All ticket holders to the Saturday, October 7 performance of Appropriate are invited to enjoy a wine, cheese, and dessert reception as a panel of experts highlight production details and intriguing themes, courtesy of the Garaventa Center starting at 6:15 p.m. with panel at 6:45. For theater tickets call x7287. For ADA accommodations or more information: email@example.com.
Brandon Jacbobs-Jenkins’ Appropriate, directed by Jessica Wallenfels, will be performed in Mago Hunt Theater from October 4-8 at 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. Sunday). Tickets are available through Mago Hunt Box Office at x7287.
Three adult siblings return to their Arkansas homestead upon the death of the family patriarch. While going through his belongings, an old photo album turns up, providing evidence of a disturbing secret past. The doubts caused by this unpleasant discovery shake the family’s foundations as it grapples with the legacy of racism.
Join us for informal post-show discussions that illuminate themes from the play and their relationship to our community. Thursday, October 5 will feature a panel discussion, “Of Theft and Destruction: American Legacies in Appropriate,” featuring faculty, administrators and students from UP and PSU.
For more information contact performing and fine arts at z7228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2017 Zahm Lecture in American Catholic Education will take place on Wednesday, September 6, at 7:15 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. Christine Firer Hinze, PhD, Professor of Christian Ethics at Fordham University, will present “Against the Grain: Could Zeal for Solidarity be UP’s Gift for our Fractious Time?” The Zahm Lecture is free and open to all.
Drawing from the Holy Cross legacy in dialogue with modern Catholic social thought, Firer Hinze proposes that zeal for solidarity may offer a frame for education in faith sorely needed in today’s world. Firer Hinze is Director of the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies at Fordham University. Her teaching and research focus on foundational and applied ethical issues, with special emphasis on the dynamics of social transformation, Catholic social thought, and economic and work justice for women, families, and vulnerable groups. Her recent publications include Glass Ceilings and Dirt Floors: Women, Work, & the Global Economy (2015), and essays in Theological Studies, Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Association of America, and The Journal of Catholic Social Thought.
The Zahm Lecture in American Catholic Education was established in 1999 to honor Rev. John Zahm, C.S.C., an eminent Holy Cross priest and scientist of the late 19th and early 20th century. Zahm, superior of the Holy Cross in America when the University was founded in 1901, contributed counsel, money, and Holy Cross men to the nascent University. The Zahm lecture honors both his memory and the legacy of Holy Cross priests and brothers on The Bluff by addressing important issues surrounding American Catholic education.
Join us for a concert by renowned liturgical musician David Haas on Friday, September 8 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. The concert is free and open to all, with a reception to follow. Haas is the composer of sacred favorites “We are Called,” “You are Mine,” “Blest are They” and many more beloved hymns, as well as his latest collection, God Never Tires. David’s music appears in many hymnals and anthologies for numerous Christian denominations around the world, and he presents workshops, retreats, and concerts at parish events and national conferences throughout the country and worldwide. A collaboration by the Garaventa Center and Campus Ministry.
Faculty and staff members are encouraged to join the hundreds of alumni who return to campus to participate in the annual Alumni Reunion Weekend, June 22-25.
This year, attendees will celebrate Shipstad Hall’s 50th birthday, the Hawai’i Club, the milestone class of 1967, and all classes ending in 2 and 7.
This year also marks the inclusion of a brand new weekend highlight: the President’s Welcome Reception and Alumni Awards on Friday, June 23. Other can’t-miss events include the GOLD Backyard Bash for young alumni on Thursday, June 22; the Welcome Home BBQ on Saturday, June 24; and the All Alumni Mass & Brunch on Sunday, June 25.
For more information, contact the alumni office at x7328 or email@example.com.
Portland area high schools will be holding their commencement rehearsals and exercises in the Chiles Center through June 14, and parking is likely to be impacted on campus as well as in the surrounding neighborhood.
- Milwaukie High School commencement, June 12, 7 p.m., Chiles Center.
- Rex Putnam High School commencement, June 13, 7 p.m., Chiles Center.
- West Linn High School commencement, June 14, 10 a.m. rehearsal, 7:30 p.m. ceremony, Chiles Center.
For more information contact public safety at 7161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Portland Jazz Festival will take place in the Chiles Center on Wednesday, April 12 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Thursday, April 13 (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Performance and free and open to all.
The UP Jazz Festival showcases excellent student musicians as well as guest artists from around the nation, all contributing to a vibrant festival of jazz and the celebration of music performance and education on our campus. Since it began in 1964, the festival has grown in size every year, becoming known as a premier student jazz event in the Pacific Northwest. This event will also feature a performance by the UP Jazz Ensemble with guest soloist Alex Noppe.
For more information contact performing and fine arts at x7228 or email@example.com.
The University of Portland Hawaii Club’s annual Luau will take place on Saturday, March 25, from 5 to 9 p.m., in the Chiles Center. Every year the University’s Hawaiian community offers authentic aloha hospitality with kalua pig, poke, chicken, poi, and other Hawaiian delicacies, plus traditional dancers and decor. General admission (12 and older) is $20; students, alumni, staff, kids 4-11, and senior admission is $10; kids under 4 are free.
For tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org. People may also pick up and pay for tickets on the day of March 25 at will call.
University president Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., will present “Welcoming the Stranger: Hospitality and Christian Discipleship” as a guest of the Lenten Reflections with Holy Cross speaker series at Holy Redeemer Church (25 Rosa Parks Way). He will speak at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, and the lecture is free and open to all.
On Wednesday, March 29, Rev. Jeff Cooper, C.S.C., will present “Encountering the Demon at Gerasa: A Lenten Spirituality for Recovery of Self” at 7 p.m., at Holy Redeemer Church.
Brendan Ryan, C.S.C., a Holy Cross seminarian, will present “The Cross and Lenten Hope” on Wednesday, April 5, at Holy Redeemer Church.
For more information contact Rev. John Dougherty, C.S.C., Holy Redeemer Parish, at email@example.com.
For more information, please e-mail Hannah Pick at firstname.lastname@example.org or call x7397.