May 2013 News

At WU, Saraí Rivas discovers her passion for helping minority youths

Through research for her thesis and the LARC program, Dina Saraí Rivas ’13 discovers her passion for helping minority students succeed in college.

Michael Strelow bases new novel on the life of a 19th century brew master

Michael Strelow explores Portland's history through the life of a 19th century brewer.


Free admission to military personnel and their families

Hallie Ford Museum of Art offers free admission to military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013.

Willamette alumnus accepted into National Academy of Sciences

Dale Mortensen '61, winner of a Nobel Prize, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.


Willamette's Hallie Ford Museum of Art offers free admission May 18

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art won't charge patrons on International Museum Day.


Willamette University celebrates Class of 2013 at commencement

Several acclaimed speakers helped celebrate the achievements of WU's graduates this month.


Sexual assault reporting and response

Independent experts will work with students, faculty and staff to assess the university's reporting and response systems.

Fraternity suspended pending conduct review

The university suspends the fraternal organization pending a conduct review.

Vice President Grainger's May 9 message

Community members are sought for harassment and sexual assault working group.

Rachel Dierken works to give international students a voice

Rachel Dierken ’13 credits Willamette for helping to launch her career in international education.

Willamette Academy celebrates the achievements of 17 graduates

On May 24, Willamette Academy will celebrate 17 academy students who are graduating from high school.


WU senior earns accolades for his thesis at a national conference

Alex Kubitz's paper ties for best by the Northwest Communication Association.


Students Place Among Top 3 in Business Plan Competition

Willamette MBAs Compete Successfully in California Dreamin' Event

Select WU students perform in final music recital of the year on May 11

Celebrating their achievements in music and the end of their time at Willamette University, 10 graduating seniors are performing in the 2013 Senior Honors Recital in Hudson Hall on May 11.


WU student earns internships, aid through Kemper Scholars Program

In addition to aid, Sam Gonzales ’16 will intern with a nonprofit and for-profit company during two summers.


President Thorsett's May 8 message about fraternity conduct

The president updates Willamette community about Sigma Chi conduct

Relationship building defined Jose Alvarado's Willamette experience

At Willamette, Jose Alvarado developed school spirit by mentoring youths, joining clubs and engaging with his professors. Now, he's continuing his schooling at the University of San Francisco.