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Contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 1-800-551-6794 or visit the Online Community for more details on these and other upcoming events.

Atkinson Lecture Features Joan Didion

Joan Didion will deliver the fall Atkinson Lecture Friday, Nov. 10. Didion has authored five novels, including Run River and Play It as It Lays, and eight non-fiction works. Her latest book, The Year of Magical Thinking, chronicles the year following her husband's death. Tickets are $25 per person and include a pre-lecture reception.

Star Trees Lighting and Holiday Concert

Star Tree Lighting

Kick off the holiday season by joining the Willamette community for a favorite annual tradition: the Star Trees Lighting and Holiday Concert, Saturday, Dec. 2. We'll light up the trees at 6:30 p.m., then proceed to Smith Auditorium for the start of the Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m.

No Humbugs Here!

Join Portland- and Salem-area alumni, parents and friends for our annual holiday gathering. Come enjoy the spirit of the season with good friends and good food, Dec. 14 at the historic University Club of Portland.

An Event of Mythic Proportions

Connect with other Los Angeles' area alumni and parents at the Getty Villa Malibu, Feb. 24, 2007. This amazing property features Roman-inspired architecture, beautiful gardens and Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities arranged by themes including "Gods and Goddesses," "Dionysus and the Theatre" and "Stories of the Trojan War." More details available after the New Year.

Alumni Travel: Lifelong Learning, Lifelong Connections

Your relationship with Willamette didn't end with graduation. You merely stepped out into the world, into a new chapter in life and a new relationship with the University. And now you'll have more opportunities than ever before to step out into the world and continue learning through our reinvigorated alumni travel program.

To make sure you find the program relevant and interesting, we'll send out a survey each year. A recent survey of alumni from the 1950s and 1960s yielded many exciting suggestions such as trips to Ireland and the Greek Isles, which we're offering in 2007. We're already working on other options, including a golf trip and a variety of faculty-led tours.

Unless otherwise listed, contact Jim Booth ’64, senior director of alumni and parent relations, at 1-800-551-6794 or jbooth@willamette.edu for information on any of the trips listed here or to share your ideas for future travel under the Bearcat banner.

Cruise the Greek Isles

June 21-July 3, 2007

Join Willamette College of Law Dean Symeon Symeonides and his wife, Haroula, for a cruise open to all WU alumni. The cruise will begin and end in Rome, with ports of call including Sicily, Mykonos, Ephesus (Turkey), Santorini, Rhodes, Athens and Naples. CLE credits are available. For more information or to make a deposit, contact Cathy McCann at cmccann@willamette.edu or 1-800-930-ALUM.

Ireland

Shades of Ireland

July 13-22, 2007

Join longtime English Professor Ken Nolley and his wife, Jan, for a truly unique and personalized tour of the Irish countryside. Overnight stops will include Limerick, Killarney, Waterford, Kingscourt and Dublin. Cost is $2,999, including airfare, for double occupancy; a $250 per person deposit is due by Jan. 14.

Annual Ashland Affair

Summer 2007

Continuing a longtime Willamette tradition, Jim Booth ’64 and Pat Alley ’73 will lead a group to the Ashland Shakespeare Festival for three days of outstanding plays. Details will be available soon. Enrollment is limited to 25, so reserve your space now.