A memorial Mass for Michael Eberitzsch II, a member of the Class of 2016 who died in an automobile accident on March 6, will take place on Tuesday, March 17, at 4:45 p.m., in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. All University community members are welcome to attend the service. Please continue to keep Michael and his family in your prayers.
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.
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Thursday, March 19, is the Feast of Saint Joseph, the patronal feast of the Holy Cross Brothers, according to Theresa McCreary, Campus Ministry. Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher at 5 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Campus Ministry will also offer Lenten Reconciliation Service on Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m., in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. For more information contact Campus Ministry at 7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Portland men’s basketball team will host the Sacramento State Hornets in the opening round of the 2015 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) at the Chiles Center on Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. This is the first postseason men’s basketball game hosted on the Portland campus in program history.
Tickets start at $5 for kids/students and $10 for adults and will be general admission open seating. They will go on sale Monday at 11 a.m. through all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.TicketMaster.com, or in-person at the Pilot Box Office. Doors will open one hour prior to tip-off and Pregame Pasta Dinner will be available, as well as all regular Pilot Club activities.
The first 500 student tickets will be purchased by the University of Portland Athletic Department and be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students can swing by the Cove on Monday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. to pick up the tickets. Any remaining tickets will be available at the Pilot Box Office in the Chiles Center.
Wednesday’s game will be a rematch from earlier this season when the Pilots pulled out an 80-75 win at Sacramento State on Dec. 14. The Pilots secured a postseason bid after making a run to the West Coast Conference Championship semifinals with a 69-52 upset of Saint Mary’s. Portland was eliminated from the tournament with a loss to second-seeded BYU.
In its seventh year of existence, the CIT consists of a 32-team field made up of non-BCS programs that were not selected to the NCAA Tournament or the NIT (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac 12 and SEC teams are not considered). All 31 games during the tournament are played on campus sites, with future round opponents determined by results of the previous round.
All presentation and poster information for Founders’ Day 2015 must be entered into the data entry system here by 11:59 p.m., on Monday, March 16. Contact Founders’ Day school liaisons or Michele Leasor, email@example.com, with questions. School liaisons are:
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.
All faculty and staff are invited to enjoy snacks and quaffs of many sorts this Friday, March 20, in the Garaventa Center on the third floor of Franz Hall. Maybe it’s getting through the first week after break, maybe it’s a new publication, or maybe it’s just the pleasure of one another’s agenda-free company; whatever the reason to celebrate or commiserate, stop by any time between 4 and 6 p.m. It’s the final Thirst Friday for this year.
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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.
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The UP men’s soccer team will sponsor their annual St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event in support of childhood cancer research on Friday, March 20, according to Jacob Caniparoli, information services. All faculty and staff are welcome to participate.
There are two ways to aid this fundraising effort. The first is to join the Faculty/Staff team and be a shavee. The other is to donate to the team. Last year the Faculty/Staff team raised over $1,000 with only 7 shaved heads, and this year the team hopes to do ever better. Use this link for both options.
The team will meet 3 p.m. on March 20 and get their heads shaved together. If that time doesn’t work, they will be shaving heads in front of Buckley Center throughout the day.
The St. Baldricks Foundation is the largest non-government funder of childhood cancer research grants in the country. Last year alone, St Baldrick’s raised over $38 million. For more information contact Caniparoli at 8633 or email@example.com, or check the St. Baldrick’s website at http://tinyurl.com/lqgqxo5.