WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:04.000 Music. 00:00:04.000 --> 00:00:06.000 Hello, and welcome to Western Oregon University. 00:00:06.000 --> 00:00:10.000 I'm Nicole, a community health education major here at Western. 00:00:10.000 --> 00:00:16.000 Today I'd like to show you some of my favorite places on campus. Let's start here at the Health and Wellness Center. 00:00:16.000 --> 00:00:19.000 When I need a break from studying, this is where I come to unwind. 00:00:19.000 --> 00:00:24.000 It's a proven fact that working out not only keeps you in shape but also helps relieve stress. 00:00:24.000 --> 00:00:36.000 The HWC has a rock climbing wall, double basketball court, racket ball, group class rooms, weight training, ellipticals, treadmills, and a swimming pool. 00:00:36.000 --> 00:00:44.000 Built in 2010, the Health and Wellness Center is also the headquarters for the Wolves Football team, athletic training center, and equipment facility. 00:00:44.000 --> 00:00:48.000 Next door, you'll find the new DeVolder Family Science Center. 00:00:48.000 --> 00:00:53.000 A state of the art 2200 square foot, 2 story facility for chemistry and anatomy students. 00:00:53.000 --> 00:00:60.000 In the center of campus, you'll find the Werner University Center, or WUC. Come on, let's take a look inside. 00:01:03.000 --> 00:01:09.000 WUC is where students come to eat, study, play games, or just relax with friends. 00:01:09.000 --> 00:01:17.000 There are extra services here too, such as the Multicultural Student Service Department and the Service Learning and Career Development Center. 00:01:17.000 --> 00:01:21.000 Along with the student newspaper, radio station, and student government. 00:01:21.000 --> 00:01:24.000 By far, the coolest building on campus is Ackerman Hall. 00:01:24.000 --> 00:01:28.000 Recently voted one of the top ten greenest residents halls in the world. 00:01:28.000 --> 00:01:33.000 From solar panels on the roof to recycling nooks and study areas with repurposed wood furniture. 00:01:33.000 --> 00:01:38.000 Ackerman makes you proud to be a Western Oregon University student. 00:01:38.000 --> 00:01:41.000 Sometimes, it just makes sense to get out of your room to study. 00:01:41.000 --> 00:01:45.000 When that time comes, students can go to one of several computer labs on campus. 00:01:45.000 --> 00:01:48.000 I like to go to Hamersly Library. 00:01:48.000 --> 00:01:53.000 Hamersly has group study areas, computers, and the usual reference and reading materials. 00:01:53.000 --> 00:01:56.000 Oops, down here. 00:01:56.000 --> 00:01:59.000 It's okay, I know what you're looking at. It's our giant Sequoia. 00:01:59.000 --> 00:01:64.000 This tree was planted by the graduating class of 1887 in front of Campbell Hall. 00:02:04.000 --> 00:02:08.000 It's now 123 feet tall and one of the best known landmarks on campus. 00:02:08.000 --> 00:02:14.000 Every year, WOU draws hundreds of local residents and students to the holiday Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony. 00:02:14.000 --> 00:02:17.000 Just one of several campus community events. 00:02:17.000 --> 00:02:22.000 Even though I'm not a popular music major, I think our new production studio is awesome. 00:02:22.000 --> 00:02:26.000 It has a large control room and several sound boosts for recording separate tracks. 00:02:26.000 --> 00:02:32.000 In the lobby of APSC, you'll find the latest mural by WOU art students and faculty. 00:02:32.000 --> 00:02:39.000 Created by a visual communication design major, the mural depicts the landscape around Western and the Pacific Northwest. 00:02:39.000 --> 00:02:45.000 There's always something happening near the Residence Halls or you can join a club and participate in student celebrations. 00:02:45.000 --> 00:02:48.000 Well that covers my favorite spots on campus. 00:02:48.000 --> 00:02:52.000 Once you start exploring, I'm sure you'll find more if you're not going to get coffee. 00:02:52.000 --> 00:02:53.000 Bye. 00:02:53.000 --> 00:02:61.000 Music. 00:03:01.000 --> 00:03:05.000 Welcome to part 2 of WOU's Mini Campus Tour. 00:03:05.000 --> 00:03:12.000 Hi, I'm Nicole Crane, and I'll be your tour guide as we discover more of what Western has to offer students. 00:03:12.000 --> 00:03:20.000 I'm standing in front of Ackerman Hall, one of the greenest residents halls ever built. Come on, let's take a look inside. 00:03:20.000 --> 00:03:23.000 Ackerman houses more than 300 undergraduate students. 00:03:23.000 --> 00:03:27.000 It's home to the campus housing office and features classrooms and study space. 00:03:27.000 --> 00:03:35.000 This sustainable living learning facility has recycling centers on each floor, solar plans on the roof, and rain water receptacles in the ground. 00:03:35.000 --> 00:03:40.000 Even the furniture is special because it came from Oak trees previously grown on site. 00:03:40.000 --> 00:03:45.000 Built in 2010, Ackerman is one of the most popular places for students to live on campus. 00:03:45.000 --> 00:03:49.000 Across the student, you'll find the newest building on campus, the DeVolder Family Science Center. 00:03:49.000 --> 00:03:55.000 This facility houses the chemistry department and the anatomy and physiology components of the biology program. 00:03:55.000 --> 00:03:62.000 It has six, 1200 square foot science labs, a cadaver lab, classrooms, faculty offices, and study space. 00:04:02.000 --> 00:04:07.000 It's a fantastic building with the latest scientific equipment and gadgets. 00:04:07.000 --> 00:04:11.000 Between Ackerman and DeVolder, you'll find the Student Health and Counseling Center. 00:04:11.000 --> 00:04:16.000 When you have aches and pains or the sniffles, it's nice to know treatment is available on campus. 00:04:16.000 --> 00:04:19.000 On the north side of campus, there's campus public safety. 00:04:19.000 --> 00:04:27.000 WOU has a full time staff who patrol in cars, on foot, and in the dorms to make sure that students have a safe environment to live and learn. 00:04:28.000 --> 00:04:31.000 Everyone knows all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. 00:04:31.000 --> 00:04:37.000 That's why we have over 50 clubs and activity groups on campus, many of which use this intramural field to enjoy outdoor sports. 00:04:37.000 --> 00:04:41.000 If Football, Rugby, and Soccer aren't your thing, how about Frisbee Golf? 00:04:41.000 --> 00:04:46.000 Western has a nine hole Frisbee Golf course that takes players in and around the West side of campus. 00:04:46.000 --> 00:04:52.000 Division 2 sports, a friendly community, and professors who love to teach make our time at Western special. 00:04:52.000 --> 00:04:56.000 What more can we ask for? How about a new College of Education building. 00:04:56.000 --> 00:04:61.000 The Richard Woodcock Education Center is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. 00:05:01.000 --> 00:05:09.000 The 5800 square foot building will be a collaborative learning space for teacher education, health and physical education, and special education. 00:05:09.000 --> 00:05:15.000 Well that's all the time we have for this tour. Remember, time flies when you're having fun and achieving your dreams. Go Wolves! 00:05:15.000 --> 00:05:18.000 Music.