October

The Science of Art Series
Foraging Hike


October 10, 2018 09:30 AM - 09:30 AM

Join Ecological Art & Design Collective SPURSE to identify and pick unique edible plants, and then snack on wild greens and spontaneously fermented drinks while discussing the pleasures and politics of foraging.

Meet at Shea Center Lobby-Rain or Shine

Admission: $10 • WP students admitted free with ID

There will be another Foraging Hike on Sat., Oct. 13, 2018 at 1:00pm.  This is a separately ticketed event.

SPURSE


Location: Meet in Shea Center Lobby

The Science of Art Series
Foraging Hike


October 13, 2018 01:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Join Ecological Art & Design Collective SPURSE to identify and pick unique edible plants, and then snack on wild greens and spontaneously fermented drinks while discussing the pleasures and politics of foraging.

Meet at Shea Center Lobby-Rain or Shine

Admission: $10 • WP students admitted free with ID

There will be another Foraging Hike on Wed., Oct. 10, 2018 at 9:30am.  This is a separately ticketed event.

SPURSE


Location: Meet in Shea Center Lobby

CONTEXTS: 7th Annual Multidisciplinary Conference


October 18, 2018 09:30 AM - 03:15 PM

"When We Speak: Sex, Power, and the #MeToo Movement" presented by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

How does power affect gender roles and sexual behavior in public and private spaces? Who has power, who does not, and how is it leveraged? Perhaps the clearest manifestation of these questions is the unprecedented entry into public view of the accounts of sexual coercion, harassment, and assault. Reports from government, media, education, service and domestic sectors, and many other fields have ignited a broad-ranging debate about the politics of sexuality in structurally unequal relationships. There has also been clamorous backlash, pointing to the ambiguity of intimacy and condemning so-called media trials and the disregard of due process. How does this debate challenge our inherited notions of desire, power and justice? This conference will trace the histories of this question, report on the current state of the #MeToo movement and look toward imagining ways of creating lasting cultural change.


Location: Ballrooms B&C

34th Annual Jefferson Lecture Series


October 31, 2018 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Abram Kartch/Thomas Jefferson Lecture Series is devoted to exploring the thought, accomplishments and influence of our third president. This year’s speaker, Kevin R. C. Gutzman, is a New York Times best-selling author of five books, including Thomas Jefferson—Revolutionary: A Radical’s Struggle to Remake America.


Location: Ballroom C

November

The Science of Art Series
The Art of Citizen Science After Nature


November 07, 2018 06:00 PM - 06:00 PM

How do we as citizens participate in the making of the sciences?  Join the ecological design team of SPURSE for a fascinating discussion of a critical topic.

Admission: Free

 Please Note: Date and time are subject to change. Continue to check our website or call the box office for updates. Location announcement coming soon.

SPURSE


Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts

The Science of Art Series
The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency
Opening Ceremony


November 14, 2018 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM

The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency - Wednesday, November 14 – Sunday, November 18
The Mystical Arts of Tibet is a world tour endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to promote world peace and healing by sharing Tibet’s rich and authentic sacred performing and visual arts with modern audiences.  The Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastary will be in residence at WPU with a variety of activities for all to experience.

Opening Ceremony
The monks begin by consecrating the site of the mandala sand painting with chants and music, before drawing the design.

The Mystical Arts of Tibet World Tour


Location: University Hall

The Science of Art Series
The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency
Construction of the Compassion Mandala


November 14, 2018 02:00 PM - November 17, 2018 12:00 PM

Construction of the Compassion Mandala
From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand ranks as one of the most unique and exquisite.

Hours to view the Mandala creation:
Wednesday, November 14 until 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 15 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, November 16 10:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 17 10:00 a.m. -Noon

The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency - Wednesday, November 14 – Sunday, November 18
The Mystical Arts of Tibet is a world tour endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to promote world peace and healing by sharing Tibet’s rich and authentic sacred performing and visual arts with modern audiences.  The Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastary will be in residence at WPU with a variety of activities for all to experience.

The Mystical Arts of Tibet World Tour


Location: University Hall

The Science of Art Series
The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency
Lecture: Meditation for Focus and Stress Relief


November 15, 2018 12:30 PM - 12:30 PM

The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency- Wednesday, November 14 – Sunday, November 18
The Mystical Arts of Tibet is a world tour endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to promote world peace and healing by sharing Tibet’s rich and authentic sacred performing and visual arts with modern audiences.  The Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastary will be in residence at WPU with a variety of activities for all to experience.

Lecture: Meditation for Focus and Stress Relief

The Mystical Arts of Tibet World Tour


Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

The Science of Art Series
The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency
Lecture: The Ancient Art of Healing: The Tibetan Buddhist Approach


November 15, 2018 04:00 PM - 04:00 PM

The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency - Wednesday, November 14 – Sunday, November 18
The Mystical Arts of Tibet is a world tour endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to promote world peace and healing by sharing Tibet’s rich and authentic sacred performing and visual arts with modern audiences.  The Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastary will be in residence at WPU with a variety of activities for all to experience.

Lecture: The Ancient Art of Healing: The Tibetan Buddhist Approach

The Mystical Arts of Tibet World Tour


Location: Shea Recital Hall 101

The Science of Art Series
The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency
Closing Ceremony and Hike


November 17, 2018 02:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Closing Ceremony and Hike
Traditionally most sand mandalas are deconstructed shortly after their completion, as a metaphor of the impermanence of life. The sands are swept up and placed in an urn; to fulfill the function of healing, half is distributed to the audience at the closing ceremony, while the remainder is carried to a nearby body of water, where it is deposited.  Participants may join the monks as they hike to disperse the sand.

The Mystical Arts of Tibet Residency- Wednesday, November 14 – Sunday, November 18
The Mystical Arts of Tibet is a world tour endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to promote world peace and healing by sharing Tibet’s rich and authentic sacred performing and visual arts with modern audiences.  The Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastary will be in residence at WPU with a variety of activities for all to experience.

The Mystical Arts of Tibet World Tour


Location: University Hall

9th Annual Educational Technology Conference


November 30, 2018 08:30 AM - 03:15 PM

Working Smart: Effective Open Educational Resources (OER) for Teachers: As technology becomes more ubiquitous, free open educational resources (OER) are becoming increasingly available, including Google Apps, and various Web 2.0 tools. The participants for this conference will gain valuable insights and skills for using these tools in their teaching and for administrative purposes, to support their P-12 schools and communities.


December

The 40th Annual Distinguished Lecturer Series presents
An Evening with Anchor and Managing Editor of PBS NewsHour
Judy Woodruff


December 06, 2018 07:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Judy Woodruff—one of the world's most prominent female journalists—brings groundbreaking reporting experience, sharing insights on the Trump Administration, Congress and the changing political landscape. Join us in our 40th year, for an in-depth look at the Midterm election results, and an analysis of what is to come.

Admission: $28

Judy Woodruff at PBS.org


Location: Shea Center for Performing Arts