All faculty and instructors must turn in their course pack materials for fall semester to the printing services office by July 30, according to Mary Scroggins, 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 fall 2013 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 Hansen at 8101 or email@example.com.
The Presidential Advisory Committee on Health and Safety and the athletics office are offering free cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator (CPR/AED) training classes on July 11 and July 12, according to Jeff Rook, public safety. Come learn how to save lives. The class will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Buckley Center room 310. The class is free to all faculty and staff with limited space available. Registration for the class can be done at http://upcprtraining.eventbrite.com. Select the day that works best for your schedule. For more questions contact Rook at firstname.lastname@example.org or 7161.
The Independence Day holiday will be observed for University employees on Thursday, July 4, according to the 2013 University holiday schedule (http://tinyurl.com/n7jo7mq). Classes will not be held and University offices will be closed. Please note that hourly staff performing essential services who are required to work on a designated holiday will receive holiday pay. For more information, contact human resources at 8981 or email@example.com.
The University of Portland School of Education will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a gala reception and dinner on Thursday, June 27, beginning at 6 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons. All faculty, staff, alumni, and friends are welcome to attend. Individual tickets are $50 ($35 for graduates of the past decade), and tables of 10 are $500, and can be reserved at the following link: http://tinyurl.com/mlcnk8m, or by contacting Amy Kwong-Kwapisz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 7752. A portion of each ticket sold will be applied to the 50th Anniversary Scholarship Fund, to be used in support of the next generation of teachers and school leaders to benefit from an education on The Bluff. Sponsorships in the amounts of $10,000, $5,000, and $1,000 are also available.
The 6 p.m. Meet and Greet Reception will feature open bar hospitality and the opportunity to reconnect with classmates, alumni, faculty members, administrators, and friends. Dinner will feature alumni greetings, celebrations, and special announcements. James Popham, emeritus professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), will deliver the dinner keynote address. Popham, a nationally recognized authority on educational assessment, teaching and leadership, earned his bachelor’s degree at the University in 1953 and his master’s degree in 1954.
The School of Education professional network has a far-reaching impact in the region. This includes alumni Bonnie Robb and Laurie Espenel, recent winners of the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award; alumna Anne Storm, recipient of the 2010 National Catholic Educational Association Distinguished Teacher Award; and education professor Karen Eifler, recognized as Oregon Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Free childcare is available for children between the ages of 2 and 12 during the dinner, but children must be registered by Friday, June 14. Please Kwong-Kwapisz at email@example.com or 7752 to arrange childcare.
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 7461 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Printing services will be closed for the entire day of Friday, June 28, according to Mary Scroggins, printing services director. The closure will allow staff to conduct their annual inventory. Please plan printing projects accordingly. For more information contact Scroggins at 8334 or email@example.com.
The 2013 men’s and women’s soccer schedule has been released and features a total of 25 home games between the two teams. The women’s schedule features 6 home games versus teams that made the 2012 NCAA playoffs, while the men’s schedule features 5 home games versus 2012 NCAA playoff opponents. Faculty and staff can reserve season tickets now, starting at just $88 for new season tickets only, general admission seats. Current season ticket holders can expect renewal information in the mail in the near future. All University of Portland faculty and staff can receive 50 percent off their season ticket purchase by visiting the box office and presenting a valid UP ID card. For more information or to order your season tickets, please call 7525.
Rev. Edwin Obermiller, C.S.C., is returning to The Bluff in July to serve as special assistant to the vice president within the university relations division. Fr. Ed will also serve as a pastoral resident in Kenna Hall.
Fr. Obermiller left the University in 2006 to serve as the director of the Office of Vocations for the United States Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross. In 2009 he was named an assistant provincial with oversight for the offices of vocations and development, and the creation of the Office of Communications.
Fr. Obermiller worked at the University of Portland from 1995 to 2006. During that time, he served as director of campus ministry and assistant superior of the Holy Cross community. He lived in Villa and Corrado halls, expanded the campus ministry program, and chaired several committees. He also helped create new hall chapels, a University prayer book, and led volunteer service trips abroad. In 2003, he was honored with the Miltner Administrative Award, the highest employee award bestowed by the University.
Please join in welcoming Fr. Ed back to the University of Portland. For more information contact the president’s office at 7101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thomas Groome, from the Department of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry at Boston College, will deliver a lecture, “Catholic Schools: From and For Faith,” on Thursday, June 20, at 7 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium, according to Jamie Powell, Garaventa Center. His talk is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and the public. Groome’s books include What Makes Us Catholic, Will There Be Faith?, and Educating for Life. Professor Groome is also the primary author of various religion textbook series from W.H. Sadlier, most recently the Coming to Faith series. For information about the conference that follows, please contact Powell at 7702 or email@example.com.
A memorial service for David Alexander will be offered on Saturday, June 22, at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher, with a reception to follow in St. Mary’s Student Center. Refreshments will be available. All faculty and staff are welcome to pay their respects to Alexander, who passed away after a two-year battle with cancer on May 23. For more information contact campus ministry at 7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.