2017 Spring Semester
Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cone Chapel, Waller Hall (unless otherwise noted)
January 26, 2017
Willamette students who attended last fall's Oregon Students of Color Conference (entitled "Surviving aKKKademia") will present what the learned in a panel format, then lead small group discussions.
February 2, 2017
DACA Allyship and Sanctuary Campuses
Convocation: Supporting DACA in this new landscape: Resources for DACA students and aspiring allies. What is in place at Willamette to support undocumented and DACA members of our community and their families?
Prof. Susan Dussault from the College of Law will talk about the work of the Human Rights and Immigration Clinic, provide information about the rights of non US citizens and offer practical steps they can take to protect themselves.
February 9, 2017
Meet professors and hear their stories of how they came to teach at Willamette.
Professor Shatha Almutawa, Religious Studies
Professor Chris Harris, Theatre
Professor Vincent Pham, CCM
Professor Meredyth Goldberg Edelson, Psychology
February 16, 2017
Safety, Support and Well-being of WU's DACA and Undocumented Students
What safeguards are currently in place for members of the WU community who are DACA or undocumented?What more needs to be in place to ensure an inclusive campus?
Come for a community conversation.
Yvonne Tamayo, Willamette's General Counsel
Karen Wood, University Chaplain
February 23, 2017
Commemorating the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066
On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, a document that authorized the Secretary of War to order the mandatory evacuation of "all persons of Japanese ancestry" from western regions of the United States and their subsequent resettlement in "internment camps."
Join faculty and students for a conversation about the experiences of those subject to this order, whose number included Willamette University students compelled to leave the campus, and to reflect on the legacies and lessons of internment for us today.
Professor Cecily McCaffrey, History
Professor Ellen Eisenberg, History
Professor Catherine Collins, Rhetoric
March 2, 2017
Our Week at Standing Rock
A group from Willamette University arrived at Oceti Sakowin camp on the night of November 20, 2016. The night became a defining moment in understanding the significance of the #NoDAPL movement. Oceti Sakowin camp served as the main camp site on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota, where active protest was occurring against the Dakota Pipelines.
Liz Bahe, Montreal Gray Alexus Uentille and Sadarah Witherspoon will share their experiences protesting the North Dakota Access Pipeline at Oceti Sakowin camp on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.
March 9, 2017
How To Ace Your Interview
Aimee Akimoff, AGSM
Beth Ursin, AGSM
Prof. Jason Duncan, Biology
March 16, 2017
How Green is this Budding Industry?
Excessive energy consumption, frequent use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, contaminated product recalls, and corrupt lab testing... These are just a few of the problems that producers and consumers of recreational Cannabis in Oregon face. This hour long event will examine in greater depth some of these current issues of environmental "unsustainability" that Oregon's rapidly expanding Cannabis industry is experiencing.
Anders Mintz, '17
March 23, 2017
Professor Emma Coddington, Biology
March 30, 2017
No Convocation- Spring Break
April 6, 2017
Self Defense Class
April 13, 2017
Raising Awareness: Uncovering Invisible Disabilities
Professor Allison Hobgood, English
Students from Advocates for Disability Awareness and Accessibility (ADAA)
A representative from Accessible Education Services
April 20, 2017
Student representatives from Sexual Assault Response Allies (SARA)
April 27, 2017