Events

Events

Oct 27
Exhibit: Timber Culture7:00 a.m.

The Timber Culture exhibit, curated by Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center, offers unique views into the histories of logging, migration, and both...
September 28–November 6
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Aperture Gallery

The Timber Culture exhibit, curated by Maxville Heritage Interpretive Center, offers unique views into the histories of logging, migration, and both segregation and integration in Oregon history. Through portraits that range from intimate to formal, the images of people demonstrate that this history was lived by individual people who came together to build relationships and community together. Images of buildings and work equipment ground viewers in time and place, and the captions both provide context and add information about people and places not in the pictures. The exhibit is effective for both fostering quiet contemplation and generating conversation, making it a great fit for all public places."

Oct 27
Marina Hajek 1989 – 2020: A Retrospective Sample7:00 a.m.

The Visual Arts Team is pleased to present a retrospective of the sculptures of Marina Hajek. The exhibition will be on view in the EMU Adell McMillan Gallery, from late...
September 28–November 6
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Adell McMillan Gallery

The Visual Arts Team is pleased to present a retrospective of the sculptures of Marina Hajek. The exhibition will be on view in the EMU Adell McMillan Gallery, from late September to early November.

Artist Statement: 

My work is about duality.... my two lives, in Guatemala and the United States.  However, my work is much more a metaphor of the dual lives of women - caught between culture and expectations. 

I explore the human figure as well as the abstract manifestations of our beings and forms.  Often things are most profoundly understood through "unrealistic representations".

 

When I lived in Birmingham, Alabama, I studied ceramic sculpture at the University of Birmingham with professor James Alexander.  He taught me not just about the use of clay as a medium for sculpture, but also sculpture as a tool of communication.  He opened my eyes to a wide range of possibilities.  Since then, I have been creating pieces that tell a story.

 

At the same time, I met sculptor Cordray Parker, who invited me to become his apprentice in working with bronze.  I worked with him for four years; since then, bronze became one of my favorite mediums to work with.  I also work with other material as you see, with my latest project in which I recycle paper in order to make my own paper pulp.

 

My work speaks about the human condition.  The unstable political atmosphere in Guatemala made a strong impression in my life.  Once living in the USA, I started creating pieces in which I expressed my political opinion, in a way that I wouldn't had been able to do in Guatemala.

Through the process of acculturation, I started to feel less isolated as I began comparing, analyzing and trying to understand the "why" of many things, and also amusing myself.

 

When I was working on a piece based on my own experiences in Guatemala, I realized the connection between the violence and greed that causes so much problems in Guatemala, and the corruption elsewhere in the world.  Violence and greed know no boundaries.  No one is immune.  My Latest project is about giving a voice to the immigrant, to hear the other side of the story and connect with the person behind it.  These are their stories they want you to know.

Oct 27
Peer Wellness Chit-Chats10:00 a.m.

Sign-up or drop-by to have an in-person chat** with one of our Peer Wellness Advocates. If you are struggling with homesickness, trying to make friends, having a problem...
October 7–November 24
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest Wellness Center (Room 041)

Sign-up or drop-by to have an in-person chat** with one of our Peer Wellness Advocates. If you are struggling with homesickness, trying to make friends, having a problem they'd like to talk through, or simply wanting to talk with an understanding person then this is the opportunity for you. This isn't counseling, but rather a space to talk with a fellow student and someone who understands what you are going through.

You can sign up ahead of time for slots at https://calendly.com/ducknest.

**If you don't feel comfortable or are unable to come to the Duck Nest we're happy to offer these chats online. Just email us at peerhealth@uoregon.edu to let us know and set up a time.

Oct 27
Movement and Meditationnoon

Incorporate simple movements inspired by qigong and yoga, then ease into shared stillness with focus on inner peace, gratitude, and loving kindness toward self and others. This...
October 6–December 8

Incorporate simple movements inspired by qigong and yoga, then ease into shared stillness with focus on inner peace, gratitude, and loving kindness toward self and others.

This is a core workout for resilience, care of the spirit and emotional fitness. Attention paid to elements of the season and our relationship with the planet.

Join us and plug into the power of slowing down.

Led by Mary Ann Petersen, acupuncturist at University Health Services, who has a Masters in Chinese Medicine.

Oct 27
Personalized Involvement Coaching and DIY fun Kitsnoon

Find Fun, Friends, Community, You! Whoever you are and whereever you come from, you have a place here. We're just here to help you find it. Find those who share your...
September 29–November 17
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Outside: Fishbowl Terrace

Find Fun, Friends, Community, You!

Whoever you are and whereever you come from, you have a place here. We're just here to help you find it.

Find those who share your identity, cause, fun, religion, degree, interests and so much more.

Pick up a free DIY Fun kit

Week 1 Draw String bags with fabric paints
Week 2 Stained glass wind chime with paints

Week 3 color and build your own giant pin wheel with markers

Week 4 study kit 

Week 5 wood Sail boats kits

Week 6 Stained glass with paints

Week 7 Scratch pads or origami

Week 8 draw your own journal cover 

 

 

Oct 27
Latinx & Undocumented Student Connections1:00 p.m.

A supportive space for students to connect, discuss and build community. Students may attend as many of the meetings as they find helpful. Though a therapist will be present,...
October 13–December 1

A supportive space for students to connect, discuss and build community. Students may attend as many of the meetings as they find helpful. Though a therapist will be present, please note that these services are not considered to be counseling, therapy, or treatment. They may, however, still be beneficial to the emotional well-being of participants.

Oct 27
SNAP Drop-in Assistance (In Person)2:00 p.m.

Stop by the Duck Nest** to learn more about SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) and get help with the application. Find out more about food security programs at UO too! You...
October 12–November 24
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Duck Nest Wellness Center (Room 041)

Stop by the Duck Nest** to learn more about SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) and get help with the application. Find out more about food security programs at UO too!

You can sign up ahead of time for slots at https://calendly.com/ducknest.

**If you don't feel comfortable or are unable to come to the Duck Nest we're happy to offer these chats online. Just email us at peerhealth@uoregon.edu to let us know and set up a time

Oct 27
Substance Use and Recovery2:00 p.m.

Students can attend this workshop to learn about advocating for their needs around substance use, how to be an ally to a friend or loved on in recovery, and lastly, to learn ways...
October 20–December 1

Students can attend this workshop to learn about advocating for their needs around substance use, how to be an ally to a friend or loved on in recovery, and lastly, to learn ways to party safely, care for themselves adequately, and get to know resources on and around campus. Join via Zoom using your uoregon account: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/93193430705

Oct 27
International Student Discussion Space4:00 p.m.

A supportive space for students to connect, discuss and build community. Students may attend as many of the meetings as they find helpful. Though a therapist will be present,...
October 13–December 1

A supportive space for students to connect, discuss and build community. Students may attend as many of the meetings as they find helpful. Though a therapist will be present, please note that these services are not considered to be counseling, therapy, or treatment. They may, however, still be beneficial to the emotional well-being of participants.

Oct 27
Resiliency Skills Training4:00 p.m.

Do you want to learn tools to build coping skills and find ways to thrive rather than just survive? Do you want to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness, and increase...
October 27–November 17

Do you want to learn tools to build coping skills and find ways to thrive rather than just survive?

Do you want to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness, and increase a sense of belonging, connection and life satisfaction?

Sign up for a 4-week training that will help you build skills around resiliency. Each week you'll participate in an online group session for 1-hour with other college students to build these skills.

Register for the training at: https://calendly.com/ducknest/resiliency-training-workshop 

**Please note we ask that you commit to attending all 4 weeks to get the most out of the training! (This training will take place on Tuesdays from 4-5pm, weeks 5 to 8 during Fall Term)