WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:03.000 So here I am in a new chemistry laboratories 00:00:03.000 --> 00:00:08.000 mixing up a new genetic clone to welcome you to Western Oregon University. 00:00:05.000 --> 00:00:11.000 Here at Western, 100% of our academic classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants. 00:00:08.000 --> 00:00:12.000 With the opening of the new DeVolder Family Science Center, 00:00:12.000 --> 00:00:16.000 we have a number of new degree tracks in the Chemistry Department 00:00:14.000 --> 00:00:19.000 I chose to teach Western Oregon University because it fits my educational philosophy. 00:00:16.000 --> 00:00:21.000 such as Forensic Chemistry, Medical Chemistry and Environmental Chemistry options. 00:00:19.000 --> 00:00:22.000 On the one hand, I'm an active researcher presenting at conferences, 00:00:21.000 --> 00:00:24.000 In science there's so much to learn and so much more to discover. 00:00:22.000 --> 00:00:28.000 but on the other, I really love interacting with students and sharing with them my fascination for language. 00:00:24.000 --> 00:00:29.000 I'm looking forward to mixing substances with you. 00:00:29.000 --> 00:00:34.000 I'm looking forward to thinking about crimes and criminals and what to do about both; 00:00:32.000 --> 00:00:35.000 I chose to teach at Western Oregon University because the university is known 00:00:34.000 --> 00:00:40.000 investigating drug use and abuse; teaching, researching and writing about justice issues'. 00:00:35.000 --> 00:00:41.000 for providing a high quality educational experience at an affordable cost for first generation college students. 00:00:40.000 --> 00:00:44.000 seriously, I really love this stuff. 00:00:44.000 --> 00:00:48.000 WOU offers a Criminal Justice undergraduate and graduate degree 00:00:45.000 --> 00:00:51.000 I chose to teach at Western Oregon University because I'm able to continue my professional development 00:00:51.000 --> 00:00:56.000 due to the quality and diversity of students in the classroom, as well as support by administration. 00:00:56.000 --> 00:00:60.000 Yes, we do have bones on campus for forensic anthropology and yes 00:00:56.000 --> 00:00:62.000 I chose to teach at Western because I wanted to be at a university where students weren't just pursuing a better paycheck 00:01:00.000 --> 00:01:05.000 we do have cadavers '" and NO you can't see them unless you're a biology major 00:01:02.000 --> 00:01:07.000 but really looking for an education that would help them serve their community and the people they love. 00:01:05.000 --> 00:01:10.000 Traditionally, Western has been a teachers college. 00:01:10.000 --> 00:01:18.000 Well, I'm here to tell you we're still proudly training future educators along with a variety of other majors. 00:01:11.000 --> 00:01:13.000 I choose to teach at Western Oregon University for two reasons. 00:01:13.000 --> 00:01:18.000 One, because of the support, the financial support the administration gives to the arts. 00:01:18.000 --> 00:01:23.000 The College of Education offers degrees in community health, 00:01:18.000 --> 00:01:24.000 And two, because I'm allowed to do creative research with students, and those together make an exciting teaching environment. 00:01:24.000 --> 00:01:29.000 I chose to teach at Western Oregon University because of the community. 00:01:24.000 --> 00:01:28.000 ASL and exercise science. And, if you're still undecided, 00:01:28.000 --> 00:01:32.000 check out Career Services and Learning Center. 00:01:29.000 --> 00:01:35.000 It's a community that cares, that shares, and wants everybody to grow to be all they can be. 00:01:32.000 --> 00:01:36.000 Once you make friends and new connections on campus, 00:01:35.000 --> 00:01:40.000 My name is Mark Henkels and I'm proud to be a professor at Western Oregon University. 00:01:36.000 --> 00:01:40.000 I know you'll love it here. 00:01:40.000 --> 00:01:45.000 My name is Darryl Thomas and I'm proud to be a Western Oregon University professor. 00:01:45.000 --> 00:01:49.000 My name is Emily Plec and I'm proud to be a Western Oregon University professor. 00:01:49.000 --> 00:01:54.000 My name is Julia Smith and I'm proud to be a Western Oregon University professor. 00:01:54.000 --> 00:01:59.000 My name is Mike LeMaster and I'm proud to be a Western Oregon University professor. 00:01:59.000 --> 00:01:63.000 My name is Rob Troyer and I'm proud to be a Western Oregon University professor.