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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. November 23, 2013
  
Saturday, November 23, 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.
Thanksgiving Dinner Service Project
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Off Campus - First United Methodist Church

Start the holiday season off right with service! On Saturday Nov. 23rd, Willamette and the First United Methodist Church will be putting on a Thanksgiving dinner for persons experiencing homeless, and we would love to have your help. Spend the Saturday before you go home for Thanksgiving helping others! We will be making and serving food to people in the community. If you are interested, please contact Claire Scheffer for more information and to sign up.
Swimming at Pacific
9:00 AM

Opponent's Site - Pacific

Swimming at Pacific
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
Cross Country at NCAA Championships
2:00 PM

Competition Sites - Hanover College, Hanover, Ind.

Hosted by Hanover.
Eastern Standard Time.
English Speech Contest
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

*WU Campus - Rogers Music Center

5 American Studies Program students give a 5 minutes English speech. Those speeches will be graded by 5 distinguished judges, and then decide the winners. The door opens at 1:30pm. The contest starts from 2:00pm Everyone are invited and cost is free! Please come with casual clothes!
Men's Basketball vs. Claremont-M-S (Calif.)
7:00 PM

*WU Campus - Sparks Center

Men's Basketball vs. Claremont-M-S (Calif.)

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