Message from the editor

You may have noticed from the cover of this issue’s Western Edge, that some changes are afoot. Our new look celebrates embracing change.

Taking our cue from WOU’s new strategic plan, Forward Together, we created an overarching theme for the university: Together We Succeed. The strategic plan focuses on five priority areas (see bulleted list at far right), and are highlighted by “taglines” for each of these: Together We Achieve, Together We Learn, Together We Engage, Together We Lead and Together We Thrive.

The stories in this issue highlight each of these priorities in unique ways. We hope you’ll agree.