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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. October 3, 2014
Friday, October 03, 2014
Event Image Careers in Student Affairs Month (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

October is Careers in Student Affairs Month! Student Involvement is offering CLA students the chance to learn more about Student Affairs. Join us for FREE webinars (see topics below), an information session, and more! Contact Emily Morris for additional information. NASPA sponsored webinar topics include: 2014 CSAM Webinars During Careers in Student Affairs Month, NASPA will be sponsoring 8 unique educational webinars geared towards different professional levels of student affairs administrators. Click on each of the Webinars below to register today, and please encourage all of your colleagues to register, as these are complimentary and free for the profession worldwide. October 1 : Student Affairs: The Greatest Profession on Earth October 6 : Why #SAPros Make Great Peer Education Advisors: The BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA October 9 : The Current State of Student Affairs & Looking toward the Future October 16 : The Intersection of Student Affairs Work & Policy October 20 : Moving into Your Role as a New Professional October 22 : #SAPaths Podcast Series: The Community College Question Hour October 28 : Creating and Sustaining Inclusive Campus Communities October 30 : Navigating Your NASPA Membership
Event Image MegaMenger (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

*WU Campus - Ford Hall

Willamette is one of 20 sites around the world participating in the MegaMenger worldwide distributed fractal building project. We want you to be part of our construction team! If you'd like to help, contact Josh Laison at, ext. 6689, or stop by the 2nd floor Math hearth in Ford Hall. To learn more information about MegaMenger, go to The construction project continues until October 26.
Eve of Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the Jewish year.  It is observed with strict fasting.  To re-establish oneness with God, Jews ask forgiveness and forgive others and confess their sins and ask for God's forgiveness.  Yom Kippur ends the period of penitence begun on Rosh Hashanah.  The observance begins at sundown.
Event Image Exhibition | A Contemporary Bestiary | Sept. 13 - Dec. 21
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A Contemporary Bestiary features work by artists from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana who incorporate animal imagery in their artwork as a means to address a wide variety of issues. Organized by Director John Olbrantz, the exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, ceramics, and photography by artists Alfredo Arreguin, Rick Bartow, Frank Boyden, Deborah Butterfield, David Gilhooly, Heidi Preuss Grew, Gaylen Hansen, Robert McCauley, and Ted Waddell, among others.

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Event Image Exhibition | John James Audubon: The Birds of America | Aug. 2 - Oct. 26
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

John James Audubon (1785-1851) was a French-American painter, ornithologist, and naturalist. His major work, The Birds of America, is considered one of the finest ornithological books ever published; in it, he identified 25 new species of birds. Organized by Director John Olbrantz, the exhibition features approximately 30 Audubon bird prints on loan from the Hamersly Library at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.
Administrative Luncheon
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

*WU Campus - Putnam University Center

Administrative and Classified staff are invited.
NW5C Visual Culture Colloquium (Multi-Day Event)
1:00 PM

*WU Campus - Ford Hall
*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art
*WU Campus - Montag Center
*WU Campus
*WU Campus - Rogers Music Center

The first Visual Culture Colloquium of the Northwest Five Consortium (NW5C) will be held at Willamette University on October 3 & 4, 2014. Students and scholars from the five campuses (Lewis & Clark College, Reed College, University of Puget Sound, Whitman College, and Willamette University) are invited to participate in an interdisciplinary exchange about issues of visual representation and visual communication. We understand visual culture broadly to encompass work in any discipline that examines or uses forms of visual representation in teaching, research or scholarship. Dr. Toby Miller will deliver the keynote address titled "Trashing the Humanities to Save Them and Us" on Friday, October 3, 5:30-6:30pm, in Ford 122. Miller is an interdisciplinary social scientist and the author and editor of over 30 books and more than 100 essays. He is currently Professor of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Cardiff and Sir Walter Murdoch Professor of Cultural Policy Studies at Murdoch University. Miller writes prolifically on popular culture, cultural studies, queer theory, sports, gender, and race. In 2012, he published a short book entitled Blow Up the Humanities. This highly polemical book raises issues relevant for our five campuses, namely: how do we teach humanities when they are increasingly seen as marginalized and outdated? For more information, see Please direct all queries to Professor Anna Cox ( | (503) 370-6070).
Event Image Extreme Puppy Love in Martial 1.109
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hatfield Library

Ortwin Knorr, Associate Professor of Classics, will present a lecture on "Extreme Puppy Love in Martial 1.109" Martial’s humorous praise song on the cute little dog Issa in Epigram 1.109 is a favorite among dog lovers and Latin textbook authors alike. Scholars have treated it as an “elegant compliment to a patron” (Fitzgerald 2007:185; cf. Sullivan1991:20: “written in pursuit of patronage”). Such readings, however, overlook several red flags that suggest a very different type of content. In the very first line, e.g., Martial boasts that his Issa is “naughtier than Catullus’ sparrow”, that is, naughtier than the famous poem by Catullus (c. 2), in which the poet observes his beloved playing sexually suggestive games with her pet sparrow. Moreover, Martial’s praise for Issa in the first three lines of the poem is couched in terms of a “subtle erotic ambiguity” (Citroni 334). And finally, the alleged patron, like other victims of Martial’s invective, bears a suspiciously generic Roman first name, Publius, so that it is impossible to identify him with anyone in particular. A closer examination of Martial’s Issa epigram will show that the poem cleverly uses the themes and vocabulary of elegiac poetry to lampoon both Issa’s owner as a man who loves his puppy a bit too much and the reader as someone who similarly struggles to decide whether Issa is a dog or a sexually attractive girl.
Philosophy Talk
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM

*WU Campus - Eaton Hall

Jay Odenbaugh (Lewis & Clark), "Nothing in Ethics Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution? Natural Goodness, Normativity, and Naturalism"
Football vs. George Fox
7:00 PM

*WU Campus - McCulloch Stadium

Football vs. George Fox
Vollyball vs. Whitworth
7:00 PM

*WU Campus - Cone Field House

Northwest Conference Match
Event Image "Top Girls"
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

*WU Campus - Pelton Theatre

Director: Susan Coromel

A skeptical and comical look at the role of women in contemporary society from one of Britain's greatest theatrical innovators. The action swings from smart Thatcher-era London women's employment agency to a cottage in rural East Anglia, as it considers the sacrifices and compromises women have to make to carve out a place for themselves. Overlapping dialogue, inventive doubling of characters, and the most unusual dinner party you'll ever see combine to create a truly memorable evening. 

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