April 2017 Edition

The campus is blooming with color, thanks to the dedicated work of our Green Award-winning grounds crew. Bearcats across the country united for our inaugural Day of Service, the Social Pow wow continued a venerated tradition, and the Debate Union aims to close successful season at nationals. Read on for more of the latest Willamette news. Share your story ideas with us at wu-stories@willamette.edu.

Day of Service

Bearcats unite for Day of Service

As part of the university’s 175th anniversary celebration, members of the Willamette community in Salem and across the country joined together to do good.

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Social Pow wow

Social Pow wow celebrates 15 years

A near-record number attended this annual event celebrating tradition and culture.

Debate Union members

Willamette team’s success leaves nothing to debate

After a string of recent successes, the Debate Union prepares for the national tournament.

Willamette in fall

Grounds crew wins Green Award

Willamette University grounds team honored with the 2017 Mid-Willamette Valley Green Award for Large Sustainable Business of the Year.

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Nani Apo JD'13

Certificate in Dispute Resolution beneficial for all law students, alumnae say

One of Willamette Law’s specialty certificate programs provides a substantial foundation in mediation and negotiation for all law students.

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Nick Lawson '12 MBA'14

From studio art major to sports entrepreneur

Nick Lawson ’12, MBA’14 synthesized art, athletics and management skills to launch a fantasy sports app.

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Men’s golf wins Willamette Spring Thaw

Bearcats sweep top three spots with Sam Hinton ’19 in first, Kenneth Sheldon ’19 in second and Clark Wilson ’17 in third.

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Six faculty granted tenure for 2017–18 academic year

The university recognized Anna Cox, Brandi Row Lazzarini ’96, Roy Pérez, Abigail Susik, Karen Sandrik and Kawika Pierson for their teaching, scholarship and service.

David Grffith on Willamette River

Chemistry’s David Griffith secures $325K National Science Foundation grant

Griffith and senior research students will study estrogen and what happens to the hormone when released into aquatic environments.

Alumni bike trip

Bicycle journey through Europe comes full circle

Alumni donate photos and letters from 1954 student bike trip to Willamette University Archives and Special Collections.