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October 2018 News

Two female students hold a bee

New Willamette ‘hotel’ provides good ‘bee-search’

10.01.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Faculty member, students build bee hotel to learn more about the species’ behavior.

Black and white photo of Winona LaDuke speaking before a crowd

Willamette celebrates indigenous people

10.01.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Lectures, presentations and a film commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in October.

WUCL Spring Exterior

July 2018 Bar Exam Results

10.08.2018 | Logan English

Willamette University College of Law graduates received results from the July 2018 Bar Exam.

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.

Gunnar Gundersen

TIUA’s Gundersen to retire in December

10.09.2018 | Carol Long

For more than 30 years, Gunnar Gundersen, executive vice president of Tokyo International University America, has been instrumental in building the American Studies Program and developing the lasting integration between Willamette and TIUA.

A fan in Bearcat attire smiles at cheers among the crowd at a soccer game

Families and alumni celebrate the Willamette community

10.16.2018 | Daniel Johnson

Homecoming and Family Weekend combine for action-packed days of entertainment, commemoration and fun.

Information forum on Claremont School of Theology

10.16.2018

University leadership will update the community on current activities and plans between Willamette and CST.

Karen Sandrik and Vincent Chiappetta Business Lawyering Institute

Willamette Law’s Business Lawyering Institute: The Business of Law

10.19.2018 | Christopher Tritto

Willamette’s new Business Lawyering Institute prepares tomorrow’s attorneys for a changing world.

an alumna speaks with former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta and Sylvia Panetta, his wife

Switchboard makes connections for jobs and more

10.22.2018 | Daniel Johnson

An alumna launches a new career thanks to the free Willamette community resource.

A graphic image of an overhead view of city blocks of tall buildings with the text "Willamette University MBA Blockchain: The Revolution Extends Beyond Cryptocurrency November 7 2018"

Willamette MBA to host special event on blockchain technology

10.23.2018 | Daniel Johnson

Open to the entire WU community, the evening’s program will include a networking and social hour, an informational presentation and a panel discussion featuring AGSM and WU professors.

Kendra Mingo

Longtime director of Office of Grants and Strategic Initiatives stepping down

10.24.2018 | Carol S. Long

After 13 years of developing OGSI and helping Willamette secure tens of millions of dollars in grants and awards, Kendra Mingo has accepted a position at University of Idaho.

BEAST Program

Passing the bar with the help of BEAST

10.26.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

BEAST — a volunteer, around-the-clock effort by the entire law community helps bar examinees succeed.

A community message from President Thorsett

10.28.2018 | President Steve Thorsett

Ignorance and intolerance have no place in our society.

Andrew Galen

Alumni Spotlight: Andrew Galen

10.29.2018 | Tynan Gable

Not unto ourselves alone are we born: Andrew Galen, a Class of 2017 Willamette MBA alum, has truly taken our school motto to heart. After graduating just over a year ago, he wasted no time before becoming heavily involved in both the Salem and Willamette communities.

Curtis Bridgeman stands in front of the entrance to Willamette University School of Law

Bridgeman named to Wendt Chair in Business Law

10.29.2018

Curtis Bridgeman, dean of the Willamette University College of Law, has been appointed to the Roderick and Carol Wendt Chair in Business Law.

Mike Hand

Working together for a ‘strong future’ for Willamette MBA

10.29.2018 | President Steve Thorsett

Professor Michael Hand will serve as interim dean of the Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

Trevor Byrd and Adin Johnson stand before the bench

Students named winners of Don Turner Moot Court Competition

10.30.2018 | Logan English

After four nights of competition, judges named Adin Johnson and Trevor Byrd, third-year Willamette Law students, as winners.

CLA implements new academic advising system

10.30.2018 | Laura Jacobs Anderson and Jackie Barretta

SAGE replaces JASON and WebAdvisor for Spring 2019 registration. Help is available.

Eleven Willamette students stand on the steps of a building at the Pacific Northwest Students of Color Conference at Gonzaga University

Students of color foster community and growth at conference

10.30.2018 | Kawika Kalama ’21

Pacific Northwest Students of Color Conference inspires Kawika Kalama ’21.

Students record at Studio X recording studio

Willamette Singers records eighth album at legendary studio

10.30.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Vocal jazz group joins music icons who record at Seattle’s Studio X.

Native American woman speaks to students

Atkinson Lecture speaker says America has reached ‘a moment’ of decision

10.30.2018 | Jennifer Johnson

Native American activist Winona LaDuke discusses climate change, her role as a ‘water protector.’

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