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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. February 17, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017
Chemawa Indian School Partnership Program Information Sessions (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

*WU Campus - Matthews Hall

Information session on the Chemawa Indian School Partnership Program for Fall 2017. Please consider attending to learn about CISPP and the impact you can have as a mentor and tutor through this program.
Event Image Bearcat Friday with WEB
All Day

*WU Campus

Join WEB to celebrate Bearcat Fridays!
Every Friday, Willamette Events Board will set up their prize wheel in a centrally-located space on campus. Wear your Willamette gear and get the chance to spin the WEB prize wheel. 

Hours and locations vary by week: be sure to check your student email for each week's time and location!
Last day for students to submit work to faculty for grading to replace grades of Incomplete (I) from the fall 2016 semester.
All Day

*WU Campus

College of Liberal Arts
Event Image Exhibition | Anne Hirondelle: Small Revolutions | Feb. 11 - April 30, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is pleased to feature the ceramic work and drawings of nationally recognized Port Townsend, Washington artist Anne Hirondelle (née Harvey). “Anne Hirondelle: Small Revolutions” opens February 11 in the Study Gallery and Print Study Center and continues through April 30, 2017.

John Olbrantz, the Maribeth Collins Director says, “Throughout her long and prolific career, Hirondelle has pushed the boundaries of the ceramic medium, making functional vessels and abstract sculptures that are warmly alive and visually engaging. This exhibition explores a period of time during the past six to eight years where her work evolved into an intriguing exploration of abstract vessels where function gives way to sculptural possibilities.”

Event Image Exhibition | Louis Bunce: Dialogue with Modernism | Jan 21 - March 26
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is pleased to present a major retrospective exhibition for Louis Bunce (1907-1983), a legendary Portland painter, printmaker, and teacher who taught at the Museum Art School from 1946 to 1972 and who influenced several generations of Oregon artists. Organized by Professor Emeritus of Art History and Senior Faculty Curator Roger Hull, the exhibition will chronicle the artist’s career over a 57 year period and features 49 paintings drawn from public and private collections throughout the United States.

For more information on this exhibition and related events (reception, lectures and gallergy talks) please visit
Vigil for Victims of State Violence
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

*WU Campus - Outside

This vigil is to commemorate the lives of marginalized individuals killed by state violence.
Event Image Anti-Racist Action Training: Session 1
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

*WU Campus - Law School

We are a coalition of student organizations concerned about instances of racism in our communities, especially in light of the recent executive actions taken against Muslim immigrants and the undocumented. We have been working diligently to heighten awareness of racism and racial injustice here in our own community. We believe this work is more important now than at any other point in our lifetimes. We invite you, our friends, classmates, and colleagues, to join us for an anti-racism training. Led by attorneys who are students of racial justice themselves, you will learn concepts and skills for recognizing and interrupting instances of racism when you encounter them in your community. Our goal is to bring people to the table, not to call anyone out or shame anyone. If you feel uncomfortable talking about race, this training is for you. If you have ever seen something in the community you thought was racist but didn't know what to do, this training is for you. If you are concerned about the safety of your diverse community in an increasingly agitated and hostile society, this training is for you. If you are skeptical about whether racism still exists, this training is definitely for you. Because each session builds on the prior one, we are asking attendees to please commit to all three sessions, on February 17, March 15, and April 5. To accommodate people's busy schedules, the sessions will be held over the lunch hour, from 12:30 - 1:30, and food will be provided. Please see the attached flyer for more information. To register, or for further inquiry, please e-mail or reach out to student organization leaders. We hope to see many of you there!
Event Image “Un train peut en cacher un autre”: Gender and Mobility in Cather and Zola
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hatfield Library

Deirdre Sennott, Visiting Assistant Professor of French, will speak about her recent research.

In Trains, Literature, and Culture: Reading the Rails, Steven D. Spalding and Benjamin Fraser contend that “[t]hrough literary and visual representations, artists have imagined the train as a contradictory symbol of both modern anxiety and potential freedom” (x). This is certainly the case in Émile Zola’s La Bête humaine (1890)—The Human Beast—where trains and the rail system take center stage, and Zola highlights both the complex ways new technologies affect daily life and the prevailing injustices that temper any possible idealism from these changes. Twenty-five years later, Willa Cather would publish The Song of the Lark, which could aptly be called her “rail novel.” Much research has pointed to the influence of French writers on Cather, in particular Balzac, but Zola’s influence has been largely dismissed, perhaps due to her ambivalence towards his writing at various moments in her journalistic career. This study contends that Cather’s novel engages directly with Zola’s La Bête humaine in an implicit critique of modern gender relations. I focus on the protagonist Thea Kronberg’s initial train journey to Chicago, during which she witnesses fearful female travelers, in contrast to her own joyful independence. In contrast, Zola depicts in La Bête humaine the first modern serial killer in fiction, the railway worker Jacques Lantier, in a neglected scene during which Jacques chooses among potential victims on an express train from Paris. I argue that The Song of the Lark functions as a reworking and challenge of this scene particularly in terms of how the two authors depict the female train traveler, a symbol of the anxieties of the long nineteenth century surrounding women’s growing freedom. Like the French rail warning sign, “one train may hide another”—Cather’s more idealistic train a representation that is in dialogue with Zola’s earlier portrayal of rail travel.

Open Lap Swim
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

*WU Campus - Sparks Center

The pool in Sparks is open for lap swim to anyone with a WU ID or Sparks User Pass. There are a few goggles available to use as well--just ask the lifeguards!
Women's Tennis at Lewis & Clark
5:00 PM

Willamette vs. Lewis & Clark, Portland, Oregon, Final, 0-9

Women's Tennis on Feb 17, 2017 at 5:00 PM: Willamette vs. Lewis & Clark, Portland, Oregon, Final, 0-9

Women's Basketball vs. Pacific
6:00 PM

Cone Field House, Salem, Oregon

Women's Basketball on Feb 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM: Pacific vs. Willamette, Salem, Oregon

Event Image Ashlee Haze - poet and spoken word artist
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

*WU Campus - Putnam University Center

Join WEB in welcoming Ashlee Haze to campus!

Kiera "Ashlee Haze" Nelson is a poet and spoken word artist from Atlanta by way of Chicago. Earning the nickname “Big 30" because of her consistency in getting a perfect score, she is one of the most auspicious poets in the sport of slam. She has performed everywhere from small coffee shops to the Apollo Theater. She is the current Slam Mistress of Java Monkey Slam Team, Southeast Regional Slam Champions.

Ashlee Haze is a two-time Women of the World Poetry Slam finalist. She appears in “3-Minute Activists: The Soul of Slam” a feature-length documentary that examines the lives and work of some of Atlanta’s premier Spoken Word Artists. You may have seen her poems on Youtube, Huffington Post, For Harriet and many other media platforms. After hearing one of her poems, Missy Elliot surprised Ashlee by coming to her house. Ashlee’s poetry is funny, heart wrenching, and most importantly, unapologetic.
Event Image Lear's Daughters (OPENING NIGHT)
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

*WU Campus - Pelton Theatre

Originally devised in 1987 by the Women’s Theatre Group in collaboration with Elaine Feinstein, Lear’s Daughterstells the story of what happened to King Lear’s daughters, Goneril, Regan and Cordelia, before they made their entrances in Shakespeare’s classic play. The daughters, isolated from their busy parents, find themselves under the care of a nanny who brings sustenance in the form of storytelling. This provocative play explores innocence turned to tragic cynicism. It is a playful but serious modern parable for our time.
Men's Basketball vs. Pacific
8:00 PM

Cone Field House, Salem, Oregon

Men's Basketball on Feb 17, 2017 at 8:00 PM: Pacific vs. Willamette, Salem, Oregon

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