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PNCA students explore the beauty of numbers at OMSI exhibition

05.02.2024 | Linda Lenhoff

Visual Mathematics students took over a gallery in the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry to showcase how mathematical principles can inspire artistic works.

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鶹Ƶɰ汾 students win big at international collegiate business competition

05.01.2024 | University Communications

The undergraduate team won Best Presentation Award, Runner-up in Documents, and Runner-up in Overall Performance with their simulated company Bearcat Health at the annual competition.

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Interdisciplinary research project serves at the intersection of public health and environmental science

04.04.2024 | Melanie Moyer

A contract with Marion and Polk Counties’ Health Departments brings together students and faculty to address environmental health hazards through civic-engaged learning.

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Empowered by a dual degree, Gianna Marchese BA’22, MBA’23 lands an impressive role at Warner Bros.

04.03.2024 | Melanie Moyer

While many in Hollywood are still recovering from pandemic-era closures and setbacks from the summer of strikes, Marchese landed a job promoting big-name films.

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Henry Dalton BS’24 creates 鶹Ƶɰ汾’s Fungi Project while studying the species’ possibilities for the future

04.02.2024 | Linda Lenhoff

Henry Dalton BS’24 pioneers the 鶹Ƶɰ汾 Fungi Project, exploring the potential of fungi for medicine. His approach showcases the world of mycology.

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Colloquium Students Examine Tech’s Effects on Gen Z | News

03.29.2024 | Linda Lenhoff

The students turned research into websites, podcasts, posters, and more to help others reduce screen time and find answers to mental health challenges.

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Farm Club grows food for the 鶹Ƶɰ汾 community and volunteers for local organizations

03.20.2024 | Melanie Moyer

Hidden across the Salem campus, you might stumble upon kale, corn, green beans and more. The student-grown fruits and vegetables nourish the campus and help feed the Salem community.

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Student-designed 鶹Ƶɰ汾 Week Dessert Issue takes the cake

03.14.2024 | Melanie Moyer

“This town takes its sweet tooth seriously,” writes the publication, and PNCA students helped reflect Portland’s sweet side in the layout and illustrations for the magazine.

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Student cancer research takes top prizes from doubleheader conferences

03.14.2024 | Melanie Moyer

Chemistry students spend their summers learning how to conduct innovative research while developing impressive research presentation skills.

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Genesis Turris MFA/MA’25 uses Graduate Curatorial Fellowship to engage PNCA community and beyond

02.01.2024 | Linda Lenhoff

The artist and curator focuses on public engagement in all of his work, which visitors had a chance to experience in two graduate student exhibits.

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Collaborative research project examines how AI shapes education

02.01.2024 | Paul McKean

An interdisciplinary summer research project gave Shouvik Ahmed Antu BS’26 the chance to work with faculty to explore how ChatGPT can empower innovative research and learning.

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Three new Art of Sparkling wine labels showcase PNCA talent

01.17.2024 | Melanie Moyer

Students found creative freedom and professional experience during another year of the partnership with Argyle Winery.

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Terry Sherman BA’25 strives to be a force for good on and off the court

11.01.2023 | Sophie Cipolla

When the opportunity arose for Terry Sherman BA'25 to pursue a summer internship at Center 50+, he knew immediately that it would be a great fit.

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Overcoming imposter syndrome and uncertainty, Nina Hernandez BA’21, MS’22 finds success in data science

04.26.2023 | Melanie Moyer

Now working in The Hartford’s iLab, Nina Hernandez developed her passion for data science with the guidance of professors, community, and campus resources.

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Design students bring artistry and dedication to community projects

11.01.2022 | Linda Lenhoff

鶹Ƶɰ汾 students contribute to community projects like Give!Guide redesign & Blanchet House displays, blending creativity with social impact

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Versatility, freedom define low residency writing program

08.11.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

PNCA's Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing offers many diverse writing forms, mentorship, and flexible scheduling for aspiring authors and writers.

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Mental health film produced by Ken Burns features WU student

07.13.2022 | Jennifer Johnson

Billie Henderson ’24 shares her journey in Ken Burns’ documentary, “Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness.” She aims to destigmatize mental health.

three students twirl flaming poi in a time-lapse photo so the fire forms circles around them

Get involved in clubs at 鶹Ƶɰ汾

09.20.2019

With 91 registered student organizations available this year, it’s harder to find something you’re not interested in.

Members of the editorial board of the Social Justice and Equity Law Journal (from L to R: Felipe Rendón, Andy Blevins, Megan Oshiro and Christian Muro).

Social Justice and Equity Law Journal publishes first issue

01.31.2018 | Sarah Carlson

Students formed the journal in fall 2016 to contribute to society’s understanding of legal and policy issues concerning topics such as race, class, gender and sexuality.

Traci McDowall is a third-year law student at 鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law.

Third-year Law student wins OWLS Armonica Grant

01.05.2018 | Sarah Carlson

The Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation (OWLS) awarded 鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law 3L Traci McDowall an Armonica Grant at a luncheon near the end of November.

Nat Levy (L), runner-up of the Don Turner Moot Court Competition, stands next to the winners, Conor McCahill and Autumn Mills.

Third-year law students named winners of Don Turner Moot Court Competition

11.15.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Following the fourth night of competition last week, the judges recognized third-year law students Autumn Mills and Conor McCahill as the winners of the annual Don Turner Moot Court Competition.

Three 1Ls represented 鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law's APALSA student group at the NAPABA Convention: (L to R) Alex Dooley JD'20, Megan Irinaga JD'20 and Noelle Chan JD'20.

NAPABA Convention a success for 鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law students

11.10.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Five 鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law students represented the school in great fashion last weekend at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Convention.

Law Prof. Paul Diller submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court for the case Gill v. Whitford. He was assisted by 2L Mick Harris.

Prof. Paul Diller submits amicus curiae brief to Supreme Court

10.25.2017 | Sarah Carlson

鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law Prof. Paul Diller recently submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court for the case Gill v. Whitford, which was argued Oct. 3.

鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law students elected Felipe Rendón, Thomas Ybarra and Kelsey Dodds presidents of their respective classes.

Law classes elect new officers for 2017-18 academic year

10.03.2017 | Sarah Carlson

There were runoff elections for the 3L secretary/treasurer, 1L president and second vice president of SBA, but by Sept. 26, the votes were finalized.

鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law is located just across the street from state and local government agencies.

First-year law student quoted in Statesman Journal and AP news stories

09.29.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Samantha Klausen JD’20 attended the Salem City Council meeting Monday to speak out against the proposed sit-lie ordinance.

JD/MBA student Emily Dougherty

JD/MBA student learns adaptability is key to opportunities with joint degree

08.31.2017 | Sarah Carlson

From her room in South Korea, Emily Dougherty types out an email describing her experiences in the JD/MBA program at 鶹Ƶɰ汾. A third-year student in the four-year program, Dougherty relishes the time when she can do what she loves best — traveling.

Veteran and 鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law/MBA student Andy Blevins

Law student Andy Blevins is first runner-up for National LGBT Bar Student Leadership Award

08.25.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Third-year 鶹Ƶɰ汾 JD/MBA student Andy Blevins nominated a fellow student for the Student Leadership Award given by the National LGBT Bar Association. That student didn’t win, but Blevins was named the first runner-up.

Members of the Class of 2020 enjoyed a reception with family members during their week of orientation in mid-August.

鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law welcomes Class of 2020

08.22.2017 | Sarah Carlson

鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law welcomes its most diverse class yet, with more female students and a higher LSAT profile. The cohort boasts many varied backgrounds.

Jennifer Trundy JD'19 completed her walk on a route of the Camino de Santiago in May. Here, she stands, just finished with her walk, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Nontraditional student walks Camino de Santiago and continues path through law school

07.21.2017 | Sarah Carlson

After spending 15 years as the wife of a military officer and building a resume with a list of varied jobs, Jennifer Trundy started law school at age 48.

Second-year Jackie Sandmeyer is a part-time 鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law student who received the Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship from OGALLA.

Rising 2L Jackie Sandmeyer awarded Shepherd Legal Scholarship

05.08.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Jackie Sandmeyer works full-time and goes to law school, dedicating most days to the LGBTQ community and constantly striving to find ways to give back.

Salem attorney Jennifer Brown JD'08 (far right) stands with her 鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law student mentees (l to r): 2L Brittany Sumner, 1L Will Riddell, and 3L Shelby Thomas.

鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law chooses Attorney Mentor of the Year

04.14.2017 | Sarah Carlson

鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law named Salem attorney Jennifer Brown its Mentor of the Year at a reception April 5.

James Sullivan, a second-year law student, discusses the mock trial with Salem-area high school students who attended the Discover Law spring break program at 鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law.

Street Law holds mock trial program for local high school students

04.10.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Salem-Keizer high school students learned about the legal process and argued a mock case before an Oregon Court of Appeals judge.

The 2016 recipients of WUPILP fellowships were (left to right): Paloma Dale, Erin Roycroft, Melissa Vollono, Olivia Godt and Jessica Ismond.

Training grounds for good

02.23.2017 | Raymond Penney

The public interest law project serves a dual purpose: train tomorrow's lawyers and serve the community.

April Stone, a first-year student at 鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law, will travel to Austria in March as the head coach for the US National Special Olympics snowboarding team at the World Winter Games. (Aubrey Aden-Buie/Special Olympics)

From the slopes to the courtroom

02.21.2017 | Sarah Carlson

Like a snowboarding course, first-year law student April Stone's path to 鶹Ƶɰ汾 has been a winding and sometimes difficult path.

Salem attorney Christine Moehl presents at the Equity in Health Law Symposium February 3 at 鶹Ƶɰ汾 College of Law.

Law Symposium brings health law community to campus

02.07.2017 | Sarah Carlson

The 鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law Review held its annual Law Symposium February 3, highlighting the topic “Equity in Health Law.”

Gaby Perez-Mendoza and Bailey Moody

Two 鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law students awarded grants

11.22.2016 | Sarah Carlson

Third-year 鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law students Gaby Perez-Mendoza and Bailey Moody each received $1000 Armonica Grants from the Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation on Nov. 4.

The Scale of Justice rests in a courtroom.

Alicia LeDuc chosen as winner of Don Turner Moot Court Competition

11.16.2016 | Sarah Carlson

Participants in the Don Turner Moot Court Competition finished their arguments and the winner was chosen on Nov. 10.

Veteran and 鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law/MBA student Andy Blevins

Catalyst for change

11.11.2016 | Raymond Penney

Veteran and 鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law/MBA student Andy Blevins re-arms himself with tools to change the armed forces community.

Election

This scary, frustrating, crazy, unprecedented election

10.28.2016 | Sarah Evans

This year’s extraordinary presidential election has made voters across the country anxious and angry. At 鶹Ƶɰ汾, professors and classes help students navigate through the confusion and understand why their informed vote is important.

Food recovery network

鶹Ƶɰ汾 students help the needy through harvest gleaning

10.24.2016 | Jennifer Johnson

Food Recovery Network travels to Molalla, Oregon, to collect hundreds of pounds of apples.

Students practice in the moot courtroom

NAAC moot court competition names winners

10.17.2016 | Sarah Carlson

鶹Ƶɰ汾 College of Law hosted the annual National Appellate Advocacy Competition last week, where students argued a criminal matter in front of judges.

James Sullivan, Katherine Gipson McLean and Thomas Ybarra

Student Bar Association elects new class officers

09.23.2016 | Sarah Carlson

鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law’s Student Bar Association held elections this week and elected new officers for each class.

Lauren Barnes and Stacey Gibbons

Winners chosen in Spaulding Trial Competition

09.23.2016 | Sarah Carlson

The College of Law's Bruce Spaulding Trial Competition concluded with Lauren Barnes and Stacey Gibbons as winners. Learn about this event at 鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law.

Caroline Davidson

Law Professor Davidson quoted in Statesman Journal on lasting impact of Oregon v. Rideout

08.16.2016 | Patrick Riedling

鶹Ƶɰ汾 law professor Caroline Davidson discusses how rape trials have changed in the 38 years since the landmark spouse rape case in 1978.

Symeon Symeonides

Symeonides honored, teaches course at prestigious international law academy in Europe

08.15.2016 | College of Law Communications

Law Professor Symeon Symeonides is one of only six American law professors chosen to teach the general course at The Hague Academy of International Law.

Melissa Michaux

Questions of justice

08.01.2016 | Kristin Ohlson

An unusual class takes 鶹Ƶɰ汾 students inside prison walls to discover a new perspective on crime and punishment.

Anelise Zimmer

In conversation with Anelise Zimmer '16

08.01.2016 | Tina Owen

As the student speaker at Commencement 2016, Anelise Zimmer ’16 drew on her 鶹Ƶɰ汾 experiences and urged her fellow new graduates to find the courage to climb life’s mountains.

Prodigy Club

The Prodigy Club? College of Law welcomes four of the youngest first-year law students in its history

07.14.2016 | Patrick Riedling

The average age of a law student is 26, but this year we have four entering students under the age of 21.

PSU and 鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law announce new 3+3 program

Freshman to law degree in six years: PSU and 鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law announce new 3+3 Program

07.14.2016 | 鶹Ƶɰ汾 College of Law and Portland State University

鶹Ƶɰ汾 College of Law and Portland State University are launching a new 3+3 Program.

鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law Student Bailey Moody

Two 鶹Ƶɰ汾 Law students named Shepherd Scholars, positively impact LGBTQ legal issues

07.06.2016 | Patrick Riedling

Third-year law students Bailey Moody and Jessica Cavallero each received a 2016 Bill and Ann Shepherd Legal Scholarship for $6,500.

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Protecting a vulnerable group

05.09.2016 | Mike Russell

Joshua Reams L'16 sheds light on important issues around elder law.

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Follow the flow to a satisfying career

05.09.2016 | Mike Russell

Andrew Lum ’16 pairs his passion for athletics with academics and service.

Jessica Weiss

Jessica Weiss ’18 publishes academic paper, lands coveted NYC internship

05.09.2016 | Erin Dahl

鶹Ƶɰ汾’s liberal arts approach creates opportunities for Jessica Weiss ’18.

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All ears on her

05.02.2016 | Mike Russell

Madison Hall ’16 explores music and a new-found love of opera.

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Driven by sustainability and business

04.22.2016 | Erin Dahl

Lettajoe Gallup '15 MBA'16 uses her dual-degree to jump-start her career.

Carson Grants

Carson, Colloquium research grants announced

04.18.2016 | Monique Bourque

Students will explore ideas from classical to contemporary, at home and abroad.

Olivia Mancl ’17

Mancl ’17 aims for win-win in athletics, agriculture

03.28.2016 | Erin Dahl

Olivia Mancl ’17 earns accolades on the track and in the classroom.

鶹Ƶɰ汾 College of Law National Trial Team

WUCL trial team advances to finals at regional competition

03.16.2016 | Stephanie Palmblad (JD'12) and Patrick Riedling

Judges impressed by advocacy skills of a team of 鶹Ƶɰ汾 law students

Mark Andreoni '16

Mark Andreoni ’16 focuses his talents on helping others

02.29.2016 | Erin Dahl

By exploring new pursuits, Mark Andreoni ’16 discovers his calling

Taneesh Sra ’16

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

12.14.2015 | Erin Dahl

Taneesh Sra ’16, MBA '17, an economics major at 鶹Ƶɰ汾, balances academics, athletics, and leadership roles to graduate early with a BA/MBA dual degree.

Maya Kaup '17

Maya Kaup '17 stands up to her fears to champion important causes

11.04.2015 | Erin Dahl

Maya Kaup ’17 overcomes her aversion to the spotlight to champion important causes.

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Taking the fast lane

08.13.2015 | Erin Dahl

Meet Rushen, the competitive speed skater. With customized skates, aerodynamic clothing, and a trusty helmet, she races towards her goal of first place.

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