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Spring 2018 Term Events

Tuesday, May 22

  • 10:00 am, Ann Su, "What's in a label?", Thinking about Diversity and Racial Categories, BMCC/Pendleton, M-19  Click here for flyer

Thursday, April 26

  • CANCELLED - 11am: Oregon Humanities Conversation Project - "Fake News" Room 231

2018 Arts and Culture Festival - April 16-19

11th Annual Literary Arts Competition - Click here for entry form.  Click here for the poster.

Here is a link to the Writing Competition Entry Form and Guidelines 2018 
(Writing Competition Deadline extended until Friday April 6th at 5pm. You can also drop off papers at the Library in Pendleton or Front Desk in Hermisiton.)

Artist-in-Residence: Natacha Ria El-Scari   Learn more about Ms. El-Scari here

    BMCC/Pendleton -

Tuesday, April 10

Powwow 101  4/10 @ noon: Learn about the various dance categories and hear different types of songs heard at a powwow

Thursday, April 12

Children's Powwow  4/12 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in McCrae Gym

Monday, April 16

  • 10am: BMCC’s inaugural video contest kick-off event  Student Union
  • 11am: Michelle Janning, Whitman sociology professor “The Stuff of Family Life: How Our Homes Reflect Our Lives” Theatre
  • 12pm: ASG BBQ moved to the Student Union!
  • 1pm: Helix High School - Conflicts and Compromise - Documentaries that highlight key historical moments in Oregon’s history Theatre
  • 2pm: Oregon Humanities Conversation Project - Nick Nash, Ph.D. “A Philosopher’s Talk on Poetry.” Theater
  • 5pm: Arts and Culture 20th Anniversary - Doug Radke  Student Union
  • 6pm: Natasha Ria el-Scari, Artist-in-Residence  Natasha’s Black Feminist approach is reflected in her writing, poetry and performance pieces. Theatre

Tuesday, April 17

  • 10am: Jane Greenhalgh, National Public Radio (NPR) Senior Producer Science/Health. Jane helped produce a series, #15 Girls and will present on one, “Banished to the (Menstrual) Shed.” (Nepal) - Theatre
  • 11am: Katherine Minthorn  “Indian Relay Races.” Theatre
  • 12-1:30 pm: Library Open House - Faculty Art Work Library 
  • 12pm: Jesse Roa, Tri Cities Immigration Coalition presenting on immigrants’ rights and DACA  Theatre
  • 1pm: Ekphrastic poetry with Shaindel Beers  Betty Feves Gallery
  • 1:30pm: Writing Competition Readings  Library
  • 7pm: EO Forum - The Healing Power of Animals ST-200

Wednesday, April 18

  • 10am: Beau Benson, Conductor/Artisitc Director Oregon East Symphony  Theatre
  • 11am: Natasha Ria el-Scari Theatre

Thursday, April 19

  • 11am: Oregon Humanities Conversation Project - Gail Wells, “In Science We Trust?” ST-200
  • 4pm: Video Film Fest Theatre


All Hermiston presentations to be held in either Room 134 or 135

Tuesday, April 17

  • 11am: Food Insecurity Student Focus Group
  • 1pm: Natasha Ria el-Scari

Wednesday, April 18

  • 10am: Oregon Humanities Conversation Project - Gail Wells, “In Science We Trust,”
  • 11:30am: Mike Kellison, African Drumming (interactive)
  • Noon: ASG BBQ and photo booth
  • 1pm-2.20pm: Oregon Humanities Conversation Project - Jenny Sasser, “Talk About Dying,”  

Thursday, April 19

  • 11am: Mignonne Aquino shares Holocaust survivor Manny Taiblum’s story in a fireside chat
  • 12pm: Food by Ruty’s - Games on the grass - Alpaca display
  • 1pm: Wayne Yamamoto, WWII Japanese-American internee shares his memories in a fireside chat
  • 2pm: Jesse Roa, Tri Cities Immigration Coalition presenting on immigrants’ rights and DACA

Winter 2018 Term Events

Jason Graham for the Oregon Humanities Project

Discussion: What We Risk: Creativity, Vulnerability & Art  2/27 @ 1:00 pm 
Performance: MOWO 2/27 @ 5:30 pm 

Clair B. Jones - "Perception of Failure"

Discussion with the artist - 2/22 @ 1:30 pm (Click here to access that recorded discussion)
Exhibit in Betty Feves Gallery - 2/22 - 3/22/18  Opening reception 2/22 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Lost for Life - 2/8/18  Documentary film screen of "Lost for Life" and accompanying panel discussion. Film addresses juveniles who are serving life in prison and the families of their victims.  


Find out more about Feves Art Gallery