Nathan Hale has been hired to serve in the newly created position of senior grounds manager, according to Andre Hutchinson, physical plant. The care and maintenance of the campus grounds is of paramount importance as the physical appearance of campus often forms visitors’ first impressions. With the development of the River Campus, the grounds staff has been spread increasingly thin. Nathan is a registered landscape architect with more than 30 years of commercial landscaping experience and brings incredible design and leadership capability to the UP grounds team. Please welcome him as he takes on his new duties.
A group of 36 students will be attending the next Encounter with Christ Retreat, along with 22 student leaders, from March 20-22. Faculty and staff are asked to consider writing a note (palanca) to students they know on retreat. This 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 can be found at www.up.edu/campusministry/palanca.
Please submit your palanca to the Campus Ministry office in the Pilot House or St. Mary’s. Mark envelopes with “Encounter Retreat—(student’s name)” and bring it by Thursday, March 19. For more information contact Beth Barsotti, Campus Ministry, at 7463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.