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December 2019 News

Doctor in Africa

What is public health?


Public health encompasses a vast number of fields — it’s the policies, prevention and access to care that impact daily life in communities around the world. 

City of Salem

Top 10 things to do around Salem

12.03.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Explore Willamette favorites: Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Space Concert Club, Capitol City Theater, Elsinore Theatre, and more. Experience the best of Salem!

Willamette MBA Mudd building exterior

Willamette MBA ranked a best U.S. Business School by Poets&Quants

12.03.2019 | Jennifer Bush

Willamette MBA Ranked Best U.S. Business School by Bloomberg Businessweek and Poets&Quants.

Waller Hall at night next to Star Trees illuminated by colorful holiday lights

Star Trees holiday lighting celebration


Willamette University's Star Trees Lighting and Holiday Celebration drew hundreds on Dec. 4, 2019, spreading holiday cheer among Bearcats and the community.

Brian Gallini photo

Brian R. Gallini named dean of Willamette University College of Law


Gallini is a professor of criminal law and director of distance learning initiatives at the University of Arkansas School of Law.

Alfredo Zuniga ’12

Biology lab guides alum beyond graduation

12.11.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

In his first week as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas, Alfredo Zuniga ’12 relied on old notes from his Willamette biology class to teach students.

Things to do your senior year

10 things to do your senior year

12.11.2019 | Sue Corner, senior associate director of admission

You’re in the final stretch and it’s going fast.

Stephen Patterson

Religion professor wins Grawemeyer Award in Religion


Stephen Patterson, George H. Atkinson professor of religious and ethical studies, recently received a $100,000 prize and the 2020 Grawemeyer Award, an honor recognizing the most outstanding idea in religion, music composition, world order, psychology and education.

Willamette University

Myths about college admissions

12.11.2019 | Sue Corner

Misconceptions about the college admissions process abound. Sue Corner, Willamette’s senior associate director of admission, debunks 10 of the most popular ones.

Willamette University

College application process for parents

12.12.2019 | Jennifer Johnson

Get tips from Sue Corner, Willamette’s senior associate director of admission, on how parents can support students during the college application process.

Willamette University

Finishing your college application — a checklist


Have you triple-checked your spelling? Is all of your paperwork accounted for?

Student shakes TIUA President, Hiroshi Takahashi's hand while receiving their certificate.

American Studies Program closing ceremony gallery

12.16.2019 | James Kalama '21

Willamette University and Tokyo International University of America celebrated the 92 members of the American Studies Program’s 31st class on Dec. 13.

Emma Giron photo

Emma Giron ’18 is the first Rangel Fellow from Willamette

12.17.2019 | Adam Torgerson

Learn about the Rangel Graduate Fellowship offered by the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program. Apply now for a chance to fund your master's program!

Fannie Lou Hamer speaking graphic

Willamette’s MLK celebration features screening of ‘Fannie Lou Hamer’s America’

12.18.2019 | Adam Torgerson

Join us Jan. 24, 7 p.m. at Willamette's Rogers Music Center for an advanced screening of "Fannie Lou Hamer’s America" followed by filmmaker Q&A. Free event!

Willamette musicians tour Oregon, Washington and Idaho

12.20.2019 | Wallace Long

Willamette musicians tour Oregon, Washington and Idaho

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