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Academic Honors and Awards announced

06.07.2022 | Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

More than 200 undergraduates are recipients of 2022 Academic Honors and Awards. Congratulations, Bearcats!

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Student Scholarship Recognition Day(s) highlights student research and presentations in live virtual format

05.27.2021 | Peter Li '20, MBA'21

The annual event was hosted virtually for the second consecutive year and expanded to a two-day format for the first time, featuring 250 student presentations and more than 2,500 guests.

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Only six matching gifts for student scholarships left

05.27.2021 | Office of Advancement

An anonymous donor has given Willamette $1 million in matching funds to inspire the creation of new endowed scholarships and a limited number of matching funds remain.

Willamette University

Academic Honors and Awards announced

05.06.2021 | Office of the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

More than 200 undergraduates are recipients of 2021 Academic Honors and Awards. Congratulations, Bearcats!

two actors wear masks on a black stage set marked with a white grid

A flash interview with Director Susan Coromel

11.12.2020 | Andrew Keswick '22

Theatre major Andrew Keswick '22 and Professor Coromel discuss the intricacies of safely producing a live theatre production during the global pandemic.

Shana Cooper ’99

Willamette Theatre plays enduring role in alumna's life

05.19.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

Undergraduate play leads Shana Cooper ’99 to new career.

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.

Students work with Professor of Environmental Science Joe Bowersox

Why study sustainability? It's relevant to any major.

03.08.2020 | Jennifer Johnson

As we think about the future, we must reconsider the way we live, work and play to make the best use of our natural resources. 

Actor preparing to go onstage

How to prepare for college theatre auditions

11.01.2019 | Professor of Theatre Susan Coromel

Many colleges and universities, including Willamette, offer scholarships for serious theatre students.

Ben Crop

Pursuing an MBA with an eye on theatre

03.26.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Ben Crop ’08, MBA’09 uses dual degree to build a career in theatre management and education.

Wisdom and workshop — the world of voice acting

02.28.2019 | Stephen Alexander, Theatre Manager

Portland-based performer Mary Mac to present seminar on rarely-seen world of voice artistry, and vocal and dialect coaching.

Melissa Buis Michaux

Faculty receive promotions or tenure

02.26.2019 | University Communications

Faculty from all three colleges recognized for teaching excellence, scholarly accomplishment.

E.M. Lewis '94 attends a performance of, "The Gun Show."

Playwright champions common ground in controversial topics

01.03.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

E.M. (Ellen) Lewis ’94 sparks conversation surrounding topics such as climate change and the divide on American gun ownership through theatre.

Student shows off sculpture at art opening.

Creativity flourishes with new arts fellowship

10.09.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Students gain more access to faculty mentorship, funding and peer learning communities.

Character wearing wooden mask with hands outstretched in a Y before a blue and red backdrop

Willamette University Theatre finds a new twist on old classics

09.21.2018

The 2018-19 season presents theatre, dancing and music.

Carson and Colloquium grants, Presidential Scholars announced

04.30.2018

The grants fund students’ research across a spectrum of disciplines.

Students in two lines face the audience singing in "Wings of Fire"

‘Wings of Fire’ makes world premiere at Willamette

04.16.2018 | Department of Theatre

Director Susan Coromel and composer Austin Green discuss the evolution and staging of the musical based on a tragic fire that shaped workers’ rights in the U.S.

Professor Ricardo De Mambro Santos speaks to three students about an exhibit in Hatfield library

Nine faculty receive tenure, promotion

03.02.2018

President Steve Thorsett and the Board of Trustees recognize faculty members’ teaching excellence, scholarly or creative accomplishment, and university and community service.

Associate Professor Jonathan Cole teaches the art of stage combat to Will Bremer ’18 (left) and William Forkin ’19.

Tools of my trade — stage combat

12.20.2017 | Jen Johnson

Enter Associate Professor Jonathan Cole’s stage combat classroom.

Parents greet student at Family Weekend

Happy families

10.09.2017

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

Willamette honors outstanding employees

06.05.2017 | University Communications

Six staff members recognized for innovation, sprit and service.

academic awards

More than 100 undergraduate students honored

04.17.2017

College of Liberal Arts students received more than 100 academic honors and awards.

Lear's Daughters rehearsal

In “Lear’s Daughters,” female voices take stage.

02.13.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Feminist prequel to famous Shakespeare play imagines sisters before “King Lear.”

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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All ears on her

05.02.2016 | Mike Russell

Madison Hall ’16 explores music and a new-found love of opera.

Frida mask

Two plays open at Willamette April 14

04.11.2016 | Erin Dahl

"The Feathered Mantle" and "The Weaver and the Dress" celebrate Japanese Noh-style theatre.

Brewer-Wallin News Feed

A Love of Creativity and History

04.11.2016 | University Communications

Each season, Bobby Brewer-Wallin designs the costumes for three mainstage plays and one dance concert.

"The Hotel Casablanca"

“The Hotel Casablanca” opens March 10

02.29.2016

Secrets and misunderstandings ignite in comedic opera.

"Vincent in Brixton"

“Vincent in Brixton” opens Feb. 18

02.15.2016 | Erin Dahl

Romance, destruction characterizes new Willamette production.

“bobrauschenbergamerica” opens Sept. 24

09.21.2015 | Erin Dahl

The comedy is based loosely on the works of American painter Bob Rauschenberg.

Theatre touted as nation's best by OnStage

02.24.2015

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

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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