AES 2023: Presidential Plenary
WOU presents the 2023 Academic Excellence Showcase Presidential Plenary featuring three speakers on the topic of looking into the future. Recorded 5/25/23.
Highlights from WOU's 17 annual Academic Excellence Showcase held 5/25/23.
EES Groundwater Monitoring Lab
Twenty years in planning, WOU's Earth and Environmental Science department is installing a Groundwater Monitoring Laboratory on campus. Site drilling and EES field trips began on May 4 2023.
Senior Anakaren Puentes explains why she enrolled in the ESOL Endorsement Program at WOU. Learn more at wou.edu/esol.
Center for Professional Pathways
Junior Faith DeVyldere welcomes you to Western Oregon University's Center for Professional Pathways located in the Werner University Center. Learn more at wou.edu/professional-pathways. (Recorded January 2023)
Here's why you should major in exercise science at Western Oregon University. Learn more at wou.edu/hexs (Video produced by WOU Assistant Professor Lex Gidley.)
WOU alum and tech industry leader Justin Hoeckle '05 explains why majoring in Data Analytics at WOU is a smart career choice.
Success Story: Biology major Allyson Drury '21
Allyson Drury attributes her success in applying to medical school to the faculty in Western Oregon's biology department, the Honors Program and her time as a student-athlete on the WOU softball team. Recorded 12/13/22
Success Story: Earth and Environmental Science major Nicole Niskanen '21
Earth and Environmental Science major Nicole Niskanen explains how WOU's program sets up students for career success. Recorded 12/8/22
The WOU Chamber Singers having fun! (Short video produced for release on TikTok) Recorded 11/30/22
Earth Science 60th Anniversary Celebration
Earth and Environment Science: Celebrating 60 years of student success and honoring the legacy of Professor Emeritus Ray Broderson. Recorded 10/21/22
Computer Science Division Chair Breeann Flesch talks about WOU's new degree in Data Analytics. Learn more at wou.edu/cs
Biology: Oak Ecology Undergraduate Research
WOU Biology Professor Ava Howard and undergraduate students discuss on-going research around oak ecology, tree stress physiology, biodiversity, and climate change. Recorded 8/24/22
Become a Teacher: WOU's Flexible Licensure Pathways
Discover why Western Oregon University is considered Oregon's best university for bilingual & diverse teachers. Learn more at wou.edu/teachered.
Success Story: Geography major Dan Rayfield '03
WOU geography major and Oregon Speaker of the House of Representatives Dan Rayfield talks about how Western influenced and shaped his career. Recorded 5/25/22
WouTV presents highlights from Western Oregon University's 2022 Academic Excellence Showcase (AES) featuring student presentations, research and posters. AES is a celebration of students' accomplishments and scholarships. Recorded 5/24/22
WOU's 16th Annual Academic Excellence Showcase Presidential Plenary on Creativity & Resilience. Recorded 5/26/22
Create, design, paint, animate...introducing Western Oregon University's new Art & Design degree. Learn more at wou.edu/art-and-design.
Dan Rayfield: The Oregon Legislature
WOU alum and 2022 Oregon Speaker of the House Dan Rayfield talks about activism, lobbying and the Oregon Legislature. Recorded 4/19/22
WOU Professional Development Workshops
Did you know that WOU offers professional development workshops in racial justice, diversity, equity and leadership? Learn more at wou.edu/prodev
Success Story: History major Greg Garcia '12 '14
WOU history major and 2021 history teacher of the year Greg Garcia talks about making historical connections and recommends Western for its personal touch. Learn more at wou.edu/history. Recorded 3/10/22
CJ Week 2022: Blind React Panel
Casual panel featuring professionals doing a "blind react" to CJ stuff - news stories, tiktoks, media coverage and more. Recorded 2/24/22
Josh Pautler reads his poem, "Working at the Hospice Facility."
Trinity Herr reads her poem, "Fractals."
Choose from a variety of degrees in the Humanities Division at WOU to explore human culture and our development.
Success Story: Computer Science major Shariah Green '20
WOU Computer Science major Shariah Green talks about her career success at PSU and an upcoming position as a software engineer at Google.
Success Story: Communication Studies major Nikki Miller '20
WOU alum and former student-athlete Nikki Miller explains how majoring in communication studies helped her become a coach. Learn more at wou.edu/commstudies
Success Story: Music major Jennifer Kercher '01
WOU alum Jennifer Kercher explains why she followed her passion and majored in Contemporary Music at Western Oregon University. Learn more at wou.edu/music
Success Story: English major Chelsea Hunt '15
WOU alum Chelsea Hunt explains how majoring in English at Western advanced her career. Learn more at wou.edu/english
Success Story: Criminal Justice major Shelby Moody '21 '23
Find out how majoring in Criminal Justice at Western Oregon University helped Shelby Moody become a reserve deputy at the Benton County Sheriff's office.
Majoring in Business: A versatile choice!
A WOU business major is one of the most versatile options for careers after graduation. Here's why...
iCrab, Dance & Coding Summer Camp
WOU presents the iCrab, Dance & Coding Summer Camp sponsored by Oregon Sea Grant. Recorded 8/27/21
Criminal Justice Sciences Division
Explore the pursuit of justice at Western Oregon University's Criminal Justice Sciences Division.
Gerontology: Aging Is Our Future
WOU gerontology major Ruby Van Dyke hosts this brief introduction to the study of Aging and Older Adults. Watch to find out if gerontology is the major for you.
The WOU dance program presents 2020 Fall Dance Concert for December 4-6th. (This video was produced by WOU dance students.)
Western Oregon Voices: Fall 2020
Western Oregon Voices presents "Seasons of Love". This end of the term music concert was recorded live at the WOU football stadium on Nov. 24, 2020 and directed by Claire Hudkins.
The Western Oregon University Concert Choir presents "To The Stars!" This end of the term concerts was recorded live at the WOU football stadium on Nov. 24, 2020 and directed by James Reddan.
WOU Chamber Singers: Fall 2020
The Western Oregon Chambers Singers present "Charity, Love, Hope & Peace". This end of the term concert was recorded live at the WOU football stadium on Nov. 23, 2020 and directed by James Reddan.
A site-specific dance performance event, sponsored by the WOU Dance Department, featuring advanced choreography students. Recorded 10/29/20
WOU Associate Professor of Mathematics Matthew Nabity explores the evolution of quantitative literacy in higher education.
WOU Writing Center Director Katherine Schmidt explores ways to incorporate non-graded, meaningful writing activities in First Year Seminars.
Student Success & Advising Peer Tutoring
An introduction to peer tutoring offered at WOU's Student Success & Advising Center. (Produced for SOAR & National Transfer Week 2020.)
TRIO Student Enrichment Program
An introduction to the WOU TRIO Student Enrichment Program (Produced for SOAR and New Student Transfer Week)
Computer Science Tutoring Quick Tips
WOU's Computer Science Division presents Tutoring Quick Tips. (Produced for National Transfer Week, Oct. 2020)
Computer Science Tutoring Center
To help students succeed during COVID-19, the computer science tutoring center is open virtually via email, Zoom and/or WebEx. (Recorded by Shay Green '20)
AES: President & Provost Welcome
President Rex Fuller and Provost Rob Winningham welcome you Western Oregon University's 2020 virtual SOAR event.
Criminal Justice Overview 2020
Criminal Justice Professor & Academic Advisor Omar Melchor-Ayala provides a brief video overview of WOU's program benefits and course requirements. Recorded 4/27/20
RC671: Avoiding Burnout As A Counselor
Cascade Centers Counselor Steve Rohrbeck talks about his professional experience and how to avoid burnout. Recorded 12/2/19
RC671: Test Anxiety & Professionalism Part 2
WOU's Career Development Coordinator Jennifer Hansen talks about profesionalism and how to get ahead when job hunting. Recorded 10/14/19
RC671: Test Anxiety & Professionalism Part 1
Two counseling professionals talk about test anxiety and how to overcome stress. Recorded 10/14/19
History 410 Research on Vick Building
Professor Kim Jensen's Introduction to Public History class conducts research for the home of WOU Salem, the Vick Building centenary 1920-2020. Recorded 3/12/20
ED352: Elementary Social Studies Methods
Oregon Dept. of Education Social Science Specialist Amit Kobrowski talks about social science standards adopted in 2018 and what to expect next. Recorded 11/8/19
RC671: Taboo Topics in Counseling
WOU adjunct faculty member Thomas Dooley leads this class discussion on Taboo Topics in Counseling. Recorded 11/25/19
Criminal Justice Career Fair 2020
The Criminal Justice Career Fair is for students, employers and WOU alumni. Recorded 3/4/20
Criminal Justice Career Day 2020
The WOU Criminal Justice Department presents Career Day 2020 featuring a panel of criminal justice experts. Recorded live on 3/4/20.
The Realities of Juvenile Incarceration 2020
Catherine Jones was tried, sentenced and incarcerated as adult in Florida when she was 13. Jones is now a member of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth. Sponsored by WOU's Criminal Justice Sciences Division. Recorded 2/24/20
WOU's Service Learning and Career Development sponsors several career fairs on campus. Find out why you should attend the next one. Recorded 1/29/20
The WOU Fem in STEM speaker series presents Robin Frojen who runs the creamery and Beaver Classic Cheese program at Oregon State University. Recorded 1/22/19
Two WOU alumni discuss job hunting after graduation. This video features Emily Geraci and Dave Crockett. Recorded 11/14/19
RC671: How to Apply for State Jobs
Vocational Rehabilitation State of Oregon Branch Manager Bryan Campbell discusses how to apply for state jobs. Recorded 11/4/19
RC671: How to Prep for CRC & NCE
Human Services Specialist and WOU alum Brandt van Soolen talks about his CRC & NCE preparation and exam experience. Recorded 10/21/19
RC650: Transition Services in Rehabilitation
Transition Network Facilitator Eivind-Erik Sorensen talks about Oregon's Transition Technical Network supporting secondary students and young adults who experience differing abilities. Recorded 11/19/19
RC671: Understand CRC, LPC and the Certification Process
Three State of Oregon employees talk about CRC, LPC and the certification process. Video features Lonny Knotts, Theresa Kollars and Renata Beck. Recorded 10/7/19
RC650: Counseling Career Paths and Ethical Dilemmas
Alcohol & Drug Counselor Sharon Reddy talks about her career path along with cultural and ethical dilemmas. Recorded 10/29/19
RC650: Early Assessment and Support Alliance Services
Mental Health Specialist and WOU Alum Geoffrey Thoma speaks about his experience with mental health services in Linn County. Recorded 11/12/19
RC650: Vocational Rehabilitation Process
VR Counselor and WOU Alum Jordan Meekins discusses the vocational rehabilitation process and two case profiles. Recorded 10/22/19
RC650: Multicultural Issues in Vocational Rehabilitation
Guest speaker and WOU Alum Hilda Djokotoe discusses multicultural issues in vocational rehabilitation. Recorded 10/23/19
Inside WOU's Child Development Center
Take a look at the expanded WOU Child Development Center and meet the experienced, dedicated staff. Recorded 9/26/19
This AES session is presented by Community Health. It features three student presentations on strategies used to improve access to food and promote healthy communities. Recorded 5/30/19
AES 2019: The Nutrition Mission
This AES session is presented by Health & Exercise Science. It features Setareh Entagh, Danielle Reinke and Grant Kauffman presented by Megan Patton-Lopez. Recorded 5/30/19
AES 2019: Careers In Therapeutic Exercise
This AES session is presented by Health & Exercise Science. It features Hollie Arklander and Jalen Robles with an introduction by Doris Cancel-Tirado. Recorded 5/30/19
AES 2019: Presentation for Willamette Promise Guests
This session features student presentations on the the Behavioral Science Creativity Lab and How To Get Involved at WOU. Recorded 5/30/19
AES 2019: Presidential Plenary
The 2019 Academic Excellence Showcase Presidential Plenary: Interplay of Arts & Sciences featuring professors Diane Baxter, Anne Ittner, Gay Timken, Dan McCarthy, Leanne Merrill and the WOU Chamber Singers. Recorded 5/30/19
Criminal Justice Career Panel 2019
WOU's Department of Criminal Justice presents the 2019 Career Panel featuring WOU alumni and other service officials. Recorded 3/7/19
Master Class In Piano: Paul Roberts
Master class in piano featuring guest artist Paul Roberts. Recorded 2/21/19
Get prepared for your next Career and Experience Fair with this Service Learning and Career Development short. Recorded 2/18/19
Service Learning and Career Development presents this short video on Resume Writing. Recorded 2/18/19
WOU ED352 students get hands-on training during a field trip to the Polk County Museum. Recorded 11/13/18
Academic Excellence Showcase 2018 Highlights
Highlights from the 13th Annual Academic Excellence Showcase sponsored by PURE (Program for Undergraduate Research Experience). Presidential Plenary Theme: POWER Recorded 5/31/18
Western Oregon University offers three licensure programs in undergraduate education. Find out how to succeed at WOU.
WOU honors students work with the Oregon Women's History Consortium to post research and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the women's suffrage movement for Oregon 2020. (This video includes footage of the late Oregon Senator Jackie Roberts.)
Two students explain why they decided to major in the new sustainability degree at Western Oregon University.
Alaskan Amalia Morse explains why she choose Western Oregon University to major in German.
Criminal Justice Career Panel 2018
Students attending the 2018 Criminal Justice Careers Day hear from a panel of professionals. Recorded 3/7/18
Youth Immigration and Crime 2018
Watch and see what a criminal justice class is like at WOU featuring Professor Omar Melchor-Ayala. Recorded 3/1/18
Meet Anthropology Major Mark Nicolaysen and learn about historic Brunk House. Together we engage. Recorded August 2017
WOU Focus: Student Enrichment Program
Learn more about WOU's Student Enrichment Program (SEP).
The Record Keeper: A Hamersly Library Exhibit
WOU senior Max Norr explores a passion for history researching World War 1 notebooks for WOU Archives. (Hamersly Library Exhibit Spring 2017)
Geography major Allison Yamnitsky explains why she decided to attend WOU.
Find out why Eugene native Chris Munson chose WOU to double major in Spanish and Criminal Justice.
Creative Arts: Sculpture Design Sequence
WOU Art Professor Kim Hoffman and his students talk about creating sculptures that make people think. (Campus parade recorded 4/27/17)
Criminal Justice Career Panel 2017
Various law enforcement, corrections and government officials address students during WOU Criminal Justice Career Day 2017. Recorded 3/1/17
Learn about WOU's student clubs and organizations and find out why you should Get Involved!
Hear what students like about the WOU Honors Program.
Academic Excellence Showcase 2016
WOU's 11th Annual Academic Excellence Showcase celebrates student research, scholarship and creative activities.
Develop critical policy and thinking skills as a WOU political science major.
After 20 years in the military, discover why Veteran Brandt Van Soolen chose WOU to pursue a degree in philosophy.
Preview the people, places and events in the WOU Honors Program.
Find your field of study. Explore a major in Linguistics at WOU.
Branch out with new experiences. Explore the Anthropology major at Western.
Criminal Justice Career Panel 2016
A panel of distinguished guests and WOU graduates discuss career opportunities for criminal justice majors. Recorded 3/2/16
Discover why WOU is the right choice for Information System majors.
Find out why students are drawn to Western and enjoy the Gerontology program.
Discover why student-athlete Amanda Evola choose Western to major in math.
See why WOU's Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program is a success.
See your hard work pay off as a dance major at Western Oregon University.
As a sociology major at WOU, Mariela Lopez-Cruz hopes to make a difference in people's lives.
You'll find a wide variety of musical tracks within Western's Contemporary Music program.
Discover why Chelsea Wiley choose to pursue a Forensic Chemistry major at WOU.
Find your field. Shelby Worthing explains why she's an Economics Major at Western Oregon University.
Visual Communication Design Major
Choose from 50+ undergraduate degrees at WOU, including Visual Communication Design.
As a Theatre major at Western, you get a solid base in acting, directing, technical design and more.
WOU English majors study literary works and figures of various eras and nationalities and become versed in various theories of criticism.
A BA/BS degree in Social Science is an interdisciplinary major that prepares students for a variety of responsibilities in both private and governmental agencies.
Learning to think, research and write about history is useful in a number of careers. Learn more about majoring in history at WOU.
Criminal Justice Division 2015
Criminal justice is an exciting field with a variety of career opportunities for WOU graduates.
Learn more about the WOU Community Health major from a graduate student, a current student and WOU Associate Professor Doris Cancel-Tirado.
Salud Comunitaria en español.
Dr. Lance Marr talks about his undergraduate days as a science major/student athlete at Western and how it contributed to his medical career.
Interdisciplinary Studies Major
The interdisciplinary studies degree program is flexible, allowing students to select complimentary coursework from different departments and divisions.
Develop creative problem-solving methods while mastering key principles and skills in art and design at WOU.
Take a closer look at WOU's multidisciplinary Earth Science degree, the only one in the Oregon University System.
Choose from 50+ undergraduate majors at Western including American Sign Language.
Everyone at Western wants to see your hard work pay off as a Computer Science Major.
Discover why WOU is the place to get your undergraduate degree in exercise science.
Get your degree in biology from Western and move forward with your dream to become a doctor like Joanne Mayberry.
Student-athlete Devon Alexander explains why he chose WOU to major in communication studies.
Vanessa Sandoval explains why she chose Western to major in Community Health.
College of Education graduate Denisse Gonzalez explains why an early childhood/elementary degree from WOU is the right choice.
Pursue what matters most to you. Get a degree in Criminal Justice at Western.
Learn why students choose Western to major in psychology.
Discover why Western Oregon University is the place to be for an undergraduate business degree.
High school students from the region experience the Creative Arts at WOU.
Learn more about the new WOU exercise science lab.
American Sign Language (ASL) is an academic program that focuses on the language and culture of the Deaf. (open captioned)
Clips from 3 first-year experience classes.
Live your passion. Earn an undergraduate or graduate degree in Popular Music at Western.
ED 270 is a two credit course offered each semester on Technology in Education.
Tai Chi & Karate courses are available on campus for two credits. Instructor: Warren Allen
What is FYE and how does it work? Find out more and hear what students tell us about the program.
Music composer Ninsheng Mo shares his experience as an international student in the WOU contemporary music program.
Three WOU dance instructors explain why Western is a great place for international students to study dance.
Discover why WOU's College of Education is a great place for students from Brazil, featuring ESOL and bilingual professor Maria Dantas-Whitney.
Liberal Arts & Sciences/English
Discover why WOU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences draws students from Brazil, featuring adjunct music instructor Wagner Trinadad.
Liberal Arts & Sciences/Portuguese
Discover why WOU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences draws students from Brazil. Captioned and voiced in Portuguese.
College of Education/Portuguese
Discover why WOU's College of Education is a great place for students from Brazil. Captioned and voiced in Portuguese.
Visual Communication Design is a course of study focused on graphic design and digital art in the Art Department. The program offers three areas of concentration: Graphic Design/Video & Animation/Interactive Media
Thinking about a career in criminal justice? Learn about WOU's program from four successful graduates.
Western Oregon University now has Oregon's only undergraduate program in the field of Gerontology.
Western Oregon University has developed the state's first Gerontology Major/Minor.
Academic Excellence Showcase 2011
WOU's Academic Excellence Showcase allows students to demonstrate their research and the campus community to experience the various creative interests of our undergraduate students.
TEFL: Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Undergraduate and post baccalaureate students can now prepare for their first international/cross-cultural English teaching position.
Find out what happens when history and honors students work together on the Century of Action website, led by WOU History Professor Kimberly Jensen.