February 2019

Hello alumni and friends! Welcome to February! We’re really starting to get into the groove of the new year here on campus and have some great plans for the upcoming months. Did you know that Smith Fine Arts series hosted two shows in January? They had the always popular “Rainbow Dance Theater” on January 11 and Guitarist John Gorka on January 18. There are more shows coming up in April and June! Check out Smith Fine Arts here. Along with the SFA shows campus was busy with returning students and the start of winter term.

We’re gearing up for the busy season in Alumni relations! We’ve got an event this weekend during Family Weekend and hope to see our Legacy Families attending. Other exciting events coming up include a Retirees brunch, men’s and women’s basketball games and more! Read more about these events and get details though the e-news or visit the main web page here

Although there are some exciting things happening in the near future, we had a few events happen in January as well. Read below for a recap of January events and news. 

Winter board meeting 

The WOU Alumni Board of Directors met for the first time of 2019 on Saturday, January 13. Agenda items included a debrief from 2018, goal setting for 2019, committee reports from all members, and a short presentation by WOU Veteran’s Services coordinator Colin Haines. This year the WOU Alumni Board will focus on hosting After Hours events in many different regions and will plan events of all types- some will be family friendly, some will be for specific career fields, some will be for 21+ only, we will host a wide variety of events and activities. Other goals are to support the Veterans Center through engaging alumni veterans and families and exchanging information. It’s going to be a great year! 

**Starting in July, there will be four board seats open. If you are interested in becoming a board member, contact Emily at 503-838-8710 or send an email to alumni@wou.edu

Alumni Rally Night 

On January 19 both the men and women’s basketball teams were able to pull of wins during Alumni Rally Night at WOU basketball! The women played first at 2:15 p.m. and dominated over Alaska Fairbanks. The men’s team played a close game and won at the very end beating Seattle Pacific by two points! Prior to both games, WOU Alumni was setup in the entry way of New PE and we greeted fans, gave out shirts, gave away other alumni swag and met some new friends. By the end of halftime of the men’s game, all of the shorts were given out and you could see alumni sporting their new Wolves shirt in the gym. It was a fun night! Crowds were large for both games and the halftime entertainment was fun. Both the WOU Dance Team and the Liberty Hot Wheelz Unicycles performed. What fun groups to watch! 


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Emily Lafon Alumni Relations Coordinator

(503) 838-8710 | or e-mail: lafone@wou.edu  | Location: The Cottage