Portland State University and Eastern Oregon University are leading an effort, along with their community partners, to provide an Urban-Rural Ambassador Insitute, a two-week, six-credit residential summer institute each year for undergraduate students to explore urban and rural connections in Oregon, and to develop the collaborative skills to work across Oregon’s urban-rural divide. For more information see the program flyer (PDF) and watch the program video.
Watch the newly released Time Magazine website feature about the Urban Rural Ambassadors Summer Institute.
(Below) At Eastern Oregon University (EOU), Governor Brown signed two bills designating EOU as “the rural university” and allocating funds for a field house. In addition, she designated the Urban Rural Ambassador project, advanced by EOU’s Rural Economic Vitality Center, as an Oregon Solutions project.