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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, which provides a friendly and welcoming environment where students feel they belong.

Activities

Jan22
All Sizes Fit Art RecruitmentUniversity Health & Counseling Center
Jan22
Sergio B. Sanchez - Santanero y Mexicano7:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Jan22
Tyler Young - Hiking The Enchantments7:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Jan22
Mean What You Say, Say What You Mean2:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Jan22
Emerging Leaders Internship Program - Info Session3:00 p.m.
Hendricks Hall
Jan22
Feed the Flock - Produce Drop3:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Jan22
OM3:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Jan22
Intramural Sports 6x6 Floor Hockey Captain's Meeting5:00 p.m.
Student Rec Center
Jan22
Rudra Meditation5:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Jan22
Women's Bike Maintenance Class5:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)

Jan 22
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 Sizes Fit...
January 1–February 13
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 Wednesday, February 13, 2019. 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 22
Sergio B. Sanchez - Santanero y Mexicano7:00 a.m.

The EMU Visual Arts Team welcomes UO Pre-Planning, Public Policy, and Management student Sergio B. Sanchez to the EMU Adell McMIllan Gallery. Sergio's "Santanero y Mexicano"...
January 7–February 15
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Adell McMillan Gallery

The EMU Visual Arts Team welcomes UO Pre-Planning, Public Policy, and Management student Sergio B. Sanchez to the EMU Adell McMIllan Gallery. Sergio's "Santanero y Mexicano" exhibit will be on-view January through mid-February 2019 in the gallery.

Artist bio and statement:

Born in Anaheim, Sergio was raised in the city of Santa Ana, California, learning how to make the best of what he had and one of the things he picked up quickly was art. He started with block letters doing graffiti and shifted to more complex 3D pieces during elementary and middle school, and then to more old school and freestyle lettering in high school. Now, he has shifted into not only lettering, but also drawing out more detailed pieces to reflect on the good times and bad times of the Chicano lifestyle: the pride, the struggle, the love, the pain, and everything in-between.

“I never thought that art would take me this far or that I would even have the opportunity to have my own gallery one day because of my past with art. My middle school principle and vice-principle told me that I “would never make it with this kind of art” and to think about “taking some real art classes” and proceeded to suspend me for having sharpies and looking up graffiti on the school computers. No, I never took those “real art classes” because my art comes from the streets, not a classroom, and that’s real. That made me think that I never really wanted to do anything with art besides have it as a hobby until now. Realizing this, has made my art grow immensely in less than a year. I would like to take this back to my community and work with kids who have a passion for art, do murals around my city and other cities, create art festivals because street art, specifically Chicano Art, is something rich and crazy. This exhibition is named “Santanero y Mexicano” because of its dedication to my city, my culture, and the lifestyle of growing up as a Chicano in the city of Santa Ana in Southern Cali.”

Jan 22
Tyler Young - Hiking The Enchantments7:00 a.m.

The EMU Visual Arts Team welcomes UO alumnus Tyler Young to the Aperture Gallery. Tyler completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies in the summer of '18....
January 7–February 11
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Aperture Gallery

The EMU Visual Arts Team welcomes UO alumnus Tyler Young to the Aperture Gallery.

Tyler completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies in the summer of '18. Tyler's "Hiking to The Enchantments, Washington" exhibit will be on-view through mid-January in the gallery.

Artist's statement: Hiking to The Enchantments, Washington

Selfishly cutting class for a cause greater than myself. I was involved in a campaign with the Cascadia Action Network, we wanted the REI Cooperative and outdoor brand to divest their money from the fossil fuel industry. We proposed a ballot measure concerning divestment to the board of directors at their annual meeting, we took photos, made videos, and held protests, even started a petition that gained thousands of signatures all with the help of a friendly lawyer. As members of the Cooperative, and outdoor enthusiasts, REI took us seriously. They knew we were their customer base, and maybe they were appeasing, or maybe they were genuinely interested in hearing our ideas and best practices of divestment. Either way, they invited us to come up to their flagship store in Seattle, all expenses paid. Instead of flying, we decided to drive an electric vehicle. We met with their CFO, Head of Marketing, and HR Lawyer, and talked about how corporate divestment can shift the environmental movement in a positive and ethical way. We also kindly asked them to stop green-washing their branding. They were receptive to our ideas, and maybe even considered using their money for good instead of helping fund the fossil fuel industry, I wouldn’t know. The meeting went well, but we were sure to take an extra day for a hike in The Enchantments to Lake Colchuck, Washington before we made our way back to Eugene. We love the outdoors, and we hope to remain members for life.

Enjoy.

@ TylerisYoung

Jan 22
Mean What You Say, Say What You Mean2:00 p.m.

Do you ever struggle with setting boundaries or saying no? Is this especially hard with instructors, parents, partners, or friends? Do you ever struggle with feeling burnt out or...
January 22 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Do you ever struggle with setting boundaries or saying no? Is this especially hard with instructors, parents, partners, or friends? Do you ever struggle with feeling burnt out or stressed due to over-committing yourself? If so, this workshop is for you! This workshop will increase your awareness of why setting boundaries can be difficult and equip you with the skills you need to communicate assertively, determine when and how to say no, and set healthy boundaries to increase overall well-being and reduce stress. This workshop is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff.

Jan 22
Emerging Leaders Internship Program - Info Session3:00 p.m.

Representatives from the Portland, OR based Emerging Leaders Internship (ELI) Program will host several information sessions on campus Tuesday, January 22. Stop by any session to...
January 22 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Hendricks Hall, 100

Representatives from the Portland, OR based Emerging Leaders Internship (ELI) Program will host several information sessions on campus Tuesday, January 22. Stop by any session to connect with Assistant Director, Demetrius Rhodes, to learn more about the program and get questions answered.

3:00pm-4:00pm: Info Session4:00pm-5:00pm: Drop-In and Q&AThe Emerging Leaders Internship program's mission is to empower young diverse talent to excel as professionals through opportunity and a supportive community. Part of the empowerment aspect is sharing valuable knowledge pertaining to the application to help students become more competitive during the matching and selection process. ELI focuses on building a more inclusive Portland by providing pathways to leadership for traditional and non-traditional students of color and aspiring professionals. This program is dedicated to improving racial and cultural diversity at the leadership level with Portland-area employers.

Highlights of the program:

Matches students of color with paid summer internships with top Portland employers and community organizations. Open to undergraduate, graduate and PhD students as well as recent grads (within 1/yr) who call Oregon home. ELI internships provide access to a network of professionals of color, mentoring, and leadership developmentDEADLINE TO APPLY for ELI INTERNSHIPS: January 31, 2019

For more information visit Handshake for more information and search for ELI.