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May 15, 2020 – Reopening plans for EOU Dear EOU Community, As many of you have heard in the media, Union County has been approved by the state to begin Phase I of the reopening process, effective May 15. This is great news! Phase I includes the limited reopening of restaurants and bars, personal services […]
May 7, 2020 – 2020 in-person commencement ceremony postponed Eastern Oregon University, along with many other colleges and universities, is postponing it’s in-person commencement exercises this spring. EOU will honor spring graduates with a virtual recognition on June 13, the same date the in-person ceremony was scheduled to take place on campus. EOU is working […]
April 28, 2020 – HECC sends a message of assurance The Higher Education Coordinating Commission has released a joint message from: the Oregon Community College Association representing Oregon’s 17 community colleges; the Oregon Council of Presidents representing Oregon’s eight public universities; and the Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities representing 15 Oregon private non-profit colleges and universities. View the original […]
April 27, 2020 – Pass/No Pass deadline extended An amendment to EOU’s Grading Policy extends the deadline for undergraduate students to select a pass/no pass (P*/NP) grading option for spring term 2020 classes. The policy extends the timeframe for a student to decide on a P*/NP option through the end of the seventh week of […]
CARES funds distribution process through FAO The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides emergency grants to students enrolled in on-campus programs. Resources are available for students who feel that they have experienced a financial loss due to COVID-19. To be eligible for CARES Act funding, students must be eligible for Federal Financial […]
Governor extends the prohibition of in-person instruction Governor Kate Brown has extended the prohibition of in-person instruction through June 13. Click here to download the Governor’s latest statement.
EOU adjusts student fees in light of pandemic LA GRANDE, Ore. – Eastern Oregon University’s Board of Trustees approved changes to lower mandatory student fees for spring term, as part of the institution’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Finance and Administration Committee recommended reducing the Building Fee, Health Service Fee and Hoke Special Renovation […]
Virtual Chat with President Tom Insko Join President Tom Insko and a panel of EOU students, faculty and staff for a virtual, round-table discussion about their first weeks of remote-access learning. The conversation starts at 3 p.m. on April 13. To join the session, visit, https://eou.zoom.us/j/324050549?pwd=UEpHY05YdVRadU9ZK3ZQU0V3SGRHZz09.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, firstname.lastname@example.org Sources: Eastern Oregon University: Lacy Karpilo, 541-962-3635, email@example.com Portland State University: Chuck Knepfle, 503-725-3404, firstname.lastname@example.org Oregon State University: Jon Boeckenstedt, 541-737-0759, 541-908-7210, email@example.com Southern […]
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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Event & Conference Services (events only) so tracking and communications can begin. 3. Refrain from posting any cancellations, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
EOU Athletics Competition Suspended for 2 Weeks 3/12/2020Dear Mountaineer Community,We know there is a lot of concern surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. While we are continuing to monitor the situation, health and safety is our top priority.First and foremost, Eastern Oregon University is open and plans to remain open and operational. However, with the University’s COVID-19 update, […]
EOU Community, Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work together to respond to the dynamic situation associated with the COVID-19. First, Eastern Oregon University is open and plans to remain open and operational. Second, our focus is to: 1) decrease the transmission of COVID-19 in our communities and protect the health of […]
Dear EOU Community, We want to update you on contingency planning for our campus, and how federal and state guidelines could impact how we carry out instruction and other events while mitigating the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Our primary focus remains on protecting the health of EOU students and staff. Every decision we make […]
Dear EOU Community, As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak evolves, we are sending this message to provide a status update. EOU staff are at work planning for campus needs and response to potential impacts. From the national media to news in our region, it is important to remember that the situation is continually changing as new […]