March 2014 News

Sexism exists within the video game industry, according to student study

Jen Allaway '15 is encouraged by people's reactions to her study on sexism within the gaming industry.


Rhetoric and media studies students present research papers in Idaho

The rhetoric and media studies majors are sharing their research with the Northwest Communication Association.


Rowing, strong mentors helped Withycombe believe in herself

A competitive rower and university professor, Jenny Withycombe ’02, MAT’03 credits her success to lessons learned at Willamette.

Environmental lecturer to shed light on America’s obsession with ‘stuff’

Writer and director Annie Leonard connects the dots between all the "stuff" in our lives and the environmental, economic and social issues we face.

US News and World Report: Willamette law jumps 28 spots

Successful job placement contributes to the law school’s 28-spot jump in the U.S. News and World Report Best Law School Rankings

Willamette MBA Again Among Oregon’s “Top 100 Green Organizations”

Oregon Business Magazine praises AGSM’s sustainability efforts.

English professor Allison Hobgood releases second book in two years

English professor Allison Hobgood explores the emotional experience of theater goers in Renaissance England.


Pianist Elizabeth Schumann performs at Willamette April 10

From Beethoven to Liszt, beautiful music awaits those who attend Willamette University’s Grace Goudy Distinguished Artist Series April 10, featuring pianist Elizabeth Schumann.

Two Willamette professors receive grants to fund their science research

MJ Murdock Charitable Trust helps fund hands-on research experience for six Willamette students.


WU student learns administration skills through El Pomar Fellowship

Hannah Staller '14 will learn leadership, management skills in Colorado.


Iman Almutairi MBA ’14 hones her entrepreneurial instincts at Atkinson

When she couldn't find opportunities to earn her MBA in her home country of Saudi Arabia, Iman Almutairi MBA ’14 set her sights on the Atkinson Graduate School of Management.


Science education probed during April 2 lecture at Gilgamesh Brewery

Catherine Drennan, a professor of chemistry and biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will discuss science education with the Willamette community April 2 and 3.

James Cuno, CEO of Getty Trust, Named 2014 Atkinson Commencement Speaker

Willamette alumnus will earn honorary membership in Beta Gamma Sigma at May ceremony.

Novelist Adrianne Harun speaks at Willamette University April 3

The Hallie Ford Literary Series is concluding the year April 3 with a lecture from novelist Adrianne Harun.

Colin Schilling MBA’12 thrives on more than one apple a day.

Colin Schilling MBA’12 thrives on more than one apple a day.

WU student shares her research on sexism in the video game industry

Jen Allaway '15 is discussing sexism within the game industry in San Francisco March 20.


Price of unchecked aggression probed in "The Trojan Women"

The difficult questions of war and the price one pays for unchecked aggression are explored in “The Trojan Women,” playing at Willamette University April 10-26.

Best-selling author Sherman Alexie shares stories about his childhood

Through the Atkinson Lecture Series, Alexie gave insight into his childhood on the Spokane Indian Reservation.


Willamette grad sheds light on forgotten pieces of Oregon history

After covering stories worldwide during a 43-year journalism career, R. Gregory Nokes ’59 now writes about something much closer to home: Oregon history.

Hallie Ford Literary Series features poet Wendy Willis on March 12

Author Wendy Willis ’88 will visit Willamette on March 12 to read from her collection of poems, “Blood Sisters of the Republic.”

Believe in Me fundraiser to benefit Willamette Academy students

Believe in Me fundraiser to benefit Willamette Academy students

Holmes shares accounts from his book, "Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies"

Seth Holmes, author of "Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States" will discuss the hidden perils farmworkers face during a lecture at Willamette University March 13.

Life experiences shape Scott Nadelson's writing, teaching

Nominated for an Oregon Book Award, English professor Scott Nadelson strives to inspire his students just as much as they inspire him.

Martha Sonato '15 jump-starts her career through the PPIA program

Through the highly selective program, Martha Sonato '15 will learn about public policy.


WU student works with Oregon State Hospital to open new art exhibition

Featuring art created by people with mental illnesses, "Works by Us, Words by Us" is showing at WU through March 14.


Lindsay Russo '15 received a Carson Grant

The faculty and students congratulate Lindsay Russo ('15) for her Carson Grant titled "Warm-Up Duration: Effect on Dynamic Knee Valgus for Female Soccer Players".