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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. October 14, 2013
  
Monday, October 14, 2013
Columbus Day
IKEWs (No Classes for 1st Year AGSM Students) Electives Meet as Scheduled (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

*WU Campus - Mudd Building (AGSM)

Early Career / Career Change MBA
Event Image Willamette Academy Benefit at Buffalo Wild Wings
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Take the FREE SHUTTLE to Buffalo Wild Wings ! Food - Football - Fun! 15% of all food and drink purchases (non alcohol) from 11am - Close will go to benefit Willamette Academy! Shuttle will leave from the Chicken Fountain Every Half Hour from 4PM-9PM with the last shuttle returning at 9:30PM. Ride the shuttle and raise money for a great cause! Buffalo Wild Wings is located at: 3892 Center St. Salem Willamette Academy reaches out to community youth in grades 8-12 who will be the first in their family to go to college and provides tools and resources through an after school, weekend and summer program at Willamette University. For more information about Willamette Academy visit: willamette.edu/academy or you can contact Michele Gray at mgray@willamette.edu
Respectable Knitting Society club meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

*WU Campus - Putnam University Center

Come to the Bistro, knit, socialize and relax. If you don't know how to knit, we will provide needles, yarn and teachers!
Event Image Art History Lecture: The Heart of the Millennial Kingdom
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Title: The Heart of the Millennial Kingdom: Understanding Apocalyptic Themes in the Murals Decorating Sixteenth-Century Mexican Convents Speaker: Read McFaddin (B.A., Art History, Willamette University, 2006; M.A., Art History, University of Oregon, 2009; Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University, History of Art and Architecture) Both Spain and the Catholic Church understood the Spanish conquest of Mexico in 1521 as an important victory and an opportunity to establish a New Jerusalem of native Christian converts. Spain hoped that, through the evangelizing efforts of mendicant friars, the Americas might counteract Luther’s fledgling Protestant Reformation and bring about the millennial or apocalyptic kingdom on earth. They sought to bring this New Jerusalem to fruition through the creation of highly decorated convents around which native communities congregated under the direction of mendicant friars. Unexpected by both the religious and the imperial administrations in Europe, the Christian conversion of the natives and the construction and decoration of these monasteries proved to be protracted projects. And as the missionaries in the New World had discovered by the early 1560s, Spanish imperial and papal support for the friar-led model of governance in the Americas had almost entirely dissipated. Yet, the murals decorating rural churches and cloisters show no evidence of this shift in the religio-political climate. Apocalyptic and utopian themes proliferated in the friar-commissioned but native-painted monastic decoration in the latter half of the sixteenth century. Do these murals represent nostalgic reflections of a bygone era, or do they perhaps act as agents of a broader mendicant program to reassert the important religious and political role of the friar in an increasingly secularized colonial landscape?

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