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Campus leadership, experiential learning strengthen grad’s future in healthcare 

04.30.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Bella Medina ’21 found myriad ways to be active within their major and on campus.

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New Dean of Students announced

04.15.2021

Willamette University welcomes its new dean of students for community care and inclusion, Abbas Hill.

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University Chaplain Karen Wood to retire in July

03.22.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Community reflects on the beloved chaplain's two decades of service and leadership at Willamette.

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Willamette leaders credit successful fall semester to community strength, support

12.08.2020 | Daniel Johnson

After reopening for in-person learning in August, Willamette nears the completion of its fall semester with few reported COVID-19 cases thanks to campuswide safety measures and policies.

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An interview with Lisa Landreman

11.18.2020 | Emmy Obenauf '23

Willamette's new vice president for student affairs discusses beginning her tenure in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Willamette University to enhance career services for underrepresented students

11.04.2020

The Renjen/Deloitte Foundation Pathways Program is supported by a $300,000 gift from alumnus Punit Renjen and the Deloitte Foundation.

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Report forms now available for students

10.06.2020 | Lisa Landreman, VP for Student Affairs

A variety of online forms have been created to allow for easy referral of student and community concerns, bias incidents, sexual misconduct and COVID-19 reports.

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Oregon fires and smoke concerns

09.11.2020 | Lisa Landreman, Vice President for Student Affairs

Here's the latest update on the Oregon wildfires, air quality conditions and resources for students.

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Vice President Jade Aguilar accepts position with ECONorthwest

09.05.2020 | University Relations

Jade Aguilar, Willamette’s inaugural Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, recently announced she has accepted a position with ECONorthwest in Portland.

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Welcome to the 2020–21 academic year

08.27.2020 | Lisa Landreman, Vice President for Student Affairs, and Jade Aguilar, Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Here are some important policies and resources for students from all colleges to review as the semester commences.

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Update on the WU Well U Agreement

08.27.2020 | Lisa Landreman, Vice President for Student Affairs

VP Lisa Landreman calls on the entire community to follow and enforce the university's COVID-19 health policies and provides an update on indoor fans and approved dining spaces.

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Student welcome and COVID expectations

08.13.2020 | Lisa Landreman, Vice President for Student Affairs

VP Lisa Landreman shares COVID-mitigation expectations for building a culture of care at Willamette.

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Willamette suspends football, soccer and volleyball competition

07.22.2020

Tennis, golf and cross country teams will still be able to compete in the Northwest Conference this 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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A month like no other

04.20.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

During this unprecedented time, some Willamette University departments share how the pandemic dramatically transformed their service to students, especially those who remain on campus.

Willamette suspends all athletic events and activities

03.12.2020

The indefinite suspension follows the NCAA’s decision to cancel sports championships and the NWC’s move to halt athletics at member schools.

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NCAA magazine features Willamette men’s basketball’s healthy masculinity program

01.24.2020

The Willamette men’s basketball team nurtures a culture of healthy masculinity, a commitment that is making a difference in the locker room and beyond.

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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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Bearcats celebrate the new academic year

09.06.2019

The campus community kicked off the start of the academic year with a block party and the annual Activities and Resources Expo. Here are some photographic highlights.

Leah Olson ’20

Father’s ALS diagnosis inspires student’s advocacy

09.03.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Leah Olson ’20 interns with ALS Association, lobbies at D.C. and in Salem.

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Opening Days and Jump Start gallery

08.22.2019

The Willamette community welcomes nearly 400 College of Liberal Arts students at the student-led orientation programs, Opening Days and Jump Start.

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Class of 2019 celebrates new beginnings

05.22.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

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

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Seniors honored for cocurricular involvement

05.21.2019 | Office of Student Activities

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 Senior Keys and Senior Certificates.

Tova Hershman ’19

Honors and Awards in Bearcat Excellence presented

04.29.2019

Students recognized for cocurricular involvement and leadership.

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Meet ASWU’s incoming executive officers

04.15.2019 | Associated Students of Willamette University

New president, vice president and treasurer will be sworn in during the last ASWU Senate meeting of the semester May 2.

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Willamette to survey community on diversity, equity

01.28.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Survey link will be emailed in February to students, staff, administrators and faculty.

Brief guide to Willamette’s winter break

12.05.2018

Here’s what you need to know about residence halls, food service, parking, building access and more.

Kelli O'Brien ’22

Tutoring program educates and improves the lives of school children

11.27.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette undergrads make connections with local students through Tiger Club.

Title IX update

11.26.2018 | Jade Aguilar

Willamette is committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault and will update the community when the U.S. Department of Education’s Title IX revisions are released.

Michelle Hicks ’20, co-coordinator of the Clothing Share, checks the inventory.

SOAR Center supports basic student needs

11.07.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Free food, books and clothing are offered through a new student-led initiative.

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Families and alumni celebrate the Willamette community

10.16.2018 | Daniel Johnson

Homecoming and Family Weekend combine for action-packed days of entertainment, commemoration and fun.

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New parking meters on Winter Street

10.09.2018 | Ross Stout, Campus Safety

You must pay at the parking stations along Winter Street to park or the city will ticket you.

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Bearcats get involved at the fall expo

09.10.2018

Activities and Resources Expo featured clubs, resources and opportunities for Bearcats.

Student Affairs changes staffing responsibilities

08.31.2018

The division oversees key student areas including housing, dining, athletics, multicultural affairs and Bishop Wellness.

A new student releases her candle to the Mill Stream during Matriculation.

Class of 2022 prepares to “make the whole world” their campus

08.27.2018

Willamette community welcomes new students at Opening Days.

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Opening Days begins Wednesday

08.20.2018

Willamette gears up for a new academic year and the arrival of the class of 2022.

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Willamette celebrates the Class of 2018

05.14.2018

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

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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Honors and Awards in Bearcat Excellence announced

04.27.2018

More than 30 awards were given to students who have made positive contributions to the Willamette community.

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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.

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Willamette celebrates Student Scholarship Recognition Day

04.23.2018

The 18th annual event highlighted student achievements across disciplines.

Students pack boxes as part of Willamette’s Global Day of Service

Service blooms in Willamette community

03.12.2018

Bearcats volunteer at nonprofits across the country on Willamette’s Global Day of Service.

ASP Student Welcome

Willamette welcomes the new ASP class

02.05.2018 | Tina Owen

Students from Tokyo International University join the campus community for a year.

Delta Gamma house

Delta Gamma members vote unanimously to vacate chapter house

01.22.2018

The sorority will relinquish the lease to their house at the end of the academic year.

Update on changes in University Services and more

01.04.2018 | President Steve Thorsett

President Thorsett provides an update on staff and reporting line changes, specifically within the University Services division.

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Quick links for Willamette winter break information

12.08.2017 | University communications

Here’s what you need to know about residence halls, food service, parking, building access and more.

University staff updates related to Title IX procedures

11.13.2017

University hires new confidential advocate and names new Title IX coordinator.

Parents greet student at Family Weekend

Happy families

10.09.2017

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

Sparks Athletic Center

Willamette plans for future capital improvement projects

10.02.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

The university will direct funding to athletic projects, followed by continued enhancements to residential spaces.

Response to federal review of Title IX guidance

09.25.2017 | Jackie Balzer, Title IX Coordinator

Willamette will continue its best-practice processes for prevention of and response to sexual misconduct.

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Students sign up for a variety of clubs and groups

09.11.2017

Activities and Resources Expo featured more than 100 opportunities for student involvement.

Opening Days leaders performance

Opening Days gives the class of 2021 a proper Willamette welcome

08.28.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

New students move in, explore campus and prepare for life as a Bearcat.

Lee and York house renovation

Renovation updates Lee, York houses with more contemporary design

08.21.2017 | University Communications

Willamette remodels buildings and relocates staff over the summer.

Willamette Store and Blitz the Bearcat

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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Jade Aguilar named Willamette’s VP of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

06.12.2017 | Adam Torgerson

Sociology’s Jade Aguilar accepts three-year post.

Student Center for Equity and Empowerment and Multicultural Affairs relocating this summer

05.22.2017 | Office of Multicultural Affairs

The reimagined space will be part of the Lee and York residence halls remodel.

Liz Gill

Crafting her own approach

04.17.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

At Willamette, senior Liz Gill found activities that fit who she is and helped define the leader she wants to be.

David Douglass

David Douglass to join College of Idaho as dean of faculty and VP for academic affairs

03.27.2017

He will transition to his new role at the conclusion of the academic year.

Baxter Complex

New housing changes help first-year students find common ground

03.20.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

First-Year Commons will include Terra, Belknap, Cascadia and Matthews halls and Baxter Complex.

Opening Days leadership

Campus jobs open for leadership — and non-leadership — types

01.16.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

All Willamette students are encouraged to apply for Campus Life jobs

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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?

Willamette residence halls to close during winter break

12.09.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

Dates, times and arrangements for students to keep in mind.

Student-led initiative for longer fall break kicks in this year

11.14.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

Limited options for food, activities available to students who stay on campus.

Campus Life office

Campus Life office broadens scope to better serve students’ needs

10.10.2016 | University Communications

The office is a hub to connect students with services, programs and resources across campus.

Bearcat Friday

#BearcatFriday social media photo contest during October

10.03.2016 | Tom Mayhall Rastrelli

Prizes awarded to Bearcats sporting Willamette attire on Fridays.

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End of an Era

04.21.2016 | Tina Owen

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Tracy Hoffman Memorial run honors alumnus April 10

04.04.2016 | Erin Dahl

The fraternity hopes to make history by raising $25,000.

Wellness Program at Sparks

Students at Sparks Fitness Center help people meet their health, fitness goals

03.28.2016 | Erin Dahl

Students launch new — and affordable — health and fitness programs for the Willamette community.

Student Advisory Board seeks to bridge gap between students, administrators

02.01.2016 | Erin Dahl

The group aims to foster effective, two-way communication between students, staff and administrators.

Red Light/Green Light

Willamette wins world record — for the second time

01.18.2016 | Erin Dahl

The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed the win this month.

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New ASWU president reveals his goals for 2015-16

10.12.2015 | Erin Dahl

Shamir Cervantes '16 shares his challenges, goals for the 2015-16 year

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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.

Red Light/Green Light runners

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

08.31.2015 | Erin Dahl

The Guinness Book of World Records will certify the results this winter.

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.

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