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Willamette University

February 2016, Monthly Edition

Since spring semester began, students and staff have volunteered locally to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, attended a public forum to learn about the political legacy of Sen. Mark Hatfield '43 and reengaged in numerous professional opportunities at the Oregon State Capitol. Read on to learn more about the latest happenings at Willamette, and share your story ideas with us at

Reza Aslan Religious scholar and best-selling author Reza Aslan will deliver the next Atkinson Lecture: “Holy Wars: Religion and Violence at Home and Abroad.”

Jacqueline Rushing, new interim executive director for Willamette Academy, discusses upcoming changes for the program.

Capitol connections Learn how Willamette's proximity to state offices benefits students.

Hatfield ’43 made significant contributions to foreign policy during his 30-year career as an Oregon senator.

Into the Streets About 180 Willamette students, staff volunteered Jan. 22 as part of the university's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.

The Willamette University MBA program was named a Tier 1 school in North America by CEO Magazine.

Peter Harmer Driven to help students excel, exercise science professor Peter Harmer earns a statewide mentor award.

Larios wins the Milken Award and a $25,000 prize.

Mike Chasar The English professor will work on his second monograph, “Beyond the Book: Poetry and New Media in Modern America.”

Jake Kornack '17 shares his first-hand experience from the COP21 summit in Paris.

Amadou Fofana Willamette's French and Francophone Studies professor will undertake a collaborative documentary project on African cinema.

The board aims to foster effective, two-way communication between students, administrators.

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Taneesh Sra ’16, MBA '17 Taneesh Sra ’16, MBA '17 develops a winning strategy through golf, MBA program.

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