Next Week at WOU (March 9 to 15)

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Looking for things to do at Western Oregon University this next week? We’ve got you covered with a selection of upcoming events. See the full calendar here or on your MyWOU app.

If you are hosting a campus event, be sure to add it to the calendar by visiting and click “submit event.”

Important Notices

AN ARTFUL LIFE: CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF CREATOR, TEACHER AND COLLECTOR ALFRED MAURICE: Visit the Cannon Gallery of Art in historic Campbell Hall to view the late Alfred Maurice’s work. The exhibit is open now until March 20. Artwork in all exhibits will be for sale with price points for everyone ($10 – $1,000). All proceeds benefit the Maurice Undergraduate Initiative. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Monday, March 9

NATIONAL NAPPING DAY: Springing forward equates to needing a nap the next day. Each year, National Napping Day recognizes our need for a nap the day following the return of daylight saving time. Mid-afternoon naps are an integral part of most cultures and scientifically proven to be good for you. A nap can make you feel better and also improve your mood. Numerous studies have shown that short 10-20 minute naps are the most effective when midday fatigue hits. Improvements in alertness, productivity and mood have all been shown to improve with this type of snooze.

HAWAI’I CLUB KRISPY KREME FUNDRAISER: The Hawai’i Club is selling Krispy Kreme donuts for $1 and $10 for a dozen from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the WUC.

Tuesday, March 10

MOVIE NIGHT: Take a study break and join the Stonewall Center for movie night from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Ochoco room at the WUC.

BLACK STUDENT UNION (BSU): Black Student Union invites all students to join them for meetings, games, movies and more from 5 to 6 p.m. in Ackerman 139.

ASL CLUB: ASL club, or American Sign Language club, meets weekly from 5 to 6 p.m. at RWEC 103 to practice ASL concepts and socialize with students and community members.

Western Oregon's Concert Choir gathers for a photo.
Western Oregon University’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will perform March 10.

CHORAL ALUMNI CELEBRATION: Alumni and friends are invited to enjoy drinks, snacks and networking at a reception before the concert. Guests will meet WOU’s choral director Dr. James Reddan and hear about his plans for WOU’s chorus. Register to receive complimentary tickets for the choir performance that evening titled We Shall Overcome, featuring WOU’s Concert and Chamber choirs. Celebrate our choirs with us and experience their amazing music. The reception is 5:30 to 7 p.m.

CONCERT CHOIR and CHAMBER SINGERS: WOU’s Department of Music presents We Shall Overcome at 7:30p.m. at Rice Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the WOU Box Office at 503-838-8462. The cost is $5 general admission, $3 students and senior citizens, and free for WOU students with ID.

Wednesday, March 11

STUDENT ACTIVITIES BOARD CAR SMASH FUNDRAISER: Feeling stressed during Prep Week? Come take a few swings at our car from noon to 2 p.m. to release your stress and frustration! It is $10 for 10 hits!

GRADUATE SCHOOL Q&A PANEL: If you are interested in attending graduate school but not sure where to start, make sure to attend this event. You will receive advice from WOU professors on the application process at Phi Kappa Phi’s Graduate School Q&A Panel starting at 4 p.m. in Room 101 of the Richard Woodcock Education Center.

ART AND WINE WALK – FEATURING THE ART WORK AND COLLECTIONS OF ALFRED P. MAURICE: Invite your friends to tour art displays at six sites on the WOU Campus and select Monmouth businesses from 2 to 7 p.m. There will be complimentary beverages and food at each location. The Art and Wine Walk features the work and collection of donor and art enthusiast, the late Alfred Maurice. Sales of the art will benefit WOU students competing in the J. Delores & Alfred P. Maurice Undergraduate Initiative. The art is marked at a price point for everyone. Start or grow your art collection and support WOU students!

Visit for information on how to sign up for a free gift at the event – quantities are limited so register today! Registration appreciated but not required. Free parking and shuttle services available.

Thursday, March 12

PLAN A PREP WEEK STUDY BREAK: Research has shown that taking breaks from studying every 90 minutes or so can improve your focus and attention. Healthy ideas for study breaks include exercising, stretching, cleaning, listening to music, talking with friends, playing a board game, eating a healthy meal or walking. Avoid unhealthy study breaks such as junk food, too much caffeine and binging on video games or TV shows.

Saturday, March 14

SALEM PADDY PINT: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by doing something healthy to help others. The 4th annual Kids Dash, 5K run/walk and 10K run are a fundraiser to support The Dental Foundation of Oregon and its Tooth Taxi which provides children in our local community with free dental care and oral health education. Click run to sign up.

Man playing the guitar
Western Oregon University’s Smith Fine Arts presents Seamus Egan at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14.

SMITH FINE ARTS PRESENTS IRISH MUSICIAN SEAMUS EGAN: When it comes to traditional Irish music, few artists are more influential than Seamus Egan, who has inspired multiple generations of musicians and helped define the sound of Irish music today. The box office opens at 6 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Rice Auditorium. Tickets are $25 for adults or $30 the day of show, $11 non-WOU students and free for WOU students. For advanced tickets, purchase them online at, call 503-838-8333 or print an order form, then complete and return by mail or email:

Sunday, March 15

HIKING TRAILS AWAIT: There are countless beautiful hiking trails in Oregon. Here are a few hikes near Western Oregon University:

Baskett Slough Wildlife Refuge, 10995 Hwy. 22, Dallas
EE Wilson Wildlife Area, 29555 Camp Adair Rd., Monmouth
Luckiamute Landing, Buena Vista Road NW, Albany
Willamette River Trail, 50 C St., Independence

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