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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
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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
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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

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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

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Western Oregon University receives approval for institutional governing board

Western Oregon University (WOU) received approval today to become an independent state university from the Oregon State Board of Higher Education (OSBHE). Currently WOU is governed by the OSBHE, but with this affirmative decision, the institution will begin transitioning to full self-governance and its own governing board to be effective July 1, 2015. This is … Continue reading