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EOU developing plans for new technology building
Eastern Oregon University is developing plans for an information technology center building, one, that if constructed, would be built east of Zabel Hall.
“It would house all of our technology services on campus,” said David Lageson, Eastern’s director of facilities and planning.
The building would serve as a resource for everyone on campus.
“It would provide students, faculty and staff with one-stop shopping to address their technology needs,” said EOU President Bob Davies.
Everything from hardware and software needs to advice from experts on using updated technology would be provided at the center. The building would also be a big part of Eastern’s distance education program. The equipment needed for transmitting distance education class lectures would be located at the center. The building would also include classrooms from which distance education lectures would be delivered.
Eastern earlier this year received a $2 million grant from the state to be used to replace outdated technology equipment and develop plans for an information technology building. Eastern will submit a request for funding for the building to the Legislature in 2015. Should the request be granted, construction could start as early as 2015.
“We are a good two years from breaking ground,” Davies said.