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Willamette University

February 2015, Monthly Edition

From promoting health care through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to volunteering in the community, Willamette alumni, staff and students continue to demonstrate the university's motto, "Not Unto Ourselves Alone Are We Born." Read on to learn their stories, and continue to send your story suggestions to us at

Kaeli Swift '09
Unmasking a Researcher
Kaeli Swift '09 always knew she wanted to be a scientist. Her mentors helped her take flight as a researcher, and now she passes along what she's learned to Willamette students.

College Colloquium
Teaching the Meaning of Service
Students in Courtney Stevens' College Colloquium volunteered locally to better understand the connections between poverty and education.

Mara Hansen '06
Making a Difference
Mara Hansen's passion for public health was ignited by a medical anthropology course at Willamette. Today, through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Hansen '06 travels the world to improve health care services for the poor.

New TIUA Class Arrives
Willamette greets new TIUA class
Tokyo International University of America (TIUA) welcomes 132 new students to the American Studies Program in Salem.

Grant funds student archaeology research
The M. H. Wiener Foundation is helping students unearth new finds in Scotland.

Community Service
MLK's life, work inspires community service
Nearly 215 Willamette students and staff volunteered at six sites throughout Salem on Jan. 23.

Finalists named for Oregon Book Awards
An alumnus and visiting English professor were both nominated for their plays.

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Bearcats enter baseball season with plenty of talent
Willamette, picked to finish fourth in the NWC, has depth at every position.

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