The second subject for the “A Given Life” series is Rev. George L. Dum, C.S.C., who spent nearly all of his religious life at the University of Portland, arriving here in 1934. While serving as choral director and all-purpose music meister, he was the pride of The Bluff, composing the UP fight song and pep song, and bringing his mother, Charlotte, to campus to teach the boys piano.
The University recently expanded its study-abroad options for engineering majors from a short week during the summer term to a full spring semester in Salzburg, Austria. Engineering students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture and language of Austria while staying on track to graduate with their classmates by taking advantage of courses offered at the Upper Austrian University in Wels, Austria. They can do so thanks largely to the use of web conferencing software that enables UP faculty to offer tutoring and support to engineering majors half a world away. Engineering instructor Niki Schulz recently spoke about her experiences using state-of-the-art web conferencing software to provide tutoring to students in Austria, and a podcast and transcript are available on the Tech Talk Podcast at http://tinyurl.com/otc88od.
For more information or to be a guest podcaster contact Sam Williams, information services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As midterms and projects and other major student products are well underway, professors may feel a tension between maintaining positive, upbeat interactions with students and the need to provide them with honest feedback on their performance. In this brief video featuring Jeff Kerssen-Griep, communication studies, faculty can learn three specific strategies for communicating accurate, constructive feedback to students, even when the news isn’t what they were hoping for. It takes the duration of a cup of coffee to view the video, and faculty can enjoy that coffee compliments of the Teaching and Learning Collaborative and the associate provost.
The Pilots women’s basketball team returns home this week for their final two home games of the season. The Pilots will open the two game home series on Thursday as they take on Pacific at 7 p.m. The action continues on Saturday as the Pilots host Saint Mary’s on Senior Night with a 7 p.m. tip-off.
For more information, visit portlandpilots.com. To purchase tickets, please visit the Pilots Box Office inside the Chiles Center or call 7525. Thanks for a great season and go Pilots!