The Marketing and Communication department at Western Oregon University is excited to bring the community an e-newsletter!
A Message from President Peters
Greetings Wolf Nation! The weather is shifting into Spring, and I can feel the energy all around campus. We have a lot going on at Western Oregon, and this first edition of WolfBytes marks an exciting moment. The MarCom team has been hard at work developing this newsletter to better inform the campus community and external audiences about the great things happening at WOU. So check it out and help us distribute it by sending it out on your own social networks. We have much to celebrate. And don’t forget to submit story ideas using the link at the bottom of the newsletter. Then put on your most comfortable Crocs® and enjoy the beautiful weather!
Write Place moves to Western Oregon University
The Write Place is a nonprofit dedicated to creating and supporting literary and artistic projects that inspire appreciation of humanity’s intimate relationship with the natural environment.
Western Oregon Excels in Graduating Teachers
According to the U.S. Department of Education’s Title II report, Western Oregon University graduated the largest number of licensed teachers in Oregon for the second year in a row…
Western Hires Founding Director of Occupational Therapy Program
We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Sean Roush is joining our occupational therapy doctoral (OTD) program as our founding OTD Director. Sean received his OTD from Creighton University and his Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Pacific University. Earlier in his career, he served as an Occupational Therapist and Clinical Supervisor for Yamhill County Adult Mental Health Community Support. Also, Sean was a professor and Interim Program Director of Occupational Therapy at Pacific University, where he worked for nearly 15 years. Sean is a long-time Oregonian and has called the Willamette Valley home for most of his life. Welcome to the pack, Sean!
WOU to Host Second Annual HSI Summit
WOU’s goal for this event is focused on bringing together our campus, our community, and our national partners to discuss what it means to become a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and why it is critically important to the success of our campus and community.
WOU Sweeps GNAC Indoor Track & Field Championship
It was a historic day at the track for the Western Oregon men’s and women’s track programs as each won the team GNAC Championship – and were honored for their efforts by being named the GNAC Team of the Week.
Let’s Howl About It! – Student Spotlight
Junior studying composition, won the 2022 NBA/Merrill Jones Memorial Band Composition contest. Her piece, Voyage of the Northern Lights, is a musical narrative that comes from an old folk tale told in Scandinavia. “This is an incredibly significant achievement by any professional composer in the world. Yet Isabella has accomplished it as an undergraduate student” says Dr. Kevin Walczyk, Morrill’s professor.
Dan Rayfield ’03
Oregon Speaker of the House of Representatives Dan Rayfield talks about how Western influenced and shaped his career.
More News from WOU
Giving Day at WOU Breaks Record
2023 Giving Day Huge Success Thanks to More Than 500 Supporters
Get Ready for Commencement
Everything you need to know about Commencement 2023
Check out this Winter’s 2023 Honor Roll
Congratulations to all WOU students who made Honor Roll!
Ricardo Lujan Valerio named Director of Government Relations
Rico joins WOU with a wealth of experiences with governmental entities in Oregon and has a passion for issues in higher education.
Head Coach Named Both GNAC Men’s and Women’s Coach of the Year
Nwokoma named GNAC Newcomer of the Year, Gillespie-Bennett named GNAC Men’s and Women’s Coach of the Year
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