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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. November 5, 2013
  
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Diwali (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

Diwali (pronounced, Dee-va-lee) is a very popular five-day Hindu festival known as the Festival of Lights. Dedicated to the Goddesses Kali in Bengal and Lakshmi (the Goddess of Wealth) in the rest of India, it is associated with a story about the destruction of evil by Lord Vishnu in one of his many manifestations. Diwali symbolizes the human urge to move toward the light. It is observed with gift exchanges, fireworks, and festive meals.
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
Big Questions Over Lunch
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

*WU Campus - Putnam University Center

"None of the Above: The Rise of the Religiously Unaffiliated Citizens and the Future of the United States" by Professor David Gutterman (politics)

Dr. Gutterman will explore the "Rise of the NONES" - American citizens who claim no affiliation with any organized religious group. In terms of religious or non-religious identity, the NONES are the fastest growing component of the population of the U.S. and now represent 20% of the U.S. public (and 33% of adults under 30). Gutterman will examine what we know about the NONES (who they are, what they believe, whether they all live in Oregon, etc.) and what the political implications in the United States may be as a result of the growth of the NONES.

Join us on for a lively brown-bag seminar and discussion on a variety of topics. Bring your lunch or purchase it at the Cat Café.
Event Image Gallery Talk | "Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth"
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Join museum docent Dina Triest for a guided tour of the "Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth" exhibition.

Full Exhibition Information:
www.willamette.edu/go/ancient
WuWire Pizza Function
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

*WU Campus - Putnam University Center

A mixer for current WuWire DJs and students who are interested in campus radio. Free delivery pizza will be served.
Event Image Weekly Bible Study
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

*WU Campus - Montag Center

Students studying the Bible and seeking to apply it to our daily lives

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