April 2021

Hello readers, I hope you are well and enjoying this lovely spring weather and staying healthy and happy.  I love seeing spring pop up and feeling it in the air. The buds on trees, the cherry trees blooming, the vibrant colors surrounding us from bushes, flowers, trees and other flora. It’s a great time of year and always brings hope of new life and new beginnings. 

Campus has been getting busier as the year goes on and we get further into spring. WOU is the host site for Salem Health and their vaccination clinic in the Pacific Room at the Werner University Center so many people have been arriving on campus weekly to get their vaccination. Student-athletes have been returning to campus to practice and play. Both softball and baseball have had home games, track and field have hosted a number of events, and volleyball has been playing on the road as well. Football is also practicing and prepping for their spring game and fall season. Spectators are not allowed at games and matches just yet but it is great having our student-athletes back and playing. 

March was a whirlwind of a month as we prepped for spring and the return of small, in person events later this year. March’s big news was Giving Day. We are blown away by your continued support and generosity. Through your support and donations we raised more than $200,000 for students and programs on Giving Day! We cannot thank you enough for your donations and helping us surpass our goal by double. THANK YOU, from everyone at the Foundation and on behalf of WOU students. If you’d still like to donate, you may do so though the giving page.  

Upcoming events- 

  • On April 23rd we will celebrate the completion of the Dean Jack Morton Memorial Lobby at the WOU Welcome Center. This is an invite only event for people who donated to the lobby project. Small groups will gather to tour the space and all CDC and OHA regulations will be followed to follow Covid-19 protocols.  
  • The annual Wolves Athletic Auction will be held online from May 29 to June 5. Items are available to bid on for a week. You must register online at wouwolves.com to view and bid on items. Help our student-athletes by supporting scholarships and more. 
  • Do you like to golf? Want to support WOU women’s athletics? Save the date for the annual “Wolves on the Green” golf tournament on July 29. This year’s tournament will be held at McNary Golf Club. Get your group of four together and watch for more details to come out soon. 

We look forward to seeing you this spring and summer! Be sure to check wou.edu/alumni for updates and events and more. Soon the 2021 Alumni Award of Excellence winner will be announced as well. Stay tuned for great things to come. Take care, Wolves.