The multicultural and diversity programs office will present Diversity Dialogues Week 2015, from Monday, March 2 to Friday, March 6, according to Bethany Sills, student activities. Through a variety of events, this week celebrates, encourages discussion, and builds awareness about diversity, cultural difference, and social justice.
The University’s Chapel Music Ensemble will be going on tour from March 7 to 9, according to Maureen Briare, Campus Ministry. The ensemble will be sharing music and song with St. Paul Parish in Silverton, St. Mary Parish in Mt. Angel, Mt. Angel Abbey, and a Benedictine nursing center. On March 9 they will perform two Lenten concerts at Regis High School in Stayton, and Blanchet High School in Salem. All UP community members are welcome.
For more information, contact Briare at 7131 or email@example.com.
There is more time to enter photographs for the Clark Library Juried Photography Exhibit, as the deadline is now after spring break. Faculty and staff can take advantage of picture taking opportunities during the break, or find time to sift through existing photographs that might be contenders. The exhibit showcases the University community’s experiences and connections through fine art photography. The inaugural 2013 exhibit has been on display on the upper floor since the library building reopened, and library staff look forward to refreshing the exhibit and displaying more work from the UP community. Entries are due by March 16.
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A summary of each employee’s compensation package is now available in Banner Self-Serve on PilotsUP, according to Andy Sherwood, human resources. This personalized total compensation statement identifies direct and indirect compensation, and is intended to give a summary of the value of the benefits employees receive. The Total Comp Statement can be found by going to Employee>Pay Information>Total Compensation Statement.
Please note that this is not a tax document. The payroll office has prepared 2014 W-2s, and can answer any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on benefits and this statement, contact Andy Sherwood, human resources, at 8981 or email@example.com.
Portland General Electric has presented the University of Portland with a certificate stating, “Portland General Electric recognizes University of Portland for making a positive impact on our environment through your purchase of Clean Wind renewable power,” according to physical plant director and Presidential Advisory Committee on Sustainability member André Hutchinson. Every year, UP self-directs the maximum amount of its public purpose charge toward the purchase of Clean Wind power. In 2014, UP purchased 1,727,587 kWh of Clean Wind power, resulting in a reduction of 2,315,554 pounds of CO2, which equates roughly to 3,464,068 miles not driven or 276 trees planted annually.
For more information contact Hutchinson at 7306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The TLC resource of the week for March 2-8 will be Catch UP Sessions offered by the students with disabilities office, a key partner in the Teaching and Learning Collaborative. Catch UP is a series of workshops for faculty and staff to help them “Catch UP” by answering questions about accommodations and providing simple tips for incorporating accessibility into course materials. The Catch UP series will take place on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Franz Hall Murphy Room, on the following dates: March 3 (on Confidentiality, Safety Plans and Note-Taking), 17 (on Exacerbation of Condition and the 30% Absence Limit), 24 (on Defining Accessibility for Course Materials) and 31 (on Exam accommodations). All attendees at each session will receive a coupon for a free cup of coffee.
For more information contact Melanie Gangle, health center, at email@example.com.
The School of Education is sponsoring a tutoring program for later elementary, middle, and high school students this summer. The program will be held on campus and will run Monday-Thursday, July 6 to August 6, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Students entering grades 4-11 will work with tutors who are master of arts in teaching program candidates at the University. To register a child or ask questions, contact the School of Education at 7135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University Orchestra will Buster Keaton’s classic silent film, “The General,” with live soundtrack, on Tuesday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. The screening and performance are free and open to all. This will also be the premiere of a new soundtrack composed by UP senior Dana Coppernoll-Houston and music faculty member David De Lyser. The movie is presented courtesy of Kino Lorber EDU. See a promotional video at http://tinyurl.com/omlqe74.
For more information contact De Lyser at 7382 or email@example.com.
All staff and faculty are invited to engage in Visio Divina on Wednesdays during Lent. To accommodate varied schedules, there will be two sessions offered, at 12:45 and 7:15 p.m., in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. In the frenetic pace of most of our days, Visio Divina is a chance to step into quiet contemplative individual reflection centered on an image from The Saint John’s Bible, a different one each week. Each session lasts about 30 minutes.
For more information, contact Karen Eifler, Garaventa Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UP students Taylor Hendricks and Cole Preece have completed training to join the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter) University Innovation Fellows, a national program that empowers student leaders to increase campus engagement with entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity, design thinking, and venture creation. They join 121 new Fellows in the current network, for a total number of 291 Fellows from 114 schools. Hendricks and Preece are supported by faculty sponsors Peter Rachor, Robin Anderson, and Sharon Jones to create new experiences for students at the University. They will join current UP Innovation Fellow Kevin Bastien.
For more information contact the Shiley School of Engineering at 7292 or email@example.com.