Grad Profile: Lila Gardner

Lila Gardner holding a pumpkin
We congratulate Lila Gardner class of 2018! A first-generation student from Beaverton, Gardner will be getting her degree in Gerontology with a minor in Human Biology. Why did you choose WOU? For a multitude of reasons. It was affordable, the promise of small class sizes, my partner was studying here, it wasn’t too far from [more…]

Grad Profile: Elisa Moore

Elisa Moore smiling
We congratulate Elisa Moore class of 2018! From Days Creek, Ore., Moore will be graduating with a bachelor’s in Gerontology and a minor in Health. Moore is a first-generation student that transferred to Western from Umpqua Community College. Why did you choose WOU? I chose WOU because it is the only university in Oregon that [more…]

Grad Profile: April Mathews

April and Marilyn standing together and smiling for a picture
We congratulate April Mathews class of 2018! As a first-generation student, Mathews will be graduating with a degree in Gerontology. She transferred from Chemeketa Community college and is part of Sigma Phi Omega International Academic Honor & Professional Society in Gerontology. She chose WOU because of it’s proximity and appealing price.  What do you love [more…]

Grad Profile: Aaron Orr

Arron Orr in a plaid shirt on the beach
We congratulate Aaron Orr class of 2018! From Forest Grove, Orr will be graduating with an major in Earth Science, a double minor in Chemistry and Music, and a certificate in Geographic Information Systems. Aaron is not the first in his family to get a degree, as his father feature graduated from University of California-Riverside. [more…]

ONE: A Spring Dance Concert Piece

The American Flag with some flowers
As a human, every day can bring up a different experience, but deciding on the voice in their narrative is up to the individual. ONE, a piece by student choreographer Tunya Dhevahpalin, is undertaking the issue between how we feel and the way people perceive us. Though a lot has changed, a lot more still [more…]

Last Light: A Spring Dance Concert Piece

Andrew De La Paz jumping in front of some graphiti
Inspiration comes from anywhere, for the piece the Last Light, by student choreographer Andrew De La Paz explained he had two muses: the way light refracts through different mediums and the poem by Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night. By incorporating these two vastly different influences, De La Paz hoped to [more…]

The Best Little Auditorium in Monmouth

Scene shop workers, working hard on "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" two story set
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas was not a place of fiction, it indeed existed under the name of Chicken Ranch. The prostitution started in the great depression as a way for the farm to survive, trading services for goods, eventually leading to the excess of chickens thus giving the 12 acre farm its name. [more…]

Fall 2017: Dead Week and Finals Week Events

Don’t go stir-crazy from studying. A little fun goes a long way. Check out these campus events happening next week and finals week to unwind and de-stress. Monday, Nov. 27 Dead Week Carne Asada WUC Willamette Room at 12:00 p.m. Free Vent Stations WUC Summit at 12:00 p.m. Free Orquestra Brasil Farewell Concert with the [more…]