Liberal Arts Education in the news

Why More STEM Classes Won’t Help Solve the Serious STEM Achievement Gap

But what if this achievement gap can’t be solved by more STEM classes?

How Humanities Degrees Cultivate Marketable Business Skills

Creativity drives Innovation

Liberal Arts Education Benefits Democratic Society

With the knowledge and preparation that a liberal arts education provides, students become better citizens and communities more successful.

Redeploying Faculty For Student Success

“The first courses that incoming freshmen take must be ones that motivate them, engage them in real learning, keep them on track when (for a multiplicity of reasons) they go off track, and give them a sense of belonging and purpose.”   –Sue Henderson, president of New Jersey City University, and James Muyskens, former president of Queens College.

Why STEM needs Liberal Arts

Can liberal arts and STEM co-exist? The marketplace is demanding it.

Theatre Arts & Dance     


by phone from the box office 503-838-8462
in person at the box office or online 

contact box office for season ticket pricing

Prices: | $14 general | $8 for students |
| $10 Senior Citizens | $10 WOU Faculty & Staff |
|WOU Students Free with ID|


THEATRE PERFORMANCES: Free for WOU Students with ID (pick up at box office)

There is generally no late seating. Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before the show begins.

If you are unwilling or unable to meet the current requirements of WOU Creative Arts Division’s COVID-19 Mitigation Plan, or cannot attend for some other reason, tickets can be exchanged into a performance later in the season if done so at least 48 hours in advance. There are no refunds if a performance takes place. Should a performance need to be canceled, ticket proceeds will be refunded or donated back to the Theatre Department based on ticket holder preference; if no preference has been communicated within 90 days, ticket proceeds will default to a charitable contribution. 

2021-2022 Season

Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Valley Shakespeare Company
Directed by David Janowiak
Leinwand Outdoor Stage
Dates:  July 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, and 31 @ 7:30pm
Tickets are Free, Reservations Recommended
Suggested Donation $10
Masks Required
Call 503-838-8462

The Secret in The Wings
by Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Michael Phillips
Rice Auditorium
Auditions: September 27-29
Performances: November 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20 @ 7:30pm

The Theory of Relativity
music by Neil Bartram
book by Brian Hill
Directed by Michael Phillips
Music Direction by James Reddan
Performances: February 24, 25, 26, 27 March 2, 3, 4, 5 @ 7:30pm

Annual Spring Dance Concert
Performances: May 5, 6, 7 @ 7:30pm

John Proctor is the Villain
by Kimberly Belflower
Directed by Raissa Fleming
Performances May 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 @ 7:30pm