The Clark Library is at full power and ready to tackle fall semester course reserves. To ensure that reserves are available by the start of the semester, please e-mail a list to email@example.com or drop materials off at the Service Desk as soon as possible. Library staff also handle scanning and copyright permissions, so will need to know the course name, course number, instructor, and number of students enrolled in each course. Questions about reserves can be directed to the Service Desk at 7111 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Reserves FAQ is also available at: http://tinyurl.com/ko2zkf5.
The fall/spring academic year hiring period begins on August 15, according to Molly Walsh, financial aid. Over the next weeks, hundreds of students will be checking the online job board to find a job for fall semester. Listing job openings on the online job board is the most efficient way to ensure departments get the most qualified applicants for available positions and ensures equal job access for all students.
Student job listings are needed as soon as possible. Departments hiring student employees this fall are asked to submit job openings prior to August 15 through the jobs tool web site at https://appstwo.up.edu/studentjobs. All fall job postings will go live on August 15 for students to view. You may contact Walsh at 7311 or email@example.com as soon as positions are filled and she will remove them from the job board.
The next staff/faculty photo shoot for new employees or those who would like to update their photos will be on Tuesday, August 20, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in the Holy Cross Lounge on the third floor of Franz Hall, according to Mary Beebe, marketing and communications. Photos take no more than five minutes. To make an appointment, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the time that you are available. Call 7202 for any questions.
As faculty prepare for fall semester, now is a great time to schedule library instruction for the best choice of dates and times. Librarians will work with you to tailor sessions to your students’ research needs. Classes will meet in the new library classroom on the second floor of the library. We have laptops that students can use, or they can use their own wireless-enabled devices, to gain hands-on experience. To schedule instruction, contact Stephanie Michel at 7418 or email@example.com.
For travel in the new fiscal year, the University’s mileage reimbursement rate has increased to $0.565 per mile, according to Eric Barger, controller. For those renting cars, the preferred rental agency is Enterprise. Use code “G24733” at Enterprise to get a discounted rate and save money in your University of Portland travel budget. Please decline the rental company’s insurance coverage and use your p-card as Visa provides rental car insurance for the University.
All UP employees, both faculty and staff, are welcome to take part in the first annual Employee Kickball Extravaganza on Wednesday, August 14, at 4 p.m., on the Shipstad Quad, according to organizers Mary Beebe and Joe Kuffner, marketing and communications. Kick off the new school year by playing everyone’s favorite schoolyard game (no, not dodgeball) with your UP coworkers. All skill levels welcome; the only requirement is a desire to have some fun in the sun before students show up and take over the campus. Please RSVP to Kuffner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Beebe at email@example.com.
Luke received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon and upon graduation served as chapter leadership consultant for the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. Eric then worked as a residence director at the University of the Pacific. While pursuing his master’s degree in educational administration and leadership, Eric served as a graduate intern at the University of California, Berkeley in the Center for Student Leadership, and as a leadership and student services coordinator for the School of Engineering.
Student activities director Jeromy Koffler would like everyone to join him in welcoming Eric Luke to the UP community. He would also like to extend a special thank you to all those who assisted with the selection process. For more information contact Koffler at 7470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journey Theater Arts Group is presenting Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man, an affectionate tribute to Smalltown, USA, which follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize, despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. Performances will take place at Mago Hunt Center Theater, August 9 through 18, Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Pre-sale adult tickets are $18; student and military tickets are $15 (with ID); youth and senior tickets are $12. In a special deal for University of Portland faculty and staff, all tickets for the 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, August 10 are $12. Use coupon code “UPMM” for $1 off each ticket. The coupon code is not valid on at the door sales. All tickets are $2 more at the door. Tickets are on sale now at www.journeytheater.org or 360.750.8550. For more information contact Bethany Larson, Journey Theater Arts, at email@example.com or 360-921-2944.
The reopening of the Clark Library is just around the corner, but first we must close to the public from August 2-11, according to Diane Sotak, library. This will give library staff a chance to move into the building and test drive the facility before reopening on August 12. The paging service and pick-ups for Summit materials will also be suspended on August 1, so please plan accordingly if know you will need something during the closure. Our usual online resources will still be available, as well as interlibrary loan (ILL) service for article requests.
All faculty and instructors must turn in their course pack materials for fall semester to the printing services office by July 30, according to Mary Scroggins, printing services. The lead time is needed so printing services staff can obtain copyright permissions and organize the packs for production before the start of the fall 2013 semester. Some copyright requests take up to six weeks to obtain—please keep this in mind so we are better able to serve your needs prior to the start of school. For more information contact Kassie Hansen at 8101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.