March 30, 2020 – Updated Summary Table of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Employee Work Duties and Pay

Posted on March 30, 2020

Updated Summary Table of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Employee Work Duties and Pay Please download the Summary Table of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Employee Work Duties and Pay. This table provides information on how employees should be compensated in various scenarios related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 29, 2020 – Spring term startup and information

Posted on March 29, 2020

Spring term startup and information Dear EOU Community, During this unprecedented time for Eastern Oregon University and our country, we are excited for Spring Term 2020 to start. Thank you for your work over the past few weeks to prepare for this new environment and ensure that we continue to provide an excellent education and […]

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March 27, 2020 – EOU Foundation Crisis Funds support students during pandemic

Posted on March 27, 2020

EOU Foundation Crisis Funds support students during pandemic During this uncharted time in history, alumni and friends of Eastern Oregon University (EOU) have begun to ask how they can assist students in crisis.  “What we are experiencing is unprecedented,” said EOU Foundation President Dr. Patrick Nearing. “The local and national response to the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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March 25, 2020 – All Oregon public universities to no longer require standardized admissions tests

Posted on March 25, 2020

All Oregon public universities to no longer require standardized admissions tests  March 25, 2020 All Oregon public universities to no longer require standardized admissions tests  By Steve Clark, 541-737-3808, 503-502-8217, steve.clark@oregonstate.edu Sources: Eastern Oregon University: Lacy Karpilo, 541-962-3635, lkarpilo@eou.edu Portland State University: Chuck Knepfle, 503-725-3404, knepfle@pdx.edu Oregon State University: Jon Boeckenstedt, 541-737-0759, 541-908-7210, jon.boeckenstedt@oregonstate.edu Southern […]

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March 25, 2020 – EOU Technology Resources for Students

Posted on March 25, 2020

EOU Technology Resources for Students EOU is working to provide the resources you and your instructors need to adapt to the changing environment brought on by the current situation.  We understand you may not have access to the technology you need to complete your coursework away from the EOU campus so we wanted to provide […]

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March 25, 2020 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act Poster

Posted on March 25, 2020

Download the poster here.

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March 25, 2020 – OSP Enforcement of “Stay Home, Save Lives” Order

Posted on March 25, 2020

OSP Enforcement of “Stay Home, Save Lives” Order Dear EOU Community,   Employees who will continue working on campus have expressed concern that law enforcement may ask for written evidence that they have permission to report to work.  Please see the following information provided by the Oregon State Police and shared out publicly. The OSP states […]

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March 24, 2020 – Voicemail and phone instructions when working from home

Posted on March 24, 2020

Voicemail and phone settings while working remotely As you prepare to work from home, consider updating the outgoing message on your desk phone so external callers know you are working remotely. The following templates for voicemail messages are available for departments and individuals to customize and use. We appreciate everyone following a standard format to […]

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March 24, 2020 – Summary Table of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Employee Work Duties and Pay

Posted on March 24, 2020

Summary Table of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Employee Work Duties and Pay Please download the Summary Table of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Employee Work Duties and Pay. This table provides information on how employees should be compensated in various scenarios related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 24, 2020 – Telehealth options for EOU employees through PEBB

Posted on March 24, 2020

Telehealth Options through PEBB Right now, accessing local clinics and hospitals to get answers about illness – COVID19 related or not – might be difficult. Your best alternative is telemedicine. PEBB has set up a special webpage that will help employees access medical personnel remotely. The service is free to all PEBB benefit members and […]

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March 23, 2020 – From President Insko: Support during EOU’s Coronavirus Response

Posted on March 24, 2020

Dear EOU Students, I am writing to thank you again for your calm and measured approach to the COVID-19 pandemic over the last several weeks. My Mountaineer pride could not be greater given how you are responding, working together as a community, and how we are each embracing our roles as individuals in containing the […]

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March 23, 2020 – Governor Brown Tightens Social Distancing Measures, Tells Oregonians to “Stay Home, Save Lives”

Posted on March 23, 2020

March 23, 2020 – Governor Brown Tightens Social Distancing Measures, Tells Oregonians to “Stay Home, Save Lives” Governor Kate Brown today issued Executive Order 20-12, directing everyone in Oregon to stay at home to the maximum extent possible and adding to the list of businesses that will be temporarily closed to stem the spread of COVID-19 […]

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March 23, 2020 – Eastern Oregon University Housing & Dining Services COVID-19 information

Posted on March 23, 2020

Eastern Oregon University Housing & Dining Services COVID-19 information All Eastern Oregon University residence halls will remain open and dining services will continue during the university’s move to remote learning in response to the COVID-19 virus. Residence Life is committed to continuing to provide a positive housing and dining experience during this time. See below […]

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March 20, 2020 – EOU Spring Break Building Closures

Posted on March 20, 2020

EOU Spring Break Building Closures Dear EOU Community, Effective Friday, March 20 through Sunday, March 29,  all buildings on the EOU campus are closed to the public to limit access and ensure adequate social distancing. During spring break, campus grounds are open, but the track, stadium and practice fields will not be accessible to the […]

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March 20, 2020 – Indian Arts Festival and Pow Wow canceled

Posted on March 20, 2020

Indian Arts Festival and Pow Wow canceled Student leaders of Speel-Ya Club decided today to cancel and postpone the 50th EOU Powwow, which was scheduled to take place May 15 on campus. Even though the event is scheduled after the four-week period defined by state officials, club leaders and advisers decided to cancel the event to ensure the […]

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March 19, 2020 – Spring term classes update

Posted on March 20, 2020

Spring term classes update Hello EOU Students –  We hope you have received our notices that Eastern Oregon University is adapting all campus-based classes to remote access for the full 2020 spring term. We know this is going to be a change for many students, while many of our students already participate in some online […]

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March 19, 2020 – EOU Bookstore goes fully online

Posted on March 19, 2020

EOU Bookstore fully online  The EOU Bookstore will be closed to the public as of March 23, but will continue to serve students through its online services at eou.bncollege.com.EOU students get free UPS Ground shipping (international orders excluded) on all orders, and free UPS Return service labels to return winter term rentals (posted to your eou.bncollege.com account). The bookstore […]

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March 19, 2020 – Library Summit and Interlibrary Loan to be suspended

Posted on March 19, 2020

Library Summit and Interlibrary Loan suspended Library Summit and Interlibrary Loan services will be suspended until further notice at noon on March 19.  Interlibrary loan for electronic materials (articles) is still in place.  

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March 18, 2020 – Canvas shell updates

Posted on March 18, 2020

March 18, 2020 – Canvas shell updates All EOU students have been added to the “EOU COVID-19: Student Online Learning Strategies Guide” course in Canvas. This shell is a resource for any questions or concerns regarding remote-access courses this spring. Academic tools and updates will be posted in the Canvas shell regularly.  Reach out to […]

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March 18, 2020 – All spring term classes will be remote access

Posted on March 18, 2020

Dear EOU Community, As we complete finals and head for spring break, we share these operational decisions from Eastern Oregon University (EOU) for the spring term. EOU will be instituting remote access for all campus-based classes for the entirety of spring term. Students will not have classes or labs in-person. We will also begin working […]

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March 18, 2020 – EOU Communications protocols

Posted on March 18, 2020

March 18, 2020 – EOU Communication Protocols Canceling an event? Curtailing building hours? Other communications needs We’ve got a process to get the word out.  1. Confirm details with your VP.  2. Contact University Advancement (ua@eou.edu) and Event & Conference Services (events only) so tracking and communications can begin. 3. Refrain from posting any cancellations, […]

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March 17, 2020 – Governor Brown extends K-12 closures until April 28

Posted on March 18, 2020

Governor Kate Brown Extends Statewide School Closure Until April 28, Releases Executive Orders March 17, 2020 New executive order addresses child care for health care providers and first responders, delivery of food assistance to familiesPortland, OR—Governor Kate Brown today announced an extension of Oregon’s statewide school closure to a total of six weeks, until April […]

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March 17, 2020 – Working from home technology preparedness checklist

Posted on March 17, 2020

Colleagues, Working from home requires a bit of preparation and planning. Each supervisor needs to begin the process of reviewing if remote work is suitable for each of their employees. Once the decision is made for telework, it’s crucial to ensure that the employee’s home network and equipment function properly, which is part of the […]

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March 17, 2020 – OAP suspends programs

Posted on March 17, 2020

March 17, 2020 – OAP suspends outdoor programs, rental shop and climbing wall OAP has suspended all activities, including equipment rentals and the climbing wall. Yoga, hiking and backpacking OUT courses will be offered via remote access for spring term. Contact Student Affairs if you’re concerned about canceled courses.

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March 17, 2020 – Quinn Building adjusted hours

Posted on March 17, 2020

Quinn Building adjusted hours March 17-30 Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Closed

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March 17, 2020 – 2nd Annual Blue and Gold weekend canceled

Posted on March 17, 2020

With the cancelation of the 2019-20 spring sports season, the Second Annual Blue and Gold Weekend has also been canceled with plans to resume next year.Although an official schedule of events had not been released, the weekend planned to include last year’s activities such as the Mountaineer Athletic Association Golf Scramble & Poker Tournament, the […]

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March 17, 2020 – COVID-19 FAQ and Telework Software Training

Posted on March 17, 2020

FAQ and Feedback form on updated website A new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) feature has been added to a revised and updated eou.edu/coronavirus website. This ongoing list covers queries from students, faculty and staff. The website also has a new “Questions and Concerns” form. These inquiries may be included in future FAQ updates or directly answered as […]

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March 16, 2020 – Athletics spring season canceled

Posted on March 16, 2020

Eastern Oregon Athletics Cancels 2019-20 Spring Competition & Practices3/15/2020 | GeneralLA GRANDE, Ore. – With the cancelation of the remainder of the NAIA and Cascade Collegiate Conference seasons, the Eastern Oregon athletic department has also canceled all spring sports competition including practices for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic school year. EOU could reevaluate the cancellation […]

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March 15, 2020 – A message from President Tom Insko

Posted on March 15, 2020

Dear EOU Community, Thank you for your calm and measured response to the uncertainty that has unfolded over the last several weeks as our institution, state and country respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The stress that comes with the end of winter term and finals was already upon us, and the news of the COVID-19 […]

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March 13, 2020 – Governor closes K-12 schools

Posted on March 13, 2020

As you are aware, the Governor directed  a closure of all K-12 public schools, effective March 16 to 31. EOU leadership acknowledges that this decision will have an impact on our students and EOU employees.  This morning, the Cabinet reviewed the most recent directives from the Governor and met with student health, county public health […]

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