Tuesday, March 5

10:00-11:00 a.m.
"Desegregation at the University of Georgia," Hardin King, Ford 122

Hardin KIngHere is a reminder of some of the conditions leading to the desegregation of the University of Georgia, as well as the actual process itself. It is significant that the 1961 event, two years before the “I Have a Dream” speech, did not provoke the use of any troops to enforce the federal court order.

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
"Fabric of the Cosmos," Last in the Video series by Physicist Brian Greene [G. Beck], Ford 122

Brian GreeneHard as it is to swallow, cutting-edge theories are suggesting that our universe may not be the only universe. Instead, it may be just one of an infinite number of universes that make up the "multiverse." In this show, Brian Greene takes us on a tour of this brave new theory at the frontier of physics, showing what some of these alternate realities might be like. Some universes may be almost indistinguishable from our own; others may contain variations of all of us, where we exist but with different families, careers, and life stories. In still others, reality may be so radically different from ours as to be unrecognizable. Brian Greene reveals why this radical new picture of the cosmos is getting serious attention from scientists. It won't be easy to prove, but if it's right, our understanding of space, time, and our place in the universe will never be the same.

1:00-3:00 p.m.
"Peace Corps Experience for the Older Volunteer," Franca Hernandez, Ford 122

The Peace Corps is an American initiative founded during the Cold War to create people-to-people contact between the U.S. and developing countries. Its mission is to serve our country by serving and living in 139 developing countries throughout the world that request U.S. help. The older volunteer contingent is significant and growing. Why should we serve?

Franca HernandezFranca Hernandez served in Krygyzstan in 2003-2004. Krygyzstan was a former Soviet Union state in Central Asia. Her title was community and economic development specialist and this involved working with a non-governmental organization and seeking projects that met the development goals and helped to build local capacity in a variety of ways, from teaching people how to use the Internet to locating grants for special projects.

Thursday, March 7

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
"Full Circle: Journey to SCO," Nikolas Caoile, Recently Named Conductor, Salem Chamber Orchestra [S. Holmquist, J. Miller], Ford 122

Maestro Caoli will recount his early musical training, undergraduate work at Willamette, musical career since leaving WU, current position on the music faculty at Central Washington University, and the peripatetic life he now leads as SCO’s new Artistic Director. Considerations for repertoire choices for SCO may be a topic, as well.

Nikolas Caoile is a sought-after conductor, pianist and presenter. Concurrently serving as Director of Orchestras at Central Washington University, Music Director of the Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Conductor of the Salem Chamber Orchestra, Caoile’s musical leadership reaches academic, community and professional arenas. Caoile has also guest conducted many other orchestras including: The Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Rainier Symphony, Yakima Symphony, Gig Harbor Symphony, and the Olympia Symphony. A passionate believer in music education for all ages, Caoile has led numerous educational and community engagement concerts. Since 2009, Caoile has been a featured presenter as part of the Seattle Symphony Talk Music series.

Nikolas Caoile

Since 2010, Caoile has collaborated with several popular rock groups including Queensrÿche, John Popper, Heart, Yes, and Tracy Bonhamas the Music Director for Synergia Northwest – an annual event benefiting music education in Washington State. Future engagements include appearances with the Northwest Mahler Festival, where he will lead Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 (July 2012). Caoile has also been selected to participate at the Cabrillo Festival for Contemporary Music where he will work with conducting pedagogues, Marin Alsop and Gustav Meier (August 2012).

Caoile is a popular guest conductor and clinician with youth orchestras, collegiate ensembles, and high school honor orchestras throughout the Northwest. Caoile holds degrees from the University of Michigan, University of Washington, and Willamette University. His principal teachers are Kenneth Kiesler, Gustav Meier, and Peter Erös. Also an accomplished pianist, Caoile is a frequent collaborative recitalist performing throughout the Northwest. He has performed with Third Angle New Music Ensemble, the Yakima Seasons Festival, Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, Woods House Conservatory of Music, and is currently a faculty member of the Kairos Chamber Music Lyceum, Chamber Music Madness, and the Icicle Creek Summer Symphony. This season, Caoile will collaborate with violinist Denise Dillenbeck on a recital of works featuring Corigliano, Messiaen, and Stravinsky.

Caoile also thrives in the opera repertoire. He has served on the music staff of the Aspen Opera Theater Center as a Coach Accompanist Fellow including: Rigoletto, The Cunning Little Vixen, Die Entführung auf dem Serail, The Turn of the Screw, and em>Giasone. He has served as an accompanist with the Seattle Opera assisting in productions of Eugene Onegin and Norma, and has worked with the Seattle Opera Young Artists on productions of Gianni Schicchi and Eugene Onegin. He was a coach pianist and chorus master for the Bel Canto Vocal Institute in Portland, Oregon where he prepared L’elisir d’amore and Fidelio. He was harpsichordist in performances of L’incoronazione di Poppea, Giasone, andCalisto. Caoile has also served as conductor many main-stage productions. He has led performances of Così fan Tutte, Il Matrimonio Segretto, Gianni Schicchi, The Bartered Bride, and Dido and Aeneas. He assisted Martin Katz in the University of Michigan production of Hänsel and Gretel. His teachers include Martin Katz, Phil Kelsey, David McDade, and Kenneth Merrill.

Nikolas Caoile is a native of Portland, OR and now resides in Ellensburg, WA with his wife, mezzo-soprano, Melissa Schiel and their beautiful son, Kieran.

1:00–3:00 p.m.
"Psychological Traps in Negotiation," Steven Maser [M. Kasoff], Ford 122

Everyone negotiates every day in personal and professional settings. All of us are subject to psychological influences, largely because of our experiences and the limited ability of our brains to process information. Most people enter negotiations with preconceived biases, like thinking every gain for the other party is a loss for us. We tend to anchor on opening offers, misunderstand risk, use information that's available rather than information that's relevant, and otherwise fall into traps of our own making. This interactive meeting of ICL identifies these traps, their sources, and steps you can take to manage them to negotiate more effectively.

Steven MaserSteven Maser is Professor of Public Management and Public Policy, Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette University. He has a B.S. from MIT, an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. He teaches courses in negotiation and organizational conflict management. Professor Maser is a past director of the Atkinson School Executive Development Center and has served on numerous boards and commissions locally and regionally, including a citizens’ task force assigned to study bringing professional soccer to the city of Portland.

Tuesday, March 12

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
"Lessons, Resolve and Adventure,", Bob Welch, Eugene Register-Guard Columnist [Jean Rover], Ford 122

Bob Welch, inspirational speaker, author, award-winning (Eugene) Register-Guard columnist, teacher and founder of the Beachside Writers Workshop returns to discuss his latest books that hit the shelves in 2012:

  • Fifty-Two Little Lessons from It’s a Wonderful Life (Nashville: Thomas Nelson)
  • Resolve: From WWII Bataan, the Story of a Soldier, a Flag, and a Promise Kept. (New York: Penguin’s Berkley Books)
  • Cascade Summer: My Adventure on Oregon’s Pacific Crest Trail. (Eugene: AO Creative).

Bob WelchAs head of Pebble in the Water Inspiration, Bob Welch has keynoted conferences, workshops and retreats across America, tugging at hearts, tickling funny bones, and inspiring people to be ripples on life’s waters. Among his speaking highlights was keynote speaker for the dedication ceremony at the Massachusetts Statehouse for a plaque honoring WWII nurse Frances Slanger. It was Welch’s book about Slanger, American Nightingale, that convinced legislators to honor the Boston nurse. A storyteller by nature, Welch mines much of his speaking fodder from the 15 books he’s authored and the nearly 2,000 newspaper columns he’s written.

1:00–2:00 p.m.
"Take Charge of Your Health," Nancy Baldwin [J. Zook], Ford 122

Many retired adults understand the importance of good health and quality living. Join Nancy Baldwin of the Community Health Education Center as she talks about how to take charge of your health both in thought and application. This interactive presentation will get you moving into a healthy future.

Nancy BaldwinNancy Baldwin, CES, ACE-CPT, Health Educator Salem Hospital is a certified cancer exercise specialist and personal trainer with over 15 years experience in the health and fitness industry. A former facilitator of the Oregon Health Sciences University/Lance Armstrong Foundation Clinical Trials for research with breast and prostate cancer patients, she now works on development and implementation of programs that meet the health and wellness needs of our community. A health educator at the Community Health Education Center at Salem Hospital, she has devoted herself to the health, well being, and support of patients and their families. Nancy resides in Keizer, Oregon with her husband and three children who enjoy camping, biking, music and art.

2:00–3:00 p.m.
"The Importance of Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease," Allison Forney [J. Zook] , Ford 122

Heart disease, stroke, and diabetes are becoming more and more common and are some of the leading causes of preventable death in the U.S. In this presentation, you will learn how a healthy diet maintains health, prevents disease, and helps control chronic diseases. Leave feeling empowered to make healthy changes in your life.

Allison Forney Allison Forney was born and raised in Oregon. She graduated from Oregon State University Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in Nutrition and a minor in Psychology. Allison is a recent graduate of Oregon Health and Science University where she continued her education in the field of Dietetics and shortly thereafter became a Registered Dietitian. She currently works as a clinical inpatient Registered Dietitian at Salem Hospital.

Thursday, March 14

10:00–11:00 a.m.
"The Forest History Center: Preserving Oregon's History of Logging, Firefighting, and the Work of the Civilian Conservation Corps (Continued)," Alan Maul [Bill Griffitts] , Ford 122

This is a continuation of the presentation by Alan Maul on December 4, 2012.

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.

11:00 a.m.
"Language Families – Diversity of Structures," Language Video, Prof. John McWhorter [G. Adkins], Ford 122

John McWhorterThis is Lecture 10 in the video series on Language by Prof. John McWhorter.

This lecture examines several language families: Semitic (Arabic, Hebrew), and language families of East and Southeast Asia, Sino-Tibetan (Chinese, Tibetan, Burmese), Tai-Kadai (Thai, Laotian), and Austroasiatic (Vietnamese, Khmer, Polynesian). Dr. McWhorter uses examples from these groups to illustrate some remarkable differences that can occur among languages. This lecture will be hosted by Hardin King.

1:00-3:00 p.m.
Great Decisions: Future of the Euro [J. Flaming], Ford 122

ICL's Mark Kasoff will lead a discussion on this ongoing saga. Was the creation of the Euro well intentioned but misguided? Have efforts to save the Euro paved the way for its ultimate elimination? What has been the impact on the US economy and what might the future bring?

(Note: This class follows-up on Prof. Dothan's "Economic Challenges in the US and Eurozone," Feb 28)

Tuesday, March 19

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
"State of the State Economy," Josh Lehner, Senior Economist, substituting for Mark McMullen, Oregon 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.

Mark McMullenMark McMullen was named interim Oregon State Economist in September, 2011. McMullen, who was director of consulting at Moody's Analytics, took over chief economist duties when Tom Potiowsky left last September to resume a teaching career at Portland State University. Since then, McMullen has directed the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, which, among other duties, prepares the quarterly revenue forecasts on which the Legislature bases its biennial budget. In April, 2012 he was officially named State Economist.

McMullen received a bachelor's degree in economics from Pomona College and a master's degree in public economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

--from The Oregonian

Josh LehnerUnfortunately, Mark McMullen was unable to attend. Substituting for Mark at short notice was Josh Lehner, Senior Economist, Office of Economic Analysis, State of Oregon. Josh gave an excellent review of current and historical economic conditions in Oregon. He has graciously provided a link to his blog on which he has posted the slides he used in his presentation. To view the slides, click here.

1:00–3:00 p.m.
"Topics in Dentistry: What’s New? What still holds true?" Michelle Aldrich and Kimberley Ross [E. Bender], Ford 122

The art and science of dentistry have changed significantly over the last 50 years. Some of our original dental materials have remained unchanged while new products have come and gone. One of the most exciting treatments is the placement of implants for single teeth and entire mouths. This course will provide historical background as well as what is new and emerging in the field. The doctors will wade through the hype and the advertisements to provide a scientifically-based presentation of current dental treatments.

Michelle Aldrich and Kimberly Ross

Doctors Michelle Aldrich and Kimberly Ross have been friends for over 30 years. After several years of raising children (4 boys between the two families), they decided to go to dental hygiene school. It was during their schooling at Oregon Health Sciences University as dental hygiene students, the dream of eventually becoming dentists began. Many years later, and after their children were grown, they decided to go back to school and become dentists. Dr. Aldrich attended Oregon Health Sciences University and Dr. Ross attended Indiana University, both receiving their doctorate degrees.

Doctors Aldrich and Ross opened Riverbend Dental Clinic, LLC, in 2008 and have never looked back!

Thursday, March 21

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
"The Idiom's Delight: Fun Stuff with English," Calvin Steck [J. Brandt], Ford 122

1. "English Spelling and Pronunciation: Yes, It Does Make Sense!"
2. "Venery and Venereal English"
3. "Naughty English: How It Got That Way"
4. "Rap: From Homer To Homey"

Calvin SteckCalvin Steck received his B.A. in the Classics at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, his Master of Divinity at Colgate-Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, New York, and his Master of Sacred Theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He has taught in the public school system of New York State and served as rector/pastor in Episcopal, Presbyterian and Congregational churches, also in New York State.

He is also an avid musician (Bassoon, Harpsichord, Pipe Organ, Recorders, Banjo, and Voice).

1:00–3:00 p.m.
"The Chinese Cultural Revolution, Ping Pong Diplomacy and Me," Nancy Thies Marshall [T. Zook], Ford 122

In February of 1972, President Richard Nixon made an historic and surprising trip to China. This diplomatic milestone marked the first visit of an American President to the PRC and signaled the beginning of a thaw in US-Sino relations. Nixon later came to refer to the trip as “The week that changed the world.” At the same time, 14 year old Nancy Thies, was training in Urbana, Illinois hoping to compete in the 1972 Munich Olympics the following summer. By May of 1973, Nancy had realized her dream of representing the United States as the youngest gymnast ever to compete in the Olympic Games and found herself center stage at Madison Square Garden as a primary figure in a subsequent chapter of the Nixon-Mao saga.

Bio. of Nancy Thies MarshallNancy Thies Marshall will share her personal story of how her gymnastics and sports broadcasting career intersected with one of the most transformative international political and diplomatic events of the 20th century. The relationships that began in 1972 extended to other members of her family and have influenced Chinese national figures in sports, law and education and span the years of China’s transition from the Cultural Revolution to a more open society. Nancy’s stories will be woven in with a general historical overview of recent Chinese history and participants will be encouraged to share thoughts and memories as well.

Week of March 25-29

Willamette University

Institute for Continued Learning

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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