Fr. Charlie Gordon, C.S.C., Garaventa Center, will present “Living the Joy of the Gospel With Pope Francis,” a fantastic précis of this papal exhortation, on Tuesday, April 14, at 3 p.m., in the Franz Hall Holy Cross lounge. All members of the UP community are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. Winners of the Garaventa Center’s annual High School Essay Contest will be presented with their prizes immediately prior to Fr. Charlie’s talk. For more information contact the Garaventa Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Portland Speech and Debate Union member Alex Parini (pictured), political science, was named as the 1st Place Speaker at the 2015 International Public Debate Association national tournament, held March 27-29 at Boise State University. Parini competed against 114 of the nation’s finest debaters to win this prestigious award. Out of 114 debaters, three UP Speech and Debate Union members (Patrick Johnson, education, Catherine Wilson, political science, and Arthur Hammer, business administration), ranked among the best 32 debaters in the nation based on their win-loss record. Parini advanced to the top 16 based on his win-loss record.
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All are invited to view a new display on venerable Old Science Hall (renamed Romanaggi Hall), located in the display case across from the Shepard Freshman Resource Center on the first floor of Buckley Center. Included in the display of photographs and memorabilia are a microscope (ca. 1937) and a few of the furnishings from the Science Hall dating back to the 1930, including a vintage fire extinguisher box.
To see more University of Portland artifacts and photographs, all are welcome to visit the University museum in the basement of Shipstad Hall, room 014. Hours are Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; or by appointment. For more information contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, at 8038, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Human rights lawyer Gabriela Rivera will present “Women and Transitional Justice in Guatemala” on Thursday, April 16, from 4 to 5 p.m., in Buckley Center room 163. Her talk is free and open to all. Rivera works with the Association of Women Transforming the World, part of the Alliance for Breaking the Silence and Ending Impunity. She has a long history of working with women survivors of sexual violence and other forms of deprivation of freedom for women. Her talk is sponsored by the departments of international languages and cultures and philosophy.
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The University Singers, directed by Michael Connolly, invite all UP community members to the inaugural Musical Feast on Saturday, April 18, in the Bauccio Commons. The evening includes a no-host social (beer and wine) at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30, and a 7 p.m. show by the choir and UP jazz combo Secret Sauce. The theme of the performance is “A Century of Love Songs,” with music from the ragtime era to the present. Tickets are $25 for non-students and $15 for students. Bon Appetit meal points may be used for purchase for both students and their guests. Tickets must be purchased in advance by Friday, April 10, in the performing and fine arts office in Buckley Center 235, or by phone at 7228. Credit cards are accepted.
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- President/Vice President: Khalid Osman/Grace Holmes
- Treasurer: David Zabinski
- Secretary: Joseph Rojo
- Campus Program Board Director: Samantha van den Berg
- Resolution 14-03 was approved. It adds a non-discrimination clause to the ASUP constitution.
- Resolution 15-01 was approved. It creates a new Campus Tradition Fund and strikes the current Major Projects Fund.
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All are welcome to enjoy an interactive evening discussing culturally responsive practices at a workshop moderated by Rich Christen, education, on Thursday, April 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Terrace Room. Christen will introduce seven panelists who, known for their expertise in this area, will each talk about inclusive topics for culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Each panel member will then join a table of participants for a lively conversation about culturally responsive teaching practices. Participants will, ideally, take away at least three practice ideas that they will be able to use in their own teaching. If you are interested in attending this event, you can learn more and register by clicking here: http://tinyurl.com/og8jbtb.
Beacon alumni, we want to hear from you, since this year marks The Beacon’s 80th birthday. Looking back, what are your most memorable Beacon moments? How did working on The Beacon enrich your college experience? How did working on The Beacon prepare you for professional life? Submissions will be published in the April 19 print edition and on The Beacon website and mobile app. Send your memories (no more than 200 words) to BeaconAlums@gmail.com by April 12. Include your name (and maiden name), graduation year, and current career and job information. If possible, attach a current headshot of yourself.
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A given life is both seed and fruit for the harvest. One University legend, the late Rev. John A. Molter, C.S.C. (pictured), through his teaching and attention, contributed to the University’s harvest by inspiring students in the classrooms and labs of Old Science—now Romanaggi— Hall. For the story of Fr. Molter and his connection to UP regent and benefactor Don Romanaggi (and their famous bet), and to UP’s Molter Endowed Chair in Science, view the ninth post in the “A Given Life” series from the University archives and museum at this link. For other posts in the series use this link.
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