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SUN Center starts year off strong Austin Ashcraft staff writer a.ashcraft@eagle.usu.edu

With the start of the new school year, the SUN Center has wasted no time in getting started with service projects. The first major projects of the year will occur this Saturday, Sept. 10. Volunteers will pile into mini-vans and drive out to either Active Re-Entry to help with the “Day of Caring” or to Huntington to help with the Little Grand Canyon Mammoth Marathon. The United Way’s “Day of Caring” will start with a kick-off event at the Cultural Connection Peace Gardens at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8. Saturday morning, there will be a breakfast for volunteers at Fresh Market at 7:30 a.m., then the volunteers will split up and build a fence and install a drip system for Active Re-Entry, Clean areas of Wood Hill, and do yard work at several homes in the community. The SUN Center has partnered specifically with the projects at Active Re-Entry, and will take a team of volunteers to help out. Another team of volunteers will be helping at the Mammoth Marathon, starting out in Huntington. They will be stationed every two miles along the race to fill cups of water for the runners. Any who are interested in helping with either one of these or many other projects should contact the SUN Center in JLSC 207.

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New banners promote USU Eastern throughout campus

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all around campus including by the Western Instructional Building and on 3rd East and 4th North. The new banners show a physical representation of the difference between the past and the future. They are showing that the USU-Eastern is growing and changing with time. Along with the new banners many more things will be changing. All of

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between the following plans: three a week for $299 which is three meals a week in the dining room and one meal a day. The second option is 10 a week for $999 which is 10 meals per week in the dining room. The third option is 14 a week for $1,399 which is 14 meals per week in the dining room. Finally, the last option for the students is 40 a semester for $299 which is 40 meals per semester in the dining room. All of these plans have one-transfer meal per day, which means that students can use their card once a day at the Golden Grille. If students decide to pay cash; breakfast is $6.49, lunch is $7.99 and dinner is $8.99. All of the residents that live on campus are required to purchase a traditional meal plan. The students living in a cooking room will be required to purchase a minimum plan of three meals a week. The students living in a noncooking room will be required to purchase a minimum plan of 10 meals a week. There are also new serving hours at the cafeteria they are; 7:30-9 a.m. for breakfast, lunch

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the old building signs will be taken down and replaced with new ones. “This will be a long process, but overtime we are hoping that we can change everything so we can show the new USUEastern,” states King. He hopes that the staff and students will “Experience the Change” that the school is evolving into.

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is from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., and dinner is from 5-6:30 p.m. The Golden Grille hours are Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There is now a four-week rotating menu; there will be different food every day depending on how much it sells. For example, on Tuesdays and Thursdays there will always be gourmet pizza because the students loved it, Archibald said. Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays, the cafeteria will have the taco bar. For dinner on Wednesdays and Fridays there will be the 7-inch pizza. For breakfast; on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays there will be a sandwiches and French toast. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, there will be omelets and breakfast burritos. Some of the everyday items will be the waffle bar, fruit bar, and pastry bar. Also the cafeteria will offer eggs, potatoes and meat; like sausage, bacon or ham, every day. The dining room buffet rules; there is no food to go, no sharing with friends. Pay as you enter the cafeteria, also no backpacks, or hoodies. “The only disadvantage that comes from

the changes is that students cannot just come in and hangout in the cafeteria,” said Archibald Some of the things the cafeteria still offers are 15 toppings and two dressings for salads; including homemade bleu cheese. The dining room close on Thanksgiving, Christmas and spring break. But as for the other holidays, they will stay open. “It helps to have the support from USU,” said Archibald. The hardest change that she faced when going through this was when the I.D card machine went down, so students had to have both their I.D. card and a temporary meal card as well. On the other hand, there are also some changes that made it simpler. For example; the payroll system and the point-of-sell system are now controlled at USU; which means less paper work. “I’m always open to new suggestions and ideas from students,” said Archibald. There is a suggestion box located in the cafeteria where students can leave a note. “If they leave a name and number I will definitely get back to them,” she said.

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room. “I had no clue what was going on; I had heard of the Twin Towers but didn’t really know what had happened. Next thing I knew we were being sent home because of this horrible tragedy,” he explained. The day 9-11 will be burned like a hot branding iron into my brain. My life took a significant turn on that day that I will never forget. I served in the U.S. Army for nearly 10 years and was stationed at Ft Hood, Texas. Lying in bed that morning not feeling well; I heard over the radio that the nation was under attack. Immediately I went to work only to find my unit was issuing weapons and the commander shouting out orders of what to do. Mass chaos is the only way to describe what was going on. We were not prepared for such an attack on our own soil. Instantly a base of 300,000 soldiers and workers came to a halt and was locked down; no one in, no

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one out. From that point I was on standby for the next year. Since then I served three tours in the Middle-East fighting for peace and democracy. The Eagle was in full production mode on the Tuesday of 9/11. Front page was laid out and ready to go to press when staffers first heard about Twin Towers. The paper was still being printed in black and white when a photo of the Towers collapsing came across the news wire. The layout staff frantically redesigned the front page and watched as the events continued to unfold. Rarely does The Eagle contain national material, but the staff wrote a story about the attack in New York Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. It’s adviser, Susan Polster, remembers the somberness of the staff that day as more details were given. Everyone kept watching the Internet updates in disbelief. After 10 years, the nation should never forget September 11, 2001.

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received a budget of $3,014,442. CSI competes in two extra sports, rodeo and softball. Snow College, our neighbors across the mountains to the west, had a budget of $1,638,755. Snow does not play baseball however; instead they compete in football and softball. Salt Lake Community College had a budget of $1,547,085. SLCC competes in all of the same sports and have also opted

to compete in softball, yet they still receive double the athletic budget. Even Colorado Northwestern Community College has a larger athletic budget than USU-Eastern. CNCC received an athletic budget of $825,475. It has also been reported that the CNCC President, Russell George ,has said that their athletic budget will be substantially

increased to help make their athletics program be more competitive. If Paur can run a competitve and even winning sports programs on this meager budget, what would be possible if a larger budget was in line for USU-Eastern’s athletic department? Perhaps more sports could be added to the athletic department including softball, football or soccer..

CSI $3,014,442 Snow

$1,638,755

SLCC

$1,547,085

CNCC $825,475 USU Eastern

$609,428

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