Tues., May 27
Cristina Eisenberg: The Carnivore Way — Our tangled history with large carnivores has ranged from a close spiritual bond during pre-European settlement of North America to reviling these species as a threat to our livelihood. Eisenberg will discuss the science informing this topic and read from her new book, The Carnivore Way: Coexisting with and Conserving North America’s Predators, 12 p.m., Richardson Hall 107. Co-sponsored by the Spring Creek Project and the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society.
Lincoln’s Religion and the Religion of Lincoln — 4 p.m., MU Journey Room. In the final Horning lecture for the year, professor Richard Fox (USC) will examine the long double life of Abraham Lincoln in American religious history—as a man of religious belief himself and, after his death, as the chief hero of America’s civil religion.
Wed., May 28
The future of sex work: A panel discussion to examine sex work through the lens of social justice and discuss the intersection of feminist critique with the growing global sex worker’s rights movement. Panel includes Nicole Von Germeten, OSU associate professor of history, Phoenix Calida, a sex worker and sex worker rights advocate, and Sabrina Morgan, a sex worker and human rights advocate. 4 p.m., Milam 319. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the Annares Project for Alternative Futures, annaresproject.org.
Women in Policy Officers are excited to invite you to attend a panel on the intersectionality of identity in public life, featuring Dr. Brenda McComb, Dean of the Graduate School; Dr. Allison Davis-White Eyes, director of Intercultural Student Services; and Tori Geter, Master of Public Health candidate. Bringing their own unique experiences and perspectives, our three-person panel will discuss how the different parts of our identities, both visible and invisible, connect together and contribute to the way we see and experience the world, and the implications of that for our interactions with one another, our public policy, and how we engage with the world we live in. 5 p.m., Kearney Hall, Room 212.
Wed. & Thurs., May 28 & 29, 7:30 p.m.: OSU Jazz at the Majestic. Big Band May 28, Jazz Combos May 29. Majestic Theatre, 15 SW 2nd St., Corvallis. Admission: $10 at the door. OSU staff, faculty and students free with ID. K-12 also free.
Thurs., May 29
CLA Scholarship and Creativity Fair — Join our College of Liberal Arts faculty as they showcase their innovative and creative work — from illustrating the psychological effects of meditation, to taking a social justice tour of Corvallis, to understanding the crisis in the Ukraine, and more. Come, too, for an evening of live performances and readings by our stellar faculty and students. 5 – 8 p.m.
Fri., May 30
The Oregon State University men’s and women’s choirs present their final concert of the school year at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Street, Corvallis. Bella Voce, directed by Dr. Tina Bull will perform the program the choir has prepared for their appearance at the International Society of Music Education World Conference in Porto Alegre, Brazil, July 20 – 25. The OSU Meistersingers, directed by Russell Christensen, will perform the program they prepared for their recent tour which included Western Oregon and the Bay Area of California. Admission is $10 in advance, $13 at the door. Advance tickets are available only online at tickettomato.com. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a silent auction to benefit the Bella Voce tour.
Critical Questions Lecture Series: Associate Professor Allison Hobgood of Willamette University, author of Passionate Playgoing in Early Modern England (Cambridge, 2014) and co-editor of Recovering Disability in Early Modern England (Ohio State, 2013), will present “Poetry, Prosthesis, and Queer-Crip Intercourses in the English Renaissance” in the MU Journey Room on June 2 at 4 p.m.
The Oregon State University Chamber Choir, directed by Steven Zielke, will complete its performance season with the tenth annual President’s Concert on Saturday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Street. This annual year-end performance is held in honor of OSU President Ed Ray and his late wife, Beth, to honor the couple for a choral leadership endowment fund which they helped to establish. As is tradition, the members of Chamber Choir who are graduating this year will be honored and several awards will be presented. This year’s concert is also dedicated in memory of Beth Ray. Admission is $10 in advance, $13 at the door. Advance tickets are available only online at tickettomato.com.
SWLF faculty Tim Jensen and Ehren Pflugfelder will be taking part in a charity bike ride connected to the upcoming Computers & Writing Conference in Pullman, WA. The ride, called Ride to C&W, is a fund-raising event for the Computers & Writing conference’s Graduate Research Network, a fund which helps graduate students attend the conference. They’ve raised about $1,000 so far this year, but can use more help. Time and Ehren will be either riding from Walla Walla to Pullman (about 130 miles) or, depending on weather, riding from and ending in Pullman in about a 100 mile loop. Learn more about donating: http://www.ride2cw.org/the-fine-print/.
Assistant professor of history Christopher Nichols’ most recent blog post, Consequences of the Truman Doctrine, appeared on May 22 in The Huffington Post.
Awards and Honors
Congratulations to graduation senior in psychology, Stacy Sim, who will be named Oregon State University’s Undergraduate Researcher of the Year.