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Willamette University celebrates completion of merger with Pacific Northwest College of Art

06.30.2021 | Marketing and Communications

PNCA becomes an independent college within the university.

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Faculty tenure and promotions

03.04.2021

Board of Trustees promotes 10 professors from across the university to professor and associate professor with tenure.

susan hammer

Remembering Susan Hammer JD’76

09.02.2020 | Willamette University College of Law

Life trustee, trailblazing lawyer and dedicated community leader leaves a legacy of innovation and service.

mosaic of graduates photos

Virtual celebration honors graduates

05.18.2020

More than 500 students representing three schools graduated from Willamette University on Sunday. 

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.

Eboo Patel speaks at a podium

Atkinson Lecture speaker announced

02.14.2020

Eboo Patel, author and president of IFYC, to speak about diversity and civil engagement Feb. 26.

Student shakes TIUA President, Hiroshi Takahashi's hand while receiving their certificate.

American Studies Program closing ceremony gallery

12.16.2019 | James Kalama '21

Willamette University and Tokyo International University of America celebrated the 92 members of the American Studies Program’s 31st class on Dec. 13.

Waller Hall at night next to Star Trees illuminated by colorful holiday lights

Star Trees holiday lighting celebration

12.05.2019

Bearcats and friends gathered on Dec. 4 for Willamette’s annual holiday festivities.

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz speaks on the Hudson Hall stage

Stephens-Davidowitz highlights the power of big data

11.21.2019 | Adam Torgerson

Bestselling author and data scientists Seth Stephens-Davidowitz shares his digital truth serum.

President Steve Thorsett smiling

President Thorsett featured in New York Times

10.10.2019

Willamette University President Steve Thorsett discusses what the university is doing to counter the nationwide decline in college enrollment.

Lynne Saxton ’76

Trustees elect Willamette’s first female board chair

06.26.2019

Lynne Saxton ’76 assumed Board of Trustees role June 1.

College of Liberal Arts graduates

Class of 2019 celebrates new beginnings

05.22.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Commencement speakers offer advice, humor as more than 400 grads prepare for future.

Tim Cobb

New VP of marketing and communications appointed

05.15.2019

Tim Cobb to lead University Communications beginning July 1.

Lynn Nakamoto, College of Law Commencement speaker 2018

Commencement speakers, honorary degrees announced

04.02.2019 | University Communications

Leaders in physics, business and law will address graduates from the class of 2019.

Steve Thorsett

President’s opening remarks

03.10.2019 | President Steve Thorsett

President Steve Thorsett celebrated the contributions of women in the Willamette community in his opening remarks at the Dean Santos Diversity Speaker Series on March 7.

Steve Thorsett

Statement on UMC General Conference 2019

02.27.2019 | President Steve Thorsett

President Thorsett responds to the United Methodist Church’s decision not to embrace full inclusion of LGBTQ members and leaders.

Robert P. Lisensky

Former Willamette President Robert P. Lisensky passes away

02.06.2019

Lisensky, 90, served the university from 1973–80 and focused on sustainability and campus growth.

Mai Hiwatashi speaks at podium

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.

Sequoias glow with Christmas lights

Willamette’s Star Trees light up the night

12.05.2018

University event features tree lighting ceremony, special dinner and concert.

William Swindells, 1930–2018

In memoriam: William Swindells, 1930–2018

11.12.2018

Willamette life trustee and supporter helped shape and support the university for nearly 50 years.

Native American woman speaks to students

Atkinson Lecture speaker says America has reached ‘a moment’ of decision

10.30.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Native American activist Winona LaDuke discusses climate change, her role as a ‘water protector.’

Mike Hand

Working together for a ‘strong future’ for Willamette MBA

10.29.2018 | President Steve Thorsett

Professor Michael Hand will serve as interim dean of the Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

Curtis Bridgeman stands in front of the entrance to Willamette University School of Law

Bridgeman named to Wendt Chair in Business Law

10.29.2018

Curtis Bridgeman, dean of the Willamette University College of Law, has been appointed to the Roderick and Carol Wendt Chair in Business Law.

A community message from President Thorsett

10.28.2018 | President Steve Thorsett

Ignorance and intolerance have no place in our society.

Information forum on Claremont School of Theology

10.16.2018

University leadership will update the community on current activities and plans between Willamette and CST.

Vice President Shelby Radcliffe

Campus update on advancement

07.23.2018

VP Shelby Radcliffe provides an overview of FY18 progress.

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.

Law graduate gets embraced by woman with a rose

Willamette celebrates the Class of 2018

05.14.2018

Diplomas in hand, graduates move on to the next stages of their lives.

a student presents a poster at SSRD

Willamette celebrates Student Scholarship Recognition Day

04.23.2018

The 18th annual event highlighted student achievements across disciplines.

Professor Ricardo De Mambro Santos speaks to three students about an exhibit in Hatfield library

Nine faculty receive tenure, promotion

03.02.2018

President Steve Thorsett and the Board of Trustees recognize faculty members’ teaching excellence, scholarly or creative accomplishment, and university and community service.

Tax reform and higher education

12.04.2017

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

coffee

Next Cookies and Conversation planned for Tuesday

11.27.2017

Afternoon casual conversation with university leadership open to all students.

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.

Waller Hall

Happy Birthday, Waller Hall!

10.16.2017

The “old historic temple” turns 150.

coffee

Cookies and Conversation planned for Tuesday

10.16.2017

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

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.

Maribeth Collins

Remembering Maribeth Collins

10.09.2017

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

Alumni Weekend ’17

Alumni Weekend reunites and reconnects

09.18.2017

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

person looking at total solar eclipse Willamette University

‘Phenomenon on the Lawn’ — Willamette celebrates the eclipse

08.21.2017

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

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.

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 University Commencement

A historic commencement

05.14.2017 | Tina Owen

Willamette’s three colleges celebrate their students’ achievements.

Leonard Pitts, Jr.

Willamette announces 2017 Commencement speakers, honorary degree recipients

04.18.2017 | Adam Torgerson

Leonard Pitts Jr. to deliver CLA address.

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.

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.

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

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.

President Thorsett’s messages regarding the executive order on travel and immigration

01.31.2017 | President Steve Thorsett

President Steve Thorsett offers his thoughts and reflections on recent executive orders.

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.

Updates on communications and enrollment

09.19.2016 | Stephen Thorsett

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

Update on campus conversations and action items

05.02.2016 | President Steve Thorsett

President Thorsett outlines next steps after ASWU and faculty conversations.

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