Faculty members are reminded to load their scholarly activity on the portal in PilotsUP by May 31, 2020. Data obtained through the portal will be used to populate A Community of Scholars, published by the provost’s office. Faculty members use their school’s report on the home tab of the Scholarly Activity Portal to send the data to their respective deans as a part of annual self-evaluation.
You can find the link to the Scholarly Activity Portal in the Academic menu of PilotsUP or you can go directly to this link.
The Scholarly Activity Portal will retain the “Pilots Classic” look until July 2020, when it will fully transition the new PilotsUP. You will have to enter your username and password to login to the Scholarly Activity Portal until July 2020.
Did you know that there are patron saints for most anything, even the internet? “Patron saints” in Catholicism are venerable women and men from throughout history who are heavenly advocates for places, professions and people. It is good to know that in the oddest of times there are saints who we can turn to as an aid on our way. In this time when we are leaning heavily on the internet, it is good to know who to turn to for continued support.
As the internet was gaining sway in everyday life, Pope St. John Paul II named St. Isidore of Seville the patron on the internet, which is interesting because St. Isidor was bishop of Seville in 600 AD – a few years before the internet came to be. As bishop he created a school that became a model for early universities. He also sought to establish for the community good norms for social justice and representative government as well as firm foundations in the faith. Yet the main thing that helped get him connected to the copious content of the internet is his twenty-book opus where he sought to set out the origins of as many things as he could, from language to law, from biology to agriculture, from Church history to road building. He tried to share as much knowledge as there was to be shared, and is therefore seen as someone who had in mind the great potential of sharing that comes through the internet.
Also noted as a possible patron of the internet is St Maximillian Kolbe, who built a large media service to bring news, information, and religious education to rural areas of Poland in the 1920s. In a similar vein for how we hope to gain much of what we find on the internet, he would give away all of his material for free. While often best-known for offering his life in the place of another in a German concentration camp, it is well worth looking up his many other contributions for the good of others.
All you holy women and men, pray for us.
“Did You Know” is a regular feature in UPBeat that reveals the wondrous and occasionally peculiar world of Catholicism. We will close out this academic year with info on patron saints for the current condition. Direct questions or ideas to Fr. Jim Gallagher C.S.C., or Karen Eifler.
The University of Portland Athletics Department held its annual We Are Portland Awards, which went online this year as the winners were announced each day this week on Twitter and Instagram. The awards celebrate and honor the Pilots’ 16 athletic programs and their student-athletes for accomplishments during the past year.
Each program recognized a Most Inspirational Student-Athlete, as selected by the head coach. Other awards included Male/Female Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, Community Service Award, Behind the Scenes Award, Male/Female Student-Athlete of the Year, Game/Performance of the Year, and Mr./Ms. Portland. Portland’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) solicited nominations for those awards, and the student-athletes voted for the winners.
See below for the complete list of the 2019-20 We Are Portland Award winners.
2019-20 We Are Portland Awards Most Inspirational Student-Athletes:
- Men’s Cross Country: Joe Horen
- Women’s Cross Country: Anna Pataki
- Men’s Soccer: Brian O’Hara
- Women’s Soccer: Anja Koehler
- Volleyball: Shayla Hoeft
- Men’s Basketball: Malcolm Porter
- Women’s Basketball: Kate Andersen
- Men’s Track & Field: George Duggan
- Women’s Track & Field: Stella Gillman
- Baseball: Jake Holcroft
- Beach Volleyball: Alycia Wodke
- Rowing: Marissa Frazzini
- Men’s Tennis: Eleftherios Neos
- Women’s Tennis: Emily Soares
- Male Rookie of the Year: Jake Holcroft, Baseball
- Female Rookie of the Year: Alex Fowler, Women’s Basketball
- Coach of the Year: Michael Meek, Women’s Basketball
- Community Service Award: Women’s Cross Country
- Behind the Scenes Award: Bryant Ferate, Assistant Director of Sports Performance
- Male Student-Athlete of the Year: Caleb Webb and George Duggan, Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field
- Female Student-Athlete of the Year: Alex Fowler, Women’s Basketball
- Mr. Portland: Henry Cheney, Baseball
- Ms. Portland: Kate Andersen, Women’s Basketball
Calling all UP faculty and staff! Let our seniors know how proud we are of them by putting on your academic regalia (or your own appropriate take on regalia) and creating a quick 30 second video. Email your video to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1. The video may be posted on the University of Portland’s main social media accounts for Commencement Weekend.
Questions? Contact Petra Kahn, marketing and communications, at email@example.com.