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"The Next Scott Nadelson" earns Oregon Book Award nominationCover_TheNextScottNadelson.jpg

Scott Nadelson, an assistant English professor at Willamette University, was nominated for an Oregon Book Award for his memoir, “The Next Scott Nadelson.”

“Awards like this are wonderful validation, but above all, they open up the possibility of bringing the book to a new audience,” Nadelson says. “That's the most important thing to me. If being a finalist causes a few more people to pick up and engage with the book, that is very gratifying.”

Award winners will be announced at the 27th Oregon Book Awards ceremony March 17 in Portland. 

Nadelson’s memoir recounts the life lessons he learned from childhood through young adulthood. It revolves around a particularly challenging period of his life in 2004, when his fiancée left him a month before their planned wedding, he moved into a drafty attic, his car’s brakes went out and he learned his cat was dying. 

"The Next Scott Nadelson" is published by Hawthorne Books, an independent literary press in Portland. The book is available for sale in the Willamette Store

For the full list of finalists, visit www.literary-arts.org.


Six CLA faculty members to retire following spring semester

After decades of faithful and fruitful service to Willamette University, six CLA faculty members will be retiring at the end of the 2014 spring semester. The WU community will certainly sad to see them go. On the behalf of Bearcats everywhere, we wish them good luck in their future life endeavors.

2014 CLA Faculty Retirees:

Jim Frew
Professor of Economics (1984-2014)

David Goodney
Professor of Chemistry (1977-2014)

Linda Heuser
Professor of Sociology (1990-2014)

Anita King
Professor of Music (1981-2014)

Ken Nolley
Professor of English (1967-2014)

Charlie Wallace
Chaplain Emeritus, Associate Professor of Religious Studies (1985-2014)

The Office of Alumni Relations is putting together a memory book for each professor. To contribute, please send your fondest memories and stories about your favorite retiring professor to: kburris@willamette.edu.