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Western Oregon University Announces New Salem Presence in Partnership with WESD (Photo) - 11/15/18

MONMOUTH, Ore. – Western Oregon University will begin offering classes in Salem beginning January 2019 at the Willamette Education Service District building on Pringle Road.

The number of WOU offerings in Salem will increase gradually, with a much larger range of classes available starting fall term 2019. WOU:Salem courses are designed to help working adults get the higher education they seek, whether it is their first degree, an advanced degree or professional development needed to qualify for a promotion in their current employment.

“We are so excited to announce WOU’s presence in Salem in partnership with WESD,” said President Rex Fuller. “We’ve been working on this expansion for some time, and I’m proud that we will be able to serve the educational needs of working adults. Our convenient location and class formats will make it much easier for students to achieve their academic and career goals.”

WOU:Salem classes will take place in the WESD Professional Learning Center at 2611 Pringle Road SE two nights per week. The courses will be taught by faculty in a hybrid format, with half the meetings online and the other half in person. Enrollment for Salem classes is open to current students. New students can learn how to apply to WOU at wou.edu/admission.

“We already work closely with WESD for our Willamette Promise program for high school students, so this seemed like a great partnership for our presence in Salem,” said Associate Provost for Program Development Sue Monahan. “Now, working adults who want an affordable option for a four-year degree can take practical classes in a location that’s convenient to them.”

For more information about WOU:Salem, visit wou.edu/salem or email Monahan at smonahan@mail.wou.edu or Academic Affairs Operations Manager Hilary Holman-Kidd at holmankh@mail.wou.edu

About Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University, founded in 1856 and located in Monmouth, is the state’s oldest public university. Serving approximately 5,200 students, WOU is a mid-sized, NCAA Division II institution with nearly 80 percent of the student population being from Oregon. A significant portion of attendees are members of under-represented groups, veterans or non-traditional students. WOU is Oregon’s campus of choice for those seeking a transformative education in a supportive, student-centered learning community where classes are taught by faculty. Together we succeed.

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Monmouth: Making Spirits Bright, Come Celebrate the Holiday Season (Photo) - 11/05/18

Monmouth: Making Spirits Bright is an inaugural family-fun celebration held in Monmouth from November 24-30. The festivities start at noon on November 24 at Main Street Park with festivities that include a holiday bazaar, seasonal entertainment, and kids’ crafts corner.

Visitors will see the town aglow as the businesses compete for the coveted Griswold Award. Shoppers can pick up their Polar Express Passport to Prizes at the information booth in the park and visit participating businesses to have their passports stamped. Completed and returned passports will be entered into a drawing for valuable prizes, with the winners being announced at the end of the day. At dusk, Main Street Park will come alive with the lighting of Santa’s Workshop and Gingerbread Village.  Businesses will continue to offer seasonal specials throughout the week.

Monmouth: Making Spirits Bright culminates on Friday, November 30, when Western Oregon University celebrates its 51st  Annual Holiday Tree Lighting, which features a community parade, musicians from local schools, and photos with Santa. Monmouth: Making Spirits Bright will enhance the special evening with community events (food trucks, later hours for businesses, the announcements of Gold, Silver, and Bronze Griswold Award winners, and the continuous dazzling display of holiday lights in the park and throughout downtown).  Monmouth will continue to remain “lit” during the holiday season.

Monmouth: Making Spirits Bright is a cooperative effort of the City of Monmouth, Western Oregon University and Monmouth Business Association. Many Monmouth businesses and community members have also been actively involved.

To learn more about Monmouth: Making Spirits Bright, and to see the detailed schedule as it develops, visit the Events section on the City of Monmouth website and Facebook page: http://bit.ly/MSBmonmouth

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