WOU’s history is at your fingertips!

Valentines from WOU scrapbooksUniversity Archives (located in Hamersly) houses a treasure trove of WOU materials dating back to our founding in 1856. Some of these items are digitized and available online, such as past yearbooks and letters from early Monmouth settlers. Some are physical and can be accessed by contacting Archives staff, such as student scrapbooks from the 1920s.

So, whether you’re working on an assignment, looking for photos of a WOU-alum family member, or just hoping to satisfy your curiosity about WOU’s rich history, University Archives can help!

Stop hunger in Oregon…and help WOU win for the 10th year in a row!

Food drive snacks for sale

Food drive snacks for sale at the Info Desk

The 2014 Governor’s Food Drive is underway and WOU needs your help. Last year, for the ninth year in a row, WOU won first place among all of our sister universities with a total of 84,737.26 pounds of food donated! You can help keep us on top this year in a number of ways:

  • Bid on fabulous auction items such as a French Press coffee maker, a Thai massage gift certificate, a movie night gift pack, and more!  Bid early and often!
  • Buy snacks from the Info Desk.
  • Contribute to the Penny Drive, also at the Info Desk.
  • Give non-perishable food items – place in donation boxes throughout the library.

Every year, state institutions (like WOU and other state universities) participate in what amounts to the largest employer donation to local Oregon food banks all year, to help feed the hungry in our state. There is some friendly competition between universities around the state, but of course everybody wins when hunger decreases.

For more information about the 2014 Food Drive visit the website at: http://www.oregon.gov/FOODDRIVE/