Spreading Sustainability

Between classes, UO senior Alden Gray spends many hours at the UO's CASL house and a job at Campus Recycling.

By Chris Parker

University of Oregon senior Alden Gray is the point person on a new university project: renovating an East Campus house into a low-impact, fully self-sustained house. His involvement has given him an opportunity to promote something he believes strongly in.


Résumé of Rebuilding

Coach Jim Moore on the court. He encourages players to find motivation from within. Photo by Eric Evans/Oregon Media Services

By Alicia Hankins

Jim Moore’s coaching statistics suggest he’s outstanding when it comes to reforming collegiate volleyball programs. After 15 years of rebuilding volleyball programs all over the country, Moore has found a place to call home at the University of Oregon.

A Labor of Love

Melanee Ellis watches over her ferrets at the Lane Area Ferret Shelter & Rescue in Eugene.

By Sadie Moser

Melanee Ellis fell in love with ferrets as a child, and they have seen her through some hard times. Now, she single-handedly runs the Lane Area Ferret Shelter & Rescue out of her home in Eugene, where she cares for over two dozen of them.

Still Moving Forward

It was a beautiful February morning on Mount Hood when Joanna Christiansen suffered her severe snowboarding injury.

By Emilee Booher

In February 2009, 22 year-old Joanna Christiansen suffered a snowboarding accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down. Now she is facing her toughest transition yet: learning how to adjust to life in a wheelchair.

Listen to Joanna in her own words

Celebrating the Dead

By Alicia Greenwell

UO psychology major Jill Torres at the Día de los Muertos celebration on campus.

El Día de los Muertos is a Latino celebration dedicated to honoring the dead and has been commemorated every November since 1981 by MEChA (Mecha Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan), a Chicano student organization at the University of Oregon.