Thursday, February 2
|10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.|
W.U. Prof. Heidi Preuss Grew, Department of Art, [D. White], Ford 122
Prof. Preuss Grew will speak of her trips to Germany and Japan, their respective cultures, and their relationship to her art.
"Pearl Harbor and the Battle of Midway," ICL Member David Engen, Ford 122
From "The Day That Will Live in Infamy" to "The Incredible Victory." The Japanese Navy was the most highly trained and motivated military at the beginning of the Pacific war. After six months of victory it suffered a devastating defeat in June, 1942. What happened? Our Naval historian, David Engen, will supply the answers.
Tuesday, February 7
|10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.|
"Contemporary Russian Theater," Sarah Bishop [G. Beck], Ford 122
After providing a brief introduction to Russian theater in the twentieth-century, Prof. Bishop will discuss new theatrical trends in post-Soviet Russia. While Stanislavsky and Chekhov are still going strong, contemporary playwrights and directors are exploring new topics and approaches as well. Prof. Bishop will show excerpts from some of the performances she saw on a recent trip to Moscow. She will also discuss the effects of the current political and economic climate on Russian theater.
"The Sackbutts* of the Oregon Renaissance Band - Music for Sackbutts, Curtal, Voice, and Trombones" [G. Hagestedt], Ford 122
Music by Hassler, Widmann, Scandello, Pierre de la Rue, and some 20th century works for trombone quartet by Frackenpohl, Bozza, Neuman, Carmichael, and Poser. Instruments will be tenor sackbutts, bass sackbutt, contrabass sackbutt, bass curtal, and tenor and bass trombones. Musicians: David Bryan, Andrew Harris, Gayle Neuman, and Philip Neuman.
*Sackbutt: early predecessor of the trombone
Thursday, February 9
|10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.|
"My Brand of Teaching," Janice Black [C. Eberhart], Ford 122
Will educators be more effective, confident, and engaged if they define and teach from their brand of teaching? This is the question being asked through a pilot project that brings the power and process of branding to the art of teaching. Funded by the Murdoch Foundation, administered through George Fox University, and conducted at Salem Academy, the project is in its second year and directed by Jan Black. Jan will present the results of the project so far, including teacher brands and stories; describe her experience this year mentoring administrators in developing their brand of leading; and preview future plans, including two-day Brand Builds at other schools to further test the work.
"Standing With Stones: A Journey Through Megalithic Britain," Nancy Richings, Ford 122
ICL member Nancy Richings is a big fan of all things about ancient Britain, except the thought of living there at that time.
Tuesday, February 14
|10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.|
"India," Gene Fletcher, Ford 122
This morning's program is devoted to the country and people of India. Gene Fletcher, ICL charter member, will show the video, India: The Empire of the Spirit from the Legacy Series, The Origins of Civilization. "Ancient India is with us today in the living tradition of the Hindu religion, the basis of Indian culture. The traditions that are honored by millions of Hindus in the present were born in the Indus valley 5,000 years ago."
In the second part of the program, Gene will share his knowledge and impressions garnered from extensive travel on the subcontinent.
"Economics and Ecology," Russ Beaton (retired WU Economics professor) [M. Kasoff], Ford 122
Conventional economics fails to recognize the negative environmental consequences of economic growth. Based on his recently published book, Dr. Beaton will discuss how economic policy should consider such issues as global climate change and sustainability.
Thursday, February 16
"History of Social Security," Sally Schriver/Billijean Hill [G. Beck], Ford 122
What is the history of helping the poor? Who first proposed a scheme for retirement security? What was the civil war pension? What and for whom were the first company pension plans? What was Jacob Coxey's Army? When did Social Security start and why? What is the origin of the term "Social Security"? What did it look like at its inception? Who pays and who doesn't? What about the future?
W.U International Students: "Spain in the Arts: a 20th and 21st Century Overview", Ford 122
Nomi Pearce, WU Language in Motion Co-ordinator, returns with another international student, who will share her background and experiences.
Alba de Bejar Muinos, a language assistant from Galicia in Spain will present. She is a Teaching Assistant of Spanish at Willamette University sponsored by the Fulbright FLTA Program (2011-2012). In Spain, she is currently working towards the completion of her PhD dissertation while working as an Adjunct Teacher in the Department of English at the University of Vigo. Her research comprises the fields of Feminism, Postcolonialism, and Transnational and Citizenship Studies, with a focus on the Literary. She has taught courses on Canadian Women Writers, 19th Century British Literature, English Language, and Phonetics and Phonology and actively participates of the activities organized by her university’s Feminist Research Group and other Spanish and European Associations.
Vivian Ang, Co-coordinator for the Mid-Valley Literacy Center [C. Hellman], Ford 122
Explore the world of adult literacy and how it affects poverty, incarceration and health. Vivian Ang, Program Coordinator of the Mid-Valley Literacy Center (MVLC), will share her passion to help adults improve their literacy skills in order to improve their quality of life. The MVLC was started in June 2009. In two and a half years, they have trained 180 volunteer tutors who have worked with more than 500 students at 23 community partner, tutoring sites. Twenty-five students have received their GED, 43 achieved U.S. Citizenship and 23 have become Certified Nursing Assistants. Over 300 students have improved their English Language skills. When we help one adult achieve improved literacy skills, we impact the entire community and future generations.
Tuesday, February 21
|10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.|
"State of the State Economy," Mark McMullen, Acting State Economist [M. Kasoff], Ford 122
State Economist Mark McMullen will review Oregon's recent economic performance and future prospects, focusing on the challenges to private business, the public sector, and labor force, as the U.S. slowly emerges from a severe economic recession.
"Great Decisions: Indonesia" [J. Flaming], Ford 122
Having emerged from authoritarianism in the last 15 years, Indonesia has made remarkable strides politically, economically and socially. Yet the new, democratic Indonesia is still a developing country facing considerable challenges. How can Indonesia continue its path of growth, reform and prosperity? What is Indonesia's role in the global community. Peter Rasmussen will lead this discussion.
Thursday, February 23
|10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.|
"Innovative Program Reforms," Sandy Husk, Salem-Keizer School Superintendent [G. Beck], Ford 122
Dr. Husk will focus on reforms that she believes are moving the school district in a positive direction. How the available resources align (or don't) with district plans will be discussed.
Halcyon Trio Oregon: ""Millennium Encounters in Extraordinary Music," [G. Hagestedt], Cone Chapel (in Waller Hall): [Confirmed]
The Halcyon Trio Oregon last gave a rousing presentation for ICL in 2009. ICL now welcomes a return performance by soprano Jackie Van Paepeghem, trumpeter Joan Haaland Paddock, and Debra Ann Huddleston, organ/piano.
In this program they present music for soprano, trumpet, piano and organ with compositional styles and texts, composers and poets, that connect the eleventh and twenty-first centuries, culminating in “extra-ordinary” chamber music.
For more information on the Halcyon Trio Oregon, please click here.
Tuesday, February 28
"How to Listen to and Understand Great Music Prof. Robert Greenberg, Video Lecturer, Lecture 6. The Madrigal" [V. Cozart], Ford 122
This lecture focuses on the madrigal, the most important genre of Italian secular music of the late Renaissance. We examine the heightened poetic content of the madrigal and the Petrarchian revival. Then we examine the role played by word-painting in the genre of the madrigal. Three madrigals are examined for the progressive development of the genre from the mid-16th century to the very early 17th.
"Trumpet Voluntary," Sarah Viens [G. Hagestedt], Ford 122
Sarah Viens will perform a solo work and give an informational overview of the trumpet by demonstrating representative styles on periodic instruments, such as the conch shell, cornetto, natural trumpet, cornet, rotary valve trumpet and the modern piston valve trumpet (that we all know and love today). This fun, interactive class will also offer an opportunity to experience buzzing a trumpet mouthpiece. She will also lead a few volunteers through a beginning lesson, addressing its difficulties and offering her philosophy on how to work through common problems that brass players often encounter, so the goal of making beautiful, effective music can be achieved.
Sarah is the Principal Trumpet of the Eugene and Newport Symphonies and the Adjunct Instructor of Trumpet at Willamette University.
"Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health," Dennie Brooks [Cy Eberhart], Ford 122
Dennie Brooks, daughter of the former Oregon State Hospital administrator Dean Brooks, will begin with Salem's first showing of the award-winning short documentary, Library of Dust, and discuss the role of art in stimulating important conversations. By focusing on the film about the 3,000+ unclaimed cremains of former OSH patients, we will explore the discussions and legislative actions, public memorial under construction, and the OSH Museum of Mental Health's future role in the reunifications with families of the deceased and their cremains. Film maker Robert James will be with us, available to not only show his film for the first time in Salem, but to participate in an interactive panel that will include Barb Bonnem, who worked on Peter Courtney's task force, and Mimi Stang, who reclaimed her uncle's cremains. The film has been seen throughout the country in film festivals, and has been received very well.