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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. March 11, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Event Image Works by Them, Words by Them (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

*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.
The 19-Day Fast (Multi-Day Event)
All Day

During 'Alá', the last 19-day month of the Bahá'i year, Baha'is between 15 and 70 years of age do not eat or drink from sunrise to sunset and set aside time for prayer and meditation.
Tohoku Earthquake Relief Bake Sale
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

*WU Campus
*WU Campus - Putnam University Center

Japan Studies Student Leaders will be holding a fundraising bake sale for the continued relief effort to help rebuild Tohoku, Japan after the devastating March 11, 2011 earthquake. Although Japan has made considerable strides in the rebuilding process, there is much left to fix. Please join us in our effort to help support the people of Tohoku as they piece their town back together, now stronger than ever. Both cash and compass cash are accepted.
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.

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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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Event Image Gallery Talk | "Whiting Tennis: My Side of the Mountain"
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Join museum docent Sandra Resis for a guided tour of the "Whiting Tennis: My Side of the Mountain" exhibition. 

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Event Image Atkinson Lecture featuring Sherman Alexie
7:30 PM

*WU Campus - Smith Auditorium

Described by The New York Times Book Review as “one of the major lyric voices of our time,” best-selling author and poet Sherman Alexie is coming to Willamette University March 11.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Auditorium.

Alexie’s first novel, “Reservation Blues,” won a Booklist’s Editors Choice Award for Fiction. His second, “Indian Killer,” was a New York Times Notable Book, and one of his more recent publications, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” won the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature in 2007.

Alexie wrote and produced the film, “Smoke Signals,” based on his book, “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.” The film won the Audience Award and Filmmakers Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film festival. In 2002, Alexie made his directorial debut with “The Business of Fancydancing.”

Raised on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Wash., Alexie is known for his exceptional humor and performance ability. He’s been featured on “Politically Incorrect,” “60 Minutes II” and “NOW with Bill Moyers.”

Last fall, Alexie released “Blasphemy,” an anthology of new stories and beloved classics. Kirkus Review named it as one of the Top 25 Best Fiction Books of 2012.

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Event Image Sacred Spaces and Human Sacrifice: The Nasca Lines in their Cultural and Religious Context
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

*WU Campus - Law School

Dr. Christina Conlee
Professor of Anthropology
Texas State University
Dr. Christina Conlee will present a lecture on the Nasca Lines of southern Peru, which have long been an enigma for archaeologists and lay people alike. Many theories have been proposed about what they were used for and why they were constructed. In the last 20 years archaeologists have learned much more about the ancient Nasca people and we are now able to understand the lines as an important part of their religion. These were sacred places where ceremonies were performed and offerings were made to ensure fertility and the continuation of society.

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