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.
The Committee on Teaching and Scholarship (TAS) has determined award recipients for the 2016-2017 Butine Faculty Development Fund Spring cycle, according to committee chair Aaron Wootton, mathematics. This spring’s Butine award recipients are:
- Vail Fletcher, Conference Funding: International Environmental Communication Association Conference; $1,997
- Ted Eckmann, Conference Funding: Joint Meeting of the Japan Geoscience Union and American Geophysical Union, $2,000
- Tara Prestholdt, Research Project: The effects of EÑSO on nudibranch diversity and abundance in Oregon, $1,500
- Nicole Hanig, Research Project: Social Justice Issues in Art Song Repertoire, $650
- Joseph Jefferson, Conference Funding: Texas Music Educators Conference and the International Trombone Festival, $2,000
- David Taylor, Conference Funding: International Botanical Congress, $2,000
- David De Lyser , Conference Funding: National Conducting Symposium, $1,200
- Ami Ahern-Rindell, Conference Funding: World Symposium on Lysosomal Storage Disorders, $1,500
- Deanna Julka, Conference Funding: Summer Institute for Educators, $2,000
- Allie Hill, Conference Funding: Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, $871.29
- Jakob Kotas, Conference Funding: SIAM Conference on Optimization and the MAA Pacific Northwest Section Meeting, $2,000
- Lindsay Benes, Research Project: Validation of Bag Valve Mask Rate and Volume, $600
- Amber Vermeesch, Conference Funding: Western Institute of Nursing’s 50th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference, $1,764
- Andrew Nuxoll, Conference Funding: Artificial General Intelligence Conference, $1,600
For more information contact Wootton at email@example.com.
To help raise awareness across our campus about the dangers of email phishing, information service is kicking off a monthly “Phishing Derby.” To participate simply report suspect emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. UP community members who participate will have a chance at a monthly drawing for an Amazon gift card. Learn more about how to recognize phishing and what it takes to refuse the bait in the IS Cybersecurity Blog at https://sites.up.edu/cybersecurity.
“The Office Hours” is a new photo series by the University of Portland, and the goal of the project is to make office hours more accessible to students by presenting professors’ offices in unique ways. Through the sharing of interesting images, casual conversations, and stories it is hoped this project will help calm students’ nerves and gives them an idea of what to expect before going in. If you are interested in your office being featured please email Hanna Bogenreuther, marketing and communications, at email@example.com.
A group of 40 students will be attending the March Encounter with Christ Retreat along with 21 student leaders from March 24-26. All faculty and staff are asked to consider writing a note (palanca) to the students they know on the retreat’s attendance list. It is an opportunity to encourage students and express appreciation for them outside the classroom. Each retreatant will receive an envelope of surprise palanca. Please do not discuss this concept with students to keep it a surprise. A list of those going on the retreat, along with their majors, can be found at this link. Please submit your palanca to the Campus Ministry office in St. Mary’s. Mark your envelope with “EWC Retreat—(student’s name)” and bring it by Thursday, March 23.
Please forward any questions to Beth Barsotti, Campus Minstry, at firstname.lastname@example.org or x7463.
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.
The remainder of the spring semester’s Music at Midweek performance will feature student performers, according to Nicole Hanig, performing and fine arts. The lone exception will be Wednesday, April 12, when the Hunt Center will be used during the Jazz Festival. Please come on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 to see our amazingly talented students. Music at Midweek is free and open to all in Hunt Center Recital Hall.
For more information contact performing and fine arts at x7228 or email@example.com.
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.
Literature professor Erica Edwards of the University of California, Riverside will present “Critical Thought for Critical Times,” the keynote address for the 2017 Northwest Undergraduate Conference on Literature (NUCL), on Saturday, March 25, at 1:45 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons. Her talk is free and open to all.
What is the nature of critical thought in literary studies, and why does it matter? Edwards addresses the question through a discussion of artists like Gwendolyn Brooks, Claudia Rankine, and others who have worked with literary forms—poetry, fiction, drama, essays, plays, and film—to dissent to the world that was given to them and to imagine a new world to come. Edwards specializes in African American literature, gender and sexuality, and black politics and social movements.
NUCL is sponsored by the English department, the provost’s office, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the dean of admissions. For ADA accommodations or more information, contact the Department of English at x8031 or email@example.com.