January 2013 News

Music: Red Priest Red Priest featured at Grace Goudy Distinguished Artist Series


Hallie Ford Literary Series: Gabriel Blackwell On Feb. 5, fiction writer Gabriel Blackwell will read selections from his works as part of the Hallie Ford Literary Series.


Art: "Sacred Scraps" Five Northwest artists will showcase their use of found, recycled and discarded treasures in the Hatfield Library throughout February.


Theatre: "Brightly Dawning Day" WU Theatre presents “Brightly Dawning Day”


Giving back to the community More than 120 Willamette students and staff volunteered throughout Salem Jan. 21 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.


Music: U.S. Navy Band U.S. Navy Band to perform at Willamette University


Africa Week The student African Studies Club will explore African culture through a week of conversation, activities and speakers Feb. 10 to 16.


WU student lands magazine cover Jessica "Jo" Heupel appears on the cover of British Archaeology magazine for making a rare discovery.


Willamette grad writes cookbook Alumna credits her study-abroad experiences as a student for inspiring her to publish her recipes.


Theatre student wins writing contest As the inaugural student winner of NEW x NW, Emily Golden’s play is being performed in Portland.


Atkinson Lecture: Andrew Sullivan As part of the Atkinson Lecture Series, writer Andrew Sullivan will present, "Knowing (and Loving) Thine Enemy: Gays, Conservatives and Common Ground.


Theatre: "KICK" American Indian mascot issues will be addressed through Willamette’s Indian Country Conversations Series at this year’s Willamette Day performance.


Art: Paintings by Bethany Hays An exhibition featuring the work of Bethany Hays is on display in the Roger W. Rogers Gallery at Willamette University’s Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center. The exhibition, “Piling Up: Paintings by Bethany Hays,” is on view from Jan. 14 through May 15.


Two students launch teaching careers Through Teach for America, Brad Schultz and Candace Hamar will instruct disadvantaged youths.


Oregon Book Award finalists announced Two Willamette professors will learn in April if they win awards in their respective categories.


Civil rights activist to visit Willamette Julian Bond, past chairman of the NAACP, will discuss the Civil Rights Movement at Willamette Jan. 18.


Dempsey Lecture: Joel Salatin America’s most famous sustainable farmer to deliver Dempsey Lecture


Looking Back at 2012 A new president, national recognition for academics and service, and visits from numerous notable speakers were among the highlights of the past year at Willamette University.