CLA This Week — 3/12/18


Monday, March 12

Rewriting the Nation: Citizenship and Performative Contradiction in the Dream 9 DemonstrationAna Ribero, assistant professor in OSU’s School of Writing, Literature, and Film, will discuss how im/migrant and DREAMer rhetorics engage and challenge our understandings of U.S. citizenship. 4 p.m., Center for the Humanities, Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Ave. 

School of Psychological Science Winter Colloquium Series A lecture by Dr. Kristen Macuga titled “Motor skill learning via virtual and augmented reality” will be given at Reed Lodge 219 at 4 p.m.

The Power of Veganism — A talk by Joanne Kong. This presentation will address the critical impacts that animal agriculture has upon the environment, our relationships to other living beings, and our health, and include a discussion of a broad range of the most common questions and concerns related to veganism. Free food provided. 5 p.m., Milam Hall 318. 

Diffusions 2: A Music Technology Concert takes place at 8 p.m. in Benton Hall Room 303. The event is free. Seating is limited.

Tuesday, March 13

The OSU Campus Band, under the direction of Jason Gossett, performs at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Admission is free. 

University Chorale, under the direction of Sandra Babb, performs at 7:30 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th St., Corvallis. Admission is free. 

Wednesday, March 14

The OSU Jazz Ensemble performs their winter concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Admission is free.

Thursday, March 15

The OSU Wind Ensemble, directed by Chris Chapman, performs on at 7:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. Admission is $5. OSU students and K-12 youth are free.

Friday, March 16

Fact Check Fridays — CLA students, faculty and staff are invited to SPP’s Fact Check Friday to discuss U.S. national and state policy on gun violence and proposals for reform. Hear from peers and colleagues, reflect on portrayals in the media and consider the facts. The event will take place from 12:00 p.m. (noon) – 1:00 p.m. in Bexell Hall 414. Please feel free to bring lunch. 

The Im/possibility of Care — Talk by Lzz Johnk, Sasha Khan & Cassie Hall. Interested in Disability Studies? Want to help promote diversity, equity, and inclusion? If so, join the OSU Disability Network and the Disability Studies Center for Humanity Research Cluster. For more information about the OSU Disability Network or to request accommodations for disability, please contact: Dr. Stephanie Jenkins at or 541-737-6517. Noon,  Milam Hall 301.

David Biespiel has been named Poet-in-Residence at Oregon State University. In this role Biespiel will promote poetry in Corvallis and beyond by hosting events, bringing writers into the community and continuing to build the already substantial national reputation of Creative Writing at OSU. A celebration of his new role, and the history of poetry at OSU, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 16 in the Alumni Center’s Johnson Lounge. Wine and dessert will be served.

The OSU Opera Workshop, under the direction of Mitchell Hutchings, performs on at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational UCC, 4515 SW West Hills Rd., Corvallis. Admission is $10. OSU students and K-12 youth free.

Saturday, March 17

SAC Presents  An Evening with Ira Glass: Seven Things I’ve Learned at 7:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. The well-known public radio personality and creator/host of “This American Life” will mix his program live on stage, helping the audience to understand the creative process and sharing lessons from his life and career in storytelling. Tickets are selling quickly. Reserve your seats soon. Tickets are free for OSU students and may be obtained in Fairbanks 309 A or B, and by phone at 541-737-5592.


Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Jeff Barstow’s new book, “In the Food of Sinful Demons: Meat, Vegetarianism, and the Limits of Buddhism in Tibet” was recently discussed in tricycle magazine.

Distinguished film professor Jon Lewis was recently interviewed for a Vanity Fair article titled “The Persistent Trouble with Movie Ratings.”

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Philosophy Professor, Sharyn Clough was invited to present a lecture titled “Science, Politics, and Peace Literacy” at the Maguire Center for Ethics and Responsibility at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

SHPR professors Rena Lauer and Kevin Osterloh were the featured scholars-in-residence at this year’s Weekend in Quest, an annual weekend of study put on by Portland’s Institute for Judaic Studies of the Pacific Northwest. Osterloh presented lectures on “Masculine Mythologies and Diplomatic Realities: Jewish Foreign Policy in the Days of the Hasmoneans,” and “Jewish Manliness and the ‘Effeminate’ Greek: How Ancient Jews Imagined Self and Other.” Lauer presented lectures on “How Medieval Jewish Women Fought (and Used) the Patriarchy,” and “Converts, Lovers and Litigants: Finding the Women in Medieval Jewish-Christian Relations.”

Instructor of music Kimary Fick and Allison DeSimone from the University of Missouri-Kansas City presented a lecture-recital for baroque flute and harpsichord titled “Virtute Duce, comite Fortuna: Eighteenth-Century Music for Harpsichord and Flute by Female Composers” at the Conference for the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music at the Mission San Luis in Tallahassee, Florida.

Coordinator of contemporary music and research Dana Reason was an invited soloist on February 24 at the Gold Lion Arts: Ma Series in Sacramento, California. She performed two of her original compositions: “Olive Rose” for two guitars, violin and piano, and “Chanson de Fleurs: Eleanor of Aquitaine” for soundscape and piano. The series is dedicated to new works by women composers, educators and performing artists.

Instructor of voice Amy Hansen recently adjudicated at the McNary district OSAA solo and ensemble contest in Salem, Oregon.

Instructor of music  Sean Paul Mills conducted two performances on February 24 and 25 with the Salem Philharmonia Orchestra. The program included Claude Debussy’s “Petite Suite,” W.A. Mozart’s Concerto No. 2 in E-flat Major for horn and orchestra with soloist Lydia Van Dreel, and Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 in D-Major.

Instructor of guitar Cameron O’Connor’s original composition “Three Northwestern Scenes” was recently published by LACG Editions; he also performed  in California as a guest artist on the GuitarArt series at California State University in Bakersfield, where he presented a program of classical music and original compositions, and performed a concert of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s music at the home of the composer’s grandson as part of a worldwide celebration marking the 50th anniversary of his death. In Corvallis, O’Connor presented a workshop titled “Zen Guitar: Shosin in Practice” for the Corvallis Guitar Society.

Instructor of bassoon Ann Kosanovic-Brown recently performed as soloist in Antonio Vivaldi’s Bassoon Concert in C-Major with the Willamette University Orchestra in Salem. She also performed in a concert of wind sextets and octets with the Microphilharmonic at the Shedd Institute in Eugene.

Instructor of art Michael Boonstra is currently exhibiting at the Artists Image Resource in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in an exhibition that runs parallel with the National Conference on the Education of Ceramic Arts. Boonstra is exhibiting with Amanda Salov and Dylan Beck in a collaborative endeavor responding to the work of Scott Klasek, a microbiology Ph.D. candidate at Oregon State University, examining microbial life, clay structures and underwater topography of the Venere mud volcano off the coast of Italy.

Recurring Events

Associate Professor of Art and New Media Communications Julia Bradshaw, exhibits new work, “Lockers,” at CEI Artworks Gallery, 408 SW Monroe, Corvallis, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. until April 16, 2018.  from March 15 to April 16, 2018, Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.  Lockers is a collection of photographs, video-works, and installation intended to raise conversations about the school experience between people of all backgrounds and age-ranges. An artist’s reception takes place March 15, 4-8 p.m. during the Corvallis Arts Walk.

The Little Gallery presents #NosDuelen56. On March 8, 2017, 41 girls died and 15 severely burned in a safe home outside Guatemala City, when government authorities unjustly held them and then ignored their pleas once a fire began in their locked room. This exhibition brings together commemorative portraits, selected from more than 60 artists from around the world, who joined #NosDuelen56 to honor and commemorate the victims of the Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción massacre. The exhibition runs from March 7 – April 25.

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