April 2015 News

Sonato ’15 works to connect Latinos and environmentalism

Martha Sonato ’15 takes a person-to-person approach to engage the Latino community with environmental issues in the Columbia River Gorge.


Seth Cotlar earns two grants to support his research project

With the awards, Seth Cotlar will continue research for his book.


Willamette Singers achieve global recognition through DownBeat award

The jazz group gains global recognition for second straight year.


Manny Rodriguez ('15) speaks at the Health Inequities Symposium

Manny Rodriguez ('15) presented his research "Upstream vs. Downstream Determinants of Diabetes" at the Health Inequities Symposium in Corvallis, OR on April 21st.


A traumatic event in middle school prompts Miller ’15 to remap her life

Volunteering at a hospital helped Emily Miller ’15 heal after the death of her best friend. Now her passion for medicine is taking her to medical school.

Christina Johnson '14 earns National Science Foundation fellowship

With the stipend, Christina Johnson '14 is pursuing her doctorate in microbiology.


Students become teachers for SSRD

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


Altman tests muscles' reaction to vibration

His experiment suggests myosin, a motor protein, is behind muscles' unusual behavior.


Kruger to Deliver Commencement Address

Commencement Speaker Announced

Ma Jun believes transparency is key to solving China's pollution problem

Ma Jun, an environmental activist, discusses his work during the Dempsey Lecture Series.

ASIL honors Symeonides with book award

The American Society of International Law awards 2015 Certificates of Merit to three publications.

Willamette ranks 13th in nation among green colleges

The Princeton Review recognized Willamette for its sustainability efforts.


Appleman book examines contributions of jury system

The jury system has value far beyond deciding the guilt or innocence of the accused.

Jonny Saunders '15 catches research bug while studying brain functions

Halfway through his Willamette education, Jonny Saunders '15 discovered his love for neuroscience. Now, he's off to graduate school to continue his studies.

More than 200 students share original projects for SSRD on April 22

More than 200 students will present their original projects — ranging from jazz performances to cutting-edge chemistry research — during the annual Student Scholarship Recognition Day (SSRD) at Willamette University.

Wulapalooza unites community through music, art

Wulapalooza, Willamette’s 17th earth, art and music festival, promises another thrilling Saturday of camaraderie and celebration on April 25.


Professor Andrea Stolowitz earns second Oregon Book Award

Visiting English professor Andrea Stolowitz earns recognition for her play, "Ithaka."


Speakers chosen for 2015 commencement ceremonies

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


Symeonides to serve as adviser for new Conflicts Restatement

The appointment by the American Law Institute is a reflection of national standing.

Willamette celebrates Hawaiian culture this month with music, food

Just in time for the sunshine’s reappearance, Hawai’i Club is hosting two events this month to celebrate Hawaiian culture.

Willamette Dance Company hosts "Revolution" showcase April 16-17

The student-run Willamette Dance Company (WDC) is hosting “Revolution,” a 16-piece dance showcase, April 16 and 17.

Trial Practice offers courtroom experience, CLE credit

Four-week course offers new lawyers hard-to-obtain courtroom experience.

Greg Walden Honored with Glenn L. Jackson Leadership Award

Annual award presented during commencement weekend.

2015 Kenitzer Award

Lindsay Russo ('15) has received the Kenitzer Award for academic excellence and outstanding contributions to advancing the ideals of the Department of Exercise Science.


Forum to examine vaccination perspectives

Forum to examine vaccination perspectives

Student, alumnus earn Fulbright scholarships

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

At the Oregon State Capitol, students and staff networked with alumni working in government.


Two students earn Oregon newspaper internships this summer

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


Convocation panelists remain optimistic about Zena's future

Panelists review history, future of Zena during convocation.


Dempsey Lecture: Ma Jun

Dempsey Lecture: Ma Jun