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Law professor receives US Alumni TIES grant

Warren Binford receives grant to combat trafficking of child sex abuse images online.

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Quick links for Willamette winter break information

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

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Alumna uncovers rich history in Scotland

Michelle Atherton’s Willamette experience led her to a unique conservation project abroad.

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Tax reform and higher education

Resources and information about how new legislation could impact Willamette and other colleges and universities.

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Portal to replace website gateway pages

Over winter break, WITS will retire the Willamette website’s gateway pages for students, faculty and staff.

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Atkinson dean finalists to visit Willamette

Willamette community members are invited to attend open forums with each candidate.

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Next Cookies and Conversation planned for Tuesday

Afternoon casual conversation with university leadership open to all students.

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Clean energy, legislation and language

Willamette’s faculty colloquium tackles climate change at the ballot.

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Third-year law students named winners of Don Turner Moot Court Competition

Following the fourth night of competition last week, the judges recognized third-year law students Autumn Mills and Conor McCahill as the winners of the annual Don Turner Moot Court Competition.

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University staff updates related to Title IX procedures

University hires new confidential advocate and names new Title IX coordinator.

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Final sticker price is what matters, says Prof. David Friedman in holiday advertising story

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday just a couple of weeks away, Willamette Law Prof. David Friedman commented in a national Magnify Money story this week on holiday advertising.

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Law student and veteran serves LGBTQ military community through fall externship, work on transgender ban lawsuit

Third-year JD/MBA student Andy Blevins’ first encounter with OutServe-SLDN occurred while he served in the military. From 2007-11, he was a cryptologic technician for the Navy.

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Judge Beth Allen JD’96 wins recent awards

Judge Beth Allen JD’96 now knows how well her friends can keep secrets from her. The Willamette Law alumna was surprised this fall with not one, but two awards for her work in the community and judiciary.

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Tynan Gable ’17 recognized for Hatfield Library Research Award

Tynan Gable ’17 was commended by the adjudication committee for the Mark O. Hatfield Library Research Award based on work from an EXSCI 248 class.

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Up with the lark for Willamette walks

Willamette students, faculty learn about birds and identify species.

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Prof. Paul Diller submits amicus curiae brief to Supreme Court

Willamette Law Prof. Paul Diller recently submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court for the case Gill v. Whitford, which was argued Oct. 3.

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Portland Tribune quotes Prof. Jeff Dobbins in story on opioid lawsuits

The Statesman Journal quoted Laura Appleman, professor of criminal law, in a Tuesday story on potential juror misconduct.

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Prof. Laura Appleman quoted in Statesman Journal story

The Statesman Journal quoted Laura Appleman, professor of criminal law, in a Tuesday story on potential juror misconduct.

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Cookies and Conversation planned for Tuesday

All Willamette students invited to join university leaders for this monthly event.

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Get ready for the Great Oregon ShakeOut

Learn about earthquake preparedness at 10:19 a.m. on 10/19.

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Mandatory password change for everyone

Members of the university community must change their Willamette network passwords by Oct. 17.

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Law classes elect new officers for 2017-18 academic year

There were runoff elections for the 3L secretary/treasurer, 1L president and second vice president of SBA, but by Sept. 26, the votes were finalized.

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Law Prof. Keith Cunningham-Parmeter quoted in Portland Tribune story

The labor law professor spoke about an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case dealing with mandatory union fees.

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First-year law student quoted in Statesman Journal and AP news stories

Samantha Klausen JD’20 attended the Salem City Council meeting Monday to speak out against the proposed sit-lie ordinance.

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Response to federal review of Title IX guidance

Willamette will continue its best-practice processes for prevention of and response to sexual misconduct.

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Exec in Residence Yocom visits AGSM

From Atkinson to D.C. and back

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Attorney-Mentor Program kicks off 2017–18 academic year

The Willamette Law Placement Office matched 110 students with attorney mentors for the 2017-18 school year.

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Meet our new nonprofit unicorn

The Willamette Law Placement Office matched 110 students with attorney mentors for the 2017-18 school year.

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Willamette trustee honors legendary mathematics professor

A $5.5 million pledge will impact students and faculty in mathematics and physics.

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Students sign up for a variety of clubs and groups

Activities and Resources Expo featured more than 100 opportunities for student involvement.

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Willamette welcomes incoming students

Undergraduate, graduate students represent dozens of states and several foreign countries.

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JD/MBA student learns adaptability is key to opportunities with joint degree

From her room in South Korea, Emily Dougherty types out an email describing her experiences in the JD/MBA program at Willamette University. A third-year student in the four-year program, Dougherty relishes the time when she can do what she loves best — traveling.

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Workday launched as Willamette’s new HRIS

The official transition of human resources and payroll systems occurred on July 10.

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Law student Andy Blevins is first runner-up for National LGBT Bar Student Leadership Award

Third-year Willamette JD/MBA student Andy Blevins nominated a fellow student for the Student Leadership Award given by the National LGBT Bar Association. That student didn’t win, but Blevins was named the first runner-up.

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‘Phenomenon on the lawn’ attracts national attention

Journalists join Willamette for the “Phenomenon on the lawn.”

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2017 Faculty Awards announced

Seven outstanding faculty members honored at Opening Convocation.

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Updates to campus food service for fall semester

Dining Services seeks input on menu offerings. Cat Cavern will transition to event-only venue.

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Two Willamette Law alumni appointed judges

Steven R. Powers JD’01 was named to position seven on the Oregon Court of Appeals, and Christopher A. Ramras JD’96 was named to position 15 on the Multnomah County Circuit Court.

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Willamette lauded in latest ‘Fiske Guide to Colleges’

Steven R. Powers JD’01 was named to position seven on the Oregon Court of Appeals, and Christopher A. Ramras JD’96 was named to position 15 on the Multnomah County Circuit Court.

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Willamette Store temporarily closes next month for renovation

Steven R. Powers JD’01 was named to position seven on the Oregon Court of Appeals, and Christopher A. Ramras JD’96 was named to position 15 on the Multnomah County Circuit Court.

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Willamette launches Workday, the university’s new HRIS

Employees can use the system to log work hours, request time off and review other details.

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Welcome Willamette’s July and August visitors

Please welcome these guests to Willamette University.

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Willamette honors outstanding employees

Six staff members recognized for innovation, sprit and service.

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Student Center for Equity and Empowerment and Multicultural Affairs relocating this summer

The reimagined space will be part of the Lee and York residence halls remodel.

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Willamette Academy celebrates graduation

Families, friends and teachers gathered to honor graduates.

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Welcome Willamette’s summer visitors

Conferences, camps and other activities will bring groups of all ages to campus. Here are events beginning in May and June.

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Rising 2L Jackie Sandmeyer awarded Shepherd Legal Scholarship

Jackie Sandmeyer works full-time and goes to law school, dedicating most days to the LGBTQ community and constantly striving to find ways to give back.

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Green Fund awards sustainability grants

From bike racks outside Montag to a local symposium about refugees, the Green Fund program is sponsoring diverse projects that advance sustainability, equity and social justice on campus and in our community.

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WITS improves residence hall Wi-Fi

Student surveys show increased satisfaction with internet service after upgrades.

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Street Law holds mock trial program for local high school students

Salem-Keizer high school students learned about the legal process and argued a mock case before an Oregon Court of Appeals judge.

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Willamette sets 2017–18 tuition and fees

CLA tuition increase is a historic low for the university.

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Willamette introduces Office of Grants and Strategic Initiatives (OGSI)

Redefined office creates greater collaboration related to grants, foundation relations and strategic initiatives.

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Spring break reminders

Here are a few things for students to know concerning housing, food and transportation.

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Six faculty granted tenure for 2017–18 academic year

The university recognized Anna Cox, Brandi Row Lazzarini, Roy Pérez, Abigail Susik, Karen Sandrik and Kawika Pierson for their teaching, scholarship and service.

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Willamette welcomes Bearcat Days visitors

Events for admitted students kick off Thursday and Friday.

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President’s Task Force on Equity and Inclusion completes report

The group’s recommendations were presented to President Thorsett last week.

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Official statement in response to the withdrawal of federal protection for transgender rights

The group’s recommendations were presented to President Thorsett last week.

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Keeping PACE with Larry Ettner

One of the signature programs at Willamette University MBA celebrates milestone.

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Speeches, vigil and social media campaign to celebrate black history

Black Student Union club hosts several events in honor of Black History Month.

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Faculty and staff help set a new fundraising record

Already at $1M, the Annual Fund directly supports Willamette’s students today.

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Two college guides note Willamette’s positive impact

Princeton Review and Washington Monthly rank Willamette among top schools for community service and student engagement.

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President Thorsett’s messages regarding the executive order on travel and immigration

President Steve Thorsett offers his thoughts and reflections on recent executive orders.

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Campus jobs open for leadership — and non-leadership — types

All Willamette students are encouraged to apply for Campus Life jobs

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Winter choir tour brings Bieber and Basie to Oregon, California

Update (Jan. 9, 2017): Unfortunately, the choir tour had to be canceled due to the winter storm that paralyzed Oregon over the weekend.

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MBA alumni planning world’s biggest cider house in Portland

Colin Schilling ’10 MBA’12 and Kornei MBA’12 plan ambitious Portland expansion.

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Nonprofit giving — how to make smart and effective charitable donations

Two not-for-profit experts from Willamette University MBA give tips on effective charitable giving.

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Dog Days returns for finals week

If you’re feeling stressed about finals, try petting a dog.

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Willamette Law alumnus Baum JD’83 appointed staff director for House committee

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden named Willamette Law alumnus Ray Baum JD’83 staff director of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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Willamette to add women’s lacrosse

Plans include a club team in 2017–18 and a varsity team in 2018–19.

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Willamette magazine distribution changes

The campus community is encouraged to read the online version.

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Student-led initiative for longer fall break kicks in this year

Limited options for food, activities available to students who stay on campus.

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Student trip highlights Oregon’s little-known racial history

Oregon Black Pioneers nonprofit leads College Colloquium trip to Portland.

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Employee Forum recap

Staff offer input on potential chief diversity officer hire.

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Post election thoughts

President Thorsett shared a special message with the Willamette community.

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Identity, climate change and other topics head Carson talks

Undergraduates present findings from Carson Undergraduate Research Grants.

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Willamette students respond to the 2016 presidential debates

How is Willamette University responding to the 2016 presidential election? Find out in this video of students at DebateWatch and this preview article from Willamette magazine’s fall issue.

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Students asked to update emergency contact information

All students will be required to update their information before registering for classes.

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During outdoor odysseys, new friendships form

Willamette’s Outdoor Program offers 120 trips per year to Oregon’s coast, mountains and other popular spots.

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Campus Life office broadens scope to better serve students’ needs

The office is a hub to connect students with services, programs and resources across campus.

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Willamette Law's Danny Santos JD'86 named to Southern Oregon University Board of Trustees

The Oregon Senate confirmed Danny Santos JD’86, Willamette alumnus and former associate dean for student affairs and administration, to the Southern Oregon University Board of Trustees on September 22.

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Willamette ranked among the best in the Northwest

The new Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranking places Willamette as second highest institution in Oregon, fourth highest in the Northwest.

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Willamette to update its Human Resources Information System (HRIS)

The new system will help streamline processes and provide stronger security measures.

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Exploring Jewish history in Oregon from 1950-2010

In her new book, Ellen Eisenberg examines Oregon’s Jewish community during a period of rapid change.

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ACHA to evaluate Willamette’s health care model

ACHA to evaluate Willamette's health care model

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Season of Shakespeare

Willamette University Theatre’s new season features contemporary plays, music, dance and “Macbeth.”

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Updates on communications and enrollment

Russ Yost and Jeremy Bogan will take on expanded roles after Oct. 7.

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Beauchamp: The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till

The emmy-nominated filmmaker Keith Beauchamp shares Till's story.

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Campus-wide water testing nearly complete

In response to national concerns over water quality, Willamette University tested its drinking water supplies over the summer.

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Decision reached on rowing injunction request

University will continue with process of selecting another varsity women’s sport and strengthening gender equity.

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College of Law donors invest in value of moving forward

Consistency has proven key for Jim Averill, ‘70, JD’73 and his wife, Pat. For 34 years, the Averills have given to the Willamette University Law Annual Fund, with 27 of those years being consecutive.

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Willamette welcomes new tenure-track faculty members

They join several departments in CLA, Law and AGSM.

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2016 Faculty Awards announced at convocation

Willamette University recognized seven outstanding faculty members for their significant contributions.

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A new home for Campus Recreation

The revitalized Montag Center will promote student activity, engagement and community building.

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Rummaging for sales and sustainability

Students bargain-hunt during an Opening Days event that contributes to Willamette’s waste reduction goals.

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Convocation speaker addresses life’s great mysteries

Robert Krulwich of Radiolab urges first-year students to cultivate wonder about the world.

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Opening Days gets the class of 2020 off to a good start

The Willamette community welcomes its newest members to campus.

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Rick's Cafe returns with new management, menu, brews

The College of Law's trendy hangout welcomes students back with a grand reopening tomorrow.

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Ursin elected to global professional association's board

Willamette MBA’s Beth Ursin will serve on the MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance’s board.

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Assistant professor named Kavli Fellow

Katja Meyer attends the Kavli Frontiers of Science Indonesian-American Symposium.

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Life of the mind

As history professor Bill Duvall retires after 45 years at Willamette, we look at how he and other legendary faculty members have helped students discover the enduring benefits of a liberal arts education.

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In nature's grip

Filmmaker John Waller ’98 journeys into uncharted territory to share stories of discovery, beauty and love.

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Warnock aims for the stratosphere as Perlan CEO

Ed Warnock leads the record-setting Perlan Project.

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Willamette announces commencement speakers, honorary degree recipients

Gov. Kate Brown to address graduating seniors

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Carson, Colloquium research grants announced

Students will explore ideas from classical to contemporary, at home and abroad.

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Two plays open at Willamette April 14

"The Feathered Mantle" and "The Weaver and the Dress" celebrate Japanese Noh-style theatre.

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Distinguished Artists Series features Theo Bleckmann and Ben Monder Duo

Theo Bleckmann and Ben Monder Duo to perform April 12 in Salem

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Whipple '74 to lead Campus Life

The new VP for Campus Life begins June 1.

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Tracy Hoffman Memorial run honors alumnus April 10

The fraternity hopes to make history by raising $25,000.

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Students at Sparks Fitness Center help people meet their health, fitness goals

Students launch new — and affordable — health and fitness programs for the Willamette community.

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Outdoor Program celebrates 10th anniversary this academic year

The student-run program gives students an affordable means to build connections with their peers while exploring Oregon’s natural wonders.

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Mancl ’17 aims for win-win in athletics, agriculture

Olivia Mancl ’17 earns accolades on the track and in the classroom.

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Renovations of Baxter, Doney to commence in May

Construction efforts focus on improving residence halls.

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A team built on a lasting foundation

Head Basketball Coach Kip Ioane ’01, MAT ’02 leads by example.

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Manoukian ’16 earns reporting internship

Elize Manoukian ’16 will write for The Gresham Outlook this summer

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Students reflect on this year’s Dempsey Environmental Lecture Series

Students share their take on this Vandana Shiva, this year’s Dempsey Environmental lecturer.

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Distinguished Artists Series features Sergei Babayan

The Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series will feature Sergei Babayan.

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“The Hotel Casablanca” opens March 10

Secrets and misunderstandings ignite in comedic opera.

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Willamette tops fundraising goal at Feb. 23 event

Willamette raised more than $250,000 to benefit students

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Bryan Schmidt gets his just desserts

The Bistro now sells a new cookie named after Director of Campus Recreation Bryan Schmidt.

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Willamette launches second 24 Hours of Giving event

Celebrate Bearcat pride and the philanthropy that makes it all possible on Feb. 23.

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Willamette ranked No. 6 for Peace Corps volunteers

More than 330 alumni have served the organization since 1961.

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“Vincent in Brixton” opens Feb. 18

Romance, destruction characterizes new Willamette production.

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Bianca Murillo wins Graves Award in the Humanities

Through the award, the history professor will travel to Morocco, Algeria and Egypt.

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Reza Aslan shares insights on religious extremism

Religious scholar Reza Aslan discussed religious extremism Feb. 9.

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Maile Symonds ’17 earns public policy fellowship

Maile Symonds ’17 will study public policy this summer.

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Princeton Review commends Willamette for its affordability

Willamette earns recognition in "Colleges that Pay You Back."

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Students explored meaning of art in “PIECES and PARTS”

Inspired by an art history class, the exhibition relied on student and faculty collaboration.

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New TIUA class arrives today

The 28th annual class of the American Studies Program (ASP) welcomes 98 new students.

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Supporting College Access and Preparing for Success

Jacqueline Rushing shares updates on the new Willamette Academy.

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CEO Magazine names Willamette MBA a Tier 1 school

Willamette was listed as one of two Tier 1 schools in Oregon.

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Leonard Pitts discussed race relations Feb. 5

Leonard Pitts spoke at Willamette as part of MLK celebration.

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Student Advisory Board seeks to bridge gap between students, administrators

The group aims to foster effective, two-way communication between students, staff and administrators.

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World War II helped shape Sen. Mark Hatfield’s political career

Hatfield ’43 made significant contributions to foreign policy during his 30-year career as an Oregon senator.

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New video explores Willamette's connections to the state capitol

Documentary filmmaker captures Willamette's connections to the Oregon State Capitol.

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Professor Peter Harmer earns Oregon mentor award

Professor Peter Harmer’s drive to help students excel earned him a statewide award.

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Willamette community gives back for MLK Day

Nearly 180 students, staff spent an afternoon serving their community.

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Sen. Mark Hatfield's legacy explored Jan. 26

Hatfield '43 made significant advances abroad while serving as Oregon's senator from 1967 to 1997.

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Willamette launches 24-hour crisis hotline

Through ProtoCall, students will receive immediate help from trained counselors.

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Willamette wins world record — for the second time

The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed the win this month.

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Ricardo Larios MAT '07 wins state teaching award

Larios wins the Milken Award and a $25,000 prize.

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MLK celebration to feature Leonard Pitts Jr.

Discussions, service reflect King's legacy.

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Amadou Fofana wins grant for documentary project

Amadou Fofana will undertake a collaborative documentary project on African cinema.

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Chasar earns National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship

Chasar will work on a new book about poetry and new media.

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Psychology professor wins national teaching award

Courtney Stevens is the 2015 recipient of the Jane S. Halonen Teaching Excellence Award.

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De Muniz highlights state judiciary

"American Judicial Power" highlights state judiciary's role

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Alumna, professor help Anya Rogala ’16 find her way

Through the help of her mentor, Anya Rogala ’16 transforms two internships into a chosen career.

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Carson Scholars share research at public forum

A summer program enables students to study scholarly, professional or creative endeavors around the globe.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates cancels January lecture

Concerns about health prompt the author to unschedule early 2016 appearances.

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“Evolution: Dance Concert” opens Nov. 12

Ballet, aerial dance, musical theatre and more await viewers of Willamette's new dance concert.

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Cuno ’73 addresses ISIS campaign

Cultural destruction threatens world heritage.

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Bearcats dominate 'Battle of the Beasts'

Three wins in one weekend - including soccer, volleyball and a donor challenge.

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Maya Kaup '17 stands up to her fears to champion important causes

Maya Kaup ’17 overcomes her aversion to the spotlight to champion important causes.

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Willamette issues campus climate survey on Oct. 27

Results will help the university better address issues related to assaults, harassment on campus.

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Violinist Lara St. John to kick off the Distinguished Artists Series

The performance is slated for Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Rogers Music Center.

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“My Case is Altered” premieres at Willamette

Race, class, gender roles explored in fall production.

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Robert Edsel shares the heroism of World War II treasure rescuers

The best-selling author and producer spoke as part of Willamette’s Atkinson Lecture Series on Oct. 15.

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Parents, students unite during Family Weekend

Nearly 950 visitors attended lectures, toured campus and explored Salem during the event earlier this month.

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Willamette observes a minute of silence

Community members gather to honor the victims of the tragedy at UCC.

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