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From Willamette to Washington

Jamal Raad ’08 takes on climate change as campaign communications director for presidential candidate and fellow Bearcat Gov. Jay Inslee JD’76.

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Living Willamette’s motto, law professor protects children’s rights

Warren Binford continues to shine light on children’s treatment at U.S. border facilities.

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Student athlete works to prevent gang violence

Olivia Scott ’20 reflects upon interning with a program founded by a reformed gang member in South Africa.

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Alumna builds bridges to a healthier future

Medical resident Victoria Black Horse ’13 laid her foundation for medical school at Willamette University and continues to mentor Native American students entering the field.

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Trustees elect Willamette’s first female board chair

Lynne Saxton ’76 assumed Board of Trustees role June 1.

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Professor Binford describes conditions at the border

Willamette Law’s Warren Binford and a team of lawyers find hundreds of children being neglected and living in dangerous conditions.

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Public servant and Willamette Law alumnus Dennis Koho JD’04 dies

Law partner Eleanor Beatty JD’04 and alumna Sara Kendrick JD’15 recall the former mayor of Keizer’s generosity and care.

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Bearcats come home

Alumni Reunion Weekend brings together generations of alumni for fun and community.

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Willamette rolls out newly designed MBA for Professionals

To maximize value for students and employers, Willamette MBA is excited to introduce newly designed curriculum for MBA for Professionals this fall.

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City honors Willamette student researchers

Geoarchaeology class unearths clues about the history of an old millrace in downtown Salem.

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Remarks by Punit Renjen MM'86, CEO Deloitte Global, to the Class of 2019

Punit Renjen shares three lessons learned from his 32-year career at Deloitte.

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Willamette Academy celebrates graduation

Of the 28 academy graduates, 16 plan to attend Willamette.

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Keeping the Bearcats on their toes

The groundbreaking research of Monya Maleki ’19 brings the benefits of ballet to the football arena.

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Seniors honored for cocurricular involvement

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 Senior Keys and Senior Certificates.

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New VP of marketing and communications appointed

Tim Cobb to lead University Communications beginning July 1.

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Tipping the scales of justice

Caylee Campbell JD’19 has been an advocate for positive change at home and abroad.

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Charting a course to Intel

CorDarryl Hall MBA’19 braved stormy seas en route to a promising career as a data analyst.

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Promoting a healthy future

Aspiring physician Anna Ayala ’19 wants to make an impact at the individual and policy levels.

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Hawai’i Club presents 30th Lū’au

Student-run evening of entertainment celebrated the rich history of Polynesian music.

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Undergraduates share their research achievements

Student Scholarship Recognition Day highlights Willamette students’ intellectual, creative and academic pursuits.

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Willamette MBA’s Andrew Kach honored

Assistant professor of operations and supply chain management receives the Renjen Prize for Faculty Excellence.

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Willamette MBA Alumni Spotlight: Kyle Roadman

In 2017, Kyle Roadman MBA'06 received the Robert E. Roundtree Rising Star Award granted by the American Public Power Association.

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#ZigZagHR New Book from Prof Lisbeth Claus

In this new and exciting book from Professor Lisbeth Claus and Lesley Arens, HR professionals will learn the concept of #ZigZagHR and how it can position them, their careers and their companies for success during this fourth industrial revolution.

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A Glimpse into Shanghai

Jackson Boyd MBA’20 reflects on the second half of his trip in China.

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Willamette politics major lands Stanford data fellowship

Paige Morrisey ’19 will interview families, collect data for groundbreaking study.

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Museum welcomes Spanish speakers to new ceramics exhibit

Hallie Ford Museum of Art’s George Rodriguez exhibition will examine culture, politics and identity.

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Plugging into the power of proximity

Adrian Uphoff ’19 is pushing legislation at the Capitol and opening doors for future interns.

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Willamette Law number one in Oregon for graduate employment

Since 2012, the College of Law has posted the top employment numbers in Oregon six out of seven years.

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Bridgeman to step down as law dean

After the 2019–20 academic year, Curtis Bridgeman will return to teaching at Willamette Law.

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A Growing Threat

Students in Willamette’s ‘Battle Lab’ target cancer cells.

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On the train to Shanghai

Jackson Boyd MBA’20 reflects on the first half of his trip in China while on the train to Shanghai.

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Willamette MBA attracts Peace Corps Volunteers

Willamette University produces Peace Corps Volunteers; Willamette MBA attracts Peace Corps Volunteers.

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MBA Community Grant Program announces recipients

Willamette MBA students award more than $150,000 granted to nine local nonprofits.

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Reconstructing identity and the importance of compassion

“Boy Erased” author speaks about writing, cinema and surviving conversion therapy.

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Chasing down a childhood dream

The pre-vet studies of Sarah Pope ’13 took her from Willamette to a biodiversity hotspot in South Africa.

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Meet ASWU’s incoming executive officers

New president, vice president and treasurer will be sworn in during the last ASWU Senate meeting of the semester May 2.

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Willamette Law names 2019 Mentor of the Year

Rebecca Kueny JD’13, other mentors provide encouragement and support to students.

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Finding strength in numbers

BA/MBA graduate uses data to tackle the business side of the Seahawks.

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Professors Cotlar and Ellis edit new presidential history book

‘Historian in Chief’ examines how 11 presidents shaped history through storytelling, education and action.

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Pursuing an MBA with an eye on theatre

Ben Crop ’08, MBA’09 uses dual degree to build a career in theatre management and education.

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2019–20 tuition for the College of Liberal Arts

Willamette University Board of Trustees has set student charges for the coming year.

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Oregon governors explore inclusion and overcoming challenges

Law students bring Oregon governors to share experiences for Women’s History Month in diversity speaker series.

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Honoring the spirit of generosity

Thanks to a matching gift program, students can make every donation count.

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Oregon’s woman governors to speak on campus

Daniel P. Santos Diversity Speaker Series will feature Gov. Kate Brown and former Gov. Barbara Roberts.

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Statement on UMC General Conference 2019

President Thorsett responds to the United Methodist Church’s decision not to embrace full inclusion of LGBTQ members and leaders.

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The future of the digital economy

Alumni and faculty discuss the technology behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and how digital economies may be quietly revolutionizing the business world.

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Join #teamwillamette for the Global Day of Service

Bearcats worldwide team up for our third Global Day of Service.

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Women’s lacrosse debuts at Willamette

Season opens at home Sunday, Feb. 24, versus the Denver Wildcats.

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Theatre revises spring programming

The department offers alternative programming for spring and announces 2019–20 season.

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Law graduate founds sports technology company

AJ Alley JD’13 turns his love of triathlon into the bike of the year.

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Former Willamette President Robert P. Lisensky passes away

Lisensky, 90, served the university from 1973–80 and focused on sustainability and campus growth.

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Bearcats welcome ASP class of 2019

Warm greetings and a flurry of activity ushered in the 30th anniversary of the American Studies Program.

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Willamette among Princeton Review’s top colleges

The university is named among the top colleges, best value colleges and green schools.

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MBA for Professionals program celebrates commencement

University recognized the accomplishments of 53 graduates of the Salem and Portland cohorts in a ceremony on Saturday.

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Willamette to survey community on diversity, equity

Survey link will be emailed in February to students, staff, administrators and faculty.

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Willamette Law adjunct professor appointed to Oregon Supreme Court

Gov. Kate Brown recently named Justice Chris Garrett to the court.

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Playwright champions common ground in controversial topics

E.M. (Ellen) Lewis ’94 sparks conversation surrounding topics such as climate change and the divide on American gun ownership through theatre.

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A not-so-general store — the GOOD food and drink guide

Dani Cone ’98 seeks to foster close-knit community in fast-paced Seattle with Cone & Steiner general stores.

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Be the change — the GOOD food and drink guide

Owen Carver ’03 advocates for sustainable practices and social equity in the coffee industry.

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Resilience baked in — the GOOD food and drink guide

Carina Comer MBA’15 promotes resiliency by employing people with disabilities at her business, Carina’s Bakery.

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Park ranger protects Oregon’s stunning places

Inspired by the community spirit of Willamette’s faculty and students, Nick Schoeppner ’11 built a career in public service.

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Dave’s killer nephew — the GOOD food and drink guide

Working with his uncle at Dave’s Killer Bread, Shobi Dalh ’05 helps people with criminal records start anew.

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In conversation with Amarit Ubhi ’20

Budding public servant Amarit Ubhi ’20 spent the summer working in the Oregon governor’s office.

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Crafting a new business approach — the GOOD food and drink guide

Colin Schilling ’10, MBA’12 commits to environmental and social sustainability through his business, Schilling Hard Cider.

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Not unto ourselves alone with Jon Steiner ’63

Retired teacher Jon Steiner ’63 uses the international perspective he gained at Willamette to make a difference in the lives of students abroad.

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Willamette celebrates 30th class of American Studies Program

The students who made a positive impact on the university and Salem communities returned to Japan and other home countries.

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‘Christmas Unplugged’ makes final appearance at Willamette

Hundreds show up for the old-fashioned holiday program to support departing professor.

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Students build real-world skills in work with senior citizens

Exercise science class explores the physical changes that accompany aging.

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Key staff position at Hallie Ford Museum of Art named for museum director

Collins family honors two decades of mutual respect, friendship.

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Willamette’s Star Trees light up the night

University event features tree lighting ceremony, special dinner and concert.

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Brief guide to Willamette’s winter break

Here’s what you need to know about residence halls, food service, parking, building access and more.

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Isaac Parker named head coach of Bearcat football

Double alumnus is also former team captain and all-conference player.

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Willamette Law alumna Teresa Miller JD'02 leads Pennsylvania DHS

As Pennsylvania's new Secretary of the Department of Human Services, Teresa Miller JD'02 says her learning curve has been steep but rewarding.

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Prof Ringold attends premier tech event

Prof Ringold engages with leaders in business and technology and immerses in today's executive thinking.

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Willamette MBA Ranked Best U.S. B-School by Poets & Quants and Businessweek

Poets & Quants and Bloomberg Businessweek names Atkinson Graduate School of Management one of the nation’s best business schools.

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Sit…Stay…Now Roll Over

Making a Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA – a Tax-Savvy Way to Support Willamette University

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Willamette Law alumni honored with OSB awards

The Oregon State Bar (OSB) recognized three Willamette Law alumni at its annual awards luncheon on Nov. 7.

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Willamette MBA alumni pave the way for the future of blockchain technology

Willamette students and alumni from all three schools came together to learn more about blockchain technology and cryptocurrency from our own distinguished alumni Neil Bergquist '09, MBA '10 and Nathan Love '05, MBA '06.

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Staffing update

Leadership changes are underway for the football program.

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Willamette MBA Ranked Best U.S. B-School by Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek names Atkinson Graduate School of Management one of the nation’s best business schools.

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

Poets & Quants and Bloomberg Businessweek names Atkinson Graduate School of Management one of the nation’s best business schools.

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In memoriam: William Swindells, 1930–2018

Willamette life trustee and supporter helped shape and support the university for nearly 50 years.

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2018 Election results for Willamette Law graduates and students

In the 2018 elections, several graduates — as well as a current student — of Willamette University’s College of Law ran for elected positions.

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Willamette Law hosts ‘A Conversation with Senator Murkowski’

Sen. Lisa Murkowski JD’85 returns to her alma mater for an interactive evening with Willamette students.

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Two Willamette Law students land D.C. externships

Emily Lohman JD'19 and Taylor VanScoy JD'18 landed externships in our nation's capital — an experience that cannot be replicated in a classroom.

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Atkinson Lecture speaker says America has reached ‘a moment’ of decision

Native American activist Winona LaDuke discusses climate change, her role as a ‘water protector.’

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Willamette Singers records eighth album at legendary studio

Vocal jazz group joins music icons who record at Seattle’s Studio X.

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CLA implements new academic advising system

SAGE replaces JASON and WebAdvisor for Spring 2019 registration. Help is available.

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Students named winners of Don Turner Moot Court Competition

After four nights of competition, judges named Adin Johnson and Trevor Byrd, third-year Willamette Law students, as winners.

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Working together for a ‘strong future’ for Willamette MBA

Professor Michael Hand will serve as interim dean of the Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

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Bridgeman named to Wendt Chair in Business Law

Curtis Bridgeman, dean of the Willamette University College of Law, has been appointed to the Roderick and Carol Wendt Chair in Business Law.

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Alumni Spotlight: Andrew Galen

Not unto ourselves alone are we born: Andrew Galen, a Class of 2017 Willamette MBA alum, has truly taken our school motto to heart. After graduating just over a year ago, he wasted no time before becoming heavily involved in both the Salem and Willamette communities.

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A community message from President Thorsett

Ignorance and intolerance have no place in our society.

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Passing the bar with the help of BEAST

BEAST — a volunteer, around-the-clock effort by the entire law community helps bar examinees succeed.

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Longtime director of Office of Grants and Strategic Initiatives stepping down

After 13 years of developing OGSI and helping Willamette secure tens of millions of dollars in grants and awards, Kendra Mingo has accepted a position at University of Idaho.

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Willamette MBA to host special event on blockchain technology

Open to the entire WU community, the evening’s program will include a networking and social hour, an informational presentation and a panel discussion featuring AGSM and WU professors.

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Switchboard makes connections for jobs and more

An alumna launches a new career thanks to the free Willamette community resource.

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Willamette Law’s Business Lawyering Institute: The Business of Law

Willamette’s new Business Lawyering Institute prepares tomorrow’s attorneys for a changing world.

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Information forum on Claremont School of Theology

University leadership will update the community on current activities and plans between Willamette and CST.

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Families and alumni celebrate the Willamette community

Homecoming and Family Weekend combine for action-packed days of entertainment, commemoration and fun.

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TIUA’s Gundersen to retire in December

For more than 30 years, Gunnar Gundersen, executive vice president of Tokyo International University America, has been instrumental in building the American Studies Program and developing the lasting integration between Willamette and TIUA.

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Creativity flourishes with new arts fellowship

Students gain more access to faculty mentorship, funding and peer learning communities.

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New parking meters on Winter Street

You must pay at the parking stations along Winter Street to park or the city will ticket you.

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July 2018 Bar Exam Results

Willamette University College of Law graduates received results from the July 2018 Bar Exam.

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Willamette celebrates indigenous people

Lectures, presentations and a film commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in October.

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Introducing Willamette’s new daily bulletin, events calendar and more

Next week, Today@Willamette will arrive daily with things to know and things to do. The weekly bulletin moves to Wednesday. The new events calendar is live now.

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Hallie Ford Museum of Art turns 20

Museum celebrates more than 220 exhibitions and standing among the best in the Pacific Northwest.

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Willamette University Theatre finds a new twist on old classics

The 2018-19 season presents theatre, dancing and music.

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Willamette grads top Teach For America list

Willamette University shares the top spot among small colleges nationally for alumni service to the program.

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U.S. News names Willamette among top colleges

The university was also ranked highly by counselors and is listed also among the “Best Value Colleges.”

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Professor Richards receives national award for teaching excellence

The civic communication and media professor was lauded for using civic engagement and experiential projects to help students learn.

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Bearcats get involved at the fall expo

Activities and Resources Expo featured clubs, resources and opportunities for Bearcats.

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Willamette is a ‘hidden gem’ among universities nationwide

College Raptor highlights Willamette University in several rankings including the 25 Best Colleges in the Northwest.

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Willamette welcomes new students

Undergraduate and graduate students represent 30 states and several countries.

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New tenure-track faculty start the year at Willamette

Willamette welcomes two tenure-track faculty members who work in the College of Liberal Arts and Atkinson Graduate School of Management.

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Student Affairs changes staffing responsibilities

The division oversees key student areas including housing, dining, athletics, multicultural affairs and Bishop Wellness.

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Willamette Law welcomes largest class in last five years

For the fourth time in history, more than half of the new class are women

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Willamette ranked top liberal arts college in Northwest by Washington Monthly

The university moves up seven spots, boosted by students’ strong commitment to volunteer work.

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Willamette among Princeton Review’s top colleges

Listed as well among the nation’s environmentally friendly and sustainable colleges, Willamette is also ranked as a “Best Western College” and a “College that Pays You Back.”

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University provides option of using a preferred name

Willamette students, employees and staff may specify a name other than their legal one for use within the university’s information systems.

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Willamette professors volunteer at academy summer camps

The camps offer local high-schoolers a firsthand glimpse of life as a college student.

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Campus update on advancement

VP Shelby Radcliffe provides an overview of FY18 progress.

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Salem lifts drinking water advisory

The city’s drinking water is safe. The university is prepared for the future.

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Welcome Willamette’s summer visitors

Visitors will be on campus for summer conferences, camps and events through August.

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Bearcats reconnect with alma mater

Alumni Reunion Weekend celebrates the Willamette community, people and place.

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Willamette recognizes staff for outstanding service to the university

Eight employees receive Employee of the Year Awards, including the inaugural Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award.

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Questions of Truth

Willamette faculty and staff discuss how the university prepares students to separate fact from fiction in an information-saturated world.

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Tools of my trade — dressage

How does the dean of a management school relax in her spare time? By entering with a trusted partner into a new venture that demands intense concentration, the willingness to learn — and occasional broken ribs.

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Not Unto Ourselves Alone with Travis Stiles ’05

Bioscientist Travis Stiles ’05 explains how three professors and a fraternity brother inspired his potentially life-saving research.

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In class — “ENVR 327W: Water Resources”

Karen Arabas’ class examines the water resources of the western United States.

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On top of her game

Rosie Roberson ’99 has created nearly 100 games and was nominated for a Toy and Game Inventor Excellence Award.

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Willamette baseball impresses as runner-up in NCAA West Regional

Bearcats enjoy record-setting season and finish just short of advancing to national championship.

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A first-time novelist earns critical acclaim

Gabriel Tallent ’10 takes literary world by storm with debut novel “My Absolute Darling.”

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Spanish major travels half the world

Phoebe Keever ’07 broadens her perspective and helps others during service trips.

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2018 AGSM Honors & Awards Ceremony

Atkinson Graduate School of Management honored the achievements of students, faculty and staff at a ceremony May 10.

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Willamette University expands access for students with high school college credit

Credits earned from concurrent courses may transfer under the new guidelines.

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Willamette students receive scholarship for supporting LGBT rights

Andy Blevins JD ’19 MBA ’19, Carrie Elmore JD’19 follow several WU awardees of scholarship

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Professor Seth Cotlar lands national lectureship

Cotlar among 26 professors who will give lectures throughout the nation

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Take A Break combines volunteering, leadership and learning

Student-led groups travel to Seattle, Boise, San Francisco and Fresno for spring break.

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Varsity triathlon competition begins fall 2021

The women's team will compete in fall 2021.

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Sparks Field construction update

Preparation begins this week, parking and traffic flows to change over the summer.

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Waste audit offers valuable lessons in sustainability

A student-organized event showed how the campus community could improve its recycling efforts.

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Hawai’i Club presents 29th Lū’au

The event shared Polynesian music, food and traditions with the Willamette community.

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Internship steers BA/MBA grad to auto industry

A semester at Daimler Trucking helped J. Connor Maloney BA/MBA ’18 define his career path.

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Traditional Malay dance, bird song animates choir performance

Willamette Chamber Choir performed at regional conference for 18th time.

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Wulapalooza rocks Brown Field

Students celebrated the 20th annual Wulapalooza — Willamette University’s annual earth, art and music festival — on April 14.

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‘Wings of Fire’ makes world premiere at Willamette

Director Susan Coromel and composer Austin Green discuss the evolution and staging of the musical based on a tragic fire that shaped workers’ rights in the U.S.

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Law Professor Laura Appleman appointed to named professorship

She will become the Van Winkle Melton Professor of Law.

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Mentor of the Year provides a “home away from home” to students

Willamette Law selects Nani Apo JD’13, honors three others for Hon. Mary Mertens James award.

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Willamette Academy celebrates its new home

Staff and students welcomed visitors at an open house.

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Willamette MBA Preview Day 2018

On April 14, prospective students will meet current students, alumni and faculty while experiencing Willamette MBA.

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Athletics facilities renovated and improved

A number of Willamette University’s athletic facilities are undergoing renovation and construction projects.

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2018–19 Tuition for the College of Liberal Arts

Tuition increase is projected to place Willamette in the middle of its Northwest 5 peer institutions and in line with similar private colleges and universities nationally.

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Two more rounds of Bearcat Days this week and next

The program follows last month’s successful admitted-student event.

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Fresh start focuses career on inclusion

Megan Hinzdel JD’18 leads LGBT organization, OUTLaw, as she works to become lawyer.

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WITS launches new virtual private network

Working off campus? Securely access Willamette’s network drives from home and abroad.

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JD/MBA student who advocates for LGBTQ rights presents at Harvard

Andy Blevins JD/MBA’19 invited to speak on panel with legal experts.

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Oregon officials, experts to discuss legislative redistricting at April 19 event

Community, public are welcome to join Oregon officials and experts at Willamette.

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Atkinson Archive Podcast launches

New podcast highlights talent and expertise that make Willamette MBA Oregon’s top MBA program.

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Lessons from the ‘oracle’ of investing

MBA students get rare opportunity to visit with icon Warren Buffett

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A snail’s life

Unconventional, multimedia Dempsey Lecture chronicles the environmental plight of Taiwan’s golden treasure snail.

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Willamette to welcome Bearcat Days visitors

Please join us in welcoming approximately 500 guests to campus for Bearcat Days on March 15–16, April 5–6 and 12–13.

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Colby R. Takeda ’11

In 2015, Colby Takeda became one of the nation’s youngest administrators when he opened The Plaza at Waikiki, an assisted living community in Honolulu.

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Atkinson rebuilds admissions and recruitment teams

Reboot aims to create smoother and more impactful experiences for prospective students.

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