Tuesday, March 3

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
"Spring Fling Coffee," ICL Social Committee [Dee Iltis, Priscilla Hibbard], CAT Cavern *** NOTE CHANGE IN VENUE ***

Goodies provided by members A-L. Beverages by Bon Appetit.

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
"Oregon's Economic Performance and Forecast," Joshua Lehner, Mark McMullen [Tom Hibbard], Kaneko Auditorium

Josh Lehner Mark McMullenState Economist Mark Mullen and Senior Economist Josh Lehner, both of the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, will review Oregon's recent economic performance and future prospects, focusing on the challenges to private business, the public sector, and labor force.

Mark McMullen was named interim Oregon State Economist in September 2011. 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. Josh Lehner has served as Oregon's Senior Economic Analyst since October, 2008. He earned his B.A. in economics from the University of Colorado and a master's degree in economics from Portland State University.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
"From Page to Stage, Costume Design as Storytelling," Bobby Brewer- Wallin [Anne Bowden], Kaneko Auditorium

Bobby Brewer-WallinAs a costume designer, I see the work I do as a storyteller. I am interpreting the words written by the playwright and offering support to the development of character through clothing. I am sculpting the silhouette the audience first sees and providing color and texture to the world of the play. Through my design choices I can both help and hinder the way the audience views a character, influence on how characters physically move in space, and offer insight on a character's journey from beginning to end. Today's talk will draw from a "Doll's House Part 2" by Lucas Hnath and "The Revolutionists" by Lauren Gunderson. Visual research, renderings, and production photos will be used to illustrate how costume design moves from the page to the stage.

Bobby Brewer-Wallin, Professor of Theatre at Willamette University, designs costumes for theatre and dance. With an MFA in Costume Design from CalArts, he joined the faculty at Willamette in 2000. In addition to designing costumes for all main stage productions, he teaches courses in costume design, costume history, the capstone course for theatre majors with an emphasis in solo performance, and first-year seminars title "Clothing + as Embodied Thought and Stitch X Stitch: Protest Clothing as Threads of Change". Recent productions include "A Doll's House, Part 2, Everybody, Magellanica, The Importance of Being Earnest" and "A Civil War Christmas" at Artists Rep, "Cop Out" at The August Wilson Red Door Project, "Men on Boats" "Dead City", "Wings of Fire", and "Macbeth" at Willamette University Theatre, "My Case is Altered: Tales of a Roaring Girl " with Twenty-First Century Chorus, The "Snowstorm" at CoHo Productions.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
"ICL Technology Issues," GwenEllyn Anderson and Dave MacMillan [Curriculum Committee], Kaneko Auditorium

David MacMillan GwenEllyn AndersonThis is a time to ask questions of our technology experts. Learn how to give a professional power point presentation. What is a flash drive? Compatibility issues with Macs? Where do I find the ICL Constitution? Where are job descriptions, just in case you want to try for a spot on the Board? What are the data streams that we are collecting to help the Curriculum Committee? We are sure you have many more questions. Newcomers and long-time classmates will benefit from this presentation.

David MacMillan, Co-Director Information Services and Co-Director of Technical Services. GwenEllyn Anderson, Co-Director, Technical Services.

Thursday, March 5

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
"Theology Comes to Willamette," Philip Clayton, Stephen Patterson [Anne Bowden], Kaneko Auditorium

Philip ClaytonStephen PattersonNext fall the Claremont School of Theology will relocate from Claremont, California to Salem with plans soon to become a new graduate school of Willamette University. What is the Claremont School of Theology and what will it bring to our university and community? Steve Patterson of Willamette and Philip Clayton of CTS will tell us how this exciting new collaboration came about and answer our questions about what lies ahead.

Dr. Philip Clayton is as Ingraham Professor of Theology and is a faculty member of CTS. He received his B.A., at Westmont College; M.A. at Fuller Theological Seminary, an M.A. at Yale University, M.Phil. At Yale University and a PhD at Yale university. Prior to joining the faculty at CST, Dr. Clayton has taught or held research professorships at Williamans, the California State University, Harvard University, Cambridge University, and the University of Munich. Dr. Stephen Patterson is the George H. Atkinson Professor of Religious and Ethical Studies at Willamette University. He received his MA and PhD at Caremont Graduate University, MTS at Harvard, and BA at Yankton College. Dr. Patterson researches the origins of Christianity, especially those text and traditions marginalized by the biblical canon and those histories and traditions that have been long lost. He has written extensively on the Gospel of Thomas and is an authority on the historical figure of Jesus.

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
"Performance by Nicolai Strommer, Bass/Baritone," Nicolai Strommer [Solveig Holmquist], ***Cone Chapel *** NOTE CHANGE IN VENUE

Nicolai StrommerMr. Strommer will be accompanied on the piano by Dr. Crystal Zimmerman. The common thread of the Baroque Period.

Nicolai Strommer, base-baritone, has been hailed as a "standout performer" by the New York Times. Berkshire Fine Arts describes him as a "lusty baritone with infinite variety as an actor. A native Oregonian, Strommer has earned a Certificate of Performance from Boston University where he received the Phyllis Curtin Award, a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music, where he received the Hugh Ross Award, and a Bachelor of Art from Oregon State University where he was awarded the Ed and Beth Ray Endowment and the Ragland Scholarship.

Tuesday, March 10

Class cancelled due to the Coronavirus threat.

Thursday, March 12

Class cancelled due to the Coronavirus threat.

Tuesday, March 17

Class cancelled due to the Coronavirus threat.

Thursday, March 19

Class cancelled due to the Coronavirus threat.

Week of March 23-27


Tuesday, March 31

Class cancelled due to the Coronavirus threat.
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