February 2014 News

Historian offers new perspectives on the Civil War for Frost Lecture Series

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.

Native arts, dancing shared at Willamette University Pow wow

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

Love, jealousy collide in "The Marriage of Figaro" March 6-9

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

Alumnus dedicates career to public service at the State Capitol

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 take part in anti-violence rally at the State Capitol

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


Dinner, dancing highlighted at "A Black Tie Affair" in Salem Feb. 21

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

Filmmaker/physician encourages Willamette students to dream big

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


WU students, faculty to perform at Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory

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


Writer Sherman Alexie visits Willamette University March 11

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.

Playwright Ricardo Bracho featured as part of Hallie Ford Literary Series

Playwright Ricardo Bracho visits Willamette Feb. 19

At Willamette, Ryan Flynn '97 learned value of relationships

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

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

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

Willamette University celebrates “Africa on the Move” Feb. 20-22

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.

Erin Parkinson '14 tackles swimming, pre-vet curriculum at Willamette

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

New TIUA class arrives from Japan

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