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Willamette MBA program redefines lifelong learning with new alumni benefit
Reuters (Jun 25)

Alumni of Willamette University's MBA programs now have the opportunity to come back and take classes free of charge for life. The Willamette MBA for Life program, launching in fall 2013, allows graduates to register for select courses in the school's full time and evening MBA programs in Salem and Portland, Ore.


The Wings Club Selects Jim Albaugh As Its 2013 Distinguished Achievement Award Recipient
PR Newswire (Jun 19)

"The Wings Club, recognized as the premier aviation club in the world, will honor Mr. Jim Albaugh with the 2013 Distinguished Achievement Award. Acknowledging outstanding accomplishments in the field of aviation, The Wings Club will present this award on October 25, 2013, at its 71st Annual Awards Gala to be held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.

Following a storied 37-year career, Albaugh retired in 2012 as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, a $50 billion business. Albaugh was named to this position in September 2009. He was also Executive Vice President of The Boeing Company.

Albaugh holds bachelor's degrees in mathematics and physics from Willamette University and a master's degree in civil engineering from Columbia University."


Tai Chi Stops Falls, Saves Money
MedPage Today (Jun 18)

"Compared with other forms of exercise, performing the martial art tai chi not only reduced falls among Parkinson's disease patients, it was cost-effective as well, researchers suggested here.

The cost for preventing one fall — using a program of stretching exercise as a base — was $8 less if patients were using tai chi, said Peter Harmer, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Willamette University in Salem, Ore."


Aspiring doctor plans to improve Native health
Indian Country Today Media Network.com (Jun 12)

"Victoria Elizabeth Black Horse, or Pretty Evening Star, a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, recently graduated cum laude from Willamette University, in Salem, Oregon with a Bachelor’s Degree in biology and minors in chemistry and economics.

Victoria has been admitted to the University of Minnesota, where she will pursue her medical doctorate degree that specializes in the practice of medicine in rural and American Indian communities."


Former Sehome standout to compete for US volleyball team
The Bellingham Herald (Jun 7)

"Willamette University outside hitter and former Sehome standout Madisyn Leenstra has been selected as a member of the 2013 USA Division III Women's Volleyball team for its upcoming tour in Brazil."


Food Share making better boxes for diabetics
Statesman Journal (Jun 24)

Marion-Polk Food Share for years has made nutrition a priority in its food inventory, and it is now taking that commitment another step further. It’s called the Better Box, which is an emergency food box made specifically for people who are diabetic. The program was spearheaded by Marie Olsen, a 2012 Willamette University graduate and an AmeriCorps VISTA member. She started in August with a goal of understanding how the regional food bank could better meet the nutritional needs of families.


Science of Summer: Why Big-Budget Action Blockbusters Rule the Season
Live Science (Jun 18)

The fantastical sense of mystery and the supernatural that comes across in "Jaws" and other blockbuster movies appeals to broad audiences, said Peter Wogan, a professor of anthropology at Willamette University and co-author of "Hollywood Blockbusters: The Anthropology of Popular Movies" (Bloomsbury Academic, 2010).

"People want to sort of have their minds messed with," Wogan said. "I think that is a common theme."


When does insurance take effect? Your agent's word might dictate
The Oregonian (Jun 15)

"'If a consumer has language in front of them that's quite clear, and the agent says the opposite, I'm not sure the consumer always wins,' said Keith Cunningham-Parmeter, associate law professor at Willamette University in Salem. 'There's no iron-clad rule here. It's going to depend on how strong the agent's assurances were and how clear the language in the policy was.'"


AMR Corporation and US Airways Announce Board of Directors for the New American Airlines
CNBC (Jun 10)

"James F. Albaugh...is also President Elect of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society; an elected member of the International Academy of Aeronautics and the National Academy of Engineering; a member of the Board of Governors of the Wings Club; a member of the board of trustees of Willamette University and a member of the board of visitors of Columbia Engineering School."


Ellen Eisenberg selected for “Jews of Oregon” historic sequel
Oregon Jewish Life (Jun 1)

"'Oregon Jewish Life' covers work by Ellen Eisenberg, Scott Nadelson and Andrea Stolowitz."