• Noted Professors

    Noted Professors

    Making History Come Alive

    Wendy Petersen Boring '89 connects history and sustainability for her students. 

  • Passion & Purpose

    Passion & Purpose

    Discovering her Calling

    A competitive rower and university professor, Jenny Withycombe ’02, MAT’03 credits her success to lessons learned at Willamette. 

  • Global Perspective

    Global Perspective

    Breaking Barriers

    When she couldn't find opportunities to earn her MBA in Saudi Arabia, Iman Almutairi MBA ’14 set her sights on the Atkinson Graduate School of Management. 

  • Passion & Purpose

    Passion & Purpose

    Exploring Past Injustices

    After covering stories worldwide during a 43-year journalism career, R. Gregory Nokes ’59 now writes about something much closer to home: Oregon history. 

  • Noted Professors

    Noted Professors

    Learning Alongside his Students

    Nominated for an Oregon Book Award, English professor Scott Nadelson strives to inspire his students just as they inspire him.  

  • Prepared for Success

    Prepared for Success

    From Student Intern to Governor’s Advisor

    The gold man atop the State Capitol first caught Dmitri Palmateer’s eye as a prospective student. Today he works beneath it to help pass important Oregon legislation. 

College of Liberal Arts

Fostering Intellectual Curiosity and Achievement

Willamette educates 1,800 enterprising, high-achieving undergraduates in the College of Liberal Arts. We are nationally recognized for leadership in sustainability and our focus on social responsibility qualities that reflect our Northwest values and our deeply held motto, "Not unto ourselves alone are we born."

Our rigorous academic program will help you develop your talents in an environment that cultivates creativity, critical thinking and a global perspective. Willamette professors are celebrated teachers and noted scholars who above all else are committed to your success. As a Willamette graduate, you will be equipped to succeed and be accountable to yourself, your community and the future.

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Dempsey lecturer dispenses advice Environmentalist Annie Leonard stresses the value of "exercising citizen muscles."

Students present scholarly work On Student Scholarship Recognition Day, students share their research and artistic projects.

WU musicians perform in Nepal Students, faculty members share passion for jazz at the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory.

Mellon foundation funds student research A $700,000 grant is supporting research experiences in the arts, humanities and human sciences.

Willamette student earns Fulbright Grace Katzmar '14 is heading to Germany in September to teach English for nine months.

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Willamette hosts science expo

Statesman Journal  (Apr 17)

Wulapalooza features music, art

Statesman Journal  (Apr 17)

Kinsman Steck talks about "Hair"

Statesman Journal  (Apr 16)

Williams discusses campaign ads

Statesman Journal  (Apr 15)

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