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July 2014, Monthly Edition

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Marla Pasterick with children
GSE’s legacy celebrated at commencement
After 26 years of preparing educators to make their marks on the world, the Graduate School of Education celebrated its final commencement ceremony on June 14.

For more information about GSE's history and evolution, read a full-length story available in the spring edition of The Scene magazine.

Chloe Prendergast ’14
The Waller Violin Lives On
Willamette’s mysterious centuries-old instrument gained new life in the hands of Chloe Prendergast ’14.

Conner Mertens ’17
Speaking Out
Conner Mertens ’17 was the first active U.S. college football player to come out as bisexual. Several months later, he reflects on how his life has changed.

Shelby Decker ’16 and Yasmine Genena ’16
Students off to China through Gilman award
Two students, Yasmine Genena ’16 and Shelby Decker ’16, will spend part of the year studying in China after winning a scholarship from the Benjamin Gilman International Scholars Program.

Hayley Freedman ’09
Alumna pursues dream of studying in Europe
Hayley Freedman ’09 will earn her master’s in public health, thanks to an Erasmus Mundus Programme scholarship. She is the first Willamette University graduate to receive the award.

Alumni and friends are invited to visit the Hallie Ford Museum of Art as well as our music and theatre departments, which will be at the Salem Arts Fair this month. Find out about upcoming arts events and enter to win prizes.

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Bekah Daniel ’14
Track star earns Academic All-America honors
Bekah Daniel ’14 earns Capitol One Academic All-America honor.

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Steven Green, professor and director of Willamette's Center for Religion, Law and Democracy
Green discusses SCOTUS case
Professor Steven Green, director for Willamette’s Center for Religion, Law & Democracy, appeared on Australia's Religion and Ethics Report and on OPB's Think Out Loud to discuss a Supreme Court case involving contraception coverage.  

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Fall 2014 “MBA for Life” Registration Open
Registration is open for AGSM alumni interested in the MBA for Life program for fall semester courses in Portland and Salem. For alumni outside of the area, stay tuned for more information on the Alumni Virtual Book Club and other online events this fall — especially as the school's 40th anniversary approaches.

There are no fees for courses in the Early Career and Career Change MBA program, however books and materials are the responsibility of the participant. The registration deadline is Friday, July 25.

Atkinson hosts summer gathering in Portland
On Aug. 8, Willamette University MBAs are invited to tour the “new” Portland Center in the heart of the Pearl District.

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