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Forensic Anthropology Professors Host Podcast

Forensic Anthropology Professors Host Podcast

Dr. Misty Weitzel and Jerielle Cartales teach forensic anthropology here at WOU who have started a podcast together titled Cabin Femur: Forensic Anthropology in the Age of Quarantine. The following is a curated version of my interview with them about the podcast and...

New Destination Western Program Succeeds in Preparing Students

New Destination Western Program Succeeds in Preparing Students

Destination Western (DW) is an all-new two-week residential program that wrapped up prior to the start of the 2021-22 academic year. I had the dual pleasure of not only participating in the program itself, but also interviewing some of the brilliant minds behind it....

Getting to Know Some of our Student Veterans

Getting to Know Some of our Student Veterans

In honor of Veteran’s Day, we want to introduce you to some of our student veterans here at WOU. Thank you to the students who talked with us, and thank you to all veterans for your service.  Jake Sutherby Jake Sutherby has been part of the WOU SVA club since 2016,...

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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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