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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. March 7, 2018
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Event Image Willamette Unplugged: Energy Competition
All Day

*WU Campus - Baxter Hall
*WU Campus - Belknap Hall
*WU Campus - Cascadia House
*WU Campus - Doney Hall
*WU Campus - Kaneko Commons
*WU Campus - Lausanne Hall
*WU Campus - Lee House
*WU Campus - Matthews Hall
*WU Campus - Northwood Hall
*WU Campus - Southwood Hall
*WU Campus - WISH
*WU Campus - York House

From February 15- March 15 the Sustainability Institute along with Housing will be putting on an energy competition between residence halls across campus. Each building's energy usage will be measured throughout the month to determine which hall reduced their electricity use the most. Unplug your appliances, turn off your lights, and spend time in common areas (to use the same light source thus reducing your collective usage) to help your building win! Follow our event on Facebook (Willamette Unplugged: Energy Compeition) to sign our pledge and be entered into a weekly raffle to win sustainable prizes, receive updates on your building's status in the competition, and get tips on how to live a more sustainable life. Join in the first ever energy competition on campus and help make the Willamette campus a more sustainable place to live!
Event Image Exhibition | Holy Beauty | Feb. 10 - April 29
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Holy Beauty:
Northern Renaissance Prints Discovered in an Early English Bible

Organized by Professor Ricardo De Mambro Santos, the exhibition features as its centerpiece the Hexham Abbey Bible, a rare 17th-century English Bible printed in Cambridge, England in 1629. The Bible includes 110 16th-century Dutch and Flemish prints that were interpolated into the volume after it was printed.

Prints within the Bible include works attributed to Philip Galle (Dutch, 1537-1612), after Maarten van Heemskerck (Dutch, 1498-1574); Hieronymus Cock (Flemish, 1518-1579), Jan Sadeler (Flemish, 1550-1600), and Maerten de Vos (Flemish, 1532-1603), among others.  

Visitors will have an opportunity to scroll through the Bible via touch screens in the Study Gallery. In addition, the exhibition will include 35 16th-century Dutch and Flemish prints—some like those found in the Bible and others of the period—on view in the Print Study Center and the Maribeth Collins Lobby.

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Event Image Exhibition | MK Guth: Paying Attention | Jan. 20 - April 1, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art is pleased to present “MK Guth: Paying Attention.” The exhibition opens January 20 and continues through April 1, 2018, in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery.

MK Guth (American, born 1963) is a nationally-recognized Portland, Oregon artist and associate professor at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Organized by Director John Olbrantz, the exhibition features a range of still life installations from the past six years that are intended to illuminate how social interaction is shaped through rites and treasured objects.

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Event Image Film Showing | The Mill and the Cross
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

*WU Campus - Law School

The Mill and the Cross (Lech Majewski, Poland 2011)

As part of a series of special events accompanying the exhibition Holy Beauty: Northern Renaissance Prints Discovered in an Early English Bible, there will be a showing of the movie The Mill and the Cross.

The film focuses on a few episodes – out of the hundreds of scenes and characters – depicted by Flemish Renaissance master, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, in his Procession to Calvary (1564, Kunsthistorisches Museum). The narrative unfolds a series of vignettes representing everyday peasant life, intertwined with monologues from some of the  most prominent characters of Bruegel’s work, including the painter himself, who explains to the viewer not only some of the symbols conveyed through his image, but also his own working methods while creating it. Starring: Rutger Hauer, Charlotte Rampling and Michael York. This film is offered conjunction with the Holy Beauty: Northern Renaissance Prints Discovered in an Early English Bible exhibition taking place at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art between February 10 and April 29, 2018.

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Event Image Darius Jones LawNOrder
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

*WU Campus
*WU Campus - Rogers Music Center

“My music is a confrontation against apathy and ego. My hope is to inspire authenticity to compel us to be better humans.” -Darius Jones I wrote LawNOrder as part of a tradition using art to grapple with the emotional weight of a particular moment in history—for example: John Cotrane’s Alabama, Max Roach’s We Insist! Freedom Now Suite, Charles Mingus’ Don’t Let It Happen Here. These pieces are all responses to government corruption, white supremacy, inequality, and senseless death. The composers wanted to show solidarity and create something that would crystalize the sentiments within the psyche of their communities. I wanted to be a part of that tradition and, given the current political climate, I asked myself, “How did we get here?” Studying the history of this country led me to the idea of creating a work that represented the true melting pot of America and the cyclical nature of our nation’s problems. America is an experiment. I wanted to use a compositional strategy that would be flexible. Writing a game piece was a natural choice because of the experimentalism, improvisation, ensemble interaction, and theatricality that are inherent in this structure. I created a scenario where participants must follow the rules of the piece while giving their unique perspective at the same time. This is important because American culture is a culmination of multiple, opposing perspectives. There is never only one viewpoint. There is no dictator. We all have a voice. Essentially, LawNOrder traps us in the chaos of our past and present as a nation, forcing us to face what we’re doing to each other. I want to give participants a vehicle to express their own anger, sadness, joy, frustration or whatever they may be feeling about this country. I want to give the audience an ensemble that looks like America. You will see old people, young people, people of color, white people, women, and men. You will see a large, diverse collection of individuals working together to create a moment that challenges the listener to question their perspective, create dialogue, and broaden their awareness. I want the ensemble and the audience to be tethered together in a collective experience. Hopefully the abstract nature of the piece helps us to expose fears that may be too hard for us to face in reality. I want to give everyone involved the ability to express these emotions in a constructive and creative environment, which ultimately empowers them to go out and be engaged in civic and social action.
Event Image Distilled: Pub Talk
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

At The Half Penny on March 7 at 7:30 p.m., Willamette University’s “Distilled: Pub Talks” series will feature a talk from biologist and professor David Craig, who will present “From Swans to Shamrocks — A Natural History of Ireland.” Craig studies the ecology and evolution of animal behavior, which often includes tracking birds across international borders or working with researchers in other countries. His passion for travel included living in Ireland for a semester to teach a class about Irish natural history and culture. “Ireland’s rich tradition of storytelling is full of symbols based on its relatively simple flora and fauna,” says Craig. “That being said, Ireland’s natural history has had a dramatic impact on global culture, especially in countries like the US that harbor the descendants of the Great Famine.” The Half Penny is an Irish pub, and the talk falls just ten days before Saint Patrick’s Day. “It’s a perfect place and time for a talk about Irish natural history,” says Craig. A graduate of Lewis & Clark College and the University of Colorado at Boulder, Craig collaborates with Willamette students and other scientists to study bird migration. If not in his lab or in Willamette’s biology hearth, Craig is busy being a sometimes-runner, artist or guerrilla gardener. Just south of Madrona at 3743 Commercial St. S., The Half Penny is open to all ages until 9 p.m. Mailing List Email to join the Distilled mailing list for monthly alerts about upcoming talks, and follow Distilled on Facebook for trivia hints and more at

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