A Long Line of Stewards - April 2014

I don’t know how long you’ve been out of school, but try to remember what it was like that very first day you went to class at the University of Oregon. Weren’t you in awe of the amazing landscape of our campus? Centuries-old trees, lush green grass, feathery ferns and abundant flowers … The majesty of it all makes this one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. 

Learning is so much more than what takes place in the classroom. This arboretum of a campus definitely adds to the amazing education we all received here, and that UO students are enjoying today. Education of the whole person is a philosophy embraced at this special place we all call home – the UO. As human beings, we are drawn to nature, and we appreciate it. In that appreciation, we examine and find out more about ourselves.

If you haven’t been back to see your beautiful alma mater, make time to come and visit (hint: the UOAA leads alumni tours every Friday at 2:00 p.m. – call the office to make a reservation). When you do visit, you’ll quickly be reminded why we all appreciate this incredible campus environment.  

Our picturesque university, however, didn’t just happen. The beauty we enjoy has been cultivated since 1876 - when this site was only a field with one building. That attentive care of our facility by generations before us has produced the breathtaking community we enjoy today. And this is why we are called to wholeheartedly tend to our campus. Our committed stewardship will benefit generations to come, with a campus for which they can be proud. 

If you want to play a rewarding part in having a lasting impact at the University of Oregon, please join alumni, staff, faculty and students on University Day, May 15. Contact the UOAA office for more details.