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February 2019 News

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Willamette among Princeton Review’s top colleges

02.05.2019 | Adam Torgerson

Willamette University is named one of the nation's top colleges in Princeton Review's guidebook. Recognized for cocurricular opportunities and career support.

Willamette student greets an TIU student in front of a bus

Bearcats welcome ASP class of 2019

02.05.2019 | Tom Mayhall Rastrelli

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

Robert P. Lisensky

Former Willamette President Robert P. Lisensky passes away


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

AJ Alley stands with his original carbon fiber Speed Phreak bicycle

Law graduate founds sports technology company

02.10.2019 | Sarah Bello

Willamette Law grad AJ Alley JD’13 founded A-Squared Bikes, providing affordable options for triathletes. Legal training guides his business strategy.

Brandon Nash with wife and children

Willamette MBA graduate spotlight: Brandon Nash MBA’12

02.10.2019 | Patti Whitcomb

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

Pelton Theatre exterior

Theatre revises spring programming

02.12.2019 | Ruth Feingold

Recent cancellation of theatre productions sparks student discussion at Willamette University. Learn about the alternative programming being developed.

Student in cybersecurity club

Students learn cybersecurity skills for competition and careers

02.12.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Sophia Anderson '19 champions cybersecurity education co-founding the Student Cyber Security League to prepare Willamette University students for future careers

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

Willamette University adds majors in data science, public health

02.15.2019 | Tom Morlan

The new degree programs will launch in the fall.

Lacrosse player

Women’s lacrosse debuts at Willamette

02.15.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Willamette University's women's lacrosse team makes its season debut on Feb. 24 at 1 p.m. against Johnson & Wales University Denver at Sparks Field.

Len Reed

The Collegian finds new mission through Pulitzer Prize-winning writer

02.15.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Former Oregonian editorial writer mentors newspaper staff.

Student sitting across from a recruiter

Career close-up: a student’s perspective

02.18.2019 | Bryan Martz

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

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Join #teamwillamette for the Global Day of Service

02.20.2019 | Paul McKean

Willamette's Global Day of Service on March 9 unites students and alumni worldwide in community service projects, embodying the university's motto.

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

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

02.24.2019 | Jennifer Bush

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

Melissa Buis Michaux

Faculty receive promotions or tenure

02.26.2019 | University Communications

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

Neil Berquist ’09, MBA ’10

The future of the digital economy

02.26.2019 | Daniel F. Le Ray

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

Steve Thorsett

Statement on UMC General Conference 2019

02.27.2019 | President Steve Thorsett

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

Wisdom and workshop — the world of voice acting

02.28.2019 | Stephen Alexander, Theatre Manager

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

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