Welcome to the Webpage of  Dr. Sarah Boomer

Department of Biology, Western Oregon University
345 Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, Oregon 97361
Office NSM 221, (503) 838-8209;  FAX (503) 838-8072
email:  boomers@wou.edu
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Recommendation Letter Request Information

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Boomer Fall Finals Week Schedule – December 7 to 13, 2014

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Course Links

ALL Materials Now on Moodle!

 

Current Research

Boomer Policy Statement

 

Red Layer Research Projects

Biofilm Publication

RLMO Publication

 

Recent or Seminal Poster Presentations

Most of these posters are 4X8 FEET

Don’t say you weren’t warned before opening!

AMS-CUE 2012:  Active Learning in Biology 211

ASM-CUE 2009:  Metabolism Modeling


 
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Recommendation Letter Requests – Boomer Policies

  1. To write the best/strongest letter possible, I should have had you in more than one class (where you earned a C or better) and/or you are a long-term advisee (2 years or more).
  2. New letters take 3 weeks (starting from the time I confirm your request and receive ALL of the following materials);  summer requests must be approved by the middle of June or you will wait until fall term.
  3. All requests must be accompanied by a formal WOU-Portal request;  this is the only “legal” way I can access and talk about your records.
  4. You also will have to provide a short “resume” that highlights things like:  work/job experience, extra-curricular activities/leadership, volunteerism – preferably relevant to your goals.
  5. You NEED to provide a clear due date and address(es) for your letter(s).  If you don’t, I will have to write a “to whom it may concern” letter and these never come across well/strong.
  6. Finally, you need to tell me what the outcome of the application was.  All Biology Faculty want to hear whether things worked out or not – either to congratulate you, or to help you with the next step.