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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. February 24, 2017
  
Friday, February 24, 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.
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!
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.”

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE EXHIBITION AND RELATED EVENTS
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 http://www.willamette.edu/arts/hfma/exhibitions/library/2016-17/louis_bunce_dialogue_modernism.html
Event Image An Interactive Introduction to Knot Theory
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

*WU Campus - Eaton Hall

Inga Johnson, Professor of Mathematics, will speak about her recent research. As part of my last sabbatical, my collaborator, Allison Henrich, and I completed our book An Interactive Introduction to Knot Theory (published by Dover, January 2017). Our text is unique not because of the mathematics that it contains, but rather due to the pedagogy it employs. We have designed the book to be used in an inquiry-based setting where students independently figure out, derive, and create many of the major results of knot theory while using our book as a guide. The book contains definitions, exercises, and statements of theorems, but the proofs and arguments that underlie the theory are left for readers to develop as they progress through the text. This active-learning pedagogy places the students ideas and arguments as the centerpiece of the course. As a result, class meetings include little to no lecture but are instead filled with student presentations followed by a process of questions and vetting by their peers. In my talk I will discuss the following questions: what is the difference between math research and writing a mathematical book? How does an inquiry-based course compare to a "traditional" mathematics course? What goes into planning and managing an inquiry-based course, and how does one create inquiry-based activities? What is knot theory, and why is it a good topic for inquiry-based pedagogy? I will also discuss current research on student outcomes when inquiry-based methods are used and how those outcomes compare to non-inquiry-based courses.
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!
Event Image Lear's Daughters
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 Daughters tells 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.

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