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Friday, January 31, 2014
Chinese New Year

Jan. 31 is the beginning of 4712 on the Chinese calendar.  New Year festivities begin on the first day of the Chinese month, when the moon is darkest, and continue through the fifteenth, when the moon is the brightest.    

Legend says that in ancient times, Buddha asked all the animals to meet him on the New Year.  Twelve came, and Buddha named a year after each of them, announcing that people born in each animal's year would have some of the animal's personality.  4712 is a year of the horse. Those born in horse years tend to be energetic, independent, impatient, and enjoy traveling.
Event Image Works by Them, Words by Them

*WU Campus - Art Building

"Works by Them, Words by Them" is an art display of visual and written works by patients from the Oregon State Hospital in Salem, based off of Jordis Miller's Carson Grant research project. This project explores the importance of art by the mentally ill by elevating the role of the artist as well as bridging a gap between the OSH and Willamette communities. Present at this opening reception will be the project collaborators from the hospital including art therapists as well as the patients whose art will be on display. Students are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be available.
Last Day to Choose Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) or Audit (AUD) Grading for First Half-Semester Classes
All Day

*WU Campus

College of Liberal Arts
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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Event Image Exhibition | "Whiting Tennis: My Side of the Mountain" | Jan. 18 - March 23
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Whiting Tennis is a Seattle-based mixed media artist who merges interests in folk and Pop art with surrealism in his artworks, which include paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and collages. Often derived from doodles and automatic drawings, his art combines Western landscapes, lonely forms, and dilapidated buildings to create a distinctly American narrative. Organized by Collection Curator Jonathan Bucci, the exhibition will feature a range of work from the past 10 years.

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Ash Wednesday Worship Service
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

*WU Campus - Waller Hall

In observance of the Christian season of Lent, Chaplain Karen Wood will lead a worship service of prayer, singing, readings, and the imposition of ashes.
Event Image Under One Roof: The Effects of Immigration Policy on Latino Families in Oregon
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hatfield Library

Emily Drew, Associate Professor of Sociology & Ethnic Studies will open this semester's Faculty Colloquium by speaking about the following: "The family, an institution responsible for economic and social stability, should ostensibly be safe from inequalities of the broader society. However, for immigrant families whose members have varied statuses, policy affects opportunities, roles, relationships and cohesion. Through interviews with 31 Latino families from 12 cities in Oregon (80 persons total), I discovered how policy (e.g. Secure Communities, drivers’ licenses) creates “divided fates” among members of one family, living under the same roof. Immigration policy creates and accentuates micro-stratification within Latina/o immigrant families, perpetuating a damaging dichotomy--citizen and not citizen. Consequently, in creates “unequal childhoods,” destabilizes families, and contributes to generational separation and cultural amnesia."
Return from Abroad Retreat (Multi-Day Event)
4:00 PM

Coming home from an off-campus study program or doing research in another country often means struggling to get back into the swing of things. Adjustments to lifestyle, return to academic rigor and change in many can be challenging. The Return from Abroad Retreat was established to help WU students through transitions like this - making meaning of their experiences, helping them place their abroad experiences in the context of their lives back home, and helping them learn what they have to teach each student about him/herself. The goal of this retreat is engaging together with good food, good company, and a relaxing time away from the busy pace of WU life. Willamette students returning from off-campus study/research programs will help each other process and reflect on their abroad experience and what it means for each of them. (The off-campus study/research program does not have to be one sponsored by WU.) For more information about this free retreat, please contact Career Services on the third floor of the University Center or email If you email, please be sure to put "Returner Retreat" in the subject heading. Pre-registration required:
Margaret Scharle
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

*WU Campus - Eaton Hall

Philosophy talk: "And These Things Follow": Teleology, Material Necessity, and Explanation in Aristotle's Meteorology"
Women's Basketball at Whitworth
6:00 PM

Competition Sites - Whitworth

Women's Basketball at Whitworth
Event Image Hogue-Sponenburgh Lecture ~ Dept of Art History
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

*WU Campus

"Transplanting China on the Global Stage," Dr. Patricia Berger, University of California, Berkeley
Men's Basketball at Whitworth
8:00 PM

Competition Sites - Whitworth

Men's Basketball at Whitworth

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