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Friday, February 28, 2014
Ayyam-i-ha (Bahá'i Intercalary Days) (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

The Ayyam-i-ha, or “Days of Ha,” of the Bahá'i Faith are devoted to spiritual preparation for the Nineteen-Day Fast, celebrating, hospitality, charity, and gift giving. They are celebrated the four days (five in leap year) before the last month of the Bahá’i year.
Career Strategies Boot Camp Saturday March 15th. Registration now open. (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

*WU Campus - Putnam University Center

The Alumni Association, Career Services and the Office of Campus Life are hosting the first ever Willamette Career Strategies Boot Camp – March 15th 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM in the Alumni Lounge

This Boot Camp will help you:

  • Identify your skills employers seek
  • Organize a job search plan with objectives and deadlines
  • Employ a communication approach that is persuasive to employers
  • Improve your interviewing skills
  • Build your connections

Limited Space:  Only 50 spots available and they are likely to fill up fast!

Cost to attendees – The best $20 you’ll spend. Covers coffee, lunch and take home materials.

Register at the Career Services office (3rd Floor of the UC) M-F 8:00-5:00.

Registration requirement – Hard copy of your resume

Registration closes March 7th or when all slots have been filled.

The following alumni mentors will be in attendance to help with career coaching:

  • Susan Hale:  Nike
  • Matt Benjamin: Financial Advisor
  • Dianne Babbitt:  Attorney
  • Peter Wallmark: Certified Executive Coach
  • Kevin Tangeman:  OSU Veterinary school
  • Peter Kahn:  Ph.D student at OHSU
  • Russ Beaton: Former WU Economics professor
  • Lynn Brown: Director Career Services Marylhurst University
  • Brittany Thiemens: Physical Therapist
Information:  Career Services: 503-370-6413
Last Day to Withdraw Without "W" Grade
All Day

*WU Campus - Mudd Building (AGSM)
*WU Campus, Portland Center

MBA for Professionals
Under Pressure: Fiscal and Regional Difficulties Facing Local Governments
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

*WU Campus - Law School

Law Review 2014 spring symposium: Under Pressure

Detailed Event Information
Event Image Exhibition | "Keith Achepohl: If It Please You Lord"
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Achepohl is a nationally recognized artist and Professor Emeritus of Art from the University of Iowa who lives in Eugene. During the past four years, he has created a series of remarkable images inspired by ex-votos. Organized by Director John Olbrantz, the exhibition features 40 mixed media works on paper and includes a selection of 19th- and 20th-century ex-votos from the artist's collection.

Full Exhibition Description

Exhibition Related Events (Lecture, Gallery Talks, Workshop)
Event Image Exhibition | "Whiting Tennis: My Side of the Mountain" | Jan. 18 - March 23
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Whiting Tennis is a Seattle-based mixed media artist who merges interests in folk and Pop art with surrealism in his artworks, which include paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and collages. Often derived from doodles and automatic drawings, his art combines Western landscapes, lonely forms, and dilapidated buildings to create a distinctly American narrative. Organized by Collection Curator Jonathan Bucci, the exhibition will feature a range of work from the past 10 years.

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‘Transgender’ Body Modification: How Gender Ideology Defines the Symbolic Function of Sexed Bodies
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

*WU Campus - Montag Center

UPDATE: Event moved from original date (2/7) to 2/28 due to snow.

Abstract: Although any person can request liposuction, rhinoplasty, or even vaginal rejuvenation procedures from medical doctors without consulting a mental health professional; in most states in the US individuals who desire body modification that would change their primary sex characteristics require a recommendation from at least one certified psychologist and/or a licensed therapist or qualified clinical social worker. Clinical practitioners who consider recommending clients for these alterations do not have one systematic procedure or standard set of criteria; instead they draw from ideological assumptions about the nature of gender identity and its relationship to sexed bodies. Drawing from qualitative interviews with 35 such practitioners, I consider how this clinical context speaks to the significance of gender ideology in defining and limiting the configuration of sexed bodies. Bio: Jaye Cee Whitehead is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Pacific University. She received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2007. Her previous work includes an ethnography of the same-sex marriage movement and an in-depth qualitative analysis of women prison activism in California.
Event Image Isoprene synthase from heath star moss
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hatfield Library

Professor Alison J. Fisher will speak about "Isoprene synthase from heath star moss: A possible window into the evolution and function of isoprene production by land plants." Isoprene (2-methyl-1,3-butadiene) is the most abundant volatile organic compound (VOC) released from land plants. Indeed, plants release over 600 million tons of isoprene each year into the atmosphere. Once airborne, isoprene promotes the production of photochemical smog and other air pollutants and contributes indirectly to global warming. In many seed plants, the enzyme isoprene synthase catalyzes the production of isoprene from its precursor, dimethylallyl diphosphate (DMAPP). However, the role of isoprene in plant biology remains elusive. While isoprene production by mosses is common, there are no previous reports of enzymatic production of isoprene in a moss. We isolated and characterized a DMAPP-dependent isoprene synthase from cell-free extracts of heath star moss (Campylopus introflexus), and efforts are underway in our laboratory to clone the mRNA transcript that codes for this novel enzyme. The discovery of the first isoprene synthase activity from a moss could shed light on the evolution, and possible biological function, of isoprene production in plants.
Men's Tennis at Puget Sound
4:00 PM

Competition Sites - Puget Sound

Northwest Conference game

Women's Tennis vs. Puget Sound
4:00 PM

Off Campus - Courthouse Athletic Club

Northwest Conference game

Event Image Maslenitsa! The Russian Mardi Gras.
4:15 PM - 6:00 PM

*WU Campus - Ford Hall

Come celebrate Maslenitsa, a Russian festival which marks the end of winter with food, music, and merriment. Indulge in Russian bliny (crepes) and candies; play a game of tug-of-war; burn an effigy of winter.
The Willamette Monologues: A Personal Theory
7:00 PM

Students for Feminism will be hosting Willamette's first ever production of The Willamette Monologues: A Personal Theory Friday, February 28th at 7pm and Sunday, March 2nd at noon.The performance will be free though donations are encouraged and made to Mid Valley Women's Crisis Center. Historically, Willamette’s Students for Feminism has produced an annual performance of Eve Ensler’s play, The Vagina Monologues. Although, as an organization, we still hope to achieve the The Monologues’ goals of empowerment and raised awareness of gender-based violence, this year we hope to expand the inclusiveness of our performance by producing a student written collection of memoirs entitled The Willamette Monologues: A Personal Theory. In addition to making the production more applicable to the lives and experiences of current Willamette students, we also hope to make room for voices that The Vagina Monologues frequently silences. *includes content that may be emotionally triggering*
Event Image Works by Them, Words by Them (Multi-Day Event)
7:00 PM

*WU Campus - Art Building

Part of Jordis Miller's Carson Grant project, this art display features both visual and written works from patients at the Oregon State Hospital in Salem. This project focuses on understanding art done by the mentally ill, known in the art world as Art Brut, Raw Art or Outsider Art. Specifically this project examines why the artist should be elevated in understanding this genre of art. By exhibiting art from the hospital on Willamette's campus, this project aims to bridge the gap between the two communities.

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