Monday, Oct. 21
“Lying Lies and the Liars Who Lie Them: Why Ethics Matter in Political Communication” — A lecture presented by Peter Loge, Director of the Project for Ethics in Political Communication at George Washington University. 7 p.m. in the CH2M Hill Ballroom. Reception will precede the lecture at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Speech Communication and Political Science.
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Critical Questions Lecture Series — The School of Writing, Literature and Film will host this year’s first Critical Questions Lecture, “The Future of Environmental Guilt,” with Associate Professor Tim Jensen on Wednesday, Oct. 23, MU Journey Room at 4 p.m.
The 60s: The Decade that Changed America — “Hollywood in the 1960s: A conversation with film historian Jon Lewis” will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center, C&E Hall. Lewis is a Distinguished Professor of Film Studies at OSU. Here, he will talk about how making movies in the 60s was characterized and complicated by the intellectual, spiritual and political gap between moviemakers and their audiences, and between artists committed to a new youth counterculture and an aging corporate studio establishment.
Collage Exhibition — Writers from Professor Susan Jackson Rodgers‘ Literary Collage class collaborate with painters from Professor Julie Green’s Painting II: The Figure class to present this exhibition. Reception at 7 p.m., Fairbanks Hall First Floor.
Thursday, Oct. 24
Voice Masterclass — Andre Chiang, 7 p.m., Community Hall 303. Free and open to the public, space is limited.
ARTscend Marys Peak Reading — This summer, nearly 30 writers from our community ventured up the trails and peered into the history of Marys Peak during guided field trips. They will share their creative writing inspired by the experience at 7 p.m. in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.
Friday, Oct. 25
Music à la Carte — Flutist Abigail Sperling and friends, 12 p.m., Memorial Union Lounge.
OSU Anthropology Lecture Series — Dr. Loren Davis, archaeology professor at Oregon State, will present “Late Upper Paleolithic occupation at Cooper’s Ferry, Idaho, USA, ~16,000 years ago” from 12-12:50 p.m. in LINC 268. For further information, please contact Dr. Shaozeng Zhang at Shaozeng.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ignite Research Colloquium —”Arts, Humanities, and Social Science Research: Impact on Individuals, Communities, and Public Policy.” Enjoy a fun, informal afternoon with colleagues from the College of Education and the College of Public Health and Human Science. Each faculty member will be given two minutes to speak about their research passions and expertise to spark interdisciplinary conversations. This is a forum for faculty to meet each other in an informal venue. A reception will follow. Friday, Oct. 25, 3:30-5 p.m. presentations, 5-6 p.m. reception. Hallie E Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families, Tammy Bray Leadership Conference Room (HFC 115).
Sunday, Oct. 27
Portland Youth Philharmonic — Presented by the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Society. Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F, Beach’s “Gaelic” Symphony, and Fernandez’ Batuque. 3 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center. All seats $5. Advance tickets at: cosusymphony.org
The Little Gallery — In 2017, Stefan Roloff created a 229-meter panorama called BEYOND THE WALL, on the original Berlin Wall. At the end of October, Roloff will transform the space of the Little Gallery and adapt the original Berlin exhibit to fit the walls of Kidder Hall. At the opening, Roloff will talk about his experience of growing up on the “island” of West Berlin, surrounded by the wall, and the way that experience has influenced his life and artistic concept. During his talk, the original footage of the 2017 exhibit will be screened. Monday, Oct. 28, 3-5 p.m., The Little Gallery.
Polarization and Incivility in American Politics: Is Congressional Gridlock Affecting U.S. State Legislatures? — Using results from a national survey of state legislative lobbyists and legislative liaison personnel, this talk examines the effects of polarization, incivility and gridlock in the US Congress on the longstanding norms of comity and civility, legislative deliberations, and the capacity for bipartisan problem-solving in state legislatures. With Nicholas Lovrich and Francis Benjamin from Washington State University. Special attention will be given to Oregon and Washington. Tuesday, October 29, 2:30-3:45 p.m., Bexell 415.
Connecting the Curious, CLA’s alumni learning community — Professor Susan Shaw will guide alumni on a 3-week, online exploration of British murder mysteries and TV crime dramas, culminating with a discussion of Hallie Rubenhold’s “The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper.” November 1-21.
Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity
An online article titled “Healing Hozho in the Nukescape” co-written by graduate student Mahal Miles and history senior instructor Dr. Linda Marie Richards was recently published in Beyond Nuclear International.
Professor of Philosophy Joseph Orosco presented “The Satyagraha of Cesar Chavez” to an audience that included Dolores Huerta at the Gandhi’s Global Legacy Conference at Fresno State University on Oct. 11.
Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Humanities Christopher McKnight Nichols gave two talks on Oct. 19 in the major Minnesota History Forum as an Organization of American Historians (OAH) Distinguished Lecturer. Nichols presented, “‘America First’? A History of US Isolationism & Global Engagement” at the Minnesota History Center to two sold out crowds.
Associate Professor Julia Bradshaw, School of Arts and Communication, published a review of FMX 2019: Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media and the 26th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film in “Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism.”
Assistant Professor of Photography Kerry Skarbakka’s solo exhibition, “White Noise” is on display at the North View Gallery at Portland Community College through December 20. An opening reception is planned for 2-5 p.m. on Nov. 14. Blurring the lines between fact and fiction, construction and documentation, “White Noise” envisions an alternate reality, as Skarbakka, both the artist and subject, characterizes the life and eventual downward spiral an angry white male.
Instructor of Music Mike Gamble organized the Improvisation Summit of Portland, a six-day festival held October 15-20 featuring scores of innovative improvisors from throughout the Pacific Northwest. Gamble serves as artistic director of the Creative Music Guild, a leader in cultivating the experimental and improvisational music scene in Portland for over twenty years.
Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music Education Wesley Brewer gave a research presentation titled, “Visual representations of music education on music teacher education programs’ websites” at the biennial research symposium of the Society for Music Teacher Education in Greensboro, North Carolina. The presentation examines how music and music making are portrayed in published website images, and is an initiative of the SMTE teacher recruitment area of strategic planning and action, which Brewer has facilitated since 2015.
Director of Choral Studies Steven Zielke was recently elected as president-designate of the northwest region of the American Choral Directors Association, which serves Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. ACDA is the main professional association for more than 22,000 choral directors who represent more than 1,000,000 singers throughout the United States. ACDA members teach in public and private schools, at colleges and universities, and in community and church choirs.
David Kerr, associate professor in the School of Psychological Science, published a paper using data from a large survey that institutions around the nation (including OSU) use to inform their work in student health and counseling centers. The paper, “Enhancing gender and ethnic representativeness of NCHA-II data with survey weights: The examples of substance use prevalence and state marijuana legalization,” appears in “Journal of American College Health.”
SLCS Exhibit — The School of Language, Culture and Society presents, “Muxe: A Poem that Will Never Die,” a collaboration of photographer Richard Keis and poet Elvis Guerra, Oct. 7-Nov. 4. The exhibit honors gender-fluid members of Zapotec communities in Oaxaca.
Fairbanks Gallery — Lucy Copper and Granite Calimpong, “Seeing is Deceiving.” Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with extended hours until 8 p.m. monthly on the third Thursday for the Corvallis Art Walk. Runs Oct. 7-30, Fairbanks Hall.
Giustina Gallery — My Secret Double: An International Exhibition. Join us for a unique, juried show from Pacific Northwest artists and a traveling exhibition from Latvia, Estonia and Kazakhstan. This immersive, collaborative show will demonstrate that depression, addiction and suicide are global issues, but not without hope. Runs Oct. 1-30, Giustina Gallery, LaSells Stewart Center.