Ways Remote Students Can Connect to Other College Students

Posted on March 10, 2022

Remote learning can be beneficial for self-motivated students who prefer a more flexible schedule, but it does leave little opportunity to connect with other students. Opting for a non-traditional college experience doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of the qualities that make college life fun. Here are a few ways that remote students can enhance […]

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How Safe Do On-Campus Students Feel Being Back in Classrooms?

Posted on November 16, 2021

This year’s fall term has brought a wave of emotions for EOU students, ranging from the bubbling excitement of starting a new school year—to having anxieties about attending class on campus amidst a global pandemic.  The pandemic turned the world upside down and changed what college learning looks like for students. This new way of […]

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Mental Health Resources for College Students During COVID-19

Posted on March 8, 2021

All across the globe, people have been impacted one way or another this past year by the COVID-19 virus. Months of social separation, canceled events, and numerous life changes that no one could have predicted have affected people to varying degrees. While states have different rules in terms of gatherings and reopenings, it is important […]

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Pacific Island Students Struggles at EOU

Posted on March 14, 2020

Out of the 3,067 students that registered for Fall Term at Eastern Oregon University, a little over 100 of those students are from the Pacific Islands. Students in the Pacific Islands are a “target population” for recruitment, according to Bennie Moses-Mesubed, the Director of Student Diversity and Inclusion. The recruitment process is very similar to […]

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Tuition, Fees and Room-and-Board Rate Increases Approved for EOU

Posted on June 4, 2022

Photo by EOU The past two and half years have been a financial and mental struggle for individuals and institutions alike. Eastern Oregon University along with students, staff and faculty are no exception. Ongoing economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has, despite the best efforts of administrators, continued to strain EOU financially. In particular, tuition […]

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Opinion: Open Book Exams are Better than Closed Book Exams

Posted on June 4, 2022

Any college student who has opened an exam on Canvas or been given a paper exam in a classroom knows the gut-wrenching feeling of being underprepared, or simply anxious to do well. There are many benefits to open book exams as opposed to closed book exams.  Panicking/Anxiety The problem with closed book exams is that […]

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Career Opportunities Through EOU

Posted on May 20, 2022

One of the most daunting things about graduating college is the big job hunt that follows. The adult world of serious jobs is so far and wide that it may feel dizzying trying to navigate. And well, taking the first step is always the hardest, so where do you begin? Knowing how tough this journey […]

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From DJs to Podcasters

Posted on May 20, 2022

A Reflection on the KEOL Relaunch Photo by Garret Christensen No media outlet or technology stays relevant forever, at least not in terms of mainstream usage. New platforms are constantly making their way into mass adoption, while the cultural juggernauts of old eventually step down from their time at the forefront of public consciousness. Nearly […]

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Student Loan Repayment Pause

Posted on May 20, 2022

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic where many current and former college students lost their income, the United States Department of Education temporarily paused repayments on student loans, collections, and interest. On April 6, 2022, the decision was made to pause repayments once again in an effort to help those who are still struggling financially from […]

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One Last Presentation

Posted on May 6, 2022

Students speakers prepare for the Spring 2022 Symposium With midterms wrapping up and the academic year winding down, students across campus are getting ready for final projects and presentations. For some students, this final push includes sharing their best work with the campus community. Spring Symposium, EOU’s annual undergraduate research presentation event, returns in person […]

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Scholarship Opportunities at EOU

Posted on May 6, 2022

It is common knowledge that college students often struggle financially, weighed down by rent, tuition costs, course materials, and everyday bills. Fortunately, Eastern Oregon University offers thousands of scholarships for incoming, current, and returning students alike.  EOU Foundation Scholarships The EOU Foundation Scholarships is a broad name for multiple scholarship opportunities under one category. Under […]

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NEW Student Resource Lounge!

Posted on May 6, 2022

Image by: Aspyn Wallender  New to campus, is a space called the “Student Resource Lounge.” This area is a place where all EOU students can go to do homework, socialize with their peers, and eat snacks. There is a TV that can play your favorite music, show, or live sporting event. In this space there […]

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EOU Through the Eyes of An International Student

Posted on April 22, 2022

The first day of a new term can be daunting for anyone, but is it any different for an international student? Alexis Tuyet Vails, an international student who spent winter term at EOU, sat down with The Voice to discuss his experiences, both good and bad. While studying at his university in France, Montpellier Business […]

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11th Annual CEAD Conference

Posted on April 22, 2022

Image by: Aspyn Wallender Eastern Oregon University is honored to be hosting the 11th annual CEAD (Create, Educate, Appreciate, Diversity) Conference. This event is sponsored by many clubs on campus: The Center for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging; the Student Council for Multicultural Affairs; the EOU Diversity Committee, and the Oregon Teacher Pathway Program.  Eastern […]

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The Best Outdoor Recreational Spots Near Campus

Posted on April 22, 2022

As the days get warmer and flowers start to add cheerful splashes of color around campus, spring term is the best time of year to venture away from campus and get out into nature. La Grande and the surrounding towns offer many opportunities for students to get outside and take a break from studying.  The […]

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Presenting for the Future

Posted on April 22, 2022

EOU Spring Symposium returns In-person   Another Academic year at Eastern Oregon University will soon come to an end, and with it, the culmination of thousands of hours of work and research by students. Though many will be moving on, these efforts won’t simply disappear into the void once diplomas are handed out. Spring Symposium […]

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Coffee Hour

Posted on April 8, 2022

Photo by: EOU College of Business  The College of Business hosts an event where students can socialize, enjoy snacks, and each other’s company. This is a great way to meet new people and create relationships with your peers. During coffee hour, the College of Business also offers up to date information about what is happening […]

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EOU Receives Funding to Restore the Historic Grand Staircase

Posted on April 8, 2022

The historic Grand Staircase, a treasured icon to many La Grande residents, will finally be going under renovations to save it before it is too late. Still in the early stages of development, plans are being made to restore this historic landmark, located at the base of Eastern Oregon University’s Inlow Hall.  In March, a […]

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Virtual Worlds, Real Education

Posted on April 8, 2022

EOU Expanding Virtual Reality Access to students  In recent years, virtual reality has evolved from an expensive, experimental novelty to a technology on the brink of practical application and mass consumer adoption. Of all the places in Oregon where one could give the burgeoning platform a try, humble La Grande may not seem like a […]

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Professor Spotlight: Scott McConnell, Ph.D.

Posted on April 8, 2022

Eastern Oregon University Professor of Economics  Professor McConnell completed his undergrad in Economics at Portland State University and went on to finish his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2013. His first job as a professor was at Augustana College, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota for one year. He […]

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Rocking the Campus this April

Posted on April 8, 2022

“Survivor’s Rock” Campaign Kicking Off Sexual Assault Awareness Month  April isn’t just the month of Easter festivities, it’s the time to share stories, make voices heard, and speak up on behalf of silent victims of sexual and domestic abuse. For Eastern Oregon University, however, those voices will make the rounds, not in the form of […]

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The Benefits of Studying Without Screens

Posted on March 10, 2022

As students, we are all familiar with the late-night cramming, drinking gallons of coffee to help stay awake until that essay is written, and wondering why we didn’t prepare an outline to help navigate our points. We procrastinate when it comes to reading textbook chapters, furiously trying to take notes in the hopes that we […]

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Free Yourself: Move Mindfully

Posted on March 10, 2022

Colleen McIntosh is the owner and entrepreneur of Peak Lifestyle Studio downtown La Grande. McIntosh says the small town of La Grande has grown on her because there are adventure options. McIntosh is certified in essential oil and wellness education, and teaches Buti Yoga. She is also a personal trainer and coach for Turn Up […]

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Student Elections are here!

Posted on February 28, 2022

Eastern Oregon University has had a student government since 1929, when the university became public. The executive board consists of a president and eight senators, and the senate is elected by popular vote. There is also a judicial board which consists of three justices who are elected by the senate. In addition to the justices, […]

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EOU Women’s Basketball team took on the Lady Geoducks!

Posted on February 28, 2022

Eastern Oregon University’s Women’s Basketball team, rocking their breast cancer awareness jerseys, took on the Lady Geoducks from Evergreen State University this last Friday, February 11, 2022. We had special guests, the students from Greenwood elementary, so the Mounties performed and came out with a 73-67 WIN. It was a close game, beginning with five […]

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Kids These Days!

Posted on February 28, 2022

As a parent of two daughters, I find myself becoming exasperated when the girls don’t understand a reference. It’s usually something generational, something I know they’ve never experienced yet I find myself expecting them to understand simply because they’re my kids. I guess I expect them to automatically know everything I do.  Kids these days […]

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Empowering Women with EOU’s Newest Club

Posted on February 28, 2022

During the current academic school year, two brave young women, Salome Bonnin and Courtney Daniel, created a new club on campus. Both of these talented women are on the Cheer and Dance team, and are dedicated to their academics. Salome’s major is Business Administration, and Courtney’s major is Education. With this club, they hope to […]

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