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University provides option of using a preferred name

Willamette students, employees and staff may specify a name other than their legal one for use within the university’s information systems.

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Willamette professors volunteer at academy summer camps

The camps offer local high-schoolers a firsthand glimpse of life as a college student.

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Campus update on advancement

VP Shelby Radcliffe provides an overview of FY18 progress.

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Salem lifts drinking water advisory

The city’s drinking water is safe. The university is prepared for the future.

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Welcome Willamette’s summer visitors

Visitors will be on campus for summer conferences, camps and events through August.

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Bearcats reconnect with alma mater

Alumni Reunion Weekend celebrates the Willamette community, people and place.

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Willamette recognizes staff for outstanding service to the university

Eight employees receive Employee of the Year Awards, including the inaugural Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award.

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Questions of Truth

Willamette faculty and staff discuss how the university prepares students to separate fact from fiction in an information-saturated world.

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Tools of my trade — dressage

How does the dean of a management school relax in her spare time? By entering with a trusted partner into a new venture that demands intense concentration, the willingness to learn — and occasional broken ribs.

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Not Unto Ourselves Alone with Travis Stiles ’05

Bioscientist Travis Stiles ’05 explains how three professors and a fraternity brother inspired his potentially life-saving research.

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In class — “ENVR 327W: Water Resources”

Karen Arabas’ class examines the water resources of the western United States.

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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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Willamette baseball impresses as runner-up in NCAA West Regional

Bearcats enjoy record-setting season and finish just short of advancing to national championship.

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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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Spanish major travels half the world

Phoebe Keever ’07 broadens her perspective and helps others during service trips.

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2018 AGSM Honors & Awards Ceremony

Atkinson Graduate School of Management honored the achievements of students, faculty and staff at a ceremony May 10.

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Willamette University expands access for students with high school college credit

Credits earned from concurrent courses may transfer under the new guidelines.

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First-generation student aims for healthcare career

Sierra Wilson ’18 heads to the National Institutes of Health this fall.

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Willamette students receive scholarship for supporting LGBT rights

Andy Blevins JD ’19 MBA ’19, Carrie Elmore JD’19 follow several WU awardees of scholarship

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Professor Seth Cotlar lands national lectureship

Cotlar among 26 professors who will give lectures throughout the nation

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Take A Break combines volunteering, leadership and learning

Student-led groups travel to Seattle, Boise, San Francisco and Fresno for spring break.

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Varsity triathlon competition begins fall 2021

The women's team will compete in fall 2021.

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Sparks Field construction update

Preparation begins this week, parking and traffic flows to change over the summer.

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Waste audit offers valuable lessons in sustainability

A student-organized event showed how the campus community could improve its recycling efforts.

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Hawai’i Club presents 29th Lū’au

The event shared Polynesian music, food and traditions with the Willamette community.

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Internship steers BA/MBA grad to auto industry

A semester at Daimler Trucking helped J. Connor Maloney BA/MBA ’18 define his career path.

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Traditional Malay dance, bird song animates choir performance

Willamette Chamber Choir performed at regional conference for 18th time.

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Wulapalooza rocks Brown Field

Students celebrated the 20th annual Wulapalooza — Willamette University’s annual earth, art and music festival — on April 14.

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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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Law Professor Laura Appleman appointed to named professorship

She will become the Van Winkle Melton Professor of Law.

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Mentor of the Year provides a “home away from home” to students

Willamette Law selects Nani Apo JD’13, honors three others for Hon. Mary Mertens James award.

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Willamette Academy celebrates its new home

Staff and students welcomed visitors at an open house.

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Willamette MBA Preview Day 2018

On April 14, prospective students will meet current students, alumni and faculty while experiencing Willamette MBA.

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Athletics facilities renovated and improved

A number of Willamette University’s athletic facilities are undergoing renovation and construction projects.

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2018–19 Tuition for the College of Liberal Arts

Tuition increase is projected to place Willamette in the middle of its Northwest 5 peer institutions and in line with similar private colleges and universities nationally.

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Two more rounds of Bearcat Days this week and next

The program follows last month’s successful admitted-student event.

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An OUTLaw’s journey to becoming a lawyer

Megan Hinzdel JD’18 wants to create more inclusive communities in the workplace and beyond.

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WITS launches new virtual private network

Working off campus? Securely access Willamette’s network drives from home and abroad.

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JD/MBA student who advocates for LGBTQ rights presents at Harvard

Andy Blevins JD/MBA’19 invited to speak on panel with legal experts.

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Oregon officials, experts to discuss legislative redistricting at April 19 event

Community, public are welcome to join Oregon officials and experts at Willamette.

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Atkinson Archive Podcast launches

New podcast highlights talent and expertise that make Willamette MBA Oregon’s top MBA program.

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Lessons from the ‘oracle’ of investing

MBA students get rare opportunity to visit with icon Warren Buffett

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A snail’s life

Unconventional, multimedia Dempsey Lecture chronicles the environmental plight of Taiwan’s golden treasure snail.

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Willamette to welcome Bearcat Days visitors

Please join us in welcoming approximately 500 guests to campus for Bearcat Days on March 15–16, April 5–6 and 12–13.

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Colby R. Takeda '11

In 2015, Colby Takeda became one of the nation’s youngest administrators when he opened The Plaza at Waikiki, an assisted living community in Honolulu.

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Atkinson rebuilds admissions and recruitment teams

Reboot aims to create smoother and more impactful experiences for prospective students.

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Nine faculty receive tenure, promotion

President Steve Thorsett and the Board of Trustees recognize faculty members’ teaching excellence, scholarly or creative accomplishment, and university and community service.

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ExSci seniors present at ACSM conference

The Northwest American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conference was held in Bend, Oregon.

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Willamette statement on admission evaluation in wake of Florida tragedy

Willamette will not consider in its admission decisions disciplinary action against high school or transfer students who engage in actions related to responsible citizenship and civic engagement.

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Willamette ranked in top 10 for Peace Corps volunteers

The only Oregon school in the top 10 colleges with fewer than 5,000 undergraduates, Willamette has 13 Bearcats serving around the world.

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Women’s basketball is in fifth place nationally for cancer fundraiser

The only Division III school in the top 10, Willamette can win a huge cash bonus by getting the most new pledges the week of Feb. 18.

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I Love WU

Students know their lives will change when they come to Willamette. But sometimes the unexpected happens — they fall in love.

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Willamette rolls out employee ethics reporting site

The new website provides a way for employees to report fraud, waste and abuse.

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ASP arrival day is Monday, Feb. 5 — Get involved!

Welcome the buses, join the class at dinner — here's how to help welcome the new ASP class!

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MLK celebration inspires the Willamette community to take action

Events included Into the Streets community service projects, a book club and a lecture.

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Delta Gamma members vote unanimously to vacate chapter house

The sorority will relinquish the lease to their house at the end of the academic year.

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MBA for Professionals program celebrates commencement

The university recognized the accomplishments of 59 graduates of the Salem and Portland cohorts in a ceremony Saturday.

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Atkinson Graduate School of Management names new dean

Dr. Seung Ho “Sam” Park will assume the role in August.

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Updates to online Financial Aid Self Service tool

Students will be able to view and accept awards online through the new system.

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Willamette MBA again earns Poets&Quants ranking

AGSM advances three spots in two years.

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Update on changes in University Services and more

President Thorsett provides an update on staff and reporting line changes, specifically within the University Services division.

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Top 10 Willamette Instagram posts of 2017

The total solar eclipse, relighting of the Star Trees and colorful campus received the most love on the university’s account.

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In class — ‘Law 263: Animal Law’

Scott Beckstead’s College of Law class explores how pets, wildlife and farm animals are regarded and treated under the law.

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Tools of my trade — stage combat

Enter Associate Professor Jonathan Cole’s stage combat classroom.

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In conversation with Emilio Solano ’09

Willamette Academy’s executive director explains how the program helps teenagers — and society — reach their potential.

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Alumnus exposes devastating slaughter of elephants

John Poulsen ’94 publishes research that leads to crackdown on poachers.

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HerStory: Notable women throughout Willamette’s history

In its 175th year, the university celebrates the presence and impact of women.

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Farewell to the 29th class of the American Studies Program

Students celebrate their many accomplishments before heading back to Japan.

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Law professor receives US Alumni TIES grant

Warren Binford receives grant to combat trafficking of child sex abuse images online.

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Remembering Professor Gwynne Skinner

Willamette Law is saddened to announce the passing of one of its most gracious, enthusiastic and accomplished professors.

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Quick links for Willamette winter break information

Here’s what you need to know about residence halls, food service, parking, building access and more.

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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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Tax reform and higher education

Resources and information about how new legislation could impact Willamette and other colleges and universities.

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Star Trees shine at holiday celebration

Roughly 600 people gathered on the North Lawn Saturday to close Willamette University’s 175th anniversary celebration by relighting the university’s grove of 75-year-old giant sequoias.

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Civic Communication and Media program receives national recognition

Willamette’s CCM major prepares students to make influential, ethical contributions to civic life.

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Portal to replace website gateway pages

Over winter break, WITS will retire the Willamette website’s gateway pages for students, faculty and staff.

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Atkinson dean finalists to visit Willamette

Willamette community members are invited to attend open forums with each candidate.

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Next Cookies and Conversation planned for Tuesday

Afternoon casual conversation with university leadership open to all students.

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Clean energy, legislation and language

Willamette’s faculty colloquium tackles climate change at the ballot.

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Masha Gessen asks, ‘Is democracy in danger?’

The fall 2017 Atkinson Lecture speaker finds autocratic parallels between recent political developments in Russia and America.

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Willamette MBA again named best business school by Businessweek and Princeton Review

The accolades reaffirm top-tier national status as highest-ranked program in Oregon.

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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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University staff updates related to Title IX procedures

University hires new confidential advocate and names new Title IX coordinator.

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Kostantinos Efstathiou hits the ground running

Willamette’s new campus rec director talks about his past and future plans for the university

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Law student and veteran serves LGBTQ military community through fall externship, work on transgender ban lawsuit

Third-year JD/MBA student Andy Blevins’ first encounter with OutServe-SLDN occurred while he served in the military. From 2007-11, he was a cryptologic technician for the Navy.

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Travis Stiles ’05 Named Johnson and Johnson trailblazing scientist

Travis Stiles ’05 president and CEO of Novoron Bioscience moves closer to reversing nerve damage caused by Multiple Sclerosis.

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Tynan Gable ’17 recognized for Hatfield Library Research Award

Tynan Gable ’17 was commended by the adjudication committee for the Mark O. Hatfield Library Research Award based on work from an EXSCI 248 class.

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Willamette Law alumna seeks to make an impact in domestic violence prosecution

Although born and raised in Newport, Oregon, Erin Greenawald JD’98 would tell you she “grew up,” professionally, in the Marion County District Attorney’s (MCDA) office.

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Up with the lark for Willamette walks

Willamette students, faculty learn about birds and identify species.

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Portland Tribune quotes Prof. Jeff Dobbins in story on opioid lawsuits

The Statesman Journal quoted Laura Appleman, professor of criminal law, in a Tuesday story on potential juror misconduct.

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Prof. Laura Appleman quoted in Statesman Journal story

The Statesman Journal quoted Laura Appleman, professor of criminal law, in a Tuesday story on potential juror misconduct.

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Happy Birthday, Waller Hall!

The “old historic temple” turns 150.

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Cookies and Conversation planned for Tuesday

All Willamette students invited to join university leaders for this monthly event.

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A summer of science turns students on to research

During this Willamette program, students make breakthroughs while working side-by-side with professors.

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Bearcats join forces to take on Portland Marathon

President Steve Thorsett, Coach Leslie Shevlin and Assistant Coach Katie Gruys were among finishers.

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Get ready for the Great Oregon ShakeOut

Learn about earthquake preparedness at 10:19 a.m. on 10/19.

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Grace Goudy Distinguished Artist Series: Jane Austen’s Songbook

Piano, vocal performance highlights 19th century songs

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Happy families

Student-run Family Weekend earns kudos for its organization and events.

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Remembering Maribeth Collins

The former trustee and longtime friend of Willamette leaves a lasting legacy.

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Mandatory password change for everyone

Members of the university community must change their Willamette network passwords by Oct. 17.

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Law classes elect new officers for 2017-18 academic year

There were runoff elections for the 3L secretary/treasurer, 1L president and second vice president of SBA, but by Sept. 26, the votes were finalized.

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Willamette Academy makes important progress

The executive director provides an update on the popular college access program for underrepresented students.

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Willamette plans for future capital improvement projects

The university will direct funding to athletic projects, followed by continued enhancements to residential spaces.

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Law Prof. Keith Cunningham-Parmeter quoted in Portland Tribune story

The labor law professor spoke about an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case dealing with mandatory union fees.

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Law student spends eight weeks in Europe studying abroad

Jack Wray JD’19 traveled across the globe — 5,628 miles to be exact — to study law this summer.

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Response to federal review of Title IX guidance

Willamette will continue its best-practice processes for prevention of and response to sexual misconduct.

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Exec in Residence Yocom visits AGSM

From Atkinson to D.C. and back

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AAJ Moot Court Competition names winners

The final night of the American Association for Justice Moot Court Competition concluded September 14, with the duo of James Sullivan and Sarah Lowe named the winners.

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Attorney-Mentor Program kicks off 2017–18 academic year

The Willamette Law Placement Office matched 110 students with attorney mentors for the 2017-18 school year.

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Meet our new nonprofit unicorn

The Willamette Law Placement Office matched 110 students with attorney mentors for the 2017-18 school year.

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Willamette trustee honors legendary mathematics professor

A $5.5 million pledge will impact students and faculty in mathematics and physics.

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Alumni Weekend reunites and reconnects

The campus community worked together to create a memorable, meaningful weekend for alumni.

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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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Students sign up for a variety of clubs and groups

Activities and Resources Expo featured more than 100 opportunities for student involvement.

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Alumni Weekend will bring Bearcat grads back to campus

Events for alumni to reconnect and reunite with classmates kick off on Friday.

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Poor air quality expected in Salem this week

Limit outdoor activities and seek resources as needed.

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Willamette welcomes incoming students

Undergraduate, graduate students represent dozens of states and several foreign countries.

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JD/MBA student learns adaptability is key to opportunities with joint degree

From her room in South Korea, Emily Dougherty types out an email describing her experiences in the JD/MBA program at Willamette University. A third-year student in the four-year program, Dougherty relishes the time when she can do what she loves best — traveling.

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Workday launched as Willamette’s new HRIS

The official transition of human resources and payroll systems occurred on July 10.

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Law student Andy Blevins is first runner-up for National LGBT Bar Student Leadership Award

Third-year Willamette JD/MBA student Andy Blevins nominated a fellow student for the Student Leadership Award given by the National LGBT Bar Association. That student didn’t win, but Blevins was named the first runner-up.

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‘Phenomenon on the lawn’ attracts national attention

Journalists join Willamette for the “Phenomenon on the lawn.”

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Two Willamette Law faculty receive university awards

Law Professors Karen Sandrik and Peter Molk received university awards at the Willamette University convocation ceremony this week.

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2017 Faculty Awards announced

Seven outstanding faculty members honored at Opening Convocation.

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Willamette Law welcomes Class of 2020

For the third time in the last four years (and most likely in Willamette Law’s history), the school welcomes a class with more female than male students.

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Updates to campus food service for fall semester

Dining Services seeks input on menu offerings. Cat Cavern will transition to event-only venue.

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MBA Compass Week finds new direction

Orientation for incoming MBA students expands and refines

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Willamette launches Workday, the university’s new HRIS

Employees can use the system to log work hours, request time off and review other details.

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Fundraising brought in $17.785M for 2016–17

Gifts recognize the university’s past and future impact, will enhance the student experience.

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New developments in student career services

The summer brings changes in the Office of Career Development.

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Welcome Willamette’s July and August visitors

Please welcome these guests to Willamette University.

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Willamette honors outstanding employees

Six staff members recognized for innovation, sprit and service.

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Willamette Academy celebrates graduation

Families, friends and teachers gathered to honor graduates.

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A historic commencement

Willamette’s three colleges celebrate their students’ achievements.

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Welcome Willamette’s summer visitors

Conferences, camps and other activities will bring groups of all ages to campus. Here are events beginning in May and June.

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A passion for social justice

Alika Masei ’17 has dedicated his college career to creating a better place for all students.

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SARAs celebrate a decade of service

Sexual Assault Response Allies provide victims of sexual assault the option of speaking confidentially and anonymously to a fellow student.

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Green Fund awards sustainability grants

From bike racks outside Montag to a local symposium about refugees, the Green Fund program is sponsoring diverse projects that advance sustainability, equity and social justice on campus and in our community.

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Putting her heart and soul into law

Lauren Sharkey ’15, JD’17, the second graduate of Willamette College of Law’s 3+3 program, hopes to use the law to improve people’s lives.

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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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From the Marines to an MBA

Herschel Mapes ’16, MBA ’17 finds a refreshing challenge after choosing a nontraditional path.

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WITS improves residence hall Wi-Fi

Student surveys show increased satisfaction with internet service after upgrades.

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Willamette MBA earns Tier 1 mark from CEO Magazine

For the second straight year, Atkinson Graduate School of Management earns top-tier acknowledgement.

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Willamette sets 2017–18 tuition and fees

CLA tuition increase is a historic low for the university.

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Final round of Bearcat Days this week

Help Admissions welcome admitted students to campus Thursday and Friday.

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Willamette team’s success leaves nothing to debate

The Debate Union heads to national tournament this week.

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Grounds crew wins Green Award

Willamette University grounds team honored with award for Large Sustainable Business of the Year.

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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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Willamette introduces Office of Grants and Strategic Initiatives (OGSI)

Redefined office creates greater collaboration related to grants, foundation relations and strategic initiatives.

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Second round of Bearcat Days this week

The program follows last month’s successful admitted-student event.

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New housing changes help first-year students find common ground

First-Year Commons will include Terra, Belknap, Cascadia and Matthews halls and Baxter Complex.

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Chemistry professor secures $325K National Science Foundation grant

David Griffith and senior research students study estrogen in aquatic environments.

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Six faculty granted tenure for 2017–18 academic year

The university recognized Anna Cox, Brandi Row Lazzarini, Roy Pérez, Abigail Susik, Karen Sandrik and Kawika Pierson for their teaching, scholarship and service.

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Bearcats unite for Day of Service

In Salem and across the country, members of the Willamette country joined together to do good.

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Willamette welcomes Bearcat Days visitors

Events for admitted students kick off Thursday and Friday.

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President’s Task Force on Equity and Inclusion completes report

The group’s recommendations were presented to President Thorsett last week.

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Sparks Athletic Center LEEDs the way to sustainability

Fitness center renovation earns “gold” status from U.S. Green Building Council.

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Seven countries in one summer

Photos, letters from 1954 Willamette student bike trip are available in university archives.

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Official statement in response to the withdrawal of federal protection for transgender rights

Photos, letters from 1954 Willamette student bike trip are available in university archives.

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From the slopes to the courtroom

Like a snowboarding course, first-year law student April Stone's path to Willamette has been a winding and sometimes difficult path.

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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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Indian Country Conversations brings Native and indigenous voices to campus

Jarvis Kennedy and Elizabeth Woody will present as part of the series’ spring events.

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Speeches, vigil and social media campaign to celebrate black history

Black Student Union club hosts several events in honor of Black History Month.

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Faculty and staff help set a new fundraising record

Already at $1M, the Annual Fund directly supports Willamette’s students today.

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Willamette Day photos

Already at $1M, the Annual Fund directly supports Willamette’s students today.

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Atkinson Lecture speaker Ta-Nehisi Coates addressed the lies that lead to racism

Willamette’s MLK Celebration concluded with a presentation by the 2015 National Book Award winner.

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Willamette Day celebration events

Here are the events that kick off a yearlong celebration of Willamette’s past, present and future. Join in the festivities that begin Wednesday.

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ASP class of 2017 arrives on campus next week

Campus community encouraged to make the new Bearcats feel at home.

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MBA for Professionals program celebrates commencement

Saturday’s ceremony recognized 49 graduates of the Portland and Salem cohorts.

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AGSM faculty offer leadership advice to undergrads

A series of interactive events helps students get ahead in their career preparation.

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Campus jobs open for leadership — and non-leadership — types

All Willamette students are encouraged to apply for Campus Life jobs

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Constitutional interpretation discussed by legal scholar Richard Epstein in Willamette Law lecture

Epstein will discuss how the Supreme Court deciphers the Constitution in his lecture "Our Implied Constitution."

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Memories, friendships celebrated at ASP closing ceremony

The American Studies Program provided a warm send-off for the class of 2016.

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Taking a stand at Standing Rock

Willamette staff member, students spend holiday break supporting pipeline protesters in North Dakota.

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Outreach program encourages girls to consider science

For 20 years and counting, the Webber scholarship has helped female scholars teach elementary students.

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AGSM professor awarded endowed professorship

Tim Johnson will become the third Grace and Elmer Goudy Professor of Public Management and Policy Analysis.

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Willamette to add women’s lacrosse

Plans include a club team in 2017–18 and a varsity team in 2018–19.

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