The women’s basketball team stays in town this week for two games. The first is on Thursday at 7 p.m., vs. Loyola Marymount. The second game is on Saturday at 2 p.m., vs. Pepperdine. The Saturday game is Breast Cancer Awareness Day and Women in Sports Day, and will feature a Pink Voodoo Doughnut giveaway and a post-game Mother-Daughter Clinic. Come out and cheer on the Pilots as they battle for their position in the WCC tournament. For tickets, please visit the Pilots Box Office. For more information contact Jonathan Brooks, athletics, at 7431 or email@example.com.
Students who are interested in applying for campus leadership positions are encouraged to visit www.up.edu/leadership for this year’s common leadership application. A number of positions offered by student activities, the Moreau Center, campus ministry, and information services are listed on the site, and students can apply for up to three positions using one application. Applications and recommendation forms are due by Wednesday, February 12. For more information about a particular student leadership position, please direct questions to the office offering the position. For questions about the online application or recommendation form, please contact residence life at firstname.lastname@example.org or 7205.
Patrick Murphy, performing and fine arts, will discuss his recent trip to Moscow during this week’s Music at Midweek, on Wednesday, February 5, at 12:30 p.m., in Mago Hunt Center recital hall. The event is free and open to all. Murphy will focus on the trials and tribulations he faced in attempting to obtain musical materials from the Soviet era, despite the opinion of other researchers that “it simply can’t be done.” From stories of being held at gunpoint to photos of Lenin’s tomb, all are welcome to look and listen into one of the world’s greatest musical enigmas.
David De Lyser, performing and fine arts, will also present “Hosanna Filio David: The compositional process from concept to performance” (or, “How to compose a work that includes your own name”). De Lyser will discuss his process of fulfilling a commission for an original choral work written for and premiered by the Palm Sunday Chorus of Central Wisconsin. For more information contact performing and fine arts at 7228 or email@example.com.
The administration has heard the message: students want mobile application functionality at UP. The President’s Advisory Council on Information Technology has appointed a sub-committee to identify the needs and goals of mobile applications and/or websites. This is a time of transition for mobile technology, so the focus of this group is the long term.
In the short term, committee members have identified two vendors who offer solutions specific to higher education, and whose offerings complement other campus mobile solutions such as Moodle, Library, and Guidebook. Information services will be demonstrating two vendor solutions on campus with sessions focusing on students, and also for University personnel. The two vendors are DubLabs (www.dub labs.com) and ModoLabs (www.modolabs.com). The committee is very interested in all opinions concerning these two offerings and it is hoped that representatives of all campus units are able to attend. There will be three sessions by each vendor. Everyone is welcome to attend any of the three sessions. Each session will be approximately one hour in length with the first half hour being a demonstration of the product offerings, and the remaining time for questions.
The DubLabs sessions took place on Thursday, January 30. The ModoLabs sessions will take place on Wednesday, February 5, at 10 a.m., in Buckley Center room 163, with focus on University personnel; at 2 p.m., in Buckley Center room 163, with focus 0n students and university personnel; and at 5 p.m., in Buckley Center room 163, with focus on students (refreshments provided).
For more information contact Ann Harris, information services, at 8116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Father Louis M. Kelley, C.S.C., president of the University from 1928 to 1934, died on February 8, 1964, at the age of 79. During Father Kelley’s administration, the University granted its first baccalaureate degrees to six bachelors of arts in 1929; he also presided over Columbia University during the worst years of the Great Depression. After leaving Portland he later served as assistant superior general of the Congregation of Holy Cross. His portrait, painted by artist-in-residence Emil Jacques, hangs on the third floor of Waldschmidt Hall outside the offices of the dean of the Graduate School.
In 1935, February 8 also marked the first appearance of the Columbiad as a weekly publication. It had begun as a periodical edited by the faculty but eventually came under the editorship of students. Later in 1935 it changed its name to The Beacon in reflection of the change in name of the University itself and the adoption of “The Pilots” as a nickname for the school’s athletes.
To see more University of Portland history go to www.up.edu/almanac.