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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. September 25, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Navaratri is a nine-day Hindu celebration of the triumph of good over evil. It is divided into three sets of three days of adoration of aspects of the supreme goddesses. The first three days to Durga (destroyer of all our vices, impurities, and defects), the second to Lakshmi (giver of spiritual and material wealth) and the third to Saraswati (goddess of wisdom).
Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. In observance, the story of Abraham is read, a ram's horn is sounded, and special foods are prepared and shared. The holiday begins at sundown on Sept. 4 and marks the start of a period of introspection, abstinence, prayer, and penitence that ends on Yom Kippur. Some Jews observe one day away from work, others two.
Last Day to Withdraw from First Half-Semester Classes
All Day

*WU Campus

College of Liberal Arts
Event Image Exhibition | A Contemporary Bestiary | Sept. 13 - Dec. 21
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A Contemporary Bestiary features work by artists from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana who incorporate animal imagery in their artwork as a means to address a wide variety of issues. Organized by Director John Olbrantz, the exhibition includes paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, ceramics, and photography by artists Alfredo Arreguin, Rick Bartow, Frank Boyden, Deborah Butterfield, David Gilhooly, Heidi Preuss Grew, Gaylen Hansen, Robert McCauley, and Ted Waddell, among others.

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Event Image Exhibition | John James Audubon: The Birds of America | Aug. 2 - Oct. 26
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

John James Audubon (1785-1851) was a French-American painter, ornithologist, and naturalist. His major work, The Birds of America, is considered one of the finest ornithological books ever published; in it, he identified 25 new species of birds. Organized by Director John Olbrantz, the exhibition features approximately 30 Audubon bird prints on loan from the Hamersly Library at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.
Student Organization Orientation
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

*WU Campus - Putnam University Center

A student organization orientation (SOO) is a training session that provides a brief overview of necessary information for clubs and organizations. The SOO covers event planning, recruiting and retaining members, how ASWU financing works, transitions, and a variety of other topics. This orientation also provides student leaders to meet each other and allow returning and new leaders to collaborate and start a discussion on their goals for the future. All student organizations must send a president, co-president, or treasurer to ONE orientation (each year) before the group can be eligible to apply for ASWU funds. Advisors are also welcome!
University Convocation - "Body Art and the Workplace"
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

*WU Campus - Waller Hall

Is the perception of tattoos and piercings changing? Come find out about your fellow students' experiences with body art, discuss possible limits on body art when looking for a job, and hear from a professional from inside the tattooing and piercing world.

Planned and facilitated by the interdisciplinary class, "Convo: Campus/Community/Cosmos," the University Convocation series brings speakers, musicians, or other performers -- often with a spiritual or ethical message -- to campus every week.
Mindfulness Meditation
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Waller Hall

This weekly gathering is not open to the public.

The practice of mindfulness refers to our efforts and discipline at being fully present in the now, of living in the present moment. Mindfulness practice nourishes an understanding of the interconnectedness of our lives with the larger world we inhabit, allowing us to develop an enhanced awareness of the present, a stillness that cultivates a mind of love, compassion, kindness and peace. Beginners are most welcome!
Did America Have A Christian Founding?
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

*WU Campus - Law School
*WU Campus

Did America Have A Christian Founding?
The public is invited to a SPECIAL DEBATE SERIES
Mark David Hall, George Fox University-Professor Herbert Hoover Distinguished Professor of Politics
Steven K. Green, Willamette University College of Law-Professor and Director of the Center for Religion, Law and Democracy

Thursday, September 18th 7:00-8:00 p.m.
George Fox University Newberg campus
Hoover Academic Building
Room 105

Thursday, September 25th, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Willamette University
School of Law
245 Winter Street
Room 121

Q & A time will follow with each debate
Humanities Lecture: Writing and Reading Our Bodies, Ourselves
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hatfield Library
*WU Campus

Professor Wendy Kline will discuss how the authors and readers of Our Bodies, Ourselves, the "bible of women's health," revolutionized medical knowledge and practice--and the practice of writing and reading itself. Professor Kline is Chair of the History of Medicine, Purdue University, and the author of Bodies of Knowledge: Sexuality, Reproduction and Women's Heath in the Second Wave.
Event Image "Top Girls" - PREVIEW
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

*WU Campus - Pelton Theatre

Director: Susan Coromel

A skeptical and comical look at the role of women in contemporary society from one of Britain's greatest theatrical innovators. The action swings from smart Thatcher-era London women's employment agency to a cottage in rural East Anglia, as it considers the sacrifices and compromises women have to make to carve out a place for themselves. Overlapping dialogue, inventive doubling of characters, and the most unusual dinner party you'll ever see combine to create a truly memorable evening. 

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