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 email@example.com.
University of Portland basketball summer camps are open for registration and filling up fast. The popular Pilot Day Camp for kids grades 3-9 is scheduled for June 24-28 and offers some of the most entertaining and educational activities for kids, while three Pilot Skills Camps are available for more individualized instruction.
The Pilot Day Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $250 per camper which includes a Nike Pilot Basketball T-Shirt, a Pilot basketball, and a free ticket to a future Portland home game. Members of the Pilot coaching staff, current and former Pilot players, and other local coaches will be on hand to coordinate the camp, which includes skill development stations, individual skills contests, competitive 5-on-5 games, and lectures and demonstrations.
Pilot Skills Camp for kids grades 6-12 will be held on July 1-2. Kids grades 3-6 will have two chances for Pilot Skills Camps: July 29-30 or July 31-Aug. 1. The specialized camps cost $150 per camper per session and will focus on essential drills and professional instruction for ball handling skills, offensive dribble moves, moving without the ball, reading screens & scoring, and much more.
The Chapel of Christ the Teacher will be undergoing renovations to the floor and sanctuary and will be closed from Monday, May 6 through Friday, June 7, according to Theresa McCreary, campus ministry. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Masses and weekday 12:05 p.m. Masses will be celebrated in the Moreau Chapel in Christie Hall during this time. In addition, the parking lot behind the Chapel of Christ the Teacher will be closed to all non-construction traffic throughout the project. Construction questions may be directed to André Hutchinson, physical plant, at 7306 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about Masses contact campus ministry at 7131 or email@example.com.
Faculty and staff members are encouraged to join the hundreds of alumni who return to campus to participate in the annual Alumni Reunion. Special faculty and staff RSVP cards are being sent via campus mail, and those who would like to attend are asked to fill out the card and return it to the alumni office by Friday, June 21.Reunion will take place on campus June 27-30.
Reunion is the largest alumni event of the year, annually drawing over a thousand alumni, faculty, staff, and friends to campus for a weekend of reconnection and reminiscing. This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the School of Education, as well as the milestone classes of 1963 and 1988. With more than 40 events spread over four days, there are a wide range of activities for everyone. The School of Education 50th Anniversary Gala dinner kicks off the weekend’s festivities on Thursday night, followed by Friday’s National Alumni Board Golf Tournament, a bus tour along the Hood River Fruit Loop, the Purple Flamingo Happy Hour reception, and the Late Night Talent Pub. Saturday features the Old Stomping Grounds 5K run, the 50 Year Club Mass and Lunch, a Men’s Basketball Alumni game, Saturday Academy classes for school-age kids, a bike tour of North Portland, a story session with Brian Doyle, receptions for the classes observing quinquennial anniversaries, and the signature event of the weekend, the Fiesta Forever Dinner and Dance. The weekend concludes on Sunday with the All-Alumni Mass and Brunch. For more information contact the alumni office at 7328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The performing and fine arts department has a number of student performers who are ready to provide music for campus events during the school year, according to Michael Connolly, performing and fine arts. Ensembles include quartets of strings, saxophones, brass, woodwinds, and flutes; a jazz combo; solo pianists; and vocal ensembles. There is also a student-led a cappella group named Call Our Bluff. The ensembles can serve in a variety of situations, including background music for social events or featured performances, such as after a dinner. Intersted parties can contact Connolly or any music faculty member for more information. Connolly can be reached at 7297 or email@example.com.
May 26, 1994 marks the death of Rev. George L. Dum, C.S.C., at Holy Cross House, Notre Dame, Indiana, at age 87. Fr. Dum came to the University in 1934 and for more than fifty years he was an important figure in campus life. Although he was assigned to teach philosophy, music was an avocation that nearly became a profession. He conducted the men’s glee club, and, after the nursing school at St. Vincent Hospital became a part of the University, he conducted a chorus of women students as well. His musical compositions included an early version of the alma mater as well as the University’s fight song. He conducted other musical groups in the city and became well known in Portland’s music community. He was for many years a nearly legendary rector of Christie Hall. In 1989 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University that noted that his “love of singing and cabinet making were combined in a life that left time for daily trips to Blanchet House with food left over from the Commons for the homeless and hungry poor.” A deep-voiced, barrel-chested man, Fr. Dum also became somewhat of a legend for his ability to easily consume the 72-ounce steak meal offered for free by Sayler’s Country Kitchen restaurant to anyone who can do so in under one hour, a feat he performed so handily he was politely disqualified from further attempts.
For more history from this week see the University Almanac at www.up.edu/almanac.
The University’s student-run weekly newspaper, The Beacon, won 27 awards—including first place for General Excellence— at the statewide collegiate awards ceremony of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association on May 11, according to Nancy Copic, student activities. The citation for first place reads: “The Beacon is an excellent student newspaper. It has a strong mix of stories and columns, extraordinarily good design, and a quality of journalism that is very high. One issue covered thoroughly a campus discussion of the university’s nondiscrimination policy and did so ably. Even though the paper’s position was clear, it was not a rant. In fact, it was professionally handled. Students are shown everywhere in the paper, as a good student newspaper should. There is clearly no fear in taking on issues that could be controversial on campus. The Beacon is impressive.”
For more information contact Copic at 7470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s a quick test, courtesy of Brian Dezzani, recreational services: Do you remember your locker combination? If not, you should probably visit Howard Hall for a workout. Summer hours have been expanded from the initial announcement and Howard Hall will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, at least through June 30. Howard Hall is closed on weekends over the summer. For more information or motivation contact recreational services at 8755 or visit http://www.up.edu/recservices.
Librarians are here on campus during the summer and can work with faculty to tailor library instruction sessions for their students’ research needs. Classes meet in the library classroom (Franz 330), which have laptops that students can use to gain hands-on experience. For classes larger than 30, library staff will reserve other computer classrooms on campus. To schedule instruction, contact Stephanie Michel at 7418 or email@example.com.
Sixty-five years ago, the University of Portland’s commencement exercises took place on Memorial Day, Sunday, May 30, 1948. During the ceremony, University president Rev. Theodore Mehling, C.S.C., announced that the dike surrounding the nearby city of Vanport had broken and Vanport was flooded. Several senior students and a number of commencement guests lived in Vanport, a hastily constructed housing project in North Portland built during World War II to house shipyard workers. To see photos of Vanport and the devastation caused by the flooding, stop by and view a new display created by the University museum in the display case near the computer stations in the Pilot House. The display includes a picture of a water-stained letterman sweater owned by Vanport resident and 1941 graduate Emmett Barrett, whose apartment and belongings were covered in mud. The original flood-damaged letterman sweater is on display in the museum.
The University museum is located in the basement of Shipstad Hall in room 014. Hours are Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and by appointment. All are welcome to visit the museum. Contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, at 8038 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.