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Grad Profile: Ruby Van Dyke

Grad Profile: Ruby Van Dyke

Ruby Van Dyke is a 2021 graduate from Santa Rosa, California. Their major is Gerontology: Aging and Older Adulthood.    Why did you choose WOU?  I chose WOU because it is one of two schools in the Northwest (NorCal to Washington) with a bachelor’s in gerontology,...

Grad Profile: Raynie Ehret

Grad Profile: Raynie Ehret

Raynie Ehret is a 2021 graduate from Olympia, Washington. She is a Business major with a concentration in Marketing/Management, plus a minor in Spanish with a certificate in Translating and Interpreting.   What has your experience been like as a student in the...

Grad Profile: Karina Ortiz Ramirez

Grad Profile: Karina Ortiz Ramirez

Karina Ortiz Ramirez is a 2021 graduate from Salem, Oregon. Her major is Early Childhood/Elementary Education, with a minor in ESOL/Bilingual Education.    How has being a Dreamer impacted your journey to and within college? Being a Dreamer impacted my journey to...

Grad Profile: Morgan McLain

Grad Profile: Morgan McLain

Morgan McLain is a 2021 graduate from Roseburg, Oregon. He completed an Elementary Master of Arts in Teaching degree.   Are you a transfer student? If so, where did you transfer from and what has the experience been like? The eMAT Graduate Program was my first...

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Cheyanne Bumgardner '17

What do you like best about WOU?

Honestly, it’s the people here. I don’t feel like I’m just a number. My campus community knows me not only by my name but by my personality too! I’ve gained valuable connections with classmates, fellow student leaders, professors, and staff and faculty of all titles. I love WOU because I feel cared for and like my voice matters.

WOU Women’s Soccer Adds Assistant Coach

WOU Women’s Soccer Adds Assistant Coach

By the Polk County Itemizer-Observer MONMOUTH — Western Oregon University’s women’s soccer team will import an assistant coach from the University of Oregon for the new season this fall. Maryn Beutler, most recently a University of Oregon graduate assistant coach, will join the Wolves. Head coach Kacey Bingham said she’s eager to have Beutler to join her staff, according to a WOU news release. “I’ve known and been able to...

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Hailey Verhaalen: Someday When This Is Over

Hailey Verhaalen: Someday When This Is Over

By Bren Swogger at Vortex Oregon native Hailey Verhaalen has seen a lot change in the past year. A singer-songwriter from Oregon City and graduate of Western Oregon University, Verhaalen made her way to Nashville in 2016 to pursue her dreams in country music. Since then, she’s spent the years avidly pursuing her passions, writing three songs a week, collaborating with artists in the Nashville scene and trying to keep her...

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Isle Royale National Park Has New Superintendent

By the Keweenaw Report Isle Royale National Park has a new superintendent. This from a press release from Bert Frost, Regional Director of the National Park Service. Denice Swanke, will take over, effective August 16th. Frost said this about Swanke. “Her honesty and integrity will help continue and develop strong relationships that will position her for success through innovation and meaningful collaboration.” Currently,...

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