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. Scheduled ceremonies include:
- June 10: Sunset HS commencement ceremony, 7:30-9 p.m.
- June 11: Milwaukie HS commencement ceremony, 7-9 p.m.
- June 13: Rex Putnam HS commencement ceremony, 7-8:30 p.m.
- June 14: Beaverton HS commencement ceremony, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
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After seven years at UP, physical plant director Andre Hutchinson is leaving for a new position as assistant vice president for facilities management at the University of San Diego. Andre’s colleagues will be gathering in the Pilot house on Friday, March 29, from 4 to 6 p.m., to thank him for his service on The Bluff and wish him well as he begins this new chapter. All are invited to attend.
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Please come for a taste of paradise at the Hawaii Club 43rd Annual Lu’au on Saturday, March 23, at the Chiles Center. Doors open at 4 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5:30, with entertainment to follow at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “E alu like no ka pono o ke Ao,” which translates to “coming together for the betterment of our world.” We hope to share with the community the idea of coming together from different backgrounds and working towards a common goal.
You may purchase tickets online at www.portlandpilots.com/LUAU, in person at the Chiles Center Box Office (M-F 11-5), or at the door on the night of the event. When purchasing your tickets online, use the promo code “UPLUAU” to access student/faculty/staff/alumni ticket options. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions please email email@example.com.
All are invited to take part in or watch the Army ROTC Dodgeball Tournament on Saturday, February 23, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Beauchamp Center. Teams can sign up by calling x8064. Each six-member team must have at least one female member. Participants receive a t-shirt and water bottle, with awards for first, second, and third place.
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A free poetry reading by Matthew Minicucci will take place on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., in the UP Bookstore. Minicucci is the author of two collections of poetry: Small Gods, a finalist for the 2016 Green Rose Prize from New Issues Press, and Translation (Kent State University Press, 2015), chosen by Jane Hirshfield for the 2014 Wick Poetry Prize. His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals including the Alaska Quarterly Review, The Believer, Gettysburg Review, Oregon Humanities, The Southern Review, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. His awards include the 2018 C. Hamilton Bailey Oregon Literary Fellowship and the Stanley P. Young Fellowship in Poetry from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Last summer, he served as Artist-in-Residence at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
The reading is part of the English department’s Reading and Lecture Series. To learn more, visit Minicucci’s website at matthewminicucci.com.
Author Omar El Akkad will visit the University campus to discuss his book, American War, on Thursday, November 1, at 7 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. El Akkad is the Fall 2018 Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writer, and his talk will be free and open to all. A book signing will follow.
In addition to the 7 p.m. lecture that is open to the Portland community, a discussion with the author will be held for UP community members on Thursday afternoon from 4-5 p.m. in the Bauccio Commons Terrace Room.
El Akkad’s talks draw on his breadth of experience as a journalist at home and abroad to give his audience rare insights into the most important topics of our time, from terrorism to populist movements to racial tensions in America. El Akkad is a recipient of Canada’s National Newspaper Award for investigative reporting and the Goff Penny Memorial Prize for Young Canadian Journalists, as well as three National Magazine Award honorable mentions. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
The Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writers Series was founded in 1988 by Rev. Arthur Schoenfeldt, C.S.C., of the University’s Holy Cross community, and his sister, University regent Suzanne Schoenfeldt Fields, in honor of their parents. Twice each year, Schoenfeldt guest writers offer a public reading and also visit students and faculty during their time on The Bluff.
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The Clark Library invites all University community members to join University president Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., in a blessing ceremony for the new Dr. James T. Covert Gallery on Thursday, October 11, at 3:30 p.m., in the library. Jim Covert had a long and influential career on The Bluff as a history professor from 1961 to 1997. He passed away on October 13, 2016. The new gallery is intended to help keep his name and legacy alive at the school he loved.
Please RSVP to giving.up.edu/covertgallery. Questions? Contact Diane Romero, library, at x7775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Garaventa Center invites all faculty and staff to this year’s Red Mass, which invokes the gifts of the Spirit upon those entrusted with the law in our nation, on Wednesday, September 19, at 5:30 p.m., in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. The Mass is also open to the public. Archbishop Alexander K. Sample will be the principal celebrant and Fr. Charlie Gordon, C.S.C., will offer the homily.
What is the Red Mass? The annual Red Mass invokes gifts of the Holy Spirit – wisdom, understanding, counsel and fortitude – upon the members of the legal profession to aid them in carrying out their profound responsibility to administer justice with mercy. The Mass takes its name from the red vestments worn by the clergy, representing the tongues of fire associated with the Holy Spirit, and from the scarlet robes that were traditionally worn by judges. The first documented Red Mass was celebrated in the Cathedral of Paris in the year 1245.
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Thomas Landy will present the 2018 Zahm Lecture, “A Guide to College in 8 Contradictions,” on Wednesday, September 12, at 7:15 p.m. in Buckley Center Auditorium. The talk is sponsored by the Garaventa Center, and is free and open to the public. In his talk Landy asks, at a time when people have extraordinary access to information at their fingertips, and vacillate between polarized, ideological certainties and relativistic uncertainty whether there is any such thing as truth worth seeking, and critics left and right question the value of a university education, what’s a student to do? Landy, who is congenitally wary of canned advice, shares why, from his experience, this a better time to be a learner than you might think. So how do you take advantage of the opportunity?
Landy is director of the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture at the College of the Holy Cross. A sociologist by training, he researches Catholic life and practice in all corners of globe, exploring remarkably diverse ways that Catholics practice their faith and see the world. For 25 years he has served as director of Collegium, a faculty development program that helps participants from Catholic colleges and universities to reimagine their vocations and to think about how their work serves their students, their schools, and the world.
The Zahm Lecture, which serves as the keynote for the academic year, addresses the important issues surrounding American Catholic education and honors Fr. John Zahm, C.S.C., an eminent Holy Cross priest and scientist of the late 19th and early 20th century.