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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. January 16, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Event Image Willamette University Pledge
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

*WU Campus - Collins Science Center
*WU Campus - Ford Hall
*WU Campus - Hatfield Library
*WU Campus - Rogers Music Center

Sign the Willamette Pledge and celebrate Willamette’s commitment to the belief that all individuals are valued and that every student, faculty and staff member contributes to the diversity of our campus community. Take action by taking the Pledge Walk: an exercise in self-reflection giving name to everyday privileges that are all around us, and the opportunity to think about those we hold. Groups and classes can reserve weekend or evening times. Contact Luis Rosa.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Event Image Exhibition | "Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts Biennial" | Nov. 9 - Feb. 2
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

The Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts Biennial will feature a selection of contemporary prints created at the Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts on the Umatilla Reservation in northeastern Oregon during the past two years. Organized by Willamette University Professor Rebecca Dobkins and Crow’s Shadow Master Printer Frank Janzen, the exhibition will open November 9, 2013 and continue through February 2, 2014, in the Study Gallery and Print Study Center.

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University Convocation - "Race and Racism 201"
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

*WU Campus - Waller Hall

Program details to be announced.
The University Convocation series is facilitated through the Office of the Chaplains and planned by the students of IDS 202 (Convo: Campus/Community/Cosmos).
Event Image University Convocation: “Race and Racism 201”
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

*WU Campus - Waller Hall

Wondering how to contribute productively to discussions of race and racism? American Ethnic Studies faculty, representing four departments, will offer some basic guidance for respectful dialogue and avoiding offense of your classmates, professors, and friends. Come hear your questions answered and learn some tips for antiracist language and listening skills.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Mindfulness Meditation
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Waller Hall

The practice of mindfulness refers to our efforts and discipline at being fully present in the now, of living in the present moment. Mindfulness practice nourishes an understanding of the interconnectedness of our lives with the larger world we inhabit, allowing us to develop an enhanced awareness of the present, a stillness that cultivates a mind of love, compassion, kindness and peace.

Beginners are most welcome!
Men's Tennis vs. Eastern Washington
5:30 PM

Off Campus - Courthouse Athletic Club

Men's Tennis vs. Eastern Washington
Event Image Celebrating the Voices Behind the Dream
7:00 PM

*WU Campus - Rogers Music Center

Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington, SEI Sounds of Soul Mass Choir (sponsored by Produce Row), WU’s

Acapella group: UpTop, Spoken Word Artists: Rosie Glade ‘12 and Leandra Stanley ‘13.

Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington

The Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington will examine how everyone can be an instrument for change and how the Civil Rights Movement impacted his work.

Washington is the president and founder of the Washington Consulting Group, a multicultural organizational development firm in Baltimore. He is also a founder of the Social Justice Institute, which provides leadership and development opportunities for social justice educators across the nation. Dr. Washington has served as an educator and administrator in higher education for over 20 years. He most recently served as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Dr. Washington holds a Ph.D. is in College Student Development, with a concentration in Multicultural Education from the University of Maryland College Park and his Master of Divinity program from Howard University School of Divinity.

Dr. Washington has held leadership positions; including The Campaign to End Homophobia and the National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum. He has over 30 years of experience in music ministry, is an ordained minister and currently serves as an Associate Minister at Unity Fellowship Church of Baltimore.

SEI Sounds of Soul Mass Choir (Sponsored by Produce Row)

The SEI Sounds of Soul Mass Choir has successfully become one of the most inspiring and celebrated mass choirs in the Portland metro area. Over the past 9 years, this 60 + voice choir has uplifted and entertained its listeners through their powerful delivery and soulful sound. Their motto is “One choir one sound” which can clearly be seen and heard through their dynamic performances. The choir is comprised of kids from elementary through post high school and is currently under the direction of Mr. Alonzo W. Chadwick. Also performing will be a Drum Line and Dancers

Self Enhancement, Inc. has grown to become one of the most comprehensive and effective youth development organizations in the country, serving over 2500 inner-city young people (ages 8-25) and families in year-round academic, enrichment, and family support programs. SEI is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Portland everyday by raising caring, capable, contributing citizens.

Food and cash donations accepted or purchase food for the MLK Food Drive

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Event Image Kinet Hoyuk (Turkey) and the Archaeology of Eastern Mediterranean Seaports
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Dr. Marie-Henriette Gates
Professor of Archaeology
Bilkent University

The twenty-year project (1992-2011) at Kinet Hoyuk , an ancient seaport near Iskenderun/Turkey, offers a long perspective on maritime life in the northeaternmost corner of the Mediterranean.  Kinet can be identified with classical Issos, overlooking the plain where Alexander the Great defeated the Persians in 333 BCE; and earlier, with a Hittite harbor named Izziya (ca. 1500-1200 BCE).  The site's archaeological span is much longer, however, excavations show that from prehistoric times to the Crusades, Kinet flourished within an economic network extending at least as far as Cyprus, and occasionally throughout the eastern Mediterranean.

The Kinet excavations also concluded that archaeological expectations for land-based settlements differ from maritime sites in fundamental ways.  The norms for ancient Near Eastern sites would predict that Kinet's remote location and small size entailed a modest, self-contained existence.  This port instead enjoyed enduring prosperity based on well-connected enterprise.  My lecture will present an overview of the project's findings, and propose parameters for the archaeology of seaports, using Kinet Hoyuk as guide.

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