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Welcome to the Mountaineer Family Network!  We are dedicated to connecting our Mountaineer Families through features and news celebrating the great work of our students as they launch into their lives and careers after EOU.  EOU faculty, students, alumni and partners work together to bring you a topical quarterly newsletter.  Please send us your comments, ideas and reactions to

Upcoming Events

Week of Welcome

Parents and students we hope that you are as excited as we are to kick-off the 2016-2017 academic year at EOU!  Join us for our Week of Welcome.  Help us welcome the class of 2020 to EOU as we build our campus community.  For more information, contact Learning Center Operations Manager, Kathryn Shorts.

Move-In Day

Parents and students, now that you have had a chance to visit EOU and spend some time in our residence halls, the next step is to get you moved-in.  Circle that date…September 21, 2016 as your opportunity to say “Hello EOU” and move in.  Join us for Move-In Day to start your next adventure.  For more information, contact Residence Life.

International Student Orientation

International and Multicultural parents and students, join us in helping EOU launch your student into college and career success.  Mark your calendars for September 18th for our International Student Orientation.  For more information, contact the International Student Office.

TRiO Student Support Services Summer Bridge–”Jump Start to College Knowledge”

TRiO Parents and students, jump start your transition into EOU with our Summer Bridge–”Jump Start to College Knowledge” program.  EOU’s Student Support Services (SSS) program helps to promote academic success in college. The program is for students whose background, educational records and personal situations suggest they may experience challenges as an undergraduate. SSS provides participants with support services to meet their unique needs.  For more information about the TRiO program and application process, visit  or contact Michael Williams.


Mountaineer Family Network Newsletter

From the Summer 2016 Edition of the Mountaineer Family Newsletter…

Tyler Sherwood: “CUESTE for Career Readiness”

For the 2015-2016 academic year 154 eligible EOU students were awarded over $320,000 in  Federal Work Study funds.  The majority of students who have   utilized the Federal Work Study program have primarily been on-campus.  However, in the past academic year, EOU has reached outside of its campus to engage more online students to utilize their Work Study awards.

Tyler Sherwood is one of eight students who is utilizing his Work Study award as an online student.  In the Summer of 2015, Tyler accepted a position with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) to be a student intern in their Design Lab. Tyler’s work in the Design Lab includes leading small group tours, assisting in the appropriate design, accessibility and implementation of displays and programming for all students.  Alysia Crissman from OMSI said of Tyler, “He is  particularly skilled with young children, and appears to have an excellent ability to scale his instruction to their  developmental level.”  Sherwood is able to develop a skill set and experiences through  EOU’s CUESTE program at the Mt. Hood Community College site.

“OMSI has provided me with a great opportunity to use science to engage children of all ages. This is something that I want to take with me when I get my own classroom. I think that using    science to capture the   interest of students can lead to great things,” said Sherwood.

Contact the Financial Aide Office for more information about the Federal Work Study program.


Special Offer for Families and Students: Microsoft Office 2016

The IT Department would like to announce a program through Microsoft which allows EOU Students, Staff & Faculty to purchase a single Microsoft Office 2016 license for either a PC or a Mac to use on your home computer.  Total cost for the installation digital download is $9.95 or installation CD is $15.95.

To participate in this offer, please visit this page: and complete the short form at the bottom of the page. You’ll then receive an email for instructions to visit a Microsoft site where you’ll have to enter a redemption code (included in the instructions)  when ordering the software.

If you have any questions about this offer, please email us at:

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