The Barnes & Noble bookstore is moving to summer hours on Monday, May 6, according to manager Erin Cave. The store will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be closed on weekends. For more information contact Cave at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each month, the marketing office schedules a photographer to take a small number of head shots, available on a first-come, first-served basis, for our online directory. The next session is Tuesday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to noon. To schedule an appointment or for questions, please e-mail Suzanne Frey at email@example.com no later than 3 p.m. on Monday, April 29.
Photos will be taken in Clark Library’s Digital Lab, located on the second floor, Room 215. Only those with confirmed appointments may attend. Please note: These appointments are limited to faculty and staff who currently do not have a professional headshot in the online directory.
Pilgrimages are a part of the faith life in many religious traditions, including Catholicism. Different from religious or other tourism, pilgrimages are as much about the one making the journey as they are about the final destination. Typically, pilgrims head to places that are crucial to the stories of their religion, or to sites tied to key people within a religious tradition. Places of miraculous healing, holiness and miracles are frequent destinations: think Lourdes, Fatima or the Holy Sepulchre. Participants in Catholic pilgrimages leave room for the Holy Spirit to transform them along their travels.
On Monday, May 6, UP students and 4 staff/faculty accompaniers will embark on a pilgrimage to El Salvador, home of one of the Church’s most recent saints, Archbishop Oscar Romero, canonized in September 2018. While in El Salvador, they will visit, worship, and reflect at the church of his martyrdom, talk with citizens committed to working for justice in the country, and walk alongside others engaged in the struggles for peace, both living and dead. All members of the UP community are invited and encouraged to keep these pilgrims in their prayers throughout the week: Megan Caren, Joshua Bode, Taylor Cole, Ana Clyde, Quinn Burdick, Sophia Truempi, Sofia Ortega, Justin Manahan, Fr. Jim Gallagher C.S.C., Alex Roth, Maria Echenique, and Karen Eifler.
“Did You Know?” is a sort of regular feature in upbeat to help staff and faculty understand dimensions of this Catholic, Holy Cross university. You can send questions to Fr. Jim Gallagher (Campus Ministry) or Karen Eifler (Garaventa Center).
The Baccalaureate Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 4, at 5 p.m., in the Chiles Center. Graduates and faculty will assemble at 4 p.m. in the north corridors of the Chiles Center. The academic procession will begin promptly at 4:30 p.m. Academic regalia will be worn. According to campus ministry, this will be the only Mass celebrated on campus during commencement weekend; there are no Masses in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher on Sunday, May 5.
For more information contact campus ministry at 7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty and staff fitness classes will be available during finals week, according to Kaitlin Bourne, recreational services:
- Monday, April 29: Yoga with Karen, 12:05 p.m., Studio 30
- Tuesday, April 30: Sweaty 20 with Julee, 12:05 p.m., Studio 30
- Wednesday, May 1: Zumba with Brady, 12:05 p.m., Studio 30
- Thursday, May 2: Yoga with Kaitlin, 12:05 p.m., Studio 30
- Friday, May 3: Rowing with Ryan, 12:05 p.m., Studio 30
Classes will continue into May on the following schedule:
- Mondays: Yoga with Karen, 12:05 p.m., Studio 3o
- Wednesdays: Sweaty 20 with Julee, 12:05 p.m., Studio 30
- Fridays: Zumba with Brady, 12:05 p.m., Studio 30
The schedule will expand following Memorial Day. For more information contact Bourne at email@example.com.
The second annual Leadership Awards Banquet was hosted by the Division of Student Affairs and the Associated Students of the University of Portland on Friday, April 12. A group of 250 student leaders and staff attended the dinner and awards ceremony, which honored students and student affairs staff who have exemplified leadership and significantly contributed towards the University’s mission during the 2018 -2019 academic year.
The event was emceed by Matt Rygg, associate vice president of student development, and senior Chloe Tanega. Rev. John Donato C.S.C., vice president for student affairs, offered remarks to honor the contributions and accomplishments of all of the student leaders on The Bluff, and University president Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., presented the highest Student Affairs student leadership award, The Rev. John Van Wolvlear C.S.C. Award For Outstanding Involvement in Student Affairs, to Annie Voegele ’19 (pictured).
This year, the Division of Student Affairs introduced their own Leadership Pin worn by those who have given a year or more of leadership service in a student organization. Students wearing this pin have performed one year or more of selfless service.
Are you spring cleaning your office? The University Archives aims to retain materials that relate to the University’s story. So as you clean and recycle, help us preserve and remember too. Materials of historical value describe the purpose, activities, history, values, and character of the University, department, or school; student and faculty milestones and achievements; unusual or outstanding events; annual events and special events (hosted events, outside speakers); and events which shape the University of Portland legacy over time.
Deciding which items are of enduring value can be more an art than a science. When in doubt, let the University Archives sort out the questions and papers by contacting Fr. Jeff Schneibel, C.S.C., at firstname.lastname@example.org or x7116.
University of Portland faculty and staff are invited to shop at the Columbia Sportswear Company Employee Store from April 5 to 28. The Columbia employee store has discounted items marked at 40-50 percent off regular retail pricing, with all of the latest product from the Columbia Sportswear family (SOREL, Mountain Hardwear, prAna, and, of course, Columbia Sportswear).
To access the store, please bring the official invitation, printed or digital versions. Also bring your UP ID or business card, paystub, signature of work email, as well as a personal ID. This invitation is valid for each employee plus four guests (you must be present for guests).
The Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation will present its annual $100K Challenge Venture Competition on Saturday, April 27, on the third floor of Shiley Hall. This competition provides students with the opportunity to receive feedback on their proposed ventures from within the local entrepreneurial community, win cash awards, and move on to the opportunity to acquire seed funding that will help advance an entrepreneurial opportunity to the next stage. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend and watch student presentations.
The $100K Competition includes flights focused on For Profit Ventures, Social Enterprises and Inventions. The Invention flight winner moves ahead into the InventOR Statewide student invention program.
Students and judges can join for an informal lunch beginning at noon. All flights begin at 1 p.m and should finish by 3:15 p.m. A reception and announcement of winners takes place from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Prizes include $1,250 for first place (for-profit, non-profit and invention); $750 for second place (for-profit) and $250 for third place (for-profit). Sponsors include VTM Group, Cinder Staffing, LivePlan, A to Z Wineworks, and the AARP Foundation.
For more information contact Peter Rachor, Director for Entrepreneurship, at email@example.com.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to join the hundreds of alumni who return to campus to participate in our annual Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 27-30. This year we’ll be celebrating Salzburg, Entrepreneur Scholars, and the Classes of 1969 and 1999. Enter promo code FACSTAFF at up.edu/reunion.