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Remembering Jerry E. Hudson, Willamette University’s 18th President

04.04.2024 | Paul McKean

During his 17-year tenure, Hudson spearheaded an era of growth and modernization at Willamette, making his presidency one of the most impactful in the school's history.

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Interdisciplinary research project serves at the intersection of public health and environmental science

04.04.2024 | Melanie Moyer

A contract with Marion and Polk Counties’ Health Departments brings together students and faculty to address environmental health hazards through civic-engaged learning.

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Empowered by a dual degree, Gianna Marchese BA’22, MBA’23 lands an impressive role at Warner Bros.

04.03.2024 | Melanie Moyer

While many in Hollywood are still recovering from pandemic-era closures and setbacks from the summer of strikes, Marchese landed a job promoting big-name films.

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Henry Dalton BS’24 creates Willamette’s Fungi Project while studying the species’ possibilities for the future

04.02.2024 | Linda Lenhoff

Dalton has found opportunities at Willamette to turn his hobby into solid research opportunities.

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Colloquium students examine technology’s effects on Gen Z

03.29.2024 | Linda Lenhoff

The students turned research into websites, podcasts, posters, and more to help others reduce screen time and find answers to mental health challenges.

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Farm Club grows food for the Willamette community and volunteers for local organizations

03.20.2024 | Melanie Moyer

Hidden across the Salem campus, you might stumble upon kale, corn, green beans and more. The student-grown fruits and vegetables nourish the campus and help feed the Salem community.

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Chamber Choir brings the power of music on tour in March

03.19.2024 | Paul McKean

On their first tour in five years, students will connect with alums, high schoolers, and community members as they travel the Pacific Northwest.

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Student-designed Willamette Week Dessert Issue takes the cake

03.14.2024 | Melanie Moyer

“This town takes its sweet tooth seriously,” writes the publication, and PNCA students helped reflect Portland’s sweet side in the layout and illustrations for the magazine.

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Student cancer research takes top prizes from doubleheader conferences

03.14.2024 | Melanie Moyer

Chemistry students spend their summers learning how to conduct innovative research while developing impressive research presentation skills.

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Supporting and valuing women in tech: Five questions with Assistant Professor of Data Science Kristen Gore

03.14.2024 | Paul McKean

Assistant Professor of Data Science Kristen Gore discusses gender inequities in technology fields and what can be done to address them.

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R. Stranger MFA’24 combines creative writing and visual arts in their multimedia approach to art

02.15.2024 | Linda Lenhoff

R. Stranger’s multi-disciplinary, hyper-collaborative work showcases various mediums and has flourished in PNCA’s low-residency creative writing program.

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Fortune names Willamette on ‘Best Master’s in Data Science Programs in 2024’ list

02.15.2024 | University Communications

Once again, Willamette University’s Masters in Data Science program was the only program in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest to make the cut.

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Akilah Deernose BA’04 breaks down barriers as Executive Director of the Montana ACLU

02.14.2024 | Melanie Moyer

Through her leadership of the human rights organization, the politics major is pursuing her life’s mission: to care for others in the ways she was cared for at Willamette.

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MBA for Professionals program helps Kyle Hopkins MBA’21 launch his new international role at IKEA

02.14.2024 | Melanie Moyer

With the confidence he gained from his Willamette MBA for Professionals experience, Hopkins leads a team in Amsterdam focused on building software solutions for IKEA stores.

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Problem-solving and determination helped LaToya Kamara Manley MBA’12 build the women’s footwear strategy for Nike’s Jordan brand

02.01.2024 | Paul McKean

Manley’s experience in Willamette’s MBA for Professionals program gave her the confidence and leadership skills to steward the legacy of Michael Jordan at Nike.

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Swim, Bike, Run: Willamette’s Women’s Triathlon team dominates the Pacific Northwest and beyond

02.01.2024 | Sophie Cipolla

In less than three years, the program has become a powerhouse in national competitions.

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Genesis Turris MFA/MA’25 uses Graduate Curatorial Fellowship to engage PNCA community and beyond

02.01.2024 | Linda Lenhoff

The artist and curator focuses on public engagement in all of his work, which visitors had a chance to experience in two graduate student exhibits.

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Collaborative research project examines how AI shapes education

02.01.2024 | Paul McKean

An interdisciplinary summer research project gave Shouvik Ahmed Antu BS’26 the chance to work with faculty to explore how ChatGPT can empower innovative research and learning.

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Five questions on adult computer literacy with Assistant Professor of Computer Science Fred Agbo

01.17.2024 | Paul McKean

Why are adults being left out of the computing revolution? Assistant Professor of Computer Science Fred Agbo is trying to find out.

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Nels Swenson BA’98, MBA’99 advocates for others and promotes inclusion in engineering

01.17.2024 | Sophie Cipolla

As a leader at Intel Swenson uses his platform to advocate for women in STEM.

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Three new Art of Sparkling wine labels showcase PNCA talent

01.17.2024 | Melanie Moyer

Students found creative freedom and professional experience during another year of the partnership with Argyle Winery.

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Conor Foley BA’12 uses his international public health knowledge to help local youth

01.17.2024 | Melanie Moyer

Working at the Marion County Health and Human Services, Foley focuses on preventing tobacco addiction among vulnerable youth populations.

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MBA for Life program helped Andy Sloop MBA’00 develop a process management approach to sustainability

12.07.2023 | Linda Lenhoff

The Nike leader strives to make the company zero waste and sustainable, taking corporate responsibility to the next level.

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Open mind and interdisciplinary education helped Michael Diamond BA’11 design Google's next self-driving car

12.07.2023 | Sophie Cipolla

Software engineer Michael Diamond BA’11 bridges the humanities and computer science in Silicon Valley.

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Living in a materials science world: Professor Robert Macfarlane BA’04 treasures what he learned at Willamette

12.06.2023 | Linda Lenhoff

The associate professor at MIT, whose work has implications for climate and sustainability, energy, health, medicine, technology, and other fields, started with a degree in Biochemistry from Willamette.

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Angelica Trimble-Yanu BFA’19 brings together tradition and technology for the artwork in Google’s new flagship store

11.29.2023 | Linda Lenhoff

The Indigenous Oglála Lakȟóta artist from Oakland is passionate about exploring sustainability, traditional ceremonies, and ancestral remembrance in her community-based art.

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Katie Hill BA’23 studies the hidden heroes of our ecosystems

11.15.2023 | Sophie Cipolla

The first graduate of Willamette and Oregon State University's joint 3-2 Forestry program is investigating questions that climate scientists grapple with as they attempt to rehabilitate affected forests.

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Josh Fuentes BA’17, MBA’20 draws on breadth of experiences and strong relationships to excel at Deloitte

11.14.2023 | Paul McKean

With the rich experiences and the multidisciplinary toolkit he gained as a dual-degree Willamette graduate, Fuentes is thriving in the high-caliber world of consulting at Deloitte.

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Willamette students and faculty shine at regional computer science conference

11.14.2023 | Melanie Moyer

With several faculty members leading the conference and a first-place student win, the School of Computing & Information Sciences dazzled peers.

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PNCA gives Robert Maciel MFA’22 the building blocks for a design career

11.14.2023 | Linda Lenhoff

Maciel uses his degree in his work designing for a custom fabrication company, while his art examines how to elevate shared personal spaces.

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Five questions with Human Resources Professor Ashley Nixon on technostress

11.01.2023 | Paul McKean

Professor of Human Resources Ashley Nixon explains how technology and stress intersect in the workplace and what we can do about it.

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Terry Sherman BA’25 strives to be a force for good on and off the court

11.01.2023 | Sophie Cipolla

When the opportunity arose for Terry Sherman BA'25 to pursue a summer internship at Center 50+, he knew immediately that it would be a great fit.

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Sanaz Masoumi MFA’24 reflects literature and culture in her wearable art

11.01.2023 | Linda Lenhoff

Second-year MFA candidate Sanaz Masoumi was featured at Portland Fashion Week and got an outstanding response from the audience.

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“In the Deep” musical brings together three generations of Willamette alums and celebrates the power of connection

10.25.2023 | Sophie Cipolla

The world-premiere musical, born out of a partnership among three Willamette alumni, challenges audiences to be fearless in the name of connection.

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Willamette MBA alums address bias in hiring with AI

10.17.2023 | Paul McKean

Andrew Hallberg BA’12, MBA’16 and Malik Kahel MBA’16 have taken their experiences sitting on both sides of the venture capital investment table to found an AI startup.

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Nathan Galvan BFA’23 credits mentors at PNCA for helping him find success as a graphic design professional

10.17.2023 | Melanie Moyer

Galvan made the most of his education and landed a job with the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Former pre-med student becomes a professional hacker

10.17.2023 | Melanie Moyer

Carlos Luevanos BA’18 finds his passion making Zendesk’s newest tools and products safe and secure.

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Sarah Jenner BA’25 experiences a life-changing public health internship in Ghana

10.17.2023 | Sophie Cipolla

With the support of the Career Development team and Willamette’s pre-health Cahill Internship Fund, Jenner spent her summer in Ghana as an intern at the Princess Marie Children’s Hospital.

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Willamette University among top liberal arts colleges on U.S. News and World Report’s ‘best college’ list

10.13.2023 | University Communications

The university was named one of the top three liberal arts colleges in the Pacific Northwest for the fifth year in a row and excelled in “social mobility” and “best value” categories.

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Willamette recognized for “hands-on educational experiences” on Forbes’ top colleges list

10.13.2023 | University Communications

The list evaluated 500 American colleges and universities on graduation rates, graduate salaries and educational outcomes.

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Willamette University’s The Conversation Project celebrates diversity through storytelling and music at The Immigrant Story Live

10.10.2023 | Linda Lenhoff

The event will be filled with storytelling and music that honors the diverse members of the community in hopes of spreading understanding and acceptance.

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PNCA supports the revitalization of Portland’s North Park Blocks through art and community with expanded First Thursdays

10.03.2023 | Paul McKean

Through new collaborations across the North Park Blocks, PNCA returns as the “front porch” for Portland’s art scene with an expanded First Thursdays.

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Willamette University community comes together to achieve record-breaking fundraising year

09.28.2023 | University Communications

Willamette raised more than $27 million in commitments — the majority of which were in support of scholarships — beating the previous record from 2007.

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Willamette MBA ranked the #1 B-school in Oregon by Bloomberg Businessweek

09.20.2023 | University Communications

The Atkinson Graduate School of Management was the only MBA program in Oregon and one of two in the Pacific Northwest that made Bloomberg’s Best B-School list.

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Design students bring artistry and dedication to community projects

11.01.2022 | Linda Lenhoff

Willamette University students contribute to community projects like Give!Guide redesign & Blanchet House displays, blending creativity with social impact

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MBA sets the stage for establishing a new style

08.23.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

Saraa Green ’19 MBA, who works at Adidas, developed a business plan for a hair product that's now being distributed in the U.S.

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Fiske Guide names Willamette as one of the best colleges for 2023

07.28.2022 | Marketing and Communications

The university is included once again in the popular college guide.

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Mental health film produced by Ken Burns features WU student

07.13.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

Billie Henderson ’24 shares her journey in Ken Burns’ documentary, “Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness.” She aims to destigmatize mental health.

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'A new day for sculpture': Quantum artist reflects on career

06.28.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

Julian Voss-Andreae ’04, renowned for his quantum sculptures, garnered acclaim. His journey from Germany to Portland unfolded into a remarkable career,

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How to write the best college essay

03.16.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

Writing the college essay is the most stressful — and arguably the most important — part of the application process. 

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What should you study in college? The answer may surprise you.

03.16.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

Prepare for the future job market with a balanced intellect and layered skill set. Choose a college emphasizing liberal arts to excel in evolving workplaces.

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PNCA offers generous scholarships to transfer students

01.21.2022

Save up to two years’ worth of tuition costs by transferring to Pacific Northwest College of Art.

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Earn $4,000 by applying to Willamette early

10.14.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette is offering a $1K scholarship renewable up to four years to students who submit their Common App by Nov. 15.

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Willamette ranks high for LGBTQ-inclusive efforts

09.01.2021

Willamette was among 10 universities nationwide recognized for positive policies, programs and programs for LGBTQ youth.

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Willamette celebrates first graduate of 3+1 in Data Science

08.23.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Zach Haroian BS/MS ’21 earned multiple degrees and landed a job before commencement.

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New programming and design course available this fall

07.20.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

No prior coding knowledge is necessary.

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Fearless in the pursuit of opportunity

06.23.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette University alum Jennifer Lawrence Hanscom ’91, CEO of the Washington State Medical Association, credits liberal arts education for her achievements.

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UAA partners with Willamette University College of Law to expand Alaskans’ access to a legal education

05.28.2021 | College of Law

The new agreement between the University of Alaska Anchorage and Willamette Law will expand access to Alaskan students wishing to pursue law degrees.

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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.

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U.S. News names Willamette best in PNW for economic diversity

09.14.2020

Willamette also ranked No. 2 for best liberal arts school and “Best Value School” in Oregon.

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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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Willamette MBA program sets stage for promising career

05.12.2020 | Tom Morlan

Emily Anderson MBA’20 used her educational experience as a springboard to a job with one of the nation’s top accounting firms.

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MBA students Zoom toward interview success

05.06.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette students practice virtual interviews, how to tell their story through workshops.

Message to Prospective Students from Willamette President

04.27.2020 | Marketing and Communications

Looking forward to the fall.

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Lisa Landreman to join Willamette as vice president for student affairs

04.23.2020

The newest addition to the president’s leadership team is passionate about inclusion, equity, mentorship and transformative learning.

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Willamette recognized for creating pathway to success for underrepresented students

03.09.2020

Strive for College gives the university high marks for fostering an environment that leads to timely graduation and rewarding careers.

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Willamette named ‘Best Value College’ by Princeton Review

02.23.2020

University receives high marks for academic quality, affordability and success of alumni.

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Test optional colleges — what does that mean for you?

01.31.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

A record number of colleges and universities chose to go test optional last year.

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Well-being, health and safety on campus

01.15.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette’s Director of Campus Safety Ross Stout says the university is a pretty safe place — and takes a number of steps to keep it that way.

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Tips for new college students: Mental health

01.15.2020

Fantastic opportunities and experiences await you during your first year at college. But all of that transition — new relationships, different academic expectations, roommates — can be stressful in ways you didn’t expect. 

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Should I attend admitted student day?

01.15.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

After you’ve been accepted to a university, it’s easy to think your college search is over.

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Best spots to visit at Willamette

01.13.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

First time visiting Willamette University? Check out these popular places to get a better feel for campus and understand what life in Salem is really like.

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3 of the best college essays

01.06.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Rock collecting, volunteer work, origami — college essays on each of these topics caught the attention of Willamette admission officers this year.

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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.

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Private vs. public college

01.01.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Factors to consider when evaluating tuition and cost.

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Myths about college admissions

12.11.2019 | Sue Corner

Misconceptions about the college admissions process abound. Sue Corner, Willamette’s senior associate director of admission, debunks 10 of the most popular ones.

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Biology lab guides alum beyond graduation

12.11.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

In his first week as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas, Alfredo Zuniga ’12 relied on old notes from his Willamette biology class to teach students.

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10 things to do your senior year

12.11.2019 | Sue Corner, senior associate director of admission

You’re in the final stretch and it’s going fast.

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What is public health?

12.03.2019

Public health encompasses a vast number of fields — it’s the policies, prevention and access to care that impact daily life in communities around the world. 

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Best places to eat in Salem

11.25.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Whether we’re studying, meeting friends or simply heading to our weekly lunch spot, the Willamette community likes to frequent these spots. 

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Willamette Law clinic students submit report to United Nations Human Rights Council

11.25.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette Law students submit a report to the U.N. Human Rights Council on U.S. children’s rights violations, a culmination of their clinical experience.

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Best questions to ask at your college visit

11.08.2019

Planning a college visit? Ask insightful questions like what students complain about, diversity, popular majors, and alumni outcomes to find your best fit.

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How to prepare for college theatre auditions

11.01.2019 | Professor of Theatre Susan Coromel

Many colleges, like Willamette, provide scholarships for theater students. Auditioning showcases your acting prowess, crucial for program acceptance.

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How to apply for financial aid

10.31.2019

Financial aid is the best way to lower the sticker price of a college, and a few small steps can make the process more manageable.

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How to make extracurriculars stand out on a college app

10.22.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Discover how extracurricular activities can distinguish you in college admissions. Balance passion and variety, advises Willamette's dean of admissions.

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When should I apply to college?

09.30.2019

In college as in life, timing makes a difference.

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Get involved in clubs at Willamette

09.20.2019

With 91 registered student organizations available this year, it’s harder to find something you’re not interested in.

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Willamette welcomes new opera chair

09.16.2019

Katherine Skovira, a mezzo-soprano, joins Willamette University as the Johanna Beckham Zeller and Norman K. Zeller Endowed Chair in Voice and Opera.

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Capturing the ultimate race at sea

09.11.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Henry Veitenhans '22 and team take on the grueling Race to Alaska, rowing 750 miles from Port Townsend to Ketchikan. A tale of adventure and resilience.

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Willamette faculty, staff foster strong relationships with students

09.11.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Making students feel supported and welcomed is a priority.

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Steps to choosing the right college

09.11.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

You’ve done the research, figured out the pros and cons and maybe even created a spreadsheet, but you still can’t narrow down your list.

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U.S. News names Willamette among top colleges

09.10.2019 | Adam Torgerson

U.S. News and World Report listed Willamette University in the top tier of liberal arts colleges nationally, ranking the university 68th among the best liberal arts colleges and as a “Best Value School” in the magazine’s 2020 rankings.

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Father’s ALS diagnosis inspires student’s advocacy

09.03.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Leah Olson '20, inspired by her father's ALS diagnosis, lobbies in DC, interns with ALS Association and organizes Marc's Marathon fundraiser for ALS research.

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The most important things I learned my first year of college

08.29.2019 | Jarin Kobashigawa ’20, MBA’21

When I stepped onto campus four years ago, I had no idea how much college would change my life.

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Collaborative research catalyzes career

08.20.2019 | Adam Torgerson

Undergraduate research experiences catalyzed the career of Alex Compton ’06, virologist and lead investigator at the National Cancer Institute.

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Willamette ranks among the best universities for student and staff interaction

08.06.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Student satisfaction places university at No. 8 nationwide.

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Fiske guide features Willamette as a top college

07.10.2019

The 2020 Fiske Guide to Colleges hails Willamette University for its student-focused faculty, collaborative environment and commitment to service and diversity.

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Student athlete works to prevent gang violence

07.10.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Olivia Scott '20's internship in South Africa's Heideveld sheds light on youth violence and the importance of education and consistent community support.

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History major helped Netflix launch streaming

06.19.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Meet Greg Orzell, the Willamette grad behind Netflix's streaming launch. Explore his career journey from low-level IT to having global tech influence.

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Keeping the Bearcats on their toes

05.21.2019 | Tom Morlan

Monya Maleki ’19 blends ballet and football, pioneering sports medicine research at Willamette University. Her findings redefine training for athletes.

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Tipping the scales of justice

05.14.2019 | Tom Morlan

From empowering teen moms to fighting child exploitation. Caylee Campbell JD’19 is making a difference. Willamette University grad making strides for justice.

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From the Bearcats to the Blazers and Celtics

05.14.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Brandon Chinn '14, assistant communications manager for the Boston Celtics, thrives in high-pressure moments, a skill honed at Willamette University.

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Representing diversity and fighting for more equitable resources in schools

05.08.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

First-year student is among youngest candidates ever to run for Salem-Keizer School Board.

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Charting a course to Intel

05.08.2019 | Tom Morlan

From Chicago's streets to Navy sub to Intel, Willamette shaped the journey of CorDarryl Hall MBA’19 as he progressed from Data analyst to storyteller.

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A Growing Threat

04.17.2019 | Adam Torgerson

Students in Willamette’s ‘Battle Lab’ target cancer cells.

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Willamette featured in ‘Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019’

07.10.2018

Best-selling guide features some 300 of the “best and most interesting” colleges.

Willamette University expands access for students with high school college credit

05.10.2018

Credits earned from concurrent courses may transfer under the new guidelines.

Willamette statement on admission evaluation in wake of Florida tragedy

02.24.2018

In the wake of last week’s tragic shooting in Florida, Willamette University statement on admission evaluation.

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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Sustainability shines at ZenaFest

10.16.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette community receives a closer glimpse of student, faculty work at forest property.

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A summer of science turns students on to research

10.16.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Discover the groundbreaking research projects conducted by undergraduates at Willamette's Science Collaborative Research Program (SCRP) and their discoveries.

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Happy families

10.09.2017

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

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Willamette lauded in latest ‘Fiske Guide to Colleges’

07.11.2017

Willamette lauded in latest “Fiske Guide to Colleges”

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.

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Willamette’s top 10 animal photos on Instagram in 2016

12.21.2016 | Tom Mayhall Rastrelli

Did Bearcats love dogs, ducks, goats or owls the most?

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Willamette’s annual Lū’au connected culture, community

06.02.2016 | Russell Yost MBA'05

The student-run production showcased history and tradition through music, dance, stories, song and food.

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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.

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.

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The Myriad Lives of a Maker

11.23.2015 | Sarah Evans

The more you talk with Will Nickerson ’16, the more you wonder, “What doesn’t he do?”

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Navigating the Corporate World

09.30.2015 | Sarah Evans

Campus leadership positions prepared Zhang for work at several major companies.

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Sigma Chi honors Jim Booth '64 with award

09.28.2015 | Erin Dahl

The award is the highest honor Sigma Chi can bestow upon its members.

Willamette greets new graduate students

09.07.2015 | Erin Dahl

New students at Willamette University's Atkinson Graduate School of Management and College of Law dive into orientation activities and prepare for the year.

Learn more about Willamette's new tenure-track faculty members

08.31.2015 | Erin Dahl

Eight new faculty members share insights on their lives.

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Willamette community unites to reclaim a world record in Red Light/Green Light

08.31.2015 | Erin Dahl

Discover how Tyler Janitz helped set a new world record in Red Light/Green Light at Willamette University, showcasing the close-knit community spirit on campus.

Willamette celebrates Class of 2019 during annual convocation ceremony on Aug. 21

08.24.2015 | Erin Dahl

Psychology professor and author Dacher Keltner offers students advice on achieving happiness.

Opening Days showcases Willamette's community to new students

08.24.2015 | Erin Dahl

From swimming to volleyball, the Class of 2019 explored Willamette’s offerings.

More Willamette students are going Greek

08.21.2015 | Natalie Pate '15

Thirty-four percent of students took part in Greek life as of last spring.

Career Services earns national recognition for its student programs

08.19.2015 | WU Staff

Willamette earns three top awards, two finalist recognitions in five years

Princeton Review names Willamette a top college

08.10.2015 | Erin Dahl

The university earns high rankings for sustainability, impact and value.

Green Initiative Fund awards sustainability grants to students, staff

06.29.2015

The awards will improve facilities, reduce waste and promote sustainability.

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Willamette earns national recognition for community service efforts

05.29.2015

The university is named on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Professor Abigail Susik selected to attend national art history seminar

05.26.2015

The event is aimed to strengthen the teaching of art history to undergrads.

Willamette’s institutional advertisement lands at PDX

05.18.2015

The airport ad is a ‘first’ in a set of collaborative marketing efforts.

Willamette Singers achieve global recognition through DownBeat award

04.28.2015

The jazz group gains global recognition for second straight year.

Willamette community explores its capitol connections at April 2 event

04.06.2015

At the Oregon State Capitol, students and staff networked with alumni working in government.

Valerie Cleary hired as Willamette's new director of athletics

03.23.2015

Valerie Cleary starts her post in late April.

Greenfield merged financial, social values at Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

03.20.2015

Atkinson Lecture featured Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream.

Theatre touted as nation's best by OnStage

02.24.2015

The OnStage blog calls Willamette's Theatre program "absolutely incredible." Students delve into acting, directing, stagecraft, and more.

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.

Two students earn fellowships to study public policy this summer

02.18.2015

Juniors Grecia Garcia and Julian Juarez will learn about public policy and international affairs this summer.

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Students find their voices through community radio

02.16.2015 | Sarah Evans

What’s it like to host a radio show? Chemistry professor Karen McFarlane Holman’s “Community Radio” students try it firsthand — and learn about themselves along the way.

Amadou Fofana wins Mellon Fellowship at Duke University

02.09.2015

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

Remember poetry

02.02.2015

In "Poetry," Chasar considers the vanishing memorized poem.

Grant supports student archaeology research at the Ness of Brodgar

01.29.2015

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

Former Oregon Governor believes the fight for equality must continue

01.20.2015

Former Oregon Gov. Barbara Roberts shares her personal story as part of a MLK celebration.

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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