IntroDUCKtion news and events
IntroDUCKtion news and events
IntroDUCKtion Quick Quack
Friday, August 07, 2020
  • Virtual academic advising sessions will occur for students throughout the entire month of August. In order to meet with your advisor, you must first pass the 10-question Knowledge Check for the Academic Advising Prep Module with a 70% or better.
  • Continue to join your weekly mandatory flock meetings. Our team will update flock attendance in your course every Monday evening for the previous week.
  • Already received an email from your academic advisor? Make sure you read the email carefully for important next steps like selecting your appointment time!
  • Already met with your academic advisor? Don't forget to register for your fall term classes in DuckWeb afterwards!
  • Welcome to week six of IntroDUCKtion! This week, you will be discussing different ways to get involved on campus with your flock. SOSers will be leading an activity and going over the various student life groups you can join in the fall. As a reminder, all flock meetings are mandatory.
  • Follow these instructions to get started with Zoom for your flock meetings.
  • The IntroDUCKtion and Academic Advising community site is now live. Log on to complete your reflections for both Faculty Perspectives and Interest Sessions, and complete your First-Year Academic Advising Prep Module. You must claim your Duck ID to access the site.
You’ve had the chance to meet with your SOSers in flocks, but take the time to get to know them even more! We will be spotlighting several SOSers over the next few weeks who will share a look into their lives as UO students.
Join Will this week as he talks about a typical day in his life attending the UO. All spotlights will be available to watch on our YouTube channel.
This week’s faculty perspectives mock class sessions will take place on Thursday, August 13. Sign up required; click on the topic title to register. We highly encourage you to join us live to ask questions and interact with faculty. You can also revisit last week's sessions on YouTube.
  • Psychology professor Philip Fisher focuses his research on developing and evaluating early childhood interventions in socially and economically marginalized communities. Join him in his conversation on COVID-19 at 10:30 a.m. PDT.
  • Through his expertise in advertising and race and ethnicity, School of Journalism and Communication advertising professor Troy Elias will discuss Anti-Racism at noon PDT.
  • Geography professor Dan Gavin is a biogeographer interested in understanding present and past responses of Earth's biota to climate change. He will be presenting on Environment and Climate Change at 1:30 p.m. PDT.
  • Charlene Liu of Art and Design creates her mixed media works through an amalgam of printmaking, painting, and papermaking processes. She will be presenting this week’s Engaged Humanities track at 3:00 p.m. PDT.
  • Journalism professor Nicole Dahmen focuses on ethical and technological issues in visual communication, with an emphasis on photojournalism in the digital age. Join Professor Dahmen at 4:30 p.m. PDT for a presentation on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
This week's Interest Sessions will be held Friday, August 14. All sessions are open to students, parents, and families. Sign up required; click on the topic title to register. Revisit last week's topics on YouTube.
  • Join the Holden Center for Leadership and Community Engagement from 1:45–2:30 p.m. PDT for an overview of their programs and new virtual support offerings, as well as a group activity to discover leadership styles.
  • The Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Programs will give an overview of opportunities to participate in EMU programs including Center for Student Involvement, Craft Center, Club Sports, KWVA student radio, Moss Street Children's Center, Outdoor Program, Student Sustainability Center, and ESports, 3:15–4:15 p.m. PDT.
  • What is a flight path? Remote, WEB, what's the difference? When do I need to choose a major? Will my credits transfer? Join the Tykeson Instagram Q&A Hour on Thursday, August 13, 6:00–7:00 p.m. (PDT) @uoadvising to get your questions answered by a Tykeson College & Career Advisor. We're here to support you along your UO journey!
  • Missed the first gentle yoga class or want to see your fitness progress from the last workout? Join the Rec for gentle yoga Saturday, August 15 at 11:00 a.m. PDT. Emphasis is on breathing and relaxation; all fitness levels welcome. Zoom password is 573281.
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