The bookstore will be open for business during the Pilot House’s remodeling project, according to Erin Bright, bookstore manager. An entrance is located facing the oak tree and Pilot House patio. Hours will be Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the bookstore will be closed on the weekends. For more information contact Bright at 7125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The James Culligan Award, established in 1953 in memory of a dedicated servant of the University and presented annually to a faculty member in recognition of distinguished service, was presented to Norah Martin, philosophy. She was noted as “a wonderful teacher, a creative and wide-ranging scholar, a consummate voice for reason and judgement in every imaginable area, a model of selfless service,” and much more. Winners of the Culligan Award wear the medal with their academic regalia, as a sign of the University’s highest faculty honor.
- The Deans’ Award for Faculty Leadership, presented annually to a tenured faculty member who exemplifies, in an extraordinary way, the qualities of teaching and scholarship described in the University’s Articles of Administration for appointment, advancement in rank, and tenure, was presented to Ellen Lippman, Pamplin School of Business.
- The Outstanding Teaching Award, presented annually by the University’s Committee on Teaching and Scholarship to a faculty member who is a particular exemplar of the University’s commitment to superb teaching, was presented to Mark Pitzer, psychological sciences.
- The Outstanding Scholarship Award, presented annually by the University’s Committee on Teaching and Scholarship to a faculty member who presents unusually significant and meritorious achievement in professional scholarship during the past two academic years, and whose work substantively enhances the effectiveness of his or her classroom teaching, was presented to Martin Monto, sociology and social work.
For more information contact the provost’s office at 7105 or email@example.com.
The University of Portland is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, according to The Princeton Review, which included UP in the sixth annual edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 347 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition. The University of Portland has been recognized all six years The Princeton Review has conducted its Green Colleges rankings. The Princeton Review’s guide profiles 341 schools in the U.S., five in Canada, and one in Egypt that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. It is the only free, comprehensive, annual guide to green colleges, and can be downloaded at this link.
Faculty members are reminded to load their scholarly activity on the portal in PilotsUP. Data obtained through the portal will be used to populate A Community of Scholars, published by the provost’s office. That data will also be used for the Clark Library’s annual celebration of UP authors. Faculty members will send the data to their respective deans as a part of annual self-evaluation, and they can also use it to develop their personal curriculum vitae.
The Congregation of Holy Cross is celebrating jubilee years for a number of priests around the world, including six who served or still serve at the University of Portland. Rev. Thomas Bill, C.S.C., and Rev. Joseph Browne, C.S.C., are celebrating 60 years since ordination; Rev. James Connelly, C.S.C., Rev. Richard Rutherford, C.S.C., and Rev. James Lackenmier, C.S.C., celebrate 50 years since ordination; and Rev. Randall Rentner, C.S.C., celebrates 25 years since his ordination.
Fr. Bill joined the UP faculty as a philosophy professor in 1962, and retired in 1990. For many years he was involved with the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, starting in 1969. He now resides at Holy Cross House in Notre Dame, Ind.
Fr. Browne spent 22 years on The Bluff, serving as director of the Wilson W. Clark Library and as both a department chair and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Fr. Browne is a certified professional parliamentarian, a contract bridge enthusiast, and a recipient of the University’s James Culligan award for outstanding service. He is retired and resides at Holy Cross House in Notre Dame, Ind.
Fr. Connelly came to Portland in 1993, following a thirteen year career as archivist for the Indiana Province of Holy Cross at Notre Dame. He has taught church history at Notre Dame, King’s College in Pennsylvania, and Alokolum National Seminary in Uganda. Fr. Connelly helped initiate the annual Holy Cross history conference, and now serves as Religious Superior at Holy Cross House in Notre Dame, Ind.
Fr. Lackenmier has taught high school in Connecticut and Massachusetts, and served for 25 years at King’s College, Wilkes-Bare, Pa., including 18 years as president. His board memberships include the Stonehill College board of trustees and the University of Portland board of regents. He is presently a Provincial Council member of the USA Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross.
Fr. Rutherford joined the theology department at UP in 1976, and retired in 2012. Fr. Rutherford has been a liturgical consultant to the Archdiocese of Portland and National Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as a key figure in the design of the University’s Chapel of Christ the Teacher. His book, The Death of a Christian: The Order of Christian Funerals, was published in 1990 and is the definitive work on the Church’s revised funeral rites. He has recently been leading expeditions to the ancient Roman city of Pollèntia near Alcúdia in Mallorca, Spain, to conduct archeological research.
Fr. Rentner came to Portland in 2010, and served in the student affairs division. Prior to coming here, Fr. Rentner taught high school and served as an assistant hall director and an assistant vice president for student affairs at Notre Dame. He now teaches at Holy Cross High School in Flushing, N.Y.
For more information contact the Congregation of Holy Cross office at 8024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Franz Center is seeking 20 faculty and 20 staff members who want to learn more about becoming a Dexheimer Leadership Fellow as part of leader development at UP, according to Pete Rooks, Franz Center. Dexheimer Leadership Fellows are intended to encourage, develop, and help prepare students for tomorrow by serving as coaches and teachers to students throughout their developmental leadership journey in the Leader Certificate Program and the Faith-Based Leadership Program.
Candidates must be either full-time staff members or faculty members appointed as an adjunct or higher level. After training, coaches and teachers will be recruited from the student affairs division, all five schools and colleges, the library, admissions, athletics, and the Shepard Freshman Resource Center. Dexheimer Leadership Fellows will be selected based on alignment of the goals of the Franz Center with individual interests and capacity. The Franz Center will appoint Dexheimer Leadership Fellows for a 12-month term. Leadership teachers and coaches will receive a stipend of $2,500.
To learn more about becoming a Dexheimer Leadership Fellow please send your notice of interest to your dean or director by May 15, 2015. To nominate a colleague to become a Dexheimer Leadership Fellow, contact Pete Rooks at 8914 or email@example.com by May 15.
The winning photographs for the Clark Library Juried Photography Exhibit have been announced, according to Diane Sotak, library. There were many quality entries and the jury worked diligently to narrow the field to twelve photographs. The photographs can be previewed online and they will be installed in the library soon; photos will be on display for two years. Congratulations to our talented student, staff, and faculty photographers! For more information contact the library at 7111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Librarians are on duty throughout the summer and can work with faculty to tailor library instruction sessions for their students’ research needs. Classes meet in the library classroom on the upper floor of the library. To schedule instruction, please contact Stephanie Michel at 7418 or email@example.com.
Former archivist assistant and longtime University employee Martha Wachsmuth passed away on the morning of May 4 at 94 years of age. The University archives and museum mourn her passing while remembering Martha for her faithful service to the University for 41 years. Martha retired in September 2012 at the age of 91. A post about Martha’s work at the University and a slide show of photos can be found at this link: http://tinyurl.com/oqkpx5a.
Contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, at 8038 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Teacher Leadership Network and the School of Education will present “An Evening With Dr. Tom Greene” on Wednesday May 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Terrace Room. All are invited to engage in a thought-provoking and inspiring evening with University provost Tom Greene, who rose through the ranks as a beloved and well-respected professor in the School of Education.
Greene has served the University not only as provost but as dean of the Graduate School, interim dean of the School of Education, associate dean of the School of Education, and director of teacher education. He joined the UP faculty in 1983, and won the 2010 Culligan Award, the University’s highest faculty honor. He also serves on the boards of several Portland-area educational organizations and has worked in the community as assistant superintendent of both Beaverton and Gresham-Barlow School Districts and in several other administrative and faculty positions throughout Oregon.