All faculty, staff, and students are invited to the first annual benefit dinner hosted by Village Gardens at the Bauccio Commons on Friday, March 15, according to Kim Nguyen, nursing. Village Gardens has been a UP partner agency in many important projects. The organization promotes community leadership, growing and sharing of healthy food, and youth empowerment, education, and skill building. Tickets are $40, with dinner included, and can be purchased at www.villagegardens.org. Students may use Pilots meal points to purchase tickets. The event goes from 6 to 9 p.m. with dinner served at 7. For more information, contact Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Portland Mock Trial Team sent two competing squads to the 2013 American Mock Trial Association Regional Tournament in Corvallis, Ore., on February 22-24. Both squads from UP achieved winning records of 6-2 and 4-3-1. As a result of their strong performances both teams qualified for the Opening Round Championship Tournament in Memphis Tennessee in late March, which is the first time the University of Portland has advanced two squads with winning records to the opening round championships.
Team members Charity Taylor and Brenna Twohy each received individual awards for their attorney portrayals. Jennifer Perkins and Amanda Danforth received individual awards for their witness portrayals. For more information contact team coach Aaron Johnson, political science, at email@example.com.
Author Lois Leveen will give a talk and read from her work on Thursday, March 21. The talk, at 4 p.m. in Shiley 319 and sponsored by the English and history departments, is titled “Telling Secrets: Mary Bowser, Race, Gender, and the Fictions of History,” and will explore what it means to teach—and learn—African American history through fiction. At 7:30 p.m. in Buckley Center room 163, Leveen will read from her 2012 novel The Secrets of Mary Bowser as part of the English department’s Readings and Lectures Series. For more information contact Molly Hiro, English, at 8031 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A team of students from the University’s operations management program won the APICS (Association for Operations Management) West Coast Case Competition, the largest APICS regional case competition offered this year nationwide, according to Gary Mitchell, business administration. It was the second straight year that a UP team won the competition.
Students on the winning team are Tommy French, Andrew Hadfield, Keith Hummel, Elyse Landreville, and Deven Ropes. The UP team outperformed Portland State, San Diego State, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Northridge, and many others. For this competition, the West Coast region included 11 western states, Texas, and Mexico. For more information contact Mitchell at 7280 or email@example.com.
University theology professor Rev. Richard Rutherford, C.S.C., will present “The Constitution of the Sacred Liturgy—A Call to Holiness Then and Now” as part of the Theology Thursdays Lecture Series on Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m., in Buckley Center room 163. His talk is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and the public.
Fr. Rutherford will address three central themes of the Constitution of the Sacred Liturgy in the context of the century-long history that culminated in its promulgation and the spiritual guidance it offers from the vantage point of the Constitution’s 50-year anniversary. For more information contact the theology department at (503) 943-7274 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following faculty members have received rank and tenure decisions effective July 1, 2013:
- Elena Bernard, business, promoted to associate professor, tenured
- William Curtis, political science, promoted to associate professor, tenured
- Andrew Nuxoll, engineering, promoted to associate professor, tenured
- Warren Wood, chemistry, promoted to associate professor, tenured
- Edward Valente, chemistry, tenured.
Please contact the provost’s office at 7105 or email@example.com for more information.
University president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., will give his annual State of the University Address and present the Alumni Awards on Tuesday, March 19. The luncheon is at the Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 S.W. Salmon. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., with the program from noon to 1 p.m. Seating is limited. Cost is $20 per person ($5 for students), or $200 for a table of 10. Register online at http://rise.up.edu/events.
Fr. Beauchamp’s talk will include an update on the $175 million RISE Campaign for the University of Portland, the University’s achievements in athletics and academics, and other factors affecting the University’s short-and-long-term success. Also on the agenda will be the annual Alumni Awards. This year’s winners are John Lee ’64, ’73, winner of the Distinguished Alumni Award; Jack Roscoe ’64, winner of the Fr. Tom Oddo, C.S.C. Outstanding Service Award; Holly Lynn Ellis ’01, winner of the Contemporary Alumni Award; and UP senior Noelle Niedo ’13, winner of the Thomas A. Gerhardt ’55 Memorial Award for Student Leadership. For more information contact the marketing and communications office at 7202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telle Whitney, president and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, will speak on the University campus on Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. Her talk is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and the public.
The lecture, titled “Lessons Learned: The Journey of One Technical Woman,” is co-sponsored by Shiley School of Engineering, Society of Women Engineers, the Pamplin School of Business Administration, and the Center for Entrepreneurship. A reception will follow.
Whitney will draw on her own experience as a technical woman, an entrepreneur, and as an executive in both the corporate and non-profit worlds to provide a roadmap of how to achieve your dreams, why understanding the broader impact of 0ne’s decisions can make a difference, the importance of the marriage between technical expertise and innovative thinking, and more.
She has received numerous awards including the 2008 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Distinguished Service Award, the 46th annual Marie Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Achievement Award, the Women’s Venture Fund Highest Leaf, and many more. She serves on the advisory boards of Caltech’s Information Science and Technology Initiative, the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, and Illuminate Ventures.
For more information contact Kim Spir, engineering, at 7314 or email@example.com.
The University of Portland has announced a RISE Campaign gift of $150,000 from longtime UP supporters Allen and Kathleen Lund of Pasadena, Calif. Their gift will purchase a Heritage Edition of the Saint John’s Bible, which will be on display on the main floor of the Clark Library when construction is completed in August.
The Saint John’s Bible is the first completely handwritten and illuminated Bible to have been commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey since the invention of the printing press. Divided into seven volumes, the original Saint John’s Bible was commissioned by Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota in 1998 and completed in 2011. With this gift, the University of Portland is one of approximately 45 institutions to have acquired a rare Heritage Edition. Other schools include Yale University, Brigham Young University, and Santa Clara University.
Allen Lund is the president and CEO of the Allen Lund Company and chairman of the University’s board of regents. The gift is part of the RISE Campaign, which seeks to raise $175 million over the next several years, one of the largest development campaigns ever for a Pacific Northwest private college or university.