CLA This Week — 2/20/17

Monday, Feb. 20

Finding Hope in Dystopia — The Anarres Project for Alternative Futures, Allied Students for Another Politics!, and the Spring Creek Project present a film and discussion series of classic dystopian movies to help spur the radical imagination about the possibilities for transformation in daunting times. Our fifth viewing is the film Pan’s Labyrinth (Spanish w/ English subtitles). Each film is presented as a starting point for discussion about the kinds of resistance, hope, and struggle that are available in the middle of despair. 6 p.m., Milam Hall 318.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Activists Unite: Learn effective activism tactics — Are you passionate about creating change? Learn how to make your voice heard with a lecture by José Elias of The Humane League. As a Campus Outreach Coordinator, he works with student activists across the country and will be going over effective tactics for inspiring change for farmed animals. Please feel free to attend and encourage students as well. Refreshments will be served. 4 p.m., Milam 319.

Wednesday, Feb. 22 

The Corvallis-OSU Symphony presents “Alpine Journey” featuring Bruckner’s Symphony No.8. at 7:30 p.m. in The LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets are $22-32. College students are admitted for free with ID. For more information, visit cosusymphony.org.

Thursday, Feb. 23

Rethinking Grand Strategies in U.S. Foreign Relations — Christopher McKnight Nichols, OSU Associate Professor of History and Director of the Humanities Center, will discuss the 2016 Rethinking Grand Strategy conference recently held at OSU, which focused on the past and future of American foreign policy. Nichols will describe the conference he helped organize and share the issues raised by the 20-plus historians in attendance. 1:30 p.m., United Church of Christ, 4515 SW West Hills Rd, Corvallis.

SHPR Career Expo — Students are encouraged to connect with experts and professionals already working in eight different career fields, meet with representatives from OSU’s Career Development Center and Alumni Association, and learn about potential internships and alumni connections. Pizza will be provided. 4 p.m., MU Journey Room.

Friday, Feb. 24

Against the Fascist Creep: Reading by Alexander Reid Ross — Author and organizer Alexander Reid Ross will discuss his new book on the rise of the alt-right and white nationalism, and what communities can do to resist. The book traces today’s often-disguised forms of right-wing extremism through the decades and across the globe to show how infiltration is a conscious and clandestine program for neo-fascist groups that seek to co-opt and undermine both the mainstream and the new social movements of the left.  Noon, MU 206.

OSU Anthropology Lecture SeriesDr. Kenneth Maes, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Oregon State University, will give a lecture on “Measuring, Understanding, and Enhancing Community Health Worker Effectiveness from Ethiopia to Oregon.” He will speak on from 12 to 12:50 p.m. in Waldo Hall Room 201A. This event is part of the Anthropology Program’s “Tan Sack” Lecture Series.

Author reading — Essayist Elena Passarello will read from her new book, “Animals Strike Curious Poses,” at 7:30 p.m. in the Valley Library Rotunda. The reading will be followed by a Q&A and book signing, and is part of the School of Writing, Literature, and Film’s 2016-2017 Literary Northwest Series.

Music a la Carte — OSU Chamber Winds. Noon, MU Lounge. 

Saturday, Feb. 25

The Oregon State University choral program will present the Orange & Black Choral and Vocal Scholarship Benefit Concert at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 N.W. Monroe Ave., Corvallis.  The Orange & Black Concert is an annual tradition featuring the OSU Chamber Choir, Bella Voce and the OSU Meistersingers. All proceeds from the performance benefit the OSU Choral and Vocal Scholarship Fund. Advance tickets are available online at http://bit.ly/2lymoja.

Recurring Events

The exhibit, Microbiomes: Imagining the Unseen is on view from Feb 20 to Mar 24 at the Little Gallery, Kidder 210, with a reception being held on March 16.  Additionally, there is a call to artists for Microbiomes: Connecting Communities. Submissions for the April exhibition are required by March 17. Both events are a part of SPARK: Arts+Science@OSU.

The 2017 Corvallis Queer Film Festival will be held Feb. 22-25 at Darkside Cinema, 215 S.W. Fourth St., CorvallisThe international festival offers three feature-length documentaries and 60 short films by queer- and trans-identified directors selected from over 750 entries. It is a community project sponsored by the School of Language, Culture and Society. The full program, including descriptions of films, is available online at http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1199626383.

University Theatre presents “For the Love of Lies,” a Commedia dell’arte scenario, directed by Dan Stone. Feb. 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. on the Withycombe Hall Main Stage. Tickets are available at http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-arts-and-communication/theatre and at the door. Warning: This wild, romantic and raunchy tale contains content and language that may not be suitable for all viewers.

New work by Portland area artists Damien Gilley and Jeff Sheridan will be on display Jan. 25 through March 8 in the Fairbanks Gallery on the Oregon State University Corvallis campus. The gallery is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Gilley is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including Tetem Kunstruimte, Enshchede, Netherlands; EastWestProject, Berlin; MARC, Kivik, Sweden; Suyama Space, Seattle; Las Belfry, New York; the Art Museum of South Texas and in various Portland locations.

News

Tickets for the following events are now available:

SAC Presents The NW Dance Project on Friday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. in The LaSells Stewart Center. NW Dance Project is a bold and innovative contemporary dance company performing all-original repertoire from a select roster of accomplished choreographers and the most promising new talents in contemporary dance. All seats reserved at $10 – $30 each. Advance tickets may be purchased online at or stop by The LaSells Stewart Center and purchase in person on Tuesdays and Thursdays between Noon and 5 p.m. OSU students may have one free ticket per person with ID card, available at The LaSells Stewart Center during those hours, by phone at 541-737-5592, and at the door while seats last.

SAC Presents Boston Brass with the Oregon State University Wind Ensemble on Wednesday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. in The LaSells Stewart Center. From exciting classical arrangements, to burning jazz standards and the best of the original brass quintet repertoire, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment, captivating to any age. All seats reserved at $10 – $30 each. Advance tickets may be purchased online or stop by The LaSells Stewart Center and purchase in person on Tuesdays and Thursdays between Noon and 5 p.m. OSU students may have one free ticket per person with ID card, available at The LaSells Stewart Center during those hours, by phone at 541-737-5592, and at the door while seats last.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity 

Ron Mize, Associate Professor, School of Language Culture and Society presented “We Won’t Go Back: History of Immigration Politics & Exploring Advocacy Opportunities” at Portland State University on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

Assistant professor in the School of Writing, Literature and Film Elena Passarello was featured in a recent podcast for Poets & Writers magazine, reading her essay “Mike the Headless Chicken.” The essay appears in her most recent book, “Animals Strike Curious poses.” Also featured in the podcast was Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the U.S.

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