February 2019 News

Wisdom and workshop — the world of voice acting

Portland-based performer Mary Mac to present seminar on rarely-seen world of voice artistry, and vocal and dialect coaching.


Statement on UMC General Conference 2019

President Thorsett responds to the United Methodist Church’s decision not to embrace full inclusion of LGBTQ members and leaders.

Neil Berquist ’09, MBA ’10

The future of the digital economy

Alumni and faculty discuss the technology behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and how digital economies may be quietly revolutionizing the business world.

Melissa Buis Michaux

Faculty receive promotions or tenure

Faculty from all three colleges recognized for teaching excellence, scholarly accomplishment.

Oregon Angel Partners founders Nathoo Foos, Himalaya Rao-Potlapally, and Natasha Torres

Willamette MBA, JD/MBA students create Oregon-based angel fund

Oregon Angel Partners aims to invest in the development of entrepreneurship in Oregon and the West Coast, while actively engaging and educating new and seasoned investors in the private market.

Graphic of hands holding the globe, text: global day of service Willamette University

Join #teamwillamette for the Global Day of Service

Bearcats worldwide team up for our third Global Day of Service.

Student sitting across from a recruiter

2019 career closeup: a student’s perspective

“Before returning to school, I worked for a Willamette MBA graduate. One of my professional mentors is a Willamette MBA graduate. At Career Closeup, a number of the companies were represented by Willamette MBA alumni.”


Women’s lacrosse debuts at Willamette

Season opens at home Sunday, Feb. 24, versus the Denver Wildcats.

Student holds up a beaker with liquid in it to the light in a lab

Willamette University adds majors in data science, public health

The new degree programs will launch in the fall.

Student in cybersecurity club

Students learn cybersecurity skills for competition and careers

Club teaches techniques to crack passwords, hack Wi-Fi networks to improve security.


Theatre revises spring programming

The department offers alternative programming for spring and announces 2019–20 season.

AJ Alley stands with his original carbon fiber Speed Phreak bicycle

Law graduate founds sports technology company

AJ Alley JD’13 turns his love of triathlon into the bike of the year.


Willamette MBA graduate spotlight: Brandon Nash MBA’12

Patti Whitcomb catches up with Brandon Nash, MBA’12.


Former Willamette President Robert P. Lisensky passes away

Lisensky, 90, served the university from 1973–80 and focused on sustainability and campus growth.

Willamette student greets an TIU student in front of a bus

Bearcats welcome ASP class of 2019

Warm greetings and a flurry of activity ushered in the 30th anniversary of the American Studies Program.


Willamette among Princeton Review’s top colleges

The university is named among the top colleges, best value colleges and green schools.