Tuesday, April 2

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
"What is Comparative Religion? How can it be taught in both Public and Private School settings? ," Stanley Vargas [Bob Muir], Kaneko Auditorium

Stan VargasI will discuss what Religious Studies is, and what Religion analysis and Comparative Religion is. Then I will introduce or review various religious systems. Then we will compare them together with common analysis.

I then plan to discuss the differences between Religious Thinking and Scientific thinking. Are they too different to coexist, or can they work side by side? Are the basic paradigms compatible?

How do I address both ways of analysis in a public-school setting?

ICL member.

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
"Music Potpourri," ICL Members present some of their favorite music [Solveig Holmquist], Kaneko Auditorium

Erma Hoffman  Tracy Ragland

Paul Rice Dru Johnson

Lucy Foster Joann VonborstelICL Members

Erma Hoffman (2016): Kamehameha Schools Song Contest

Tracy Ragland (2017): “Sonnets from the Portuguese”, composer Libby Larson, performed by soprano Arleen Auger, based on poetry by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Paul Rice (2008): Loreen McKennitt, Canadian singer/songwriter of Celtic, new age and world music

Dru Johnson (2018): 70’s Rock ‘n’ Roll with Bob Seeger

Lucy Foster (2018): Pink Martini

Jo Ann Von Borstel (2016): Leonard Cohen

Thursday, April 4

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
"Julius Caesar," Susan Coromel [Deborah Ehlers], Kaneko Auditorium

Susan CoromelThe Theatre department will bring actors from our 6 man Julius Caesar production. This production will be performed in the Putnam Studio April 25, 26, 27 at 7:30pm and April 28 @ 2pm.  The gala/season subscription party will happen after the Sunday performance. The cast is made up of a majority of seniors who form the Studio II acting class. Because of the season cancellation, as a group, we decided to take the opportunity to stage Shakespeare’s classic story of ancient Rome. At our presentation, we will talk about creating the 6 person production, as well as share some of the scenes and monologues. If there is time, I can also speak about the upcoming summer season of new play development at Theatre 33.

Susan Coromel received her MFA in Acting from the Professional Actor's Training Program at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Susan is a member of the Actor's Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and The Voice and Speech Trainer Association. Recently, Susan completed her teaching certification in the Meisner approach with Master teacher Larry Silverberg.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
"The History of ICL and the Important role of the Late Phil Hanni," Tom Zook and Don Gallagher, Kaneko Auditorium

Tom Zook Don GallagherSince we have a large number of ICL members who have joined the organization in the past six years, we are going to take this opportunity to share some important information about the history of ICL.

Former Curriculum Directors, Don Gallagher and Tom Zook, will discuss how ICL was started in 1992; the important role of the late Phil Hanni in the organization; and relate the many ways that ICL has tried over the years to help give back to Willamette University and its students.

They will review our development, in 2013, of the Phil Hanni Student Scholar Award Program and will share with you the impressive progress of the past thirty winners of the award.

At the conclusion we expect you will discover that the April ICL presentations by the six 2019 award winners are to be eagerly anticipated!

Don Gallagher (2004) and Tom Zook (2011) have served in a number of leadership areas since joining ICL.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
"Phil Hanni Student Scholar Presentation - Title: “Willamette and the People 'Without History'," Adrianna Nicolay, Major: Environmental Science, Graduating in 2019, Faculty Sponsor: Jennifer Jopp" [Solveig Holmquist], Kaneko Auditorium

Adrianna NicolayPresentation Abstract:
In its missionizing efforts, the Methodist church came to focus its work on the conversion of the Indigenous students, of all ages but particularly youth, who were driven by desperation to the services offered by the mission. The experiences of Indigenous students was generally one of forced conversion and the adoption of new names, enforced geographic mobility, and high mortality. Their appearance in the historical record is attached to the mission and the demise of the mission project makes it difficult to trace their subsequent lives. This missionizing effort, first at the mission site and then at the Manual Labor Training School, must be recontextualized. The context of settler colonialism helps to illuminate the practices of the missionaries towards Indigenous students and towards Indigenous land more generally. This research poses questions about the ways in which the history of the region, and Willamette University, is presented. As we uncover the violence implicit in carrying on this story in its current form, we hold the community accountable for perpetuating a violent and decontextualized history of the region.

Tell us a bit about yourself and what your interests are:
I am Diné (Navajo) from the Navajo Nation. The land that raised me inspired my passion for water as well as a drive to share this through the maintenance of my community's connection to our water. Throughout and beyond my time at Willamette, I am passionate about Indigenous communities and environmental issues experienced on Indigenous land. I am currently President of the Native & Indigenous Student Union, a collaborator of La Chispa, and co-chair of the Community Action Fund for Equity and Sustainability (CAFES) Committee.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
"Phil Hanni Student Scholar Presentation - Title: “Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Why Have There Been Sporadic Delays for Reauthorization and What are the Lasting Impacts”, Saffron Cleveland, Major: Economics and Politics, Graduating in 2019, Faculty Sponsor: Sammy Basu" [Tom Zook], Kaneko Auditorium

Saffron ClevelandPresentation Abstract:

This thesis asks: why has the initial adoption and subsequent reauthorizations of VAWA sporadically been met with delays? To answer this question, five possible competing explanations are analyzed: political methodology, public opinion polling patterns, theory of congressional voting and reauthorization patterns, explication and application of language, and enforcement variability. Looking at historical and political trends in data, congressional voting records, and personal testimony will test these five competing explanations to determine why the act was not reauthorized and what the potential impacts are going to be. It was found that Supreme Court Jurisdiction, Evidence-based Decision Making, and Congressional Voting Patterns as they overlap have led to the sporadic delays in reauthorization of the VAWA.

Tell us a bit about yourself and what your interests are:
After graduation in May I am moving to Indianapolis to complete a three year fellowship, teaching high school social studies and earning my MAT from Marian University. I have wanted to go into teaching since I was a young child, so being able to complete a fellowship and follow my passions is more than I could have ever hoped for. During my senior year I have been working at Tokyo International University of America as an internal program assistant, and beginning my online masters program while also completing my two theses. I also volunteer at a local women's shelter during some weekends when they need extra help, which I have been doing since my freshman year.

Tuesday, April 9

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
"WRITTEN IN STONE: Discovery & Interpretation in our Historic Cemeteries," Charlotte Lehan [George Moeller], Kaneko Auditorium

Charlotte LehanFrom the grand views of Frederick Law Olmsted to the desires of families to memorialize loved ones in stone, local cemeteries are both a demonstration of national trends and a repository of local craftsmanship and family devotion. Charlotte Lehan will discuss the broad cultural patterns of cemeteries in the West, what the physical artifacts can tell us, and how to get the most out of cemetery research - whether for local history or family genealogy. She will also cover some of the issues related to historic cemetery restoration, protection, mapping, and management.

Charlotte Lehan is a former mayor of Wilsonville and former chair of the Clackamas County Commission. Her family settled in Clackamas County in 1850, and Oregon heritage has long been a passion of hers. She has served on the Oregon Heritage Tree Committee, the Oregon Historical Marker Committee, the Oregon Commission on Historical Cemeteries, the Willamette Falls Heritage Area Coalition, and other heritage organizations. As President of the Pleasant View Cemetery Association, she has spoken often on the significance of local cemeteries to our history and genealogy.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
"Phil Hanni Student Scholar Presentation - Title: “USMCA and the Auto Industry: Will the increased domestic content requirements benefit American workers and consumers?", Christopher Ishihara, Major: Economics, Graduating in 2020, Faculty Sponsor: Donald Negri" [Mark Kasoff], Kaneko Auditorium

Christopher IshiharaPresentation Abstract:
The United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), represents a major revision of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Mexico and Canada have agreed to new rules which require 75% of a vehicle’s value to be manufactured in North America—up from 62.5%—and for 40% of each automobile to be made by workers earning at least $16 an hour to qualify for tariff-free importation to the US. The new agreement also allows for 2.6 million vehicles to be imported from each country duty-free. The aim of these new requirements is to “bring back” jobs from low-wage Mexico to the US and Canada. However, it is not clear that substantial increases in American and Canadian employment will follow from the implementation of these rules. If the new rules prove too onerous or expensive for automakers to comply with, they have the option of importing autos and parts from factories in other parts of the world and paying the 2.5% import tariff. Automakers could also choose to end sales of non-conforming products in North America entirely. Either way, the auto-buying public will experience increased prices due to higher manufacturing or tariff costs or fewer models to choose from the next time they are in the market to buy a new vehicle. Higher auto prices for consumers resulted the last time trade barriers were established in the auto industry in order to protect American jobs, the Voluntary Export Restraints on Japanese imports in the 1980’s. The potential outcomes of USMCA’s new auto policies are examined in light of past experience with trade barriers, current data, and economic theory. There is a very real possibility of increased prices and reduced choice in the auto market for consumers if USMCA is approved by the three nations’ national legislatures. This paper will examine the potential impacts of USMCA’s policies on employment and consumer cost in the auto sector.

Tell us a bit about yourself and what your interests are:
Law school, then hopefully a career in business law.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
"Phil Hanni Student Scholar Presentation - Title:”Synthesis and Evaluation of 2-Chloroprocaine Derivatives as Local Anesthetics”, Anna Ayala, Major: Biochemistry, Graduating in 2019, Faculty Sponsor: Sarah Kirk" [Jim Brown], Kaneko Auditorium

Anna AyalaPresentation Abstract: Pain is a common, yet aversive fixture in many common medical procedures. When invasive practices, such as surgery or dental procedures are required, it is important that healthcare providers utilize appropriate local anesthetics (LAs) that optimize safety and effectiveness to mitigate this pain. By blocking the voltage-gated sodium ion channels, LAs prohibit the propagation of action potentials along neuronal bodies. Of the large family of federally-approved, accessible LAs, tetracaine and 2-chloroprocaine are but two of the many widely-studied compounds that have reliable clinical utility. A central aromatic ring, paired with either an ester or amide linked amino head group have proven essential in the drug’s activity; however, cytotoxicity and subpar affinity for channel binding limit its clinical use. This project seeks to synthesize more effective LAs from the
tetracaine and 2-chloroprocaine scaffold to optimize channel binding, maximize solubility, and minimize toxicity. This project focuses on the potential anesthetic effects of the 2-chloroprocaine amide and thioamide derivatives. The two derivatives were synthesized and confirmed using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR). The derivatives were purified through High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). Following synthesis, purification, and characterization of the compounds, in vivo studies of the 2-chloroprocaine amide and thioamide derivatives are planned. The potency of the compounds will be tested in rats through administration of the drug via surgical access of the sciatic nerve. Behavioral von Frey filament testing will provide insight into the anesthetic onset time, as well as the lifetime of the compounds. Following the animal sacrifice, tissue analysis will provide insight into the efficiency and cytotoxicity of the compounds.

Tell us a bit about yourself and what your interests are:

Over the course of my time at Willamette, I have been involved as an EMR with Willamette Emergency Medical Services (WEMS), as a researcher and scholar with the Webber Science Outreach Program, as a campus ambassador at the Office of Admission, and as a tutor for classes in biology, introductory chemistry, and organic chemistry. Outside of Willamette, I have been given the opportunity to conduct research in nephrology and neuropharmacology at the University of California, Davis and Creighton University School of Medicine. These interests are primarily focused in STEM-fields, and as such, I have cultivated a strong passion for science and science communication and outreach.
In addition to my academic interests, I have also developed a deep enthusiasm for social justice and the ways in which we interact with our close community. For the past four years, Salem has been that community for me. I have volunteered at various sites in Salem and the greater Salem area, specifically in the emergency department of Salem Health. I also participate in Willamette University’s Restorative Justice Coalition after taking Professor Melissa Michaux’s Reforming Criminal Justice class at the Oregon State Penitentiary.
These experiences have anchored me to a career in healthcare, and I plan on attending medical school in the fall of 2019. There, I hope to find myself as a competent, caring physician that recognizes and respects bodies of all types, and to address healthcare inequality on a local and legislative level.

Thursday, April 11

8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
"Down on the Farm Field Trip," Field Trip [George & Carol Moeller], Silverton

Leave parking lot and proceed to Rosse Posse Acres, an elk farm. They have a big barn set up with plenty of seats and do a good educ. program about elk (the rut, breeding, habits, antlers/hooves/teeth, diseases...). Then we will walk to end of sidewalk/fence to view the elk. They also have a petting zoo that we may not be interested in, but may offer if time at end for those who wish. The elk should start growing velvet on antlers when we are there (most docile time).

Elk farms raise elk for meat (they sell it quick, once a year).

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
"Lunch," The Home Place Restaurant [George & Carol Moeller], Silverton

Several menu items to choose from including gluten-free and veg. options. Includes lunch, dessert, hot coffee or iced tea, and gratuity.

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
"Down on the Farm Field Trip," Field Trip [George & Carol Moeller], Silverton

George MoellerCarol MoellerProceed to Marquam Hill Ranch, an alpaca farm which raises alpaca for fibers (yarn) and to show. They'll set up 4 stations and we'll all rotate thru each one (breeding, fiber, growth, habits, plus an interaction with the alpaca (feed them; lead on rope). Back to Salem by 4:30.

Tuesday, April 16

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
"Art Potpourri," Ann Shaffer, Virginia Vanderbilt, Doug Lusk, Grant Hagestedt, Jim Brown, Franca Hernandez [Jinx Brandt], Kaneko Auditorium

Ann Shaffer Virginia Vanderbilt 

Doug Lusk Grant Hagestedt Jim Brown

Franca HernandezWe thank these presenters for living up to the ICL principle that we all must participate in some aspect of the organization beyond passive attendance.

ICL members Ann Shafer (2014): Sadie Barnette, Artist Exploring the African American Experience with Glitter. Virginia Vanderbilt (2017): Jose Clemente Orozco, Mexican muralist. Doug Lusk (2018): Telephone Art; You are a Skilled photographer using your smart phone. Grant Hagestedt (1995) Kathe Kiollwitz, German artist. Jim Brown (2012): Emily Carr, Canadian artist. Franca Hernandez (2012): Artwork of Mission San Xavier.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
"Phil Hanni Student Scholar Presentation - Title: “Timing is Everything: 'An Analysis of Relative Levels of Agency in the Journey From the Streets To Transitional Housing in Salem, OR'," Laura Polkinghorn, Major: Biology and Anthropology, Graduating in 2019, Faculty Sponsor: Joyce Millen" [Toni Peterson], Kaneko Auditorium

Laura PolkinghornPresentation Abstract:
Homelessness in Salem and on a national scale is reaching unprecedented levels, and these numbers are only increasing. Through an immersive investigation, this researcher conducted a cultural ethnography of adults experiencing homelessness via a research internship at the nonprofit Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Project (HOAP). Findings from this study focus on two critical areas of the homeless experience: 1) how feelings of home and the physical location of a house complicate one’s constructed street identity; and 2) how individuals have relatively low levels of agency and power to affect the process by which they obtain transitional/affordable housing.

Tell us a bit about yourself and what your interests are:
One of the more defining aspects of my life at Willamette is my participation in collegiate-level athletics. Over the course of my four years at Willamette, I have had the advantage of experiencing two uniquely fulfilling programs that have increased my own sense of confidence and challenged me in unanticipated ways. When I was a first-year, I decided it was an excellent idea to join the Women’s Crew team, despite never having rowed a day in my life (in hindsight, one of the better decisions I have ever made). Through that experience, I challenged myself to make personal sacrifices for the sake of the boat, and I learned how to fight for what I believed was worthy and fair. Two years later, as a junior, I got the opportunity to learn lacrosse, and since then I’ve been loving (almost) every second of the new challenge. Again, I found myself in a position where I knew nothing about the sport prior to joining at the collegiate level, and I’ve been amazed at the athletic and mental growth that has occurred within myself since that first day I stepped onto the field and picked up a stick. Since this is our first year as an athletics program, I am also uniquely privileged to help create a holistic, positive, culture and program in which both present and future Bearcat lacrosse players can realize their full potential as student-athletes and as women who live in a uniquely complex and challenging world. Athletics have been a cornerstone of my time here at Willamette, and I can’t even begin to quantify the multitude of impacts it has had on my work ethic, my time management, and my overall health and wellbeing. I’m incredibly passionate about women’s athletics in particular, and one of my life goals is to strive for a world where all women can develop positive relationships with their bodies, and at the same time exercise their physical and mental abilities to their fullest extent.

Despite the fact that many aspects of my life are up in the air right now, there is one trajectory that I am hopeful my life will take post-graduation: this past December I was conditionally accepted to serve in the Peace Corps. Fingers crossed, a month after graduation I will be training in Sierra Leone to become a secondary school educator. I’ll be teaching English while also navigating the predominant language there (Krio, a pidgen English with roots in the Caribbean Creole language) as well as living with a host family for over two years. I’m sure this culturally immersive experience will help inform many (if not all) of my major life decisions. Currently, I would like to pursue a PhD in medical anthropology or public health post-service, but I’m committed to keeping my options open e.g. since I am a double major in anthropology and biology, I am also considering embarking on a career in biomedical research. Wherever I go, I know my experience at Willamette will help guide my goals, my work ethic, and my commitment to making the world a better place.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
"Phil Hanni Student Scholar Presentation - Title: “Drug Policy Tweaking : An Analysis of the Diverging Socio-political Responses to the ‘Crack’ and Opioid Epidemics”, Paige Spradlin, Major: Politics, Graduating in 2019, Faculty Sponsor: Sammy Basu" [Deborah Ehlers]", Kaneko Auditorium

Paige SpradlinPresentation Abstract:
In the past 40 years, the U.S. has undergone two major drug abuse epidemics: ‘crack’ narcotic use in the 1980s and opioid use in the 2010s. The socio-political system has responded in markedly different ways: overtly punitively to the former but with relatively remedial policies for the latter. Why was drug policy tweaked? This project seeks to explain the seemingly incongruous federal legislative approaches to drug abuse and addiction. From the scholarly literature, five competing explanations are identified: the science of addiction, the costs of prison, the ease of policing, the mitigation of associated crime, and social identity. These explanations are tested primarily via a rhetorical analysis of the semantic devices used most prominently in Presidential and Congressional drug policy statements associated with the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 and CARA 2016.

Tell us a bit about yourself and what your interests are:
I am a first-generation, fourth-year university student at Willamette University with an interest in law, public policy, public health, and civil and human rights.
I love to think from new perspectives and challenge my own ideas and worldview. I am a Politics major with a keen focus in American politics and public health. I am fluent in both Spanish and English and certified in Spanish as a foreign language. In the future, I hope to work in the realm of human rights in world politics or public health.

Thursday, April 18

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
"Video Presentation - Great Decisions: The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested," Deanna Iltis and Kay Gerard [Jeanette Flaming], Kaneko Auditorium

Deanna Iltis Kay GerardThe United States and Mexico have a long, intertwined history, with both countries prominently featured in each other’s politics and agendas. The war on drugs, immigration and trade issues have taxed the relationship over the years. What impact will new leadership in both countries have on this crucial partnership?

Deanna Iltis has been a member of ICL since 9/2015; Kay Gerard since 2009.

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
"All Things Astronomy," Dr. Scott Fisher [Dru Johnson], Kaneko Auditorium

Scott FisherScott Fisher is an academic expert in space, NASA, and all things astronomy. His particular strength is making science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) accessible to non-scientists. If it involves the stars and what we can learn from the universe beyond this home we call Earth, he can speak to it. Dr. Fisher received his Bachelor and Ph.D. from University of Florida in Astronomy and Physics. At the University of Oregon, Scott is an astronomy lecturer, the outreach director and director of undergraduate studies for the Department of Physics.

Tuesday, April 23

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
"The Wonderful World of Cheeses," Lisbeth Goddik [GwenEllyn Anderson], Kaneko Auditorium

Lisbeth GoddikThis presentation will cover the history and science of cheese making. Cheeses have been produced for over 4,000 years. We have hundreds of different cheeses and yet they are nearly all made from the same 4 ingredients using basically the same process. We will explore how this is possible.

Lisbeth Goddik grew up in Denmark and immigrated to the US with her family when they moved to a farm in the Willamette Valley. She holds graduate degrees in Food Science from OSU and Cornell University. She is the OSU Dairy Processing Extension Specialist and works with Oregon’s large and small dairy processors. She supervises graduate students conducting applied dairy research projects and teaches OSU’s dairy processing classes. She currently serves as Interim Department Head for the Food Science & Technology Department. In the past, she has worked in agriculture and dairy processing in Denmark, Norway, France, New Zealand, and Canada.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
"An American in Warsaw," Vivian Reed [Jan Svingen], Kaneko Auditorium

Vivian Reed An American In WarsawWhile working on her Master’s Degree in History at Western Oregon University, Salem resident Vivian Reed discovered the life-long humanitarian work and friendship of Herbert Hoover and American diplomat Hugh Gibson, the first U S Minister to Poland. She was hooked on the story, which led to her writing the book: An American in Warsaw: Hugh Gibson, U.S. Minister to Poland 1919-1924. The book has also been translated into Polish.

Vivian will share the story and her journey with ICL.

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
"Video Presentation: Musical Syntax," Leonard Bernstein [Bill Foster], Kaneko Auditorium

Leonard BernsteinThis 95 minute DVD is the second of six lectures by Leonard Berstein delivered at Harvard as the holder of the Norton Professorship. It compares the structures of music and speech, using examples from Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor.

Leonard Bernstein was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to receive worldwide acclaim. According to music critic Donal Henahan, he was "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history."

Thursday, April 25

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
"Oregon’s Public Records Law: At what Price Transparency?," Peter Shepherd [Anne Bowden], Kaneko Auditorium

Peter ShepardThe "Magna Carta" of open governance in Oregon sprang from the tumultuous days of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate. Today it is arguably the most important tool in an investigative reporter’s toolbox; it enables academic research, facilitates commercial transactions, and empowers grassroots citizen activists. The law's superficially simple command that everything written or recorded by a state or local public official in Oregon be promptly produced for public inspection upon demand is subject to over 400 exemptions. Despite a nearly 50-year record of success, both the structure and the administration of the law have been recently harshly criticized. Clashes about disclosure of records are grist for frequent editorial comment and flashpoints for expensive litigation. Yesterday’s history and today’s controversies about the law set the table for a modern discussion of the tensions between the public interests protected by the exemptions and the very important “transparency" command of the law.

Pete Shepherd is a lifelong Oregonian who has been a member of the Oregon State Bar since 1980. He has served with all branches of state government, including being legislative assistant to the late State Senator William Frye, prosecuting crimes in Marion County as deputy district attorney, and leading (temporarily) the Oregon DEQ. He has retired from his private law practice and he and his wife have retired to Sisters, Oregon.

See: Presentation Materials

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
"Cross-Laminate Timber," Timm Locke [Bill Foster], Kaneko Auditorium

Tim LockeTimm Locke, Director of Forest Products at Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI) will offer some history of the development of cross-laminated timber, how it is currently being used, and what it could mean for the Oregon timber industry's future.

Timm Locke leads Oregon Forest Resources Institute's Forest Products Promotion and Education Program. Locke brings a passion for wood products and extensive building products marketing experience to the position. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from State University of New York at Buffalo and has worked as a product publicity manager for the Western Wood Products Association and as a principal and public relations director at KnollGroup in Portland, before joining OFRI in 2015.

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
"Work by Senior Art Majors and Art Faculty," Hallie Ford Museum of Art [Jinx Brandt], *** Hallie Ford Museum of Art *** NOTE CHANGE IN VENUE

The exhibition represents the culmination of the student's four years at Willamette and features work in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and mixed media. The faculty exhibition will feature the work of Alexandra Opie who teaches photography and electronic media.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art. Oregon’s third-largest art museum celebrates the creativity of the human spirit as expressed in the art of different cultures, places, and times.

Tuesday, April 30

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
"Poetry Potpourri," Joel Woodman, Phil Caudill, Karen Trucke, Wes Robinson [Betty Kasoff], Kaneko Auditorium

Joel Woodman Phil Caudill


Karen Trucke Wes Robinson


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
"Up Close and Personal," ICL Members [Don Gallagher], Kaneko Auditorium

Glenn Olmstead  Karen Konick Wally ShafferICL is made up of a very interesting group of folks with fascinating backgrounds. In this session, which has become an ICL tradition, we will get to know a few of them a little better as we ask them to share an interesting story from their family, their work, or world experience. Today we will hear 15-minute stories from ICL members Glenn Olmstead (2017), Karen Konick (2018), and Wally Shaffer (2018). You won't want to miss this session!

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
"Educated" by Tara Westover, Susie Lee, Kaneko Auditorium

Susan Lee"Educated" is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty and of the grief that comes with severing the closest of ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one's life through new eyes and the will to change it.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
"Writing Potpourri," Betty Kasoff, Vernelle Judy, Paul Rice, Becky Miller-Moe, Carole Moeller, Lois Rosen, Barbara McReal [Lois Rosen], Kaneko Auditorium

Judy Vernelle Paul Rice 

Becky Miller-Moe Carol Moeller 

Barbara McRealLois Rosen


Members of the ICL Writing Group, led by ICL member, Lois Rosen, will offer an enticing blend of our stories and poems.


Betty Kasoff (2007)
Vernelle Judy (2015)
Paul Rice (2008)
Becky Miller-Moe (2017)
Carole Moeller (2015)

Barbara McReal (2017)
Lois Rosen (2005)



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