The next meeting of the Faith and Intellectual Life Discussion Group will be on Friday, March 27, 3:30-5 p.m., in the Franz Hall Murphy Room. The group will be discussing Isak Dinesen’s short story Babette’s Feast, and also will also be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Faith and Intellectual Life Discussion Group with special refreshments. All faculty and staff are welcome. For more information contact Norah Martin, philosophy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Portland will present Digital Identity Week, a series of events designed to help raise the awareness of students, faculty, and staff when it comes to their digital identities, from Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20, according to Eric Anctil, education.
For more information, visit the Digital Identity Week homepage and follow the events on Twitter (@digitalidup; #digitalidentityUP).
University president Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., will give his first State of the University address and present the 2015 Alumni Awards at a sold out event on Tuesday, March 17, at the Sentinel Hotel, 614 S.W. 11th Ave. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., with a program from noon to 1 p.m.
With KGW’s Laurel Porter as moderator, Fr. Poorman will discuss ongoing effects of the recently completed RISE Campaign (which raised more than $182 million), the latest achievements in athletics and academics, and other factors affecting the University’s short-and-long-term success. Also on the agenda will be the annual Alumni Awards. This year’s winners are Scott Reis ’98, Distinguished Alumni Award; Stan Muessle ’62, Rev. Tom Oddo, C.S.C. Outstanding Service Award; Christina Palmer Fuller ’07, MBA ’12, Contemporary Alumni Award; and UP senior Nicholas MacKinnon ’15, winner of the Thomas A. Gerhardt ’55 Memorial Award for Student Leadership.
For more information, contact the marketing and communications office at 7202 or email@example.com.
On Wednesday evening, March 18, Garaventa Center co-directors Karen Eifler and Fr. Charlie Gordon, C.S.C., will host Bringing Eyes of Faith to Film, with themes of grace and transcendence highlighted in the popular movie “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The event, which is free and open to all, begins at 7:15 p.m. in Franz Hall room 214, and movie snacks will be provided. For more information contact Eifler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Garaventa Center will host “I’ll Push You,” the story of two friends completing the 500-mile El Camino de Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage across northern Spain, on Thursday, March 19, at 7:15 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons board room. The event is free and open to all. With one of the men confined to a wheelchair, it took the efforts of his best friend, along with the help of strangers (including Schoenfeldt Hall director Joe Coulter) to complete the six-week trip.
For more information contact Karen Eifler, Garaventa Center, at email@example.com.
Join fellow Pilots fans at the Lloyd Center Buffalo Wild Wings (1200 NE Broadway) as the men’s basketball team plays BYU in Las Vegas for the WCC tournament semi-finals at 8:30 p.m. Special offers and giveaways will be plentiful for this exciting game. Children are welcome on the restaurant side of Buffalo Wild Wings. Those who can’t make it to the watch party will be able to cheer on the Pilots by watching the game on ESPN2.
For more information, please visit portlandpilots.com.
The Collaborative for International Studies and Global Outreach (CISGO) Executive Committee invites faculty and staff to attend listening sessions to give their thoughts and input into potential global learning outcomes which have been drafted by a CISGO subcommittee. The sessions will take place on Tuesday, March 17, from 4 to 5 p.m., in Franz Hall room 111, and Wednesday, March 18, from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., in Franz 111. A listening session for students will take place on Thursday, March 19, from 7 to 8 p.m., with free pizza served.
An invitation and draft of the potential learning outcomes for global learning are available at this link: http://tinyurl.com/p7zwr45.
Fifth in the University museum’s “A Given Life” series is a recognition of the hundreds of Holy Cross priests and brothers who serve as both fabric and pattern of the University’s history. This community of men has long served as administrators, professors, physical laborers, advisors, student mentors, office staff, chaplains—each one serving the Church while carrying out the University’s mission. What are they paid? Where is the reward? Visit a new post from the University archives and museum to find out: http://tinyurl.com/mquyzlw.
Contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, at 8038 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
On Wednesday, March 18, the University will change the number to dial for an outside phone line from 9 to 6. After that date, callers will no longer be able to get an outside line by dialing 9. This change is being enacted in an effort to reduce inadvertent 911 calls.
Visio Divina, a contemplative Lenten prayer, will be held twice on Wednesday, March 18, at 12:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. The meditative prayer lasts approximately 30 minutes and focuses on an image from The Saint John’s Bible. The volume containing the focal image for that week will be available for participants to explore before and after the prayer. Visio Divina is sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Garaventa Center.