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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. January 20, 2017
Friday, January 20, 2017
Event Image Figure and Form: African Ceramics from the Keith Achepohl Collection (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Over the centuries, African potters have created unique and innovative ceramic vessels for domestic and ritual use. Made by hand and often fired in the open, these vessels embody an immediacy of form and a deceptive simplicity that reflect a deep understanding of material, process, and embellishment. Organized by director John Olbrantz, the exhibition will feature 17 ceramic vessels from the Keith Achepohl collection of Eugene, Oregon.

Event Image Louis Bunce: Works on Paper (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Through Sunday, Jan. 29
Museum — Print Study Center

Louis Bunce (1907-1983) was a rising star in American art of the 1940s and ‘50s, and his silkscreen prints helped transform what had been a means to produce advertising into a medium for limited edition fine art printmaking. Organized by Roger Hull, professor emeritus and senior faculty curator, the exhibition features a range of prints and works on paper. Hull presents a gallery talk Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m.
Deadline to change Meal Plans for spring semester.
All Day

Housing & Community Life
Last Day to Add Classes without Instructor Approval
All Day

*WU Campus - Mudd Building (AGSM)

Early Career / Career Change MBA
Last Day to Add/Drop Classes
All Day

*WU Campus

College of Law
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
All Day

*WU Campus

No classes after 12:30pm
College of Liberal Arts
Into the Streets: Community Service
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Location: Various rooms on campus
1–4:30 p.m. (Bring your own lunch. Depart at 1:15 p.m. Return by 4:30 p.m.)

Registration required.
Email Juliana for information.

Service sites include:
• Catholic Community Services
• Chemawa Indian School
• City of Salem Parks
• Family Building Blocks
• Horses of Hope
• Marion Polk Food Share
• Shangri-La
• Union Gospel Mission
Event Image MLK Book Club: "Lives in Limbo" by Roberto Gonzales
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

*WU Campus - Montag Center

Lives in Limbo exposes the failures of a system that integrates children immigrants into K–12 schools but ultimately denies them the rewards of their labor. Over two million of the nation’s eleven million undocumented immigrants have lived in the United States since childhood. Due to a broken immigration system, they grow up to uncertain futures.

Mining the results of an extraordinary twelve-year study that followed 150 undocumented young adults in Los Angeles, Roberto G. Gonzales introduces us to two groups:
The college-goers -- Like Ricardo, who had good grades and a strong network of community support that propelled him to college and DREAM Act organizing but still landed in a factory job a few short years after graduation; and

The early-exiters -- Like Gabriel, who failed to make meaningful connections in high school and started navigating dead-end jobs, immigration checkpoints, and a world narrowly circumscribed by legal limitations.
This vivid ethnography explores why highly-educated undocumented youth share similar work and life outcomes with their less-educated peers, despite the fact that higher education is touted as the path to integration and success in America.

Author Roberto Gonzales and Michael Niño, Professor of Sociology, will lead the discussion.

Register online and pick up a book at the UC 2nd Floor or Oregon Civic Justice Center. The book is free to WU Faculty, Staff and Students with attendance to the discussion..
Event Image Lecture | The Rose City and the Big Apple: Louis Bunce and the Art of Modern Times
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

*WU Campus - Law School

Join Professor Emeritus of Art History and Senior Faculty Curator Roger Hull as he explores the art of Oregon artist Louis Bunce (1907-1983) in light of the dualism of the Northeast and the Northwest that underlies his originality as an American modern artist.

This lecture is offered in conjunction with the opening of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art's major retrospective exhibition "Louis Bunce: Dialogue with Modernism" taking place in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery between Jan. 20 and March 26, 2017. 


Louis Bunce made himself an artist in response to two cities, the Rose City of Portland, Oregon, and the Big Apple—New York, New York. In Portland, he learned first-year fundamentals at the Museum Art School (now Pacific Northwest College of Art) in 1925-1926. In New York in 1927-1931, he took classes at the Art Students League with Max Weber, Boardman Robinson, and others.  He was on-site when the Museum of Modern Art opened in 1929, and the works in the inaugural exhibition by Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, and Seurat impressed him forever more. It was in New York that he met Jackson Pollock, like Bunce born in Wyoming and raised in the west. Lou and Jack, as they called each other, became life-long friends. New York provided “the scene” for American modern art, and Bunce loved his on-going affiliation with the scene, interacting with it for long and short periods until the end of his life. 

Portland provided its own art scene, in which Bunce flourished, and it served as Bunce’s portal to Oregon at large, which added scenery to the scene. Bunce’s originality as an artist resides in this full engagement with both the evolving currents of New York School modernism and the natural world of Oregon so dramatically at hand in the formations, floes, and light of the coast, the Columbia River Gorge, the Coast Range, the cliffs and ravines of the Cascades and the terrain of the interior.
Event Image OF THE BODY: Current Work by Willamette University Art Majors
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Off Campus

OF THE BODY Recent work by Willamette University Students OF THE BODY is a group exhibition that meditates on physical, social, societal, and personal aspects of the human body. Art work in the exhibition spans a variety of media including: video art, drawing, animation, mixed media, and more. All work made by current undergraduate Art Majors in the Willamette University Art Department. This show runs January 21-February 26 at the Bush Barn Art Center, with a reception held Friday, January 20.
Event Image HFMA Members Opening Reception
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us as at the Hallie Ford Museum as we celebrate the following exhibitions:

  • MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS: complimentary admission
  • NON-MEMBERS: $5/person suggested donation
  • NEW MEMBERS: are welcome to join at the event

R.S.V.P. (acceptances only) by Jan. 16, 2017

The Rose City and the Big Apple: Louis Bunce and the Art of Modern Times
Presented by Roger Hull
Friday, January 20, 2017 at 5 p.m.
Paulus Lecture Hall, Willamette University College of Law
Free and open to the public
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Swimming vs Lewis & Clark
6:00 PM

Sparks Pool, Salem, Oregon

on Jan 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM: Lewis & Clark, Salem, Oregon,

Women's Basketball vs. Linfield
6:00 PM

Cone Field House, Salem, Oregon

Women's Basketball on Jan 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM: Linfield vs. Willamette, Salem, Oregon

Event Image Lecture: "Lives in Limbo" with Roberto Gonzales
7:00 PM

*WU Campus - Rogers Music Center

Roberto G. Gonzales is assistant professor at Harvard University Graduate School of Education. His research focuses on the factors that promote and impede the educational progress of immigrant and Latino students. Over the last decade and a half Gonzales has been engaged in critical inquiry around the important question of what happens to undocumented immigrant children as they make transitions to adolescence and young adulthood. Since 2002 he has carried out what is arguably the most comprehensive study of undocumented immigrants in the United States.

His book, Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America (University of California Press), is based on an in-depth study that followed 150 undocumented young adults in Los Angeles for twelve years. In addition, Gonzales' National UnDACAmented Research Project has surveyed nearly 2,700 undocumented young adults and has carried out 500 in-depth interviews on their experiences following President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

His work has been has been featured in top social science journals, including the American Sociological Review, Current Anthropology, and the Harvard Educational Review as well as in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, TIME magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Prior to his faculty position at Harvard, Gonzales held faculty positions at the University of Chicago and at the University of Washington. He received his B.A. from Colorado College, an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California Irvine. His research is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Heising-Simons Foundation, and the James Irvine Foundation.

Gonzales was recently awarded the American Sociological Association Award for Public Sociology in International Migration and the AERA Scholars of Color Early Career Award.
Men's Basketball vs. Linfield
8:00 PM

Cone Field House, Salem, Oregon

Men's Basketball on Jan 20, 2017 at 8:00 PM: Linfield vs. Willamette, Salem, Oregon

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