>La Grande Observer | Union and Wallowa Counties' News Leader

Observer news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow LaGrandeObserver.com

La Grande Observer print edition

view all La Grande Observer print publications »

The Observer Paper 12/17/14

The LaGrande Observer is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

View Paper

If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access.


Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow GRANT BOOSTS SCIENCE CENTER



By The Observer

Eastern Oregon Universitys $33.5 million science center project has received its second major boost in less than a week.

The university has been awarded a $500,000 grant for its science center from the Meyer Memorial Trust.

Tuesdays news comes on the heels of an announcement on Thursday that David Huber, an alum from Columbia, Md., who grew up in La Grande, was donating $500,000 to the science center. Huber is also donating $100,000 to endow a physics and engineering scholarship.

The $500,000 grant EOU received from the Meyer Memorial Trust is a credit to the support the science center project has received from the community, said Colby Marshall, EOUs coordinator of alumni and government relations.

There is no way we could have received this without community support, Marshall said, adding that backing by the community is a primary criteria used by the Meyer Memorial Trust board when it decides which applicants will receive grants.

Marshall said that Mindi McAllaster, EOUs director of development for university advancement, played an instrumental role in helping Eastern secure the grant.

The Meyer Memorial Trust was created by the late Fred. G. Meyer, who built the chain of retail variety stores bearing his name throughout the Pacific Northwest. The trust was established after his death in 1978, and began operation in 1982.

In 1990 the Fred Meyer Charitable Trust changed its name to Meyer Memorial Trust to emphasize its representation of Meyers personal philanthropy. The Trust is not connected with Fred Meyer Inc., the retail enterprise.

The science center project the grant will support will add 67,480 square feet to EOUs current Badgley Hall science building of 30,090 square-feet. A 7,500-square -foot biotech lab and a 5,000-square-foot greenhouse will also be built.

Construction of the $33.5 million science center on the north side of the campus is scheduled to start early next year.


blog comments powered by Disqus
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Public Notices
Editorials / Letters / Guest Columns / Columnists
Outdoors / Ag / Spiritual / Go Magazine / Portraits
View all classifieds / Jobs / Autos / Real Estate / Rentals / Place an Ad
The Observer
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Slideshows / Weather and Valley Cam / /index.php?option=com_rss&feed=RSS2.0&no_html=1">RSS Feed ?> RSS Feed

Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use

tadalafil ricetta http://php.trinity.edu/mathtut/sites/def... venta de tadalafil http://www.sust.edu/department/che/heqep... comprare cialis online in italia http://www.sust.edu/department/che/heqep... cialis bijsluiter http://www.uiberoamericana.cl/wp-include... tadalafil preise viagra indien erfahrungen viagra billig medicinale viagra
  • http://www.darrellduffie.com/simba/index... viagra zoeken http://www.darrellduffie.com/simba/index...
  • acheter viagra france viagra högkostnadsskydd viagra enh ou acheter du viagra prix cialis 5 mg viagra au luxembourg