Five Benicia High athletes sign letters of intent to play in college, 2 Signing with WOU

By THOMAS GASE | | Vallejo Times Herald PUBLISHED: February 13, 2020 at 5:47 p.m. | UPDATED: February 14, 2020 at 3:19 p.m. Five Benicia High student-athletes recently found their true north and their decisions were celebrated at a Thursday ceremony where they signed their letters of intent for college. While golfer Angel Antonio [more…]

Same Tradition, New Opportunities

Since its founding in 1856, Western Oregon University has equipped the region’s young adults to serve the needs of the growing area. Even before Oregon was a state, students attended what was first known as Monmouth University to train as school teachers, a profession in high demand as people settled the Willamette Valley during the [more…]

30 Days to WOU: Countdown for Incoming Students

Are you about to start your first term at Western Oregon University? We want to help prepare you for move-in day, New Student Week, and the rest of your time at WOU with a 30-day countdown to move-in day. We’re talking all about living on campus, getting involved, places to eat on campus, and much [more…]

Congratulations to the 2019 Peter Sears Poetry Prize Winners

Open book with the word "poetry" written on a page
The English Studies Department announced the winners of the 2019 Peter Sears Poetry Prize. The first prize went to Nicole Caldwell, second prize to Tricia Manzano and third prize to Laura Wildfang. The three winning poems are below. The competition received over 60 poems from students. An English Studies committee selected 10 poems that were [more…]

Top 5 Reasons a Four-Year University is the Ideal Place to Earn a Degree

Students studying in a hallway in Ackerman Hall
Students graduating high school have many choices for seeking a college degree. They can go to a traditional four-year university to earn a bachelor’s degree; start at a community college and then transfer to a four-year university; get a two-year associate’s degree; seek vocational training or take courses entirely online. Only students and their families [more…]

Extramural vs. Intramural vs. Club Sports

Here at WOU, there are many different options to play sports on campus. – Renting equipment from HWC – Join a Club / Create a Club – Join an Intramural / Create an Intramural There is a difference between Clubs, Intramurals, and Extramurals, and those differences aren’t always clear. Hopefully this post will clear some [more…]

WOU Alum and WOU Senior Show They Have a Way with Words

It is challenging to chart one’s own path in the world of publishing, but a recent Western Oregon University graduate and a current WOU senior have fearlessly entered the fray to share their creative styles. Both women majored in English with a concentration in writing, and they describe their years at the university as transformative [more…]

WOU in the news: Western invites community input

Cec Koontz, middle, speaks with Marshall Guthrie, left, and Paul Sieber, right, about WOU’s goals. Koontz and Guthrie are both on the Western Oregon University board of trustees, as well as on the strategic planning committee.
MONMOUTH — When Rex Fuller was first hired as Western Oregon University’s president in April 2015, he anticipated having conversations with the campus community and residents of the surrounding area. This year, those conversations took a more formal approach. In April 2016, a committee of 25 people representing a cross-section of campus started working in [more…]