IntroDUCKtion news and events
IntroDUCKtion news and events
IntroDUCKtion Quick Quack
Sunday, July 19, 2020
  • This week's flock meeting theme is Inquiring Minds. Ask your SOSers any questions you have about what it's like to be a student at the University of Oregon.
  • All flock meetings are mandatory and your SOSers want to see you each week! If you don't attend all your flock meetings, you will not be cleared for academic advising and course registration. Text your SOSer if you need to change your flock time or make up a flock that you have missed.
  • 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.
This week's faculty perspectives mock class sessions will take place on Thursday, July 23. Sign up required; click on the topic title to register. You can also revisit last week's sessions on YouTube.
  • UO law professor Latisha Nixon will be discussing the impact of COVID-19 on local and global communities at 10:30 a.m. PDT. 
  • Join Camisha Russell from the Department of Psychology in the session on Anti-Racism and Black Lives Matter at noon PDT.
  • Understanding and addressing climate change is crucial to protecting our shared future. Valerie Sahakian from earth sciences will share her work on the Environment and Climate Change at 1:30 p.m. PDT.
  • Meet with UO writers, artists, performers, and scholars working to understand humanistic endeavors and how these impact our world in the Engaged Humanities at 3:00 p.m. PDT. This week will be presented by linguistics professor Mokaya Bosire.
  • Join advertising professor Chris Chavez in an exploration of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at 4:30 p.m. PDT.
This week's Interest Sessions will be held Friday, July 24. 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
  • Learn to navigate the UO's billing system and understand tuition costs, payment options, financial aid, and scholarships in Money Matters: Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Billing, 10:30–11:30 a.m. PDT.
  • Aris Hall, PhD, coordinator for the Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center (BCC), will give an overview of the center from 12:30–1:15 p.m. PDT. The BCC is the hub of Black student life on campus and also offers opportunities for non-Black students to learn about Black culture.
  • FIGs and ARCs help you explore interests, build a community, and achieve academic success in your first year. Discover the options in the FIGs and ARCs session from 2:00–2:45 p.m. PDT.
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Education and Support Services will discuss community-building events, educational programs, student involvement, inclusive housing, scholarships, trans-related care, and LGBTQIA+ support from 3:30–4:15 p.m. PDT.
  • The Multicultural Education, Engagement, and Student Success office offers multiple programs, events, and forms of support designed to make your time at UO the best it can be. Join their session from 5:00–5:45 p.m. PDT to learn how their office can support you.
  • The UO Student Recreation Center is hosting a Barre class for IntroDUCKtion students on Saturday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m. PDT. This workout focuses on posture, body awareness, strength, flexibility, and balance. No dance experience necessary. Zoom password is 573281.
  • From Saturday Market to Spencer Butte, get ready to explore Eugene.
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Eugene Saturday Market has been held in the same downtown location for 50 years.
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UO student browses fresh herbs at the Eugene Saturday Market
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