Events

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September 7th, 2018

11:30–12:30 p.m.
Convo: Community at Willamette, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall
What kind of community are we?
What kind of community do we want to be?
How do we find/build community on campus and beyond?
How do we understand ourselves as many communities and as one?
What happens when our communities are in conflict?
If you have ideas about any of these questions, come to share them at Convocation!

September 13th, 2018

11:30–12:30 p.m.
Convo: Bishop 2.0, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall

Come meet new staff from Bishop Wellness Center and learn about services for students at BWC.

September 20th, 2018

11:30–12:30 p.m.
Convo: Students Speak!, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall
A presentation and discussion on the results of the 2017 Campus Climate on Sexual Assault & Harassment Survey.
Last year, about 1200 WU students took a survey on their experiences with- and understandings of- Willamette's climate for sexual assault and harassment. Join us at Convo as we share those findings with the community and ask for your feedback on how to improve our climate

September 27th, 2018

11:30–12:30 p.m.
Convo: Exploregon, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall

How do we access public lands and best enjoy this state?

October 2nd, 2018

11:45–12:45 p.m.
BQOL: God Bless America?, Cat Cavern, UC2
The "God-Given" Right to Own a Gun, Frack the Earth, and... Take a Knee

We often speak about the intersection of religion and politics, but we neglect the way “Americanism” is itself like a religion. In this discussion, we will examine Civil Religion in the United States: its holy texts, sacred places, martyrs, dogmas, psalms, high priests, myths, and dissenters. How does Civil Religion in the United States help us makes sense of our turbulent political moment – and what the future might hold.

October 4th, 2018

11:30–12:30 p.m.
Convo: What We Expect of Men, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall

Explorations in Masculinity

October 11th, 2018

11:30–12:30 p.m.
Convo: Land and Landscape in the History of Willamette: A New Look at Our Institution’s History, Cone Chapel (Waller Hall)

Presenters: 2018 LARC Researchers

For Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration, LARC researchers present what they learned about the founding and history of Willamette.

October 18th, 2018

11:30–12:30 p.m.
Convo: Mentorship, Cone Chapel (Waller Hall)

How does mentorship work and what are its advantages?

October 25th, 2018

11:30–12:30 p.m.
Convo: Digital Porn, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall

Where www meets XXX

How does digital porn affect our attitudes about sexual behavior?  Safe sex? Consent?

November 1st, 2018

11:30–12:30 p.m.
Convo: #WontBeErased, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall

What art the current political threats to transgender identity?
What resources are available for trans folks at Willamette?
What can everyone do to support the trans community?

November 6th, 2018

11:45-12:45 p.m.
BQOL: Lessons from the Border Crisis, Cat Cavern, University Center

Willamette College of Law Professor Warren Binford is one of a small handful of experts from around the country who has government clearance to interview immigrant children and families, including those forcibly separated, and to inspect and report on the conditions in which the children and their parents are being detained.

In this session, she will provide an overview of the humanitarian aid crisis at the border, the legal challenges we face, and how you can get involved. She has made sharing with the Willamette community a priority in light of our shared values exemplified by our motto, “Not Unto Ourselves Alone Are We Born.” 

November 8th, 2018

11:30–12:30 p.m.
Convo: Advocacy, Cone Chapel (Waller Hall)

Supporting survivors of sexual assault

November 15th, 2018

11:30–12:30 p.m.
Convo: Falling Fruit, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall

Stemming hunger through urban foraging

November 29th, 2018

11:30–12:30 p.m.
Convo: Soul Box Project, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall
The Soul Box Project is a national community art project calling for the making of one hand-folded paper box for every person killed or injured by gunfire in the U.S. since 2014. Hundreds of thousands of these Boxes will be displayed together in massive art installations to raise awareness of the U.S. gunfire epidemic by counting and honoring victims, offering healing participation to those seeking solace, and providing dramatic visual support for all initiatives working for a safer society.

Join us at Convocation to contribute to this project and make your own Soul Box to send to the Soul Box Project!

December 4th, 2018

11:30–12:30 p.m.
BQOL: Claremont School of Theology, Alumni Lounge
Claremont School of Theology and Willamette University have been exploring the possibility of CST embedding in Willamette as a third professional school. Come hear more about this process and what potential it holds for Willamette, CST, the Salem community, and beyond.

December 6th, 2018

11:30–12:30 p.m.
Convo: College Cooking, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall
Recipes, Demonstrations, Samples and Advice!