Student Life

Student Life Portland Services

Student Life Portland is a resource for our Portland students. Our goal is to orient, inform and respond to you and your needs to make your academic experience enjoyable and successful. We hope you find the following resources helpful to you while you are a student at UO.

For questions or more information contact Student Life Portland.

Linda Favero, Assistant Dean of Students and Career Services, lfavero@uoregon.edu or 503-412-3704

Linda is an excellent contact for anything you might need to navigate your student expereince. Swing by the office or contact her by e-mail or phone with any need. 

Julie MacKenzie, Program Coordinator, juliem@uoregon.edu or 503-412-3701

Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

White Stag Block | Suite 241
70 NW Couch St.
Portland, OR 97209

PDX and PSU have a Joint Campus Registration Agreement MOU allowing students from both schools to access course offerings of the other school without creating undue dual enrollment burdens related to financial aid, multi-institutional billing, and separate records at both institutions.

Sep 25
Telling Your Nonprofit Story: Creative Communications Strategies10:00 a.m.

Presented by Momenta Group & University of Oregon Strong communications have never been more important for nonprofits to entice donors and create awareness for their mission....
September 25 10:00 a.m.–noon
George S. Turnbull Center, Shirley Pape Forum

Presented by Momenta Group & University of Oregon



Strong communications have never been more important for nonprofits to entice donors and create awareness for their mission. This workshop will provide a platform for you to begin thinking strategically about and find solutions for telling your organization's story.

Many nonprofits worry, "How do we find the budget to hire professionals or pay for promotional campaigns?” “Can’t we just use volunteers?" "How can an outsider understand our mission as well as we do?"

During our time together, we will cover the fundamentals of finding all your available resources, social networking, and professionals connections to get your message heard. No matter the size of your organization or your budget, there is a campaign strategy that is right for you.

Development, fundraising, and communications team members as well as leadership and directors are encouraged to attend.

Topics covered during this seminar:

Successful & Not-So-Successful Storytelling CampaignMovement Building & Brand AmbassadorsHumanizing your Organization Creating Call-to-Action CampaignsSocial Media For the Greatest ImpactBudgeting & Grant Writing for CommunicationsBuilding Your Team



About Jamie Rose

Jamie Rose is the co-owner and COO of Momenta Group LLC, a communications firm based in Oregon.

Before joining Momenta, Jamie worked as an international photojournalist in the press corps based in Washington. She predominantly covered politics for newspapers and humanitarian issues for nonprofits. Her clients included The Global Fund, Doctors Without Borders, National Geographic Books, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Calvert Foundation, The Washington Post Magazine, and Physicians for Human Rights.

Jamie is considered an expert in nonprofit communications and business development. In 2011, Jamie was awarded the United Nations’ IPC’s Leadership Award. She has been interviewed about the importance of nonprofit documentary storytelling for Photo District News (PDN), News Photographer Magazine, The Candid Frame, Around the Lens, and numerous blogs and podcasts. She is frequently requested to speak at conferences and universities and has been a guest lecturer at Georgetown, Syracuse, and Columbia's communications schools about working with nonprofits.

Jamie has a M.S. in Visual Interactive Communications from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University and a B.A. in Literature and Communications from American University. She lives in Redmond, Oregon with her husband and business parter, John C. Anderson, and their rescue dog, Cody.



About Momenta Creative

Momenta Creative is a creative agency within Momenta Group, LLC. We believe strong communication can change your entire organization. Whether internal or external, the power of your communications is only as strong as the passion of the team crafting your message. Therefore, our mission is to gather the best team of creative professionals to find the right solutions for your organization's goals. We specialize in brand management and strategic planning as well as offer visual services like photo, video, web, and design campaigns. Our portfolio includes The European Union, SAP, ADS, CPDC, HAND Housing, AHC, Ben's Chili Bowl, CAN, Tech Exec Networks, Camera Bits, NLIHC, and many others. Visit us today at http://www.momentacreative.com or learn more about our training programs at http://www.momentaworkshops.com.

Sep 25
UO Portland Welcome Week: Design Delights5:00 p.m.

Students from all Portland programs are invited to meet each other throughout the week. Enjoy snacks and games! Design Delights - hosted by College of Design Questions and...
September 25 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
White Stag Block, Light Court

Students from all Portland programs are invited to meet each other throughout the week. Enjoy snacks and games!

Design Delights - hosted by College of Design

Questions and Accommodations: Contact Linda Favero, Assistant Dean of Students and Career Services at lfavero@uoregon.edu or 503.412.3704.

Sep 26
Job Search Groupnoon

You recently graduated or are about to graduate from the UO—yay! But you aren't sure what your next move is. The pressure is on to find a job, but you find yourself wondering...
September 19–October 5
White Stag Block, Suite 241

You recently graduated or are about to graduate from the UO—yay! But you aren't sure what your next move is. The pressure is on to find a job, but you find yourself wondering where to even start.

Sound familiar?

Join our upcoming Job Search Group in Portland and connect with other 2017 UO graduates and graduating students looking for work in Portland. You'll get support from a small group of peers, opportunities to connect with UO alumni and hear their job search advice, and concrete steps to get you that job!

Sessions are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. beginning September 19 and ending October 5, 2017. Bring your lunch!

Session One (Tuesday, September 19): Knowing Yourself and Creating Your Brand
Session Two (Thursday, September 21): Writing Resumes and Cover Letters
Session Three (Tuesday, September26): Interviewing Successfully
Session Four (Thursday, September 28): Becoming Known Through Networking
Session Five (Tuesday, October 3): Managing the Job Search Process
Session Six (Thursday, October 5): Presenting Your Job Search Plan

Space is limited to eight 2017 UO graduates or graduating seniors. There is no cost to attend.

Group will meet at the White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch St., Portland, OR 97209, Suite 241

Want to join us?

RSVP now to careerpdx@uoregon.edu or by calling 503-412-3701.

Sep 26
UO Portland Welcome Week: Tacos + Trivia5:00 p.m.

Students from all Portland programs are invited to meet each other throughout the week. Enjoy snacks and games! Tacos + Trivia - hosted by School of Journalism and Communication...
September 26 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
White Stag Block, Pape Forum, Floor 3R

Students from all Portland programs are invited to meet each other throughout the week. Enjoy snacks and games!

Tacos + Trivia - hosted by School of Journalism and Communication and School of Law

Questions and Accommodations: Contact Linda Favero, Assistant Dean of Students and Career Services at lfavero@uoregon.edu or 503.412.3704.

Sep 27
UO Portland Welcome Week: Naito Night of Nibbles5:00 p.m.

Students from all Portland programs are invited to meet each other throughout the week. Enjoy snacks and games! Naito Night of Nibbles - hosted by Lundquist College of...
September 27 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
109 NW Naito

Students from all Portland programs are invited to meet each other throughout the week. Enjoy snacks and games!

Naito Night of Nibbles - hosted by Lundquist College of Business

Questions and Accommodations: Contact Linda Favero, Assistant Dean of Students and Career Services at lfavero@uoregon.edu or 503.412.3704.

Sep 28
The Ins and Outs of Podcasting7:30 a.m.

Presented by PRSA Oregon Chapter. Amongst today’s many forms of communication, podcasts are emerging as an effective way to connect with an audience in an accessible, targeted...
September 28 7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
George S. Turnbull Center

Presented by PRSA Oregon Chapter.

Amongst today’s many forms of communication, podcasts are emerging as an effective way to connect with an audience in an accessible, targeted and engaging way. Join Amy Rosenberg and Connor Laubenstein of Veracity, and hosts of PR Talk Podcast, to learn the ins and outs of podcasting. Whether you want to launch a podcast for yourself or a client or you want to connect with existing podcasts as a new platform to tell your story, there will be plenty of tips for communication professionals of all levels and industries.

For a preview, tune in to PR Talk for a discussion with our very own PRSA Oregon President, Colby Reade, APR

Light breakfast refreshments will be provided.

Sep 28
UO Portland Welcome Week: Duck Hunt5:00 p.m.

Students from all Portland programs are invited to meet each other throughout the week. Enjoy snacks and games! Duck Hunt - hosted by Duck Store, Duck Athletics, and UO Alumni...
September 28 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
White Stag Block, Duck Store

Students from all Portland programs are invited to meet each other throughout the week. Enjoy snacks and games!

Duck Hunt - hosted by Duck Store, Duck Athletics, and UO Alumni Association

Questions and Accommodations: Contact Linda Favero, Assistant Dean of Students and Career Services at lfavero@uoregon.edu or 503.412.3704.

Oct 2
SOJC Graduate Programs Information Session (Portland)5:00 p.m.

Join us for an opportunity to learn more about the School of Journalism and Communications two Graduate Programs - Multimedia Journalism and Strategic Communication, based in...
April 3 2017–March 5 2018
George S. Turnbull Center, 342 Waggener Edstrom Conference Room

Join us for an opportunity to learn more about the School of Journalism and Communications two Graduate Programs - Multimedia Journalism and Strategic Communication, based in Portland.

Please RSVP to Stacy (bazzana@uoregon.edu)

Oct 2
Beta Alpha Psi: Meet the Firms6:00 p.m.

Meet the Firms is our annual event where firms of all sizes, from local to the Big 4, send representatives to discuss career opportunities for the accounting profession. This is a...
October 2 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Ford Alumni Center

Meet the Firms is our annual event where firms of all sizes, from local to the Big 4, send representatives to discuss career opportunities for the accounting profession. This is a can’t miss event for all accounting majors, and everyone is welcome! Don't forget your suit and resumes!

Oct 3
UO Portland Welcome Week: Faculty, Staff, and Student Mixer4:00 p.m.

Students from all Portland programs are invited to meet faculty and staff. Enjoy refreshments! Faculty, Staff, and Student Mixer - hosted by UO Portland Academic...
October 3 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
White Stag Block, Light Court

Students from all Portland programs are invited to meet faculty and staff. Enjoy refreshments!

Faculty, Staff, and Student Mixer - hosted by UO Portland Academic Affairs

Questions and Accommodations: Contact Linda Favero, Assistant Dean of Students and Career Services at lfavero@uoregon.edu or 503.412.3704.

Oct 10
9th Annual Get Connected: Pivot Your Career with Networking5:30 p.m.

The average worker will hold 13 jobs in a lifetime, and 80% of jobs are discovered through networking. Whether you are a graduate student, recent graduate or have decades of...
October 10 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
White Stag Block

The average worker will hold 13 jobs in a lifetime, and 80% of jobs are discovered through networking. Whether you are a graduate student, recent graduate or have decades of experience, you have the most powerful, helpful resource available to land your next job or to advance your career—your network.

Come prepared to challenge your misperceptions about networking: “People are too busy to help” or “You have to be an extrovert to network.” During this interactive session learn to strategically leverage and build your network in unexpected ways.

Stacey Lane is a career coach who helps individuals with unique backgrounds figure out where they fit, how to market themselves and find a career that’s as interesting as they are. She’s reinvented herself professionally a few times—including quitting her corporate job, selling her house, moving across the country, and starting a business in a city where she had only had a handful of contacts. Known for her candid career guidance, her advice has appeared in local and national publications. Find her at www.staceylane.net and she invites you to connect with her on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/staceylane.

Schedule:

5:30–6:15 p.m. Registration, check-in, and networking
6:15–7:30 p.m. Interactive program and Q & A

Registration: (includes 2 drink tickets and appetizers)

FREE for current UO students and 2017 UO graduates
$15 for UOAA members
$20 for nonmembers

Register online at uoalumni.com/getconnected2017 or call the UOAA at 800-245-ALUM. Please register by Friday, October 6. Online registration will remain open the day of the event. Registrations received after October 6 will not include preprinted name tags. Walk-up registration is $20 for all.

Questions?

For additional information, contact Linda Favero at lfavero@uoregon.edu or 503-412-3704.

Partners: Boly:Welch and the UOAA Duck Career Network Sponsors: School of Law, School of Journalism and Communication, Applied Information Management, Oregon Executive MBA

Nov 1
Conversation with Jose Antonio Vargas2:00 p.m.

Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and media entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Define American, the nation’s leading non-profit...
November 1 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
George S. Turnbull Center, TBD

Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and media entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Define American, the nation’s leading non-profit media advocacy organization that uses storytelling to humanize the conversation around immigration, citizenship, and identity in a changing America. He also founded #EmergingUS, a production company that focuses on race, immigration, and the emerging American identity.

As a creator and curator of stories, he produces the annual Define American Film Festival, a traveling event that showcases content and conversations focused on America’s changing demographics.



Join us for a conversation at UO-Portland for a conversation with Jose. More details to come.

Jan 25
George Packer, author of The Unwinding7:30 p.m.

George Packer, author of The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America. In his book, Packer posits that American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic shifts...
January 25 7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
White Stag Block, auditorium

George Packer, author of The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America. In his book, Packer posits that American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and loser, allowing unprecedented freedom while rending the social contract, driving the political system to the verge of breakdown, and setting citizens adrift to find new paths forward.

May 31
Margo Jefferson lecture7:30 p.m.

Margo Jefferson is the author of Negroland: A Memoir, a landmark work on privilege, discrimination, and fallacy of post-racial America. She is also a Pulitzer Prize-winning...
May 31 7:30 p.m.–9:30 a.m.
White Stag Block, auditorium

Margo Jefferson is the author of Negroland: A Memoir, a landmark work on privilege, discrimination, and fallacy of post-racial America. She is also a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, cultural critic, journalist, and professor at Columbia University School of the Arts.