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Summary View  Subscribe to RSS feed of current view. September 5, 2013
  
Thursday, September 05, 2013
Rosh Hashanah
All Day

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.
Event Image Exhibition | "Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth" | Aug. 31 - Dec. 22
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

This exhibition showcases 64 ancient works, created between 6000 B.C. – 500 B.C. in the Fertile Crescent, an area stretching from Turkey to Iran, often called “the cradle of civilization.” This exhibition will be the sole venue for this important collection of cultural treasures drawn from over 20 distinguished collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition explores the art of the Babylonians, Israelites, Persians and other ancient Near Eastern people and cultures.

Full Exhibition Information: 
www.willamette.edu/go/ancient
Event Image Exhibition | "David Roberts: Travels in the Holy Land" | Aug. 10 - Dec. 22
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

David Roberts (1796-1864) was a Scottish painter who traveled to the Near East in the late 1830s and produced a series of bound, hand-colored lithographs of Egypt and the Holy Land in the 1840s from sketches made during his travels. These folios provided Europeans, and eventually Americans, with their first views of the exotic Orient, changing forever their vision of Egypt and the Middle East. This small exhibition features several of Roberts’ prints.

Full Exhibition Description:
www.willamette.edu/arts/hfma
Event Image Exhibition | "Jacob Lawrence: Aesop's Fables" | Aug. 3 - Oct. 27
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) is widely regarded as one of the most important African American artists of the 20th century for his paintings and prints that often portrayed African American life, culture, and history. This exhibition features 23 original drawings that Lawrence created for the 1970 Simon and Schuster publication of Aesop's Fables.

Full Exhibition Description:
www.willamette.edu/arts/hfma
University Convocation - "Progress Report: Creating a Culture of Safe & Healthy Sexuality on Campus"
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

*WU Campus - Waller Hall

Willamette is addressing issues of sexual assault and harassment on campus. Come and find out what's happening and how you can be involved. Representatives from Alpha Chi Omega, ASWU, IFC, SARA, Students for Feminism, WEB, and other organizations will lead the discussion.

The University Convocation series is facilitated through the Office of the Chaplains and planned by the students of IDS 202 (Convo: Campus/Community/Cosmos).
Luce Scholars Program: Information Session
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Luce Scholars program provides a year-long professional placement in an Asian country for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia. The Program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen young Americans each year. The program is open to students in any major, and regardless of career path: the one restriction is that you may not be majoring in Asian Studies, already speak an Asian language, or have spent more than 12 weeks in any Asian country. Application and support materials are on the SAGA website at http://www.willamette.edu/dept/saga/national/programs/luce/index.html This information session will feature an alumna of the program: Lorraine Guthrie, an architect in Portland, will discuss her year in Asia and the impact of the program on her life and career.
Mindfulness Meditation
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

*WU Campus - Waller Hall

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!
Event Image GreekSide
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

*WU Campus - Matthews Academic Center

Where being Greek and Christian comes together. Gather with other fraternity and sorority students to study the Bible and learn about Jesus!

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