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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. November 12, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Birth of Baha'u'llah
All Day

Baha’is observe the anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah (born Mirza Husayn-‘Ali) on Nov. 12, 1817 in Tehran, Persia (now Iran). Baha’u’llah, which means the “Glory of God,” is the founder of the Baha’i Faith. It is one of the nine holy days of the year when work is suspended.
2013 Backpack Project (Multi-Day Event)
8:00 AM

The Backpack Project is an annual school supply and toiletry drive for homeless youth in Salem. The donations will go to HOME Youth & Resource Center in downtown Salem. HOME is a shelter for homeless youth ages 13-17, and they provide many services to the youth that come to their house. The reason this project is called "The Backpack Project" is because the primary item that HOME needs is backpacks. The youth that HOME serves hold ALL of their possessions in their backpack so they get worn down very fast. HOME’s shelter holds a Christmas party for the youth where they handout the backpacks they raise, which are filled with basic hygiene essentials as well as warm winter clothing like a scarf or hat. During the holidays toiletries and school supplies are very important for the youth served by HOME and it would be a great gift to give youth the supplies to continue working towards their education. We are asking students and student organizations on campus to donate school supplies, toiletries and backpacks for this drive. We will be collecting them between now until December 6th on the second floor of the UC. Please consider donating and getting your friends and student organizations involved.
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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PSU Pre Law Society Visit with Admissions
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

*WU Campus - Law School

WUCL Admission Office welcomes and hosts a visit from the Portland State University Pre Law Society. Students will have the opportunity to take tours of the law school, engage in discussions about admission, student life and life in a classroom, and enjoy a meal with law student, faculty and admission representatives.
Event Image LAST Study Abroad Information Session
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

*WU Campus - Eaton Hall

This is the last opportunity to attend a Study Abroad Information Session - STRONGLY RECOMMENDED if want to apply for WU Sponsored Study Abroad for summer 2014, fall 2014, spring 2015. You will need information you receive in this meeting to have an effective advising session, both with your Academic Advisor and with the Study Abroad Advisor. The deadline for application for WU Study Abroad is Wednesday, December 4, 2013 4:00 pm SHARP!
Event Image Gallery Talk | "Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth"
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Join museum docent June Scott Brothers for a guided tour of the "Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth" exhibition.

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Student Organization Orientation
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

*WU Campus - Putnam University Center

The president, vice president or treasurer of each student organization must attend a SOO (student org orientation) to receive ASWU funding. This orientation will allow student organizations to learn about the resources on campus and know who to contact about specific questions or issues you may have during the year. For questions, please contact
Event Image Faculty Recital Series: Christine Welch Elder
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

*WU Campus - Rogers Music Center

Soprano Christine Welch Elder will present a faculty voice recital entitled “Now, Today, I Will Sing: Songs on Poems of Sappho” on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:30 PM at Willamette University’s Hudson Hall in the Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center. She will be joined by flutist Sandy Duffy Norman and composer/pianist Christopher Wicks. Mr. Wicks composed the Songs of Sappho from 2002-2009. Ms. Elder is in her 14th year on the music faculty at Willamette University where she teaches Studio Voice and Theory/Aural Skills and conducts Voce Femminile. She is a frequent soloist with NW regional orchestras and choruses. Sandy Duffy Norman is on faculty at Western Oregon University and teaches flute at her private studio Sunridge Flute Studios. Mr. Wicks is a member of the American Guild of Organists and is organist at Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Salem. More can be found about his compositions at There is a suggested donation of $8/adults, $5/students, and the concert is free to Willamette faculty, students, staff, and ICL members with ID.
Event Image Film Series | "Murder on the Orient Express"
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Step into Agatha Christie's archaeologically inspired murder mysteries with this film series which is being shown in conjunction with the "Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth" exhibition at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. 

Murder on the Orient Express
Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of a shady American businessman stabbed in his compartment on the famous Orient Express en route from Istanbul to Paris (color, 89 minutes).

This film is presented in conjunction with the "Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth" exhibition at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.   

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Event Image Weekly Bible Study
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

*WU Campus - Montag Center

Students studying the Bible and seeking to apply it to our daily lives

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