Willamette University, Students at the Mill Stream

Careers, professional sports, kayaking ... time for summer planning

There are many alumni events going on this summer -- several traditional and some new -- so get out the calendar and pick the ones you'd like to attend!

Brownwater 2012

 May 4-5

The Brownwater tradition includes three days of fun events and social activities that cap the end of the semester at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

  • Friday, May 4: Golf Tournament (10 a.m.) and Casino Night (6:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday, May 5: Choate Run at Bush Park (9 a.m.), Soccer game (10:30 a.m.), BBQ and Mill Stream float (noon)

The weekend events are the longest-lasting Brownwater traditions, and the float down the mighty Mill Stream (for the adventurous types) is at least worth watching, if not joining.

These events, as always, are planned and organized by Willamette MBA student representatives. For more information, to order Brownwater T-shirts, and to RSVP, visit the Brownwater web page.

For questions, contact Jennifer Arruda at jarruda@willamette.edu.

Team Willamette service day in San Diego

May 5 | 10:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join with other local Bearcats in the San Diego area to live out our motto by serving food at the San Diego Rescue Mission.

San Diego Rescue Mission 
120 Elm Street 
San Diego, CA 92101 

Please arrive and check in at the front desk.

Please allow adequate time to search for parking as our garage is not open that day.  Bring coins if necessary! Appropriate attire: long pants, closed toe shoes and t-shirt style top. When you all arrive, a staff person will arrive to take you to the dining hall, do an on-site training and get you started.

San Diego Rescue Mission is a non-profit homeless shelter and recovery center serving thousands of homeless, hungry, and poor men, women, and children in San Diego since 1955.

Email us at alumni@willamette.edu to sign up!

You're Doing What With Your Degree? networking event and workshop

May 17 | 6 p.m. (5 p.m. pre-event)

We're excited to invite you to this year's "You're Doing What With Your Degree?" event, one of our most popular and fun alumni gatherings. We hope you'll join us!

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
Cost is $5 for alumni, guests
(includes appetizers and one free drink)
RSVP appreciated

Join members of the Alumni Board of Directors and fellow Bearcats at what has become our premier career networking event. This year's event will be hosted in part by Kerry Tymchuk '81, JD'84, a member of Willamette's board of trustees and director of the Oregon Historical Society.

This year we are also offering a networking workshop sponsored by the Alumni Career Network:

The Art and Science of Networking -- Sponsored by the Alumni Career Network

Three experienced alumni will share what to do before, during and after networking so you maximize your time and effort.  They'll share what works, what doesn't work and what you can do to make a favorable impression when networking.  If you've ever wondered if you're "doing it right" come and find out from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Bearcat Night at the Colorado Rockies

May 19 | 2:10 p.m.

Join your fellow local Bearcats in rooting on the northwest Mariners as they take on the Rockies! 

25 tickets total available - $16/each 
Coors Field
Located at 20th and Blake streets, in Denver's lower downtown/Ballpark Neighborhood

RSVP at the Compass.

Bearcat Night at the Seattle Sounders

July 7  | 8 p.m.

Good news, we've done it again! We have a limited number of tickets to the Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids game on Saturday, July 7, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $26 each, and there is a four-ticket limit per alumnus/a. Cost includes ticket and access to the Green Loft area one hour before the game starts!

Willamette Alumni Night at the Sounders Game
Sounders vs. Rapids

Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis, and we expect to sell out quickly. They will be available from will-call on the day of the game.

Visit the Compass to get your tickets today!

Kayaking in the San Juans

July 20-22

Get ready for three days of summer kayaking and camping in the San Juan Islands, courtesy of the Travel Program.

The "explorer expedition" is fully catered and supplied, so interested alumni need only to sign up and bring some sunscreen. This trip will be conducted in small groups of eight kayakers (one professional guide/cook for each eight people who sign up) up to a maximum of 24 total. No sea kayaking experience is required.

There are other Travel Program offerings on the way, too, including 2013 trips to the Black Sea and Turkey. Visit the travel website to learn more!