Western Oregon selects Executive Director of Human Resources Desiree Noah

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MONMOUTH, Ore. – Dr. Jesse Peters, Western Oregon University President, names Desiree Noah as the university’s Executive Director of Human Resources. Please join us in congratulating Desiree Noah, who will begin her role on June 26th. “Desiree Noah is the right leader at the right time for the Human Resources Team at Western Oregon University. [more…]

Bilingual Teacher Scholars program expands scholarships and eligibility

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Oregon has experienced a shortage of bilingual teachers for many years, and Western Oregon University (WOU) has been working to address this gap while trying to help diversify the state’s teacher workforce with our Bilingual Teacher Scholars (BTS) program.  BTS provides bilingual and bicultural students (in Spanish and English) with an annual scholarship of $3,000, [more…]

Upcoming Fall 2020 Admissions Events

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For the latest schedule of Admissions events, visit their website.  Although the 2020-21 school year looks a little different than those of the past, prospective WOU students and their parents can still attend a plethora of great events hosted by WOU’s Admissions Office. All events will be held virtually over Zoom, and registration is required [more…]

Admissions Application Fee Waived for Freshmen and Transfer Students

Aerial view of WOU campus and Monmouth in fall
Applying to Western Oregon University is now easier than ever with new admissions policy changes. There is no application fee for freshman and transfer students until Sept. 1, 2021. Also, high school seniors and transfer students can self-report their cumulative grade point average when completing their admissions application.   “Western Oregon University recognizes that students [more…]

Prospective Students: Check Out WOU’s Campus

The side of historic Todd Hall, a brick building, bathed in late afternoon sunlight.
One of the best things about visiting WOU is getting to see the beautiful campus in different seasons. In fall, the leaves start to change and drape the streets in rich orange, gold, and brown tones. In winter, if we’re lucky, the streets will get a dusting of snow, blanketing the roofs of WOU’s buildings, [more…]