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EOU Fieldhouse ribbon-cutting ceremony

Eastern Oregon University will be holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of the new Fieldhouse on October 22 at 10:30 a.m. Following the ceremony, tours of the facility will be available throughout the day.

Learn about EOU’s presidential search

Appointing the next president of Eastern Oregon University is one of the most important activities undertaken by the Board of Trustees. Click the button below to learn more.

Program Profile: Sustainable Rural Systems

Sustainable Rural Systems - Student holding a strawberry plant

Get your hands dirty at Eastern Oregon University, Oregon’s Rural University. In the Sustainable Rural Systems degree, students learn about the unique nature of rural societies, environments and economies. Directly apply environmental science, resource ecology management and environmental policy to help industry and communities create sustainable development. With the project-based learning model, students become project managers doing ecological and industrial restoration work that engages communities and industry partners.

Shannon Donovan, Ph.D.

Founding Faculty member – Sustainable Rural Systems

Dr. Shannon Donovan

Dr. Donovan is one of the first Sustainable Rural Systems (SRS) professors at Eastern Oregon University. As a founding faculty member, Donovan will help shape the program as it grows. Donovan received a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management at the University of New Hampshire, a Master of Science in Recreation and Forestry at West Virginia University, and a doctorate in Environmental Science at the University of Idaho. Her experience extends to bioregional planning, working with animals, forestry, recreation and tourism, education and outdoor education, geography and environmental studies. She also worked in Costa Rica with coffee growers and analyzed ecosystem services.

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EOU offers in-state rates to all Native American students

EOU offers in-state rates to all Native American students Members of all 574 federally recognized…

Benefits Fair Returns to EOU

Oct. 7, 2022 Benefits Fair Returns to EOU LA GRANDE, Ore. – Eastern Oregon Univerity…

“With a major career change in my 40s that required a bachelor’s degree, EOU was instrumental in getting me prepared for my new profession in social services. I was hired as a Union County CARE Resource Coordinator to help create, build, and implement a new resource partnership for at-risk students and their families. EOU provided me with the skills I needed, not only in the realm of sociology and social welfare, but also with a well-rounded approach to collaborative communication, community building, and mindfulness toward individuals and situations. To me, the education I received through EOU was more than academic — it was the hands-on practicums, daily interactions with faculty and staff, and the challenge of finding my purpose within my community and world.”

Sheryln Roberts, '14
La Grande, Ore.

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