Duck of the Week

Duck of the Week aims to tell the stories of our employees and their work in their own words.

Here we highlight those who have gone above and beyond – such as creating new ways to engage with students, or taking care of critical infrastructure on campus, or embracing technology to stay connected with colleagues.

Take a moment to suggest a coworker or two to be featured in an upcoming week. Nominations are open to faculty members, officers of administration, classified staff, graduate employees and student workers.

Nominate an Employee

The purpose of Duck of the Week is to help foster community among UO employees and share employee experiences by learning about different UO jobs and hearing from our colleagues’ point of view. Being included in the series is not intended to be an assessment or evaluation of on-the-job effectiveness or otherwise connected to a formal performance review.

 

Peter Verrey is the Enterprise Device Management Lab Manager
February 22

Making computer labs accessible for remote, online operations

Duck of the Week: Peter Verrey is a computer lab manager for Information Services

Vicki Strand at a drive-through vaccination clinic for Lane County Public Health
February 15

Preparing for emergencies, logistics and vaccine distribution

Duck of the Week: Vicki Strand is the UO’s continuity and emergency manager

Hilary Lord is a member of the Corona Corps
February 9

Supporting students who test positive for coronavirus

Duck of the Week: Hilary Lord is a member of the Corona Corps

Cora Bennett is the Student Orientation Programs director
February 2

Reimagining student IntroDUCKtion, orientation experiences

Duck of the Week: Cora Bennett is the Student Orientation Programs director

John Bellamy Foster is a professor of sociology
January 26

Integrating environmental problems into teaching, research

Duck of the Week: John Bellamy Foster is a professor of sociology

Jessica Price, associate general counsel
January 19

Facilitating difficult legal decisions with research and expertise

Duck of the Week: Jessica Price is an associate general counsel at the UO

Jett Nilprabhassorn
January 11

Engaging prospective students amid a changing landscape

Duck of the Week: Jett Nilprabhassorn an associate director for strategic communications

Bailey Dobbs, instructional designer for UO Online
January 4

Providing support for online course design and instruction

Duck of the Week: Bailey Dobbs is an instructional designer for UO Online

DJ Kelly-Quattrocchi is a multicultural education, engagement and student success coordinator
December 15

Creating support and connections for multicultural students

Duck of the Week: DJ Kelly-Quattrocchi coordinates co-curricular enrichment opportunities

Rayne Vieger is an e-learning and open educational resource librarian
December 8

Raising awareness about access to affordable textbooks

Duck of the Week: Rayne Vieger is an e-learning and open educational resource librarian

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