Alumni relations and the athletics office are excited to provide all UP faculty and staff access to the Nike Employee Store from June 1 to June 17, according to Anna Horlacher, alumni relations. Family and friends are welcome to join as well. Register here! Any dependent children or partner/spouse may enter under your name, all others need to sign up on their own ticket to be on the guest list.
“Perspectives” is on display through August and celebrates the creative endeavors of Clark Library faculty and staff. The works encompass a broad range of media from paintings to photographs to fiber art, exploring each artist’s view of the natural and human world around us. From bold patterns to the softest of embroidery, the pieces provide insight into the myriad of experiences and interests represented in our library. We invite you to take a summer stroll and drop by to see the exhibit in the gallery on the main floor.
The Congregation of Holy Cross will celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in June, according to Bro. Thomas Giumenta, C.S.C., acting superior, Congregation of Holy Cross. It is the patronal feast of the Priests of Holy Cross, and there will be a celebration on Thursday, June 7, with a Mass at 5 p.m. in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend.
According to an entry on the Congregation of Holy Cross website, “As Holy Cross priests, we find our model of priestly charity in the Sacred Heart of Jesus, that heart pierced on the cross by the soldier’s lance in the final proof that Jesus offered all for us. In imitation of Him, we, too, seek to offer all in laying down our lives in service of the People of God. Especially through ministering the Sacraments, we hope that the blood and the water that flowed from the pierced Heart of Christ continue to give life to our world.”
For more information contact Bro. Thomas Giumenta, C.S.C., acting superior, at email@example.com.
A first-generation (FGEN) college student is defined as an individual who attends college when neither their mother nor father earned a four-year college degree. The Shepard Academic Resource Center is continuing to develop programming specifically for FGEN students, and can use your help. They would love to update their master roster of current UP faculty and staff that were FGEN students themselves. If you were an FGEN student, please take a moment and contact Matt Daily, program manager for special populations in the Shepard Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, any faculty or staff who would be interested in opportunities to help current FGEN students are asked to please let Matt know.
Users can now encrypt individual UP emails to transmit sensitive information to anyone with the confidence that only the recipient(s) will be able to decrypt and read the message. Encryption is easy to enable on a case-by-case basis. All you have to do is add [encrypt] anywhere in the subject line of an email sent from your UP account. No special interface or website is needed for sending, and the message notification goes directly to the recipient’s inbox for easy retrieval. Any UP email that contains the following protected or sensitive information must be encrypted:
- Protected health information (i.e., patient record information)
- Personally identifiable information (ex., social security number, birthday, driver’s license, etc.)
- Credit card information
- Any information protected by governmental or institutional regulations.
Pilot Kids Camp registrations are still being accepted by the recreational services office for all sessions. The ever-popular camps offer games, arts and crafts, sports, and tons of fun for kids who will be in grades 1-6 in fall 2018. Camp runs 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays. Forms and more information are available at this link. Pilot Kids Camp has special pricing for UP faculty, staff, and students as well.
Pilot Kids Camp Dates, Summer 2018:
- June 18-22
- June 25-29
- July 9-13
- July 16-20
- Aug 6-10
Contact Brian Dezzani, recreational services, with any questions at x7177 or email@example.com.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to join the hundreds of alumni who return to campus to participate in the annual Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 21-24. The faculty/staff registration page is available at this link (link will pre-fill the discount code). All events are free for faculty and staff.
We’ll kick-off the weekend on Friday with the President’s Welcome and Alumni Awards Gala, where we will be honoring our alumni award winners: Kenny King ’12 & ’17, Katie Hughes ’02, and Bill Reed ’72. This year, we celebrate the Class of 1968, Class of 1998, Class of 2008, and all other classes ending in 3 and 8.
Saturday features a new community-wide Pilot Pride 5k, whose proceeds will benefit the XC program. Our signature Welcome Home BBQ will take place on The Bluff starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening with live music, a beer garden, and kiddie funland.
Bon Appétit Management Company has been recognized by the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) for decades of leadership in the sustainable purchasing movement, which emphasizes using their purchasing power to advance the long term health and vitality of society, economies, and the planet. Bon Appétit received the SPLC’s Leadership Award for Overall Sustainable Purchasing Program, the council’s highest honor.
The leadership award winners were selected by a panel of judges based on a case study that outlined their program’s resulting environmental, social, and/or economic benefits. The case study documents the history, breadth, and depth of the company’s commitments and quantifies their impact in five areas: local purchasing, appropriate use of antibiotics in agriculture, sustainable seafood, the food–climate change connection (including to fighting food waste), and humanely raised meat and eggs.
For more information contact Kirk Mustain, Bon Appétit, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are proud of our graduates and enriched as a family with every commencement weekend, and would like to remind everyone that the bows and ribbons, programs and schedules, the details both large and small for the big show, are expertly managed by the UP events staff, who work behind the scenes to insure a successful and memorable University of Portland commencement weekend. This year marks Bill Reed’s 28th and final commencement (29th counting his own graduation 1972). Bill is retiring this summer as director of university events, hard as that is to believe. The University Museum and Archives gives thanks and appreciation to Bill in the latest post on the Museum and Archives blog.
As a complement to the blog entry, the Museum also has a photograph and article display about Bill in the display case on the first floor of Buckley Center near the studies abroad office. Contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, at x8038 or email@example.com for more information.