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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. November 6, 2013
  
Wednesday, November 06, 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
Mid-Week Prayer Service
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

*WU Campus - Waller Hall

Chaplain Karen Wood will lead an informal Christian prayer service, using liturgy from the Iona and Taizé communities and a meditative reading and reflection on a short passage of scripture. Everyone is invited to come!
Blanket Making in Goudy
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

*WU Campus

Join the Community Service Learning Office on Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 in the Willson-Hines room of Goudy for a blanket making work party. Blankets will be donated to children experiencing homelessness, through the Interfaith Hospitality Network. Contact for more information

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