Daily Update

21-Day Challenge Race Conversations

Jade Agular, Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Back in early June, I invited members of the Willamette Community to participate in a self-directed summer opportunity for learning about race and racism. I know that many members of our community chose to engage in the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge or other materials intended to grow our understanding and awareness about systemic inequities.


In my message, I told you that you would be invited to participate in a series of facilitated discussions and workshops that would allow us to process and share our learning and find ways to link these ideas and concepts to institutional change. Thus, each week this semester, a set of campus partners will lead a facilitated conversation that builds upon their learning from the 21-Day Challenge and approaches the material in a variety of ways.


This weekly series, "Conversations on Race," will be featured in Today@ Willamette, so check the Save the Date and the Things To Do sections for series information. Find the most up-to-date information about "Conversations on Race" on the EDI website.


I sincerely hope you can join many of these conversations as we work together to voice opinions, concerns and suggestions in a safe environment.


Conversation 1: Preparing for Excuses: What to Expect to Hear when Educating on "Intent vs. Impact."


The first of the facilitated "Conversations on Race" will be with Willamette basketball coaches Kip Ioane and Chris Horton on Thursday, Aug. 27, from noon to 1 p.m. All students, staff and faculty are invited to attend via this link. Those participating in this Zoom event should enter with expectations of hearing thoughts and "myths" they themselves may hold, have held or said to BIPOC folks when committing harm "unintentionally." This is not meant to be an accusatory session (to participants) but rather a way of extending their knowledge and toolkit to better debunk misconceptions themselves.


Series information

Things to Know

Mail Center temporarily closed

The mail center is temporarily closed. It will reopen at 1 p.m. today. Packages that were temporarily delayed will be available for pickup at that time.

University Services

New add/drop process for undergraduate classes

Hint: The paper add/drop form is no more.

Laura Jacobs Anderson

Hallie Ford Museum of Art now open with new exhibitions

Enjoy new exhibitions featuring Salem Oregon artists Clifford Gleason and Bonnie Hull and more.

Andrea C Foust

Sign up for the Collegian's e-newsletter

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Noah Dantes

New staff members in the Office of Student Involvement

Join us in welcoming Tony Stafford and Oli Muñoz to the Willamette community.

Lisa C Holliday

Today Tip: Can I email the community instead of using Today?

Generally, mass email groups are reserved for messages essential to the operations or mission of the university, notifications from the president, campus safety, chaplains and HR, and situations that require immediate action from the entire community.

Tom Mayhall Rastrelli

Things to Do

August 25, 2020

Auditions, "The Cradle Will Rock" (Dramatic Vocal Arts)

4:45 PM - 6:45 PM
WU Campus, +3 more

Theatre Audition, Arts, Performances, Music

August 26, 2020

Mindfulness Meditation Online

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Religious/Spiritual Life, General


Clifford Gleason: The Promise of Paint | Aug 20 - Oct 31

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery, Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Arts, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, General

Brenda P and Prints from the Permanent Collection | Aug 20 - Mar 6

Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Arts, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, General

Bonnie Hull: Memory as Myth | Aug 20 - Oct 17

Print Study Center, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, +3 more

Arts, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, General

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