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The spring and fall semesters of 2011 were full of important stories for ?The Eagle? and for the Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah campus. There were breaking news stories, tragedies and sports stories. To end 2011 The Eagle staff compiled the top-ten list of the most important stories for USU Eastern.

The Sorenson USTAR Building contains a ~6,000 square foot, purpose-built, class-1000 cleanroom nanofab, an enlarged microscopy core with full analysis, characterization, sample preparation and imaging of both solid-state and biological materials.

More news, more often, for more people. That?s the objective behind Utah Public Radio?s recent decision to shift more of its resources and air time to providing statewide news coverage. Utah Public Radio is a service of Utah State University.

The rapid increase in graduate students is a reflection of offering valued degrees and meeting student and market demand. Around 40 more graduate students are enrolling each year.

The Information Technology Conference focuses on the rapidly evolving field of technology and its significant effect on core business operations. This conference will address the specific challenges you face as IT professionals.

High school students are invited to join the conversation??USTAR Conversations.? Geared for a high school and college age audience, USTAR Conversations aim to tackle some of the biggest questions for the next generation of star researchers.

Check out all the great classes to improve your life in UVU's 2012 Continuing Education catalog.

Using a traffic light theme, green-marked items in vending machines identified the healthiest selections that were lower in fat and calories, yellow items had moderate fat and red items were the highest in fat and calories.

New federally-mandated high school graduation calculations show Utah?s graduation rate growing from 69 percent in 2008 to 76 percent in 2011, according to data released today by the Utah State Office of Education. Another report released today showed the median class size for elementary classes in 2011 in Utah remained at 24 and at 29 for secondary schools

New reports with current data on Utah class size and graduation rates were released today from the Utah State Office of Education.

Joan Schumann?s fifth grade class at Edison Elementary School in the Salt Lake City School District participated in a live, electronic field trip from Colonial Williamsburg. 

Utah is joining eight other states ? Wisconsin, Rhode Island, Missouri, Colorado, Iowa, Maryland, New York and Oregon ? in offering public school students and teachers Google?s cloud-based collaborative tools at a very affordable cost: free.

Watch this video to see how this outstanding center for tech education is challenging kids and introducing them to new horizons.

The Utah State Office of Education appreciates the dedicated service of teachers and administrators who work hard with parents and students to achieve high levels of student performance and is pleased to recognize the following Title I schools who received the 2011-12 awards for qualifying as a Utah Title I High Performing School or for making significant strides toward closing the achievement gap

The University of Utah (the U) was recognized in a White House event today for its significant, campus-wide commitments to achieving energy efficiency.

For the 2011 tax year, Utah citizens can claim a 5% state income tax credit for UESP contributions. 

Oquirrh Hills Middle hosted Utah?s former first lady Jacalyn Leavitt as she rolled out the ?Generation Safe? campaign, an Internet safety program. In addition to keeping children safe online, the program teaches many lessons including incident response and digital citizenship.

Funded primarily by the U.S. Agency for International Development, PARIMA involved collaborations among five universities in Kenya and the United States, along with a network of East African public and private organizations.

This year, Southern Utah University?s college of Humanities and Social Sciences added three new languages to its catalogue: Latin, Arabic and Mandarin. The college is particularly excited about the addition of an Asian language, which heretofore, has never been offered at SUU.

Dr. Michael A. Petersen will resign as executive director of Utah Education Network (UEN), and take a six month sabbatical leave starting January 1, 2012. He will become a faculty member at Utah State University this summer.

?Utah has been good to me and my family, and I hope I have contributed to building a better future for the state?s citizens,? Sederburg said. He steps down after four years heading Utah's system of higher education.

Got a winning idea for Utah?s next best business but not sure how to get it off the ground? Southern Utah University?s Business Resource Center can help, and your timing couldn?t be better. The Center has just opened its sixth annual Best Business Idea Competition, giving imaginative minds a shot at turning their entrepreneurial ideas into realities.

A mixed crowd of engineering students and curious members of the public were treated to a lecture by renowned nanotechnology expert Ling Zang at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus on Wednesday, November 16. Zang, a University of Utah USTAR professor of nanotechnology, offered attendees a glimpse of a future where manufacturing on a nanometer scale will provide solutions to our society?s growing energy needs.

HIV/AIDS is a disease that impacts the community; the scars it leaves are real. For Todd Milovich, education outreach program coordinator at Utah State University?s Access and Diversity Center, the issue has become a personal one, having lost two friends to the disease.

Students were excited as Steven Winter, FAIA, sustainable/green building pioneer talked about his experiences as Chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council that developed and launched the internationally recognized green building certification LEEDŽ?Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDŽ).

The Superintendent is challenging all members of Utah?s educational community to get active and fit during this school year.

Through her moxie and unquenchable spirit, she overcame a series of monkey wrenches thrown into her life. That fortitude enabled her to flourish in UVU?s automotive technology and technology management programs....

WSU Ramps Up Mobile Effort

Mon, 21 Nov 2011

As the demand for mobile technology increases, Weber State University is making a concerted effort to meet the mobile needs of those on campus ? whether on an iPhone, Android or tablet. The mobile push has been fueled and driven in large part by WSU students.

The Natural History Museum of Utah (NHMU) opened the doors to the public at the new Rio Tinto Center today after years of planning and construction. To celebrate opening day, admission is free. NHMU is a major research institution located at the University of Utah with a focus on the natural and cultural history of the Great Basin Region and the Colorado Plateau.

University of Utah student Dolly Holt says to imagine squeezing an egg in your fist? it won?t break. The same mechanical concept applies to her invention of a tendon and ligament repair device.

November is Native American Heritage Month and West Lake Social Studies teacher Brenda Monson says she invited Tso to deliver the presentation so her students can have a better understanding of modern day American Indians and to honor students who share this cultural heratage.

A compilation of Utah-related education news published by the Utah State Office of Education.

Nestled on a mesa top in the Pleasant Creek Valley of Capitol Reef National Park, the Capitol Reef Field Station (CRFS) provides an amazing opportunity for place-based learning.

The Canyons Board of Education on Tuesday, Nov. 1, preliminarily adopted boundary maps for elementary and high schools for final consideration on Nov. 15. The Board gave preliminary approval to the Adjusted Elementary School Boundary Proposal and Board High School Map Option 1.pdf, created by the Boundary Steering Committee in the spring.

Sergey I. Kislyak, the ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States, will be speaking at UVU on Tuesday, Nov. 15, about Russian relations with America. The lecture will take place at 4 p.m. in the UVU Library, room 120, and is free and open to students, faculty and the public.

Utah State became one of the first American universities ? and the first in Utah ? to join the ever-growing list of international universities and organizations to endorse the declaration?s goals, according to Richard Clement, dean of libraries at USU.

?We are pleased that our donation will aid students and teachers, particularly as school budgets are shrinking,? said Liz Iversen, sector vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman?s Navigation Systems Division.

Two graduations take place each year on the Ogden-Weber Tech College campus, with this year setting a new record for the number of certificates issued and students completing programs.

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