Spring 2018

This issue is available for download and references to published articles.

Inside the 2018 Spring issue

  • Speel-Ya hosts author
  • New Fieldhouse to be built
  • Running with the Lions
  • Tailoring to Gaga

All Stories

Maya bein’ Maya

Only a few high school sophomores could be said to have grace and maturity, and even fewer of them grow up to earn one of the nation’s most prestigious awards for personal character. Maya Ah You Dias, a junior on Eastern Oregon University’s women’s basketball team, is that student.

Man with a Mandolin

Composer, conductor and mandolinist Jesse Jones, ’05 crafts music that is published and performed worldwide. Graduating from EOU with a bachelor’s in music, he continued his education with a master’s in composition from the University of Oregon, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Cornell University. Adding to the ranks of accomplishments, the EOU Alumni […]

Mountaineer Tracks

In Memoriam Maxine Hermens, ’69, passed away Oct. 6, 2017 at age 78 after cardiac arrest at her home in La Grande. Following acute kidney failure while attending her favorite college basketball tournament (WCC), Maxine was on dialysis for two years prior to her death. Maxine earned a degree in elementary education from the University […]

President’s Letter – Spring 2018

As we approach graduation, I am thrilled to reflect on another incredible year at Eastern Oregon University. The achievements and distinctions that we have chronicled in this issue of The Mountaineer are a few of the ways our students, faculty, partners and alumni embody our Values and Principles as we make progress toward strategic goals. […]

Donor Spotlight: Ted and Mary Brown

They’ve got a spark in them The late Ted and Mary Brown bequeathed a bevy of interests to their three children. Ted, who taught at EOU, studied for a master’s in entomology and followed his passion from teaching Spanish, to anthropology, to education courses, and leading outdoor recreation groups. Mary worked on campus as an […]

Running with the Lions

Jace Billingsley is 5’9” and 189 pounds — among the shortest and lightest players on the Detroit Lions’ active roster — but he’s used to exceeding expectations. Billingsley grew up in Winnemucca, Nev., a town of less than 8,000 that lies about six hours south of La Grande. He was an all-state quarterback for the […]

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