Liberal Arts Education in the news

Why More STEM Classes Won’t Help Solve the Serious STEM Achievement Gap

But what if this achievement gap can’t be solved by more STEM classes?

How Humanities Degrees Cultivate Marketable Business Skills

Creativity drives Innovation

Liberal Arts Education Benefits Democratic Society

With the knowledge and preparation that a liberal arts education provides, students become better citizens and communities more successful.


Redeploying Faculty For Student Success

“The first courses that incoming freshmen take must be ones that motivate them, engage them in real learning, keep them on track when (for a multiplicity of reasons) they go off track, and give them a sense of belonging and purpose.”   –Sue Henderson, president of New Jersey City University, and James Muyskens, former president of Queens College.

Why STEM needs Liberal Arts

Can liberal arts and STEM co-exist? The marketplace is demanding it.


Theatre Arts & Dance     

Box Office Phone: 503-838-8462

Box Office Hours: 12:30-4:30 p.m. weekdays, reopening at 6:00 night of performance



Boy’s Life

by Howard Korder

Directed by Ted DeChatelet

Ted Winter’s Math/Nursing Black Box: October 25, 26. 27, at 7:30pm


Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche

by Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder

Directed by Kent Neely

Performing in Rice Auditorium, November 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, at 7:30pm, 11, at 2:00pm


Student Directed Studio Show (TBA)

by TBA

Directed by Tera Lopez

Black Box Studio, February 7, 8, 9, 10 at 2:00pm, 7:30pm and 9:00pm 


The Beaux’ Stratagem 

by George Farquhar

Directed by Ted DeChatelet

Performing in Rice Auditorium, February 28 and March 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 at 2:00pm, 3:00pm and 7:30pm


WOU 2019 One Act Festival

Directed by the Play Direction Class

Black Box Studio, (Month) 18,19,20 at 7:30pm  

Spring Dance Concert

Directed by Darryl Thomas

Rice Auditorium: May 9, 10, 11, at 7:30pm

Guest Artist Directed Play
Directed by Zeina Salame
Rice Auditorium: May 29, 30, 31, June 1, at 7:30pm 30, 2, at 2:00pm


WOU’s Valley Shakespeare Company presents

Summer 2018 – Dates/Times TBA


Creative Partnership: A Focused Collection of Creative Works

by Harold and Sue Mason


Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 3, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Cannon Gallery of Art