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BRIEFLY: Students develop as leaders at conference

Eastern Oregon University’s third annual Celebrate, Educate and Appreciate Diversity conference is taking place Feb. 8.

Registrations are being accepted through Monday. Attendance is free for university students and staff, and $25 for community members. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. 

Participants may also receive a certificate reflecting five hours of diversity training. 

Sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and wrap up at 2:30 p.m. with all workshops and presentations held in Badgley Hall on campus.

Structured much like a professional conference, CEAD is intended to help students gain skills that will enable them to develop as leaders and to 
make connections with their peers.

EOU sophomore Julie Gulliford will present a workshop titled “Inclusion at its Greatest,” focusing on how to include others regardless of personality, appearance or other characteristics individuals may have.

Donald Easton-Brooks, EOU’s new dean of business and education, is the featured speaker. 

With more than 10 years of experience in higher education administration, Easton-Brooks has also taught courses in cultural relevancy in education, educational polices and early childhood special education.

Register online at eou.orgsync.com/org/multiculturalcenter/cead. For more information, contact Bennie Moses, director of EOU’s Multicultural Student Center, at 541-962-3741. 

Super Bowl troubles problem gamblers 

Super Bowl XLVIII is upon us, and fans everywhere will be cheering on the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. 

For thousands of problem gamblers, though, the Super Bowl stakes are much higher. Gambling can be as addictive as alcohol, tobacco or other drugs. Events like the Super Bowl can serve as “triggers” for gambling problems.  

In Oregon, it is estimated that about 3 percent of the adult population are problem gamblers. Each problem gambler affects six to 10 people around them.

Someone may have a problem with gambling if:

• They are preoccupied with gambling.

• They bet more money and more frequently.

• They lie about the money and time they spend gambling.

• They often chase their losses by betting more and hoping to finally win.  

If you or someone you care about has trouble gambling, free and confidential help is available 24/7 by calling 1-877-mylimit (1-877-695-4648) or online at www.1877mylimit.org.

For local resources, contact DeAnne Mansveld, problem gambling prevention coordinator at the Center for Human Development, Inc., at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 541-962-8822.

Cattlemen meet Monday evening

ISLAND CITY — Union County Cattlemen will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Ag Service Center in Island City.

Leonard Erickson and Russ Morgan, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife wolf coordinator, will provide an update on the Wolf Conservation Plan.  

A business meeting will discuss plans to promote February Beef Month. 

The meeting is open to the public.

Class of 1945 gathers for luncheon 

The La Grande High School Class of 1945 luncheon takes place at 11:30 a.m. the first Monday of every month at the Cock & Bull restaurant. Other classes are welcome to join in the fun. For more information, call 541-963-3838.

Nile Club meets Monday 

Union County Nile Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Golden Harvest Restaurant.

CUCU holds monthly meeting Monday 

The Coalition of Union County Ukuleles will hold its monthly meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Community School of Arts, the white house across the street from the police station on Sixth Street.  

The group is open to beginners and all those who want to learn to pick music on the ukulele.

People will learn how to read the notes on the ukulele with loaner ukes available. Those just chording are welcome also. For information, visit www.cucuorchestra.org/.


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