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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.

katie lee portrait

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.

emily anderson at willamette

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.

Nathaniel Woodward, JD '20

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.

Landreman headshot

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.

Campus safety employees

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.

WEMS

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.

Stephen Patterson

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.

United Nations building

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

11.25.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Report details children’s rights violations at U.S.-run facilities.

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.

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.

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Fiske guide features Willamette as a top college

07.10.2019

Popular guide features Willamette among 300 of the “best and most interesting” colleges.

Hunter Noack plays a grand piano in the middle of a field at Willamette's Zena campus

Students, alumni enjoy music, art and more at ZenaFest

09.10.2018

The annual event at Willamette’s rural facility merged creative arts and abundant natural resources.

ACS Next Generation Leaders

Two Willamette Law students take on national leadership roles

03.22.2018 | Russell Yost MBA’05

Shelby Smith and Erin Roycroft will serve as Next Generation Leaders for the American Constitution Society.

Wallace Long conducting

Choir alumni celebrate their community of music

11.13.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Former Willamette singers return to campus for a special reunion and a remarkable professor.

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.

Waller Hall

Happy Birthday, Waller Hall!

10.16.2017

The “old historic temple” turns 150.

Goudy dining center

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.

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

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.

AGSM leadership lecture series

AGSM faculty offer leadership advice to undergrads

01.19.2017 | Andrew Hickey

A series of interactive events helps students get ahead in their career preparation.

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

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.

Top 10 Willamette Instagram photos 2016

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?

David A. Friedman

Law Professor Friedman quoted in Associated Press article on settlement of Oregon v. Oracle lawsuit

09.15.2016 | Sarah Carlson

Willamette Associate Professor of Law David Friedman commented on the resolution of the Oregon v. Oracle lawsuit in a September 15 Associated Press story.

Robert Krulwich Willamette University Opening Days speaker

Convocation speaker addresses life’s great mysteries

08.29.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

Robert Krulwich of Radiolab urges first-year students to cultivate wonder about the world.

Opening Days 2016 Willamette University

Opening Days gets the class of 2020 off to a good start

08.29.2016 | Tina Owen

The Willamette community welcomes its newest members to campus.

Opening Days

Opening Days begins this week

08.22.2016 | Tina Owen

Willamette gears up for a new academic year and the arrival of the class of 2020.

Rick's Cafe

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.

Rick's Cafe

College of Law welcomes updated Rick's Café: New coffee, lunch items

08.22.2016 | Sarah Carlson

Breakfast and lunchtime at the College of Law get a welcomed boost from new management, professional staff, Caffe Umbria beans and new grab-and-go lunch options.

Melissa Michaux

Questions of justice

08.01.2016 | Kristin Ohlson

An unusual class takes Willamette students inside prison walls to discover a new perspective on crime and punishment.

Anelise Zimmer

In conversation with Anelise Zimmer '16

08.01.2016 | Tina Owen

As the student speaker at Commencement 2016, Anelise Zimmer ’16 drew on her Willamette experiences and urged her fellow new graduates to find the courage to climb life’s mountains.

Senior Thesis Exhibition

Artists in residence

08.01.2016 | Tina Owen

Studio art seniors say goodbye to Willamette with a show of talent.

Professor of Law David Friedman

Law Professor David A. Friedman quoted in articles explaining Oregon v. Oracle's escalating legal cost and tactics

07.28.2016 | Raymond Penney

Willamette Professor of Law David A. Friedman comments on the escalating legal tactics involved in the Oregon v. Oracle case.

Professor Steven Green

Willamette Law Professor Green files amicus brief in SCOTUS case Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Pauley

07.07.2016 | Raymond Penney

Scholars of legal and religious history, including Willamette Law Professor Steven K. Green filed an amicus brief for Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Pauley, being heard by the United States Supreme Court.

Willamette Law Student Bailey Moody

Two Willamette Law students named Shepherd Scholars, positively impact LGBTQ legal issues

07.06.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Third-year law students Bailey Moody and Jessica Cavallero each received a 2016 Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship for $6,500 for their commitment to improving the quality of life for minorities.

Professor Peter Molk

Law Professor Peter Molk discusses LLC owners, default statutory protections on New York Business Divorce podcast

07.05.2016 | Raymond Penney

Economics and law expert Willamette University College of Law Assistant Professor Peter Molk was interviewed by Peter Mahler host of the “New York Business Divorce” podcast.

Professor Paul A. Diller

Law Professor Paul Diller comments on SCOTUS corruption ruling in Statesman Journal

06.29.2016 | Raymond Penney

Law Professor Paul Diller was quoted in a Statesman Journal article reporting on the United States Supreme Court ruling that ordered lower courts to reconsider whether the government's evidence of corruption is strong enough to try former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell.

William J. Howe III JD‘75

William J. Howe III JD‘75 receives Meyer Elkin Essay Award for article in the Family Court Review

06.24.2016 | Raymond Penney

Willamette University College of Law Alumnus William J. Howe III JD ‘75, received the Meyer Elkin Essay Award from the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Family Court Review.

Professor David Friedman

Law Professor Friedman quoted in Portland Tribune article discussing Oregon’s legal tab

06.23.2016 | Raymond Penney

Commercial law expert and Willamette Associate Professor of Law David Friedman was quoted in a Portland Tribune article discussing the cost of the Oracle v. Oregon case.

Associate Professor Jeffrey C. Dobbins

Law Professor Dobbins comments in PBJ article on ACA's 'Risk Corridors' program

06.10.2016 | Raymond Penney

Willamette's Civil Procedure Expert and Law Professor Jeffrey C. Dobbins commented in a PBJ Article Reporting on a Lawsuit by Health Republic Insurance Co. Seeking $20 Million Dollars.

Willamette Law Alumnus Donald L. Krahmer

Willamette Law alumnus Donald L. Krahmer receives the 2016 Living and Giving Award

06.09.2016 | Raymond Penney

Willamette University College of Law alumnus Donald L. Krahmer Jr. ‘81, JD/MBA‘87 receive the Living and Giving Award.

Associate Professor David Friedman

Law Professor Friedman discusses how law firm’s reorganization will impact law students

06.08.2016 | Raymond Penney

Willamette Associate Professor of Law David A. Friedman discusses how local law firm's reorganization will impact law students seeking employment.

Professor David Friedman

Law Professor Friedman quoted in PBJ article on Oracle v. Oregon dispute

06.03.2016 | Raymond Penney

Commercial law expert and Willamette Associate Professor of Law David Friedman was quoted in a Portland Business Journal article discussing the ongoing political ramifications of the Oracle v. Oregon legal battle.

Lu'au

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.

Associate Professor Jeffrey C. Dobbins

Law Professor Jeff Dobbins weighs in on Oregon's public records law

05.27.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Willamette's civil procedure expert and law professor commented in Statesman-Journal article that reported on a recent judicial opinion concerning the ongoing dispute between former Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes and The Oregonian.

Professor Paul A. Diller

Law Professor Paul Diller makes sense of law affecting disputes between a city and its county

05.24.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Diller sheds light on the city of Cascade Locks' legal options to open a water-bottling operation in Hood River County, where voters recently approved a ban on such facilities within the county limits.

College of Liberal Arts commencement ceremony

Willamette celebrates the class of 2016

05.16.2016 | Tina Owen

Undergraduate, law and MBA students celebrated before family and friends.

Jessica Weiss

Jessica Weiss ’18 publishes academic paper, lands coveted NYC internship

05.09.2016 | Erin Dahl

Willamette’s liberal arts approach creates opportunities for Jessica Weiss ’18.

Willamette University Double Alumnus Theodore Sims vested as new Washington County Circuit Court judge

Lorenzo Williams JD'77 receives National Bar Association Award for Civil Rights

05.02.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Law graduate recognized as pioneer who demonstrates concern for human and civil rights has history of significant litigation wins and community involvement

Carson Grants

Carson, Colloquium research grants announced

04.18.2016 | Monique Bourque

Students will explore ideas from classical to contemporary, at home and abroad.

Professor David Friedman

Willamette Law Professor David A. Friedman comments in PBJ article

04.12.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Commercial law expert and Willamette Associate Professor of Law David Friedman was quoted in a Portland Business Journal article discussing Oracle’s latest legal tactic in an ongoing dispute with the state of Oregon

Professor Steven Green

Willamette Law Professor Steven Green quoted in Tennessean

04.11.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Religion and law expert and Willamette Professor of Law Steven Green discusses hurdles to potential lawsuits from a bill to make the Bible the official book of Tennessee

Terry Wright

Theresa Wright JD’81 receives Multnomah Bar Association Pro Bono Award

04.04.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Willamette Law’s director of externships and alumna recognized for dedication and service

Hon. Paul De Muniz

Hon. Paul De Muniz JD’75 honored with Literacy Trailblazer Award

03.31.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Former OSC Chief Justice and Willamette Law’s Distinguished Jurist-in-Residence and alumnus has history of giving back to community

Professor David A. Friedman

Willamette Law Professor David Friedman quoted in Portland Tribune

03.29.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Commercial law expert and Willamette Associate Professor of Law David Friedman quoted in Portland Tribune article about Oracle’s failed Cover Oregon website

Willamette University Double Alumnus Theodore Sims vested as new Washington County Circuit Court judge

Theodore Sims '77 JD'80 invested as new Washington County Circuit Court judge

03.21.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Investiture Ceremony Honors Willamette University Double Alumnus

Willamette University College of Law National Trial Team

WUCL trial team advances to finals at regional competition

03.16.2016 | Stephanie Palmblad (JD'12) and Patrick Riedling

Judges impressed by advocacy skills of a team of Willamette law students

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Annual social pow wow connects culture and community

03.14.2016 | Russell Yost MBA'05

Dancers, drummers and vendors shared traditions and heritage.

Mark Andreoni '16

Mark Andreoni ’16 focuses his talents on helping others

02.29.2016 | Erin Dahl

By exploring new pursuits, Mark Andreoni ’16 discovers his calling

Law professor is Willamette's first Fulbright Distinguished Chair

12.31.2015

Warren Binford hopes to support the advancement of brain science research focused on child pornography.

Climate Conference

Combating climate change on the world stage

12.12.2015 | University Communications

Jake Kornack '17 shares first-hand experience from the COP21 summit in Paris.

Anya Rogala '16

Alumna, professor help Anya Rogala ’16 find her way

11.30.2015 | Erin Dahl

Through the help of her mentor, Anya Rogala ’16 transforms two internships into a chosen career.

Will Nickerson

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?”

Maya Kaup '17

Maya Kaup '17 stands up to her fears to champion important causes

11.04.2015 | Erin Dahl

Maya Kaup ’17 overcomes her aversion to the spotlight to champion important causes.

James Cuno '73

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.

SCRP

SCRP helps students, professors make new scientific discoveries

08.14.2015 | Erin Dahl

Through the program, students learn skills that will help advance their careers.

Upholding a Tradition

08.14.2015 | Erin Dahl

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

Convocation speaker shares the science of happiness Aug. 21

08.14.2015 | Erin Dahl

Convocation speaker shares the science of happiness Aug. 21.

Green Initiative Fund awards sustainability grants to students, staff

06.29.2015

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

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.

Images of WU students volunteering

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.

Native American programming helped with new, $30,000 grant

05.18.2015

The funds will help recruit, support and retain Native American students at Willamette.

Willamette University celebrates Class of 2015 at commencement

05.18.2015

Three acclaimed speakers helped celebrate the achievements of WU graduates on May 17.

Students encouraged to reduce waste by donating unwanted items

05.07.2015

A joint rummage sale and donation drive is benefiting Greek life and the Union Gospel Mission.

Willamette Singers achieve global recognition through DownBeat award

04.28.2015

The jazz group gains global recognition for second straight year.

Students become teachers for SSRD

04.27.2015

On Student Scholarship Recognition Day, students lead the discussions as they present their projects.

Willamette ranks 13th in nation among green colleges

04.20.2015

The Princeton Review recognized Willamette for its sustainability efforts.

Speakers chosen for 2015 commencement ceremonies

04.15.2015

Speakers for the undergrad, graduate schools will share remarks May 17.

Student, alumnus earn Fulbright scholarships

04.06.2015

Tejeswara Reddy ’12 and Elisa Ahern ’15 are both teaching English in Europe later this 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.

Convocation panelists remain optimistic about Zena's future

04.03.2015

Panelists review history, future of Zena during convocation.

Two students earn Oregon newspaper internships this summer

04.03.2015

Zane Sparling and Emily Hoard will work at Oregon newspapers this summer.

Humanity in Action names its first Willamette University fellow

03.30.2015

Through the program, Maria Hernandez ’15 will explore national histories of discrimination and resistance.

Courtney Stevens recognized in "40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire"

03.30.2015

NerdScholar recognized Courtney Stevens in its "40 Under 40: Professors who Inspire."

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.

Tomodachi Program promotes friendship across cultures

03.02.2015

Tomodachi participants share American culture with ASP students — and find they learn just as much from the experience.

Student earns first Luce Scholarship

03.01.2015

Christian Oldham ’14, MBA ’15 will spend a year in Japan studying ikebana.

Theatre touted as nation's best by OnStage

02.24.2015

The OnStage blog calls Willamette's Theatre program "absolutely incredible."

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.

Green Initiative Fund promotes sustainability efforts across campus

02.16.2015

The Green Initiative Fund is promoting social and environmental sustainability on campus.

Holman KMUZ

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.

New TIUA class arrives from Japan

02.02.2015

This week, Tokyo International University of America (TIUA) welcomed 132 new students to Salem.

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.

Roger Shimomura discusses how stereotypes have influenced his art

01.26.2015

Shimomura discusses his creative process Jan. 23 as part of MLK celebration.

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.

Shimomura connects art making to life events in "An American Diary"

01.07.2015

Artist Roger Shimomura will share how race, ethnicity influenced his art in "An American Diary" on Jan. 23.

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