Grad Profile: Cynthia Olivares

With grad school on the horizon, Cynthia Olivares, from King City, is just cooling down from a busy and wild undergraduate career that involved student government, Green Dot, planning events and discovering her potential for leadership. We chatted with Olivares all about her time at WOU. What was your Major? Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus [more…]

Grad Profile: Jessica McCutchen

A prolific composer and musician, those in the Music department know first-generation student Jessica McCutchen, from Springfield, for her dedicated work ethic and her impact on the WOU music community. We talked to McCutchen about her passion for music, her time as an RA, and the best spot on campus to enjoy a good book. [more…]

Grad Profile: Frank Calzada III

WOU intramural fans and players may know referee and supervisor, Frank Calzada, well. Now gearing up for a graduate assistantship in sports management with Indiana State University, Calzada came in to chat about his experiences at WOU before graduation. Thanks once again for meeting with me! What’s your home town? I’m from Santa Rosa, California. [more…]

Grad Profile: Ashley Chambers

We chatted with Ashley Chambers, a first-generation Early Childhood Education major from Grants Pass (who’s also earning an English Speakers of Other Languages/Bilingual endorsement). Along with sharing her experiences as a Hamersly Library employee, we talked all about her grad school plans, her favorite spots on campus, and the time she accidentally walked into a [more…]

Grad Profile: Ann Marie “Poka” Matagi

Through her time with Kappa Delta Chi, the Multicultural Center, and the Alternative Break program, Ann Marie (nicknamed Poka) has been a fixture on campus since coming to WOU. We chatted with Matagi about her biggest campus inspirations, her experiences traveling to Honduras and Costa Rica, and much more. Matagi, a first-generation student from Medford, is [more…]

A WOU Student’s Experience Helping Organize the Independence-Monmouth Community Clean-Up

The Independence-Monmouth Community Clean-Up, held annually, is an opportunity for local residents to clear their homes of debris. It’s also a chance for the community to come together and help beautify Independence and Monmouth by picking up trash and clearing park trails. For my class, it was something of a trial by fire. As part [more…]

Halloween at WOU: Your Guide to Campus Frights

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In just a matter of days, the night air will be thick with the screeches of sugar-hyped kids and freshmen high-tailing it down Monmouth Avenue. Even now, jack-o-lanterns perch on porches, where they’ll sit until mid-November. It’s Halloween, y’all. The big question is, how do we celebrate Hallows’ Eve here at WOU? Consider this your [more…]

Grad Profile: Rosita Olalde

This is part of our WOU graduate profile series where we’re featuring students who have been making incredible contributions to the WOU community One of the first things you notice about Rosita Olalde, though you may not think that it is particularly noticeable at all, is how modest she is. She has a way of talking [more…]

Grad Profile: Laura Miranda

This is part of our WOU graduate profile series where we’re featuring students who have been making incredible contributions to the WOU community Today we’re featuring Laura Miranda, a social science major who made her mark with numerous organizations on campus, including Upward Bound and the Multicultural Student Union. We asked Laura about her time [more…]

How to write a killer scholarship essay

Who doesn’t want free money for college? Applying for scholarships can be a fantastic way to help pay for classes and textbooks. And with WOU’s general scholarship deadline of March 1, it’s time to get busy. The application process is competitive. Many scholarship programs require you to write an essay along with your application. Making [more…]