April 2016, Monthly Edition

From the introduction of wellness programming at Sparks Athletic Center to the 10th anniversary of the Outdoor Program, Willamette University has much to celebrate this spring. Read on to learn more about the latest happenings at Willamette, and share your story ideas with us at wu-stories@willamette.edu

wellness programs at Sparks

New wellness programs embraced on campus

Students at Sparks Fitness Center help people meet their health, fitness goals.

Academic Council endorses test-optional admissions

The change reflects a nationwide trend to a more holistic review of applicants, especially from underrepresented groups.

Outdoor Program

Outdoor Program celebrates 10th anniversary

The student-run program gives students an affordable means to build connections with their peers while exploring Oregon’s natural wonders.

Theo Bleckmann & Ben Monder Duo

Theo Bleckmann & Ben Monder Duo perform April 12

Tickets on sale now for the next concert in the Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series. 

Vandana Shiva

Students reflect on Dempsey Environmental Lecture

Through Willamette’s Dempsey Environmental Lecture Series, Vandana Shiva — an award-winning scholar, author and environmental activist — made a strong impression on students when she visited campus last month.

pow wow

Social pow wow connects culture, community

The annual event offers “a time to renew thoughts of the old ways and to preserve a rich heritage,” with a mix of intertribal and competitive dance and song.

HR faculty member honored through named award

The Lisbeth Claus Trail Blazer Award recognizes professionals furthering the development of global HR practices.

Sonny Nguyen LLM’16

From Refugee to Attorney

Sonny Nguyen LLM’16 hopes to use his knowledge of the law, and incredible personal experiences, to advocate for human rights..

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Olivia Mancl '17

Mancl ’17 aims for win-win in athletics, agriculture

Mancl’s instincts helped her place second at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships and discover her passion for sustainable agriculture..

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