• Global Perspective

    Global Perspective

    Making a Difference

    Mara Hansen's passion for public health was ignited by a medical anthropology course at Willamette. Today, through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Hansen '06 travels the world to improve health care services for the poor.  

  • Prepared for Success

    Prepared for Success

    Teaching the Meaning of Service

    Students in Courtney Stevens' College Colloquium volunteered locally to better understand the connections between poverty and education.  

  • Passion & Purpose

    Passion & Purpose

    2014 in 2:14

    People, place, purpose — three themes that encompass the spirit of Willamette University. Check out our video to get a glimpse of how these ideas guided Willamette in 2014.  

  • Passion & Purpose

    Passion & Purpose

    Pursuing Innovation

    He started five companies in 30 months. He set a record for orchestrating the world's largest snowball fight. Now Neil Bergquist ’09, MBA ’10 is the 2014 Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Washington State.  

  • Passion & Purpose

    Passion & Purpose

    The Enduring Epidemic

    Americans' HIV/AIDS awareness may have diminished, but Willamette alumni and faculty remind us the pandemic has not disappeared. 

  • Prepared for Success

    Prepared for Success

    From Athlete to Environmental Scientist

    Dylan Jones ’15 is fast — very fast — and it shows on the track and the football field. But athletic glory is not the only thing he’s found at Willamette. 

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Highlights

Grant funds student archaeology research M. H. Wiener Foundation helps students unearth new finds in Scotland.

Stereotypes mold Roger Shimomura's artwork Shimomura discusses his creative process Jan. 23 as part of MLK celebration.

MLK's life, work inspires community service Nearly 215 Willamette students and staff volunteered at six sites throughout Salem on Jan. 23.

Struggles for equality recounted at lecture Former Oregon Gov. Barbara Roberts shares her personal story as part of a MLK celebration.

Finalists named for Oregon Book Awards An alumnus and visiting English professor were both nominated for their plays.

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In the Media

Portland indie film stars Conroyd '05

The Oregonian  (Jan 25)

MLK celebration ends with service

Statesman Journal  (Jan 23)

Gov. Roberts encourages action

Statesman Journal  (Jan 20)

Craig shows owl talons

KGW (NBC)  (Jan 19)

Toyama discusses MLK's legacy

Statesman Journal  (Jan 17)