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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.

“When I travel somewhere, I love going to the local store, not the big box — that’s where you see who lives there, what they’re eating, what they’re talking about.” —Dani Cone '98

A not-so-general store — the GOOD food and drink guide

01.03.2019 | Erik Schmidt

Dani Cone ’98 seeks to foster close-knit community in fast-paced Seattle with Cone & Steiner general stores.

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.

Carina Comer MBA’15

Resilience baked in — the GOOD food and drink guide

01.01.2019 | Erik Schmidt

Carina Comer MBA’15 promotes resiliency by employing people with disabilities at her business, Carina’s Bakery.

Nick Schoeppner ’11

Park ranger protects Oregon’s stunning places

12.30.2018 | Tina Owen

Inspired by the community spirit of Willamette’s faculty and students, Nick Schoeppner ’11 built a career in public service.

“By being willing to hire people with (criminal) backgrounds,  we had access to great employees other companies were openly discriminating against.” —Shobi Dahl '05

Dave’s killer nephew — the GOOD food and drink guide

12.26.2018 | Erik Schmidt

Working with his uncle at Dave’s Killer Bread, Shobi Dalh ’05 helps people with criminal records start anew.

Amarit Ubhi ’20 holds photo of self with Gov. Kate Brown

In conversation with Amarit Ubhi ’20

12.23.2018 | Tina Owen

Budding public servant Amarit Ubhi ’20 spent the summer working in the Oregon governor’s office.

“(We've helped prevent) the creation of countless tons of emissions and landfill waste.”  —Colin Schilling '10 MBA '12

Crafting a new business approach — the GOOD food and drink guide

12.21.2018 | Erik Schmidt

Colin Schilling ’10, MBA’12 commits to environmental and social sustainability through his business, Schilling Hard Cider.

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.

BEAST Program

Passing the bar with the help of BEAST

10.26.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

BEAST — a volunteer, around-the-clock effort by the entire law community helps bar examinees succeed.

drawing of Scrabble-like letter tiles scattered on a game board with some tiles spelling “Questions of Truth”

Questions of Truth

05.29.2018 | Tina Owen

Willamette faculty and staff discuss how the university prepares students to separate fact from fiction in an information-saturated world.

Debra Ringold, dean of Atkinson Graduate School of Management, walks with her horse Larry

Tools of my trade — dressage

05.24.2018 | Tina Owen

How does the dean of a management school relax in her spare time? By entering with a trusted partner into a new venture that demands intense concentration, the willingness to learn — and occasional broken ribs.

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.

Professor Karen Arabas stands before a classroom with a whiteboard with Overview Colorado River written on it.

In class — “ENVR 327W: Water Resources”

05.23.2018 | Tina Owen

Karen Arabas’ class examines the water resources of the western United States.

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.”

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.

Alex Lavery ’14 and Kelly Rose (Oster) Lavery ’15

I Love WU

02.13.2018

Students know their lives will change when they come to Willamette. But sometimes the unexpected happens — they fall in love.

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.

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.

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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“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.

Happy Campers Gluten Free

Recipe for a successful baking company

12.06.2016 | Tina Owen

From an enterprising class project, two Willamette alumni built a thriving gluten-free business.

TaB Jill Summers

After the Break

11.29.2016 | Marc Covert

Four alumni share how the Take a Break program expanded their worldviews and inspired careers focused on social justice.

Willamette magazine distribution changes

11.21.2016 | University Communications

The campus community is encouraged to read the online version.

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.

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Willamette students respond to the 2016 presidential debates

10.24.2016 | Adam Torgerson

How is Willamette University responding to the 2016 presidential election? Find out in this video of students at DebateWatch and this preview article from Willamette magazine’s fall issue.

Melissa Michaux

Questions of justice

08.01.2016 | Kristin Ohlson

An unusual class takes Willamette students inside prison walls to discover a new perspective on crime and punishment.

 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.

Willamette Magazine features four alumni musicians

03.10.2016 | Erin Dahl

Read about these four alumni in Willamette Magazine

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