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Versatility, freedom define low residency writing program

08.11.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

In PNCA's creative writing MFA, working adults balance life with art.

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Nationally acclaimed authors visit PNCA for writing residency

06.13.2022

2021 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction winner K-Ming Chang is among them.

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Arvie Smith ’86: Lifetime of painting leads to peak of the art world

03.10.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

PNCA Professor Emeritus Arvie Smith is the most recent HFMA artist to be featured at the 2022 Venice Art Biennale.

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Envisioning a future with more art, science and design

09.29.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette’s merger with Pacific Northwest College of Art builds on recent program expansion.

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Room with a view: Landscape mural finds new home in public display

09.07.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

A 7-foot tall mural by a famed Oregon artist moves from a Salem dining room to Hallie Ford Museum of Art.

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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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Lee Kelly sculpture graces Willamette University campus

03.30.2021 | Tom Morlan

The piece, which SAIF Corporation donated to the university in 2017, was installed just northeast of the Art Building on March 29, 2021.

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.

two actors wear masks on a black stage set marked with a white grid

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.

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Willamette welcomes new opera chair

09.16.2019

New chair is expert at building new art institutions, presenting concert music with contemporary twist.

Lynne Saxton ’76

Trustees elect Willamette’s first female board chair

06.26.2019

Lynne Saxton ’76 assumed Board of Trustees role June 1.

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Undergraduates share their research achievements

04.30.2019

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

Confetti by George Rodriguez

Museum welcomes Spanish speakers to new ceramics exhibit

04.23.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Hallie Ford Museum of Art’s George Rodriguez exhibition will examine culture, politics and identity.

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.

Norma Paulus JD’62

Remembering Norma Paulus LLB’62, Oregon’s first woman secretary of state

03.06.2019 | University Communications

Paulus paved the way for women in politics and long supported Willamette.

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.

Associate Professor of Music John Doan

‘Christmas Unplugged’ makes final appearance at Willamette

12.11.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Hundreds show up for the old-fashioned holiday program to support departing professor.

Hallie Ford Museum of Art Director John Olbrantz and Collections and Exhibitions Curator Jonathan Bucci

Key staff position at Hallie Ford Museum of Art named for museum director

12.05.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Collins family honors two decades of mutual respect, friendship.

William Swindells, 1930–2018

In memoriam: William Swindells, 1930–2018

11.12.2018

Willamette life trustee and supporter helped shape and support the university for nearly 50 years.

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.

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.

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Willamette celebrates indigenous people

10.01.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Lectures, presentations and a film commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in October.

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Hallie Ford Museum of Art turns 20

09.21.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Museum celebrates more than 220 exhibitions and standing among the best in the Pacific Northwest.

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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.

Rosie Roberson '99 and her son play one of her games in a game cafe.

On top of her game

05.23.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Rosie Roberson ’99 has created nearly 100 games and was nominated for a Toy and Game Inventor Excellence Award.

Gabriel Tallent ’10

A first-time novelist earns critical acclaim

05.15.2018 | Joe Donovan

Gabriel Tallent ’10 takes literary world by storm with debut novel “My Absolute Darling.”

Law graduate gets embraced by woman with a rose

Willamette celebrates the Class of 2018

05.14.2018

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

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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.

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Willamette celebrates Student Scholarship Recognition Day

04.23.2018

The 18th annual event highlighted student achievements across disciplines.

Students in two lines face the audience singing in "Wings of Fire"

‘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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Pow wow brings community together for celebration, sharing and remembrance

03.12.2018 | Russell Yost MBA’05

Hosted by the Native and Indigenous Student Union, the event commemorated its 16th anniversary.

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.

Michelle Atherton ’15

Alumna uncovers rich history in Scotland

12.08.2017 | Jen Johnson

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

Wallace Long conducting

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.

Jane Austen with earbuds

Grace Goudy Distinguished Artist Series: Jane Austen’s Songbook

10.13.2017 | University communications

Piano, vocal performance highlights 19th century songs

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Exploring social justice through art

10.09.2017 | Tina Owen

Three exhibitions and a panel discussion aim to start a dialogue about critical issues.

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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.

Wendy Red Star

Hallie Ford honors 25 years of contemporary American Indian art

09.15.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Art museum has long history with Crow’s Shadow Institute of Arts.

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.

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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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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.

Willamette University Social Pow wow

Social Pow wow celebrates 15 years

03.13.2017 | Russell Yost MBA’05

Tradition and culture shared through this annual event.

Lear's Daughters rehearsal

In “Lear’s Daughters,” female voices take stage.

02.13.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Feminist prequel to famous Shakespeare play imagines sisters before “King Lear.”

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Season of Shakespeare

09.19.2016 | Tom Mayhall Rastrelli

Willamette University Theatre’s new season features contemporary plays, music, dance and “Macbeth.”

Senior Thesis Exhibition

Artists in residence

08.01.2016 | Tina Owen

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

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All ears on her

05.02.2016 | Mike Russell

Madison Hall ’16 explores music and a new-found love of opera.

Frida mask

Two plays open at Willamette April 14

04.11.2016 | Erin Dahl

"The Feathered Mantle" and "The Weaver and the Dress" celebrate Japanese Noh-style theatre.

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A Love of Creativity and History

04.11.2016 | University Communications

Each season, Bobby Brewer-Wallin designs the costumes for three mainstage plays and one dance concert.

Theo Bleckmann and Ben Monder

Distinguished Artists Series features Theo Bleckmann and Ben Monder Duo

04.04.2016 | Adam Torgerson

Theo Bleckmann and Ben Monder Duo to perform April 12 in Salem

Sergei Babayan

Distinguished Artists Series features Sergei Babayan

03.08.2016 | Adam Torgerson

The Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series will feature Sergei Babayan.

"The Hotel Casablanca"

“The Hotel Casablanca” opens March 10

02.29.2016

Secrets and misunderstandings ignite in comedic opera.

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Singers, chamber choir to tour Idaho, Washington and Montana

12.08.2015 | University Communications

Singers, chamber choir to tour Idaho, Washington and Montana.

Lara St. John by Kevin Lowery

Violinist Lara St. John to kick off the Distinguished Artists Series

10.20.2015 | Adam Torgerson

The performance is slated for Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Rogers Music Center.

“My Case is Altered” premieres at Willamette

10.19.2015 | Erin Dahl

Race, class, gender roles explored in fall production.

James Cuno '73

James Cuno '73 discusses ISIS and cultural destruction

10.14.2015 | Adam Torgerson

On Nov. 5, the Getty CEO addresses the threat posed by ISIS.

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.

Willamette Singers achieve global recognition through DownBeat award

04.28.2015

The jazz group gains global recognition for second straight year.

Theatre touted as nation's best by OnStage

02.24.2015

The OnStage blog calls Willamette's Theatre program "absolutely incredible."

Roger Shimomura discusses how stereotypes have influenced his art

01.26.2015

Shimomura discusses his creative process Jan. 23 as part of MLK celebration.

Shimomura connects art making to life events in "An American Diary"

01.07.2015

Artist Roger Shimomura will share how race, ethnicity influenced his art in "An American Diary" on Jan. 23.

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