University parents are invited to take the opportunity to enjoy four hours of free time with their significant others while the UP onsite daycare watches their children on Parents Night Out, Friday, April 4, from 6-10 p.m. This service is provided by Vermont Hills Family Life Center daycare/preschool. The cost is $30 per child and $40 for two children and includes dinner for the kids. All UP faculty and staff are welcome to take advantage of this service. Proceeds benefit the UP daycare/preschool house. For more information or to sign your kids up contact Cala Richman, director, at (503) 283-9688 or email@example.com.
The next meeting of the Faith and Intellectual Life Discussion Group will be on Friday, April 4, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., in Franz Hall Murphy conference room. The group will be discussing Antonio Spadaro’s “Interview with Pope Frances: A Big Heart Open to God” and the Rothko paining “Orange Red Orange,” which accompanies this announcement.
Readings are on electronic reserve in the library under Eifler, Karen or Martin, Norah, Faith and Intellectual Life Discussion Group. All faculty and staff are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Eifler at email@example.com.
All faculty or staff members who lived in Christie Hall as a student, or worked as a member of the hall staff are invited to join the current Christie Gentlemen for an afternoon of stories, food, and fellowship on Saturday, April 5, starting with a Mass in Christie Hall Chapel at 3 p.m. The schedule follows:
- 3 p.m. Mass in the Christie Chapel
- 4 p.m. Social Hour with Appetizers
- 4:30 p.m. Light Dinner
- 5 p.m. Holy Cross Mission Fundraiser Poker Tourney hosted by Fr. Pat Hannon, C.S.C. ’82 ($5 buy-in).
Please RSVP to Christie Hall director Joe Burke by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 503-572-8063. The Mass, social, and dinner are free, and spouses and significant others are welcome.
The keynote speaker for the 2014 Northwest Undergraduate Conference on Literature (NUCL) will be scholar and social critic Janine Utell. She will present “Scenes from a Life Loving Books: Or, Everything I think I know about stories I learned from Barry Manilow” at 1:45 p.m. in Mago Hunt Center recital hall. Utell’s talk is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and the public. For more information e-mail email@example.com or go to http://tinyurl.com/me5cs56.
Faculty and staff are invited to apply for a 2014-2015 service learning accompanier position by Friday, April 11th using the online application found at http://www.up.edu/moreaucenter/. No experience is necessary. Any UP faculty or staff member who has a commitment to service, a desire to encourage student formation, and a willingness to live simply while immersed in an extended experience with students is welcome to apply.
Service learning immersions offered next year include: Food Justice and Rural Immersions (fall break), Urban Immersion (winter break), Border and Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge Immersion (spring break), and Nicaragua Immersion (3 weeks of May).
Any questions can be directed to Dave Houglum, Moreau Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org or any other Moreau Center staff.
- Lisa Holm (junior, organizational communications) won 9th speaker in novice International Public Debate Association (IPDA) debate.
- Chelsea Roberts (junior, communication studies) won 10th speaker and advanced to the octo-final round (top 16) of open IPDA debate.
- Lakshmi Diener (sophomore, communication studies) advanced to the octo-final round (top 16) of novice IPDA debate.
- Elizabeth Hartley (junior, biology, president of UP Speech and Debate Union) advanced to the quarterfinal round (top 8) of open IPDA debate and won an Excellence award for her informative speech.
For more information contact Brian Simmons, communication studies, at 8025 or email@example.com.
The School of Education is sponsoring a tutoring program for later elementary, middle, and high school students this summer. The program will be held on campus and will run from June 30 to July 31, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday. Children will work with tutors who are students in the School of Education’s master of arts in teaching program. If you would like to register your child or have any questions, please contact the School of Education at 7135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Faculty Welfare Committee has two meetings coming up, according to committee chair Tamar More, physics. The committee will meet on Tuesday, April 1 with president-elect Fr. Mark Poorman, C.S.C., for a general conversation regarding faculty priorities and concerns. On Thursday, April 3, the committee will meet with Tom Greene, Bobbi Lindahl, and Matt Baasten to discuss UP’s summer program and scheduling issues.
If you have concerns, suggestions, or comments for the committee, please contact any member: Tamar More (email@example.com), Mike Eom (Eom@up.edu), Lara Trout (Trout@up.edu), Caroline Mann (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ken Kleszynski (email@example.com), and Barbara Braband (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Want to see some exciting baseball? Tomorrow, (Tuesday, April 1) the Pilots will play Oregon State in a non-conference game at Joe Etzel Field. The game is set for 3 p.m. and purchasing tickets in advance will be a good idea, as this game is expected to be a sell-out. All games and times are subject to change due to weather. For more information or updates, visit portlandpilots.com. To purchase tickets, call 7525 or visit the box office in the Chiles Center.
The staff in Kenna Hall is throwing a zombie-themed 5k run on Saturday, April 5, at 5 p.m., to benefit Holy Cross Charities. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to take part in this fundraising effort. Participants can register either as a runner or a zombie; zombies will act as obstacles along the course and will chase after (but not touch or eat) racers. Both roles cost $15, which includes an event t-shirt.