Coming off a week that featured two road games, the men’s basketball team returns to the Chiles Center this week for two home WCC games. The action tips-off on Thursday, January 23 at 7 p.m. for the Pilots versus BYU game. Then on Saturday, January 25 the Pilots will take on San Diego at 1 p.m. As evidenced in the Gonzaga game on Thursday, January 9, the home court advantage is huge for the Pilots and we have some ticket specials for Pilot fans. For the BYU game a special $15 ticket (originally $25) is available and can be purchased at the Pilots Box Office by using promo code “TXTUP.” The Saturday game will feature 2-for-1 tickets and free admission for all kids in 6th grade and under. For more information, visit www.portlandpilots.com. To purchase tickets, please visit the Pilots Box Office or call 7525.
Recreational services fitness classes will start the first day of the spring semester, with several offered each weekday over the course of the semester. Classes are open to all faculty, staff, and students and are free of charge. The schedule is available at http://tinyurl.com/l7k9lzk. Classes will include tap dance, Zumba, yoga, spin, total body cardio, kickboxing, and more. Take a break from work and you’ll get fit and feel revitalized! For more information contact Brian Dezzani, recreational services, at 7177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join fellow Pilot fans at the official Pilots Watch Parties to be held at Buffalo Wild Wings, located in the Lloyd District at 1200 NE Broadway Street. Pilots Watch Parties will be held for all men’s basketball road games starting Thursday, January 16. These parties are free and open to all Pilots fans. Dates and times are available here. For more information contact alumni relations at 7328 or email@example.com.
Michael Connolly, performing and fine arts, includes information of local interest in his classes that take place on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday each year. Connolly used to live on N. Chautauqua Blvd. located about a mile from campus. When the land in that area was subdivided in 1925, there were racial covenants on the property: “No part of said land shall be used or occupied by any Negro, Chinese, or Japanese, except that persons of said races may be employed thereon as servants.” In 1926, the same restriction was added for “Italians, Greeks, Hindus, Armenians, or Indians.” Both covenants were renewed after 20 years and were officially in effect until 1964. As Connolly points out in his classes, this type of legally sanctioned exclusion taking place so recently usually surprises Portlanders, but it was taking place right here in the University’s neighborhood. For more information contact Connolly at 7297 or firstname.lastname@example.org.