Summer and fall book orders are due by Friday, March 31st, according to Eric Cave, bookstore. Orders can be placed via the web at www.uportland.bncollege.com and select “Faculty Resources.” They can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. To make the process even easier, just say “Same as Last Year!” Orders can also be phoned in at x7125. Questions? Please contact Cave at x7125.
Mark W. Roche will present the Annual Hesburgh Lecture, “What’s So Funny About a Joke?,” on Thursday, March 23, at 7:15 p.m., in Franz Hall 120. His talk will interlace humor with an analysis of the greatness and limits of Freud’s theory of jokes. Roche is Joyce Professor of German, concurrent professor of philosophy, and former dean of arts and letters at the University of Notre Dame.
This event is a collaboration by the Garaventa Center, the Notre Dame Club of Portland, and the Beckman Humor Project. For more info or ADA accommodations, contact the Garaventa Center at email@example.com or x7702.
Shortly after his untimely death in 1989, University president Rev. Thomas Oddo, C.S.C., was memorialized by faculty, staff, students, and friends with the establishment of an endowed scholarship fund named after him. Every year the University awards scholarship funds in Fr. Oddo’s name to one or more students who meet a set of criteria which includes demonstrated commitment to service and to service learning. Criteria for the Father Thomas C. Oddo, C.S.C. Memorial Scholarship are:
- Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
- Demonstrated financial need
- Junior or senior student standing in the 2013-2014 school year
- Demonstrated commitment to service and service learning
- Open to any academic major.
All ticket holders for the Saturday, March 25 show of Home 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: x7287. For ADA accommodations or more information, contact the Garaventa Center at x7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Franz Center is providing free leadership training and development during the 2017-18 academic year for faculty and staff who want to learn more about becoming a Dexheimer Leadership Fellow. There are over 70 faculty and staff from across the University who have been trained as Dexheimer Leadership Fellows and the Franz Center is seeking to include 40 additional faculty and staff who will begin their training next fall. Dexheimer Leadership Fellows serve as instructors and coaches in the Leader Certificate Program and earn a stipend of $2,500 for their teaching or coaching. We are able to include only exempt (salaried) employees at this time. Please contact Dave Houglum, Franz Center, at email@example.com if you would like to participate, want to nominate a colleague, or need more information, by April 7.
There will be a user’s training session for the Smartcatalog tool used to update the University Bulletin on Wednesday, March 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Buckley Center room 15. While the session is meant primarily for new associate deans in the College of Arts and Sciences, all new users are welcome to learn more about the program as space permits.
At the University of Portland’s annual State of UP luncheon, University president Rev. Mark L. Poorman C.S.C., unveiled plans for Dundon-Berchtold Hall, a new academic center with over 63,000 square feet of classrooms, offices, an auditorium, a career center, and the Dundon-Berchtold Institute.
A $15 million commitment from regent Amy Dundon-Berchtold and her husband, Jim Berchtold ’63 (pictured) served as the lead gift towards construction of the new center. The gift also funded the Dundon-Berchtold Institute for Moral Formation and Applied Ethics, which will be housed in the new building.
Dundon-Berchtold Hall will provide much-needed academic space for the campus. As the student population at the University has grown 30% over the past decade, classroom space has remained the same. Many of the classrooms in the building will be designed for interactive learning, with spaces that are equipped with moveable furniture and updated technology. Other “cluster” classrooms will be used for small groups of students to work cooperatively and collaboratively together on projects and assignments, a core requirement of many University courses across all disciplines.
The Dundon-Berchtold project continues a wave of capital construction and improvements at the University. Since 2009, the University has constructed or renovated 11 new buildings or structures on the 150-acre campus. Most recent construction includes the Beauchamp Recreation & Wellness Center (August 2015) and Lund Family Hall (August 2016), as well as the complete renovation of the Pilot House (October 2015), which houses the University’s bookstore, dining facility, kitchen, and lounge.
The University plans to begin demolition of Howard Hall, a former recreation center, in the late spring, with construction of the new building on that site starting in late summer.
For more information contact the president’s office at x7101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together with the Office of the Provost and SOPHIA, the Garaventa Center is offering 12 places to senior faculty on a 10-day pilgrimage to the birthplace of the Congregation of Holy Cross, the Basse-Normandie region of France, in the summer of 2018. Those interested in applying are invited to attend an informational meeting in the Garaventa Center (Franz 330) this Wednesday, March 8, noon—1 p.m. Grants of $2,000 will cover all lodging, group meals, and costs associated with the pilgrimage experiences; participants are responsible for their own airfare and incidental expenses. The Deans’ Council has approved the use of professional development funds for this venture. For additional information, please contact Karen Eifler, email@example.com or x8014.
A group of 38 students and five faculty spent February 20-24 at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for a week of competitions, workshops and performances. More than 750 theater students from schools across the northwest participated, and a number of UP students came away winners:
- KCACTF Design Technology & Management, Winner in Scenic Design: Megan Macker (junior). Megan will attend the national design competition at the National Festival in Washington, D.C., April 17- 23
- The Institute for Theater Journalism and Advocacy Regional winner: Madeleine Nguyen (freshman). Madeleine is eligible for attendance at the National Festival in Washington, D.C., April 17- 23
- The LMDA/ATHE/KCACTF Student Dramaturgy Award Regional winner: Adele Kennedy (senior). Adele is eligible for attendance at the National Festival in Washington, D.C., April 17- 23
- Meritorious achievement in scenic design: Maria Edwards (junior)
- Irene Ryan Finalist in acting: Jacob Orr (senior)
- Musical Theater Scholarship Auditions finalist: Maddie Tran (senior)
- Semifinalist for The Society of Directors and Choreographers: John Rice (First year MFA graduate candidate).
The Kennedy Center American College Theater (KCACTF) is a national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide, which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theater in the United States. The KCACTF has grown into a network of more than 600 academic institutions throughout the country, where theater departments and student artists showcase their work and receive outside assessment by KCACTF respondents. Through state, regional, and national festivals, KCACTF participants celebrate the creative process, see one another’s work, and share experiences and insights within the community of theater artists. The KCACTF honors excellence of overall production and offers student artists individual recognition through awards and scholarships in playwriting, acting, criticism, directing, and design.
For more information contact Gregory Pulver, performance and fine arts, at x7228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.