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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. October 23, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Event Image Exhibition | "Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth" | Aug. 31 - Dec. 22
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

This exhibition showcases 64 ancient works, created between 6000 B.C. – 500 B.C. in the Fertile Crescent, an area stretching from Turkey to Iran, often called “the cradle of civilization.” This exhibition will be the sole venue for this important collection of cultural treasures drawn from over 20 distinguished collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition explores the art of the Babylonians, Israelites, Persians and other ancient Near Eastern people and cultures.

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Event Image Exhibition | "David Roberts: Travels in the Holy Land" | Aug. 10 - Dec. 22
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

David Roberts (1796-1864) was a Scottish painter who traveled to the Near East in the late 1830s and produced a series of bound, hand-colored lithographs of Egypt and the Holy Land in the 1840s from sketches made during his travels. These folios provided Europeans, and eventually Americans, with their first views of the exotic Orient, changing forever their vision of Egypt and the Middle East. This small exhibition features several of Roberts’ prints.

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Event Image Exhibition | "Jacob Lawrence: Aesop's Fables" | Aug. 3 - Oct. 27
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) is widely regarded as one of the most important African American artists of the 20th century for his paintings and prints that often portrayed African American life, culture, and history. This exhibition features 23 original drawings that Lawrence created for the 1970 Simon and Schuster publication of Aesop's Fables.

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Carson Scholars Presentations
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hatfield Library

Willamette celebrates 2013 Carson Scholars Kyle Davey, Jay Howard, Jordis Miller, Mariah Grubb, and Joellen Sweeney. The Carson Scholars will present their work in the Hatfield Room beginning at 3:00 pm, with a reception to follow.
Japan Exchange & Teaching Program Recruiter (JET)
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The JET Program aims to promote internationalisation at the local level by inviting young overseas graduates to assist in international exchange and foreign language education in local governments, boards of education and junior and senior high schools throughout Japan.  It seeks to foster ties between Japanese citizens (mainly youth) and JET participants at the person to person level. Representatives will be on campus to give an information and recruiting presentation for soon-to-graduate students who may be interested in teaching and living in Japan. For more information visit their web site at
Mid-Week Prayer Service
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

*WU Campus - Waller Hall

Chaplain Karen Wood will lead an informal Christian prayer service, using liturgy from the Iona and Taizé communities and a meditative reading and reflection on a short passage of scripture. Everyone is invited to come!
Celebrating the New Wave of Ibero American Cinema
7:00 PM

*WU Campus - Ford Hall

BLACK BREAD (Pa negre) Agustí Villaronga / Spain / 2011 Andreu comes across the bodies of a father and son in the forest. Leaning over the dying boy, Andreu hears him whisper “Pitorliua,” the name of a monster supposedly haunting local caves. But the real monsters in this brilliant adaptation of Emili Teixidor’s novel are the local Fascists, who keep close watch on the family of Andreu and other Republican sympathizers and who think Andreu’s father might know more about these murders than he admits. Reminiscent of Pan's Labyrinth and adored by audience and critics alike, Black Bread won an unheard of number of prizes, including 9 Goya Awards. Spanish selection for the 2011 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film.
24th Annual Salem Peace Lecture
7:30 PM

*WU Campus - Rogers Music Center

Human rights activist and best-selling author Maude Barlow is the featured speaker for this year's Lecture. Her topic will be "Climate Change and Resource Wars: Keeping the Peace on a Rapidly Changing Planet."

The Peacemakers Award will be presented to Erin Hanni and the late Phil Hanni (WU chaplain, 1973-1985) in recognition of their years of work for peace and human rights.

The Salem Peace Lecture is convened by the Office of the Chaplains; Peace Plaza, Inc.; Oregon PeaceWorks; and the United Nations Association, Salem Chapter.

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