From the President – December 7, 2023

From the President – December 7, 2023

Posted on December 7, 2023

From the President – December 7, 2023 One of the best gifts we can give each other is our time and energy. I hold a deep place in my heart for those who are willing to share their time for others, when you are able to do so. I see it everyday at EOU with […]


Oregon Senator Hansell visits EOU to pay it forward

Oregon Senator Hansell visits EOU to pay it forward

Posted on December 6, 2023

Oregon Senator Hansell visits EOU to pay it forward LA GRANDE, Ore. – Eastern Oregon University hosted Oregon State Senator Bill Hansell and his wife Margaret who visited EOU to meet with Pacific Islander students and discuss their recent trip to the Marshall Islands. Hansell’s affinity for the Marshall Islands was displayed as he shared […]


Thanksgiving holiday message from President Ryan

Thanksgiving holiday message from President Ryan

Posted on November 20, 2023

Thanksgiving break is a precious time for us to reconnect with loved ones, carve out some space for ourselves, and get some rest. It’s my sincere hope that each of you takes this time to do just that: relax, unplug, and unwind. Finding that time to rest and recharge helps others do the same. Let’s […]


From the President, November 8, 2023

From the President, November 8, 2023

Posted on November 9, 2023

From the President, November 8, 2023 As we approach Veterans Day, a time of reflection and gratitude, it is profoundly important to recognize those who honorably served our nation during war and peacetime.  In 1926, the United States Congress passed a resolution to observe Veterans Day annually, and in 1938, November 11 became a national […]


From the President, October 25, 2023

From the President, October 25, 2023

Posted on October 25, 2023

From the President, October 25, 2023 We gathered together and celebrated another successful Homecoming, and now the much-anticipated chill of autumn is in the air. I continue to be appreciative of the engagement and open discussions being held to advance EOU through innovation and your dedication. Prior to the start of the school year, a […]


From the President, October 11, 2023

From the President, October 11, 2023

Posted on October 11, 2023

We are just one day away from the opening of our Homecoming activities and there is a lot of news to share! I am excited to see the Homecoming spirit shining brightly within our broader EOU community of alumni, students, faculty, staff and throughout Eastern Oregon. For Spirit Week and Homecoming, we have scheduled a […]


Oregon Rural Teacher Corps at EOU names next cohort

Oregon Rural Teacher Corps at EOU names next cohort

Posted on September 29, 2023

Oregon Rural Teacher Corps at EOU names next cohort Teach Rural Oregon and the Eastern Oregon University College of Education are pleased to announce the selection of the second class of the Oregon Rural Teacher Corps (ORTC). ORTC originated as part of a catalyst grant partnership with the Rural Schools Collaborative in order to provide […]


From the President, September 27, 2023

From the President, September 27, 2023

Posted on September 27, 2023

As we start the new academic year, I am reminded of a famous saying from the Kentucky Derby as our fall term at Eastern Oregon University is beginning: “And they’re off!” We have held several traditional campus events like Convocation, Opening Session, move-in days, and now Week of Welcome. Being new to EOU myself, it […]


From the President, September 13, 2023

From the President, September 13, 2023

Posted on September 13, 2023

There is so much good news to celebrate I hardly know where to start! Dr. Hope Schuermann, Director of the Clinical Mental Health program, was appointed standing member of the steering committee for Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. (GOBHI). GOBHI works with mental health providers in eastern Oregon to fill gaps in employment and mental […]


From the President, August 30, 2023

From the President, August 30, 2023

Posted on August 30, 2023

Several busy and eventful summer weeks have passed as EOU moves closer to the start of a new academic year. I can feel the excitement building and am enjoying the flurry of activities in preparation for the fall term, from our new faculty orientation to the upcoming Summer Bridge program, and having Mountaineer athletic teams […]


From the President, Aug. 17, 2023

From the President, Aug. 17, 2023

Posted on August 17, 2023

Thank you to everyone who completed the campus portrait survey. We had 112 respondents and over half of you completed it the first day it was sent out – wow! You shared your hopes and frustrations, and I am hopeful that your honesty and humility are signs of our commitment to improvement. Of course, there […]


From the President, August 2, 2023

From the President, August 2, 2023

Posted on August 2, 2023

Our new online master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling has enrolled its first full cohort, and 73% of the students are from Oregon! The launch of this program is the result of a lengthy process and substantial work, and it will be a benefit to our region and the entire state. I’m very grateful to […]


From the President, July 19, 2023

From the President, July 19, 2023

Posted on July 19, 2023

Summer activities continue to keep EOU energized with tremendous programming for our community and region.  Mountaineer Athletics just finished up a month of camps and clinics for youth basketball, football, softball, volleyball, and wrestling athletes. What a wonderful opportunity for youth from throughout Oregon to grow, and become familiar with the university.  The College of […]


EOU MFA Program in Creative Writing to Hold 2nd Annual La Grande Lit Week, July 17-22

EOU MFA Program in Creative Writing to Hold 2nd Annual La Grande Lit Week, July 17-22

Posted on July 5, 2023

EOU MFA Program in Creative Writing to Hold 2nd Annual La Grande Lit Week, July 17-22 LA GRANDE, Ore. – Eastern Oregon University’s low-residency MFA Program in Creative Writing will put on its second annual La Grande Lit Week from July 17 to 22, offering free literary readings and conversations once more in downtown La […]


Graduate Profile: Alondra Garcia Plascencia

Graduate Profile: Alondra Garcia Plascencia

Posted on June 20, 2023

Graduate Profile: Alondra Garcia Plascencia When first-generation college graduate Alondra Garcia Plascencia walked across the stage on Saturday during the Eastern Oregon University Commencement she walked with the spirit and the energy of everyone who sacrificed to make her dream a reality.  “I’m walking across the stage on Saturday not only for myself,” Garcia Plascenia […]


Graduate Profile: Chad Bowers

Graduate Profile: Chad Bowers

Posted on June 20, 2023

Graduate Profile: Chad Bowers Chad Bowers, a native a Los Angeles, California, had never set foot on the Eastern Oregon University campus until the day before EOU’s 93rd Commencement Ceremony. But, on Saturday, June 17, 2023 Bowers lined up in his cap and gown and accepted his degree in Health and Human Performance. “I actually […]


Graduate Profile: Carrie Crist

Graduate Profile: Carrie Crist

Posted on June 20, 2023

Graduate Profile: Carrie Crist Carrie Crist, of Nampa, Idaho, was an online student at Eastern Oregon University, working full-time and the mother of two boys, ages 11- and 14-years-old. On Saturday, June 17, Crist donned her cap and gown to accept her two degrees, one in anthropology and one in psychology. Crist’s educational path wasn’t […]


Juneteenth

Posted on June 9, 2023

Juneteenth Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, has been celebrated by African American people and others since 1865, marking the date that enslaved people living in the state of Texas were officially granted their freedom, almost two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln. Observing Juneteenth allows us all a moment […]


Board of Trustees name Dr. Kelly A. Ryan President of EOU

Board of Trustees name Dr. Kelly A. Ryan President of EOU

Posted on May 9, 2023

Board of Trustees name Dr. Kelly A. Ryan President of EOU LA GRANDE, Ore. – Eastern Oregon University’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name Dr. Kelly A. Ryan as the University’s 13th President on Tuesday, May 9. Ryan will officially begin her duties on July 1.  Ryan succeeds Tom Insko, and Interim Co-Presidents Richard […]


EOU Board holds special meeting May 9 to name President

EOU Board holds special meeting May 9 to name President

Posted on May 5, 2023

EOU Board holds special meeting May 9 to name President LA GRANDE, Ore. – The Board of Trustees of Eastern Oregon University will host a Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 9, from 3:30-4 p.m. to appoint Eastern Oregon University’s next President.  This meeting will take place in the Dixie Lund Board Room, Inlow Hall, […]