University Convocation

Fall Semester, 2015

Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Cone Chapel, Waller Hall (unless otherwise noted)

The University Convocation series is planned by the students of IDS 202 ("Convo: Campus/Community/Cosmos") so the schedule is under constant development throughout the semester.

The Salem Community is welcome to attend these programs at no charge.

These are the programs scheduled to date.

September 3

LXC: Learning by Creating

Student Presentations:

Lyra Kuhn, Electric Skeleton

Abbi Manoucheri, Kassandra Omvik, and Bri Owens, REViVE

Kristin Garrison, My Summer with Vincent 

Abigail Lahnert and Arik Dutcher, Swing Dance & Community

Linnea Huomo and Emily Palmgren, Pure Gold Thighs: Writing Trains

Simon Orr, Mood Emerald

September 10

Professors Profess

Come hear about how these faculty found their way to Willamette:

Jonathan Cole, Theatre

David Gutterman, Politics

Cecily McCaffrey, History

Stephen Patterson, Religious Studies

September 17

TIU and WU- Lessons From the First Fifty Years

The relationship between TIU and Willamette has been around for a half century – what have we learned?  What might the next fifty years bring?  Join TIU President Takahashi and a panel of current and former faculty and students as they consider the impact of this relationship.

Special Guest Presenter:  President Hiroshi Takahashi 

Panelists:   Prof. Joe Bowersox, Prof. Jim Hansen, Sarah Shinn, Kendrick Arakaki

September 24

You've Been Hacked

What is Hacking? How can we prevent it? Is our personal information and online identity actually private? Join us as we discuss the following topics as well as gain insight into the recent spam emails plaguing our Willamette inboxes.

Panelist: Mitchell Jones (WITS)

October 1

Coaches Coach

Willamette coaches discuss how they found their calling, what brought them to Willamette, and what we should know about coaching, sports, education, and athletics at Willamette.

Valerie Cleary- Director of Athletics

Coach Reba Knickerbocker- Women's Rowing

Coach Leslie Shevlin- Men's and Women's Swimming

October 8

The World Awaits

What are the benefits of international experience? What do we gain from living abroad or from encountering or engaging people from different countries? Come to convo for a discussion of these and other topics.

October 15


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October 29


November 5


November 12


November 19


November 26

No Convocation - Thanksgiving

December 3


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