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BRIEFLY: View management through liberal lens

View management through liberal lens

Laurie Yates, doctor of management, will discuss the value of integrating liberal arts education with business and other professions Thursday.

Yates’ colloquium presentation, “Management Through a Liberal Arts Lens,” begins at 4 p.m. in Ackerman Hall, Room 210, at Eastern Oregon University. A reception with time for questions and answers will follow.

Corporate responsibility, global sustainability and ethical practices are concerns organizations are facing today, and to which the public, employees and customers are demanding solutions.

Yates will share results of a recent forum in which
education and business leaders tackled the issue of preparing tomorrow’s business executives. 

Referring to a world driven by innovation, they found that the capabilities of a liberal arts education may have become America’s most valuable economic asset.

 Yates is an assistant professor of business and teaches for EOU’s programs at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham.

4-H Leaders Association meets 

The Union County 4-H Leaders Association will hold its quarterly general meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Extension office. Several items on the agenda will require a vote by members. Carole Smith, regional administrator for OSU Extension, will explain changes to the association that are going into effect this year.

All Union County 4-H leaders are encouraged to attend. Dinner will be served. Those planning to attend should RSVP to 541-963-1010.

MS self-help group meets Thursday 

Blue Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at Denny’s. The group will discuss some of the articles in recent MS Focus and the Neurology News magazines.

City sets Arbor Day observance

The City of La Grande Arbor Day observance will be held at noon Friday at the Riverside Park pavilion.

Groups and individuals who have contributed to the community forestry program will be recognized, and the winners of the Trees are Terrific poster contest will be announced. 

For more information, call the Urban Forestry Division at 541-962-1352, ext. 204, or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Physical therapists speak for series

Elizabeth Zastrow, DPT, OCS, and Vanessa Braden, PT, are guests of the next Eastern Oregon University Health Speaker Series. Students and community members are invited to attend their free presentation at 6 p.m. Thursday in Badgley Hall 102. 

Zastrow specializes in orthopedic physical therapy with additional interest in women’s health, vestibular rehabilitation and pediatrics. She holds a doctorate in physical therapy from Duke University and a master’s in physiology from the University of Arizona.

Braden has experience with acute and sub-acute care, aquatic therapy and orthopedics. Her interests include pediatrics, women’s health and orthopedics with an emphasis in manual therapy techniques, in combination with neuromuscular re-education and therapeutic exercise. She holds a master’s degree in physical therapy from California State University and her bachelor’s is from Linfield College.

Zastrow and Braden both work in Grande Ronde Hospital’s Rehabilitation Therapy unit.

The speaker series is made possible by EOU and the Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center with the goal of providing students interested in pursuing health care careers the opportunity to hear firsthand experiences from members of the area’s medical community. 

The series continues through spring term with one presentation each month. 

For more information, visit www.eou.edu/prepro or contact Kimberly Mueller, EOU’s pre-professional health liaison, at 541-962-3070.

Service dog program set for Thursday

IMBLER — A program on how service dogs can be used to help people will be given Thursday at Imbler High School.

The program will start at 1:30 p.m. in the IHS gym.

The program is being coordinated by IHS student Hannah Haefer for her senior project. 

The program will be put on by the Joys of Living Assistance Dogs, a volunteer nonprofit agency.

Voters Forum takes place Monday

ELGIN — The public is invited to Elgin for a Voters Forum at 6:30 p.m. Monday to hear from proponents on two local ballot measures — the proposal to make the Elgin city administrator an appointed position, and the proposal to make Union County Commission positions nonpartisan. 

The event will be held in the Stella Mayfield Auditorium at Elgin Elementary School.

The format will include time for questions from the audience, and is sponsored by the Elgin Chamber of Commerce and The Observer, with assistance by the League of Women Voters.


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