University president Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., will share the latest campus developments and showcase how UP continues to thrive in uncertain times for higher education at the President’s Biennial Address on Tuesday, February 25, at the Sentinel Hotel’s Governor Ballroom. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the program runs from noon to 1 p.m. Individual tickets are $25 and table sponsorships for eight are available for $200.
A representative from TIAA, which administers the University’s retirement accounts, will be on campus in Waldschmidt Hall March 10 through March 12, according to Laura Barnard, human resources. Financial counseling appointments with Rebecca Rohleder (pictured) are available during work hours on those days. Visit our Pilots UP Retirement Benefits page to find information on how to schedule your appointment.
The new IRS limit on elective deferrals for 2020 is $19,500 – with a catch up amount of $6,500 for employees over age 50 at the end of the calendar year. A new online form has been implemented in 2020 to request a change or to stop your individual retirement contribution. You can find the link to the form in the Pilots UP benefits page linked above.
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The SWE STEM Career Fair is on Friday, February 21, from 1:30-4:30 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons. This career fair focuses primarily on mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, and biomedical engineering students, as well as those majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, pre-health professions, mathematics, physics, environmental science, and operations & technology management.
Students can connect with recruiters and UP alumni from over 50 companies. To help students prepare, the Career Center is hosting several How to Work a Job Fair workshops. For more information on workshop dates and times, visit the Calendar of Events.
The Pamplin School of Business is proud to present the 2nd annual Women in Business Showcase on Wednesday, March 11, at 4 p.m., at the Portland Art Museum. The program shares the stories of C-level female professionals and how they rose to the top. What are their personal stories? How can we learn from their journey?
More information and tickets are available by using this link. Use promo code “Pamplin” for free admission.
Information services will be updating computer lab and classroom builds for summer and fall 2020 during March. If you need new or updated software for classrooms and computer labs for summer or fall term please use this link to fill out the online survey. You can also copy and paste this URL (https://uportland.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5sAK57IvV3S4nvn) into your browser to fill out the survey.
The software build and deployment process requires significant lead time; therefore, information services must receive your submitted software requests no later than Friday, February 28 if you want the software to appear on the computer classroom/lab software build for the Summer and/or Fall 2020 semesters.
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The Clark Library invites students, faculty, and staff to submit proposals for the Dr. James T. Covert Gallery. Selected proposals will be exhibited during the 2020–21 academic year.
We welcome your art, whether painting, photography, or mixed media. If you have 9-10 pieces that you like, we will assist you with transforming them into an exhibit. Selected exhibitors also have the option to be included in the Library’s online collection, which can be found using this link.
New this year, we are also accepting proposals for curated exhibits related to the University’s history, using historical images and artifacts from the UP archives and museum. Staff will assist exhibitors with finding and selecting materials related to proposed topics.
Kids and their families are invited for fun, hands-on reading and STEM activities at the Literacy and STEM fair hosted by KDP, the School of Education, and the UP STEM Education and Outreach Center on Sunday, February 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Chiles Center. Every child will leave with a book, crafts, new knowledge, and even more questions.
Please come for a taste of paradise at the Hawaii Club 44th Annual Lu’au on Saturday, March 28, at the Chiles Center. Doors are open from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5:30, with entertainment to follow at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “Waiwai nō ka ʻĀina i ka Wai Ola,” which translates to “The land is prosperous because of the life-giving waters.” We hope to share with the community the idea of sustainability in the islands as well as in Portland and how water is the source of life.
You may purchase tickets online starting on February 22nd at www.portlandpilots.com/LUAU, in person at the Chiles Center Box Office (M-F 11-5), or at the door on the night of the event. When purchasing your tickets online, use the promo code “UPLUAU” to access student/faculty/staff/alumni ticket options. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions please email email@example.com.
Each month, the marketing office schedules a photographer to take a small number of head shots, available on a first-come, first-served basis, for our online directory. The next session is Tuesday, February 25, 11: 15 to 12:15, in Clark Library’s Digital Lab, located on the second floor, Room 215. To schedule an appointment or for questions, please e-mail Suzanne Frey at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 3 p.m. on Monday, February 24.
Only those with confirmed appointments may attend. Please note: These appointments are limited to faculty and staff who currently do not have a professional headshot in the online directory.
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations is accepting nominations for the 2020 Thomas A. Gerhardt Award for Student Leadership. Criteria for selection include:
- 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 by Monday, March 2. Complete a nomination form using this link.
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