OWEAC Fall 2011 Meeting

Eastern Oregon University will host us Friday, October 14, 2011, for our fall meeting.  We will meet in Hoke 301.

Directions and Parking

I-84 from the West:

  • Take Exit 259, the first La Grande exit; proceed on US Highway 30 into La Grande.
  • Turn right at the second set of lights—onto Fourth Street.
  • Continue on Fourth Street until you read “K” Avenue, next to the La Grande Middle School.
  • Turn left on “K” Avenue and continue east until you reach 6th Street.
  • Turn right on 6th Street.
  • Opportunities for parking close to the Hoke Union Building (HUB) will be on your left. The first driveway is an exit. The second and third are entrances. These spaces require a permit. Arrange for one in advance, or pick up one once you arrive.
  • There is non-permit parking by the Community Stadium at 6th and “F” Avenue.

I-84 from the East:

  • Take Exit 265, the first La Grande exit.
  • Turn left onto US Highway 30.
  • Turn left on Gekeler Lane, next to the UPS terminal. Continue on Gekeler Lane until you reach 6th Street.
  • Turn right onto 6th Street. You will pass non-permit parking next to the Community Stadium at 6th and “F” Avenue.
  • Continue on 6th until “I” Avenue.
  • Make a right into the parking lot on “I” Avenue, or continue to the next parking lot between “I” and “J” Avenues. These lots are closest to the Hoke Union Building (HUB). These spaces require a permit. Arrange for one in advance, or pick up one once you arrive.

Here is a link to the EOU campus/parking map: http://www.eou.edu/visitor/map/campus_map.pdf.  Please contact Nancy K. to request a parking permit.

Hotel recommendations follow, care of Nancy K.

La Grande Lodging near the intersection of Hwy 82 and Interstate 84 (all pretty acceptable motels, most with breakfasts and pools):

America’s Best Value Sandman Inn, 2410 E. R Ave., (541) 963-3707

http://www.americasbestvalueinn.com/bestv.cfm?idp=585

Best Western Plus Rama Inn and Suites,  1711 21st St., (541) 963-3100

http://www.bestwesternoregon.com/la-grande-hotels

La Grande Inn, 2612 Island Ave., (541) 963-7195

http://lagrandeinn.com/

Super 8, 2407 E. R Ave., (541) 963-8080

http://www.super8.com/Super8/control/Booking/property_info?propertyId=02880

10-15 minutes outside town (I haven’t stayed at either of these, but they are both historically interesting):

Hot Lake Resort Hotel, 66172 Hwy 203, (541) 963-4685

http://www.hotlakesprings.com/

Union Hotel, 326 N. Main St., Union, OR,(541) 562-6135

http://thehistoricunionhotel.com/

That weekend is EOU’s Homecoming weekend, so there will be fun things to do, but it would be good for folks to make reservations soon.

Events:

Oct. 13

EOU Alumni Art Exhibition at the Nightingale Gallery 11 AM – 4 PM, 5:30 PM

Colloquium with Geology Professor Jay Van Tassell 4-5 PM Ackerman 210

Choirs of the Valley Concert at 7 PM in McKenzie Theatre

Night Fright at the Maridel Center 7 – 10 PM

Holocaust Survivor Lecture 7 PM Huber Auditorium in Badgley Hall

Oct. 14

EOU Alumni Art Exhibition at the Nightingale Gallery 11 AM – 4 PM

Homecoming Parade 5 PM downtown

Night Fright at the Maridel Center 7 – 10 PM

Oct. 15

EOU Cross-Country Open 9 AM

EOU softball vs. alumni 10 AM

EOU women’s soccer 11 AM

EOU football 1 PM

EOU women’s basketball vs. alumni 5:30 PM

Grandapalooza Concert 7 PM

EOU men’s basketball Quinn Coliseum 7:30 PM

For all OWEAC business, please visit the OWEAC Wiki (link on the right frame of this screen).  The fall agenda and the revised Spring 2011 newsletter for the website can be found there.

See you in La Grande!

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