SOJC Events Calendar

May 30
Screening of "Break the Game" including Q&A with Jane Wagner 4:30 p.m.

Please come attend a screening of Jane Wagner's Break the Game followed by a Q&A with the director.  The film will start promptly at 4:30 PM in the...
Screening of "Break the Game" including Q&A with Jane Wagner
May 30
4:30–6:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Redwood Auditorium (214)

Please come attend a screening of Jane Wagner's Break the Game followed by a Q&A with the director. 

The film will start promptly at 4:30 PM in the EMU's Redwood Auditorium (214). Attendance is free! 

For a brief description of the film from Wagner's debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, see below: 

Video games and the community around them have meant everything to Narcissa Wright. Her quests to set speed run records in numerous game titles have allowed her to own competitions and stages across the globe. But as much as she loves the challenge of conquering virtual worlds, her biggest challenge will come from the community whose love and affection she yearns for as she comes out as transgender. Hell-bent on setting a new speedrunning world record in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Narcissa struggles to balance the volatile nature of internet fandom and the prospect of building a fulfilling life outside the confines of pixels and sprites.

Director Jane M. Wagner takes audiences on an emotionally arresting journey through Narcissa’s innermost thoughts and desires, showcasing the duality of a passionate, dedicated gamer. Witnessing Narcissa’s journey reveals not only so much about humanity’s longing for a community but the fine line between support and dependency. Drawing from an archive of more than 3,000 hours of Narcissa’s live streams, intimate verité, and 8-bit animation, Break the Game is a moving exploration of gamer culture, the realities of online harassment, and the mental health implications of a life lived online.––Casey Baron

The film's run time is 75 minutes. Wagner will be in attendance and take questions from the audience after.

This event is generously being sponsored by:

The UO Game Studies Minor Media Studies Program School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) UO Esports Program Price Science Library The New Media and Culture Certificate Program

 

Jun 4
SCYP Salem End of Year Celebration 3:30 p.m.

Join us to celebrate the 2023-24 partnership between the University of Oregon Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) and City of Salem! This year-long partnership helps...
SCYP Salem End of Year Celebration
June 4
3:30–6:00 p.m.
Center 50+

Join us to celebrate the 2023-24 partnership between the University of Oregon Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) and City of Salem!

This year-long partnership helps communities solve the problems of today and lay the groundwork for a sustainable, livable future—all while helping students prepare for the workforce through applied learning. University of Oregon students and faculty studied and made recommendations in over 20 courses directed at high priority projects for City Council and the Salem community. The partnership will end with a celebration event with leaders from Salem and the UO, faculty, students, local elected officials, and community members.

A poster session of final projects from two spring courses, Topics in Bicycle Transportation and Equitable Urban Parks, will occur for the first hour of the event for the community to interact and ask questions regarding the student’s work. Formal remarks will feature speakers from both entities, including UO faculty and students highlighting each project, proposed recommendations, and outcomes. Following formal remarks, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with UO faculty and students in an open house format to learn more about how the courses will help create long-term value for the Salem community.

Jun 13
Moving from Resistance to Writing 11:00 a.m.

Have you been putting off your writing all year by promising yourself that summer is when you'll buckle down and get it done? Are you finding yourself continuing to...
Moving from Resistance to Writing
June 13
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Have you been putting off your writing all year by promising yourself that summer is when you'll buckle down and get it done? Are you finding yourself continuing to procrastinate and avoid your writing even though summer has arrived? Have you ever wondered why it is that you really want to write, but just don't do it until there's a looming external deadline?

Led by Joy Gaston Gayles, PhD, Head of the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development (ELPHD) & an Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professor at North Carolina State University, this webinar will help you identify:

- what's holding you back from writing and completing your ___________ (article, dissertation, book manuscript, grant proposal, etc...)

- the three most common types of writing funk and how to move around them.

- how to create the types community, support and accountability for your writing that will help you to ride through whatever type of writing funk you are currently experiencing.

All UO students have free access to this resource. Please activate your account before logging in. If needed, you can activate your account by visiting this link: https://ow.ly/wyVS50ReGYH and selecting "Is your institution already a member?"

Joy Gaston Gayles, PhD, has established an international reputation for her research on intercollegiate athletics in higher education and women and underrepresented people of color in STEM fields. Issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice are at the center of her research agenda. In 2022, DIVERSE magazine named Dr. Gayles one of 25 influential women leading higher education, and she served as President of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). Dr. Gayles participated in NCFDD's Faculty Success Program in 2014 and now serves as a faculty success coach and campus workshop facilitator. She has coached over 125 faculty participants through the FSP program and has facilitated over five dozen campus workshops. Dr. Gayles loves to travel and make memories with her teenagers. As a former student-athlete, she is a sports and exercise enthusiast.

Jun 13
Cinema Studies Presents: The Art of Producing Spring Term Showcase 7:00 p.m.

Final Showcase Screenings of Student Short Films  Join student filmmakers from CINE 426: "The Art of Producing" for the Spring Term Showcase featuring screenings...
Cinema Studies Presents: The Art of Producing Spring Term Showcase
June 13
7:00–9:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall 177

Final Showcase Screenings of Student Short Films 

Join student filmmakers from CINE 426: "The Art of Producing" for the Spring Term Showcase featuring screenings of their short films: BROTHER CHRIS and THROWING ROCKS. In addition, meet the actors, get a behind-the-scenes look at the productions, enjoy the culmination of their great work, and celebrate the entire Art of Producing Visiting Filmmaker Series. The Spring Term Showcase will be catered and is free and open to the UO community!

This event is part of the 2024 Art of Producing Visiting Filmmaker Series, featuring screenings, talks, and receptions with award-winning producers and filmmakers. For more information, please visit cinema.uoregon.edu.

Funded by the generous Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Endowment

Jun 17
School of Journalism and Communication Commencement Ceremony 4:00 p.m.

Join us for the 2024 commencement ceremony for the School of Journalism and Communication in Matthew Knight Arena. For further event details please call 541-346-3602

School of Journalism and Communication Commencement Ceremony
June 17
4:00–6:00 p.m.
Matthew Knight Arena

Join us for the 2024 commencement ceremony for the School of Journalism and Communication in Matthew Knight Arena. For further event details please call 541-346-3602

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