The Office of Residence Life invites all faculty, staff, and students to attend their office blessing and open house on Thursday, March 19, 2:30-4 p.m., in their new location, Tyson Hall 123. Light refreshments will be provided. Contact Jessica Wode at firstname.lastname@example.org or 7205 with any questions.
Harold Stauffer, professor emeritus of education, passed away at the age of 99 on Wednesday, March 11. He was a much-loved, well-respected member of the education faculty from 1962 to 1982. His memorial service will take place on Sunday, March 22, at 3 p.m., at Peace Lutheran Church (2201 N Rosa Parks Way). For more information contact Harold’s son Herb at 503-285-1100. Our prayers and condolences to the family.
The Garaventa Center is hosting “Taste and See,” an evening with Catholic winemakers as they share the ways in which their work is inspired by their faith, on Saturday, March 21, from 6-8 p.m. The evening includes wine tasting, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and stories from Portland Magazine’s Brian Doyle on his year of ambling and shambling through a vineyard in search of the best pinot noir. Tickets to the fundraiser are $100 per person and may be purchased by contacting Jamie Powell in the Garaventa Center at email@example.com.
Faculty, staff, and students who want to learn about using LinkedIn to its full potential are invited to attend career services LinkedIn Labs on Thursday, March 19, 4:15 p.m., and Thursday, March 26, 4:15 p.m., in Orrico Hall. Please bring your computer to the workshops. For more information contact career services at 7201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligible employees who intend to use their tuition remission benefit during the summer semester are encouraged to apply using the online request tool no later than Friday, April 3, according to Bryn Sopko, human resources. It is required that remission requests be approved at least 2 weeks before the first class, or late charges may be applied to an employee’s account.
There are separate application forms for undergraduate and graduate course work tuition remission. Any graduate level tuition remission benefit will be taxable to the employee on the value above $5,250 for attempted credits and subject to applicable withholdings and will be reflected on the W-2 of the tax year the remission was applied. Time away from an employee’s regular work day must be approved in advance by the employee’s supervisor. Tuition exchange at other universities is not available to employees.
See the Tuition Remission Policy Summary at http://tinyurl.com/czyvnrb for further details.
The UP women’s and men’s soccer teams will welcome the Portland Thorns FC and Portland Timbers 2 (T2) to Merlo Field for a pair of exhibition games this weekend. The two matches are presented by Providence Health & Services and $2 of every ticket purchased supports Providences’ sports screening and health education programs for youth . The Portland women will first host the Thorns on Saturday, March 21. The UP men will follow a day later against T2 on Sunday, March 22, and kickoff for both matches is set for 7 p.m. Tickets for both matches are on sale at TicketMaster.com and through the Pilots Box Office (7525). Prices are $10 for stadium chairs, $8 for bench backs, and $5 for bleachers.
For tickets, contact Dave Taylor, athletics, at email@example.com.
Faculty members are encouraged to send the names of academically and experientially exceptional, ambitious rising seniors who would benefit from attending graduate school at Cambridge, Oxford, or one of the other premier United Kingdom institutions to the fellowships and grants office, according to John Orr, assistant to the provost. Students applying for these awards must have a University endorsement and formally express their intent to apply by early April. Students will be contacted and given assistance in starting the application process, will participate in campus interviews in late April, and will continue to receive support over the summer so their files can be finalized at the start of the fall semester. For more information or to pass along names, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 7857.
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Sixth in the University museum’s “A Given Life” series is Rev. John Delaunay, C.S.C., a well-remembered University of Portland figure. His term as dean of men spanned the World War II era. Fr. Delaunay had a good rapport with students, imparting words of wisdom in the form of weekly and witty “Campus Bulletins.” His personal engagement with students continued throughout their lives, in letters to those serving in the armed forces, notes and postcards marking recognition on special occasions, and in solicitations for alumni donations for the University. Fr. Delaunay influenced both the character of the student body and the curriculum, founding the psychology department in 1949. The psychology program later stretched beyond the University to help others through an eponymous institute for clinical psychology.
For more, visit the new post from the University archives and museum. For other posts in the series go to this link. Contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, at email@example.com or 8038 for more information.
As the race toward the end of the term accelerates, the Teaching and Learning Collaborative encourages faculty to take a look at this brief article on “Moving From Multi-tasking to Mindfulness,” in which professor Kristin Rousch describes how to help students focus their attention rather than fracture it. The article provides several specific strategies to use in classes from nearly any academic discipline, as well as a cogent rationale for weaning students away from their fragmented approaches to cognitive tasks. All this can be gleaned from an article that takes as long to read as it does to sip a cup of tea…mindfully, of course.
For more information contact Karen Eifler, Garaventa Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty and staff who would like to walk alongside students in serving and learning from other cultures, socio-economic groups and even other countries are invited to apply for a 2015-16 service learning accompanier position. Several domestic and international opportunities are available over fall, winter, spring, and summer breaks. Accompaniers only need to cover costs for any personal items or food outside of group meals. All other food and travel costs are covered (with the exception of passports, visas and immunizations). No prior experience is necessary.