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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. November 21, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 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.
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*WU Campus

Students with 7-14.75 earned credits
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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 - "America's Meal Ticket"
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

*WU Campus - Waller Hall

How have "food stamps" become such a heated political issue?
How many people use SNAP benefits - and how challenging is it to live on this program?

Melissa Michaux, associate professor of politics, will offer a brief history of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or "food stamps") and some of the controversy surrounding it. She will also offer her audience a challenge.

The University Convocation series is facilitated through the Office of the Chaplains and planned by the students of IDS 202 (Convo: Campus/Community/Cosmos). This program was arranged by the men of Phi Delta Theta as part of their Hunger Awareness Initiative.
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!
Holiday Letter Writing for Deployed Troops
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

*WU Campus - Goudy Commons

This holiday season, we will be writing letters for those men and women currently deployed overseas and cannot be home for the holidays. Many soldiers receive little to no letters during their time overseas and a letter from our students would brighten up their holidays.
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!
Science Night at the Campus
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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SCIENCE NIGHT at "The Campus" will be a regular monthly event on the third Thursday each month. Starting at 7 pm and ending around 9 pm SCIENCE NIGHT is an all ages family friendly event and designed to engage attendees in casual conversation about subjects in science. Presenters will be give a talk on the subject followed by open conversation with attendees that have questions and/or comments. Seating is on a first come first seated basis and may be limited, attendees are encouraged to arrive early to secure seating and place orders. November 21, 2013 subject: "ET vs. the Blob: What might aliens look like?" We've seen them portrayed in a vast variety of Hollywood films, from the nasty, slimy suckers shown in Independence Day to the precious, teddy-bear-esque creature that charmed us in E.T. But which is closer to the truth? As our understanding of the universe and our own planet grows, and, the outlook on our existence is in turn humbled, scientists are beginning to theorize what these extraterrestrials might look like. While opinions can certainly vary (we all have them, no doubt), scientists are forming theirs on the basis of environmental and biological clues rather than science fiction. David Altman Asst. Professor of Physics at Willamette University will share with you what science can tells us about what aliens might really look like.
University Chamber Orchestra Concert
7:30 PM

*WU Campus - Rogers Music Center

Willamette University Department of Music| November 8, 2013

Jason Duckles, Director of University Chamber Orchestra,, 503-370-6149
Diane Trevett, Music Dept. Secretary,, (503) 370-6687

Willamette University Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert

Salem, OR — On Thursday, November 21st at 7:30 p.m. in Hudson Hall, Rogers Music Center, the Willamette University Chamber Orchestra will present their fall concert.

The University Chamber Orchestra, directed by Jason Duckles, will perform Vivaldi’s Largo and Allegro from Concerto in C minor, Mozart’s Serenata Notturna, and Grieg’s Holberg Suite. The concert will also feature the Waller Piano Trio, Willamette’s premier small instrumental ensemble. They will perform works by Prokofiev, Bartok, Kabalevsky, and Brahms.

Admission is free and no ticket is required.                                      

For further information contact the Willamette Music Department at 503-370-6255.

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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