Tuesday, October 4

10:00 am-12:00 pm
"From Las Vegas to Googie and Back," Bill Foster , Kaneko Auditorium
Bill Foster This presentation traces the origins of neon, the history of Las Vegas , the ties to southern California architects, how the label Googie came to be applied to architecture, and efforts to preserve this legacy both in Las Vegas and California.

Bill is a retired architect, member of ICL since 2015, and a former Curriculum Director. His presentations have been multiple and varied. We are always happy to have him share his knowledge and passion.
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
"Art Potpourri," Gretchen Coppedge, Brenda Kidder, Paul Rice [Sharon Wright], Kaneko Auditorium

Gretchen Coppedge Brenda Kidder Paul Rice

Gretchen will tell us about Janis Rozentals, a Latvian painter;

Brenda will talk about artist and architect Mahoney Griffin;

Paul will discuss the bronzes of Loet Vanderveen

Gretchen Coppedge is a new member this year.
Brenda Kidder became a member in September 2021.
Paul Rice joined ICL in September 2008.

2:00 pm-3:00 pm
"Great Decisions DVD: Industrial Policy," Jeanette Flaming, Kaneko Auditorium
Jeanette Flaming The current discussion of industrial policy in the United States is not simply about whether or not to support specific companies or industries, but about trust or mistrust of the government and its ability to manage the economy and deal with a rising China. The upheaval in supply chains during the pandemic exposed weaknesses in the international economy. What policies can the United States implement to deal with trade and the economy? By Jonathan Chanis

Jeanette Flaming has been a member of ICL since September 2000.

Thursday, October 6

10:00 am-12:00 pm
"Icelandic Family Sagas," Gantt Gurley [Ann Boss], Kaneko Auditorium
Grantt Gurley Dr. Gurley will introduce ICL members to the Icelandic sagas, or family sagas, written from 1200-1350 about events occurring during the Icelandic settlement period in the ninth through eleventh centuries. The sagas are focused on genealogical and family history and reflect the struggles and conflicts that arose among the Icelandic settlers. The sagas provide a unique source of pre-Christian religion and culture, and the conversion of the Icelanders to Christianity in 999/1000. Dr. Gurley will discuss the sagas’ themes, and highlight interesting and unique aspects of the literature. The sagas are intertwined with and inseparable from the unique landscape of Iceland. The hardiness and dry humor of the Icelandic settlers are reflected in the words of the sagas. Some significant aspects of the sagas are the tension between the established legal system of the “Things” and the “Althing” and continuing blood feuds, and the unique power of Icelandic women to control events and their outcomes.

Dr. Gantt Gurley is a Professor at the University of Oregon where he teaches Scandinavian Literature and Folklore, Judaic Literature and Folklore, and Old Norse Literature. He is also the Program Director of the Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies. Gantt received his B.A. from Bard College in 1994 and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2007. Before joining the faculty at the University of Oregon, Gurley lectured in the University of California’s Scandinavian Department. He was a Harry Starr Fellow in Judaica at the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University. His book, Meïr Aron Goldschmidt and the Poetics of Prose, looks at one of the greatest nationalistic writers of Denmark, who was a Jewish artist, examining Goldschmidt’s relationship with the Hebrew Bible and later Rabbinical traditions as a form of poetics. Gantt is currently working on a joint project that is mapping the sudden appearance of Rabbinic tales in 18th and 19th century vernaculars in Northern Europe. A central aim of the project is to illuminate the mechanisms whereby Hebraic thought is reawakened in the European consciousness. His research and teaching interests include ancient and medieval song culture, the birth of the novel, the Wandering Jew, Long Romanticism, Old Norse literature, the lyrical mode, Hans Christian Andersen, and notions of religiosity in the Danish Golden Age.

Tuesday, October 11

10:00 am-12:00 pm
"Environment OR: Protecting Our Air, Water, and Open Space," Celeste Meiffren-Swango [Eric Reif], Kaneko Auditorium
Celeste Meiffren-SwangoEvery day, we see more heartbreaking evidence of the damage being done to our planet: climate change, plastic pollution, wildlife disappearing forever. But we also see the solutions all around us, practically begging us to adopt them: solar and wind power, electric cars and buses, more walkable and “bikeable” cities, reusing and repairing stuff instead of throwing it away, and on and on. Environment Oregon’s state director Celeste Meiffren-Swango will discuss how we can transform the power of our imaginations and our ideas into change that makes our world a greener and healthier place for all.

As director of Environment Oregon, Celeste develops and runs campaigns to win real results for Oregon's environment. She has worked on issues ranging from preventing plastic pollution, stopping global warming, defending clean water, and protecting our beautiful places. Celeste's organizing has helped to reduce kids' exposure to lead in drinking water at childcare facilities in Oregon, encourage transportation electrification, ban single-use plastic grocery bags, defend our bedrock environmental laws and more. She is also the author of the children's book, Myrtle the Turtle, empowering kids to prevent plastic pollution. Celeste lives in Portland, Ore., with her husband and two daughters, where they frequently enjoy the bounty of Oregon's natural beauty.
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
"Great Decisions DVD: Russia and the United States," Kasia Quillinan [Jeanette Flaming], Kaneko Auditorium
Kasia QuillinanRussia and the United States have many areas of conflict and some possible areas of mutual interest. Arms control, Russian interference in U.S. elections and support of cyberattacks, the status of Ukraine, the fate of opposition politicians in Russia, all continue to be concerning. How will the new administration in Washington approach these issues? By Allen Lynch

Kasia has been a member of ICL since September 2007.
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
"Great Decisions DVD: Biden's Agenda," Jeanette Flaming, Kaneko Auditorium
Jeanette Flaming The new administration in Washington promised to reverse many of the policies of the past administration, especially in foreign policy. How will issues such as climate, the pandemic, and alliances be treated under the Biden administration? By John Ikenberry

Jeanette Flaming has been a member of ICL since September 2000.

Thursday, October 13

10:00 am-10:30 am
"ICL 30th Anniversary Celebration: Social," ICL Social Services, Kaneko Auditorium
Social time with coffee, tea, and (back by popular demand) an extensive buffet of sweet and savory goodies provided by members with last names A-L.

10:30 am-11:30 am
"Anniversary Celebration: Reflections on 30 Years of ICL," Joan Robinson, Don Gallagher [Don Gallagher], Kaneko Auditorium

Joan Robinson  Don Gallagher

Welcome by Joan Robinson, ICL Executive Director, followed by Reflections on 30 Years of ICL, a slide presentation by long-time member, Don Gallagher.

Joan Robinson is our Executive Director and started at ICL in September 2014.
Don Gallagher has been a member since September 2004.

11:30 am-12:00 pm
"ICL 30th Anniversary Celebration: Social," ICL Social Services, Kaneko Auditorium
More socializing with coffee and refreshments.

Tuesday, October 18

10:00 am-12:00 pm
"Trumpets and Colors of the Musical Alphabet," Joan Paddock [Solveig Holmquist], Kaneko Auditorium

Joan Paddock

Dr. Joan Paddock will share music on trumpets, cornets, flügelhorn, and the Scandinavian Wooden Trumpet, the Lur. Excerpts of favorites will feature twelve different members of the trumpet family in a variety of repertoire spanning several centuries. Historical and anecdotal experiences will be shared.

Joan Haaland Paddock, DM, is Professor of Music, Director of Instrumental Activities, and Chamber Music Coordinator at Linfield University in McMinnville, Oregon. Emerita and Guest Conductor of Linfield University Bands, she now coordinates chamber music, coaches brass, teaches applied trumpet.

Paddock, originally from Minot, North Dakota, continued trumpet studies in Miyazaki, Japan while abroad with American Field Service (AFS) in high school. She is the first woman to receive a doctorate in trumpet performance from Indiana University, was a Fulbright scholar to Norway, and received an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for original music written and performed by her for the documentary, “Journey from Death,” in 1992.

A longstanding member of Oregon’s Britt Festival Orchestra trumpet section, she also performs as ‘on call’ trumpeter with the Portland Opera and Oregon Symphony. Paddock enjoys sounding the Lur (Scandinavian Wooden Trumpet) and trumpets for Nordic cultural celebrations abroad and in the USA

1:00 pm-3:00 pm
"When Ideology Trumps Science," Erika Wolters [Don Gallagher], Kaneko Auditorium
Eriika Wolters When Ideology Trumps Science is an exploration of how embedded beliefs more so than a lack of scientific knowledge and understanding are creating a cognitive bias toward information that coincided with personal beliefs rather than scientific consensus-and that this anti-science bias exists among liberals as well as conservatives. Potential opportunities to overcome these biases will be discussed.

Erika Allen Wolters is Assistant Professor in Political Science and Associate Director of the Public Policy undergraduate program at Oregon State University. As an Environmental Social Scientist, her research focuses on environmental behavior, adaptation, and policy in response to resource use and conservation in an era of rapid climate change. Focusing primarily on the Western United States, Dr. Wolters examines the interface of science and policy, public lands issues, community resilience, contested natural resources, sustainable behavior and adaptive capacity, and policies regarding the food, energy, and water nexus.

Thursday, October 20

10:00 am-11:00 am
"Garden Restorations," Bobbie Dolp [Jinx Brandt], Kaneko Auditorium
Bobbie DolpThis presentation will be an overview of the complex process of restoring a historic garden, using the recent experience at Gaiety Hollow as a case study. Gaiety Hollow, located on Mission Street in Salem, is the former home, personal garden, and studio of Lord & Schryver, two female landscape architects who practiced in Salem from 1929-1969 and designed over 200 gardens throughout the NW. The property was purchased by the L&S Conservancy in 2015, one goal being to restore the garden and make it available to the public.

Garden restoration is a multifaceted undertaking, unique in every case, challenging, and fun! The outcome is an amalgam of many factors: the goal, guidelines established by the US Dept of Interior, history of the site, available historic resources, unanswerable questions, “aha” moments, cost, and the impact of climate change. I look forward to sharing with you the journey at Gaiety Hollow.

Dr. Dolp received her PhD in Biology from University of California, at Berkeley. She eventually came to Oregon, creating a home and a gentleman farm on the Westside of Eola Hills. She taught physics and chemistry at Central High School in Independence. Once retired, she became very involved with the newly emerging Lord & Shriver Conservancy in Salem, helping to establish it and the legacy of these two women landscape architects. A past member of ICL, she re-enrolled again in 9/1/2021.
11:00 am-12:00 pm
"The Cutting Edge," Ken Ash [Jinx Brandt], Kaneko Auditorium
Ken Ash This talk is not about cutlery but rather about cutting edge technology, from the stone axe and before to the smart phone and after. Some of these “cutting edge technologies” over the ages may and hopefully will surprise you.

Ken Ash has been an ICL member since 2012 and is a respected and popular ICL presenter.

Tuesday, October 25

10:00 am-12:00 pm
"Building a Monster," James DeRosso [Jinx Brandt], Kaneko Auditorium
James DeRossoJames DeRosso will share how his creative process works in the making of his ceramic monsters.
The presentation will include how the whole monster thing got started and then grew to the thing that consumes his art life.
He will show and talk about the process he goes through to conceive ideas, sketch them, and then sculpt them in clay.
James will show his techniques for texturing, and glazing, and incorporating found objects.
He'll talk about the business of his art, and also the whole other aspect of teaching monster making to kids and adults, and leading monster making parties.
The conclusion will be a look at where the monster ideas are going next.

James grew up in The Dalles, Oregon and then traveled the world while serving 4 years in the Navy. He then got his college degree in graphic design, but ceramics quickly drew him away from a career in advertising. He has now been making monsters for over 25 years here in Portland. He sells his work at large art shows, and also in galleries. He teaches monster making in middle school classrooms, and also to adults in private parties.
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
"Music Potpourri," Betsy Belshaw, Don Gallagher [Solveig Holmquist], Kaneko Auditorium

Betsy Belshaw   Don Gallagher

Betsy will talk to us about opera.

Don's musical offering is titled "Postmodern Jukebox"

Betsy has been a member of ICL since 2015; Don has been with us since 2004.

2:00 pm-3:00 pm
"Great Decisions DVD: Drug Policy in Latin America," Jeanette Flaming, Kaneko Auditorium
Jeannette Flaming The issue of migration to the United States from Latin America has overshadowed the war on drugs, which has been underway for decades with little signs of progress. What are the roots and the bureaucratic logic behind today's dominant drug policies in Latin America? Is it time to reconsider punitive drug policies that disrupt supply chains and punish drug possession? By Mónica Serrano

Jeanette Flaming has been a member of ICL since September 2000.

Thursday, October 27

10:00 am-11:00 am
"Water-Ice-Sky: an Artist's Journey to Antarctica," April Waters [Jinx Brandt], Kaneko Auditorium
April Waters As a National Science Foundation Grantee, Artist, April Waters had a unique opportunity to travel with NSF scientists to the West Antarctic Peninsula. She will share her experience, observations, and resulting artwork.

Waters’ paintings have been featured in numerous one person and group exhibitions, including a one person show in the office of Oregon’s Governor. Her work is included in public and private collections throughout the United States including The Hallie Ford Museum of Art, The State of Oregon’s Art Collection, Western State University, Oregon State University, Salem Hospital, The Adventist Medical Center in Portland, The Sacred Heart PeaceHealth Medical Center, Springfield, OR and The Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston, Texas.
11:00 am-12:00 pm
"Great Decisions: Climate Change," Great Decisions DVD [Jeanette Flaming], Kaneko Auditorium
The ideological divide in the United States on the subject of climate change has impeded progress in curbing greenhouse emissions. But extreme weather events at both ends of the thermometer have focused attention on the consequences of inaction. What role will the United States play in future negotiations on climate? By Ron Bee

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