- Eastern Oregon University
name = Eastern Oregon University
established = 1929
type = Public
president = Dixie Lund
faculty = 110
undergrad = 3,452
city = La Grande
country = USA
website = [http://www.eou.edu/ www.eou.edu/]
Eastern Oregon University (or "EOU") is one of seven state-funded, four-year universities of
higher educationin the State of Oregon and belongs to the Oregon University System. It is the only public university in Oregonthat does not charge out-of-state residents and international studentshigher tuition fees.
La Grande, Oregonthe school offers associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees.
EOU opened its doors in 1929 as Eastern Oregon Normal School, a
Teachers College. In 1939, the Oregon Legislature changed the name to Eastern Oregon College of Education. The words "of Education" were dropped from the college's name in 1956. The 1973 Legislature changed EOC's name to Eastern Oregon State College. In 1997, Eastern Oregon State College became Eastern Oregon University.
EOU's location in La Grande is in the heart of the Blue Mountain range between
Portland, Oregonand Boise, Idahojust off Interstate 84. Driving to La Grande takes approximately 4 hours from Portland, 3 from Boise, 5 from Seattle, and 4 from Spokane.
The campus contains 26 buildings, including 4 living facilities – Alikut Hall, Hunt Hall, North Hall, and South Hall – all of which are co-ed.
EOU offers bachelor's degrees and the degrees of Master of Education and Master of Arts in Teaching. Eight undergraduate degrees are 100% online. The school is composed of the following colleges:
In addition, EOU has dental hygiene,
military science, agricultural science, nursing, and distance educationprograms that may be used to obtain a degree from the University.
EOU is accredited by the [http://www.nwccu.org/ Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities] and
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
mascotis the Mountaineer. EOU is a member of the NAIA and the Cascade Collegiate Conferencein Women's Soccer, Men's and Women's Cross Country, Women's Volleyball, Men's and Women's Basketball, Women's Softball, and Men's and Women's Track and Field.
EOU's football team plays at Community Stadium located on campus. The La Grande High School football team also plays their home games here.
EOU's current kicker,
Tom Akers, was second team All Frontier Conference for the 2007 season.
Athletic Director: Robert CashellSports Information Director: Isaac Williams
Defunct Sports: Women's Golf, Wrestling, and Baseball
EOU volleyball started the 2007 season with first year head coach Kaki Mclean. The Mountaineer women had an overall record of 16-10 and a conference record of 13-7. The volleyball team continues to improve each season and Kaki is building a strong squad for next year's season. It is also important to note that the women of the volleyball team exceed not only on the court but in the class room as well. This fall season, the team earned the highest combined GPA out of all the other sports teams at EOU.Fact|date=March 2008
Fouad Ajami, Middle Eastexpert and political advisor
Rod Chandler, U.S. Representative from the state of Washington
Tyrone Gross, NFLfootball player, San Diego Chargers
Greg Smith, Oregon State Representative [http://www.leg.state.or.us/smithg/home.htm]
* [http://www.eou.edu Eastern Oregon University official website]
* [http://www.eou.edu/ma Media Arts at EOU]
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