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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. November 13, 2013
  
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
2013 Backpack Project (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

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.

Full Exhibition Information: 
www.willamette.edu/go/ancient
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.

Full Exhibition Description:
www.willamette.edu/arts/hfma
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!
Event Image Willamette Academy Service Learning Course Information Session
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Eaton Hall

The Willamette Academy Service Learning (WASL) course (IDS 215) introduces students to issues of educational access and equity in the Salem-Keizer community. Students volunteer at Willamette Academy, a college access program for middle and high school students in the Salem-Keizer community. This course is designed to give university students an opportunity to partner with the Academy in a specific role, while critically examining the process and implementation of service. This course is 0.5 credits with a 1.5 hour class and 4 hour volunteer commitment each week. This information session is an opportunity to learn more about the course.
Event Image Mexican American Activism in Oregon: A Conversation with Glenn Anthony May and Sonny Montes
7:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hatfield Library

Join us for a joint talk by Glenn Anthony May, a History professor at UO, and Sonny Montes, a Mexican American activist who is the subject of May's book, Mexican American Activism in Oregon. Reception immediately following, and books will be available for sale.

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