Willamette University, Students at the Mill Stream

November 2011

Fall at Willamette

The squirrel outside the WU News Corporate Office (or, an office in Waller) is hanging by one arm from a tree branch, reaching for something to stash. Brave or crazy? We don't know. Welcome to November in Oregon.

Actual news:

The Athletic Hall of Fame dinner is just three short days away; it'll take place at Salem's fabulous conference center this year, so visit the event page and make those plans. Prepare to be impressed and inspired by these WU scholar-athletes.

Also, planning for the Star Trees lighting has begun (the trees, remarkably, turn 70 year this year); check out the feature article in this issue to make some plans.

Willamette is happy to introduce three new hugely qualified members of the Board of Trustees, each of whom will contribute significantly to the university's strategic planning and operations:

  • Truman Collins '86
  • Joseph Hoffman '71
  • Lynne Saxton '76

Visit the Board of Trustees website for more information and a full roster.

Remember also that reunions are being planned left and right -- and we can help you organize special reunions of your own. Have a random idea for a get-together of old friends? Dorm-mates? Teammates? Let us know and we'll help.

Finally: This is what a LEED Platinum house can look like, courtesy of Ed '71 and Joanne Ellis.

Happy wishes for Thanksgiving, everyone.

-AR