Hosts Karen Eifler and Fr. Charlie Gordon (pictured at left) will illuminate unexpected themes of grace and redemption in the delightful film “Despicable Me 2,” presented on Wednesday, February 5, at 7:15 p.m., in Franz Hall room 231. Movie snacks will be provided. For ADA accommodations or questions, please contact Eifler in the Garaventa Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 8014.
Fr. David Guffey, director of the Film, Television, and Video Department with Family Theater Productions in Hollywood, Calif., will present “Grace and Cinema,” a free talk on Thursday, February 6, at 7:30 p.m., in Shiley Hall room 301. His lecture is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and the public. Movie snacks will be provided. Listen to his live interview with Dina Marie that morning on KBVM Radio (FM 88.3). For ADA accommodations or other questions, contact Jamie Powell, Garaventa Center, at 7702 or email@example.com.
Please join the English department for “Life after the English Major,” a panel discussion featuring recent English major alumni, on Monday, February 10, at 4 p.m., in Franz Hall room 128. All humanities majors and the humanities-curious are welcome. The panel will feature:
- Kelly Brown ’08, finance & marketing administrator for Tears of Joy Theatre
- Dan Caccavano ’05, software developer for RightSignature
- Rachel Good ’08, proposal specialist at Ecova
- Win Martin ’07, associate at Perkins Coie.
For more information contact English department chair Molly Hiro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University’s annual Founders’ Day celebration will take place on Tuesday, April 8. Four sessions of student presentations will be held in place of regularly scheduled classes, and all students and faculty are encouraged take part in the day’s events, featuring senior presentations, undergraduate research, panel discussions, recitals, and more. Classes scheduled to begin after 4 p.m. will be held as usual.
Founders’ Day was first celebrated at the University in 1902, when University founder Most Rev. Alexander Christie (pictured) visited the school he had established on The Bluff the summer before. For more information, including a schedule of the day’s events, go to www.up.edu/foundersday.
Those who would like to expand their multimedia skills can do so at the Clark Library Digital Lab’s beginner-level workshops throughout February, according to Diane Sotak, library. The workshops are open to students, staff, and faculty. This week the lab offers “iMovie for Beginners.” Subsequent weeks will cover Digital Poster Making, Introduction to Photoshop, and Introduction to Premiere Pro. Visit the Clark Library website for workshop descriptions, dates, and times. Space is limited, so you are encouraged to sign up by visiting or calling the Digital Lab at 7796, or e-mailing José Velazco at email@example.com.
The career services office is offering its Career Focus Thursdays workshops this semester, and on Thursday, February 6 they will offer Intro to Internships at 4:15 p.m., in Orrico Hall lower level. They will also offer Network Your Way to an Internship or Job at 4:15 on Thursday, February 13, with a Biotechnology Career Panel at 6 p.m. in Buckley Center room 163 that same evening. Please help spread the word to students about these free workshops; alumni are welcome to attend as well. For more information contact career services at 7201 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to http://www.up.edu/career/.
The University of Portland’s Speech and Debate Union competed last weekend at the Fred Scheller Memorial Speech and Debate Tournament at Pacific University, according to Brian Simmons, communication studies. Congratulations are due to the following students on their impressive accomplishments at that speech and debate tournament:
Patrick Dolan (FR, biochemistry) finished in the top 10 and earned the 7th Best Speaker overall in the Novice division.
Lakshmi Diener (FR, communication studies) finished in the top 10 and earned the 1st Best Speaker overall in the Novice division.
Chelsea Roberts (JR, communication studies) finished in the top 15 and earned the 11th Best Speaker overall in the Junior division.
John Russell (SR, civil engineering) finished in the top 4 and earned the 10th best Speaker overall in the Open division).
For more information contact Simmons at 8025 or email@example.com.
University parents are invited to take the opportunity to enjoy four hours of free time with their significant others while the UP onsite daycare watches their children on Parents Night Out, Friday, February 7, from 6-10 p.m. This service is provided by Vermont Hills Family Life Center daycare/preschool. The cost is $30 per child and $40 for two children and includes dinner for the kids. Proceeds benefit the UP daycare/preschool house. For more information or to sign your kids up contact Cala Richman, director, at (503) 283-9688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pilots women’s basketball team will be hosting its annual Mother-Daughter Clinic on Saturday, February 8, following their 2 p.m. game versus Pepperdine. The Pepperdine game will also be the team’s Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Game; all fans who wear pink to the game will receive free admission and the first 250 fans will receive a free pink-flavored Voodoo Donut. To RSVP for the clinic, please e-mail Jon Brooks at email@example.com or call 7431.
This year’s cold and flu season is already in full swing. Unfortunately we all know that when the weather turns colder, we find ourselves crowded indoors, which puts everyone at greater risk for communicable diseases. Remember that where two or more are gathered, so will be many viruses. If you are walking to class and you hear the dreaded cough and sneeze, you have just been exposed to the rhinovirus, otherwise known as the common cold. The flu virus is also spread by coughing and sneezing. Remember that drink you shared with a friend yesterday? You may have been exposed to Mono or other contagious viruses. How about that meal you had at the social gathering yesterday? You could find yourself experiencing the Norovirus (nausea, vomiting and diarrhea). The following tips may seem obvious, but in the long run they will help you have a better chance of a healthy winter and spring on The Bluff.
- Hand-washing is key. Wash your hands often with soap and warm water, especially after using the restroom, coughing, or sneezing. Alcohol hand sanitizers are effective when soap and water are not available.
- Limit physical contact. Limiting your physical contact is the optimal way to prevent getting sick. The simplest way to do that is to stay home if you are sick, Don’t risk spreading your illness to others. You should stay home for at least 24 hours after any fever is gone. This concept goes beyond just catching the common cold. If you feel the odds are against you, practicing prevention now will help reduce your risk of illness. If you have not had a flu shot, please check with local pharmacies and get vaccinated today.
You can find out more at the University Health Center Website at http://tinyurl.com/mruk2jk.