College of Liberal Arts & Sciences / Psychology

Group mental activities help people with dementia, review shows

By Kerry Grens Chicago Tribune NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A series of group activities designed to stimulate thought, conversation and memory appears to improve the mental functioning of people with mild or moderate dementia, according to a new review of the evidence. “This is good news for the industry,” said Robert Winningham, a professor … Continue reading

Admissions / General

NetApp donates data storage system: WOU students shot demo video for company

By Justin Much Statesman Journal A high-tech communications project begun at Western Oregon University has returned in gift form to make life easier for every computer user on campus. That’s the upshot of a video called “Snapshot,” produced by WOU’s Digital Production Services to showcase NetApp’s data-protection and -recovery software by the same name. NetApp, … Continue reading


Western Oregon University to hold Winter Preview Day for prospective students

Corvallis Gazette-Times MONMOUTH – Western Oregon University’s Winter Preview Day will be held Saturday, Feb. 11. This is a free event for prospective students interested in WOU to learn more about educational opportunities and campus life. Attendees can apply for admission and receive a decision by the end of the day. Students who have applied … Continue reading