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

WOU honored for success in academic advising
Student services & organizations

WOU honored for success in academic advising

Dr. Lauren Roscoe, an associate professor of psychology at Western Oregon University (WOU), was honored by NACADA The Global Community for Academic Advising (NACADA) with an Outstanding Advising Award for faculty advising. This marks the seventh consecutive year that NACADA has recognized WOU for the strength of its advising programs. “It is an honor to … Continue reading

Academic advisor accepted into prestigious leadership program
Staff / Student services & organizations

Academic advisor accepted into prestigious leadership program

NACADA The Global Community for Academic Advising (NACADA) has selected Alexander Kunkle, academic advisor in Western Oregon University’s Academic Advising and Learning Center (AALC), for its Emerging Leader Program (ELP). Only 10 people are selected annually for this prestigious opportunity and it is the first time a WOU advisor has been chosen. “I am honored … Continue reading

38th Annual Spring Dance Concert to be held May 8 to 10
Creative Arts

38th Annual Spring Dance Concert to be held May 8 to 10

Monmouth, Ore. – The highly anticipated annual Western Oregon University Spring Dance Concert will be held Thursday, May 8 through Saturday, May 10 in Rice Auditorium. Directed by Deborah Jones, dance professor, the concert includes choreography by dance faculty, students and guest artist Brian Enos. General admission is $12, $10 for seniors and $7 for … Continue reading

Teaching Research Institute

Mid-Willamette Valley Promise Consortium awarded $500,000 grant from Oregon Department of Education

The Oregon Department of Education has announced that the Mid-Willamette Valley Promise Consortium has received a $500,000 grant for a collaborative program that will expand the ways that high school students in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties can earn college credit during high school. The Willamette Promise is a collaboration between Western Oregon University’s Teaching … Continue reading