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Dear faculty, staff and students, Earlier this morning, we received word of a mass shooting at Umpqu [...]

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  • 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
  • The WOU landscaping team is flat out #winning at their job. Our campus is beautiful. #howlaboutit
  • Wow, there's some structure in place for the Richard Woodcock Education Center. So exciting! #howlaboutit
  • #Repost @wouplusteamnsw with @repostapp.
UPDATE!!! There will be an additional session today! " OMG There is a Deaf Person in The Room" will be held in Ackerman 141 @ 1:00 - 2:00pm! Don't miss out and have a great day 🐾🐾
  • Ahhh the joys of moving in. Hope these ladies are as excited about the new year as we are!
  • AMAZING @wouplusteamnsw members are stationed all over to help folks out!
  • The residence halls are buzzing on move-in day! Who's in Heritage?

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Our hearts are heavy for those affected by today's tragedy at Umpqua Community College.

We have campus resources, like the WOU Student Health & Counseling Center, available if you would like to talk to someone.
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The WOU Newsflash Team hits the campus each week to ask you a question.

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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

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