Orientation weekend will be the first time that you are on campus this fall as a part of the UP family. It is one of the busiest, craziest, and physically and mentally draining weekends you’ll ever have in your life! It is packed with so many different activities and functions, with hopes of helping you connect with other peers and students, meet faculty and staff, become familiar with all that UP has to offer, and to feel welcomed into the UP community. Everyone has their own personal and unique experiences with orientation, but Mackenzie (‘22, Mill Creek, WA), one of our student office assistants in CAS, would like to share with you a little bit about her experience and emotions throughout this period of time.
Congratulations to the College of Arts and Sciences, which placed second in total donors in #PilotsGive! Thanks to your efforts, 128 donors made contributions to CAS, surpassing our minimum goal of 100 donors to unlock the $200,000 pledge from Kunal Nayyar! Great job, everyone! Together, we all add UP!
Kunal Nayyar ’03, star from the Big Bang Theory, has pledged to give $200,000 to support the Performing Arts Department in the College of Arts and Sciences. Kunal hopes to inspire at least 100 donors to make a gift to any designation in the College of Arts and Sciences campaign. When this goal is reached, his gift will provide support for performing arts students and programs.
Join the challenge starting tomorrow at 12:00 p.m.! On April 4-5 from noon to noon, the UP community will come together for our first ever day of giving:#PilotsGive. With nearly $400,000 in challenge funds available, University of Portland has an ambitious goal of securing 1000 donors in one day! #PilotsGive is OUR chance to make UP stronger. pilotsgive.up.edu Together we all add UP!
Human rights lawyer Gabriela Rivera will present “Women and Transitional Justice in Guatemala” on Thursday, April 16, from 4 to 5 p.m., in Buckley Center room 163. Her talk is free and open to all. Rivera works with the Association of Women Transforming the World, part of the Alliance for Breaking the Silence and Ending Impunity. She has a long history of working with women survivors of sexual violence and other forms of deprivation of freedom for women.
Her talk is sponsored by the departments of international languages and cultures and philosophy. For more information contact Maria Echenique, international languages and cultures, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
The Northwest Undergraduate Conference on Literature creates a professional atmosphere to promote student criticism and challenge student critics. NUCL gives undergraduate and advanced high school students an opportunity to present their own scholarly papers or creative works in organized panels of their peers. Students are able to share and discuss their knowledge through these presentations, and are encouraged to participate in the discussion of fellow NUCL papers. Aside from presenting their papers, and listening to papers written by their peers, students are invited to attend NUCL’s keynote speakers, who are noted academics and writers in the field of literature.
- NUCL is open to college and university students and honors or advanced-placement high school students.
- Conference sessions include 3-4 papers, plus student respondents facilitating discussion.
- NUCL invites 15-18 minute papers embodying your own, fresh response to an English or foreign language literary text, or texts (we will not accept papers longer than 10 pages in length and papers must be written in English). Consult “Submission Information” for more details.
- NUCL invites panel proposals: submit to us 3-4 related papers from your group.
- While the primary emphasis of NUCL is on critical/scholarly writing, NUCL also invites student poets and essayists to submit 1 essay, or 5-7 poems. Those chosen will read their work in a few sessions reserved for original poetry and personal essays.
- On behalf of NUCL, The University of Portland offers prizes and a scholarship for the best papers and works submitted, including the “Brass NUCL Award” for the hardest-hitting paper.
- All whose work is chosen for NUCL will receive official record of their participation.
Dr. William Deresiewicz is an award-winning essayist and critic, a frequent college speaker, and the best-selling author of Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life. He taught English at Yale for ten years and at Columbia for five. His essay “The Disadvantages of an Elite Education” has been viewed over one million times. Deresiewicz is a Contributing Writer for The Nation and a Contributing Editor for The American Scholar. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Harper’s, The New Republic, The London Review of Books, and elsewhere. He has won the Hiett Prize in the Humanities, the Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing, and is a three-time National Magazine Award nominee.
NUCL is sponsored by the Department of English; the Provost’s Office, the College of Arts & Sciences; and the Dean of Admissions, all of the University of Portland
“To talk in public, to think in solitude, to read and to hear, to inquire, and to answer inquiries, is the business of a scholar.” —Samuel Johnson, Chapter VIII, The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia
University of Portland theology professor Dave Turnbloom will present “The Sacraments: God’s Life in our Lives,” February 25, 2016, 7;30-8:30pm in Franz Hall 120. It is a pleasure to introduce the newest member of the Theology Department in the first of two Theology Thursday Events for Spring 2016. We hope you can join us.
For more information contact the theology department at (503) 943-7274 or email@example.com.
Majoring (or thinking about majoring) in Communication? Beginning to explore the numerous career possibilities in Communication Studies? Come to Lambda Pi Eta’s “Unexpected Careers” event in BC 314 on Thursday November 20th at 7pm to hear from those who have been in your shoes! Join a panel of professionals to learn about their experiences as they transitioned from studying Communication to pursing jobs in a variety of fields as diverse as Broadcast Journalism, Marketing, Photography, Interior Design, Multicultural Coordinator, and more. Cookies and Cocoa will be provided! For ADA accommodations or any questions please contact Alexa Dare at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Portland Orchestra will present “Airs, Fantasies and Diamonds: An evening of Symphonic String Music” on Saturday, November 22, at 7:30 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. The concert is free and open to all.
As a prelude to their January 2015 tour, the orchestra will present an evening of varied music written for string orchestra. Selections will include Karl Jenkins “Palladio,” a portion of which was made famous in DeBeers diamond commercials; selections from Respighi’s “Ancient Airs and Dances,” Alan Hovhannes’ “Celestial Fantasy,” Eric Whitacre’s “October,” and Johann Stamitz’s “Mannheim Symphony.”
For more information contact performing and fine arts at 7228 or email@example.com.