LA GRANDE, Ore. (AP) — Eastern Oregon University has reopened Zabel Hall after a $6.4 million renovation project.
The Observer newspaper reports (http://is.gd/hqFat8 ) the classroom building that faculty and students now enter is much more welcoming than the bunker-like place they left last December.
The building opened in 1974 and is named for Amanda Zabel, one of the original teachers at Eastern when it opened in 1929.
The popular professor taught English and directed stage plays during her time in La Grande.
The project was funded by the sale of bonds approved by the legislature and money from the Oregon Department of Energy.
Information from: The (La Grande) Observer, http://www.lagrandeobserver.com/