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.
Faculty, staff, and students are reminded that the bluff area on campus is perhaps the world’s most efficient breeding ground for poison oak, an innocent-looking plant that causes intense itching, swelling, and oozing blisters on the skin of those unfortunate enough to brush against it, or to pet a dog which has recently rolled in a big juicy patch, or any number of surreptitious poison-oak-delivery systems. The resulting misery will not soon be forgotten.
The best way to avoid poison oak is to stay away from the sloping sides of the campus bluff altogether. If your job makes it necessary to climb down the bluff, it would be best to learn to identify the plant (“leaves of three, leave it be”), which typically has shiny green leaves and white berries— but not always. For more information, contact campus horticultural whiz Jim Haines, physical plant, at 7306 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll drop a new one in the mail. See you at Reunion 2013, June 27-30!
The Chapel of Christ the Teacher renovations are complete and the chapel is open once again for prayer and regularly scheduled liturgies. Mass is celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, and Monday through Friday at 12:05 p.m. Reconciliation is scheduled every Wednesday from 5 to 5:30 p.m. For more information contact Theresa McCreary, campus ministry, at 7131 or email@example.com.
In order to provide the most efficient, timely service to the University community, the help desk will be changing its hours of operation on July 1, according to Dan Sandaal, information services. The new hours of operation will be 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday throughout the entire calendar year, except for University holidays and closures. This change will allow more balanced staffing of both full-time and student employees, which will enable the help desk to better assist the University community and work with the other members of information services. For more information contact Sandaal at 7882 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Buckley Art Gallery will be featuring works by local artist Charlene Robinson from June 3 until June 19. All work in this show was produced on the Ray Trayle etching press recently acquired by the University of Portland. Acquisition of this press will allow university students registered for printmaking courses to work on a large Ray Trayle press similar to those used by many professional printmakers around the country.
Charlene Robinson has worked in a variety of media including oil, watercolor, mixed media, encaustic, and printmaking. Her main interest since acquiring the press has been aquatint etchings in both black and white and colored. In order to produce a full range of color, multiple plates are used. Different intaglio processes are used to achieve a variety of effects and textures. Robinson’s work has been exhibited in local and international shows and galleries. Prints from the show are available for sale by contacting Jewell Yaguchi in the performing and fine arts department at 7228 or email@example.com.
June 8, 1911 saw the groundbreaking for Christie Hall, named for Archbishop Alexander Christie of the Portland Archdiocese, founder of Columbia University (renamed the University of Portland in 1935). When the campus property purchased in 1901 from the University Land Company, the terms called for the construction within ten years of a major building. A huge athletic field house had been built in 1903, large enough for indoor track meets and even baseball games, but Christie Hall would be the building which officially satisfied the terms of the sale. The archbishop himself turned the first shovelful of earth, and photographs show him, shovel in hand, towering above the gathered boys and faculty. Aerial photographs from the time show West (now Waldschmidt) Hall, Christie Hall, and the Columbia Colosseum huddled together on the mostly blank campus; Christie and West Halls survive, but the colosseum, which was located roughly where Howard Hall and the Pilot House are now, collapsed during a winter storm in 1927.
For more history from this week, see the University of Portland Almanac at www.up.edu/almanac/.
The Chapel of Christ the Teacher will reopen on Friday, June 7 with a 5 p.m. celebratory Mass and formal dedication of the new altar. June 7 is also the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart. All are invited to attend this wonderful celebration as it may be one of the few opportunities most people will have to participate in the solemn dedication of an altar. A reception under the portico of the chapel will follow the Mass. The renovation of the Chapel included new flooring, new altar and ambo, and a symbolic wall at the back of the sanctuary. For more information contact Theresa McCreary, campus ministry, at 7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to budget reprioritizations from TriMet and the University of Portland, the UP Shuttle program will be discontinued as of June 30. Summer shuttle times will be suspended as of June 30 as the University ends its formal agreement with TriMet and Zipcar. TriMet will still have the no. 44 and no. 35 buses servicing the University of Portland campus throughout the day, which will give students, faculty, and staff access to the larger TriMet transit network.
The University will start a new shuttle service program in August to maximize the high ridership times experienced with the previous shuttle service. A newly purchased University minivan will serve as the UP Shuttle. The shuttle will be used during the peak times of need for students, staff, and faculty, but will not compete with the TriMet bus service times.
- The new shuttle service starting in August will operate during the academic year at the following times:
- Friday Evenings from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. to the Interstate MAX station.
- Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. to the Interstate MAX station.
- Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to Peninsula Fred Meyer and St. Johns.
- Additionally, during the months of August, September and October, the Saturday Shuttle will go to the St. John’s Farmers Market from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The shuttle will operate on the same time schedule as the existing shuttle, departing the Pilot House every 30 minutes when in service. New shuttle schedules will be posted prior to the start of the fall 2013 school year and will be available at public safety and the Pilot House. Contact public safety at 7161 or email@example.com for more information.
The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that the 2013-14 interactive University Bulletin is now available. Please access the document by opening the “Academics” menu on the University’s home page and clicking on “University Catalog: The Bulletin” or by using http://tinyurl.com/m7fhvaq. Smartphone users can access the Bulletin using its new mobile site at http://tinyurl.com/ml8utd5. For more information contact Marc Covert, marketing and communications, at 8132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.