The planning process for Fall 2020 new student orientation programs and activities is underway, according to Jeromy Koffler, student activities. Any suggestions, recommendations, proposals, requests, or other “we should really do that!” ideas will be gratefully accepted by Koffler (firstname.lastname@example.org); Brad Franco, history (email@example.com); or Shazib Vijlee, Shiley School of Engineering (firstname.lastname@example.org), by Thursday, February 13.
The Women in Leadership Forum welcomes Shiau Yen Chin-Dennis, managing partner of the Portland office for global law firm K & L Gates, on Tuesday, January 28, at 6 p.m., in Franz Hall room 120. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to hear Shiau Yen’s story of leadership. The Women in Leadership Forum connects the UP community with dynamic women who are leaders in the greater Portland community. The Forum is a place for sharing stories, building connections, and supporting the development of women in leadership.
For more about Shiau Yen and the Women in Leadership Forum, use this link.
For more information contact the Pamplin School of Business at x7224 or email@example.com.
When students come to the Learning Commons for content tutoring, they often could use more work on how to study in general as well as the content area. How one approaches studying in one discipline varies from other disciplines, and how one approaches studying often impacts the grade earned by a student. The Learning Commons is launching a new pilot program to support students’ metacognitive approaches to studying. You can learn more about the program at this link.
On Wednesday, January 29, all are invited to a free showing of Hesburgh at 7:15 p.m. in the Brian Doyle Auditorium. Fr. Ted Hesburgh, C.S.C., a Holy Cross priest and long-time president of the University of Notre Dame, was one of the most important religious figures of his time. This highly regarded new documentary affords insight into his extraordinarily effective leadership in the causes of peace and equal rights for all people. Co-sponsored by the Garaventa Center and the Notre Dame Club of Portland.
For ADA accommodations or more information contact the Garaventa Center at x7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Pamplin School of Business on Wednesday, January 22, at 5 p.m., in Franz Hall room 426 for the first Learning Lab of the year. Shari Dun (executive director of Dress of Success Oregon and UP adjunct instructor) will lead you through her process of change. Learning Labs are free two-hour workshop sessions that deep dive into an area of leadership and management.
For more information contact Claire Moore, Pamplin School of Business, at email@example.com.
“The Undertaking,” part of the Rev. Claude Pomerleau Memorial Concert Series, will take place on Wednesday, February 5, at 7 p.m., in Hunt Center Recital Hall. A reception will follow.
An aging mother’s health teeters on the brink. Her adult daughter scrambles to find footing as her role shifts from child to authority figure. Death pounds at the door and they both wonder, “Could someone this ticked off actually be dying?” Through an interdisciplinary blend of music, movement, and theatrical storytelling, “The Undertaking” uses actor/dancers to portray the end-of-life care of an elder using Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2, played live by local music ensemble Northwest Piano Trio.
Featuring UP alumna Hannah Hillebrand ’05 and music faculty member Susan McDaniel, and directed by UP faculty/alumna Jessica Wallenfels, this performance is free to the UP community. Co-sponsored by the Garaventa Center, the Beckman Humor Project, the Fr. Claude Pomerleau Memorial Concert Series, the School of Nursing, and the Performing and Fine Arts Department. For ADA accommodations or more information contact Wallenfels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the beginning of the spring 2020 semester, the public safety office asks that faculty, staff, and students keep the following safety precautions in mind, according to marketing and communications vice president Michael Lewellen:
- Be mindful of your surroundings and report any unusual or suspicious activity to public safety.
- Carry your student, staff or faculty ID card with you at all times.
- As always, all residence halls are ID card accessible 24 hours a day.
As part of UP’s safety protocols, please note the following access information for other campus buildings:
- Academic buildings will have open access from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with ID card access only from 5 p.m. to midnight.
- The Chiles Center will have open access from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The Beauchamp Recreation & Wellness Center is ID card access only.
- Doors to Waldschmidt Hall will have ID card access during the business day (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) for all students, faculty, and staff. Visitors and guests will enter through the main entrance where a building concierge can provide assistance as needed.
- The Clark Library will have open access from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with ID card access from 5 p.m. until 2 a.m. for late-evening study.
- On weekends, academic and office buildings will be ID card access only from 7 a.m. to midnight.
If you have any questions about this information, please contact public safety at x4444 or email@example.com.
Do you assign presentations and group projects in your classes? Do you often find that your students could use help in improving their presenting of material and working effectively in groups?
The Learning Commons in collaboration with the Department of Communication Studies offers peer consulting in our Speech and Presentation Lab and Groupwork Lab. These peer tutors are accomplished in the areas of presenting and working with groups, and they are trained by the Learning Commons in tutoring approaches. Students can make appointments by emailing a request with two or three good days and times to meet to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
For more information, a PowerPoint slide, or an assignment blurb about the Speech and Presentation Lab and Groupwork Lab, email Jeffrey White, Learning Commons administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dundon-Berchtold Institute will welcome Susan Sygall for an Ethics Week Conversation on Monday, February 3, at 7:15 p.m., in the Brian Doyle Auditorium. Sygall is a world-renowned disability rights and leadership advocate, a MacArthur Fellow, and an honorary doctorate recipient at the University’s May 2019 commencement.
While the event is free and open to all, the Dundon-Berchtold Institute asks that attendees please RSVP using this link.
Sygall is CEO and co-founder of Mobility International USA, a non-profit organization advancing disability rights and leadership globally. She has co-authored numerous publications and lectured throughout the world on a variety of topics related to inclusive international development, women’s leadership, and disability rights. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum, and also received the President’s Award from President Bill Clinton at the White House for her active role throughout our country and the world in empowering people with disabilities.
For more information, contact Hannah Pick, Dundon-Berchtold Institute, at x7825 or email@example.com.
The Committee on Committees is now accepting faculty nominations for the 2019-2020 Excellence in Service Award. This award allows the University community to recognize and celebrate outstanding dedication and accomplishment in service. The committee will accept nominations until noon on Friday, January 24.
Nominations should be submitted to the Service Award Moodle site. Submission of supporting materials by nominees will be due by noon on Friday, March 13. Visit both the Moodle site and the C on C Faculty Awards Criteria and Submission Information page accessed from the Academic Senate resources page for information regarding the nomination process, award criteria, and supporting materials that will be needed by the committee.
Contact Mark Meckler at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.