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Portland playwright Andrea Stolowitz looks at war and friendship in 'Ithaka,' premiering at Artists Repertory Theatre
The Oregonian (May 26)

"Andrea Stolowitz didn’t set out to write a play about soldiers or war or death. She just wanted to write about friends.

“I originally thought I wanted to write about a dissolution of friendship,” she says, sitting in a Southeast Portland cafe, talking about her latest play, “Ithaka,” which gets its world premiere on Friday at Artists Repertory Theatre.

2013 Summer Events Guide: Visual arts best bets
The Oregonian (May 16)

"Holly Andres: 'The Homecoming' In Salem, Willamette University's Hallie Ford Museum gives Portland photographer Holly Andres her first retrospective."

Students' work with Garten impressive
Statesman Journal (May 13)

"This year, more than 30 Willamette students volunteered their time at Garten. What is particularly impressive is that they brought their experiences back to the campus and engaged other students through the powerful “End the R Word” program."

Marks of time, from the Iron Age to ours: James B. Thompson's latest art show considers fragments in a churning universe
Oregon Arts Watch (May 10)

“'It’s all marks,' Salem artist James B. Thompson said, walking through the gallery at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art where his most recent show is entering its final days. 'That’s what I do.'”

Focus on business-travel safety after rail threat
Society for Human Resource Management (May 3)

"HR practitioners have a big role to play in ensuring the safety of employees while they travel for business, since an employer has both legal and moral obligations to its employees as part of its duty of care, observed Lisbeth Claus, Ph.D., SPHR, GPHR, professor of global human resources at Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management in Portland, Ore."

Commencement Speakers Announced: Baltimore City CC, Colby, Episcopal Divinity,Harper, Johnson C. Smith, McNally Smith, NYU, Thunderbird, U. of Richmond, Washington & Jefferson, Wentworth, Willamette
Inside Higher Ed (May 1)

"Willamette University: Kathryn Sullivan, acting under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and acting administrator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Paul De Muniz, retired chief justice of the Oregon Supreme Court."

Ore. House backs Hatfield statue in US Capitol
The World (May 20)

"The Oregon House voted Monday to pull a statue of Oregon pioneer Jason Lee from a prominent place in the U.S. Capitol and replace it with one of the late Mark Hatfield, one of the most influential politicians the state has seen.

Statue of Mark Hatfield may replace state pioneer
The Register-Guard (May 14)

"Oregon lawmakers are forging ahead with a plan to erect a statue of former Sen. Mark Hatfield in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., a move that will require them to yank a statue of pioneer and missionary Jason Lee that’s been there since 1953.

Each state gets two statues in the National Statutory Hall Collection, which are displayed throughout the Capitol.

Oregon’s representation is Lee, who founded a Methodist missionary school that later became Salem’s Willamette University and helped early U.S. settlement of Oregon, and John McLoughlin, a fur trader known as the 'Father of Oregon.'"

A local civics lesson
Albany Democrat-Herald (May 11)

"In Brandon Johnson’s experience, student government classes tend to focus on national politics and the structure of government in Washington, D.C.

So when the Willamette University master’s degree candidate landed a student teaching job at South Albany High School, he decided to bring the government experience closer to home."

Trio to help others while hiking 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada
The Bellingham Herald (May 7)

"Peter and Wynne Wimberger of Tacoma used vacations with their kids to show them nature and the love of a good hike.

Next week, Peter Wimberger will load daughter Elena, 22, (who will graduate from Willamette University on May 12) and son Gus, 18, into the car, drive them to the Mexican border and leave them. By mid-October, give or take a month, the siblings should make it home."

Chapman University's California Dreamin' Investor and Fast Pitch Business Plan Competition draws 25 universities competing for $230,000 in prize money (May 2)

"The California Dreamin competition, now in its second year at Chapman University, brought together students from top university entrepreneur programs around the country to prove that they have the best business plan.

Finalists were: Willamette University, USC, and UC Berkeley who won $30,000 each ($15,000 cash and $15,000 equity) and $1,000 of Amazon Web Services Credits."

New Book on Zena Reminds us of Great Riding and Great History
Salem Breakfast on Bikes (May 1)

"There's a new book out that offers all kinds of riffing on the notion of "a sense of place"!  Finding a Sense of Place: An Environmental History of Zena looks terrific."