February 2014 News

Lecture: Stephanie McCurry

Guggenheim fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist Stephanie McCurry comes to Willamette University on March 6 to discuss her path-breaking research on the politics of the Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War.

Celebration: Pow wow

Native art, food, dancing and drumming await visitors at the 12th annual Pow wow scheduled for March 8 at Willamette University.

Opera: "The Marriage of Figaro"

Jealousy and lust converge with love and forgiveness in “The Marriage of Figaro,” an opera performed at Willamette University March 6-9.

From Student Intern to Governor’s Advisor

The gold man atop the State Capitol first caught Dmitri Palmateer’s eye when he was a prospective Willamette student. Today he works beneath it to help pass legislation that shapes Oregon’s future.


WU students join anti-violence rally

Through One Billion Rising, people from across the globe met Feb. 14 to protest violence against women.


Dance: Black Tie Affair

Dancer and dancing is featured at the Black Tie Affair Feb. 21 at the Salem Conference Center.

Filmmaker's experiences inspire students

Maren Grainger-Monsen shared how she uses science and art to advocate for social change.


Making Music in Nepal

WU students and faculty members are performing at the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory during spring break.


Lecture: Sherman Alexie

Described by The New York Times Book Review as “one of the major lyric voices of our time,” best-selling author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie is visiting Willamette University March 11.

Literary Reading: Ricardo Bracho

Playwright Ricardo Bracho visits Willamette Feb. 19

Lasting Connections

Now vice president and general counsel for Pacific Power, Ryan Flynn '97 got his start as a legislative intern and Bearcat baseball player.


Film: "The Revolutionary Optimists"

Award-winning filmmaker to discuss her work with WU students, staff

Celebration: Africa on the Move

From an African dance workshop to a public lecture from a world-renowned anthropologist, several family friendly events are planned for “Africa on the Move” at Willamette University Feb. 20-22.

Dual Ambitions

At Willamette, Erin Parkinson '14 didn't have to choose between competitive swimming or pursuing a veterinarian career. She did both.


Willamette greets new TIUA class

This week, Tokyo International University of America (TIUA) welcomed 123 new students to Salem.