Social Science / Students

History Department receives Heritage Center Service Award

Western Oregon University’s History Department has been selected for the 2013 Heritage Center Service Award from the Willamette Heritage Center in Salem, Ore. This award is in recognition of the department’s meritorious efforts in support of the Willamette Heritage Center’s mission and vision. The award will be presented during the 21st annual Heritage Awards dinner … Continue reading


Delmer Dewey Award: Justin Karr

Western Oregon University has a strong reputation for student athletes who are also academic achievers. Justin Karr, this year’s Delmer Dewey Award Winner for outstanding senior male, exemplifies that reputation. Karr, a cross country runner and distance runner for track and field, knew he wanted to be a student athlete like his older brother, who … Continue reading

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences / Psychology / Students

Julia McCulloch Smith Award for Outstanding Senior Female given to Kimber Saville

One of the benefits of an education at Western Oregon University is the opportunity for undergraduates to work on important research. Kimber Saville, the 2010 Julia McCulloch Smith award winner for outstanding senior female, took advantage of these opportunities by working with psychology faculty on their research projects over the past couple of years. These … Continue reading

College of Education / Special education / Students

Christa Brandenburg named Outstanding Graduate Student

In many ways, Christa Brandenburg represents the typical Western Oregon University student. She has made sacrifices in order to earn pursue her dream of a master’s in rehabilitation counseling. She is unlike many of the students, in that she has a 20-year career behind her. Brandenburg, this year’s Outstanding Graduate Student, has answered her calling … Continue reading