University Advancement

Gentle House to host afternoon of wine and music in celebration of 100th anniversary

The Gentle House of Western Oregon University is holding its inaugural Wine & Music Picnic to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Gentle family moving into this 1880s farmhouse, on Sunday, Sept. 14 from 2 to 6 p.m. Spend an afternoon relaxing amongst the towering trees while listening to live music by Steven Smith (guitarist) … Continue reading

TRI staff to present unique approach to program rating at the QRIS national meeting
Teaching Research Institute

TRI staff to present unique approach to program rating at the QRIS national meeting

Robyn Lopez Melton, Pat Aldrich and Tom Udell, staff members at Western Oregon University’s Teaching Research Institute (TRI), were invited to present at the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) national meeting from July 23 to 25 in Denver, Colo. QRIS is a system designed to improve the quality of child care by providing technical assistance … Continue reading

Creative Arts

WOU to present comedy following the lives of four men in a communal residence

Western Oregon University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present the riotously comic, sharply observant and emotionally moving play The Boys Next Door by Tom Griffin. The show will run July 30 through Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Rice Auditorium. The Aug. 1 performance will be interpreted for American Sign Language and a matinee will be … Continue reading

Spring theater play addresses issues faced by modern families
Creative Arts

Spring theater play addresses issues faced by modern families

Western Oregon University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present the smartly comic, sharply observant and surprisingly humane play Distracted by Lisa Lomer. The performances will be held nightly from Wednesday, May 28 through Saturday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Rice Auditorium. What’s wrong with nine-year-old Jesse? He can’t sit still, he curses, he raps, … Continue reading

General

WOU nationally ranked in top 100 for employability of graduates

Western Oregon University was ranked highest in the Pacific Northwest and 85th in the nation for economic value and employability of its graduates, by Educate to Career, Inc. (ETC). The ETC College Rankings Index looked at 1,222 schools across the country and examined data such as starting salaries of graduates. This ranking demonstrates that WOU … Continue reading