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Willamette University expands its footprint in Portland’s Pearl District to support growth in its graduate and professional programs

05.08.2024 | University Communications

The Ecotrust building, renowned for its sustainability-focused design and commitment to community engagement, will now serve as a nexus for Willamette University's Portland-based graduate and professional programs.

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Determining a path forward for artificial intelligence in state government

05.02.2024 | Melanie Moyer

Appointed by Oregon Governor Tina Kotek, triple alum Justus Eaglesmith BA’21, MBA/MS’23 will help inform public policy and guide the state’s future relationship with AI.

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PNCA students explore the beauty of numbers at OMSI exhibition

05.02.2024 | Linda Lenhoff

Visual Mathematics students took over a gallery in the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry to showcase how mathematical principles can inspire artistic works.

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Professor Juwen Zhang explores Asian American folklore and current issues of identity through teaching, academic study — and podcasting

05.01.2024 | Linda Lenhoff

The nationally-renowned folklorist and translator encourages us to work together to understand the racism behind much of our folklore and to re-educate ourselves.

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Willamette students win big at international collegiate business competition

05.01.2024 | University Communications

The undergraduate team won Best Presentation Award, Runner-up in Documents, and Runner-up in Overall Performance with their simulated company Bearcat Health at the annual competition.

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Art and design powerhouse PNCA breathes life into First Thursday events

04.30.2024 | University Communications

PNCA, the Pacific Northwest's leading art and design school, invites the public to join special programming to close out its First Thursdays participation with its final event of the season on May 2.

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Willamette students showcase scholarly excellence and creativity

04.23.2024 | Paul McKean

During Student Scholarship Recognition Day and Focus Week, students presented research, exhibited thesis projects, and celebrated a community of scholarship.

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Career Development Office helps Elana Greenberg BA’21, MS’22 land her dream job at Hewlett Packard

04.18.2024 | Linda Lenhoff

After earning two degrees from Willamette, Greenberg consulted with Career Development to help her find job search success post-pandemic.

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Artist Demian DinéYazhi´ BFA’14 reimagines the future in piece selected for the 2024 Whitney Biennial

04.18.2024 | Linda Lenhoff

The PNCA grad received awards for their thesis, Bury My Art At Wounded Knee: Blood and Guts in the Art School Industrial Complex, and a decade later continues to create challenging pieces with a global reach.

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Karol Orozco MBA’22, MS’23 pairs business and data skills with people-centered values to lead TriMet to a more just future

04.18.2024 | Melanie Moyer

A community leader, immigrant, and mother of two, Orozco uses her two degrees to bolster her professional aspirations.

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Environmental Science major spends a summer in the Harvard Forest

04.17.2024 | Melanie Moyer

An active member of the Growing Oaks Team, Isabella Stone BS’24 has a special place in her heart for preserving the nation’s forests.

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Anelise Zimmer BA’16 plays an important role in protecting coastal ecosystems in her position with the Pew Charitable Trusts

04.17.2024 | Linda Lenhoff

Zimmer focuses on coastal wetlands and helping international players address climate change.

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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

Henry Dalton BS’24 pioneers the Willamette Fungi Project, exploring the potential of fungi for medicine. His approach showcases the world of mycology.

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Colloquium Students Examine Tech’s Effects on Gen Z | News

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

02.01.2024 | Sophie Cipolla

Discover the success story of Willamette University's Women's Triathlon program, the first NCAA Varsity program of its kind in the Pacific Northwest.

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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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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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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

Nels Swenson, a Willamette University alum, received the Rodney D. Chipp Award for mentoring women engineers. Learn about his advocacy 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

Learn about Michael Diamond and how he credits an open mind and interdisciplinary education to contribute to the design of Google's next self driving car.

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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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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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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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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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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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Bearcats share stories, relive memories at Alumni Reunion Weekend

06.23.2023 | Paul McKean BA'11, MBA'23

At parties, reunion dinners and faculty lectures, friendships were formed and connections were reforged across campus, all based on one thing: a shared love of the Willamette University community.

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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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Willamette welcomes new students

08.30.2022 | Marketing and Communications

Hundreds of students flooded campuses in Salem and Portland last week to move in, attend introductory sessions and discover what their new surroundings have to offer. 

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A record 850+ alums come home to Willamette for Reunion Weekend

06.24.2022 | Paul McKean BA'11

Bearcats from far and wide converged on Salem to reconnect with classmates and friends at Willamette's largest Alumni Reunion Weekend on record.

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Welcome Class of 2025!

08.27.2021 | Marketing and Communications

Willamette welcomed new students at Opening Days by helping them move in, learn about resources on campus and introduce them to campus life.

Cone Chapel post-renovation with carpet and tables in place of pews

Historic Cone Chapel renovation fosters inclusive campus community

09.04.2020 | Paul McKean '11

Years in the making, a summer remodel opens up the chapel for flexible and safe gatherings.

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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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Willamette opens the door to hope and healing for College of Law standout

05.01.2020 | Tom Morlan

In the aftermath of personal loss, Nathaniel Woodward JD’20 found his calling as an advocate for accident victims and their families.

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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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Religion professor wins Grawemeyer Award in Religion

12.11.2019

Stephen Patterson, George H. Atkinson professor of religious and ethical studies, recently received a $100,000 prize and the 2020 Grawemeyer Award, an honor recognizing the most outstanding idea in religion, music composition, world order, psychology and education.

New faculty join Willamette

09.25.2019

Five new faculty work across several fields.

Faculty member talks to international students and their families at event he hosts at his house.

Willamette faculty, staff foster strong relationships with students

09.11.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Making students feel supported and welcomed is a priority.

WITS launches new virtual private network

03.28.2018

Working off campus? Securely access Willamette’s network drives from home and abroad.

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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Happy Birthday, Waller Hall!

10.16.2017

The “old historic temple” turns 150.

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Updates to campus food service for fall semester

08.04.2017

Dining Services seeks input on menu offerings. Cat Cavern will transition to event-only venue.

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Willamette Store temporarily closes next month for renovation

07.10.2017 | University communications

Willamette Store temporarily closes next month for renovation

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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.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Season of Shakespeare

09.19.2016 | Tom Mayhall Rastrelli

Willamette University Theatre’s new season features contemporary plays, music, dance and “Macbeth.”

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Rick's Cafe returns with new management, menu, brews

08.22.2016 | Tina Owen

The College of Law's trendy hangout welcomes students back with a grand reopening tomorrow.

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.

ACE luncheon honors inspirational employees

05.30.2016 | Tina Owen

Willamette celebrated staff excellence at the ACE luncheon. Employees were honored for their dedication and contributions to the university community.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

08.31.2015 | Erin Dahl

Eight new faculty members share insights on their lives.

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.

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.

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

Upholding a Tradition

08.14.2015 | Erin Dahl

Willamette aims to break the world record in Red Light/Green Light.

Green Initiative Fund awards sustainability grants to students, staff

06.29.2015

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

Employees of the Year express shock, gratitude for their awards

06.11.2015

Six classified and administrative workers received awards at the ACE Awards luncheon in May.

Willamette University launches renewed website this summer

06.05.2015

The site is designed for mobile optimization and includes new multimedia tools for storytelling.

Construction projects underway

06.01.2015

The work includes renovating a residence hall and remodeling lab spaces.

ACE Awards Luncheon recognizes employee accomplishments

06.01.2015

More than 65 employees were honored for their service May 28.

Willamette University develops Institutional Marketing Plan

03.30.2015

Discover Willamette's compelling story through its Institutional Marketing Plan, shaping authentic narratives for current and future community members.

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