Western Oregon University Board of Trustees pledges to keep tuition rates affordable

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The Western Oregon University Board of Trustees discussed on Wednesday updates concerning a budget shortfall for the 2019-20 fiscal year and strategies for the 2020-21 university budget that address several universal higher education hurdles. President Rex Fuller reiterated his intention that the university remain affordable to Oregonians seeking a four-year degree. “WOU is not immune [more…]

WOU Alum named National Superintendent of the Year

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Congratulations to WOU alum Gustavo Balderas ’90 was just named the 2020 National Superintendent of the Year! This significant recognition speaks to his dedication to Oregon’s youth. Balderas is the son of a migrant family from Mexico who settled in Oregon. Balderas works for the Eugene School District and he’s the second WOU alum to [more…]

Western Oregon University activates dedicated resources to help Concordia students finish their degrees

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Western Oregon University (WOU) has created a dedicated team to support Concordia students with WOU employees from areas including Graduate Programs, Admissions, Academic Advising, Financial Aid, Housing and more. WOU is striving to be the most affordable transfer opportunity for Concordia students and offers personalized support to help students find pathways to graduation. Any current [more…]

Western Oregon University Welcomes Two Former U.S. Reps. to Share the Value and Impact of Public Service

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Former Congress members Nick Lampson (Democrat; Texas 9th district) and Rod Chandler (Republican; Washington 45th district) will visit Western Oregon University (WOU) for a series of events Feb. 10-12 focused on sharing how the U.S. Congress functions, promoting bipartisanship and discussing the value of careers in public service. A Congress to Campus Public Forum will [more…]

CWU hosting free West African dance and drumming workshop

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Published by The Daily Record Master teacher Darryl Thomas will teach West African dance and drumming at Central Washington University during a two-day workshop on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, according to a news release. The free workshops will be held in Nicholson Pavilion Dance Studio 106 and are open to the public. According to [more…]

Bandon Runner Signs with Western Oregon

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By John Gunther, The World BANDON — Shannon Smith’s parents weren’t surprised she became successful at running even though she came to the sport relatively late — she didn’t start until the track season of her sophomore year. “Shannon has always been the person if she’s going to do something, she’s going to do it [more…]
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By Carol Rosen, Canby Herald Most of us love to travel, visiting states in our homeland and occasionally taking a look at the countries that make up the world. But few of us ever get a chance to work abroad, meet and live with the people in their culture and see what they think of [more…]