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December 2017 News

Mudd building Willamette University Atkinson Graduate School of Management

Atkinson dean finalists to visit Willamette

12.01.2017

Willamette community members are invited to attend open forums with each candidate.

Blitz the Bearcat with a laptop

Portal to replace website gateway pages

12.04.2017

Over winter break, WITS will retire the Willamette website’s gateway pages for students, faculty and staff.

Assistant Professor Cindy Koenig Richards

Civic Communication and Media program receives national recognition

12.04.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette’s CCM major prepares students to make influential, ethical contributions to civic life.

Star Trees in holiday lights and Waller Hall

Star Trees shine at holiday celebration

12.04.2017

Roughly 600 people gathered on the North Lawn Saturday to close Willamette University’s 175th anniversary celebration by relighting the university’s grove of 75-year-old giant sequoias.

Tax reform and higher education

12.04.2017

Resources and information about how new legislation could impact Willamette and other colleges and universities.

Michelle Atherton ’15

Alumna uncovers rich history in Scotland

12.08.2017 | Jen Johnson

Michelle Atherton’s Willamette experience led her to a unique conservation project abroad.

Kaitlyn (Katie) Pierson ‘18

Katie Pierson ’18 to teach in Liberia next year

12.08.2017 | Luke Ettinger Ph.D.

Katie Pierson ’18 joins Peace Corps and will be teaching exercise science to high school students in Liberia next year.

Students playing in the snow

Quick links for Willamette winter break information

12.08.2017 | University communications

Here’s what you need to know about residence halls, food service, parking, building access and more.

William Forkin ’19 chose Alok Vaid-Menon, an American Indian performance artist and poet, as the subject of a paper-cut portrait.

Remembering history’s rad — and frequently radical — women

12.11.2017 | Jennifer Johnson

“Rad Women” author, illustrator help Willamette students celebrate the lives of activists and artists.

Law Professor Gwynne Skinner passed away December 11, 2017.

Remembering Professor Gwynne Skinner

12.12.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Willamette Law is saddened to announce the passing of one of its most gracious, enthusiastic and accomplished professors.

Professor Warren Binford

Law professor receives US Alumni TIES grant

12.13.2017 | Kendra Mingo

Warren Binford receives grant to combat trafficking of child sex abuse images online.

Willamette University musicians to host tour kick-off concert in Hudson Hall

12.15.2017 | University Communications

Willamette University musicians to host tour kick-off concert in Hudson Hall

ASP student receives certificate at closing ceremony.

Farewell to the 29th class of the American Studies Program

12.18.2017 | Tina Owen

Students celebrate their many accomplishments before heading back to Japan.

In the early 1920s, students pose on the front steps of Lausanne Hall, which housed Willamette’s Women’s College.

HerStory: Notable women throughout Willamette’s history

12.20.2017 | Kristin Ohlson

In its 175th year, the university celebrates the presence and impact of women.

John Poulsen ’94

Alumnus exposes devastating slaughter of elephants

12.20.2017 | Jen Johnson

John Poulsen ’94 publishes research that leads to crackdown on poachers.

Emilio Solano ’09

In conversation with Emilio Solano ’09

12.20.2017 | Tina Owen

Willamette Academy’s executive director explains how the program helps teenagers — and society — reach their potential.

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.

Adjunct Professor Scott Beckstead has been teaching a class on wildlife law and the Endangered Species Act at Willamette’s College of Law since 2010.

In class — ‘Law 263: Animal Law’

12.20.2017 | Tina Owen

Scott Beckstead’s College of Law class explores how pets, wildlife and farm animals are regarded and treated under the law.

Eclipse and Star Trees

Top 10 Willamette Instagram posts of 2017

12.21.2017

The total solar eclipse, relighting of the Star Trees and colorful campus received the most love on the university’s account.

Student working in chemistry lab

NSF awards Willamette $646,986 for STEM program

12.22.2017

The funding will support underrepresented youth in STEM fields.

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