All faculty and instructors must turn in their course pack materials for fall semester to the printing services office by July 30, according to Kassie Hansen, printing services. Astute readers will notice that July 30 is a past date; those who have not turned in materials are asked to do so as soon as possible. The lead time is needed so printing services staff can obtain copyright permissions and organize the packs for production before the start of the fall 2014 semester. Some copyright requests take up to six weeks to obtain—please keep this in mind so we are better able to serve your needs prior to the start of school. For more information contact Kassie at 8101 or email@example.com.
Faculty and staff applications for tuition remission will only be accepted via online forms and can be accessed through the human resources website at www.up.edu/hr/, according to Bryn Sopko, human resources. The HR office will no longer accept paper forms.
In addition to easier access, HR has updated the application dates for remission to match deadlines in student accounts, so please keep these dates in mind:
- Spring term: November 15
- Summer term: April 5
- Fall term: July 1.
Please note that there are separate tuition remission application forms for undergraduate and graduate course work, and that any graduate level tuition remission benefits will be taxable to the employee on the value above $5,250 for attempted credits and subject to applicable withholdings, and will be reflected on the W-2 form of the tax year the remission was applied. A summary on tuition remission and links to the online forms are available at http://tinyurl.com/c8f6j2x.
For more information contact human resources at 8981 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Independence Day holiday will be observed for University employees on Friday, July 4, according to the 2014 University holiday schedule (http://tinyurl.com/kjtkqdj). Classes will not be held and University offices will be closed. For more information, contact human resources at 8981 or email@example.com.
Faculty and staff members are encouraged to join the hundreds of alumni who return to campus to participate in the annual Alumni Reunion. A special registration form for faculty and staff is available online, and those who would like to attend are asked to fill out the form as soon as possible. Reunion will take place on campus June 26-39. The faculty/staff registration form is available at http://tinyurl.com/lzsdzma. Most events are free for faculty and staff, as indicated on the registration form. The following events are not free and require payment: Farm to Fork dinner, Alumni Golf Tournament, and the Mount St. Helens bus tour. To register for these paid events, please contact the alumni office directly.
Reunion is the largest alumni event of the year, annually drawing more than a thousand alumni, faculty, staff, and friends to campus for a weekend of reconnection and reminiscing. This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Salzburg Study Abroad Program, as well as the milestone classes of 1964 and 1989. A Farm to Fork dinner kicks off the weekend’s festivities on Thursday night, followed by Friday’s National Alumni Board Golf Tournament, a bus tour with professors Bob Butler and Steve Kolmes to Mount St. Helens, the Bierstube on The Bluff welcoming reception, and the Late Night Gasthaus Talent Pub and Euro-Discotheque. Saturday features the Old Stomping Grounds 5K run, the 50 Year Club Mass and Lunch, a Men’s Basketball Alumni game, River Campus tours, a bike tour of North Portland, a story session with Brian Doyle, receptions for the classes observing quinquennial anniversaries, and the signature event of the weekend, the Welcome Home BBQ and Dance. The weekend concludes on Sunday with the All-Alumni Mass and Brunch.
For more information contact the alumni office at 7328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TIAA-CREF investment counselor Yasemin Under will be on campus for individual financial counseling sessions with employees June 25, 26, and 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sessions will be held in the career services conference room (#101) in Orrico Hall. Go to www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or call TIAA-CREF at (877) 842-2028, press 5 to schedule a one hour appointment. For more information contact Andy Sherwood, human resources, at 8981 or email@example.com.
The printing services shop will be conducting its annual inventory on Friday, June 27, and will be closed for that entire day, according to Linda Gill, supervisor. Campus offices and individuals are asked to plan their printing needs accordingly. For more information contact Gill at 7200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University museum will be open for special hours on Saturday, June 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., during the 2014 Alumni Reunion. All University employees, alumni, and friends are welcome to visit the museum in the basement of Shipstad Hall, room 014. The museum contains photographs and memorabilia illustrating the University of Portland’s historical, religious, social, and educational history. In addition to the regular collection there are special exhibits and displays in the museum, Shipstad Hall, Pilot House, first floor of Buckley Center, and Buckley Center Auditorium foyer.
Contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, at email@example.com or 8038 for more information.
University president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., has been honored with a resolution appointing him as President Emeritus for the University of Portland. The resolution was read by president-elect Rev. Mark L. Poorman, soon to be the University’s 20th president, during a farewell gathering for Fr. Bill in Bauccio Commons on Wednesday, June 11.
Construction on the Beauchamp Recreation & Wellness Center started on May 19 with removal of the sod and retaining wall, according to Paul Luty, director of facilities planning and construction. Job trailers were set up and fencing put in place to keep curious onlookers at a safe distance. Site excavation commenced next, with all soil removed from the site being trucked down to the River Campus to be reused for future soccer and track facilities. The oak trees and the old public safety house came down next, with the help of Fr. Mark Poorman and Jim Ravelli (pictured before their turn at the controls of the excavator). All the concrete from the old site was hauled down to the River Campus to be ground up for use elsewhere. Next the workers excavated the two lower recreation courts and started digging and setting four new stormwater drywells. The first footings for the new building will be dug and formed this week, with a concrete pour scheduled the week of June 23. The oak tree trunks will be milled to be used in the new recreation building and/or the Cove project.
For more information on campus construction projects contact Luty at 8874 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The priest’s dining room in the Bauccio Commons will closed for installation of windows starting Tuesday, June 17. The project should take eight to ten days. Staff and faculty can eat in the Bauccio Commons main dining room choosing from regular café choices until completion of the project. Please call Bon Appetit at 7330 if you have any questions.