The 2013 men’s and women’s soccer schedule has been released and features a total of 25 home games between the two teams. The women’s schedule features 6 home games versus teams that made the 2012 NCAA playoffs, while the men’s schedule features 5 home games versus 2012 NCAA playoff opponents. Faculty and staff can reserve season tickets now, starting at just $88 for new season tickets only, general admission seats. Current season ticket holders can expect renewal information in the mail in the near future. All University of Portland faculty and staff can receive 50 percent off their season ticket purchase by visiting the box office and presenting a valid UP ID card. For more information or to order your season tickets, please call 7525.
A new online portal designed for faculty use in recording their scholarly activity was launched on Monday, May 20, according to John Orr, assistant to the provost. The goal of the tool is to provide members of the University community with one site that can be used to record and save their scholarly activity during the year. The data captured there will be used to populate the new and improved Provost’s University of Portland Report, which will now be published at the beginning of the fall semester.
Faculty should start loading scholarly activity for the past academic year as soon as possible in order to see their information appear in the fall report. Data will be sent to the marketing and communications office on Saturday, June 15, so please load materials before then.
Faculty members will find their personal, secure access to the portal on PilotsUP (https://pilots.up.edu) under the “Academic” tab. Hover over the Academic tab with your mouse and then click on “Scholarly Activity.” Instructions on how to use the portal appear in the left side bar. For assistance contact Orr at firstname.lastname@example.org or 7857, or Michele Leasor at email@example.com or 7857.
Biology professor David Alexander passed away on the evening of May 23, after a long battle with cancer. He had served the University community since 1995 by teaching classes and working on a number of campus committees. He was well known as the advisor to many University of Portland students who went on to medical or dental school, and his work in that capacity was recently acknowledged with the awarding of the Becky Houck Advising Award. He will be missed. Please remember David and his family in your prayers.
The Chapel of Christ the Teacher will reopen on Friday, June 7 with a 5 p.m. celebratory Mass and formal dedication of the new altar. June 7 is also the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart. All are invited to attend this wonderful celebration as it may be one of the few opportunities most people will have to participate in the solemn dedication of an altar. A reception under the portico of the chapel will follow the Mass. The renovation of the Chapel included new flooring, new altar and ambo, and a symbolic wall at the back of the sanctuary. For more information contact Theresa McCreary, campus ministry, at 7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to budget reprioritizations from TriMet and the University of Portland, the UP Shuttle program will be discontinued as of June 30. Summer shuttle times will be suspended as of June 30 as the University ends its formal agreement with TriMet and Zipcar. TriMet will still have the no. 44 and no. 35 buses servicing the University of Portland campus throughout the day, which will give students, faculty, and staff access to the larger TriMet transit network.
The University will start a new shuttle service program in August to maximize the high ridership times experienced with the previous shuttle service. A newly purchased University minivan will serve as the UP Shuttle. The shuttle will be used during the peak times of need for students, staff, and faculty, but will not compete with the TriMet bus service times.
- The new shuttle service starting in August will operate during the academic year at the following times:
- Friday Evenings from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. to the Interstate MAX station.
- Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. to the Interstate MAX station.
- Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to Peninsula Fred Meyer and St. Johns.
- Additionally, during the months of August, September and October, the Saturday Shuttle will go to the St. John’s Farmers Market from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The shuttle will operate on the same time schedule as the existing shuttle, departing the Pilot House every 30 minutes when in service. New shuttle schedules will be posted prior to the start of the fall 2013 school year and will be available at public safety and the Pilot House. Contact public safety at 7161 or email@example.com for more information.
A group of 71 Shiley School of Engineering students completed the April 2013 National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) FE examination, according to Mojie Takallou, engineering. The FE exam is the first step in the process leading to the professional engineering ( P.E.) license. It is designed for students who are close to finishing an undergraduate engineering degree. Overall the University of Portland students scored a 93 percent passing rate. A group of 26 civil and environmental engineering majors passed with 96.2 percent; a group of 8 electrical engineering students had an 87.5 percent passing rate; and a group of 37 mechanical engineering and engineering mechanics students scored a 91.9 percent passing rate. University of Portland students were well ahead of the national average of 81 percent for civil engineering, 70 percent for electrical engineering, and 83 percent for mechanical engineering. For more information contact engineering at 7292 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
University employees have a new TIAA CREF investment counselor, Yasemin Under, and there will be an increased number of dates and times for individual financial counseling sessions on campus. The summer 2013 dates will be Tuesday, June 4, Wednesday, June 5, and Thursday, June 6. To see available times and sign up, go to the HR website (http://www.up.edu/hr/) or go to www.tiaa-cref.org/ScheduleNow, or call TIAA CREF at 866-928-4221 (press 0) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointment times are going quickly. Be sure to sign-up today. For more information contact Andy Sherwood, human resources, at 8981 or email@example.com.
The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that the 2013-14 interactive University Bulletin is now available. Please access the document by opening the “Academics” menu on the University’s home page and clicking on “University Catalog: The Bulletin” or by using http://tinyurl.com/m7fhvaq. Smartphone users can access the Bulletin using its new mobile site at http://tinyurl.com/ml8utd5. For more information contact Marc Covert, marketing and communications, at 8132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All are welcome to join University alumni, current MBA students, and UP supporters on Wednesday, June 12 for an evening of networking and learning, hosted by the UP Hive and regent Mark Ganz, president and CEO of Cambia Health Solutions. Refreshments and light appetizers will be served at 5:30 p.m. at Cambia Health Solutions (Three Sisters Conference Room, 100 SW Market St., Portland, OR). Please RSVP via e-mail to email@example.com.
The UP Hive is an open forum for alumni, MBA students, and supporters who are interested in business and entrepreneurial activity within the UP community. The HIVE organizes events focused on connecting and assisting UP alumni and supporters in finding new business partners, clients, and investors through networking and interactive and fun educational presentations.
Mark Ganz has participated in the region’s ever-evolving health care community throughout his life, and health care has become his personal and professional cause. He is a member of the board of directors of Portland General Electric Company, the U.S. Bank-Oregon Advisory Board, the Oregon Business Council, Greater Portland Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, and many more. He also chairs the Aspen Institute Health Stewardship Project.
The University of Portland will host Johann Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus,” produced by Mock’s Crest Productions, a summer professional theater company supported by the University. Performances will take place on June 7-9, 14-16, 20-23, and 27-30 in Mago Hunt Center Theater. All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. except for Sunday matinees, which begin at 2 p.m. Theater fans are invited to join Mock’s Crest for an evening of white lies, mistaken identities, and revenge set in the roaring 20s of New York City.
Tickets are available through the Hunt Center box office at 7287 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Adult tickets are $30; seniors, students, and groups of 10 or more are $25. Dinners are available starting 90 minutes before evening shows for $14.50 and include farm fresh green salad, local vegetables, grilled chicken breast, fingerling potatoes, and a dessert station with fresh berries. Brunch is served 90 minutes before Sunday matinees for $13.50 and includes local vegetable frittata, ham and smoked salmon, fingerling potatoes, fresh fruit, and pastries. Company members will be in attendance to provide introductory remarks at the dinners and brunches.
Nationally recognized Kristine McIntyre, formerly of the Metropolitan Opera in New York as well as opera companies in Kentucky, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, and Portland Opera, will direct. McIntyre also directed “The Mikado” at the University of Portland in 2010 and 2002. Resident UP faculty member Larry Larsen designed the sets and lighting and Darrin Pufall designed the costumes. Returning cast members include Catherine Olsen and Brian Tierney, both last seen in the 2011 Mock’s Crest production of “The Yeoman of the Guard,” and Stacey Murdock, who was in the 2009 production of “A Little Night Music.”
Mock’s Crest Productions theater company was created in 1990 to produce high quality comic opera, employing some of the Pacific Northwest’s finest actors, singers, directors, and designers. It was founded to enhance the cultural fabric of the North Portland community and to perpetuate the University’s long tradition of support for the arts.
For more information contact the performing and arts department at 503-943-7228 or email@example.com.