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Playwright champions common ground in controversial topics

E.M. (Ellen) Lewis ’94 sparks conversation surrounding topics such as climate change and the divide on American gun ownership through theatre.

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‘Christmas Unplugged’ makes final appearance at Willamette

Hundreds show up for the old-fashioned holiday program to support departing professor.

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Key staff position at Hallie Ford Museum of Art named for museum director

Collins family honors two decades of mutual respect, friendship.

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In memoriam: William Swindells, 1930–2018

Willamette life trustee and supporter helped shape and support the university for nearly 50 years.

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Willamette Singers records eighth album at legendary studio

Vocal jazz group joins music icons who record at Seattle’s Studio X.

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Creativity flourishes with new arts fellowship

Students gain more access to faculty mentorship, funding and peer learning communities.

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Willamette celebrates indigenous people

Lectures, presentations and a film commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in October.

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Hallie Ford Museum of Art turns 20

Museum celebrates more than 220 exhibitions and standing among the best in the Pacific Northwest.

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Willamette University Theatre finds a new twist on old classics

The 2018-19 season presents theatre, dancing and music.

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On top of her game

Rosie Roberson ’99 has created nearly 100 games and was nominated for a Toy and Game Inventor Excellence Award.

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A first-time novelist earns critical acclaim

Gabriel Tallent ’10 takes literary world by storm with debut novel “My Absolute Darling.”

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‘Wings of Fire’ makes world premiere at Willamette

Director Susan Coromel and composer Austin Green discuss the evolution and staging of the musical based on a tragic fire that shaped workers’ rights in the U.S.

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Tools of my trade — stage combat

Enter Associate Professor Jonathan Cole’s stage combat classroom.

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Alumna uncovers rich history in Scotland

Michelle Atherton’s Willamette experience led her to a unique conservation project abroad.

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Choir alumni celebrate their community of music

Former Willamette singers return to campus for a special reunion and a remarkable professor.

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Grace Goudy Distinguished Artist Series: Jane Austen’s Songbook

Piano, vocal performance highlights 19th century songs

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Hallie Ford honors 25 years of contemporary American Indian art

Art museum has long history with Crow’s Shadow Institute of Arts.

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Sewing new and old tales into familiar fabrics

In her latest work, acclaimed Native American artist Marie Watt ’90 explores the symbiotic relationships between humans and the natural world.

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“An orchestra at your fingertips”

Zach Duell ’18, the university’s sole organ student this semester, explains why the Bishop Family Organ is so grand.

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Willamette Singers win Best Undergraduate Large Vocal Jazz Ensemble

The group wins Best Undergraduate Large Vocal Jazz Ensemble

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More than music: The Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series

Series connects students at Willamette and beyond to exceptional learning experience.

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In “Lear’s Daughters,” female voices take stage.

Feminist prequel to famous Shakespeare play imagines sisters before “King Lear.”

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Season of Shakespeare

Willamette University Theatre’s new season features contemporary plays, music, dance and “Macbeth.”

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Artists in residence

Studio art seniors say goodbye to Willamette with a show of talent.

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All ears on her

Madison Hall ’16 explores music and a new-found love of opera.

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Two plays open at Willamette April 14

"The Feathered Mantle" and "The Weaver and the Dress" celebrate Japanese Noh-style theatre.

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A Love of Creativity and History

Each season, Bobby Brewer-Wallin designs the costumes for three mainstage plays and one dance concert.

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Distinguished Artists Series features Theo Bleckmann and Ben Monder Duo

Theo Bleckmann and Ben Monder Duo to perform April 12 in Salem

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Distinguished Artists Series features Sergei Babayan

The Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series will feature Sergei Babayan.

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“The Hotel Casablanca” opens March 10

Secrets and misunderstandings ignite in comedic opera.

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Singers, chamber choir to tour Idaho, Washington and Montana

Singers, chamber choir to tour Idaho, Washington and Montana.

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Violinist Lara St. John to kick off the Distinguished Artists Series

The performance is slated for Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Rogers Music Center.

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“My Case is Altered” premieres at Willamette

Race, class, gender roles explored in fall production.

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Taking the Long View: Art and Cultural Heritage in an Age of Terror

Willamette's 2015 fall lecture series explores the preservation of cultural artifacts amidst terror, destruction and colonization.

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Willamette Singers achieve global recognition through DownBeat award

The jazz group gains global recognition for second straight year.

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Theatre touted as nation's best by OnStage

The OnStage blog calls Willamette's Theatre program "absolutely incredible."

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Roger Shimomura discusses how stereotypes have influenced his art

Shimomura discusses his creative process Jan. 23 as part of MLK celebration.

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Shimomura connects art making to life events in "An American Diary"

Artist Roger Shimomura will share how race, ethnicity influenced his art in "An American Diary" on Jan. 23.

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