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Willamette welcomes new assistant director of student engagement and leadership

08.17.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Marwa Al Khamees supports student organizations after an interim role at the university.

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Student leadership roles led graduate to MBA

04.23.2021 | Jennifer Johnson

Hawaii Club, TIUA encouraged Jarin Kobashigawa BA ’20, MBA ’21 to pursue graduate school.

Face mask

Willamette faculty, staff produce hundreds of face coverings for community

04.30.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Bearcats use costume supplies and 3D printers to create much needed protective equipment for the community.

Image from the presentation "How Syrian Asylum Seekers and Refugees Interact with Dutch Healthcare" by Lily Clancy ’22.

Student Scholarship Recognition Day continues tradition online

04.28.2020

The innovative spirit of Willamette University students shone a bit more than usual last week.

three students twirl flaming poi in a time-lapse photo so the fire forms circles around them

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.

A smiling student seated at a table outside helps a standing student sign up for a club

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.

Students on the beach leap for a Frisbee

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.

Warren Binford

Living Willamette’s motto, law professor protects children’s rights

08.06.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Warren Binford continues to shine light on children’s treatment at U.S. border facilities.

Olivia Scott at the South African coast

Student athlete works to prevent gang violence

07.10.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Olivia Scott ’20 reflects upon interning with a program founded by a reformed gang member in South Africa.

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.

student smile with award in hand

Seniors honored for cocurricular involvement

05.21.2019 | Office of Student Activities

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

Raul Marquez ’22

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.

Tova Hershman ’19

Honors and Awards in Bearcat Excellence presented

04.29.2019

Students recognized for cocurricular involvement and leadership.

Amarit Ubhi

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.

blue badge logo; text: Peace Corps Top Colleges 2019 Ranked in the Top 10 Peace Corps producing schools peacecorps.org

Willamette ranks No. 9 in US for Peace Corps volunteers

03.22.2019

University has been ranked among the top small colleges 15 of the last 17 years.

Gov. Kate Brown and former Gov. Barbara Roberts

Oregon governors explore inclusion and overcoming challenges

03.13.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Law students bring Oregon governors to share experiences for Women’s History Month in diversity speaker series.

Students pack food for Global Day of Service

Bearcats team up for third annual Global Day of Service

03.13.2019 | Paul McKean ’11

Willamette community unites to live out the university motto through service projects across the country and overseas.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and former Gov. Barbara Roberts

Oregon’s woman governors to speak on campus

03.01.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Daniel P. Santos Diversity Speaker Series will feature Gov. Kate Brown and former Gov. Barbara Roberts.

Len Reed

The Collegian finds new mission through Pulitzer Prize-winning writer

02.15.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Former Oregonian editorial writer mentors newspaper staff.

Student in cybersecurity club

Students learn cybersecurity skills for competition and careers

02.12.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Club teaches techniques to crack passwords, hack Wi-Fi networks to improve security.

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.

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.

A fan in Bearcat attire smiles at cheers among the crowd at a soccer game

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.

Student holding sign that says La Chipsa de Salem the Salem Spark

Bearcats get involved at the fall expo

09.10.2018

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

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.

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.

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.

student smiles after receiving an award

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.

Willamette students dance with fans in the luau

Hawai’i Club presents 29th Lū’au

04.23.2018

The event shared Polynesian music, food and traditions with the Willamette community.

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.

Man dressed in regalia at pow wow

Pow wow brings community together for celebration, sharing and remembrance

03.12.2018 | Russell Yost MBA’05

Hosted by the Native and Indigenous Student Union, the event commemorated its 16th anniversary.

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.

Kosti Efstathiou

Kostantinos Efstathiou hits the ground running

11.06.2017 | University Communications

Willamette’s new campus rec director talks about his past and future plans for the university

Students use a cider press

Sustainability shines at ZenaFest

10.16.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

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

Parents greet student at Family Weekend

Happy families

10.09.2017

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

Activities expo students having fun

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.

SARAs

SARAs celebrate a decade of service

05.08.2017 | Adam Torgerson

Sexual Assault Response Allies provide victims of sexual assault the option of speaking confidentially and anonymously to a fellow student.

Manfull and Weiss with trophy

Willamette team’s success leaves nothing to debate

04.09.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

The Debate Union heads to national tournament this week.

2016 Webber Scholars

Outreach program encourages girls to consider science

12.12.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

For 20 years and counting, the Webber scholarship has helped female scholars teach elementary students.

Food recovery network

Willamette students help the needy through harvest gleaning

10.24.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

Food Recovery Network travels to Molalla, Oregon, to collect hundreds of pounds of apples.

Students playing Taiko drums

10.24.2015 | Frank Miller

Watch a video of student Taiko drummers.

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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