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CLA this Week — 11/24/14


Monday, Nov. 24

OSU Glee presents “The Sing Off” annual a cappella concert featuring: Oregon State Glee Choir, Outspoken, Divine, and Power Chord with special guest the University of Oregon’s On The Rocks group. 7:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church. Ticket $7 students and seniors, $12 general admission. Tickets sold at the door. Family discounts available. It is recommended you arrive early for best seating as this show is likely to sell out.

Tuesday, Nov. 25

OSU Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony — Fall Concert conducted by Christopher Chapman and Jason Silveira. Featuring Jeff Boeckman of the University of Hawaii, guest conductor, and Brian Chin, soloist. Music by Paul Creston, Daniel Bukvich, David Maslanka and more. Advance tickets $8 available only online at http://tickettomato.com, and at the door $10. OSU students with ID and youth K-12th grade free.

Upcoming Events

December 3Teaching at a Land Grant University: A Commitment to Local Knowledges, Dr. Adela C. Licona — The Center for Latino/a Studies and Engagement and the Difference, Power, and Discrimination Program present a lecture by Dr. Adela C. Licona, Associate Professor and Director of the Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English Program at the University of Arizona. This presentation addresses the establishment and the expressed mission and mandates of public universities in the United States through the granting of federal lands in order to more deeply consider their (missed) democratic potentials.


In an attempt to animate the practice of “critical localism,” the presentation will draw from works relevant to Oregon’s environmental and human history, that integrate science and the humanities to consider how such works might invite multiple knowledges into a number of classes from those in environmental and social sciences to those teaching rhetoric, poetry, and writing. 12-2:30 p.m., MU 208. Lunch will be served.

December 5 — Songs of the Season: A Special Music a la Carte. Today we take Music a la Carte to the First United Methodist Church, for a town and gown collaboration featuring University Chorale and the Corvallis Community Choir. Please do not bring lunch into the sanctuary for this concert. Conducted by Steven Zielke, OSU conducting students, and James Moursund. 12 p.m. Free.

December 5 — Corvallis-OSU Symphony presents the Annual Holiday Concert. Bach, Cantata 142 ‘Unto Us a Child is Born,’ with OSU Choirs, holiday favorites, sing along, more. Conducted by Steven Zielke, Marlan Carlson, Tina Bull, Russ Christensen, Daniel Fridley. Tickets $20 – $32, OSU students free with ID. Tickets and information: http://cosusymphony.org.


The Native American Longhouse Eena Haws is looking for Native American readers to participate in the reading of two plays by First Nation dramatists Yvette Nolan and Drew Taylor. Waylon Lenk, M.F.A. in Dramaturgy from State University of New York and member of the Karuk Tribe, will be on campus winter term directing. The readings will take place in the winter term at the Native American Longhouse (NAL) Eena Haws on the OSU main campus. Contact Charlotte Headrick, Theatre, or Natchee Barnd, Ethnic Studies, for more information.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Associate professor of anthropology Bryan Tilt recently published a new book, Dams and Development in China: The Moral Economy of Water and Power, with Columbia University Press. Tilt will be speaking Dec. 3 at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., in connection with the book’s launch.

Trischa Goodnow, Professor of Speech Communication, has received a $3400 grant from the National Communication Association for “The Inspiration Project.”  This project will collect the stories of top communication scholars and how they discovered their research passions.  The grant covers travel to several conferences to film inspiration stories.  These stories will be found first in web form, then on other media.

Julie Beauregard, General Music Education Specialist, presented the theoretical paper “Women in Fieldwork: Ethnomusicologists Sexed and Sexualized” at the Society for Ethnomusicology’s national conference on November 13 in Pittsburgh, PA. Her research examines difficult and taboo realities that occur for the embodied researcher in the complex social context of fieldwork, and promotes fieldwork preparation practices that consider sexual safety and ethical issues.

Director of Bands Dr. Chris Chapman was a guest conductor at the fall concert of the University of Hawaii Wind Ensemble on November 16. The concert was part of an exchange with the UH band program that culminates in the two ensembles performing together during the OSU Wind Ensemble performance tour to Hawaii in May. He next traveled to Boise, Idaho, where he served as the Treasure Valley High School Honor Band conductor in Boise. Before heading back to Corvallis, Chapman headed to Seattle, where this week he will present a session on instrumental conducting to instrumental music education majors/University Honor Band members from throughout the Northwest, at the Western International Band Clinic (WIBC.)

Assistant Professor of English Elizabeth Sheehan delivered an invited talk entitled “Black Internationalism and Beauty Culture: Early Twentieth Century Intersections” at the Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies at Lewis and Clark College on November 13. The theme of the symposium this year was “How Do I Look?: Race, Beauty, and Desire.”


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