All community members are welcome to join University of Portland’s community peace vigil honoring the justice, compassion, and love of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, January 16, 2017, at 7:15 p.m., in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. If you cannot attend, stop by the Commons to see the peace intentions that will be offered during the vigil. They will be on display throughout the week. The University will also have a display honoring Dr. King in the Clark Library throughout the week of Monday, January 16. For more information, please contact Bethany Sills in Student Activities at firstname.lastname@example.org or x8198. This event is planned by Diversity and Multicultural Programs in the Office of Student Activities and The Moreau Center.
In October 2015, in an effort to provide a more flexible parking option for faculty and staff who must negotiate the potential for bringing different cars to campus from day to day, the Public Safety Department instituted a new style for parking permits. Currently, general faculty/staff parking is now a hangtag rather than a sticker. If you have not previously received notice about this change or simply have not made it in to change out your parking permit, please stop by at your earliest convenience. The older red and green stickers are no longer valid and may result in a citation.
For more information contact public safety at x7161 or email@example.com.
As part of an ongoing effort to improve services, staff and faculty mailboxes will be migrated from on premise email servers to Office 365 cloud servers. The Advisory Council for Enterprise Services (ACES) approved the migration plan earlier this fall in anticipation of several key benefits including enhanced collaboration and security features. Information services staff have been preparing for the department by department roll-out which is expected to begin in late January. Several departments have also been identified for early adoption and will transition ahead of the spring semester. Help desk staff will reach out to department heads and administrative assistants to coordinate the schedule and provide details about what to expect throughout the process, which is very non-disruptive in nature. We look forward to providing enhanced email and collaboration services to staff and faculty.
For more information, please visit https://sites.up.edu/office365.
The Provost’s office is pleased to announce recipients of the Spring 2017 Provost’s Initiative on Undergraduate Research awards. These faculty members have been selected to collaborate with and mentor an undergraduate on a co-designed research experience during the 2017 spring semester:
- Janet Banks, Nursing: “Clinical learning environments manuscript experience” with Cara FitzGerald and Andrea Hernandez-Garibay
- Saikat Chakrabarti, Computer Science: “Investigating cyber-security attacks using a customized honeypot” with Christian Rodriguez
- Laurie Dizney, Biology: “A quantitative analysis of the changing role of Diversity in the American Society of Mammalogists” with Jessie Karr
- Maria Echenique, Spanish: “Literary Translation Theory and Practice” with Amanda Munro, Ellen O’dell, and McKenna Vorderstrasse
- Alice Gates, Social Work: “Community-based research for Paid Family and Medical Leave” with Emma Martínez, Nicole Panowicz, and Catherine Adam
- Mead Hunter, Theater: “Playing God: Prehistoric Evidence of Divine Impersonation” with Adele Kennedy
- Deana Julka, Psychological Sciences: “Examining Diversity and Identity Formation on Campus” with Kyle Dela Cruz
- Cara Poor, Civil Engineering: “The role of mycelium in bioretention systems: long term studies of nutrient retention in mycelium-inoculated mesocosms” with Jenna Kube
- Max Schlosshauer, Physics: “Studying Quantum Decoherence With Single Photons” with Mathew Coleman, Efrain Venegas Ramirez, and Alex York
- Amber Vermeesch, Nursing: “Health Disparities in Vulnerable Populations Manuscript Experience: Exercise, Cultural Communication, and the Use of Multi-methods in Health Disparities research” with Jessica Bautista, Kelsey Malone, Laura McDonagh, Kayla Parolari, and Kaitlyn Piantoni.
A reminder to faculty: applications for Summer 2017 Provost’s Initiative on Undergraduate Research awards will be due in February. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application.
Staff awards for 2016 were presented at the annual Staff Christmas Luncheon on Monday, December 19. The winners are:
- Charles Miltner, C.S.C., Award – Janet Turner
- Hooyboer Outstanding Professional Staff Award – Lori Ungern
- Margaret W. Henzi Award for Outstanding Office Support – Stacey Boatright
- Ted Deiss/Joyce and Virgil Dodson Outstanding Physical Plant Employee Award – Bill Vandervelden
- President’s Citations – Amy Eaton, Kelly Carder, and Nicole Bresnahan
- President’s Team Award – Lisel Stancil and Amy Shelly
Employees were also honored for milestone years of service to the University:
- Five years: Jon Brooks, Lindsay Chelton, Dave Devine, James Dyke, Regina Galbick, Roya Quirk, Marco Gonzalez-Carrillo, Laura Hanna, Alex Hermanny, Joey Houck, Amy Norton, Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., Shawn Rogers, Cheryl Sorenson, Lisel Stancil, Duncan Strang, Alan Timmins, Catherine Wade, Liz Winters.
- Ten years: Bridget Bimrose-Delcarpio, Sandy Galati, Rev. Charles Gordon, C.S.C., Brenda Greiner, Heather Hall Lewis, Emily Heuman, Darlene Kalar, Corinna LaFontaine, Anna Lageson, Aura Osorio, Karen Peters, Scott Petty, Emmy Rosinbum, Denise Stack, Walter Torres.
- 15 years: Brian Dezzani, Susan Lair, Carmel Mannenbach, Keltuma Salih.
- 20 years: Rachel Barry-Arquit, Roberta Lindahl, Mary Scroggins, Amy Shelly.
- 25 years: Brian Doyle, complete with standing ovation.
- 30 years: Mike Murphy, Michele Zimmerman.
- 35 years: Bill Vandervelden.
For more information contact HR at email@example.com or x8981.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII encompasses colleges and universities in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and all of western Canada.
For more information contact marketing and communications at firstname.lastname@example.org or x7202.
Looking forward to some time to read and watch movies over the winter break? The Clark Library has a collection of popular books and DVDs available for checkout. Come and choose your titles for the break, located on shelves right next to the Service Desk.
The University of Portland sits atop the West Coast Conference Commissioner’s Cup standings after a historic fall season on The Bluff. The Pilots claimed league titles in men’s soccer and women’s cross country and had three WCC Coach of the Year honorees after a spectacular start to the 2016-17 sports season. In addition to earning top points from the two WCC titles, Portland also earned a second-place finish in men’s cross country and tied for third in volleyball, the best finish in program history. Women’s soccer placed sixth overall.
The Commissioner’s Cup is awarded annually to the WCC institution garnering the most success during Conference play. It is based on a point system, reflecting the finish of each team in conference play. The institution with the highest point total after combining the men’s and women’s point totals is honored with the Commissioner’s Cup. Portland earned a total of 41.0 points to edge BYU who finished the fall with 38.5 points.
For more information contact athletics at 7117 or go to www.portlandpilots.com.
If you or a colleague have ever participated in post-graduate service, the Moreau Center would like to know. Please email us at email@example.com. Why do we want to know? Possibilities: to let students know how many UP faculty and staff have participated in post-graduate service, perhaps to connect a student with you if they have questions about your experience, and to invite you to the annual Post-Grad Service Dinner.
The University remembers Fr. Ron Wasowski, C.S.C., for his years of service to the University community as pastoral minister, professor, and scientist. A memorial post from the University Archives and Museum about Fr. Wasowski’s work at the University and a gallery of photos are found at this link.
To complement the online display, there is a memorial display for Fr. Wasowski with photos, articles, and some of his personal memorabilia in the Buckley Center first floor display case near the Studies Abroad office.
For more information contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or x8038.