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 email@example.com or x8198. This event is planned by Diversity and Multicultural Programs in the Office of Student Activities and The Moreau Center.
The marketing and communications office worked with development to create the “Your Gift Sparks…” online end-of-year giving campaign, which won a Silver Award in Innovation in Fundraising in the 2017 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII Communication Awards competition. This latest award joins Portland Magazine‘s Bronze Award in in the category “Print General Interest Magazines, circulation less than 29,999.” CASE District VIII encompasses colleges and universities in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and all of western Canada.
For more information contact marketing & communications at x7202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ending one year leads to planning for the next! Now is a great time to schedule library instruction before the calendar fills up. Librarians collaborate with faculty to tailor sessions to students’ research needs. Classes typically meet in the Clark Library’s classroom on the upper floor. To request instruction, please email preferred dates and times, along with course number, to Stephanie Michel, Clark Library, at email@example.com.
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 The older red and green stickers are no longer valid and may result in a citation.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Portland has opened Howard Hall as a temporary shelter for 51 of the 64 people displaced by the January 4 SW Alder apartment fire in downtown Portland. The shelter opened January 6 and will remain open until January 13.
The University worked with the American Red Cross and Central City Concern and other community partners to provide a safe location for residents until the SW Alder apartments are reopened.
Central City Concern is accepting donations of cash as well as emergency clothing and other items for its displaced tenants. A full list is available at this link. Donated items may be brought to Central City Concern’s administrative office at 232 NW Sixth Avenue.
For more information about the shelter at University of Portland, contact Jeff Rook, 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.
The academic technology services office will present its first Teaching With Technology event of spring 2017 on Wednesday, January 11 and Thursday, January 12, in the Clark Library digital lab. “Moodle Bootcamp” take place both days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ben Kahn and Maria Erb will be on hand to facilitate professional development on the use of the Moodle LMS for teaching and learning. Faculty can drop in for an hour to brainstorm an idea or stay for the whole day to work on courses. Bring any materials, images, and resources you want to use. Topics such as course design, the gradebook, assignments, and forums will be covered. Moodle newbies and veterans alike are welcome.
To find out more and RSVP please visit the Teaching and Learning website.
For more information contact Kahn at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or x8981.