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Native American Heritage Month at Salem's Hallie Ford Museum
The Oregonian (Oct 30)

"November is Native American Heritage Month and Willamette University's Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem plans several events."

At 15, Hallie Ford Museum of Art shines beyond Salem
Statesman Journal (Oct 28)

"James Cuno, a Willamette grad who has gone on to lead Harvard University museums and the Art Institute of Chicago, said, 'I think the commitment the (Hallie Ford) museum has made to the art of the region is extreme. It gives the art importance; it gives it identity. It preserves the legacy of the artists.'

Now president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles, Cuno visits the Hallie Ford when he attends meetings of Willamette’s board of trustees. He’s looking forward to seeing 'Breath of Heaven,' which he called 'a landmark in the history of Hallie Ford Museum and academic museums."

Salem, OR: Livability Top 100 Best Places to Live 2014
Livability (Oct 17)

"The Cherry City of Salem, Ore., earned a cherry ranking on our 2014 list thanks to its many recreational, cultural and natural amenities; easy access to quality and affordable health care; and a population well distributed across age groups to support both...

Salem is home to the first university in the West, Willamette University, which enrolls approximately 1,800 students, as well as Corban University, an independent Christian college."

UM big band students get in tune for concert with award-winning musician
Missoulian (Oct 17)

"'Not only is he an amazing musician, composer and teacher, he’s a wonderful guy who has a beautiful perspective on music and the world,' Tapper said.

At the Wednesday concert, each of the four big bands will perform some traditional material, in addition to a piece each by Miley – an original, or an arrangement."

Willamette off to a 4-0 start this year
Statesman Journal (Oct 12)

"Willamette University improved to 1-0 in the Northwest Conference, 4-0 overall, after a 50-21 victory against the Pirates on Friday night at McCulloch Stadium and is ranked No. 25 in the Top 25.

Bearcats quarterback Josh Dean was 22 of 28 with no picks and 331 yards for five touchdowns. Overall, he has completed 78 throws for a total of 1,142 yards and 12 scores."

Museum's free family day mixes art, archeology
Statesman Journal (Oct 10)

"Connect with history through art and archeology at “Family Activity Day” Saturday at Hallie Ford Museum of Art.

Family Activity Day has been a regular occurrence at Hallie Ford since 2004, happening 'once or twice a year depending on the exhibition,' said Art Education Curator Elizabeth Garrison."

"New tech incubator set for launch in Portland"
Portland Business Journal (Oct 30)

"Founder Institute, which first launched in 2009, has graduated more than 1,000 companies in 60 cities across the world. It matches mentors with idea-stage companies and allows participants to keep their day jobs during the program. According to founder and CEO Adeo Ressi, nearly 50 percent of Founder Institute graduates have gone on to land angel investment to continue building their companies.

Portland's chapter of Founder Institute will be co-directed by Willamette University's Wade Brooks and Andrew Beldin of Revenue Capital Management."

"A quiet trip to the ozone hole"
The New York Times (Oct 21)

Edward J. Warnock, an aerospace engineer and contributing professor at Willamette's Atkinson Graduate School of Management, is the chief executive of the Perlan Project. The nonprofit organization is building a glider, Perlan II, to study the stratosphere at close range.

Willamette grad pays tribute to Oregon's beauty by singing tune in each state park
Statesman Journal (Oct 17)

"Slater Smith was born in Portland; he grew up in Sisters; he graduated from Willamette University in Salem; he cut a record with his band on the coast. Like many lifelong Oregonians, he thought he knew his state.

Then he got the idea to visit every state park and to film himself singing his musical tribute “Back O’er Oregon.” He got the state to help sponsor the trip as a way to pitch tourism and film work."

Governor Kitzhaber appoints Joel DeVore, Erin Lagesen, and Doug Tookey to Oregon Court of Appeals
Office of the Governor (Oct 17)

"Ms. Lagesen received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Mathematics from Williams College, her Master of Science in Mathematics from the University of Oregon, and her Master of Education from Harvard University. She taught math at Milwaukie High School before receiving her law degree from Willamette University College of Law."

Letter: Innovative Willamette play deserves publicity
Statesman Journal (Oct 10)

"My husband and I attended the current Willamette University theater production, “The Conference of the Birds.” We found the play to be thought-provoking and innovative. The acting and the athletic choreography were superb.

What a gem of a theater experience we have right in our midst!"