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

Apr 21
Art of Childhood Exhibit12:00 a.m.

Celebrate the Month of the Young Child by attending the 7th annual Art of Childhood Exhibit April 1-30th @TheCommons, HEDCO Building, University of...
April 1–30
HEDCO Education Building, Commons

Celebrate the Month of the Young Child by attending the 7th annual

Art of Childhood Exhibit

April 1-30th

@TheCommons, HEDCO Building, University of Oregon

Showcasing artwork from the children at:

 

Co-op Family Center,

Vivian Olum Child Development Center

Moss Street Children’s Center

Apr 21
Aperture Gallery: Meerah Powell7:00 a.m.

  Now showing the glorious concert photography of Meerah Powell in the Aperture Gallery of the EMU. Meerah Powell was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, and spent a lot of...
April 1–June 14
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)

 

Now showing the glorious concert photography of Meerah Powell in the Aperture Gallery of the EMU. Meerah Powell was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, and spent a lot of time around music growing up. Whether it was watching performances from the crowd, or playing in bands on the stage, music was what made Meerah feel most at home — and it was what introduced her to journalism. Meerah is a self-taught photographer and began writing about and photographing live music when she began studying at the University of Oregon, working with the Daily Emerald and later on, after graduating with the class of 2017, as a staff writer with Eugene Weekly. Having the chance to photograph and talk with some of her favorite artists throughout the years helped Meerah grow not only professionally, but personally. Although now she's heavily covering news, working as a general assignment and breaking news reporter for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland, she still spends a great amount of time around music as it will always serve as a great inspirational and creative space for her. The works of Meerah Powell will be on display in the Aperture Gallery from now until the end of Spring term.

Apr 21
Emergence: Art from Inside7:00 a.m.

Emergence: Art from Inside features work by twenty artists who are incarcerated at the Oregon State Penitentiary and the Oregon State Correctional Institution - both located in...
April 5–June 7
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Adell McMillan Galley

Emergence: Art from Inside features work by twenty artists who are incarcerated at the Oregon State Penitentiary and the Oregon State Correctional Institution - both located in Salem, Oregon - as well as youth artists from Serbu Youth Detention Center in Eugene. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Visual Arts Team and the UO Prison Education Program, which provides for-credit UO courses and other academic programming at five adult and youth facilities in Oregon. The UO Prison Education Program was established in 2016, building on ten years of collaboration with the Oregon Department of Corrections to offer Inside-Out courses at Oregon State Penitentiary and the Oregon State Correctional Institution. Some artists represented in the exhibition have taken many classes through the UO's programming inside these institutions, while others have not. The goal of bringing these pieces together to offer the venue for the work and talent of incarcerated artists to emerge into a space of higher education. Likewise, the exhibition aims to offer a glimpse into the common threads and variations emergent across work being created inside, with an opportunity for incarcerated artists to describe what art making means to them. Emergence will be on view throughout Spring term. Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, April 18th from 6-7pm here in the Adell McMillan Gallery.

Apr 22
Low Carbon Footprint Dining12:00 a.m.

Come taste delicious, sustainable foods and learn about the environmental impacts of different kinds of foods. Starting Earth Week and continuing through Spring term, Low...
April 22 12:00 a.m.
Carson, Dining Hall

Come taste delicious, sustainable foods and learn about the environmental impacts of different kinds of foods.

Starting Earth Week and continuing through Spring term, Low Carbon footprint options will be offered throughout campus dining venues, with information posted about making low carbon footprint eating choices and where to find the research behind the initiative.

Apr 22
Earth Day Climate Street Fair 10:00 a.m.

Earth Day Climate Fair with student groups and off campus organization to promote sustainability. There will be workshops, art, giveaways, tabling by local organizations and...
April 22 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Amphitheater

Earth Day Climate Fair with student groups and off campus organization to promote sustainability. There will be workshops, art, giveaways, tabling by local organizations and student groups, and free lunch at 11:30 a.m.! 

Apr 22
Practice Interview: Northwest Youth Corps - 4/2210:00 a.m.

Get Practice Interview Experience with Guest Employer: Rebecca Cashero, Recruitment Coordinator About Northwest Youth Corp Northwest Youth Corps, which includes Idaho...
April 22 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Hendricks Hall, 220

Get Practice Interview Experience with Guest Employer: Rebecca Cashero, Recruitment Coordinator

About Northwest Youth Corp
Northwest Youth Corps, which includes Idaho Conservation Corps,  is an innovative non-profit organization dedicated to providing  opportunities for youth and young adults to learn, grow, and experience success. Northwest Youth Corps offers a challenging education and job-training experience that helps youth and young adults from diverse backgrounds develop the skills they need to lead full and productive lives. Northwest Youth Corps has many opportunities for college students and even more opportunities for recent college graduates such as our Seasonal Stewardship Program and Leadership Development Programs. More info: https://www.nwyouthcorps.org/m/   

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. Students will not be interviewing for a specific position but should be prepared to respond to general behavior interview questions.

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 Handshake privileges. View OCR Policies here for more information (http://career.uoregon.edu/about/programs/campus-recruiting/policies).

THIS IS A PRACTICE INTERVIEW - A program of the UO Career Center

Sign-up for Practice Interviews in Handshake


1. Sign in to Handshake with your Duck ID.
2. Upload your resume to sign-up for on-campus interviews and practice interviews.
3. Under “Jobs” select “On-Campus Interviews” then search by organization name or by additional filters. Review position description, qualifications and deadlines.

Apr 22
Solidarity Wall 10:00 a.m.

The Solidarity Wall is a project created by the ARISE program in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Solidarity Wall will stand in Memorial Quad for one week, April...
April 22 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Memorial Quadrangle

The Solidarity Wall is a project created by the ARISE program in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Solidarity Wall will stand in Memorial Quad for one week, April 22-25, as a blank canvas for students to share their words of encouragement for survivors of sexual assault. The purpose of The Solidarity Wall is to foster a community experience in awareness and restoration in regards to the issue of sexual assault.

Apr 22
OM1:00 p.m.

Take a moment to connect with yourself during this communal meditation circle | Hosted by Arian Mobasser of Oregon Mindfulness (OM)
January 9–June 5
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)

Apr 22
UO Campus Talk: Speaking for the River with James Hillegas-Elting 4:00 p.m.

UO CAMPUS TALK Speaker: James Hillegas-Elting Location: UO Campus Talk Crater Lake Room South 4:00 to 5:15 (room is reserved from 3:45 to 5:45) Sponsors: - UO...
April 22 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Crater Lake South

UO CAMPUS TALK

Speaker: James Hillegas-Elting

Location:

UO Campus Talk

Crater Lake Room South 4:00 to 5:15 (room is reserved from 3:45 to 5:45)

Sponsors:
- UO Environmental Studies
- Oregon Humanities Center
- UO Center for Environmental Futures
- UO Office of Sustainability
- UO Student Sustainability Center

Talk Title: Speaking for the River: Confronting Pollution on the Willamette, 1920s-1970s

Blurb: Willamette River historian James Hillegas-Elting shares stories from his new book, Speaking for the River: Confronting Pollution on the Willamette, 1920s-1970s. The Willamette River is championed as one of the great national river clean-up success stories. Elting identifies key people and events that laid the foundation of both the Willamette River clean-up successes celebrated in the national press in the 1970s, and the continued challenges of the current era defined by big projects like superfund and citizen initiatives. The talk connects downstream ecosystem health with upstream conservation driven by nonprofit organizations, university faculty and students, and local government.

Biography: James V. Hillegas-Elting is an historian of the 20th century urban environment in North America, specializing in the science, engineering, policy, and politics of the physical infrastructure that makes modern cities possible: transportation, sanitation, and energy.

Apr 22
Crack Climbing Clinic6:00 p.m.

Learn the fundamentals of crack climbing technique and taping as well as tips and tricks for different styles of cracks.
April 22 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Student Recreation Center (SRC)

Learn the fundamentals of crack climbing technique and taping as well as tips and tricks for different styles of cracks.