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Muslim Cultural Event at Willamette U. In #SalemOR – Wed. April 25th

Muslim Cultural Event

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Willamette University | Putnam U. Center | Cat Cavern

Are you interested in learning more about Muslim Culture?

Join us for music, cultural presentations, and FREE Middle Eastern food!

All of the WU community is welcome!

Free! Come early so you don’t miss anything!

Willamette University Campus – Putnam University Center – Cat Cavern
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900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: 503-370-6300

Contact Information
Language in Motion

Event Sponsor(s):
Language in Motion through Community Service Learning Office of International Education
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“Food for Fines” at #SalemOR Public Library – Last Day! April 8th

Food for Fines

March 31st to April 8th

Main Library and West Salem Branch Library

Bring in canned food to reduce or clear your overdue fines and benefit our community’s food bank, Marion-Polk Food Share.

Distilled Pub Talks: Here Come the Androgynes! In #SalemOR – Wed. April 4th

Distilled: Here Come the Androgynes!

A Forgotten Episode In Ancient Christianity

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

The Half Penny | 3743 Commercial St. SE, Salem

Willamette University’s “Distilled: Pub Talks” series will feature a talk from historian and religious studies professor Stephen Patterson, who will present “Here Come the Androgynes! A Forgotten Episode In Ancient Christianity.”

“Before early Christians said anything new about God, Jesus, death, resurrection, eternal life or sin, they said something new about gender: ‘There is no male and female,'” says Patterson. “Yes, the followers of Jesus dabbled in strategic androgyny, and I’ve got pictures!”

Before becoming the George H. Atkinson Professor of Religious and Ethical Studies at Willamette University in 2010, Patterson taught for more than 20 years at Eden Seminary in St. Louis, and, as a fellow of the Westar Institute, he chaired the Jesus Seminar on Christian Origins.

In nine books and more than 75 essays, Patterson has explored various aspects of Christian origins, but he is best known for his work on the Gospel of Thomas. A former Fulbright Fellow, he holds graduate degrees from Harvard and the Claremont Graduate University, where, in 1988, he earned a doctorate in religion.


The Half Penny is open to all ages until 9 PM.

The Half Penny

3743 Commercial St. SE (Just south of Madrona)

Salem, OR

Contact Information:
Adam Torgerson
Email: atorgers@willamette.edu

#SalemOR Public Library Louck’s Auditorium: No Bees, No Food – Thurs. April 5th

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Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Salem City Library | Louck’s Auditorium

Scientists, farmers and beekeepers have sounded the alarm: bee colonies are in collapse.

Join us for a presentation by Environment Oregon on what this means for the future of food and what we can do to stop it.

The program is open to the public with admission of $5 at the door.

Polk County Folklife Festival at #WOU – Sat. March 31st

3rd Annual Folklife Festival

Embracing our Valley’s Cultures!

Saturday, March 31, 2018 | Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

NEW location: Western Oregon University | Werner University Center

Our mission is to preserve and promote the cultural and ethnic traditions of the people in the Mid-Willamette Valley through music, dance, exhibits, arts, crafts, and food.

  • 3 Stages with live music
  • performing arts and an area for the kids
  • Fiddle Workshop
  • Vendors selling quality Arts and Crafts
  • Acoustic music jamming area
  • FOOD will be available on site!

General Admission: $10 per person or $5 + 3 cans of food per person. Children 12 and under FREE.

Food donations will go to WOU’s Food Pantry.

Tickets sold at the door.


Corrections! 16th annual Social Pow wow at Willamette U. In #SalemOR – Sat. March 10th

Experience culture

Presented by Willamette University’s Native and Indigenous Student Union

16th annual Social Pow wow

Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Grand Entry: 4 PM

Willamette University | Sparks Athletic Center

Map to Sparks Athletic Center (43) (PDF)

The 16th annual Social Pow wow presented by Willamette University’s Native and Indigenous Student Union, features native arts & crafts, dancers, drum groups and food vendors. With Master of Ceremonies Bob Tom, Arena Director Deitz Peters and Host Drum Algin Scabby Robe.


  • Women’s Traditional Dance Contest
  • Native Arts and Crafts
  • Food Vendors
  • Dancers
  • Drum Groups
  • Drawing: Vendor Crafts, Casino Hotel/Food packages, Grand Prize – Pendleton Blanket


  • Master of Ceremonies: Bob Tom
  • Arena Director: Deitz Peters
  • Host Drum: Algin Scabby Robe
  • 4 Bands

Free Admission

Info: willamette.edu/offices/oma/events/powwow/index.html

More information:
Office of Multicultural Affairs

  • 503-370-6265

Thanks to:

  • Associated Students of Willamette University
  • Native and Indigenous Student Union
  • Native American Programs
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs


Salem City Club: The Life and Times of The Kalapuya: Salem’s Native People – Fri. March 9th

Salem City Club Presents:

The Life and Times of The Kalapuya: Salem’s Native People

Friday, March 9, 2018 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill | 1313 Mill St SE, Salem

• Non-Member Program Only (No Lunch) – $7.00

Please note that lunch reservations are non-refundable and due by noon on the Wednesday before the program. If you are unable to attend the luncheon and have a lunch reservation, please be aware that cancellations made after noon on Wednesday will not be granted. In this case, payment for the reserved lunch is still owed.

Salem City Club