Get Your Business Involved With Homecoming

Homecoming Window Painting – Paint the Town Blue and Gold

What better way to show your Eastern Pride that to paint the town Blue and GoldSign up today for window painting! Cost is $40 per window, and the windows will be painted the week of September 29th. 

Student Club Fair - October 1 – 11am - 2pm

This is a great opportunity for businesses to come up to campus and promote directly to the student body, it is free to reserve a booth. Sign Up Online at

Mountaineer Athletic Association Golf Scramble - October 3 – 9:30am

Join us at Buffalo Peak Golf Course for a day of golf, and support Eastern Athletics! Sign up to play in the tournament  or sponsor a hole for $100 (contact Sam at 541-962-3929) 

Homecoming Parade - October 3 – 5pm

We would like to encourage all local organizations to participate in the Homecoming Parade! 

Sign up using the Parade Application Form

John J. Howard & Associates Tailgate Zone - October 4 

EOU welcomes the La Grande community to Tailgate prior to the big Homecoming football game (the game kicks off at 6 pm). Reserve your space today! $25 for a single game, $100 for the full season (5 games). **Food and beverages can be sold in the Tailgate Zone up until 1 hour prior to game time.)

For any questions regarding Homecoming festivities, please contact Jessie Brett at 541-962-3004 or email at

2014 Biennial Show Honored Artists Announced

ArtsEast Biennial 2014 opened with a well-attended and festive reception on August 1 at the Art Center at the Old Library in La Grande. ArtsEast Interim Executive Director Mika Morton and Art Center Executive Director Annie Eskelin presented “Honored Artist” awards to Kathy Benson (La Grande), Jaime Gustavson (La Grande), Tammy Kinney (Ontario), and Debbie McIntosh (Pendleton). 

People’s Choice (selected by guests on opening night): James Dumble, “LGO20—14B,” Denise Gravener, “Anna’s Memory,” and Tammy Kinney, “Bird Man.”

In conjunction with the ArtsEast Biennial 2014 show, ArtsEast and the Art Center at the Old Library will present a total of four Professional Development Workshops for any who wish to attend. Topics include: “Monotype Printing” with Frank Janzen, a certified Tamarind Master Printer, “Batik Watercolor” with Jan Clark and Denise Elizabeth Stone, “Finding Exhibition Opportunities” and “Presenting Your Portfolio/Portfolio Peer Review” both with Robert Tomlinson. To register or for more information on the workshops, please call ArtsEast 541-962-3629 or the Art Center at the Old Library 541-624-2800.

The ArtsEast Biennial 2014 exhibition will run through September 27 at the Art Center at the Old Library. The Art Center at the Old Library is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm. For additional information, call ArtsEast 541-962-3629 or the Art Center at the Old Library 541-624-2800.

2014 Honored Artist_Play With Me by Jaime Gustavson
Play With Me by Jamie Gustavson

2014 Honored Artist_X by Kathy Benson 2014 Honored Artist_Eagle Cap by Debbie McIntosh
X by Kathy Benson          Eagle Cap by Debbie McIntosh

2014 Honored Artist_Aqua Star by Tammy Kinney
Aqua Star by Tammy Kinney

Expose Your Business to Incoming Students

The Center for Student Involvement is inviting community businesses to participate in the Fall 2013 Student Involvement & Activities Fair on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, from 11 am to 2 pm in the EOU Quad. 

This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your business. Businesses are encouraged to bring and provide discounted vouchers, menus, and informational pamphlets to students so they see the endless possibilities that the La Grande community has to offer.

Each participating group will be provided with one table and two chairs. Set up begins at 10 a.m. 

If you are interested in participating in the Fall 2014 Student Involvement & Activities Fair, please complete the below registration form and submit it to:

Le Alexander
Eastern Oregon University – Center for Student Involvement
1 University Blvd
Hoke 216
La Grande, OR 97850 

Virtual Incubation Program

“The Virtual Incubation Program (VIP) pilot project is a 4 month pilot project for growth-company entrepreneurs in rural Oregon. Our purpose is to help rural entrepreneurs increase their odds of success by helping them better understand key aspects of entrepreneurship, and by helping them expand their networks.”

Who Should Apply?
“All entrepreneurs who are building growth businesses in northeast Oregon and the north Oregon coast are encouraged to apply. What do we mean by “growth”? If you’re intent is to build a local business with local customers, that’s not what we mean by growth. If your goal is to build a product or service business that will ultimately sell to customers across the US or even internationally – that’s what we mean by a growth business.”

Link to website here: