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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. October 31, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
A Public Exhibition of the Bamboo Musical Instruments from Yunnan, China (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

*WU Campus - Hatfield Library

Introduction to the Exhibition on the Bamboo Musical Instruments from Yunnan, China: Bamboo was one of the eight types of materials for musical instruments in China over three thousand years ago. Bamboo musical instruments have been essential not only to the elite music, but also to the folk music in China. In the ethnically diverse Southwestern region in Yunnan, China, bamboo musical instruments are also historically and culturally associated with different ethnic groups. This exhibition displays the diverse creativity in making bamboo musical instruments in Yunnan, and demonstrates the continuity of the local culture in this global age.
Last Day to Add/Drop Second Half-Semester Classes
All Day

*WU Campus

College of Liberal Arts
All Day

Samhain (pronounced "Sow-hen" or "Sow-in") is Celtic New Year and is one of the four major holidays of Wicca. At this time, the God passes into the otherworld to be reborn to the Goddess at Yule. The division between the worlds is thin, and it is a time to remember one's ancestors and to reflect on the past year. (Samhin is generally celebrated on Oct. 31, although some traditions prefer Nov. 1.)
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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University Convocation - "Who You Gonna Call?
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

*WU Campus - Waller Hall

Come and celebrate Halloween by hearing a local group of ghost hunters explain what they do and how they do it! Salem-area hauntings, ghost-hunting  technology, and more will be discussed. Everyone is welcome (skeptics included) - costumes optional!

The University Convocation series is facilitated through the Office of the Chaplains and planned by the students of IDS 202 (Convo: Campus/Community/Cosmos).
Digital Ecology Takes Flight: e-Butterfly, Citizen Science and Global Change
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

*WU Campus - Collins Science Center

Dr. Kathleen Prudic is a Research Scientist at Oregon State University and the Founder and Director of eButterfly, USA. eButterfly is an international, data driven project dedicated to butterfly biodiversity, conservation, and education. This presentation is part of the Environmental and Earth Sciences Research Symposia.
Mindfulness Meditation
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Waller Hall

The practice of mindfulness refers to our efforts and discipline at being fully present in the now, of living in the present moment. Mindfulness practice nourishes an understanding of the interconnectedness of our lives with the larger world we inhabit, allowing us to develop an enhanced awareness of the present, a stillness that cultivates a mind of love, compassion, kindness and peace.

Beginners are most welcome!
Indoor Climbing
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Come indoor climbing at the Circuit Bouldering Gym in Portland. Bouldering is a form of rock climbing that is performed without ropes or harnesses, and uses bouldering mats to prevent injuries from falls. Climbers of all-levels are welcome!
Event Image GreekSide
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

*WU Campus - Montag Center

Where being Greek and Christian comes together. Gather with other fraternity and sorority students to study the Bible and learn about Jesus!

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