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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 United States for its green spaces, fresh air, good public transportation, and great places to run and bike. The people of Eugene embrace diverse beliefs and abilities, which provides a friendly and welcoming environment where students feel they belong.

Activities

MLK Day of Service
Jan20
MLK Day of Service Jan 20
9:00 a.m.
Global Scholars Hall
All Sizes Fit Art Recruitment
Jan18
All Sizes Fit Art RecruitmentJan 18
University Health & Counseling Center
Resistance as Power: A Curatorial Response to Under the Feet of Jesus
Jan18
Resistance as Power: A Curatorial Response to...Jan 18
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
Common Adventure: Ski and Snowboard @ Hoodoo + Hot Springs
Jan18
Common Adventure: Ski and Snowboard @ Hoodoo +...Jan 18
6:00 a.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn
Seeing Alaska - Science and Memory
Jan18
Seeing Alaska - Science and MemoryJan 18
8:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
The Art of Mel Vincent
Jan18
The Art of Mel VincentJan 18
8:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo
Jan18
Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay RodeoJan 18
11:00 a.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights Years—The Eugene Story
Jan18
Racing to Change: Oregon's Civil Rights...Jan 18
11:00 a.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History
An American in Paris
Jan18
An American in ParisJan 18
2:00 p.m.
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
Middleditch & Schwartz
Jan18
Middleditch & SchwartzJan 18
7:00 p.m.
Keller Auditorium
Riff Raff
Jan18
Riff RaffJan 18
8:00 p.m.
WOW Hall
YBN Cordae
Jan18
YBN CordaeJan 18
9:00 p.m.
McDonald Theatre
Common Adventure: Hoodoo Ski and Snowbord day!
Jan19
Common Adventure: Hoodoo Ski and Snowbord day! Jan 19
6:00 a.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live
Jan19
Mystery Science Theater 3000 LiveJan 19
7:00 p.m.
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
Infamous Stringdusters & Yonder Mountain String Band
Jan19
Infamous Stringdusters & Yonder Mountain String...Jan 19
8:00 p.m.
McDonald Theatre
Rex Orange County
Jan19
Rex Orange CountyJan 19
8:00 p.m.
Keller Auditorium
Common Adventure: Ski and Snowboard @ Hoodoo + Hot Springs
Jan20
Common Adventure: Ski and Snowboard @ Hoodoo +...Jan 20
6:00 a.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn
SNAP Drop-in Assistance
Jan20
SNAP Drop-in AssistanceJan 20
11:30 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Professional Clothing Drive
Jan21
Professional Clothing DriveJan 21
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
How I Got Here Speaker Series - Laurie Woodward
Jan21
How I Got Here Speaker Series - Laurie WoodwardJan 21
12:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
CSI Tuesday Treats
Jan21
CSI Tuesday TreatsJan 21
1:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
OM
Jan21
OMJan 21
1:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Intro to Indoor Climbing
Jan21
Intro to Indoor ClimbingJan 21
5:00 p.m.
Student Recreation Center (SRC)
BeHashtag with April Reign
Jan21
BeHashtag with April ReignJan 21
5:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Women's* Bike Maintenance Night: Flat Fixes & Brakes
Jan21
Women's* Bike Maintenance Night: Flat Fixes &...Jan 21
5:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Free Meal Prep Cooking Class
Jan21
Free Meal Prep Cooking ClassJan 21
6:00 p.m.
Lead Climbing Clinic
Jan21
Lead Climbing ClinicJan 21
8:00 p.m.
Student Recreation Center (SRC)
Let's Talk with Dr. Nikki Chery
Jan22
Let's Talk with Dr. Nikki CheryJan 22
2:00 p.m.
Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center
Stress and Anxiety Management Workshop
Jan22
Stress and Anxiety Management WorkshopJan 22
2:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Women's Climbing Group
Jan22
Women's Climbing GroupJan 22
5:00 p.m.
Student Recreation Center (SRC)

Jan 18
All Sizes Fit Art Recruitment12:00 a.m.

All Sizes Fit is a positive body image campaign that aims to increase body positivity and decrease the social pressures associated with obtaining an "ideal body." All...
January 1 2019–February 17 2020
University Health & Counseling Center, 201

All Sizes Fit is a positive body image campaign that aims to increase body positivity and decrease the social pressures associated with obtaining an "ideal body." All Sizes Fit focuses on three principles:

Attention: Be in touch with your body and its signals. Your body is excellent at regulating and letting you know what it needs in order to perform optimally.
Appreciation: Appreciate everything your body allows you to do and the pleasure it provides. It is because of your body that you can engage in the activities you love and enjoy what life has to offer.
Acceptance: Accept all the assets you have rather than longing for what you do not. Much of your body composition is predetermined by your genetics.

All entries due by Monday, February 17, 2020. After we receive your piece we will send another form for you to complete where you can share more about your piece (e.g. title, artist statement, etc.)

https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0Gj2ScYNXMI7EdD

1st Place Prize: $100 Duck Store Gift Certificate
2nd Place Prize: $75 Duck Store Gift Certificate
3rd Place Prize: $50 Duck Store Gift Certificate
Honorable Mentions (10): $10 Duck Store Gift Certificates

For any questions please contact Suzie Stadelman at sstadelm@uoregon.edu

We will accept entries from non-UO students, but only current UO students are eligible to win prizes. All entries will be screened to make sure they don't contain triggering or inappropriate imagery.

Jan 18
Resistance as Power: A Curatorial Response to Under the Feet of Jesus12:00 a.m.

The JSMA’s fourth “Common Seeing” exhibition supports the UO’s 2019-20 “Common Reading” of Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria...
September 7 2019–February 23 2020
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

The JSMA’s fourth “Common Seeing” exhibition supports the UO’s 2019-20 “Common Reading” of Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes. In the book, the resilient protagonist,13-year-old Estrella, works in the hot California grape fields while navigating the realities of first love, financial struggle, family separation, and illness. For more information about the “Common Reading,” including upcoming university events, visit commonreading.uoregon.edu. Two special loans from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) by artists Emanuel Martinez and Domingo Ulloa anchor the exhibition. Martinez created Farm Workers’ Altar (1967) for the Catholic Mass held in Delano, California, at which labor activist César Chávez broke his twenty five-day fast in 1968. Ulloa, “The Father of Chicano Art,” painted Braceros (1960) after visiting a labor camp in Holtville, California. From 1942 through 1964, the U.S. government invited agricultural workers from Mexico for limited-duration assignments to relieve the worker shortage caused by World War II. Ulloa presented a sobering view of the reality of life for these braceros (from the Spanish for “one who works using his arms,” implying manual labor), who experienced poor working conditions, crowded living quarters, and other challenges while employed in the United States. These special loans provide historical and cultural touchstones for Viramontes’s 1995 novel and contemporary works from the JSMA’s permanent collection, including recent acquisitions by Ester Hernández, Victor Maldonado, and Lilliam Nieves.

 

Resistance as Power: A Curatorial Response to Under the Feet of Jesus is one in a series of American art exhibitions created through a multi-year, multi-institutional partnership formed by the Smithsonian American Art Museum as part of the Art Bridges + Terra Foundation Initiative.

Jan 18
Common Adventure: Ski and Snowboard @ Hoodoo + Hot Springs 6:00 a.m.

Get in a full day of skiing or snowboarding at Hoodoo ski area followed by an hour soaking in Belknap Hot Springs. This is a great opportunity to spend the day sliding...
January 18 6:00 a.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn




Get in a full day of skiing or snowboarding at Hoodoo ski area followed by an hour soaking in Belknap Hot Springs.

This is a great opportunity to spend the day sliding down the snowy slopes of the Oregon Cascades. After, you’ll head to Belknap Hot Springs for a relaxing dip. Get in on the lowest group rates out there and ski/board your heart out.

Mandatory pre-trip meeting: Tuesday, January 14 at 4:30 p.m. at the EMU OP Office, Room 008 (NOT the barn).

At the pre-trip meeting, the trip will be discussed, questions answers, and spots on the trip paid for. People earn a spot on the trip based on when they sign up here online.

If you earn a space on the trip, you’re expected to pay CASH at the pre-trip meeting. First 10 sign-ups will have priority.

Costs:
The base fare is $10 gas + $44 lift ticket = $54 CASH.
Need rentals? Add $18 to the base fare and pay $72 CASH at the pre-trip.
Need rentals and lessons? Add $30 to the base fare and pay $84 CASH at the pre-trip.
Hot springs is $8 for an hour and not paid at the pre-trip meeting.

If you sign-up, the trip initiator will email you with more details prior to the pre-trip meeting. The trip initiator only handles details of the trip. If you have questions about how to sign-up, contact Liana at trips@uoregon.edu

Community members contact trips@uoregon.edu to inquire about signing up.





Trip Initiator: 


Jared Macary




Trip Initiator Contact: 


jmacary@uoregon.edu




Pre-trip Meeting: 


January 14, 4:30 p.m.




Pre-trip Meeting Location: 


Outdoor Program EMU Office




Departure Date: 


January 18, 6:00 a.m.




Departure Location: 


Outdoor Program Rental Barn


Jan 18
Seeing Alaska - Science and Memory8:00 a.m.

Exhibit statement: These images were captured while in Cordova, Alaska, with the Science and Memory program in the UO School of Journalism and Communication. Science and Memory is...
January 7–February 8
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Aperture Gallery

Exhibit statement: These images were captured while in Cordova, Alaska, with the Science and Memory program in the UO School of Journalism and Communication. Science and Memory is an experiential learning initiative that is devoted to preparing students to tell stories of people and places adapting to climate change. In between conducting interviews and pursuing these stories, students also come face to face with the local wildlife that live side by side with residents of Cordova.  

Artist statements: Rhys Marshall is a current journalism/advertising student at the UO. He gained a passion for photography and travel ever since he bought his first professional camera five years ago. Rhys is currently pursuing more opportunities to improve his photography, and dedicate it to imaging adventure and the natural world. While he is still considering career path options, he knows that he wants to use tools of visual communication to tell the stories of the microcosms of life across the globe through accessible media. Instagram: @rhysmarshallfoto  Portolio: www.rhysmarshall.com

Denise Silfee is a current graduate student in journalism at the UO. She has been taking photographs ever since her parents gave her a pink Minnie Mouse camera for Christmas sometime in the early 1980s, and she has been making real attempts to take better photographs since she served as an education volunteer in Peace Corps Thailand from 2011-2013. Denise worked in education in Oregon, Thailand, Sudan, and Egypt for a little more than a decade before deciding to return to school to learn the craft of storytelling so that she can tell stories about people and the environment.  @denisesilfeephoto  

Jan 18
The Art of Mel Vincent8:00 a.m.

Please join the Center for Student Involvement Visual Arts Team as we look back at over 60 years of watercolors from local artist Mel Vincent. Mel's watercolors bring us back...
January 7–February 8
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Adell McMillan Gallery

Please join the Center for Student Involvement Visual Arts Team as we look back at over 60 years of watercolors from local artist Mel Vincent. Mel's watercolors bring us back in time to the structures and landscapes of small town Oregon and historic Eugene with images of country stores, old relic post offices, mechanics garages, campus buildings, and historic homes.

Biography: Born in Nampa, Idaho, 1925. Graduated from Nampa High School, '43. US Navy Air Corps '43-46. Minneapolis School of Art '47. Furniture illustrator Boutells Furniture, Minneapolis '47-'52. Freelance art/photo studio Minneapolis '52-61. Art director Breuner's Furniture, Sacramento '61-62. Advertising/art director Rubenstein's Furniture, Eugene '62-88. Freelance art/photo studio Eugene, '88 to present. 

Awards include: two Lane County Fair Purchase Awards, three Watercolor Society Of Oregon Best Of Show Awards. Exhibits include: University of Oregon Art Museum Focus Gallery, Maude Kerns Art Center, Crossroads Art Center, Baker City Oregon, Oregon College Of Education, McMinnville Public Library, Eugene Public Library, Nampa Idaho Public library, Portland Art Museum Rental Sales.