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.
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.
Take a moment to connect with yourself during this communal meditation circle | Hosted by Arian Mobasser of Oregon Mindfulness (OM)
The EMU is hosting a Coloring Book and Card Making art session in Oregon Plaza by the "O" Desk. We have EMU Coloring Books, “Way-to-Go” and Thank You Cards for friends and family - plus colored pencils, and snacks! Come join the fun!!
The Student Suicide Prevention Team and the University Counseling Center (UCC) offers this suicide prevention workshop to students. You will learn how to talk about suicide, recognize suicide warning signs and risk factors, support a friend in need, and utilize campus and community mental health resources. This workshop is free and open to all UO students and is a part of Mental Health Month.
If you are thinking about suicide, call the UCC After-Hours Support and Crisis Line at 541-346-3227 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) now. Or text 'OREGON' to 741-741.
College is already challenging, but feeling like you are competing with friends and peers can make it even harder. This workshop will provide tips and strategies to help you navigate these environments and create a discussion around related themes, such as imposter syndrome and score comparing.
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.
Rudra Meditation is an open-eye form of meditation that uses breath to open and strengthen the energy centers in the body. It is a technique that can be used to help transform tension to build a strong foundation, clarity of mind, and an open heart. Class will begin with an introduction to the technique, followed by meditation, and completed with a question and answer session. Led by Jenifer Wuite, meditation instructor
Come join us for a group discussion with weekly rotating topics! Leadership Lounge is a space for students to casually engage with topics that matter them, which may not be covered in class.
We encourage all students to join and share, regardless of experience or knowledge of the topics.
Weekly Discussion Topics
Week 1: Education and the Debt Crisis
Week 2: Voluntourism
Week 3: Outlook and Attitude
Week 4: Environmental Leadership and Justice
Week 5: Self-care and Stress Management
Week 6: Social Justice
Week 7: White Guilt and White Savior Complex
Week 8: Leadership in Politics
Week 9: Leadership in Sports
Week 10: Graduation