Home

 
English for your world
view our programs

English for your World

Improve your English at the University of Oregon American English Institute

Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and within a short drive of the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade Mountains, and other beautiful natural areas, the University of Oregon is the perfect destination for people who love the outdoors. It is known across the US for its green space, fresh air, good public transportation, and great places to run and bike. The people of Eugene embrace diverse beliefs, which provides a friendly and welcoming environment where students feel they belong.

Activities

Sep22
Lead for ChangeErb Memorial Union (EMU)
Oct5
PeaceHealth Rides How-to-Clinic10:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Sep18
Elexus Greene - The Outlying District: Black Suburba7:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Sep18
Mohammed Murshed - Bachelor of Arts in Art & Technology '187:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Sep18
Craft Center: Open Registration 10:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Sep18
PRESENTATION: Lecolion Washington, ED Community Music Center of Boston "Creating Equity in Arts Education"11:15 a.m.
Aasen-Hull Hall, 190
Sep18
LECTURE: Lecolion Washington "Accountability in Diversity Equity and Inclusion Initiatives"7:00 p.m.
Beall Concert Hall
Sep19
Public Q&A and Talk Back: Lecolion Washington 12:00 p.m.
Foo Family Lounge, Frohnmayer Music Bldg.
Sep19
Zumba in the Rec4:00 p.m.
Student Recreation Center (SRC)
Sep19
Falling Sky No-host Transfer Student Meetup6:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)

Sep 18
Elexus Greene - The Outlying District: Black Suburba7:00 a.m.

The Outlying District: Black Suburba Elexus Greene UO School of Journalism & Communication- Advertising & School of PPPM Painter and digital artist Elexus Greene was born in San...
September 17–October 31
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Aperture Gallery

The Outlying District: Black Suburba Elexus Greene UO School of Journalism & Communication- Advertising & School of PPPM Painter and digital artist Elexus Greene was born in San Francisco, CA but spent her childhood growing up in Vallejo. Elexus mixes Black heritage with urban elements to create visuals of inherited history seen amongst millennials today. Upon first entering the Journalism Gateway sequence at UO, Elexus has become obsessed with creating and publishing her own passion projects. As she begins the transition into her senior year of college at the UO, she is student by day and creator by night where she is learning the essentials of balancing academics, work, and artistry. Looking towards the future, Elexus plans to use her Advertising degree and skill to push her growing entrepreneurship and brand i-AMbitious, and spark a career in Creative Directing. www.iambitious.org @i_ _ambitious @_elexus900

Sep 18
Mohammed Murshed - Bachelor of Arts in Art & Technology '187:00 a.m.

Mohammed Murshed, graduated from the University of Oregon in spring '18 with a Bachelor of Art in Art & Technology; he is currently pursuing an MFA in Visual Studies at the...
September 17–October 30
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Adell McMillan Gallery 2nd floor

Mohammed Murshed, graduated from the University of Oregon in spring '18 with a Bachelor of Art in Art & Technology; he is currently pursuing an MFA in Visual Studies at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland. Murshed's work will be on view in the Adell McMillan Gallery Fall '18. Artist's statement: "When I begin a project, I already envision the concept of the idea in my mind, I do not force anything into my work. Some of my artwork reflects on my diagnoses of PTSD due to the war in Yemen and synesthesia. Ancient Middle Eastern Art inspires this Collection for Summer 2018. This series is devoted to Professor Jan Reaves (RIP 1945-2018); she was my Mentor through my last two years in University and has inspired me to work harder and not to give up. The impact of my cultural heritage reflects on my artwork. It subconsciously comes out to me; I consider myself a global citizen I would like my work to touch everyone globally."

Sep 18
Craft Center: Open Registration 10:00 a.m.

Get excited for Fall by registering for a workshop at the Craft Center! Open registration begins on September 18th at 10AM. Learn how to make a glass pumpkin, shibori dyed fabric,...
September 18 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Craft Center

Get excited for Fall by registering for a workshop at the Craft Center! Open registration begins on September 18th at 10AM. Learn how to make a glass pumpkin, shibori dyed fabric, or freshen up your photography skills! Checkout craftcenter.uoregon.edu for more information.

Sep 18
PRESENTATION: Lecolion Washington, ED Community Music Center of Boston "Creating Equity in Arts Education"11:15 a.m.

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” – Christopher Reeve After over...
September 18 11:15 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Aasen-Hull Hall, 190

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” – Christopher Reeve

After over 20 years as a performing musician, 15 years as a music professor, and 10 years as an arts administrator, Lecolion Washington has established himself as a leader for the next generation of arts entrepreneurs, and he has been a staunch advocate for the relevance of music as an agent for social change. Lecolion resides in Boston, Massachusetts and is the Executive Director of Community Music Center of Boston, a 108-year-old legacy organization which provides equitable access to excellent music education and arts experiences. The Music Center is the largest outside provider of arts education in the Boston Public Schools, manages over 30 satellite programs in 13 different neighborhoods and for over 35 years, has been one of the longest running Music Therapy programs in Boston. Serving over 6,000 students each week, the vision of the Music Center, under Lecolion's leadership, is to continue to build, strengthen and bridge the communities with whom the Music Center serves.

Prior to this work, Lecolion was the Co-Founder/Executive Director of the PRIZM Ensemble in Memphis, an organization whose mission is to build a diverse community through chamber music education, youth development, and performance. PRIZM has community engagement and youth development programs such as the OMusic Project (a music program in a neighborhood in Memphis called Orange Mound, the first African-American neighborhood to be built by African Americans), the PRIZM in the Schools Program, and the PRIZM International Chamber Music Festival. In 2015, he was named by the Memphis Business Journal as one of the Top 40 under 40.



As a performer, Washington has performed solo recitals and master classes at colleges and universities all over the world including at the Eastman School of Music, University of Texas at Austin, Bruckner Conservatory, and the University of Cape Town among others. He was the first non-string recipient of the MPower Artist Grant from the Sphinx Organization in which he received support to embark on a global concert and masterclass tour during the 2015-2016 season. The tour featured solo and chamber music performances in cities such as São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Toronto, Cape Town, and Zurich. He served on the faculty of the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival in South Africa from 2006-2013. At this festival, he was a featured soloist on multiple occasions. In addition to his performances he coached chamber music and taught masterclasses along with distinguished faculty from all over the world including principal players from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Mozarteum Orchestra, the National Symphony, and the Dallas Symphony. His CD entitled Legacy: Music for Bassoon by African-American Composers was released on the Albany Records label. Washington studied at the University of Texas at Austin, the Manhattan School of Music, and Southern Methodist University. As an orchestral musician, Washington has performed as principal, guest principal, and/or co-principal bassoon with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, IRIS Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his work in the community, Washington served as a bassoon professor over the course of 14 years at the University of Missouri and the University of Memphis, and he was tenured in 2008 at the age of 33.

Today, Lecolion is most proud of his wife, Swedish clarinetist and co-founder of the PRIZM Ensemble Carina Nyberg Washington; their two sons, Henning and Matteus; and their dog, Shadow.

Sep 18
LECTURE: Lecolion Washington "Accountability in Diversity Equity and Inclusion Initiatives"7:00 p.m.

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” – Christopher Reeve After over...
September 18 7:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Beall Concert Hall

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” – Christopher Reeve

After over 20 years as a performing musician, 15 years as a music professor, and 10 years as an arts administrator, Lecolion Washington has established himself as a leader for the next generation of arts entrepreneurs, and he has been a staunch advocate for the relevance of music as an agent for social change. Lecolion resides in Boston, Massachusetts and is the Executive Director of Community Music Center of Boston, a 108-year-old legacy organization which provides equitable access to excellent music education and arts experiences. The Music Center is the largest outside provider of arts education in the Boston Public Schools, manages over 30 satellite programs in 13 different neighborhoods and for over 35 years, has been one of the longest running Music Therapy programs in Boston. Serving over 6,000 students each week, the vision of the Music Center, under Lecolion's leadership, is to continue to build, strengthen and bridge the communities with whom the Music Center serves.

Prior to this work, Lecolion was the Co-Founder/Executive Director of the PRIZM Ensemble in Memphis, an organization whose mission is to build a diverse community through chamber music education, youth development, and performance. PRIZM has community engagement and youth development programs such as the OMusic Project (a music program in a neighborhood in Memphis called Orange Mound, the first African-American neighborhood to be built by African Americans), the PRIZM in the Schools Program, and the PRIZM International Chamber Music Festival. In 2015, he was named by the Memphis Business Journal as one of the Top 40 under 40.



As a performer, Washington has performed solo recitals and master classes at colleges and universities all over the world including at the Eastman School of Music, University of Texas at Austin, Bruckner Conservatory, and the University of Cape Town among others. He was the first non-string recipient of the MPower Artist Grant from the Sphinx Organization in which he received support to embark on a global concert and masterclass tour during the 2015-2016 season. The tour featured solo and chamber music performances in cities such as São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Toronto, Cape Town, and Zurich. He served on the faculty of the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival in South Africa from 2006-2013. At this festival, he was a featured soloist on multiple occasions. In addition to his performances he coached chamber music and taught masterclasses along with distinguished faculty from all over the world including principal players from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Mozarteum Orchestra, the National Symphony, and the Dallas Symphony. His CD entitled Legacy: Music for Bassoon by African-American Composers was released on the Albany Records label. Washington studied at the University of Texas at Austin, the Manhattan School of Music, and Southern Methodist University. As an orchestral musician, Washington has performed as principal, guest principal, and/or co-principal bassoon with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, IRIS Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, and Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his work in the community, Washington served as a bassoon professor over the course of 14 years at the University of Missouri and the University of Memphis, and he was tenured in 2008 at the age of 33.

Today, Lecolion is most proud of his wife, Swedish clarinetist and co-founder of the PRIZM Ensemble Carina Nyberg Washington; their two sons, Henning and Matteus; and their dog, Shadow.