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 2015 semester. For more information contact printing services at 7200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All faculty and staff invited to attend the second annual Anchors Away on Thursday, April 30 on the bluff behind Bauccio Commons from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Please join the entire UP family in gathering together to celebrate the conclusion of the 2014-15 academic year with a barbecue, beer garden, live music from The Junebugs, and lots of other fun activities.
Tickets for faculty and staff are complimentary. Just RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/k2bqpbf by Monday, April 27, and a ticket will be delivered to you. Additional tickets for family and friends may be purchased; children 10 and under may attend for free. Drinks at the beer garden will be available for $2 and $3.
Mail center specialist Barbara Hughes will retire on Thursday, April 30, after 14 years with the University. A farewell gathering is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on that Thursday in the mailing and printing services office in Tyson Hall. Please stop by to wish Barbara well in her new endeavors and thank her for her expert, cheerful service and devotion.
For more information contact Mary Scroggins, mailing and printing services, at 7179 or email@example.com.
The Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation will host its annual $100K Challenge Venture Competition on Saturday, April 25, in Shiley Hall room 301. The competition provides students with the opportunity to receive feedback from experts in the entrepreneurial community, win monetary prizes, and acquire legal, accounting, and other 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 to 3:45 p.m. More information can be found at http://tinyurl.com/p22uo7k. Prizes include $1,250 for 1st place (for-profit & social enterprise); $750 for 2nd place (for-profit) and $250 for 3rd place (for-profit). Sponsors include VTM Group, Allion Test Labs, Schwabe Williamson and Wyatt, AARP, Foundation, Portland Business Journal, and the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN).
For more information contact Peter Rachor, Franz Center, at 7769 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Portland Speech and Debate Union won a Bronze Eagle team trophy from the Northwest Forensics Conference (NFC) for the 2014-2015 academic year, according to Bohn Lattin, communication studies. The NFC is made up of speech and debate teams from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, and also includes some of the most prominent, award-winning, and well-funded teams in the nation.
Eagle team trophies are awarded based on a compilation of cumulative points earned during the year. Each individual debate and speech award won, each individual speaker award earned, and each individual platform trophy awarded is tabulated and goes toward a total team score. Team members are Karina Agbisit, communication studies; Lakshmi Biswas-Diener, communication studies; Arthur Hammer, business administration; Elizabeth Hartley, biology; Lisa Holm, communication studies; Patrick Johnson, education; Anna Murphy, political science; Alex Parini, political science; Edward Richter, political science; Chelsea Roberts, communication studies; and Katherine Wilson, political science. All are welcome to see the trophy located in a case outside the College of Arts and Sciences.
For more information contact Lattin at 7352 or email@example.com.
The University is ranked 14th nationally among its peer institutions in students studying abroad for a long-term duration, defined as more than one academic semester. The rankings are part of the “Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange,” conducted by the Institute of International Education. The University had 40 students study abroad long-term in 2012-13, placing the school 14th overall and in the top 15 of the list for 14 consecutive years.
The full Open Doors Report from the IIE is available at http://tinyurl.com/p78j4xf.
Besides the Salzburg program, the University offers multiple opportunities for students to explore the world and immerse themselves in new cultures, including London, Australia, Tokyo, Rome, Chile, Spain and Ireland and 25 locations worldwide through IES (Institute for the International Education of Students).
For more information contact studies abroad at 7857 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Portland Orchestra will present “American Voices,” a free concert on Tuesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. Faculty, staff, students, and the public are welcome. Highlighting works of American composers and performers, this concert will feature Aaron Copland’s stirring Lincoln Portrait, with narration by Edmund Stone of All Classical Portland. Also on the program will be the premiere of Prometheus, composed by University of Portland senior Dana Coppernoll-Houston, and arias by 2014 Student Concerto/Aria contest winner Amelia Segler.
On Wednesday, April 22, the University of Portland Women’s Chorale will present “Girls Night Out: A Festival of Women in Song,” at 7:30 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. The concert is free and open to all, and features women’s choirs from UP, Vancouver School of Arts & Academics, Clark College Women’s Chorale Ensemble, Lewis & Clark College Voces Auream, and Portland State University Vox Femina.
For more information contact performing and fine arts at 7228 or email@example.com.
- Pilot House Remodel: April 24 will be the last day of service for the Cove as it closes for the summer and renovations begin. The Pilot House will be remodeled to provide space for students to hold events and socialize and will open again in the fall. During finals week Bon Appetit will provide outdoor food options in the Pilot House plaza between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. All food will be served to go. The bookstore will remain open during this time.
- Villa Maria: Parts of Villa Maria will be remodeled. Army ROTC will relocate to the first floor of Howard Hall.
- Buckley Center: All four floors of Buckley Center will undergo remodeling, expanding office and educational space.
- Steam line: Major work for the steam line will occur during the summer and will affect Shipstad, Kenna and Christie.
For more information contact university operations at 7540 or go to http://www.up.edu/uo/.
The 18th annual UP Day at Joe Etzel Field is scheduled for Friday, April 24, at 3 p.m. The Pilots will take the mound against Loyola Marymount University. All employees and family members are welcome to attend the game at no charge, and to also enjoy complimentary hot dogs (vegetarian alternative available as well), chips, and soda courtesy of Bon Appetit. There will also be prizes raffled off every half-inning, so come out to take in some 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.
Athletics sports teams will be hosting a gear sale, including Nike baseball jerseys, basketball shorts, and other official UP Athletics gear. Jerseys are $20 and all other items will be $10.
For more information contact Jon Brooks, athletics, at 7431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
University administrative assistants and office managers are asked to order stationery for the fall 2015 semester, according to Linda Gill, printing services. And order form is available at http://tinyurl.com/lybl8ty. It can be filled out and submitted to email@example.com. Printing services would like to be able to schedule printing of departmental letterhead and envelopes over the summer break. For more information contact Renee Byrd, printing services, at 8115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.