Tuesday, November 5

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
"Tillamook Coast," ICL Field Trip [Judy Gram], Kaneko Auditorium

Judy GramICL Field Trip to the Tillamook Coast. 8:30 AM departure from the Willamette Heritage Center to the Tillamook Creamery. Duncan Hernandez will be our host with a short introduction. If you haven't seen the new Creamery, you are in for a pleasant and exciting surprise. We will enjoy a self-guided tour, cheese tasting, and ice cream. This is a no host luncheon, bring your own, or choose from a variety of lunch entries. After lunch, we will depart for Tillamook Pioneer Museum (approximately 5 minutes from the Creamery). ic Viewpoint, and the Octopus After our tour of the Museum we will head to the Coast to view Cape Meares Lighthouse, Scenic Viewpoint, and the Octopus Tree. We will depart the coast at 3:00 PM and take the scenic three capes road, into Pacific City for a brief look at the Doryman's Memorial, Cape Kiwanda and then enjoy a sleepy ride home full of ice cream and coastal lore. Cost $20.

Thursday, November 7

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
"International Education at Willamette," Kris Lou [Tom Hibbard], Kaneko Auditorium

Kris LouHow does intercultural learning fit within Willamette's liberal arts education, which prepares graduates to transform knowledge into action and lead lives of achievement, contribution and meaning? Does this also mean Willamette graduates are "global ready", prepared to engage effectively in diverse teams in the marketplace, government, service and nonprofit sectors? How internationalized is Willamette?

Director, International Education. Associate Professor, International Studies.

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
"Comparative Religion PART 2," Stanley Vargas [Bob Muir], Kaneko Auditorium

Stan VargasThis talk will continue from the presentation started in the Spring term. We will briefly review Part 1 solely for the purpose of setting us back on course. Then, we will finish discussing the 6 World Religions, and continue on with the so-called "Folk Religions" that are unique to a specific culture or region.

Stan Vargas graduated from Southern Adack east to complete adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee with majors in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. From there he traveled to Southern California to start a doctoral program in Medical Microbiology. However, an elective in Bioethics changed everything. He earned a Masters in Comparative Religion from Loma Linda University and eventually traveled back east to complete a Doctorate in Comparative Theology. Meanwhile he endured his most difficult, but rewarding job, teaching 34 years as a high school teaching.

Tuesday, November 12

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
"Removing Bias From Our Judgments: Did Ulysses Have It Right?," James Friedrich [Tom Hibbard], Kaneko Auditorium

A great deal of behavioral science research has documented the various ways in which human judgment can be "contaminated", influenced or distorted by factors that decision makers prefer would "not" have an impact on the perceptions and choices. I will be discussing why self-correction of one's biases is so difficult.

Dr. Friedrich received is B.A. from Oberlin College. He completed an M.Ed. in Counseling and a Ph.D in Social Psychology at the University of Michigan. He joined the faculty alt Willamette University in 1992. His teaching interests include social psychology, personnel and industrial psychology, judgments and decision making, and statistics. His research, basic and applied concerns attitude formation and change, social inference, and decision making.

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
"Turning Points in Western Philosophy: The Post-Socratics," Bob Muir, Kaneko Auditorium

Bob MuirThis talk will survey further "turning points" in Western philosophy that remain significant today. We will resume our study with the period following Plato, who created a kind of school, the "Academy", in an olive grove named after its donor. Notwithstanding Plato's own influence, some students took up the thread of Socratic thought to form schools of their own. Among these schools were the Cynic, Stoics, Epicureans and Skeptics. Over time these schools of philosophy became common words that had meanings very different from the philosophies from which they sprang. Philosophical Cynics were not necessarily "cynical". "Stoics" did not focus on learning how to bear pain with equanimity. Epicureans did not live for gourmet meals. Skeptics were more than steadfast doubters. These "post-Socratic" philosophers developed new lines of inquiry that significantly affected Western civilization. Some lasted for centuries; two deeply influenced philosophy in the modern era. The Questions they raised and methods that they developed remain relevant today, shamelessly borrowed by self-help movements that seldom acknowledge their ancient origins.

Thursday, November 14

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
"The Fashionability of Recycling and Consumption," Jessica Ramey [Jinx Brandt], Kaneko Auditorium

Jessica Ramey

Recycling and consumption rates have made drastic shifts through history that reflects our values and our culture. We'll explore how marketing and technology has fueled change and bombarded consumers with fast fashion and disposable goods while our global waste system has failed to keep up. Through art examples, we will examine how maker movements, right to repair advocates, and art activists promote democracy and transparency in an industry that greatly impacts our lives and our planet.

Jessica Ramey is a waste reduction and marketing coordinator for Marion County and is a visual artist and community builder who is passionate about waste reduction and reuse. She works in several disciplines, including oil painting, gouache, ink, video, graphics and augmented reality. She enjoys creating larger than life puppets to parade down Salem streets, has created an Art & Culture CSA, and participates in Salem Sketchers. Her waste reduction work includes the creation of repair fairs and clothing and art supply swaps.

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
"Layers -- A Printmaking Journey," Kim Fink [Jinx Brandt], Kaneko Auditorium

Kim FinkKim Fink will show us how he has developed his art, taking surprising chances and making changes to the ancient process of printmaking.

Kim Fink holds a BFA from the Museum Art School, Portland and a MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, as well as serving as a Professor at the College of Southern Nevada and the University of North Dokota.

Tuesday, November 19

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
"Use of the AED," Rich Dennis, Campus Safety Office [Jim McDonald], Kaneko Auditorium

Rich DennisMr. Dennis will give us instructions on how and when to use the AED device that we installed last spring. He will expand to the general topic of how to recognize medical emergencies and how to respond to them while we wait for the EMTs.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
"About Kiwifruit: A Personal Experience," Irene Konopasek [Dru Johnson], Kaneko Auditorium

Irene Konopasek

A repeat performance of her talk to ICL in 2005. Irene has been a member since 2003 and has provided many interesting presentations. Today's presentation will include the History of kiwifruit cultivation in the West, both commercially and her own experiences in growing and selling kiwifruit.This will include how her family became involved and how they have grown kiwifruit in California and in Oregon.

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
"Permaculture," Andrew Millison [Joyce Zook], Kaneko Auditorium

Andrew MillisonPermaculture for climate change resilience, water management for Housing developments, and water law for broad scale farm planning, Permaculture housing developments, water law for obtaining water rights in Oregon.

Department of Horticulture, Agriculture and Life Sciences, Senior Instructor I. Teaches Permaculture Design and Advanced Permaculture Design Tools for Climate Resilience. Author of two books: "Introduction to Permaculture" and "Permaculture Design Tools for Climate Resilience".

Thursday, November 21

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
"The Greatest Story Ever Told," Ken Ash [TBA], ***Cat Cavern*** NOTE CHANGE IN VENUE

Ken AshGenesis, the traditional version and the new theology and cosmology.


1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
"Video Presentation: Refugees and global migrations," Great Decisions [Toni Peterson,Joyce Zook], ***Cat Cavern*** NOTE CHANGE IN VENUE

Great RefugeesToday, no countries have open borders. Every state in today's global system has its own laws and policies about who is permitted to cross its borders, and how they will do so.Who determines whether someone is a refugee or a migrant? How many different countries, including the United States, reacted to migration? How effective are the international laws, policies and organizations that have evolved to assist and protect refugees and migrants?

Tuesday, November 26



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