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Week Of: April 08 - April 14

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04/09 12:00 AM

I pledge to serve my community

An opportunity to make a pledge and make a change in your community.

- Upstairs Table

04/11 12:00 PM

Canadian Fulbright Fellow presentation

Dr. Claudio Aporta, Canadian Fulbright Fellow will present "Trails and Their Role in the Construction of Inuit pan-Arctic Identities." The Inuit's experience in the Arctic is deeply rooted in a sense of homeland, ethnic identity, and the struggle to generate a sustainable livelihood. Dr. Aporta's lecture will explore this connection to the Arctic environment through an analysis of how Inuit, using traditional knowledge, have navigated trails from the Bering Strait to Greenland, developing a sense of pan-Arctic identity. Dr. Claudio Aporta, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University, conducts ethnographic research in Nunavut, Canada's Inuit territory. Dr. Aporta studies the relationship between Inuit and their physical environment and the transmission of oral geographic knowledge in historical and contemporary context.

- Willamette Room

04/11 12:00 PM

Parking forum

Brief open forum regarding parking concerns at WOU.

- Ochoco Room

04/14 08:30 AM

2012 Oregon Rhetoric and Composition Conference

The 2012 Oregon Rhetoric and Composition Conference will bring together educators from high schools, community colleges, and four-year public and private colleges and universities to consider a range of practical and theoretical issues related to rhetoric and composition, language, and literacy. This year's theme is "Writing at Intersections." We encourage presentations that consider the way writing shapes the core of our professional lives, the way it helps us establish multi-layered and multi-faceted connections�with high school students, with our college students, with other colleagues and other disciplines, with technology. In an ideal world, these connections would be smooth, seamless, and effective; in the real world, however, we face unexpected curriculum changes or difficult, unstable budgets that make such connections hard to establish and maintain.

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04/14 09:00 AM

Public relations career jumpstart

An unforgettable workshop day with renowned public relations professionals from all around Western Washington. It's your chance to interact with industry professionals, receive one-on-one guidance, and participate in Q&As and mock

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04/14 12:00 PM

19th Annual Pow wow

Come and be a part of a Native American tradition where dancers, drummers and vendors will be gathering to celebrate and learn about the culture. Doors will open at noon and traditional Indian Tacos will be served for Dinner at 5:00pm all free of cost while supplies last. We hope to see you there.

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04/14 07:30 PM

Rio Nights with the American Metropole Orchestra

Smith Fine Arts was informed that due to financial constraints, Leny Andrade has canceled her performance at WOU. However, we were able to find a suitable replacement and will be presenting an Evening in Rio-Brazilian Music Spectacular with special guest Eduardo Mendon�a backed by the always exciting American Metropole Orchestra. Recording artist, vocalist, composer, percussionist, and musical arranger, Eduardo Mendon�a is one of the leading Brazilian singers in the United States. Mendon�a currently resides in the Seattle area performing throughout the United States and Canada with his own group Show Brazil! Serving as an ambassador for the music and spirit of Brazil, Mendon�a has performed for Nelson Mandella, Pope John Paul II and for legendary Brazilian musicians such Geraldo Azevedo, Alcione and Roberto Menescal.

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Date: Monday , April 09 (Multi-day event)
Time: 12:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location: , Upstairs Table
Cost: free
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Description: An opportunity to make a pledge and make a change in your community.
Sponsoring Group: SLCD
Contact Info: 503-838-8432
Event Website:

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Date: Wednesday, April 11
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 01:00 p.m.
Location: , Willamette Room
Cost: free
Audience:
Description: Dr. Claudio Aporta, Canadian Fulbright Fellow will present "Trails and Their Role in the Construction of Inuit pan-Arctic Identities." The Inuit's experience in the Arctic is deeply rooted in a sense of homeland, ethnic identity, and the struggle to generate a sustainable livelihood. Dr. Aporta's lecture will explore this connection to the Arctic environment through an analysis of how Inuit, using traditional knowledge, have navigated trails from the Bering Strait to Greenland, developing a sense of pan-Arctic identity. Dr. Claudio Aporta, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University, conducts ethnographic research in Nunavut, Canada's Inuit territory. Dr. Aporta studies the relationship between Inuit and their physical environment and the transmission of oral geographic knowledge in historical and contemporary context.
Sponsoring Group: WOU Candian Studies program with the assistance of the Government of Canada/avec l'appui du gouvernment du Canada
Contact Info: (503) 838-8357
Event Website: http://www.wou.edu/~smithr/Aporta lecture.pdf

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Date: Wednesday, April 11
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 01:30 p.m.
Location: , Ochoco Room
Cost: free
Audience:
Description: Brief open forum regarding parking concerns at WOU.
Sponsoring Group: Business Services
Contact Info: 503-838-8267
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Date: Saturday , April 14
Time: 08:30 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.
Location: ,
Cost: free
Audience:
Description: The 2012 Oregon Rhetoric and Composition Conference will bring together educators from high schools, community colleges, and four-year public and private colleges and universities to consider a range of practical and theoretical issues related to rhetoric and composition, language, and literacy. This year's theme is "Writing at Intersections." We encourage presentations that consider the way writing shapes the core of our professional lives, the way it helps us establish multi-layered and multi-faceted connections�with high school students, with our college students, with other colleagues and other disciplines, with technology. In an ideal world, these connections would be smooth, seamless, and effective; in the real world, however, we face unexpected curriculum changes or difficult, unstable budgets that make such connections hard to establish and maintain.
Sponsoring Group: Western Oregon University
Contact Info: 503-838-9491
Event Website: http://oregonrhetcompconference2012.weebly.com/index.html

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Date: Saturday , April 14
Time: 09:00 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.
Location: ,
Cost: free
Audience:
Description: An unforgettable workshop day with renowned public relations professionals from all around Western Washington. It's your chance to interact with industry professionals, receive one-on-one guidance, and participate in Q&As and mock
Sponsoring Group: SLCD
Contact Info: 503.838.8432
Event Website: http://www.prsapugetsound.org

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Date: Saturday , April 14 (Multi-day event)
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location: ,
Cost: free
Audience:
Description: Come and be a part of a Native American tradition where dancers, drummers and vendors will be gathering to celebrate and learn about the culture. Doors will open at noon and traditional Indian Tacos will be served for Dinner at 5:00pm all free of cost while supplies last. We hope to see you there.
Sponsoring Group: Multicultural Student Union
Contact Info: 503-838-8403
Event Website: http://wou.edu/student/multicultural/MSU/msu_annual_programs.php

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Date: Saturday , April 14
Time: 07:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location: ,
Cost:
Audience:
Description: Smith Fine Arts was informed that due to financial constraints, Leny Andrade has canceled her performance at WOU. However, we were able to find a suitable replacement and will be presenting an Evening in Rio-Brazilian Music Spectacular with special guest Eduardo Mendon�a backed by the always exciting American Metropole Orchestra. Recording artist, vocalist, composer, percussionist, and musical arranger, Eduardo Mendon�a is one of the leading Brazilian singers in the United States. Mendon�a currently resides in the Seattle area performing throughout the United States and Canada with his own group Show Brazil! Serving as an ambassador for the music and spirit of Brazil, Mendon�a has performed for Nelson Mandella, Pope John Paul II and for legendary Brazilian musicians such Geraldo Azevedo, Alcione and Roberto Menescal.
Sponsoring Group: Smith Fine Arts Series
Contact Info: 503-838-8333
Event Website: http://www.wou.edu/sfa

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