The deadline for submitting a nomination for the 2020 Alumni Awards is October 15, 2019. If your nominee is selected as a finalist, members of the National Alumni Board will contact you to obtain more information about the individual you have recommended. Honorees will be chosen this fall, and will be celebrated at the President’s Alumni Awards Gala during Alumni Reunion Weekend in June 2020.
The second annual Staff Professional Development Week will take place October 14-18, 2019. Although this week has been developed for staff, faculty are welcome to attend the sessions on October 14 and to sign up for other trainings and workshops as well.
All sessions on Monday, October 14 are mandatory for staff (unless they have prior approval from supervisors to be absent, or due to illness or similar matters). Please arrive at the Beauchamp Recreation Center by 9:15 a.m. Lunch will be provided.
Other workshops are available during the rest of Professional Development Week. These workshops are optional and space is limited. Please see the Staff Professional Development Week Schedule for more information.
Please RSVP for Staff Professional Development Day and any additional workshops by Tuesday, October 8, 2019, via this form. If you sign up for any optional workshops, you will receive a confirmation email from human resources.
Faculty and staff who are covered under the University’s Kaiser healthcare plans will have an opportunity to receive a flu vaccination onsite on Wednesday, October 9, from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. The clinic will be held in Franz Hall room 120. You will need to bring your Kaiser Permanente card along with photo ID to receive a flu shot.
For more information contact Laura Barnard at email@example.com
The “Did You Know?” upbeat feature has answered a lot of questions that members of the UP community have asked about why Catholics profess and do some pretty distinctive things. If you are new to UP, or new to wondering about such things, this link will take you to the archive of questions and answers. Once there, navigation is intuitive: click on a question and you will be led to the answer. If this triggers a new question for you, please send it to Fr. Jim Gallagher (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Karen Eifler (email@example.com) and it’s likely you’ll see it unpacked in this very spot in the year ahead.
Information services provides annual online cybersecurity awareness training for staff and faculty. This year’s course includes 20 minutes of video, covering five core topics. Why is raising cybersecurity awareness so important to our campus? Even with the most advanced security technologies such as firewalls and anti-virus tools, what cyber attackers ultimately count on is human error. In this course you will be introduced to the social engineering methods that attackers use to fool you into providing unauthorized access. By taking a few simple steps and avoiding certain actions you can help prevent cyber attacks and data theft.
The course, “Cybersecurity Core Training 2019”, will be live and accessible from the ‘Custom Course Menu‘ in Moodle starting October 4. Current staff and faculty will be auto-enrolled. The target date for completion is November 1. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this training, please contact the Technology Help Desk (x7000, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Join Wellness Education & Prevention Programs for a brown bag lunch on Wednesday, October 9, noon to 1 p.m., in the Terrace Room for a presentation and discussion which will introduce the basic elements of Green Dot, focusing specifically on the vital role campus employees play in establishing and reinforcing the culture within which students exist. These will be a brown bag lunch, so please bring your lunch or purchase from the Commons dining room.
For more information contact Megan Cohara, Health and Counseling Center, at email@example.com.
All University of Portland faculty and staff are invited to access the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store from September 20 to October 13. UP community members can enjoy the same discount as Columbia Sportswear employees, 40 to 50 percent off regular retail pricing, on all of the latest product from the Columbia Sportswear Company family (SOREL, Mountain Hardwear, prAna, and of course Columbia Sportswear) . Also, during this period of time, 10 percent of all sales are being donated back to the UP Outdoor Pursuits Program.
Please bring this special UP invitation (printed or shown on mobile phone), work ID (business card, badge, pay-stub, signature of work email, etc.), and a personal photo ID.
This offer is valid for UP employees plus 4 guests; UP employee must be present. It also covers store access only, not online orders.
Find store location and hours here or on the invite.
Every classroom at UP has a crucifix. Dundon-Berchtold Hall’s crucifixes have been donated by UP students, priests, faculty, and staff from their studies, service, and travels all over the world. Anywhere you have Catholics, you will have crucifixes, which differ from crosses in that there is a corpus (body) on a crucifix, versus the emptiness of a cross. In light of the Resurrection, many people wonder why anyone would want to gaze on this image of an agonizing death. One answer is that the crucifix helps the beholder remember that God took on flesh to suffer in solidarity with all those who are ill, tortured, or stricken in any way. Crucifixes in Catholic hospitals, for instance, help many patients experience a feeling of connection with God that is deeply compassionate, helping them feel a little less isolated. Where the empty cross celebrates a triumph over death, the crucifix helps many people confront suffering–a part of being human– with courage, resilience, and hope. The international crucifixes in Dundon-Berchtold are a visceral reminder that there is nowhere on this earth God is unmoved by those in pain.
Did You Know? is a mostly weekly feature in upbeat that pokes around among the many mysterious customs and beliefs professed by Catholics. If you have a question about why Catholics do or believe something, please send them to Fr. Jim Gallagher, Campus Ministry, or Karen Eifler, Garaventa Center.
Kicking off Filipino American History Month, we invite you to come taste authentic Filipino food at the Pilot House Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, October 4. Food trucks will include Kuya Fred’s Cuisine and Hakuna Marata, serving authentic Filipino delicacies like lumpia, adobo, and much more. Cash or cards will be accepted but meal points cannot be used.
Sponsored by Diveristy and Inclusion Programs and the Filipino American Student Association (FASA). Please contact Jayla Fernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org for ADA accommodations.
Please join the University of Portland, Soderstrom Architects, and renowned Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) for a celebration, lecture, panel discussion, and tour of Dundon-Berchtold Hall, the newest addition to the University of Portland campus, on Friday, September 27, beginning at 1:30 p.m., in the Brian Doyle Auditorium. RAMSA partner Gary Brewer will present a lecture and slide show on the scope of the project from conception to finished product, highlighting the body of knowledge and process required to design and build a new gothic revival building today.
The event is free but please RSVP at this link.
Dundon-Berchtold Hall was designed by Brewer in collaboration with Soderstrom Architects of Portland, Oregon. The panel discussion will include University president Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C.; Tom Greene, provost; Brewer, Dan Danielson, and others.
For more information contact the provost’s office at x7105 or email@example.com.