EOU celebrates National Poetry Month with Navajo writer


LA GRANDE — Eastern Oregon University will celebrate National Poetry Month with a reading by Navajo poet and author Sherwin Bitsui. Bitsui is the author of “Flood Song” (Copper Canyon Press, 2009) and “Shapeshift” (University of Arizona Press, 2003). Bitsui’s “Flood Song” is a book-length sequence of lyric poems that evoke Native American traditions in a postmodern idiom of fragmentation […]

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Concert showcases new work by music professor

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LA GRANDE — Eastern Oregon University music professor John McKinnon has been busy outside of his academic career, composing his own works with other faculty members in mind as performers. McKinnon will showcase his new compositions at the university on April 14. The short concert comprises 30 minutes with EOU music faculty playing several of McKinnon’s new works. “Nobody can […]

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Artist and activist shares work at EOU


LA GRANDE — Artist Daniela Molnar will visit Eastern Oregon University’s campus to give a public talk about her work. Presented by EOU’s art department, the discussion will cover Molnar’s advocacy for the “sanctity of all beings,” according to a press release. Molnar works in a range of art forms, including painting, art direction, design, writing and collaborative poetry and […]

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“Don’t Blink” pop-up exhibition features works by recent art grad

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A pop-up exhibition of works by local artist and recent Eastern Oregon University graduate Erica Hitzman, of Pendleton, is coming to the gallery at 103 Fir St. in the Sac Annex next to Earth and Vine. A showcase of Hitzman’s recent studio progress, the exhibit comprises acrylic paintings on un-stretched un-treated canvas featuring a spilling technique in combination with detached […]

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Biology professor shares study of drongo behavior


Dr. Laura Mahrt, associate professor of biology, is the guest for the next colloquium at Eastern Oregon University on Thursday. Her presentation on the “Behaviors of Drongos in Mixed Foraging Flocks in Southern India” begins at 4 p.m. in Ackerman Hall, Room 210. Light refreshments will be provided and the event will be streamed at livestream.com/eou/colloquium. Mahrt is a herpetologist with specialization in […]

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Slaughter recognized for vocal talent


LA GRANDE — Lanetta Paul and Friends will present a concert of Christmas tunes at 3 p.m. Dec. 11 that features this year’s Don & Lanetta Paul Music Scholarship recipient. Aubrey Slaughter, a sophomore at Eastern Oregon University, said she’s been singing since she joined the third-grade choir. She quickly fell in love with it, and that passion remains with her […]

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Memoirist speaks at EOU


LA GRANDE — Jerry McGill, of Portland, author of the acclaimed memoir, “Dear Marcus: A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me,” is giving a lecture and reading June 23 at Eastern Oregon University. McGill’s talk starts at 1 p.m. in Room 148 of Badgley Hall, and his reading follows in the same room at 7:30 p.m. McGill is a […]

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