Please note that the Thursday, February 28 CISGO event planned for recipients of a 2018 Diversity, Inclusion and Internationalization Grant to present their projects has been cancelled due to teaching and travel conflicts for participants. For more information, contact Eduardo Contreras (firstname.lastname@example.org) assistant provost for international education, diversity, and inclusion, or Lisa Reed (email@example.com), associate dean of undergraduate programs and global initiatives for the Pamplin School of Business.
The Rev. James Connelly, C.S.C. Lecture Series will welcome history professor Mark Carey to campus on Thursday, February 21, 5 to 6 p.m., in Franz Hall room 120. Carey will present “Rethinking Glaciers and Icebergs: From the Sinking of the Titanic to Climate Change and Offshore Oil,” and discuss how we must rethink ice to understand past human relationships with icebergs and glaciers in order to adapt to the future. Carey is professor of history and environmental studies in the Clark Honors College and director of the Environmental Studies program at the University of Oregon.
For ADA or event information contact Blaire Woodard, history, at firstname.lastname@example.org or x8765.
Author Colum McCann, whose Let the Great World Spin is this year’s ReadUP selection, will offer a lecture that is free and open to all on Wednesday, February 20, at 7 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. He will also be available immediately after the lecture to sign copies of his book. This lecture is part of the Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writers Series. Other campus partners are the Office of the Provost, Garaventa Center, Office of Residence Life, Clark Library, and Marketing & Communications.
For more information contact the Garaventa Center at x7702 or email@example.com.
“Charism” is a word that comes up frequently when describing Catholic religious orders and communities. In some ways, you can think of an order’s charism as its personality. Charism is the inspirational purpose that starts communities and keeps them going. It is their particular mission and animating spirit. It gives religious communities distinctive flavors and imbues their daily practice with meaning. In times of change, communities turn back to their founding charism or spirit—their purpose—to discern how to move forward and remain vital.
Over centuries of Church history, religious orders have been founded by dynamic personalities (think people such as Francis and Clare of Assisi, Benedict of Nursia and his sister Scholastica, Elizabeth Ann Seton, Basil Moreau) who felt compelled to address particular problems faced by the people of their time and in their local orbits. The talents and traits needed to meet those challenges differed, and thus the charisms that define each community vary. Still, as much as Jesuits, Sisters of Mercy, and Dominicans may vary from each other, all are living out their undeniably Catholic calls to holiness. In the next few weeks, we’ll take a look at the distinctive charisms of the Congregation of Holy Cross.
“Did You Know?” is a regular feature in upbeat meant to help staff and faculty understand dimensions of this Catholic, Holy Cross university. You can send questions or get more information from Karen Eifler, Garaventa Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Fr. Jim Gallagher, Campus Ministry, at email@example.com.
Alexandria “Allie” Hill, international languages and cultures, the 2018 recipient of the Faculty Award for Scholarship, will share her thoughts in a talk titled “Feminist Scholarly Practice” on Friday, February 22, at 4 p.m., in Franz Hall room 231. All staff and faculty are invited and light refreshments will be provided.
For more information, contact the Teaching and Scholarship Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University’s annual Reading Fair will take place on Sunday, February 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Chiles Center. “Rumble in the Jungle” will be a reading fair and family STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) day hosted by Kappa Delta Pi and the UP STEM Education and Outreach Center. The fair is freeand open to all children from preschool through 8th grade.
There will be crafts, a principal reading, hands on-experiments, and a robotics demonstration. In addition to these activities, there will also be fun games, and opportunities to win prizes. Students will leave the event with a free book and gift from both organizations as a thank-you for attending.
This is a new combined event you do not want to miss. If you have any questions, please reach out to Reading Fair chair Surabhi Joglekar (email@example.com) or STEM director Stephanie Salomone (firstname.lastname@example.org)). Please like the “University of Portland’s Reading Fair” FaceBook page for more updated information.
The next Music at Midweek will feature composer Evan Mack lecturing about his compositional process on Wednesday, February 20, at 12:30 p.m., in Mago Hunt Center Recital Hall. Music at Midweek is free and open to all.
Mack is an American composer, librettist, and pianist. He is highly esteemed as a gifted composer by music industry members and colleagues, and composed the music and libretto for his opera, Angel of the Amazon, which will be presented on campus on Saturday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. The opera presents the story of Sr. Dorothy Stang and her 2005 martyrdom as she worked to help the poor in the Brazilian rainforest.
For more information contact performing and fine arts at x7228 or email@example.com.
Please come for a taste of paradise at the Hawaii Club 43rd Annual Lu’au on Saturday, March 23, at the Chiles Center. Doors open at 4 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5:30, with entertainment to follow at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “E alu like no ka pono o ke Ao,” which translates to “coming together for the betterment of our world.” We hope to share with the community the idea of coming together from different backgrounds and working towards a common goal.
You may purchase tickets online at www.portlandpilots.com/LUAU, in person at the Chiles Center Box Office (M-F 11-5), or at the door on the night of the event. When purchasing your tickets online, use the promo code “UPLUAU” to access student/faculty/staff/alumni ticket options. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have Moodle questions? Maybe you are new to UP and are coming from using a different learning management system like Blackboard or Canvas. Perhaps you’ve been using Moodle for a while but want to leverage it more to create efficiencies or open up new opportunities. Or maybe you are brand new to the world of Moodle – in any case, the Office of Academic Technology Services & Innovation is here to help, according to Ben Kahn, information services. You can always reach us at email@example.com – you can get questions answered, or get connected to more resources if you need hands-on tech training or instructional design consulting to enhance your use of digital resources in your teaching and learning.
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The planning process for Fall 2019 new student Orientation programs and activities is underway, according to Jeromy Koffler, student activities. Any suggestions, recommendations, proposals, requests, or other “we should really do that!” ideas will be gratefully accepted by Koffler (firstname.lastname@example.org), Cara Hersh, College of Arts and Sciences (email@example.com), or Shazib Vijlee, Shiley School of Engineering (firstname.lastname@example.org), by Friday, March 1