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CLA This Week —11/21/16


Monday, Nov. 21

Kathy Fultz Retirement Party  — CLA Advising will honor Kathy Fultz for her 13 years of service on 3-4:30 p.m. in the MU Journey Room. Please come for refreshments and to wish Kathy a happy retirement.

Horning Lecture Series: The Material Body — Lecture by Dr. Nicole Howard. “Exposed to the Lazy and the Ignorant:” medical authority and print culture in early modern medicine. The seventeenth century witnessed exponential growth in the number of printed medical books, from academic anatomies to popular herbals. Within this ferment of activity, some medical authors approached print reluctantly, with concern for the widespread audience that publication implied. Others, however, embraced the possibilities of print and the potential to put their work in the hands of lay readers. 4:00 p.m. Valley Library, Special Collections Reading Room.

On the Gridiron: Jack Kerouac, Football, and Fiction—a lecture by OSU Center for the Humanities guest scholar Julian D’Arcy, professor of English Literature, University of Iceland. Long before “On the Road” propelled Jack Kerouac to literary fame in 1957, he won glory, and a football scholarship to Columbia, as a star fullback for Lowell High. D’Arcy will reveal how Kerouac’s gridiron memories shaped his writing—in particular, how his changing depictions of college football heroes parallel the increasingly critical approach to college football in fiction of the post-war era. 4 p.m., Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson.

Tuesday, Nov. 22

Were we hip to responsible innovation before responsible innovation was hip? A lecture by Stephanie Vasko on power, responsibility, the environment and innovation in American chemical and fashion industries. 4:00 p.m. Milam Hall 319.

Recurring Events

The Little Gallery Presents: Leni Weiner’s Park Bench Stories — Leni Wiener is an internationally renowned fabric artist, having displayed her work in the U.S., Europe, Africa and Asia. The work is described as “representational fabric collage.”  Photos taken of people sitting on park benches all over the world became the basis for this exhibition. The Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall, November 7-December 16, 2016.

The LBCC NSH Gallery is presenting an Oregon State Art Faculty Exhibit through December 2 at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. The show features 14 artists: Evan Baden, Michael Boonstra, Julia Bradshaw, Katherine Campbell, Anna Fidler, Lee Ann Garrison, Julie Green, Stephen Hayes, Yuji Hiratsuka, Shelley Jordon, Andrew Myers, Felix Oliveros, Kerry Skarbakka, and John Whitten, and a vivid range of subject matter, style, and media. LBCC art galleries are free and open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information contact: Anne Magratten, artgallery@linnbenton.edu. 

Fairbanks Gallery at Oregon State will host an exhibition of work by photographer Kerry Skarbakka titled “On the Brink,” Nov. 5-30. An artist’s talk and reception will take place in the gallery at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 17. The event is free and open to the public. Skarbakka is an assistant professor of art, and this exhibition focuses on some of the more immediate and pressing threats to our existential stability, and is comprised of past and current projects that illustrate the scope and trajectory of Skarbakka’s combined media approach to photography.

Upcoming Events

Songwriters in the Round — An informal evening for students to share their own songs and learn about songwriting greats. This is the first in a series of free monthly meet-ups hosted by Bob Santelli of the GRAMMY Museum and now OSU Director of Popular Music and Performing Arts. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m. in 303 Benton Hall. Students should bring their instrument, songs and enthusiasm. Please share with students.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Philosophy professor Allen Thompson has recently published the book, “The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Ethics,” with Oxford Handbooks.

Associate Professor of Philosophy José-Antonio Orosco has recently published the book, “Toppling the Melting Pot: Immigration and Multiculturalism in American Pragmatism” with Indiana University Press. 

Professor of music Steven Zielke conducted the Corvallis Repertory Singers and Players in a performance entitled “Letters from the Front”.  Performance included a performance of Franz Josef Haydn’s 1796 composition “Mass in Time of War,” one of Haydn’s six late-period mass settings. The performance also included choral repertoire reflecting on the sacrifice of military service, including arrangements of American, English, and Irish war songs.  The repertoire including readings of letters from war zones by three veterans and an OSU ROTC student. The Corvallis Repertory Singers is a semi-professional choral ensemble serving the artistic needs of the mid-Willamette Valley.  

On October 12, Associate Professor in the School of Language, Culture and Society Ron Mize was invited to present “Race and Gender: Introducing Intersectionalities” at El Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiors de Monterrey, Campus Cuidad de Mexico (ITESM). Additionally, Mize served on la Comision Mexico-Estados Unidos selection panel for the 2017-2018 U.S. Scholar Award of the Fulbright-Garcia Robles program. He was also interviewed on KUNP-Univision, Portland () as part of a multi-segment tv news story on the recently released report “The Oregon Latino Agenda for Action Report, Stronger Together|Fuerza Unida” presented at the Oregon Latino Agenda for Action biannual Latino Summit

Joshua Reeves, New Media Communications and Speech Communications, presented a paper at the National Communication Association Conference in Philadelphia on November 11. 

Trischa Goodnow, Speech Communication, presented “From Epideictic to Deliberative Rhetoric: Toward a Theory of Collective Mourning,” at the National Communication Convention in Philadelphia, on November 11.  The paper was ranked as a top paper in the Visual Communication Division at the conference.

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