Grad profile: Megan Cabison

Megan Cabison
Megan Cabison is graduating from Western Oregon University with a double major in business management and communication studies, and a minor in entrepreneurship. Cabison is from Hilo, Hawaii and chose to come to Western because of the undergraduate exchange program for Hawaiian students. She had never visited the university before move in day, but as soon as she [more…]

Grad profile: Josh Henderson

Josh Henderson
Josh Henderson is graduating Western Oregon University this June with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Anthropology. Henderson is from Salem, Ore. and chose to attend WOU for the campus involvement and the close relationships with professors that a smaller university can offer. His favorite lunch to treat himself to is Momiji’s; his favorite WOU event [more…]

Grad profile: Nikole Davis

Nikole Davis
Nikole Davis from Salem, Ore. will be graduating from Western Oregon University this June with a major in ASL/English Interpreting and a minor in Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling. Davis chose to go to WOU because of the highly regarded interpreting program and has enjoyed the opportunities for growth and learning the university has provided. [more…]

Grad profile: Tabitha Mortensen

Tabitha Mortensen
Tabitha Mortensen is graduating from Western Oregon University this June with a major in American Sign Language studies and a minor in psychology. Mortensen is from Salem, Ore. and is a full time mother to Zoe and Ezekiel. Her favorite lunch spot in Monmouth is Yang’s, and her favorite study spots on campus are the [more…]

¡La Nuestra Fiesta Latina fue increíble!

On Friday, May 20, Western Oregon University’s Multicultural Student Union hosted Nuestra Fiesta Latina, and word on the street is that this 14 hour party was quite a success! Starting at 11 a.m. there were tons of free activities for the campus community. Events like face painting, airbrush tattoos, and a jalapeño eating contest made this afternoon [more…]

How to make the most of your summer

Malissa Larson
As finals week is approaching closer, so is something else: sweet, sweet, summer. The dreaded exams may be on our minds, but so are sunny days, BBQ’s, late nights, fun trips, new experiences, and more. With less than a month until spring classes are over, it’s time to start planning out some of the fantastic [more…]

Getting around Monmouth – and the Willamette Valley

Brenda Flores
Feeling like you’re stuck at your house or dorm on campus if you don’t have a car? Getting around town and to further locations may not be as difficult to get to as you may have thought. Western Oregon University has some great options for getting from point A to point B that won’t cost an [more…]

May events: Marion and Polk Counties

May is right around the corner, and before students start studying for finals, they may want to check out some of these upcoming events near WOU. Polk County Flea Market Sunday, May 1, 2016 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 520 S. Pacific Hwy. W, Rickreall, OR 97371 Irish/Celtic Social Dance Lessons Tuesday, May 3, 2016 – 6:30 p.m. [more…]

Western Oregon University Hosts: SPEAK LIKE A GIRL

Left: Megan Falley, Right: Olivia Gatwood. Speak Like A Girl Slam Poetry feminist duo
On Wednesday, April 20, Western Oregon University welcomed Megan Falley and Olivia Gatwood, otherwise known as the feminist slam poetry duo: SPEAK LIKE A GIRL. These women have been on a tour around the country, making stops at college campuses to share their fresh and inspiring spoken word on feminism and gender inequality. Issues like street [more…]

WOU Diversity Week!

April 25 through April 28 is Western Oregon University’s Diversity Week! Monday through Thursday ASWOU will be hosting a few different events that students, staff, and community members are encouraged to participate in. Tabling On the 25th stop by the WUC from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to see the ASWOU table for activities, information, [more…]

April Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Gardner stands along side of her maid of Janeen
Spring term is in full swing, and so are the April events that are popping up as quick as the flowers. Here are some Marion and Polk County activities that will be sure to add some fun into your schedule: Tulip Festival Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn Oregon is currently in full bloom and [more…]

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Abby's House Logo
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Western Oregon University is proud to participate in the national effort to bring awareness to sexual violence, and to promote prevention education in our communities on campus. Abby’s House has multiple events going on around campus this month for this exact cause. Here are some activities to help [more…]

Hikes near Monmouth

April is experiencing record high temperatures this month. What better way to enjoy this spring weather with a little hiking? Oregon offers beautiful hikes within a couple hours of practically every city and town. Here are some that you may want to try on your next free weekend. Little North Santiam This is a moderate, [more…]

All you need to know about ASWOU elections

Monday, April 11, was the kick-off for the Associated Students of Western Oregon University (ASWOU) campaign week on campus. It is the week that students running for ASWOU office positions get to actively campaign for students’ votes. So I sat down with ASWOU Judicial Administrator Janesa Ross for more information regarding the elections and voting [more…]