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Convocation: Free Speech on Campus?

January 25th, 2018, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall

How can Willamette promote an inclusive learning environment and respect the unfettered expression of ideas? Join these members of the campus community, as well as others for a fishbowl discussion: Seth Cotlar (Professor of History), Akerah Mackey (ASWU Senator), Quinlyn Manfull (ASWU Chief Justice). Come hear others and share your views.

Convocation: Professors Profess

11:30 -12:30pm
February 1st, 2018, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall

How did your professors get to Willamette? What do they do in their free time? What do professors think of their students? Have you ever wondered about who your professors are outside of the classroom and what makes them unique?

We've got answers! Join us at Convocation as we ask our panel of professors these big questions and hear their stories.

BQOL: The Jewish Oregon Story, 1950 - 2010

11:45–12:45 p.m.
February 6th, 2018, Cat Cavern, University Center
In this talk, historian Ellen Eisenberg will examine the Jewish community of Oregon during a time of dramatic growth and change, exploring how Jewish Oregonians both contributed to and were shaped by the “Oregon Story” of the late 20th century. She will highlight the emergence of what she calls the Jewish Oregon Story, including the dramatic expansion of the Portland community, the rebirth of smaller communities around the state, and the embrace of post-denominational Jewry, spirituality, and a distinctive progressive ethos of environmentalism and inclusion.

Convocation: Title IX

February 8th, 2018, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall

Come to convo this week to learn what Title IX is, the process for investigating and adjudicating sexual misconduct at Willamette, and the resources Willamette offers to folks impacted by sexual harassment or violence. The Title IX team will spend time talking about how the process works, answer questions, and introduce new members of their team.

Ash Wednesday Service

February 14th, 2017, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall

Convo: Representation of WOC in Film

11:30–12:30 p.m.
February 22, 2018, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall

Convocation: Conspiracy Theories

2:30–3:30 p.m.
March 1st, 2018, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall

What are they and why do we like them?

BQOL: The Power of Being Soft/Weak

11:45–12:45 p.m.
March 6th, 2018, Cat Cavern

The Daoist View on the Feminine Side of the Reality

Convo: Adulting 101

11:30–12:30 p.m.
March 8th, 2018, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall

Convocation this week will be covering information on job interviews, taxes, medical insurance, renting homes and apartments, and tutorials on how to fix things around the house with basic tools. Featuring speakers Mandy Devereaux from Career Services, Jeff Bolliger from Facilities who will be presenting on maintenance, and Andre Uribe, executive chef.

Convo: Birth Control

11:30–12:30 p.m.
March 15th, 2018, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall

Convocation this week will be talking about birth control, its many forms, and accessibility. The talk will include information on different kinds of condoms, dental dams, hormonal methods of birth control, and a condom demo.

Creativity Commons: Collage

6:00–8:00 p.m.
March 20th, 2018, UC 217

Feeling overwhelmed by exams, essays, and due dates? Overworked and sleep deprived? The Office of the Chaplains has the solution for you! De-stress and express at Creativity Commons hosted by the Chaplains Programming Intern. Snacks and materials will be provided!

Convo: TED Talks About Masculinity

11:30–12:30 p.m.
March 22nd, 2018, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall

This week's Convocation will be showing TED Talks from Justin Baldoni, Joe Ehrmann, and Blake Spence with short discussions between and after videos.

Lear Internship Application Due

April 2nd, 2018

The Office of the Chaplains announces funding for students engaged in summer internships in religious or faith-related organizations. Internships are to be proposed by students in concert with their chosen organizations and will be supported in the amount of $4500, which includes travel, living expenses, and a stipend. Two internships are available for summer 2018.

How to apply:
The application is by student proposal, which should include:
• A statement of purpose for the internship, including learning goals, evidence of preparation and a timeline for the internship.
• A letter of support from the internship site, detailing:
o Information about the agency or organization, including mission, governance and staffing structure.
o A position description for the internship, including main duties
o Identification of and information about the on-site supervisor
o A statement of willingness to provide supervision and support for an intern.
• Two letters of recommendation, one academic, the other work or volunteer-related.
• a degree audit.

An internship should provide meaningful work for the intern, an on-site supervisor, and an opportunity for theological reflection.
Internship applications are due electronically to the Office of the Chaplains by April 2, 2018. A selection committee will determine the awards by April 16.
For more information, please contact Karen Wood, x6213 or

Convo: The Obamas' Presidential Portraits

11:30–12:30 p.m.
Thursday 5th, 2018, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall

This week, Convocation takes a closer look at the Obamas'’ Portraits and the artists that made them.

BQOL: Senior Theses in Religious Studies

11:45–12:45 p.m.
April 3rd, 2018, Cat Cavern

Convo: Human Trafficking

11:30–12:30 p.m.
April 19th, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall

What is modern-day slavery? Who is vulnerable and how do we look for signs of human trafficking? Join us to learn more about this topic and how to keep yourself and the community safe.

Creativity Commons

6:00–8:00 p.m.
April 24th, Office of the Chaplains, UC2

Feeling overwhelmed by exams, essays, and due dates? Overworked and sleep deprived? The Office of the Chaplains has the solution for you! De-stress and express at Creativity Commons hosted by the Chaplains’ Programming Intern. Snacks and materials will be provided!


4:30–5:30 p.m.
May 12th, Smith Auditorium

This interfaith service, planned by a committee of graduating seniors and the chaplains, includes music, scripture from a variety of traditions and reflections by graduates and others.