Mar 26
Tyler Young - People of Ecuador7:00 a.m.

The EMU Visual Arts Team welcomes UO alumnus Tyler Young’s second exhibit in the Aperture Gallery: People of Ecuador.Tyler completed his Bachelor of Science...
March 1–29
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Aperture Gallery

The EMU Visual Arts Team welcomes UO alumnus Tyler Young’s second exhibit in the Aperture Gallery: People of Ecuador.Tyler completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Studies in the summer of '18. Tyler's "Hiking to The Enchantments, Washington" exhibit will be on-view through mid-February in the gallery. Artist's statement:

People of Ecuador

The People of Ecuador. They are different from the places, in fact, separate entirely. One can travel, see the world, take in the sights, the sounds, eat the food, and take the tour, but getting to know someone is an ordeal. Listening takes courage, and time. It cannot be done while traveling. Being stationary, absorbed in the moment and intent on communicating with another allows you to listen. Many people say to live in the moment, but there is no other way of being. No one exists in the past or the future, there is only the now. This moment, however fleeting will actively shape what’s to come. This burden is most difficult enough, let alone adding another person into the mix. Altogether separate morals, ideals, religious beliefs, friends, family, problems, and worries, why in the world would anyone want to inexorably tie their own life into another, even for a moment? And  It is harder than it seems, especially when there may be a language barrier.

 

Sometimes I chose not to. I ignored people, walked away, remained silent, or pretended not to understand, missed opportunities… everyone has their limits. As I spent more and more time in Ecuador, I began to become comfortable, I knew my way around several cities, towns, and communities, I could navigate my way on foot from Quito’s Basilica to La Plaza De Foch without the help of a friendly taxi driver who would sometimes take the long way around with Americans. I knew the bus routes, and could make my way from the Andean Cloud Forests to the Amazon where I spent most of my time. I knew more about medicinal, and fruit bearing plants than a few of the locals, but substantially less than the few who were in the know. It was somewhat of a lost art which I longed for. But I didn’t live there, I was only there filming for a documentary. I was a traveler. I could easily pay the dollar per hour fares on the bus, I was American after all. Eventually I got by with my Spanish, without trouble, without fear. Soon enough, no one realized I wasn’t a local, and after about 8 months of my year there, I certainly felt like one. I began going through the motions, doing things without the want or need for more deeply connected interactions between myself and the locals. No one would second guess my doings like they might some of my lighter skinned friends. I don’t look American after all.

 

They were interested to hear where I was from, they thought I was Colombian, or Brazilian, my presence often brought a smile to their face. Once we spoke for more than brief interaction, they realized I wasn’t a local, and they began to treat me as such. It’s funny how we might more easily connect with an outsider than an insider. Everyone has their own way of connecting. I was offered meals, and places to stay, I was encouraged to try locally grown coffee and chocolate. I did not like the fried maduros, I preferred the patacones, I didn't try the cuy, I was examined with a microscope, I was glanced over as a tourist, I was robbed, I was drugged, I was chased and bitten by rabid dogs, by mosquitos, and by the local flirts. Someone asked me to marry their daughter, I laughed, he laughed too. I asked to take his photograph.

 

Enjoy. 

 

@ TylerisYoung

Apr 4
Max Romeo & Dubtonic Kru with DJ King Toby8:30 p.m.

|ON SALE AT THE UO TICKET OFFICE IN THE EMU| KWVA's own DJ King Toby will open the show. Max Romeo (born Maxwell Livingston Smith, 22 November 1947, St....
April 4 8:30 p.m.
WOW Hall

|ON SALE AT THE UO TICKET OFFICE IN THE EMU|

KWVA's own DJ King Toby will open the show.

Max Romeo (born Maxwell Livingston Smith, 22 November 1947, St. D'Acre, St. Ann, Jamaica) is the reggae artist who put the rude in rude boy.  Romeo was responsible for launching an entirely new sub-genre of reggae, whose overtly suggestive lyrics caused an outcry but took a massive hold of the music scene regardless.

Apr 5
Freebie Friday: Embroidery12:30 p.m.

Start your Spring Term off with a fun new project! Decorate fabric using thread by learning the basics of embroidery. Do some quick stitches or stay awhile and complete an...
April 5 12:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Oregon Plaza at the Stadium Stairs by the Information Desk

Start your Spring Term off with a fun new project! Decorate fabric using thread by learning the basics of embroidery. Do some quick stitches or stay awhile and complete an entire project.

Our Freebie Friday Workshops are quick drop-in crafts open to any UO student. Please bring your student ID. Come by for a bit between classes or stay for a while. All materials are provided!

Location: EMU Stadium Stairs
Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm

Freebie Friday Workshops will be held every Friday all term long. Same place, same time, different craft.

Apr 6
Common Adventure: Spring Ski/Snowboard @ Hoodoo (+Hot Springs)6:15 a.m.

Join Jared for a full day of skiing or snowboarding at Hoodoo ski area. This is a great opportunity to spend a Saturday sliding down the snowy slopes of the Oregon Cascades. After...
April 6 6:15 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Join Jared for a full day of skiing or snowboarding at Hoodoo ski area. This is a great opportunity to spend a Saturday sliding down the snowy slopes of the Oregon Cascades. After an awesome day on the slopes, you will head to Belknap hot springs for a relaxing dip, this will be followed with dinner at the Obsidian Grill. Get in on the lowest group rates out there and ski/board your heart out.

Cost: $43 ticket, ~$10 gas, $18 rentals (if you need equipment), $12 lessons (if you want one)
*Payment must be made in cash with exact change at the pre-trip meeting*

Mandatory pre-trip: Wednesday, April 3rd at 4:30pm at the OP EMU Office

If you sign-up, the trip initiator will email you with more details prior to the pre-trip meeting. First 10 sign-ups will have priority.

Apr 12
Freebie Friday: Button Making12:30 p.m.

That denim jacket of yours is looking bare. Make your own button pins with the Craft Center! There will be recycled magazine clippings and art for you to use, but we welcome...
April 12 12:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Oregon Plaza at the Stadium Stairs by the Information Desk

That denim jacket of yours is looking bare. Make your own button pins with the Craft Center! There will be recycled magazine clippings and art for you to use, but we welcome bringing in your own materials too. (Get creative!)

All UO students are welcome -- the event is free of charge, all materials provided. Stop by for a bit or stay a while!

Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Place: EMU Stadium Stairs

Big thanks to the UO Sustainability Center for lending us their button makers and making this event possible!

Apr 13
Common Adventure: Spring Ski/Snowboard @ Hoodoo (+ Hot Springs)6:15 a.m.

Join Jared for a full day of skiing or snowboarding at Hoodoo ski area. This is a great opportunity to spend a Saturday sliding down the snowy slopes of the Oregon Cascades. After...
April 13 6:15 a.m.

Join Jared for a full day of skiing or snowboarding at Hoodoo ski area. This is a great opportunity to spend a Saturday sliding down the snowy slopes of the Oregon Cascades. After an awesome day on the slopes, you will head to Belknap hot springs for a relaxing dip, this will be followed with dinner at the Obsidian Grill. Get in on the lowest group rates out there and ski/board your heart out.

Cost: $43 ticket, ~$10 gas, $18 rentals (if you need equipment), $12 lessons (if you want one)
*Payment must be made in cash with exact change at the pre-trip meeting*

Mandatory pre-trip: Wednesday, April 10th at 4:30pm at the OP EMU Office

If you sign-up, the trip initiator will email you with more details prior to the pre-trip meeting. First 10 sign-ups will have priority.

Apr 19
Freebie Friday: Watercolors12:30 p.m.

Come paint with watercolors at this week's Freebie Friday! Whether you paint landscapes or portraits, realistic or abstract, watercolors are a great way to relax while...
April 19 12:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Oregon Plaza at the Stadium Stairs by the Information Desk

Come paint with watercolors at this week's Freebie Friday! Whether you paint landscapes or portraits, realistic or abstract, watercolors are a great way to relax while learning about painting techniques.

Our Freebie Friday Workshops are quick drop-in crafts open to any UO student. Please bring your student ID. Come by for a bit between classes or stay a while. All materials are provided!
Location: EMU Stadium Stairs

Time: 12:30pm-3:00pm
Freebie Friday Workshops will be held every Friday all term long. Same place, same time, different craft.

Apr 22
Earth Week 20199:00 a.m.

In celebration of Earth Day, the Student Sustainability Center and sponsors bring you a week of speakers, workshops, documentary screenings, and service events for you to...
April 22–27
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)

In celebration of Earth Day, the Student Sustainability Center and sponsors bring you a week of speakers, workshops, documentary screenings, and service events for you to enjoy. 

The full schedule will be released in March. If you are interested in sponsoring an event, please email uossc@uoregon.edu

Apr 23
BE Agent: Tabia Yapp5:30 p.m.

Please join the BEseries and our partners: Lunquist College of Business and the School of Journalism and Communication, as we welcome Tabia Yapp to the UO campus! Tabia is the...
April 23 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Redwood 214

Please join the BEseries and our partners: Lunquist College of Business and the School of Journalism and Communication, as we welcome Tabia Yapp to the UO campus! Tabia is the founder and director of Beotis Creative, a boutique agency that represents a leading roster of contemporary speakers, poets, writers, and multidisciplinary artists of color such as Eve L. Ewing, Kaveh Akbar, Fatimah Asghar & Danez Smith to name a few! Currently based in Los Angeles, CA & originally from Omaha, NE - Tabia began her career working for Creative Artists Agency (CAA) & later Fred Segal. While with CAA, Tabia worked under the wing of a veteran licensing agent & oversaw product collaborations, capsule collections, & global franchise deals for brands & talent such as: Hewlett-Packard, Mr. Chow, Marchesa, CB2, Bloomingdales, Missoni, Alexander Wang, & Halle Berry. During her tenure with Fred Segal as Brand Operations Manager, Tabia managed build out budgets for the launch of a 20,000 square foot LA flagship retail store, packaging, hardware & tech, e-commerce operations, and developed a custom point-of-sale system tailored to fit Fred Segal's unique multibrand business model. She onboarded 60+ brand tenants and executed experiential events & pop up programming working with top brands including: Nike x Lebron James, CFDA, Levi's, Kith, Domino Magazine & CB2. Having identified a gap in resources & representation for emerging talent of color, Tabia founded BEOTIS in 2015, a boutique agency that exclusively reps a roster of multidisciplinary artists of color. BEOTIS functions as a speakers' bureau, as well as, a creative agency to represent artists during commercial partnerships & lifestyle collaborations.  Join the BEseries and our partners for a free dinner, presentation & moderated Q&A with Tabia Yapp!

Apr 24
Banff Mountain Film Festival6:00 p.m.

Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the...
April 24 6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Mcdonald Theater

Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Mcdonald Theater (hosted by the UO Outdoor Program)  at 6pm on April 24th and 25th (Wed/Thurs evenings). Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets starting April 1st and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth.

 

Cost:

Advanced Tickets Starting April 1st:  UO Students $11; General Public $15

At the Door:  UO Students $15; General Public $16

Tickets available for sale at UO Ticket Office (in the EMU) and at our Local Sponsors:

R.E.I., Backcountry Gear, and Tactics Board Sports

 

Date: April 24th and 25th, Wed/Thurs Evenings

Time: Doors open at 6pm, Show starts at 7pm

Location: Mcdonald Theater, 1010 Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97401

Call the UO Outdoor Program if you have questions 541-346-4365