Mar 25, 2015 Poet Envy
Dr. Jason Olsen, a Utah State University Eastern assistant professor in English, was named Poet of the Month by the Utah Division of Arts and Museums as part of its “Bite-Sized Poetry” campaign.
Feb 27, 2015 Nursing Program Ranks High
The nursing program at Utah State University, which includes USU Eastern's Price and Blanding campuses, was recently ranked in the top 13 percent of western nursing programs, according to NurseJournal.org.
Feb 13, 2015 Robotic Wonders
Utah State University Eastern Blanding Campus all-Native American student team, named “Inspiration,” made it through the semi-finals in competition at the VEXU robotics event in LaPlata, Maryland, in early February.
Dec 19, 2014 THE Diversity Campus
This year two more diversity awards were handed out to Blanding Campus employees Garth Wilson and Bob McPherson.
Dec 9, 2014 Onward, Upward!
Consider it the Kendall “Laws” of Physics: an upward bound motion requires forward momentum.(College Access Program Celebrates 50th Anniversary) >>read more...
Read More >
10 Apr 2015

Fun, Free, Hands on Activities April 10th 9AM-5PM

11 Apr 2015

Fun, Free, Hands on Activities April 11th 9AM-1PM

21 Apr 2015

2:30-3:30PM HSL Foyer; Refreshments for attendees

24 Apr 2015

12:00 noon San Juan High School, 311 North 100 East, Blanding, Utah

27 Apr 2015

Social Media

Enter Social Media Here

News

Grant to Benefit the Under-Represented

USU Eastern Blanding Campus’s commitment to helping low-income and under-represented students to prepare and successfully enter postsecondary education played heavily into a $74,000 startup grant recently awarded to the campus.

The sub-grant, announced through the Commissioner’s Office of the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE), is being funded through ImPACT, Improving Preparation, Access and Communities Together. It is grant money support designed to strengthen and encourage collaborations between kindergarten through 12th grade schools, communities, colleges and universities. The goal is “to significantly increase the number of low-income and under-represented students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education,” said Melissa Miller Kincart, USHE assistant commissioner in Outreach and Access.

In the award announcement letter, Kincart said USU Eastern Blanding not only demonstrated a strong commitment to low-income and under-represented students, but the college’s proposal was also strengthened by its strategic relationships and partnerships.  

Those who applied for the grant were Virgil Caldwell, director of distance education and program development, Heather Young, director of Information Technology and Distance Education and Garth Wilson, assistant vice chancellor, Student Support Services.

The funding notice comes as “great news” to the college, said Guy Denton, vice chancellor and director. “We have Virgil, Garth and Heather to thank for their great work.”

USU Eastern Chancellor Joe Peterson offered his congratulations to the Blanding Campus that received the good news just days before the holiday break. “Christmas came early,” he said.

___________

Writer: John DeVilbiss