• Abby's House
  • Academic Excellence Showcase
  • Communication Club
  • Communication Honor Society
  • PURE Insights Journal

Abby’s House


Our mission is to provide the WOU community with educational programming, information, and referral services designed to promote equity and non-violence. We embrace a feminist model that empowers all people to actively stand against all forms of violence, harassment, verbal abuse, discrimination, and hatred.

Academic Excellence Showcase

“The entire day is dedicated to the presentation of student scholarly activities, including original research, artwork, performances, and course projects, presentations, and papers.   The primary objectives of the Showcase are to provide an opportunity for presenters, giving them experience that will be useful in furthering their education and careers, and to expose the entire student body to the breadth and importance of the scholarship that is being conducted across campus.”

Why you should consider presenting:
  • Gain valuable experience presenting at professional conferences
  • Help gain admissions into graduate school
  • Share your scholarly work with family and friends
  • Enhance presentation skills
  • Build your resume

Communication Club

The Communication Club is sponsored by ASWOU.

The Communication Club includes the Nu Phi Chapter of the Lambda Pi Eta Honors Society (a national communication honors society) and Conversation Partner program (a campus program to enhance international-domestic student communication), as well as other committees and interest groups.

The purpose of the Communication Club is to provide Communication majors and minors, and others interested in communication, with opportunities to engage in social, academic, and service activities.

Membership in the Club is open to all students enrolled at Western Oregon University. Membership in the Nu Phi Honors Society is contingent upon student enrollment at WOU and the requirements of the national Lambda Pi Eta Honors Society (see www.natcom.org, the Honor Society Chair, or Club Advisor for details). Every member of the Communication Club has the right to be free from discrimination inclusive of, but not limited to, the following areas: race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national ancestry, sex, age, and individuals with mental and/or physical disabilities. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of the club to allow any disability accommodations requested through the Office of Disability Services for a club meeting, event, program, or activity and to help facilitate the accommodations if needed by said office.


The Nu Phi Honor Society

The Nu Phi Honor Society is the local chapter of the National Communication Association’s Lambda Pi Eta.

The Nu Phi chapter, an accredited international honor society of the National Communication Association is open to all communication studies majors and minors who meet the requirements for the honorary distinction. For further information about the local chapter please contact Paula Baldwin.

What is Lambda Pi Eta?

Pure Insights

Submissions to PURE Insights are the original work of at least one undergraduate student with at least one WOU faculty mentor.





Communication Studies

Dr. Dana Schwalter | (503) 838-9240 | schowalterd@mail.wou.edu | BELL 117