October 2018 News

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

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

Students record at Studio X recording studio

Willamette Singers records eighth album at legendary studio

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

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

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


CLA implements new academic advising system

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


Students named winners of Don Turner Moot Court Competition

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


Working together for a ‘strong future’ for Willamette MBA

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


Bridgeman named to Wendt Chair in Business Law

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


Alumni Spotlight: Andrew Galen

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.


A community message from President Thorsett

Ignorance and intolerance have no place in our society.


Passing the bar with the help of BEAST

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


Longtime director of Office of Grants and Strategic Initiatives stepping down

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.


Willamette MBA to host special event on blockchain technology

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.


Switchboard makes connections for jobs and more

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


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

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


Information forum on Claremont School of Theology

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

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

Families and alumni celebrate the Willamette community

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

Gunnar Gundersen

TIUA’s Gundersen to retire in December

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.

Student shows off sculpture at art opening.

Creativity flourishes with new arts fellowship

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


July 2018 Bar Exam Results

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


Willamette celebrates indigenous people

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

Two female students hold a bee

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

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