All are invited to view a display of selections from the University Museum, located in the display case across from the Shepard Freshman Resource Center on the first floor of Buckley Center. Included in the display of photographs and memorabilia are Clive Charles’ Portland Timbers jersey from when he played for the Timbers (pictured) prior to coaching UP men and women’s soccer, some letterman sweater emblems from the 1950s, and vintage film equipment. To see more historical artifacts and photographs, all are welcome to visit the University Museum in the basement of Shipstad Hall, room 014. Hours are Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; or by appointment. For more information contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, at 8038 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the surface of the moon, followed closely by Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin. The University conferred an honorary doctorate of science on Aldrin at commencement exercises on May 10, 1970. During the course of his visit, Aldrin gave a talk, shook hands, and signed autographs for admirers in Buckley Center Auditorium. A certain star-struck young future upbeat editor, all of ten years old, snuck to the back of the line after meeting Aldrin and getting his autograph so he could shake hands and ogle his idol once again, hoping said idol wouldn’t notice. He noticed.
For more history from this week see the University Almanac at www.up.edu/almanac.
The fall 2013 semester’s Opening Mass will be held in the Chiles Center on Saturday, August 24, at 4:30 p.m., and faculty will process in regalia. Faculty who plan to process and need regalia are asked to e-mail Billy McWood, university events, at email@example.com with name, degree, the name of the institution that awarded the degree, and height and weight. McWood must place the order with Jostens no later than July 12. Faculty members’ deans will decide if faculty are responsible for payment or if their departments will pay for the rental.
Faculty robing for the Mass will be in the north lobby of the Chiles Center; those processing should arrive no later than 4 p.m. to prepare for the procession, which will begin at 4:15 p.m. A representative from Jostens will be available to assist and answer any questions with regard to regalia. For more information contact university events at 7523.
Most of the furniture for the renovated Clark Library has been delivered and is in the process of being assembled and arranged, according to Diane Sotak, library. The previous building had seating for 400 and now there is a wide variety of seating for 700. The seating is colorful and includes task chairs, easy chairs, booths, and couches. The next phase will be installing the technology hardware, such as computers, flat screens, and digital lab equipment. For more information contact the library at 7111 or see the “Transforming the UP Library” blog at http://wordpress.up.edu/library/.
Melissa Harteloo, development, has a curated show of her photographs, titled “Beyond Paint on a Wall,” displayed at the St. Johns Starbucks from now until July 18. “I’ve recently spent time educating myself about the art and culture of hip hop and exploring all four elements—MC, DJ, B-boy, and, most recently, graffiti artist,” she explains in her artist’s statement. “Graffiti is more than just paint on a wall—it is communication between artists, a language, a story, a legacy—with examples dating back to ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire. It is the way these artists have chosen to convey their feelings about underlying social and political messages. It challenges us to push ourselves outside of our comfort zone and see the world from another perspective. I really want people to understand that there is more to graffiti than kids vandalizing buildings.”
While insisting her pursuit of photography is just a hobby, Harteloo’s artistic talent and dedication are evident when you see her work and take into account her adherence to traditional photographic methods—namely, the use of film rather than digital photography. “I feel pretty strongly that digital photography is actually graphic design, because so much of the ‘art’ is done after the photograph has actually been captured,” she says. Harteloo, a 2006 organizational communication graduate of UP, took her first photography class during her freshman year and spent many hours in the Buckley Center darkroom under the tutelage of performing and fine arts photography instructor Pat Bognar. “She’s great and I tell everyone to take her classes,” says Melissa. “In fact, I took as many of Pat’s photo classes I could.”
Faculty, staff, and Melissa’s many colleagues and friends have until July 18 to see her show. The Starbucks is located at 8539 N. Lombard Street in the heart of downtown St. Johns.
If an employee would like to obtain tuition remission benefits for themselves, their spouse, or dependent child, they will need to apply for tuition remission for each semester courses are taken. Employees are encouraged to request remission in advance with the following recommended schedule: Fall term, by July 1st; Spring term, by November 15th; and Summer term, by April 5th.
There are separate application forms for undergraduate course work (http://tinyurl.com/42haqs2) and graduate course work (http://tinyurl.com/7sx5zs8) tuition remission. For more information contact human resources at 7461 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Presidential Advisory Committee on Health and Safety and the athletics office are offering free cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator (CPR/AED) training classes on July 11 and July 12, according to Jeff Rook, public safety. Come learn how to save lives. The class will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Buckley Center room 310. The class is free to all faculty and staff with limited space available. Registration for the class can be done at http://upcprtraining.eventbrite.com. Select the day that works best for your schedule. For more questions contact Rook at email@example.com or 7161.
The 2013 men’s and women’s soccer season kicks off in less than two months when the women take to Merlo Field against Marquette on Friday, August 23 at 7 p.m. There are going to be some fun promotional events this year surrounding this game including the annual Bite on the Bluff before the game and post-game fireworks. There will also be the 25 year reunion of the first men’s final four soccer team on the 15th of September, and a Movie Night sponsored by Safeway on the baseball field following the games on September 27th. Reserve your season tickets now to see all 25 home games. General admission season tickets start at just $88, new season tickets only. All University of Portland faculty and staff can receive 50 percent off their season ticket purchase by visiting the box office and presenting a valid UP ID card. For more information or to order your season tickets, please call (503) 943-7525.
The learning assistance program which operates during the academic year will also be available on a limited basis for students taking summer classes. All students interested in developing skills of time management, test taking, reading strategies, note taking, and more are welcome to improve their abilities by contacting the learning assistance counselor, Bro. Thomas Giumenta, C.S.C., at 8716. Faculty referrals are welcome.
Registration is open for faculty and staff kids in the U.S. Bank Pilots Kids Club. Benefits of signing up your child include free admission to select soccer and basketball games as well as free admission to all other sporting events hosted at the University of Portland. Each member will also get a Pilots Kids Club T-shirt, shoelaces and a chance to be a “Pilot for the Day” at home soccer games. For more information contact athletics at 7117 or go to www.portlandpilots.com.