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Willamette suspends football, soccer and volleyball competition

07.22.2020

Tennis, golf and cross country teams will still be able to compete in the Northwest Conference this fall.

Willamette suspends all athletic events and activities

03.12.2020

The indefinite suspension follows the NCAA’s decision to cancel sports championships and the NWC’s move to halt athletics at member schools.

Coach Kip Iaone headshot ©Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA

NCAA magazine features Willamette men’s basketball’s healthy masculinity program

01.24.2020

The Willamette men’s basketball team nurtures a culture of healthy masculinity, a commitment that is making a difference in the locker room and beyond.

Olivia Scott at the South African coast

Student athlete works to prevent gang violence

07.10.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Olivia Scott ’20 reflects upon interning with a program founded by a reformed gang member in South Africa.

four employees honored for 30 years of service

Willamette honors employees for exemplary service

06.05.2019 | Tom Morlan

Eight individuals receive special recognition at annual awards ceremony.

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.

Brandon Chinn ’14

From the Bearcats to the Blazers and Celtics

05.14.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

On-campus opportunities opened doors to an NBA communications career for Brandon Chinn ’14.

Lacrosse player

Women’s lacrosse debuts at Willamette

02.15.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Season opens at home Sunday, Feb. 24, versus the Denver Wildcats.

Isaac Parker ’02

Isaac Parker named head coach of Bearcat football

12.05.2018

Double alumnus is also former team captain and all-conference player.

A fan in Bearcat attire smiles at cheers among the crowd at a soccer game

Families and alumni celebrate the Willamette community

10.16.2018 | Daniel Johnson

Homecoming and Family Weekend combine for action-packed days of entertainment, commemoration and fun.

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.

Joni Roberts, Gordy Toyama, Ashley Town Stovin, Chris Sabato. Don Tompson, Jim Ames, Sarah Kutten, Ron Jones

Willamette recognizes staff for outstanding service to the university

06.01.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Eight employees receive Employee of the Year Awards, including the inaugural Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award.

Matt Steindorf throws a pitch in the regional championship

Willamette baseball impresses as runner-up in NCAA West Regional

05.21.2018

Bearcats enjoy record-setting season and finish just short of advancing to national championship.

Varsity triathlon competition begins fall 2021

04.30.2018

The women's team will compete in fall 2021.

During construction on Sparks Field, more than half of Sparks parking lot will be closed. Parking will only be available in the rows of spots nearest Bellevue St. Access the parking lot via Winter St. The entry from Bellevue St. will be closed for construction.

Sparks Field construction update

04.30.2018

Preparation begins this week, parking and traffic flows to change over the summer.

student smiles after receiving an award

Honors and Awards in Bearcat Excellence announced

04.27.2018

More than 30 awards were given to students who have made positive contributions to the Willamette community.

Digital rendering of new meeting rooms in McCulloch Stadium, chairs around tables and whiteboard

Athletics facilities renovated and improved

04.04.2018

A number of Willamette University’s athletic facilities are undergoing renovation and construction projects.

3-point challenge logo

Women’s basketball is in fifth place nationally for cancer fundraiser

02.19.2018

The only Division III school in the top 10, Willamette can win a huge cash bonus by getting the most new pledges the week of Feb. 18.

Leandro Gonzales ’03 helped organize the delivery of dozens of tents to Mexico and Puerto Rico residents recently struck by natural disasters.

Willamette community unites to support people impacted by natural disasters

11.06.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Families of some students, faculty grapple with aftermath.

2018 Willamette men's cross country team

Men’s cross country wins sixth consecutive NWC championship

10.29.2017

Bearcats Keith Carlson, Michael Montague and Ross Enlow finish second, fourth and fifth individually.

Marathon Group Photo

Bearcats join forces to take on Portland Marathon

10.16.2017

President Steve Thorsett, Coach Leslie Shevlin and Assistant Coach Katie Gruys were among finishers.

Parents greet student at Family Weekend

Happy families

10.09.2017

Student-run Family Weekend earns kudos for its organization and events.

Sparks Athletic Center

Willamette plans for future capital improvement projects

10.02.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

The university will direct funding to athletic projects, followed by continued enhancements to residential spaces.

Alumni Weekend ’17

Alumni Weekend reunites and reconnects

09.18.2017

The campus community worked together to create a memorable, meaningful weekend for alumni.

mill stream smokey sky

Poor air quality expected in Salem this week

09.05.2017

Limit outdoor activities and seek resources as needed.

Alika Masei ’17

A passion for social justice

05.08.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Alika Masei ’17 has dedicated his college career to creating a better place for all students.

LEED team with award

Sparks Athletic Center LEEDs the way to sustainability

03.06.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Fitness center renovation earns “gold” status from U.S. Green Building Council.

Willamette to add women’s lacrosse

12.09.2016 | Adam Torgerson

Plans include a club team in 2017–18 and a varsity team in 2018–19.

Progress update from Bearcat Athletics

08.15.2016 | Ed Whipple '74

Willamette is working on a Title IX review and expanded opportunities for women athletes.

Willamette University

Follow the flow to a satisfying career

05.09.2016 | Mike Russell

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

Olivia Mancl ’17

Mancl ’17 aims for win-win in athletics, agriculture

03.28.2016 | Erin Dahl

Olivia Mancl ’17 earns accolades on the track and in the classroom.

 Kip Ioane ’01, MAT ’02

A team built on a lasting foundation

03.25.2016 | Erin Dahl

Head Basketball Coach Kip Ioane ’01, MAT ’02 leads by example.

Taneesh Sra ’16

Taneesh Sra ’16, MBA '17 develops a winning strategy through golf, MBA program

12.14.2015 | Erin Dahl

Golfer Taneesh Sra ’16, MBA '17 sets her sights on the corporate world

Valerie Cleary hired as Willamette's new director of athletics

03.23.2015

Valerie Cleary starts her post in late April.

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