Tuesday, October 2nd
|10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
"The History and Culture of the Grand Ronde Tribe," David G. Lewis, Cultural Resources Manager, Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde [G. Beck], Ford Hall, Room 122
As a follow-up to our spring field trip to visit the Grande Ronde Tribal Center, we are pleased to welcome David Lewis, who will provide an overview of the tribe and its history from his view as the Cultural Manager.
"The Story of Human Language, Lecture 3: How Language Changes - Sound Changes," Video Series [G. Adkins], Ford Hall, Room 122
There is incredible variety in the world’s languages. For instance, some languages employ as many as 48 different click sounds, which are virtually indistinguishable to native English speakers, and there are Australian languages that use only three verbs: come, go, and do. A human language is always changing slowly into another one, partly because it is natural for a sound to morph into different sounds over time. Sounds often change to become more akin to ones that precede or follow them. Sounds at the ends of words tend to wear away. Vowels shift around in the mouth. In English, the last two processes are why ‘made’ is pronounced as it is: the e dropped off and an “ah” sound changed to an “ay” sound. Sound change also creates languages where a syllable’s tone determines its meaning, as in Chinese. Jinx Brandt will host this lecture.
"Willamette Academy, the Youngest at Willamette University," by Michele Gray, Executive Director [H. Griffitts], Ford Hall, Room 122
For over ten years, Willamette Academy at Willamette University has been working to help local students achieve their dream of becoming the first person in their families to attend college through an after-school, weekend and summer program. Willamette Academy provides support, tools and resources to students and their families, so that promising young leaders who face innumerable barriers to success can truly achieve their potential. Though our primary goal is to help students to graduate from high school and attend college, students gain so much more from the Academy program: confidence, self-awareness, life skills, leadership skills, and a sense of responsibility to their community. To date: 99 percent of Willamette Academy students have graduated from high school and 95% have gone on to the college of their choice. Please join us to meet our students and learn more about Willamette Academy. For more information about Willamette Academy visit: http://www.willamette.edu/academy or call 503-370-6085.
Thursday, October 4th
|10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
"Great Decisions: Cybersecurity," Ken Panck, Ford Hall, Room 122
This session examines Cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is the field of practice that covers both threats to and through cyberspace. It is broader than the Internet and includes the entire spectrum of networked information and communications systems worldwide. There has been an explosion of cybercrime, and cyberspace is emerging as a new domain for waging war. After the video we will take a close look at the role the internet has played in the Arab Spring.
“How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, Lecture 10: The Fugue,” Prof. Robert Greenberg, Video Lecturer, [S. Holmquist/J. Miller], Ford Hall, Room 122
This lecture examines the fugue, defined as a typically monothematic, polyphonic work in which a theme is examined, broken down, reassembled, etc., in as many ways as possible. Drawing on fugues by Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frederick Handel, this lecture introduces and examines the parts of a fugue: the exposition, subject restatements, and episodes. This lecture also seeks to define and discuss the various tuning systems used up to and during the Baroque era.
"A Concert of Organ Fugues," Dr. Paul Klemme, Lecture/Demonstration [S. Holmquist/J.Miller] , Cone Chapel
As a followup to the video lecture on the fugue form, and armed with our new expertise on the subject, we will hear fugues played on Bach's own instrument, the pipe organ. Bach's expertise at the organ was legendary, and people travelled from some distance to marvel at his technique. Dr. Klemme will demonstrate 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-part fugues, so be sure to sit close to observe his flying feet! All selections will come from the Baroque era, and with Dr. Klemme's guidance, we will be able to appreciate the musical power and beauty of a form that is so much more than a theoretical exercise or puzzle challenge; rather, in the Baroque era it was actually a theological symbol.
Tuesday, October 9th
|10:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
"The Story of Human Language, Lecture 4: How Language Changes–Building New Material," Video Series [G. Adkins], Ford Hall, Room 122
In this lecture Professor McWhorter discusses how new words and constructions might come about. Words can be divided into two classes: Concrete (representing objects and actions) and Grammatical. Grammatical words develop gradually from words that begin as concrete. A remarkable example is the use of the word ‘pas’ as a negative. Word endings tend to wear away, but are then often replaced with new endings. Language change involves not only sound erosion and morphing, but also the building of new words and constructions. Languages are always developing new material, at a pace generally too slow to be noticed in a lifetime. The lecture discussion will be hosted by Rosa Barton.
|11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
"Musical Potpourri", Ford Hall, Room 122
Three ICL members (Solveig Holmquist, Betty Kasoff, and Don Taylor) present their favorite music.
"Not-So-Deadly Nightshades, and Other Foods the World Owes to Christopher Columbus," Beryl MacDonald, Ford Hall, Room 122
Could we have spaghetti and pizza without tomatoes? What would Thai and Vietnamese cuisine be without the chili pepper? How could Russians drink vodka without potatoes? Without chocolate, would Switzerland even exist? How foods native to the New World have spread around the globe and are now staples from Manchester to Manila. Our presenter is ICL member Beryl MacDonald.
Thursday, October 11th
|10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
"Women in Early Salem," Virginia Green [Billijean Hill], Ford Hall, Room 122
Virginia Green posts the SJ weekly feature, Heritage Oregon. Green also produces SHINE, a website and blog that recall economic and cultural events that have shaped Salem. Virginia also meets monthly with Melanie Bell (of KMUZ 88.5, Melanie in the Morning) to chat about early Salem Women of note and influence. Green's topic for ICL will be one of these notable women.
Go to KMUZ (88.5) Melanie in the Morning, the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Also, visit www.salem-heritage-network.
" 'Yours for Liberty': Abigail Scott Duniway and Woman Suffrage in Oregon," Jean Ward from "Century of Action" and Elaine A. Malveety [J. Zook], Ford Hall, Room 122
This program, titled with Abigail Scott Duniway's signature line, "Yours for Liberty," focuses on her leadership role for over forty years in Oregon's woman suffrage movement. The narrative is presented through visual images, biographical and historical detail, and selected, lively readings from Duniway's newspaper, THE NEW NORTHWEST. An opportunity will be provided for questions and general discussion.
Elaine A. Malveety was educated at Indiana University and the University of Oregon, where she earned an FA in Creative Writing. Now retired, she was co-ordinator of the Gender Studies Program and annual Gender Studies Symposium at Lewis and Clark College for many years.
A photo of the two lecturers (Jean Ward-far right, and Elaine Malveety-second from right) and the two descendants of Abigail Scott Duniway, taken after the "sashing" ceremony, which concluded the presentation. The descendants are Sancha Duniway Alley (great-granddaughter of Abigail, and daughter of David Duniway, Archivist for the State of Oregon–second from left) and Carol Scott Hess (far left), great niece of Abigail.
Tuesday, October 16th
Field Trip: A Day in the Columbia Gorge, Columbia Gorge
• Depart from Mission Mill at 8:15 am. Return 5:30-6:00 pm (traffic permitting)
Thursday, October 18th
|10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
"Rethinking Jean Rouch’s 'The Lion Hunters,'" Ken Nolley, W.U. Professor of English and Film Studies & Amadou Foufana, W.U. Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies [G. Beck], Ford Hall, Room 122
Although Jean Rouch has mostly been praised, indeed almost canonized, for what has come to be called his “shared anthropology,” his West African films participated richly in the ongoing construction of how the European mind chose to represent “African-ness.” The Lion Hunters reveals evidence of this process at work, and serves to illustrate how much more deeply Rouch’s work may have been entangled with the colonial project than the critical heritage of his work might suggest; the result might be better understood as an example of what Renato Rosaldo has called “imperialist nostalgia.”
Ken Nolley is Professor of English and Chair of Film Studies at Willamette. Amadou Fofana is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies, and Chair of the French and Francophone Studies Department. Professor Nolley has published in multiple venues on film with a particular interest in documentary. Professor Fofana has published on African film in multiple journals and his book on the films of Ousmene Sembene is expected to be out this November.
"Jagged On the Right: A Poetry Reading, and Some Writing Too," Ann Staley [L. Rosen], Ford Hall, Room 122
Ann Staley will read from her second collection of poems and lead the group with several prompts for writing. Ann has been teaching for four decades–everyone from Portuguese immigrant second graders to grandmothers who wanted to read women's fiction to learn about feminism at the Gold Beach Library, and including stints in public schools in five Oregon school districts. She worked at the Northwest Writing Institute, Lewis & Clark College for twenty years with Kim Stafford. Ann published her first book of poems, Primary Sources in September 2011. It was nominated for an Oregon Book Award. Her second book is forthcoming in June 2012.
Tuesday, October 23rd
|10:30–11:30 a.m. **NEW TIME**
"How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, Lecture 11: Baroque Opera, Part 1," Prof. Robert Greenberg, Video Lecturer, [S. Holmquist/J. Miller], Ford Hall, Room 122
We discuss the evolution of opera from the late Renaissance through the early Baroque. Believing that ancient Greek drama was entirely sung, members of the Florentine Camerata sought to create their own music dramas, and, in doing so, they invented opera around the year 1600. These lectures discuss two early operas—Jacopo Peri's Euridice and Claudio Monteverdi's Orfeo—and describe and demonstrate the musical content of these early operas.
|11:30 a.m–12:30 p.m. **NEW TIME**
"ICL Attends Willamette Music Convocation," [S. Holmquist/J. Miller], Hudson Hall
ICL has been invited to attend the regularly scheduled Music Convocation in Hudson Hall, where Baroque opera arias will be performed specifically for our benefit. Seven WU voice majors will sing, first providing context by explaining the characters they represent as well as the scenes in which their selections appear. We are grateful to Dept. Chair Dr. Anita King for the invitation and particularly Allison Swensen Mitchell, head of Vocal Studies, for preparing the students for this event.
(This convocation is not to be confused with the "University Convocation" held at 11:30 am on Thursdays in the Cone Chapel.)
|1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. **NEW TIME**
"Immigrant Justice and Justice Reform in an Era of Inalienable Rights," John M. Haroldson, Linn-Benton County D.A. [G. Adkins], Ford Hall, Room 122
A prosecutor’s perspective on criminal justice system reforms in Mexico and the United States, and their impact on justice for immigrants. In examining recent criminal justice reforms and their interplay, one can begin to appreciate the pitfalls and possibilities for realizing compatible justice systems that can offer justice for all. Using case examples, John M. Haroldson, Linn-Benton County D.A., will navigate various immigrants’ journeys through the U.S. and Mexican justice systems.
Thursday, October 25th
|10:00 a.m.–12.00 p.m.
"Inside the Television Industry: Why You See What You See on TV" Rob Owen [P. Caudill], Ford Hall, Room 122
Television has a ubiquitous presence in everyday American life, but how does it work? Why do we see the shows we see on TV? Why are TV programs canceled? How do TV shows get developed, and who decides when they will air? What about the role of station owners in determining what we see? How about the role of sponsors in influencing content? What is the future for the TV industry? All this and more will be discussed with lots of time for your questions and comments.
Journalist Rob Owen coordinates the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's coverage of television, including prime-time broadcasts and cable programming. He writes reviews, features and columns about television, and TV Week cover stories for the Sunday paper. Rob also writes a blog and a weekly online-only Q&A feature, answering readers' questions. He does freelance writing for Variety, The Oregonian, and the Seattle Times. Rob obtained his B.S. degree in magazine journalism/marketing (dual program) from Syracuse University. He is lead TV writer for Scripps Howard News Service and past president of the Television Critics Association.
“Hanford Site Cleanup: Progress & Challenges,” Madeleine Brown, Washington Department of Ecology, Nuclear Waste Program [G. Beck] , Ford Hall, Room 122
Did you know that you live downstream from the largest nuclear waste site in the United States? The 586-square-mile Hanford Site, located in southeastern Washington on the Columbia River, was used to manufacture the plutonium for America's nuclear weapons program during World War II and the Cold War. Today, vast amounts of contamination leftover from plutonium production continue to challenge state and federal agencies tasked with cleaning up the site. Madeleine Brown from the Washington Department of Ecology will join us to discuss the state of cleanup, site history, current issues and progress, and how this site affects you!
"Slavery and the Oregon Statehood Debate," Dr. Barbara Mahoney [P. Hanni], Ford Hall, Room 122
Dr. Mahoney will discuss the connection between Oregon's move towards statehood and the issue of slavery.
Dr. Babara Mahoney is an author, book reviewer and speaker; In 2003 she won the Oregon Book Award for Dispatches and Dictators:Ralph Barnes for the Herald Tribune. Before retiring she was Vice President at Willamette U. and then the Senior Vice President for Development at the OHSU Foundation. She is currently the Secretary of the Board of Oregon Humanities and on the editorial board of the Oregon Encyclopedia.
Tuesday, October 30th
|10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
"RE-Constructing the Woods," Kristin Kuhns [D. White], Ford Hall, Room 122
Kristin Kuhns will share her thoughts and artistic images of her experiences in Zena Forest, West of Salem, which culminated in an art exhibit at Salem Art Association's A.N. Bush Gallery in the Fall of 2009. For over a year and a half she visited the woods regularly, traversing, gradually and slowly becoming familiar with the details of the landscape.
Kristin writes: “Because the Zena Forest's mission is driven by the principles of stewardship and sustainability, my invitation to visit is received with cautionary respect and admiration for this endeavor. It is in this place of careful negotiation between concepts of wilderness and gridded development that I am working.
In my re-construction of nature–trees, views, paintings and sculpture–I am exploring the relationship between myself, the earth and art. Using materials from this landscape in processes steeped in domestic rituals and traditions, connections are made. Connections are made and a kind of self-forgiveness or atonement is felt by experiencing landscape, touching the earth and coming closer to being of nature.”
Great Decisions: “Promoting Democracy–Foreign Policy Imperative?” [J. Flaming], Ford Hall, Room 122
The U.S. has a history of advancing and supporting democracy around the world. What place does democracy promotion have in U.S. foreign policy today? With a choice of tools ranging from economic aid to military force, what are the appropriate yet effective methods that the U.S. should use to promote democracy?
Class members participating in the presentations/discussions are: