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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

Feb28
2018 Housing Fair11:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Feb28
Adulting 10111:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Feb25
Snowboarding/Skiing at Bachelor!6:00 a.m.
Outdoor Program Barn
Feb25
Quartz Timber Sale Hike with Cascadia Wildlands9:00 a.m.
Outdoor Program Barn
Feb25
Mozart Grand Mass in C Minor2:30 p.m.
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
Feb25
5th Annual Eugene Salsa Festival8:00 p.m.
Valley River Inn
Feb25
The Dustbowl Revival8:00 p.m.
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
Feb26
PRACTICE INTERVIEW: REI - Resume Deadline (2/26)Hendricks Hall
Feb26
SWAT Workshop for CSPY 217: Foundations for Student Health and Wellbeing8:30 a.m.
Allen Hall
Feb26
PRACTICE INTERVIEW: REI (2/28)9:00 a.m.
Hendricks Hall

Feb 25
Snowboarding/Skiing at Bachelor!6:00 a.m.

Come have fun skiing and boarding on the slopes of Mt. Bachelor with Jonathan and Violet! It might seem like Spring, but wait!!! There is snow on the way! (insert snow emoji)...
February 25 6:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program Barn

Come have fun skiing and boarding on the slopes of Mt. Bachelor with Jonathan and Violet! It might seem like Spring, but wait!!! There is snow on the way! (insert snow emoji) #prayforsnow

Cost: $98 for lift ticket, $12 for gas

Mandatory pre-trip meeting: 2/21/18

Feb 25
Quartz Timber Sale Hike with Cascadia Wildlands9:00 a.m.

Join Hannah and Cascadia Wildlands for a hike Sunday to learn about a current timber sale and its impacts. Description from Cascadia Wildlands: The Quartz Timber sale is an...
February 25 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program Barn

Join Hannah and Cascadia Wildlands for a hike Sunday to learn about a current timber sale and its impacts.

Description from Cascadia Wildlands:

The Quartz Timber sale is an 847-acre logging project set to take place in the Umpqua National Forest. The timber sale proposes to commercially log and burn this older forest in the Cottage Grove Ranger District. We believe that insufficient consideration was given to the presence of imperiled spotted owls and red tree voles, both species dependent on older forests to survive, and that this sale is therefore an irresponsible and ill-concieved project. Join hike leader Reed Wilson of NEST (Northwest Ecosystem Survey Team) on a day of exploration in this incredible place and see for yourself why we think its worth saving!

Cost: ~5-10 for gas

Mandatory Pre-trip meeting: Thursday 2/22, 6pm OP EMU

Feb 25
Mozart Grand Mass in C Minor2:30 p.m.

|ON SALE AT THE UO TICKET OFFICE IN THE EMU| One of the greatest masterworks of all time, the Grand Mass in C Minor, like Mozart’s Requiem Mass, was never completed. Mozart...
February 25 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Hult Center for the Performing Arts

|ON SALE AT THE UO TICKET OFFICE IN THE EMU|

One of the greatest masterworks of all time, the Grand Mass in C Minor, like Mozart’s Requiem Mass, was never completed. Mozart began writing the Grand Mass in 1782 as a wedding present for his bride Constanze. Portions of the Mass were performed the following summer in the Peterskirche, with Constanze as the soprano soloist. Haunting and transcendent, the soprano solo passages have been a staple of the finest soprano soloists in the world, and the full work, though missing some sections of the traditional Latin Mass, is a major undertaking for choirs and orchestras. Even as a “torso,” the music stands on its own. As a concert performance, it is not necessary to adhere to the liturgical setting, and the Grand Mass can be appreciated in the same way as the Venus de Milo. The work requires an accomplished professional solo quartet. To take full advantage of the gifts of our professional soloists, we will fill out the program with arias of their specialty, and also have them lead a voice master class as part of our education outreach – activities which we have found to be particularly successful in past concerts.

Feb 25
5th Annual Eugene Salsa Festival8:00 p.m.

The 5th Annual Eugene Salsa Festival is a weekend of salsa live music, workshops, and performances. On Friday and Saturday night, there will be a one-hour beginning salsa lesson,...
February 23–25
Valley River Inn, McKenzie Ballroom

The 5th Annual Eugene Salsa Festival is a weekend of salsa live music, workshops, and performances. On Friday and Saturday night, there will be a one-hour beginning salsa lesson, an hour of performances by local and world-class groups, and live music and dancing until 2am. Saturday and Sunday will feature a full day of workshops taught by world-renowned instructors as well as an all-day beginners’ bootcamp on Sunday. No previous experience is necessary to attend the festival, and you can come by yourself, with a partner, or with friends.



The festival is sponsored by the UO Division of Equity and Inclusion, the UO Department of International Studies, the City of Eugene, the Lane County Cultural Coalition, the Oregon Cultural Trust, and Lane Arts Council.

Feb 25
The Dustbowl Revival8:00 p.m.

The Dustbowl Revival is an Americana Soul band with eight full-time members who mash the sounds of New Orleans funk, bluegrass, soul, pre-war blues, and roots music, into a...
February 25 8:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Hult Center for the Performing Arts

The Dustbowl Revival is an Americana Soul band with eight full-time members who mash the sounds of New Orleans funk, bluegrass, soul, pre-war blues, and roots music, into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party that coaxes new fire out of familiar coal. Dustbowl is touring behind their self-titled, fourth studio album which spent three weeks on Billboard charts, hit #1 on Amazon Americana-Alt-Country, #2 on Amazon Folk, and has spent 13 weeks on the Americana radio chart peaking in the Top 20.

The band was founded in 2008 in the bohemian enclave of Venice Beach, California. Over the last five years Dustbowl has become known for their free-flowing and joyous live shows, combining their funk rhythm and brass section with a fast-picking string band section - opening for bands as diverse as Lake Street Dive, Trombone Shorty and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, touring China as a guest of the state department and headlining festivals like Delfest, Floydfest, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and recently Bergenfest (Norway) and Tonder Festival (Denmark). The band received a big wave of attention with their music video that featured famous actor Dick Van Dyke for "Never Had to Go", which garnered over 10 million cumulative views. That video is now airing in an HBO Doc titled "If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast" starring Jerry Seinfeld, Mel Brooks, and Dick Van Dyke.

While the band has been known for their old-time and bluegrass roots, they have departed from those styles and evolved more into modern soul music. Now, with Producer Grammy Award-winning Ted Hutt (Old Crow Medicine Show, Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys) who collaborated on the recent album, Dustbowl Revival brings it on, in the good company of neo-Soul contemporaries such as Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and St. Paul & The Broken Bones. The album delivers eleven hot tracks, dominated by love-triangle funk & soul, tenderized with a nod to the unlikely possibility of true love – i.e. "Honey I Love You", with Grammy Award-winning blues artist Keb’ Mo’ sitting in.