The Portland Pilots and the West Coast Conference are joining efforts for the 2012-13 WCC T-Shirt Drive to collect new and gently used t-shirts during the basketball season to benefit Clothes4Souls. Pilot fans can donate t-shirts at all home basketball games or at the Pilots box office. By donating shirts, UP fans will be able to take advantage of Portland’s Spring Cleaning Ticket Offer, which allows fans to receive a free general admission ticket to a Pilots men’s or women’s home basketball game by donating five t-shirts at the Pilots box office (not valid for men’s home game versus BYU). For more information contact Jon Brooks, athletics, at 7431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday, February 7 the “Half-time Mile” is scheduled to take place during the Pilot men’s home game vs. Loyola Marymount at 7 p.m. On Saturday, February 9 at 2 p.m. the Pilot men play Pepperdine in their annual Military Appreciation game. All active and retired military personnel will receive free admission by visiting the Pilots box office on the day of the game. There will also be a special performance by the 104th Army Band and activities for kids so bring out the whole family and enjoy an afternoon of fun with the Pilots. For more information visit www.portlandpilots.com or call 7431. For tickets call 7525 or visit the Pilots box office.
The Pilots women’s basketball team is returning to the Chiles Center for two games this week. The action gets started on Thursday as the Pilots take the court against Pepperdine with a 7 p.m. tip-off. The team will also be in action on Saturday with a home game versus Loyola Marymount which is set for a 1 p.m. tip-off. Following the game on Saturday the Pilots will hold a free Mother-Daughter Clinic. For more information or to register for the Mother-Daughter Clinic please call (503) 943-7431 or e-mail Jon Brooks at email@example.com.
Music at Midweek continues for the spring semester, Wednesdays, 12:30-1:25, Mago Hunt Center Recital Hall. Admission is free and all are welcome. The next weeks will feature:
- January 30: Beyond the Chamber, a chamber arrangement of Bach’s Goldberg Variations
- February 6: Tim Gorman, UP alumnus and pianist for The Who, Jefferson Starship, CANCELLED
- February 13: Portland Opera Sing and Chat
- February 20: Cascadia String Quartet, with UP alumnus Chris Fotinakis.
For more information contact performing and fine arts at 7228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hawaii Club is looking for faculty and staff to dance as part of the show at their annual Luau. Those who participate will receive a free ticket! No dance experience is necessary to join the fun. Practices started on Sunday, January 27 and will be held every Sunday in St. Mary’s on the following schedule: Slow Tahitian, 9 a.m.; Auana, 10 a.m.; Kahiko, 11 a.m.; Boys Fast, noon; Haka, 1 p.m.; Seniors, 2 p.m.; Tahitian, 3 p.m.; Couples, 4 p.m.; Poi Balls, 5 p.m.; Samoan, 5 p.m.; Professors, 6 p.m. For more information e-mail Jamie Lee at email@example.com or Fredeliz Misay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All faculty, staff, and students are invited to view a display looking back to January 1951 when the University of Portland became fully co-educational and admitted women to all of its programs. Before that date, women could only enroll in two programs: nursing (starting in 1934) and music (starting in 1947). With the increase of co-eds on campus, the University’s first residence for women, Villa Maria Hall, was built in 1957 and Mehling Hall followed in 1964. The display was created by the University Museum and is located in the display case across from the Shepard Freshman Resource Center on the first floor of Buckley Center.
Campus community members are also invited to view historical nursing artifacts from the museum in a display created by the School of Nursing. The display is located outside of the nursing department offices on the third floor of Buckley Center.
For more information contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, at 8038 or email@example.com.
The English department is sponsoring a panel for English (or any humanities) majors on Friday, February 1, at 3:30 p.m., in Buckley Center room 207. “Life after an English Major” will feature four UP alumni from the past 7 years who have landed in various careers (editing, digital media, public policy, social work) in the region. The panelists will share their post-grad experiences and answer students’ questions about navigating the working world with a major in humanities. The panel is free and open to all; please let your students know. For more information contact Molly Hiro, English, at 8031 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
University parents are invited to take the opportunity to enjoy four hours of free time with their significant others while the UP onsite daycare watches their children on Parents Night Out, Friday, February 1, from 6-10 p.m. This service is provided by Vermont Hills Family Life Center daycare/preschool on the first Friday of each month. The cost is $30 per child and $40 for two children and includes dinner for the kids. Proceeds benefit the UP daycare/preschool house. For more information or to sign your child up contact Cala Richman, director at (503) 283-9688 or email@example.com.
Public safety will be sponsoring self defense classes on Sunday, February 3 and Saturday, February 9 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Chiles Center mezzanine, according to director Gerald Gregg. The courses are free and open to all, men and women alike. They will be taught by master instructor Stan Miller and will focus on “street style” physical and mental self defense skills. Visit Miller’s website at www.portlandjujitsu.com for more information or contact Gregg at 7161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty and staff can show their UP pride and help out a great cause by joining University of Portland’s Shamrock Run team. To join, register online at http://www.shamrockrunportland.com (choose the “team” option; the UP code is 1070). Packet pick-up (race t-shirts, pins, bibs, and of course, your UP gear) will be at UP the week before the Sunday, March 17 race at Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. As an added bonus, if at least 75 members sign up for the UP team, Shamrock Run will donate $5 per person to the Bill Reed Scholarship Fund. Last year’s UP team raised more than $600 for the scholarship. Registration closes Thursday, January 31. For information about the UP team, contact Amy Shelly, marketing and communications, at email@example.com.