WU Alumni Weekend
 

Lectures

Thursday, Sept. 17

University Convocation: WU and TIU - Lessons From 50 Years of Partnership

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Waller Hall, Cone Chapel

Join students for the weekly convocation! This week's topic will be about what WU and TIU have learned from their 50-year sister relationship.

Audit Classes

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Register for classes at the Bearcat Lounge

Sit in on a class and see how college is different, and the same, as when you attended.

Friday, Sept. 18

Audit Classes

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Register at the Bearcat Lounge

Sit in on a class and see how college is different, and the same, as when you attended.

Continuing Legal Education Class at the College of Law

9:00-10:00 a.m.

WU College of Law, Rm 242

Hobby Lobby-a look at the U.S. Supreme Court's decison in this landmark case. One general credit (Oregon State Bar). No charge.

Connect at the Library!

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Mark O. Hatfield Library, Hatfield Room (2nd floor)

Get a behind-the scenes tour through the Hatfield Library and Archives. Explore some of the Archive’s digital collections and maybe even dig up something from your Willamette days.

WUAA Board of Directors Meeting

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Ford Hall, Kremer Board Room

See your Alumni Association leaders in action and learn about the work the Association is doing on your behalf.

Continuing Legal Education Class at the College of Law

10:30-11:30 a.m.

WU College of Law, Rm 242

Employment Case Law Updates – Abercrombie and Fitch’s failure in the courts and in our culture. One general credit (Oregon State Bar). No charge.

The Evolution of Willamette's Architectural and Natural Landscape

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Mark O. Hatfield Library, Hatfield Room (2nd floor)

Curious to know how Willamette’s campus evolved from a single building in a field to the beautiful setting we appreciate today? Come hear public historian Dr. William F. Willingham ’66 as he shares information that he has accumulated while researching Willamette’s architectural and natural landscape for his forthcoming book on the subject.

Alumni World Travels

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

The Quad, Seminar Tent

Come and share your travel experiences with Jim Booth ’64, and hear how Willamette’s Travel Program enables people to engage in lifelong learning and make lasting connections.

Museums, Memory & Imagination

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Hallie Ford Museum, Rm 215

Join Professor Emeritus Roger Hull as he shares how the great art museums of the world have influenced his professional and imaginative life for over 50 years.

Digging a Nat Geo Cover Story: WU's Archeology Field School in Scotland

1:30-2:30 p.m.

The Quad, Seminar Tent

Hear from Associate Professor Scott Pike about Willamette’s ongoing participation in one of the most groundbreaking and important archeological excavations in the British Isles.

WUAA Board of Directors Meeting

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Ford Hall, Kremer Board Room

See your Alumni Association leaders in action and learn about the work the Association is doing on your behalf.

Integrating Sustainability and Place-Based Curriculum

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Eaton Hall, Rm 211

Faculty from across the University discuss how Willamette’s strategic goal of ‘engagement with place’ is an excellent platform to teach about sustainability—locally, regionally and globally.

The "National Question": What is the Role of the National State in the Contemporary Era?

3:00-4:00 p.m.

The Quad, Seminar Tent

International Studies Program faculty discuss the changing significance of nations and of national societies, economies, cultures and politics in today’s globalized world. Panelists include: Gaetano DeLeonibus, Professor of French, Greg Felker, Associate Professor of Politics, William Smaldone, E.J. Whipple Professor of History, Laura Taylor, Associate Professor of Economics.

Opening Minds to the World: Faculty Fulbright Panel

3:00-4:30 p.m.

Mark. O Hatfield Library, Hatfield Room (2nd floor)

Professors discuss their experience as ambassadors of international education exchange and reflect on what they took to the country they visited, and what they brought back to Willamette.

Saturday, Sept. 19

Engaging the World with Study Abroad

10:30-11:30 a.m.

The Quad, Seminar Tent

Long-time site directors Fernando Miño-Garcés (Quito) and Mark Bennett (Granada), will talk with alumni about the life-long benefits of their study abroad experiences. Join in the conversation! Moderated by Kris Lou, Director of International Education.

Global Google Hangout

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Ford Hall, Rm 222

Come hang out with alumni who are working and living abroad! We’ll see and hear alumni from London, Ecuador, France, Amsterdam and Tanzania who will tell us about their lives as expatriates.

International Students Speak Out

1:30-2:30 p.m.

The Quad, Seminar Tent

Hear the unique perspectives of CLA, Law, AGSM and American Studies Program international students as they speak about their Willamette experience and how they engage with the University and the greater community. Chris Andresen, Associate Director of International Education and Nomi Pearce, language in motion coordinator, will moderate.