EOU rallies for TRU Day

TRU Day logoEOU rallies students and supporters to attend TRU Day on May 16

Contacts:
Tim Seydel, Vice President, University Advancement, 541-962-3628 
Alex McHaddad, Legislative Aide, University Advancement, 541-962-3083

SALEM, Ore. May 2, 2017 – Students, faculty, staff, alumni and trustees are converging in Salem at the State Capitol for a day of legislative engagement and advocacy for Oregon’s public universities Tuesday, May 16.

Eastern Oregon University and the other technical and regional universities (TRU’s) in the state are collaborating on the event during the 2017 legislative session underway in Salem.

“TRU is a critical effort where we partner together with students to advocate for support of funding for higher education in Oregon,” said Tim Seydel, vice president for University Advancement. “Each year our advocates connect with legislators and really make a difference in communicating the importance and impact of EOU in the state.”

Participants will meet with state legislators, attend floor sessions of the House and Senate, and connect with other statewide leaders and present student and campus projects to increase EOU’s visibility and awareness.

Student travel is being arranged by the Associated Students of EOU. Faculty and staff are invited to attend as well. A bus will depart from campus on the afternoon of Monday, May 15 and attendees will stay overnight in Salem and spend the following day at the capitol. On May 16, EOU’s group will depart from Salem in the late afternoon and stop at the Woodburn Outlet Mall for dinner before continuing on and returning to La Grande.

Individuals interested in participating can sign up online by visiting www.eou.edu/ua or by calling University Advancement at 541-962-3740. A training session is scheduled for attendees on May 10.

Contact University Advancement at 541-962-3740 or email govrelations@eou.edu for more details.


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