CANCELED: CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION: The Chinese New Year event on Friday, Jan. 31 has been postponed. It will be held in conjunction with International Night on Friday, April 18. If you purchased a ticket for the Chinese New Year Celebration, you can visit the International Office for a refund or your ticket will be honored at International Night.
Monday, Feb. 3
LET’S TALK ABOUT: It’s the day after the Super Bowl and Groundhog Day. Did your favorite team win? What did the groundhog predict about the arrival of spring?
Tuesday, Feb. 4
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL GAME: The women’s basketball team will play Concordia University at 7 p.m. at New P.E. WOU students and children 6 years old and younger are admitted for free. Tickets for adults are $7 and tickets for seniors (65 and older) and students with ID are $5.
Wednesday, Feb. 5
WOU WEDNESDAY: Celebrate being part of the Western Oregon University community by wearing WOU gear or red on Wednesdays. It’s a great way to show your school spirit, plus it makes it easy to get dressed on Wednesdays.
YOUR BODY, YOUR BUSINESS: Abby’s House is hosting four events in February to help people take control of their health and happiness because it’s their life, body and business. The first class is A Rest From Stress from noon to 2 p.m. in the Rogue Room at the WOU. The drop-in event includes guided meditation and self-care strategies. For information, contact Abby’s House.
OUT AND PROUD: The event celebrates and explores the various cultures and ethnic backgrounds within the LGBTQ+ community and recognizes their challenges as well as celebrates their achievements and success. Mick Rose is the guest speaker. The free event is 6 to 8 p.m. at the WUC’s Columbia room. If you plan to attend, please sign-up at the Multicultural Student Services and Programs office.
Thursday, Feb. 6
MODEL UNITED NATIONS: INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS DINNER: WOU history professor Ricardo Pelegrín-Taboada is the guest speaker at the WOU Model United Nations dinner and auction. Pelegrín-Taboada will discuss Latin America in the Twentieth-First Century: Moving between the Right and the Left. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the WUC. Tickets are $20.
Saturday, Feb. 8
EXPLORE CAMPUS: Visit the Cannon Gallery of Art, explore the Hamersly Library, go swimming, rocking climbing or play basketball at the Health and Wellness Center or invite friends to coffee. Did you know you can check out gear from the Health and Wellness Center?
SOFTBALL GAME: The softball team will play Eastern Oregon University at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the softball field.
Sunday, Feb. 9
NATIONAL PIZZA DAY: Did you know Americans consume on average 23 pounds of pizza per person each year? Celebrate National Pizza Day by ordering or making your favorite pizza.
A few more fun facts:
- Antica Pizzeria, the first pizzeria, opened in Naples, Italy, in 1738.
- Gennaro Lombardi, the first pizzeria in the United States, opened in 1895 in New York City.
- What is your favorite pizza? Most Americans prefer pepperoni.
If you are hosting a campus event, be sure to add it to the calendar by visiting calendar.wou.edu and click “submit event.”