WUC CLOSED FOR THREE-DAY WEEKEND: The Werner University Center’s (WUC) hours for the three-day weekend are: closes at 5 p.m. Jan. 17 and is closed Jan. 19 to Jan. 20. The regular hours resume Jan. 21.

LAST DAY TO ADD A CLASS: The deadline to add a course is Friday, Jan. 17. If you have questions, talk with your adviser.

Friday, Jan. 17

WOU BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: Celebrate Western Oregon University’s 164th birthday with free birthday cake. Noon to 2 p.m. at the WUC.

SMITH FINE ARTS SERIES: Las Cafeteras has taken the music scene by storm with infectious performances and a sound that crosses genres and musical borders. Las Cafeteras sings in English, Spanish and Spanglish and strives to build bridges among different cultures and communities by creating “a world where many worlds fit.” 7:30 p.m. in Rice Auditorium.

Saturday, Jan. 18 to Monday, Jan. 20

Not sure what to do this three-day weekend? Discover the possibilities by visiting Explore Polk County.

Monday, Jan. 20

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY: Western Oregon University will be closed in observation of the national holiday.

Tuesday, Jan. 21

Squirrel Appreciation Day: Whether you think they are a pest or charming, take a moment to observe the busy creatures.


Wednesday, Jan. 22

FEM IN STEM SPEAKER SERIES: Guest speaker Robin Frojen majored in graphic design, however after several path changes, earned a bachelor’s degree in food science. She has been a chef and quality assurance manager.

Jan. 21 is National Celebrate Squirrels Day.

She now runs the creamery and Beaver Classic Cheese program at Oregon State University. She will talk about her careers and her current work in STEM. 4 p.m. Natural Sciences, Room 103.

GAYMER NIGHT: Come join the Stonewall Center for Gaymer Night: A night playing of Mario Kart, board games and more! 4 to 6 p.m. WUC Ochoco Room 

HONORING MLK JR.: Western Oregon University’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 in the Werner University Center. The suggested donation is $5. There will be performance by WOU Chambers Singers performing some of MLK Jr.’s favorite hymns and Rainbow Dance Theatre performing pieces in tribute to MLK Jr. and his contributions. The three winners of the MLK Student Essay Competition will read their essays.

Thursday, Jan. 23

WOU OUTDOOR PROGRAM: The Central Oregon Avalanche Center presents Know Before You Go at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Peter Courtney Health and Wellness Center. The free avalanche awareness program teaches people the basics of what avalanches look like, how people trigger them and how to recognize avalanche terrain. Participants will learn the basics of avalanche rescue equipment and where to obtain information about current avalanche conditions.

WOU ALUMNI APPRECIATION NIGHT: The women’s and men’s basketball teams are playing Northwest Nazarene in a double header. The women tip-off at 5:15 p.m. and the men tip-off at 7:30 p.m. Alumni get free tickets and

Wolfie invites family and friends to WOU Family Weekend.

T-shirts! Reserve your tickets by calling 503-838-8917 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Game tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors. WOU students and kids are free.


Friday, Jan. 24

FAMILY WEEKEND: Welcome family and friends to campus. Check out this weekend’s activities, including Battle of the Generations Trivia Night starting at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 25

WOU Athletic Events: 1 p.m. WOU’s men’s rugby; 2 p.m. women’s basketball; 4:15 p.m. men’s basketball.

Saturday schedule for Family Weekend events.

Sunday, Jan. 26

WOU Brunch Send-off: Students and their family and friends are invited to brunch. Look-a-like contest winners announced via social media! 9 to 11 a.m. at the WUC.

If you are hosting a campus event, be sure to add it to the calendar by visiting calendar@wou.edu.

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