Tuesday, December 4th

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
"Understanding Islam," Dr. Richard Francaviglia [P. Hanni], Ford Hall, Room 122

In this presentation, a continuation of one from last year, Dr. Francaviglia will expand on Islam's core values, including rhe subject of jihad, and illustrate the diversity of world-wide Islam. He will also discuss some of the major issues facing Islam today.

Richard FrancavigliaBefore retirement Dr. Francaviglia was Professor of History and Geography at the University of Texas at Arlington, where his main interests were history and the geography of religion. He has published eleven books and monographs. Since 2011 he has continued teaching in Religious Studies and Anthropology at Willamette U.

1:00–2:00 p.m.
"The Forest History Center: Preserving Oregon's History of Logging, Firefighting, and the Work of the Civilian Conservation Corps," Alan Maul [Bill Griffitts], Ford Hall, Room 122

Alan Maul

"Alan Maul worked for the Oregon Department of Forestry for more than 30 years, first as a service forester, than as a field coordinator, then as a graphics and mapping manager, and finally as a facilities manager. [Now, Maul] logs more than 1000 volunteer hours a year to help preserve the history of Oregon forestry. His father was a forester, and his family lived at a forestry station in Medford when he was a youngster. He also participated in the Oregon Green Guard, the predecessor to the Junior Ranger program with Oregon State Parks. [Later] he spent his summers working in the woods, fighting fires, manning a lookout tower, and setting chokers. Maul graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in forest engineering. He also has a Master of Forestry from OSU where he met his wife, Diana, while she was taking forestry classes one summer." Capi Lynn, Statesman Journal.

Alan is coordinator of the Forest History Center, on the State Street grounds of the Oregon Department of Forestry, not far from downtown Salem. The center is home to a museum with about 700 square feet of display space. It has exhibits on logging, fighting forest fires and the Civilian Conservation Corps. With his cohort, Ray Miller, Maul is engaged in serious research into the men and projects of the CCC. While he acquaints ICL with the work of the museum, ICL members who have roots in Oregon might well acquaint Maul with names of family members and friends who were directly associated with the logging industry, fire fighting and, especially, the CCC.

2:00–3:00 p.m.
"The Story of Human Language, Lecture 7: How Language Changes - Modern English," Video Series [G. Adkins], Ford Hall, Room 122

The English Language has undergone drastic change over the years, and continues to change today. Since the time of Shakespeare the meanings of words and phrases have changed enough that his plays need considerable interpretation to be well understood. Changes in grammar and pronunciation also occur quite rapidly. Bill Griffitts will host this lecture discussion.

Thursday, December 6th

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
ICL Members Up Close, Ford Hall, Room 122

This is a continuation of our very well received sessions from the last several terms. ICL is made up of a very interesting group of folks with fascinating backgrounds. In this session we will get to know a few of them a little better as we ask them to share an interesting story from their family, their work experience, or world experience. Today we will hear from the following ICL members, who will each share a 15 minute story:

Solveig Holmquist
James and Judy Heltzel
Joan Lloyd
Grant Thorsett
Pete and Linda Beyman
Elisa Reckendorf
12:00 p.m. to close
End-of-Semester Luncheon, Montag Den

Our concluding session of the semester is coordinated by Directors of Social Services, Karen Bender and Oddny Everson. For details about pre-registration, please watch the Breaking News page of the ICL web site. Announcements will also be made in class and on the ICL Bulletin Board. Luncheon is by pre-registration only.


• Heritage grain salad with celery, apples, craisins, parsley and an apple cider vinaigrette dressing
• Rainbow cabbage slaw
• Steamed seasonal vegetables
• Brined and smoked turkey
• Caramelized orange stuffing
• Mashed potatoes with vegetarian mushroom gravy
• Cascade Baking Company artisanal bread wedges
• Dark chocolate mousse with freshly whipped cream & chocolate shavings
• Iced water, coffee, decaf, hot water station

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