Writer Barry Sanders Delivers 2009 Convocation Address
August 30, 2009
PNCA Faculty member and writer Barry Sanders delivers the 2009 Convocation address on September 1, one of four Cornerstone lectures that also includes Homecoming, the Edelman Lecture, and Commencement.
Sanders is the author most recently of The Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of Militarism. In 1998, Sanders was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize by the publisher HarperCollins for his book Alienable Rights: The Exclusion of African Americans in a White Man’s Land, 1619-2000.
Convocation | “Ha He Hi Ho Hu: A Very Brief History of Laughter”
12:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 1
PNCA Main Campus Building, Swigert Commons, 1241 N.W. Johnson St.
The event will also feature an informal centennial celebration, marking the day the doors first opened at PNCA (formerly the Museum Art School) in 1909.
Oregon’s Sculptor, Lee Kelly BFA ‘59, passed away on March 28, 2022, at age 89.
Pacific Northwest College of Art is offering an affordable and accessible option for transfer students who want to earn a BFA degree.
We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Cole has accepted our offer to become the next dean of the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), effective March 2022, and delighted that she will hold Willamette’s first named deanship, recognizing a generous new gift from Jordan D. Schnitzer.
Willamette University and the Pacific Northwest College of Art today finalized their merger, officially making the Northwest’s oldest school of art and design an integral part of the region’s leading liberal arts university.
Schnitzer family's $2M gift to support Willamette University/Pacific Northwest College of Art merger
Willamette will launch a search soon to retain a nationally recognized educator and leader in art and design to serve as PNCA’s new dean. This $2 million gift from the late Arlene Schnitzer will create the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer PNCA Dean’s Initiative Fund, and provide the new PNCA Dean with resources to test new initiatives, facilitate collaboration between the PNCA and Willamette faculties, and more. Please enjoy this video to learn more about this generous gift.