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February 2017 News

Two college guides note Willamette’s positive impact


Princeton Review and Washington Monthly rank Willamette among top schools for community service and student engagement.

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Atkinson Lecture speaker Ta-Nehisi Coates addressed the lies that lead to racism

02.03.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette’s MLK Celebration concluded with a presentation by the 2015 National Book Award winner.

Faculty and staff help set a new fundraising record

02.06.2017 | Tina Owen

Already at $1M, the Annual Fund directly supports Willamette’s students today.

175 photo shoot at Sparks Field

Willamette Day photos


Willamette Day photos

Speeches, vigil and social media campaign to celebrate black history

02.06.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Black Student Union club hosts several events in honor of Black History Month.

Salem attorney Christine Moehl presents at the Equity in Health Law Symposium February 3 at Willamette University College of Law.

Law Symposium brings health law community to campus

02.07.2017 | Sarah Carlson

The Willamette Law Review held its annual Law Symposium February 3, highlighting the topic “Equity in Health Law.”


Winter trip to Japan reaffirms 50-year TIU partnership

02.07.2017 | Andrew Hickey

Willamette University contingent visited Tokyo in January


A Kosovo connection

02.07.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

Willamette MBA alumni lend business expertise to reinvigorate a Kosovo high school.

Swen newsfeed

In 3-2 engineering program, Donald Swen ’18 discovers challenge and success

02.09.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Through Willamette’s joint degree program, Donald Swen ’18 heads abroad, works with robots and finds shorter path to advanced engineering degree.

Law Prof. Steve Green teaches at Willamette University College of Law.

Law Prof. Steve Green discusses Johnson Amendment on RadioWest

02.09.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Willamette Law’s Prof. Steve Green was on Utah radio station RadioWest February 7 to discuss the Johnson Amendment and President Donald Trump’s promise to do away with it.

Native American Programs

Indian Country Conversations brings Native and indigenous voices to campus

02.13.2017 | Russell Yost MBA'05

Jarvis Kennedy and Elizabeth Woody will present as part of the series’ spring events.

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.”

American Studies Program students at PDX

American Studies Program students join the community


Last week, Willamette University welcomed 119 ASP students to the Salem campus. These students are excited to join the Willamette University community.

Willamette Law’s Chad Sleight JD’03 was appointed Clark County (Washington) District Court judge, beginning the position in March 2017.

Willamette Law’s Chad Sleight JD’03 appointed Clark County (Washington) District Court judge

02.15.2017 | Sarah Carlson

The Clark County council appointed Sleight to the position after interviewing four candidates. He begins in March.

Service project

Day of Service connects Willamette, its motto and the community

02.17.2017 | Russell Yost MBA'05

Sign up now for Salem-based service projects on March 11.

Oreskes to present “Climate Change: What Now?”

02.20.2017 | University Communications

Naomi Oreskes discusses "Climate Change: What Now?" at Willamette University, addressing industry-funded efforts to discredit scientific consensus. Free event.

exercise science exhibit

Ami Boucher 17’ presents research at the ACSM Northwest.

02.20.2017 | Department of Exercise Science

Her presentation was titled “Diabetic Neuropathy on Knee Joint Position Sense.”

April Stone, a first-year student at Willamette Law, will travel to Austria in March as the head coach for the US National Special Olympics snowboarding team at the World Winter Games. (Aubrey Aden-Buie/Special Olympics)

From the slopes to the courtroom

02.21.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Like a snowboarding course, first-year law student April Stone's path to Willamette has been a winding and sometimes difficult path.

The 2016 recipients of WUPILP fellowships were (left to right): Paloma Dale, Erin Roycroft, Melissa Vollono, Olivia Godt and Jessica Ismond.

Training grounds for good

02.23.2017 | Raymond Penney

The public interest law project serves a dual purpose: train tomorrow's lawyers and serve the community.


Keeping PACE with Larry Ettner

02.23.2017 | Lindsay Lennon

One of the signature programs at Willamette University MBA celebrates milestone.

Official statement in response to the withdrawal of federal protection for transgender rights


Willamette University reaffirms its commitment to equal protection for all, including transgender individuals, despite recent federal policy changes.

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