The bookstore will be closed on Thursday, July 3 for annual maintenance, according to manager Erin Bright. Those who need to make a department charge on that day are asked to please call the bookstore at 7125. A staff member should be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Staffing will be subject to change, so please call first. For more information contact Bright at 7125 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.
The main Willamette Boulevard entry will be open to incoming traffic at all times during this summer’s repaving project. The entrance drive is currently a one-way gravel road on the left side of the drive. At the end of the entrance, drivers may turn into the main parking lot or go left to access other campus parking. Those who park in the main lot must exit using the road to Mehling Hall and onto Portsmouth. Those who park along the Buckley or Waldschmidt Hall areas must leave campus using the Kenna Hall exit.
On Tuesday the 24th, workers will switch the entrance to a wider gravel road on the opposite side of the current entrance, which should help make access to campus much easier. Your continued patience is appreciated as we update this important area of campus.
For more information contact Jim Ravelli, university operations, at email@example.com.
Students enrolled in the first summer session Intro to Black and White Photo class will be hanging their images in Buckley Center Gallery from now until July 30, according to Pat Bognar, performing and fine arts. After July 30 the next group of students will hang their images. Everyone is invited to stop by and enjoy their wonderful work, which includes Andrea Hernandez-Garibay’s piece at left. For more information contact Bognar at 7792 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.
Information services has announced the launch of Tech Talk (http://wordpress.up.edu/techtalk), a monthly online news blog. Tech Talk features articles about new tools and technology, spotlights on existing IS programs and services, security tips, and important technology trends. Tech Talk is the place to learn about news and important information from IS. This month, learn about academic social networking with “Celly” and online training from Lynda.com. Find out about the causes of slow wifi on campus and the coming improvements. Feedback and suggestions are welcome. Please direct comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Wednesday between June 18 and August 13, from 2 to 3 p.m., the Pilots box office will be running a “Happy Hour” with exclusive ticket deals for the upcoming 2014 men’s and women’s soccer seasons. The next Happy Hour will be Wednesday, June 25, featuring a Youth Team Experience Pack: Fan Tunnel. Ticket holders get to welcome the team to the field as they come out of the locker room. The $250 package includes 50 tickets and 25 posters (regular price is $299). Space is available for one youth team per home game. Stay tuned for more Wednesday Ticket Happy Hour deals. To take advantage of these exclusive offers call the Pilots box office at 7525, Wednesdays between 2 and 3 p.m. Visit portlandpilots.com for more information on all ticket packages.