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A Celebration of Academic Excellence

A Celebration of Academic Excellence

Western Oregon University student Sandra Cerda-Lezama ’20 sought to understand what causes parent-child conflict. Graduate student Leslie McLane designed a lesson plan to equip high school students with the mental tools for effectively processing cognitive dissonance...

Grad Profile: Eva Batenhorst

Grad Profile: Eva Batenhorst

Eva Batenhorst will be graduating this spring, with a double major in Biology and Dance, and a minor in Physical Science. Eva is from Eugene, Oregon, and has participated in many extracurriculars during her time at WOU, including the Honors program, RHA, and PLUS...

Grad Profile: Jon Montero

Grad Profile: Jon Montero

Jon Montero is a graduating student from Seattle, Wash., who is completing a degree in Exercise Science. Why did you choose WOU? I chose WOU because I was excited about the hands-on experience you receive when taking the courses. In the first year you practice...

T.H. Gentle Professor of Education for 2021

T.H. Gentle Professor of Education for 2021

When she was a middle and high school teacher in rural China, Western Oregon University Associate Professor Xiaopeng Gong observed many of her students struggled with various social and emotional challenges. “As a teacher, there were so many questions that I wanted to...

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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.

New Battle Ground Police chief and WOU graduate takes oath of office

New Battle Ground Police chief and WOU graduate takes oath of office

Posted by ClarkCountyToday.com Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020 Mike Fort takes over for retiring Chief Bob Richardson BATTLE GROUND — Mike Fort took his official oath of office Friday afternoon as Battle Ground’s new chief of police. Chief Fort, who has served as Battle Ground Police lieutenant the last two years, was named successor to retiring Police Chief Bob Richardson by City Manager Erin Erdman in October of 2019...

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From farmworker roots to national acclaim for former Nyssa man and WOU alum | Malheur Enterprise

From farmworker roots to national acclaim for former Nyssa man and WOU alum | Malheur Enterprise

Yadira Lopez, Tech Register February 19, 2020 Nyssa schools and farm fields helped form Gustavo Balderas. Now the superintendent of the Eugene School District, last week Balderas was named the national superintendent of the year. Balderas has led the Eugene School District since 2015. The award, given by the national School Supertintendents Association, honors school leaders across the country who are influencing students’...

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Five Benicia High athletes sign letters of intent to play in college, 2 Signing with WOU

Five Benicia High athletes sign letters of intent to play in college, 2 Signing with WOU

By THOMAS GASE | tgase@timesheraldonline.com | Vallejo Times Herald PUBLISHED: February 13, 2020 at 5:47 p.m. | UPDATED: February 14, 2020 at 3:19 p.m. Five Benicia High student-athletes recently found their true north and their decisions were celebrated at a Thursday ceremony where they signed their letters of intent for college. While golfer Angel Antonio will remain in the North Bay by attending Dominican, Benicia High...

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