Here’s a short post about some tricks and tips for the first week of the semester: when you start receiving your syllabuses.
Everyone has their favorite places around the UP campus. Student office assistants Gaby and Grace went on the ultimate bench tour, and we found some of our favorite benches around campus.
Mackenzie (‘22, Mill Creek, WA) just finished her freshman year of college at the University of Portland at the beginning of May. She is now a rising sophomore studying Biology on a pre-PA track, and minoring in Chemistry and Neuroscience. Having freshly experienced the freshman year journey, she will be sharing a few words to give a deeper insight into what it is really like to be a freshman in college.
Sarah Ponce is a rising senior majoring in Biology and Spanish with a chemistry minor. Her career goal is to become a bilingual psychiatrist and obtain a Masters in Public Health. She is also First-Generation student and was the first of her family to travel outside of North America to study abroad in Granada, Spain. Read about how Sarah reflected on her personal identity throughout her study abroad experience and what she loved most about her travels.
Gaby (21’) is a rising junior studying Political Science and German Studies and minoring in Gender and Women’s studies. She returned about a month ago from studying in Salzburg, Austria for her sophomore year, and is originally from San Jose, California. She’ll be answering a few questions about her study abroad experience, and how that’s impacted her now that she’s back in Portland.
Mackenzie (‘22, Mill Creek, WA) is a rising sophomore at the University of Portland. She will be answering some frequently asked questions that incoming students typically have regarding taking labs, as they can differ quite a bit from high school science labs. Especially if you are a pre-health student, you will be taking many labs throughout your four years here, so a little insight can’t hurt!
The National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) just wrapped up their National Meeting in Washington DC this year over the weekend. This 5 day conference was a fantastic learning opportunity for UP’s pre-health advisors who got to hear from institutions across the US about national and local trends, admissions, and programming. [Read more…] about NAAHP 2018 National Meeting
Autumn (’20) is one of our Student Office Assistants in the College’s Advising office. She is entering her junior year, studying Organizational Communications and Political Science. Autumn hails from a small town in Idaho and just returned about a month ago from a year-long study abroad opportunity through UP’s Salzburg program.
Katelyn (’21) is one of our Student Office Assistants in the College’s Advising office. She is entering her sophomore year, studying Biology (BS) with aspirations for pharmacy school after graduation. A native of Vancouver, WA (just north of Portland), Katelyn has a unique perspective as a rare freshman commuter student.
The College of Arts and Sciences is excited to announce that Dr. Gary Lee Malecha, professor of Political Science, has taken up his new position as interim dean.
Dr. Malecha, who has been at the University of Portland since 1992, has served on numerous committees at the University, most recently leading the University Ad Hoc Committee on Mental Health in 2016. He provided leadership as chair of the Political Science Department for many years, currently serves as the faculty athletics representative to the NCAA, and has served in many more leadership roles throughout his time at UP. Dr. Malecha is an expert in the area of American politics, teaching courses on U.S. Congress, the U.S. Presidency, public policy, and the politics of food. He was awarded the University’s highest honor for faculty, the James Culligan Award, in 1999 (University of Portland News).
Dr. Malecha agreed to serve the University in this capacity for one year to allow for a national search for the new dean of College of Arts and Sciences.