First Candidate for University Librarian

The Mark O. Hatfield Library is announcing the first candidate for the University Librarian position, Patricia Tully.

​Ms. Tully has served, among other positions, as Head of Technical Services in the Musselman Library at Gettysburg College; as Head of Technical Services in the Hilles ​and Lamont Libraries at Harvard University; and as first Associate University Librarian and then University Librarian at Wesleyan University.

Students are encouraged to attend the student forum this Thursday,  October 1st, at 11:45am in the Hatfield room.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the faculty and staff forum later that day on October 1st at 4:15pm in the Hatfield Room.

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Hallie Ford Literary Series: Reginald Dwayne Betts

Please join us for the first event in the Fall 2015 Hallie Ford Literary Series at Willamette, a reading by acclaimed writer Reginald Dwayne Betts on Wednesday, October 7. NOTE TIME CHANGE: The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Hatfield Room of Willamette’s library and is free and open to the public.
Reginald Betts
Recently the subject of a feature story on the Huffington Post, Betts has been at the forefront of national conversations about mass incarceration and the U.S. penal system. Arrested for carjacking as a sixteen-year-old, he was certified as an adult and sentenced to nine years in prison. During his time in a series of maximum-security facilities, he began writing seriously and has since become an award-winning poet and memoirist, as well as a national advocate for juvenile justice. In 2012, President Obama named him to the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Betts is the author of two volumes of poetry, Shahid Reads His Own Palm, winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award, and Bastards of the Reagan Era, released this fall by Four Way Books. His memoir, A Question of Freedom: A Memoir of Learning, Survival, and Coming of Age in Prison, won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.

Read one of his poems here. And watch a video of him discussing his new book of poetry here.

This event is co-sponsored by the College Colloquium program, and the Departments of English and Politics. Books will be for sale courtesy of the Willamette Store.

I hope to see you there.

Scott Nadelson
Hallie Ford Chair in Writing
Chair, Department of English
(503) 370-6290
snadelso@willamette.edu


Faculty Colloquium: Doing Disability Studies

Dear Colleagues,

Please join us this Friday, September 25th at 3:00 pm in the Hatfield Room for our third Faculty Colloquium of this semester. Treats will be provided.

Allison Hobgood, Associate Professor of English

Title: Doing Disability Studies: Equity and Justice Through the Arts and Humanities
Hobgood
Abstract:

“Doing Disability Studies: Equity and Justice Through the Arts and Humanities” invites listeners to consider the role of disability studies in higher education and as an academic pursuit that supports social justice. Specifically, Allison P. Hobgood will explore the power of disability studies in the Humanities, discuss its history and current iterations, and offer some examples of how disability studies helps make our world a more just, inclusive, and equitable place.

Please feel free to invite students to attend this talk.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Doreen Simonsen and Bobby Brewer-Wallin
Faculty Colloquium Coordinators


Alumni Weekend, 2015

This is Alumni Weekend at Willamette, and the Hatfield Library has two activities lined up for you!

9:30-10:30am, Hatfield Room (2nd Floor)

Get a behind-the-scenes tour through the Hatfield Library and Archives. See our Digital Productions Lab, Archives, and Book Repair center. Explore some of the Archive’s digital collections and maybe even dig up something from your Willamette days.

10:30-11:30am, Hatfield Room (2nd Floor)

Curious to know how Willamette’s campus evolved from a single building in a field to the beautiful setting we appreciate today? Come hear public historian Dr. William F. Willingham ’66 as he shares information that he has accumulated while researching Willamette’s architectural and natural landscape for his forthcoming book on the subject.

3-4:30pm, Hatfield Room (2nd Floor)

There will be a panel discussion on the Fulbright Program in the Hatfield Room from 3-4:30 p.m.  Jim Nafziger will be the moderator, and several CLA faculty will talk about their Fulbright experiences: Bobby Brewer-Wallin (Silk Road, China), Jeanne Clark (Jordan), Ron Loftus (Japan), Elliot Maltz (The Philippines), Pamela Moro (Thailand), Scott Pike (Greece), and Xijuan Zhou (Silk Road, China).

 

Details at: http://www.willamette.edu/alumni/alumni_weekend/schedule/index.html

 


Pushcarts and Shtetls Come West: The Creation of Historical Memory in Portland

Please join us this Friday, September 11th at 3:00 pm in the Hatfield Room for our second Faculty Colloquium of this semester. Treats will be provided.

Ellen Eisenberg, Dwight & Margaret Lear Professor of American History

Title: Pushcarts and Shtetls Come West: The Creation of Historical Memory in Portland

Abstract:
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“This presentation explores how the razing of a South Portland neighborhood under an Urban Renewal plan in the 1960s led to the birth of a new Oregon Jewish history. In an effort to tell the story of the immigrant experience in the soon-to-be paved over neighborhood, a group of Jewish women stepped forward to collect oral histories, write an original musical, and prepare a series of exhibits. In the process, they created Old South Portland, the product of communal memory and more general American Jewish tropes. Emerging at a time when the Lower East Side had become the iconic version of the East European immigrant story and while Fiddler on the Roof was playing on Broadway and on the silver screen, Old South Portland drew on both, importing elements of these stories and transposing them onto the local landscape.”

Please feel free to invite students to attend this talk.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Doreen Simonsen and Bobby Brewer-Wallin
Faculty Colloquium Coordinators


Faculty Colloquium: “Katriniana”: Literary and Artistic Responses to Hurricane Katrina

Dear Colleagues,

Please join us this Friday, September 4th at 3:00 pm in the Hatfield Room for our first Faculty Colloquium of this semester. Treats will be provided.

Doreen Simonsen, Humanities & Fine Arts Librarian

Title: “Katriniana”: Literary and Artistic Responses to Hurricane Katrina

Abstract:

Katriniana is a phrase coined by Susan Larson, former Book Editor for the Times-Picayune Newspaper of New Orleans, to describe the inundation of books written about Hurricane Katrina and its impact. In the ten years since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast and precipitated the failure of the federal levees in New Orleans leaving 80% of the city underwater, writers, artists, photographers, musicians, filmmakers and many more have been using their skills to respond to the devastation. Benefit works, sympathetic responses, communal rebuilding efforts, celebrations of the rich cultures of New Orleans, and a little bit of carpetbagging characterize the various types of literary and artistic responses to the storm and its aftermath. Katrina Cross-Stitch

In conjunction with this talk, a collection of these works will be on display on the second floor of the the Mark O. Hatfield Library until September 23, 2015. An online guide to the books on display is available at this site: http://libguides.willamette.edu/katriniana

Please feel free to invite students to attend this talk.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Doreen Simonsen and Bobby Brewer-Wallin
Faculty Colloquium Coordinator


Fall 2015 Hallie Ford Literary Series

It’s my pleasure to announce this fall’s Hallie Ford Literary Series at Willamette University. The following events are free and open to the public. All will take place in the Hatfield Room of Willamette’s library. Books will be for sale, courtesy of the Willamette Store. I hope to see you there.

Wednesday, October 7, 7:30 p.m.
Reginald Dwayne Betts
Poet, memoirist, civil rights advocate; author of the prison memoir, A Question of Freedom, and two books of poetry: Shahid Reads His Own Palm (Alice James Books, 2010) and Bastards of the Reagan Era (Four Way Books, 2015); President Obama named him a member of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Wednesday, October 28, 7:30 p.m.
An Uncanny Evening with Marjorie Sandor and Friends
A performance of stories from The Uncanny Reader, edited by Marjorie Sandor. With appearances by Sigmund Freud and others. Just in time for Halloween.

Monday, November 9, 7:30 p.m.
New Voices Showcase: Poet Alicia Jo Rabins and Fiction Writer Sean Bernard
Alicia Jo Rabins is the author of Divinity School, winner of the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize; she’s also a composer, performer, and Torah scholar, whose one-woman chamber rock opera, A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff, was named one of the best theater performances of 2014 by the Willamette Week. Sean Bernard won the Juniper Prize for Fiction for his story collection Desert Sonorous, and his first novel will be published this fall by Red Hen Press; he is also the fiction editor for the Los Angeles Review and a professor at the University of La Verne.

Bonus Event:
Wednesday, November 18, 5 p.m.

Creative Writing Faculty New Books Celebration
Help celebrate the success of Willamette’s creative writing program, and hear readings by three of our faculty members whose new books have been published this fall: Danielle Cadena Deulen, Our Emotions Get Carried Away Beyond Us (poetry); Stephanie Lenox, The Business (poetry); Scott Nadelson, Between You and Me (novel).

Scott Nadelson
Associate Professor of English


2015 Edible Book Festival Results

Fourth Annual Edible Book Festival Results!!!

Our fourth annual Edible Book Festival was held in the Hatfield Room on March 11th, 2015, in conjunction with the annual International Edible Book Festival. Congrats to our Edible Book Festival winners!!!  Karen Wilkens, Grace Pochis, Robert Minato, Carol Drost, and Elaine Goff.  It was fun to see these artistic-flavored literary inspirations.  What a delicious way to spend an afternoon.  Congratulations to our five winners!  Below are photos of the entries and the winners and a selection photos of the event.

 

Award Winners  ………………………… ……………
e14 “Humpty Dumpty”

Created by
Karen Wilkens
Inspired by
William Wallace Denslow’s
“Humpty Dumpty”
People’s Choice
e3 “The Most Delicious Trojan War

Created by
Grace Pochis
Inspired by
Homer’s
“The Illiad”
Best Student Entry
e11 A Confederacy of Lunches

Created by
Robert Minato
Inspired by
John Kennedy Toole’s
“A Confederacy of Dunces”
Most Creative
e5 Ketchup in the Rye

Created by
Carol Drost
Inspired by
J.D. Salinger’s
“A Catcher in the Rye”
Most Literary
e18-3 “The Maize Runner

Created by
Elaine Goff
Inspired by
James Dashner’s
“The Maze Runner”
Punniest

 

Other Entries …………………………….. ……………………………..
e1 “Hairy Pot and the Deathly Marshmallows”

Created by
Lucas Rigsby
Inspired by
J. K. Rowling’s
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”
e2 “Hamlet”

Created by
Sara Amato
Inspired by
William Shakespeare’s
“Hamlet”
e4 “The Salad of the Bad Cafe”

Created by
Erica Miller
Inspired by
Carson McCullers’
“The Ballad of the Sad Cafe”
e6 “The Lorax”

Created by
Amy Amato
Inspired by
Dr. Seuss’
“The Lorax”
e7 “The Tender’s Shame”

Created by
Kelly Slaughter
Inspired by
Orson Scott Card’s
“Ender’s Game”
e8 “Cats in Jam or Kids”

Created by
Alice French
Inspired by
Rudolph Dirks’s
“Katzenjammer Kids”
e9 “5280 Feet”

Created by
Alice French
Inspired by
Stephen King’s
“The Green Mile”
e10 “50 Shades of Grey(tings)”

Created by
Anonymous
Inspired by
E L James
“50 Shareds of Grey”
e12-2 “Against: the Grains”

Created by
Liz Butterfield
Inspired by
Mark Hatfield’s
“Against the Grain”
 e13 “Fish in Thyme”

Created by
Joni Roberts
Inspired by
Laurel Bradley‘s
“A Wish in Time”
e15 “The Candy Shop Wars”

Created by
John Repplinger
Inspired by
Brandon Mull’s
“The Candy Shop Wars”
e16 “A Tail of Two Kitties”

Created by
Leslie Whitaker
Inspired by
Charles Dickens’s
“A Tail of Two Cities”
e17 “Ginger Pie”

Created by
John Repplinger
Inspired by
Eleanor Estes’
“Ginger Pye”
e19 “50 Shades of Earl Grey”

Created by
Bev Ecklund
Inspired by
E.L. James’
“50 Shades of Grey”
e20 “The Great Catsby”

Created by
Georgia Mayfield
Inspired by
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s
“The Great Gatsby”
e21 “Twelve Inches of Paradise”

Created by
Emma Jones
Inspired by
John Kennedy Toole’s
“A Confederacy of Dunces”
  Additional Photos
carol-drost

Carol Drost

Most Literacy Award

 hamlet “Hamlet”
karen-wilkens Karen Wilkens

People’s Choice Award

candyshop-wars “Candy Shop Wars”
grace-pochis Grace Pochis

Best Student Entry Award

judges-decision Judges Decisions:
Mike Chasar (English), Karen Wood (University Chaplain), and Kaitlen McPherson (CLA student)
robert-minato Robert Minato

Most Creative Award

judges-decision2 Anticipating the Results
elaine-goff

Elaine Goff

Punniest Award

tail-of-two-cats “A Tail of Two Kitties”
great-catsby “The Great Catsby” voting Reviewing the entries before casting a vote for the People’s Choice Award
cats-in-jam-or-kids “Cats in Jam or Kids” buffet Buffet of Entries

For questions, contact Carol Drost, x6715, cdrost@willamette.edu.

Photos from previous Edible Book Festivals at Willamette can be found here for 2014, 2013, and 2012.


WEDNESDAY!!! Edible Book Festival Reminder

Just a quick reminder about tomorrow’s (Wed) Edible Book Festival!

Grab some food and see what you come up with.  Here are some ideas from the Seattle Public Library’s Edible Book Festival, if you need inspiration:

hunger-games

 

 

 

 

“The Hunger Games”

lord-of-fries

 

 

 

 

“The Lord of the Flies”

the-help

 

 

 

 

“The Help”

scarlet-letter

 

 

 

 

“The Scarlet Letter”

war-peace

 

 

 

 

“War & Peace”

A full description of the event and photos of last year are available at:

http://library.willamette.edu/wordpress/blog/2015/02/23/2015-edible-book-festival/


Saturday: Willamette Hosts “Poetry Out Loud”

Poetry Out Loud Oregon State Championships at Willamette this Saturday

From 1-4pm in the Hatfield Room of the Main Library this coming Saturday, March 14, Willamette will be hosting the Oregon state championships of Poetry Out Loud — the nationally-conducted poetry memorization and recitation competition in which high school students vie for $50,000 in awards and a place in the national finals held each year in Washington, D.C.

This Saturday’s event is free and open to the public, and I’d invite you to stop by and appreciate the dedication and moving performances of Oregon’s top competitors who will arrive on campus having already succeeded at the school/district and regional levels. One of them will represent Oregon at the national level this coming April.

Interested in learning more about this great program which is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation in conjunction with local and state art agencies? Check out Poetry Out Loud at http://www.poetryoutloud.org/. See you at the Hatfield Room on Saturday!

Questions? Shoot an email to Chasar at mchasar@willamette.edu.