Tag: SALEM PEOPLE

South Salem grad wants to protect Oregon coastal communities through better engineering

Inessa Garrey in the large wave flume at the O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory at Oregon State University in 2019 (Courtesy photo) Inessa Garrey wants to make sure coastal communities will survive imminent natural disasters brought on by climate change. As the 19-year-old South Salem High School graduate sees it, communities[Read More…]

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After meandering path marked by ‘oddball invocations,’ Willamette University’s “heart and soul” plans her retirement

Karen Wood, Willamette University chaplain, will retire in July 2021 (Courtesy/Willamette University) For over a decade, Karen Wood, the chaplain at Willamette University, has had a challenging task: addressing hundreds of faculty, students and their family from different faith traditions (or none at all) in a meaningful way without offending[Read More…]