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April 2019 News

Lynn Nakamoto, College of Law Commencement speaker 2018

Commencement speakers, honorary degrees announced

04.02.2019 | University Communications

At Willamette's commencement, honorary degrees will be awarded to Punit Renjen and Dame Susan Jocelyn Bell Burnell. Jonathan Mayes will speak to graduates.

Professors Cotlar and Ellis

Professors Cotlar and Ellis edit new presidential history book

04.02.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

‘Historian in Chief’ examines how 11 presidents shaped history through storytelling, education and action.

Paimon Jaberi

Finding strength in numbers

04.03.2019 | Tom Morlan

Willamette University BA/MBA grad Paimon Jaberi achieves dream job with Seattle Seahawks and uses data to tackle the business, credits Willamette University.

Monya Maleki ('19)

Monya Maleki ('19)

04.08.2019 | Lucas Ettinger Ph.D.

Monya Maleki '19 presented research with Payton Rund and KayLyn Stirton '19 on ballet training benefits for football players at ACSM Northwest 2019.

Shay Hannigan-Luther ('19)

Shay Hannigan-Luther ('19)

04.08.2019 | Lucas Ettinger Ph.D.

Presented the research he performed with Professor Row in Inter-rater reliability in three rapid stepping tests.  Their abstract was accepted to be published on the ACSM website

Team WU Crew were Kara Phillips ('19), Shay Hannigan-Luther ('19), Lexi Towner ('18), and on Team WU Crew Too were Shaan Amin ('18), Katie Lee ('18), and Alex Hougan ('18)

ACSM NW 2019 Knowledge Bowl

04.08.2019 | Lucas Ettinger Ph.D.

Willamette had one of our best showings ever at the ACSM NW 2019 Knowledge Bowl. Our two teams competed against students from throughout the northwest region and Alaska.

Rebecca Kueny JD’13 and Jason LeBlanc JD’19

Willamette Law names 2019 Mentor of the Year

04.09.2019 | University Communications

Jason LeBlanc JD’19 nominated Rebecca Kueny JD’13 for Mentor of the Year, praising her unwavering support during law school. Kueny specializes in elder law.

Amarit Ubhi

Meet ASWU’s incoming executive officers

04.15.2019 | Associated Students of Willamette University

New president, vice president and treasurer will be sworn in during the last ASWU Senate meeting of the semester May 2.

sarah pope in lab coat

Chasing down a childhood dream

04.15.2019 | Tom Morlan

Sarah Pope '13 credits Willamette University for her journey from biology to veterinary medicine, equipped with skills and confidence for her future.

Garrard Conley

Reconstructing identity and the importance of compassion

04.16.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

“Boy Erased” author speaks about writing, cinema and surviving conversion therapy.

Willamette MBA students visited the Forbidden City in Beijing, China during their spring study abroad trip.

On the train to Shanghai

04.16.2019 | Jackson Boyd MBA'20

Jackson Boyd MBA’20 reflects on the first half of his trip in China while on the train to Shanghai.

peace corps top ten volunteer school logo

Willamette MBA attracts Peace Corps Volunteers

04.16.2019 | Jennifer Bush

Willamette University produces Peace Corps Volunteers; Willamette MBA attracts Peace Corps Volunteers.

students present check to grant recipient

MBA Community Grant Program announces recipients

04.16.2019 | Bryan Martz MBA'19

Willamette MBA students award more than $150,000 granted to nine local nonprofits.

Curtis Bridgeman

Bridgeman to step down as law dean

04.17.2019 | President Steve Thorsett

After the 2019–20 academic year, Curtis Bridgeman will return to teaching at Willamette Law.

Cooper Battle in lab

A Growing Threat

04.17.2019 | Adam Torgerson

Students in Willamette’s ‘Battle Lab’ target cancer cells.

Students obtain Six Sigma Green Belt certification

04.20.2019 | MBA Marketing

Students obtain Six Sigma Green Belt certification

law students converse at a table in the law library

Willamette Law number one in Oregon for graduate employment

04.22.2019 | Sarah Bello

Willamette Law grads excel in job placement, with over 80% in top-tier positions. The Placement Office offers personalized support and mentorship.

adrian uphoff

Plugging into the power of proximity

04.23.2019 | Tom Morlan

Adrian Uphoff ’19 is pushing legislation at the Capitol and opening doors for future interns.

Confetti by George Rodriguez

Museum welcomes Spanish speakers to new ceramics exhibit

04.23.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Experience "George Rodriguez: Embellished Narratives" at Hallie Ford Museum of Art. A ceramics-only show featuring 41 works including a gargantuan mariachi band

Paige Morrisey ’19

Willamette politics major lands Stanford data fellowship

04.23.2019 | University Communications

Paige Morrisey, a recent politics graduate, joins Stanford's American Voices Project, delving into American life across many diverse communities.

#zigzag book cover

#ZigZagHR New Book from Prof Lisbeth Claus

04.25.2019 | Marketing MBA

In this new and exciting book from Professor Lisbeth Claus and Lesley Arens, HR professionals will learn the concept of #ZigZagHR and how it can position them, their careers and their companies for success during this fourth industrial revolution.

A Glimpse into Shanghai

04.25.2019 | Jackson Boyd MBA'20

Jackson Boyd MBA’20 reflects on the second half of his trip in China.

prof andrew kach

Willamette MBA’s Andrew Kach honored

04.28.2019 | Marketing MBA

Assistant professor of operations and supply chain management receives the Renjen Prize for Faculty Excellence.

kyle roadman

Willamette MBA Alumni Spotlight: Kyle Roadman

04.28.2019 | Jennifer Bush

In 2017, Kyle Roadman MBA'06 received the Robert E. Roundtree Rising Star Award granted by the American Public Power Association.

Tova Hershman ’19

Honors and Awards in Bearcat Excellence presented


Congratulations to the students recognized at the Honors and Awards in Bearcat Excellence event for their positive contributions to the Willamette community!

2019 Atkinson Consulting Association Capstone

04.29.2019 | Krista Baldwin MBA’20 and Emily Anderson MBA'20

Krista Baldwin MBA’20 talks about her group’s consulting capstone, in which they worked with a real client on how to make an equestrian center profitable.

student explains poster to two gathered students

Undergraduates share their research achievements


Student Scholarship Recognition Day highlights Willamette students’ intellectual, creative and academic pursuits.

smiling student reaches for an award certificate

More than 130 undergraduates recognized at Academic Honors and Awards


Willamette University College of Liberal Arts honored students’ academic achievements at a ceremony April 29 in Cat Cavern.

students just jumped into the mill stream

2019 Brownwater Recap

04.30.2019 | Emily Anderson MBA'20

One of the key differences between at Atkinson and other business schools, evident not just this weekend but the entire year, is how involved our faculty and staff are in student life.

Students in straw hats dancing

Hawai’i Club presents 30th Lū’au


Willamette’s Hawai’i Club celebrated its 30th lu’au, themed "Nā One Hānau: The Sands of Our Birth," honoring Hawai’i's sacred lands and cultural heritage.

anna ayala in the lab

Promoting a healthy future

05.01.2019 | Tom Morlan

Anna Ayala, a senior chemistry major, embodies the fusion of science, compassion, and advocacy, aspiring to be a doctor and a catalyst for social change.

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