June 2011 News

Fall Atkinson Lecture Series speaker announced Playwright, performer and author Suzan-Lori Parks will deliver the Nov. 15 Atkinson lecture.


Select June media clippings Stories from the news and web.


Museum announces exhibitions A variety of innovative and historically significant exhibits are planned for the upcoming season at Hallie Ford Museum of Art.


Psychology prof wins grant Erik Noftle’s award will allow students to collaborate with him on research into personality development.


Alumnus earns Fulbright Evan Larson ’02, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, will spend a year researching forests and teaching in Sweden.


Alumna honored for service Darlene Cain earned a lifetime achievement award from the American Diabetes Association.


Former Bearcat wins national title Nick Symmonds ’06 took first place in the 800 meters for the fourth year straight at the USA Track & Field Championships.


Museum free for active military families The Hallie Ford Museum of Art offers free admission to active military personnel and their families through Labor Day.


Grant provides new tools to examine the past Professor Scott Pike bolsters archaeology field school with high tech imaging equipment.


Lord and Schryver garden tours and lecture In conjunction with the Lord and Schryver exhibition, the Hallie Ford Museum of Art will present an open garden event and three lectures.


Graduate’s blog featured in Time A blog authored by Willamette alumnus J.D. Roth ’91 was named one of the best of 2011 by Time magazine.


Julie Gess-Newsome named dean With 20 years of experience in higher education as a teacher, researcher and administrator, Gess-Newsome will lead the Graduate School of Education.


Biology prof earns national grant Emma Coddington’s award supports collaborative student-faculty research on the way hormones change behaviors.