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Princeton Review identifies Willamette as one of the ‘best in the West’

09.02.2021

Willamette among 126 colleges in the western U.S. recognized for academic excellence.

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Western Oregon University and Willamette University develop program for WOU students seeking a law degree

07.21.2021 | Willamette University College of Law

The new 4+3 agreement between Western Oregon University and Willamette Law will expand access to Western Oregon students seeking to pursue a law degree.

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Nowhere to go but up: From a low GPA to a BA, MBA and JD

07.06.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Geoff Winkler BA ’04, JD ’06, MBA ’08 had a rocky academic beginning, but now he's CEO of American Fiduciary Services.

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Willamette University celebrates completion of merger with Pacific Northwest College of Art

06.30.2021 | Marketing and Communications

PNCA becomes an independent college within the university.

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$2M gift from Schnitzer family to support Willamette merger with Pacific Northwest College of Art

06.29.2021 | Office of Alumni and Parent Relations

"Transformed" by her studies at PNCA, Arlene Schnitzer was deeply committed to arts education and wanted to ensure PNCA's future success.

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Willamette University law dean, Oregon task force recommend alternative pathways to licensure beyond traditional bar exam

06.28.2021 | Willamette University

Oregon Supreme Court to consider other measures endorsed by Oregon Board of Bar Examiners.

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Willamette Law expands law clinic with new faculty appointments

06.24.2021 | Willamette University College of Law

University of Denver Sturm College of Law fellow and longtime distinguished practitioner join the College of Law faculty.

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MBA-P moves to new space in downtown Portland

06.15.2021

Willamette University’s MBA for Professionals program moves to a new space in downtown Portland to accommodate new growth.

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Switch hitter: Tommy Kawamura ’14 combines baseball with a knack for stats

06.02.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Kawamura now works with data for scouting at the Houston Astros.

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$2M gift to expand Willamette Law's experiential learning

06.02.2021 | Sarah Bello

Estate gift from the law school's largest individual donor, Marty Wolf ’57, LLB’60, will expand hands-on, experiential learning and curricular modernization.

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Willamette Academy reaches new milestone

06.01.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Academy celebrates largest graduating class ever.

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At Amazon, Wayfair and now Proto101, Ashleigh Corker BA, MBA’06 finds what she does best

05.26.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Ashleigh Corker BA, MBA ’06 leans into sustainable clothing after stints at world's biggest e-commerce companies.

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Willamette University celebrates Class of 2021

05.18.2021

More than 475 students — representing the College of Arts and Sciences, Atkinson Graduate School of Management and the College of Law — graduated from Willamette University on Sunday. 

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Debra Ringold earns Exemplary Teacher of the Year Award

05.17.2021

The United Methodist Church’s General Board of Higher Education and Ministry honored her with the award.

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Willamette Law Keynote Speaker, Faculty Member of the Year, and Class of 2021 Valedictorian named

05.14.2021 | Sarah Bello

Willamette Law welcomes Justice Adrienne C. Nelson as the keynote speaker for the Spring 2021 commencement. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jeffrey Dobbins will be recognized as the Law Faculty Member of the Year, and student Spencer Prosen JD’21, the valedictorian for the Class of 2021.

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Örn Bodvarsson named dean of Atkinson Graduate School of Management

05.06.2021 | Carol S. Long, Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Bodvarsson begins his appointment on July 1 and comes to Willamette from Westminster College, where he is currently dean of the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business and a professor of economics.

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Academic Honors and Awards announced

05.06.2021 | Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

More than 200 undergraduates are recipients of 2021 Academic Honors and Awards. Congratulations, Bearcats!

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Rosa León Zayas wins Renjen Prize for Faculty Excellence

05.04.2021 | Marketing and Communications

The award recognizes the accomplishments of faculty members early in their careers.

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Research, faculty boost grad’s success in physics

04.30.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette's tight-knit physics community and REUs opened up graduate opportunities for Hannah Rarick ’21.

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Campus leadership, experiential learning strengthen grad’s future in healthcare 

04.30.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Bella Medina ’21 found myriad ways to be active within their major and on campus.

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Student leadership roles led graduate to MBA

04.23.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Hawaii Club, TIUA encouraged Jarin Kobashigawa BA ’20, MBA ’21 to pursue graduate school.

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Entrepreneurial grad will use MBA to improve future of Congo-Kinshasa

04.22.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Anna Hope MBA’21 led many initiatives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo before her business degree.

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Willamette University announces new guidelines ahead of in-person fall opening

04.22.2021 | Marketing and Communications

Willamette University will once again resume in-person education this fall and anticipates a full range of on-campus activity.

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Interest in the arts and research led grad to law degree

04.16.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Megan Mizuta JD’21 will soon be a judicial clerk for Judge Steven Powers JD’01 at the Oregon Court of Appeals. 

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Graduate's bright future in law started with broadcast journalism

04.16.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

After nearly a decade exploring other careers, Bruce Garrett JD’21 found the right fit in law school.

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Ian Scarfe ’05: Creative with classical music and his career

04.15.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Scarfe is a soloist, faculty member and founder of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival.

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Cultivating a global community

03.31.2021 | Tom Morlan

Accomplished linguist Elizabeth Guzman Ljubetic ’14 is committed to fostering a more interconnected business world.

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Highly competitive healthcare internship sends Willamette student to Kenya

03.25.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Applicant pool for East Africa internship was the largest in the organization's history.

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Willamette Law highlights Signature Strengths Initiative

03.12.2021 | Willamette University College of Law

Willamette Law is pleased to announce the Signature Strengths Initiative in keeping with its historically progressive approach to legal education.

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Faculty tenure and promotions

03.04.2021

Board of Trustees promotes 10 professors from across the university to professor and associate professor with tenure.

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College of Law announces Law School Bound admission program

01.15.2021 | Willamette University College of Law

The program offers an innovative and transparent path to obtaining a legal education.

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Willamette leaders credit successful fall semester to community strength, support

12.08.2020 | Daniel Johnson

After reopening for in-person learning in August, Willamette nears the completion of its fall semester with few reported COVID-19 cases thanks to campuswide safety measures and policies.

William Grasty

The Business Law Clinic gives a local business a needed boost

12.04.2020 | Willamette University College of Law

William Grasty JD'21 worked through the Willamette Law Business Law Clinic to give a local business a needed boost when it came to trademarking their logo.

Chloe Prendergast ’14

A finely-tuned success

11.30.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Chloe Prendergast ’14 founded her own string quartet and became an orchestra member in the Netherlands after she graduated.

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A flash interview with Director Susan Coromel

11.12.2020 | Andrew Keswick '22

Theatre major Andrew Keswick '22 and Professor Coromel discuss the intricacies of safely producing a live theatre production during the global pandemic.

Marie Morel-Seytoux

A career that adds up

11.10.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Success for FICO Vice President Marie Morel-Seytoux ’90 began with a Willamette math degree.

Jaered Koichi Croes ’08

Undergraduate blog charts path for future career

10.27.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Jaered Koichi Croes ’08 now runs a popular Japanese culture blog and app that teaches kanji.

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Rediscovering her roots through Latin American Studies

10.09.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

After traveling the world, Claudia Ortiz Gajardo ’20 pursues long-sought degree.

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U.S. News names Willamette best in PNW for economic diversity

09.14.2020

Willamette also ranked No. 2 for best liberal arts school and “Best Value School” in Oregon.

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Students, faculty return to campus with cautious optimism

09.06.2020 | Daniel Johnson

With new safety protocols and classroom technology upgrades in place, students, faculty and staff returned to campus in August for in-person instruction and to reconnect with the WU community.

Cone Chapel post-renovation with carpet and tables in place of pews

Historic Cone Chapel renovation fosters inclusive campus community

09.04.2020 | Paul McKean '11

Years in the making, a summer remodel opens up the chapel for flexible and safe gatherings.

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New faculty members join Willamette

09.01.2020

Six new professors bring expertise in law, data science, Japanese, computer science and vocal jazz.

A professor leans into a table in the World Languages Studio to provide instruction to two students

Willamette awarded NEH CARES grant

06.24.2020

$299,766 grant will support humanities programming in the CAS, museum and library.

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When passion and the right externships come together

06.23.2020 | Cindy Cromwell

Caleb Huegel JD'20 had a passion for land use law and chose to dive fully into that field through a number of externships while at Willamette Law.

Byrin Romney

Passion for protecting children leads Willamette Law student overseas

06.17.2020 | Cindy Cromwell

Byrin Romney JD'20 pursued an externship at the British Board of Film Classification to research technology and legislation to protect children from online pornography.

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Virtual celebration honors graduates

05.18.2020

More than 500 students representing three schools graduated from Willamette University on Sunday. 

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Student draws strength from WU community to overcome personal loss

05.14.2020 | Tom Morlan

During a time of pain and healing, Katie Lee’s professors and classmates inspired her to make the most of her life.

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More than 130 undergraduates honored

05.13.2020 | Office of the Dean, College of Liberal Arts

The Willamette University College of Liberal Arts honored students’ academic achievements this week.

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Willamette MBA program sets stage for promising career

05.12.2020 | Tom Morlan

Emily Anderson MBA’20 used her educational experience as a springboard to a job with one of the nation’s top accounting firms.

Assistant Director of Career Management Jonathan Scrimenti

MBA students Zoom toward interview success

05.06.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette students practice virtual interviews, how to tell their story through workshops.

Professor of Law Paul Diller

Willamette College of Law offers new class on pandemic

05.04.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

‘Legal implications of COVID-19 Pandemic’ starts this fall.

Professor Emeritus Eric S. Roberts speaks at podium

Leading computer science expert to teach at Willamette

04.30.2020 | Ruth P. Feingold, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Willamette names Stanford Professor Emeritus Eric S. Roberts the 2020–21 Mark and Melody Teppola Presidential Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Image from the presentation "How Syrian Asylum Seekers and Refugees Interact with Dutch Healthcare" by Lily Clancy ’22.

Student Scholarship Recognition Day continues tradition online

04.28.2020

The innovative spirit of Willamette University students shone a bit more than usual last week.

Message to Prospective Students from Willamette President

04.27.2020 | Marketing and Communications

Looking forward to the fall.

Rositsa Atanasova ’07

Major in Classical Studies ‘crucial link’ for refugee rights work

04.23.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Alumna travels world for education, finds humanitarian career.

Lisa Oakley ’04

‘Disease detective’ alumna works at the front lines of COVID-19

04.23.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Research by Lisa Oakley ’04 and her team prompted social distance, face-covering measures.

Scott Pike's archaeology class

Students join city of Salem to work on historic project

04.20.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

A question related to Salem’s biggest historical figure united Willamette students with the city to find the answer.

Front of law building with pink rhododendron in bloom

Willamette Law accepting GRE for applicants

04.06.2020 | Willamette College of Law

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and LSAT cancellations, Willamette College of Law will accept Graduate Record Exam scores for 2020 applicants.

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Willamette recognized for creating pathway to success for underrepresented students

03.09.2020

Strive for College, an organization dedicated to educational access, gives the university high marks for fostering an environment that leads to timely graduation and rewarding careers.

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Faculty tenure announced

03.04.2020 | Marketing and Communications

Board of Trustees promotes eight professors in the College of Arts and Sciences to associate professor with tenure.

Professor of Politics Melissa Michaux

Politics class to be featured in upcoming documentary

02.25.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

A transformative Willamette University class held at the Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP) is on its way to gaining national exposure.

Waller Hall and Eaton Hall before a green lawn

Willamette named ‘Best Value College’ by Princeton Review

02.23.2020

University receives high marks for academic quality, affordability and success of alumni.

WEMS

Student-run EMS offers great career preparation

01.06.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette Emergency Medical Service is one of two services of its kind registered in state.

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Willamette’s MLK celebration features screening of ‘Fannie Lou Hamer’s America’

12.18.2019 | Adam Torgerson

Filmmakers will answer audience questions following Jan. 24 screening.

Student shakes TIUA President, Hiroshi Takahashi's hand while receiving their certificate.

American Studies Program closing ceremony gallery

12.16.2019 | James Kalama '21

Willamette University and Tokyo International University of America celebrated the 92 members of the American Studies Program’s 31st class on Dec. 13.

Stephen Patterson

Religion professor wins Grawemeyer Award in Religion

12.11.2019

Stephen Patterson, George H. Atkinson professor of religious and ethical studies, recently received a $100,000 prize and the 2020 Grawemeyer Award, an honor recognizing the most outstanding idea in religion, music composition, world order, psychology and education.

Alfredo Zuniga ’12

Biology lab guides alum beyond graduation

12.11.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

In his first week as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas, Alfredo Zuniga ’12 relied on old notes from his Willamette biology class to teach students.

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Brian R. Gallini named dean of Willamette University College of Law

12.10.2019

Gallini is a professor of criminal law and director of distance learning initiatives at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

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Willamette MBA ranked a best U.S. Business School by Poets&Quants

12.03.2019 | MBA Marketing

Willamette MBA Ranked Best U.S. Business School by Bloomberg Businessweek and Poets&Quants.

Willamette MBA Ranked Best U.S. Business School by Bloomberg Businessweek

11.08.2019 | Jennifer Bush

Willamette MBA Ranked Best U.S. Business School by Bloomberg Business week

MBA students in suits

Mock Interview Day at Willamette MBA

11.07.2019 | Jarin Kobashigawa BA/MBA'21

Mock Interview Day at Willamette MBA includes interviewing with real recruiters and working professionals — an important part of the program that prepares early career students for job interviews.

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Forbes ranks Willamette MBA #57 nationwide for return on investment

09.27.2019 | Jennifer Bush

Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management has once again landed on Forbes magazine’s biannual “Best Business Schools” list.

Waller Hall on a sunny autumn day with orange-yellow tree in foreground

U.S. News names Willamette among top colleges

09.10.2019 | Adam Torgerson

U.S. News and World Report listed Willamette University in the top tier of liberal arts colleges nationally, ranking the university 68th among the best liberal arts colleges and as a “Best Value School” in the magazine’s 2020 rankings.

Alison Ecker JD’20

U.S.-Mexico border work was ‘most meaningful yet difficult’ experience in law school

08.20.2019 | Alison Ecker JD’20

Alison Ecker JD’20, who is pursuing a career in immigration law, joined Professor of Law Warren Binford at the border to help protect children’s rights. She shares her story.

Alex Compton ’06

Collaborative research catalyzes career

08.20.2019 | Adam Torgerson

Undergraduate research experiences catalyzed the career of Alex Compton ’06, virologist and lead investigator at the National Cancer Institute.

Warren Binford

Living Willamette’s motto, law professor protects children’s rights

08.06.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Warren Binford continues to shine light on children’s treatment at U.S. border facilities.

student and professor crouch over a computer screen next to a microscope

Willamette ranks among the best universities for student and staff interaction

08.06.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Student satisfaction places university at No. 8 nationwide.

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Fiske guide features Willamette as a top college

07.10.2019

Popular guide features Willamette among 300 of the “best and most interesting” colleges.

Victoria Black Horse (Photo by Dominick Reuter)

Alumna builds bridges to a healthier future

07.01.2019 | Rosemary Camozzi

Medical resident Victoria Black Horse ’13 laid her foundation for medical school at Willamette University and continues to mentor Native American students entering the field.

Greg Orzell ’05

History major helped Netflix launch streaming

06.19.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Liberal arts foundation served Greg Orzell ’05 well as he rose up the tech industry’s ranks.

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Willamette rolls out newly designed MBA for Professionals

06.03.2019 | Jennifer Bush

To maximize value for students and employers, Willamette MBA is excited to introduce newly designed curriculum for MBA for Professionals this fall.

student researchers receiving award

City honors Willamette student researchers

05.29.2019 | Tom Morlan

Geoarchaeology class unearths clues about the history of an old millrace in downtown Salem.

Willamette Academy class of 2019 stands onstage

Willamette Academy celebrates graduation

05.28.2019

Of the 28 academy graduates, 16 plan to attend Willamette.

monya maleki news feed

Keeping the Bearcats on their toes

05.21.2019 | Tom Morlan

The groundbreaking research of Monya Maleki ’19 brings the benefits of ballet to the football arena.

caylee campbell

Tipping the scales of justice

05.14.2019 | Tom Morlan

Caylee Campbell JD’19 has been an advocate for positive change at home and abroad.

cordarryl hall new feed

Charting a course to Intel

05.08.2019 | Tom Morlan

CorDarryl Hall MBA’19 braved stormy seas en route to a promising career as a data analyst.

anna ayala in the lab

Promoting a healthy future

05.01.2019 | Tom Morlan

Aspiring physician Anna Ayala ’19 wants to make an impact at the individual and policy levels.

smiling student reaches for an award certificate

More than 130 undergraduates recognized at Academic Honors and Awards

04.30.2019

Willamette University College of Liberal Arts honored students’ academic achievements at a ceremony April 29 in Cat Cavern.

student explains poster to two gathered students

Undergraduates share their research achievements

04.30.2019

Student Scholarship Recognition Day highlights Willamette students’ intellectual, creative and academic pursuits.

Paige Morrisey ’19

Willamette politics major lands Stanford data fellowship

04.23.2019 | University Communications

Paige Morrisey ’19 will interview families, collect data for groundbreaking study.

adrian uphoff

Plugging into the power of proximity

04.23.2019 | Tom Morlan

Adrian Uphoff ’19 is pushing legislation at the Capitol and opening doors for future interns.

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Willamette Law number one in Oregon for graduate employment

04.22.2019 | Sarah Bello

Since 2012, the College of Law has posted the top employment numbers in Oregon six out of seven years.

Curtis Bridgeman

Bridgeman to step down as law dean

04.17.2019 | President Steve Thorsett

After the 2019–20 academic year, Curtis Bridgeman will return to teaching at Willamette Law.

Cooper Battle in lab

A Growing Threat

04.17.2019 | Adam Torgerson

Students in Willamette’s ‘Battle Lab’ target cancer cells.

Garrard Conley

Reconstructing identity and the importance of compassion

04.16.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

“Boy Erased” author speaks about writing, cinema and surviving conversion therapy.

sarah pope in lab coat

Chasing down a childhood dream

04.15.2019 | Tom Morlan

The pre-vet studies of Sarah Pope ’13 took her from Willamette to a biodiversity hotspot in South Africa.

Professors Cotlar and Ellis

Professors Cotlar and Ellis edit new presidential history book

04.02.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

‘Historian in Chief’ examines how 11 presidents shaped history through storytelling, education and action.

Lynn Nakamoto, College of Law Commencement speaker 2018

Commencement speakers, honorary degrees announced

04.02.2019 | University Communications

Leaders in physics, business and law will address graduates from the class of 2019.

Ben Crop

Pursuing an MBA with an eye on theatre

03.26.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Ben Crop ’08, MBA’09 uses dual degree to build a career in theatre management and education.

Melissa Buis Michaux

Faculty receive promotions or tenure

02.26.2019 | University Communications

Faculty from all three colleges recognized for teaching excellence, scholarly accomplishment.

Student holds up a beaker with liquid in it to the light in a lab

Willamette University adds majors in data science, public health

02.15.2019 | Tom Morlan

The new degree programs will launch in the fall.

Student in cybersecurity club

Students learn cybersecurity skills for competition and careers

02.12.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Club teaches techniques to crack passwords, hack Wi-Fi networks to improve security.

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Willamette among Princeton Review’s top colleges

02.05.2019 | Adam Torgerson

The university is named among the top colleges, best value colleges and green schools.

graduate gets hooded

MBA for Professionals program celebrates commencement

01.29.2019 | Jennifer H. Bush

University recognized the accomplishments of 53 graduates of the Salem and Portland cohorts in a ceremony on Saturday.

E.M. Lewis '94 attends a performance of, "The Gun Show."

Playwright champions common ground in controversial topics

01.03.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

E.M. (Ellen) Lewis ’94 sparks conversation surrounding topics such as climate change and the divide on American gun ownership through theatre.

Amarit Ubhi ’20 holds photo of self with Gov. Kate Brown

In conversation with Amarit Ubhi ’20

12.23.2018 | Tina Owen

Budding public servant Amarit Ubhi ’20 spent the summer working in the Oregon governor’s office.

Mai Hiwatashi speaks at podium

Willamette celebrates 30th class of American Studies Program

12.18.2018 | Tina Owen

The students who made a positive impact on the university and Salem communities returned to Japan and other home countries.

Student and senior citizen

Students build real-world skills in work with senior citizens

12.11.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Exercise science class explores the physical changes that accompany aging.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry David Griffith and research student Logan Vine ’17

Faculty-student collaborative research gains national visibility

12.05.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Study of halogenated estrogens leads to publication, audio story on NPR.

Prof Ringold attends premier tech event

11.27.2018 | Tynan Gable

Prof Ringold engages with leaders in business and technology and immerses in today's executive thinking.

Willamette MBA Ranked Best U.S. B-School by Poets & Quants and Businessweek

11.27.2018 | Jennifer H. Bush

Poets & Quants and Bloomberg Businessweek names Atkinson Graduate School of Management one of the nation’s best business schools.

Sit…Stay…Now Roll Over

11.20.2018 | Cathy McCann Gaskin

Making a Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA – a Tax-Savvy Way to Support Willamette University

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Willamette MBA Ranked Best U.S. B-School by Businessweek

11.13.2018 | Jennifer H. Bush

Bloomberg Businessweek names Atkinson Graduate School of Management one of the nation’s best business schools.

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Willamette MBA Ranked Best U.S. Business School by Poets & Quants

11.13.2018 | Jennifer H. Bush

Poets & Quants and Bloomberg Businessweek names Atkinson Graduate School of Management one of the nation’s best business schools.

Assistant Professor of Biology Rosa León-Zayas, Karen Espinoza ’19, Moncerrad Barajas Gomez ’21, Arianna Cannady ’19, Kat Vazquez ’21, Dayton Towata ’19  and Jash Sekai ’19.

Students find ‘all races, all research fields’ represented at science conference

11.13.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette students present summer research at the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science conference.

Two Willamette Law students land D.C. externships

Two Willamette Law students land D.C. externships

11.01.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Emily Lohman JD'19 and Taylor VanScoy JD'18 landed externships in our nation's capital — an experience that cannot be replicated in a classroom.

Students record at Studio X recording studio

Willamette Singers records eighth album at legendary studio

10.30.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Vocal jazz group joins music icons who record at Seattle’s Studio X.

Eleven Willamette students stand on the steps of a building at the Pacific Northwest Students of Color Conference at Gonzaga University

Students of color foster community and growth at conference

10.30.2018 | Kawika Kalama ’21

Pacific Northwest Students of Color Conference inspires Kawika Kalama ’21.

CLA implements new academic advising system

10.30.2018 | Laura Jacobs Anderson and Jackie Barretta

SAGE replaces JASON and WebAdvisor for Spring 2019 registration. Help is available.

Trevor Byrd and Adin Johnson stand before the bench

Students named winners of Don Turner Moot Court Competition

10.30.2018 | Logan English

After four nights of competition, judges named Adin Johnson and Trevor Byrd, third-year Willamette Law students, as winners.

Mike Hand

Working together for a ‘strong future’ for Willamette MBA

10.29.2018 | President Steve Thorsett

Professor Michael Hand will serve as interim dean of the Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

Curtis Bridgeman stands in front of the entrance to Willamette University School of Law

Bridgeman named to Wendt Chair in Business Law

10.29.2018

Curtis Bridgeman, dean of the Willamette University College of Law, has been appointed to the Roderick and Carol Wendt Chair in Business Law.

BEAST Program

Passing the bar with the help of BEAST

10.26.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

BEAST — a volunteer, around-the-clock effort by the entire law community helps bar examinees succeed.

A graphic image of an overhead view of city blocks of tall buildings with the text "Willamette University MBA Blockchain: The Revolution Extends Beyond Cryptocurrency November 7 2018"

Willamette MBA to host special event on blockchain technology

10.23.2018 | Daniel Johnson

Open to the entire WU community, the evening’s program will include a networking and social hour, an informational presentation and a panel discussion featuring AGSM and WU professors.

Karen Sandrik and Vincent Chiappetta Business Lawyering Institute

Willamette Law’s Business Lawyering Institute: The Business of Law

10.19.2018 | Christopher Tritto

Willamette’s new Business Lawyering Institute prepares tomorrow’s attorneys for a changing world.

Information forum on Claremont School of Theology

10.16.2018

University leadership will update the community on current activities and plans between Willamette and CST.

Gunnar Gundersen

TIUA’s Gundersen to retire in December

10.09.2018 | Carol Long

For more than 30 years, Gunnar Gundersen, executive vice president of Tokyo International University America, has been instrumental in building the American Studies Program and developing the lasting integration between Willamette and TIUA.

Student shows off sculpture at art opening.

Creativity flourishes with new arts fellowship

10.09.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Students gain more access to faculty mentorship, funding and peer learning communities.

WUCL Spring Exterior

July 2018 Bar Exam Results

10.08.2018 | Logan English

Willamette University College of Law graduates received results from the July 2018 Bar Exam.

Two female students hold a bee

New Willamette ‘hotel’ provides good ‘bee-search’

10.01.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Faculty member, students build bee hotel to learn more about the species’ behavior.

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Willamette University Theatre finds a new twist on old classics

09.21.2018

The 2018-19 season presents theatre, dancing and music.

U.S. News names Willamette among top colleges

09.12.2018 | Adam Torgerson

The university was also ranked highly by counselors and is listed also among the “Best Value Colleges.”

Cindy Richards

Professor Richards receives national award for teaching excellence

09.10.2018

The civic communication and media professor was lauded for using civic engagement and experiential projects to help students learn.

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Willamette is a ‘hidden gem’ among universities nationwide

09.05.2018

College Raptor highlights Willamette University in several rankings including the 25 Best Colleges in the Northwest.

Cooper Battle, Bill Forster head shots

New tenure-track faculty start the year at Willamette

09.02.2018 | University Communications

Willamette welcomes two tenure-track faculty members who work in the College of Liberal Arts and Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

Dean Bridgeman and new 1L students sit in chairs arranged in a circle

Willamette Law welcomes largest class in last five years

08.29.2018 | Logan English

For the fourth time in history, more than half of the new class are women

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Willamette ranked top liberal arts college in Northwest by Washington Monthly

08.28.2018

The university moves up seven spots, boosted by students’ strong commitment to volunteer work.

A new student releases her candle to the Mill Stream during Matriculation.

Class of 2022 prepares to “make the whole world” their campus

08.27.2018

Willamette community welcomes new students at Opening Days.

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Willamette among Princeton Review’s top colleges

08.24.2018 | Adam Torgerson

Listed as well among the nation’s environmentally friendly and sustainable colleges, Willamette is also ranked as a “Best Western College” and a “College that Pays You Back.”

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Willamette professors volunteer at academy summer camps

08.02.2018 | Tina Owen

The camps offer local high-schoolers a firsthand glimpse of life as a college student.

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Willamette featured in ‘Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019’

07.10.2018

Best-selling guide features some 300 of the “best and most interesting” colleges.

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Professor Chuck Williamson appointed to Taul Watanabe Chair in the Sciences

06.01.2018

The chemistry professor aims to increase science research opportunities for Willamette undergraduates.

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Questions of Truth

05.29.2018 | Tina Owen

Willamette faculty and staff discuss how the university prepares students to separate fact from fiction in an information-saturated world.

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Not Unto Ourselves Alone with Travis Stiles ’05

05.24.2018

Bioscientist Travis Stiles ’05 explains how three professors and a fraternity brother inspired his potentially life-saving research.

Professor Karen Arabas stands before a classroom with a whiteboard with Overview Colorado River written on it.

In class — “ENVR 327W: Water Resources”

05.23.2018 | Tina Owen

Karen Arabas’ class examines the water resources of the western United States.

2018 AGSM Honors & Awards Ceremony

05.14.2018 | Andrew Hickey

Atkinson Graduate School of Management honored the achievements of students, faculty and staff at a ceremony May 10.

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Willamette celebrates the Class of 2018

05.14.2018

Diplomas in hand, graduates move on to the next stages of their lives.

Willamette University expands access for students with high school college credit

05.10.2018

Credits earned from concurrent courses may transfer under the new guidelines.

Sierra Wilson ’18

First-generation student aims for healthcare career

05.07.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Sierra Wilson ’18 heads to the National Institutes of Health this fall.

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Willamette students receive scholarship for supporting LGBT rights

05.07.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Andy Blevins JD ’19 MBA ’19, Carrie Elmore JD’19 follow several WU awardees of scholarship

Professor Seth Cotlar lands national lectureship

05.07.2018

Cotlar among 26 professors who will give lectures throughout the nation

Carson and Colloquium grants, Presidential Scholars announced

04.30.2018

The grants fund students’ research across a spectrum of disciplines.

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More than 140 undergraduates honored

04.30.2018

The Willamette University College of Liberal Arts honored students’ academic achievements April 23 in Cat Cavern.

José Fausto ’18

Jump-starting a career with Willamette networks

04.27.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Alumni office connects José Fausto ’18 to job prospects

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Willamette celebrates Student Scholarship Recognition Day

04.23.2018

The 18th annual event highlighted student achievements across disciplines.

Willamette announces commencement speakers, honorary degree recipients

04.23.2018 | Adam Torgerson

Former governor, community leaders to speak at graduation ceremony

J. Connor Maloney BA ’17, MBA ’18

Internship steers BA/MBA grad to auto industry

04.23.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

A semester at Daimler Trucking helped J. Connor Maloney BA/MBA ’18 define his career path.

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Traditional Malay dance, bird song animates choir performance

04.18.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette Chamber Choir performed at regional conference for 18th time.

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‘Wings of Fire’ makes world premiere at Willamette

04.16.2018 | Department of Theatre

Director Susan Coromel and composer Austin Green discuss the evolution and staging of the musical based on a tragic fire that shaped workers’ rights in the U.S.

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Willamette Academy celebrates its new home

04.09.2018 | Tina Owen

Staff and students welcomed visitors at an open house.

Professor Tim Johnson teaching a class

Willamette MBA Preview Day 2018

04.05.2018 | Andrew Hickey

On April 14, prospective students will meet current students, alumni and faculty while experiencing Willamette MBA.

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Fresh start focuses career on inclusion

03.30.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Megan Hinzdel JD’18 leads LGBT organization, OUTLaw, as she works to become lawyer.

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Two Willamette Law students take on national leadership roles

03.22.2018 | Russell Yost MBA’05

Shelby Smith and Erin Roycroft will serve as Next Generation Leaders for the American Constitution Society.

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Atkinson Archive Podcast launches

03.15.2018 | Willamette University MBA

New podcast highlights talent and expertise that make Willamette MBA Oregon’s top MBA program.

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A snail’s life

03.08.2018

Unconventional, multimedia Dempsey Lecture chronicles the environmental plight of Taiwan’s golden treasure snail.

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Colby R. Takeda ’11

03.05.2018 | Alumni Engagement

In 2015, Colby Takeda became one of the nation’s youngest administrators when he opened The Plaza at Waikiki, an assisted living community in Honolulu.

Professor Ricardo De Mambro Santos speaks to three students about an exhibit in Hatfield library

Nine faculty receive tenure, promotion

03.02.2018

President Steve Thorsett and the Board of Trustees recognize faculty members’ teaching excellence, scholarly or creative accomplishment, and university and community service.

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ExSci seniors present at ACSM conference

02.27.2018 | Department of Exercise Science

The Northwest American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conference was held in Bend, Oregon.

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ASP arrival day is Monday, Feb. 5 — Get involved!

01.29.2018 | Barby Dressler

Welcome the buses, join the class at dinner — here's how to help welcome the new ASP class!

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MBA for Professionals program celebrates commencement

01.22.2018

The university recognized the accomplishments of 59 graduates of the Salem and Portland cohorts in a ceremony Saturday.

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Willamette MBA again earns Poets&Quants ranking

01.05.2018 | Lindsay Lennon

AGSM advances three spots in two years.

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NSF awards Willamette $646,986 for STEM program

12.22.2017

The funding will support underrepresented youth in STEM fields.

Adjunct Professor Scott Beckstead has been teaching a class on wildlife law and the Endangered Species Act at Willamette’s College of Law since 2010.

In class — ‘Law 263: Animal Law’

12.20.2017 | Tina Owen

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

12.20.2017 | Jen Johnson

Enter Associate Professor Jonathan Cole’s stage combat classroom.

Emilio Solano ’09

In conversation with Emilio Solano ’09

12.20.2017 | Tina Owen

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

ASP student receives certificate at closing ceremony.

Farewell to the 29th class of the American Studies Program

12.18.2017 | Tina Owen

Students celebrate their many accomplishments before heading back to Japan.

Assistant Professor Cindy Koenig Richards

Civic Communication and Media program receives national recognition

12.04.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

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

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Atkinson dean finalists to visit Willamette

12.01.2017

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

Clean energy, legislation and language

11.20.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette’s faculty colloquium tackles climate change at the ballot.

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Masha Gessen asks, ‘Is democracy in danger?’

11.20.2017 | Tina Owen

The fall 2017 Atkinson Lecture speaker finds autocratic parallels between recent political developments in Russia and America.

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Willamette MBA again named best business school by Businessweek and Princeton Review

11.17.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

The accolades reaffirm top-tier national status as highest-ranked program in Oregon.

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Choir alumni celebrate their community of music

11.13.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Former Willamette singers return to campus for a special reunion and a remarkable professor.

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Tynan Gable ’17 recognized for Hatfield Library Research Award

11.01.2017 | Luke Ettinger Ph.D.

Tynan Gable ’17 was commended by the adjudication committee for the Mark O. Hatfield Library Research Award based on work from an EXSCI 248 class.

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Up with the lark for Willamette walks

10.30.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette students, faculty learn about birds and identify species.

Students use a cider press

Sustainability shines at ZenaFest

10.16.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette community receives a closer glimpse of student, faculty work at forest property.

SCRP participants in front of Ford Hall

A summer of science turns students on to research

10.16.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

During this Willamette program, students make breakthroughs while working side-by-side with professors.

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Forbes names Willamette MBA top in Oregon for return on investment

09.25.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

AGSM joins top-tier programs across the country.

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Exec in Residence Yocom visits AGSM

09.25.2017 | Andrew Hickey

From Atkinson to D.C. and back

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Students, faculty find common ground in math and art

09.17.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Art projects ask viewers to read between the lines.

Saghar Sadeghian teaches in a classroom

Willamette introduces new tenure-track faculty members

09.01.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Faculty members join departments in the College of Liberal Arts.

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2017 Faculty Awards announced

08.24.2017

Seven outstanding faculty members honored at Opening Convocation.

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MBA Compass Week finds new direction

07.24.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

Orientation for incoming MBA students expands and refines

Marie Watt artist at work

Sewing new and old tales into familiar fabrics

07.20.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

In her latest work, acclaimed Native American artist Marie Watt ’90 explores the symbiotic relationships between humans and the natural world.

Willamette Academy Class of 2017

Willamette Academy celebrates graduation

05.22.2017

Families, friends and teachers gathered to honor graduates.

Willamette University Commencement

A historic commencement

05.14.2017 | Tina Owen

Willamette’s three colleges celebrate their students’ achievements.

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Book drive eases burden for first-generation students

05.01.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Donate your textbooks at drop-off bins around campus.

Lauren Sharkey

Putting her heart and soul into law

05.01.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Lauren Sharkey ’15, JD’17, the second graduate of Willamette College of Law’s 3+3 program, hopes to use the law to improve people’s lives.

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“An orchestra at your fingertips”

04.28.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Zach Duell ’18, the university’s sole organ student this semester, explains why the Bishop Family Organ is so grand.

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Willamette Singers win Best Undergraduate Large Vocal Jazz Ensemble

04.28.2017 | Adam Torgerson

The group wins Best Undergraduate Large Vocal Jazz Ensemble

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The search for historical truth: Jason Lee and Willamette commemorations

04.28.2017 | Grace Pochis ’17

Grace Pochis ’17 examines the influences that shaped how the history of the university and Jason Lee has been told.

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From the Marines to an MBA

04.24.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Herschel Mapes ’16, MBA ’17 finds a refreshing challenge after choosing a nontraditional path.

Leonard Pitts, Jr.

Willamette announces 2017 Commencement speakers, honorary degree recipients

04.18.2017 | Adam Torgerson

Leonard Pitts Jr. to deliver CLA address.

Liz Gill

Crafting her own approach

04.17.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

At Willamette, senior Liz Gill found activities that fit who she is and helped define the leader she wants to be.

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More than 100 undergraduate students honored

04.17.2017

College of Liberal Arts students received more than 100 academic honors and awards.

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Willamette MBA earns Tier 1 mark from CEO Magazine

04.11.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

For the second straight year, Atkinson Graduate School of Management earns top-tier acknowledgement.

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Willamette team’s success leaves nothing to debate

04.09.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

The Debate Union heads to national tournament this week.

James Walker

More than music: The Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series

04.03.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Series connects students at Willamette and beyond to exceptional learning experience.

David Griffith

Chemistry professor secures $325K National Science Foundation grant

03.20.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

David Griffith and senior research students study estrogen in aquatic environments.

Six faculty granted tenure for 2017–18 academic year

03.17.2017

The university recognized Anna Cox, Brandi Row Lazzarini, Roy Pérez, Abigail Susik, Karen Sandrik and Kawika Pierson for their teaching, scholarship and service.

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American Studies Program students join the community

02.13.2017

Last week, Willamette University welcomed 119 ASP students to campus.

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In 3-2 engineering program, Donald Swen ’18 discovers challenge and success

02.09.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Through Willamette’s joint degree program, Donald Swen ’18 heads abroad, works with robots and finds shorter path to advanced engineering degree.

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MBA for Professionals program celebrates commencement

01.23.2017 | Russell Yost MBA’05

Saturday’s ceremony recognized 49 graduates of the Portland and Salem cohorts.

AGSM leadership lecture series

AGSM faculty offer leadership advice to undergrads

01.19.2017 | Andrew Hickey

A series of interactive events helps students get ahead in their career preparation.

American Studies Program closing ceremony 2016

Memories, friendships celebrated at ASP closing ceremony

12.19.2016 | Russell Yost MBA’05

The American Studies Program provided a warm send-off for the class of 2016.

Tim Johnson

AGSM professor awarded endowed professorship

12.12.2016 | University Communications

Tim Johnson will become the third Grace and Elmer Goudy Professor of Public Management and Policy Analysis.

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Students assess this year’s unusual election through presidential debate event

10.03.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

Hundreds of students, community members gather for DebateWatch 2016.

Leadership in defining access and affordability noted

08.29.2016 | Michael Beseda

Willamette’s initiatives were quoted in a recent Chronicle of Higher Education story.

Robert Krulwich Willamette University Opening Days speaker

Convocation speaker addresses life’s great mysteries

08.29.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

Robert Krulwich of Radiolab urges first-year students to cultivate wonder about the world.

Willamette introduces a University Council this fall

08.15.2016 | University Communications

The group includes broad representation and serves as the central coordinating body for shared governance.

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Passing the mace

08.07.2016 | Colleen Kawahara

Professor Don Negri takes over faculty marshal duties from emeritus professor Grant Thorsett.

Melissa Michaux

Questions of justice

08.01.2016 | Kristin Ohlson

An unusual class takes Willamette students inside prison walls to discover a new perspective on crime and punishment.

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Life of the mind

08.01.2016 | Tina Owen

As history professor Bill Duvall retires after 45 years at Willamette, we look at how he and other legendary faculty members have helped students discover the enduring benefits of a liberal arts education.

Senior Thesis Exhibition

Artists in residence

08.01.2016 | Tina Owen

Studio art seniors say goodbye to Willamette with a show of talent.

Carol Long

Long looks forward to SVP role

07.25.2016 | Tina Owen

Former dean Carol Long returns to Willamette as senior vice president for academic and student affairs.

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Willamette celebrates the class of 2016

05.16.2016 | Tina Owen

Undergraduate, law and MBA students celebrated before family and friends.

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Protecting a vulnerable group

05.09.2016 | Mike Russell

Joshua Reams L'16 sheds light on important issues around elder law.

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Follow the flow to a satisfying career

05.09.2016 | Mike Russell

Andrew Lum ’16 pairs his passion for athletics with academics and service.

Jessica Weiss

Jessica Weiss ’18 publishes academic paper, lands coveted NYC internship

05.09.2016 | Erin Dahl

Willamette’s liberal arts approach creates opportunities for Jessica Weiss ’18.

Carson Grants

Carson, Colloquium research grants announced

04.18.2016 | Monique Bourque

Students will explore ideas from classical to contemporary, at home and abroad.

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Convo inspires curiosity and learning

04.11.2016 | Tina Owen and Lyra Kuhn

This longstanding tradition reflects both Willamette’s religious roots and its liberal arts mission.

Campus community critical to helping students succeed

04.10.2016 | Tina Owen

Employee forum showcases Willamette efforts to support students

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HR faculty member honored through named award

04.04.2016 | Russell Yost MBA'05

The Lisbeth Claus Trail Blazer Award recognizes professionals furthering the development of global HR practices.

Willamette's Academic Council unanimously endorses test-optional admissions

03.21.2016 | Adam Torgerson MBA '14 and Russell Yost MBA '05

The change reflects a nationwide trend to a more holistic review of applicants, especially from underrepresented groups.

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Students reflect on this year’s Dempsey Environmental Lecture Series

03.21.2016 | Erin Dahl

Students share their take on this Vandana Shiva, this year’s Dempsey Environmental lecturer.

Reza Aslan

Reza Aslan shares insights on religious extremism

02.15.2016 | Erin Dahl

Religious scholar Reza Aslan discussed religious extremism Feb. 9.

Bianca Murillo

Bianca Murillo wins Graves Award in the Humanities

02.15.2016 | Erin Dahl

Through the award, the history professor will travel to Morocco, Algeria and Egypt.

Law professor is Willamette's first Fulbright Distinguished Chair

12.31.2015

Warren Binford hopes to support the advancement of brain science research focused on child pornography.

Mike Chasar, associate professor of English

Chasar earns National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship

12.14.2015 | University Communications

Chasar will work on a new book about poetry and new media.

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Combating climate change on the world stage

12.12.2015 | University Communications

Jake Kornack '17 shares first-hand experience from the COP21 summit in Paris.

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Only at Willamette in 2015

12.07.2015 | University Communications

Celebrating a year of accomplishments and milestones at Willamette.

Courtney Stevens

Psychology professor wins national teaching award

12.07.2015 | Kendra Mingo

Courtney Stevens is the 2015 recipient of the Jane S. Halonen Teaching Excellence Award.

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Three in a row: MBA earns another accolade

11.24.2015 | Russell Yost MBA'05

Poets & Quants ranks the Willamette MBA among the 100 best nationally.

Carson Scholars share research at public forum

11.23.2015 | Lyra Kuhn

A summer program enables students to study scholarly, professional or creative endeavors around the globe.

Will Nickerson

The Myriad Lives of a Maker

11.23.2015 | Sarah Evans

The more you talk with Will Nickerson ’16, the more you wonder, “What doesn’t he do?”

Maya Kaup '17

Maya Kaup '17 stands up to her fears to champion important causes

11.04.2015 | Erin Dahl

Maya Kaup ’17 overcomes her aversion to the spotlight to champion important causes.

Nicole Roth MBA'16

Thriving in Willamette's professional program

10.07.2015 | Mike Russell

Most challenges are too big to tackle alone. That’s why Nicole Roth MBA'16 decided to earn her MBA.

"Inventing a Christian America"

What's God got to do with it?

09.23.2015 | Adam Torgerson

Steve Green explores the origin of America's Christian founding narrative.

Willamette Academy Task Force created

09.08.2015 | Erin Dahl

The new committee will help redesign the academy’s offerings

Learn more about Willamette's new tenure-track faculty members

08.31.2015 | Erin Dahl

Eight new faculty members share insights on their lives.

Taking the Long View: Art and Cultural Heritage in an Age of Terror

08.24.2015

Willamette's 2015 fall lecture series explores the preservation of cultural artifacts amidst terror, destruction and colonization.

Professor Abigail Susik selected to attend national art history seminar

05.26.2015

The event is aimed to strengthen the teaching of art history to undergrads.

Willamette University celebrates Class of 2015 at commencement

05.18.2015

Three acclaimed speakers helped celebrate the achievements of WU graduates on May 17.

Risa Cromer '04 earns prestigious Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship

05.01.2015

Risa Cromer ’04 is one of four anthropologists across the nation to receive the award.

Students become teachers for SSRD

04.27.2015

On Student Scholarship Recognition Day, students lead the discussions as they present their projects.

Christina Johnson '14 earns National Science Foundation fellowship

04.27.2015

With the stipend, Christina Johnson '14 is pursuing her doctorate in microbiology.

Altman tests muscles' reaction to vibration

04.23.2015

His experiment suggests myosin, a motor protein, is behind muscles' unusual behavior.

Speakers chosen for 2015 commencement ceremonies

04.15.2015

Speakers for the undergrad, graduate schools will share remarks May 17.

Student, alumnus earn Fulbright scholarships

04.06.2015

Tejeswara Reddy ’12 and Elisa Ahern ’15 are both teaching English in Europe later this year.

Willamette community explores its capitol connections at April 2 event

04.06.2015

At the Oregon State Capitol, students and staff networked with alumni working in government.

Humanity in Action names its first Willamette University fellow

03.30.2015

Through the program, Maria Hernandez ’15 will explore national histories of discrimination and resistance.

Courtney Stevens recognized in "40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire"

03.30.2015

NerdScholar recognized Courtney Stevens in its "40 Under 40: Professors who Inspire."

Student earns first Luce Scholarship

03.01.2015

Christian Oldham ’14, MBA ’15 will spend a year in Japan studying ikebana.

Two students earn fellowships to study public policy this summer

02.18.2015

Juniors Grecia Garcia and Julian Juarez will learn about public policy and international affairs this summer.

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Students find their voices through community radio

02.16.2015 | Sarah Evans

What’s it like to host a radio show? Chemistry professor Karen McFarlane Holman’s “Community Radio” students try it firsthand — and learn about themselves along the way.

History professor selected for CIC seminar at Yale University in June

02.09.2015

Seth Cotlar is participating in a seminar on slave narratives at Yale University in June.

Amadou Fofana wins Mellon Fellowship at Duke University

02.09.2015

Amadou Fofana has been awarded a Humanities Writ Large fellowship at Duke University.

Math Department promotes team building through NSF research grant

02.05.2015

A National Science Foundation grant is funding undergraduate mathematics research.

Remember poetry

02.02.2015

In "Poetry," Chasar considers the vanishing memorized poem.

Grant supports student archaeology research at the Ness of Brodgar

01.29.2015

M. H. Wiener Foundation helps students unearth new finds in Scotland.

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