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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. November 15, 2013
Friday, November 15, 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.

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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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Classified Council Craft & Bake Sale
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

*WU Campus - Putnam University Center

The Classified Council is organizing its 2nd Annual Holiday Craft & Bake Sale. Campus Community members are invited to contact the Council for information about reserving a table to display and sell their handiwork. (Contact Leslie Whitaker for more information.)

Everyone is invited to come and do some holiday shopping on your lunch break!
Event Image Representing Renaissance Queer Crips
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hatfield Library

My latest scholarship explores literature produced by the famous, seventeenth-century poet Andrew Marvell. Specifically, I am interested in a burgeoning theoretical disposition in English Renaissance studies, one that investigates the history and literary representations of disability. In my talk, I use a disability studies framework to show how Marvell’s poetry interprets and makes sense of human variation and bodily difference, from wounds to blindness to castration. I’ll discuss Marvell’s representations of castration, impotency, and non-normative, sexual physicality and then examine how those representations relate to Renaissance medical and cultural ideas about sexualized bodily difference. For example, Marvell’s poem “Upon a Eunuch” might be understood as a kind of disability narrative in which verse is imagined as an alternate means of sexual activity and impregnation; for Marvell, poems become prosthetic objects that enable the eunuch to procreate in ways “typical” able-bodied individuals often do. In examining Marvell’s meditation on poems as sexual prostheses, my argument also illuminates the useful intersections of sexuality/queer studies and early modern disability studies. Much has been said in the last decade or so about the productive reciprocity between queer and crip identities and theories, though predominately in a modern context: among other things, sexual minorities and people with disabilities share a history of injustice and activist resistance to the prejudicial demand that corporeal “defects” be normalized. This talk aims to open up new conversations around sexualized bodily difference and disability in modernity and, especially, in the context of 17th c England.
Event Image Boise "Meet the Dean" Alumni Gathering
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Alumni of Willamette University College of Law are invited to come and meet our new dean, Curtis Bridgeman, at a casual gathering in downtown Boise. There is no charge to attend.
Tablerock Brew Pub
Register Online!
Chrysalis Presents: Poetry Slam
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Get to know WU's creative side. Students will read their writing and display their paintings, sculptures, projections, etchings, carvings, drawings, and more. Special WU student musical guest Pale Ale. To sign up to read or display any artwork, e-mail Jamie Ervin .
Event Image Dedication | Joe Feddersen's "Fish Trap"
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Joe Feddersen is a member of The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington and is an internationally recognized artist. Feddersen’s work ranges from paintings, to glass sculptures, basketry, photographs, prints as well as computer-generated images.

On Nov. 15 the public is invited to the dedication of Feddersen’s “Fish Trap” at 5 p.m. at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. “Fish Trap” is a three dimensional mixed media fused glass and copper work, that although contemporary in nature closely mirrors and reflects traditional fish traps. Additional funding for this project was provided by endowment funds from the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, through their Spirit Mountain Community Fund.

Event Image Exhibition Opening Reception and Art Dedication at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art cordially invites you to a reception honoring the opening of the "Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts Biennial" and the dedication of artist Joe Feddersen's new fused glass and copper sculpture titled "Fish Trap." 

Full Exhibition Details

Joe Feddersen's Fish Trap

Native American Heritage Month at the Museum
Women's Basketball vs. La Verne @ Bon Appetit Tournament (Hosted by Lewis & Clark)
5:00 PM

Competition Sites - Lewis & Clark

Women's Basketball vs. La Verne @ Bon Appetit Tournament
(Hosted by Lewis & Clark)
Swimming at Puget Sound
6:00 PM

Opponent's Site - Puget Sound

Swimming at Puget Sound
Men's Basketball at Cal Tech
7:00 PM

Competition Sites - Cal Tech, Pasadena, Calif.

Men's Basketball at Cal Tech
Event Image Oregon Symphony Classical Concert
8:00 PM

*WU Campus - Smith Auditorium

Berloiz: Romeo & Juliet - The Oregon Symphony with Inon Barnatan perform orchestral excerpts from Berloiz Romeo and Juliet.

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