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WOU New Student Week 2019
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Sunday, September 22
 

08:00

New Student Week & PLUS Team Information Booth
Questions about New Student Week? This is the place where you can have all of your questions answered. You can also sign up for the variety show and get more information about joining PLUS Team 2020!

Sunday September 22, 2019 08:00 - 09:00
WUC Second Floor Lobby

08:00

Valsetz "Grab and Go"
Need a snack before lunch to get some extra energy for moving-in? Stop in and purchase a variety of convenient food items, cold drinks, and snacks throughout the day. Be sure to buy a BBQ ticket for dinner while at Valsetz!


Sunday September 22, 2019 08:00 - 23:00
Valsetz Food Court

09:00

Alumni Relations Hospitality Tents
The WOU Alumni Board will be serving coffee, pastries and snacks throughout the day to families and new students. Everyone is welcome!


Sunday September 22, 2019 09:00 - 16:00
Parking Lot J & The Grove

09:00

New Student Week Information Booth and Water Stations
If you have questions about move in procedures or New Student Week activities, PLUS Team members will be available to answer all of your questions! 


Sunday September 22, 2019 09:00 - 17:00
The Grove, Heritage & Landers

09:00

Residents Move In
It's what everyone has been waiting for! Time to move in!


Sunday September 22, 2019 09:00 - 17:00
Residence Halls

10:00

Family Weekend Information Table
Stop by to get information regarding this year’s upcoming Family Weekend which will take place on January 24th-26th 2020.

Sunday September 22, 2019 10:00 - 16:00
Heritage Lawn

10:00

Residential Computing Computer Support
If you have questions about your residence hall computer connections or need additional computer support, this is the place to go!

**This session will be repeated daily**

Sunday September 22, 2019 10:00 - 17:00
RSC - North Side of Valsetz

10:00

WOU ID Cards
Identification cards will be made for students who have not yet received their cards. The first card is free for incoming students. Replacement cards will be issued for $15.

**This session will be repeated daily**

Sunday September 22, 2019 10:00 - 17:00
WUC Second Floor Lobby

10:15

New Student Week & PLUS Team Information Booth
Questions about New Student Week? This is the place where you can have all of your questions answered. You can also sign up for the variety show and get more information about joining PLUS Team 2020!

Sunday September 22, 2019 10:15 - 12:30
WUC Second Floor Lobby

11:00

Lunch At Valsetz
Has moving made you hungry? The Valsetz Food Court is open for business, and ready to feed you! Use this time to buy your BBQ ticket for dinner as well.


Sunday September 22, 2019 11:00 - 15:00
Valsetz Food Court

11:00

WOU Wolfstore
Pick up any WOU gear you need for the big week! Also, check out the bookstore’s new product lines that will make your room unique! It will also be open Monday-Friday, 7:30am-5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm during the academic year.


Sunday September 22, 2019 11:00 - 16:00
WUC Second Floor

11:00

Health and Wellness Center Open
Grab a friend and come down to the HWC for a quick recreation break. Your WOU Student ID is required to access the facility along with athletic shoes and proper workout attire. Lap swim will be from 11:00am-1:00pm.


Sunday September 22, 2019 11:00 - 19:00
HWC

14:00

Residential Computing Computer Support
If you have questions about your residence hall computer connections or need additional computer support, this is the place to go!

**This session will be repeated daily**

Sunday September 22, 2019 14:00 - 18:00
RSC - North Side of Valsetz

14:30

New Student Week & PLUS Team Information Booth
Questions about New Student Week? This is the place where you can have all of your questions answered. You can also sign up for the variety show and get more information about joining PLUS Team 2020!

Sunday September 22, 2019 14:30 - 17:15
WUC East Vendor Space

16:30

Family Goodbyes
Goodbye! Adios! Au revoir! Sayonara! Family & friends; time to give hugs/kisses and head out!


Sunday September 22, 2019 16:30 - 16:30
Residence Halls

16:30

Welcome Dinner
Get ready to eat and greet! Here is your first chance to make some new friends! Entrance is $5 for new students, and payment will be available with meal cards.

Sunday September 22, 2019 16:30 - 18:30
The Grove/Pac Room backup

19:00

Residence Hall Community Meetings
This will be your first opportunity to meet all of the students who will be living with you in your residence hall community. Coordinated by your Resident Assistant (RA), you and your community will have a chance to get to know each other and learn what to expect during New Student Week and the academic year. This is a REQUIRED meeting for all on-campus students.


Sunday September 22, 2019 19:00 - 20:30
Residence Halls

20:30

New Student Week Kickoff
ASWOU President, Erik Morgan, will be welcoming all new students to campus, while PLUS Team Coordinators, Andres Hernandez-Galvan and Ellen Moore will share highlights of New Student Week.
Join us for an event you will not want to miss, as Playfair leads you through a variety of fun activities that help you meet your new classmates! Lastly, you will be posing with 1,000 of your new friends for
the famous (and WOU’s traditional) “W” Group Picture!


Sunday September 22, 2019 20:30 - 22:30
NPE Gym
 
Monday, September 23
 

08:00

New Student Week & PLUS Team Information Booth
Questions about New Student Week? This is the place where you can have all of your questions answered. You can also sign up for the variety show and get more information about joining PLUS Team 2020!

Monday September 23, 2019 08:00 - 09:00
WUC Second Floor Lobby

09:00

PLUS Team Small Group Sessions
PLUS Team members will meet with students in small groups. Students living in residence halls will meet in living communities.
**Off-Campus first years meet in the WUC Willamette Room.**

Monday September 23, 2019 09:00 - 10:15
Residence Halls/Willamette Room

09:30

Transfer and Non-Traditional Student Welcome
The information covered includes: services available to transfer and non-traditional students, navigating transfer articulations, clubs and organizations, etc. A representative from the Office of Admissions, Student Engagement, and non-traditional students will be available for questions.

Speakers
avatar for John Wilkins

John Wilkins

Coordinator, Leadership & Inclusion, Student Engagement


Monday September 23, 2019 09:30 - 10:00
Columbia Room

10:00

WOU ID Cards
Identification cards will be made for students who have not yet received their cards. The first card is free for incoming students. Replacement cards will be issued for $15.
**This session will be repeated daily**

Monday September 23, 2019 10:00 - 13:00
WUC Second Floor Lobby

10:15

IMDb: Pre-Nursing (2019)
Interested in the nursing field? Ever wonder what it takes to become a nurse? Come learn about the Pre-Nursing track at WOU!

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Hinzman

Melissa Hinzman

Assistant to the Director of Academic Advising, Student Success & Advising Office



Monday September 23, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Columbia Room

10:15

The WUC Offers Many Things
This session delves into all the things the WUC can help students with. Learn where the ATM’s are, where you can get food, and student study rooms and much more. We will also cover the valuable resources housed here like the Wolfstore, Service Learning & Career Development and much more. We hope to see you at this session!

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big! 

Speakers
avatar for Chelsee Blatner

Chelsee Blatner

Assistant Director, Student Engagement



Monday September 23, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Santiam Room

10:15

Transfer Transitions
Transferring to a four-year institution can be difficult but does not need to be an impossible task. In this session, the concept of “transfer shock” will be introduced. Tips for how to manage “transfer shock” will be covered. Resources and opportunities available to transfer students to help them successfully integrate into their new educational environment at Western will also be covered. Join me to learn more about navigating your transfer pathway to successful degree completion.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Mauro

Kristin Mauro

Transfer Specialist, Foster Liaisons
As a long time student affairs professional who studied first­-year transition and retention in my doctoral program, I have seen students struggle first hand. I was also a guardian ad­litem in Texas and worked directly with children in the foster care system. I want to help students... Read More →


Monday September 23, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Ackerman 141

10:15

WOUld You Like to Be a STAR Teacher?
Become a STAR Teacher! If you weren’t able to attend a SOAR or TSOAR event this summer, come to this informational session to learn more about the Teacher Licensure Program at WOU. Get a jump STARt on meeting the requirements to be admitted into the licensure program (you will apply your Junior year), meet one of the pre-education advisors who can answer your individual questions about becoming a teacher, and meet some of the other new Teacher Education students that you will be attending classes with this year.

Speakers
avatar for Darlene Fritz

Darlene Fritz

Pre-Education Advisor, Education & Leadership, WOU Staff/Faculty
 It is my pleasure to advise students who are planning to become licensed teachers through WOU's Undergraduate Teacher Education  Program, and I welcome early inquiries from students who are beginning at community colleges and planning to transfer to WOU their junior year.  My... Read More →



Monday September 23, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Calapooia Room

10:15

Your Student Account 101
This session will provide students with the tools needed to successfully navigate their Wolf Web student account summary and will learn how to sign up for direct deposit. Students will have the opportunity to complete required/optional forms and will be given helpful hints in navigating the financial complexities of higher education.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Dona Vasas

Dona Vasas

Bursar, Business Services



Monday September 23, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Willamette Room

10:15

SEP TRIO Orientation
Welcome to the Student Enrichment Program. During this session, we’re going to get to know each other better and learn about how SEP can support you in getting that degree quickly and inexpensively.

**This session will be repeated**

Speakers
avatar for Marshall Habermann-Guthrie

Marshall Habermann-Guthrie

Director, Student Enrichment Program



Monday September 23, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Ackerman Room 139

10:15

First-Year Writing Placement Exam
The Writing Placement Challenge Exam gives eligible students the opportunity to challenge their placements into WR 121 or WR 122. The student will write an argument essay during a 2-hour supervised session, addressing tasks similar to those encountered in first-year writing classes. An old SAT score of 480 or 490, a new SAT score of 540 or 550, or an ACT score of 20 is eligible to challenge placement in WR 115. An old SAT score of 700, a new SAT score of 750, or an ACT score of 31 is eligible to challenge placement in WR 122. Students must bring photo identification and proof of SAT or ACT score.

Speakers
avatar for Leigh Graziano

Leigh Graziano

Director of First-Year Writing, English Studies Department


Monday September 23, 2019 10:15 - 12:15
Math and Nursing Building Room 110

11:00

Residential Computing Support
If you have questions about your residence hall computer connections or need additional computer support, this is the place to go!

**This session will be repeated daily**


Monday September 23, 2019 11:00 - 18:00
RSC - North Side of Valsetz

11:00

Health & Wellness Center Open
Grab a friend and come down to the HWC for a quick recreation break. Your WOU Student ID is required to access the facility along with athletic shoes and proper workout attire. Lap swim will be from 11:00am-1:00pm.


Monday September 23, 2019 11:00 - 19:00
HWC

11:30

Meet Your Pre-Nursing Mentors
Pursing the Pre-Nursing track at WOU? Come meet the students who will be your mentors as you work your way through the curriculum. This session will include a Q&A with current Pre-Nursing students and it is a chance for you to meet your cohort.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Hinzman

Melissa Hinzman

Assistant to the Director of Academic Advising, Student Success & Advising Office



Monday September 23, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Columbia Room

11:30

Transfer Student Success
Transferring to a new school can have its challenges. Come learn ways to smooth your transition, get acquainted with all the resources here to help you, and make the most out of this next exciting phase of your educational journey.



Speakers
avatar for Letitia Erckenbrack

Letitia Erckenbrack

Educational Advisor, Student Enrichment Program


Monday September 23, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Santiam Room

11:30

Accessing and Understanding DegreeTracks
Whether you are a new freshman, a transferring junior, or a long time student; you will need to understand how to use the Degree Tracks audit system. Degree Tracks is the system that the Graduation Coordinator uses to verify your degree completion. With the changes to how the institution works with majors minors and certificates it is vital that you understand what is going on. Take charge of your own academic destiny by learning to access your audit and understand what that audit means. Learn how to identify issues, or possible adjustments, and who to talk to about getting those issues resolved or those adjustments made. What the registrar’s office can and cannot do for you.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for A. David Anderson

A. David Anderson

Graduation Evaluator, Registrar's Office



Monday September 23, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Hamersly Library Room 108

11:30

Teacher Licensure Exam Preparation Workshop
This workshop will prepare you to take and pass the teacher licensure exams. Free resources, expectations, registration, and the ideal time to take the exam will be discussed. Highly recommended for transfer students!

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Flores

Olivia Flores

Pre-Education Advisor & Graduate Programs Advisor, Education & Leadership
I get the pleasure of advising students who are Pre-Education majors, primarily those who are Freshman and Sophomores. I work with these students to help them be empowered to take control of their learning and take advantage of all the things that WOU has to offer. I meet with the... Read More →



Monday September 23, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Ackerman Room 139

11:30

WOU Food Pantry Info Session
Join us as we introduce an important resource for students at WOU. At this session you will learn how to access the Pantry and how to become a Food Pantry Volunteer.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Aislinn Addington

Aislinn Addington

Director, Abby's House



Monday September 23, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Calapooia Room

13:00

Convocation with Monti Washington
Presenting - Convocation with a welcome from President Fuller and keynote from nationally-known speaker Monti Washington! A product of a one night stand, abused in foster home after foster home, and raised sleeping in parks were just a few of the daunting obstacles in Monti’s journey From the Streets to the Stage. Be ready to be engaged, encouraged, and empowered by Monti who has obtained two college degrees, become a
state basketball champion, award winning poet, McDonald’s All-American nominee, nationally recognized actor, and co-founder of Truality.org, a non-profit organization aimed at inspiring youth to be TRU The Real U.

Speakers
avatar for Monti Washington

Monti Washington

Motivational Speaker, Montivation
Monti Washington is refreshingly different. His presentations are inspiring, entertaining, educational, and designed to give students a learning experience that provides value that is transferable to real life situations. His honesty and humor keeps students fully engaged, while... Read More →



Monday September 23, 2019 13:00 - 14:30
NPE Gym

14:30

Student-led Library Tours
Get the inside scoop on the library and how you can use it to your best advantage during your time at WOU. Tours of the library will be given throughout the week by students who work there.



Monday September 23, 2019 14:30 - 17:30
Hamersly Library

14:30

Proctored ALEKS Exam
Attendees will take the ALEKS math placement exam in a proctored environment.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Nabity

Matt Nabity

Associate Professor & Department Head, Mathematics Department


Monday September 23, 2019 14:30 - 17:30
Math and Nursing Building Room 110

14:45

LGBPTQ+ Student Orientation
This session is for lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, trans*, queer, genderqueer, nonbinary, questioning, asexual and straight/cis ally students new to WOU. Join us and meet new people while learning about available resources, helpful hints, and networking on campus. Also be introduced to important campus resources, tools, programs and activities, such as the WOU Safe Zone program, Stonewall Center and Triangle Alliance, as well as to staff, faculty and engaged students.


Monday September 23, 2019 14:45 - 15:45
Columbia Room

14:45

MSSP Transfer Orientation
This session is for incoming transfer students that are served through Multicultural Student Service and Programs. These students are receiving the Diversity Commitment Scholarship, are Bilingual Teacher Scholars, and/or in the On-Track Program. We will explain resources and expectations associated with
each program and students will have the opportunity to connect to MSSP staff and other transfer students from these programs.

Speakers
avatar for Audrey Ramirez-Loudenback

Audrey Ramirez-Loudenback

Assistant Director, Multicultural Student Services


Monday September 23, 2019 14:45 - 15:45
Willamette Room

14:45

Navigating WOU for Non-Traditional and Transfer Students
In this session, Dr. Brannan will offer “tips and tricks” that have been shown to help non-traditional students (e.g., foster students, older students, first generation college students, veterans) navigate college. She has collected data from every state in our country to better understand these students needs.

Speakers
avatar for Debi Brannan

Debi Brannan

NTT Associate Professor, Psychological Sciences Department


Monday September 23, 2019 14:45 - 15:45
Santiam Room

14:45

Welcome to Abby's House!
Abby’s House is a resource and referral center available to persons of any gender. Our mission is to provide the WOU community with educational programming, information, and referral services designed to promote equity and non-violence. We embrace a feminist model that empowers all people to actively stand against all forms of violence and hatred. At this session you will visit Abby’s House, meet some of the advocates who work at Abby’s House and find out about our upcoming events and activities. Join us and learn how you can get involved with Abby’s House!

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Aislinn Addington

Aislinn Addington

Director, Abby's House



Monday September 23, 2019 14:45 - 15:45
Calapooia Room

14:45

Advising 101: What to do when meeting with your Advisor
Beginning of your university journey starts with meeting with an Advisor. Because your Advisor will help you explore possible majors that fit your interests and career goals, it is important to meet with them every term. In this session, we will go over the differences between High School Counselors and Academic Advisors, ways to connect with an Advisor, and strategies for preparing for your meeting with your Advisor. How to make the
most with meeting your Advisor. After the presentation there will be a question and answer with a panel of advisors from different majors on campus.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Ron Mercer

Ron Mercer

Academic Success Advisor, Student Success & Advising Office



Monday September 23, 2019 14:45 - 15:45
Ackerman Room 139

16:00

Be a Smart Wolf - Using the Student Book Exchange
Textbooks are everything but affordable in most occasions. With over 400 books in stock at our ASWOU book exchange program you could be saving some money by either buying or selling your books. Come learn how to take full advantage of our book exchange program.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Erik Morgan Jr.

Erik Morgan Jr.

ASWOU President, Associated Students of Western Oregon University


Monday September 23, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
Santiam Room

16:00

Find your Perfect Role: Getting Involved at WOU
Everyone has a role to play in HollyWOUd! College can be a blockbuster hit from making new friends to discovering new opportunities. But where do you start? Join us to talk about how to get involved on campus and using WOUEngage to help you navigate all the options. We will discuss how to join or start a student club and how to find leadership opportunities or on-campus jobs that add to your star power and also increase
your success as a student!

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Kelsey Elam-Geuting

Kelsey Elam-Geuting

Coordinator, Organizations & Activities, Student Engagement
Ask me about Student Organizations, WOUMania, OrgSync, Dead Week Activities, Student Activities Board, Student Event Advisements, Fraternity and Sorority Council, Homecoming, Family Weekend, Summer Heatwave Concert Series, and Fraternity and Sorority Life.... Read More →



Monday September 23, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
Calapooia Room

16:00

Navigating College as a Military-Connected Student
Let’s be real for a moment – even after serving in the United States military, college can still be more intimidating than you anticipated. The time you served in the military may leave you feeling out of place in the classroom, but you are not alone. The Western Oregon University Veterans Resource Center is a place
where student-veterans from similar backgrounds come together and support one another. This allows them to be more successful in their academic careers. At this session, we will talk about the realities of what it is like to be a military-connected student and learn about the resources that are available at WOU from our Director of Veterans Services.

Speakers
avatar for Colin G. Haines

Colin G. Haines

Director, Veteran's Resource Center
I oversee the operation of the Veterans Resource Center and consistently meet with student-veterans and dependents to assist them in navigating G.I. Bill education benefits.  I can refer students as appropriate to other services on-campus (Ex: Student Enrichment Program, Office of... Read More →



Monday September 23, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
Ackerman Room 139

16:00

Cultural Connections Kick-Off Session: Opening Ceremony for the Stars!
Want to connect with a program that will support you as a student here at WOU? Want to meet some peers that are ready to help you out? Want to win some neat prizes? Then you do not want to miss this session! It will give you the opportunity to learn about the Cultural Connections Program and as well as give you a chance to meet the staff from the Multicultural Student Services & Programs office and the MCR’s (Multicultural Representatives) that serve as peer mentors.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Hernandez-Hunter

Anna Hernandez-Hunter

Director, Multicultural Student Services



Monday September 23, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
Columbia Room

16:00

Go get a JOB!
Need a job? Want to gain some experience? How about some extra cash in your pocket? Come find out how to do all of this in one easy session! Learn how to navigate WolfLink, and why it’s important to use your work study award! I can help you become a better employee in one simple session!

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hansen

Jennifer Hansen

Career Development Coordinator, Service Learning & Career Development



Monday September 23, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
Willamette Room

19:00

The Dating Doctor
Looking for some new pick-up lines? Odds are, the Dating Doctor knows them all! This is often rated the “favorite” program of New Student Week! Come to this fun and enlightening session about dating and relationships. David Coleman is known nationwide as “The Dating DoctorTM!” He has been honored 14 times as The National Speaker of the Year— 11 times by Campus Activities Magazine and 3 times by The National Association for Campus Activities. He recently won Entertainer of the Year! He is a highly sought after speaker, author, entertainer, radio, and television personality—this is one event you don’t want to miss!

Speakers
avatar for David Coleman

David Coleman

The Dating Doctor



Monday September 23, 2019 19:00 - 20:30
NPE Gym

21:00

NSW Dance: Lights! Camera! Dance!
Join us at our annual Hollywood NSW Dance (include the date and time)! Come dressed to the nines as your favorite movie personality or celebrity and dance the night away! Prizes for Best Costume, Best Entrance, and Best Dancer! No night of dancing is complete without an awesome DJ! DJ Harris has a background in entertainment, working for The Walt Disney Company for 13 years and performing as an independent musician and artist for over 15 years. His mixes will keep the party going for hours, and you won’t want to miss a moment out on the dance floor!


Monday September 23, 2019 21:00 - Tuesday September 24, 2019 00:00
Pacific Room
 
Tuesday, September 24
 

09:00

Choir @ WOU!
Come learn about the many opportunities to sing in one of WOU’s outstanding choirs! From Concert Choir to Chamber Singers and Western Oregon Voices, there are plenty of ways to stay involved in singing at WOU! Come ask questions, find out about how to join (not all choirs require an audition), audition sign-ups, activities/tours planned for the year, and meet our choral director, Dr. James Reddan.

Speakers
avatar for James Reddan

James Reddan

Assistant Professor, Music Department
In my courses, you will learn about the art of singing and music making as part of the human condition. This begins with basic vocal technique and musicianship, the combination of theory, history and so much more as applied to choral performance in all genres. You will also learn... Read More →



Tuesday September 24, 2019 09:00 - 10:00
Santiam Room

09:00

Everybody Drinks in College
According to a campus survey less than 60% of WOU students drank alcohol. And when students did drink, they practiced a lot of strategies to help keep them stay safe. Join us for more information about how to have a good time at college, while also keeping you and your friends safe, tips on navigating peer pressure, and addressing some of the other myths you may have heard about college.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Craig Wimmer

Craig Wimmer

Assistant Director of Wellness Education, Student Health & Counseling Center



Tuesday September 24, 2019 09:00 - 10:00
Calapooia Room

09:00

HollyWOUd in Kognito
College is exciting and some may even see it as glamorous! It is full of opportunities and personal growth. College also presents challenges that students may not be prepared for as well. Be prepared for less glamorous but still very real side of college by learning how to manage challenging social situations. Utilizing
Kognito, an interactive online simulation program, participants will practice how to interact with someone who may be struggling or in a mental health crisis. There will be time to discuss what supports are available at WOU and answer any questions folks may have about the program. These are skills that all of us may
encounter during our time at college or life, generally.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Glascock

Tim Glascock

Grant Project Director, The Research Institute
Tim is Project Director of WOU CASA and Suicide Prevention grants for TRI. He earned his Master of Public Health and Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Oregon State University. Tim’s primary expertise is in mental health and wellness programming in education-based settings. Tim... Read More →



Tuesday September 24, 2019 09:00 - 10:00
ITC 001

09:00

Paid On-Campus Internships
WOU offers a number of internship resources and opportunities, including our very own on-campus paid internship program. The WOU Community Internship Program is open to all students and is a perfect way to explore different career options and take a step in your professional adventure while in college. Come meet
our staff, learn about the program, and discuss the benefits of pursuing an internship.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Karina Lopez

Karina Lopez

WOU Community Internship Program, Service Learning & Career Development



Tuesday September 24, 2019 09:00 - 10:00
Columbia Room

09:00

World Change and Waffles - Computing for Good (No Experience Required!)
Computing technology has the potential to help people and change the world for the better. Come learn about how WOU’s two computing majors –Computer Science and Information Systems – harness collaboration and teamwork to teach students how to build computing systems across every discipline on the planet. Oh, and computing jobs pay very well! Second oh: we are also serving waffles.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Becka Morgan

Becka Morgan

Associate Professor, Computer Science Division



Tuesday September 24, 2019 09:00 - 10:00
ED 204

09:00

SafeZone Ally 1 Training
SafeZone’s mission is to create a network of LGBTQ+ allies on campus. This interactive ally training provides information, lessons, and discussion about best practices to support our LGBTQ+ campus community, and is open to people of all identities.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Schowalter

Dana Schowalter

Associate Professor & Department Chair, Communication Studies Department



Tuesday September 24, 2019 09:00 - 11:15
Willamette Room

10:00

WOU ID Cards
Identification cards will be made for students who have not yet
received their cards. The first card is free for incoming students.
Replacement cards will be issued for $15.
**This session will be repeated daily**

Tuesday September 24, 2019 10:00 - 14:00
WUC Second Floor Lobby

10:15

Campus Recreation Opportunities
Come learn about all campus recreation has to offer from aquatics, climbing, outdoor opportunities and more. Learn how to participate, class schedules, and how to apply for a job in Campus Recreation.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Hammerle

Zachary Hammerle

Assistant Director, Campus Recreation


Tuesday September 24, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Ackerman 141

10:15

Model UN Mock Session
Are you interested in learning more about the United Nations? Join us for a mock session to debate “How to Respond to an Alien Invasion” to learn a bit about what we do!

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Amber Holland

Amber Holland

Treasurer, Model United Nations



Tuesday September 24, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Ackerman Room 139

10:15

Study Abroad Opportunities
Study abroad or participate in an international internship or a service learning project and expand your global awareness while earning WOU credits. Choose from over 200 programs around the world. WOU financial aid may be available to help fund your program, and there are many scholarships for which students can apply.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Akaanchya Pradhan

Akaanchya Pradhan

Study Abroad Advisor, International Education & Development



Tuesday September 24, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Calapooia Room

10:15

You Want Me to Read What?
The amount and type of reading you get in college can be overwhelming. Come to this session for some real talk about how to understand the type of reading you’ll be expected to do in many of your classes, and tips for how to read smarter and more efficiently. We’ll talk about what scholarly literature is, why we read it in college, how to read and understand it, and how to use it for your class assignments.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big! 

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Brookbank

Elizabeth Brookbank

Instruction Librarian/Associate Professor, Library & Media Services



Tuesday September 24, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Santiam Room

10:15

Chapstick and Soap: Preparing for Fall Term
Are you interested in learning more about our science programs at WOU? Come to this introductory soap and chapstick making workshop to learn more about our classes while participating in a fun activity. Participants get to keep the soap and chapstick that they make. **Class size limited to 24 participants.
Pre-registration suggested. Contact Dr. Flatt at email flattp@wou.edu for registration information.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Flatt

Patricia Flatt

Chemistry Professor



Tuesday September 24, 2019 10:15 - 12:15
DeVolder Family Science Center Room 107

11:00

Cultural Connections Keynote Speaker: An Insider's Guide to Fame!
“Are you a first generation college student? Then you will not want to miss this session! Join the MCR’s for
this inspirational talk and performance by Yomar Reyes. Yosimar Reyes is a nationally-acclaimed poet and public speaker. Born in Guerrero, Mexico, and raised in Eastside San Jose, Reyes explores the themes of migration and sexuality in his work. The Advocate named Reyes one of “13 LGBT Latinos Changing the World” and Remezcla included Reyes on their list of ”10 Up And Coming Latinx Poets You Need To Know.”

**Note: Everyone is welcome to attend, however Diversity
Scholars and Bilingual Teacher Scholars are required to attend
this session.

Speakers
avatar for Yosimar Reyes

Yosimar Reyes

Poet and Speaker, Speak Out Now
Yosimar Reyes is a nationally-acclaimed poet and public speaker. Born in Guerrero, Mexico, and raised in Eastside San Jose, Reyes explores the themes of migration and sexuality in his work. The Advocate named Reyes one of "13 LGBT Latinos Changing the World" and Remezcla included... Read More →


Tuesday September 24, 2019 11:00 - 12:30
Columbia Room

11:00

Residential Computing Support
If you have questions about your residence hall computer connections
or need additional computer support, this is the place to go!
**This session will be repeated daily**


Tuesday September 24, 2019 11:00 - 18:00
RSC - North Side of Valsetz

11:00

Health & Wellness Center Opens
Grab a friend and come down to the HWC for a quick recreation
break. Your WOU Student ID is required to access the facility
along with athletic shoes and proper workout attire. Lap swim
will be from 11:00am-1:00pm.


Tuesday September 24, 2019 11:00 - 19:00
HWC

11:30

Be A Wolf and Lead the Pack
Now that you are part of our wolf pack, the Associated Students of Western Oregon University (ASWOU) is at your service. This informative presentation explains the benefits of involvement, and how to dive into student life. Learn about ASWOU, our internship program, clubs and organizations, leadership development opportunities, and get ideas on how to get involved in fun, meaningful ways at WOU!

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Erik Morgan Jr.

Erik Morgan Jr.

ASWOU President, Associated Students of Western Oregon University



Tuesday September 24, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Calapooia Room

11:30

Explore the World by Teaching English Abroad
The rest of the world is only a plane trip away, but how can you live and travel abroad with no income? Answer: by teaching English. There are more English as a second language users in the world than native speakers of English, and there is still a high demand for English teachers in countries where English is not a language
used by most people at home. However, unlike in the past when any native speaker of English was assumed to be capable of teaching the language to students, today the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) has become professionalized and schools want to hire trained English teachers. WOU’s English Studies Department offers a 26-credit TEFL Certificate that can be completed as a Minor in Linguistics and will complement any number of Majors from Business to Education to International or Interdisciplinary Studies or English Studies. Join us to learn about teaching abroad and answer any questions you have. Whether you make teaching your career or use your skills to live abroad for a year or two after graduating but before starting a career in the US, employers value experience abroad, and your life will never be the same.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Rob Troyer

Rob Troyer

Associate Professor & International Academic Support Director, English Studies Department



Tuesday September 24, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Santiam Room

11:30

General Education: Endgame
Like bringing together the infinity stones to harness unlimited power, you can put together some amazing General Education courses to build your skills, explore a universe of new knowledge and improve your college and career success. You don’t need a spaceship or a secret serum to build your potential - come learn more about how to find your superpowers by completing your General Education requirements.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Erin Baumgartner

Erin Baumgartner

General Education Director/Professor, VP Academic Affairs/Provost



Tuesday September 24, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Ackerman Room 139

11:30

High School Vs. College: New Beginnings, New Skills
Students will review and discuss the way high school and college differ in key areas. They will have the opportunity to work in small groups to consider the differences of high school vs. college.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Ariel Zimmer Suel

Ariel Zimmer Suel

Educational Advisor, Student Enrichment Program



Tuesday September 24, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Willamette Room

11:30

Playing Intramural and Club Sports at WOU
Intramural and Club Sports are a great way to meet new people, be active and scratch that competitive itch! Come to this session to learn the difference between Intramural and Club Sports and for information on how to join each.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Andy Main

Andy Main

Assistant Director, Campus Recreation Intramural and Club Sports



Tuesday September 24, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Hamersly Library Room 108

12:45

Dreamers: Welcome to WOU!
Western Oregon University, home to many, welcomes all Dreamers who may be a DACA recipient, Tuition Equity student, Undocumented, and/or an Ally! In this session, students will learn about the resources available that can help with their transition to WOU, and programs that will best support their academic and personal goals. Current WOU Dreamers have also been invited to share their experiences and answer questions that can help new students make the most of their college experience!

Speakers
avatar for Luanne Carrillo-Avalos

Luanne Carrillo-Avalos

Assistant Director, Multicultural Student Services



Tuesday September 24, 2019 12:45 - 13:45
Columbia Room

12:45

Finding Success in the HollyWOUd Halls!
In the fast-paced, glitz and glam world of HollyWOUd, it can be difficult to know where to begin meeting people and finding ways to make WOU feel like home. If you’re looking to make connections with others while building your leadership skills along the way, look no further than Hall Government! The Hall Government experience can provide you with opportunities to meet new people, plan exciting events, and represent your peers in your residence hall. Visit this session to learn more about these opportunities, and you might just see your name in
lights or get your own star on the HollyWOUd Walk of Fame!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Welch

Laura Welch

Coordinator for Leadership & Programs, University Housing


Tuesday September 24, 2019 12:45 - 13:45
Ackerman 141

12:45

Framing Your Future: Vision Boards with Black Student Union
Join the Black Student Union to create your personal and academic goals with a vision board party. Whether you’re the next Michelle Obama or Chadwick Boseman, envision and map your road to success here at WOU.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers


Tuesday September 24, 2019 12:45 - 13:45
Willamette Room

12:45

HollyWOUd Walk of Fame: Earn A Leadership Certificate
Do you want to make the most out of your leadership experiences in college? Make your time at WOU the place you develop into a leader of impact. The Leadership Certificate program is geared towards students who plan on exploring and dedicating time to leadership development at WOU. Come learn how you can intentionally get involved, connect with a campus mentor, and earn the Leadership Certificate.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Moser

Patrick Moser

Director, Student Engagement



Tuesday September 24, 2019 12:45 - 13:45
Santiam Room

12:45

Navigating the College Landscape: Using Professional Etiquette to Get What You Want!
In this session, you will learn the do’s and don’ts of communication with faculty and staff. What should you say in an email to a professor? What can you ask for, and what should you avoid? How can you get help when you’re confused? What should you do if you’re late or absent? We’ll cover the answers to these questions and more. You’ll get practice writing emails, addressing professors, and reading important documents. We’ll have faculty and staff on hand to answer your questions and provide advice. Remember -- faculty and staff are here for you throughout your adventure at WOU, you just need to know how to work with them!

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Leanne Merrill

Leanne Merrill

Assistant Professor, Mathematics Department



Tuesday September 24, 2019 12:45 - 13:45
Calapooia Room

14:00

Maura Cullen: Toto, We're Not in Kansas Anymore
We are caught in times of political correctness, where “saying” the right things is worlds away from “doing” the right things. Considered one of the most inclusive sessions on diversity, participants will explore race, gender, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic class, religion, ability, and size discrimination in an interactive format By using this approach, groups can build coalitions—not blame— when they never realized they had so much in common with one another.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Maura Cullen

Dr. Maura Cullen

The Diversity Speaker
Dr. Cullen has been referred to as being the best there is at simplifying the complex issues of diversity in an entertaining and educational manner. Since 1987, Dr. Cullen has been capturing the hearts and minds of people, with her dynamic seminars and speaking engagements throughout... Read More →



Tuesday September 24, 2019 14:00 - 16:00
NPE Gym

16:15

A Peek into WOU Greek
Interested in joining one of WOU’s fraternities and sororities, but not sure how? This session will give you all the answers from current members of Alpha Chi Omega, Kappa Delta Chi, Kappa Sigma, and Omega Delta Phi. Learn how WOU Greek Life gives back to campus and the community, creates life-long friendships, and provides invaluable leadership opportunities!

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Andres Hernandez-Galvan

Andres Hernandez-Galvan

President, Fraternities and Sororities Counsel



Tuesday September 24, 2019 16:15 - 17:15
Ackerman 141

16:15

Honors Program Orientation
Inaugural meeting for the entire incoming Honors class: meet everyone, get any lingering questions answered, annual overview, schedule changes (if needed), and class photo.

Speakers
avatar for Gavin Keulks

Gavin Keulks

Director of Honors Program & Professor
As Honors Program Director, I oversee all student recruitment and retention initiatives and coordinate the interdisciplinary honors curriculum, among other duties. The program comprises the top 3% of WOU's undergraduate population. As a lit prof, I specialize in twentieth-century... Read More →



Tuesday September 24, 2019 16:15 - 17:15
Columbia Room

16:15

Identify Your Strengths
Are you uncertain of your future? Do you want to identify your strengths to help you know what path to take? If so, then come on down to this session where you’ll identify your strengths in a fun and engaging format to help you confidently walk down the red carpet at WOU. You’ll leave this session being able to name your personal strengths after reflecting on good experiences in your life.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Jon Stubblefield

Jon Stubblefield

Financial Aid Counselor, Financial Aid Department



Tuesday September 24, 2019 16:15 - 17:15
Ackerman Room 139

16:15

Stress Management for College Students
Are you feeling overwhelmed already? So much information, busy schedules, meeting people, and school hasn’t even started yet. This workshop will help you come up with strategies to help manage your stress levels over the year, and take you through some techniques of relaxation that you may find helpful when you are feeling overwhelmed. Plus you can learn about our free R&R Room with a massage chair, therapy light, and relaxation tools and resources to help you through the year!

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Craig Wimmer

Craig Wimmer

Assistant Director of Wellness Education, Student Health & Counseling Center



Tuesday September 24, 2019 16:15 - 17:15
Santiam Room

16:15

The WOU Website and Social Media
Learn how to best navigate our website and the best social media handles to follow.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Gauntz

Danielle Gauntz

Web Designer, Univsersity Computing Solutions
I manage the main WOU website. I offer end user support by training others on how to use WordPress to update their websites. I also manage the Digital Signage throughout campus.



Tuesday September 24, 2019 16:15 - 17:15
Calapooia Room

17:30

Variety Show Auditions
Have a talent? Like to perform? We’re looking for all acts, single or group! Sign up for your audition in the WUC or ask a PLUS Team member how to get signed up. The Variety Show itself will take place on Saturday, Sept. 2nd at 6:00PM in the Pacific Room of the WUC. We can provide a piano, DI boxes, microphones, and all standard sound equipment. We do not have instrument amps, or a drum kit, so please provide your own equipment if your act requires anything additional. It’s your time to shine! Feel free to email plusteam@wou.edu or ask your PLUS Team member if you have any questions.


Tuesday September 24, 2019 17:30 - 19:30
Pacific Room

17:30

Welcome to Monmouth & Independence Celebration
Come join us in the Grove for booths featuring local businesses with tons of free giveaways for students, as well as other entertainment, a prize raffle, and a FREE BBQ! Sponsored by University Housing, the Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce, and Student Engagement.

Tuesday September 24, 2019 17:30 - 20:00
The Grove/Pac Room backup

20:30

Drive-In Movie & Horseracing
Bring your blankets and sleeping bags to watch “The Great Gatsby”. The movie will be shown on a giant drive-in screen! Come grab some popcorn from our booths and place your “bets” on video horse-racing.


Tuesday September 24, 2019 20:30 - 23:00
Parking Lot H/Pac Room backup
 
Wednesday, September 25
 

08:00

New Student Week & PLUS Team Information Booth
Questions about New Student Week? This is the place where you can have all of your questions answered. You can also sign up for the variety show and get more information about joining PLUS Team 2020!

Wednesday September 25, 2019 08:00 - 09:00
WUC Second Floor Lobby

09:00

A Capella at WOU!
Looking for a way to be involved in music while on campus? Then come get to know WOU’s premier A Capella group, The West of Us! We’ll be performing, providing information about upcoming auditions, and answering any questions you may have. We hope to see you there!

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Martin

Olivia Martin

President, The West of Us, A Capella Group



Wednesday September 25, 2019 09:00 - 10:00
Ackerman Room 139

09:00

Student Media Fair
WOU’s student-run Student Media organizations (The Western Howl, Northwest Passage, and KWOU) are hosting an interactive showcase that features a mobile podcast studio, live music and literary readings, and games. Did we mention the free food? Join us and make your mark!

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Rhys Finch

Rhys Finch

Student Media Adviser, Student Engagement
Ask me about Student Media Operations and Budget, WOU Journal, KWOU, and Northwest passage.



Wednesday September 25, 2019 09:00 - 10:00
Willamette Room

09:00

Taking Care of Your Health & Wellness at WOU
Come learn about the services that the Student Health and Counseling Center offers to help keep you healthy and productive as a student. This will introduce you to our medical, counseling, and health promotion departments and inform you on how to access them. We also will talk about some great free resources that students can simply come by and pick up, as well as events that happen throughout the year!

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Craig Wimmer

Craig Wimmer

Assistant Director of Wellness Education, Student Health & Counseling Center



Wednesday September 25, 2019 09:00 - 10:00
Columbia Room

09:00

WOLF Ride: WOU Safe Ride Program
WOLF Ride is a complimentary shuttle service for WOU students who would otherwise walk alone at night. Information about how to use this free service in the Monmouth and Independence area will be presented. Information on other transportation options (uHaul Carshare, Cherriots Regional 40X) will be presented.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Emmanuel Macias

Emmanuel Macias

Assistant to Vice President, VP Student Affairs



Wednesday September 25, 2019 09:00 - 10:00
Santiam Room

09:00

It's Okay Not to Know!
Haven’t decided on your major? It’s okay! This workshop will give you a little comfort in mind when you are anxious about not knowing which major to choose. Many interactive and fun activities will be offered during this workshop.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Chien-chun Lin

Chien-chun Lin

Assistant Professor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies



Wednesday September 25, 2019 09:00 - 10:00
Ackerman 141

10:15

How to Succeed in Math and Science
Math and science classes can be challenging. Faculty members from these departments invite you to hear tips and learn about the techniques that help students succeed. We welcome students who plan to major in math and sciences, as well as students who plan to major in other disciplines but want to do well in their core curriculum required courses. Current WOU students will also share their experiences and thoughts on
student success. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the strategies and skills necessary for succeeding in math and science courses at WOU.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Baltzley

Michael Baltzley

Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness/Associate Professor, VP Academic Affairs/Provost



Wednesday September 25, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Ackerman Room 139

10:15

Learn About The Student Activities Board
Want to know what fun events will be planned on campus this year? Would you like to get involved in planning some of these events? Look no further than the Student Activities Board! In this session, we will be talking about the different events that the Student Activities Board plans for Western’s campus, what you can expect from our events, and even how you can get involved!

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Helen Goodyear

Helen Goodyear

Director, Student Activites Board



Wednesday September 25, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Santiam Room

10:15

Library 101: What the WOU Library can do for you
The library is about more than just books! (Although we have those, too.) Come learn how to get help with your writing, math, or English skills, how we can help with your research papers, how to reserve the perfect study room during finals before everyone else gets to it, how to find a good book to read when you have
some downtime, and much more. We’ll play a game (with prizes) and there will be candy!

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Brookbank

Elizabeth Brookbank

Instruction Librarian/Associate Professor, Library & Media Services



Wednesday September 25, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Calapooia Room

10:15

Meet the Greeks
Join Fraternity and Sorority members in playing fun Minute to Win It games. Learn about the different organizations offered at WOU while playing fun games.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Andres Hernandez-Galvan

Andres Hernandez-Galvan

President, Fraternities and Sororities Counsel



Wednesday September 25, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Willamette Room

10:15

Women in STEM
Interactive session open to all genders from any discipline. We will work with what it’s like to be a woman in STEM, including unique challenges and successes and how to be an ally. Topics such as stereotype threat/impostor syndrome, career paths, historical notes, and dealing with discrimination/harassment/micro-aggression in the workplace will be covered.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Latham-Scott

Kristin Latham-Scott

Associate Professor & Department Head, Biology Department



Wednesday September 25, 2019 10:15 - 11:15
Ackerman 141

11:00

Health & Wellness Center Open
Grab a friend and come down to the HWC for a quick recreation break. Your WOU Student ID is required to access the facility along with athletic shoes and proper workout attire. Lap swim will be from 11:00am-1:00pm.


Wednesday September 25, 2019 11:00 - 19:00
HWC

11:30

ALICE, an Adventure of Survival
Well known “lockdown” drills are outdated and ineffective to today’s threats. ALICE teaches proactive options to increase survivability during active shooters/killers by empowering each person to make their own decision.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Mike Hanson

Mike Hanson

Public Safety Sergeant, Campus Public Safety



Wednesday September 25, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Santiam Room

11:30

Biking at WOU
Have you heard? Biking is the best way to save money, stay healthy, and have fun! We’ll take a look at how to get started riding, basic maintenance and rules of the road, and resources for biking around WOU. Whether you just want to make a grocery run, or take an all-day excursion, this session will get you rolling. This session is designed for beginning and experienced riders, but experts are also welcome to connect with the riding community and learn about riding in their new home.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Marshall Habermann-Guthrie

Marshall Habermann-Guthrie

Director, Student Enrichment Program



Wednesday September 25, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Calapooia Room

11:30

Staying Balanced at College
So many options to get involved with, friends to hang out with, jobs to consider and classes! You want to do it all, but there’s not enough time in the day. This session is designed to help you consider and create strategies maintain balance of your physical, mental and emotional wellness. Information about time management, sleep and nutrition that can help you prioritize you well-being and accomplish your goals!

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Craig Wimmer

Craig Wimmer

Assistant Director of Wellness Education, Student Health & Counseling Center



Wednesday September 25, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Columbia Room

11:30

Accessing and Understanding DegreeTracks
Whether you are a new freshman, a transferring junior, or a long time student; you will need to understand how to use the Degree Tracks audit system. Degree Tracks is the system that the Graduation Coordinator
uses to verify your degree completion. With the changes to how the institution works with majors minors and certificates it is vital that you understand what is going on. Take charge of your own academic destiny by learning to access your audit and understand what that audit means. Learn how to identify issues, or possible adjustments, and who to talk to about getting those issues resolved or those adjustments made. What the registrar’s office can and cannot do for you.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for A. David Anderson

A. David Anderson

Graduation Evaluator, Registrar's Office



Wednesday September 25, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Hamersly Library Room 108

11:30

Advising 101: What to do When Meeting with Your Advisor
Beginning of your university journey starts with meeting with an Advisor. Because your Advisor will help you explore possible majors that fit your interests and career goals, it is important to meet with them every term. In this session, we will go over the differences between High School Counselors and Academic Advisors, ways to connect with an Advisor, and strategies for preparing for your meeting with your Advisor. How to make the
most with meeting your Advisor. After the presentation there will be a question and answer with a panel of advisors from different majors on campus.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Ron Mercer

Ron Mercer

Academic Success Advisor, Student Success & Advising Office



Wednesday September 25, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Ackerman Room 139

12:00

Student Organizations & Activities Fair
Interested in getting involved on campus? Interested in joining a club? Want to meet new people? WOU will be introducing all the clubs and organizations on campus here! This is your best chance to talk to the members of these clubs and organizations to find the best fit for you!

Wednesday September 25, 2019 12:00 - 13:30
The Grove/Pac Room backup

12:00

Variety Show Auditions
Have a talent? Like to perform? We’re looking for all acts, single or group! Sign up for your audition in the WUC or ask a PLUS Team member how to get signed up. The Variety Show itself will take place on Saturday, Sept. 2nd at 6:00PM in the Pacific Room of the WUC. We can provide a piano, DI boxes, microphones, and all standard sound equipment. We do not have instrument amps, or a drum kit, so please provide your own equipment if your act requires anything additional. It’s your time to shine! Feel free to email plusteam@wou.edu or ask your PLUS Team member if you have any questions.


Wednesday September 25, 2019 12:00 - 13:30
Pacific Room/Smith Hall 121

14:00

Tim Mousseau: Reframing the Sexual Assault Conversation
It only took one letter to redefine Tim’s life forever. With a photograph and a few accompanying words, Tim was faced with the evidence of an experience he had no memory of- he discovered he was a victim of sexual assault. Not only did he have to come to grips with this new reality, but he also had to face the nightmare of being stalked and blackmailed. The next two years of his life were a struggle of mixed emotions and coping mechanisms, but over time he came to realize something- this was his story to tell, and by telling it, he could
take ownership of it.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Mousseau

Tim Mousseau

Motivational Speaker, Campus Speak
In this speaker's keynote, Tim leads a deep and vulnerable conversation on the delicate topic of sexual assault drawing from his experiences and countless interactions with others in support groups. Why is an underlying culture of shame implicit, and how can it be stopped? Tim will... Read More →



Wednesday September 25, 2019 14:00 - 16:00
NPE Gym

16:00

Cultural Connections Barbecue: HollyWOUd Grill!
Interested in learning about cultural clubs and organizations on campus? We will have delicious pollo and carne asa da tortas served and an opportunity for you to explore leadership opportunities with various clubs and organizations that support and represent diverse communities and identities at WOU, including the Multicultural Student Union (MSU). MSU is one of the most active and influential student organizations on campus that promotes cultural awareness on campus and the surrounding community. Join the MCR’s
for this awesome event ...and bring a friend!

Speakers
avatar for Anna Hernandez-Hunter

Anna Hernandez-Hunter

Director, Multicultural Student Services


Wednesday September 25, 2019 16:00 - 18:00
The Grove

18:00

Paul Evans Town Hall
WOU’s State Representative wants to hear from you! Representative Paul Evans is holding his Back to School Town Hall so that he can hear from the students he representatives at the State Capitol. Come by and give your feedback on how WOU should be represented.


Wednesday September 25, 2019 18:00 - 19:30
Willamette Room

18:00

LGBTQ+ Social Hour
Come meet other Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer students! There will be activities, light refreshments, and fun people. Hosted by WOU’s LGBT*Q+ student organization: Triangle Alliance.


Wednesday September 25, 2019 18:00 - 20:00
Columbia Room

18:30

Health & Wellness Center Open House
Interested in Campus Recreation’s Intramurals, Club Sports, Fitness classes, Aquatic Center or Outdoor Rentals and Programs? Have some free time this evening? Grab a friend and come down to the Health and Wellness Center for a quick recreation break. Your WOU Student ID is required to access the facility along with athletic shoes and proper workout attire. Want to sign-up for the Homecoming Powder Puff flag football game or Powder Tuff volleyball game? Don’t miss out on the Zumba Party! You’ve seen the Climbing Wall, now get the chance to see what four stories looks like tied to a rope. Ever played water volleyball? Try it, you might like it. Want to play pickleball, badminton, volleyball we’ve got it! Looking for something else? Stop by the photo booth, play mini games, win prizes, and much more!


Wednesday September 25, 2019 18:30 - 21:00
HWC

22:00

 
Thursday, September 26
 

08:15

New Student Week & PLUS Team Information Booth
Questions about New Student Week? This is the place where you can have all of your questions answered. You can also sign up for the variety show and get more information about joining PLUS Team 2020!


Thursday September 26, 2019 08:15 - 09:15
WUC East Vendor Space

09:30

Professor Chat
This is a unique opportunity to meet a Western professor before classes even begin! You will be able to see what faculty members are like outside of the classroom as they share about themselves and what they expect from the students enrolled in their classes. Do not miss your chance to get the inside information about how to succeed academically at Western. Residence hall students should talk to your RA about your meeting time and location.
**Off Campus students can participate by emailing Laura Welch at welchl@wou.edu by 5:00pm on Tuesday to
reserve a spot.

Thursday September 26, 2019 09:30 - 11:30
Residence Halls

11:00

Open Audition: Looking for a few howling Wolfies!
Student Engagement is scouting new talent to join our pack of secret agents with open auditions. This is a paid student position that will make you one of WOU’s beloved characters - Wolfie! Please come prepared to get in the suit during the audition process. Bring your best dance moves, big reactions, and contagious school spirit. *Preference will be given to candidates who fit the suit height dimensions of 5’9”-6’1”.


Thursday September 26, 2019 11:00 - 12:45
Santiam Room

11:00

Residential Computing Computer Support
If you have any questions about your residence hall computer connections or need additional computer support, this is the place to go!


Thursday September 26, 2019 11:00 - 18:00
Landers Hall Computer Lab

11:00

Health & Wellness Center Open
Grab a friend and come down to the HWC for a quick recreation break. Your WOU Student ID is required to access the facility along with athletic shoes and proper workout attire. Lap swim will be from 11:00am-1:00pm.


Thursday September 26, 2019 11:00 - 19:00
HWC

11:15

New Student Week & PLUS Team Information Booth
Questions about New Student Week? This is the place where you can have all of your questions answered. You can also sign up for the variety show and get more information about joining PLUS Team 2020!


Thursday September 26, 2019 11:15 - 12:15
WUC East Vendor Space

11:30

Army ROTC
The session will describe the WOU Army ROTC program to new students. Specifically we will discuss the introductory ROTC classes and potential 3-year scholarship opportunities.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Roy Susuico

Roy Susuico

Army ROTC



Thursday September 26, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
APSC Room 201

11:30

Bystander Skills for a Safe WOU
Did Tim Mousseau’s presentation resonate with you? Have youbeen in a situation where you needed someone to step in and help? Or maybe you wanted to help, but didn’t know how. This session is designed to continue the movement to help keep our campus safe for everyone, by preparing students to be active bystanders. We
will give you tools and tips so that you can feel confident and prepared to help keep your friends and our campus safe.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Craig Wimmer

Craig Wimmer

Assistant Director of Wellness Education, Student Health & Counseling Center



Thursday September 26, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Ackerman Room 139

11:30

Discover Leadership
Discover Leadership is a program designed to help students further their leadership abilities in a variety of fun ways. In this session, individuals will gain knowledge about what sort of skills will be enhanced during the duration of the program. In addition, they will learn about the service project required and the retreat at the end of the program. There will also be a panel that consists of former Discover Leadership graduates that are now involved in a variety of leadership programs on campus.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Ellie Oven

Ellie Oven

Student Employee, Discover Leadership
Currently an Early Childhood Education Major at Western Oregon University, with the hopes of becoming a kindergarten teacher in the future. I have a strong passion for working with children, and being involved in leadership. During my three years at WOU I have become extremely involved... Read More →



Thursday September 26, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Calapooia Room

11:30

Swing into the 20's!
Nearly a century ago, swing dancing was born! Celebrate the swing dance revolution with Swing Dance Club and join us for an introductory lesson to the easy-to-learn, high-energy social dance! No partner or experience is required, just a willingness to have fun, meet other students, and find out how clubs on campus--including Swing Dance Club--can significantly add to your college experience!

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Grace Thomas

Grace Thomas

Director of Student Organizations
I am an ASL/English Interpreting Major determined to expand my experiences by establishing connections, increase in knowledge through immersing myself in d/Deaf environments, and help bridge the gap between the hearing and Deaf communities through American Sign Language.



Thursday September 26, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Willamette Room

11:30

Cultural Connections: Traveling the WOU-rld at WOU!
Want to learn how you can discover the world as a student at WOU? Join the MCR’s for this session to learn about three different ways you can travel as a student! You will learn about the National Student Exchange Program (NSE), Study Abroad opportunities and domestic and international Service Learning Trips.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Hernandez-Hunter

Anna Hernandez-Hunter

Director, Multicultural Student Services



Thursday September 26, 2019 11:30 - 12:30
Columbia Room

13:00

Wendi Fox- Trashed
Speakers

Thursday September 26, 2019 13:00 - 14:00
NPE Gym

14:30

Community Meeting #2
This community meeting is an important opportunity to learn more about the residence hall community members you live with. Your RA will also be leading you through everything you need to know about living in a community at Western. This is a REQUIRED meeting for students who live on-campus.

**Note: Off Campus students can check out the services and get to know the resources in the Werner Center or check out the great facilities of the Health and Wellness Center.

Thursday September 26, 2019 14:30 - 16:00
Residence Halls

16:00

How to Keep Track of Your Entire Life (With just a Notebook and a Pen)
The Bullet Journal is a customizable and forgiving organization system. It can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and diary, but most likely, it will be all of the above. It will teach you to do more with less.” - Bullet Journal.com. In this session we’ll get into the basics of the bullet journal system to get you ready for the new school year. Get hands on help with finding the best system for you in this completely customize-able way to plan and keep track of tasks.

**Please bring a notebook and pencil!

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big! 

Speakers
avatar for Laura Killip

Laura Killip

Office Coordinator, Art Department



Thursday September 26, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
CH Room 101

16:00

Join Q-Loop! A Student-Led Video Production Group
Q-Loop Productions is a student developed and led video production team within the College of Education. Our goal is to create videos in support of academic programs for faculty and staff using state-of-the-art video production equipment. Come learn about opportunities to join this great team! Open to any major and all skill levels! No experience required!

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Andy McDonald

Andy McDonald

Co-Founder & Director, Q Loop
Andy McDonald is an Communication Studies major at Western Oregon University. As a Q Loop team member, he directs the production of all ongoing projects, and acts as the creative mind of the team. He also directly supervises the team, manages the studio space and sets policy, and... Read More →



Thursday September 26, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
Richard Woodcock Education Center Room 210

16:00

Student Success and Advising: Tutoring Meet & Greet: Chips, Dip & Chitchat
This session is designed to introduce SSA’s Tutoring Program, including peer tutors, tutoring coordinator, and tutoring center to incoming students during New Student Week. This session will allow for questions about SSA tutoring to be addressed, provide space for students to interact with peer tutors, and have treats in a more relaxed, informal environment. Tutoring Coordinator Keegan Gormally will also introduce himself as the main point of contact for concerns pertaining to the SSA Tutoring Program.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Keegan Gormally

Keegan Gormally

Tutoring Coordinator/Academic Success Advisor, Student Success & Advising Office



Thursday September 26, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
APSC Room 401

16:00

Theatre On Campus - How to Get Involved
Faculty and staff of the theatre program will introduce themselves and talk about ways to get involved in theatre productions.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Kent Neely

Kent Neely

Professor, Theatre & Dance Department



Thursday September 26, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
Rice Auditorium

16:00

What to do when you disagree? Conflict Resolution
The main goal of this group is to recognize the steps to conflict resolution and understand the common principles by engaging different interactive and fun activities.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Chien-chun Lin

Chien-chun Lin

Assistant Professor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies



Thursday September 26, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
Ackerman 141

16:00

Go get a JOB!
Need a job? Want to gain some experience? How about some extra cash in your pocket? Come find out how to do all of this in one easy session! Learn how to navigate WolfLink, and why it’s important to use your work study award! I can help you become a better employee in one simple session!

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hansen

Jennifer Hansen

Career Development Coordinator, Service Learning & Career Development



Thursday September 26, 2019 16:00 - 17:00
HWC 106

18:00

WUC Bookstore Open
Pick up textbooks for Fall Term and any other last minute supplies you might need!


Thursday September 26, 2019 18:00 - 20:00
Werner University Center

18:00

WUC Premiere Night
The Werner University Center’s biggest night is here! Sponsored by Student Engagement, Student Activities Board (SAB), and Residence Hall Association (RHA), discover all of the resources and opportunities available in the WUC. Visit each office to collect a stamp, once you have all 12 stamps you can trade that in for bingo cards and hopefully win some great prizes courtesy of RHA! Bingo will start at 7:30pm and ending at 9:00pm in the WUC Summit. During the evening you’ll be able to sample some food and drinks, engage in some activities like amazing balloon art, get a caricature drawing, or have fun in the photo booth with your new friends from New Student Week.

Thursday September 26, 2019 18:00 - 20:00
Werner University Center

19:00

Volleyball Game
Join fellow Wolves in supporting WOU as they face off against Western Washington.


Thursday September 26, 2019 19:00 - 21:00
NPE Gym

21:00

Show Biz Quiz! by Neon Entertainment
Do you think you know everything about the show business? Show of by testing your trivia knowledge on movie quotes, TV theme songs, boy bands, 80’s Music, Cartoons, NETFLIX, TV Quotes, Disney Movies and everything else you can imagine! This game show will have you jumping out of your seat with excitement, cheering on your friends, or even competing in this wildly interactive performance!

Thursday September 26, 2019 21:00 - 23:00
Pacific Room
 
Friday, September 27
 

06:30

New Student Sunrise Breakfast
Join your peers for this early morning tradition! Watch the sun rise on your WOU experience and reflect on everything you want to accomplish. President Rex Fuller and ASWOU president Erik Morgan will be speaking. Enjoy pancakes courtesy of the Vice President of Student Affairs. The traditional signing of the New Student Week will take place immediately after. You wouldn’t want to miss out on these WOU Traditions!


Friday September 27, 2019 06:30 - 08:00
Stadium/Pac Room Back-up

06:30

Signing of New Student Week Walk Following Sunrise
Leave your “paw print” - come sign your name on the sidewalk with your fellow wolves! Leave your legacy!

Friday September 27, 2019 06:30 - 08:00
TBA

09:00

Proctored ALEKS Exam
Attendees will take the ALEKS math placement exam in a proctored environment.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Nabity

Matt Nabity

Associate Professor & Department Head, Mathematics Department


Friday September 27, 2019 09:00 - 12:00
Math and Nursing Building Room 110

09:30

New Student Week & PLUS Team Information Booth
Questions about New Student Week? This is the place where you can have all of your questions answered. You can also sign up for the variety show and get more information about joining PLUS Team 2020!


Friday September 27, 2019 09:30 - 15:00
WUC East Vendor Space

10:00

Campus Recreation Opportunities
Campus Recreation; Aquatics, Climbing, Outdoor and Fitness Information. How to participate, schedules, and how to apply to work for Campus Recreation.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Zachary Hammerle

Zachary Hammerle

Assistant Director, Campus Recreation



Friday September 27, 2019 10:00 - 11:00
Ackerman Room 139

10:00

Let's Talk about Sex, Safety, Consent and Campus Resources
Don’t be shy to join this session that will provide you with information about how to access sexual health care and resources while you are here at WOU. One program qualifies many students for free exams and birth control options. Staff from the Student Health and Counseling Center will provide information about services, options of birth control, and answer frequently asked questions.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Craig Wimmer

Craig Wimmer

Assistant Director of Wellness Education, Student Health & Counseling Center



Friday September 27, 2019 10:00 - 11:00
Santiam Room

10:00

National Student Exchange: Study Abroad While Paying WOU Tuition
The National Student Exchange (NSE) program is a domestic/international study-away program. With over 160 member institutions, WOU students can study a term or full year, all while paying WOU tuition and fee’s. For the 2019-20 year, WOU students are studying away at over 10 different colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. Come learn more about this program and how it fits in with your degree!

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Emmanuel Macias

Emmanuel Macias

Assistant to Vice President, VP Student Affairs



Friday September 27, 2019 10:00 - 11:00
Columbia Room

10:00

Finding Success in the HollyWOUd Halls!
In the fast-paced, glitz and glam world of HollyWOUd, it can be difficult to know where to begin meeting people and finding ways to make WOU feel like home. If you’re looking to make connections with others while building your leadership skills along the way, look no further than Hall Government! The Hall Government experience can provide you with opportunities to meet new people, plan exciting events, and represent your peers in your residence hall. Visit this session to learn more about these opportunities, and you might just see your name in lights or get your own star on the HollyWOUd Walk of Fame!

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Welch

Laura Welch

Coordinator for Leadership & Programs, University Housing



Friday September 27, 2019 10:00 - 11:00
Ackerman 141

10:00

WOUld You Like to Be a STAR Teacher?
Become a STAR Teacher! If you weren’t able to attend a SOAR or TSOAR event this summer, come to this informational session to learn more about the Teacher Licensure Program at WOU. Get a jump STARt on meeting the requirements to be admitted into the licensure program (you will apply your Junior year), meet one
of the pre-education advisors who can answer your individual questions about becoming a teacher, and meet some of the other new Teacher Education students that you will be attending classes with this year.

Speakers
avatar for Darlene Fritz

Darlene Fritz

Pre-Education Advisor, Education & Leadership, WOU Staff/Faculty
 It is my pleasure to advise students who are planning to become licensed teachers through WOU's Undergraduate Teacher Education  Program, and I welcome early inquiries from students who are beginning at community colleges and planning to transfer to WOU their junior year.  My... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 10:00 - 11:00
Calapooia Room

10:00

Student-led Library Tours
Get the inside scoop on the library and how you can use it to your best advantage during your time at WOU. Tours of the library will be given throughout the week by students who work there.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Brookbank

Elizabeth Brookbank

Instruction Librarian/Associate Professor, Library & Media Services



Friday September 27, 2019 10:00 - 17:00
Hamersly Library

11:00

Taco'Bout a Great Support System
Limited Capacity seats available

The MCR’s invite you to come and make a connection with some of our amazing faculty and staff from various departments on-campus and learn their tips for success, while you enjoy an authentic “taquiza”. 

The winners for the Cultural Connections Program prizes will be drawn at the end of this session. Must be present to win!! Prizes: 32 inch Toshiba HD Smart LED TV - Fire Edition, and a DOSS Touch Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Space is limited, so you must:
1) Log in, and
2) Click the radio button/small circle next to the name of the event to add it to your schedule.

If there's a check-mark next to the name, that means you're registered and we'll see you there.


Friday September 27, 2019 11:00 - 13:00
Gentle House 855 Monmouth Ave N, Monmouth, OR 97361

11:00

Opportunity Fair
Have you been awarded work study? Are you looking for a part time job in the community? How about some volunteer work to keep up the good deeds you’ve already been doing? We have it all! Stop by the Opportunity Fair to find out what kinds of opportunities are waiting for you!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hansen

Jennifer Hansen

Career Development Coordinator, Service Learning & Career Development


Friday September 27, 2019 11:00 - 14:00
Willamette Room

11:00

Residential Computing Computer Support
If you have any questions about your residence hall computer connections or need additional computer support, this is the place to go!

Friday September 27, 2019 11:00 - 18:00
RSC - North Side of Valsetz

11:00

Health & Wellness Center Open
Grab a friend and come down to the HWC for a quick recreation break. Your WOU Student ID is required to access the facility along with athletic shoes and proper workout attire. Lap swim will be from 11:00am-1:00pm.


Friday September 27, 2019 11:00 - 19:00
HWC

11:15

How to Overcome Test Anxiety
Classes haven’t even started yet, but are you already worried about taking tests? This session will help you better prepare for tests and provide some tips and techniques to help you be more successful in managing those worries. This a great session to gain some skills to help you with academics and providing new ways of thinking about tests.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Craig Wimmer

Craig Wimmer

Assistant Director of Wellness Education, Student Health & Counseling Center



Friday September 27, 2019 11:15 - 12:15
Columbia Room

11:15

Be a Smart Wolf - Using the Student Book Exchange
Textbooks are everything but affordable in most occasions. With over 400 books in stock at our ASWOU book exchange program you could be saving some money by either buying or selling your books. Come learn how to take full advantage of our book exchange program.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Erik Morgan Jr.

Erik Morgan Jr.

ASWOU President, Associated Students of Western Oregon University



Friday September 27, 2019 11:15 - 12:15
Santiam Room

11:15

Navigating the College Landscape: Using Professional Etiquette to Get What You Want!
In this session, you will learn the do’s and don’ts of communication with faculty and staff. What should you say in an email to a professor? What can you ask for, and what should you avoid? How can you get help when you’re confused? What should you do if you’re late or absent? We’ll cover the answers to these questions and more. You’ll get practice writing emails, addressing professors, and reading important documents. We’ll have faculty and staff on hand to answer your questions and provide advice. Remember -- faculty and staff are here for you throughout your adventure at WOU -- you just need to know how to work with them!

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Leanne Merrill

Leanne Merrill

Assistant Professor, Mathematics Department



Friday September 27, 2019 11:15 - 12:15
Ackerman 141

11:15

Teacher Licensure Exam Preparation Workshop
This workshop will prepare you to take - and pass - the teacher licensure exams. Free resources, expectations, registration, and the ideal time to take the exam will be discussed. Highly recommended for transfer students!

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Flores

Olivia Flores

Pre-Education Advisor & Graduate Programs Advisor, Education & Leadership
I get the pleasure of advising students who are Pre-Education majors, primarily those who are Freshman and Sophomores. I work with these students to help them be empowered to take control of their learning and take advantage of all the things that WOU has to offer. I meet with the... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2019 11:15 - 12:15
Ackerman Room 139

11:15

WOU Food Pantry Info Session
Join us as we introduce an important resource for students at WOU. At this session you will learn how to access the Pantry and how to become a Food Pantry Volunteer.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Aislinn Addington

Aislinn Addington

Director, Abby's House



Friday September 27, 2019 11:15 - 12:15
Calapooia Room

12:00

Open Volleyball on the Grove
Need a break? Come play volleyball!

Friday September 27, 2019 12:00 - 14:00
The Grove

12:30

Roommates & Relationships
For many students, living with someone or in a shared community can be a new experience. Know that you are not alone, and that even if your roommate seems different from you, there are many ways
to make the relationship work! This presentation will give you tips and tools to open communication, set boundaries for each other, and open up so that this experience can be a great one! You will be meeting so many people throughout your college experience, this session will help the relationships you already have and prepare you for the ones you are about to make.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Craig Wimmer

Craig Wimmer

Assistant Director of Wellness Education, Student Health & Counseling Center



Friday September 27, 2019 12:30 - 13:30
Santiam Room

12:30

It's Okay Not to Know!
Haven’t decided on your major? It’s okay! This workshop will give you a little comfort in mind when you are anxious about not knowing which major to choose. Many interactive and fun activities will be offered during this workshop.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Chien-chun Lin

Chien-chun Lin

Assistant Professor, Deaf Studies & Professional Studies



Friday September 27, 2019 12:30 - 13:30
Ackerman 141

12:30

Library 101: What the WOU Library Can Do for You.
The library is about more than just books! (Although we have those, too.) Come learn how to get help with your writing, math, or English skills, how we can help with your research papers, how to reserve the perfect study room during finals before everyone else gets to it, how to find a good book to read when you have some downtime, and much more. We’ll play a game (with prizes) and there will be candy!


*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big! 

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Brookbank

Elizabeth Brookbank

Instruction Librarian/Associate Professor, Library & Media Services



Friday September 27, 2019 12:30 - 13:30
Columbia Room

12:30

Playing Intramural and Club Sports at WOU
Intramural and Club Sports are a great way to meet new people, be active and scratch that competitive itch! Come to this session to learn the difference between Intramural and Club Sports and for information on how to join each.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Andy Main

Andy Main

Assistant Director, Campus Recreation Intramural and Club Sports



Friday September 27, 2019 12:30 - 13:30
Hamersly Library Room 108

12:30

Study Abroad Opportunities
Study abroad or participate in an international internship or a service learning project and expand your global awareness while earning WOU credits. Choose from over 200 programs around the world. WOU financial aid may be available to help fund your program, and there are many scholarships for which students can apply.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Akaanchya Pradhan

Akaanchya Pradhan

Study Abroad Advisor, International Education & Development



Friday September 27, 2019 12:30 - 13:30
Calapooia Room

13:45

What needs to be said. Learning to be more assertive.
Do you have a hard time communicating when you are frustrated? Do you stuff things down? This session will help address an important tool of communication, being assertive. When learning to live with roommates or a community, or making new friends, being able to express your feelings is an important and healthy skill to develop. Join this session for some tips and tools of becoming a more effective communicator.

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Craig Wimmer

Craig Wimmer

Assistant Director of Wellness Education, Student Health & Counseling Center



Friday September 27, 2019 13:45 - 14:45
Santiam Room

13:45

Dreamers: Welcome to WOU!
Western Oregon University, home to many, welcomes all Dreamers who may be a DACA recipient, Tuition Equity student, Undocumented, and/or an Ally! In this session, students will learn about the resources available that can help with their transition to WOU, and programs that will best support their academic and
personal goals. Current WOU Dreamers have also been invited to share their experiences and answer questions that can help new students make the most of their college experience!

Speakers
avatar for Luanne Carrillo-Avalos

Luanne Carrillo-Avalos

Assistant Director, Multicultural Student Services


Friday September 27, 2019 13:45 - 14:45
Columbia Room

13:45

Learn about the Student Activities Board
SAB is a volunteer-based, event planning student organization that puts on high-quality events and activities for all students at WOU. Some of the events we plan are Casino Night, Movie Nights, school-wide giveaways, and Homecoming just to name a few. Start your WOU Adventure and come learn about some of the amazing events we have planned, get to know our energetic team, and learn how you can become a part of SAB!

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big!

Speakers
avatar for Helen Goodyear

Helen Goodyear

Director, Student Activites Board



Friday September 27, 2019 13:45 - 14:45
Calapooia Room

13:45

SEP TRIO Orientation
Welcome to the Student Enrichment Program. During this session, we’re going to get to know each other better and learn about how SEP can support you in getting that degree quickly and inexpensively.

**This is required/mandatory for students who have been
accepted to the Student Enrichment Program - TRIO
(SEP): **

Speakers
avatar for Marshall Habermann-Guthrie

Marshall Habermann-Guthrie

Director, Student Enrichment Program



Friday September 27, 2019 13:45 - 14:45
Ackerman Room 139

13:45

Stress Management for College Students
Are you feeling overwhelmed already? So much information, busy schedules, meeting people, and school hasn’t even started yet. This workshop will help you come up with strategies to help manage your stress levels over the year, and take you through some techniques of relaxation that you may find helpful when you are feeling overwhelmed. Plus you can learn about our free R&R Room with a massage chair, therapy light, and relaxation tools and resources to help you through the year!

*Attend this session to earn a punch on your VIP Pass Punch Cards! You'll be able to turn your passes in at the end of the week and those with the most punches will earn prizes! The more sessions you attend, the closer you get to winning big! 

Speakers
avatar for Craig Wimmer

Craig Wimmer

Assistant Director of Wellness Education, Student Health & Counseling Center



Friday September 27, 2019 13:45 - 14:45
Ackerman 141

14:30

Freebie Friday: Trivia!
Freebie Friday is a program that occurs almost every Friday in the University Center during the academic year. The weekly program features free entertainment, free food, and discounts at WUC retail locations. You won’t want to miss a single event. Freebie Fridays are sponsored by Student Engagement, Student Activities Board, The WOU Bookstore, Campus Dining, and the Vice President of Student Affairs Office.

**If you would like a weekly text throughout the year letting you know about all the weekend activities on campus, text “wouwknd” to 71441.


Friday September 27, 2019 14:30 - 16:00
The Summit

15:00

Variety Show Rehearsals
Have a talent? Like to perform? We’re looking for all acts-- single or group! Sign up for your audition in the WUC or ask a PLUS Team member how to get signed up. The Variety Show itself will take place on Saturday, Sept. 2nd at 6:00PM in the PaciƮ c Room of the WUC. We can provide a piano, DI boxes, microphones, and all standard sound equipment. We do not have instrument amps, or a drum kit, so please provide your own equipment if your act requires anything additional. It’s your time to shine! Feel free to email plusteam@wou.edu or ask your PLUS Team member if you have any questions.


Friday September 27, 2019 15:00 - 17:00
Pacific Room

18:30

Guess Who's Straight?
Come and ask a panel of WOU students questions about anything EXCEPT their sexuality and see if you can pick out who is straight! The Stonewall Center Coordinator will facilitate a discussion on stereotypes and sexuality.

Friday September 27, 2019 18:30 - 20:00
Columbia Room

19:00

Theatre Department Informational Pizza Party
Are you interested in being a part of theatre at WOU? Come to the Annual Pizza Party to meet new students, learn about this year’s opportunities, and have some fun! Fun for theatre majors, minors, and anyone who loves theatre and wants to make it part of their lives!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Killip

Laura Killip

Office Coordinator, Art Department


Friday September 27, 2019 19:00 - 21:00
Rice Auditorium

20:00

Peer Mentors Present: Freshman Bar
This is one party you won’t want to miss! Come join the Peer Mentors in a party to welcome all of the new students to WOU! Don’t miss the free mocktails, beer goggle challenge, dancing, lots of prizes, and tons of fun! You’ll meet new people, bust a move, and maybe even take some information away that will help you when making decisions about alcohol! Bring your Student ID to get in!
**$3 for off-campus students

Speakers
avatar for Craig Wimmer

Craig Wimmer

Assistant Director of Wellness Education, Student Health & Counseling Center


Friday September 27, 2019 20:00 - 22:00
Heritage Hall Ballroom

23:30

Midnight Movies @ Independence Cinema
Take a ride to the Independence Cinema and enjoy a late night movie with just your peers! Indy Cinema partners with campus constantly to bring entertainment to the area. Bring your WOU ID and $7 cash to get in!
Ticket sales end at Midnight. If you need a ride, call Wolfride at 503-428-7238 and get picked up from any
campus location. Independence Cinemas is located at: 450 S. 2nd Street in Independence.

Friday September 27, 2019 23:30 - Saturday September 28, 2019 02:00
Independence Cinema 450 S 2nd St, Independence, OR 97351
 
Saturday, September 28
 

10:00

Health & Wellness Center Open
Grab a friend and come down to the HWC for a quick recreation
break. Your WOU Student ID is required to access the facility
along with athletic shoes and proper workout attire. Lap swim
will be from 11:00am-1:00pm.


Saturday September 28, 2019 10:00 - 17:00
HWC

13:00

Puppies & Dogs!
Come hang out, meet some local puppies, and eat some delicious hot dogs! Sponsored by Resonate.

Saturday September 28, 2019 13:00 - 14:30
The Grove

14:00

Variety Show Rehearsals
Have a talent? Like to perform? We’re looking for all acts-- single or group! Sign up for your audition in the WUC or ask a PLUS Team member how to get signed up. The Variety Show itself will take place on Saturday, Sept. 2nd at 6:00PM in the PaciƮ c Room of the WUC. We can provide a piano, DI boxes, microphones, and all standard sound equipment. We do not have instrument amps, or a drum kit, so please provide your own equipment if your act requires anything additional. It’s your time to shine! Feel free to email plusteam@wou.edu or ask your PLUS Team member if you have any questions.


Saturday September 28, 2019 14:00 - 16:00
Pacific Room

18:00

20:30

Swing Dance Party and Free Pizza!
Whether you like to dance, eat free food, or just make new friends, come hang out! Sponsored by Resonate.

Saturday September 28, 2019 20:30 - 22:30
Ackerman Basketball Courts

21:00

Moonlight Pancakes
Saturday September 28, 2019 21:00 - Sunday September 29, 2019 00:00
Ackerman Hall
 
Sunday, September 29
 

10:00

Gentle House Community Work Day
Join us at the Historic Gentle House for our semi-annual Community Work Day! Lunch is on us, following the work day. Come prepared to work in the gardens, no tools or work experience necessary. Bringing a group? Let us know at gentlehouse@wou.edu or at 503-838-8673


Sunday September 29, 2019 10:00 - 13:00
Gentle House 855 Monmouth Ave N, Monmouth, OR 97361

10:00

Health & Wellness Center Open
Grab a friend and come down to the HWC for a quick recreation break. Your WOU Student ID is required to access the facility along with athletic shoes and proper workout attire. Lap swim will be from 11:00am-1:00pm.

Sunday September 29, 2019 10:00 - 17:00
HWC

17:00

Laser Tag
Join University Housing’s Weekend Programs with a night of laser tag! Crossfire Lasertag will be setting up
a mobile unit in the Pacific Room. If you need some energy or don’t Ʈ nd yourself participating, feel free to grab a mixed Redbull from our Redbull bar. All students welcome!

Sunday September 29, 2019 17:00 - 20:00
The Grove

21:00

WOU Bi-Mart Night
Come to Bi-Mart and participate in WOU Night! There will be a live radio station DJ, special prices just for the night, and free giveaways for WOU students! Transportation provided from WUC Plaza to location.


Sunday September 29, 2019 21:00 - 23:00
Meet @ WUC Plaza for vans