After the fact information, last minute meetings, and hearing things about campus through the grapevine is not effective for our campus to grow. We need to be more aware of what we say. We should be building each other up with the things we say. Our own attitudes and the things we say can destroy our campus or help it to grow. To succeed as a campus we must support each department, program and auxiliary. Let’s be proud of who we are, where we work and where we are from. Let’s communicate more effectively in a positive way.

Eagle Frenzy April 5th- 6th
All-night party begins @8:30p.m.
Friday Saturday Sunday

Dr. Susan A. Polster faculty adviser Karli Morris editor -in-chief Ashley Stilson assistant editor Jordan Sanders viewpoints editor Seth Richards news editor Emily Williams lifestyles editor Whitney Withers photography editor Talon Bryan sports editor



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Newspaper production Theatre Production “Moon Over Buffalo” 7:30 p.m.

Baseball vs USU 11 a.m.
Theatre Production “Moon Over Buffalo” 7:30 p.m.

staff writers Nathan Manley Shadayah Jones Jonathan Fox Shanna Frame McKenzie Hosenfeld Christopher Palo Dixon Woodruff sports writers Jordan Weihing Travon Langston Kameron King Hayden Peterson Whitney Fieldsted Ryan Nelson layout staff Mike Gingell Brandi Sitterud Kate Johnson Megan Peterson
photographers Emilee Merrill videographer Matt Gochis webmaster Dezzi Mangum

Baseball vs USU @ noon 7:30 p.m. @ Wave pool Cosmetology fundraiser for Brylee in 5, 5 to 11 p.m.
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Salsa Night 7:30 p.m. JLSC
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Intramural sports 6 p.m.

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If you have any suggestions for student government, please send emails to

Salsa Night 7:30 p.m. JLSC

Intramural sports 6 p.m.

Final newspaper production

Miss USU Eastern 7:30 p.m.


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The “bear” necessities Eagle staff wins at UPA competition
Jason Bailey
guest writer Food, shelter and protection; those are the “bear” necessities – at least for bear cubs, anyway. A sow sacrifices a lot to ensure the viability of her offspring. However, despite that, biologists find it necessary to track down some female bears to determine their health and observe whether or not they were able to give birth. If so, the biologists check the number of young and their health as well. The data collected aids in specifying the population dynamics of the bears, and to decide whether to allow hunting, and if so, how many hunting permits to issue, and so forth. It also assists the biologists in predicting bear and human conflicts and possibly how any situation might be dealt with. For wildlife biologist, Brad Crompton, of the Division of Wildlife Resources, this is part of his every day job. On March 9, students and professors from USU Eastern and Utah State University in the Uintah Basin were able to take part in the opportunity to join Crompton and have real “handson” experience. Students from USU Eastern had the opportunity to participate in this research came via the oncampus wildlife club Associate Professor Mike King is the club advisor and Josiah Safely serves as the student president. This wildlife club was the vehicle by which the bear denning was organized. The bear denning took place in Nash Wash – near the Colorado/ Utah border in the general vicinity of Cisco, Utah and Grand Junction, Colo. The dirt roads were extremely muddy and made passage difficult. The group traveled by vehicle to the Nash Canyon Rock House and then everyone continued the journey afoot. Furthermore, nearly knee deep snow and a thousandplus-foot elevation change made the hike to the den a brutal one, despite it being only a couple miles round-trip. What awaited the group, however, was well worth the climb. Using a radio telemetry receiver, Crompton picked up the signal emitted by a radio collar that had been previously affixed to the sow bear. This aided in locating the den. A general location had already been provided by a fly-over with a chopper a few days earlier. That narrowed the search, however, down to a branch canyon. Lots of footwork was the only way to find the actual den where the bear was hibernating. Once the den’s location was established, Crompton climbed into the den head-first and sedated the mother by tranquilizing it with a dart pistol. According to Crompton, contrary to popular belief, bears do not hibernate – they enter a state of torpor, which is not nearly as deep as hibernation and therefore this necessitates that the mother be sedated not only for the safety of the people, but also to ensure the mother is not too traumatized which could cause the mother to abandon her young. Once the animal was safely sedated, the cubs were removed from the den for a period of time so a new radio collar could be placed around the mother’s neck. Much to the awe and enjoyment of the students and university staff, the cubs were passed around the group for a unique experience of holding and cuddling them. To keep the cubs warm, everyone held each cub inside his or her coat. Once Crompton was done with the new radio collar, some also took advantage of the opportunity to climb into the den and get up close and personal with the mother. Some students worried that by holding the cubs, they would inadvertently pass their human smell onto them. That might cause their mother to not recognize her cubs and therefore abandon them. However, Crompton stated that it is extremely rare for a mother to do so after the cubs have been handled by humans. It was good to see that the sow had reproductive success. Cromp ton told the group at the beginning of the hike that this was one of four orphaned bears transplanted in Nash Wash. This remaining bear was the only living of those four. Of the three that died, one was killed and eaten by a mountain lion, another died of natural causes, and the third, unfortunately had to be put down by Crompton because it had become a nuisance bear and was a danger. To see at least one of the four orphaned bears able to have offspring was pleasing. After all the data was collected, a motion-activated trail cam was placed near the den to capture photos of the cubs as they emerge in the next couple of weeks to pack on the weight they need to grow and survive. Another misguided belief is that bears eat mostly meat. The students were instructed that the bear’s diets, after leaving the den, will be made up of mostly grass and other plants. Black bears may occasionally consume carrion and even more rarely actually hunt. Though bears are omnivores, their diet is mostly vegetation. After perhaps an hour at the den, the students and instructors began the descent back toward the vehicles and eventually home. This was an experience these students will likely never forget, and the hands-on experience was a chance to learn a great deal outside the walls of the classroom. For more information regarding USU Eastern’s Wildlife program contact King, at 435-613-5400. In the third year of membership in the Utah Press Association, USU Eastern’s Eagle newspaper continued to add accolades to its “wall of fame” as the staff brought home two first-place awards, two second-place awards and four third-place awards at the annual winter convention in Salt Lake City March 23. The awards were won in the Better Newspaper Competition sponsored each year by UPA.
The Eagle won first place for Best Website “The Eagle Online” found at Daylan Jones, Layton, won first place for designing the Best Sports Page. The Eagle received second place for Best Staff Produced R.O.P. Ad Campaign and Best Staff Produced Ad. Third place was awarded to the Eagle staff for Best In-House Self Promotion, designed by CEU alum Meagan Roach, Price. Next, third place was awarded to the Eagle in the Best Sports Photograph category, a basketball action shot taken by Tyson Chappell, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology. Sports layout staffer Megan Peterson, Kamas, received third place for Best Photo Page for a photo collage of fall activities. The Eagle’s only writing award was in the category of Best News Series. Eagle editor-in-chief, Karli Morris, Roosevelt, wrote a series of articles about how enrollment at Eastern will be affected by the missionary age change implemented by the LDS Church.
 “The best part about winning any award in the UPA contest is that USU Eastern students compete against professionals in the journalism field. The Eagle has the smallest circulation of all the UPA member newspapers with 1,000 papers printed. Kudos to The Eagle staff,” adviser Susan Polster, Ph.D., said.

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The newspaper was judged on issues from spring 2012 with KC Smurthwaite serving as editor; and fall 2012 with Morris as editor. 
The Eagle was judged in group one of the four newspaper categories that includes all weeklies. Group one includes newspapers up to 2,500 in circulation. The college newspapers that are part of UPA include Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University, University of Utah, Weber State University, Utah State University and USU Eastern. The Eagle received more awards than any other college or university paper.
 The Utah Press Association was created in 1893 to represent Utah’s publishers. The orga nization is Utah’s oldest trade association. The Eagle Staff thanks Sun Advocate publisher, Richard Shaw, for sponsoring The Eagle in the UPA organization.

Members of The Eagle Staff display their awards from the UPA Better Newspaper Competition. (L-R) Talon Bryon, Nathan Manley, Mike Gingell, Whitney Withers, Dixon Woodruff, Jordan Sanders, Karli Morris, and Ashley Stilson.


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continued from page 1 basketball team for a number of years and the football team for its final season. He also acted in six-theater productions, helped with basketball recruiting, sang in choir concerts and quarried rock for a fountain that was once located in front of the library. King began the internationalstudent program and started bringing professional entertainment to campus. He also taught Japanese, children’s literature and leadership courses. The most exciting time in his career was when the Legislature approved the funds for the BDAC. The college had tried for years with no success. The final day of the legislature, the administration was meeting and received a call at 11 p.m., informing them of the approval. He says the next exciting event will be when the college receives approval for the new building. A major highlight in his time at the college would be when the men’s basketball team took third place in the national competition in 2010. He also loves attending student activities, athletic events, theater productions, gallery displays and poetry readings on campus. King says that he “can’t think of a better place to work for an entire career. It’s a hard thing to do, pack up the office and leave.” After retirement on June 30, 2013, King wants to fill his time with working around his house and garden, fishing, golfing and babysitting his grandson at least once a week. He then plans to serve an LDS mission with his wife. “It’s been a wild ride.”

National Guard
hardest time missing their dads who are fighting in Afghanistan. They totally understand what is happening in their dad’s world. “I am so grateful for the selfless service their husbands give to protect our freedom. This [spa day] was a little event to provide service to the women. They have given up so much for the cost of freedom,” Keller said. The idea to “pamper” the wives came from Jennifer Tatton whose husband has been in the military 18 years. “We are a military family and we need to talk to others who are the same situation. It has been the hardest part of my life to be

continued from page 1 thus far was the spa day because the wife’s felt relaxed, pampered and excited to be treated so nice. “I wish we had 12-spa days each year, because we could have all used them.” She came up with the spa-day idea and talked to cosmetology instructor Debbie Prichard to ask if her ladies could get a discount on the school’s services. Prichard offered to have her students come in on a Saturday afternoon and provide the services free of charge. “Everyone appreciates what these wonderful men are doing for this country and the women they left behind,” she said.

without my husband. I found that I have grown a lot throughout the past 10 months, it has been a good experience and found strength where I did not think I could.” The Price unit has 35 soldiers deployed and the married wives have joined the group for their monthly activities. If the soldier is single, his mother is invited to attend so they feel a part of our family, she added. Tatton says they have sponsored an activity every month including going to Lagoon with their families, a craft night and even a yoga night. She felt the best one

of student service and ended up where he is now as vice chancellor of administration and advancement. One could say that working at the campus has been somewhat of a “family business” as King put it. He worked with his dad for 10 of his 34 years on campus. All of his three children graduated from the college. One of his sons worked for the school for one year as a student: recruiting. He has also worked with his brother, Mike King, associate professor of wildlife sciences for 15 years and his brother-in-law, Ron Vogel, associate professor of business, who is also retiring this year. The college has given King an opportunity to do something he loves in being “The Voice of the Golden Eagles” men’s

provide additional funding for a new welding position. “The university understood our dilemma with cosmetology and other high-demand programs,” Peterson said. “Logan will provide funding that allows us to keep cosmetology while

continued from page 1 will help to keep USU Eastern on a solid-growth track while remaining committed to increasing bachelor-degree offerings to provide higher-paying jobs, attract new industry and career opportunities for graduates closer to home.

Save the Date Friday, April 12th 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. Fund Raiser for Brylee Olson
Brylee is a child attending preschool at USU Eastern’s Preschool. We are raising funds to assist her family with medical bills and transportation costs for her treatment. She has been diagnosed inoperable brain tumor.

moving forward with welding.” Peterson thanked President [Stan] Albrecht and members of the Logan administration for understanding the importance of addressing regional workforce demand. He said these new developments

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April 4, 2013

Gallery East Hosts Annual USU Eastern Student Art Show

(L-R) A drawing by Nanette Larsen, a monochromatic oil painting by Amanda Wheeler and a watercolor by Lauren Nel are some of the work that may appear in the student art show.

photos courtesy USU Eastern Art Department

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 threedimensional 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.

With the student show, a concurrent exhibit of ceramic work, “From an Obscure Source,” will be exhibited in the small gallery. It features the work of Blaine Atwood, Jerel Harwood and Brent Gneiting. A reception and awards ceremony for the artists will be on Friday, April 26 from 7 – 9 p.m. Students, family, and interested public are welcome to attend. The gallery is free and open to the public during the academic year on Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Any questions, contact Noel Carmack at 435-613-5241 or by email at memories created between the leaders cannot be replaced, and they will always remember the fun they had together. Some of SUN Center’s upcoming service opportunities are Kids @ Heart, every Tuesday and Thursday, from 11:30 a.m-12:45 p.m.; Green Team, every Tuesday at 3 p.m.; Tutors needed to help adults learn basic English; April 6, Kick Some Ash 5K; April 7, Kawanis Kids Fund raiser, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; April 9, Fight Poverty With Passion, 8:30-10:30 a.m.; April 18, Castleview Hospital Mock Disaster, 1-5 p.m. For information on upcoming events and to sign up, visit the SUN Center on the second floor of the Jennifer Levitt Student Center or call 435-613-5284.

Parties in the SUN Center
staff writer 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

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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. Every other week, two leaders within the SUN Center work together to plan an activity. With everyone taking turns in the planning and leading, opportunities to grow together increased. A variety of activities have been offered, from learning new dances to Minute to Win It games.

The SUN Center’s top two favorite nights were the dance instruction and youtube video activities. Fredrickson’s favorite video of the youtube night was “Man on a Buffalo,” but for some reason, no one else seemed to think it was as funny as he did. Jill Fincher said about the Dance Instruction activity, “I just loved that we were all trying to dance and laugh the entire time!” There may have been more laughing than dancing at that activity, but it served its purpose and made their

days a little brighter. Some of the other activities have been the edible turkeys, volleyball, movies nights, caroling, and Minute to Win It Oreos and Milk. These bi-weekly parties helped create unity and helped the SUN leaders bond with one another. The motivation to work as a team and accomplish all the service that they can has brought about many service projects this year. The activities have also served as a great way to take a short break from the student life, and just have fun. The

Part 3: the shattered soul: Shannon “Squishy” Squires
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staff writer 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. As we are driving, the jokes and inappropriate talk was interrupted by the convoy commander (CC) coming over the communications (comm) system telling us the latest intelligence. We listened to the brief, but not thinking it will happen to us. Before the brief was finished, our fears came to fruition. I saw it before I heard it. Two giant fireballs exploded from both sides of the road. I couldn’t see the first-gun truck, but over the comm came a voice that embodied my fears, “Gun One is on its side! Gun One is on its side!” My mind went crazy. All I could think of is,“No! My best friend is there. My best friend is in the vehicle that just got hit. Get up there, help your friend! Get up there now!” I saw my truck commander (TC) yelling, but couldn’t hear anything, all I could think of was bodily movements that will get me to my friend. Push on the gas pedal. I feel my boot slam on the accelerator. The vehicle accelerates past the semi-trucks, slowly, much too slowly. My head is yelling at the vehicle, “Faster! Faster!” The semi-trucks are accelerating past me, faster and faster until I see it. My best friend’s vehicle is on its side, flames blazing 30-feet high from the wreckage. My vehicle passes the last support vehicle before the downed vehicle. I realize that I’m still speeding and about to pass the blazing hunk of metal that used to be the lead vehicle. I slam on the breaks and the vehicle won’t stop. I’m yelling at the vehicle to stop and it finally does, 50 feet in front of the wreckage. The TC was calling the CC, giving him a situational report and the gunner was providing watch over the wreckage. I opened the hatch to my vehicle and jumped out. I ran towards the blaze. I see the gunner of the vehicle pulling my best friend from the flaming wreckage. He was on fire from the waist down. Then I hear screaming from the field below the incident site. There, lying in the field, was the first gun trucks TC. I had to make the most difficult decision of my life: help my best friend or help the man in the field. The military training took over. I ran down to the field, did a baseball slide next to the TC and looked him over for injuries that I need to take care of before moving him. I saw a large piece of shrapnel sticking out of his leg, below a make-shift tourniquet. I tightened the tourniquet and helped him to his feet. I wrapped his arm around my neck to support most of his weight and started back to my vehicle. After three steps, the pain was too much for him. He stopped and said, ”I can’t go any farther.” “One more step,” I urge, “just one more step.” “I can’t,” he said. Just then, a portion of the ground in front of me exploded and I noticed that it was a bullet that hit the ground in front of me. I start hearing the air popping around me and realize that the ammunition in the vehicle was cooking off. I have to get this guy to the vehicles and out of harm’s way. I lift him up into the air. He is dramatically lighter than I anticipated. I placed the man on my shoulders and take off running. Slipping and sliding through the mud, doing everything I can to make it a smooth ride for my injured passenger, I finally made it up the hill to the other vehicles. My TC was out of the vehicle with a fire extinguisher. He assists me with the wounded warrior, we put the man on the litter and attend to his wounds. I happen to look back at the wreckage and see the gunner and my best friend standing on the side of the road behind the wreckage. I run over to assist. My friend’s clothes are missing save for his underwear, half of a T-shirt and what looks like one half of a boot on and a black sock on one foot, the other was bare. We help him into a vehicle and start dumping water over him. He is coherent, but in shock. I retrieve a litter from the front of my vehicle and the TC of Squishy’s vehicle and lead him onto the litter. I was taking inventory of the wounds my best friend sustained. I noticed that the skin on his abdomen had melted and rolled down to his waist. His legs were much of the same. Upon closer inspection, on one foot the skin had completely de-gloved the other foot and throughout the community. “Working with the students has been the most fun,” Cassidy recalls. His favorite thing to teach is the workings and mechanics of small business management and the computer program Microsoft Excel. “At the school here, just working with the other people on campus, both the faculty and staff, I’ve enjoyed the association.” He enjoys doing crossword puzzles in the morning to get ready to teach. “A teacher is just a frustrated actor,“ Cassidy says. Although there are many great things that Cassidy can name about teaching, he believes the greatest thing about teaching is being able to start over again. “If I didn’t do so well this semester…I get to start over next semester.” When he retires, Cassidy is prepared to accept the difference. “It’s going be a little interesting. I’ll still get up when I get up; I’ll do the things that I’ll do.” “I think I’ve really done what I’ve wanted to do in teaching,” Cassidy comments. “I’ve done what I’ve wanted to do here. And the boot had melted to his foot. The black sock was the skin above his boot burnt black. The rest of the squad had set up a landing zone for the medevac helicopters to land. Our luck wasn’t that good. The helicopters landed 150 meters south of the landing zone. I grabbed a soldier and we carried my severely injured friend to the landing zone. We finally got him to the helicopter, and as if a final jab to my ego, my buddy said, “I bet you I could get that flight surgeon’s number.” Laughing, I said, “You can’t do that bro. I already called dibs.” We both laugh and the helicopter takes him away. I finally get back to the vehicles and the CC orders us to get back in the vehicles because we are headed back to the base. I’m the lead vehicle of the convoy. And all I could think of is that final smile and laugh I got from my best friend. I never saw him again, he ended up dying at Brooks Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, while watching a Penguin’s hockey game. I am so thankful that the last thing said between us were words of laughter and friendship. In the dark and loneliness of some nights, I still hear the rounds popping and hear the screams of my friends. My dreams are my worst enemy and my feelings always betray me. I drive on and continue to live and thrive because after everything he went through, Squishy could still joke. Therefore I can soldier on and not let his death go in vain, because he gave his life so I could live mine and for that I am forever grateful. Thank you Squishy, you are the best.

It’s never been about the money
assistant editor 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. “In all of my working life…I’ve never had a day when I didn’t want to get up and go to work,” Cassidy says. “Some days are better than others, but I think as you get older, you get some perspective.” After working in an executive position in a large corporation in Indiana, Cassidy says he had wanted to teach for a long time. “What brought me here was the desire to teach and [USU Eastern] was the perfect school as far as I was concerned.” Instead of publishing or researching, Cassidy

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simply teaches classes, just like he wanted. The details worked out for him to begin a marketing position at the college and then continue to teaching full time as a professor. Cassidy loves the junior college attitude that accompanies USU Eastern. “Some of my best memories are some of the classes I’ve taught, some of the students I’ve had.” With 29 years of experience in the field of business, Cassidy wanted to give students “a background in the technical part of business.” He continues to describe his favorite classes to teach: “I could tell almost from the time I met those students, that they were going to be successful in what they did in business.” He has been impressed by the quality of students that have come through his classes, and believes that he has accomplished most of the goals that he brought to USU Eastern,

including teaching students how “big and wild and wide the business world is.” Cassidy began studying chemical engineering, but switched to focus on accounting. After being drafted into the military during the Vietnam War, he decided to major in business administration. He has traveled to all 50 states and has been to 21 foreign countries. “Out of every place I’ve been,” Cassidy mentions, “I love Italy: the food, the people, the history; it’s pretty hard to beat Italy.” Some of Cassidy’s hobbies include building and collecting antique guns and working on muscle cars. “I’ve got a shop outside my house…I’ve got all the machine tools in it and I love doing that.” He also enjoys working with the paleontology and archeology group at the USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum. He has also enjoyed teaching some different classes

moving on, I [have] got four or five years worth of projects to finish.” He supports his wife in earning her family history degree at Brigham Young University and hopes to serve an LDS mission with her. With her degree and his teaching experience, Cassidy finishes, “We’ve got to fit in someplace.”


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have in the community. The automotive program was on the chopping block 10 years ago, but a similar decision to keep the program has proven effective over subsequent years.  He said, “the demand for those jobs is overwhelming, and colleges like USU Eastern must meet the demand first.” Piccolo suggested to the board, a focused effort on continuous growth of the program. Coming up with a budget is key to successful growth plus following up with a two- and five-year budget review. Bottom line is the perpetual demand for educated individuals in the cosmetology industry, and the responsibility that colleges have to meet those needs. Associate professor Debbie Prichard appreciates the ideas presented by the committee and is looking forward to continuing and growing the program in the next years. She starts interviewing local students who want to be in the program next week. She is also working with three SL school districts.

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Finish the year with a laugh
assistant editor 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.” George and Charlotte Hay, played by Braden Nelsen and Annie Morey, want to follow different dreams. Charlotte dreams of becoming a Hollywood star, while George scoffs at films and believes that live acting is superior to what’s on a screen. But one phone call from a famous movie director gives the Hays the opportunity of a lifetime. The Hays are asked to be replacement stars for a Hollywood film. However, because George has had a messy love affair with fellow actor Eileen, played by Monica Parkinson, Charlotte doesn’t believe that the phone call is true. She plans to leave George for charismatic lawyer Richard, played

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Annie Morey, Braden Nelsen and Josh Zelasko rehearsing for the production of “Moon Over Buffalo.”

photo by Whitney Withers/The Eagle

by Tyrell Clement. George decides to drown his sorrows in alcohol and disappears. Charlotte realizes that her opportunity to be a Hollywood star is slipping away and she desperately searches the city to find George. But it’s hard to be a star when you’re drunk, as George soon finds out. “My favorite [part] is whenever George is drunk,” Parkinson says. “This play is hilarious. I think everyone will love it.” The Hay’s daughter Rosalind, her fiancé, and her ex-fiancé, who are played by Alexandra Cale, Josh Zelasko, and Braden Hampel, are thrown into the mix, along with Charlotte’s near-deaf mother-in-law Ethel, who is played by Michel. Hilarity ensues as love affairs mix and mingle with family affairs. “This show is an all out good time from start to stop,” Hampel comments. Some of the actors’ favorite lines are “Where the hell is Mafia when you need them?” and “We are all dead!” “Moon Over Buffalo” is the fourth play that the USU Eastern theater department has staged this year. Corey Ewan will be directing along with Grady McEvoy heading the set design and lighting. The play runs from April 4-13th at 7:30 p.m. at the Geary Theater. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, $5 for non-USU Eastern students and faculty, and $2 for USU students and faculty with their ID cards.

The Clothesline Project at USU Eastern
Shirts are hung to represent a woman’s experience with violence.
Vietnam War, 51,000 U.S. women were killed by the men who claimed to love them. The first exhibit displayed only 31 shirts and had little encouragement from the community. Twenty-three years later, The Clothesline Project is now a well-known support group for victims of violence toward women and has projects in 41 states and five countries. Brandt invites all members of the community to be involved in The Clothesline Project by designing a shirt representing a particular woman’s experience, by the survivor herself or by someone in her honor. On April 8-12 in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center, all supplies

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staff writer 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. During this public display, a clothesline is hung with shirts. Each shirt represents a woman’s experience with violence. Clothesline Projects remind people of the real meaning of violence statistics that are often ignored. Years later, he is bringing this project to USU Eastern to give students the opportunity to have an impacting experience similar to one he had. The Clothesline Project began in Hyannis, Mass. When members of Cape Cod’s Women’s Defense Agenda learned that during the same time 58,000 soldiers were killed in the

including shirts, markers and paints will be available to anyone who is interested in decorating a shirt for this cause. This event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room and is free of charge. The symbolic shirts will be displayed to the public in the grassy area in front of the Reeves Building on April 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 17 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and April 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you were unable to attend these pre-designing shirt days, please note that you have the opportunity to decorate a shirt at these times, as well. The exhibit will be moved into the multipurpose room in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center if the weather is less than favorable. Admission is free and community members of all ages are invited to come and show their support. Therapists will be present during the entirety of this display for emotional help. Brandt’s hope is that the message of The Clothesline Project will be spread throughout the community. He says, “We must break the silence. Violence against women is real. If we don’t know what it is going on, nothing will happen. There are people experiencing terrible violence in their lives, and we need to be there with them. Give this a chance and experience it.”

Nursing associate professor retiring It’s official – USU Eastern
profession as a nurse and professor. She will never forget the many memories that this profession has brought into her life. One memory that she often recalls happened while working at USU Eastern. She remembers getting a bouquet of flowers from some faculty members in the After 28 years of working at USU Eastern, Donna welding department after she sent them a demanding Cartwright, Ed.D., is retiring as associate professor of e-mail. For Cartwright’s retirement, she nursing. Cartwright began workplans to continue to give to the coming at USU Eastern, which was the munity and do some volunteer work. College of Eastern Utah, in JanuShe also plans to spend time with her ary 1985. When she first started family and travel on a dream vacation. working, there was only a practical When it comes to nursing and nursing program available. During working in this field, there are many her career, she has been able to see instances that are unexpected and the nursing program grow from crazy. Unfortunately, there are also something small, into an associate’s times of sadness and grief. According degree program. to Cartwright, the craziest or saddest Cartwright’s favorite part about thing that she has encountered while working at USU Eastern was seeworking in this field is seeing the self ing the confidence in the students destruction that happens to people as as they grew as individual people patients, employees and life in general. and nurses. One of the things that Although working in this field can Cartwright is going to miss the most have its hard times, it can also have its about USU Eastern is the people. rewarding times. She finds incredible She is going to miss the students, fulfillment in this field of work. “Takfaculty and staff and the many chalDonna Cartwright ing all things into consideration, the lenges that come with the nursing different responsibilities and activities program and helping people. She will I have participated in and people I have especially miss her Pharmacology worked with have made my years here a wonderful place class, which is her favorite to teach on campus. If money was not an option, and Cartwright could to spend almost half of my life.” work anywhere in the world, she would choose the same

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It’s official – the name is USU Eastern. On March 4, the legislature decided to pass the petition to make official the name that was already commonly used. That makes for the second name change the college has had in three years. Since 2010, with the merger, the college was known as Utah State University – College of Eastern Utah, but being such a mouthful, most people just shortened it to USU Eastern, or continued calling it CEU. Now that it’s official, the name won’t be changing again anytime soon, however, the dilemma of name caused by the merger has created some small confusion on campus and in the community. “The college is in an identity crisis,” says Greg Dart, director of enrollment services. Dart explains that from a marketing standpoint, brand is everything. Being affiliated with USU is good for the school’s brand. However, it is weakened when the school itself seems to be in confusion about its name. For a prospective student who is investigating the school, it is important that they be presented with a unified image of a school that knows who it is and where it is headed. But Dart having only arrived in 2012 – after the initial merger and name change – has a different perspective than some who have been here longer. Program Coordinator of the Sun Center, Terry Johnson says, “I grew up, attended, graduated from, and hired on with CEU, so occasionally I will accidently refer to our institution as CEU.” However, Johnson recognizes the importance of

the merger, and fully supports it, “I will say that I try not to wear my CEU apparel to work because of our interaction with prospective students and their parents.” In regard to the “identity crisis,” Chancellor Joe Peterson says that there is more to identity than a name. “Next fall, the College will have its seventyfifth birthday.  During its history, the college has been named “Carbon College,” then “College of Eastern Utah,” then “Utah State University – College of Eastern Utah,” and now “Utah State University Eastern.”  Despite all of these name changes, the College has maintained unchanging core values that are the foundation of its identity.  The college prepares the people who create and sustain our region.  This is, and has always been, the college’s central purpose, and despite changing names, the college’s core values have remained constant.” It may be a few years until all are thinking of the institution as USU Eastern, and there will probably always be those who think of it as CEU, but the fact remains the same – those who attend the university are better off because of it. The college will always remain dedicated to that purpose. The name is important because that is what everyone will know the college by, and with that name, a reputation will always be associated, however, USU Eastern has a rich history and will carry that reputation into its bright future.

Book Review: Utopia
assistant editor 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. Raphael then describes an island that he has recently visited where the laws are organized without flaws or contentions. The island has a collection of cities that

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have exactly 6000 households with an exact number of adults living in each household. The people are equally distributed in the cities and there is no private ownership. Everything is stored in warehouses, and people just request it when they need anything. Money doesn’t exist in Utopia. The cultural life of Utopia is interesting to study, especially compared to the problems our society experiences today. All able bodied citizens must work, though only six hours a day and people are encouraged to learn and study in their leisure time. Idleness is discouraged and there is always something to be done. There go unemployment problems. Their laws are all strict and simple, not being open to interpretation. For example, if a husband commits adultery, he is sentenced to a lifetime of slavery. However, there is mercy in the Utopian courts; if the husband is deemed properly ashamed and repentant

and his wife is still willing to be with him, the husband can be pardoned. However, the law is still easy to understand and enforced. There are no legal debates and issues. Utopia includes a welfare state with free hospitals, so there go insurance problems. Everyone in their individual cities eats their meals in a community dining hall; there go hunger problems. No one can travel in Utopia unless they have a passport. If they travel without one, they get a warning for the first offense and then are placed in slavery for the second. There are no immigration problems. Yet there are shortcomings to Utopia. Everyone wears the same types of clothing, bland and plain and there is very little creativity. To some, that is the destruction of individualism. Spare time is usually filled with study and idle activities are banned. Slavery is part of Utopia, even if the slaves are Utopian criminals or captured prisoners from other countries. Women are subjected to their husbands and are usually restricted to conducting household tasks. Hunting and makeup are discouraged. Each society has its own flaws and successes,

“Utopia” explores the theory of communism and the concept of a perfect society. Heavily influenced by Plato’s Republic, More explains how Utopians hand le wa r, r el ig ion, and socia l di fferences. For each reader, it is up to him or her to decide whether the system of Utopia is honorable and desirable, or else despicable and apUtopia palling.

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Sports Going, going. . . gone?

April 4, 2013

Grab a beer, it is here
sports writer 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. Bryce Harper, the second year player for the Washington Nationals, who showed no signs of being disrupted by the off season as he stepped to the plate in the first inning with two outs and nobody on base and he hit a homerun. As the Nationals’ bats continued to struggle the score was still one to zero entering the bottom of the fourth inning and the leadoff batter was Mr. Harper himself and not to be out done by himself in the first inning, Harper dug in and got another pitch he wanted and this time he went ahead and gave it a ride to the cheap seats once again. Not a bad start for the second year man out of Las Vegas who also chipped in on the defensive side of the ball as well when he caught somebody trying for home from left field with his explosive arm. The Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman stole three bases on the day but never reached home-plate as the Nationals would win two to zero. Not very often do we speak of two brothers playing the same professional sport but even more rare is when you find yourself patrolling the skies for the same team in the MLB. The Upton brothers are doing just that in Atlanta.  B.J. and Justin are the first brother to be taken in the one and two spots in separate drafts. They are also the first brothers to be in the 20-20 club which is hitting 20 homeruns and stealing 20 bases in a single season. They kicked off there first regular season game on Monday April 1 against the Phillies. The brothers went 1-8 and had three strike outs, their one hit was from Justin as he hit his first homerun of the year. How about those teams from New York? The Yankees with all their stars and money learned quickly that having one of the higher payrolls doesn’t mean teams automatically give you the win as they face division foe and rival the Boston Red Sox on Monday and lost 8-2.  While a few of the Yankees were out of the line up including Center fielder Curtis Granderson the Sox looked tough and flat out played the Yankees that day. As for the other team from New York they showed up and embarrassed the San Diego Padres as they put up 11 runs to win the game 11-2.  The Mets’ Collin Cowgill busted the game wide open in the seventh inning as he hit his first career grand slam. Jon Niese pitched well as he went 6 2/3 innings, the left-hander allowed two runs on four hits, striking out four and throwing 101 pitches. Seven of the Mets players recorded RBIs in this game as the Mets would finish with 13 hits on the day. On Tuesday April 2, 2013 Yu Darvish came as close to making history as you can without actually making it. In the Rangers second game of the season Darvish went 9 2/3 innings without giving up a hit. When the final batter stepped to the plate Darvish knew that if he could retire him he would have thrown a perfect game. Marwin Gonzalez stepped into the batters box anxious to get his at bat over with. He didn’t wait long to make his decision. Gonzalez took away any suspense as he swung at the first pitch he saw in the bottom of the ninth inning and shot a clean single up the middle, shocking the Minute Maid Park crowd that was on its feet in anticipation of history. Even though Darvish missed the history books, his team won the game to get back to 1-1 on the season. Until next time like three strikes, I am out of here.

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Denver Hansen “smashes” the ball with perfect form. The photo insert shows the bat indentation from the ball.

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Eagles stuck in the battle between offense and defense
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Ryan Nelson

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. Game one was a victory for the Eagles, as they won 8-6. The team did well at the plate with 11 hits on the day, scoring eight runs. Matt Gochis hit two runners in with a homer in the top of the sixth inning. The Eagles had a lot of solid hits in this game

to give them the win over CNCC. What helped out as well was the fact that Eastern only had one error on the day while CNCC had five. In game two, Colorado brought the series to 1-1 with a win over Eastern 10-14. There were a lot of at bats during this game for both teams, but CNCC was able to score more runs and pull away from Eastern. That was the outcome of the first two games over the series with Eastern and CNCC heading into day two 1-1. The next two games played out similar to day one’s games. Both Eastern and Colorado had a win ending the series 2-2. The Eagles came close to walking away with a win in game three, only losing by one. They weren’t able to get the runs in like they had the first game. They had the hits but it just didn’t play out to their advantage in game three. Game four was a

close win over CNCC with a score of 13-12. The Eagles did well at the plate with 42 at bats and 17 hits. The score was tight the entire game, until the Eagles pulled ahead in the top of the ninth inning, then turned around and held CNCC from scoring and finished the game with a win. Both games the Eagles won their errors were fewer than that of CNCC and both games lost they had more errors. It’s not all about what happens at the plate, defense plays a huge part in the outcome of the game. The next weekend Eastern had four games against SLCC. This was not the best for the Eagles as they fell short all four games. Game one was pretty rough on the Eagles as they lost 0-6. SLCC’s pitching was on fire as they held the Eagles to only 2 hits and 0 runs. They played better in game two knocking in some runs against

SLCC, but it still wasn’t enough for the win, as they lost 5-9. The next two games were pretty hard as SLCC had a clean sweep against the Eagles 10-0, and then finishing the last game in the series 3-13. It was a tough weekend for USU Eastern baseball. Some positive stats about the team this year include some recent announcements made for USU Eastern that will make Eagle fans happy. For the first time in history, the baseball team has received votes in the DII NJCAA national poll which currently ranks the Eagles at number 26 in the nation. Nothing like having the USU Eastern’s baseball team ranked in the nation. Next up for the Eagles are Utah State club program this weekend at home on Friday and Saturday, then they are up against Dawson Community College the following week in Montana.

From infield to outfield “a Jack of all trades” Si Robertson
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sports writer 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. However, Eastern was not his first choice when it came to going to school and playing ball. He spent a year in Texas at Tex Arkana Junior College, a JC about the same size as Eastern, playing baseball until the program got shut down and Wilson had to find somewhere new to play if he wanted to continue his baseball career. Luckily, Eastern was a perfect fit. Wilson can be found on the field wearing No. 4 and playing in the outfield. When he first came to Eastern, he played second base, maybe that is why the Boston Red Sox’ second baseman Dustin Pedroia is his baseball hero. As the season got under way, however, Wilson was moved to an outfield position. He has a batting average of .259 and four RBIs on the season. He is also 4 for 4 on stolen bases. Wilson’s quickness both in the field and around the bases could help the Eastern team out this season. “Turning double plays use to be the greatest thing when I played infield, but now that I am an outfielder, I like making diving plays,” Wilson said. He also loves the team he has at Eastern and says baseball is great. Wilson is more than just an athlete, teammate. Friend and roommate Bailey Thomas said, “There is a quote that comes to mind when thinking about Tayson, ‘I am a Jack of all trades’ by Si Robertson. He has a lot of energy and is a helpful person.” Wilson has another big role on campus and that is an event director for Eastern’s student government. He is part of what makes life for students at Eastern fun and gives them activities to enjoy. All students involved in student government are required to take a leadership class and Wilson said, “I absolutely love this class, it’s awesome.” He will graduate with his associate’s degree this May and since his time at Eastern will be over, he plans on serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and then returning home to attend a college where he can get a four-year degree in business. Like most athletes at Eastern, Wilson didn’t grow up only playing baseball. During his years at Fremont High School, he was also a member of the football team and still enjoys many other things from his younger years. He loves to hunt, run, read and build stuff. Right now in his life, he has an obsession with Duck Dynasty and never misses an episode. In fact, his goal in life is to one day grow a beard like the men on the show.

Tayson Wilson

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Bryce the Phenomenal Harper
sports writer 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. He dropped out of high school his sophomore year to get his GED in October 2009, making him eligible for the June 2010 amateur draft in order to begin his professional baseball career earlier. For the 2010 college season, 17-year-old Harper enrolled at the College of Southern Nevada in NJCAA the Scenic West Athletic Conference. An advantage for Harper in his transition to his professional career was that the SWAC, like MLB, uses wooden bats in conference play. In 66 games, he hit 31 home runs and had 98 RBIs, hitting .443/.526/.987 (AVG/OBP/SLG). His 31 home runs shattered the school’s previous record of 12. He was named the 2010 SWAC Player of the Year. Harper also won the 2010 Golden Spikes Award. Harper was drafted No. 1 overall by the Washington Nationals in 2010. He became the Nationals’ second consecutive number one overall pick of the Major League Baseball Draft, following Stephen Strasburg in 2009. In high school and in college Harper predominantly played catcher, the Nationals drafted him as an outfielder to extend his career and to accelerate his player development, so that he could debut in MLB earlier. During 2012 spring training, Harper was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse, where he started the season, playing centerfield. Harper was called up to the Nationals on April 27 as Ryan Zimmerman was placed on the Disabled List. He made his MLB debut with the Nationals the next day against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Harper grounded out to the pitcher Chad Billingsley in his first career Major League at bat. He recorded his first Major League hit with a double in his third at-bat against Billingsley and got his first RBI on a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth against Javy Guerra. After being hit by a pitch in the first inning on May 6, 2012 and advancing to third, Harper stole home plate, becoming the first teenager in MLB to steal home plate since 1964. On May 14, Harper hit his first Major League home run off of San Diego Padres pitcher Tim Stauffer. He was the youngest player to homer in the major leagues since Adrián Beltré in 1998. He was named National League Rookie of the Month for May. On June 12 he hit his first home run against the Toronto Blue Jays, hitting the ball 438 feet. Harper was named a candidate in the All-Star Final Vote, with the winner being added to the AllStar Game roster. Harper finished third behind David Freese and Michael Bourn. Harper would become the youngest position player, and third-youngest player behind Dwight Gooden and Bob Feller, to ever make an All-Star roster. Harper was named the National League Rookie of the Year for 2012. He received 112 votes, 16 of them first-place votes, beating Arizona’s Wade Miley 105 votes, 12 first-place and Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier. Starting the 2013 season Harper hit two home runs on Opening Day. He became the youngest major league player, at age 20, to hit two home runs in his team’s first game of the season. With promising Statistics, Harper could be in the running to become t h e 2 013 MVP.

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Where are they now?
As the season ends many athletes decide to take their talents elsewhere, while others choose to lace up for the last time. Most collegiate players move on to division one schools, but the option of division two and NAIA schools are still out there. Over the years USU Eastern has sent many players across the nation to continue their career.
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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. Besides her impressive athletic résumé she also graduated with a 4.0. Santos now plays for William Woods University in Felton, Missouri. Since leaving Price her athletic résumé has only gotten more impressive. Santos averaged 18.5 points and 6.7 rebounds last season. She led the school to the Sweet 16 for the second time in school history after dropping 37 points on the third- seed MidAmerica Nazarene. At the end of her first season at WWU she was named to the Second- Team All American squad and American Midwest Conference Newcomer of the Year. In his first year at CEU, Jonathan Mills was named to the AllNJCAA Tournament team. He led the SWAC in rebounding with an 8.8 average. He was fourth in field goal percentage with 56.7%,. Mills also pushed the Eagles to their third place finish that year in the 2009-10 season. After two seasons at Eastern earning all region honors, Mills continued to Southern Miss University. In his junior season he was named Third team All-Conference USA, and Conference USA All-Defensive Team.Mills played two seasons at SMU where he averaged 9.4 points and 7 rebounds. Mills will look to enter the draft this year.

Priscila Santos

Nick Thompson

Nick Thompson played two years at USU Eastern where he helped lead the Golden Eagles to a third place finish in the NJCAA National Tournament. Then moved on to UVU where he became team captain. Thomspon averaged 9.9 points and 7.9 rebounds for the wolverines leading them 14-18 overall record. While earning these averages Thompson also accomplished a major basketball feat. He set a new record for the Wolverines with the first ever triple-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds, and another school record of 12 assists.

Another former USU Eastern leader is Bruna Deichmann. Deichmann played for Eastern’s Womens Basketball team 2009-11. While playing for Eastern she averaged 16.9 points per game and made the All-Scenic West Athletic Conference Second Team. After finishing her sophomore year at Eastern, Deichmann went on to play for the University of Alaska Anchorage. She was the first Brazilian ever to play for the UAA Women’s Basketball team. Her junior year she averaged 5.1 points per game and 2.2 rebounds. UAA went 30-5 that season winning Great Northwest Athletic Conference regular season and tournament titles. Deichmann finished off her senior year playing for Colorado Bruna Deichmann Mesa University. She averaged 9.8 points a contest and 4.7 rebounds. Micheal Glover was also a part of the third place 2010 team. After being selected as a NJCAA All-American, Glover took his talents to Iona College in New York, where he averaged 18.1 points and 9.6 rebounds. Iona made it to the national tournament, but was cut short by Brigham Young University in the first round. Glover was not selected in the NBA draft but took his talents to the Turkish leagues where he averages 11.4 points and 4.2 rebounds a game. Glover hopes to return the USA for a chance to play in the NBA.
Micheal Glover

Jonathan Mills

Darrington Hobson

Darrington Hobson is the most known of the former Eagles. Hobson Averaged 15.7 points and 8.7 rebounds for CEU, then moved on to the University of New Mexico where he averaged 15.9 points and 9.3 rebounds for the Lobos. Entering the draft in 2010, Hobson was selected 37th pick in the second round to the Milwaukee Bucks. Hobson has spent most of his career in the NBA D-league for the Santa Cruz Warriors playing with other college stars like Taylor Griffin.

Chase Flint has used his skill to further his education. Flint had to red-shirt his freshman year at CEU because of a broken elbow. After serving an LDS mission he returned to play for the Golden Eagles. Flint chose to head to Loyola Marymount College after receiving All-American honors at Eastern and ranking in the top 15 of every statistic in the SWAC. Averaging 4.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in 23 games. Suffering from a knee injury early in the season, Flint never really got into his groove this season. Returning as a junior, Flint is expected to do good things for LMU next season.

Chase Flint

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 ReporterTelegram 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. Allen reiterated the college’s desire to find Craig’s replacement during an interview with the Reporter-Telegram on Thursday night. The announcement capped off a day in which it appears Craig wrote about endof-the-world prophecies and other conspiracy theories on his Twitter account and in a personal blog, which contained 31 hand written pages, all dated on March 20. The Craig era lasted two seasons at Midland College. He compiled an overall record of 37-18 during that time. This past season, the Chaparrals finished the year with a 19-8 overall record and 10-6 mark in league play. Midland College just missed qualifying

Midland College announces Coach Chris Craig’s resignation

for the NJCAA Region V Tournament with a fifth-place finish in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference. Craig didn’t take the Chaps into the postseason, marking the first time since 1997 that the program failed to reach the regional tournament during back-to-back seasons. This past season was also a roller coaster ride in which the Chaps battled inconsistent play during the early part of the WJCAC schedule, saw the suspension and then dismissal of freshman point guard Kiwi Gardner for violation of team rules and then experienced a season-ending Achilles injury to one of the team’s best players, sophomore forward Tiegbe Bamba. During Craig’s first season, the Chaps missed out on the postseason in part because of player suspensions and the forfeiture of two WJCAC games after the team got into a brawl at Howard College late in the year. MC finished 6-8 in league play that season. Craig, the 13th coach in the program’s history, came to Midland College from the University of Northern Colorado, where he was an assistant coach. Craig also had been the head coach at the College of Eastern Utah and played collegiately at Arizona Western College before transferring to UTEP in 2002 to play for then head coach Billy Gillispie.

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Isabela Costa

Hometown: Santa cruz do sul, Brasil Major: Undecided Hero & Why: My father, because of his lessons Something most people don’t know about you: I have a brother Why did you decide to come to USU Eastern: To play basketball and study Favorite thing about USU Eastern: Everybody is very nice Favorite thing about your sport: It is a team sport Plans after USU Eastern: Keep playing basketball

Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Major: I don’t know yet, maybe business Hero & Why: My parents because they support me in everything that I want to do in my life Something most people don’t know about you: I love laughing all the time and making jokes Why did you decide to come to USU Eastern: I wanted to get an education and improve my basketball skills Favorite thing about USU Eastern: I really like the people, they are so friendly Favorite thing about your sport: When I‘m playing I forget my problems, basketball is fun and I have loved this game since I was a kid
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