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New education building received Governor’s Executive Order 12-16 designation
College of Education

New education building received Governor’s Executive Order 12-16 designation

Oregon Governor John A. Kitzhaber announced the designation of Western Oregon University’s new College of Education (CoE) as a demonstration project under Executive Order 12-16. This order promotes innovative use of wood products as a green building material, encourages innovative uses of wood products and increases markets for Oregon wood products. The new education building … Continue reading

University Advancement

WOU Foundation announces winners of competitive grants

The Western Oregon University Foundation announced the recipients of its annual competitive small grants program. For the 2014 calendar year, 14 grants were awarded, totaling $12, 749. The competitive grants program is funded from unrestricted gifts to the WOU Foundation and each grant is generally $1,000 or less. Criteria used to evaluate proposals consider emphasis … Continue reading


WOU pursues institutional governing board of trustees to better serve Oregon students

 Western Oregon University (WOU) announced its choice to pursue an institutional board of trustees for governance and will formally file its request with the Oregon State Board of Higher Education as authorized in Senate Bill 270. WOU’s decision comes on the heels of recent ten-year projections showing continued financial health for the institution. This choice … Continue reading

WOU welcomes family to campus for weekend of activities
Student services & organizations

WOU welcomes family to campus for weekend of activities

Western Oregon University will hold its annual Family Weekend from Friday, Feb. 7 through Sunday, Feb. 9. This year’s theme is WOU Modern Family: Taking Family to a Whole New Level. The weekend features a variety of activities and events for WOU students and their families to enjoy campus and the surrounding area. For more … Continue reading

Hamersly Library

Living History video premiers about history of WOU and Monmouth

Western Oregon University University Archives and Digital Production Services have created a Living History video about the early history of the university and Monmouth area, from 1853 to 1911. Living History: The Early Years, Monmouth & Western Oregon University was created with support of a grant from the Polk County Cultural Coalition. University Archives routinely … Continue reading