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Give your bike a second life
International students & issues

Give your bike a second life

Polk County Itemizer-Observer By Emily Mentzer December 18th, 2013 MONMOUTH — Staff at Western Oregon University want your unused bicycles for their Visiting Scholar Program. The program is an exchange between Western and other universities around the world, said Sarah Nagel, international student adviser. “While they are here, they’re treated as faculty,” she said. “Most … Continue reading

Play Lightens Serious Topic
Creative Arts / Students

Play Lightens Serious Topic

Polk County Itemizer-Observer by Emily Mentzer July 30, 2014 ‘The Boys Next Door’ is WOU’s summer stage production MONMOUTH — Enjoy a fly-on-the-wall peek into the lives of four developmentally disabled men and their social worker in Western Oregon’s summer production, “The Boys Next Door.” “It’s a light, fluffy play despite the serious topic,” said … Continue reading

Western Oregon Autism Study Enrollment Open for Kids Ages 6-11
Teaching Research Institute

Western Oregon Autism Study Enrollment Open for Kids Ages 6-11

Salem-News.com by Kevin Hays July 23, 2014 Families enrolled in the study receive all services for free, including training, treatment and assessments. (MONMOUTH, Ore. ) – The Teaching Research Institute at Western Oregon University and Louisa Silva, M.D., M.P.H. are announcing a first time opportunity for parents with children between the ages of 6 and … Continue reading

Summer School
General

Summer School

Polk County Itemizer-Observer by Emily Mentzer July 9, 2014   MONMOUTH — It may feel like a ghost town on Western Oregon University’s campus during the lazy days of summer, but don’t be fooled. Plenty is going on, including many students hitting the books — and hitting them hard. Kylen Dix walked with her classmates … Continue reading

Apple Box Children’s Theater to present ‘The Odyssey’ at WOU
Creative Arts / General

Apple Box Children’s Theater to present ‘The Odyssey’ at WOU

Polk County Itemizer-Observer By Emily Mentzer July 9, 2014   MONMOUTH — It was a sad day for one of Odysseus’ soldiers, eaten alive by the Cyclops. “Poor Antitheses!” one soldier shouted. “We’re all going to die!” shouted another. But Odysseus’ quick thinking and wit helped save the day, lulling the monster to sleep before … Continue reading