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

Oct 15
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.

Oct 15
Art of Our UO Family7:00 a.m.

Our connection to the university runs deep! The Multicultural Children's Art Museum and Education Center (MCAM&EC) is a local, non-profit organization that was founded by...
October 1–November 8
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Aperture Gallery

Our connection to the university runs deep! The Multicultural Children's Art Museum and Education Center (MCAM&EC) is a local, non-profit organization that was founded by University of Oregon alumni. Over the years numerous members of University of Oregon faculty and staff have been involved in our organization. We serve the broader Eugene-Springfield community and many of our families are associated with the university. We are proud to present several works created in our studio by the children of University of Oregon families. This show is part of the fourth annual Multicultural Children's Art Exhibit organized by Multicultural Children's Art Museum and Education Center. Many of these young artists come from multicultural, multilingual families; these artists naturally integrate their American experience and ancestral background.

Oct 15
Social Justice Revisited: Remembering, Revisiting, Resisting 1968-2018 by Betty LaDuke7:00 a.m.

Artist statement Social Justice Revisited spans five decades of select artwork (1968 – 2019): remembering, reliving, resisting. This series raises questions about personal...
October 1–November 8
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Adell McMillan Gallery

Artist statement Social Justice Revisited spans five decades of select artwork (1968 – 2019): remembering, reliving, resisting. This series raises questions about personal and political relationships concerning how we live, what we have done, and what we need to do individually and collectively for peace and global survival. Biography BETTY LADUKE (American, b. 1933) resides in Ashland, Ore., where she is professor of art emeritus at Southern Oregon University, having taught there from 1964-1996. Born to emigrant parents in the Bronx, N.Y., at age 16 she was accepted into the High School of Music and Art in New York City. Upon graduation, she continued her education with scholarships at the University of Denver, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. In 1963, she graduated from California State University in Los Angeles with a special secondary art teaching credential and a master’s degree in printmaking. LaDuke has exhibited widely around the United States including: the Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oregon, the Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University, Indiana; University Museum of New Mexico State University, Las Cruces; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago; Chattanooga African American Museum, Tennessee; Indianapolis Art Center, Indiana; the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Oregon, and the Albany Museum of Art, Georgia. Her work is represented in public collections including Jordon Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon; Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, Ind.; Rensselaer Newman Foundation and Cultural Center, Troy, New York; Heifer International, Little Rock, Ark.; Portland Art Museum, Ore.; the Rogue Valley International Airport, Medford, Oregon and the Rhode Island school of Design, Museum of Art, Providence, R.I. LaDuke has received numerous awards such as the Oregon Governor’s Award in the Arts (1993) and the National Art Education Association’s Ziegfeld Award for distinguished international leadership (1996).

Oct 15
Transportation Day10:00 a.m.

Join UO Bike Program staff and many of our transportation-related partners and learn about the transportation options available to you, as well as how to navigate Eugene's...
October 15 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Room 008

Join UO Bike Program staff and many of our transportation-related partners and learn about the transportation options available to you, as well as how to navigate Eugene's bike infrastructure.

Location: UO Bike Program, Room 008

Cost: Free

Sign-up: Sign-up Monday-Friday noon-5 p.m. at the Outdoor & Bike Program Office, EMU 008 or call 541-346-4365

*You are not signed up until you pay at the Outdoor and Bike Program EMU, Room 008, or the Outdoor Program Rental Barn on 18th and University Street. Hours are M-F noon-5 p.m.

OP Membership Required: Students are already members! Non-students can purchase an annual year-to-date membership for $25 or pay a $5 day-use fee by coming into one of our above-listed locations. Non-students will also need to purchase a one-time UO Community Member Card from Card Services in the Erb Memorial Union for $10. The card and membership will enable you to access our Rental Barn for outdoor gear, the Do-It-Yourself Bike Workspace, and entry to Outdoor and Bike Program events and Common Adventure trips. Questions? Email opwww@uoregon.edu, call 541-346-4365.

 

Oct 15
Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo11:00 a.m.

On view Saturday, September 7, 2019 through Sunday, January 19, 2020 Experience the grit and daring of North America’s gay rodeo circuit. Blake Little’s arresting...
September 7 2019–January 19 2020
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

On view Saturday, September 7, 2019 through Sunday, January 19, 2020

Experience the grit and daring of North America’s gay rodeo circuit. Blake Little’s arresting black-and-white photographs explore the athleticism, artistry, and camaraderie of a time-honored LGBTQIA tradition while celebrating the complex nature of identity and community in the West.

A program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Oct 15
Intro to Biking in Eugene1:30 p.m.

Did you know you can get to top destinations in Eugene faster on a bike than on a car? It can take a while to figure it out on your own. Learn how to get around town and have fun...
October 15–November 5
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), EMU 008 - Outdoor and Bike Program

Did you know you can get to top destinations in Eugene faster on a bike than on a car? It can take a while to figure it out on your own. Learn how to get around town and have fun with the Bike Program! 

Intro to Biking in Eugene is a series of four group rides designed to teach introductory bike maintenance and navigation around Eugene. Each session will meet at the Bike Program with a short demonstration of how to maintain a main component of a bike, followed by a group ride to a top destination in Eugene using the most comfortable routes and bicycle facilities. By the end of the class, students will be familiar with the best routes through town and will know what to do to keep a bike in working order. Bring your own bike or we will provide a PeaceHealth Rides bike free of charge!


Ride 1 - Oct. 15 - Downtown Eugene
Ride 2 - Oct. 22 - Riverpath to Downtown Springfield
Ride 3 - Oct. 29 - South Eugene Neighborhood Greenway
Ride 4 - Nov. 05 - Riverpath, The Whitaker, and Fern Ridge


Dates: Tuesdays October 15, 22, 29, and November 5

Time: 1:30-3:30 pm

Location: UO Bike Program EMU 008

Cost: $10 pays for all four sessions or you can sign up for just one session for $5

Sign-up: Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. at the Outdoor & Bike Program Office, EMU 008 or call 541-346-6092

OP Membership Required: Students are already members! Non-students can purchase an annual year-to-date membership for $25 or pay a $5 day-use fee by coming into one of our above-listed locations. Non-students will also need to purchase a one-time UO Community Member Card from Card Services in the Erb Memorial Union for $10. The card and membership will enable you to access our Rental Barn for outdoor gear, the Do-It-Yourself Bike Workspace, and entry to Outdoor and Bike Program events and Common Adventure trips. Questions? Email opwww@uoregon.edu, call 541-346-4365.

Oct 15
OM1:30 p.m.

Take a moment to connect with yourself during this communal meditation circle | Hosted by Arian Mobasser of Oregon Mindfulness (OM)
October 1–December 3
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest, Room 041

Take a moment to connect with yourself during this communal meditation circle | Hosted by Arian Mobasser of Oregon Mindfulness (OM)

Oct 15
QTISOC Hours2:00 p.m.

From 2pm-4pm on Tuesdays, the LGBTQA3 office (EMU Room 022) will be reserved for queer, trans, and intersex students of color. This time is meant to serve as a safe space and...
October 1–December 3
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 022

From 2pm-4pm on Tuesdays, the LGBTQA3 office (EMU Room 022) will be reserved for queer, trans, and intersex students of color. This time is meant to serve as a safe space and social time for QTIPOC, who often do not feel welcome in queer spaces. We acknowledge this issue and wish to combat it through this time.

Oct 15
Draw a Drag Queen5:00 p.m.

Participate in creating drawings of fabulous local drag queens, kings, and inbetweens! Drag queens will be in glamorous attire, will pose for the public to draw. Following posing,...
October 15 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Participate in creating drawings of fabulous local drag queens, kings, and inbetweens! Drag queens will be in glamorous attire, will pose for the public to draw. Following posing, the queens will each put on a performance. We will provide drawing stations and materials. Event is free, and all skill levels are encouraged!

Presented by Tropical Contemporary, an art collective of emerging contemporary artists located in Eugene, Oregon. For more information about Tropical Contemporary: https://www.tropicalcontemporary.space/about/

Oct 15
We Are Neighbors5:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand - an original play telling the true stories of courage, hopefulness and resilience of immigrants living in Lane County.  A series of performances...
October 15 5:30 p.m.
Lillis Business Complex

Back by popular demand - an original play telling the true stories of courage, hopefulness and resilience of immigrants living in Lane County.  A series of performances spread throughout several days in October and November.