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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. November 14, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
2013 Backpack Project (Multi-Day Event)
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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.
Last Day to Withdraw from Second Half-Semester Classes
All Day

*WU Campus

College of Liberal Arts
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 - "Willamette Before Time"
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

*WU Campus - Waller Hall

Come and hear stories from Willamette's recent and more distant past from alumni Jim Booth and Cheryl Todd and university archivist Mary McRobinson.
  • What was on the tablets buried under the Star Trees?
  • What were bed checks?
  • Could you really be expelled for smoking tobacco?
The University Convocation series is facilitated through the Office of the Chaplains and planned by the students of IDS 202 (Convo: Campus/Community/Cosmos).
Carson Scholars Presentations
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hatfield Library

Willamette celebrates 2013 Carson Scholars Jennifer Allaway, Dylan Angell, Dana Crosby, Christian Oldham, James Volz, Theresa Barosh, and Noor Amr. The Carson Scholars will present their work in the Hatfield Room beginning at 2:00 pm, with a reception to follow.
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 Atkinson Lecture featuring Brian Greene
7:30 PM

*WU Campus - Smith Auditorium

Tickets for this event are SOLD OUT.

Willamette University’s Atkinson Lecture Series will feature a speaker who’s been described by The Washington Post as “the single best explainer of abstruse concepts in the world today.” He’s a frequent contributor across media, and he’s hosted an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning television special based on one of his three bestselling books. Physicist Brian Greene has earned his place among the world’s premier communicators, and he’s coming to Salem in November.

From CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” to The New York Times and Wired, Greene uses humor and dry wit, which has been tested several times on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.” When Greene stopped by to promote the World Science Festival, Colbert flippantly asked a key question, “Science – what’s the big deal?”


On Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m., Greene will share the answer through his talk, “Why Science Matters.”

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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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