December 2017 News

Eclipse and Star Trees

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.


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.

Associate Professor Jonathan Cole teaches the art of stage combat to Will Bremer ’18 (left) and William Forkin ’19.

Tools of my trade — stage combat

Enter Associate Professor Jonathan Cole’s stage combat classroom.


In conversation with Emilio Solano ’09

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

John Poulsen ’94

Alumnus exposes devastating slaughter of elephants

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

In the early 1920s, students pose on the front steps of Lausanne Hall, which housed Willamette’s Women’s College.

HerStory: Notable women throughout Willamette’s history

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

ASP student receives certificate at closing ceremony.

Farewell to the 29th class of the American Studies Program

Students celebrate their many accomplishments before heading back to Japan.


Law professor receives US Alumni TIES grant

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


Remembering Professor Gwynne Skinner

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


Remembering history’s rad — and frequently radical — women

“Rad Women” author, illustrator help Willamette students celebrate the lives of activists and artists.


Quick links for Willamette winter break information

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


Katie Pierson ’18 to teach in Liberia next year

Katie Pierson ’18 joins Peace Corps and will be teaching exercise science to high school students in Liberia next year.

Michelle Atherton ’15

Alumna uncovers rich history in Scotland

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


Tax reform and higher education

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

Star Trees in holiday lights and Waller Hall

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.

Assistant Professor Cindy Koenig Richards

Civic Communication and Media program receives national recognition

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

Blitz the Bearcat with a laptop

Portal to replace website gateway pages

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


Atkinson dean finalists to visit Willamette

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