JOHN DAY - From June 16 through Sept. 1, Eastern Oregon University's Grant County Center temporarily will reduce summer hours to Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and other hours by appointment.

Interested students may call Chris Cronin, center director, at (541) 575-2168 for general information, advising or test proctoring, or the campus at 1-800-544-2195.

It is not too late to register for local summer classes offered through EOU's Division of Distance Education, Grant County center. Art 281 Beginning Painting (3) and Art 380 Advanced Painting (3) will be offered in a workshop format from July 7-10 and July 14-17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Prairie City School. Local artist and instructor Janet Gordon Long will instruct. The course will explore oil painting as a medium of artistic expression and will incorporate projects, slide/film presentations and in-class critiques.

On the weekend of July 11-13, EOU will offer a weekend college course, GEOL 310, the Geologic Setting of the John Day River Country (3), taught by retired EOU professor Ken Baxter. The field trip course will explore the natural geologic resources of the area, including gold, chromite and asbestos, with particular emphasis on fossils and the fossil beds.

Call the center at (541) 575-2168 or visit the Web page for more information on these courses or more than 500 additional EOU courses and seven degrees offered through distance education.

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