Aug 19
Border Lands 2019, A Sketchbook Journey by Betty LaDuke7:00 a.m.

The EMU's Visual Arts Team is excited to welcome Oregon artist Betty LaDuke's latest exhibit, on view for the first time ever: Border Lands 2019, A Sketchbook Journey. On...
July 31–September 18
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Aperture Gallery

The EMU's Visual Arts Team is excited to welcome Oregon artist Betty LaDuke's latest exhibit, on view for the first time ever: Border Lands 2019, A Sketchbook Journey. On view Summer 2019 in the Aperture Gallery. Artist Statement: Border Lands 2019, A Sketchbook Journey is an experience on both sides of the Arizona and Mexico borders. Migrants and asylum seekers, individuals and families from Mexico and Central America desperately seek the American Dream of safety and opportunity. The sketches are amplified with the text to tell their story as well as the humanitarian aid migrants receive from several nonprofit organizations, including the Samaritans, Humane Borders, No More Deaths, Kino Border Initiative, and the Border Community Alliance. The Sisters of Notre Dame in Douglas, Arizona have a presence in the border lands providing their hospotality to all who hunger, thirst, and are in need of compassion. The goal of all these groups is building bridges, not walls.  As an artist, the sketchbook is my primary means for recording first-hand expericence and events. Later, in my studio, I transporm select sketches into wood panels. These social justice panels frequently become circulating exhibitions at educational institutions and community art centers, and permanent public installations.

Aug 19
Murshed Summer: Student Artists in Our Galleries7:00 a.m.

  Murshed Summer: Student Artists in Our Galleries Artist statement My recent artwork is a series of current student and alumni artists from the University of Oregon who...
July 17–September 20
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Adell McMillan Gallery

 

Murshed Summer: Student Artists in Our Galleries Artist statement My recent artwork is a series of current student and alumni artists from the University of Oregon who also exhibited art in the Erb Memorial Union's galleries. I painted portraits of them with their art; in the background of each portrait I honored their work that was exhibited in one of the EMU’s two galleries: the Adell McMillan Gallery and the Aperture Gallery.  I enjoyed the process of doing this because it was challenging due to researching what their artwork looks like, how they do it, and how they got there. They each have their own inspiring story, and it was an honor to paint them. Student and alumni artists featured in this exhibit include: Mohamed Murshed (self-portrait) and Ugo Akabike, Daniela Cardenas-Riumallo, Elexus Greene, Polly Irungu, Jasmine Jackson, Jenny Kroik, Meerah Powell, Grace Kwon, Anne Magratten, Sophie Navarro, Sergio B. Sanchez, Allison Shukis, Mary Vertulfo, and Andrew Young. Biography My name is Mohamed Murshed, I was born and raised in Sana’a, Yemen; it’s a country right below Saudi Arabia. In my childhood, while living with my parents and my little brother, the neighborhood was lively and full of friends and neighbors. Unfortunately, many of them died because of the civil wars that took place in Yemen and the Youth Revolution in 2011, especially the devastating civil war since 2015. I moved to the states in 2012 during the Arab Spring and saw a lot of my closest friends killed in front of me before I left. I consider myself one of the lucky ones able to escape war before it was too late for my family and me. I moved to Salem and then Eugene to enroll in school and find work. I found myself graduating with a Bachelors of Art and Technology and currently furthering my degree at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). I work with paint, sculpture, video, sound, programming for art, and video games. I am interested in challenging myself and in trying things that I haven’t done before. In my art, I try to bring awareness to the issues in Yemen and find help to unpack the layers of my Trauma. Instagram @mnmurshed     Facebook MoGeZe

Aug 24
Willamette River Festival11:00 a.m.

Get to know your Willamette River and enjoy a celebration of history, culture, ecology and recreation! Learn more about the indigenous cultural history in the Willamette Valley...
August 24 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Alton Baker Park

Get to know your Willamette River and enjoy a celebration of history, culture, ecology and recreation! Learn more about the indigenous cultural history in the Willamette Valley and connect to the river by walking, pedaling, or paddling your way around the festival. Enjoy a variety of fun and family friendly interactive games and activities!

Sign-up: None required for festival, but sign-ups ARE REQUIRED FOR the following activities (go to our website to sign up: https://willametteriverfest.org/:

- Race (upriver-downriver, or just downriver)

- Bike tours (upstream art in Springfield, and Talking Stone tours of Native Kalapuya language in Wilamut Natural Area)

- Raft trips down the Willamette River

Aug 28
Common Adventure: Annual Mt. Adams Camping/Rafting/Caving Trip7:00 a.m.

The annual camping trip extravaganza near Mt. Adams in Washington State is back! It will be five night-long trip, filled with rafting on the White Salmon River, hiking,...
August 28 7:00 a.m.

The annual camping trip extravaganza near Mt. Adams in Washington State is back! It will be five night-long trip, filled with rafting on the White Salmon River, hiking, stargazing, caving, fishing, swimming, soaking in hot-springs, rappelling off a waterfall (if we have the skills!), eating like royalty, viewing the entire Cascade Mountain Range from an old fire lookout, and exploring 2 unnamed waterfalls recently found within miles from our campsite. For the second year in a row, we will also be visiting the ECETI “UFO Ranch” to search for UFOs! Whether you're a returning veteran of the Mt. Adams trip or this is your first time, you won't want to miss once in a lifetime (or once a year) opportunity! 

Mandatory Pre-trip: August 11th, 8:00 p.m., Outdoor Program Rental Barn.

Cost: $175 deposit due at pre-trip meeting

Sep 20
Meet the Artist! Closing Reception for Murshed Summer Exhibit6:00 p.m.

  MEET THE ARTIST: MOHAMED MURSHED - Closing Reception for Murshed Summer: Student Artists in Our Galleries Join the Center for Student Involvement's Visual Arts Team...
September 20 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Adell McMillan Gallery

 

MEET THE ARTIST: MOHAMED MURSHED - Closing Reception for Murshed Summer: Student Artists in Our Galleries Join the Center for Student Involvement's Visual Arts Team as we welcome UO alumnus artist -  Mohamed Murshed - back to campus to celebrate his summer exhibit in the Adell McMillan Gallery. Many of the student and alumni artists featured in this exhibit will be in attendance. Join us for light refreshments, inspiring art, and brilliant artists! Artist statement My recent artwork is a series of current student and alumni artists from the University of Oregon who also exhibited art in the Erb Memorial Union's galleries. I painted portraits of them with their art; in the background of each portrait I honored their work that was exhibited in one of the EMU’s two galleries: the Adell McMillan Gallery and the Aperture Gallery.  I enjoyed the process of doing this because it was challenging due to researching what their artwork looks like, how they do it, and how they got there. They each have their own inspiring story, and it was an honor to paint them. Student and alumni artists featured in this exhibit include: Mohamed Murshed (self-portrait) and Ugo Akabike, Daniela Cardenas-Riumallo, Elexus Greene, Polly Irungu, Jasmine Jackson, Jenny Kroik, Meerah Powell, Grace Kwon, Anne Magratten, Sophie Navarro, Sergio B. Sanchez, Allison Shukis, Mary Vertulfo, and Andrew Young. Biography My name is Mohamed Murshed, I was born and raised in Sana’a, Yemen; it’s a country right below Saudi Arabia. In my childhood, while living with my parents and my little brother, the neighborhood was lively and full of friends and neighbors. Unfortunately, many of them died because of the civil wars that took place in Yemen and the Youth Revolution in 2011, especially the devastating civil war since 2015. I moved to the states in 2012 during the Arab Spring and saw a lot of my closest friends killed in front of me before I left. I consider myself one of the lucky ones able to escape war before it was too late for my family and me. I moved to Salem and then Eugene to enroll in school and find work. I found myself graduating with a Bachelors of Art and Technology and currently furthering my degree at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). I work with paint, sculpture, video, sound, programming for art, and video games. I am interested in challenging myself and in trying things that I haven’t done before. In my art, I try to bring awareness to the issues in Yemen and find help to unpack the layers of my Trauma. Instagram @mnmurshed     Facebook MoGeZe  

Sep 30
Week of Welcome Outdoor Trips - Day Before School10:00 a.m.

Join the Outdoor Program for a day of trips planned for new students!  As part of Week of Welcome, all these trips will be FREE! - Monday - Sep 30, 2019 - Inflatable...
September 30 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Join the Outdoor Program for a day of trips planned for new students!  As part of Week of Welcome, all these trips will be FREE!

- Monday - Sep 30, 2019

- Inflatable Kayak on the Willamette River in town

- Bike the river path, and learn about Bike Share

- Hike Spencer's Butte, and see the best view of town anywhere!

SIGN UP AT THE OUTDOOR PROGRAM TABLE AT FLOCK PARTY:  Saturday, Sep 28

Oct 4
Week of Welcome Outdoor Trips - end of Week 11:00 p.m.

Join the Outdoor Program for several outings developed specifically for NEW STUDENTS!  The trips are low cost and focused on exposing new students to amazing outdoor places...
October 4–6
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn

Join the Outdoor Program for several outings developed specifically for NEW STUDENTS!  The trips are low cost and focused on exposing new students to amazing outdoor places in Oregon.  PLUS - this is a great way to meet some really fun people and start your year off right!

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct 4th, 5th and 6th.

Kayaking, biking, hiking and more!

Sign up at the Outdoor Program Open House, Thursday, October 3, 5:30-7 p.m. (and enjoy free s'mores and hot dogs, too!)

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

Learn how to get around Eugene by bike and have lots of fun in the process! Intro to Biking in Eugene is a four-session class aiming to teach introductory bike maintenance and...
October 15–November 5
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), EMU 008 - Outdoor and Bike Program

Learn how to get around Eugene by bike and have lots of fun in the process! Intro to Biking in Eugene is a four-session class aiming 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!

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

Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Location: UO Bike Program EMU 008

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

*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.

Mar 5
Elizabeth Rush Lecture6:30 p.m.

Elizabeth Rush is the author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore and Still Lifes from a Vanishing City: Essays and Photographs from Yangon,...
March 5 6:30 p.m.
Lillis Business Complex, 182

Elizabeth Rush is the author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore and Still Lifes from a Vanishing City: Essays and Photographs from Yangon, Myanmar. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Gaurdian, Harper’s, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard and the New Republic, among others. She is the recipient of fellowships and grants including the Howard Foundation Fellowship, awarded by Brown University; the Society for Environmental Journalism Grant; the Metcalf Institute Climate Change Adaptation Fellowship; and the Science in Society Award from the National Association of Science Writers. She received her MFA in nonfiction from Southern New Hampshire University, and teaches creative nonfiction at Brown University.