All faculty and instructors must turn in their course pack materials for summer classes to the printing services office before leaving campus at the end of the spring semester, according to Kassie Hansen, printing services. The lead time is needed so printing services staff can obtain copyright permissions and organize the packs for production before the start of the summer 2014 semester. For more information contact printing services at 7200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation is proud to announce the $100K Challenge Venture Competition on Saturday, April 26, in Shiley Hall room 301. This competition provides students with the opportunity to receive feedback from experts in the entrepreneurial community, win monetary prizes, and acquire legal services that will help advance an idea to the next stage in the entrepreneurial process. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend and watch student presentations. Preliminary rounds start at 9 a.m., lunch is noon to 1 p.m., and the finals round is 1 to 3 p.m. A reception and announcement of winners takes place from 3 t0 3:45 p.m.
Prizes include $1,250 for 1st place (for-profit & non-profit); $750 for 2nd place (for-profit) and $250 for 3rd place (for-profit). Sponsors include D&B, LivePlan, Lane Powell, Domain.com, AARP, Portland Business Journal, and the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN). For more information contact Peter Rachor, Franz Center, at 7769 or email@example.com.
- Kathy Crabtree, Nursing
- Chris Kodadek, Biology
- Herman Asarnow, English
- Thompson Faller, Philosophy
- Susan Baillet, Psychology
- Robert Duff, Sociology
- Rev. Claude Pomerleau, C.S.C., Political Science
- Caroline Mann, Library
A ceremony for all 2014 faculty retirees will take place on Friday, April 25, at 3:30 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium, followed by a reception in the Bauccio Commons board room. All are welcome to wish our retirees good luck and thank them for their decades of service and dedication. For more information contact Staten at 7105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 17th annual UP Day at Joe Etzel Field is scheduled for Friday, April 25, at 3 p.m. The Pilots will take the mound against the San Francisco Dons. All employees and family members are welcome to attend the game at no charge, and also enjoy complimentary hot dogs (vegetarian alternative available as well), chips, and soda. There will also be prizes raffled off every half-inning, so come out to Joe Etzel Field, take in some innings of baseball, and cheer the Pilots on to victory. Department heads and office directors are encouraged to allow as many employees to attend the game as possible. For more information contact Jon Brooks, athletics, at 7431 or email@example.com.
The University of Portland Orchestra will present the “Romeo and Juliet” concert, featuring Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture and Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, on Tuesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. Admission is free and all are welcome. The orchestra will perform two of the most famous musical depictions of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, from the drama and lush Romanticism of Tchaikovsky to the restless, jazz-tinged energy of Bernstein. For more information contact performing and fine arts at 7118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
University offices will be closed and no classes will be held on Friday, April 18, 2014, in observance of Good Friday, according to Tom Greene, provost. The closing actually begins at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 17; no classes should continue beyond that time, and other events, apart from those connected with the religious observance of Holy Week, should not be scheduled from that time through Monday, April 21. Even though classes are not scheduled for Easter Monday, University offices will be open as usual.
The early closing on Holy Thursday is intended to allow students, faculty, and staff to attend the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, which will be celebrated in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher at 4:30 p.m. The University’s custom of closing on Good Friday is in acknowledgment of the special religious character of the day. In Catholic tradition, Good Friday has always been recognized as one of three important days (the Sacred Triduum) of religious observance: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.
For more information contact the provost’s office at 7105 or email@example.com.
- Tuesday, April 15, 7 p.m.: Campus Wide Stations of the Cross, begin by the Bell Tower
- Visio Divina ,Wednesday, April 16, 12:45 and 7:15 p.m.
- FISH Prayer Journey: a drop in prayer experience located in BC 163 between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16.
- Reconciliation, April 16, 5-5:30 p.m.
- Holy Thursday, April 17, 9 a.m., morning prayer
- Thursday, April 17, 4:30 p.m.: Mass of the Lord’s Supper
- Thursday, April 17, 6 p.m. to Friday, April 18, 9 a.m: Chapel of Repose (tent outside of the Chapel)
- Friday, April 18, 9 a.m.: Morning Prayer
- Friday, April 18, 3 p.m.: Good Friday Liturgy
- Saturday, April 19, 9 a.m.: Morning Prayer
- Saturday, April 19, 8:30 p.m.: Easter Vigil Mass
- Sunday, April 20, 10:30 a.m: Easter Sunday Mass. Please note that there will not be a 9 p.m. Mass on Easter Sunday.
For more information contact campus ministry at 7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kerri Woelfle, a 2014 Doctor of Nursing Practice/ Family Nurse Practitioner graduate, has been working over the past year to complete her Practice Improvement Project (PIP), a scholarly project designed to improve practice or patient outcomes. Woelfle will be presenting her PIP poster on Wednesday, April 16, from noon to 1 p.m., in Buckley Center room 307. All interested parties are invited to attend her presentation. RSVPs are not necessary. For more information contact the School of Nursing at 7211.
Applications for sabbaticals for the 2015-2016 academic year are due along with faculty development plans to faculty members’ respective deans by June 15, 2014. Faculty eligible to apply for a sabbatical must have completed seven years of full-time teaching at the University of Portland, or have completed at a minimum an additional seven years of full-time teaching since a previously funded University of Portland sabbatical.
Sabbatical requests are coordinated with departmental planning as well as the individual faculty member’s annual development plan. With careful planning the academic units have been able to take into consideration the needs of both the individual faculty member and the department or school. Additional information about sabbatical leaves can be found on page 37 of the Faculty Handbook: http://tinyurl.com/mvzbek8.
For more information contact the provost’s office at 7105 or email@example.com.
The third annual Sam Jam fundraiser will take place on Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m., in the Chiles Center. Members of the Pilot men’s and women’s basketball teams will compete in a wheelchair basketball game against the Portland Wheelblazers of Oregon Disability Sports to raise money for Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA).
Sam Jam was started by University of Portland alumnus Sam Bridgman, who was diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia when he was 15 years old. Sam will be joining UP once again for this awesome event—he will be speaking at the event and participating in the basketball game as well. Admission is free, though a donation is certainly welcome at the door. Donations can also be made online at http://tinyurl.com/cq7h76c. Learn more about Sam Bridgman’s story at http://vimeo.com/43579515, or see the Sam Jam Facebook page at http://tinyurl.com/k6zuko6.
For more information contact Ryan McAlvey, athletics, at 7127 or firstname.lastname@example.org.