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Lecture: “Draw Your Weapons: On Living a Life of Peace and Principle in the Age of Trump” with Sarah Sentilles at Willamette U. in #SalemOR – Mon. Oct. 16th


“Draw Your Weapons: On Living a Life of Peace and Principle in the Age of Trump”

with Sarah Sentilles

Monday, October 16, 2017 starting at 8:00 PM

Willamette University | Ford Hall Rm 122 (Film Studies Auditorium)

Sarah Sentilles is a writer, critical theorist, scholar of religion, teacher and author of many books. Sarah has taught at Pacific Northwest College of Arts, Portland State University, California State University Channel Islands, and Willamette University where she was the Mark and Melody Teppola Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Free and open to the public



Lecture: “Deciphering a Treasure of the Silk Road: Complexity as the Key in Identification of the Ordos Seals” with Andrea J. Chen – Tues, Oct. 10th at Willamette U in #SalemOR

The Center for Ancient Studies andArchaeology, the Religious Studies Department and the Salem Society of the Archaeological Institute of America Invite you to attend

“Deciphering a Treasure of the Silk Road: Complexity as the Key in Identification of the Ordos Seals”

Andrea J. Chen, Research Fellow, University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Hatfield Library | Hatfield Room

The Mongolian Nestorians were a mysterious group of people who embraced Christianity under the influence of the Church of the East, as it was disseminated along the Silk Road. Notwithstanding the fact that their material tradition is highly valued as representative of the Silk Road material history, the study of this subject has remained relatively stagnant, because artefacts in this category have been considered insufficient. Yet there are thousands of so-called Nestorian Crosses (or Nestorian Seals) existing globally, waiting for systematic identification and interpretation. Thus, the current concern would be: 1) Do all these artefacts belong to the authentic cultural heritage of Mongolian Nestorians? 2) Can we find any existing study of Mongolian Nestorianism, or Jingjiao (Chinese Nestorianism), to support the identification? And 3) if some of them are proved to be pertinent, would this discovery benefit, and in what way, the hitherto under-developed study of this field?

This lecture, based on the above notes, will firstly provide a comprehensive introduction to Mongolian Nestorianism, Jingjiao, and their material culture. Secondly, it will screen some representative samples from the Nixon collection of the so-called Nestorian Seals, which is the largest collection of this kind in the world. With these samples, it will introduce laboratory results from recently conducted XRF examinations, as the most important archaeological evidence showing that the complexity of the collection should not be underestimated. On the contrary, it could be critical to the identification of the objects. And last but not least, this lecture will suggest for the first time, a new name for the bronzes, as “Ordos Seals” and give reasons for the naming.

Free and open to the public.

A Conversation: “Social Justice through Art, Advocacy, and Activism” with artist, Betty LaDuke and Guests at Willamette U. In #SalemOR – Tues. Oct. 10th


Social Justice through Art, Advocacy, and Activism

A Conversation with artist, Betty LaDuke and Guests

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Willamette University | Ford Hall Theatre | Rm. 122

Free and open to the public

Betty LaDuke: Social Justice Revisited: Home – WU webpage – more information, including locations on campus to see Betty LaDuke’s artwork

Mid-Autumn Festival at Willamette U. in #SalemOR – Sun. Oct. 8th

Contact Eurydice -ychen2- for more information!-2Mid-Autumn Festival

October 8, 2017 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Willamette University | Ford Hall | Room: 102 — Kremer Board Room

Join the Chinese Taiwanese Culture Association in celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival with food, games, and prizes! Learn about this important traditional Chinese festival!

This event is Free and open to the public!

Willamette Event Page

Contact Information:
Eurydice Un

ZenaFest at Zena Forest outside #SalemOR – Sat. Oct. 7th


Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Willamette University’s Zena Forest

ZenaFest is the University’s annual event connecting our Community with our 305-acre Zena Forest property, and showcases the work of faculty, students, staff, and our partners to advance our ecological and educational missions.

We welcome all students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and guests to come spend a few hours exploring, learning, and having fun!

This is a free event, but two activities are limited in size and are first-come, first-served.

Please visit http://www.willamette.edu/go/zenafest for all event information including how to reserve your spot on the limited activities.

Location Information:
Zena Forest

Contact Information:
Name: Joe Abraham
Phone: 503-370-6482
Email: jabraham@willamette.edu

Event Sponsor(s):
Willamette University Sustainability Institute

Other Details:
Please visit http://www.willamette.edu/go/zenafest for all event information, including reserving your spot for limited activities.

Lecture: “What Russia Wants” at Willamette U. in #SalemOR – Thurs. Oct. 5th


What Russia Wants

Thursday, October 5, 2017 | 7:00 PM

Willamette University | Ford Hall | Room: 122 – Film Studies Auditorium

Julia Ioffe, staff writer for The Atlantic and specialist in Russian-American relations, will give a talk entitled “What Russia Wants” discussing the current relationship between the two countries, including Russia’s role in the 2016 elections and contact between the Russian government and the Trump administration.

Admission is free

Contact Information:
Sarah Bishop

Event Sponsor(s):
Learning by Creating Grant Mellon Foundation

Wednesday Evening Film Series at Historic Elsinore Theatre in #SalemOr

MV5BMTk5NDYwNTU4OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNjMzNTU5MTE@._V1_SX1777_CR0,0,1777,999_AL_Young Frankenstein

1974 | PG | 1h 46min | Comedy

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | 7:00 PM

Elsinore Theatre | 170 High St SE, Salem

An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.

Director: Mel Brooks

Doors Open at 6:15 PM

Admission: $6