Willamette University

Bearcat Bulletin
The week of January 16, 2017
MLK week 2017 Welcome back, Bearcats! To commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the university is hosting a series of events including a book club and lecture by author Roberto Gonzales, an open mic, community service opportunities and more. Here's the schedule.

Ta-Nehisi Coates Starting today, university students, faculty and staff may each reserve up to four free general admission tickets; alumni may reserve two.

Peterson lecture piece by Sarah Renowned legal scholar Richard Epstein will present the Peterson Lecture, “Our Implied Constitution,” tomorrow at the College of Law. All are welcome.

Oregon Book Awards Congratulations, Danielle Cadena Deulen, Scott Nadelson and Andrea Stolowitz! Vote for them in the Readers’ Choice survey.

Campus leadership applications story Campus jobs in four programs — Jump Start, Opening Days, Resident Advisors and Compass Mentors — are open.

The Quad

Shatha Almutawa (Religious Studies) receives grant
The award will fund travel to conduct oral histories in Dubai, Amman, Istanbul and the U.S.
Tara M Gregg

New food-service leadership
Welcome Marc Marelich and Kristen Redshaw after Chris Linn’s departure.
Jim Bauer

WebEdit open labs and classes
Weeks of Jan. 16–27, 2017
Web Development

Athletic Events


Swimming vs Lewis & Clark
6:00 PM

Women's Basketball vs. Linfield
6:00 PM

Men's Basketball vs. Linfield
8:00 PM


Swimming at Pacific
11:00 AM

Women's Basketball at Pacific
4:00 PM

Men's Basketball at Pacific
6:00 PM

Comings & Goings
New Faculty/Staff:
Hillary Steinbrook: Visiting Professor of Legal Research and Writing - College of Law
Tara Gregg: Grants and Award Specialist - Office for Faculty Research and Resources
Departing Faculty/Staff:
Kathleen Kellay: Director - Scheduling, Events, & Conferences
Ted Anderson: Maintenance Supervisor - Facilities Management

Job Postings

Bearcat Bulletin Submissions
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This Week


Spring Semester Classes Begin
Early Career / Career Change MBA

Tuition and Fee Payment Due
Early Career / Career Change MBA

Lunch & Learn: What Would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Think About Trump's Cabinet Nominations?
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
American Constitution Society


First Day of Full-Semester & First Half-Semester Classes
College of Liberal Arts

WU Honors Dr. King: Information Table (UC & Goudy)
Gordon Toyama

Gallery Talk | Figure and Form: African Ceramics from the Keith Achepohl Collection
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Peterson Lecture: Our Implied Constitution
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
College of Law


Deadline to change Meal Plans for spring semester.
Housing & Community Life

Last Day to Add Classes without Instructor Approval
Early Career / Career Change MBA

Last Day to Add/Drop Classes
College of Law

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
College of Liberal Arts

Into the Streets: Community Service
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Sponsored by WU’s Office of Community Service Learning.

MLK Book Club: "Lives in Limbo" by Roberto Gonzales
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Co-sponsored by American Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Politics, Sociology, Spanish and Women and Gender Studies Departments

Lecture | The Rose City and the Big Apple: Louis Bunce and the Art of Modern Times
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hallie Ford Museum of Art

HFMA Members Opening Reception
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Lecture: "Lives in Limbo" with Roberto Gonzales
7:00 PM


MBA-P Commencement Ceremony (September 2014 and January 2015 Cohort Start)
MBA for Professionals

Practice LSAT
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
College of Law

PLAN Volunteer Activity: Oregon Food Bank
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Alumni and Parent Relations

Choir Tour Homecoming Concert
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


President's Task Force on Equity and Inclusion
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Honey Wilson

Expressions of Justice: "Breaking our Silence" Open Mic
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Co-sponsored by the Bistro

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