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Feb. 19, 2021 LA GRANDE, Ore. – A giant, hanging sculpture of a water molecule greets visitors and students as they enter Badgley Hall, acknowledging the building’s focus on science, technology and math programs.
Although the campus remains off-limits for members of the public, Eastern Oregon University welcomes alumni and friends to join a virtual building tour with a new webinar series called “Eastern Updates.” EOU hosts its second “Eastern Update” campus tour at 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 24 via Zoom. To attend, use this link to register: eou.zoom.us/webinar/register/3016129732423/WN_1wgSOG9_RgC3sjrNnoCLgQ.
The webinar, hosted by EOU President Tom Insko, includes a tour of Badgley Hall led by student Emma Finley and a question-and-answer session with the dean of the College of Science, Technology, Mathematics and Health Science.
Virtual tours of on-campus buildings allow alumni and friends of the university an opportunity to stay engaged and informed while the campus is closed to the public. These tours also provide some historical context for the buildings on campus.
“Many of our alumni don’t get to visit campus regularly, and are located around the globe, and these events are open to everyone, no matter your location,” Alumni Coordinator Jessie Bowman said. “We are excited to see many alumni who haven’t connected with their alma mater re-engage through these virtual events.”
From chemistry labs, to the Animal Museum, Badgley Hall is much more than meets the eye. Join Finley as she tours with Chemistry Professor Colby Heideman to explore the high-tech equipment and active research facilities in this three-story science building.
“Since we can’t invite alumni and supporters to campus physically, we hope to bring EOU to them,” Bowman said.
Attendees are invited to join via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. Use this link to pre-register: eou.zoom.us/webinar/register/3016129732423/WN_1wgSOG9_RgC3sjrNnoCLgQ. The January “Eastern Update highlighted Quinn Coliseum, and is available to view at youtube.com/watch?v=WGd-t73UcDU&t=74s.
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