Oregon State University logo

CLA This Week — 10/23/17


Monday, Oct. 23

OSU Center for the Humanities Proposal Writing Seminar — Members of the Center’s Advisory Board, faculty and staff will be on hand to discuss the Center’s fellowships and other programs. Come hear suggestions for effective proposal writing strategies and learn more about opportunities for arts and humanities research support at OSU and beyond. Presentations followed by a Q & A. No registration required. 4-5 p.m., Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson.

Tuesday, Oct. 24

Join Anuncia Escala, Raisa Cañete and Clara Llebot for a discussion of the October 1st Catalan vote for independence and the Spanish government’s response from 4-5 p.m. in Furman Hall 101. This discussion is sponsored by the School of Language, Culture and Society.

Wednesday, Oct. 25

American Revolutionary: The Grace Lee Boggs Story — Film and Discussion. This documentary plunges us into Boggs’s lifetime of vital thinking and action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century; from labor to civil rights, to Black Power, feminism, the Asian American and environmental justice movements and beyond. Boggs’s constantly evolving strategy—her willingness to re-evaluate and change tactics in relation to the world shifting around her—drives the story forward. 6 p.m., Milam 318. 

Thursday, Oct. 26

Martin Luther: Man, Monk, Scholar, Transformer — How do Martin Luther and the Reformation connect to our lives today? Come and hear Dr. Kurt Hendel speak about Luther’s own spiritual quest, Lutheran ethical themes and altruism and Luther’s timely conceptions of the mission of the church and Christian attitudes toward people of other faiths. Dr. Hendel is the Bernard, Fisher, Westberg Distinguished Ministry Professor Emeritus of Reformation History at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. 4 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church. This event is a part of the Reformation 500 partnership between Oregon State and the Lutheran Campus Ministry of OSU. 

Friday, Oct. 27

Music à la Carte OSU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ryan Biesack, will perform at 12 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge

The Magic Barrel: A Reading to Fight Hunger, which raises funds for Linn Benton Food Share, will take place at the Whiteside Theater, 361 SW Madison Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the program begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $12 online, or buy them at the door for $15 (cash only).

Sunday, Oct. 29

The Corvallis-OSU Symphony presents the Portland Youth Philharmonic at 3 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center. Admission is free. 

Upcoming Events

On Thursday, Nov. 1, SAC Presents Voces 8. The UK’s renowned octet performs impeccable a cappella and choral music, ranging from Renaissance pieces to their own arrangements of pop tunes. The Oregon State University Chamber Choir joins Voces8on the program. Lobby opens at 6 p.m. with food and libations for sale by Valley Catering. “Parents Night Out” Childcare is available through OSU KidSpirit (requires pre-registration and fee). Tickets and information can be found here.


At the World Congress of Philosophy in Beijing next year, the Jicarilla Apache philosopher Viola F. Cordova will be honored as one of 52 women philosophers from the global history of philosophy.  She will take her place on a calendar that features a woman philosopher for every week of 2019. The calendar is a project of the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de Philosophie, the highest non-governmental world organization for philosophy. Dr. Cordova was a visiting professor for three years in OSU’s Department of Philosophy.  Her original papers are collected in the library of the School of History, Philosophy and Religion here and published as “How It Is: The Native American Philosophy of V. F. Cordova” (University of Arizona Press, 2007), edited by Kathleen Dean Moore, Kurt Peters, and others.

Call for Proposals—Center for the Humanities 2018-2019 Fellowships — The Center for the Humanities is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Resident Research Fellowship Program. The deadline to submit proposals is Thursday, December 7, 2017. Application forms, instructions, and information about awards may be found online at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/humanities/fellowship-program.

Awards and Honors

Instructor of Music Jan Michael Looking Wolf won the award for best performance in a music video for his song “Ascension” at the 17th annual Native American Music Awards on Saturday, Oct. 14 in Niagra Falls, NY. He was also was nominated for Flutist of the Year and Duo-Group of the Year for “Ascension,” a new age Native American Flute CD released in early 2017. The complete winners list and more information are available here. You can watch the video here on Jan Michael’s website.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity 

Sarah Dermody of the School of Psychological Science co-authored an article in the “Annals of Behavioral Medicine” with colleagues from the University of Toronto, Canada, Christian Hendershot and Jeffery Wardell, entitled, “Predictors of daily adherence to naltrexone for alcohol use disorder treatment during a mobile health intervention.”

Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill (Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) was a keynote speaker on October 9, 2017 for Highline College’s LGBTQIA Week and Indigenous People’s Day. They also delivered the Seventh Annual Georgia Harkness Lecture for the Pacific School of Religion’s Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion and Ministry on October 19. 

Studio art instructor Michael Boonstra will lecture on his recent works and current projects at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Wednesday, Oct. 25 as part of their 2017 Visiting Artist Colloquium.

Instructor of Music Ryan Biesack performed on October 19 with the Paul Krueger Quintet at Christos in Salem, Oregon in a Hard Bop tribute featuring the music of Hank Mobley, Blue Mitchel, Lee Morgan, Miles Davis and others. In addition to Biesack on drums, the quintet features trumpeter Paul Krueger, saxophonist Idit Shner, pianist Torrey Newhart and Sean Peterson on bass.

Digital art instructor John Whitten will speak about his solo exhibition, “Stochastic Resonance” on Nov. 1 at Eastern Oregon University. The show is up on Eastern’s campus through Nov. 3. Last week, Whitten was a visiting artist at the Oregon College of Art & Craft. He will participate as a panelist for the 2018 Visual Art RACC Project Grants in Novemb

Instructor of Music Mitchell Hutchings was recently featured in an article in Modern Singer Magazine as part of an ongoing series featuring prominent opera and musical theatre performers from North America and Europe. In addition to the interview, Hutchings collaborated with Italian pianist Fabio Menchetti to create a short video of “Nulla Silenzio” from Giacomo Puccini’s “Il Tabarro” for the publication.

Music at Oregon State University held the inaugural OSU Music Education Professional Development Day on Friday, October 13. The event featured three renowned scholars and clinicians from prominent music programs around the country: Kevin Fenton from The Florida State University; Carlos Abril from the University of Miami Frost School of Music; and Craig Kirchhoff of the University of Minnesota. The event was attended by OSU students, faculty and more than 60 public school music educators from school districts throughout Oregon. The event was organized and hosted by OSU music faculty members Jason Gossett, Sandra Babb, Wesley Brewer, Chris Chapman and Steven Zielke.

Assistant Professor of Latina/o Studies and Ethnic Studies, Daniel López-Cevallos was invited to co-organize and present the following:  Garside LI, López-Cevallos DF, Castro M (October 20, 1017). “Access to Care for Rural Latinos: Challenges and Potential Solutions.” Oral session presented at 34th Annual Oregon Rural Health Conference, Sunriver, OR. 

Recurring Events

Bob Dylan: Photographs by Daniel Kramer will be at Fairbanks Gallery, Oct. 26 – Nov. 30. The photo exhibit features iconic images of Nobel Prize winner singer-songwriter Bob Dylan by photographer Daniel Kramer, curated by the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum. The exhibition documents Dylan’s metamorphosis from folk musician to rock and roll icon.

Art’s Julia Bradshaw curated Surface Tension,” a two-person exhibit with Christopher Russell and Rafael Soldi, which will be on view at the Arts Center in Corvallis until Nov. 9.

Spanish artist Dolors Escala’s exhibit, “Emotions & Sensations,” is currently on view at The Little Gallery in 210 Kidder Hall. The exhibition runs through November 9.

Hiking the Cascades: Photos from the Pacific Crest Trail, work by Eugene-based photographer Ed Pabor, will be on view in the Center for the Humanities until Dec. 8 (M – F, 10 – 4). 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *