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Academic Honors and Awards announced

06.07.2022 | Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

More than 200 undergraduates are recipients of 2022 Academic Honors and Awards. Congratulations, Bearcats!

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Student internship in Kenya leads to children’s book

05.03.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

Sydney Wilson ’22 wrote a 28-page tale of a young boy who learns a safety lesson.

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Student Scholarship Recognition Day(s) highlights student research and presentations in live virtual format

05.27.2021 | Peter Li '20, MBA'21

The annual event was hosted virtually for the second consecutive year and expanded to a two-day format for the first time, featuring 250 student presentations and more than 2,500 guests.

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Only six matching gifts for student scholarships left

05.27.2021 | Office of Advancement

An anonymous donor has given Willamette $1 million in matching funds to inspire the creation of new endowed scholarships and a limited number of matching funds remain.

Willamette University

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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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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Willamette student wins Outstanding Research Poster Award

04.09.2021 | Michael Lockard, Associate Professor of Exercise and Health Science

Evan Segimoto '21 is honored for his research presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine Northwest Annual Meeting.

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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.

katie lee portrait

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.

Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior Ashley E. Nixon

COVID-19: Perspectives and Insights

04.15.2020

Willamette University professors respond to the pandemic by answering questions in their fields of expertise.

Stained glass window of a cardinal W in Cone Chapel, detail shot

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.

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.

Maggie Grogan (20') demonstrates cutting edge eccentric training/balance device

Eccentric Training/Balance Device Demo

09.17.2019 | Exercise and Health Science

Maggie Grogan (20') demonstrates cutting edge eccentric training/balance device from the Open House at Northwest Rehabilitation Associates recently.

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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.

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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.

Shay Hannigan-Luther ('19)

Shay Hannigan-Luther ('19)

04.08.2019 | Lucas Ettinger Ph.D.

Presented the research he performed with Professor Row in Inter-rater reliability in three rapid stepping tests.  Their abstract was accepted to be published on the ACSM website

Monya Maleki ('19)

Monya Maleki ('19)

04.08.2019 | Lucas Ettinger Ph.D.

Monya Maleki ('19) presented the research she performed with Payton Rund and KayLyn Stirton ('19)

Team WU Crew were Kara Phillips ('19), Shay Hannigan-Luther ('19), Lexi Towner ('18), and on Team WU Crew Too were Shaan Amin ('18), Katie Lee ('18), and Alex Hougan ('18)

ACSM NW 2019 Knowledge Bowl

04.08.2019 | Lucas Ettinger Ph.D.

Willamette had one of our best showings ever at the ACSM NW 2019 Knowledge Bowl. Our two teams competed against students from throughout the northwest region and Alaska.

Alexis Towner

Towner Earns NWC Women's Golf Student-Athlete of the Week

03.11.2019 | Exercise and Health Science Department

Join us in congratulating Alexis (Lexi) Towner, who was recently named the Northwest Conference Women's Golf Student-Athlete of the Week!

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 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.

Dr. Row Lazzarini joins other NCAA DIII Faculty Athletic Representatives (FAR)

Dr. Row Lazzarini takes on the role as NCAA DIII Faculty Athletic Representative at WU.

11.09.2018 | Exercise and Health Science Department

Dr. Row Lazzarini joins other NCAA DIII Faculty Athletic Representatives (FAR) in Baltimore for a weekend of learning how FAR can have an impact on campus.

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Where are they now?

09.18.2018 | Exercise and Health Science Department

Graduates from Willamette University’s Exercise and Health Science program.

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Where are they now?

08.15.2018 | Exercise and Health Science Department

Graduates from Willamette University’s Exercise and Health Science program.

Exercise and Health Science major interns at UCLA

Exercise and Health Science major interns at UCLA

08.01.2018 | Exercise and Health Science Department

Katie's internship with UCLA's Bioengineering Department will focus on nerve regeneration and muscle atrophy prevention.

Rachel - Pay it Forward award recipient

Play it Forward

07.10.2018 | Exercise and Health Science Department

Exercise and Health Science graduate Rachel Kiser-Taylor (18’) was awarded the Play it Forward award. Congratulations Rachel!

Bioscientist Travis Stiles ’05 stands in his lab

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.

Phi Beta Kappa Society Beneficiaries

Phi Beta Kappa Society beneficiaries

05.02.2018 | Exercise Science

Four Exercise and Health Science seniors invited to join Phi Beta Kappa Society and Delta Chapter of Oregon.

Carson and Colloquium grants, Presidential Scholars announced

04.30.2018

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

Student stands smiling in Cat Cavern after receiving an award

More than 140 undergraduates honored

04.30.2018

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

Exercise and Health Science Majors

Exercise and Health Science Awardees

04.27.2018 | Exercise Science

Please help us in congratulating these three, as well as other graduating seniors!

Troy Conway

Troy Conway '18 Receives Teppola prize for creative writing

04.04.2018 | Exercise Science

Troy Conway ‘18 was awarded the Teppola prize for his poem entitled Babysitter Wanted.

Colby Takeda

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.

Exercise Science seniors at ACSM Conference

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.

Student working in chemistry lab

NSF awards Willamette $646,986 for STEM program

12.22.2017

The funding will support underrepresented youth in STEM fields.

Kaitlyn (Katie) Pierson ‘18

Katie Pierson ’18 to teach in Liberia next year

12.08.2017 | Luke Ettinger Ph.D.

Katie Pierson ’18 joins Peace Corps and will be teaching exercise science to high school students in Liberia next year.

Tynan Gable 17’

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.

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.

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.

Ami Boucher and Salina Judd

Ami Boucher and Salina Judd received Kinitzer award

04.17.2017 | Luke Ettinger

Exercise Science majors Ami Boucher and Salina Judd were both recognized and awarded (The Kinitzer) by the department for their contributions to advancing the ideals of the department.

Ami Boucher

Ami Boucher invited to join the Phi Beta Kappa Society & the Delta Chapter

04.17.2017 | Luke Ettinger

This recognition is considered one of the highest prestigious honors of undergraduate achievements.

National Biomechanics Day

National Biomechanics Day

04.17.2017 | Luke Ettinger

Exercise Science undergraduates hosted several students from the Oregon School for the Deaf as they participated in National Biomechanics Day (4/6).

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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Ami Boucher 17’ presents research at the ACSM Northwest.

02.20.2017 | Department of Exercise Science

Her presentation was titled “Diabetic Neuropathy on Knee Joint Position Sense.”

Magazine

Dr. Row talks biomechanics in Willamette magazine

11.16.2016 | Department of Exercise Science

Dr. Row, associate professor in exercise science, talks research and technology in November’s issue of Willamette magazine.

Exercise science

Western University of Health Sciences hosts Exercise Science students

11.16.2016 | Department of Exercise Science

Sixteen Willamette students investigated the inter-workings of a modern medical school institution.

Taylor Ostrander ’16

Taylor Ostrander 16’ presents research at University of British Columbia.

06.22.2016 | Department of Exercise Science

“Internal Torque Partially Accounts for Proprioceptive Acuity”

Caroline Cahill '13

Caroline Cahill '13 received 30 Under 30 award.

06.17.2016 | Department of Exercise Science

Caroline Cahill '13 was named to the University of California's 30 Under 30 list for the Global Food Initiative

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.

Caroline Fowler (’16)

Caroline Fowler (’16) received a Carson Grant

10.20.2015

Congratulation to Caroline for her Carson Grant titled “Examining the Role of the Built Environment on Obesity: A Policy Paper”.

Prof. Peter Harmer has received the 2015 Mentor Award from the Medical Research Foundation

10.19.2015

In recognition of his contributions to mentoring in the biomedical sciences, Professor Harmer has received the 2015 Mentor Award from the Medical Research Foundation, administered by the Oregon Health and Science University.

Hampshire Honor Society

05.19.2015

Ryan Springer ('15) was recognized by the Hampshire Honor Society, who promote academic scholarship among NCAA football players.

Manny Rodriguez ('15) speaks at the Health Inequities Symposium

04.28.2015

Manny Rodriguez ('15) presented his research "Upstream vs. Downstream Determinants of Diabetes" at the Health Inequities Symposium in Corvallis, OR on April 21st.

2015 Kenitzer Award

04.07.2015

Lindsay Russo ('15) has received the Kenitzer Award for academic excellence and outstanding contributions to advancing the ideals of the Department of Exercise Science.

ACSM Northwest 2015 Annual Meeting, Bend, OR

03.24.2015

Eleven EXSCI students traveled to the American College of Sport Medicine's NW regional meeting this year to present original research and compete in the annual Student Knowledge Bowl on February 27th, and 28th.

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