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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

Nov20
BE Story5:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Nov26
Relaxation Station with Student Sustainability Center2:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Nov15
Collection Drive to Support St Vincent DePaulErb Memorial Union (EMU)
Nov15
Don't Touch My Hair: Expressions of Identity and Community7:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Nov15
Roll Away Stress at the EMU!10:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Nov15
LGBTea Time11:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Nov15
Movember Alcohol and Other Drugs Screenings12:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Nov15
Robyn Ochs: Beyond Bisexuality 1012:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Nov15
The Mask You Live In: Film Screening3:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Nov15
Drop-in Energy Release Techniques4:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)

Nov 15
Collection Drive to Support St Vincent DePaul12:00 a.m.

Collecting cold weather and wet weather gear and clothing for local homeless...
November 12–16
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Student Veteran Center

Collecting cold weather and wet weather gear and clothing for local homeless veterans.

Nov 15
Don't Touch My Hair: Expressions of Identity and Community7:00 a.m.

Now on view in the EMU Adell McMIllan Gallery: “Don’t Touch My Hair: Expressions of Identity and Community,” an exhibit on loan to the EMU Visual Arts Team from the Jordan...
November 5–December 7
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Adell McMillan Gallery

Now on view in the EMU Adell McMIllan Gallery: “Don’t Touch My Hair: Expressions of Identity and Community,” an exhibit on loan to the EMU Visual Arts Team from the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA). The exhibition features the photographic works of University of Oregon current student/recent alumni photographers: Ugochukwu Akabike, Jasmine Jackson, Malik Lovette, Bryan Rodriguez, and Keith Simms. The exhibit was originally created by a sponsorship from the University of Oregon Division of Equity and Inclusion, the exhibition features thirty photographs.

“Don’t Touch My Hair” was organized for the JSMA by Guest Curator Meredith Lancaster (MA 2015, history of art and architecture), Assistant Curator Kristen Clayton (graduate student, non-profit management), project collaborator Roderick Hall (graduate student, community and regional planning).

“The idea for this project came from hair stylist, consultant, and motivational speaker Jeanelle Crouch during a visit to University of Oregon (UO) in 2017,” says Lancaster. “It is a collaborative initiative led by and featuring University of Oregon students and alumni that has received generous support from the UO Division of Equity and Inclusion, Black Women of Achievement, and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.”

Hair can be a symbolic site of individuality, conformity, ritual, tradition, memory, emotion, and social affiliations. In a period of two weeks in Winter 2017 term, University of Oregon students and staff attended community conversations where they shared their thoughts and experiences regarding the politics of hair and definitions of beauty, racialized beauty standards, cultural influences, societal pressures, personal expressions of identity, and the topic of consent. The five featured student photographers of "Don't Touch My Hair" met with conversation participants who shared their truths and posed for the camera.

“This exhibition challenges us all to consider the powerful statements hair can make,” says Lancaster. “In the politically and culturally charged climate we live in, hair--both seen and unseen--can be a tool for resistance and affirmation. “

The exhibit is on view in the EMU Adell McMIllan Gallery November 5 - December 8, 2018.

Nov 15
Roll Away Stress at the EMU!10:00 a.m.

The Duck Nest and Rec Center are hosting a stress reduction event. Learn how to roll and stretch effectively with health experts! Personal trainers will provide instruction with...
November 15 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Oregon Plaza, near the O Desk

The Duck Nest and Rec Center are hosting a stress reduction event. Learn how to roll and stretch effectively with health experts! Personal trainers will provide instruction with the use of foam rollers and tennis balls. Grab a Kind Bar, stretch, and have some fun. Come join us!

Nov 15
LGBTea Time11:00 a.m.

Looking for a place to sip some tea, make some friends, and have fun? Come to LGBTea Time! Stop by the LGBTQA3 Office (EMU 022) for some free tea and make polymer clay miniature...
November 15 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 022

Looking for a place to sip some tea, make some friends, and have fun? Come to LGBTea Time! Stop by the LGBTQA3 Office (EMU 022) for some free tea and make polymer clay miniature sculptures with assistance from the UO Craft Center! This is a great opportunity to meet fellow queer people in the U of O community. Come by any time between 11 AM and 1 PM!​

Nov 15
Movember Alcohol and Other Drugs Screeningsnoon

ASUO Men's Center and University Counseling Center Alcohol and Other Drugs program are partnering to offer AOD screenings for Movember. Please come on by to get screened with the...
November 15 noon–2:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Room 011 - Lightning Room

ASUO Men's Center and University Counseling Center Alcohol and Other Drugs program are partnering to offer AOD screenings for Movember.

Please come on by to get screened with the opportunity to chat with on-site support staff.