The middle of midterm season forces us to come to grips with the fact that many students resort to cramming for exams. It seems to work well enough, but two days later it’s as if learning the material never happened. Employ the tools of recency, frequency, and potency to help students cram less and remember more. To flesh that tantalizer out, read on at this link to the TLC blog.
The Division of Student Affairs invites all faculty and staff to come to the Pilot House and wish Will Meek a warm farewell on Friday, March 3, from 4–6 p.m. Meek will be leaving his position as assistant director of counseling in the Health and Counseling Center at spring break. He will become the director of counseling and psychological services at Brown University in Providence, R.I. Let’s thank Will for his tireless efforts to care for our students, his work with Active Minds, a student club dedicated to mental health on campus, and for innovations in maximizing mental health resources for students, including oversight of the expansion of psychological services through a new counselor-interns program.
For more information contact Kristin Nielsen, student affairs, at x8532 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Portland students Alec Kauffman (civil engineering, computer science, entrepreneurship & innovation management), Jean Paul Mugisha (electrical engineering), Jeremy Revlock (business), and Elizabeth Rowe (mechanical engineering) have completed training to join the University Innovation Fellows, a global program that empowers student leaders to increase campus engagement with innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, and design thinking. They join 224 students from 58 higher education institutions in seven countries who have been named University Innovation Fellows. The program is run by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school). With the addition of the new Fellows, the program has trained 1,000 students at 185 schools since its creation.
Fellows are sponsored by faculty and administrators as individuals or teams of students, and selected through an application process twice annually. Following acceptance into the program, schools fund the students to go through six weeks of online training and travel to the annual University Innovation Fellows Silicon Valley Meetup. Throughout the year, they take part in events and conferences and have opportunities to learn from one another, Stanford mentors, and leaders in academia and industry.
Submissions for the University’s annual Founders’ Day celebration are due Thursday, March 2, by 11:59 p.m. Faculty who have questions about the Founders’ Day schedule and how to submit student presenters’ data for the schedule can speak to their school’s liaison (listed below) or contact Michele Leasor, program coordinator, at x8264 or email@example.com.
The Founders’ Day celebration will take place on Tuesday, April 11. Four sessions of student presentations will be held in place of regularly scheduled classes, and all students and faculty are encouraged to take part in the day’s events, featuring senior presentations, undergraduate research, panel discussions, recitals, and more.
2017 Founders’ Day liaisons:
All University of Portland network account holders need to maintain a security profile in order to take full advantage of self-service password reset. Updating your profile is quick and easy and makes password reset convenient from any device or location. It’s as simple as verifying information such as your personal email address and mobile phone number and setting up security questions. Take a few minutes to update your profile today. Detailed instructions are available on the University’s password management site at this link. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Help Desk (x7000 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
The next Music at Midweek performance will feature Geno Michaels (a graduate of UP) and Soul City, an exciting Pacific Northwest group performing classic and new soul, R&B, funk, and jazz, on Wednesday, March 1, at 12:30 p.m., in Mago Hunt Center Recital Hall. The band has been featured at the Portland Rock & Roll Marathon, the Mt. Tabor Summer Concert Series, Tthe Portland Rose Festival, the Bite Of Oregon, the Families In The Park Concerts, and more. The performance is free and open to all.
For more information contact performing and fine arts at x7228 or email@example.com.
All ticketholders for the Saturday, March 4 show of Iphigenia & Other Daughters are invited to enjoy a complimentary wine and cheese reception courtesy of the Garaventa Center as campus experts highlight production details and intriguing themes before the play. The reception begins at 6:15 p.m., followed by the panel at 6:45 p.m. in Mago Hunt Center Recital Hall. For theater tickets call x7287. For ADA accommodations or more information, contact the Garaventa Center at x7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, March 1 is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the Season of Lent, a period of preparation leading into the Easter celebration of the saving mysteries for Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection. Masses will be offered on Ash Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. Masses will also be offered at 10:15 p.m. in Mehling, Kenna, and Schoenfeldt Halls.
For more information contact Campus Ministry at x7131 or email@example.com.
Each month, the marketing office will have a photographer scheduled to take a small number of head shots, available on a first-come, first-served basis. February’s session is next Tuesday, February 28, from 11:30 a.m. to noon. To confirm an appointment, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, February 24, at 4 p.m. These photos will be taken in Clark Library’s Digital Lab, located on the second floor.
Please note: Participants must be able to attend between 11:30 a.m. and noon. Only those with confirmed appointments should attend. Those who have never had a professional head shot taken are highly encouraged to attend one of these monthly sessions. The photos will be used on the UP website’s directory.
For more information contact Michelle Bickley, marketing and communications, at email@example.com.