BMCC Arts and Culture Festival

16th Annual Arts & Culture Festival April 14, 15, 16, 2014 PENDLETON CAMPUS

All presentations will be in the Bob Clapp Theatre unless otherwise posted.

"Celebrating East of the Mountains"

CHILDREN'S ARTWORK FROM THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM WILL BE ON DISPLAY ALL WEEK BY THE BMCC LIBRARY.

Monday – April 14th

8:00 a.m. William Werhli-Meulink  "Autism/Asperger’s" – William will share with you his personal experiences as he grew up with Autism, he is an inspiration for parents of children with autism, as well as autistic individuals themselves.

Of Interest to: Early Childhood Education, Education, Psychology, Sociology

10:00 a.m. Jim Marquardt, ACS, ALB District 9 Lieutenant Governor Marketing "What is a Toastmaster?" – Spread the word that Toastmasters is here to help build confidence, communication and leadership skills.

Of Interest to: Business, Communications, Theatre

11:00 a.m. Leslie Dunlap “Something Old, Something New” – Oregon Humanities Conversation project on the nature and bounds of marriage.

Of Interest to: Psychology, Sociology, History

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Staff Display in the Student Union Sunroom

Also during the lunch time break, the Dreamers will be performing in the Student Union. All members of the Dreamers are BMCC students.

1:00 p.m. Hank Cramer “Songs of the Oregon Trail”

7:00 p.m. Hank Cramer will be performing "Celtic to Cowboy" at the Great Pacific. This event is sponsored by the BMCC Arts & Culture Festival.

Of Interest to: Art, Music, Theatre, English, Communication, History

Tuesday – April 15th

9:00 a.m. Jenny Morgan - Resident Artist – Paper cutting artist who lives and works in Pendleton. This body of work is a collection of pieces personal to her as an artist. She cuts all pieces by hand, painstakingly with small scissors. She is inspired by the natural world, history, travel, classic literature, and her own memories and daydreams. (Work will be on display all month in the Feves Gallery)

Of Interest to: Art, English, Social Sciences, Music, Theatre

10:00 a.m. ROCK and ROLL HISTORY through GUITAR TECHNOLOGY: Featuring guitars of Margaret Mayer, performing with Jared Pennington and Nate Carlile & others

Of Interest to: Art, Music, Theatre

11:00 a.m. Kathleen Flenniken Washington State Poet Laureate (2012-2014) – She began her career as a Civil Engineer and didn’t discover poetry until her early 30s. Her collection, Plume(University of Washington Press, 2012, is a meditation on the Hanford Nuclear Site and her home town of Richland, Washington, and was a finalist for the Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the Pacific Northwest Book Awards. Her honors include a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Artist Trust.

Of Interest to: Art, Music, Theatre, English, History, Science

12:00 p.m. ASG sponsored BBQ

Of Interest to: Everyone

1:00 p.m. Dr. John Groupe "Tour of Six Wilderness Areas in NE Oregon" – Dr. J Groupe is a retired veterinarian from Pendleton. He has been an outdoor writer for 17 years. He wrote “Eastern Oregon Horse-Pack Trips” guide book which details pack trip routes in the six major wilderness areas of Northeastern Oregon.

Of Interest to: Agriculture, Sciences, Physical Education, Social Sciences

2:00 p.m. Guitars in the Music Department with Margaret Mayer & others

Of Interest to: Art, Music, Theatre

7:00 p.m. EO Forum in ST200 – Craig Lesley is the author of four novels and a memoir, along with numerous other works. He has received three Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Awards, the Western Writers of America Golden Spur Award for Best Novel, and an Oregon Book Award. Currently he is the Senior Writer-in-Residence at Portland State University.

Of Interest to: Art, Music, Theatre, English, Social Sciences, Communication

Wednesday – April 16th

10:00 a.m. Craig Lesley is the author of four novels and a memoir, along with numerous other works. He has received three Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Awards, the Western Writers of America Golden Spur Award for Best Novel, and an Oregon Book Award. Currently he is the Senior Writer-in-Residence at Portland State University.

Of Interest to: Art, Music, Theatre, English, Social Sciences, Communication

11:00 a.m. Eric Quaempts “First Foods”

Of Interest to: Agriculture, English, Sciences, Social Sciences, Communication

12:00 p.m. Bruce Bjornstad “Ice Age Floods”

Of Interest to: English, Sciences, Geography, History

1:00 p.m. Richard Etulain – Oregon Humanities “A State of Change: Oregons Evolving Identities” - Richard was a professor of history and the director of the Center for the American West at the University of New Mexico from 1979 – 2001. He is now a full-time researcher and writer residing in Portland, Oregon, specializing in the history and literature of the American west. He has written or edited forty books.

Of Interest to: Agriculture, Art, Math, Music, Theatre, English, Social Sciences, Communication

2:00 p.m. Bette Husted “Writing Home Ground” – “You can get anywhere from here” concludes Bette Lynch Husted’s poem “At This Distance.” To help celebrate East of the Mountains, she will read and discuss work set in Umatilla County or very nearby.

Of Interest to: Art, Music, Theatre, English, Social Sciences, Communication

4:30 p.m. Salmon Dinner – Student Union - A huge thanks goes out to the Confederated Tribes for hosting the dinner and providing the main course for this meal. Please bring a salad, dessert or bread item to add to our potluck meal. DIRECTLY FOLLOWING DINNER – There will be a 30 minute Documentary “The Lost Fish: The Struggle to Save Pacific Lamprey", in room P132.

Of Interest to: Everyone

Thursday – April 17th at the HERMISTON CAMPUS

10:00 a.m. Richard Etulain – “History of Basque in Eastern Oregon”

Of Interest to: English, Sciences, Social Sciences, Communication

11:00 a.m. Pam Steele-Reese "It's My Truth To Tell

Writing is a struggle against silence. ~ Carlos Fuentes

Of Interest to: English, Sciences, Social Sciences, Communication

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Complimentary Mexican-themed Lunch 

12:30 p.m. Eddie De La Cruz “DREAM Act” – A discussion around the inequities in education for young undocumented students.

Of Interest to: English, Sciences, Social Sciences, Communication, Business

1:30 p.m. George Murdock “Reflecting On A Legacy – 170 Years of Rural Education in Oregon” – As a Superintendent, George was required to travel throughout Oregon. In the process of that travel, he began visiting the sites of old one-room schoolhouses. Eventually, he visited every rural district in Oregon before writing his book. Of Interest to: English, Social Sciences, Communication

7 p.m. / Michael Morris “Discussion Panel on Child Abandonment” A panel of local leaders from public schools, DHS, law enforcement, and the county will convene to discuss issues of child abuse, child abandonment, and grandparents raising their grandchildren with Author Michael Morris. Morris's Book Slow Way Home is the Hermiston Altrusa Club's One Book, One Community read this year. Free copies of the book can be picked up in various locations around Hermiston.

Of Interest to: Early Childhood Education, Education, Psychology, Sociology