February 2010 News

Select February media clips A selection of clips from Willamette's media coverage in Feb. 2010.


Professor co-authors Jewish history book Ellen Eisenberg’s book is the first interpretive history of Jews on the Pacific Coast.


Willamette earns presidential service award Willamette is one of only six colleges and universities nationwide to receive the Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Presidential Award.


Our Town The ensemble will perform Ned Rorem’s opera March 12 and 13.


John Irving visits Willamette The author of “The World According to Garp” and “The Cider House Rules” shared his writing process with students.


Chemistry earns grant for equipment A new polarimeter will enhance student experiments in the chemistry department.


Archaeologist discusses World Heritage Site Willamette to host a lecture on the site “Archaeology” calls one of the “Top 15 Discoveries of 2009”


Winter Choral Concert The three premiere choral ensembles from Willamette University will perform a concert Sunday, Feb. 21.


New dean of the College of Liberal Arts President Pelton appoints Marlene Moore as new dean to the College of Liberal Arts.


Church and state issues The New York Times Magazine quoted Law Professor Steven K. Green in a feature on Christianity and the country’s founders.


Students to research in China Professor Xijuan Zhou and her students won a grant to travel to China to study shamanic rituals and symbols.


Ford Hall earns LEED Gold Solar panels, low-flow plumbing fixtures and native landscaping are among the features that make the academic building green.


Oregon Symphony Classical Concert The symphony will be joined by Angela Hewitt for a concert at Willamette.


Art professor wins Graves Award Andries Fourie earned a prestigious award that will help him enhance African studies at Willamette.


Africa Week Enjoy food, art, dance, film and culture from Africa. Events are free and open to the public.


TIUA Class Arrives Ninety-three students from Tokyo International University are beginning a year of academic and cultural learning in Salem.


Willamette Academy Commended Two recent publications lauded the successes of Willamette’s college access program.


Live Painting Performance Native American artist Bunky Echo-Hawk addressed stereotypes while creating a painting on the Willamette campus.


Forty Under 40 The Portland Business Journal honors three young Willamette alumni who are achieving in their careers and the community.

Reading conversations help children learn Interim dean of Willamette's School of Education offers parents tips on teaching their children to read.

Portraiture Exhibition by April Waters An exhibition of six portraits of contemporary women leaders by Salem artist April Waters will open on Feb. 20.

Peace Corps Top College rankings Peace Corps names Willamette among top producing schools.

Book explores blockbuster films Why are “The Godfather” and “Jaws” so popular? Professor Peter Wogan’s book looks to anthropology for an answer.

Carl Hall Gallery to Re-Open on March 4 Join us in celebrating with a family activity workshop at noon on March 6.

Willamette Offers Free Course for Low Income Adults In partnership with Oregon Humanities, low income adults can take a free college course this summer.

Chinese debaters visit Willamette Students from China and Willamette will engage in an informal debate on censorship.

Puttin’ on the Ritz The 15th annual event features a dinner and dance music from the swing era.

Social Pow Wow The Eighth Annual Social Pow Wow celebrates the traditions, history and culture of native peoples.