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PNCA announces new study abroad program in Monterrey, Mexico

02.01.2023 | Linda Lenhoff

Scholarships are available for PNCA students to pursue their art studies and experience Mexican culture.

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Global interests land alumnus job in sustainability engagement

11.01.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

After earning his MBA and teaching abroad, Michael Chen ’18 now works at Meta.

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Aerial technology breaks new ground in ancient Greece

08.02.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette students recently spent six weeks conducting drone and field reconnaissance projects in the country.

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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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Fulbright winner to explore heritage in Czech Republic

04.19.2022

Jack Garver ’22 will teach at a high school through the English Teaching Assistant Program.

Eric Swinn ’06 talks to a fisherman in India

Adventures abroad began with French and Russian studies

03.25.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

Eric Swinn ’06 has traveled the world as a foreign service officer.

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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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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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Business Programs

01.22.2021 | Marketing Communications

WU unveils new business programs

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Building diversity and inclusivity into the global workforce

01.04.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Nancy Garcia ’08, MBA’10 incorporated the fundamentals she learned at Willamette into her career.

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.

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.

Kimberly Cole ’02

Alumna connects communities with tools to better health

08.27.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Kimberly Cole ’02 finds a career in public health through international studies.

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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.

Alexis Gjurasic ’19

Coronavirus cuts Fulbright short, but lessons continue

05.27.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Alexis Gjurasic ’19 earned the distinction as the first Willamette Fulbright grantee in Luxembourg.

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.

Rositsa Atanasova ’07

Classical studies major is ‘crucial link’ for refugee rights work

04.23.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Alumna travels world for education, finds humanitarian career.

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Willamette chemists help distillery boost sanitizer production

04.09.2020

Chemistry department helps Divine Distillers increase hand sanitizer production by donating and prepping materials. The Print Center and graphic designers provided labels.

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American Studies Program class arrives

02.03.2020

Bearcats gathered at Hatfield Fountain to welcome the new ASP students to campus.

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Emma Giron ’18 is the first Rangel Fellow from Willamette

12.17.2019 | Adam Torgerson

The program funds a master’s and living expenses for people considering careers in foreign service.

Symeonides drafts international model law on Internet conflicts of laws

Symeonides drafts international model law on internet conflicts of laws

10.01.2019 | Willamette College of Law

Professor Symeon C. Symeonides has added one more success to his record of law reform, which includes drafting legislation for three states and the European Union and participating in the drafting of two international conventions.

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, pursuing a career in immigration law, joined Professor of Law Warren Binford at the border to help protect children’s rights.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Hawai’i Club presents 30th Lū’au

04.30.2019

Student-run evening of entertainment celebrated the rich history of Polynesian music.

A Glimpse into Shanghai

04.25.2019 | Jackson Boyd MBA'20

Jackson Boyd MBA’20 reflects on the second half of his trip in China.

Willamette MBA students visited the Forbidden City in Beijing, China during their spring study abroad trip.

On the train to Shanghai

04.16.2019 | Jackson Boyd MBA'20

Jackson Boyd MBA’20 reflects on the first half of his trip in China while on the train to Shanghai.

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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.

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Willamette ranks No. 9 in US for Peace Corps volunteers

03.22.2019

University has been ranked among the top small colleges 15 of the last 17 years.

Students pack food for Global Day of Service

Bearcats team up for third annual Global Day of Service

03.13.2019 | Paul McKean ’11

Willamette community unites to live out the university motto through service projects across the country and overseas.

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Join #teamwillamette for the Global Day of Service

02.20.2019 | Paul McKean

Bearcats worldwide team up for our third Global Day of Service.

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Bearcats welcome ASP class of 2019

02.05.2019 | Tom Mayhall Rastrelli

Warm greetings and a flurry of activity ushered in the 30th anniversary of the American Studies Program.

Owen Carver ’03

Be the change — the GOOD food and drink guide

01.02.2019 | Erik Schmidt

Owen Carver ’03 advocates for sustainable practices and social equity in the coffee industry.

Jon Steiner (third from left) in the Kenyan village where his nonprofit installed a well to provide clean water.

Not unto ourselves alone with Jon Steiner ’63

12.20.2018 | Jon Steiner ’63

Retired teacher Jon Steiner ’63 uses the international perspective he gained at Willamette to make a difference in the lives of students abroad.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Phoebe Keever with temples in Myanmar

Spanish major travels half the world

05.15.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Phoebe Keever ’07 broadens her perspective and helps others during service trips.

Students on Take a Break in Fresno stand in front of a building they painted.

Take A Break combines volunteering, leadership and learning

05.07.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Student-led groups travel to Seattle, Boise, San Francisco and Fresno for spring break.

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Hawai’i Club presents 29th Lū’au

04.23.2018

The event shared Polynesian music, food and traditions with the Willamette community.

Willamette ranked in top 10 for Peace Corps volunteers

02.23.2018

The only Oregon school in the top 10 colleges with fewer than 5,000 undergraduates, Willamette has 13 Bearcats serving around the world.

Students greet ASP class at Hatfield Fountain in 2015

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!

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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Exploring social justice through art

10.09.2017 | Tina Owen

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

Willamette welcomes incoming students

09.04.2017 | University Communications

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

Nani Apo JD'13 earned her JD and certificate in dispute resolution from Willamette Law and now works for the Oregon Department of Justice.

Certificate in Dispute Resolution beneficial for all law students, alumnae say

03.31.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Working as a receptionist at a veterinary hospital in Portland, Nani Apo JD’13 heard all kinds of complaints.

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From studio art major to sports entrepreneur

03.08.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

"Had I not gone to Willamette MBA, this company would not exist.”

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Keeping PACE with Larry Ettner

02.23.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

One of the signature programs at Willamette University MBA celebrates milestone.

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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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Winter trip to Japan reaffirms 50-year TIU partnership

02.07.2017 | Andrew Hickey

Willamette University contingent visited Tokyo in January

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A Kosovo connection

02.07.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

Willamette MBA alumni lend business expertise to reinvigorate a Kosovo high school.

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ASP class of 2017 arrives on campus next week

01.30.2017

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

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.

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.

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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.

Sonny Nguyen

From refugee to attorney

03.11.2016 | Mike Russell

Sonny Nguyen LLM’16 hopes to use his knowledge of the law, and incredible personal experiences, to advocate for human rights.

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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.

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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.

New TIUA class arrives today

02.08.2016 | Lyra Kuhn

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

Cuno ’73 addresses ISIS campaign

11.09.2015 | Tina Owen

Cultural destruction threatens world heritage.

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.

Kaneko Day Camp a summer tradition

08.07.2015 | Erin Dahl

Local youth experience culture and creativity in a unique way.

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Professor shares lessons from visiting Saudi Arabia

07.10.2015

Professor Holman encountered many firsts while teaching girls in Saudi Arabia.

Student, alumnus earn Fulbright scholarships

04.06.2015

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

Tomodachi Program promotes friendship across cultures

03.02.2015

Tomodachi participants share American culture with ASP students — and find they learn just as much from the experience.

Student earns first Luce Scholarship

03.01.2015

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

Willamette ranked No. 10 for number of alumni serving in Peace Corps

02.19.2015

With 11 alumni serving overseas, Willamette snags the No. 10 spot among small schools.

Amadou Fofana wins Mellon Fellowship at Duke University

02.09.2015

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

New TIUA class arrives from Japan

02.02.2015

This week, Tokyo International University of America (TIUA) welcomed 132 new students to Salem.

Grant supports student archaeology research at the Ness of Brodgar

01.29.2015

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

Alumnus, visiting English professor nominated for Oregon Book Awards

01.16.2015

An alumnus and visiting English professor were both nominated for their plays.

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