Heavy on a lot of people's minds over the last month, sadly, has been the passing of Mark O. Hatfield '43. We'd like to remind alumni and friends about a public service Sept. 24 at 2 p.m., in the house chamber of the Capitol building; all are welcome. Look for a feature article about the senator in the upcoming issue of The Scene, which will hit mailboxes later this month.
It's busy over at Willamette Academy, and there are two programs of special note:
- College 101, a full college-application prep program, open to anyone, that takes high school students through the entire fall/winter season and addresses topics like the FAFSA and financial aid, SAT and ACT testing and the college essay; and
- The upcoming McMenamins benefit night at Boon's Treasury pub, Sept. 20, which donates 50 percent of the evening's proceeds (5 p.m. to close) directly to Willamette Academy.
The image to the right came from our recent Willamette Night and the Keizer Volcanoes. About 800 Willamette people -- incoming students, alumni, President Thorsett, Blitz and staff -- covered the first-base side of the stadium in a sea of cardinal and gold; check out a photo gallery online. Thank you to all who made this event such a great success!
Also, on Oct. 7, Willamette University, in association with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), is proud to present an evening with JGI founder, Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE. Dr. Goodall, world-renowned primatologist, conservationist and UN Messenger of Peace, will discuss Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots – JGI’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program. Ticket information is forthcoming.
Last but not least, remember your reunions! Alumni Weekend is coming quickly (under two weeks!), so send in that last-minute registration. Check the Alumni Weekend feature at left for more info and a save-the-date for 2012!
We are aware that Dr. Goodall's lecture is scheduled for Kol Nidre night, the eve of Yom Kippur. Since she was already scheduled to be in Salem for another event on Oct. 7, the opportunity for a campus lecture was offered with no flexibility on the date. We understand and regret that not all community members may be able to attend.