High school students celebrate culture and connect with the Western Oregon University community

Pictured: Western’s Mariachi Band performing

MONMOUTH, Ore. – Western Oregon University invited over 150 high school students to join the cultural event, Conexiones. The event’s keynote speaker was Oregon State Representative Nathan Sosa. 

Conexiones offered engaging sessions for students to connect with Western’s community and learn more about their culture. Students participated in campus tours, interactive activities, and more. Presentations were also given by  Western faculty, students, and community partners. 

The Multicultural Student Union also hosted their 32nd annual Nuestra Fiesta Latina, celebrating the Hispanic and Latino/a/e identities. Students attended the event which included vendors, activities, and food. 


About Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University, established in Monmouth in 1856, proudly stands as Oregon’s oldest public university. Hosting around 4,000 students, Western embodies a mid-sized, NCAA Division II institution, with approximately 80% of its students hailing from within the state. Notably, its diverse student body comprises individuals from underrepresented backgrounds, veterans, and non-traditional learners. Western stands as the preferred campus in Oregon for those pursuing an enriching education within a nurturing, student-focused environment, characterized by faculty-led instruction.  Together we succeed.

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