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University Communications


University Communications


Media Relations and Social Media

Media Relations and Social Media offers and coordinates services to enhance the visibility and accurately project the key messages and image of the university. Our mediums include news and feature releases, coordinated outreach activities, and prompt response to media queries. Check out the social media directory page to keep up with campus departments and events. You'll find links for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs and more.


WOU Flash News Street team

These WOU students cover events and performances, as well as offer their advice and solutions for situations that other students might be facing on campus. Check out their website today!


Contact information
Lisa Catto, media relations specialist/media contact
The Cottage, # 221 | 503-838-8163 |




Publications and Creative Services

Publications and Creative Services is committed to supporting Western Oregon University’s mission of developing educated persons, providing overall editorial direction and collaboration with WOU’s institutional communications and branding strategy.  


Publications and Creative Services is responsible for overall editorial direction and planning of WOU’s institutional communications and branding strategy. Student recruitment publications, the Western Edge magazine, fund raising, alumni relations, and the WOU website are the primary focus. The office provides professional expertise in the areas of graphic design, photography, writing and editing for academic and non-academic units on campus. Priority status is given to print and electronic projects associated with student recruitment, development, alumni relations, events and the president’s office. The office is also responsible for the university’s academic identity standards.


Western Edge magazine

Check out the latest issue of the Western Edge online. At WOU we’re taking steps to minimize our environmental "footprint" - by focusing on such efforts as energy conservation and efficiency, sustainable practices and waste reduction. The savings in publication costs and resources will enable us to strengthen our support for students programs and scholarships.


Graphic design request form

Click here to download the form for scheduling design or photography needs.




WOU logo guidelines

To view our official logo guidelines, or download the WOU academic marks, click here.


Become a vendor (licensing for merchandise)

To protect and maintain our identity marks and branding, WOU is represented by Learfield Licensing Partners: If you have any questions, please contact Denise Visuano ( or Barbara Dearing (




Photo gallery

You'll find links to campus images here. You can also check out our Flickr page for more images of campus events and activities.



Contact information
Denise Visuano, director
The Cottage, #224 | 503-838-8349 | |




Web design

Contact information
Danielle Gauntz, information technology consultant
ITC #004 | 503-838-8215 |




Digital Production Services
DPS is a full-service, high definition, broadcast quality production facility.


Contact information
Deborah Rezell, videographer
ITC #004C | 503-838-8975 |