Activities

The AEI hosts activities and coordinates a volunteer program throughout each term that brings students together to build international understanding through service. There are many opportunities each week for you to enjoy. At the AEI, you not only get the best academic experience possible, but we offer many types of social, cultural, recreational, and fun activities that will help you practice your English, outside of the classroom. Join the AEI Student Volunteer Program to help plan activities and connect with the community through various hands-on service learning experiences. Come join us for fun, friends and conversation!

  • Dozens of recreational activities each term
  • Cultural events such as coffee hour, cooking classes, and more
  • Trips to Portland, the Oregon 
Coast, Crater Lake, and Skiing

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.

Feb 26
PRACTICE INTERVIEW: REI - Resume Deadline (2/26)12:00 a.m.

Get Practice Interview Experience with Guest Employer: REI - Adam Coble, Retail Sales Manager/Eugene REI Store Manager The UO Career Center's Practice Interview Program is a safe...
February 26 12:00 a.m.–11:59 p.m.
Hendricks Hall, Career Center - 220 Hendricks Hall

Get Practice Interview Experience with Guest Employer:
REI - Adam Coble, Retail Sales Manager/Eugene REI Store Manager

The UO Career Center's Practice Interview Program is a safe place to practice interview skills, gain confidence and receive interview feedback from an experienced hiring professional. Guest employers volunteer their time to interview students and provide them with immediate feedback on their interviewing skills. Interviews are 30 minutes in length: 20 minutes for the interview and 10 minutes for immediate feedback from the interviewer.

Why Sign-up For A Practice Interview?
Knowing what to expect and how to prepare will lead to successful future interviews. Success begins with preparation.
You will receive immediate verbal and written interview feedback from our guest employer and provided a Practice Interview evaluation form to take with you.
Practice makes better! Get a jump start on your job search, boost your interview skills and increase your chances for a successful interview the next time you're in front of an employer.

The goal of a successful interview is to be the candidate of choice. How do you accomplish this during an interview?
Distinguish yourself from other candidates
Communicate "evidence" of your ability to do the job
Strategically highlight experiences, skills, and knowledge related to the job

The Practice Interview Program is part of the On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Program. Not showing up for a scheduled practice interview is unprofessional and guarantees disqualification from Duck Connect privileges. View OCR Policies here for more information (http://career.uoregon.edu/about/programs/campus-recruiting/policies).

ABOUT REI
REI is a national outdoor retail co-op dedicated to inspiring, educating and outfitting its members and the community for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. Founded in 1938 by a group of Pacific Northwest mountaineers seeking quality equipment, REI is committed to promoting environmental stewardship and increasing access to outdoor recreation through volunteerism, gear donations and financial contributions. More info: http://www.rei.com/

HOW TO APPLY: you MUST have a resume uploaded to Duck Connect [https://career.uoregon.edu/DuckConnect] before you can sign-up for any on-campus interviews:

1. In Duck Connect select: "On-Campus Interviews" and select "APPLY for On-Campus Interviews I Qualify For." (If you're not seeing opportunities you expect to see, select "VIEW all On-Campus Interviews")
2. Search for the position and organization you're applying to and review position description, qualifications and important deadlines.
3. Click "Request Interview" button to submit your resume.
4. Confirm your interview requests and interview confirmations in Duck Connect>My Account>View My Activity.



For more information contact:

Tina Haynes, On-Campus Recruiting Coordinator
UO Career Center
541-346-6006
thaynes@uoregon.edu

Feb 26
SWAT Workshop for CSPY 217: Foundations for Student Health and Wellbeing8:30 a.m.

The Sexual Wellness Advocacy Team (SWAT) is a group of students on campus who utilize theater and other interactive activities to start conversations about consent, healthy...
February 26 8:30 a.m.–9:50 a.m.
Allen Hall

The Sexual Wellness Advocacy Team (SWAT) is a group of students on campus who utilize theater and other interactive activities to start conversations about consent, healthy relationships, and sexual violence.



Our presentations include the following topics and are very interactive:

- What it means to be sex-positive and survivor-centered

- The definition of consent, according to S.W.A.T., the UO, and Oregon state law

- Demonstrations of healthy communication

- Listening to a story of sexual violence

- Interacting with and intervening in survivor-blaming speech

- Supporting friends

- Mandatory reporting

- Resources available to survivors on campus

- How intoxication can affect communication and consent

- Interactive bystander intervention skills practice



***Please note this is a closed workshop***

Feb 26
PRACTICE INTERVIEW: REI (2/28)9:00 a.m.

Get Practice Interview Experience with Guest Employer: REI - Adam Coble, Retail Sales Manager/Eugene REI Store Manager The UO Career Center's Practice Interview Program is a safe...
February 26 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Hendricks Hall, Career Center - 220 Hendricks Hall

Get Practice Interview Experience with Guest Employer:
REI - Adam Coble, Retail Sales Manager/Eugene REI Store Manager

The UO Career Center's Practice Interview Program is a safe place to practice interview skills, gain confidence and receive interview feedback from an experienced hiring professional. Guest employers volunteer their time to interview students and provide them with immediate feedback on their interviewing skills. Interviews are 30 minutes in length: 20 minutes for the interview and 10 minutes for immediate feedback from the interviewer.

Why Sign-up For A Practice Interview?
Knowing what to expect and how to prepare will lead to successful future interviews. Success begins with preparation.
You will receive immediate verbal and written interview feedback from our guest employer and provided a Practice Interview evaluation form to take with you.
Practice makes better! Get a jump start on your job search, boost your interview skills and increase your chances for a successful interview the next time you're in front of an employer.

The goal of a successful interview is to be the candidate of choice. How do you accomplish this during an interview?
Distinguish yourself from other candidates
Communicate "evidence" of your ability to do the job
Strategically highlight experiences, skills, and knowledge related to the job

The Practice Interview Program is part of the On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Program. Not showing up for a scheduled practice interview is unprofessional and guarantees disqualification from Duck Connect privileges. View OCR Policies here for more information (http://career.uoregon.edu/about/programs/campus-recruiting/policies).

ABOUT REI
REI is a national outdoor retail co-op dedicated to inspiring, educating and outfitting its members and the community for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. Founded in 1938 by a group of Pacific Northwest mountaineers seeking quality equipment, REI is committed to promoting environmental stewardship and increasing access to outdoor recreation through volunteerism, gear donations and financial contributions. More info: http://www.rei.com/

HOW TO APPLY: you MUST have a resume uploaded to Duck Connect [https://career.uoregon.edu/DuckConnect] before you can sign-up for any on-campus interviews:

1. In Duck Connect select: "On-Campus Interviews" and select "APPLY for On-Campus Interviews I Qualify For." (If you're not seeing opportunities you expect to see, select "VIEW all On-Campus Interviews")
2. Search for the position and organization you're applying to and review position description, qualifications and important deadlines.
3. Click "Request Interview" button to submit your resume.
4. Confirm your interview requests and interview confirmations in Duck Connect>My Account>View My Activity.

For more information contact:

Tina Haynes, On-Campus Recruiting Coordinator
UO Career Center
541-346-6006
thaynes@uoregon.edu

Feb 26
Career Center Drop-in Advising2:00 p.m.

Drop by the Career Center for a 15-minute chat with an Advisor! * The Career Center's drop-in hours may be sporadically affected or unavailable due to unexpected advisor illness...
January 8–March 9
Hendricks Hall, 220

Drop by the Career Center for a 15-minute chat with an Advisor!

* The Career Center's drop-in hours may be sporadically affected or unavailable due to unexpected advisor illness or absence. In such case, we will arrange for your meeting with a career advisor at our earliest availability.

Feb 26
Imposter Syndrome2:00 p.m.

Have you ever felt like you’re not “smart enough” for college or for a particular position on campus? Imposter syndrome is a common feeling among college students. In this...
February 26 2:00 p.m.–2:50 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest (041)

Have you ever felt like you’re not “smart enough” for college or for a particular position on campus? Imposter syndrome is a common feeling among college students. In this workshop, students will learn about how imposter syndrome works, strategies for increasing confidence, and ways to reduce self-doubt.