The School of Education invites all to visit the Roosevelt High School Freedom Fighters exhibit displayed in Franz Hall foyer on March 3, 4, and 5. This past fall, Roosevelt High students interviewed twenty two local freedom fighters—individuals who in various ways have taken a stand for social justice—as part of their 9th-grade Humanities class. The free exhibit captures the essence of these interviews, featuring student writing and comments on the importance of advocating for social justice in our communities. In this year’s exhibit, Shiley School of Engineering administrative assistant to the dean Kim Spir is featured for her work on the history of women’s and girls’ track and field in the state of Oregon. For more information contact Rich Christen, education, at 7390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
University parents are invited to take the opportunity to enjoy four hours of free time with their significant others while the UP onsite daycare watches their children on Parents Night Out, Friday, March 7, from 6-10 p.m. This service is provided by Vermont Hills Family Life Center daycare/preschool. The cost is $30 per child and $40 for two children and includes dinner for the kids. Proceeds benefit the UP daycare/preschool house. For more information or to sign your kids up contact Cala Richman, director, at (503) 283-9688 or email@example.com.
The Teaching and Scholarship Committee invites all faculty and staff to presentations offered by the University’s 2013 teaching and scholarship faculty award winners. Lars Larson, winner of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, will present “Dialectical Teaching in a Righteous Age,” and Russ Butkus and Steve Kolmes (pictured), winners of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship, will present “Children in Jeopardy: Anthropogenic Toxins and Childhood Exposure.” The presentations will take place on Tuesday, March 4, at 4:30 p.m., in Buckley Center room 163. Coffee and cookies will be served. For more information contact Teaching and Scholarship Committee chair Lauretta Frederking at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Portland performing and fine arts students received the following awards at the 2014 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (Region VII) at the University of Boise in Boise, Idaho, on February 18-22:
- Jordin Bradley received an acting scholarship award of $500 toward enrollment fees for CSU Summer Arts 2014
- Jeff Phillips received a Full Ride Scholarship to California State University’s Broadway Bound Summer Course
- Danielle Renella received a Full Ride Scholarship to California State University’s Michael Chekhov Acting Technique Summer Course
- Amy Billroth-MacLurg received a Full Ride Scholarship to California State University’s Social Action Writing: Personal to Political, Words at Work Summer Course
- The Regional Design Award for Meritorious Achievement in Costume Design of The Magic Flute for Gregory Pulver’s Costume Design Class: Shen Telles, Andrew Wardenaar, Kristen Gates, Annie Ganousis and Hope Robinson.
For more information contact the performing and fine arts department at 7228 or email@example.com.
The University of Portland Speech and Debate Union competed at the Earl Wells Memorial Speech and Debate Tournament at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore., over the weekend of February 22-23. Based on the team’s success, the UP Speech and Debate Union will attend the Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 21-23. Students were awarded the following honors at the tournament in Corvallis:
- Patrick Dolan (freshman, biochemistry) won a Bronze Medal for finishing in the top 6 in the Novice division of debate.
- Lakshmi Diener (freshman, communication studies) won 3rd place in the Novice division of Persuasive Speaking.
- Elizabeth Hartley (junior, biology) won 1st place in the Open division of Extemporaneous Speaking.
- Lisa Holm (sophomore, communication studies) won a Bronze Medal for finishing in the top 6 in the Novice division of debate and won 5th best speaker in that division.
- Katie Wilson (junior, political science) won 5th best speaker in the Open division of debate.
- Karina Agbisit (freshman, environmental studies) won 4th place in the Novice division of Persuasive Speaking.
The University of Portland Mock Trial team competed at the annual Pacific Northwest Regional qualifier for Nationals on February 22-23, at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. The team set a University of Portland record with seven wins and one loss, placing third out of 18 teams, according to coach Aaron Johnson of the University’s political science department. The UP team will advance to the national Opening Round Championship Tournament being held in Washington, D.C., March 21-23. Other teams in the PNW regional competition include Gonzaga, Reed College, WSU, UC-Berkeley, Stanford, University of Washington, and others.
The UP team took five individual awards home from the tournament. Seniors Eileen Kannengeiser, Lyndsey Tsuruda, and Amanda Danforth were all awarded with outstanding witness honors. Amanda Danforth and Eileen Kannengeiser were also awarded with Outstanding Attorney honors. Team members are Brendan Bewley, Susanna Sprinson, Eileen Kannengeiser, Amanda Danforth, Lyndsey Tsuruda, London Ballard, Edward Richter, Jennifer Perkins, Elvia Gaona, Nicola Plate, Arreli Arredondo, Joshua Cleary, Triton Pitassi, Jacob San Agustin, Emily Strand, and Katherine Miller. Assistant coaches Kathya Acuna ’12 and Jeremiah Swisher, both alumni of the Mock Trial program, have been volunteering their time to help the team this year as well.
For more information contact Johnson at 7274 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pilots men’s baseball team will host a three-game series this weekend as they take on CSU Bakersfield. Game times are currently listed for Friday at 2 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. Game times are subject to change with the weather, so be sure to visit portlandpilots.com for more information. For tickets, call 7525 or visit the Pilots Box Office.
The Pilots men’s and women’s basketball team are making the yearly trip to Las Vegas this weekend for the West Coast Conference basketball tournament. If you are planning on attending any of the games down Las Vegas and would like to join other Pilots for pre-game gatherings, please call 8552 or e-mail Melissa Harteloo (email@example.com) for more information.
If you would like to watch the men’s games with other Pilots in the Portland area, please stop by Buffalo Wild Wings in the Lloyd District. Buffalo Wild Wings is the official host of the Pilots viewing parties. For more information contact athletics at 7117 or go to www.portlandpilots.com.
On March 3, 1991, the University celebrated the inauguration of its 18th president, Rev. David T. Tyson, C.S.C. Prior to his election by the board of regents, Father Tyson served as the vice president for student services at the University of Notre Dame, where he also held an appointment to the faculty of the School of Business Administration. Fr. Tyson took over from Dr. Art Schulte, Jr., who had been serving as interim president following the sudden death of UP president Rev. Tom Oddo, C.S.C., in 1989. The University Museum has posted an entry on Fr. Tyson’s inauguration on the museum Wordpress site at http://tinyurl.com/n7tzp33. Please visit the site for more about Fr. Tyson and other historical figures from UP’s past.