The Magic of Aoife O’Donovan

I first heard singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan while listening to a track from one of my favorite albums, the Goat Rodeo Sessions. The other musicians playing on the record were powerhouses – Chris Thile on mandolin, Stuart Duncan on violin, Edgar Meyer on bass, and Yo-Yo Ma on cello. I had never heard of O’Donovan, but [more…]

WOU Theater and Dance Department present “Cabaret”

Got plans for the weekend? Looking for entertainment right on campus? The Western Oregon University Theater and Dance Department is putting on its second week of “Cabaret!” This show is being performed by WOU Students and directed by Dr. Michael Phillips. The shows runs March 3-5 at 7:30 p.m. in Rice Auditorium. Bases in 1930s [more…]

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

It is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and Abby’s House is participating by putting on events to help bring awareness to eating disorders, as well as hosting fun activities to encourage positive body images. According to the NEDA website, “the goal of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness) is to put the spotlight on eating [more…]

Preview: SLDC Workshops

Are you interested in applying for a new job? Can’t remember the last time you updated your resume? Stop by the Service Learning and Career Development Center to take advantage of several upcoming events. The SLDC will be hosting resume workshops on Monday and Tuesday, as well as an interview workshop on Tuesday. If you’re [more…]

Apply for WOU Scholarships now!

It’s that time of year again when students need to fill out countless applications for scholarships. Or is it? Not so with WOU’s new scholarship application system. Now it is easier than ever for WOU students to apply to over 150 scholarships by filling out a single application. The new system centralizes the process for [more…]

Your guide to winter driving like a boss

It’s that time of year where we experience the beauty of snow, ice, and everything in between. Although it’s nice to view this from indoors, it’s an entirely different experience on the road. Keep yourself safe by following these winter driving tips. Stay alert. Turn down the Death Grips a tad. Put your phone into [more…]

Preview: Dead Week

It’s the dreaded week before finals when students rush to beat the deadlines – dead week! To help students get through the busy week, the Student Leadership and Activities has sponsored several events to help students relax, get a break from studying, and enjoy free snacks and hot chocolate. Monday, Nov. 30 10am-2pm Hot cocoa [more…]

Thanksgiving traditions

It’s that time of year again when we meet with friends and family, drink eggnog, and and eat turkey and mashed potatoes. Thanksgiving. Each of us celebrates the holiday a bit differently, so we are here to share some of our Thanksgiving traditions. Erin Each November my mom’s side of the family gets together. And when I [more…]

Preview: Career Fitness Week

This week the Service Learning and Career Development Center (SLDC) will be hosting several events to jumpstart your career fitness level! The first two events of the week cover resumes and interviews, providing tips and advice. The last event of the week is a photo booth for students to take professional photos for LinkedIn. Each event [more…]

Makeup – it doesn’t last forever

When was the last time you replaced your mascara? Eyeliner? Lipstick? If you can’t remember, it might be time to dump it. Unlike food products, which are required to show an expiration date, makeup products are not required to list it on the packaging. As we use makeup products, we expose them to brushes, our [more…]

12 tips for getting into grad school

This week WOU hosted its annual Grad School Week, which featured presentations for students interested in attending grad school. The presentations, which were sponsored by WOU’s Service Learning and Career Development Center, gave insight to the application process. Did you get a chance to attend any presentations? If not, read some of their best tips [more…]

Senior Year Highlights

The 2014-2015 school year has been an eventful year for me, and most importantly, the last one to complete my undergraduate degree. I have spent years longing for the time when I would finally be able to call myself a senior, have my own recital, and leave the music department knowing I had made an [more…]

6 Tips for Better Sleep

Do you constantly rely on coffee or Red Bull to stay awake during class? Have you ever found yourself driving while drowsy? Are you unable to wake up without several alarms? Do you just wish you could skip class and take a nap? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you may be [more…]

WHO & WHV Spring Tour 2015 – Bay Area

On April 21, 2015, two ensembles from the WOU Music Department left for Berkeley, CA for their annual Spring Tour. The two ensembles, the Western Hemisphere Orchestra and the Western Hemisphere Voices, represent part of the groups that play popular music in the WOU Music Department. The Western Hemisphere Orchestra (WHO), directed by Dr. Keller [more…]

WOU Opera Workshop presents: “The Pirates of Penzance”

This weekend the Western Oregon University Opera Workshop presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” in a fully-staged production with chamber orchestra. Performances: Friday April 17th / Saturday April 18th Time: 7:30 PM Location: WOU Campus, Smith Recital Hall Tickets: $8 general admission, $5 students/seniors, Free with WOU ID. For more information, see the upcoming [more…]

A Break from the Grind

Eliot Dickinson
Coming down with the winter term blues? Don’t let it get to you. Sometimes we just need a break from the grind, and a new experience to revitalize our lives. Below is a list of fun and cheap things to do in the area surrounding Monmouth. Grab a friend and get going!   Take a [more…]

Action: The Cure for Procrastination

Aleisha Douthitt
Why do we procrastinate? There are several different types of procrastinators. One type is the thrill seeker, who enjoys the rush of energy from finishing something at the last minute. Another is the indecisive procrastinator, who is unable to move forward because they have made themselves exempt from any possible outcome from their lack of [more…]

Preview: WOU Homecoming 2014

Homecoming – the time for football games, tiaras, and face painting is about to begin. WOU’s 2014 Homecoming, “Howl with the Pack,” will last from Monday October 20th to Saturday October 25th. Each day will feature several different activities, offering something for everyone to enjoy! The best part? Almost all activities are free to students! [more…]