The University museum will be open for special hours on Saturday, June 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., during the 2013 Alumni Reunion. All are welcome to visit the museum in the basement of Shipstad Hall, room 014. The museum contains photographs and memorabilia illustrating the University of Portland’s historical, religious, social, and educational history. In addition to the regular collection there are special exhibits and displays in the museum and Shipstad Hall. Contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 8038 for more information.
Alumni Reunion registration packets were recently sent via campus mail to all faculty and staff. Unfortunately, some packets received the wrong RSVP card–the correct card has “Faculty & Staff Reservation Card” on the cover (the incorrect card reads only “Reservation Card” on the cover). If your packet didn’t contain the correct card, please e-mail email@example.com and we’ll drop a new one in the mail. See you at Reunion 2013, June 27-30!
All are welcome to join University alumni, current MBA students, and UP supporters on Wednesday, June 12 for an evening of networking and learning, hosted by the UP Hive and regent Mark Ganz, president and CEO of Cambia Health Solutions. Refreshments and light appetizers will be served at 5:30 p.m. at Cambia Health Solutions (Three Sisters Conference Room, 100 SW Market St., Portland, OR). Please RSVP via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UP Hive is an open forum for alumni, MBA students, and supporters who are interested in business and entrepreneurial activity within the UP community. The HIVE organizes events focused on connecting and assisting UP alumni and supporters in finding new business partners, clients, and investors through networking and interactive and fun educational presentations.
Mark Ganz has participated in the region’s ever-evolving health care community throughout his life, and health care has become his personal and professional cause. He is a member of the board of directors of Portland General Electric Company, the U.S. Bank-Oregon Advisory Board, the Oregon Business Council, Greater Portland Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, and many more. He also chairs the Aspen Institute Health Stewardship Project.
Faculty and staff members are encouraged to join the hundreds of alumni who return to campus to participate in the annual Alumni Reunion. Special faculty and staff RSVP cards are being sent via campus mail, and those who would like to attend are asked to fill out the card and return it to the alumni office by Friday, June 21.Reunion will take place on campus June 27-30.
Reunion is the largest alumni event of the year, annually drawing over a thousand alumni, faculty, staff, and friends to campus for a weekend of reconnection and reminiscing. This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the School of Education, as well as the milestone classes of 1963 and 1988. With more than 40 events spread over four days, there are a wide range of activities for everyone. The School of Education 50th Anniversary Gala dinner kicks off the weekend’s festivities on Thursday night, followed by Friday’s National Alumni Board Golf Tournament, a bus tour along the Hood River Fruit Loop, the Purple Flamingo Happy Hour reception, and the Late Night Talent Pub. Saturday features the Old Stomping Grounds 5K run, the 50 Year Club Mass and Lunch, a Men’s Basketball Alumni game, Saturday Academy classes for school-age kids, a bike tour of North Portland, a story session with Brian Doyle, receptions for the classes observing quinquennial anniversaries, and the signature event of the weekend, the Fiesta Forever Dinner and Dance. The weekend concludes on Sunday with the All-Alumni Mass and Brunch. For more information contact the alumni office at 7328 or email@example.com.
University president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., invites the University community to nominate candidates for the University’s annual presentation of honorary doctorates. Such men and women have in a remarkable way encapsulated the three central tenets of the University’s mission— teaching, faith, and service— and are notable in their professions and/or communities for dedication, commitment, creativity, service, and the manner in which they have turned their talents to the common good. Notes of nomination should be sent to John Soisson, special assistant to the president, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Tom Greene, provost, at email@example.com, by the end of June. Names should be accompanied by a short explanation of the candidate’s life and work.
University president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., will give his annual State of the University Address and present the Alumni Awards on Tuesday, March 19. The luncheon is at the Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 S.W. Salmon. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., with the program from noon to 1 p.m. Seating is limited. Cost is $20 per person ($5 for students), or $200 for a table of 10. Register online at http://rise.up.edu/events.
Fr. Beauchamp’s talk will include an update on the $175 million RISE Campaign for the University of Portland, the University’s achievements in athletics and academics, and other factors affecting the University’s short-and-long-term success. Also on the agenda will be the annual Alumni Awards. This year’s winners are John Lee ’64, ’73, winner of the Distinguished Alumni Award; Jack Roscoe ’64, winner of the Fr. Tom Oddo, C.S.C. Outstanding Service Award; Holly Lynn Ellis ’01, winner of the Contemporary Alumni Award; and UP senior Noelle Niedo ’13, winner of the Thomas A. Gerhardt ’55 Memorial Award for Student Leadership. For more information contact the marketing and communications office at 7202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All employees are invited to learn more about the many academic, athletic, professional, and service heroes who surround us each day on campus and in the world community thanks to the University’s commitment to extraordinary Teaching and Learning, Faith and Formation, and Service and Leadership. Their stories can be found on the UP website at http://up.edu/heroes/. A small sampling:
- Kurt Berning ’12, Global Supporter and Fulbright Scholar: as a UP student Kurt spent one summer in rural Kenya teaching high school students, where he raised $1,200 online in one week to provide the school with electricity. His non-profit Global ADE, raised $20,000 in its first year to foster educational opportunities in developing countries, especially Cambodia.
- Matt Powell ’84, Educational Influencer and Community Booster: Matt saw potential where others did not. A decade ago, he helped found De La Salle North Catholic High School. His vision was for low income students in North Portland to receive an affordable, yet high quality, college preparatory education –tuition wouldn’t be the school’s main source of revenue. Instead, he modeled the financial system on that of Cristo Rey High School in Chicago where students work one day a week in the local community, gaining valuable work experience, and their earnings supplement tuition. At De La Salle North, this format helps fund 70 percent of the school’s budget. Tuition costs are $2,995 this year, but many families pay only $25 per month. The remaining balance is funded through donations. And the success of the school? Last fall, 95 percent of graduating seniors at De La Salle North were admitted to college.
The Office of Alumni Relations is accepting nominations for the 2013 Thomas A. Gerhardt Award for Student Leadership, according to Ken
Hallenius, alumni relations. Criteria for selection:
Student must be a graduating senior;
Student must have demonstrated leadership throughout his or her undergraduate career;
Student must demonstrate consistent dedication to the University and the community through service to God and neighbor.
Nominations are due to Bryant by Wednesday, January 25. Please attach a letter of recommendation, detailing reasons for nomination. For more information, contact Hallenius at Bryant at email@example.com or 8326.
The Office of Alumni Relations cordially invites all UP employees who are also UP alumni to attend the Sixth Annual UP Alumni Employee Luncheon on Thursday, December 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons boardroom. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 7328 by Monday, December 12. All degreed and nondegreed UP alumni are welcome.