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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. November 7, 2013
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Diwali (Multi-Day Event)
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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.
Last Day to Choose Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) or Audit (AUD) Grading for Second Half-Semester Classes
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College of Liberal Arts
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 - "Censorship through Art"
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

*WU Campus - Ford Hall

First-year students in the "Silencing Acts" College Colloquium have selected controversial pieces of art for their "gallery" to spur discussion about censorship. How does this art confront or respond to censorship and how do we respond to it? Are we offended or embarrassed? Are we compelled to have a conversation we might not otherwise have?

The University Convocation series is facilitated through the Office of the Chaplains and planned by the students of IDS 202 (Convo: Campus/Community/Cosmos).

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!
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!
ON THE ICE Screening and Discussion with Director Andrew Okpeaha MacLean
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

*WU Campus - Ford Hall

ON THE ICE Screening and discussion with director Andrew Okpeah Maclean. In this engrossing and suspenseful feature film two teenage boys who have grown up like brothers go about their lives in the comfortable claustrophobia of an isolated Alaskan town
Event Image Willamette Dance Company's Fall Showcase
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

*WU Campus - Smith Auditorium

Come see your fellow Bearcats dance everything from upbeat hip-hop to sultry salsa. Willamette Dance Company is student choreographed, student performed, and student produced. The show starts at 7:00pm and admission is free.
Event Image An Evening with Ursula K. Le Guin
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

*WU Campus - Rogers Music Center

Award winning author Ursula K. Le Guin will be interviewed by Professor Gretchen Moon in what promises to be an intimate, informal and informative evening. Ms Le Guin will give a short reading and take questions from the audience. Proceeds will support the Salem Public Library and the Library Children's Room Renovation
Event Image Lecture | "Lions, Bulls, Snakes, and Scorpions: Animals in Ancient Iranian Art and Thought"
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

*WU Campus - Law School

Dr. Holly Pittman, Professor of Art History at the University of Pennsylvania, curator in the Ancient Near Eastern section at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and co-curator of the 1998 exhibition Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur, will present an illustrated lecture on animals in ancient Iranian art, culture, and thought.

This lecture is presented in conjunction with the "Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth" exhibition at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. 

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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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