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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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First-year student to perform with Oregon Symphony, Oregon Ballet

11.08.2021

Trinity Goff ’25 was among six chosen as winners of the Young Artists Debut! award.

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Welcome Class of 2025!

08.27.2021 | Marketing and Communications

Willamette welcomed new students at Opening Days by helping them move in, learn about resources on campus and introduce them to campus life.

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Goudy Commons returns this fall with new cuisine

08.24.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Discover other changes at the popular dining hall after its summer renovation.

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.

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NSF awards Willamette $646,986 for STEM program

12.22.2017

The funding will support underrepresented youth in STEM fields.

Eclipse and Star Trees

Top 10 Willamette Instagram posts of 2017

12.21.2017

The total solar eclipse, relighting of the Star Trees and colorful campus received the most love on the university’s account.

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.

John Poulsen ’94

Alumnus exposes devastating slaughter of elephants

12.20.2017 | Jen Johnson

John Poulsen ’94 publishes research that leads to crackdown on poachers.

In the early 1920s, students pose on the front steps of Lausanne Hall, which housed Willamette’s Women’s College.

HerStory: Notable women throughout Willamette’s history

12.20.2017 | Kristin Ohlson

In its 175th year, the university celebrates the presence and impact of women.

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.

Professor Warren Binford

Law professor receives US Alumni TIES grant

12.13.2017 | Kendra Mingo

Warren Binford receives grant to combat trafficking of child sex abuse images online.

Law Professor Gwynne Skinner passed away December 11, 2017.

Remembering Professor Gwynne Skinner

12.12.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Willamette Law is saddened to announce the passing of one of its most gracious, enthusiastic and accomplished professors.

Students playing in the snow

Quick links for Willamette winter break information

12.08.2017 | University communications

Here’s what you need to know about residence halls, food service, parking, building access and more.

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.

Tax reform and higher education

12.04.2017

Resources and information about how new legislation could impact Willamette and other colleges and universities.

Star Trees in holiday lights and Waller Hall

Star Trees shine at holiday celebration

12.04.2017

Roughly 600 people gathered on the North Lawn Saturday to close Willamette University’s 175th anniversary celebration by relighting the university’s grove of 75-year-old giant sequoias.

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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Portal to replace website gateway pages

12.04.2017

Over winter break, WITS will retire the Willamette website’s gateway pages for students, faculty and staff.

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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.

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Next Cookies and Conversation planned for Tuesday

11.27.2017

Afternoon casual conversation with university leadership open to all students.

Clean energy, legislation and language

11.20.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

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

Masha Gessen speaking to Willamette students

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.

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.

University staff updates related to Title IX procedures

11.13.2017

University hires new confidential advocate and names new Title IX coordinator.

Kosti Efstathiou

Kostantinos Efstathiou hits the ground running

11.06.2017 | University Communications

Willamette’s new campus rec director talks about his past and future plans for the university

Third-year JD/MBA student Andy Blevins serves the LGBTQ military community through his work as an extern at OutServe-SLDN.

Law student and veteran serves LGBTQ military community through fall externship, work on transgender ban lawsuit

11.06.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Third-year JD/MBA student Andy Blevins’ first encounter with OutServe-SLDN occurred while he served in the military. From 2007-11, he was a cryptologic technician for the Navy.

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.

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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.

Travis Stiles '05

Travis Stiles ’05 Named Johnson and Johnson trailblazing scientist

11.01.2017 | Luke Ettinger Ph.D.

Travis Stiles ’05 president and CEO of Novoron Bioscience moves closer to reversing nerve damage caused by Multiple Sclerosis.

Erin Greenawald JD'98 (middle), domestic violence resource prosecutor for the Oregon Department of Justice, conducts a training on domestic and sexual violence at the Sexual Assault Training Institute. Pictured with her is Steve Bellshaw, deputy chief of the Salem Police Department, and Jodie Bureta JD'03, former Marion County District Attorney's Office prosecutor and now an employee of the Department of Justice.

Willamette Law alumna seeks to make an impact in domestic violence prosecution

11.01.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Although born and raised in Newport, Oregon, Erin Greenawald JD’98 would tell you she “grew up,” professionally, in the Marion County District Attorney’s (MCDA) office.

Bird walk

Up with the lark for Willamette walks

10.30.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette students, faculty learn about birds and identify species.

Law Prof. Jeff Dobbins was quoted in an Oct. 18 Portland Tribune story. He teaches civil procedure at Willamette Law.

Portland Tribune quotes Prof. Jeff Dobbins in story on opioid lawsuits

10.20.2017 | Sarah Carlson

The Statesman Journal quoted Laura Appleman, professor of criminal law, in a Tuesday story on potential juror misconduct.

Law Prof. Laura Appleman was quoted in a Statesman Journal story October 17.

Prof. Laura Appleman quoted in Statesman Journal story

10.17.2017 | Sarah Carlson

The Statesman Journal quoted Laura Appleman, professor of criminal law, in a Tuesday story on potential juror misconduct.

Waller Hall

Happy Birthday, Waller Hall!

10.16.2017

The “old historic temple” turns 150.

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Cookies and Conversation planned for Tuesday

10.16.2017

All Willamette students invited to join university leaders for this monthly event.

Distilled: Pub Talks

Astrophysics on tap for Willamette’s new pub talk series ‘Distilled’

10.16.2017 | Adam Torgerson

Willamette pub talks kick off Nov. 1 at Half Penny

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.

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.

Great Oregon Shakeout earthquake drill

Get ready for the Great Oregon ShakeOut

10.16.2017 | Tom Mayhall Rastrelli

Learn about earthquake preparedness at 10:19 a.m. on 10/19.

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

Parents greet student at Family Weekend

Happy families

10.09.2017

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

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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.

Maribeth Collins

Remembering Maribeth Collins

10.09.2017

The former trustee and longtime friend of Willamette leaves a lasting legacy.

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Mandatory password change for everyone

10.04.2017

Members of the university community must change their Willamette network passwords by Oct. 17.

Willamette Law students elected Felipe Rendón, Thomas Ybarra and Kelsey Dodds presidents of their respective classes.

Law classes elect new officers for 2017-18 academic year

10.03.2017 | Sarah Carlson

There were runoff elections for the 3L secretary/treasurer, 1L president and second vice president of SBA, but by Sept. 26, the votes were finalized.

Eclipse 2017

Willamette Academy makes important progress

10.02.2017

The executive director provides an update on the popular college access program for underrepresented students.

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.

Law Prof. Keith Cunningham-Parmeter was quoted in a Portland Tribune story Sept. 28.

Law Prof. Keith Cunningham-Parmeter quoted in Portland Tribune story

10.02.2017 | Sarah Carlson

The labor law professor spoke about an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case dealing with mandatory union fees.

Jack Wray JD'19 and his fiancé, Crista Coven, traveled to Europe this summer so Wray could complete a study abroad program in Venice.

Law student spends eight weeks in Europe studying abroad

09.27.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Jack Wray JD’19 traveled across the globe — 5,628 miles to be exact — to study law this summer.

Response to federal review of Title IX guidance

09.25.2017 | Jackie Balzer, Title IX Coordinator

Willamette will continue its best-practice processes for prevention of and response to sexual misconduct.

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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

(L to R) James Sullivan and Sarah Lowe defeated Priscilla Shaikh and Ted Hammers in the AAJ Moot Court Competition. All of the students are in their third year at Willamette Law.

AAJ Moot Court Competition names winners

09.22.2017 | Sarah Carlson

The final night of the American Association for Justice Moot Court Competition concluded September 14, with the duo of James Sullivan and Sarah Lowe named the winners.

Jennifer Brown JD'08 was the Attorney-Mentor of the year in 2016-17.

Attorney-Mentor Program kicks off 2017–18 academic year

09.21.2017 | Sarah Carlson

The Willamette Law Placement Office matched 110 students with attorney mentors for the 2017-18 school year.

Willamette MBA

Meet our new nonprofit unicorn

09.20.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

The Nonprofit Unicorn

Jim Albaugh ’72

Willamette trustee honors legendary mathematics professor

09.18.2017

A $5.5 million pledge will impact students and faculty in mathematics and physics.

Alumni Weekend ’17

Alumni Weekend reunites and reconnects

09.18.2017

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

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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.

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Students sign up for a variety of clubs and groups

09.11.2017

Activities and Resources Expo featured more than 100 opportunities for student involvement.

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Alumni Weekend will bring Bearcat grads back to campus

09.11.2017

Events for alumni to reconnect and reunite with classmates kick off on Friday.

mill stream smokey sky

Poor air quality expected in Salem this week

09.05.2017

Limit outdoor activities and seek resources as needed.

Willamette welcomes incoming students

09.04.2017 | University Communications

Undergraduate, graduate students represent dozens of states and several foreign countries.

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.

JD/MBA student Emily Dougherty

JD/MBA student learns adaptability is key to opportunities with joint degree

08.31.2017 | Sarah Carlson

From her room in South Korea, Emily Dougherty types out an email describing her experiences in the JD/MBA program at Willamette University. A third-year student in the four-year program, Dougherty relishes the time when she can do what she loves best — traveling.

Opening Days leaders performance

Opening Days gives the class of 2021 a proper Willamette welcome

08.28.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

New students move in, explore campus and prepare for life as a Bearcat.

Workday launched as Willamette’s new HRIS

08.27.2017 | University Communications

The official transition of human resources and payroll systems occurred on July 10.

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Don’t take the bait: Phishing scams continue to target Willamette email accounts

08.25.2017 | University Communications

University provides tips to avoid identity theft.

Veteran and Willamette Law/MBA student Andy Blevins

Law student Andy Blevins is first runner-up for National LGBT Bar Student Leadership Award

08.25.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Third-year Willamette JD/MBA student Andy Blevins nominated a fellow student for the Student Leadership Award given by the National LGBT Bar Association. That student didn’t win, but Blevins was named the first runner-up.

TV crews prepare for live broadcast

‘Phenomenon on the lawn’ attracts national attention

08.24.2017 | Adam Torgerson

Journalists join Willamette for the “Phenomenon on the lawn.”

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2017 Faculty Awards announced

08.24.2017

Seven outstanding faculty members honored at Opening Convocation.

Law Professors Karen Sandrik and Peter Molk received university awards at the Willamette University convocation ceremony this week.

Two Willamette Law faculty receive university awards

08.24.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Law Professors Karen Sandrik and Peter Molk received university awards at the Willamette University convocation ceremony this week.

Members of the Class of 2020 enjoyed a reception with family members during their week of orientation in mid-August.

Willamette Law welcomes Class of 2020

08.22.2017 | Sarah Carlson

For the third time in the last four years (and most likely in Willamette Law’s history), the school welcomes a class with more female than male students.

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‘Phenomenon on the Lawn’ — Willamette celebrates the eclipse

08.21.2017

Crowds pack the North Lawn and Quad to view the total solar eclipse.

Lee and York house renovation

Renovation updates Lee, York houses with more contemporary design

08.21.2017 | University Communications

Willamette remodels buildings and relocates staff over the summer.

Goudy dining center

Updates to campus food service for fall semester

08.04.2017

Dining Services seeks input on menu offerings. Cat Cavern will transition to event-only venue.

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MBA Compass Week finds new direction

07.24.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

Orientation for incoming MBA students expands and refines

Willamette Store and Blitz the Bearcat

Willamette Store temporarily closes next month for renovation

07.10.2017 | University communications

Willamette Store temporarily closes next month for renovation

Willamette launches Workday, the university’s new HRIS

07.10.2017

Employees can use the system to log work hours, request time off and review other details.

Waller Hall at Willamette University

Fundraising brought in $17.785M for 2016–17

07.10.2017

Gifts recognize the university’s past and future impact, will enhance the student experience.

summer

Welcome Willamette’s July and August visitors

06.19.2017

Please welcome these guests to Willamette University.

Mandy Devereux

New developments in student career services

06.19.2017

The summer brings changes in the Office of Career Development.

Jade Aguilar

Jade Aguilar named Willamette’s VP of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

06.12.2017 | Adam Torgerson

Sociology’s Jade Aguilar accepts three-year post.

Willamette honors outstanding employees

06.05.2017 | University Communications

Six staff members recognized for innovation, sprit and service.

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.

Blitz welcomes a student

Welcome Willamette’s summer visitors

05.11.2017

Conferences, camps and other activities will bring groups of all ages to campus. Here are events beginning in May and June.

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.

SARAs

SARAs celebrate a decade of service

05.08.2017 | Adam Torgerson

Sexual Assault Response Allies provide victims of sexual assault the option of speaking confidentially and anonymously to a fellow student.

Green Fund awards sustainability grants

05.01.2017 | Joe Abraham

From bike racks outside Montag to a local symposium about refugees, the Green Fund program is sponsoring diverse projects that advance sustainability, equity and social justice on campus and in our community.

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.

books on shelf

Book drive eases burden for first-generation students

05.01.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Donate your textbooks at drop-off bins around campus.

Willamette Singers

Willamette Singers win Best Undergraduate Large Vocal Jazz Ensemble

04.28.2017 | Adam Torgerson

The group wins Best Undergraduate Large Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Mapes

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.

The DiEllos

Developing “curious minds”

04.24.2017 | Tina Owen

Estate gifts of $6.8 million will support generations of Willamette students.

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.

academic awards

More than 100 undergraduate students honored

04.17.2017

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

student survey results

WITS improves residence hall Wi-Fi

04.17.2017 | University Communications

Student surveys show increased satisfaction with internet service after upgrades.

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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.

Willamette sets 2017–18 tuition and fees

04.10.2017

CLA tuition increase is a historic low for the university.

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Final round of Bearcat Days this week

04.10.2017

Help Admissions welcome admitted students to campus Thursday and Friday.

Manfull and Weiss with trophy

Willamette team’s success leaves nothing to debate

04.09.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

The Debate Union heads to national tournament this week.

Jim Andersen and Dean Wentworth accepting the Green Award

Grounds crew wins Green Award

04.07.2017 | Tom Mayhall Rastrelli

Willamette University grounds team honored with award for Large Sustainable Business of the Year.

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.

Willamette introduces Office of Grants and Strategic Initiatives (OGSI)

04.03.2017 | Carol Long

Redefined office creates greater collaboration related to grants, foundation relations and strategic initiatives.

Blitz welcomes a student

Second round of Bearcat Days this week

04.03.2017

The program follows last month’s successful admitted-student event.

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.

Baxter Complex

New housing changes help first-year students find common ground

03.20.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

First-Year Commons will include Terra, Belknap, Cascadia and Matthews halls and Baxter Complex.

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.

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.

Day of Service

Bearcats unite for Day of Service

03.13.2017

In Salem and across the country, members of the Willamette country joined together to do good.

Blitz the Bearcat

Willamette welcomes Bearcat Days visitors

03.13.2017 | University Communications

Events for admitted students kick off Thursday and Friday.

Equity and Inclusion Task Force report 2017

President’s Task Force on Equity and Inclusion completes report

03.13.2017 | Russell Yost MBA’05

The group’s recommendations were presented to President Thorsett last week.

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.

bicycle trip

Seven countries in one summer

03.06.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Photos, letters from 1954 Willamette student bike trip are available in university archives.

Official statement in response to the withdrawal of federal protection for transgender rights

02.23.2017

Official statement in response to the withdrawal of federal protection for transgender rights

April Stone, a first-year student at Willamette Law, will travel to Austria in March as the head coach for the US National Special Olympics snowboarding team at the World Winter Games. (Aubrey Aden-Buie/Special Olympics)

From the slopes to the courtroom

02.21.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Like a snowboarding course, first-year law student April Stone's path to Willamette has been a winding and sometimes difficult path.

Service project

Day of Service connects Willamette, its motto and the community

02.17.2017 | Russell Yost MBA'05

Sign up now for Salem-based service projects on March 11.

American Studies Program students at PDX

American Studies Program students join the community

02.13.2017

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

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.”

Native American Programs

Indian Country Conversations brings Native and indigenous voices to campus

02.13.2017 | Russell Yost MBA'05

Jarvis Kennedy and Elizabeth Woody will present as part of the series’ spring events.

Speeches, vigil and social media campaign to celebrate black history

02.06.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Black Student Union club hosts several events in honor of Black History Month.

Faculty and staff help set a new fundraising record

02.06.2017 | Tina Owen

Already at $1M, the Annual Fund directly supports Willamette’s students today.

175 photo shoot at Sparks Field

Willamette Day photos

02.06.2017

Willamette Day photos

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Atkinson Lecture speaker Ta-Nehisi Coates addressed the lies that lead to racism

02.03.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette’s MLK Celebration concluded with a presentation by the 2015 National Book Award winner.

Willamette University 175th anniversary

Willamette Day celebration events

01.30.2017

Here are the events that kick off a yearlong celebration of Willamette’s past, present and future. Join in the festivities that begin Wednesday.

ASP arrival photo

ASP class of 2017 arrives on campus next week

01.30.2017

Campus community encouraged to make the new Bearcats feel at home.

Willamette University MBA for Professionals commencement

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.

Opening Days leadership

Campus jobs open for leadership — and non-leadership — types

01.16.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

All Willamette students are encouraged to apply for Campus Life jobs

Three English professors named finalists for Oregon Book Awards

01.13.2017 | Adam Torgerson

Deulen, Nadelson and Stolowitz are in the running for 2017 honors.

Richard Epstein

Constitutional interpretation discussed by legal scholar Richard Epstein in Willamette Law lecture

01.13.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Epstein will discuss how the Supreme Court deciphers the Constitution in his lecture "Our Implied Constitution."

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.

Standing Rock

Taking a stand at Standing Rock

12.12.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette staff member, students spend holiday break supporting pipeline protesters in North Dakota.

2016 Webber Scholars

Outreach program encourages girls to consider science

12.12.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

For 20 years and counting, the Webber scholarship has helped female scholars teach elementary students.

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.

Willamette residence halls to close during winter break

12.09.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

Dates, times and arrangements for students to keep in mind.

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.

Bull kelp performance

Music and nature meet in Colloquium grant composition

12.02.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

Michael Chergosky ’19 transforms bull kelp into a horn section.

Willamette magazine distribution changes

11.21.2016 | University Communications

The campus community is encouraged to read the online version.

Thanksgiving and fall break reminders and activities

11.18.2016 | University Communications

Events include movies, games, athletics, exercise and more. Campus dining service resumes with dinner at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at Goudy.

Student-led initiative for longer fall break kicks in this year

11.14.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

Limited options for food, activities available to students who stay on campus.

Student trip highlights Oregon’s little-known racial history

11.14.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

Oregon Black Pioneers nonprofit leads College Colloquium trip to Portland.

Employee Forum recap

11.14.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

Staff offer input on potential chief diversity officer hire.

Election

This scary, frustrating, crazy, unprecedented election

10.28.2016 | Sarah Evans

This year’s extraordinary presidential election has made voters across the country anxious and angry. At Willamette, professors and classes help students navigate through the confusion and understand why their informed vote is important.

Students asked to update emergency contact information

10.17.2016 | Tom Mayhall Rastrelli

All students will be required to update their information before registering for classes.

Outdoor program

During outdoor odysseys, new friendships form

10.16.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette’s Outdoor Program offers 120 trips per year to Oregon’s coast, mountains and other popular spots.

Cemetery

Cemetery provides an unlikely spot for class research

10.14.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

For science class, students study tombstone inscriptions.

Campus Life office

Campus Life office broadens scope to better serve students’ needs

10.10.2016 | University Communications

The office is a hub to connect students with services, programs and resources across campus.

Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay delivers Atkinson Lecture

10.07.2016 | Tom Mayhall Rastrelli

The acclaimed author and “bad feminist” inspired laughter, tears, social change and self-reflection.

Wall Street Journal  ranking

Willamette ranked among the best in the Northwest

10.04.2016 | University Communications

The new Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking places Willamette as second highest institution in Oregon, fourth highest in the Northwest.

Bearcat Friday

#BearcatFriday social media photo contest during October

10.03.2016 | Tom Mayhall Rastrelli

Prizes awarded to Bearcats sporting Willamette attire on Fridays.

DebateWatch

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.

Alumni Weekend 2016

Bearcats head back to Willamette for 2016 Alumni Weekend

09.26.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

The university offered food, festivities and special events.

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.”

Updates on communications and enrollment

09.19.2016 | Stephen Thorsett

Russ Yost and Jeremy Bogan will take on expanded roles after Oct. 7.

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.

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Opening Days gets the class of 2020 off to a good start

08.29.2016 | Tina Owen

The Willamette community welcomes its newest members to campus.

Opening Days

Opening Days begins this week

08.22.2016 | Tina Owen

Willamette gears up for a new academic year and the arrival of the class of 2020.

Rick's Cafe

Rick's Cafe returns with new management, menu, brews

08.22.2016 | Tina Owen

The College of Law's trendy hangout welcomes students back with a grand reopening tomorrow.

Danny Santos Retirement Party

Willamette Law celebrates Associate Dean Santos

08.22.2016 | University Communications

Students, alumni and colleagues gathered to recognize Danny Santos' service to Willamette.

Ursin elected to global professional association's board

08.19.2016 | University Communications

Willamette MBA’s Beth Ursin will serve on the MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance’s board.

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.

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.

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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.

Katja Meyer

Assistant professor named Kavli Fellow

08.04.2016 | Tom Mayhall Rastrelli

Katja Meyer attends the Kavli Frontiers of Science Indonesian-American Symposium.

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.

Major IT projects underway

07.25.2016 | Tina Owen

Willamette Academy executive director search moves forward

07.25.2016 | Russell Yost MBA'05

Academy students and parents have the opportunity to meet finalists on campus this week.

Blitz the Bearcat

Willamette celebrates Oregon Private College Week

07.25.2016 | Kaitlyn Rice '12

Prospective students and families to visit campus July 25-29.

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Tyler Reich '06 named AVP for university relations

06.27.2016 | University Communications

An alumnus of Willamette, Reich returns to work in the advancement division.

Ed Warnock, CEO and contributing associate professor for Willamette MBA

Warnock aims for the stratosphere as Perlan CEO

06.22.2016 | Adam Torgerson

Ed Warnock leads the record-setting Perlan Project.

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Bearcat bikers beat the competition

06.13.2016 | Tina Owen

Willamette team wins the local monthlong Bike More Challenge.

Moving out sustainably

05.30.2016 | Tina Owen

Students consider options to recycle and upcycle during end-of-year move out.

Housing and Residence Life

New residential options help students live and learn

05.30.2016 | Tina Owen

First-year students will be able to choose a new residential option that taps into and supports their interests in sustainability, health and wellness, and global living.

Goudy Commons

More food choices are on the menu for summer

05.30.2016 | Tina Owen

New summer dining options offer the campus community more choice and convenience than ever before.

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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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The world at Willamette

05.02.2016 | Tina Owen

Willamette World News brings an international outlook to campus.

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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.

Willamette announces commencement speakers, honorary degree recipients

04.18.2016 | Adam Torgerson

Gov. Kate Brown to address graduating seniors

Carson Grants

Carson, Colloquium research grants announced

04.18.2016 | Monique Bourque

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

Convo News Feed

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.

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.

Campus community critical to helping students succeed

04.10.2016 | Tina Owen

Employee forum showcases Willamette efforts to support students

2015 campus climate survey highlights consent challenge

04.04.2016 | Adam Torgerson

More understand consent, but it remains a challenge for many.

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

Ed Whipple

Whipple '74 to lead Campus Life

04.04.2016 | Adam Torgerson

The new VP for Campus Life begins June 1.

Tracy Hoffman Memorial run honors alumnus April 10

04.04.2016 | Erin Dahl

The fraternity hopes to make history by raising $25,000.

Sister Outsider Newsfeed

Willamette Hosts award-winning performance poetry duo Sister Outsider, April 19

04.02.2016 | Scott Nadelson

The performance introduces students to the wider form of language and art as activism.

Wellness Program at Sparks

Students at Sparks Fitness Center help people meet their health, fitness goals

03.28.2016 | Erin Dahl

Students launch new — and affordable — health and fitness programs for the Willamette community.

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.

Outdoor Program

Outdoor Program celebrates 10th anniversary this academic year

03.28.2016 | Lyra Kuhn

The student-run program gives students an affordable means to build connections with their peers while exploring Oregon’s natural wonders.

Renovations of Baxter, Doney to commence in May

03.28.2016 | Erin Dahl

Construction efforts focus on improving residence halls.

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.

A new Service Center will enhance customer service

03.21.2016 | Erin Dahl

Three departments move from Doney, merge in Executive Building

Elize Manoukian ’16

Manoukian ’16 earns reporting internship

03.21.2016 | Erin Dahl

Elize Manoukian ’16 will write for The Gresham Outlook this summer

Vandana Shiva

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.

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Annual social pow wow connects culture and community

03.14.2016 | Russell Yost MBA'05

Dancers, drummers and vendors shared traditions and heritage.

Sergei Babayan

Distinguished Artists Series features Sergei Babayan

03.08.2016 | Adam Torgerson

The Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series will feature Sergei Babayan.

Bearcat Days

Willamette welcomes Bearcat Days visitors

03.07.2016

Admitted students and their families arrive this week for the first of three events.

Mark Andreoni '16

Mark Andreoni ’16 focuses his talents on helping others

02.29.2016 | Erin Dahl

By exploring new pursuits, Mark Andreoni ’16 discovers his calling

"The Hotel Casablanca"

“The Hotel Casablanca” opens March 10

02.29.2016

Secrets and misunderstandings ignite in comedic opera.

24 Hours of Giving

Willamette tops fundraising goal at Feb. 23 event

02.29.2016 | Nina Lauer, Office of Annual Giving

Willamette raised more than $250,000 to benefit students

Vandana Shiva

Dempsey Lecture features scholar Vandana Shiva

02.29.2016 | Erin Dahl

Free tickets now available for the March 17 event.

Willamette ranked top producer of Fulbright Scholars

02.22.2016 | Erin Dahl

Two Willamette faculty members became scholars in 2015-16.

Schmidty cookie

Bryan Schmidt gets his just desserts

02.22.2016 | Erin Dahl

The Bistro now sells a new cookie named after Director of Campus Recreation Bryan Schmidt.

Willamette launches second 24 Hours of Giving event

02.19.2016 | Nina Lauer

Celebrate Bearcat pride and the philanthropy that makes it all possible on Feb. 23.

Willamette ranked No. 6 for Peace Corps volunteers

02.18.2016 | Erin Dahl

More than 330 alumni have served the organization since 1961.

"Vincent in Brixton"

“Vincent in Brixton” opens Feb. 18

02.15.2016 | Erin Dahl

Romance, destruction characterizes new Willamette production.

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.

Maile Symonds '17

Maile Symonds ’17 earns public policy fellowship

02.15.2016 | Erin Dahl

Maile Symonds ’17 will study public policy this summer.

Princeton Review commends Willamette for its affordability

02.10.2016 | Lyra Kuhn

Willamette earns recognition in "Colleges that Pay You Back."

art exhibition

Students explored meaning of art in “PIECES and PARTS”

02.08.2016 | Erin Dahl

Inspired by an art history class, the exhibition relied on student and faculty collaboration.

New TIUA class arrives today

02.08.2016 | Lyra Kuhn

The 28th annual class of the American Studies Program (ASP) welcomes 98 new students.

Supporting College Access and Preparing for Success

02.08.2016 | Jacqueline Rushing

Jacqueline Rushing shares updates on the new Willamette Academy.

CEO Magazine ranking

CEO Magazine names Willamette MBA a Tier 1 school

02.08.2016 | Erin Dahl

Willamette was listed as one of two Tier 1 schools in Oregon.

Leonard Pitts discussed race relations Feb. 5

02.08.2016 | Tina Owen

Leonard Pitts spoke at Willamette as part of MLK celebration.

Student Advisory Board seeks to bridge gap between students, administrators

02.01.2016 | Erin Dahl

The group aims to foster effective, two-way communication between students, staff and administrators.

World War II helped shape Sen. Mark Hatfield’s political career

02.01.2016 | Erin Dahl

Hatfield ’43 made significant contributions to foreign policy during his 30-year career as an Oregon senator.

Civic Communications video

New video explores Willamette's connections to the state capitol

02.01.2016 | Michael Beseda

Documentary filmmaker captures Willamette's connections to the Oregon State Capitol.

Peter Harmer

Professor Peter Harmer earns Oregon mentor award

01.25.2016 | Erin Dahl

Professor Peter Harmer’s drive to help students excel earned him a statewide award.

Into the Streets

Willamette community gives back for MLK Day

01.25.2016 | Erin Dahl

Nearly 180 students, staff spent an afternoon serving their community.

Sen. Mark Hatfield

Sen. Mark Hatfield's legacy explored Jan. 26

01.18.2016 | Mary McRobinson

Hatfield '43 made significant advances abroad while serving as Oregon's senator from 1967 to 1997.

24-hour crisis hotline

Willamette launches 24-hour crisis hotline

01.18.2016 | Erin Dahl

Through ProtoCall, students will receive immediate help from trained counselors.

Red Light/Green Light

Willamette wins world record — for the second time

01.18.2016 | Erin Dahl

The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed the win this month.

Leonard Pitts Jr.

MLK celebration to feature Leonard Pitts Jr.

12.23.2015 | University Communications

Discussions, service reflect King's legacy.

Amadou Fofana wins grant for documentary project

12.21.2015 | Patricia Alley

Amadou Fofana will undertake a collaborative documentary project on African cinema.

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.

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

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New VP for Advancement

12.07.2015 | University Communications

Shelby Radcliffe will join Willamette in February.

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.

Paul De Muniz JD'75

De Muniz highlights state judiciary

12.04.2015 | Adam Torgerson

"American Judicial Power" highlights state judiciary's role

Anya Rogala '16

Alumna, professor help Anya Rogala ’16 find her way

11.30.2015 | Erin Dahl

Through the help of her mentor, Anya Rogala ’16 transforms two internships into a chosen career.

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.

Evolution

“Evolution: Dance Concert” opens Nov. 12

11.09.2015 | Erin Dahl

Ballet, aerial dance, musical theatre and more await viewers of Willamette's new dance concert.

Cuno ’73 addresses ISIS campaign

11.09.2015 | Tina Owen

Cultural destruction threatens world heritage.

Willamette issues campus climate survey on Oct. 27

10.26.2015 | Erin Dahl

Results will help the university better address issues related to assaults, harassment on campus.

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.

Robert Edsel shares the heroism of World War II treasure rescuers

10.19.2015 | Erin Dahl

The best-selling author and producer spoke as part of Willamette’s Atkinson Lecture Series on Oct. 15.

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.

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