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Next Week at WOU (Jan. 17 to Jan. 26)

Next Week at WOU (Jan. 17 to Jan. 26)

Looking for things to do at WOU this next week? We’ve got you covered with a selection of upcoming events. See the full calendar here or on your MyWOU app. Important Dates WUC CLOSED FOR THREE-DAY WEEKEND: The Werner University Center’s (WUC) hours for the...

WOU Honors  the Work and Vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

WOU Honors the Work and Vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Western Oregon University’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration serves both as a tradition and a reminder. “It’s a tradition of celebrating and bringing the WOU community together to focus an incredible civil rights leader and activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,”...

Outdoor Adventures to Explore Near WOU

Outdoor Adventures to Explore Near WOU

Growing up in southern Oregon, Western Oregon University senior Maddy Olson had heard of Silver Falls State Park, Opal Creek Scenic Recreation and Opal Creek Wilderness and Cascade Head Trail. Thanks to WOU’s Outdoor Program, a part of Campus Recreation, she has had...

WOU Welcomes Family and Friends

WOU Welcomes Family and Friends

There are the many reasons Western Oregon University students Hailey Silberfarb and McKenzie Wolfe-Webb are eager to have their families visit during WOU Family Weekend later this month “Family weekend is filled with entertainment while also having much-needed breaks...

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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.

PHS Grad Lucas Sinclair Returns as Police Officer

PHS Grad Lucas Sinclair Returns as Police Officer

By Brad Fuqua; published in the Philomath Express Patrolling Philomath’s streets and responding to calls overnight on graveyard shifts, 23-year-old rookie police officer Lucas Sinclair has a high degree of familiarity with the lay of the land. A little more than five years earlier, Sinclair had received his Philomath High School diploma to embark on new adventures. The path led him right back to Philomath. And that’s not a...

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Interns aid Scappoose growth

Interns aid Scappoose growth

By Anna Del Savio, published in the Columbia County Spotlight During a period of rapid growth, including residential and industrial, team of new city interns sets a productive pace. Now assistant to City Manager Michael Sykes, Alexandra Rains started working for the City of Scappoose as an intern in 2015. Rains was working toward her master’s degree in public administration at Portland State University when a professor...

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Students Learn Computer Coding with Dance

Students Learn Computer Coding with Dance

REDMOND, OR — Crook County Middle School computer science students spent Thursday at COCC-Redmond, learning to make a stick figure dance to the song “Gangnam Style.” They worked with Western Oregon University’s iLumiDance team to code lights on a life-sized stick man, to flash with the beat of the song. The 34 kids were divided into six teams and also learned a dance, moving the limbs of the stick figure...

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