The annual residence hall trick-or-treating event for children of faculty, staff, and neighbors will take place on Thursday, October 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. All kids through sixth grade are welcome to trick-or-treat in a safe, controlled (and FUN) environment. All little monsters must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with picture ID. Families will meet in front of the Chiles Center to check-in and receive wrist bands; escorts will take them to the halls to trick-or-treat. At 7 p.m. in the Chiles Center there will be a Portland Pilots volleyball game with prizes for the best costumes, free for those wearing trick-or-treat wristbands. For more information contact residence life at 7205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notre Dame law professor Mary Ellen O’Connell will speak on “Deadly Drones” when she delivers the 2013 Hesburgh Lecture on Monday, October 28, at 7 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. O’Connell’s lecture looks at the legal, moral, and strategic challenges of America’s use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) to fire missiles and drop bombs in combat.
O’Connell is a research professor of international dispute resolution at the Notre Dame Kroc Institute. She is also the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law, a position she has held since 2005. O’Connell’s research focuses on international legal theory and international law on the use of force. She has authored and edited numerous books and articles, most recently What is War? An Investigation in the Wake of 9/11 (2012). She testified recently (on May 22, 2013) before the House Judiciary Committee’s Hearing on Protecting U.S. Citizens’ Constitutional Rights During the War on Terrorism to clarify the basic fundamental human right to life, liberty, and to a fair trial during the war on terror, especially since 9/11.
The Hesburgh Lecture is co-sponsored by Notre Dame Alumni Club, Portland Chapter and the Garaventa Center. For more information, contact Jamie Powell, Garaventa Center, at 7702 or email@example.com.
The next Bringing Eyes of Faith to Film movie screening will featured “28 Days Later” on Tuesday, October 29, beginning at 7:15 p.m., in Shiley Hall room 319 (a change from room 301). Hosts Karen Eifler and Fr. Charlie Gordon, C.S.C., use this free Garaventa Center series to illuminate unexpected themes of grace and redemption in popular contemporary movies. In this 2002 film, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK. All are welcome to enjoy the conversation and thematic movie snacks. For more information contact Jamie Powell, Garaventa Center, at 7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wednesday, Oct. 30, 12:30-1:30 p.m.).
RefWorks can be used to manage information sources and used with Word to create footnotes, in-text citations, and bibliographies in many citation styles. Faculty, students, and staff are welcome to attend. More details are available here. For more information contact the library at 7111 or email@example.com.
Waldschmidt Hall, Franz Hall, and the university events house will be visited by a gaggle of spooky goblins, ghouls, dinosaurs, pirates, pumpkinheads, and other denizens of the University’s day care house between 9:45 and 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, which just so happens to be Halloween. Teachers and parents will bring them to visit each floor; any fun, healthful, or sweet goodies will be much appreciated by the kids (and parents and teachers). For more information contact Cala Richman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campus connectors Lorraine Lai and Kim Turner help connect new international students to the campus, city, and community. All students, staff, and faculty are invited to enjoy good company and coffee, tea, conversation, and rotating cultural activities together on Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m., or Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the international student service lounge in Christie Hall 022. Contact international student services at 7367 or email@example.com for more information.
Faculty members are invited to serve as honors program mentors, according to honors program director John Orr, assistant to the provost. Faculty mentors assist with selecting the incoming honors class and are assigned two incoming honors student mentees and are encouraged to meet with them on a regular basis during their first two years at the University. Those who would like to learn more about being a mentor starting next fall are asked to contact John Orr at 7286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Día de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”), Mexico’s colorful and festive holiday to honor departed loved ones, will be recreated on campus on Friday, November 1, 6-8 p.m., in St. Mary’s Student Center lounge, according to Bethany Sills, student activities. The celebration will include music, dance, arts and crafts, and snacks. All University community members (as well as neighbors) are invited to attend and participate in craft tables. Family members, including children are welcome. For more information contact Sills at 8198 or email@example.com.
Career services has launched Pilots Guiding Pilots, an online tool that connects current students with UP graduates for career advice, networking, and support. They are seeking alumni who might be interested in providing career guidance through informational interviews and job shadows or providing internship or graduate/professional school advice. Faculty and staff who are in contact with alumni are encouraged to contact career services with alumni names and contact information. Career services will follow up and invite them to join the Pilots Guiding Pilots network on LinkedIn. Questions can be directed to Amy Cavanaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amanda Wheaton at email@example.com.
The Pilot Experience card makes it easier to check out what the local area has to offer by allowing for discounts of up to 20 percent at participating restaurants, stores, service providers, and more. Check out the list of participating vendors at the Pilot Experience page and start saving! The cards are free to all active University of Portland students and $10 for all UP alummi, faculty, and staff, with 50 percent of proceeds going to the University of Portland Alumni Association. Currently you can purchase Pilot Experience cards at the UP alumni relations house at 6625 N. Portsmouth Ave. This program is provided by the University Park Business District. For more information contact alumni relations at 7328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.