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  • Tango, anyone? Beautiful chamber music from 3 Leg Torso tonight at Rice Auditorium! #smithfinearts #smithfineartsseries #woumusic #tango
  • #Repost @westernoregonuniversity
Welcome everyone to Your World at WOU! #wou #worldatwou #woucounselors #collegevisit
  • Come rain or shine it's always a good day to be a wolf #WOU #howlaboutit
  • Our WOU Newsflash Team has started a new project called Wolf Bites! Each week they will ask students a question. This week's Q&A: What does it mean to you to be a wolf? Comment below! To see pics from the project, check out the WOU Facebook album, Wolf Bites! #howlaboutit #wolfbites
  • The second takeover on our new @MyWOU account has begun! This week we get to know Kyle.

#Repost @mywou ・・・
Hello! My name is Kyle and I'm another part of the WOU Newsflash Team and this is a week of my life. These books are a good starting point to discovering the fascinating world of economics. #economicsmajor #freakonomics #howlaboutit
  • It sure is nice to start the week off with some sunshine! 🍂☀️ #fall #autumn
  • WOU music students met with vocal group Groove for Thought today during a masterclass! #woumusicdepartment #howlaboutit #musicmajor
  • First show of the Smith Fine Arts 2015-16 Season! Groove for Thought, based in Seattle, is bringing down the house! #howlaboutit
  • So. Much. Pretty. Who's favorite season is fall? #howlaboutit #fall #autumn
  • The WOU Newsflash Team runs on coffee!  #nationalcoffeeday #howlaboutit
  • #Repost @mywou
Welcome to @myWOU! This is an official account of Western Oregon University that has been created to tell the stories of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. A different person will take over this account each week. Let the fun begin!

The first takeover is by Erin Westfall. She graduated from WOU with a music degree this past June and started here as a graduate student in music this week.
  • Are you as excited as we are to be back on this beautiful day? #howlaboutit #WOU
  • #Repost @woulibrary ・・・
Welcome to the first day of fall classes, WOU! Everyone at Hamersly wishes you a great term and a great year. And remember, we are here to help you! #whatupWOU #woulibrary #WOU #howlaboutit
  • Have you met our new Wolfie? #howlaboutit
  • Spotted on campus. So cool! #howlaboutit
  • #Repost @wou_football.
"It's that time!" #BEATPSU #woufootball #wouwolves #gnacfootball #d2football
  • Car show and some Mediterranean food. Sounds like a perfect Saturday in downtown Monmouth! See you there? #howlaboutit
  • WOU President Rex Fuller (left) and Jim Baumgartner (right) at a welcome reception for President Fuller in Portland. #howlaboutit
  • #Repost @woulibrary
Did you sign the sidewalk this week? New students have been signing the Freshman Walk during fall orientation since 1959! Another fun fact: traditionally, all freshman students were required to wear the Beanie (seen here) during their freshman year. This photo is circa 1962, and is courtesy of the WOU Archives. #tbt #throwbackthursday #whatupWOU #woulibrary
  • KWOU is one of the amazing student organizations you can get involved with on campus. Also, check out KWOU's new app for IOS. #howlaboutit

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The WOU Newsflash Team hits the campus each week to ask you a question. #wolfbites

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The WOU Newsflash Team hits the campus each week to ask you a question. #wolfbites

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Western Oregon Journal

The Western Oregon Journal is WOU’s weekly newspaper. This award-winning newspaper is written, edited and printed by students. wou.edu/westernjournal


KWOU is Western Oregon University’s student-run internet radio station. Featuring DJs who are students and interesting programs, interviews and specials, KWOU is emerging as WOU students’ favorite radio station! wou.edu/kwou/

Northwest Passage

The Northwest Passage is WOU’s campus literary and arts publication, published twice each academic year. We take submissions for stories, poetry, photography and more. wou.edu/northwestpassage/


Upcoming Events


Black Rain exhibit

Yukiyo Kawano, Portland Artist. Yukiyo Kawano a third generation hibakusha (nuclear bomb survivor) grew up decades after the bombing of Hiroshima. Her... read more


Homecoming 2015

Join us for many activities leading up to the big homecoming game against Central Washington University. Events happening all day on Friday and Saturday. So... read more


Speaker Tim Wise

Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. Named one of 25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World, by Utne... read more


Mathematics Alumni Night

This event is for all WOU Alumni with a Mathematics or Mathematics/Computer Science major, Mathematics minor and current WOU juniors & seniors with any such... read more

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