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Week of: January 19 - January 25

Wednesday, January 1 - Sunday, March 16 All day

Farewell to the Jensen Arctic Museum As one of only two institutions dedicated to collections related to Arctic life, the Jensen Arctic Museum opened on the Western Oregon University campus in 1985 by emeritus professor Dr. Paul H. Jensen. Although WOU made the difficult decision to cease operation of the Jensen Museum due to funding challenges, the collection will be moved to the University of Oregon Museum of Natural Cultural History in 2014. We offer this exhibit as a tribute to Dr. Paul Jensen as we bid a fond farewell to the museum.

Hamersly Library

Wednesday, January 1 - Sunday, March 16 All day

Who You Gonna Call Inspired by a digital collection of campus photographs donated to University Archives by Rhawn Krough, a former Physical Plant employee, this exhibit features behind the scenes images form the Physical Plant's perspective of Western's award winning grounds over the last century.

Hamersly Library

Wednesday, January 8 - Friday, January 31 All day

Food Pantry Volunteer Sign-Ups Are you wanting to get some community service hours in for the Winter term? ASWOU's "Hungry Like A Wolf" Food Pantry now has a sign-up sheet posted on the door of the Food Pantry. The Food Pantry is located downstairs of the Academic Programs and Service Center in room 211. All you need to do is fill in your name in an empty time slot, and the manager of the Food Pantry will be in contact with you about a brief training session. It is first come first serve so make sure and hurry to the Food Pantry to sign-up! Any food donations can be donated in the yellow bins outside the Food Pantry, and inside the ASWOU office (room 122 WUC). Thank you all for helping fight food insecurity on campus.

Academic Programs & Support Center, room 122

Wednesday, January 8 - Friday, February 14 All day

"Tenuous" by Marie Sivak The Cannon Gallery of Art at Western Oregon University is pleased to present the innovative artwork of Portland-based sculptor and installation artist, Marie Sivak. Combining traditional stone carving with video projection, this body of work explores ideas of language and deception.

Campbell Hall, Cannon Gallery of Art

Monday, January 20 01:00 - 04:00 pm

MLK Week: Service Project As part of the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week, there will be an opportunity for students and faculty to volunteer for the Marion Polk County Food Share Program. Volunteers get free MLK T-Shirts. Sign up at the SLCD office.

Werner University Center, room 119

Tuesday, January 21 01:00 - 02:00 pm

MLK Week: "The Black Pioneers" As part of the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week, "The Black Pioneers" facilitated by Jennifer Taylor and the Oregon Northwest Pioneers.

Werner University Center, Willamette

Tuesday, January 21 05:00 - 06:00 pm

College Republicans Meeting Interested in politics? Want to meet new friends and discuss and share ideas? Thinking about getting involved? Attend the College Republicans meeting to find out about opportunities to get involved, help us plan activities and have a say in what you want the CR's to accomplish in 2014 and beyond.

Werner University Center, Rogue

Wednesday, January 22 02:00 - 03:00 pm

Martial Arts Class Come one, come all to a FREE Martial Arts class led by Chinese Visiting Scholar, Hu Fang-Professor of Martial Arts from Chengdu University! With years of experience and a recipient of numerous awards, Hu Fang is very excited to share her passion and expertise of Long Style Boxing and Tai Ji Boxing with all who are interested. The class will be held on Wednesdays from 2-3pm in Maple Hall starting next week, January 22nd and will include Long Style Boxing, Tai Ji Boxing, as well as health theory explaining how this style of Martial Arts can be beneficial to your health and well-being. If you've ever been interested in Martial Arts or would just like to try something new, this class is for you!

Maple Hall

Wednesday, January 22 04:30 - 05:45 pm

Speaker: AJ Granda Have you ever met a DeafBlind person? Do you ever wonder about how they live, love, work or parent? You are all invited to meet an amazing and charismatic leader in the national DeafBlind community, AJ Granda. Granda is a guest speaker coming to present in the Deaf-Blind Interpreting course. She will talk about her life experience and background. Granda is a teacher, social justice activist, textile artist, and a mom. She is also one of the contributors developing curriculum on a national project for training Support Service Providers and DeafBlind people. Granda has worked for the DeafBlind Service Center and at the Lighthouse for the Blind as both an advocate and teacher. She has been developing a new curriculum to teach ProTactile empowerment to DeafBlind and sighted people. This event will be voice-interpreted.

Education, room 217

Wednesday, January 22 04:30 - 05:30 pm

MLK Week: Poetry Slam As part of the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week, Ayesha Black of ASWOU will host a poetry slam entitled: "Look How Far We've Come."

Werner University Center, Willamette

Wednesday, January 22 05:30 - 07:30 pm

Civil Rights Film Series: Eyes on the Prize (Pt.2) As part of the annual Civil Rights Film Series, the Sociology Dept. will be showing "Eyes on the Prize," which is an award winning documentary history of the Civil Rights Movement. Students can take the series for credit or just attend for the fun of it, and everyone in the community is more than welcome.

Instructional Technology Center, room 211

Wednesday, January 22 06:00 - 08:00 pm

MLK Week: Commemorative Dinner As part of the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week, there will be a commemorative dinner and keynote address by Dr. Jaime Washington, co-Founder of Social Justice Institute. Tickets available for purchase in the Multicultural Student Services & Programs Office.

Werner University Center, Pacific

Wednesday, January 22 07:00 - 08:00 pm

Green Dot Club Meeting What's Green Dot? What's YOUR Green Dot? Come find out at the meeting! Everyone and anyone is welcome, free of charge. Come find out how you can make a difference on our campus.

Hamersly Library, room 107

Wednesday, January 22 07:30 - 09:30 pm

Mr. Darcy's Dreamboat The Theatre/Dance Department presents "Push Leg's Mr. Darcy Dreamboat", a one women show from Portland's newest Theatre Companies. Mr. Darcy Dreamboat is a visceral celebration of the joy of reading books, this literary frolic is a mash up of books and characters from Nancy Drew to JD Salinger, T.S Elliot, and the romance and fantasy of Jane Austen. Audiences embark on a journey through literary worlds they have known and loved, guided by Camille Cettina.

Rice Auditorium, Main Stage

Thursday, January 23 01:00 - 02:00 pm

MLK Week: "I Have A Dream" As part of the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week, there will be discussion on Martin Luther King's speech, "I Have A Dream." Facilitated by Edwin Cancel & Pamela Cancel.

Werner University Center, Willamette

Thursday, January 23 03:00 - 05:00 pm

MLK Week: Poverty Simulation As part of the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week, a poverty simulation will be facilitated by Dr. Doris Cancel-Tirado.

Werner University Center, Pacific

Friday, January 24 10:00 - 11:00 am

Safezone Ally 1 Training Ally 1 trainings provide fundamental skills and knowledge through terminology, activities, and discussions so you can support the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and queer community.

Werner University Center, Willamette

Friday, January 24 - Friday, March 7 02:00 - 03:30 pm

Wolf Clay Ceramics Club Come join the fun, work with clay, and make new friends. Club meetings: 1st & 3rd Friday of each month; member open studio/work time: 2nd & 4th Friday of each month.

Campbell Hall, room 013

Friday, January 24 07:30 - 09:00 pm

Fiddler's Night: Andrea Beaton, Kevin Burke & Cal Scott Two world-class fiddlers in one night! Cape Breton's Andrea Beaton and Great Britain's Kevin Burke will share the limelight of the stage for the first time. One of Cape Breton's best fiddlers, Andrea Beaton comes by her music honestly. The power of her bow, the drive and swing of her timing, and the crispness of her attack reveal a musician of the highest caliber. Her recordings were nominated for Roots Traditional Solo artist of the Year and Instrumental Recording of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards. National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Award recipient Kevin Burke was dubbed "One of the greatest Celtic fiddlers alive" by the New York Times. His recordings have garnered prestigious awards including Grand Prix du Disc at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Over the course of his career he has worked with such prestigious artists as Arlo Guthrie, Kate Bush, and the Bothy Band (hailed as The Yardbirds of Irish music), and bluegrass star Tim O'Brian.

Rice Auditorium

Saturday, January 25 09:00 am - 02:30 pm

Winter Preview Day I Prospective and admitted students as well as their guests are invited to attend Winter Preview Day. Program activities will include a academic department/student services fair, campus and residence hall tours, information sessions and complimentary lunch at Valsetz Dining Hall. High school seniors and transfer students are invited to apply for Fall Term 2014 admission at check-in. Students will receive notification of their admission status at the conclusion of the program. Students are advised to complete the online registration process to guarantee their spot for a Winter Preview Day.

Werner University Center

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Farewell to the Jensen Arctic Museum
Date: Wednesday, January 1 - Sunday, March 16
Time: All day
Location: Hamersly Library
Cost: free
Audience: Public
Description: As one of only two institutions dedicated to collections related to Arctic life, the Jensen Arctic Museum opened on the Western Oregon University campus in 1985 by emeritus professor Dr. Paul H. Jensen. Although WOU made the difficult decision to cease operation of the Jensen Museum due to funding challenges, the collection will be moved to the University of Oregon Museum of Natural Cultural History in 2014. We offer this exhibit as a tribute to Dr. Paul Jensen as we bid a fond farewell to the museum.
Sponsoring Group: Hamersly Library Exhibits
Contact Info: 8-8419

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Who You Gonna Call
Date: Wednesday, January 1 - Sunday, March 16
Time: All day
Location: Hamersly Library
Cost: free
Audience: Public
Description: Inspired by a digital collection of campus photographs donated to University Archives by Rhawn Krough, a former Physical Plant employee, this exhibit features behind the scenes images form the Physical Plant's perspective of Western's award winning grounds over the last century.
Sponsoring Group: Hamersly Library Exhibits
Contact Info: 8-8419

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Food Pantry Volunteer Sign-Ups
Date: Wednesday, January 8 - Friday, January 31
Time: All day
Location: Academic Programs & Support Center, room 122
Cost: free
Audience: Public
Description: Are you wanting to get some community service hours in for the Winter term? ASWOU's "Hungry Like A Wolf" Food Pantry now has a sign-up sheet posted on the door of the Food Pantry. The Food Pantry is located downstairs of the Academic Programs and Service Center in room 211. All you need to do is fill in your name in an empty time slot, and the manager of the Food Pantry will be in contact with you about a brief training session. It is first come first serve so make sure and hurry to the Food Pantry to sign-up! Any food donations can be donated in the yellow bins outside the Food Pantry, and inside the ASWOU office (room 122 WUC). Thank you all for helping fight food insecurity on campus.
Sponsoring Group: ASWOU
Contact Info: 503-838-8000
Event Website: http://www.wou.edu/student/aswou/

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"Tenuous" by Marie Sivak
Date: Wednesday, January 8 - Friday, February 14
Time: All day
Location: Campbell Hall, Cannon Gallery of Art
Cost: free
Audience: Public
Description: The Cannon Gallery of Art at Western Oregon University is pleased to present the innovative artwork of Portland-based sculptor and installation artist, Marie Sivak. Combining traditional stone carving with video projection, this body of work explores ideas of language and deception.
Sponsoring Group: The Cannon Gallery of Art
Contact Info: 503-838-8607
Event Website: https://www.wou.edu/las/creativearts/art/gallery/

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MLK Week: Service Project
Date: Monday, January 20
Time: 01:00 - 04:00 pm
Location: Werner University Center, room 119
Cost: free
Audience: Public
Description: As part of the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week, there will be an opportunity for students and faculty to volunteer for the Marion Polk County Food Share Program. Volunteers get free MLK T-Shirts. Sign up at the SLCD office.
Sponsoring Group: MSSP
Contact Info: 503.838.8834
Event Website: http://www.wou.edu/mlk

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MLK Week: "The Black Pioneers"
Date: Tuesday, January 21
Time: 01:00 - 02:00 pm
Location: Werner University Center, Willamette
Cost: free
Audience: Public
Description: As part of the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week, "The Black Pioneers" facilitated by Jennifer Taylor and the Oregon Northwest Pioneers.
Sponsoring Group: MSSP
Contact Info: 503.838.8834
Event Website: http://www.wou.edu/mlk

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College Republicans Meeting
Date: Tuesday, January 21
Time: 05:00 - 06:00 pm
Location: Werner University Center, Rogue
Cost: free
Audience: Public
Description: Interested in politics? Want to meet new friends and discuss and share ideas? Thinking about getting involved? Attend the College Republicans meeting to find out about opportunities to get involved, help us plan activities and have a say in what you want the CR's to accomplish in 2014 and beyond.
Sponsoring Group: College Republicans
Contact Info: 503-838-8293
Event Website: http://www.wou.edu/student/club/republicans/

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Martial Arts Class
Date: Wednesday, January 22
Time: 02:00 - 03:00 pm
Location: Maple Hall
Cost: free
Audience: Public
Description: Come one, come all to a FREE Martial Arts class led by Chinese Visiting Scholar, Hu Fang-Professor of Martial Arts from Chengdu University! With years of experience and a recipient of numerous awards, Hu Fang is very excited to share her passion and expertise of Long Style Boxing and Tai Ji Boxing with all who are interested. The class will be held on Wednesdays from 2-3pm in Maple Hall starting next week, January 22nd and will include Long Style Boxing, Tai Ji Boxing, as well as health theory explaining how this style of Martial Arts can be beneficial to your health and well-being. If you've ever been interested in Martial Arts or would just like to try something new, this class is for you!
Sponsoring Group: International Students & Scholars Affairs
Contact Info: 503-838-9081
Event Website: http://www.wou.edu/provost/international_support/office_of_issa.php

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Speaker: AJ Granda
Date: Wednesday, January 22
Time: 04:30 - 05:45 pm
Location: Education, room 217
Cost: free
Audience: Public
Description: Have you ever met a DeafBlind person? Do you ever wonder about how they live, love, work or parent? You are all invited to meet an amazing and charismatic leader in the national DeafBlind community, AJ Granda. Granda is a guest speaker coming to present in the Deaf-Blind Interpreting course. She will talk about her life experience and background. Granda is a teacher, social justice activist, textile artist, and a mom. She is also one of the contributors developing curriculum on a national project for training Support Service Providers and DeafBlind people. Granda has worked for the DeafBlind Service Center and at the Lighthouse for the Blind as both an advocate and teacher. She has been developing a new curriculum to teach ProTactile empowerment to DeafBlind and sighted people. This event will be voice-interpreted.
Sponsoring Group: ASL/English Interpreting Program
Contact Info: 503-838-8731
Event Website: http://www.wou.edu/wriec

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MLK Week: Poetry Slam
Date: Wednesday, January 22
Time: 04:30 - 05:30 pm
Location: Werner University Center, Willamette
Cost: free
Audience: Public
Description: As part of the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week, Ayesha Black of ASWOU will host a poetry slam entitled: "Look How Far We've Come."
Sponsoring Group: MSSP
Contact Info: 503.838.8834
Event Website: http://www.wou.edu/mlk

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Civil Rights Film Series: Eyes on the Prize (Pt.2)
Date: Wednesday, January 22
Time: 05:30 - 07:30 pm
Location: Instructional Technology Center, room 211
Cost: free
Audience: Public
Description: As part of the annual Civil Rights Film Series, the Sociology Dept. will be showing "Eyes on the Prize," which is an award winning documentary history of the Civil Rights Movement. Students can take the series for credit or just attend for the fun of it, and everyone in the community is more than welcome.
Sponsoring Group: Sociology Dept.
Contact Info: 503-838-8270
Event Website: http://www.wou.edu/las/socsci/sociology/

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MLK Week: Commemorative Dinner
Date: Wednesday, January 22
Time: 06:00 - 08:00 pm
Location: Werner University Center, Pacific
Cost: $5 - students | $8 - General
Audience: Public
Description: As part of the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week, there will be a commemorative dinner and keynote address by Dr. Jaime Washington, co-Founder of Social Justice Institute. Tickets available for purchase in the Multicultural Student Services & Programs Office.
Sponsoring Group: MSSP
Contact Info: 503.838.8834
Event Website: http://www.wou.edu/mlk

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Green Dot Club Meeting
Date: Wednesday, January 22
Time: 07:00 - 08:00 pm
Location: Hamersly Library, room 107
Cost: free
Audience: Public
Description: What's Green Dot? What's YOUR Green Dot? Come find out at the meeting! Everyone and anyone is welcome, free of charge. Come find out how you can make a difference on our campus.
Sponsoring Group: Student Health and Counseling
Contact Info: 503-838-8791
Event Website: http://www.wou.edu/student/greendot/

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Mr. Darcy's Dreamboat
Date: Wednesday, January 22
Time: 07:30 - 09:30 pm
Location: Rice Auditorium, Main Stage
Cost: free
Audience: Public
Description: The Theatre/Dance Department presents "Push Leg's Mr. Darcy Dreamboat", a one women show from Portland's newest Theatre Companies. Mr. Darcy Dreamboat is a visceral celebration of the joy of reading books, this literary frolic is a mash up of books and characters from Nancy Drew to JD Salinger, T.S Elliot, and the romance and fantasy of Jane Austen. Audiences embark on a journey through literary worlds they have known and loved, guided by Camille Cettina.
Sponsoring Group: Theatre/Dance Department
Contact Info: 503-838-8462
Event Website: http://www.wou.edu/las/creativearts/theater_dance/theatre.php

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MLK Week: "I Have A Dream"
Date: Thursday, January 23
Time: 01:00 - 02:00 pm
Location: Werner University Center, Willamette
Cost: free
Audience: Public
Description: As part of the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week, there will be discussion on Martin Luther King's speech, "I Have A Dream." Facilitated by Edwin Cancel & Pamela Cancel.
Sponsoring Group: MSSP
Contact Info: 503.838.8834
Event Website: http://www.wou.edu/mlk

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MLK Week: Poverty Simulation
Date: Thursday, January 23
Time: 03:00 - 05:00 pm
Location: Werner University Center, Pacific
Cost: free
Audience: Public
Description: As part of the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week, a poverty simulation will be facilitated by Dr. Doris Cancel-Tirado.
Sponsoring Group: MSSP
Contact Info: 503.838.8834
Event Website: http://www.wou.edu/mlk

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Safezone Ally 1 Training
Date: Friday, January 24
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Werner University Center, Willamette
Cost: free
Audience: Public
Description: Ally 1 trainings provide fundamental skills and knowledge through terminology, activities, and discussions so you can support the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and queer community.
Sponsoring Group: MSSP
Contact Info: 503-838-8834
Event Website: http://www.wou.edu/mlk

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Wolf Clay Ceramics Club
Date: Friday, January 24 - Friday, March 7
Time: 02:00 - 03:30 pm
Location: Campbell Hall, room 013
Cost: free
Audience: Public
Description: Come join the fun, work with clay, and make new friends. Club meetings: 1st & 3rd Friday of each month; member open studio/work time: 2nd & 4th Friday of each month.
Sponsoring Group: Art Dept.
Contact Info: 503-838-8250
Event Website: http://www.wou.edu/las/creativearts/art/ceramics.php

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Fiddler's Night: Andrea Beaton, Kevin Burke & Cal Scott
Date: Friday, January 24
Time: 07:30 - 09:00 pm
Location: Rice Auditorium
Cost: 25.00 $28 at the door $11 students WOU student rush tickets free one hour before event.
Audience: Public
Description: Two world-class fiddlers in one night! Cape Breton's Andrea Beaton and Great Britain's Kevin Burke will share the limelight of the stage for the first time. One of Cape Breton's best fiddlers, Andrea Beaton comes by her music honestly. The power of her bow, the drive and swing of her timing, and the crispness of her attack reveal a musician of the highest caliber. Her recordings were nominated for Roots Traditional Solo artist of the Year and Instrumental Recording of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards. National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Award recipient Kevin Burke was dubbed "One of the greatest Celtic fiddlers alive" by the New York Times. His recordings have garnered prestigious awards including Grand Prix du Disc at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Over the course of his career he has worked with such prestigious artists as Arlo Guthrie, Kate Bush, and the Bothy Band (hailed as The Yardbirds of Irish music), and bluegrass star Tim O'Brian.
Sponsoring Group: Smith Fine Arts Series
Contact Info: 503-838-8333
Event Website: http://www.wou.edu/sfa

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Winter Preview Day I
Date: Saturday, January 25
Time: 09:00 am - 02:30 pm
Location: Werner University Center
Cost: free
Audience: Public
Description: Prospective and admitted students as well as their guests are invited to attend Winter Preview Day. Program activities will include a academic department/student services fair, campus and residence hall tours, information sessions and complimentary lunch at Valsetz Dining Hall. High school seniors and transfer students are invited to apply for Fall Term 2014 admission at check-in. Students will receive notification of their admission status at the conclusion of the program. Students are advised to complete the online registration process to guarantee their spot for a Winter Preview Day.
Sponsoring Group: Office of Admissions
Contact Info: 503-838-8211
Event Website: http://www.wou.edu/student/admissions/previewday/winter.php

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